The purpose of this document is to propose amendments to the procedures followed by the National Indian Gaming Commission (Commission) when processing a request under the Freedom of Information Act, as amended. These changes will serve to update certain Commission information, conform to changes made in the FOIA Improvements Act of 2016, and streamline how the Commission processes its Freedom of Information Act requests.
The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), enacted on October 17, 1988, established the National Indian Gaming Commission. Congress enacted the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in 1966. The Commission originally adopted Freedom of Information Act procedures on August 23, 1993. These procedures were subsequently amended once on April 19, 2006. Since that time, the United States Congress has amended the FOIA twice, the Commission has changed the location of its headquarters office and streamlined the way it processes its FOIA requests. These proposed amendments serve to incorporate the aforementioned changes into the Commission's regulations.