ANPRM by US DOT
Air Carrier Access Act regulation on transportation of service animals.
Comments are due by July 9.
ANPRM can be found at regulations.gov, docket number DOT-OST-2018-0068 or at https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOT-OST-2018-0068-1157
FROM: U.S. Department of Transportation Seeks Comment on Amending Regulations Concerning Service Animals on Flights
The U.S. Department of Transportation (Department) today announced that it is seeking public comment on amending its Air Carrier Access Act
(ACAA) regulation on transportation of service animals. The Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on Traveling By Air with Service Animals can be found HERE and provides the public with 45 days during which to offer comments.
Today’s ANPRM is intended to address the significant concerns raised by individuals with disabilities, other members of the public, airlines, flight attendants, airports and other stakeholders regarding service animals on aircraft. The Department recognizes the integral role that service animals play in the lives of many individuals with disabilities and wants to ensure seamless access to air transportation for individuals with disabilities while also helping to deter the fraudulent use of animals not qualified as service animals.