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 ADA
New or Proposed ADA Regulations by the Department of
On Friday, July 23, 2012, 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.