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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.


Notice of Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee Meeting.


FMCSA announces that the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) will hold a committee meeting. The meeting is open to the public.


The meeting will be held on September 9, 2008, from 12 pm to 4 pm Eastern Daylight Time.


The meeting will take place at the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, Quorum Room, 480 L'Enfant Plaza, SW., Washington, DC 20024.

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Mr. Jeffrey Miller, Chief, Strategic Planning and Program Evaluation Division, Office of Policy Plans and Regulation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366-1258,

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I. Background

Section 4144 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU, Pub. L. 109-59) required the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation to establish in FMCSA, a Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee. The advisory committee provides advice and recommendations to the FMCSA Administrator on motor carrier safety programs and motor carrier safety regulations. The advisory committee operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App 2). The FMCSA Administrator appointed 15 members to serve on the advisory committee on March 5, 2007.

II. Meeting Participation

The meeting is open to the public and FMCSA invites participation by all interested parties, including motor carriers, drivers, and representatives of motor carrier associations. For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance, please e-mail your request to by September 5, 2008. As a general matter, the committee will make one hour available for public comments at the meeting from 3 pm to 4 pm. Individuals wishing to address the committee should send an e-mail to by close of business on September 5, 2008. The time available will be reasonably divided among those who have signed up to address the committee; however, no one will have more than 15 minutes. Individuals wanting to present written materials to the committee should submit written comments identified by Federal Docket Management System (FDMC) Docket Number FMCSA-2006-26367 using any of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
  • Fax: 202-493-2251.
  • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590.
  • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W12-140, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
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Larry W. Minor,

Associate Administrator for Policy and Program Development.

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[FR Doc. E8-19742 Filed 8-22-08; 8:45 am]