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[FR Doc. 2014–27106 Filed 11–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Nov 14, 2014 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2014–0114] National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (NEMSAC) and Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services (FICEMS); Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Meeting Notice—National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council and Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services. AGENCY: The NHTSA announces meetings of NEMSAC and FICEMS to be held consecutively in the Metropolitan Washington, DC, area. This notice announces the date, time, and location of the meetings, which will be open to the public, as well as opportunities for public input to the NEMSAC and FICEMS. The purpose of NEMSAC, a nationally recognized council of emergency medical services representatives and consumers, is to advise and consult with DOT and the FICEMS on matters relating to emergency medical services (EMS). The purpose of FICEMS is to ensure coordination among Federal agencies supporting EMS and 9–1–1 systems. DATES: The NEMSAC meeting will be held on December 3, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, and on December 4, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST. A public comment period will take place on December 3, 2014 at approximately 1:15 p.m. EST and December 4, 2014 at approximately 10 a.m. EST. Written comments for the NEMSAC from the public must be received no later than December 1, 2014. The FICEMS meeting will be held on December 4, 2014, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST. A public comment period will take place on December 4, 2014, at approximately 3:30 p.m. EST. Written comments for FICEMS from the public must be received no later than December 1, 2014. ADDRESSES: The meetings will both be held at the Performance Institute Conference Center on the third floor of 901 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Drew Dawson, Director, U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office of Emergency Medical Services, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., NTI–140, Washington, DC 20590, telephone 202– 366–9966; email Drew.Dawson@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of these meetings is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.). The NEMSAC is authorized under Section 31108 of the Moving Ahead with Progress in the 21st Century Act of 2012. The FICEMS is authorized under Section 10202 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU). Tentative Agenda of the National EMS Advisory Council Meeting The tentative NEMSAC agenda includes the following: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST) (1) Opening Remarks (2) Disclosure of Conflicts of Interests by Members (3) Reports and Updates from the Departments of Transportation, Homeland Security, and Health & Human Services (4) Presentation and Discussion on Federal Interagency EMS Preparedness for the Response to Ebola in the United States (5) Presentation, Discussion and Possible Adoption of Reports and Recommendations from the following NEMSAC Workgroups: a. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act b. Revision of the EMS Education Agenda for the Future c. FICEMS Strategic Planning Process (6) Other Business of the Council (7) Public Comment Period (1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST) (8) Workgroup Breakout Sessions (3 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST) Thursday, December 4, 2014 (8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST) (1) Unfinished Business/Continued Discussion from Previous Day (2) Public Comment Period (Approximately 10 a.m. EST) (3) Possible Adoption of Recommendations to DOT and FICEMS (4) Next Steps and Adjourn On Wednesday, December 3, 2014, from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST, the NEMSAC workgroups will meet in breakout sessions at the same location. These sessions are open for public attendance, but their agendas do not accommodate public comment. E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 221 / Monday, November 17, 2014 / Notices online through www.EMS.gov on or before November 28, 2014. Thursday, December 4, 2014 (1 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST) asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Tentative Agenda of the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS Meeting Jeffrey P. Michael, Associate Administrator for Research and Program Development. (1) Welcome, Introductions, Opening Remarks (2) Review and Approval of Executive Summary of June 19, 2014 Meeting (3) National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC) Report (4) Strategic Planning Implementation (5) Discussion of the EMS Agenda for the Future (6) Technical Working Group (TWG) Committee Reports. This includes the Preparedness Committee, which will provide an update on interagency Ebola coordination and the Data Standardization Committee, which will provide a briefing on the National EMS Information System (NEMSIS). (7) Presentation of New Initiative to Develop State and Local EMS Performance Measures (8) Election of Chair and Vice-Chair for Calendar Year 2015 (9) Other FICEMS Business (10) Public Comment Period (approximately 3:30 p.m. EST) (11) Next Steps and Adjourn Registration Information: These meetings will be open to the public; however, pre-registration is requested. Individuals wishing to attend must register online at https:// events.signup4.com/ NEMSACandFICEMSJointMtg2014 no later than November 28, 2014. For assistance with registration, please contact Noah Smith at Noah.Smith@ dot.gov or 202–366–5030. There will not be a teleconference option for these meetings. Public Comment: Members of the public are encouraged to comment directly to the NEMSAC and FICEMS during designated public comment periods. In order to allow as many people as possible to speak, speakers are requested to limit their remarks to 5 minutes. Written comments from members of the public will be distributed to NEMSAC or FICEMS members at the meeting and should reach the NHTSA Office of EMS no later than December 1, 2014. Written comments may be submitted by either one of the following methods: (1) You may submit comments by email: nemsac@dot.gov or ficems@dot.gov or (2) you may submit comments by fax: (202) 366–7149. A final agenda as well as meeting materials will be available to the public VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Nov 14, 2014 Jkt 235001 [FR Doc. 2014–27194 Filed 11–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket ID PHMSA–2014–0137] Pipeline Safety: Random Drug Testing Rate, Contractor Management Information System Reporting, and Obtaining Drug and Alcohol Management Information System SignIn Information Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of calendar year 2015 minimum annual percentage rate for random drug testing, reminder for operators to report contractor MIS data, and reminder of method for operators to obtain user name and password for electronic reporting. AGENCY: PHMSA has determined that the minimum random drug testing rate for covered employees will remain at 25 percent during calendar year 2015. Operators are reminded that drug and alcohol testing information must be submitted for contractors performing or ready to perform covered functions. For calendar year 2014 reporting, PHMSA will not attempt to mail the ‘‘user name’’ and ‘‘password’’ for the Drug and Alcohol Management Information System (DAMIS) to operators, but will make the user name and password available in the PHMSA Portal (https:// portal.phmsa.dot.gov/pipeline). DATES: Effective January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Blaine Keener, Director of Safety Data Systems and Analysis, by telephone at 202–366–0970 or by email at blaine.keener@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Notice of Calendar Year 2015 Minimum Annual Percentage Rate for Random Drug Testing Operators of gas, hazardous liquid, and carbon dioxide pipelines and operators of liquefied natural gas facilities must randomly select and test a percentage of covered employees for prohibited drug use. Pursuant to 49 CFR PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68505 199.105(c)(2), (3), and (4), the PHMSA Administrator’s decision on whether to change the minimum annual random drug testing rate is based on the reported random drug test positive rate for the pipeline industry. The data considered by the Administrator comes from operators’ annual submissions of Management Information System (MIS) reports required by § 199.119(a). If the reported random drug test positive rate is less than one percent, the Administrator may continue the minimum random drug testing rate at 25 percent. In calendar year 2013, the random drug test positive rate was less than one percent. Therefore, the PHMSA minimum annual random drug testing selection rate will remain at 25 percent for calendar year 2015. Reminder for Operators To Report Contractor MIS Data On January 19, 2010, PHMSA published an Advisory Bulletin (75 FR 2926) implementing the annual collection of contractor MIS drug and alcohol testing data. An operator’s report to PHMSA is not considered complete until an MIS report is submitted for each contractor that performed covered functions as defined in § 199.3. Reminder of Method for Operators To Obtain User Name and Password for Electronic Reporting In previous years, PHMSA attempted to mail the DAMIS user name and password to operator staff with responsibility for submitting DAMIS reports. Based on the number of phone calls to PHMSA each year requesting this information, the mailing process has not been effective. Pipeline operators have been submitting reports required by Parts 191 and 195 through the PHMSA Portal (https:// portal.phmsa.dot.gov/pipeline) since 2011. Each company with an Office of Pipeline Safety issued Operator Identification Number should employ staff with access to the PHMSA Portal. The user name and password required for an operator to access DAMIS and enter calendar year 2014 data will be available to all staff with access to the PHMSA Portal in late December 2014. When the DAMIS user name and password is available in the Portal, all registered users will receive an email to that effect. Operator staff with responsibility for submitting DAMIS reports should coordinate with registered Portal users to obtain the DAMIS user name and password. Registered Portal users for an operator typically include the U.S. Department of Transportation Compliance Officer and E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2014-0114]


National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (NEMSAC) and 
Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services (FICEMS); 
Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. 
Department of Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Meeting Notice--National Emergency Medical Services Advisory 
Council and Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical 
Services.

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SUMMARY: The NHTSA announces meetings of NEMSAC and FICEMS to be held 
consecutively in the Metropolitan Washington, DC, area. This notice 
announces the date, time, and location of the meetings, which will be 
open to the public, as well as opportunities for public input to the 
NEMSAC and FICEMS. The purpose of NEMSAC, a nationally recognized 
council of emergency medical services representatives and consumers, is 
to advise and consult with DOT and the FICEMS on matters relating to 
emergency medical services (EMS). The purpose of FICEMS is to ensure 
coordination among Federal agencies supporting EMS and 9-1-1 systems.

DATES: The NEMSAC meeting will be held on December 3, 2014, from 8 a.m. 
to 5:00 p.m. EST, and on December 4, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
EST. A public comment period will take place on December 3, 2014 at 
approximately 1:15 p.m. EST and December 4, 2014 at approximately 10 
a.m. EST. Written comments for the NEMSAC from the public must be 
received no later than December 1, 2014.
    The FICEMS meeting will be held on December 4, 2014, from 1 p.m. to 
4 p.m. EST. A public comment period will take place on December 4, 
2014, at approximately 3:30 p.m. EST. Written comments for FICEMS from 
the public must be received no later than December 1, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will both be held at the Performance Institute 
Conference Center on the third floor of 901 New York Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Drew Dawson, Director, U.S. Department 
of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 
Office of Emergency Medical Services, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., NTI-
140, Washington, DC 20590, telephone 202-366-9966; email 
Drew.Dawson@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of these meetings is given under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. 
App.). The NEMSAC is authorized under Section 31108 of the Moving Ahead 
with Progress in the 21st Century Act of 2012. The FICEMS is authorized 
under Section 10202 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient 
Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU).

Tentative Agenda of the National EMS Advisory Council Meeting

    The tentative NEMSAC agenda includes the following:

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST)

(1) Opening Remarks
(2) Disclosure of Conflicts of Interests by Members
(3) Reports and Updates from the Departments of Transportation, 
Homeland Security, and Health & Human Services
(4) Presentation and Discussion on Federal Interagency EMS Preparedness 
for the Response to Ebola in the United States
(5) Presentation, Discussion and Possible Adoption of Reports and 
Recommendations from the following NEMSAC Workgroups:
    a. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
    b. Revision of the EMS Education Agenda for the Future
    c. FICEMS Strategic Planning Process
(6) Other Business of the Council
(7) Public Comment Period (1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST)
(8) Workgroup Breakout Sessions (3 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST)

Thursday, December 4, 2014 (8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST)

(1) Unfinished Business/Continued Discussion from Previous Day
(2) Public Comment Period (Approximately 10 a.m. EST)
(3) Possible Adoption of Recommendations to DOT and FICEMS
(4) Next Steps and Adjourn

    On Wednesday, December 3, 2014, from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST, the 
NEMSAC workgroups will meet in breakout sessions at the same location. 
These sessions are open for public attendance, but their agendas do not 
accommodate public comment.

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Tentative Agenda of the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS Meeting

Thursday, December 4, 2014 (1 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST)

(1) Welcome, Introductions, Opening Remarks
(2) Review and Approval of Executive Summary of June 19, 2014 Meeting
(3) National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC) Report
(4) Strategic Planning Implementation
(5) Discussion of the EMS Agenda for the Future
(6) Technical Working Group (TWG) Committee Reports. This includes the 
Preparedness Committee, which will provide an update on interagency 
Ebola coordination and the Data Standardization Committee, which will 
provide a briefing on the National EMS Information System (NEMSIS).
(7) Presentation of New Initiative to Develop State and Local EMS 
Performance Measures
(8) Election of Chair and Vice-Chair for Calendar Year 2015
(9) Other FICEMS Business
(10) Public Comment Period (approximately 3:30 p.m. EST)
(11) Next Steps and Adjourn
    Registration Information: These meetings will be open to the 
public; however, pre-registration is requested. Individuals wishing to 
attend must register online at https://events.signup4.com/NEMSACandFICEMSJointMtg2014 no later than November 28, 2014. For 
assistance with registration, please contact Noah Smith at 
Noah.Smith@dot.gov or 202-366-5030. There will not be a teleconference 
option for these meetings.
    Public Comment: Members of the public are encouraged to comment 
directly to the NEMSAC and FICEMS during designated public comment 
periods. In order to allow as many people as possible to speak, 
speakers are requested to limit their remarks to 5 minutes. Written 
comments from members of the public will be distributed to NEMSAC or 
FICEMS members at the meeting and should reach the NHTSA Office of EMS 
no later than December 1, 2014. Written comments may be submitted by 
either one of the following methods: (1) You may submit comments by 
email: nemsac@dot.gov or ficems@dot.gov or (2) you may submit comments 
by fax: (202) 366-7149.
    A final agenda as well as meeting materials will be available to 
the public online through www.EMS.gov on or before November 28, 2014.

Jeffrey P. Michael,
Associate Administrator for Research and Program Development.
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