Commercial Driver's License Advisory Committee, 9058-9059 [E7-3481]

Download as PDF 9058 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 39 / Wednesday, February 28, 2007 / Notices Boeing, 1200 Wilson Blvd, Conference Room 234, Arlington, Virginia 22209. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicanor Davidson, Office of Rulemaking, ARM–207, FAA, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591, Telephone (202) 267–5174, FAX (202) 267–5075, or email at nicanor.davidson@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463; 5 U.S.C. app. III), notice is given of an ARAC meeting to be held March 22, 2007. The agenda for the meeting is as follows: • Opening Remarks • FAA Report • Transport Canada Report • European Aviation Safety Agency Report • ARAC Executive Committee Report • Ice Protection Harmonization Working Group (HWG) Report • Avionics HWG Report • Airplane-level Safety Analysis Working Group Report • Airworthiness Assurance HWG Report • Any Other Business • Action Item Review Attendance is open to the public, but will be limited to the availability of meeting room space. Please confirm your attendance with the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section no later than March 8, 2007. Please provide the following information: Full legal name, country of citizenship, and name of your industry association, or applicable affiliation. If you are attending as a public citizen, please indicate so. For persons participating by telephone, the call-in number is (202) 366–3920; the Passcode is ‘‘8865.’’ To insure that sufficient telephone lines are available, please notify the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of your intent to participate by telephone by March 8, 2007. Anyone calling from outside the Washington, DC metropolitan area will be responsible for paying long-distance charges. The public must make arrangements by March 8, 2007, to present oral statements at the meeting. Written statements may be presented to the ARAC at any time by providing 25 copies to the Assistant Executive Director for Transport Airplane and Engine Issues (through person referenced in this paragraph) or by providing copies at the meeting. Copies of the document to be presented to sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:08 Feb 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 ARAC for decision by the FAA may be made available by contacting the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. If you need assistance or require a reasonable accommodation for the meeting or meeting documents, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Sign and oral interpretation, as well as a listening device, can be made available if requested 10 calendar days before the meeting. Issued in Washington, DC on February 23, 2007. Pamela Hamilton-Powell, Director, Office of Rulemaking. [FR Doc. E7–3505 Filed 2–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2007–27357] Commercial Driver’s License Advisory Committee Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of meetings of advisory committee. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule for the meetings of the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Advisory Committee. Pursuant to section 4135 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU), the Secretary of Transportation established this advisory committee to study and address current impediments and foreseeable challenges to the commercial driver’s license program’s effectiveness and measures needed to realize the full safety potential of the commercial driver’s license program. Members of the advisory committee will include State motor vehicle administrators, organizations representing government agencies or officials, members of the Judicial Conference, representatives of the trucking industry, representatives of labor organizations, safety advocates, and other significant stakeholders. DATES: Meetings of the committee will take place on the following dates: Meeting 1: March 20–22, 2007 Meeting 2: April 17–19, 2007 Meeting 3: May 15–17, 2007 ADDRESSES: The committee’s meetings will be held at the Hilton Arlington, 950 North Stafford Street, Arlington, Virginia 22203. PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lloyd E. Goldsmith, Transportation Specialist, CDL Division, at (202) 366– 2964 (lloyd.goldsmith@dot.gov), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 400 7th Street, SW., Room 8310, Washington, DC 20590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 10, 2005, the President signed into law the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (Public Law 109–59, 119 Stat.1144). Section 4135 mandates the establishment of a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Task Force to study and address current impediments and foreseeable challenges to the commercial driver’s license program’s effectiveness and measures needed to realize the full safety potential of the commercial driver’s license program. The CDL program was established by the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act (CMVSA) of 1986 and is codified at 49 U.S.C. Chapter 313. To carry out this requirement, FMCSA formed an advisory committee, consistent with the standards of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). See 71 FR 69605, December 1, 2006. The notice requested applications from persons interested in serving as members of the CDL Advisory Committee not later than January 2, 2007. The applications received by the due date have been evaluated and membership recommendations made to the Secretary of Transportation who will appoint members of the committee. The statutory timetable for this effort is short. Section 4132 of the SAFETEA– LU specifies that not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act (e.g., by August 10, 2007), the Secretary, on behalf of the task force, shall complete a report of findings and recommendations for legislative, regulatory, and enforcement changes to improve the commercial drivers license program and submit the report to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives. To meet this deadline, FMCSA will conduct a very compressed schedule of Committee meetings. The FMCSA has scheduled three meetings on the following dates: Meeting 1: March 20–22, 2007 Meeting 2: April 17–19, 2007 Meeting 3: May 15–17, 2007 The meetings of the committee are open to the public. Attendance will be limited by the size of the meeting room. As a general matter, the committee will make one hour available for public comments on the Thursday of each E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 39 / Wednesday, February 28, 2007 / Notices meeting (March 22 April 19, and May 17) from 1–2 p.m. Individuals wishing to address the committee should sign up on the public comment sign-in sheet before 11:30 a.m. The time available will be reasonably divided among those who have signed up, but no one will have more than 15 minutes. Written comments and reports can be given to the facilitator for distribution to the committee members. Persons wanting to present written materials to the committee should make enough copies for the 15 committee members and the facilitator. The agenda topics for the meetings will include, but not necessarily be limited to, discussion of the following issues: 1. State enforcement practices; 2. Operational procedures to detect and deter fraud; 3. Needed improvements for seamless information sharing between States; 4. Effective methods for accurately sharing electronic data between States; 5. Adequate proof of citizenship; 6. Updated technology; and 7. Timely notification from judicial bodies concerning traffic and criminal convictions of commercial driver’s license holders. The agenda topics presented in this notice are necessarily very general since the direction and nature of the advisory committee discussions will shape each subsequent meeting. The DOT may issue additional notices, as needed, with respect to changes in the schedule or agenda topics. Issued on February 21, 2007. Rose A. McMurray, Assistant Administrator, Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. E7–3481 Filed 2–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Petition for Waiver of Compliance In accordance with Part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), notice is hereby given that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) received a request for a waiver of compliance with certain requirements of its safety standards. The individual petition is described below, including the party seeking relief, the regulatory provisions involved, the nature of the relief being requested, and the petitioner’s arguments in favor of relief. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:08 Feb 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 9059 Union Railroad Company DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [Waiver Petition Docket Number FRA–2006– 26603] Federal Railroad Administration The Union Railroad Company seeks a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Safety Glazing Standards, 49 CFR Part 223 that requires certified glazing for 33 locomotives. The Union Railroad Company is located in Monroeville, PA, and operates primarily as an industrial railroad with less then 20 miles of track, and at speeds not exceeding 20 mph. Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings by submitting written views, data, or comments. FRA does not anticipate scheduling a public hearing in connection with these proceedings since the facts do not appear to warrant a hearing. If any interested party desires an opportunity for oral comment, they should notify FRA, in writing, before the end of the comment period and specify the basis for their request. All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the appropriate docket number (e.g., Waiver Petition Docket Number 2006–26603) and must be submitted to the Docket Clerk, DOT Docket Management Facility, Room PL–401 (Plaza Level), 400 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Communications received within 45 days of the date of this notice will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered as far as practicable. All written communications concerning these proceedings are available for examination during regular business hours (9 a.m.–5 p.m.) at the above facility. All documents in the public docket are also available for inspection and copying on the Internet at the docket facility’s Web site at https:// dms.dot.gov. Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78). The Statement may also be found at https:// dms.dot.gov. [Docket No. FRA–2007–27155] Issued in Washington, DC, on February 21, 2007. Grady C. Cothen, Jr., Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety Standards and Program Development. [FR Doc. E7–3479 Filed 2–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Proposed Sunset of Waivers Granted Under 49 CFR Part 229 and Establishment of Docket for Collection of Waivers and Documents Generated by the Locomotive Safety Standards Working Group Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed sunset and establishment of public docket. AGENCY: SUMMARY: FRA is notifying the public that waivers granted relative to the provisions of 49 CFR Part 229, Railroad Locomotive Safety Standards, may be affected by potential revisions to the regulation. FRA is requesting that grantees (primarily railroads) submit current waivers for consideration in light of potential revisions to the regulation, and is establishing a docket to collect the waivers along with other documents generated by the Locomotive Safety Standards Working Group (LSSWG) as part of the Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) process. Note that this request pertains to waivers from the provisions of 49 CFR Part 229 only, and not to waivers of any other of the regulations administered by FRA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles L. Bielitz, Mechanical Engineer, FRA, 1120 Vermont Avenue NW., Mail Stop 25, Washington, DC 20590 (Telephone 202–493–6314), or Michael Masci, Trial Attorney, Office of Chief Counsel, FRA, 1120 Vermont Avenue NW., Mail Stop 10, Washington, DC 20590 (Telephone 202–493–6037). ADDRESSES: Submissions: Submissions related to Docket Number FRA–2007– 27155 may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Web site: https://dms.dot.gov. Follow the instructions for submissions on the DOT electronic docket site; • Fax: 202–493–2251; • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590– 001; • 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; or • Federal rulemaking portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submissions. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 39 (Wednesday, February 28, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9058-9059]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-3481]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2007-27357]


Commercial Driver's License Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of meetings of advisory committee.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule for the meetings of the 
Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Advisory Committee. Pursuant to 
section 4135 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient 
Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), the 
Secretary of Transportation established this advisory committee to 
study and address current impediments and foreseeable challenges to the 
commercial driver's license program's effectiveness and measures needed 
to realize the full safety potential of the commercial driver's license 
program. Members of the advisory committee will include State motor 
vehicle administrators, organizations representing government agencies 
or officials, members of the Judicial Conference, representatives of 
the trucking industry, representatives of labor organizations, safety 
advocates, and other significant stakeholders.

DATES: Meetings of the committee will take place on the following 
dates:

Meeting 1: March 20-22, 2007
Meeting 2: April 17-19, 2007
Meeting 3: May 15-17, 2007

ADDRESSES: The committee's meetings will be held at the Hilton 
Arlington, 950 North Stafford Street, Arlington, Virginia 22203.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lloyd E. Goldsmith, Transportation 
Specialist, CDL Division, at (202) 366-2964 (lloyd.goldsmith@dot.gov), 
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 400 7th Street, SW., Room 
8310, Washington, DC 20590.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 10, 2005, the President signed 
into law the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation 
Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (Public Law 109-59, 119 Stat.1144). 
Section 4135 mandates the establishment of a Commercial Driver's 
License (CDL) Task Force to study and address current impediments and 
foreseeable challenges to the commercial driver's license program's 
effectiveness and measures needed to realize the full safety potential 
of the commercial driver's license program. The CDL program was 
established by the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act (CMVSA) of 1986 
and is codified at 49 U.S.C. Chapter 313.
    To carry out this requirement, FMCSA formed an advisory committee, 
consistent with the standards of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(FACA). See 71 FR 69605, December 1, 2006. The notice requested 
applications from persons interested in serving as members of the CDL 
Advisory Committee not later than January 2, 2007. The applications 
received by the due date have been evaluated and membership 
recommendations made to the Secretary of Transportation who will 
appoint members of the committee.
    The statutory timetable for this effort is short. Section 4132 of 
the SAFETEA-LU specifies that not later than 2 years after the date of 
enactment of this Act (e.g., by August 10, 2007), the Secretary, on 
behalf of the task force, shall complete a report of findings and 
recommendations for legislative, regulatory, and enforcement changes to 
improve the commercial drivers license program and submit the report to 
the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate 
and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives. To meet this deadline, FMCSA will conduct a very 
compressed schedule of Committee meetings. The FMCSA has scheduled 
three meetings on the following dates:

Meeting 1: March 20-22, 2007
Meeting 2: April 17-19, 2007
Meeting 3: May 15-17, 2007

    The meetings of the committee are open to the public. Attendance 
will be limited by the size of the meeting room. As a general matter, 
the committee will make one hour available for public comments on the 
Thursday of each

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meeting (March 22 April 19, and May 17) from 1-2 p.m. Individuals 
wishing to address the committee should sign up on the public comment 
sign-in sheet before 11:30 a.m. The time available will be reasonably 
divided among those who have signed up, but no one will have more than 
15 minutes. Written comments and reports can be given to the 
facilitator for distribution to the committee members. Persons wanting 
to present written materials to the committee should make enough copies 
for the 15 committee members and the facilitator.
    The agenda topics for the meetings will include, but not 
necessarily be limited to, discussion of the following issues:
    1. State enforcement practices;
    2. Operational procedures to detect and deter fraud;
    3. Needed improvements for seamless information sharing between 
States;
    4. Effective methods for accurately sharing electronic data between 
States;
    5. Adequate proof of citizenship;
    6. Updated technology; and
    7. Timely notification from judicial bodies concerning traffic and 
criminal convictions of commercial driver's license holders.
    The agenda topics presented in this notice are necessarily very 
general since the direction and nature of the advisory committee 
discussions will shape each subsequent meeting. The DOT may issue 
additional notices, as needed, with respect to changes in the schedule 
or agenda topics.

    Issued on February 21, 2007.
Rose A. McMurray,
Assistant Administrator, Chief Safety Officer.
 [FR Doc. E7-3481 Filed 2-27-07; 8:45 am]
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