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Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Class III Tribal-State Gaming Compact Process

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Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.


Notice of submission to OMB.


In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Acting Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal for the collection of information for the Class III Tribal-State Gaming Compact Process. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0172, which expires January 31, 2015.


Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before February 25, 2015.

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You may submit comments on the information collection to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at the Office of Management and Budget, by facsimile to (202) 395-5806 or you may send an email to: Please send a copy of your comments to Ms. Paula Hart, U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Gaming, 1849 C Street NW., Mail Stop 3657, Washington, DC 20240; email:

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Ms. Paula Hart, telephone: (202) 219-4066. You may review the information collection request online at Follow the instructions to review Department of the Interior collections under review by OMB.

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I. Abstract

The Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs is seeking renewal of the approval for the information collection conducted under 25 CFR 293, Class III Tribal-State Gaming Compact Process and the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), 25 U.S.C. 2710(d)(8)(A), (B) and (C), which authorizes the Secretary to approve, disapprove or “consider approved” (i.e., deemed approved) a tribal state gaming compact or compact amendment and publish notice of that approval or considered approval in the Federal Register. There are no changes being made to this information collection.

II. Request for Comments

On September 19, 2014, the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs published a notice announcing the renewal of this information collection and provided a 60-day comment period in the Federal Register (79 FR 56397). There were no comments received in response to this notice.

The Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs requests your comments on this collection concerning: (a) The necessity of this information collection for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden (hours and cost) of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Ways we could enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways we could minimize the burden of the collection of the information on the respondents.

Please note that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and an individual need not respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB Control Number.

It is our policy to make all comments available to the public for review at the location listed in the ADDRESSES section. Before including your address, phone number, email address or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

III. Data

OMB Control Number: 1076-0172.

Title: Class III Tribal-State Gaming Compact Process.

Brief Description of Collection: The information collected includes tribal-state compacts or compact amendments entered into by Indian tribes and State governments. The Secretary of the Interior reviews this information and may approve, disapprove or consider the compact approved.

Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved collection.

Respondents: Indian tribes and State governments.

Number of Respondents: 32 per year, on average.

Frequency of Response: Once.

Estimated Time per Response: 360 hours.

Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 11,520 hours.

Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Dollar Costs: $0.

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Dated: January 20, 2015.

Elizabeth K. Appel,

Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action—Indian Affairs.

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[FR Doc. 2015-01293 Filed 1-23-15; 8:45 am]