ADA requirements may change as regulations
are modified to improve access or to provide more detailed
guidance for entities covered by the ADA. When new
requirements are proposed, a formal procedure is used
which calls for public comment and agency review before
the requirement is finalized. Changes in existing
requirements or new requirements are first issued as a
proposed rule and published in the Federal Register.
Public comments, which are received by mail and over the
Internet, are reviewed by the Department before a proposed
Final Rule is published. When the Final Rule is
published, new requirements are established as detailed in
the Final Rule. For information on any new or proposed
Department of Justice ADA regulations contact the
New or Proposed ADA
Regulations by the Department of Justice
On Friday, July 23, 2010, Attorney
General Eric Holder signed final regulations revising the
Departmentís ADA regulations, including its ADA Standards
for Accessible Design. These regulations were published in
the Federal Register on September 15, 2010.
revised regulations take effect on March 15, 2011 and
amend the Departmentís Title II regulation, 28 C.F.R. Part
35, and the Title III regulation, 28 C.F.R. Part 36.
On July 26, 2010, the Department published
advance notices of proposed rulemaking (ANPRMs) in the
Federal Register seeking public comment on the topics
addressed. Comments will be accepted for 180 days.