The documents listed below are associated with the Commission’s recently published “Protocol for Categorical Exclusions Supplementing the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act for Certain National Indian Gaming Commission Actions and Activities.”  This documentation is part of the administrative record supporting the Commission’s proposed categorical exclusion and is comprised of comments submitted by the regulated community as well as the agency’s past Findings of No Significant Impact. For reference, the Commission’s proposed categorical exclusion was published in the Federal Register on January 11, 2017 and can be located at 82 Fed. Reg. 3352. The Commission will be actively accepting comments until March 12, 2017.

2015 Consultation NEPA Comments  
Tribe Date
Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma 04/28/2015
Quapaw Tribe of Indians 04/30/2015
Seneca Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma 05/04/2015
Shoshone Bannock Tribes 06/17/2015
Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma 06/19/2015
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribe 06/19/2015
Chickasaw Nation 06/19/2015
Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma 06/19/2015
Seminole Tribe of Florida 06/19/2015
Seneca Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma 06/21/2015
Delaware Nation, Oklahoma 06/22/2015
Jamul Indian Village of California 06/22/2015
Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise 06/22/2015
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes 06/16/2015
Wichita and Affiliated Tribes 06/22/2015
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe  02/17/2016
Snell & Wilmer LLP 02/23/2016
Warner Hospitality 02/23/2016


Consultation Transcript Date
Prior Lake Consultation Transcript 05/20/2015
Rapid City Consultation Transcript No date available
San Diego Consultation Transcript 04/02/2015
Shawnee Consultation Transcript 04/30/2015


Comments on Draft NEPA Manual  
Name Date
NIGA Proposal on NEPA 04/15/2010
Cayuga Nation NEPA Presentation 03/13/2014
NEPA Comments Moore 11/06/2014
Jamul NEPA Comments 11/24/2014


Past FONSIs Date
Chehalis Tribal Government on the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation 08/04/1994
Ak-Chin Casino Project by the Ak-Chin Indian Community 04/21/1994
Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas Gaming Facility 05/29/1994
Pala Mission Band of Indians 06/15/2000
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians 09/22/2000
Options for Categorical Exclusion CATEX 01/22/2015
Blue Lake Rancheria of California 06/01/2001
Rincon San Luiseno Band of Mission Indians of California 06/04/2001
Little River Band of Ottawa Indians 2001.06.14 06/14/2001
Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians of California 07/13/2001
Lummi Indian Nation of Washington 12/11/2001
Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians 01/22/2002
Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians Hotel and Casino Center 02/19/2002
Augustine Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians 09/05/2002
United Auburn Indian Community 10/29/2002
Rincon San Luiseno Band of Mission Indians 11/14/2003
Lummi Indian Business Council 04/01/2004
San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians 11/04/2004
Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana 02/01/2005
Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians 09/21/2005
Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma 03/30/2006
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians 03/31/2006
Pueblo of Nambe 03/12/2007
Tonkawa Tribe of Oklahoma 04/02/2007
Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma 09/12/2007
Peoria Tribe of Indians 10/01/2007
Mechoopda Indian Tribe of the Chico Rancheria 10/25/2007
Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma 02/09/2006
Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma 03/10/2006