Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) and Medical Review Board (MRB): Public Meetings, 52233-52234 [2013-20451]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 163 / Thursday, August 22, 2013 / Notices of I–65 (from I–70/I–65 south split interchange to I–70/I–65 north split interchange) from the period beginning Wednesday August 21, through Thursday, August 21. This closure will be undertaken to accommodate the reconstruction on the Virginia Avenue Bridge, which consists of replacing the northbound and southbound bridge girders and lowering the pavement section from south of Morris Street to north of Fletcher Avenue. Along its length, I–65 through Indianapolis, Indiana, passes under several bridges, many with limited vertical clearance. The bridges at Virginia Avenue, Fletcher Avenue, Calvary Street, and Morris Street have vertical clearances ranging from 13′ 11″, to 14′ 6″. This project will increase vertical clearances to a minimum 14′ 9″ at each of these locations. For the duration of the requested temporary closure, eastbound and westbound I–70 traffic will be detoured to I–465, around the south side of Indianapolis. Northbound and southbound I–65 traffic will be detoured to I–465. The INDOT states that the temporary closure of this segment of I– 65 to general traffic should have negligible impact to interstate commerce. Commercial motor vehicles of the dimensions and configurations described in 23 CFR 658.13 and 658.15 serving the impacted area may use the alternate routes listed above. Vehicles servicing the businesses bordering the impacted area will still be able to do so by also using the alternative routes noted above to circulate around the restricted area. In addition, vehicles not serving businesses in the restricted area but, currently using I–65 and the local street system to reach their ultimate destinations, will be able to use I–465 to access the alternative routes. A map depicting the alternative routes is available electronically at the docket established for this notice at http:// www.regulations.gov. The INDOT has reviewed these alternative routes and determined the routes to generally be capable of safely accommodating the diverted traffic during the period of temporary closure. The INDOT will increase the Hoosier Helper workforce (freeway service patrols) along I–465 to address incident response and minimize any incident impacts. The INDOT will issue a press release to inform the community of the closure and will post the closure in Road Restriction System. The INDOT traveler information Web site Traffic Wise will be utilized, as well as the 511 phone system. The INDOT will issue a formal press release upon notification that the request for closure has been approved. The INDOT has VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:07 Aug 21, 2013 Jkt 229001 reached out to Federal, State, and local agencies to ensure a collaborative and coordinated effort to address the logistical challenges of reconstructing this section of I–65. The INDOT has notified the Indiana Motor Trucking Association of this plan to temporarily close I–65, and has agreed to work with them to provide information targeted at the trucking industry. This request to close I–65 to general traffic on or around August 21, 2013, was prepared for the INDOT in accordance with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Transportation Plan. The INDOT’s proposal has been approved by the city of Indianapolis Department of Public Works and INDOT will coordinate the closure with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. The FHWA did not receive any comments in response to the Notice and Request for Comment. After full consideration of the INDOT request discussed in this final notice and determining that the request meets the requirements of 23 CFR 658.11(d), FHWA approves the deletion as proposed. Authority: 23 U.S.C. 127, 315 and 49 U.S.C. 31111, 31112, and 31114; 23 CFR part 658. Issued on: August 14, 2013. Victor M. Mendez, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2013–20500 Filed 8–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket Nos. FMCSA–2008–0362 and FMCSA–2006–26367] Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) and Medical Review Board (MRB): Public Meetings Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Announcement of advisory committee public meetings. AGENCY: FMCSA announces a joint meeting of its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) and Medical Review Board (MRB) on September 9–10, 2013. MCSAC and the MRB will identify ideas and concepts the Agency should consider in reviewing the current hours of service requirements for drivers of passengercarrying vehicles. This will enable MCSAC to complete its deliberations on Task 11–6 concerning hours-of-service SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52233 (HOS) requirements for drivers of passenger-carrying vehicles. The committees will receive briefings on fatigue research on motorcoach drivers, and the North American Fatigue Management Program. On the afternoon of September 10, the committees will receive briefings on Schedule II medications. On Wednesday, September 11, MCSAC’s Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA) subcommittee will convene. Also on Wednesday, September 11, the MRB will meet separately to discuss ideas and concepts the Agency should consider for gathering additional information about Schedule II medications and their effect on CMV drivers’ ability to operate safely. Meetings are open to the public for their entirety and there will be a public comment period at the end of each day. TIMES AND DATES: The joint meeting will be held Monday–Tuesday, September 9–10, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town, 1767 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 in the Washington and Jefferson Rooms on the 2nd floor. On Wednesday, September 11, 2013, the CSA subcommittee will meet at that same location and the MRB will meet across the street at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA 22314 in the Mason Room on the Mezzanine level. Both meetings will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., EDT. Copies of all MRB and MCSAC Task Statements and an agenda for the entire meeting will be made available in advance of the meeting at http://mrb.fmcsa.dot.gov and http://mcsac.fmcsa.dot.gov. 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 Friday, August 30, 2013. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background MCSAC Section 4144 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU, Pub. L. 109–59, 119 Stat. 1144, August E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1 52234 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 163 / Thursday, August 22, 2013 / Notices 10, 2005) required the Secretary of Transportation to establish the MCSAC. 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 The MRB is comprised of five medical experts who each serve 2-year terms. Section 4116 of SAFETEA–LU requires the Secretary of Transportation, with the advice of the MRB and the chief medical examiner, to establish, review, and revise ‘‘medical standards for operators of commercial motor vehicles that will ensure that the physical condition of operators of commercial motor vehicles is adequate to enable them to operate the vehicles safely.’’ The MRB operates in accordance with FACA, as announced in the Federal Register (70 FR 57642, October 3, 2005). II. Meeting Participation tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Oral comments from the public will be heard during the last half-hour of the meetings each day. Should all public comments be exhausted prior to the end of the specified period, the comment period will close. Members of the public may submit written comments on the topics to be considered during the meeting by Friday, August 30, 2013, to Federal Docket Management System (FDMC) Docket Number FMCSA–2008– 0362 for the MRB and FMCSA–2006– 26367 for the MCSAC 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., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Issued on: August 16, 2013. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2013–20451 Filed 8–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:07 Aug 21, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review; Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements Maritime Administration, DOT. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The nature of the information collection is described as well as its expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on May 14, 2013, and comments were due by July 15, 2013. No comments were received. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 23, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Albert Bratton, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202–366–5769 or email: albert.bratton@dot.gov. Copies of this collection also can be obtained from that office. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Maritime Administration. Title: Determination of Fair and Reasonable Rates for Carriage of Agriculture Cargoes on U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels. OMB Control Number: 2133–0514. Type Of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. Affected Public: U.S. citizens who own and operate U.S.-flag vessels. Forms: MA–1025, MA–1026, and MA–172. Abstract: This collection of information requires U.S.-flag operators to submit annual vessel operating costs and capital costs data to Maritime Administration officials. The information is used by the Maritime Administration in determining fair and reasonable guideline rates for the carriage of preference cargoes on U.S.flag vessels. In addition, U.S.-flag vessel operators are required to submit Post Voyage Reports to the Maritime Administration after completion of a cargo preference voyage. Annual Estimated Burden Hours: 420 hours Send comments regarding this collection to the Office of Information SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: MARAD Desk Officer. Alternatively comments may be sent via email to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, at the following address: oira.submissions@ omb.eop.gov. Comments Are Invited On: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. A comment to OMB is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Dated: August 12, 2013. Christine Gurland, Acting Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–20527 Filed 8–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review; Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements Maritime Administration, DOT. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The nature of the information collection is described as well as its expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on May 14, 2013, and comments were due by July 15, 2013. No comments were received. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 23, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis Brennan, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 163 (Thursday, August 22, 2013)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket Nos. FMCSA-2008-0362 and FMCSA-2006-26367]


Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) and Medical 
Review Board (MRB): Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Announcement of advisory committee public meetings.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces a joint meeting of its Motor Carrier Safety 
Advisory Committee (MCSAC) and Medical Review Board (MRB) on September 
9-10, 2013. MCSAC and the MRB will identify ideas and concepts the 
Agency should consider in reviewing the current hours of service 
requirements for drivers of passenger-carrying vehicles. This will 
enable MCSAC to complete its deliberations on Task 11-6 concerning 
hours-of-service (HOS) requirements for drivers of passenger-carrying 
vehicles. The committees will receive briefings on fatigue research on 
motorcoach drivers, and the North American Fatigue Management Program. 
On the afternoon of September 10, the committees will receive briefings 
on Schedule II medications. On Wednesday, September 11, MCSAC's 
Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA) subcommittee will convene. 
Also on Wednesday, September 11, the MRB will meet separately to 
discuss ideas and concepts the Agency should consider for gathering 
additional information about Schedule II medications and their effect 
on CMV drivers' ability to operate safely. Meetings are open to the 
public for their entirety and there will be a public comment period at 
the end of each day.

TIMES AND DATES: The joint meeting will be held Monday-Tuesday, 
September 9-10, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time 
(EDT), at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town, 1767 King Street, Alexandria, 
VA 22314 in the Washington and Jefferson Rooms on the 2nd floor. On 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013, the CSA subcommittee will meet at that 
same location and the MRB will meet across the street at the Embassy 
Suites Hotel, 1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA 22314 in the Mason 
Room on the Mezzanine level. Both meetings will take place from 9 a.m. 
to 4:30 p.m., EDT. Copies of all MRB and MCSAC Task Statements and an 
agenda for the entire meeting will be made available in advance of the 
meeting at http://mrb.fmcsa.dot.gov and http://mcsac.fmcsa.dot.gov.

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 
Friday, August 30, 2013.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

MCSAC

    Section 4144 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient 
Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU, Pub. L. 109-
59, 119 Stat. 1144, August

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10, 2005) required the Secretary of Transportation to establish the 
MCSAC. 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

    The MRB is comprised of five medical experts who each serve 2-year 
terms. Section 4116 of SAFETEA-LU requires the Secretary of 
Transportation, with the advice of the MRB and the chief medical 
examiner, to establish, review, and revise ``medical standards for 
operators of commercial motor vehicles that will ensure that the 
physical condition of operators of commercial motor vehicles is 
adequate to enable them to operate the vehicles safely.'' The MRB 
operates in accordance with FACA, as announced in the Federal Register 
(70 FR 57642, October 3, 2005).

II. Meeting Participation

    Oral comments from the public will be heard during the last half-
hour of the meetings each day. Should all public comments be exhausted 
prior to the end of the specified period, the comment period will 
close. Members of the public may submit written comments on the topics 
to be considered during the meeting by Friday, August 30, 2013, to 
Federal Docket Management System (FDMC) Docket Number FMCSA-2008-0362 
for the MRB and FMCSA-2006-26367 for the MCSAC 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., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

    Issued on: August 16, 2013.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2013-20451 Filed 8-21-13; 8:45 am]
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