[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 39 (Monday, February 29, 2016)]
[Page 10276]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-04267]



National Indian Gaming Commission

2016 Preliminary Fee Rate and Fingerprint Fees

AGENCY: National Indian Gaming Commission, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to 25 CFR 514.2, that the 
National Indian Gaming Commission has adopted its 2016 preliminary 
annual fee rates of 0.00% for tier 1 and 0.062% (.00062) for tier 2. 
While the rate for tier 1 remains the same, tier 2 decreases from 
0.065% to 0.062%. The tier 2 preliminary annual fee rate represents the 
lowest fee rate adopted by the Commission in the last five years. These 
rates shall apply to all assessable gross revenues from each gaming 
operation under the jurisdiction of the Commission. If a tribe has a 
certificate of self-regulation under 25 CFR part 518, the 2016 
preliminary fee rate on Class II revenues shall be 0.031% (.00031) 
which is one-half of the annual fee rate. The preliminary fee rates 
being adopted here are effective March 1, 2016 and will remain in 
effect until new rates are adopted.
    Pursuant to 25 CFR 514.16, the National Indian Gaming Commission 
has also adopted its fingerprint processing fees of $21 per card 
effective March 1, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yvonne Lee, National Indian Gaming 
Commission, C/O Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., Mail 
Stop #1621, Washington, DC 20240; telephone (202) 632-7003; fax (202) 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) 
established the National Indian Gaming Commission, which is charged 
with regulating gaming on Indian lands.
    Commission regulations (25 CFR 514) provide for a system of fee 
assessment and payment that is self-administered by gaming operations. 
Pursuant to those regulations, the Commission is required to adopt and 
communicate assessment rates and the gaming operations are required to 
apply those rates to their revenues, compute the fees to be paid, 
report the revenues, and remit the fees to the Commission. All gaming 
operations within the jurisdiction of the Commission are required to 
self-administer the provisions of these regulations, and report and pay 
any fees that are due to the Commission.
    Pursuant to 25 CFR 514, the Commission must also review annually 
the costs involved in processing fingerprint cards and set a fee based 
on fees charged by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and costs 
incurred by the Commission. Commission costs include Commission 
personnel, supplies, equipment costs, and postage to submit the results 
to the requesting tribe. Based on that review, the Commission hereby 
sets the 2016 fingerprint processing fee at $21 per card effective 
March 1, 2016.

    Dated: February 23, 2016.
Jonodev O. Chaudhuri,
    Dated: February 23, 2016.
E. Sequoyah Simermeyer,
Associate Commissioner.
[FR Doc. 2016-04267 Filed 2-26-16; 8:45 am]