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DOT considering peanuts on flights - please let our voice be heard

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By jordnoedder on Fri, 06-04-10, 00:24

The US Department of Transportation is considering peanut allergies in air travel:

This is a chance to make your voice heard! Comments may be submitted here:http://regulationroom.org/airline-passenger-rights/peanut-allergies/#register

I hope you all will submit something and cast a vote for peanuts being an issue when traveling so we hopefully can make some change with the airlines and make traveling safer for our kids. Please forward to all your friends with pea(nut) allergies.


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By Cookie on Fri, 06-04-10, 15:15

The subject of airline accommodations for peanut-allergic fliers is important, and we must make our voices heard.

However, the link you have posted is to something called The Regulation Room, which is a Cornell University discussion board - NOT the official DOT public comment area (see http://regulationroom.org/faq/)

For instructions on making an official comment,see FAAN's action alert on this: http://capwiz.com/foodallergy/issues/alert/?alertid=15106111&PROCESS=Read+More

To see the proposed rulemaking and submit official comments on this issue, go to: http://www.regulations.gov/search/Regs/home.html#docketDetail?R=DOT-OST-2010-0140. Click on the .pdf icon to the right of "Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Original Copy)”. The proposed rule related to peanut allergy can be seen on pp. 51-54 of the document.

These instructions are on page 3:

You may file comments identified by the docket number DOT-OST-2010-0140 by any of the following methods:
1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
2. Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
3. Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays
4. Fax: (202) 493-2251.
Instructions: You must include the agency name and docket number DOT-OST-2010-0140 or
the Regulatory Identification Number (RIN) for the rulemaking at the beginning of your

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By Cookie on Tue, 06-08-10, 23:41

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is seeking public comments on a
variety of airline-related issues, including ways to accommodate
passengers affected by peanut allergy. Let the DOT hear from you

To see the Federal Register notice, and to submit a comment
electronically, click the link below:

Peanut allergy is addressed on page 32332 of the Federal Register notice.

Comments should be filed by August 9, 2010; however, DOT will consider
late-filed comments to the extent practicable. Comments can also be
sent by FAX (202) 493-2251, or can be mailed to Docket Management
Facility, US Dept of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave SE, Room
W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.

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