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DOJ/LA RIN: 1105-AB50 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: Implementation of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 Federally Assisted Programs (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973) 

The Department of Justice is issuing this notice of proposed rulemaking to revise its regulation implementing section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as applicable to programs and activities receiving financial assistance from the Department, in order to: (1) incorporate amendments to the statute, including the changes in the meaning and interpretation of the applicable definition of disability required by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008; (2) incorporate requirements stemming from judicial decisions; (3) update accessibility standards applicable to new construction and alteration of buildings and facilities; (4) update certain provisions to promote consistency with comparable provisions implementing title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act; and (5) make other non-substantive clarifying edits, including updating outdated terminology and references that currently exist in 28 CFR part 42, such as changing the word handicapped and similar variations of that word to language referencing individuals with disabilities, modifying the order of the regulatory provisions to group like provisions together, and adding some headings to make the regulation more user-friendly.

Agency: Department of Justice(DOJ)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 28 CFR 42, subpart G     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 110-325    29 U.S.C. 794 (sec. 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended)    E.O. 12250 (45 FR 72855)    11/04/1980   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/19/2017  82 FR 6388   
NPRM Comment Period End  03/20/2017 
Final Action  To Be Determined 
Additional Information: Transferred from RIN 1190-AA60.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Local, State 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Anne Raish
Department of Justice
Legal Activities
Phone:800 514-0301

Michael Alston
Director, Office for Civil Rights, Office of Justice Programs
Department of Justice
Legal Activities
800 K Street NW, Room 2327, (Techworld),
Washington, DC 20530
Phone:202 307-0692