[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 156 (Tuesday, August 13, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 49248-49249]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-19595]


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ARCHITECTURAL AND TRANSPORTATION BARRIERS COMPLIANCE BOARD

36 CFR Part 1196

[Docket No. ATBCB-2013-0003]
RIN 3014-AA11


Passenger Vessels Accessibility Guidelines

AGENCY: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board 
(Access Board) is extending until January 24, 2014, the comment period 
for the notice entitled ``Passenger Vessels Accessibility Guidelines,'' 
that appeared in the Federal Register on June 25, 2013. In that notice, 
the Access Board proposed accessibility guidelines for passenger 
vessels and requested comments by September 23, 2013. The Access Board 
is taking this action to allow interested persons additional time to 
submit comments.

DATES: For the proposed rule published June 25, 2013 (78 FR 38102), 
submit comments by January 24, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Regulations.gov ID for 
this docket is ATBCB-2013-0003.
     Email: board.gov">pvag@access-board.gov. Include docket number ATBCB-
2013-0003 in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: 202-272-0081.
     Mail or Hand Delivery/Courier: Paul Beatty, Access Board, 
1331 F Street NW., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004-1111.
    All comments received, including any personal information provided, 
will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov and are 
available for public viewing.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Beatty, Access Board, 1331 F 
Street NW., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004-1111. Telephone: (202) 
272-0012 (voice) or (202) 272-0072 (TTY). Email address: board.gov">pvag@access-board.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 25, 2013, the Architectural and 
Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) issued proposed 
accessibility guidelines for the construction and alteration of 
passenger vessels covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act to 
ensure that the vessels are readily accessible to and usable by 
passengers with disabilities. See 78 FR 38102, June 25, 2013. In that 
notice, the Access Board requested comments by September 23, 2013.
    On July 15, 2013, the Cruise Lines International Association 
requested that the 90-day comment period be extended by an additional 
120 days to review and more fully assess the proposed rule. Although 
the Access Board has already provided a 90-day comment period and has 
held a public hearing on the proposed rule, the Board will provide 
additional time for the public to submit comments on this proposed 
rule. The

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new comment period ends on January 24, 2014.

David M. Capozzi,
Executive Director.
[FR Doc. 2013-19595 Filed 8-12-13; 8:45 am]
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