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Notice No. 41; Railroad Safety Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

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AGENCY:

Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT).

ACTION:

Notice of the Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) meeting.

SUMMARY:

FRA announces the next meeting of the RSAC, a Federal Advisory Committee that develops railroad safety regulations through a consensus process. The RSAC meeting topics include opening remarks from the FRA Administrator, presentations on National Transportation Safety Board recommendations, Transportation Security Administration rulemakings and advisories, hazardous materials rulemakings, hazardous materials safety/security routing, tank car issues, and the private crossing safety inquiry. Status reports will be given on the Medical Standards, Passenger Safety, Roadway Worker Safety, Continuous Welded Rail, and Locomotive Safety Standards working groups. The Committee may possibly be asked to vote on recommendations on railroad operating rules and to amend the Continuous Welded Rail task to permit consideration of additional issues related to amendment of the Track Safety Standards. This agenda is subject to change.

DATES:

The meeting of the RSAC is scheduled to commence at 9:30 a.m., and conclude at 4 p.m., on Thursday, February 22, 2007.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting of the RSAC will be held at the National Housing Center, 1177 15th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005. The meeting is open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis, and is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Sign and oral interpretation can be made available if requested 10 calendar days before the meeting.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Patricia Butera, RSAC Coordinator, FRA, 1120 Vermont Avenue, NW., Stop 25, Washington, DC 20590, (202) 493-Start Printed Page 47676212 or Grady Cothen, Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety Standards and Program Development, FRA, 1120 Vermont Avenue, NW., Mailstop 25, Washington, DC 20590, (202) 493-6302.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), FRA is giving notice of a meeting of the RSAC. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m., and conclude at 4 p.m., on Thursday, February 22, 2007. The meeting of the RSAC will be held at the National Housing Center, 1177 15th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005.

RSAC was established to provide advice and recommendations to the FRA on railroad safety matters. The RSAC is composed of 54 voting representatives from 31 member organizations, representing various rail industry perspectives. In addition, there are non-voting advisory representatives from the agencies with railroad safety regulatory responsibility in Canada and Mexico, the National Transportation Safety Board, and the Federal Transit Administration. The diversity of the Committee ensures the requisite range of views and expertise necessary to discharge its responsibilities.

See the RSAC Web site for details on pending tasks at: http://rsac.fra.dot.gov/​.   Please refer to the notice published in the Federal Register on March 11, 1996, (61 FR 9740) for more information about the RSAC.

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Issued in Washington, DC on January 26, 2007.

Grady C. Cothen, Jr.,

Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety Standards and Program Development.

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[FR Doc. E7-1608 Filed 1-31-07; 8:45 am]

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