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Jan. 11, 2017: Exceptions for Tribal Management Contracts from NEPA

NIGC action to expand the types of management contract approvals that will be categorically exempt from NEPA. It creates a loophole to allow certain casino projects to be approved without undergoing a NEPA review. This would include a project built on lands previously acquired in trust for non-gaming purposes (for which NEPA was already done, albeit a review that did not contemplate a casino as one of the alternatives), and for projects built on land mandated to be put in trust by operation of law.

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