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Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations

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Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations

Anne S. Ferro
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
January 31, 2011

[Federal Register: January 31, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 20)]
[Page 5424-5425]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2006-26367]

Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations

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

ACTION: Request for Nominations to the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory 
Committee (MCSAC).


SUMMARY: The FMCSA solicits nominations for interested persons to serve 
on the MCSAC. The MCSAC is composed of FMCSA stakeholders from the 
safety enforcement, industry, labor, and safety sectors and is charged 
with providing advice and recommendations to the FMCSA Administrator on 
Federal motor carrier safety programs.

DATES: Nominations for the MCSAC must be received on or before March 2, 

FMCSA, at 202-385-2395 or via e-mail at Shannon.Watson@dot.gov.


I. Background

    Section 4144 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient 
Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) (Pub. L. 
109-59, August 10, 2005) required the Secretary of Transportation to 
establish the MCSAC. The Committee provides advice and recommendations 
to the Administrator of FMCSA on the needs, objectives, plans, 
approaches, content, and accomplishments of motor carrier safety 
programs and motor carrier safety regulations under its charter (http:/
/mcsac/about.htm). The Committee may be comprised of not more than 20 
members appointed by the Administrator for up to 2-year terms. Members 
are selected from among individuals who are not employees of FMCSA and 
who are specially qualified to serve on the Committee based on their 
education, training, or experience. Currently, the members include 
representatives of the motor carrier

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industry, shipping industry, safety advocates, labor, and safety 
enforcement officials. Representatives of a single enumerated interest 
group may not constitute a majority of the Committee members. The 
Administrator designates a chairman of the Committee from among the 
    Committee members must not be officers or employees of the Federal 
Government and serve without pay. The Administrator may allow a member, 
when attending meetings of the Committee or a subcommittee, 
reimbursement of expenses authorized under Section 5703 of Title 5, 
United States Code and the Federal Travel Regulation, 41 CFR part 301, 
relating to per diem, travel, and transportation.
    The President's Memorandum of June 18, 2010, concerning lobbyists 
on Agency boards and commissions (75 FR 35995, 6/23/10) directed the 
heads of Executive departments and agencies ``not to make any new 
appointments or reappointments of federally registered lobbyists to 
advisory committees and other boards and commissions.'' Pursuant to the 
President's directive, FMCSA will not consider for appointment to the 
MCSAC any individual who is subject to the registration and reporting 
requirements of the Lobbying Disclosure Act (2 U.S.C. 1605).
    The Designated Federal Officer anticipates calling Committee 
meetings approximately four times each year. Meetings are open to the 
general public, except as provided under the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App.). Notice of each meeting is published in the 
Federal Register at least 15 calendar days prior to the date of the 

II. Request for Nominations

    The FMCSA seeks nominations for membership to the MCSAC from among 
its stakeholder groups for representatives with specialized experience, 
education, or training in commercial motor vehicle safety issues. The 
Agency is required under FACA to appoint members of diverse views and 
interests to ensure the committee is balanced with appropriate 
consideration of background. All Committee members must be able to 
attend at least three to four meetings each year in person or by 
teleconference. Interested persons should have a commitment to 
transportation safety, knowledge of transportation issues, experience 
on panels that deal with transportation safety, and a record of 
collaboration and professional experience in commercial motor vehicle 
safety issues.
    On-line applications will be accepted for positions on the MCSAC. 
Applications may be obtained from the MCSAC Web site at http://
mcsac.fmcsa.dot.gov/, completed on-line, and e-mailed to Shannon L. 
Watson, MCSAC liaison, at Shannon.Watson@dot.gov. The Web site contains 
additional information on the MCSAC, including reports, meeting 
minutes, and membership information.
    Nominations must be received on or before March 2, 2011.

    Issued on: January 21, 2011.
Anne S. Ferro,
[FR Doc. 2011-2104 Filed 1-28-11; 8:45 am]

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