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The No Child Left Behind School Facilities and Construction Negotiated Rulemaking Committee developed the interim final rule to complete the work responding to the mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act at 25 U.S.C. 2002. See the May 24, 2012, interim final rule (77 FR 30888) for additional background on the Committee. The Committee determined, by consensus, that the codes and standards identified in the “School Facilities Design Handbook” (handbook) dated March 30, 2007, respecting heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and lighting are appropriate for home-living (dormitory) situations at Bureau-funded Indian education facilities. On May 24, 2012, BIA published the interim final rule (77 FR 30888), under Docket No. BIA-2012-0001, to make the codes and standards identified in the handbook respecting heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and lighting mandatory for home-living (dormitory) situations at Bureau-funded Indian education facilities; require the Bureau to give the public notice and an opportunity to comment on any proposal to change which standard building codes are incorporated in the handbook; and make a technical change to remove reference to subpart H, which is no longer in existence, and replace it with a reference to subpart G.
We stated in the interim final rule that we would address comments received and, by a future publication in the
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Accordingly, the interim rule published May 24, 2012, at 77 FR 30888, is adopted as final without change.