Final Regulations

Published Notices of IDEA Regulations (2006-current)

Agencies write Federal regulations to implement and enforce the statutes passed by Congress.

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Periodically, the department issues new or revised regulations to address the implementation and interpretation of the IDEA.

Whenever the department proposes new or revised regulations, it publishes a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register and the public has an opportunity to submit written comments.

In each Notice of Final Regulations, also published in the Federal Register, the department analyzes and responds to the public’s comments in the section titled “Analysis of Comments and Changes.”

The following list includes each Notice of Final Regulations published since the IDEA statute’s last reauthorization Dec. 3, 2004, as well as:

  • A summary of the changes;
  • The effective date of the changes;
  • The “Analysis of Comments and Changes;” and
  • The revised regulations.
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2018

July 3, 2018 (83 FR 31306)

**On May 22, 2019, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services posted the following to the department’s site:

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2017

July 11, 2017 (82 FR 31910)

Changes effective Aug. 10, 2017

Reflects changes made to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act by Rosa’s Law, which...

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June 30, 2017 (82 FR 29755)

Changes effective June 30, 2017

Implement Parts B and C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

These changes:

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2016

Dec. 19, 2016 (81 Fr 92376)

**On May 22, 2019, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services posted the following to the department’s site:

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2015

Aug. 21, 2015 (80 FR 50773)

Changes effective Sept. 21, 2015

Govern Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965,...

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April 28, 2015 (80 FR 23644)

Changes effective July 1, 2015

Amends Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act governing the Assistance to...

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2013

Feb. 14, 2013 (78 FR 10525)

Changes effective March 18, 2013

Final regulations for Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act governing the...

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2011

Sept. 28, 2011 (76 FR 60140)

Changes effective Oct. 28, 2011

Govern the Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities
Reflect changes...

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2008

Dec. 1, 2008 (73 FR 73006)

Changes effective Dec. 31, 2008

Govern the Assistance to States for the Education of Children with Disabilities Program and...

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2007

April 9, 2007 (72 FR 17748)

Changes effective May 9, 2007

Govern programs administered under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of...

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2006

Aug. 14, 2006 (71 FR 46540)

Changes effective Oct. 13, 2006

Govern the Assistance to States for Education of Children with Disabilities Program and the...

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