Before the new accessibility guidelines can become fully enforceable, they must be adopted by their corresponding federal enforcement agencies. For the section applying to facilities covered by Title II and Title III of the ADA, the new rule must be adopted by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Transportation. For the section applying to facilities built, altered, or leased with federal funds, the rule must be adopted by the General Services Administration (GSA), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Department of Defense (DOD), and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). The new guidelines are available on the Access Board Web site in HTML and PDF at The Access Board
In response to the Access Board's final rule, the U.S. Department of Justice issued an Advanced Notice of Public Rulemaking (ANPRM) to Revise the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines on September 30, 2004. In order for the Access Board's new guidelines to become enforceable under the ADA, they must be adopted first by the U.S. Department of Justice through a rulemaking process that allows for public comment. The DOJ ANPRM asks for public comment through 54 specific questions on the revised accessibility guidelines.
Some of the questions specific to recreation and sports are listed in the next section.