For Immediate Release
NIGC Enhances Consultations by Adding Regulatory Groups to Scheduled Consultations
Washington, DC, June 7, 2011 — The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC/Commission) announced that it will include additional regulatory groups to five consultations in July, August and September. These consultations are an opportunity for Tribal leaders to provide substantive input early on in the regulatory review process. "During the first five regulatory review consultations, we realized that both the Agency and tribes would benefit from expanding the discussion topics," Chairwoman Stevens explained. "We also recognize the need to expand the meeting agenda in additional regions of the country so that all tribes could benefit from this change."
The following consultations will include a review of all five regulatory groups:
July 20-21, 2011 Route 66 Casino, Albuquerque, NM Groups 1,2,3,4,5
July 28-29, 2011 DOI South Auditorium, Washington, DC Groups 1,2,3,4,5
Aug. 18-19, 2011 Double Tree Downtown, Tulsa, OK Groups 1,2,3,4,5
Aug. 25-26, 2011 Wild Horse Resort, Scottsdale, AZ Groups 1,2,3,4,5
Sept. 7-8, 2011 Radisson Hotel, Bismarck, ND Groups 1,2,3,4,5
For planning purposes and to accommodate all Tribes that plan to attend the consultation, please RSVP to Rita Homa, Executive Secretary, at (202) 418-9807 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Additional information on consultation locations, times and descriptions of the regulatory groups to be discussed at each consultation, please refer to the website of the National Indian Gaming Commission, http://www.nigc.gov.
For those Tribal leaders or designees unable to attend this consultation, we invite you to submit written comments by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by US Mail to the National Indian Gaming Commission, Attn: Regulatory Review, 1441 L Street, NW, Suite 9100, Washington, DC 20005.
The NIGC is an independent regulatory agency established within the Department of the Interior pursuant to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988.
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