Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance, 4018-4019 [2019-02566]

Download as PDF 4018 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 31 / Thursday, February 14, 2019 / Proposed Rules deemed necessary under the provisions of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995. Congressional Review Act This proposed rule does not substantially affect the rights or obligations of non-agency parties and, accordingly, is not a ‘‘rule’’ as that term is used by the Congressional Review Act (Subtitle E of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996). Therefore, the reporting requirement of 5 U.S.C. 801 does not apply. List of Subjects in 29 CFR Part 1614 Administrative practice and procedure, Age discrimination, Equal employment opportunity, Government employees, Individuals with disabilities, Race discrimination, Religious discrimination, Sex discrimination. For the Commission. Dated: December 20, 2018. Victoria A. Lipnic, Acting Chair. Accordingly, for the reasons set forth in the preamble, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission proposes to amend chapter XIV of title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows: PART 1614—FEDERAL SECTOR EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY 1. The authority citation for 29 CFR part 1614 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 29 U.S.C. 206(d), 633a, 791 and 794a; 42 U.S.C. 2000e–16; E.O. 10577, 3 CFR, 1954–1958 Comp., p. 218; E.O. 11222, 3 CFR, 1964–1965 Comp., p. 306; E.O. 11478, 3 CFR, 1969 Comp., p. 133; E.O. 12106, 3 CFR, 1978 Comp., p. 263; Reorg. Plan No. 1 of 1978, 3 CFR, 1978 Comp., p. 321. § 1614.201 [Amended] 2. In § 1614.201, remove paragraph (c). ■ 3. In § 1614.407: ■ a. Revise the section heading; ■ b. In the introductory text, remove the word ‘‘and’’ after ‘‘ADEA’’ and add in its place a comma; and add the words ‘‘and Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act’’ after ‘‘Rehabilitation Act’’; and ■ c. Revise paragraphs (a) and (b), and add paragraphs (e) and (f). The revisions and additions read as follows: ■ (a) Within 90 days of receipt of the agency final action on an individual or class complaint; (b) After 180 days from the date of filing an individual or class complaint if agency final action has not been taken; * * * * * (e) After filing an appeal with the EEOC from an agency final action, the complainant, class agent, or class claimant may withdraw the appeal and file a civil action within 90 days of receipt of the agency final action. If the complainant, class agent, or class claimant files an appeal with the EEOC from a final agency action and more than 90 days have passed since receipt of the agency final action, the appellant may file a civil action only in accordance with paragraphs (c) or (d) of this section. (f) After filing a request for reconsideration of an EEOC decision on an appeal, the complainant, class agent, or class claimant may withdraw the request and file a civil action within 90 days of receipt of the EEOC’s decision on the appeal. If the complainant, class agent, or class claimant files a request for reconsideration of an EEOC decision on an appeal and more than 90 days have passed since the appellant received the EEOC’s decision on the appeal, the appellant may file a civil action only in accordance with paragraphs (c) or (d) of this section. ■ 4. In § 1614.409, revise the introductory text to read as follows: § 1614.409 Effect of filing a civil action. Filing a civil action under § 1614.407 or § 1614.408 shall terminate Commission processing of the appeal. A Commission decision on an appeal issued after a complainant files suit in district court will not be enforceable by the Commission. If private suit is filed subsequent to the filing of an appeal and prior to a final Commission decision, the complainant should notify the Commission in writing. § 1614.505 [Amended] 5. In § 1614.505(a)(4), remove the reference ‘‘(b)(2)’’ and add in its place ‘‘(a)(3).’’ ■ [FR Doc. 2019–01976 Filed 2–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6570–01–P § 1614.407 Civil action: Title VII, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Rehabilitation Act, and Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. * * * VerDate Sep<11>2014 * * 17:17 Feb 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 34 CFR Part 106 RIN 1870–AA14 [Docket ID ED–2018–OCR–0064] Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance Office for Civil Rights, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; reopening of comment period. AGENCY: On November 29, 2018, the Department published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend the Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance regulations. That NPRM established a 60-day comment period from November 29, 2018, through January 28, 2019. On January 28, the Department published in the Federal Register a document extending the public comment period for two days, until January 30, 2019. In an abundance of caution, to the extent that some users may have experienced technical issues preventing the submission of comments using the Federal eRulemaking Portal, the Department is reopening the comment period for one day on February 15, 2019. DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published November 29, 2018 at 83 FR 61462, and extended on January 28, 2019 at 84 FR 409, is reopened. Comments must be submitted to the Department on February 15, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. The Department will not accept comments submitted by fax or by email or those submitted outside of the comment period. Thus, we will not accept comments submitted from January 31, 2019, through February 14, 2019, or comments submitted after February 15, 2019. To ensure that the Department does not receive duplicate copies, please submit your comments only once. In addition, please include the Docket ID at the top of your comments. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to www.regulations.gov to submit your comments electronically. Information on using Regulations.gov, including instructions for finding a rule on the site and submitting comments, is available on the site under ‘‘How to use Regulations.gov’’ in the Help section. If SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14FEP1.SGM 14FEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 31 / Thursday, February 14, 2019 / Proposed Rules you experience technical difficulties when trying to submit your comment, call the www.regulations.gov helpdesk at 877–378–5457. • Postal Mail, Commercial Delivery, or Hand Delivery: The Department strongly encourages commenters to submit their comments electronically. If, however, you mail or deliver your comments about the proposed regulations, address them to Brittany Bull, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 6E310, Washington, DC 20202–5900. Comments submitted via mail must be postmarked on February 15, 2019. Comments hand-delivered to the Department must be delivered between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST on February 15, 2019. Privacy Note: The Department’s policy is to make all comments received from members of the public available for public viewing in their entirety on the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov. Therefore, commenters should be careful to include in their comments only information that they wish to make publicly available. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brittany Bull, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 6E310, Washington, DC 20202– 5900. Telephone: 202–453–7100. You may email questions to TitleIXNPRM@ ed.gov, but, as described above, comments must be submitted via the Federal eRulemaking Portal, postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf or a text telephone, call the Federal Relay Service, toll free, at 1–800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: On November 29, 2018, the Department published an NPRM in the Federal Register (83 FR 61462), to amend the Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance regulations to provide appropriate standards for how recipients must respond to incidents of sexual harassment. The NPRM established a 60-day comment period through January 28, 2019. On January 28, the Department published in the Federal Register a document (84 FR 409) extending the public comment period for two days, until January 30, 2019. In an abundance of caution, to the extent that some users may have experienced technical issues preventing the submission of comments using the Federal eRulemaking Portal, the Department is reopening the comment period for one day on February 15, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Feb 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 2019. Commenters must submit comments: Between 12:00 a.m. EST and 11:59 p.m. EST on February 15, 2019 if submitted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal; between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST on February 15, 2019, if hand-delivered; or postmarked on February 15, 2019, if delivered by postal mail or commercial delivery. Please do not resubmit a comment that was previously submitted. The Department is continuously processing and posting all comments received from the public in a manner that ensures the Department is able to review and consider each comment. Once all comments have been processed, they will be posted and publicly available. Call the www.regulations.gov helpdesk at 877–378–5457 if you experience any technical difficulties that prevent you from submitting your comment on February 15, 2019. You also have the option to deliver your comment by postal mail, commercial delivery or hand delivery if a technical issue prevents you from submitting your comment through the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Electronic Access to This Document: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available at www.govinfo.gov. At this site, you can view this document, as well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). To use PDF, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at this site. You may also access documents of the Department published in the Federal Register by using the article search feature at: www.federalregister.gov. Through the advanced search feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published by the Department. Dated: February 12, 2019. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 31 (Thursday, February 14, 2019)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 4018-4019]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-02566]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

34 CFR Part 106

RIN 1870-AA14
[Docket ID ED-2018-OCR-0064]


Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or 
Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance

AGENCY: Office for Civil Rights, Department of Education.

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

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SUMMARY: On November 29, 2018, the Department published in the Federal 
Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend the 
Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or 
Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance regulations. That 
NPRM established a 60-day comment period from November 29, 2018, 
through January 28, 2019. On January 28, the Department published in 
the Federal Register a document extending the public comment period for 
two days, until January 30, 2019. In an abundance of caution, to the 
extent that some users may have experienced technical issues preventing 
the submission of comments using the Federal eRulemaking Portal, the 
Department is reopening the comment period for one day on February 15, 
2019.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published November 29, 
2018 at 83 FR 61462, and extended on January 28, 2019 at 84 FR 409, is 
reopened. Comments must be submitted to the Department on February 15, 
2019.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal 
or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. The 
Department will not accept comments submitted by fax or by email or 
those submitted outside of the comment period. Thus, we will not accept 
comments submitted from January 31, 2019, through February 14, 2019, or 
comments submitted after February 15, 2019. To ensure that the 
Department does not receive duplicate copies, please submit your 
comments only once. In addition, please include the Docket ID at the 
top of your comments.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to www.regulations.gov to 
submit your comments electronically. Information on using 
Regulations.gov, including instructions for finding a rule on the site 
and submitting comments, is available on the site under ``How to use 
Regulations.gov'' in the Help section. If

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you experience technical difficulties when trying to submit your 
comment, call the www.regulations.gov helpdesk at 877-378-5457.
     Postal Mail, Commercial Delivery, or Hand Delivery: The 
Department strongly encourages commenters to submit their comments 
electronically. If, however, you mail or deliver your comments about 
the proposed regulations, address them to Brittany Bull, U.S. 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 6E310, 
Washington, DC 20202-5900. Comments submitted via mail must be 
postmarked on February 15, 2019. Comments hand-delivered to the 
Department must be delivered between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST on 
February 15, 2019.
    Privacy Note: The Department's policy is to make all comments 
received from members of the public available for public viewing in 
their entirety on the Federal eRulemaking Portal at 
www.regulations.gov. Therefore, commenters should be careful to include 
in their comments only information that they wish to make publicly 
available.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brittany Bull, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 6E310, Washington, DC 20202-
5900. Telephone: 202-453-7100. You may email questions to 
TitleIXNPRM@ed.gov, but, as described above, comments must be submitted 
via the Federal eRulemaking Portal, postal mail, commercial delivery, 
or hand delivery.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf or a text 
telephone, call the Federal Relay Service, toll free, at 1-800-877-
8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: On November 29, 2018, the Department published an NPRM 
in the Federal Register (83 FR 61462), to amend the Nondiscrimination 
on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving 
Federal Financial Assistance regulations to provide appropriate 
standards for how recipients must respond to incidents of sexual 
harassment. The NPRM established a 60-day comment period through 
January 28, 2019. On January 28, the Department published in the 
Federal Register a document (84 FR 409) extending the public comment 
period for two days, until January 30, 2019. In an abundance of 
caution, to the extent that some users may have experienced technical 
issues preventing the submission of comments using the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal, the Department is reopening the comment period for 
one day on February 15, 2019. Commenters must submit comments: Between 
12:00 a.m. EST and 11:59 p.m. EST on February 15, 2019 if submitted 
through the Federal eRulemaking Portal; between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. 
EST on February 15, 2019, if hand-delivered; or postmarked on February 
15, 2019, if delivered by postal mail or commercial delivery. Please do 
not resubmit a comment that was previously submitted. The Department is 
continuously processing and posting all comments received from the 
public in a manner that ensures the Department is able to review and 
consider each comment. Once all comments have been processed, they will 
be posted and publicly available.
    Call the www.regulations.gov helpdesk at 877-378-5457 if you 
experience any technical difficulties that prevent you from submitting 
your comment on February 15, 2019. You also have the option to deliver 
your comment by postal mail, commercial delivery or hand delivery if a 
technical issue prevents you from submitting your comment through the 
Federal eRulemaking Portal.
    Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this 
document in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, 
audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the contact person listed 
under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
    Electronic Access to This Document: The official version of this 
document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free 
internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the 
Code of Federal Regulations is available at www.govinfo.gov. At this 
site, you can view this document, as well as all other documents of 
this Department published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe 
Portable Document Format (PDF). To use PDF, you must have Adobe Acrobat 
Reader, which is available free at this site.
    You may also access documents of the Department published in the 
Federal Register by using the article search feature at: 
www.federalregister.gov. Through the advanced search feature at this 
site, you can limit your search to documents published by the 
Department.

    Dated: February 12, 2019.
Betsy DeVos,
Secretary of Education.
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