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NIGC RIN: 3141-AA60 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Class II Minimum Internal Control Standards  

The NIGC continues to review and revise the minimum internal control standards (MICS) for Class II gaming. The NIGC anticipates proposing minor but substantive corrections to the Class II MICS, including adding clarifying language and reinserting critical key controls that were inadvertently removed by the last revisions.

Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission(NIGC)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 25 CFR 543   
Legal Authority: 25 U.S.C. 2706(b)(1) to (4)    25 U.S.C. 2706(b)(10)    25 U.S.C. 2710(d)(7)(B)(vii)   
Legal Deadline:  None

Statement of Need:

Periodic review and revision of existing standards based on input by a wide array of tribal entities ensures that the MICS remain relevant and appropriate. Recent review has uncovered a need for correction and clarification to specific provisions of the MICS, as well as a need to re-insert standards that were accidentally overwritten when kiosk standards were added.

Summary of the Legal Basis:

The NIGC is charged with monitoring class II gaming conducted on Indian lands 25 U.S.C. 2706(b)(1). With regard to Class II gaming, NIGC's responsibility includes inspecting and examining the premises located on Indian lands on which Class II gaming is conducted and auditing all papers, books, and records respecting gross revenues of Class II gaming conducted on Indian lands, and any other matters necessary to carry out the duties of the NIGC pursuant to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 (IGRA).  25 U.S.C. 2706(b)(2), (4). 


Maintain the current regulations.

Anticipated Costs and Benefits:

There are no anticipated cost increases to the Federal Government or to tribal governments as a result of this regulatory action.


There are no known risks to this regulatory action.

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Split from 3141-AA56 
Agency Contact:
Michael Hoenig
General Counsel
National Indian Gaming Commission
1849 C Street NW, Mailstop #1621,
Washington, DC 20240
Phone:202 632-7003