February 26, 2010

Proposed Appointment to the National Indian Gaming Commission

SUMMARY: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act provides for a three-person National Indian Gaming Commission. One member, the chairman, is appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. Two associate members are appointed by the Secretary of the Interior. Before appointing members, the Secretary is required to provide public notice of a proposed appointment and allow a comment period. Notice is hereby given of the proposed appointment of Daniel J. Little as an associate member of the National Indian Gaming Commission for a term of 3 years.
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[Federal Register: February 25, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 37)]
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[Page 8731]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of the Secretary of the Interior

 
Proposed Appointment to the National Indian Gaming Commission

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act provides for a three-person 
National Indian Gaming Commission. One member, the chairman, is 
appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. 
Two associate members are appointed by the Secretary of the Interior. 
Before appointing members, the Secretary is required to provide public 
notice of a proposed appointment and allow a comment period. Notice is 
hereby given of the proposed appointment of Daniel J. Little as an 
associate member of the National Indian Gaming Commission for a term of 
3 years.

DATES: Comments must be received before March 29, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be submitted to the Director, Office of the 
Executive Secretariat, United States Department of the Interior, 1849 C 
Street, NW., Mail Stop 7229, Washington, DC 20240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Murphy, Division of General Law, 
United States Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, NW., Mail Stop 
6456, Washington, DC 20240; telephone 202-208-5216.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, 25 U.S.C. 
2701 et seq., established the National Indian Gaming Commission 
(Commission), composed of three full-time members. 25 U.S.C. 2704(b) 
commission members serve for a term of 3 years. 25 U.S.C. 
2705(b)(2)(4)(A). The Chairman is appointed by the President with the 
advice and consent of the Senate. 25 U.S.C. 2704(b)(1)(B). The two 
associate members are appointed by the Secretary of the Interior. 25 
U.S.C. 2704(b)(1)(B). Before appointing an associate member to the 
Commission, the Secretary is required to ``publish in the Federal 
Register the name and other information the Secretary deems pertinent 
regarding a nominee for membership on the commission and * * * allow a 
period of not less than thirty days for receipt of public comments.'' 
25 U.S.C. 2704(b)(2)(B).
    The Secretary proposes to appoint Daniel J. Little as an associate 
member of the Commission for a term of 3 years. During more than a 
decade of experience as manager of national government affairs for the 
Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, Daniel J. Little has developed an in-depth 
knowledge of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act and the regulatory 
process governing casino operations. He has served as tribal liaison 
between the Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Commission, the National Indian 
Gaming Commission, Congress, and other Federal and State agencies. He 
has also worked closely with the Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Commission 
commissioners to ensure that the Tribe's casino meets the highest 
standards of regulatory compliance. Mr. Little's experience includes 
working with the Tribal Gaming Commission and the National Indian 
Gaming Commission to implement gaming regulations and working with 
tribal and government officials at all levels on such gaming-related 
issues as taxes, economic development, and tribal sovereignty. This 
experience has given Mr. Little a thorough knowledge of the laws and 
regulations governing Class II and Class III gaming and casinos. By 
virtue of his work on gaming issues and his extensive knowledge of 
relevant laws and regulations, Daniel J. Little is eminently qualified 
to serve as a member of the National Indian Gaming Commission.
    Mr. Little does not have any financial interests that would make 
him ineligible to serve on the Commission under 25 U.S.C. 2704(b)(5)(B) 
or (C).
    Any person wishing to submit comments on this proposed appointment 
of Daniel J. Little may submit written comments to the address listed 
above. Comments must be received by March 29, 2010.

David J. Hayes,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2010-3586 Filed 2-24-10; 8:45 am]
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