Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.
The State of California entered into Tribal-State compacts governing Class III gaming with: (1) The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California; (2) the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation; and (3) the United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria of California. This notice announces that the compacts are taking effect.
The effective date of the compacts are December 23, 2015.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Ms. Paula L. Hart, Director, Office of Indian Gaming, Office of the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, Washington, DC 20240, (202) 219-4066.
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Section 11 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) requires the Secretary of the Interior to publish in the Federal Register notice of approved Tribal-State compacts that are for the purpose of engaging in Class III gaming activities on Indian lands. See Public Law 100-497, 25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq. All Tribal-State Class III compacts are subject to review and approval by the Secretary under 25 CFR 293.4. The Secretary took no action on the compacts within 45 days of their submission. Therefore, the compacts are considered to have been approved, but only to the extent the compacts are consistent with IGRA. See 25 U.S.C. 2710(d)(8)(C).
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Dated: December 16, 2015.
Kevin K. Washburn,
Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2015-32347 Filed 12-22-15; 8:45 am]
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