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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameAdvisory Committee on Accessible Air TransportationAgency NameDepartment of Transportation
Fiscal Year2018Committee Number2569
Original Establishment Date4/25/2016Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date4/25/2018Committee URLhttps://www.transportation.gov/access-advisory-...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*26
Current Charter Date4/25/2016Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Deputy Assistant General Counsel
Date Of Renewal Charter4/25/2018Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date4/25/2018Designated Federal Officer First Name*Blane
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Workie
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Agency decision memorandumDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 366-9345
Effective Date Of Authority*3/30/2016Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*blane.workie@dot.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Regulatory Negotiations Committee
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*ACCESS gathered stakeholders from across the air travel, entertainment, and technology industries, along with advocates for individuals with disabilities, to negotiate and develop a proposed rule concerning accommodations for air travelers with disabilities addressing in-flight communications, accessible lavatory on new single-aisle aircraft, and service animals.
How is membership balanced?*ACCESS's membership is balanced in terms of stakeholders in air transport and organizations representing individuals with different types of disabilities, including vision impairment, deafness and hard of hearing, and mobility restrictions
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The committee held 5 meetings in FY 2016, The committee completed its work after 2 meetings in early FY 2017. No meetings were held in FY18.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*ACCESS gathers a unique group to negotiate a proposed rulemaking.
Why close or partially close meetings?Not Applicable
Recommendation RemarksThe work of the ACCESS Advisory Committee has been completed The committee's charter expired on 4/25/18.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentThe Department of Transportation is following up on the air travel accessibility issues discussed during the ACCESS committee with rulemaking.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentCommittee was convened to consider 3 issues. They were able to reach consensus on the first two issues.1. Whether to require an accessible lavatory on new single-aisle aircraft over a certain size;2. Whether to (a) require accessible inflight entertainment (IFE) and (b) strengthen accessibility requirements for other in-flight communications; and3. Whether to amend the definition of “service animals” that may accompany passengers with a disability on a flight.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNot ApplicableGrants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*3Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations Comment1. consensus on the issue of accessible lavatories2.consensus on the issue of In-flight Entertainment (IFE)3.consensus an approach for considering enhancements to the accessibility of other on-board communicationsAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe Department of Transportation is following up on the air travel accessibility issues discussed during the ACCESS committee with rulemaking.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNot ApplicableAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*NoAccess CommentNot Applicable
Agency Feedback CommentNot ApplicableNarrative Description*ACCESS was established and held its first five meetings in FY 2016. The committee also held two meetings in FY17. It presented its recommendations to the Department in early FY 2017.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001475Advisory Committee on Accessible Air Transportation2017
 COM-002640Advisory Committee on Accessible Air Transportation2016