NIGC Notice of Inquiry Comment Period Closes February 12, 2011

For Immediate Release    
Contact: Shawn Pensoneau
(202) 632-7003

NIGC Notice of Inquiry Comment Period Closes February 12, 2011

Washington, DC February 8, 2011 — On January 11, 2011 the Commission embarked on a 6-week government-to-government consultation throughout the country to hear tribal input on which regulations need to be revised, removed, or promulgated and how should the Commission prioritize the regulations to be addressed. Comment period on the issues addressed in the Notice of Inquiry closes February 12, 2011. Tribes are encouraged to submit their comments to or by mail to 1441 L. Street, NW Suite 9100 Washington, DC 20005, or fax at (202) 632-7066.

NIGC Chairwoman, Tracie Stevens commented, “After the comment period closes, the Commission will thoroughly review and examine every comment received and create a regulatory review agenda. We understand that there could be disagreements about our decisions and that disagreement is inevitable, but, we are committed to explaining our reasoning in reaching a particular decision in a transparent manner.”

All information on the regulatory review, including transcripts of consultations can be found by visiting our website at


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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