Smoking of Electronic Cigarettes on Aircraft

Docket ID: DOT-OST-2011-0044
Agency: Department of Transportation (DOT)

This rulemaking would amend the general regulatory language in 14 CFR part 252 to explicitly ban the smoking of electronic cigarettes on air carrier and foreign air carrier flights in scheduled intrastate, interstate, and foreign air transportation.

RIN: 2105-AE06
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 252
Priority: Other Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Spring 2016
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: Pub. L 101?164; 49 U.S.C. 40102, 49 U.S.C. 40109; 49 U.S.C. 40113; 49 U.S.C. 41701, 49 U.S.C. 41702; 49 U.S.C. 41706, as amended by sec 708 of Pub. L 106?181, 49 U.S.C. 41711, 49 U.S.C. 46301
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM09/15/201176 FR 57008
NPRM Comment Period End11/14/2011
Final Rule03/04/201681 FR 11415
Final Rule Effective04/04/2016
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Disposition: Pending
Type: Rulemaking
Subtype: Aviation Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Now!
Due Nov 14, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 09/15/2011
ID: DOT-OST-2011-0044-0003
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 03/04/2016
ID: DOT-OST-2011-0044-1077
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 03/02/2016
ID: DOT-OST-2011-0044-1076
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 10/13/2014
ID: DOT-OST-2011-0044-0789
Posted: 09/22/2011
ID: DOT-OST-2011-0044-0273

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