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DOT/OST RIN: 2105-AE88 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: +Accessible Lavatories on Single-Aisle Aircraft: Part I 

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: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 382   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 41705    FAA Reauthorization Act of 2016, Pub. L. 114-190, 130 Stat. 615, 622.   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
NPRM  Statutory  Supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking  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 (RIN) 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  01/02/2020  85 FR 27   
NPRM Comment Period End  03/02/2020 
Final Rule  06/00/2022 
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: Related to 2105-AE89, Split from 2105-AE32 
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