Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government Services; Accessibility of Next Generation 9-1-1

Docket ID: DOJ-CRT-2010-0006
Agency: Department of Justice (DOJ)

In 1991, the Department of Justice published a regulation to implement title II of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). That regulation includes the requirement that public safety answering points (PSAPs) provide direct access to persons with disabilities who use analog telecommunication devices for the deaf (TTYs). 28 CFR 35.162. On July 26, 2010, the Department published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) to address in what manner PSAPs should be required to make changes in communication technology to reflect developments that have occurred since the publication of the 1991 regulation. Many individuals with disabilities now use the Internet and wireless text devices as their primary modes of telecommunications. At the same time, PSAPs are considering and planning to shift from analog telecommunications technology to new Internet-Protocol (IP)-enabled Next Generation 9-1-1 services (NG 9-1-1) that will provide voice and data (such as text, pictures, and video) capabilities. The ANPRM sought information on possible revisions to the Department's regulation to ensure direct access to NG 9-1-1 services for individuals with disabilities. In the next step of the rulemaking process, the Department intends to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking to revise the title II regulation to address requirements for direct access to NG 9-1-1 services for individuals with disabilities.

RIN: 1190-AA62
Impacts and Effects: Small Entities (Governmental Jurisdictions)
CFR Citation: 28 CFR 35
Priority: Other Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Spring 2016
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-term Action
Major Rule: Undetermined
Legal Authorities: 42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: Local, State
Federalism Implications: Undetermined
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
ANPRM07/26/201075 FR 43446
ANPRM Comment Period End01/24/2011
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Jan 24, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 07/26/2010
ID: DOJ-CRT-2010-0006-0001

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Agency Contact
Rebecca B. Bond
800 514-0301
Disability Rights Section, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.
Washington, DC 20530
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