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Medical Review Board Public Meeting

Larry W. Minor
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
January 25, 2013


[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 17 (Friday, January 25, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5558-5559]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01510]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2008-0362]


Medical Review Board Public Meeting

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Medical Review Board (MRB) public meeting.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces that the Medical Review Board (MRB) will meet 
on February 13, 2013. The MRB will review an evidence report about 
fatigue-related research concerning bus and motorcoach drivers to 
identify relevant scientific and medical studies the Agency could rely 
upon in making any future decisions about the HOS requirements 
applicable to such drivers. The meeting is open to the public and there 
will be a public comment period at the end of the day.
    Times and Dates: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 
13, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (E.S.T.). The 
meeting will be held at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town, 1767 King 
Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 in Salon BC on the main floor. The Hilton 
Alexandria Old Town is located across the street from the King Street 
Metro station.
    An agenda for the meeting will be made available in advance of the 
meeting at http://mrb.fmcsa.dot.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angela Ward, R.N., Nurse Consultant, 
Medical Programs Division, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366-4001, 
fmcsamedical@dot.gov.

Services for Individuals With Disabilities

    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact 
Angela Ward at (202) 366-4001 or at fmcsamedical@dot.gov by Tuesday, 
February 5, 2013.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

MRB

    The Medical Review Board (MRB) is comprised of five medical experts 
who serve staggered, 2-year terms. The U.S. Secretary of Transportation 
announced those currently serving on the MRB on November 2, 2010, and 
June 13, 2012. Section 4116 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, 
Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), 
[Pub. L. 109-59, 119 Stat. 1144, Aug. 10, 2005] 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 the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act (FACA) as announced in the Federal Register (70 FR 57642, October 
3, 2005). The MRB is charged initially with the review of all current 
FMCSA medical standards (49 CFR 391.41), as well as proposing new 
science-based standards and guidelines to ensure that drivers operating 
commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce, as defined in 
49 CFR 390.5, are physically capable of doing so.

II. Meeting Participation

    The entire meeting of the MRB is open to the public. Oral comments 
on the topic from the public will be heard during the last hour (3:45 
p.m. to 4:45 p.m.) of the meeting. Oral comments may be limited and 
will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis as requestors 
register at the meeting. Should all public comments be exhausted prior 
to the end of the specified period, the comment period will close. 
Members of the public may submit written comments to the Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) on this topic by Tuesday, February 5, 2013. 
You may submit written comments bearing the Federal Docket Management 
System (FDMS) Docket ID FMCSA-2008-0362 using any of the following 
methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Room W12-
140, Washington, DC 20003-3302.
     Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. 
ET., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
    Instructions: Each submission must include the Agency name and FDMS 
Docket ID for this Notice. Note that DOT posts all comments without 
change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal 
information included in a comment. Please see the Privacy Act heading 
below for further information.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov at any time or Room 
W12-140 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays. The FDMS is available 24 hours 
each day, 365 days each year. If you want acknowledgment that we 
received your comments, please include a self-addressed, stamped 
envelope or postcard or print the acknowledgement page that appears 
after submitting comments on-line.
    Privacy Act: Anyone may search the electronic form of all comments 
received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or of the person signing the comment, if 
submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.).
    You may review the DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the 
Federal Register published on April 11, 2000

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(65 FR 19477). This information is also available at http://www.regulations.gov.

    Issued on: January 18, 2013.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator of Policy.
[FR Doc. 2013-01510 Filed 1-24-13; 8:45 am]
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