Medical Review Board Public Meeting, 40193 [2014-16289]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 133 / Friday, July 11, 2014 / Notices Issued under the authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.87 on: July 1, 2014. G. Kelly Regal, Associate Administrator, Office of Research and Information Technology and Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–16302 Filed 7–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2008–0362] Medical Review Board Public Meeting Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Medical Review Board (MRB) public meeting. AGENCY: FMCSA announces that the Medical Review Board will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 29—30, 2014. The MRB will continue its deliberations on Schedule II Controlled Substances and their effect on commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers’ ability to operate safely. The entire meeting is open to the public and there will be a public comment period at the end of each day. Time and Dates: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (E.D.T.). The meeting will be held at the FMCSA National Training Center (NTC), 1310 North Courthouse Road, Suite 600, Arlington, VA. The NTC is located near the Courthouse Metro station. An agenda for the meeting will be made available in advance of the meeting at http://mrb.fmcsa.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eileen Nolan, R.N., MRB Liaison, Medical Programs Division, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Services for Individuals With Disabilities For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact Mr. Eran Segev at (617) 494–3174, eran.segev@dot.gov, by Monday, July 21, 2014. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background 20:23 Jul 10, 2014 II. Meeting Participation Oral comments from the public will be heard during the last thirty minutes of each day of the meeting. 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 by Monday, July 21, 2014, to Federal Docket Management System (FDMC) Docket Number FMCSA–2008–0362 using one 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: July 3, 2014. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2014–16289 Filed 7–10–14; 8:45 am] MRB Section 4116 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity VerDate Mar<15>2010 Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU), [Pub. L. 109–59, 119 Stat. 1144, Aug. 10, 2005] 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.’’ Composed of five medical experts who each serve 2-year terms, the MRB members are appointed by the Secretary. 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 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 49 CFR 390.5, are physically capable of doing so. Jkt 232001 BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P PO 00000 Frm 00136 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40193 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2010–0014] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of renewal of exemptions; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 14 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 exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. SUMMARY: This decision is effective August 9, 2014. Comments must be received on or before August 11, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) numbers: Docket No. [Docket No. FMCSA–2010–0014], using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • 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 or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Instructions: Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket number for this notice. Note that DOT posts all comments received without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information included in a comment. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to http:// www.regulations.gov at any time or Room W12–140 on the ground level of DATES: E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2008-0362]


Medical Review Board Public Meeting

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

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

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces that the Medical Review Board will meet on 
Tuesday and Wednesday, July 29--30, 2014. The MRB will continue its 
deliberations on Schedule II Controlled Substances and their effect on 
commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers' ability to operate safely. The 
entire meeting is open to the public and there will be a public comment 
period at the end of each day.
    Time and Dates: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 
from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, from 9 
a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (E.D.T.). The meeting will be 
held at the FMCSA National Training Center (NTC), 1310 North Courthouse 
Road, Suite 600, Arlington, VA. The NTC is located near the Courthouse 
Metro station.
    An agenda for the meeting will be made available in advance of the 
meeting at http://mrb.fmcsa.dot.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eileen Nolan, R.N., MRB Liaison, 
Medical Programs Division, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366-4001, 
fmcsamedical@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 
Mr. Eran Segev at (617) 494-3174, eran.segev@dot.gov, by Monday, July 
21, 2014.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

MRB

    Section 4116 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient 
Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), [Pub. L. 
109-59, 119 Stat. 1144, Aug. 10, 2005] 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.'' Composed of 
five medical experts who each serve 2-year terms, the MRB members are 
appointed by the Secretary.
    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 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 49 CFR 390.5, are physically capable 
of doing so.

II. Meeting Participation

    Oral comments from the public will be heard during the last thirty 
minutes of each day of the meeting. 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 by Monday, July 
21, 2014, to Federal Docket Management System (FDMC) Docket Number 
FMCSA-2008-0362 using one 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: July 3, 2014.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2014-16289 Filed 7-10-14; 8:45 am]
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