Public Meeting of a Joint Subcommittee of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and the Medical Review Board; Obstructive Sleep Apnea, 78717-78718 [2011-32444]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 243 / Monday, December 19, 2011 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [Public Notice 7731] Federal Highway Administration In the Matter of the Designation of Saleh al-Qarawi also known as Saleh Al Qarawi also known as Saleh Abudullah Saleh Al Qarawi also known as Saleh bin Abdullah al-Qarawi also known as Akhuk al Saghir also known as Fawakeh also known as Mootasem also known as Abu Yahya Al Qarawi also known as Najm Al-Kheir as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist pursuant to Section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224, as amended emcdonald on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Acting under the authority of and in accordance with section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, as amended by Executive Order 13268 of July 2, 2002, and Executive Order 13284 of January 23, 2003, I hereby determine that the individual known as Saleh al-Qarawi, also known as Najm, also known as Saleh Al Qarawi, also known as Saleh Abudullah Saleh Al Qarawi, also known as Saleh bin Abdullah al-Qarawi, also known as Akhuk al Saghir, also known as Fawakeh, also known as Mootasem, also known as Abu Yahya Al Qarawi, also known as Najm Al-Kheir committed, or poses a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States. Consistent with the determination in Section 10 of Executive Order 13224 that ‘‘prior notice to persons determined to be subject to the Order who might have a constitutional presence in the United States would render ineffectual the blocking and other measures authorized in the Order because of the ability to transfer funds instantaneously,’’ I determine that no prior notice needs to be provided to any person subject to this determination who might have a constitutional presence in the United States, because to do so would render ineffectual the measures authorized in the Order. This notice shall be published in the Federal Register. Dated: December 13, 2011. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State. [FR Doc. 2011–32418 Filed 12–16–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–10–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:31 Dec 16, 2011 Jkt 226001 Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). AGENCY: The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by Caltrans, and USACE that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l) (1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, U.S. Route 101 from 1.1 mile north of the Mendocino County line to 2.2 miles north of the Mendocino County line in the County of Humboldt, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project. DATES: By this notice, the FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is advising the public of final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). A claim seeking judicial review of the Federal agency actions on the highway project will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before June 18, 2012. If the Federal law that authorizes judicial review of a claim provides a time period of less than 180 days for filing such claim, then that shorter time period still applies. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For Caltrans: Deborah Harmon, Senior Environmental Planner, North Region Environmental Services, 1656 Union Street, Eureka, CA 95501 8 am to 5 pm, (707) 445–6431, deborah_harmon@dot.ca.gov. For USACE: Jane Hicks, Chief Regulatory Branch, 1455 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103–1399 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., (415) 503–6771 Jane.M.Hicks@usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective July 1, 2007, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) assigned, and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) assumed, environmental responsibilities for this project pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327. Notice is hereby given that the Caltrans, and USACE have taken final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1) by issuing licenses, permits, and approvals for the following highway project in the State of California: Richardson Grove Operational Improvement Project to provide Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) access on U.S. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78717 Route 101. Project limit is from 1.1 mile north of the Mendocino County line to 2.2 miles north of the Mendocino County line and would include minor curve realignments, drainage improvements, shoulder widening, cuts and fills, and a retaining wall. The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the Final Environmental Assessment/Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the project, approved on May 18, 2010. The FONSI and other project records are available by contacting Caltrans at the addresses provided above. The Caltrans FONSI can be viewed and downloaded from the Project Web site at http:// www.dot.ca.gov/dist1/d1projects/ richardson_grove/ or viewed at public libraries in the project area. The USACE decision and 404 permit [2009–00098] for the drainage improvements is available by contacting USACE at the address provided above. This notice applies to all Federal agency decisions as of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such actions were taken, including but not limited to: 1. Endangered Species Act. 2. National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 as amended. 3. Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. 4. Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966. 5. Clean Water Act. 6. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). Issued on: December 13, 2011. Matthew Schmitz, Director, State Programs, Federal Highway Administration, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. 2011–32388 Filed 12–16–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket Nos. FMCSA–2006–26367 and FMCSA–2011–0131] Public Meeting of a Joint Subcommittee of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and the Medical Review Board; Obstructive Sleep Apnea Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 78718 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 243 / Monday, December 19, 2011 / Notices Notice of Joint Subcommittee of the Meeting of Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) and Medical Review Board (MRB). ACTION: FMCSA announces that MCSAC and MRB will hold a joint subcommittee meeting on Wednesday– Thursday, January 4–5, 2012. Both days of the meeting will be open to the public. Time and Dates: The joint MCSAC– MRB subcommittee meeting will be held on Wednesday–Thursday, January 4–5, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Time (E.T.). The meeting will be held at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town, 1767 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 in the Washington and Jefferson Rooms on the 2nd floor. The Hilton Alexandria Old Town is located across the street from the King Street Metro station. Matters To Be Considered: The MCSAC–MRB subcommittee will consider ideas and concepts the Agency should consider for potential regulatory changes to the current physical qualifications standards to address the medical certification process for truck and bus drivers that have been diagnosed with OSA or are believed to suffer from the disease but have not been diagnosed at the time of the medical examination. The subcommittee will make its recommendations to the MCSAC and MRB for their deliberation at a joint meeting of the two bodies in February 2012. Upon approval by the MCSAC and MRB, the recommendations will be submitted to FMCSA for consideration. Copies of Task Statement 11–05 and an agenda for the 2-day meeting will be made available on the MCSAC and MRB Web sites at http://mcsac.fmcsa.dot.gov and http://mrb.fmcsa.dot.gov, respectively. SUMMARY: Ms. Shannon L. Watson, Senior Advisor to the Associate Administrator for Policy, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, (202) 385–2395, mcsac@dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: emcdonald on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Services for Individuals with Disabilities: For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact Elizabeth Turner at (617) 494–2068, elizabeth.turner@dot.gov, by Wednesday, December 28, 2011. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:31 Dec 16, 2011 Jkt 226001 I. Background MCSAC Section 4144 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU, Public Law 109–59, 119 Stat. 1144, August 10, 2005) required the Secretary of Transportation to establish the MCSAC. The MCSAC provides advice and recommendations to the FMCSA Administrator on motor carrier safety programs and regulations, and operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA, 5 U.S.C. App 2). MRB Section 4116 of the SAFETEA–LU requires the Secretary of Transportation, with the advice of the MRB, to ‘‘establish, review, and revise medical standards for operators of CMVs that will ensure that the physical condition of operators of CMVs is adequate to enable them to operate the vehicles safely.’’ On November 2, 2010, the Secretary of Transportation announced the five medical experts who serve on the MRB. FMCSA is planning revisions 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 FACA. Obstructive Sleep Apnea The MCSAC and the MRB met jointly on December 7, 2011, to discuss ideas and concepts the Agency should consider for regulatory guidance and, potentially, for future rulemaking on OSA. The MCSAC and MRB completed their joint recommendation on regulatory guidance on OSA and issued a letter report at the end of the meeting. As a result of these discussions, a joint subcommittee was formed to develop ideas and concepts the Agency should consider for a potential notice-andcomment rulemaking to address the issue of OSA. II. Meeting Participation Oral comments from the public will be heard during the last half-hour of the meeting on Wednesday and Thursday. Members of the public may submit written comments on the topics to be considered during the meeting by Wednesday, December 28, 2011, to Federal Docket Management System (FDMC) Docket Number FMCSA–2006– 26367 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12–140, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., E.T. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Issued on: December 13, 2011. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2011–32444 Filed 12–16–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [FMCSA Docket No. FMCSA–2011–0277] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to exempt twenty-one individuals from its rule prohibiting persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. DATES: The exemptions are effective December 19, 2011. The exemptions expire on December 19, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elaine M. Papp, Chief, Medical Programs Division, (202) 366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Room W64–224, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590– 0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Electronic Access You may see all the comments online through the Federal Document Management System (FDMS) at: http:// www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to http:// www.regulations.gov and/or Room W12–140 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 243 (Monday, December 19, 2011)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket Nos. FMCSA-2006-26367 and FMCSA-2011-0131]


Public Meeting of a Joint Subcommittee of the Motor Carrier 
Safety Advisory Committee and the Medical Review Board; Obstructive 
Sleep Apnea

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.

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ACTION: Notice of Joint Subcommittee of the Meeting of Motor Carrier 
Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) and Medical Review Board (MRB).

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces that MCSAC and MRB will hold a joint 
subcommittee meeting on Wednesday- Thursday, January 4-5, 2012. Both 
days of the meeting will be open to the public.
    Time and Dates: The joint MCSAC-MRB subcommittee meeting will be 
held on Wednesday-Thursday, January 4-5, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 
p.m., Eastern Time (E.T.). The meeting will be held at the Hilton 
Alexandria Old Town, 1767 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 in the 
Washington and Jefferson Rooms on the 2nd floor. The Hilton Alexandria 
Old Town is located across the street from the King Street Metro 
station.
    Matters To Be Considered: The MCSAC-MRB subcommittee will consider 
ideas and concepts the Agency should consider for potential regulatory 
changes to the current physical qualifications standards to address the 
medical certification process for truck and bus drivers that have been 
diagnosed with OSA or are believed to suffer from the disease but have 
not been diagnosed at the time of the medical examination. The 
subcommittee will make its recommendations to the MCSAC and MRB for 
their deliberation at a joint meeting of the two bodies in February 
2012. Upon approval by the MCSAC and MRB, the recommendations will be 
submitted to FMCSA for consideration. Copies of Task Statement 11-05 
and an agenda for the 2-day meeting will be made available on the MCSAC 
and MRB Web sites at http://mcsac.fmcsa.dot.gov and http://mrb.fmcsa.dot.gov, respectively.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Shannon L. Watson, Senior Advisor 
to the Associate Administrator for Policy, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, (202) 385-2395, mcsac@dot.gov.

Services for Individuals with Disabilities:

    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact 
Elizabeth Turner at (617) 494-2068, elizabeth.turner@dot.gov, by 
Wednesday, December 28, 2011.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

MCSAC

    Section 4144 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient 
Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU, Public Law 
109-59, 119 Stat. 1144, August 10, 2005) required the Secretary of 
Transportation to establish the MCSAC. The MCSAC provides advice and 
recommendations to the FMCSA Administrator on motor carrier safety 
programs and regulations, and operates in accordance with the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (FACA, 5 U.S.C. App 2).

MRB

    Section 4116 of the SAFETEA-LU requires the Secretary of 
Transportation, with the advice of the MRB, to ``establish, review, and 
revise medical standards for operators of CMVs that will ensure that 
the physical condition of operators of CMVs is adequate to enable them 
to operate the vehicles safely.'' On November 2, 2010, the Secretary of 
Transportation announced the five medical experts who serve on the MRB. 
FMCSA is planning revisions 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 FACA.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    The MCSAC and the MRB met jointly on December 7, 2011, to discuss 
ideas and concepts the Agency should consider for regulatory guidance 
and, potentially, for future rulemaking on OSA. The MCSAC and MRB 
completed their joint recommendation on regulatory guidance on OSA and 
issued a letter report at the end of the meeting. As a result of these 
discussions, a joint subcommittee was formed to develop ideas and 
concepts the Agency should consider for a potential notice-and-comment 
rulemaking to address the issue of OSA.

II. Meeting Participation

    Oral comments from the public will be heard during the last half-
hour of the meeting on Wednesday and Thursday. Members of the public 
may submit written comments on the topics to be considered during the 
meeting by Wednesday, December 28, 2011, to Federal Docket Management 
System (FDMC) Docket Number FMCSA-2006-26367 using any of the following 
methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Room W12-
140, Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12-140, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., E.T. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

    Issued on: December 13, 2011.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2011-32444 Filed 12-16-11; 8:45 am]
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