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DOT/OST RIN: 2105-AF14 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title:+Ensuring Safe Accommodations for Air Travelers With Disabilities Using Wheelchairs 
Abstract:

This rulemaking would amend 14 CFR part 382 to enhance the safety of air travel for individuals with disabilities who use wheelchairs. Specifically, this rulemaking would: (1) clarify that an airline's current regulatory obligation to provide individuals with disabilities connecting, enplaning, and deplaning assistance, upon request, inherently includes the obligation that the assistance provided be "safe;" (2) make airline mishandling of assistive devices a per se regulatory violation subject to administrative penalties; and, (3) require airlines to provide hands-on training to their employees and contractors who physically assist passengers with mobility disabilities or handle battery-powered wheelchairs or scooters.

 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 382   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 41702    49 U.S.C. 41705   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2022 
Additional Information: Reg Eval needs completed.
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 
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