[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 43 (Wednesday, March 4, 2020)]
[Page 12806]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-04434]

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Notice of Approved Class III Tribal Gaming Ordinance

AGENCY: National Indian Gaming Commission.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the 
approval of Ione Band of Miwok Indians' Class III gaming ordinance by 
the Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission.

DATES: This ordinance was approved and went into effect on March 6, 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frances Fragua, Office of General 
Counsel at the National Indian Gaming Commission, 202-632-7003, or by 
facsimile at 202-632-7066 (not toll-free numbers).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) 25 
U.S.C. 2701 et seq., established the National Indian Gaming Commission 
(Commission). Section 2710 of IGRA authorizes the Chairman of the 
Commission to approve Class II and Class III tribal gaming ordinances. 
Section 2710(d)(2)(B) of IGRA, as implemented by NIGC regulations, 25 
CFR 522.8, requires the Chairman to publish, in the Federal Register, 
approved Class III tribal gaming ordinances and the approvals thereof.
    IGRA requires all tribal gaming ordinances to contain the same 
requirements concerning tribes' sole proprietary interest and 
responsibility for the gaming activity, use of net revenues, annual 
audits, health and safety, background investigations and licensing of 
key employees and primary management officials. The Commission, 
therefore, believes that publication of each ordinance in the Federal 
Register would be redundant and result in unnecessary cost to the 
    Thus, the Commission believes that publishing a notice of approved 
Class III tribal gaming ordinances in the Federal Register, is 
sufficient to meet the requirements of 25 U.S.C. 2710(d)(2)(B). Every 
approved tribal gaming ordinance, every approved ordinance amendment, 
and the approval thereof, are posted on the Commission's
    On March 6, 2018, the Chairman of the National Indian Gaming 
Commission approved Ione Band of Miwok Indians' Class III Gaming 
Ordinance. A copy of the ordinance and approval letter can be found on 
the NIGC's website (www.nigc.gov) under General Counsel, Gaming 
Ordinances. A copy of the approved Class III ordinance will also be 
made available upon request. Requests can be made in writing to the 
Office of General Counsel, National Indian Gaming Commission, Attn: 
Frances Fragua, 1849 C Street NW, MS #1621, Washington, DC 20240.

National Indian Gaming Commission.

    Dated: February 28, 2020.
Michael Hoenig,
General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2020-04434 Filed 3-3-20; 8:45 am]