Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability by Public Accommodations-Movie Theaters; Movie Captioning and Audio Description, 53146 [2014-21285]

Download as PDF 53146 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 173 Monday, September 8, 2014 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 28 CFR Part 36 [CRT Docket No. 126; AG Order No. 3462– 2014] RIN 1190–AA63 Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability by Public Accommodations—Movie Theaters; Movie Captioning and Audio Description Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of comment period. AGENCY: On August 1, 2014, the Department of Justice published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register in order to propose amendments to its Americans with Disabilities Act title III regulation to require the provision of closed movie captioning and audio description to give persons with hearing and vision disabilities access to movies. The comment period is scheduled to close on September 30, 2014. The Department of Justice is extending the comment period until December 1, 2014 in order to provide additional time for the public to prepare comments. DATES: For the proposed rule published on August 1, 2014 (79 FR 44976), the comment period is extended. All comments must be received by December 1, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit electronic comments and other data identified by RIN 1190–AA63, by any one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Web site at http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=DOJ-CRT-2014-0004. Follow the Web site’s instructions for submitting comments. • Regular U.S. mail: Disability Rights Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, P.O. Box 2885, Fairfax, VA 22031–0885. • Overnight, courier, or hand delivery: Disability Rights Section, Civil rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:09 Sep 05, 2014 Jkt 232001 Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1425 New York Avenue NW., Suite 4039, Washington, DC 20005. Dated: September 2, 2014. Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General. Zita Johnson-Betts, Deputy Section Chief, Disability Rights Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, at (202) 307–0663 (voice or TTY). This is not a toll-free number. Information may also be obtained from the Department’s toll-free ADA Information Line at (800) 514–0301 (voice) or (800) 514–0383 (TTY). You may obtain copies of this document in alternative formats by calling the ADA Information Line at (800) 514–0301 (voice) and (800) 514– 0383 (TTY). This notice is also available on the Department’s Web site at http:// www.ada.gov. [FR Doc. 2014–21285 Filed 9–5–14; 8:45 am] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Extension of Comment Period The Department of Justice published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register on August 1, 2014, proposing amendments to its Americans with Disabilities Act title III regulation to require the provision of closed movie captioning and audio description in order to give persons with hearing and vision disabilities access to movies. The NPRM asked 21 multi-part questions, seeking public comment on a wide range of issues related to the proposed requirements, as well as the Department’s analysis of the costs and benefits of the proposed rule. Following publication of the NPRM, the Department received a request to extend the deadline for public comment by an additional 60 days, citing the number and complexity of the data requests on a broad range of topics and the resulting need for additional time in order to provide an informed response to the Department’s questions. The Department has decided to grant an extension of the comment period until December 1, 2014. The Department believes this extension provides ample time to allow interested parties to provide comments on this proposed rule. Comments on the NPRM may be provided by December 1, 2014 online at http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=DOJ-CRT-2014-0004 or by mail at P.O. Box 2885, Fairfax, VA 22031–0885. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 BILLING CODE 4410–13–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS 38 CFR Part 36 RIN 2900–AO70 Loan Guaranty—Specially Adapted Housing Assistive Technology Grant Program Department of Veterans Affairs. Proposed rule. 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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 173 / Monday, September 8, 2014 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

28 CFR Part 36

[CRT Docket No. 126; AG Order No. 3462-2014]
RIN 1190-AA63


Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability by Public 
Accommodations--Movie Theaters; Movie Captioning and Audio Description

AGENCY: Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: On August 1, 2014, the Department of Justice published a 
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register in order 
to propose amendments to its Americans with Disabilities Act title III 
regulation to require the provision of closed movie captioning and 
audio description to give persons with hearing and vision disabilities 
access to movies. The comment period is scheduled to close on September 
30, 2014. The Department of Justice is extending the comment period 
until December 1, 2014 in order to provide additional time for the 
public to prepare comments.

DATES: For the proposed rule published on August 1, 2014 (79 FR 44976), 
the comment period is extended. All comments must be received by 
December 1, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit electronic comments and other data identified by RIN 
1190-AA63, by any one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Web site at 
http:[sol][sol]www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=DOJ-CRT-2014-0004. 
Follow the Web site's instructions for submitting comments.
     Regular U.S. mail: Disability Rights Section, Civil Rights 
Division, U.S. Department of Justice, P.O. Box 2885, Fairfax, VA 22031-
0885.
     Overnight, courier, or hand delivery: Disability Rights 
Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1425 New 
York Avenue NW., Suite 4039, Washington, DC 20005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zita Johnson-Betts, Deputy Section 
Chief, Disability Rights Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. 
Department of Justice, at (202) 307-0663 (voice or TTY). This is not a 
toll-free number. Information may also be obtained from the 
Department's toll-free ADA Information Line at (800) 514-0301 (voice) 
or (800) 514-0383 (TTY).
    You may obtain copies of this document in alternative formats by 
calling the ADA Information Line at (800) 514-0301 (voice) and (800) 
514-0383 (TTY). This notice is also available on the Department's Web 
site at http:[sol][sol]www.ada.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Extension of Comment Period

    The Department of Justice published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
(NPRM) in the Federal Register on August 1, 2014, proposing amendments 
to its Americans with Disabilities Act title III regulation to require 
the provision of closed movie captioning and audio description in order 
to give persons with hearing and vision disabilities access to movies. 
The NPRM asked 21 multi-part questions, seeking public comment on a 
wide range of issues related to the proposed requirements, as well as 
the Department's analysis of the costs and benefits of the proposed 
rule. Following publication of the NPRM, the Department received a 
request to extend the deadline for public comment by an additional 60 
days, citing the number and complexity of the data requests on a broad 
range of topics and the resulting need for additional time in order to 
provide an informed response to the Department's questions. The 
Department has decided to grant an extension of the comment period 
until December 1, 2014. The Department believes this extension provides 
ample time to allow interested parties to provide comments on this 
proposed rule. Comments on the NPRM may be provided by December 1, 2014 
online at http:[sol][sol]www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=DOJ-CRT-
2014-0004 or by mail at P.O. Box 2885, Fairfax, VA 22031-0885.

    Dated: September 2, 2014.
Eric H. Holder, Jr.,
Attorney General.
[FR Doc. 2014-21285 Filed 9-5-14; 8:45 am]
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