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USDA/RHS RIN: 0575-AD19 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Civil Rights Compliance Requirements 

Rural Development (RD) expects to publish a proposed rule to update policies and procedures for implementing the regulations of the Department of Agriculture issued pursuant to title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, Executive Order 11246 and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1974, as they relate to the USDA Rural Development or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354. This proposed rule would cover all those items that are specific to RD and not already addressed in 7 CFR part 15. The Agency intends to address requirements that awardees must meet to comply with Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights laws and various executive orders and enhance customer experience with updates to processes and procedures the first time in over 30 years.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 1901, subpart E     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301    7 U.S.C. 1989    40 U.S.C. 442    42 U.S.C. 1480, 2942   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Proposed Rule  11/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Sharese C. Paylor
Civil Rights Director, Rural Development
Department of Agriculture
Rural Housing Service
1400 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20250
Phone:202 692-0097