DOJ Rejects AH&LA Pool Lift Requests

March 19 2012 | ADA Issues

Posted 3/13/2012 -

WASHINGTON, DC–The U.S. Department of Justice has declined to revisit its regulations requiring public swimming pools to have lifts.

The DOJ, furthermore, declined to extend its Mar. 15th deadline for lodging facilities and other providers of public accommodations to comply with the regulations.

In response, the American Hotel & Lodging Association plans to continue lobbying Congress on the industry's behalf, among other steps. The lobbying efforts have already generated numerous letters and calls from members of Congress requesting a reasonable interpretation of the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act regulations.