In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) is seeking comments on the renewal of information collections for the following activities: (i) Indian gaming management contract-related submissions, as authorized by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 3141-0004 (expires on October 31, 2015); (ii) Indian gaming fee payments-related submissions, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0007 (expires on November 30, 2015); (iii) minimum internal control standards for class II gaming submission and recordkeeping requirements, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0009 (expires on October 31, 2015); (iv) facility license-related submission and recordkeeping requirements, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0012 (expires on October 31, 2015); and (v) minimum technical standards for class II gaming systems and equipment submission and recordkeeping requirements, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0014 (expires on November 30, 2015).
In addition, the Commission will be requesting an OMB control number for a new information collection, i.e., voluntary stakeholder surveys to be conducted by the NIGC. The Commission is seeking generic clearance to be able to gather tribal stakeholder feedback on services, trainings, and/or technical assistance that it provides to gaming tribes; with the feedback to be used in planning for service/training/technical assistance modification and prioritization.
The gathering of this information is in keeping with the purposes of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, which include: Providing a statutory basis for theoperation of gaming by Indian tribes as a means of promoting tribal economic development, self-sufficiency, and strong tribal governments; ensuring that the Indian tribe is the primary beneficiary of the gaming operation; and declaring that the establishment of independent federal regulatory authority for gaming on Indian lands, the establishment of federal standards for gaming on Indian lands, and the establishment of the Commission are necessary to meet congressional concerns regarding gaming and to protect such gaming as a means of generating tribal revenue. 25 U.S.C. 2702.