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UK Service Animal Notice July 17, 2007

CARRIAGE OF SERVICE ANIMALS IN AIR TRANSPORTATION INTO THE UNITED KINGDOM AND FOREIGN HEALTH DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SERVICE ANIMALS IN AIR TRANSPORTATION
NOTICE
July 17, 2007
This notice provides further guidance for airlines and the traveling public regarding the obligation of airlines under the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) and its implementing regulation 14 CFR Part 382 (Part 382) to transport service animals into the United Kingdom (U.K.). In addition, this notice addresses the general question of whether carriers may require health documentation for carriage of service animals on flights from the U.S. into countries other than the U.K. On February 26, 2007, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Aviation Enforcement Office issued a guidance document to assist carriers and passengers with disabilities in complying with both U.S. and U.K. regulations concerning the transport of service animals on flights from the U.S. to the U.K. by: 1) explaining the procedures passengers must follow to comply with the U.K.’s Pet Travel Scheme (PETS); 2) explaining the procedures U.S. and foreign carriers must follow to obtain an approved Required Method of Operation (RMOP) from the U.K.’s Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA); and 3) notifying both U.S. and U.K. carriers operating flights between the U.S. and the U.K. that failure to obtain an approved RMOP from DEFRA will be considered a violation of the ACAA by the Department’s Aviation Enforcement Office and may subject such carriers to enforcement action.1
The purpose of this notice is to respond to inquiries from airlines and the traveling public since issuance of the February notice regarding foreign requirements for health
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Federal Register - December 22, 2004

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Office of the Secretary
14 CFR Part 382
[OST Docket No. 2003–11473]
RIN 2105–ADO4
Reporting Requirements for Disability- Related Complaints
AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation (DOT).
ACTION: Guidance on final rule and notice of information collection approval.

SUMMARY: A July 8, 2003, final rule (68 FR 40488) requires, among other things, that certain certificated U.S. air carriers and foreign air carriers record disabilityrelated complaints and submit a summary report of those complaints annually to the Department.

Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Air Travel - May 13, 2009

The Department of Transportation is amending its Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) rules to apply to foreign carriers. The final rule also adds new provisions concerning passengers who use medical oxygen and passengers who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. The rule also reorganizes and updates the entire ACAA rule. The Department will respond to some matters raised in this rulemaking by issuing a subsequent supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking.

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