Bulletin No. 97-1

Date: October 9, 1998


Subject: 1997 Fee Rate Notice

The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) has adopted preliminarily an annual fee rate of .5% (.005) for calendar year 1997. This rate applies to all class II assessable gross revenues (tiers 1 and 2).

The fees are due in four quarterly payments. Enclosed is a copy of the Federal Register Notice announcing the adoption of this rate.

Please be sure to use calendar year 1996 as the base period for determining 1997 fee payments. Also, please provide the following identifying information: name, address and telephone number of the gaming operation; name of licensing tribe; name and telephone number of contact person.

Should you have any questions, please call Cindy Altimus at (202) 632-7003. We appreciate your interest and cooperation.


Vol. 62, No. 38



National Indian Gaming Commission

Fee Rates

62 FR 8779

DATE: Wednesday, February 26, 1997

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to 25 CFR 514.1(a)(3), that the National Indian Gaming Commission has adopted a preliminarily annual fee rate of 0.5% (.005) for calendar year 1997. This rate shall apply to all assessable gross revenues (tier 1 and tier 2) from each class II gaming operation regulated by the Commission.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cindy Altimus, National Indian Gaming Commission, 1441 L Street, NW, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20005; Telephone 202/632-7003; fax 202/632-7066 (these are not toll-free numbers).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act established the National Indian Gaming Commission which is charged with, among other things, regulating class II gaming on Indian lands.

The regulations of the Commission (25 CFR part 500) provide for a system of fee assessment and payment that is self-administered by the class II gaming operations. Pursuant to those regulations, the Commission is required to adopt and communicate assessment rates; 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 on a quarterly basis.

The regulations of the Commission and the rate being adopted today are effective for calendar year 1997. Therefore, all Class II 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 before the end of calendar year 1997 (December 31).

Ada Deer

Acting Chair

National Indian Gaming Commission.

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