Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration October 7, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee Series of Public Subcommittee Meetings
Document Number: 2011-25916
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-07
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The FMCSA's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) will hold working group and subcommittee meetings on Monday-Thursday, October 24-27, 2011. The meetings will be open to the public for their duration. During the first two days, Monday-Tuesday, October 24-25, 2011, a working group of the subcommittee will discuss with FMCSA technical specifications related to wireless communications protocols that may be needed to ensure successful and secure transmission of data from electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) to enforcement officials. The next two days, Wednesday-Thursday, October 26-27, 2011, will be devoted to a meeting of the full MCSAC EOBR subcommittee. The working group and subcommittee will discuss technical issues the full MCSAC should consider in providing input to the Agency as it develops functional specifications for EOBRs used in lieu of handwritten records of duty status (RODS). Time and Dates: The meetings will be held Monday-Thursday, October 24-27, 2011, from 8:30 am to 5 pm, E.T. at the Sheraton Crystal City, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA, 22202, in meeting rooms Crystal V and VI. Matters To Be Considered: The subcommittee will continue its review of the functional specifications for EOBRs published by FMCSA as part of its final rule concerning EOBRs on April 5, 2010 (75 FR 17208), but subsequently vacated by the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (Seventh Circuit), and will provide suggestions to address stakeholder concerns about new specifications.