[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 103 (Friday, May 27, 2016)]
[Pages 33703-33704]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-12629]



National Indian Gaming Commission

2016 Final Fee Rate and Fingerprint Fees

AGENCY: National Indian Gaming Commission.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to 25 CFR 514.2, that the 
National Indian Gaming Commission has adopted its 2016 final annual fee 
rates of 0.00% for tier 1 and 0.062% (.00062) for tier 2, which remain 
the same as the 2016 preliminary fee rates. The tier 2 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 final fee rate on Class II revenues shall be 0.031% (.00031) which 
is one-half of the annual fee rate. The final fee rates being adopted 
here are effective June 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 June 1, 2016.

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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 June 
1, 2016.

    Dated: May 24, 2016.
Jonodev O. Chaudhuri,
    Dated: May 24, 2016.
Kathryn C. Isom-Clause,
Vice Chair.
    Dated: May 24, 2016.
E. Sequoyah Simermeyer,
Associate Commissioner.
[FR Doc. 2016-12629 Filed 5-26-16; 8:45 am]