While underscoring that the Department, as a member of the Access Board, already had reviewed comments provided to the Access Board during its development of the 2004 ADAAG, the Department specifically requested public comment on the potential application of the 2004 ADAAG to existing facilities.
Title II extends the prohibition on discrimination established by section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 29 U. In 1998, the Access Board added specific guidelines on State and local government facilities, 63 FR 2000 (Jan. The Access Board released an interim draft of its guidelines to the public on April 2, 2002, 67 FR 15509, in order to provide an opportunity for entities with model codes to consider amendments that would promote further harmonization. By the date of its final publication on July 23, 2004, the 2004 ADA/ABA Guidelines had been the subject of extraordinary review and public participation. Title II applies to State and local government entities, and, in Subtitle A, protects qualified individuals with disabilities from discrimination on the basis of disability in services, programs, and activities provided by State and local government entities. 794 (section 504), to all activities of State and local governments regardless of whether these entities receive Federal financial assistance. Development of the 2004 ADA/ABA Guidelines In 1994, the Access Board began the process of updating the 1991 ADAAG by establishing an advisory committee composed of members of the design and construction industry, the building code community, and State and local government entities, as well as individuals with disabilities. 36.213 Relationship of subpart B to subparts C and D of this part. Persons with questions about how this regulation applies to such operators and vessels may contact the Department of Justice or the Department of Transportation for guidance or further information. A vessel operator whose vessel takes passengers from Point A to Point B (a cruise ship that sails from Miami to one or more Caribbean islands, a private ferry boat between two points on either side of a river or bay, a water taxi between two points in an urban area) is most likely a private entity primarily engaged in the business of transporting people. Under this regulation, the Department of Justice covers passenger vessels operated by private entities not primarily engaged in the business of transporting people with respect to the provision of goods and services of a public accommodation on the vessel.
Because the Department has adopted the 2004 ADAAG as part of its title II and title III regulations, once the Department’s final rules become effective, the 2004 ADAAG will have legal effect with respect to the Department’s title II and title III regulations and will cease to be mere guidance for those areas regulated by the Department. With respect to those areas regulated by DOT, these guidelines, as adopted by DOT, have had legal effect since 2006.
36.207 Places of public accommodations located in private residences. The Department’s Rulemaking History The Department published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) on September 30, 2004, 69 FR 58768 for two reasons: (1) To begin the process of adopting the 2004 ADAAG by soliciting public input on issues relating to the potential application of the Access Board’s revisions once the Department adopts them as revised standards; and (2) to request background information that would assist the Department in preparing a regulatory analysis under the guidance provided in Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A–4 sections D (Analytical Approaches) and E (Identifying and Measuring Benefits and Costs) (Sept.
Consequently, in interpreting the application of this rule to vessel operators who are private entities not primarily engaged in the business of transporting people, the Department of Justice views the obligations of those vessel operators as being similar to those of private entities primarily engaged in the business of transporting people under the provisions of 49 CFR part 39.
Section 306(b) directs the Attorney General to promulgate regulations to carry out the provisions of the rest of title III. The Access Board provided further opportunity for participation by holding public hearings.
13, 1998), and building elements designed for use by children, 63 FR 2060 (Jan. In 1999, based largely on the report and recommendations of the advisory committee, the Access Board issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to update and revise its ADA and ABA Accessibility Guidelines. In September of 2002, the Access Board set forth specific guidelines on recreation facilities. The Access Board received more than 2,500 comments from individuals with disabilities, affected industries, State and local governments, and others.
36.406 Standards for new construction and alterations. For the purposes of this part, the Department’s revised standards are entitled ‘‘The 2010 Standards for Accessible Design’’ and consist of the 2004 ADAAG and the requirements contained in subpart D of 28 CFR part 36.