Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Air Travel: Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Seventh Meeting, 75480-75481 [2016-26192]

Download as PDF 75480 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 210 / Monday, October 31, 2016 / Notices TABLE I—FY 2017 PILOT PROGRAM FOR TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT PLANNING PROJECT SELECTIONS— Continued State Recipient Project ID Project description OR .......................... Lane Transit District .................... D2017–TODP–012 ...................... OR .......................... Metro ........................................... D2017–TODP–013 ...................... TX ........................... D2017–TODP–014 ...................... UT .......................... North Central Texas Council of Governments. Utah Transit Authority ................. D2017–TODP–015 ...................... VA .......................... County of Fairfax, Virginia .......... D2017–TODP–016 ...................... WI ........................... City of Milwaukee ........................ D2017–TODP–017 ...................... River Road Transit Community Implementation Plan. Southwest Corridor Equitable Development Strategy (SWEDS). DART Red and Blue Line Corridors TOD Planning Study. Ogden/WSU BRT—Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Analysis and Implementation Plan. Transit-Oriented Development Planning for the Richmond Highway Corridor. Milwaukee Streetcar King Drive and Walker’s Point Extensions—Equitable Growth through TOD. [FR Doc. 2016–26208 Filed 10–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Office of the Secretary [Docket No. DOT–OST–2015–0246] RIN 2105–AE12 Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Air Travel: Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Seventh Meeting Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice of seventh public meeting of advisory committee. AGENCY: This notice announces the seventh meeting of the Advisory Committee on Accessible Air Transportation (ACCESS Advisory Committee). SUMMARY: The seventh meeting of the ACCESS Advisory Committee will be held on November 2, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. DATES: The meeting will be held at Hilton Arlington, 950 N. Stafford St., Arlington, VA 22203. Attendance is open to the public up to the room’s capacity of 150 attendees. Since space is limited, any member of the general public who plans to attend this meeting must notify the registration contact identified below no later than October 31, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To register to attend the meeting, please contact Kyle Ilgenfritz (kilgenfritz@ linkvisum.com; 703–442–4575 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 Oct 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 extension 128). For other information, please contact Livaughn Chapman or Vinh Nguyen, Office of the Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings, U.S. Department of Transportation, by email at livaughn.chapman@dot.gov or vinh.nguyen@dot.gov or by telephone at 202–366–9342. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Seventh Public Meeting of the ACCESS Committee The seventh meeting of the ACCESS Advisory Committee will be held on November 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. The meeting will be held at Hilton Arlington, 950 N. Stafford St., Arlington, VA 22203. At the meeting, the ACCESS Advisory Committee will continue to address whether to require accessible inflight entertainment (IFE) and strengthen accessibility requirements for other in-flight communications. We expect to negotiate and vote on proposals to amend the Department’s disability regulation regarding this issue. Prior to the meeting, the agenda will be available on the ACCESS Advisory Committee’s Web site, www.transportation.gov/accessadvisory-committee. Information on how to access advisory committee documents via the FDMC is contained in Section III, below. The meeting will be open to the public. Attendance will be limited by the size of the meeting room (maximum 150 attendees). Because space is limited, we ask that any member of the public who plans to attend the meeting notify the registration contact, Kyle Ilgenfritz (kilgenfritz@linkvisum.com; 703–442– 4575 extension 128) at Linkvisum, no later than October 31, 2016. At the PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Allocation ($) 450,000 895,000 1,400,000 250,000 400,000 750,000 discretion of the facilitator and the Committee and time permitting, members of the public are invited to contribute to the discussion and provide oral comments. II. Submitting Written Comments Members of the public may submit written comments on the topics to be considered during the meeting by October 31, 2016, to FDMC, Docket Number DOT–OST–2015–0246. You may submit your comments and material online or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. DOT recommends that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a phone number in the body of your document so that DOT can contact you if there are questions regarding your submission. To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, put the docket number, DOT–OST–2015–0246, in the keyword box, and click ‘‘Search.’’ When the new screen appears, click on the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ button and type your comment into the text box on the following screen. Choose whether you are submitting your comment as an individual or on behalf of a third party and then submit. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. III. Viewing Comments and Documents To view comments and any documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to www.regulations.gov. Enter the docket number, DOT–OST–2015–0246, in the keyword box, and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, click the link to ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 210 / Monday, October 31, 2016 / Notices and choose the document to review. If you do not have access to the Internet, you may view the docket online by visiting the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. IV. ACCESS Advisory Committee Charter The ACCESS Advisory Committee is established by charter in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx approved the ACCESS Advisory Committee charter on April 6, 2016. The committee’s charter sets forth policies for the operation of the advisory committee and is available on the Department’s Web site at www.transportation.gov/office-generalcounsel/negotiated-regulations/charter. V. Privacy Act In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL– 14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. VI. Federal Advisory Committee Act Notice of this meeting is being provided in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the General Services Administration regulations covering management of Federal advisory committees. See 41 CFR part 102–3. Dated: October 24, 2016. Molly J. Moran, Acting General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2016–26192 Filed 10–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P The industry group for travel sites, a number of its members which include online travel booking sites, and certain members of Congress have expressed concerns to the Department of Transportation (DOT or Department) regarding airline restrictions on the distribution and display of airline flight schedule, fare, and availability information (‘‘flight information’’). Specifically, concerns were raised about practices by some airlines to restrict the distribution and/or display of flight information by certain online travel agencies (OTAs), metasearch entities that operate flight search tools, and other stakeholders involved in the distribution of flight information and sale of air transportation. Airlines state that it is important for them to maintain control over the display and distribution of airline flight information while OTAs and metasearch entities that operate flight search tools state that actions taken by airlines to restrict the distribution or display of flight information are anticompetitive and harming consumers. The Department is interested in learning more about this issue. Pursuant to the Department’s aviation consumer protection authority, we are requesting information on whether airline restrictions on the distribution or display of airline flight information harm consumers and constitute an unfair and deceptive business practice and/or an unfair method of competition. The Department is also requesting information on whether any entities are blocking access to critical resources needed for competitive entry into the air transportation industry. Finally, we are requesting information on whether Department action is unnecessary or whether Department action in these areas would promote a more competitive air transportation marketplace or help ensure that consumers have access to the information needed to make informed air transportation choices. SUMMARY: Responses should be filed by December 30, 2016. DATES: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Office of the Secretary sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. DOT–OST–2016–0204] Exploring Industry Practices on Distribution and Display of Airline Fare, Schedule, and Availability Information Office of the Secretary (OST), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Request for Information (RFI). AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 Oct 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 You may file responses identified by the docket number DOT– OST–2016–0204 by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75481 • Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. Instructions: You must include the agency name and docket number DOT– OST–2016–0204 at the beginning of your submission. All submissions received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all submissions received in any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the document (or signing the submission, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78), or you may visit http:// DocketsInfo.dot.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents and comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov or to the street address listed above. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kyle-Etienne Joseph, Trial Attorney, or Kimberly Graber, Chief, Consumer Protection and Competition Law Branch, Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Washington, DC 20590, 202–366– 9342, 202–366–7152 (fax), kyleetienne.joseph@dot.gov or kimberly.graber@dot.gov (email). SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Background Various entities have raised concerns to the Department regarding airlines restricting the distribution or display of information on their flights. We initially became aware of the issue in connection with certain airlines placing restrictions on flight information being displayed by metasearch sites that operate flight search tools. In a proposed rule, the Transparency of Airline Ancillary Fees and Other Consumer Protection Issues (‘‘Consumer Rule III NPRM’’), the Department sought information relating to a wide variety of distribution issues including information about the relationships between entities involved in the distribution of air transportation information. 79 FR 29974 (May 23, 2014). In the Consumer Rule III NPRM, the Department posed questions related to airline restrictions on the display of flight schedule, fare, and availability E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Office of the Secretary

[Docket No. DOT-OST-2015-0246]
RIN 2105-AE12


Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Air Travel: 
Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Seventh Meeting

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Notice of seventh public meeting of advisory committee.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the seventh meeting of the Advisory 
Committee on Accessible Air Transportation (ACCESS Advisory Committee).

DATES: The seventh meeting of the ACCESS Advisory Committee will be 
held on November 2, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight 
Time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at Hilton Arlington, 950 N. 
Stafford St., Arlington, VA 22203. Attendance is open to the public up 
to the room's capacity of 150 attendees. Since space is limited, any 
member of the general public who plans to attend this meeting must 
notify the registration contact identified below no later than October 
31, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To register to attend the meeting, 
please contact Kyle Ilgenfritz (kilgenfritz@linkvisum.com; 703-442-4575 
extension 128). For other information, please contact Livaughn Chapman 
or Vinh Nguyen, Office of the Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings, 
U.S. Department of Transportation, by email at livaughn.chapman@dot.gov 
or vinh.nguyen@dot.gov or by telephone at 202-366-9342.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Seventh Public Meeting of the ACCESS Committee

    The seventh meeting of the ACCESS Advisory Committee will be held 
on November 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. The 
meeting will be held at Hilton Arlington, 950 N. Stafford St., 
Arlington, VA 22203. At the meeting, the ACCESS Advisory Committee will 
continue to address whether to require accessible inflight 
entertainment (IFE) and strengthen accessibility requirements for other 
in-flight communications. We expect to negotiate and vote on proposals 
to amend the Department's disability regulation regarding this issue. 
Prior to the meeting, the agenda will be available on the ACCESS 
Advisory Committee's Web site, www.transportation.gov/access-advisory-committee. Information on how to access advisory committee documents 
via the FDMC is contained in Section III, below.
    The meeting will be open to the public. Attendance will be limited 
by the size of the meeting room (maximum 150 attendees). Because space 
is limited, we ask that any member of the public who plans to attend 
the meeting notify the registration contact, Kyle Ilgenfritz 
(kilgenfritz@linkvisum.com; 703-442-4575 extension 128) at Linkvisum, 
no later than October 31, 2016. At the discretion of the facilitator 
and the Committee and time permitting, members of the public are 
invited to contribute to the discussion and provide oral comments.

II. Submitting Written Comments

    Members of the public may submit written comments on the topics to 
be considered during the meeting by October 31, 2016, to FDMC, Docket 
Number DOT-OST-2015-0246. You may submit your comments and material 
online or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of 
these means. DOT recommends that you include your name and a mailing 
address, an email address, or a phone number in the body of your 
document so that DOT can contact you if there are questions regarding 
your submission.
    To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, 
put the docket number, DOT-OST-2015-0246, in the keyword box, and click 
``Search.'' When the new screen appears, click on the ``Comment Now!'' 
button and type your comment into the text box on the following screen. 
Choose whether you are submitting your comment as an individual or on 
behalf of a third party and then submit. If you submit your comments by 
mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 
8\1/2\ by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing.

III. Viewing Comments and Documents

    To view comments and any documents mentioned in this preamble as 
being available in the docket, go to www.regulations.gov. Enter the 
docket number, DOT-OST-2015-0246, in the keyword box, and click 
``Search.'' Next, click the link to ``Open Docket Folder''

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and choose the document to review. If you do not have access to the 
Internet, you may view the docket online by visiting the Docket 
Management Facility in Room W12-140 on the ground floor of the DOT West 
Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

IV. ACCESS Advisory Committee Charter

    The ACCESS Advisory Committee is established by charter in 
accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. 
App. 2. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx approved the ACCESS 
Advisory Committee charter on April 6, 2016. The committee's charter 
sets forth policies for the operation of the advisory committee and is 
available on the Department's Web site at www.transportation.gov/office-general-counsel/negotiated-regulations/charter.

V. Privacy Act

    In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the 
public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these 
comments, without edit, including any personal information the 
commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system 
of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at 
www.dot.gov/privacy.

VI. Federal Advisory Committee Act

    Notice of this meeting is being provided in accordance with the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act and the General Services Administration 
regulations covering management of Federal advisory committees. See 41 
CFR part 102-3.

    Dated: October 24, 2016.
Molly J. Moran,
Acting General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2016-26192 Filed 10-28-16; 8:45 am]
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