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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).


Notice of Public Meeting and Availability for Public Comment.


The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces a public meeting and request for public input regarding a proposed survey of U.S. truck driver safety and health. The goal of the survey is to collect information on truck driver health, sleep disorders, fatigue, working conditions, and non-fatal injuries. Further information on the proposed survey may be found at:​niosh/​review/​public/​110.

Public Comment Period: From date of publication of this notice until January 2, 2008.

Public Meeting Date and Time: Thursday, November 1, 2007, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., CST.

Place: Westin O'Hare Hotel, 6100 North River Road, Rosemont, Illinois 60018, telephone (888) 627-8517.

Purpose of the Meeting: To obtain public comment on the content and conduct of a nationally representative survey of truck drivers' safety and health. Special emphasis will be placed on discussion of the following:

(1) Content of the survey.

(2) Appropriate methods of conducting such a survey.

Status: The forum will include scientists and representatives from various government agencies, industry, labor, and other stakeholders, and is open to the public. Attendance is limited only by the space available. The meeting room will accommodate approximately 70 people. Interested parties should make hotel reservations directly with the Westin O'Hare Hotel by calling (888) 627-8517 or via the Web site at​Book/​westatOc before the cut-off date of 5 p.m. CST October 10, 2007. A special group rate of $205.00 per night (or prevailing government rate) plus tax per night for meeting guests has been negotiated for this meeting. In order to receive the special room rate, you will need to indicate that you will be attending the NIOSH meeting.

Interested parties should confirm their attendance to this meeting by contacting Ms. Mary K. Dingwall, meeting coordinator, at (301) 738-3583 or by October 19, 2007. Oral comments given at the meeting will be recorded and included in the docket. Written comments will also be accepted at the meeting or by submitting them to the NIOSH Docket Office.

Contact Person for Technical Information: Karl Sieber, NIOSH/CDC, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, 4676 Columbia Pkwy. MS R-17, Cincinnati, OH 45226, telephone (513) 841-4231, or Stephanie Pratt, NIOSH/CDC, 1095 Willowdale Road, MS 1808, Morgantown, WV 26505, telephone (304) 285-5992.

Contact Person for Submitting Comments: Comments on the topics presented in this notice and at the meeting should be mailed to: NIOSH Docket Office, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, MS-C34, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, telephone (513) 533-8450, fax (513) 533-8285. Comments may also be submitted by e-mail to or at​niosh/​review/​public/​110/​. E-mail attachments should be formatted in Microsoft Word. All comments should be received by January 2, 2008 and should reference the Docket Number (NIOSH-110) in the subject heading. Start Printed Page 56765

All information received in response to this notice will be available for public examination and copying at the NIOSH Docket Office, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226 and at​niosh/​docket/​default.html.

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Dated: September 26, 2007.

James D. Seligman,

Chief Information Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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[FR Doc. E7-19613 Filed 10-3-07; 8:45 am]