[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 35 (Friday, February 21, 2020)]
[Pages 10218-10219]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-03468]



Office of the Secretary

[Docket No. DOT-OST-2018-0204]

Air Carrier Access Act Advisory Committee Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Air Carrier Access Act 
Advisory Committee (``ACAA Advisory Committee'').

DATES: The meeting will be held on March 10 and 11, 2020, from 9:00 
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, at the Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 
Thomas Circle NW, Washington, DC 20005. Requests to attend the meeting 
must be received by March 4, 2020. Requests for accommodations must be 
received by March 6, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For registration or accommodation 
requests, please contact Kimberly Wilson or Katie Campanale at Accel 
Solutions by email at [email protected] or by telephone at 
703-801-5421. For other inquiries, please contact Vinh Nguyen or 
Livaughn Chapman, Jr., Office of the Aviation Enforcement and 
Proceedings, U.S. Department of Transportation, by email at 
[email protected] or [email protected] or by telephone at 202-

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the National Ballroom at the 
Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, DC 20005. 
Copies of the meeting minutes will be available at www.regulations.gov. 
After entering the docket number (DOT-OST-2018-0204), click the link to 
``Open Docket Folder,'' and choose the document to review. Written 
materials may be submitted to this docket. If you do not have access to 
the internet, you may view the docket by visiting the Docket Management 
Facility in Room W12-140 on the ground floor of the DOT West Building, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, between 9:00 a.m. and 
5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal 


I. Background

    The ACAA Advisory Committee was created under the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (FACA), in accordance with Section 439 of the FAA 
Reauthorization Act of 2018 (FAA Act), to identify and assess barriers 

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accessible air travel, determine the extent to which DOT's programs and 
activities are addressing the barriers, recommend improvements, and 
advise the Secretary on implementing the Air Carrier Access Act. The 
charter of the ACAA Advisory Committee sets forth policies for the 
operation of the advisory committee. The charter is available at 

II. Agenda

    The first meeting of the ACAA Advisory Committee is designed to 
gather information on the barriers encountered by the passengers with 
disabilities in the following areas: Ticketing; pre-flight seat 
assignments; access to bulkhead seating; stowage of assistive devices; 
and guide and wheelchair assistance at airports and on aircraft. There 
will also be a discussion of airlines' disability training programs for 
employees and contractors who interact with the traveling public. An 
overview of the Department's programs and activities related to the air 
travel of passengers with disabilities will also be provided at the 
meeting. In addition, the Department will consult with the ACAA 
Advisory Committee to develop the ``Airline Passenger with Disabilities 
Bill of Rights.''

III. Public Participation

    The meeting will be open to the public on a first come, first 
served basis. As space is limited, members of the public who plan to 
attend this meeting must RSVP to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section above no later than Tuesday, March 4, 2020, 
with your name and affiliation. The Department is committed to 
providing equal access to this meeting for all participants. Sign 
language interpreters and Communication Access Realtime Translation 
(CART) services will be available for the meeting. If you need 
alternative formats or other disability-related accommodations, please 
inform the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section 
above no later than March 6, 2020.
    Oral comments from members of the public joining the meeting will 
be allowed if time permits. The time for each commenter may be limited. 
Individuals wishing to reserve speaking time during the meeting must 
submit a request at the time of registration, as well as the name, 
address, and organizational affiliation of the proposed speaker. 
Speakers are requested to submit a written copy of their prepared 
remarks for inclusion in the meeting records and for circulation to 
ACAA Advisory Committee members. Any member of the public may submit a 
written statement to the committee through the docket at any time.

    Issued this 14th day of February 2020, in Washington, DC.
Blane A. Workie,
Assistant General Counsel for Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings, 
U.S. Department of Transportation.
[FR Doc. 2020-03468 Filed 2-20-20; 8:45 am]