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DOT/OST RIN: 2105-AE63 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: +Traveling by Air With Service Animals 

This rulemaking would address the appropriate definition of a service animal and include safeguards to ensure safety and reduce the likelihood that passengers wishing to travel with their pets on aircraft will be able to falsely claim that their pets are service animals. This NPRM follows up on air travel accessibility issues discussed in the preamble of the 2008 Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) final rule. This rulemaking covers one of the topics initially proposed under RIN 2105-AE12.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 382   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 41705   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
NPRM  Statutory  FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016 required issuance of NPRM on service animals.  07/15/2017 
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  05/23/2018  83 FR 23832   
ANPRM Comment Period End  07/09/2018 
Final Rule  01/00/2021 
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 
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:202 366-9345
Fax:202 366-7153