§ 518.3What must a tribe submit to the Commission as part of its petition?
(a) A petition for a certificate of self-regulation under this part shall contain:
(1) Two copies on 81/2″ × 11″ paper of a petition for self-regulation approved by the governing body of the tribe and certified as authentic by an authorized tribal official, which includes:
(i) A brief history of each gaming operation(s), including the opening dates and periods of voluntary or involuntary closure;
(ii) An organizational chart of the independent tribal regulatory body;
(iii) A description of the process by which all employee and regulator positions at the independent tribal regulatory body are filled, including qualifying and disqualifying criteria;
(iv) A description of the process by which the independent tribal regulatory body is funded and the funding level for the three years immediately preceding the date of the petition;
(v) A list of the current regulators and employees of the independent tribal regulatory body, their titles, the dates they began employment, and, if serving limited terms, the expiration date of such terms;
(vi) A list of the current gaming operation division heads; and
(vii) A report, with supporting documentation, including a sworn statement signed by an authorized tribal official, which explains how tribal net gaming revenues were used in accordance with the requirements of 25 U.S.C. 2710(b)(2)(B);
(2) A descriptive list of the documents maintained by the tribe, together with an assurance that the listed documents or records are available for the Commission's review for use in determining whether the tribe meets the eligibility criteria of § 518.2 and the approval criteria of § 518.4, which shall include but is not limited to:
(i) The tribe's constitution or other governing documents;
(iii) A description of the accounting system(s) at both the gaming operation and the tribe that account for the flow of the gaming revenues from receipt to their ultimate use, consistent with IGRA;
(iv) Manual(s) of the internal control systems of the gaming operation(s);
(v) A description of the record keeping system for all allegations of criminal or dishonest activity for the three (3)-year period immediately preceding the date of the petition, and measures taken to resolve the allegations;
(vi) A description of the record keeping system for all investigations, enforcement actions, and prosecutions of violations of the tribal gaming ordinance or regulations, for the three (3)-year period immediately preceding the date of the petition, including dispositions thereof;
(vii) A description of the personnel record keeping system of all current employees of the gaming operation(s);
(viii) The dates of issuance, and criteria for the issuance of tribal gaming licenses issued for each place, facility or location at which gaming is conducted; and
(ix) The tribe's current set of gaming regulations; and
(3) A copy of the public notice required under 25 CFR 518.5(d) and a certification, signed by a tribal official, that it has been posted. Upon publication of the notice in a local newspaper, the tribe shall forward an affidavit of publication to the Commission.
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