U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Board of Visitors Notice of Meeting, 70270 [2014-27963]

Download as PDF wreier-aviles on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 70270 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 25, 2014 / Notices were no longer protected due to dispatcher error, FRA recommends that railroads take the following actions to promote the safety of roadway workers: 1. Increase monitoring of their employees for compliance with existing applicable rules and procedures, particularly those involving the establishment, removal, or verification of track authority, and good faith challenges. 2. Examine their train dispatching systems, rules, and procedures to ensure that appropriate safety redundancies are in place. 3. If a railroad determines that appropriate safety redundancies are not in place, adopt electronic technology that would provide appropriate safety redundancies. At least until such technology is in place, and as an immediate first step to the adoption of such technology, railroads should— a. Stress the importance of dispatchers being advised of the work plans by the RWIC when securing track occupancy authority; b. Forbid student dispatchers by general order or bulletin from removing blocking devices until confirmation is received by the dispatcher providing supervision; and c. Require student dispatchers to secure confirmation from the supervising dispatcher prior to the removal of blocking devices. d. With regard to inadvertent and unauthorized hi-rail movement outside the limits of authority, instruct roadway workers that prior to passing any absolute signal, a roadway worker should verify the limits of his or her authority as follows: i. For roadway workers traveling with other occupants in a vehicle, verify the limits with another occupant within the vehicle by verbally reviewing the authority; ii. For roadway workers acting in the capacity of a lone worker (or otherwise traveling alone in a vehicle that is the first vehicle in the roadway work group to pass the absolute signal), announce over the radio the location and intent to pass the absolute signal; and iii. In either case, if the roadway worker or roadway work group is relying upon an electronic authority, and the electronic device displaying that authority malfunctions, the roadway worker must either secure a hard copy of the authority or vacate the track until he or she can verify the authority. FRA encourages railroads to take actions that are consistent with the preceding recommendations and to take other actions to help ensure the safety of the Nation’s railroad employees and VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:41 Nov 24, 2014 Jkt 235001 the general public. FRA may modify this Safety Advisory 2014–02, issue additional safety advisories, or take other appropriate actions it deems necessary to ensure the highest level of safety on the Nation’s railroads, including pursuing other corrective measures under its rail safety authority. Robert C. Lauby, Associate Administrator for Safety and Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–27955 Filed 11–21–14; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Board of Visitors Notice of Meeting Maritime Administration, DOT. Meeting notice. contact the Designated Federal Officer for information on submitting comments via fax. Written statements must be received no later than three working days prior to the next meeting in order to provide time for member consideration. By rule, no member of the public attending open meetings will be allowed to present questions from the floor or speak to any issue under consideration by the BoV. Authority: 46 U.S.C. 51312; 5 U.S.C. app. 552b; 41 CFR parts 102–3.140 through 102– 3.165. By Order of the Maritime Administrator. Dated: November 20, 2014. Thomas M. Hudson, Acting Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–27963 Filed 11–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P AGENCY: ACTION: Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended) and 41 CFR 102–3.150, The U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration (MARAD) announces that the following U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (‘‘Academy’’) Board of Visitors (BoV) meeting will take place: 1. Date: December 8, 2014. 2. Time: 1000. Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting will need to show photo identification in order to gain access to the meeting location. 3. Location: The Crabtree Room of the Library on the Academy campus, Kings Point, New York. 4. Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of this meeting is to update BoV members on Academy issues, and for the BoV to review the progress of ongoing capital and maintenance improvements. 5. Public Access to the Meeting: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. 552b and 41 CFR 102–3.140 through 102–3.165) and the availability of space, this meeting is open to the public. Seating is on a firstcome basis. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The BoV’s Designated Federal Officer or Point of Contact is Brian Blower; 202 366–2765; Brian.Blower@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Any member of the public is permitted to file a written statement with the Academy BoV. Written statements should be sent to the Designated Federal Officer at: Brian Blower; 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., W28–313, Washington, DC 20590 or via email at Brian.Blower@dot.gov. 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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information or access to background documents, contact Lisa Gavin, Office of Crash Avoidance Standards (NVS–121), U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, West Building, W43–432, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Email address: lisa.gavin@dot.gov. Ms. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 227 (Tuesday, November 25, 2014)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-27963]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Maritime Administration


U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Board of Visitors Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: Maritime Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Meeting notice.

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 
1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in Sunshine Act 
of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended) and 41 CFR 102-3.150, The U.S. 
Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration (MARAD) announces 
that the following U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (``Academy'') Board of 
Visitors (BoV) meeting will take place:
    1. Date: December 8, 2014.
    2. Time: 1000. Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting 
will need to show photo identification in order to gain access to the 
meeting location.
    3. Location: The Crabtree Room of the Library on the Academy 
campus, Kings Point, New York.
    4. Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of this meeting is to update 
BoV members on Academy issues, and for the BoV to review the progress 
of ongoing capital and maintenance improvements.
    5. Public Access to the Meeting: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (5 U.S.C. 552b and 41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102-3.165) 
and the availability of space, this meeting is open to the public. 
Seating is on a first-come basis.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The BoV's Designated Federal Officer 
or Point of Contact is Brian Blower; 202 366-2765; 
Brian.Blower@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Any member of the public is permitted to 
file a written statement with the Academy BoV. Written statements 
should be sent to the Designated Federal Officer at: Brian Blower; 1200 
New Jersey Ave. SE., W28-313, Washington, DC 20590 or via email at 
Brian.Blower@dot.gov. Please contact the Designated Federal Officer for 
information on submitting comments via fax. Written statements must be 
received no later than three working days prior to the next meeting in 
order to provide time for member consideration. By rule, no member of 
the public attending open meetings will be allowed to present questions 
from the floor or speak to any issue under consideration by the BoV.

    Authority: 46 U.S.C. 51312; 5 U.S.C. app. 552b; 41 CFR parts 
102-3.140 through 102-3.165.

    By Order of the Maritime Administrator.

    Dated: November 20, 2014.
Thomas M. Hudson,
Acting Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 2014-27963 Filed 11-24-14; 8:45 am]
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