am committed to ensuring that our air transportation
system is accessible for everyone, and it is important
that people with disabilities be at the table every step
of the way, collaborating with airlines and other
interested stakeholders in crafting rules that will
improve air travel accessibility now and into the
future,” said Secretary Foxx.
Under the Negotiated Rulemaking Act, a neutral convenor
assists an agency in determining whether to proceed with
a regulatory negotiation, and, if so, to determine the
scope of the issues that are appropriate for a
negotiated rulemaking process.
The Department hired Richard Parker from the
University of Connecticut School of Law to assist it in
making this determination.
Should the Department decide to proceed with a
negotiated rulemaking, it will invite interested
parties likely to be significantly affected by the
regulation to work with each other and the agency on
an advisory committee to reach consensus
recommendations on the appropriate resolution of the
issues before the committee.
If a consensus is reached, the Department
will issue a proposed rule consistent with that
consensus for public comment under established