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XX JAN 12 1993

XX XX XX Dear Mrs. XX This letter is in response to an inquiry on your behalf from Ms. Kathleen F. Rush about the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") for gasoline stations. The ADA authorizes the Department of Justice to provide technical assistance to individuals and entities having rights or obligations under the Act. This letter provides informal guidance to assist you in understanding the ADA's requirements. However, it does not constitute a legal interpretation or legal advice, and it is not binding on the Department of Justice. Title III of the ADA and its implementing regulation include provisions relating to accessibility of privately owned or operated places of public accommodation, including gasoline stations. I have enclosed copies of the Department of Justice's title III implementing regulation, 28 C.F.R. Part 36, and a copy of the Department's Title III Technical Assistance Manual. The requirements for removing architectural barriers or providing alternative access are set out in sections 36.304 and 36.305 of the title III regulation, at pages 35,597 and 35,598 of the Federal Register, and are explained in the Technical Assistance Manual at pages 28-34 and 37-38. Please note especially Illustration 3 at the top of page 38, and Illustration 1 in the middle of that page, both of which deal specifically with selfservice gasoline stations. Finally, you may also find useful some additional explanatory material regarding alternatives to barrier removal in the Preamble to the title III regulation, at page 35,570 of the title III regulation. cc: Records, Chrono, Wodatch, Bowen, McDowney, Contois, MAF, FOIA Udd:Contois:policyletters:rush 01-01825​

- 2I hope this information is useful to you in understanding the requirements of the ADA. Sincerely,

John L. Wodatch Chief Public Access Section Enclosures (2) cc: Ms. Kathleen F. Rush Assistant Village Administrator Village of Woodridge 1900 West 75th Street Woodridge, Illinois 60517-2699 01-01826​ Village of Woodridge Village Hall * 1900 West 75th Street * Woodridge, IL 60517-2699 * (708) 852-7000 * FAX (708) 719-0021

December 10, 1992 William P. Barr Department of Justice Constitution Avenue and Tenth Street NW Washington, D.C. 20530 Dear Mr. Barr: Re: Gasoline Station Accessibility I am writing on behalf of a resident of the Village of Woodridge who cannot pump her own gasoline. Please provide any information

available which you may have regarding the gas stations' ability to require premium payment for full service. Who would regulate the premium? Are gas stations required to provide services without a premium service charge? Please direct your response to XX XX , with a copy to my attention, 1900 West 75th Street, Woodridge, IL 60517. Thank you. Very truly yours, VILLAGE OF WOODRIDGE

Kathleen F. Rush Assistant Village Administrator dk c: ADA File Tickler File: 1/15/93 01-01827