Request for Transit Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS) Nominations, 38265-38266 [2015-16288]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 127 / Thursday, July 2, 2015 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [Public Notice: 9179] Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Holocaust Center for Humanity Exhibit’’ [Docket No. FMCSA–2006–26367] Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Holocaust Center for Humanity Exhibit,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Holocaust Center for Humanity, Seattle, Washington, from on or about October 18, 2015, until on or about July 1, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register. AGENCY: SUMMARY: For further information, including a list of the imported objects, contact the Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs in the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202– 632–6471; email: section2459@ state.gov). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, L/PD, SA–5, Suite 5H03, Washington, DC 20522–0505. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: June 22, 2015. Kelly Keiderling, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2015–16362 Filed 7–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P Medical Review Board (MRB) Meeting: Public Meeting Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Announcement of advisory committee public meeting. FMCSA announces a meeting of its Medical Review Board (MRB) on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 21–22, 2015. The MRB will identify factors the Agency should consider with regard to regulatory actions concerning Type I diabetes and vision standards for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. This follows the Agency’s issuance of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on May 4, 2015, that would permit drivers with stable, well-controlled insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) to be qualified to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. The MRB discussions would precede the Agency’s consideration of a rulemaking concerning the vision standard. Meetings are open to the public for their entirety, and the public will be allowed to comment during the proceedings. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 21–22, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (E.T.), at the FMCSA National Training Center, 1310 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington, VA. Copies of the task statement and an agenda for the entire meeting will be made available in advance of the meeting at http://mrb.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) 366–5221, mrb@dot.gov. SUMMARY: Services for Individuals With Disabilities I. Background The MRB is composed of five medical experts who each serve 2-year terms. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:16 Jul 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 under the terms of its charter, filed November 25, 2013. II. Meeting Participation Oral comments from the public will be heard during the meeting, subject to the discretion of the Chairman. Members of the public may submit written comments on the topics to be considered during the meeting by Wednesday, July 15, to Federal Docket Management System (FDMC) Docket Number FMCSA–2008–0362 for the MRB 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., E.T. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Issued on: June 29, 2015. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2015–16393 Filed 7–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration Request for Transit Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS) Nominations AGENCY: For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact Eran Segev at (617) 494–3174, eran.segev@dot.gov, by Wednesday, July 15. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 38265 Federal Transit Administration, DOT. Notice to solicit TRACS nominees. ACTION: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is seeking nominations for individuals to serve as members for two-year terms on the Transit Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS). The TRACS provides information, advice, and recommendations to the Secretary of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1 38266 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 127 / Thursday, July 2, 2015 / Notices Transportation (Secretary) and the FTA Administrator in response to tasks assigned to the committee. The TRACS does not exercise program management responsibilities and makes no decisions directly affecting the programs on which it provides advice. The Secretary may accept or reject a recommendation made by TRACS and is not bound to pursue any recommendation from TRACS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bridget Zamperini, Office of Transit Safety and Oversight (TSO), Federal Transit Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001 (telephone: 202–366–0306; or email: Bridget.Zamperini@dot.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Background On December 8, 2009, TRACS was originally chartered by the Secretary for the purpose of providing a forum for the development, consideration, and communication of information from knowledgeable and independent perspectives regarding modes of public transit safety. The TRACS consists of members representing key constituencies affected by transit safety requirements, including transit rail and bus safety experts, research institutions, industry associations, labor unions, transit agencies, and State Safety Oversight Agencies. With passage of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP– 21), Public Law 112–141 (2012), FTA’s safety oversight authority is expanded to include all modes of public transportation. Therefore, TRACS membership is configured to reflect a broad range of safety constituents representative of the public transportation industry and include key constituencies affected by safety requirements for transit rail and/or transit bus. Individuals representing labor unions, rail and bus transit agencies, paratransit service providers (both general public and Americans with Disabilities Act complementary service), State Safety Oversight Agencies, State Departments of Transportation, transit safety research organizations and the rail and bus transit safety industry are invited to apply for membership. The TRACS meets approximately twice a year, usually in Washington, DC, but may meet more frequently or via conference call as needed. Members serve at their own expense and receive no salary from the Federal Government. The FTA retains authority to review the participation of any TRACS member and to recommend changes at any time. The TRACS meetings will be open to VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:16 Jul 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 the public and one need not be a member of TRACS to attend. Interested parties may view the information about the committee at: http:// www.fta.dot.gov/about/13099.html. II. Nominations Qualified individuals interested in serving on this committee are invited to apply to FTA for appointment. The FTA Administrator will recommend nominees for appointment by the Secretary. Appointments are for twoyear terms; however, the Secretary may reappoint a member to serve additional terms. Nominees should be knowledgeable of trends or issues related to rail transit and bus transit safety. Along with their experience in the bus transit or rail transit industry, nominees will also be evaluated on factors including leadership and organizational skills, region of the country represented, diversity characteristics, and the overall balance of industry representation. Each nomination should include the nominee’s name and organizational affiliation, a cover letter describing the nominee’s qualifications and interest in serving on the committee, a curriculum vitae or resume of the nominee’s qualifications, and contact information including the nominee’s name, address, phone number, fax number, and email address. Self-nominations are acceptable. The FTA prefers electronic submissions for all applications to TRACS@dot.gov. Applications will also be accepted via U.S. mail at the address identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. In the near-term, FTA expects to nominate up to eight representatives from the public transportation safety community for immediate TRACS membership. In order to be considered for this round of appointments, applications should be submitted by August 31, 2015. The Secretary, in consultation with the FTA Administrator, will make the final decision regarding committee membership selections. Therese W. McMillan, Acting Administrator. [FR Doc. 2015–16288 Filed 7–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2015–0139] Pipeline Safety: Risk Modeling Methodologies Public Workshop Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, DOT. ACTION: Call for abstracts; preliminary notice of public workshop. AGENCY: This preliminary notice is to announce a public workshop to advance risk modeling methodologies of gas transmission and hazardous liquid pipelines and non-pipeline systems. This workshop will bring industry, Federal and state regulators, interested members of the public, and other stakeholders together to share knowledge and experience on risk modelling within the pipeline industry and other fields, ways to advance pipeline risk models, and practical ways that operators can adopt and/or adapt them to the analyses of their systems. Additionally, through this notice, and in preparation for this public meeting, we are inviting abstracts on relevant engineering and technical modeling considerations related to advancing pipeline risk models, and risk modeling methodologies used in other nonpipeline applications. PHMSA recognizes that other industries may offer potential ideas and solutions to risk modelling that are applicable to pipelines and therefore encourages participation in the solicitation from outside of the pipeline industry and outside of industrial applications. Each author of an accepted abstract will be invited to make a short presentation at the workshop. DATES: The public workshop will be held on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, and Thursday, September 10, 2015, times TBD. To be considered for presentation at the upcoming workshop, authors must submit abstracts to the docket PHMSA–2015–0139 and email Kenneth Lee at Kenneth.lee@dot.gov by July 15, 2015. ADDRESSES: Washington, DC Metro area—venue TBD. Comments: To be considered for presentation at the upcoming workshop, authors must submit abstracts to the docket PHMSA–2015–0139 and email Kenneth Lee at Kenneth.lee@dot.gov by July 15, 2015. PHMSA will notify authors by email by July 31, 2015, whether their abstracts were accepted for presentation. Each author of an accepted abstract will be invited to SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 127 (Thursday, July 2, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38265-38266]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-16288]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Transit Administration


Request for Transit Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS) 
Nominations

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice to solicit TRACS nominees.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is seeking 
nominations for individuals to serve as members for two-year terms on 
the Transit Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS). The TRACS provides 
information, advice, and recommendations to the Secretary of

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Transportation (Secretary) and the FTA Administrator in response to 
tasks assigned to the committee. The TRACS does not exercise program 
management responsibilities and makes no decisions directly affecting 
the programs on which it provides advice. The Secretary may accept or 
reject a recommendation made by TRACS and is not bound to pursue any 
recommendation from TRACS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bridget Zamperini, Office of Transit 
Safety and Oversight (TSO), Federal Transit Administration, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001 (telephone: 202-366-0306; 
or email: Bridget.Zamperini@dot.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    On December 8, 2009, TRACS was originally chartered by the 
Secretary for the purpose of providing a forum for the development, 
consideration, and communication of information from knowledgeable and 
independent perspectives regarding modes of public transit safety. The 
TRACS consists of members representing key constituencies affected by 
transit safety requirements, including transit rail and bus safety 
experts, research institutions, industry associations, labor unions, 
transit agencies, and State Safety Oversight Agencies.
    With passage of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century 
Act (MAP-21), Public Law 112-141 (2012), FTA's safety oversight 
authority is expanded to include all modes of public transportation. 
Therefore, TRACS membership is configured to reflect a broad range of 
safety constituents representative of the public transportation 
industry and include key constituencies affected by safety requirements 
for transit rail and/or transit bus. Individuals representing labor 
unions, rail and bus transit agencies, paratransit service providers 
(both general public and Americans with Disabilities Act complementary 
service), State Safety Oversight Agencies, State Departments of 
Transportation, transit safety research organizations and the rail and 
bus transit safety industry are invited to apply for membership.
    The TRACS meets approximately twice a year, usually in Washington, 
DC, but may meet more frequently or via conference call as needed. 
Members serve at their own expense and receive no salary from the 
Federal Government. The FTA retains authority to review the 
participation of any TRACS member and to recommend changes at any time. 
The TRACS meetings will be open to the public and one need not be a 
member of TRACS to attend. Interested parties may view the information 
about the committee at: http://www.fta.dot.gov/about/13099.html.

II. Nominations

    Qualified individuals interested in serving on this committee are 
invited to apply to FTA for appointment. The FTA Administrator will 
recommend nominees for appointment by the Secretary. Appointments are 
for two-year terms; however, the Secretary may reappoint a member to 
serve additional terms. Nominees should be knowledgeable of trends or 
issues related to rail transit and bus transit safety. Along with their 
experience in the bus transit or rail transit industry, nominees will 
also be evaluated on factors including leadership and organizational 
skills, region of the country represented, diversity characteristics, 
and the overall balance of industry representation.
    Each nomination should include the nominee's name and 
organizational affiliation, a cover letter describing the nominee's 
qualifications and interest in serving on the committee, a curriculum 
vitae or resume of the nominee's qualifications, and contact 
information including the nominee's name, address, phone number, fax 
number, and email address. Self-nominations are acceptable. The FTA 
prefers electronic submissions for all applications to TRACS@dot.gov. 
Applications will also be accepted via U.S. mail at the address 
identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this 
notice.
    In the near-term, FTA expects to nominate up to eight 
representatives from the public transportation safety community for 
immediate TRACS membership. In order to be considered for this round of 
appointments, applications should be submitted by August 31, 2015. The 
Secretary, in consultation with the FTA Administrator, will make the 
final decision regarding committee membership selections.

Therese W. McMillan,
Acting Administrator.
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