[Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions]
[National Endowment for the Arts Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
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National Endowment for the Arts

Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS (NEA)






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NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES

National Endowment for the Arts

45 CFR Ch. XI

Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY: National Endowment for the Arts, NFAH.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 605) and 
Executive Order 12866, the National Endowment for the Arts publishes 
this regulatory agenda describing agency regulations under development 
or review.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Elias, Deputy General Counsel, 
National Endowment for the Arts, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20506, or call (202) 682-5418.

 Karen Elias,

Deputy General Counsel.

                                National Endowment for the Arts--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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  Number                                                                                              Number
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3504        Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Handicap, and Age in     3135-AA17
            Programs and Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance......................
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                               National Endowment for the Arts--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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3505        Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Programs and Activities; Effectuation of         3135-AA10
            Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964............................................
3506        Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Federally Assisted Programs and Activities--    3135-AA15
            Implementation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972......................
3507        Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement)............................     3135-AA18
3508        Governmentwide Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace (Grants)........................     3135-AA19
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3504. NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, 
HANDICAP, AND AGE IN PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL 
ASSISTANCE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 29 USC 794; 42 USC 2000d-7; 41 USC 6101; EO 12250

CFR Citation: 45 CFR ch XI

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The National Endowment for the Arts proposes to make 
amendments to its regulations implementing title VI of the Civil Rights 
Act of 1964 (title VI), section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1972 
(section 504), and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (Age 
Discrimination Act). Together, these statutes prohibit discrimination 
on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, and age in 
programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. In 
1988, the Civil Rights Restoration Act (CRRA) added definitions of 
``program or activity'' and ``program'' to title VI and added a 
definition of ``program or activity'' to section 504 and the Age 
Discrimination Act. The added definitions were designed to clarify the 
broad scope of coverage of recipients' programs or activities under 
these statutes. The promulgation of this proposed regulation explicitly 
incorporates the CRRA's definition of ``program or activity'' and 
``program'' into the Arts Endowment's title VI, section 504, and Age 
Discrimination Act regulations. The Arts Endowment's proposed 
regulation will be published as part of the Department of Justice's 
joint notice of proposed rulemaking involving up to 24 Federal 
agencies.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            12/06/00                    65 FR 76459
NPRM Comment Period End         01/05/01
Final Action                    09/00/03
Final Action Effective          10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Karen Elias, Deputy General Counsel, National Endowment 
for the Arts, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20506
Phone: 202 682-5418
Fax: 202 682-5572
Email: eliask@arts.endow.gov

RIN: 3135-AA17

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3505. NONDISCRIMINATION IN FEDERALLY ASSISTED PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES; 
EFFECTUATION OF TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 45 CFR 1140

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Karen Elias
Phone: 202 682-5418
Fax: 202 682-5572
Email: eliask@arts.endow.gov

RIN: 3135-AA10
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3506. NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN FEDERALLY ASSISTED 
PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES--IMPLEMENTATION OF TITLE IX OF THE EDUCATION 
AMENDMENTS OF 1972

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 45 CFR 1155

Timetable: Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Hope O'Keeffe
Phone: 202 682-5418
Fax: 202 682-5572
Email: okeeffeh@arts.endow.gov

RIN: 3135-AA15
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3507. GOVERNMENTWIDE DEBARMENT AND SUSPENSION (NONPROCUREMENT)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 45 CFR 1154

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            01/23/02                     67 FR 3315
NPRM Comment Period End         03/25/02


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Karen Elias
Phone: 202 682-5418
Fax: 202 682-5572
Email: eliask@arts.endow.gov

RIN: 3135-AA18
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3508. GOVERNMENTWIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE (GRANTS)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 45 CFR 1155

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            01/23/02                     67 FR 3315
NPRM Comment Period End         03/25/02


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Karen Elias
Phone: 202 682-5418
Fax: 202 682-5572
Email: eliask@arts.endow.gov

RIN: 3135-AA19
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