Passenger Vessels Accessibility Guidelines


Rule Summary: The ATBCB proposes to establish accessibility guidelines for the construction and alteration of passenger vessels that require vessels, other than ferries, be accessible and usable by passengers with disabilities.

RIN: 1004-AE14 

Agency: Bureau of Land Management  

Date Proposed by Agency: 02/08/16
Stage: Open comment period

Top Industry: Oil and Gas Extraction

Restrictions: 249 

Word Count: 83575 

Costs Monetized: Yes 

Benefits Monetized: Yes



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