US Department of Transportation Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Service Animal Amendments

The US Department of Transportation announced that it is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to its Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) regulation on the transportation of service animals by air.

The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on Traveling by Air with Service Animals is available online. Click here if you would like to view and comment on the NPRM proposed changes.

The NPRM is intended to ensure a safe and accessible air transportation system. It addresses concerns raised by individuals with disabilities, airlines, flight attendants, airports, other aviation transportation stakeholders and other members of the public regarding service animals on aircraft. The Department recognizes the integral role that service animals play in the lives of many individuals with disabilities and wants to ensure that individuals with disabilities can continue using their service animals.

Click here if you would like to read the US Department of Transportation announcement.