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DOT/OST RIN: 2105-AE32 Publication ID: Fall 2017 
Title: Accessible In-Flight Entertainment and Accessible Lavatories on Single-Aisle Aircraft 

This rulemaking follows-up on an air travel accessibility issue discussed in the preamble of the 2008 Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) final rule: whether carriers should be required to ensure that the same in-flight entertainment available to all passengers is accessible to passengers with disabilities. This rulemaking would also address one of the topics initially proposed under RIN 2105-AE12: whether carriers should be required to provide accessible lavatories on certain new single aisle aircraft. The topic of service animals was removed from RIN 2105-AE12 and will be addressed in a new rulemaking action under RIN 2105-AE63. (The issue of accessibility of Web sites and atomated kiosks at U.S. airports was addressed under RIN 2105-AD96.) In 2016, a DOT negotiated rulemaking committee reached consensus on both in-flight entertainment and accessible lavatories, so it is appropriate to address these issues together in one rulemaking. The lavatory issue in this rulemaking action was transferred from RIN 2105-AE12. The statutory deadline requiring the Department to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding the items identified in RIN 2105-AE12 (including accessible lavatories) is July 15, 2017.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Regulatory 
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 382   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 41705   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Next Action Undetermined  To Be Determined 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Split from 2105-AD96, Split from 2105-AE12 
Agency Contact:
Blane A. Workie
Assistant General Counsel
Department of Transportation
Office of the Secretary
Room 4116/C-70, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-9342
Fax:202 366-7153