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DOT/OST RIN: 2105-AE89 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: +Accessible Lavatories on Single-Aisle Aircraft 
Abstract:

This rulemaking would require that airlines make lavatories on new single-aisle aircraft large enough, equivalent to that currently found on twin-aisle aircraft, to permit a passenger with a disability (with the help of an assistant, if necessary) to approach, enter, and maneuver within the aircraft lavatory as necessary to use all lavatory facilities and leave by means of the aircraft's on-board wheelchair. This rulemaking also addressed the topic of whether airlines should be required to take steps to improve the accessibility of lavatories on single-aisle aircraft short of increasing the size of the lavatories that was transferred from RIN 2105-AE88. 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: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 382   
Legal Authority: Air Carrier Access Act, 49 U.S.C. 41705   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/28/2022  87 FR 17215   
NPRM Comment Period End  05/27/2022 
Final Rule  05/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Split from 2105-AE88 
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
Email: blane.workie@ost.dot.gov