Agenda Large Cruise Ship Information Meeting on Regulatory Assessment
Draft 6-18-08
For Passenger Vessel Accessibility Guidelines

9:00 — 10:00 Introduction and Overview
What is a regulatory assessment?
Proposed approach and methodology:
  • Baseline
  • Identify major and minor impacts
  • Estimate unit costs (capital, maintenance, operation, life cycle, and other costs) where feasible
  • Aggregate annual industry costs
  • Benefits
Issues to be addressed by DOT
  • On-off
  • Effective date
  • Administrative authority
  • International treaty or foreign nation law conflicts
Latest revisions to PVAG draft
10:00 — 12:00 Identification of Major and Minor Impacts, and Unit Cost Estimates
Criteria for sorting major and minor impacts
Impacts identified through prior comments and discussions (sort as major or minor impact):
  • Guest room scoping
  • Assembly area wheelchair spaces
  • Visual alarms
  • Assistive listening systems
  • Standby power for platform lift
  • Standby power for automatic doors
  • Direction connections to performing areas
  • Pool lifts
Other impacts that should be included in regulatory assessment
12:00 —  1:00 Lunch (on your own)
1:00 —  2:00 Continuation of Identification of Major and Minor Impacts
2:00 —  3:00 Aggregation of Annual Industry Costs
Vessel replacement and growth rate:
  • Review data
  • Grouping vessels by size and construction costs
Unit cost v. percentage increase in construction cost
3:00 —  4:00 Other Issues
Small business criteria