Board Extends Comment Period for Proposed Vessel Guidelines

August 13, 2013

The Access Board is extending the deadline for public comments on accessibility guidelines it has proposed for passenger vessels an additional 120 days, as indicated in a published notice. Comments on the guidelines, which were released in June, are now due on January 24, 2014, instead of September 23, 2013. The extension will more than double the allotted time for comments and is responsive to concerns raised by interested parties on the need for additional time to review the rule and prepare feedback, including responses to questions posed by the Board.

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