The CDC, through an initial grant from the National Swimming Pool Foundation, is working with public health and industry representatives across the United States to build a Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC). The MAHC will serve as a model and guide for local and state agencies needing guidance to update or implement standards governing the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of swimming pools and other treated recreational water venues.
You can find more information about the MAHC and the code process by clicking on the link to the right.
On Friday, July 23, 2010, Attorney General Eric Holder signed final regulations revising the Department’s ADA regulations, including its ADA Standards for Accessible Design. The official text was published in the Federal Register on September 15, 2010.
The revised regulations amend the Department’s Title II regulation, 28 C.F.R. Part 35, and the Title III regulation, 28 C.F.R. Part 36. Appendix A to each regulation includes a section-by-section analysis of the rule and responses to public comments on the proposed rule. Appendix B to the Title III regulation discusses major changes in the ADA Standards for Accessible Design and responds to public comments received on the proposed rules.
These final rules will take effect March 15, 2011. Compliance with the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design is permitted as of September 15, 2010, but not required until March 15, 2012. The Department has prepared fact sheets identifying the major changes in the rules. For more information please click on the link to the right.