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DOL/OSHA RIN: 1218-AB99 Publication ID: Spring 2002 
Title: Procedures for Handling of Discrimination Complaints Under the Aviation Investment and Reform Act 
Abstract: On March 8, 2000, Congress enacted the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century, commonly known as the Air Act. Section 519 of the Act (49 USC 42121) prohibits air carriers or air carrier contractors or subcontractors from discharging or otherwise discriminating against employees for exercising specified rights under the Act. The Act further provides that the Secretary of Labor investigate employee claims of discrimination and ultimately issue a determination and order after an opportunity for either party to request a hearing on the record. Procedural rules are needed for filing, investigating, litigating, and adjudicating complaints filed pursuant to the Act. 
Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1979   
Legal Authority: PL 106-181, Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act, sec 519    49 USC 42121   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  04/01/2002  67 FR 15453   
Interim Final Rule Effective  04/01/2002    
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  05/31/2002    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Agency Contact:
John Robert Spear
Director, Office of Investigative Assistance
Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Rm 3603, 200 Constitution Ave., NW,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-2187
Fax:202 693-1681
Email: john.spear@osha-no.osha.gov