[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 152 (Monday, August 9, 2010)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 47753-47754]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-19673]



Office of the Secretary

49 CFR Parts 27, 37, and 38

[Docket No. OST-2006-23985]
RIN 2105-AD54

Transportation for Individuals With Disabilities

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary (OST), U.S. Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting and Extension of Comment period.


SUMMARY: The Department of Transportation is holding a public meeting 
on August 20, 2010, concerning the Department's pending rulemaking to 
amend its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) rules. In connection 
with the meeting, the comment period on this will be reopened briefly, 
from August 19-25, 2010.

DATES: The public meeting will be held on August 20, 2010. The reopened 
comment period on the rulemaking will extend from August 19 through 
August 25, 2010.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by the agency name and 
DOT Docket ID Number OST-2006-23985) by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for submitting 
     Mail: Docket Management Facility: U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground 
Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001
     Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room 
W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., between

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9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Fax: 202-493-2251
    Instructions: You must include the agency name (Office of the 
Secretary, DOT) and Docket number (OST-2006-23985) for this notice at 
the beginning of your comments. You should submit two copies of your 
comments if you submit them by mail or courier. Note that all comments 
received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, 
including any personal information provided, and will be available to 
internet users. You may review DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in 
the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477) or you 
may visit http://DocketsInfo.dot.gov.
    Docket: For internet access to the docket to read background 
documents and comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov. 
Background documents and comments received may also be viewed at the 
U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, 
DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except 
Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert C. Ashby, Deputy Assistant 
General Counsel for Regulation and Enforcement, Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W94-302, Washington, 
DC 20590; (202) 366-9310 (voice); (202) 366-7687 (TDD); 
[email protected] (e-mail).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 27, 2006, the Department of 
Transportation (DOT or Department) issued a notice of proposed 
rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed to amend the Department's Americans 
with Disabilities Act (ADA) rule and related regulations (71 FR 9761). 
The proposed amendments concerned a variety of subjects, including 
integrated access for persons with disabilities to trains serving new 
or altered intercity and commuter rail station platforms and reasonable 
modifications to transit provider policies and practices. The NPRM also 
sought comment on several upcoming issues of interest concerning 
surface transportation accessibility. The extended comment period for 
this rulemaking ended June 16, 2006.
    The Department is continuing to work towards a final rule based on 
this NPRM.
    Recently, the Department received a request from the American 
Public Transit Association (APTA), one of the commenters on the NPRM, 
for a meeting concerning the portion of the rulemaking relating to 
reasonable modification. In light of the period of time that has 
elapsed since the original comment period and of a meeting held between 
representatives of disability community organizations and Federal 
Railroad Administration officials concerning the rail system 
accessibility portion of the rulemaking (a memorandum on the meeting 
has been placed in the docket), the Department has decided to grant 
APTA's request.
    Consequently, the Department will hold a public meeting from 10 
a.m.-1 p.m. on August 20, 2010, in the Department's conference center 
in its headquarters building at 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington 
DC. Not only APTA, but also any other party wanting to discuss issues 
raised in the NPRM with Department of Transportation officials and 
staff, is invited to attend. A memorandum concerning the discussion at 
the meeting will be placed in the docket. To enable participants in the 
meeting or others to have responses to comments made at the meeting, or 
other comments they may wish to make, entered into the docket, we will 
briefly reopen the docket from August 19-25, 2010.
    To facilitate the Department's administration of the meeting, we 
request that individuals planning to attend the meeting or call in to 
the meeting please contact the Office of the Assistant General Counsel 
for Regulation and Enforcement to indicate their interest. You may call 
202-366-4723 for this purpose or e-mail [email protected]. We thank 
participants for cooperation with this request.

    Dated: Issued in Washington, DC this 27th day of July 2010.
Robert S. Rivkin,
General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2010-19673 Filed 8-5-10; 11:15 am]