U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Board of Visitors Meeting, 76412 [2016-26391]

Download as PDF 76412 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 212 / Wednesday, November 2, 2016 / Notices HUDs have been incorporated and researched extensively in aviation and motor vehicle applications because of their relative advantage over head-down displays (HDDs). Research in the Cab Technology Integration Lab (CTIL), FRA’s locomotive simulator at the Volpe Center in Cambridge, MA, has shown that in-cab displays, such as moving maps, can lead to prolonged headsdown time (Young, et al., 2015). Additionally, research done in the field in naturalistic studies using passenger vehicles has also shown that looking inside a vehicle for interface control features increases the risk of an accident (Liang, Lee, & Yekhsatyan, 2012). Thus, a HUD has real advantages over an HDD. An investigation of alternative technologies that increase forward-track viewing time is worth pursuing. To test the hypothesis that display communications on a HUD can reduce workload and distractions while increasing the time the engineer keeps his or her eyes on the forward track, an experiment will be run in the CTIL with four different conditions: HUD presence (present or absent) will be crossed with radio communications (present or absent). Forty train engineers will participate in the simulator study and survey data collection. The HUD will be developed and installed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A subjective measure of workload, such as the NASA TLX, will be utilized in this study and provided to the train engineers after the simulator experiment. In addition, usability of the system will be rated with a usability scale by the train engineers. Analysis of the simulator data, workload data, and usability survey data will allow FRA to assess whether the HUD has a relative advantage over the HDD in rail, and if it could mitigate performance declines related to the radio communications. Affected Public: Railroad Workers. Respondent Universe: 40 Railroad Engineers. Frequency of Submission: On occasion. REPORTING BURDEN Form No. Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per response (hours) Total annual burden hours Form FRA F 6180.168—Simulator Survey ...................................... 40 Engineers ......... 40 surveys ............. 6.5 260 Total Responses: 40. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 260 hours. Type of Request: Approval of a new information collection. Status: Regular Review. Under 44 U.S.C. 3507(a) and 5 CFR 1320.5(b) and 1320.8(b)(3)(vi), FRA informs all interested parties that FRA may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Issued in Washington, DC, on October 26, 2016. Patrick Warren, Acting Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2016–26414 Filed 11–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P Maritime Administration U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Board of Visitors Meeting Maritime Administration. Meeting notice. AGENCY: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 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: November 14, 2016. 2. Time: TBD (est 10:00–10:30) a.m. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Nov 01, 2016 Authority: 46 U.S.C. 51312; 5 U.S.C. app. 552b; 41 CFR parts 102–3.140 through 102– 3.165. The BOV’s Designated Federal Officer and Point of Contact Brian Blower; 202 366– 2765; Brian.Blower@dot.gov. [Docket No. NHTSA–2016–0067; Notice 2] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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., W28–314, 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. By Order of the Maritime Administrator. Dated: October 27, 2016. T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr., Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–26391 Filed 11–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Michelin North America, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ACTION: 3. Location: U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, 300 Steamboat Road, Kings Point, NY; Schuyler Otis Bland Library, Crabtree Room. 4. Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of this meeting is to brief BOV members on the State of the Academy and the Sea Year Stand Down. 5. Public Access to the Meeting: This meeting is open to the public. Seating is on a first-come basis. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 212 (Wednesday, November 2, 2016)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-26391]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Maritime Administration


U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Board of Visitors Meeting

AGENCY: Maritime Administration.

ACTION: Meeting notice.

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SUMMARY: 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: November 14, 2016.
    2. Time: TBD (est 10:00-10:30) a.m.
    3. Location: U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, 300 Steamboat Road, 
Kings Point, NY; Schuyler Otis Bland Library, Crabtree Room.
    4. Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of this meeting is to brief 
BOV members on the State of the Academy and the Sea Year Stand Down.
    5. Public Access to the Meeting: This meeting is open to the 
public. Seating is on a first-come basis. Members of the public wishing 
to attend the meeting will need to show photo identification in order 
to gain access to the meeting location.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The BOV's Designated Federal Officer 
and Point of Contact 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., W28-314, 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: October 27, 2016.
T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr.,
Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-26391 Filed 11-1-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-81-P