Medical Review Board Public Meeting, 36388-36389 [E6-10041]

Download as PDF 36388 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 122 / Monday, June 26, 2006 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement: State Route (SR)–108, Davis and Weber Counties, UT Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared for a proposed roadway improvement on SR–108 in Davis and Weber Counties, Utah. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Todd Emery, Transportation and Environmental Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, 2520 West 4700 South, Suite 9A, Salt Lake City, UT 84118, Telephone: (801) 963–0078, x. 227. Charles Mace, Project Manager, Utah Department of Transportation, 166 West Southwell Street, Ogden, UT 84404, Telephone (803) 620–1685. To received project updates, please provide your name and address to one of the above addresses. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Utah Department of Transportation, will prepare an EIS on a proposal to improve SR–108 in Davis and Weber Counties. The proposed improvements would involve reconstruction of the existing SR–108 between SR–127 (West Antelope Drive) in Syracuse and SR– 126 (1900 West) in West Haven, a distance of about 9.5 miles. The project would go through the cites of Syracuse, West Point, Clinton, Roy, and West Haven, Utah. Improvements to SR–108 are necessary to provide for projected 2035 travel demand, and improve safety and regional mobility. Alternatives under consideration include (1) Taking noaction (no-build); (2) using alternative travel modes; (3) employing access control and transportation demand management to improve the efficiency of the existing road network; and (4) widening the existing two-lane roadway to five lanes or the appropriate number of lanes to address travel demand needs. Incorporated into and studied with the various build alternatives will be design variations for key intersections along the roadway. In addition, alternatives identified in the scoping process will be evaluated in the EIS. Letters describing the proposed action and soliciting comments will be sent to appropriate Federal, State, and local agencies, and to private organizations VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:00 Jun 23, 2006 Jkt 208001 and citizens who have previously expressed or are known to have interest in this proposal. A series of public meetings to solicit input on the project, identify potential alternatives, and obtain information about the community will be held in the proximity of the project starting in late July 2006. Information on the time and location of the public meeting will be provided to the community in local news papers and fliers through the mail. In addition, a public hearing to seek input on the alternatives evaluated in detail will be held after the draft EIS has been prepared. The draft EIS will be available for public and agency review and comment before the public hearing. To ensure that a full range of issues related to the proposed action is addressed and all significant issues are identified, comments and suggestions are invited from all interested parties. Comments or questions concerning the proposed action and the EIS should be directed to the FHWA or the Utah Department of Transportation at the addresses provided above. (Catalog of Federal and Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Research, Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program) Walter C. Waidelich, Division Administrator, Salt Lake City, Utah. [FR Doc. 06–5655 Filed 6–23–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2006–24931] Medical Review Board Public Meeting Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), United States Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Medical Review Board (MRB) Public Meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The MRB Public Meeting will provide the public an opportunity to observe and participate in MRB deliberations about the revision and development of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation (FMCSR) medical standards, in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The MRB meeting will be held from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. on August 31, 2006. A public listening session will be held from 2 p.m.–5 p.m. Please note the DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 preliminary agenda for this meeting in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this Notice for specific information. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL–2230, Washington, DC 20590–0001. The public must enter through the Southwest Visitor Entrance and comply with building security procedures, including provision of appropriate identification prior to escort to meeting room. You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket Management System (DMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2006– 24931 using any of the following methods: • Web Site: http://dmses.dot.gov/ submit. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the DOT electronic docket site. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590– 0001. • Hand Delivery: Room PL–401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and docket number for this Notice. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http://dms.dot.gov including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading for further information. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// dms.dot.gov at any time or Room PL– 401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The DMS is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. If you want acknowledgment that we received your comments, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope or postcard or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments on-line. Privacy Act: Anyone may search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or of the person signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 122 / Monday, June 26, 2006 / Notices rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the U.S. Department of Transportation’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477; Apr. 11, 2000). This information is also available at http://dms.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Mary D. Gunnels, Chief, Physical Qualifications Division, 202–366–4001, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities: For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact Kaye Kirby at 202– 366–4001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following designations are made for each item: (A) is an ‘‘action’’ item; (I) is an ‘‘information item’’; and (D) is a ‘‘discussion’’ item. The preliminary agenda for the MRB meeting includes: 0800–0900 Meeting Registration (includes request for oral testimony) 0900–1100 (1) Call to Order and Introductions (A, I) (2) Statements of Conflict of Interest (A, I) (3) Written Comment to the Board (A, D) (4) Federal Reports (Diabetes, Schedule II Drugs, other medical topics pending) (A, D) 1100–1200 (5) Public Comment (A, D) 1200–1300 (6) 2006 Agenda, Research Questions, Other Issues (A, I, D) 1300 (7) Adjourn 1400–1700 (8) Listening Session (A, D) regulations of CMV drivers, and the MRB will provide the necessary sciencebased guidance to establish realistic and responsible medical standards. The MRB will operate in accordance with FACA as announced in the Federal Register (70 FR 57642, October 3, 2005). The MRB will be charged initially with the review of all current FMCSR medical standards (49 CFR 391.41), as well as proposing new science-based standards and guidelines to ensure that drivers operating CMVs in interstate commerce, as defined in CFR 390.5, are physically qualified to do so. Background U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta announced on March 7, 2006, the five medical experts who will serve on FMCSA’s new MRB. Section 4116 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU, Pub. L. 109–59) requires the Secretary of Transportation with the advice of the MRB and a Chief Medical Examiner to ‘‘establish, review, and revise medical standards for operators of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) that will ensure that the physical condition of operators is adequate to enable them to operate the vehicles safely.’’ FMCSA is planning updates to the physical qualification Maritime Administration VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:00 Jun 23, 2006 Jkt 208001 Meeting Participation Attendance is open to the interested public, including medical examiners, motor carriers, drivers, and representatives of medical and scientific associations. The public can participate in a listening session which will be held from 2 p.m.–5 p.m. at the same location. Written comments for the MRB meeting will also be accepted beginning on July 26, 2006 and continuing until September 15, 2006, and should include the docket number that is listed in the ADDRESSES section. During the MRB meeting (1100–1200), oral comments may be limited depending on how many persons wish to comment; and will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis as requestors register at the meeting. The comments must directly address relevant medical and scientific issues on the MRB meeting agenda. For more information, view the following Web site: http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/ mrb. Issued on: June 19, 2006. David H. Hugel, Acting Administrator. [FR Doc. E6–10041 Filed 6–23–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [Docket No.: 2006–25166] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Invitation for public comments on a requested administrative waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws for the vessel AURORA. AGENCY: SUMMARY: As authorized by Public Law 105–383 and Public Law 107–295, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36389 requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. The complete application is given in DOT docket 2006–25166 at http://dms.dot.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.-flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with Public Law 105–383 and MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388 (68 FR 23084; April 30, 2003), that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter’s interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in § 388.4 of MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388. Submit comments on or before July 26, 2006. DATES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD–2006 25166. Written comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Docket Clerk, U.S. DOT Dockets, Room PL–401, Department of Transportation, 400 7th St., SW., Washington, DC 20590–0001. You may also send comments electronically via the Internet at http:// dmses.dot.gov/submit/. All comments will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection and copying at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. An electronic version of this document and all documents entered into this docket is available on the World Wide Web at http://dms.dot.gov. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joann Spittle, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, MAR–830 Room 7201, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202–366–5979. As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel AURORA is: Intended Use: ‘‘Luxury overnight vacation charters.’’ Geographic Region: British Virgin Is. and east coast of U.S. (ME, NH, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA, NC, SC, GA & FL). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: June 20, 2006. E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 122 (Monday, June 26, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36388-36389]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-10041]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2006-24931]


Medical Review Board Public Meeting

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), United 
States Department of Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Medical Review Board (MRB) Public Meeting.

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SUMMARY: The MRB Public Meeting will provide the public an opportunity 
to observe and participate in MRB deliberations about the revision and 
development of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation (FMCSR) medical 
standards, in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(FACA).

DATES: The MRB meeting will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on August 31, 
2006. A public listening session will be held from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Please 
note the preliminary agenda for this meeting in the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section of this Notice for specific information.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL-2230, 
Washington, DC 20590-0001. The public must enter through the Southwest 
Visitor Entrance and comply with building security procedures, 
including provision of appropriate identification prior to escort to 
meeting room.
    You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket Management System 
(DMS) Docket Number FMCSA-2006-24931 using any of the following 
methods:
     Web Site: http://dmses.dot.gov/submit. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments on the DOT electronic docket site.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL-401, 
Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery: Room PL-401 on the plaza level of the 
Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://
www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and 
docket number for this Notice. Note that all comments received will be 
posted without change to http://dms.dot.gov including any personal 
information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading for further 
information.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://dms.dot.gov at any time or Room PL-401 
on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., 
Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays. The DMS is available 24 hours each day, 365 
days each year. If you want acknowledgment that we received your 
comments, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope or postcard 
or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting 
comments on-line.
    Privacy Act: Anyone may search the electronic form of all comments 
received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or of the person signing the comment, if 
submitted on behalf of an

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association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the U.S. 
Department of Transportation's complete Privacy Act Statement in the 
Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477; Apr. 11, 
2000). This information is also available at http://dms.dot.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Mary D. Gunnels, Chief, Physical 
Qualifications Division, 202-366-4001, FMCSA, Department of 
Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590-0001. 
Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except 
Federal holidays.
    Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities: For 
information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities 
or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact Kaye Kirby at 
202-366-4001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following designations are made for each 
item: (A) is an ``action'' item; (I) is an ``information item''; and 
(D) is a ``discussion'' item.
    The preliminary agenda for the MRB meeting includes:

0800-0900                              Meeting Registration (includes
                                        request for oral testimony)
0900-1100                              (1) Call to Order and
                                        Introductions (A, I)
                                       (2) Statements of Conflict of
                                        Interest (A, I)
                                       (3) Written Comment to the Board
                                        (A, D)
                                       (4) Federal Reports (Diabetes,
                                        Schedule II Drugs, other medical
                                        topics pending) (A, D)
1100-1200                              (5) Public Comment (A, D)
1200-1300                              (6) 2006 Agenda, Research
                                        Questions, Other Issues (A, I,
                                        D)
1300                                   (7) Adjourn
1400-1700                              (8) Listening Session (A, D)
 

Background

    U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta announced on 
March 7, 2006, the five medical experts who will serve on FMCSA's new 
MRB. Section 4116 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient 
Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU, Pub. L. 109-
59) requires the Secretary of Transportation with the advice of the MRB 
and a Chief Medical Examiner to ``establish, review, and revise medical 
standards for operators of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) that will 
ensure that the physical condition of operators is adequate to enable 
them to operate the vehicles safely.'' FMCSA is planning updates to the 
physical qualification regulations of CMV drivers, and the MRB will 
provide the necessary science-based guidance to establish realistic and 
responsible medical standards.
    The MRB will operate in accordance with FACA as announced in the 
Federal Register (70 FR 57642, October 3, 2005). The MRB will be 
charged initially with the review of all current FMCSR medical 
standards (49 CFR 391.41), as well as proposing new science-based 
standards and guidelines to ensure that drivers operating CMVs in 
interstate commerce, as defined in CFR 390.5, are physically qualified 
to do so.

Meeting Participation

    Attendance is open to the interested public, including medical 
examiners, motor carriers, drivers, and representatives of medical and 
scientific associations. The public can participate in a listening 
session which will be held from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. at the same location. 
Written comments for the MRB meeting will also be accepted beginning on 
July 26, 2006 and continuing until September 15, 2006, and should 
include the docket number that is listed in the ADDRESSES section. 
During the MRB meeting (1100-1200), oral comments may be limited 
depending on how many persons wish to comment; and will be accepted on 
a first come, first serve basis as requestors register at the meeting. 
The comments must directly address relevant medical and scientific 
issues on the MRB meeting agenda. For more information, view the 
following Web site: http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/mrb.

    Issued on: June 19, 2006.
David H. Hugel,
Acting Administrator.
 [FR Doc. E6-10041 Filed 6-23-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-EX-P