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28 CFR Part 35 Title II Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) (published 2008)

Note: This NPRM is part of the Corada Archives, as it was originally published to the Federal Register in 2008. The Department of Justice published final regulations on September 15, 2010, and the revised final rules went into effect on March 15, 2011. On August 11, 2016, a final rule was published that took effect on October 11, 2016, that revised the Title II regulations to implement the requirements of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008.

Subpart F--Compliance Procedures

13. Amend § 35.171 by revising paragraph (a)(2) to read as follows:

§ 35.171 Acceptance of complaints.

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(i) If an agency other than the Department of Justice determines that it does not have section 504 jurisdiction and is not the designated agency, it shall promptly refer the complaint to either the appropriate designated agency or agency that has section 504 jurisdiction or to the Department of Justice, and so notify the complainant.

(ii) When the Department of Justice receives a complaint for which it does not have jurisdiction under section 504 and is not the designated agency, it may exercise jurisdiction pursuant to § 35.190(e) or refer the complaint to an agency that does have jurisdiction under section 504 or to the appropriate agency designated in subpart G of this part or, in the case of an employment complaint that is also subject to title I of the Act, to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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14. Revise § 35.172 to read as follows:

§ 35.172 Investigations and compliance reviews.

(a) The designated agency shall investigate complaints for which it is responsible under § 35.171.

(b) The designated agency may conduct compliance reviews of public entities based on information indicating a possible failure to comply with the nondiscrimination requirements of this part.

(c) Where appropriate, the designated agency shall attempt informal resolution of any matter being investigated under this section, and, if resolution is not achieved and a violation is found, issue to the public entity and the complainant, if any, a Letter of Findings that shall include--

(1) Findings of fact and conclusions of law;

(2) A description of a remedy for each violation found; and

(3) Notice of the rights and procedures available under paragraph (d) of this section and §§ 35.173 and 35.174.

(d) At any time, the complainant may file a private suit pursuant to § 203 of the Act, whether or not the designated agency finds a violation.


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