Medical Review Board Public Meeting Set for July 18

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announces a public meeting of the Medical Review Board (MRB). The public meeting will provide an opportunity to observe and participate in MRB deliberations about the revision and development of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation (FMCSR) medical standards, in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).

DATE: The MRB meeting will be held from 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. on July 18, 2008. Refer to the preliminary agenda for the meeting in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of the June 11, 2008, Federal Register notice that is included below.

LOCATION: The meeting will take place at the Embassy Suites Old Town Alexandria, 1900 Diagonal Road, Virginia Ballroom–Salon A, Alexandria, Va., 22314.

You can submit comments with the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket ID FMCSA-2008-0160 using any of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions.
  • Mail: Docket Management Facility; Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, D.C., 20590-0001.
  • Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, D.C., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.
  • Fax: 1-202-493-2251.

Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket ID for the Notice. Note that DOT posts all comments received without change to www.regulations.gov, including any personal information included in a comment.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Mary D. Gunnels, Director, Medical Programs, (202) 366-4001, [email protected], FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W64-224, Washington, D.C., 20590-0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The preliminary agenda for the meeting includes:

0900-0920 Call to Order, Introduction and Agenda Review
0920-0945 Medical Review Board Administrative Discussion
0945-1015 Public Comment on Renal Disease
1015-1045 MRB Deliberations on Renal Disease
1045-1130 FMCSA Agency Update and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
1130 Call to Adjourn

MEETING PARTICIPATION: Attendance is open to the interested public, including medical examiners, motor carriers, drivers, and representatives of medical and scientific associations. Written comments for this MRB meeting will also be accepted beginning on June 11, 2008, and continuing until Aug. 1, 2008, and should include the docket ID listed above.

During the MRB meeting (0945-1015), oral comments may be limited depending on how many persons wish to comment; they will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis as requestors register at the meeting. The comments must directly address relevant medical and scientific issues on the MRB meeting agenda. For more information, go to the following Web site: www.fmcsa.dot.gov/mrb.

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