Accessibility Guidelines for Emergency Transportable Housing, 48251-48252 [E7-16707]

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E7–16627 Filed 8–22–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P ARCHITECTURAL AND TRANSPORTATION BARRIERS COMPLIANCE BOARD 36 CFR Parts 1190 and 1191 [Docket No. 2007–04] RIN 3014–AA22 Accessibility Guidelines for Emergency Transportable Housing Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board. ACTION: Notice of establishment; appointment of members; date of first meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) has decided to establish an advisory committee to assist it in developing accessibility guidelines for emergency transportable housing. This notice also announces the time and place of the first committee meeting. DATES: The first meeting of the committee is scheduled for September 24 and 25, 2007 beginning at 10 a.m. on September 24 and 9 a.m. on September 25 and ending at 5 p.m. on each day. Decisions with respect to future meetings will be made at the first meeting and from time to time thereafter. ADDRESSES: The first meeting of the Committee will be held at the Access Board’s offices, 1331 F Street, NW., suite 1000, Washington, DC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marsha Mazz, Office of Technical and Information Services, Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, 1331 F Street, NW., suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004–1111. Telephone number (202) 272–0020 (Voice); (202) 272–0082 (TTY). These are not toll-free numbers. E-mail address: mazz@access-board.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 25, 2007, the Architectural and E:\FR\FM\23AUP1.SGM 23AUP1 ebenthall on PRODPC61 with PROPOSALS 48252 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 163 / Thursday, August 23, 2007 / Proposed Rules Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) published a notice of intent to establish an advisory committee to provide recommendations for possible revisions to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Guidelines to include provisions for emergency transportable housing (72 FR 34652; June 25, 2007). For the reasons stated in the notice of intent, the Access Board has determined that establishing the Emergency Transportable Housing Advisory Committee (Committee) is necessary and in the public interest. The Access Board has appointed the following organizations as members to the Committee: • Advocacy Center. • Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities. • Department of Housing and Urban Development. • Department of Justice. • Federal Emergency Management Agency. • Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform. • Manufactured Housing Institute. • National Center for Environmental Health Strategies, Inc. • National Council on Independent Living. • National Fire Protection Association. • Recreation Park Trailer Industry Association. • Recreation Vehicle Industry Association. • United Spinal Association. The Access Board regrets its inability to accommodate all requests for membership on the Committee. It was necessary to limit membership to maintain balance among members representing different interests such as disability organizations and the transportable housing industry. The Committee membership identified above provides representation for interests affected by the issues to be discussed. Committee meetings will be open to the public, and interested persons can attend the meetings and communicate their views. Members of the public will have opportunities to address the Committee on issues of interest to them and the Committee. Members of groups or individuals who are not members of the Committee may also have the opportunity to participate if subcommittees of the Committee are formed. Additionally, all interested persons will have the opportunity to comment when proposed rules are issued in the Federal Register by the Access Board. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:00 Aug 22, 2007 Jkt 211001 The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Individuals who require sign language interpreters, real-time captioning, or materials in alternate formats should contact Marsha Mazz by September 14. Persons attending Committee meetings are requested to refrain from using perfume, cologne, and other fragrances for the comfort of other participants. Notices of future meetings will be published in the Federal Register. Tricia Mason, Chair, Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board. [FR Doc. E7–16707 Filed 8–22–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8150–01–P ARCHITECTURAL AND TRANSPORTATION BARRIERS COMPLIANCE BOARD 36 CFR Parts 1193 and 1194 RIN 3014–AA22 Telecommunications Act Accessibility Guidelines; Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) has established a Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory Committee (Committee) to assist it in revising and updating accessibility guidelines for telecommunications products and accessibility standards for electronic and information technology. This notice announces the dates, time, and location of the next committee meeting. DATES: The meeting is scheduled for September 4–6, 2007 (beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m. on each day). ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Science Foundation. All attendees should report to the National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230, to pick up security passes and then report to 4121 Wilson Boulevard, Stafford Place II, Room 555, Arlington, VA 22230 for the meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Timothy Creagan, Office of Technical and Information Services, Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, 1331 F Street, NW., suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004–1111. Telephone number: 202–272–0016 (Voice); 202–272–0082 (TTY). PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Electronic mail address: creagan@access-board.gov. The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) established the Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory Committee (Committee) to assist it in revising and updating accessibility guidelines for telecommunications products and accessibility standards for electronic and information technology. The next meeting of the Committee will take place on September 4–6, 2007. On September 4, there will be panel discussions in the morning focusing on feedback on the Committee’s current draft provisions. Following the panel presentations there will be an open discussion. After the panel presentations and open discussion are completed, the remainder of the meeting on September 4 and the meetings on September 5 and 6 will focus on discussion of outstanding issues from the following subcommittees: • Software, Web, and Content • General Interface Requirements and Functional Performance Criteria • Computer Hardware • Subpart A • Documentation and Technical Support • Telecommunications • Audio/Visual • Self Contained, Closed Products The full agenda along with information about the Committee, including future meeting dates, is available at the Access Board’s Web site (http://www.access-board.gov/sec508/ update-index.htm) or at a special Web site created for the Committee’s work (http://teitac.org). Committee meetings are open to the public and interested persons can attend the meetings and communicate their views. Members of the public will have opportunities to address the Committee on issues of interest to them during public comment periods scheduled on each day of the meeting. Members of groups or individuals who are not members of the Committee are invited to participate on subcommittees; participation of this kind is very valuable to the advisory committee process. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Sign language interpreters, an assistive listening system, and real-time captioning will be provided. For the comfort of other participants, persons attending Committee meetings are requested to refrain from using perfume, cologne, and other fragrances. Due to SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\23AUP1.SGM 23AUP1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 163 (Thursday, August 23, 2007)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 48251-48252]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-16707]


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ARCHITECTURAL AND TRANSPORTATION BARRIERS COMPLIANCE BOARD

36 CFR Parts 1190 and 1191

[Docket No. 2007-04]
RIN 3014-AA22


Accessibility Guidelines for Emergency Transportable Housing

AGENCY: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board.

ACTION: Notice of establishment; appointment of members; date of first 
meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board 
(Access Board) has decided to establish an advisory committee to assist 
it in developing accessibility guidelines for emergency transportable 
housing. This notice also announces the time and place of the first 
committee meeting.

DATES: The first meeting of the committee is scheduled for September 24 
and 25, 2007 beginning at 10 a.m. on September 24 and 9 a.m. on 
September 25 and ending at 5 p.m. on each day. Decisions with respect 
to future meetings will be made at the first meeting and from time to 
time thereafter.

ADDRESSES: The first meeting of the Committee will be held at the 
Access Board's offices, 1331 F Street, NW., suite 1000, Washington, DC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marsha Mazz, Office of Technical and 
Information Services, Architectural and Transportation Barriers 
Compliance Board, 1331 F Street, NW., suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004-
1111. Telephone number (202) 272-0020 (Voice); (202) 272-0082 (TTY). 
These are not toll-free numbers. E-mail address: mazz@access-board.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 25, 2007, the Architectural and

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Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) published a 
notice of intent to establish an advisory committee to provide 
recommendations for possible revisions to the Americans with 
Disabilities Act (ADA) and Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) 
Accessibility Guidelines to include provisions for emergency 
transportable housing (72 FR 34652; June 25, 2007).
    For the reasons stated in the notice of intent, the Access Board 
has determined that establishing the Emergency Transportable Housing 
Advisory Committee (Committee) is necessary and in the public interest. 
The Access Board has appointed the following organizations as members 
to the Committee:
     Advocacy Center.
     Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities.
     Department of Housing and Urban Development.
     Department of Justice.
     Federal Emergency Management Agency.
     Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform.
     Manufactured Housing Institute.
     National Center for Environmental Health Strategies, Inc.
     National Council on Independent Living.
     National Fire Protection Association.
     Recreation Park Trailer Industry Association.
     Recreation Vehicle Industry Association.
     United Spinal Association.
    The Access Board regrets its inability to accommodate all requests 
for membership on the Committee. It was necessary to limit membership 
to maintain balance among members representing different interests such 
as disability organizations and the transportable housing industry. The 
Committee membership identified above provides representation for 
interests affected by the issues to be discussed.
    Committee meetings will be open to the public, and interested 
persons can attend the meetings and communicate their views. Members of 
the public will have opportunities to address the Committee on issues 
of interest to them and the Committee. Members of groups or individuals 
who are not members of the Committee may also have the opportunity to 
participate if subcommittees of the Committee are formed. Additionally, 
all interested persons will have the opportunity to comment when 
proposed rules are issued in the Federal Register by the Access Board.
    The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. 
Individuals who require sign language interpreters, real-time 
captioning, or materials in alternate formats should contact Marsha 
Mazz by September 14. Persons attending Committee meetings are 
requested to refrain from using perfume, cologne, and other fragrances 
for the comfort of other participants. Notices of future meetings will 
be published in the Federal Register.

Tricia Mason,
Chair, Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board.
[FR Doc. E7-16707 Filed 8-22-07; 8:45 am]
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