Announcing the Twenty-Second Public Meeting of the Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (CIREN), 49559 [2014-19833]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 162 / Thursday, August 21, 2014 / Notices with another of your transit agency’s vehicles as a collision with a transit vehicle. 10. Revision to Non-Rail ‘‘Type of Fire’’ Categories on Fire Event Detail Screens FTA proposes to add selections for ‘‘type of fire’’ to the non-rail fire event detail screens to provide better nationallevel information for vehicle fire prevention and mitigation. 11. Collect New Data on Geographic Location of Events FTA proposes to add fields for latitude and longitude of events. This change is necessary for FTA to comply with OMB’s ‘‘Open Data PolicyManaging Information as an Asset memorandum, M–13–13’’, which will provide for the creation and maintenance of high-quality, nationwide transportation data in the public domain. FTA has determined that items 1, 8, and 9 above would not require any additional reporting effort. 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[FR Doc. 2014–19787 Filed 8–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–57–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Announcing the Twenty-Second Public Meeting of the Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (CIREN) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT. AGENCY: ACTION: Meeting announcement. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:18 Aug 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 This notice announces the Twenty-second Public Meeting of members of the Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network. CIREN is a collaborative effort to conduct research on crashes injury causation at six Level I Trauma Centers across the United States. The CIREN process combines prospective data collection with professional multidisciplinary analysis of medical and engineering evidence to determine injury causation in every crash investigation conducted. Researchers can review data and share expertise, which may lead to a better understanding of crash injury mechanisms and the design of safer vehicles. The six centers will give presentations on current research based on CIREN data and experience. Topics include: Research on upper extremity injury from partial ejection, knee air bag deployment and lower leg interaction, injury cost analysis for motor vehicle multi-trauma, analysis of fatal outcome and multi-trauma, research on seat interaction and lower spine injury, and design of a computed tomography-based bone mineral density evaluation methodology. The final agenda will be posted to the CIREN Web site at http:// www.nhtsa.gov/ciren. The agenda will be posted one week prior to the meeting. Dates and Time: The meeting is scheduled from 9:00 a.m.to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at: Omni Charlottesville Hotel, 212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903. To Register for this Event: This event is open to the public, though it is important that attendees pre-register to ensure the organizers have an accurate head-count for planning purposes. Please send your name, affiliation, phone number, and email address to Rodney.Rudd@dot.gov by Wednesday, August 27, 2014, in order to have your name added to the pre-registration list. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rodney Rudd (202) 366–5932 or Mark Scarboro (202) 366–5078. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The current CIREN model utilizes two types of centers, medical and engineering. Medical centers are based at Level I Trauma Centers that treat large numbers of people injured in motor vehicle crashes. These teams are led by trauma surgeons and emergency physicians and also include a crash investigator and project coordinator. Engineering centers are based at academic engineering laboratories that have experience in motor vehicle crash and human injury research. 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Individual CIREN cases collected since 1998 may be viewed from the NHTSA/CIREN Web site at the address provided above. Should it be necessary to cancel the meeting due to inclement weather or to any other emergencies, a decision to cancel will be made as soon as possible and posted immediately on CIREN’s Web site as indicated above. If you do not have access to the Web site, you may call or email the contacts listed in this announcement and leave your telephone number or email address. You will be contacted only if the meeting is postponed or canceled. Issued on: August 15, 2014. Nathaniel Beuse, Associate Administrator for Vehicle Safety Research. [FR Doc. 2014–19833 Filed 8–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35849] CSX Transportation, Inc.—Corporate Family Merger Exemption—Lakefront Dock and Railroad Terminal Company CSX Transportation, Inc. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 162 (Thursday, August 21, 2014)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-19833]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Announcing the Twenty-Second Public Meeting of the Crash Injury 
Research and Engineering Network (CIREN)

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT.

ACTION: Meeting announcement.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the Twenty-second Public Meeting of 
members of the Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network. CIREN is 
a collaborative effort to conduct research on crashes injury causation 
at six Level I Trauma Centers across the United States. The CIREN 
process combines prospective data collection with professional 
multidisciplinary analysis of medical and engineering evidence to 
determine injury causation in every crash investigation conducted. 
Researchers can review data and share expertise, which may lead to a 
better understanding of crash injury mechanisms and the design of safer 
vehicles.
    The six centers will give presentations on current research based 
on CIREN data and experience. Topics include: Research on upper 
extremity injury from partial ejection, knee air bag deployment and 
lower leg interaction, injury cost analysis for motor vehicle multi-
trauma, analysis of fatal outcome and multi-trauma, research on seat 
interaction and lower spine injury, and design of a computed 
tomography-based bone mineral density evaluation methodology. The final 
agenda will be posted to the CIREN Web site at http://www.nhtsa.gov/ciren. The agenda will be posted one week prior to the meeting.
    Dates and Time: The meeting is scheduled from 9:00 a.m.to 3:30 p.m. 
on Wednesday, September 3, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at: Omni Charlottesville Hotel, 212 
Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903.
    To Register for this Event: This event is open to the public, 
though it is important that attendees pre-register to ensure the 
organizers have an accurate head-count for planning purposes. Please 
send your name, affiliation, phone number, and email address to 
Rodney.Rudd@dot.gov by Wednesday, August 27, 2014, in order to have 
your name added to the pre-registration list.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rodney Rudd (202) 366-5932 or Mark 
Scarboro (202) 366-5078.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The current CIREN model utilizes two types 
of centers, medical and engineering. Medical centers are based at Level 
I Trauma Centers that treat large numbers of people injured in motor 
vehicle crashes. These teams are led by trauma surgeons and emergency 
physicians and also include a crash investigator and project 
coordinator. Engineering centers are based at academic engineering 
laboratories that have experience in motor vehicle crash and human 
injury research. Engineering teams partner with trauma centers to 
enroll crash victims into the CIREN program. Engineering teams are led 
by mechanical engineers, typically trained in the area of impact 
biomechanics. Engineering teams also include trauma/emergency 
physicians, a crash investigator, and a project coordinator. Either 
type of team typically includes additional physicians and/or engineers, 
epidemiologists, nurses, and other researchers.
    NHTSA has held CIREN public meetings on a regular basis since 2000, 
including quarterly meetings and annual conferences. This is the 
twenty-second such meeting. Presentations from these meetings are 
available through the NHTSA/CIREN Web site at the address provided 
above. NHTSA plans to continue holding CIREN meetings on a regular 
basis to disseminate CIREN information to interested parties. 
Individual CIREN cases collected since 1998 may be viewed from the 
NHTSA/CIREN Web site at the address provided above. Should it be 
necessary to cancel the meeting due to inclement weather or to any 
other emergencies, a decision to cancel will be made as soon as 
possible and posted immediately on CIREN's Web site as indicated above. 
If you do not have access to the Web site, you may call or email the 
contacts listed in this announcement and leave your telephone number or 
email address. You will be contacted only if the meeting is postponed 
or canceled.

    Issued on: August 15, 2014.
Nathaniel Beuse,
Associate Administrator for Vehicle Safety Research.
[FR Doc. 2014-19833 Filed 8-20-14; 8:45 am]
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