[Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions]
[Peace Corps Semiannual Regulatory Agenda]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]


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Part XXXIX





Peace Corps





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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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PEACE CORPS (PEACE)






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PEACE CORPS

22 CFR Ch. III

Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY: Peace Corps.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: This agenda announces the regulations the Peace Corps will 
have under development during the 6-month period from April 1, 2003, 
through September 30, 2003. The purpose of publishing this agenda is to 
give notice of any regulatory activity by the Agency in order to allow 
the public an opportunity to participate in the rulemaking process.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The public is encouraged to contact 
the agency official listed for the particular agenda item. For other 
information concerning Peace Corps' regulations or this semiannual 
agenda, contact Suzanne B. Glasow, Associate General Counsel, Peace 
Corps, 1111 20th Street NW., Washington, DC 20526, (202) 692-2150.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with Executive Order 12866 
entitled ``Regulatory Planning and Review'' and the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601-612, executive agencies are required to 
publish in the Federal Register semiannual regulatory agendas in April 
and October of each year. The regulations being considered by the Peace 
Corps are not ``significant'' rules within the meaning of Executive 
Order 12866, and no regulatory impact analysis is required. In 
addition, the Peace Corps has determined, under the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act, that the regulations under consideration will not have 
a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities. Accordingly, no Regulatory Flexibility Analysis is required. 
The Agency has also determined that the regulations will not impose 
compliance costs or reporting burdens on the public.

Dated: April 8, 2003.

 Keith A. Vance,

Director, Office of Administrative Services,
Peace Corps

                                        Peace Corps--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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3624        Handicapped Discrimination Prohibition and Procedures...............................     0420-AA03
3625        Eligibility and Standards for Peace Corps Volunteer Service Re: Procedures--Appeals.     0420-AA10
3626        Volunteer Discrimination Complaint Procedure........................................     0420-AA11
3627        Inspection and Copying of Records: Rules for Compliance With Freedom of Information      0420-AA14
            Act.................................................................................
3628        Implementation of the Privacy Act of 1974...........................................     0420-AA15
3629        Organization........................................................................     0420-AA16
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                                          Peace Corps--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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  Number                                                                                              Number
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3630        Supplemental Standards of Conduct for Peace Corps Employees.........................     0420-AA09
3631        Responsibilities and Ethical Standards for Peace Corps Employees....................     0420-AA12
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                                         Peace Corps--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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  Number                                                                                              Number
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3632        Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) and Governmentwide              0420-AA17
            Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace (Grants).......................................
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Peace Corps (PEACE)                                 Proposed Rule Stage






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3624. HANDICAPPED DISCRIMINATION PROHIBITION AND PROCEDURES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 29 USC 794

CFR Citation: 22 CFR 313

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The regulation implements section 504 of the Rehabilitation 
Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794), which prohibits discrimination on the 
basis of handicap in programs or activities conducted by executive 
agencies or the Postal Service.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            10/08/91                    56 FR 50684

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NPRM Comment Period End         12/09/91
Second NPRM                     09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Tyler S. Posey, General Counsel, Peace Corps, Suite 
8200, 1111 20th Street NW, Washington, DC 20526-0001
Phone: 202 692-2150
Fax: 202 692-2151
Email: tposey@peacecorps.gov

RIN: 0420-AA03
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3625. ELIGIBILITY AND STANDARDS FOR PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER SERVICE RE: 
PROCEDURES--APPEALS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 75 Stat 612, secs 4(b), 5(a), and 22; 22 USC 2504; EO 
12137, May 16, 1979; International Security and Development Cooperation 
Act of 1981, sec 601; 95 Stat 1519 and 1540

CFR Citation: 22 CFR 305

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Peace Corps is reviewing its Eligibility and Standards 
for Peace Corps Service, specifically with regard to establishing and 
publishing an appeals procedure for administrative and medical 
deselection. 42 U.S.C. 5057(c)(1), as amended, no longer provides 
authority for the listed agenda item. Therefore, 42 U.S.C. 5057, as 
above, shall be deleted from future printings of the Unified Agenda.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Tyler S. Posey, General Counsel, Peace Corps, Suite 
8200, 1111 20th Street NW, Washington, DC 20526-0001
Phone: 202 692-2150
Fax: 202 692-2151
Email: tposey@peacecorps.gov

RIN: 0420-AA10
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3626. VOLUNTEER DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT PROCEDURE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 22 USC 2503; 5 USC 553 and 554

CFR Citation: 22 CFR 306; 45 CFR 1225

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Peace Corps is promulgating its own regulations regarding 
the Volunteer Discrimination Complaint Procedure to replace the current 
cross-reference to the former ACTION's regulations applicable to Peace 
Corps volunteers, which appear in 45 CFR part 1225.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Tyler S. Posey, General Counsel, Peace Corps, Suite 
8200, 1111 20th Street NW, Washington, DC 20526-0001
Phone: 202 692-2150
Fax: 202 692-2151
Email: tposey@peacecorps.gov

RIN: 0420-AA11
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3627. INSPECTION AND COPYING OF RECORDS: RULES FOR COMPLIANCE WITH 
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 552; 22 USC 2503(b); EO 12137

CFR Citation: 22 CFR 303

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Peace Corps is revising its Freedom of Information Act 
(FOIA) regulation to implement the 1996 revisions to FOIA and to 
include Office of Inspector General provisions.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Tyler S. Posey, General Counsel, Peace Corps, Suite 
8200, 1111 20th Street NW, Washington, DC 20526-0001
Phone: 202 692-2150
Fax: 202 692-2151
Email: tposey@peacecorps.gov

RIN: 0420-AA14
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3628. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PRIVACY ACT OF 1974

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 552a; 22 USC 2503(b); EO 12137

CFR Citation: 22 CFR 308

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Peace Corps is revising its Privacy Act regulation to be 
consistent with revisions to its systems of records and to delete 
unnecessary and outdated provisions.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Tyler S. Posey, General Counsel, Peace Corps, Suite 
8200, 1111 20th Street NW, Washington, DC 20526-0001
Phone: 202 692-2150
Fax: 202 692-2151
Email: tposey@peacecorps.gov

RIN: 0420-AA15
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3629. ORGANIZATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 552; 22 USC 2503(b); EO 12137

CFR Citation: 22 CFR 302

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Peace Corps is removing this rule from the Code of 
Federal Regulations because it is outdated and unnecessary. Information 
on Peace Corps' organization is routinely updated and published in the 
Federal Register's ``United States Government Manual.''

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

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Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Tyler S. Posey, General Counsel, Peace Corps, Suite 
8200, 1111 20th Street NW, Washington, DC 20526-0001
Phone: 202 692-2150
Fax: 202 692-2151
Email: tposey@peacecorps.gov

RIN: 0420-AA16
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Peace Corps (PEACE)                                    Final Rule Stage






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3630. SUPPLEMENTAL STANDARDS OF CONDUCT FOR PEACE CORPS EMPLOYEES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: EO 12674; 5 CFR 2635.105

CFR Citation: 22 CFR 307; 5 CFR 67 (New)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Peace Corps is removing part 307 from the Code of Federal 
Regulations. Part 307 provides the standards of conduct applicable to 
Peace Corps employees. Peace Corps employees are already subject to the 
Governmentwide regulations on employee standards of conduct, and the 
Peace Corps is considering the appropriate action to take in regard to 
its supplemental standards of conduct.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            02/05/03                     68 FR 5857
NPRM Comment Period End         03/07/03
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Tyler S. Posey, General Counsel, Peace Corps, Suite 
8200, 1111 20th Street NW, Washington, DC 20526-0001
Phone: 202 692-2150
Fax: 202 692-2151
Email: tposey@peacecorps.gov

RIN: 0420-AA09
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3631. RESPONSIBILITIES AND ETHICAL STANDARDS FOR PEACE CORPS EMPLOYEES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 7301; 5 USC app Ethics in Government Act of 
1978; EO 12674; 5 CFR 2635.105; 5 CFR 2635.403; 5 CFR 2635.803

CFR Citation: 22 CFR 307

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Peace Corps is removing part 307 from the Code of Federal 
Regulations. Part 307 provides the standards of conduct applicable to 
Peace Corps employees. Peace Corps employees are already subject to the 
Governmentwide regulations on employee standards of conduct, and the 
Peace Corps is considering the appropriate action to take in regard to 
its own supplemental standards of conduct.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            02/05/03                     68 FR 5857
NPRM Comment Period End         03/07/03
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Tyler S. Posey, General Counsel, Peace Corps, Suite 
8200, 1111 20th Street NW, Washington, DC 20526-0001
Phone: 202 692-2150
Fax: 202 692-2151
Email: tposey@peacecorps.gov

RIN: 0420-AA12
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Peace Corps (PEACE)                                   Long-Term Actions






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3632. GOVERNMENTWIDE DEBARMENT AND SUSPENSION (NONPROCUREMENT) AND 
GOVERNMENTWIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE (GRANTS)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: sec 2455, PL 103-355, 108 Stat 3327; EO 12549, 3 CFR 
1986 Comp, p 189; EO 12698, 3 CFR 1989 Comp, p 235

CFR Citation: 22 CFR 310

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Peace Corps intends to publish proposed revisions to its 
Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) and 
Governmentwide Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace (Financial 
Assistance) rule in 22 CFR part 310 in conjunction with other 
participating agencies. Under the proposed rule, Peace Corps' debarment 
and suspension provisions would remain in part 310 and would set out 
procedures to be used by the Peace Corps when it has evidence that a 
recipient of Peace Corps funds pursuant to a nonprocurement agreement, 
such as grant or cooperative agreement, has committed fraud, 
embezzlement, forgery, or a variety of other serious offenses.
The rule's drug-free workplace provisions would be moved to a new rule, 
part 312, and would include requirements, prohibitions, and procedures 
regarding the unlawful manufacturing, distribution, dispensing, 
possession, or use of a controlled substance by a grantee of the Peace 
Corps in conducting any activity under a Peace Corps grant.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            01/23/02                     67 FR 3266
NPRM Comment Period End         03/25/02


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Tyler S. Posey, General Counsel, Peace Corps, Suite

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8200, 1111 20th Street NW, Washington, DC 20526-0001
Phone: 202 692-2150
Fax: 202 692-2151
Email: tposey@peacecorps.gov

RIN: 0420-AA17
[FR Doc. 03-9564 Filed 05-23-03; 8:45 am]
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