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Download as PDF 37576 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 148 / Thursday, August 1, 2019 / Rules and Regulations number each objection, and within each numbered objection you must specify with particularity the provision(s) to which you object, and the grounds for your objection. Within each numbered objection, you must specifically state whether you are requesting a hearing on the particular provision that you specify in that numbered objection. If you do not request a hearing for any particular objection, you waive the right to a hearing on that objection. If you request a hearing, your objection must include a detailed description and analysis of the specific factual information you intend to present in support of the objection in the event that a hearing is held. If you do not include such a description and analysis for any particular objection, you waive the right to a hearing on the objection. Any objections received in response to the regulation may be seen in the Dockets Management Staff between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will be posted to the docket at https://www.regulations.gov. We will publish notice of the objections that we have received or lack thereof in the Federal Register. XI. References The following references are on display at the Dockets Management Staff (see ADDRESSES) and are available for viewing by interested persons between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday; they are also available electronically at https:// www.regulations.gov. 1. Memorandum from J.R. Srinivasan, Chemistry Review Team, Division of Food Ingredients (DFI), Office of Food Additive Safety (OFAS), Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), FDA to E. Anderson, DFI, OFAS, CFSAN, FDA, June 20, 2019. 2. Memorandum from S. Choudhuri, Toxicology Review Team, DFI, OFAS, CFSAN, FDA to E. Anderson, DFI, OFAS, CFSAN, FDA, June 21, 2019. jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES List of Subjects in 21 CFR Part 73 Color additives, Cosmetics, Drugs, Foods, Medical devices. Therefore, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and under the authority delegated to the Commissioner of the Food and Drugs, 21 CFR part 73 is amended as follows: PART 73—LISTING OF COLOR ADDITIVES EXEMPT FROM CERTIFICATION 1. The authority citation for part 73 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 21 U.S.C. 321, 341, 342, 343, 348, 351, 352, 355, 361, 362, 371, 379e. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Jul 31, 2019 Jkt 247001 ■ 2. Add § 73.520 to read as follows: § 73.520 Soy leghemoglobin. 22 CFR Part 147 (a) Identity. (1) The color additive soy leghemoglobin is a stabilized product of controlled fermentation of a nonpathogenic and non-toxicogenic strain of the yeast, Pichia pastoris, genetically engineered to express soy leghemoglobin protein. Soy leghemoglobin protein is the principal coloring component of the color additive and imparts a reddish-brown color. (2) Color additive mixtures made with soy leghemoglobin may contain only those diluents that are suitable and are listed in this subpart as safe for use in color additive mixtures for coloring foods. (b) Specifications. Soy leghemoglobin shall conform to the following specifications and shall be free from impurities, other than those named, to the extent that such impurities may be avoided by good manufacturing practice: (1) Soy leghemoglobin protein purity on protein basis (weight/weight), not less than 65 percent, as determined by sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. (2) Lead, not more than 0.4 milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg) (0.4 parts per million (ppm)). (3) Arsenic, not more than 0.05 mg/kg (0.05 ppm). (4) Mercury, not more than 0.05 mg/ kg (0.05 ppm). (5) Cadmium, not more than 0.2 mg/ kg (0.2 ppm). (c) Uses and restrictions. Soy leghemoglobin may be safely used in ground beef analogue products such that the amount of soy leghemoglobin protein does not exceed 0.8 percent by weight of the uncooked ground beef analogue product. (d) Labeling. The label of the color additive and of any mixture prepared therefrom intended solely or in part for coloring purposes must conform to § 70.25 of this chapter. (e) Exemption from certification. Certification of this color additive is not necessary for the protection of the public health, and therefore batches thereof are exempt from the certification requirements of section 721(c) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Dated: July 26, 2019. Lowell J. Schiller, Principal Associate Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2019–16374 Filed 7–31–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4164–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10775] RIN 1400–AE35 Information and Communication Technology State Department. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of State (the Department) updates and revises the rules that implement Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, consistent with updates to accessibility standards from the U.S. Access Board. DATES: This rule is effective September 3, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alice Kottmyer, Attorney Adviser, Office of Management, Office of the Legal Adviser, (202) 647–2318. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background Section 508 authorizes the Access Board to establish standards for technical and functional performance criteria to ensure that information technologies are accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities. The Department published its initial rules implementing Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. 794d (Section 508), in 2016. 81 FR 32645. In January of 2017, the Access Board published a ‘‘refresh’’ of its existing standards and guidelines for information and communication technology (ICT) covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act or Section 255 of the Communications Act. The rule jointly updated and reorganized the Section 508 standards and Section 255 guidelines to advance accessibility, facilitate compliance, and harmonize the requirements with other standards in the United States and abroad. 82 FR 5832. Federal agencies, however, need only comply with the revised 508 standards (codified at 38 CFR 1194.1 and Appendices A, C, and D), whereas the revised Section 255 guidelines apply exclusively to telecommunications equipment manufacturers. Proposed Rule and Comments On December 13, 2018, the Department published its proposed rule to implement the refreshed Section 508 standards. 83 FR 64046. The Department received five comments in response to the proposed rule, all supportive. Four of the five commenters asserted that the burden or impact on E:\FR\FM\01AUR1.SGM 01AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 148 / Thursday, August 1, 2019 / Rules and Regulations the public would be minimal, and is outweighed by the benefit to the public from the rule. Why is the Department promulgating this rule? The amendments to Part 147 in this rule are intended to align the Department’s regulations with the Access Board’s revised Section 508 standards. The Department is also adding one new provision (§ 147.9), which provides a prohibition against intimidation or retaliation against anyone who files a complaint, furnishes information, or engages in other lawful activities in furtherance of Section 508, part 147, or other regulations that implement Section 508. Regulatory Findings Administrative Procedure Act This Department published this rule as a proposed rule with a 60-day comment period. Regulatory Flexibility Act/Executive Order 13272: Consideration of Small Entities in Agency Rulemaking The Department certifies that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 Section 202 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995, 2 U.S.C. 1532, generally requires agencies to prepare a statement before proposing any rule that may result in an annual expenditure of $100 million or more by State, local, or tribal governments, or by the private sector. This rule will not result in any such expenditure, nor will it significantly or uniquely affect small governments. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 This rule is not a major rule as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804. With this rulemaking, the Department is making changes to terminology to align its rules with those of the Access Board. The Department is aware of no monetary effect on the economy that would result from this rulemaking, nor will there be any increase in costs or prices; or any effect on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or the ability of United States-based companies to compete with foreignbased companies in domestic and import markets. Executive Order 12866: Regulatory Planning and Review The Department of State does not consider this rule to be a ‘‘significant VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:12 Jul 31, 2019 Jkt 247001 regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, section 3(f). The Department of State has reviewed this rule to ensure its consistency with the regulatory philosophy and principles set forth in Executive Order 12866. Executive Orders 12372: Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs and 13132: Federalism This regulation will not have substantial direct effects on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. The rule will not have federalism implications warranting the application of Executive Orders 12372 and 13132. Executive Order 12988: Civil Justice Reform The Department has reviewed the regulation in light of sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988 to eliminate ambiguity, minimize litigation, establish clear legal standards, and reduce burden. Executive Order 13563: Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review The Department has considered this rule in light of Executive Order 13563, dated January 18, 2011, and affirms that this regulation is consistent with the guidance therein. Executive Order 13771: Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs This proposed rule is not an E.O. 13771 regulatory action because this rule is not significant under E.O. 12866. Paperwork Reduction Act The regulations in 22 CFR part 147 are related to OMB Control Number 1405–0220, which is in effect. This rule does not impose new or revised information collection requirements under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. List of Subjects in 22 CFR Part 147 Civil rights, Communications equipment, Computer technology, Government employees, Individuals with disabilities, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Telecommunications. Accordingly, for the reasons set forth in the preamble, the Department of State amends 22 CFR part 147 as follows: PART 147—INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY 1. The authority citation for part 147 continues to read as follows: ■ PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 37577 Authority: 22 U.S.C. 2651a; 29 U.S.C. 794, 794d; 36 CFR part 1194. 2. Revise the heading for part 147 as set forth above. ■ Subpart A of Part 147—[Amended] 3. In subpart A of part 147: a. Remove ‘‘electronic and information technology’’ and add in its place ‘‘information and communication technology’’, wherever it occurs. ■ b. Remove the abbreviation ‘‘EIT’’ and add in its place the abbreviation ‘‘ICT’’, wherever it occurs. ■ ■ § 147.2 [Amended] 4. In § 147.2, remove ‘‘36 CFR 1194.4’’ and add in its place ‘‘E103.4 of appendix A to 36 CFR part 1194.’’ ■ 5. Amend § 147.3, by revising the introductory text and the definition ‘‘Section 508’’ to read as follows: ■ § 147.3 Definitions. The Department of State adopts the definitions in E103.4 of appendix A to 36 CFR part 1194. In addition, as used in this part: * * * * * Section 508 means section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, codified at 29 U.S.C. 794d. § 147.4 [Amended] 6. Amend § 147.4 by: a. In paragraph (a), remove ‘‘Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards (36 CFR part 1194)’’ and add in its place ‘‘Revised 508 Standards (36 CFR 1194.1 and appendices A, C and D to 36 CFR part 1194).’’ ■ b. In paragraph (b), remove ‘‘36 CFR part 1194’’ and add in its place ‘‘36 CFR 1194.1.’’ ■ ■ § 147.5 [Amended] 7. In § 147.5, remove ‘‘EIT Accessibility Standards’’ and add in its place ‘‘Revised 508 Standards.’’ ■ 8. Revise the heading for § 147.6 to read as follows: ■ § 147.6 Information and communication technology requirements. * * * * * 9. Amend § 147.6 by: a. In paragraph (b), remove ‘‘Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards, 36 CFR part 1194’’ and add in its place ‘‘Revised 508 Standards (36 CFR 1194.1 and appendices A, C and D to 36 CFR part 1194).’’ ■ b. In paragraph (c), remove ‘‘36 CFR part 1194’’ and add in its place ‘‘36 CFR 1194.1’’. ■ ■ E:\FR\FM\01AUR1.SGM 01AUR1 37578 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 148 / Thursday, August 1, 2019 / Rules and Regulations c. In paragraph (d), remove ‘‘36 CFR part 1194’’ and add in its place ‘‘36 CFR 1194.1’’. ■ Subpart B—[Amended] 10. In subpart B of part 147 remove the abbreviation ‘‘EIT’’ and add in its place the abbreviation ‘‘ICT’’, wherever it occurs. ■ § 147.7 [Amended] 11. Amend § 147.7(b) by removing ‘‘36 CFR part 1194’’ and adding in its place ‘‘36 CFR 1194.1’’. ■ 12. Add § 147.9 to read as follows: ■ § 147.9 Intimidation and retaliation prohibited. Dated: July 15, 2019. Gregory B. Smith, Director, Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of State. [FR Doc. 2019–15853 Filed 7–31–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 [Docket No. USCG–2019–0582] Special Local Regulations; Marine Events Within the Fifth Coast Guard District Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of enforcement of regulation; change of enforcement date. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation for the 9th Annual Atlantic City Triathlon on August 10, 2019, from 6 a.m. through 10 a.m., to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation for marine events within the Fifth Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event in Atlantic City, NJ. During the enforcement periods, the operator of any vessel in the regulated area must comply with directions from the Patrol jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:12 Jul 31, 2019 Jkt 247001 The regulation in 33 CFR 100.501 for the special local regulation listed in item (a)(12) in the Table to § 100.501 will be enforced from 6 a.m. through 10 a.m. on August 10, 2019. DATES: If you have questions about this notice of enforcement, you may call or email Petty Officer Thomas Welker, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay, Waterways Management Division, telephone 215– 271–4814, email Thomas.J.Welker@ uscg.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation as described in section (a), row (12) of the table to 33 CFR 100.501 for the 9th Annual Atlantic City Triathlon from 6 a.m. through 10 p.m. on August 10, 2019. The published enforcement periods for this event included the second or third Sunday in August. We are announcing a change of enforcement date for this year’s event with this notice of enforcement because August 10, 2019, is the second Saturday in August. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States immediately prior to, during, and immediately after the swim portion of the triathlon. Our regulation for marine events within the Fifth Coast Guard District, table to § 100.501, section (a), row (12), specifies the location of the regulated area as all waters of the New Jersey ICW bounded by a line connecting the following points: Latitude 39°21′20″ N, longitude 074°27′18″ W, thence northeast to latitude 39°21′27.47″ N, longitude 074°27′10.31″ W, thence northeast to latitude 39°21′33″ N, longitude 074°26′57″ W, thence northwest to latitude 39°21′37″ N, longitude 074°27′03″ W, thence southwest to latitude 39°21′29.88″ N, longitude 074°27′14.31″ W, thence south to latitude 39°21′19″ N, longitude 074°27′22″ W, thence east to latitude 39°21′18.14″ N, longitude 074°27′19.25″ W, thence north to point of origin, near Atlantic City, NJ. During the enforcement periods, as reflected in § 100.501(c), if you are the operator of a vessel in the regulated area you must comply with directions from the Patrol Commander or any Official Patrol displaying a Coast Guard ensign. In addition to this notice of enforcement in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard will provide notification of the enforcement periods via broadcast notice to mariners. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: No person may discharge, intimidate, retaliate, threaten, coerce or otherwise discriminate against any person because such person has filed a complaint, furnished information, assisted or participated in any manner in an investigation, review, hearing or any other activity related to the administration of, or exercise of authority under, or privilege secured by Section 508 and the regulations in this part. SUMMARY: Commander or any Official Patrol displaying a Coast Guard ensign. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Dated: July 29, 2019. Scott E. Anderson, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay. [FR Doc. 2019–16443 Filed 7–31–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2019–0599] Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays in the Fifth Coast Guard District Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of enforcement of regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard will enforce the Penn’s Landing, Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA, safety zone on various dates during August 2019. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States immediately prior to, during, and immediately after the fireworks displays. During the enforcement periods, vessels may not enter, remain in, or transit through the safety zones during these enforcement periods unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or designated Coast Guard patrol personnel on scene. DATES: The safety zone in section (a), row (16) of the table to 33 CFR 165.506 will be enforced from 8:30 p.m. through 10:00 p.m. on each of the following dates in 2019: August 1st (with August 7th as an alternate date for inclement weather) and August 31st . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this notice of enforcement, you may call or email Petty Officer Thomas Welker, U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Delaware Bay, Waterways Management Division, telephone 215– 271–4814, email Thomas.J.Welker@ uscg.mil. SUMMARY: The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone as described in section (a), row (16) of the table to 33 CFR 165.506, as modified by 83 FR 58186, from 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on each of the following dates in 2019: August 1st (with August 7th as an alternate date for inclement weather) and August 31st. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States immediately prior to, during, and immediately after the fireworks displays. Our regulation for safety zones of fireworks displays within the Fifth SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\01AUR1.SGM 01AUR1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

22 CFR Part 147

[Public Notice: 10775]
RIN 1400-AE35


Information and Communication Technology

AGENCY: State Department.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State (the Department) updates and revises 
the rules that implement Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 
consistent with updates to accessibility standards from the U.S. Access 
Board.

DATES: This rule is effective September 3, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alice Kottmyer, Attorney Adviser, 
Office of Management, Office of the Legal Adviser, (202) 647-2318.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Section 508 authorizes the Access Board to establish standards for 
technical and functional performance criteria to ensure that 
information technologies are accessible to and usable by persons with 
disabilities. The Department published its initial rules implementing 
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. 794d (Section 
508), in 2016. 81 FR 32645.
    In January of 2017, the Access Board published a ``refresh'' of its 
existing standards and guidelines for information and communication 
technology (ICT) covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act or 
Section 255 of the Communications Act. The rule jointly updated and 
reorganized the Section 508 standards and Section 255 guidelines to 
advance accessibility, facilitate compliance, and harmonize the 
requirements with other standards in the United States and abroad. 82 
FR 5832. Federal agencies, however, need only comply with the revised 
508 standards (codified at 38 CFR 1194.1 and Appendices A, C, and D), 
whereas the revised Section 255 guidelines apply exclusively to 
telecommunications equipment manufacturers.

Proposed Rule and Comments

    On December 13, 2018, the Department published its proposed rule to 
implement the refreshed Section 508 standards. 83 FR 64046. The 
Department received five comments in response to the proposed rule, all 
supportive. Four of the five commenters asserted that the burden or 
impact on

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the public would be minimal, and is outweighed by the benefit to the 
public from the rule.

Why is the Department promulgating this rule?

    The amendments to Part 147 in this rule are intended to align the 
Department's regulations with the Access Board's revised Section 508 
standards. The Department is also adding one new provision (Sec.  
147.9), which provides a prohibition against intimidation or 
retaliation against anyone who files a complaint, furnishes 
information, or engages in other lawful activities in furtherance of 
Section 508, part 147, or other regulations that implement Section 508.

Regulatory Findings

Administrative Procedure Act

    This Department published this rule as a proposed rule with a 60-
day comment period.

Regulatory Flexibility Act/Executive Order 13272: Consideration of 
Small Entities in Agency Rulemaking

    The Department certifies that this rule will not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995

    Section 202 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995, 2 U.S.C. 
1532, generally requires agencies to prepare a statement before 
proposing any rule that may result in an annual expenditure of $100 
million or more by State, local, or tribal governments, or by the 
private sector. This rule will not result in any such expenditure, nor 
will it significantly or uniquely affect small governments.

Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996

    This rule is not a major rule as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804. With this 
rulemaking, the Department is making changes to terminology to align 
its rules with those of the Access Board. The Department is aware of no 
monetary effect on the economy that would result from this rulemaking, 
nor will there be any increase in costs or prices; or any effect on 
competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or the 
ability of United States-based companies to compete with foreign-based 
companies in domestic and import markets.

Executive Order 12866: Regulatory Planning and Review

    The Department of State does not consider this rule to be a 
``significant regulatory action'' under Executive Order 12866, section 
3(f). The Department of State has reviewed this rule to ensure its 
consistency with the regulatory philosophy and principles set forth in 
Executive Order 12866.

Executive Orders 12372: Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs 
and 13132: Federalism

    This regulation will not have substantial direct effects on the 
States, on the relationship between the national government and the 
States, or the distribution of power and responsibilities among the 
various levels of government. The rule will not have federalism 
implications warranting the application of Executive Orders 12372 and 
13132.

Executive Order 12988: Civil Justice Reform

    The Department has reviewed the regulation in light of sections 
3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988 to eliminate ambiguity, 
minimize litigation, establish clear legal standards, and reduce 
burden.

Executive Order 13563: Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review

    The Department has considered this rule in light of Executive Order 
13563, dated January 18, 2011, and affirms that this regulation is 
consistent with the guidance therein.

Executive Order 13771: Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory 
Costs

    This proposed rule is not an E.O. 13771 regulatory action because 
this rule is not significant under E.O. 12866.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    The regulations in 22 CFR part 147 are related to OMB Control 
Number 1405-0220, which is in effect. This rule does not impose new or 
revised information collection requirements under the provisions of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35.

List of Subjects in 22 CFR Part 147

    Civil rights, Communications equipment, Computer technology, 
Government employees, Individuals with disabilities, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Telecommunications.

    Accordingly, for the reasons set forth in the preamble, the 
Department of State amends 22 CFR part 147 as follows:

PART 147--INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

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1. The authority citation for part 147 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 22 U.S.C. 2651a; 29 U.S.C. 794, 794d; 36 CFR part 
1194.


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2. Revise the heading for part 147 as set forth above.

Subpart A of Part 147--[Amended]

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3. In subpart A of part 147:
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a. Remove ``electronic and information technology'' and add in its 
place ``information and communication technology'', wherever it occurs.
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b. Remove the abbreviation ``EIT'' and add in its place the 
abbreviation ``ICT'', wherever it occurs.


Sec.  147.2  [Amended]

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4. In Sec.  147.2, remove ``36 CFR 1194.4'' and add in its place 
``E103.4 of appendix A to 36 CFR part 1194.''

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5. Amend Sec.  147.3, by revising the introductory text and the 
definition ``Section 508'' to read as follows:


Sec.  147.3  Definitions.

    The Department of State adopts the definitions in E103.4 of 
appendix A to 36 CFR part 1194. In addition, as used in this part:
* * * * *
    Section 508 means section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as 
amended, codified at 29 U.S.C. 794d.


Sec.  147.4  [Amended]

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6. Amend Sec.  147.4 by:
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a. In paragraph (a), remove ``Electronic and Information Technology 
Accessibility Standards (36 CFR part 1194)'' and add in its place 
``Revised 508 Standards (36 CFR 1194.1 and appendices A, C and D to 36 
CFR part 1194).''
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b. In paragraph (b), remove ``36 CFR part 1194'' and add in its place 
``36 CFR 1194.1.''


Sec.  147.5  [Amended]

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7. In Sec.  147.5, remove ``EIT Accessibility Standards'' and add in 
its place ``Revised 508 Standards.''

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8. Revise the heading for Sec.  147.6 to read as follows:


Sec.  147.6  Information and communication technology requirements.

* * * * *

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9. Amend Sec.  147.6 by:
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a. In paragraph (b), remove ``Electronic and Information Technology 
Accessibility Standards, 36 CFR part 1194'' and add in its place 
``Revised 508 Standards (36 CFR 1194.1 and appendices A, C and D to 36 
CFR part 1194).''
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b. In paragraph (c), remove ``36 CFR part 1194'' and add in its place 
``36 CFR 1194.1''.

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c. In paragraph (d), remove ``36 CFR part 1194'' and add in its place 
``36 CFR 1194.1''.

Subpart B--[Amended]

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10. In subpart B of part 147 remove the abbreviation ``EIT'' and add in 
its place the abbreviation ``ICT'', wherever it occurs.


Sec.  147.7  [Amended]

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11. Amend Sec.  147.7(b) by removing ``36 CFR part 1194'' and adding in 
its place ``36 CFR 1194.1''.

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12. Add Sec.  147.9 to read as follows:


Sec.  147.9  Intimidation and retaliation prohibited.

    No person may discharge, intimidate, retaliate, threaten, coerce or 
otherwise discriminate against any person because such person has filed 
a complaint, furnished information, assisted or participated in any 
manner in an investigation, review, hearing or any other activity 
related to the administration of, or exercise of authority under, or 
privilege secured by Section 508 and the regulations in this part.

    Dated: July 15, 2019.
Gregory B. Smith,
Director, Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of State.
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