The Board will hold a public hearing on guidelines for passenger vessels it is developing under the ADA on July 25th in Washington, D.C. The hearing will focus on information the Board released last November, including draft guidelines for large vessels, such as cruise ships, and a notice outlining several different options on addressing access to smaller vessels, such as water taxis and excursion boats. It is one of several events the Board has organized during a week of programs celebrating the ADA's 15th anniversary. The hearing will be held at the Marriott at Metro Center in downtown D.C. from 10:00 to 12:00.
The event will allow interested parties to provide feedback on this material and follows similar hearings held in D.C. last January and in Los Angeles at the end of June. At the January hearing, comment was received from the vessel industry and others on the need for more time to review the released information. In response, the Board extended the comment period four more months to July 28th and scheduled additional hearings. The comments received by the Board, including those provided at hearings, are available for review.
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