NEPA Compliance

The NIGC is required to comply with NEPA and make decisions in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations (40 C.F.R. Parts 1500-1508).  All NEPA compliance issues are handled at the NIGC headquarters office.  All questions or request for technical assistance regarding NEPA compliance or specific project(s), should be directed to:


Guidance Documents:


Federal Register Notice for NEPA CATEX 05/22/2012

Categorical Exclusions Administrative Record


Links to Useful NEPA websites


Council on Environmental Quality's NEPAnet

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation's Section 106 guidance

NEPA Documents

Mescalero Apache Tribe

12/11/2009Categorical Exclusion

Skokomish Indian Tribe of Washington

4/28/2008Categorical Exclusion

Kootenai Tribe of Idaho

7/5/2007Categorical Exclusion

Tonkawa Bingo and Casino

6/12/2007Categorical Exclusion

Hopland Sho-Ka-Wah Casino and Bingo

6/5/2007Categorical Exclusion

Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe of Louisiana

3/13/2007Categorical Exclusion

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe

1/16/2007Categorical Exclusion

Hopland Sho-Ka-Wah Casino and Bingo

9/8/2005Categorical Exclusion

Kootenai Tribe of Idaho

9/9/1997Categorical Exclusion

Pauma Band of Mission Indians

5/5/2008FONSI(s) or Final EA/FONSI

Mechoopda Indian Tribe of the Chico Reservation

10/25/2007FONSI(s) or Final EA/FONSI

Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma

10/1/2007FONSI(s) or Final EA/FONSI

Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma

9/12/2007FONSI(s) or Final EA/FONSI

Tonkawa Tribe of Oklahoma

4/2/2007FONSI(s) or Final EA/FONSI

Pueblo of Nambe

3/12/2007FONSI(s) or Final EA/FONSI

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians

3/31/2006FONSI(s) or Final EA/FONSI

Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma

3/30/2006FONSI(s) or Final EA/FONSI

Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians

9/21/2005FONSI(s) or Final EA/FONSI

Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana

2/1/2005FONSI(s) or Final EA/FONSI

San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians

11/4/2004FONSI(s) or Final EA/FONSI

Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation

4/1/2004FONSI(s) or Final EA/FONSI

Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indians

11/14/2003FONSI(s) or Final EA/FONSI

United Auburn Indian Community

10/29/2002FONSI(s) or Final EA/FONSI

Augustine Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians

9/5/2002FONSI(s) or Final EA/FONSI

Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians

2/19/2002FONSI(s) or Final EA/FONSI

Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians

1/22/2002FONSI(s) or Final EA/FONSI

Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation

12/11/2001FONSI(s) or Final EA/FONSI

Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians

7/31/2001FONSI(s) or Final EA/FONSI

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

6/14/2001FONSI(s) or Final EA/FONSI

Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indians

6/4/2001FONSI(s) or Final EA/FONSI

Blue Lake Rancheria

6/1/2001FONSI(s) or Final EA/FONSI

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

9/22/2000FONSI(s) or Final EA/FONSI

Pala Band of Luiseno Mission Indians

6/15/2000FONSI(s) or Final EA/FONSI

Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas

5/29/1996FONSI(s) or Final EA/FONSI

Ak Chin Indian Community

4/21/1994FONSI(s) or Final EA/FONSI

Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

8/4/1994FONSI(s) or Final EA/FONSI

Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians

12/14/2007Records of Decision

Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria

10/1/2010Records of Decision
EA = Environmental Assessment    
FONSI= Finding of No significant Impact(s)    
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