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Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Lead Agency Status for Elementary and Secondary Schools

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Announcement of Title VI Lead Agency Status for Elementary and Secondary Schools and Institutions of Higher Education.

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that by operation of law, under the Department of Education Organization Act, Pub. L. 96-88, Section 509, all Federal interagency agreements in force on May 4, 1980, the effective date of the Act, which delegated to the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) certain compliance responsibilities under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, with regard to elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher education, apply to the Department of Education (ED). Under these agreements and the Department of Education Organization Act, ED is now the lead agency for Title VI compliance rather than HEW.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The agencies and subject areas for which HEW was the lead agency under Title VI delegations of authority and for which ED became the lead agency on May 4, 1980 are as follows:

Agency

Subject area

Effective date of delegation*

     

Agriculture.............................

Higher Education..................

Feb. 7, 1967.

Atomic Energy Commission (Dept. of Energy).

Elementary and Secondary Schools.

Higher Education..................

June 22, 1966.

Apr. 22, 1966.

ACTION.................................

Elementary and Secondary Schools.

Higher Education..................

Mar. 22, 1966.

Mar. 22, 1966.

Agency for International Development.

Higher Education..................

Mar. 30, 1966.

Department of Commerce.

Higher Education..................

Nov. 5, 1966.

Department of Defense.

Elementary and Secondary Schools.

Higher Education..................

June 2, 1966.

Apr. 14, 1966.

General Services Administration.

Elementary and Secondary Schools.

Higher Education..................

June 22, 1966.

June 13, 1966.

Department of Housing and urban Development.

Elementary and Secondary Schools.

Higher Education..................

June 22, 1966.

May 26, 1966.

Department of the Interior.

Elementary and Secondary Schools.

Higher Education..................

June 22, 1966.

June 13, 1966.

National Endowment for the Arts/National Endowment for the Humanities.

Elementary and Secondary Schools.

Higher Education..................

June 8, 1976.

June 8, 1976.

National Science Foundation.

Elementary and Secondary Schools.

Higher Education..................

June 22, 1966.

Apr. 26, 1966.

Office of Economic Opportunity (Community Services Administration).

Elementary and Secondary Schools.

Higher Education..................

July 23, 1966.

Apr. 22, 1966.

Office of Emergency Planning.

Elementary and Secondary Schools.

Higher Education..................

June 22, 1966.

Mar. 30, 1966.

Department of State.

Higher Education..................

July 23, 1966.

Department of Transportation.

Higher Education..................

Aug. 3, 1966.

Tennessee Valley Authority.

Higher Education..................

Apr. 22, 1966.

Veterans Administration.

Elementary and Secondary Schools.

Higher Education..................

Jan. 17, 1969.

Law Enforcement Assistance Administration.

Higher Education..................

Sept. 24, 1970.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Higher Education..................

Mar. 15, 1966.

Small Business Administration.

Elementary and Secondary Schools.

June 22, 1966.

*With the exception of the General Services Administration agreement, which provided for a retroactive effective date, the effective date is the date the delegation was accepted by HEW.

Dated: August 11, 1980.

Shirley M. Hufstedler,

Secretary of Education.

[FR Doc. 80-25030 Filed 8-15-80; 8:45 am]

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