[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 151 (Friday, August 7, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39708-39709]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-18886]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Class III Gaming; Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans; Gaming on 
Trust Lands

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of submission of information collection renewal to the 
Office of Management and Budget.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Bureau of 
Indian Affairs (BIA) is submitting the following information 
collections to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal: 
Class III Gaming Procedures 25 CFR 291, 1076-0149; Tribal Revenue 
Allocation Plans 25 CFR 290, 1076-0152; and Gaming On Trust Lands 
Acquired After October 17, 1988, 25 CFR 292, 1076-0158. The current 
approvals for the first two collections (1076-1049 and 1076-0152) 
expire August 31, 2009 and the current approval for the third 
collection (1076-0158) expires February 28, 2010. Renewal will allow us 
to continue to collect the information necessary to comply with the 
Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA).

DATES: Submit comments on or before September 8, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments on the information collection to the Desk 
Officer for the Department of the Interior, OIRA, Office of Management 
and Budget, by fax at (202) 395-5806 or e-mail at [email protected] 
omb.eop.gov.
    Please send a copy of your comments to: Paula L. Hart, Office of 
Indian Gaming, Mail Stop 3657-MIB, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 
20240, Facsimile: (202) 273-3153.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may request further information or 
obtain copies of the proposed information collection request from Paula 
L. Hart, Telephone: (202) 219-4066.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This information collection is necessary for the BIA, Office of 
Indian Gaming, to ensure that the applicable requirements for IGRA, 25 
U.S.C. 2701

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et seq., are met with regard to Class III gaming procedures, tribal 
revenue allocation plans, and applications for gaming on trust lands 
acquired after October 17, 1988.

II. Request for Comments

    The BIA requests your comments on this collection concerning: (a) 
The necessity of this information collection for the proper performance 
of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will 
have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of 
the burden (hours and cost) of the collection of information, including 
the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways we could 
enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and (d) ways we could minimize the burden of the collection 
of the information on respondents, such as through the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Please note that an agency may not sponsor or conduct an individual 
need not respond to, a collection of information unless it has a valid 
OMB Control Number.
    OMB has up to 60 days to make a decision on the submission for 
renewal, but may make the decision after 30 days. Therefore, to receive 
the best consideration of your comments, you should submit them by the 
due date (see DATES).
    It is our policy to make all comments available to the public for 
review at the Office of Indian Gaming, Room 3657 MIB, 1849 C Street, 
NW., Washington, DC during the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., EDT, Monday 
through Friday except for legal holidays. Before including your 
address, phone number, e-mail address or other personally identifiable 
information, be advised that your entire comment--including your 
personally identifiable information--may be made public at any time. 
While you may request that we withhold your personally identifiable 
information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

III. Data

A. Class III Gaming Procedures

    OMB Control Number: 1076-0149.
    Title: Class III Gaming Procedures, 25 CFR 291.
    Brief Description of Collection: The collection of information will 
ensure that the provisions of IGRA and other applicable requirements 
are met when federally recognized tribes submit Class III procedures 
for review and approval by the Secretary of the Interior. Sections 
291.4, 291.10, 291.12 and 291.15 of 25 CFR Part 291, Class III Gaming 
Procedures, specify the information collection requirement. An Indian 
tribe must ask the Secretary to issue Class III gaming procedures. The 
information to be collected includes: The name of the tribe, the name 
of the State, tribal documents, State documents, regulatory schemes, 
the proposed procedures, and other documents deemed necessary.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Respondents: Federally recognized Indian tribes.
    Number of Respondents: 12.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 320 hours on average.
    Frequency of Response: One time.
    Total Annual Burden to Respondents: 3,840 hours.
    Total Annual Cost to Respondents: $0.

 B. Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans

    OMB Control Number: 1076-0152.
    Title: Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans, 25 CFR Part 290.
    Brief Description of Collection: An Indian tribe must ask the 
Secretary to approve a tribal revenue allocation plan. In order for 
Indian tribes to distribute net gaming revenues in the form of per 
capita payments, information is needed by the BIA to ensure that tribal 
revenue allocation plans include (1) Assurances that certain statutory 
requirements are met, (2) a breakdown of the specific uses to which net 
gaming revenues will be allocated, (3) eligibility requirements for 
participation, (4) tax liability notification, and (5) the assurance of 
the protection and preservation of the per capita share of minors and 
legal incompetents. Sections 290.12, 290.17, 290.24 and 290.26 of 25 
CFR Part 290, Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans, specify the information 
collection requirement. The information to be collected includes: The 
name of the tribe, tribal documents, the allocation plan, and other 
documents deemed necessary.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Respondents: Federally recognized Indian tribes.
    Number of Respondents: 20.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 100 hours.
    Frequency of Response: One time.
    Total Annual Burden to Respondents: 2,000 hours.
    Total Annual Burden Cost to Respondents: $0.

C. Gaming on Trust Lands Acquired After October 17, 1988

    OMB Control No. 1076-0158.
    Title: Gaming on Trust Lands Acquired After October 17, 1988, 25 
CFR part 292.
    Brief Description of Collection: The collection of information will 
ensure that the provisions of IGRA, Federal law, and the trust 
obligations of the United States are met when federally recognized 
tribes submit an application under 25 CFR part 292. The applications 
covered by this OMB Control No. are those seeking a Secretarial 
determination that a gaming establishment on land acquired in trust 
after October 17, 1988 would be in the best interest of the Indian 
tribe and its members, and would not be detrimental to the surrounding 
community.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Respondents: Federally recognized Indian tribes.
    Number of Respondents: 2.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 1,000 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Once.
    Total Annual Burden to Respondents: 2,000 hours.
    Total Annual Cost to Respondents: $0.

    Dated: July 31, 2009.
Christine Cho,
Acting Chief Information Officer--Indian Affairs.
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