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Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Amendment in the State of Washington

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

This notice publishes the approval of the Seventh Amendment to the Tribal-State Compact for Class III Gaming between the Nooksack Indian Tribe and the State of Washington.

DATES:

The compact amendment takes effect on April 16, 2019.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Paula L. Hart, Director, Office of Indian Gaming, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary—Policy and Economic Development, Washington, DC 20240, (202) 219-4066.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Under section 11 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), Public Law 100-497, 25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq., the Secretary of the Interior shall publish in the Federal Register notice of approved Tribal-State compacts for the purpose of engaging in Class III gaming activities on Indian lands. As required by 25 CFR 293.4, all compacts and amendments are subject to review and approval by the Secretary. The Amendment authorizes Class III gaming at two facilities to be located on Tribal lands, requires the Tribe to initiate a problem gambling program, updates the Tribe's community contributions, updates the application of State law consistent with the compact, and provides for review and renegotiation of the compact on a regular basis. The Amendment is approved.

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Dated: March 14, 2019.

John Tahsuda,

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs.

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[FR Doc. 2019-07487 Filed 4-15-19; 8:45 am]

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