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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 118 / Wednesday, June 20, 2007 / Notices electronic docket site. NOTE: Due to the relocation of the U.S. Department of Transportation, the DOT electronic docket site will not be available between June 13 and June 17, 2007. During this time you may submit comments by one of the alternate methods listed. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and docket number (FMCSA–2007–27357). 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 to U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form for 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 (65 FR 19477) or you may visit http:// dms.dot.gov. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lloyd E. Goldsmith, Transportation Specialist, CDL Division, at (202) 366– 2964 (lloyd.goldsmith@dot.gov), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., 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 (Title VI, Pub. L. 109– 59). 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:25 Jun 19, 2007 Jkt 211001 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 (Title XII, Pub. L. 99–570). 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 and requested applications not later than January 2, 2007. After evaluating all applications received by due date, the Secretary of Transportation appointed the 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 conducted a very compressed schedule of Committee meetings. The FMCSA held three meetings with public comment periods on March 20–22, 2007, April 17–19, 2007, and May 15– 17, 2007. The meetings of the committee were open to the public. As a general matter, the committee made one hour available for public comments on the Thursday of each meeting (March 22, April 19, and May 17) from 1–2 p.m. This fourth meeting is being scheduled to provide the committee time to adequately consider the information presented at the first three meetings and to review a draft of the report being prepared on behalf of the committee. No new topics will be introduced at this fourth meeting. This meeting is open to the public but there will be no public comment period at this meeting. However, any person may submit written comments identified by FMCSA Docket number FMCSA–2007– 27357 as listed under the ADDRESSES section of this notice. FMCSA will consider all comments received to the extent practicable. PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34061 Issued on: June 12, 2007. William A. Quade, Acting Associate Administrator, Enforcement and Program Delivery. [FR Doc. E7–11864 Filed 6–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2007–28013] Medical Review Board Public Meeting Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) United States Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of Medical Review Board (MRB) public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: FMCSA announces that the MRB will hold its next meeting on July 26, 2007. The 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.–12:30 p.m. on July 26, 2007. 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 Sheraton Crystal City Hotel, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Rooms Crystal V & VI, Crystal City, VA 22202. You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket Management System (DMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2007–28013 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, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: Room W12–140 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., 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 E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 34062 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 118 / Wednesday, June 20, 2007 / Notices 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 W12– 140 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., 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 online. 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 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. 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 preliminary agenda for the meeting includes: 09:00–09:05 Call to Order, Introduction and Agenda Review. 09:05–09:45 MRB Business, Action Items, Diabetes Mellitus, Neurological Diseases Part I (Seizure Disorders). 09:45–10:15 Expert Panel Recommendations (Invited Speaker). 10:15–11:00 Deliberations on Evidence Report and Panel Comments. 11:00–11:30 MRB Questions on Neurological Disease, Musculoskeletal Disease, Other Medical Topics. 11:30–12:30 Public Comment Period. 12:30 Adjourn. Breaks will be announced on meeting day and may be adjusted according to schedule changes, and other meeting requirements. medical experts who serve on FMCSA’s 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 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 sciencebased guidance to establish realistic and responsible medical standards. The MRB operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) as announced in the Federal Register (70 FR 57642, October 3, 2005). The MRB is charged initially with the review of all current FMCSA 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 capable of doing so. Meeting Participation Issued on: June 12, 2007. Larry W. Minor, Acting Associate Administrator,Policy and Program Development. [FR Doc. E7–11863 Filed 6–19–07; 8:45 am] Background The U.S. Secretary of Transportation announced on March 7, 2006, the five VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:25 Jun 19, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–99–5748, FMCSA–00– 8398, FMCSA–01–9258, FMCSA–03–14223, FMCSA–05–20027] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of renewal of exemptions; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 5 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemptions will provide a level of safety that will be equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. This decision is effective June 30, 2007. Comments must be received on or before July 20, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket Management System (DMS) Docket Numbers FMCSA–99–5748, FMCSA–00–8398, FMCSA–01–9258, FMCSA–03–14223, FMCSA–05–20027, using any of the following methods. • Web Site: ttp://dmses.dot.gov. 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, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: Room W12–140 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., 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 numbers for this Notice. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http://dms.dot.gov, including any personal information DATES: Attendance is open to the interested public, including medical examiners, motor carriers, drivers, and representatives of medical and scientific associations. Written comments for this MRB meeting will also be accepted beginning on June 20, 2007 and continuing until July 20, 2007, and should include the docket number that is listed in the ADDRESSES section. During the MRB meeting, oral comments will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis as requestors register at the meeting, but may be limited depending on how many persons wish to comment. The comments must directly address relevant medical and scientific issues on the MRB meeting agenda. For more information, please view the following Web site: http:// www.mrb.fmcsa.dot.gov. BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 118 (Wednesday, June 20, 2007)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-11863]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2007-28013]


Medical Review Board Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of Medical Review Board (MRB) public meeting.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces that the MRB will hold its next meeting on 
July 26, 2007. The 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.-12:30 p.m. on July 26, 
2007. 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 Sheraton Crystal City 
Hotel, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Rooms Crystal V & VI, Crystal 
City, VA 22202. You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket 
Management System (DMS) Docket Number FMCSA-2007-28013 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, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building, Ground 
Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery: Room W12-140 on the ground level of the 
West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., 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

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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 W12-140 
on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., 
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 online.
    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 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.
    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 preliminary agenda for the meeting 
includes:

09:00-09:05 Call to Order, Introduction and Agenda Review.
09:05-09:45 MRB Business, Action Items, Diabetes Mellitus, Neurological 
Diseases Part I (Seizure Disorders).
09:45-10:15 Expert Panel Recommendations (Invited Speaker).
10:15-11:00 Deliberations on Evidence Report and Panel Comments.
11:00-11:30 MRB Questions on Neurological Disease, Musculoskeletal 
Disease, Other Medical Topics.
11:30-12:30 Public Comment Period.
12:30 Adjourn.

    Breaks will be announced on meeting day and may be adjusted 
according to schedule changes, and other meeting requirements.

Background

    The U.S. Secretary of Transportation announced on March 7, 2006, 
the five medical experts who serve on FMCSA's 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 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 operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act (FACA) as announced in the Federal Register (70 FR 57642, October 
3, 2005). The MRB is charged initially with the review of all current 
FMCSA 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 
capable of doing so.

Meeting Participation

    Attendance is open to the interested public, including medical 
examiners, motor carriers, drivers, and representatives of medical and 
scientific associations. Written comments for this MRB meeting will 
also be accepted beginning on June 20, 2007 and continuing until July 
20, 2007, and should include the docket number that is listed in the 
ADDRESSES section.
    During the MRB meeting, oral comments will be accepted on a first 
come, first serve basis as requestors register at the meeting, but may 
be limited depending on how many persons wish to comment. The comments 
must directly address relevant medical and scientific issues on the MRB 
meeting agenda. For more information, please view the following Web 
site: http://www.mrb.fmcsa.dot.gov.

    Issued on: June 12, 2007.
Larry W. Minor,
Acting Associate Administrator,Policy and Program Development.
 [FR Doc. E7-11863 Filed 6-19-07; 8:45 am]
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