49 CFR 38.153 - Doors, steps and thresholds.

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§ 38.153 Doors, steps and thresholds.
(a) Floor surfaces on aisles, step treads and areas where wheelchair and mobility aid users are to be accommodated shall be slip-resistant.
(b) All step edges shall have a band of color(s) running the full width of the step which contrasts from the step tread and riser, either dark-on-light or light-on-dark.
(c)
(1) Doors shall have a minimum clear width when open of 30 inches (760 mm), measured from the lowest step to a height of at least 48 inches (1220 mm), from which point they may taper to a minimum width of 18 inches (457 mm). The clear width may be reduced by a maximum of 4 inches (100 mm) by protrusions of hinges or other operating mechanisms.
(2) Exception. Where compliance with the door width requirement of paragraph (c)(1) of this section is not feasible, the minimum door width shall be 27 in (685 mm).
(d) The overhead clearance between the top of the lift door opening and the sill shall be the maximum practicable but not less than 65 inches (1651 mm).
[56 FR 45756, Sept. 6, 1991, as amended at 63 FR 51698, 51702, Sept. 28, 1998]

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  • 2014-04-16; vol. 79 # 73 - Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    1. 79 FR 21402 - Miscellaneous Civil Rights Amendments (RRR)
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      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Office of the Secretary
      Final rule.
      This rule is effective April 16, 2014.
      49 CFR Parts 21, 27, 37, and 38

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Title 49 published on 2013-10-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 49 CFR 38 after this date.

  • 2014-04-16; vol. 79 # 73 - Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    1. 79 FR 21402 - Miscellaneous Civil Rights Amendments (RRR)
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Office of the Secretary
      Final rule.
      This rule is effective April 16, 2014.
      49 CFR Parts 21, 27, 37, and 38