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DOD/OS RIN: 0790-AJ04 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Programs or Activities Assisted or Conducted by the DoD 

The Department of Defense (DoD) is finalizing its regulation prohibiting unlawful discrimination on the basis of disability in programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance from, or conducted by, DoD. These revisions will update and clarify the obligations that section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, imposes on recipients of Federal financial assistance and DoD Components, and the obligations that the Architectural Barriers Act imposes on DoD Components. The updates will also clarify the procedures for resolving complaints regarding information and communication technology accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities in accordance with section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended. Also, the final rule will indicate how it promotes and is supportive of the Executive Order on diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Agency: Department of Defense(DOD)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 32 CFR 56   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 100-259    Pub. L. 102-569    29 U.S.C. 791 to 794d    42 U.S.C. ch. 51 and 126    E.O. 12250   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/16/2020  85 FR 43168   
NPRM Comment Period End  09/14/2020 
Final Action  09/00/2022 
Additional Information: DoD Instruction 1020.dd ("Unlawful Discrimination on the Basis of Disability in Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance from, or Conducted by, the DoD") will be codified as a rule under 32 CFR part 56. The rule was originally reported as being codified under 32 CFR part 195.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Randy Cooper
Director, Department of Defense Disability EEO Policy and Compliance
Department of Defense
Office of the Secretary
4000 Defense Pentagon, Room 5D641,
Washington, DC 20301-4000
Phone:703 571-9327