Regulatory Agenda, 1890-1891 [2017-28223]

Download as PDF 1890 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 9 / Friday, January 12, 2018 / Unified Agenda 8 CFR Ch. V 21 CFR Ch. I 27 CFR Ch. II 28 CFR Ch. I, V Regulatory Agenda Department of Justice. Semiannual regulatory agenda. AGENCY: ACTION: This edition of the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions includes The Regulatory Plan, which appears in both the online Unified Agenda and in part II of the Federal Register that includes the Unified Agenda. The Department of Justice’s Statement of Regulatory Priorities is included in the Plan. Beginning with the fall 2007 edition, the internet has been the basic means for disseminating the Unified Agenda. The complete Unified Agenda will be available online at www.reginfo.gov in a format that offers users a greatly enhanced ability to obtain information from the Agenda database. Members of the public who wish to comment on proposed regulations that are open for comment may do so at the governmentwide website www.regulations.gov. Because publication in the Federal Register is mandated for the regulatory flexibility agendas required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 602), the Department of Justice’s printed agenda entries include only: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE The Department of Justice is publishing its fall 2017 regulatory agenda pursuant to Executive Order 12866, ‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review,’’ 58 FR 51735, and the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601 to 612 (1988). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Hinchman, Senior Counsel, Office of Legal Policy, Department of Justice, Room 4252, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20530, (202) 514–8059. SUMMARY: Rules that are in the Agency’s regulatory flexibility agenda, in accordance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, because they are likely to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities; and any rules that the Agency has identified for periodic review under section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Printing of these entries is limited to fields that contain information required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act’s Agenda requirements. Additional information on these entries is available in the Unified Agenda published on the internet. In addition, for fall editions of the Agenda, the entire Regulatory Plan will continue to be printed in the Federal Register, as in past years, including the Department of Justice’s regulatory plan. Dated: September 18, 2017. Beth A. Williams, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Policy. CIVIL RIGHTS DIVISION—COMPLETED ACTIONS Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 290 .................... Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability: Accessibility of Web Information and Services of State and Local Governments. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (DOJ) Civil Rights Division (CRT) Completed Actions sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS 290. Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability: Accessibility of Web Information and Services of State and Local Governments E.O. 13771 Designation: Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq. Abstract: The Department published an ANPRM on July 26, 2010, RIN 1190– AA61, that addressed issues relating to proposed revisions of both the title II and title III ADA regulations in order to provide guidance on the obligations of covered entities to make programs, services and activities offered over the Web accessible to individuals with disabilities. The Department has now divided the rulemakings in the next step of the rulemaking process so as to proceed with separate notices of proposed rulemakings for title II and title III. 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Taking advantage of new technology, citizens can now use State and local government websites to correspond online with local officials; obtain information about government services; renew library books or driver’s licenses; pay fines; register to vote; obtain tax information and file tax returns; apply for jobs or benefits; and complete numerous other civic tasks. These Government websites are important because they allow programs and services to be offered in a more PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 1190–AA65 dynamic, interactive way in order to increase citizen participation; increase convenience and speed in obtaining information or services; reduce costs in providing information about Government services and administering programs; reduce the amount of paperwork; and expand the possibilities of reaching new sectors of the community or offering new programs or services. Many States and localities have begun to improve the accessibility of portions of their websites. However, full compliance with the ADA’s promise to provide an equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities to participate in and benefit from all aspects of the programs, services, and activities provided by State and local governments in today’s technologically advanced society will only occur if it is clear to public entities that their websites must be accessible. Consequently, the Department intends to publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend its title II regulations to expressly address the obligations of public entities to make the websites they use to provide programs, activities, or services or information to the public accessible to E:\FR\FM\12JAP11.SGM 12JAP11 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 9 / Friday, January 12, 2018 / Unified Agenda and usable by individuals with disabilities under the legal framework established by the ADA. 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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

Federal Register / Vol. 83 , No. 9 / Friday, January 12, 2018 / 
Unified Agenda

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

8 CFR Ch. V

21 CFR Ch. I

27 CFR Ch. II

28 CFR Ch. I, V


Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY: Department of Justice.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Justice is publishing its fall 2017 
regulatory agenda pursuant to Executive Order 12866, ``Regulatory 
Planning and Review,'' 58 FR 51735, and the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 
5 U.S.C. 601 to 612 (1988).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Hinchman, Senior Counsel, 
Office of Legal Policy, Department of Justice, Room 4252, 950 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20530, (202) 514-8059.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This edition of the Unified Agenda of 
Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions includes The Regulatory 
Plan, which appears in both the online Unified Agenda and in part II of 
the Federal Register that includes the Unified Agenda. The Department 
of Justice's Statement of Regulatory Priorities is included in the 
Plan.
    Beginning with the fall 2007 edition, the internet has been the 
basic means for disseminating the Unified Agenda. The complete Unified 
Agenda will be available online at www.reginfo.gov in a format that 
offers users a greatly enhanced ability to obtain information from the 
Agenda database. Members of the public who wish to comment on proposed 
regulations that are open for comment may do so at the government-wide 
website www.regulations.gov.
    Because publication in the Federal Register is mandated for the 
regulatory flexibility agendas required by the Regulatory Flexibility 
Act (5 U.S.C. 602), the Department of Justice's printed agenda entries 
include only:
    Rules that are in the Agency's regulatory flexibility agenda, in 
accordance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, because they are likely 
to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities; and any rules that the Agency has identified for periodic 
review under section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
    Printing of these entries is limited to fields that contain 
information required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act's Agenda 
requirements. Additional information on these entries is available in 
the Unified Agenda published on the internet. In addition, for fall 
editions of the Agenda, the entire Regulatory Plan will continue to be 
printed in the Federal Register, as in past years, including the 
Department of Justice's regulatory plan.

    Dated: September 18, 2017.
Beth A. Williams,
Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Policy.

                Civil Rights Division--Completed Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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290.......................  Nondiscrimination on the           1190-AA65
                             Basis of Disability:
                             Accessibility of Web
                             Information and Services
                             of State and Local
                             Governments.
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (DOJ)

Civil Rights Division (CRT)

Completed Actions

290. Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability: Accessibility of Web 
Information and Services of State and Local Governments

    E.O. 13771 Designation:
    Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.
    Abstract: The Department published an ANPRM on July 26, 2010, RIN 
1190-AA61, that addressed issues relating to proposed revisions of both 
the title II and title III ADA regulations in order to provide guidance 
on the obligations of covered entities to make programs, services and 
activities offered over the Web accessible to individuals with 
disabilities. The Department has now divided the rulemakings in the 
next step of the rulemaking process so as to proceed with separate 
notices of proposed rulemakings for title II and title III. The title 
III rulemaking on Web accessibility will continue under RIN 1190-AA61 
and the title II rulemaking will continue under the new RIN 1190-AA65. 
This rulemaking will provide specific guidance to State and local 
governments in order to make services, programs, or activities offered 
to the public via the Web accessible to individuals with disabilities. 
The ADA requires that State and local governments provide qualified 
individuals with disabilities equal access to their programs, services, 
or activities unless doing so would fundamentally alter the nature of 
their programs, services, or activities or would impose an undue 
burden. 42. U.S.C. 12132. The internet as it is known today did not 
exist when Congress enacted the ADA; yet today the internet is 
dramatically changing the way that governmental entities serve the 
public. Taking advantage of new technology, citizens can now use State 
and local government websites to correspond online with local 
officials; obtain information about government services; renew library 
books or driver's licenses; pay fines; register to vote; obtain tax 
information and file tax returns; apply for jobs or benefits; and 
complete numerous other civic tasks. These Government websites are 
important because they allow programs and services to be offered in a 
more dynamic, interactive way in order to increase citizen 
participation; increase convenience and speed in obtaining information 
or services; reduce costs in providing information about Government 
services and administering programs; reduce the amount of paperwork; 
and expand the possibilities of reaching new sectors of the community 
or offering new programs or services. Many States and localities have 
begun to improve the accessibility of portions of their websites. 
However, full compliance with the ADA's promise to provide an equal 
opportunity for individuals with disabilities to participate in and 
benefit from all aspects of the programs, services, and activities 
provided by State and local governments in today's technologically 
advanced society will only occur if it is clear to public entities that 
their websites must be accessible. Consequently, the Department intends 
to publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend its title II 
regulations to expressly address the obligations of public entities to 
make the websites they use to provide programs, activities, or services 
or information to the public accessible to

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and usable by individuals with disabilities under the legal framework 
established by the ADA. The proposed regulation will propose the scope 
of the obligation to provide accessibility when persons with 
disabilities access public websites, as well as propose the technical 
standards necessary to comply with the ADA.
    Completed:

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               Reason                    Date            FR Cite
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Withdrawn for Further Review........   10/30/17  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Anne Raish, Phone: 800 514-0301.
    RIN: 1190-AA65

[FR Doc. 2017-28223 Filed 1-11-18; 8:45 am]
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