The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 requires covered U.S. carriers and U.S. airports to submit to the Secretary of Transportation for review and approval tarmac delay contingency plans on or before May 14, 2012.

The Act also requires each covered carrier and airport to ensure public access to its plan after DOT approval by posting the plan on its Web site.

Visit the USDOT Aviation Consumer Protection and Enforcement Office for more information.