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DOT/OST RIN: 2105-AE88 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: +Accessible Lavatories on Single-Aisle Aircraft: Part I(Rulemaking Resulting From a Section 610 Review) 

This rulemaking would require airlines to take steps to improve the accessibility of lavatories on single-aisle aircraft short of increasing the size of the lavatories. The rulemaking would ensure the accessibility of features within an aircraft lavatory, including but not limited to toilet seat, assist handles, faucets, flush control, attendant call buttons, lavatory controls and dispensers, lavatory door sill, and door locks. The rulemaking would also consider standards for the on-board wheelchair to improve its safety/maneuverability and easily permit its entry into the aircraft lavatory.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Regulatory 
RFA Section 610 Review: Rulemaking Resulting From a Section 610 Review 
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 382   
Legal Authority: Air Carrier Access Act, 49 U.S.C. 41705    FAA Reauthorization Act of 2016, sec. 2108   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Other  Statutory  2016 FAA Reauthorization Act.  07/15/2017 

Overall Description of Deadline: The 2016 FAA Reauthorization Act provides that "[n]ot later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Transportation shall issue the supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking referenced in the Secretary's Report on Significant Rulemakings, dated June 15, 2015, and assigned Regulation Identification Number 2105-AE12." One year from the Act's enactment is July 15, 2017. The issues, under RIN 2105-AE12, includes accessible lavatories on single-aisle aircraft.

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2019 
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: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Blaine A. Workie
Assistant General Counsel
Department of Transportation
Office of the Secretary
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-9342
Fax:202 366-7153