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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 MCSAC will hold two public sessions at its May meeting. The first will be held on Monday, May 18, 2009, from 10-11 a.m. (EDT), and will include a discussion between FMCSA management and the MCSAC committee on Task 09-02. This task was assigned at the MCSAC meeting on March 18 and asked the committee for suggestions on implementing a new cross-border trucking program between the United States and Mexico. The meeting will be held via conference call. Should you wish to participate, please contact Shannon L. Watson at (202) 385-2395 or via e-mail at, by Wednesday, May 13, to receive information on how to access the call.

The May 20, 2009, public meeting will be held from 1-4 p.m. (EDT).


The May 20 meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Media Center, West Building, Ground Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590.

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Mr. Jeffrey K. 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) 366-5370,

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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 a Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee in FMCSA. 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 Committee is comprised of 15 members appointed by the Administrator.

II. Meeting Participation

Both meetings are open to the public. FMCSA invites participation by all interested parties, including motor carriers, drivers, and representatives of motor carrier associations. Please note that attendees for the May 20, 2009, meeting will need to be pre-cleared in advance of the meeting in order to expedite entry into the building. By May 13, 2009, please e-mail if you plan to attend the meeting to facilitate the pre-clearance security process. For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, please e-mail by May 13, 2009.

As a general matter, the Committee will allocate one hour for public comments on, May 20, 2009, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.. Individuals wishing to address the committee should send an Start Printed Page 20779e-mail to by May 13, 2009. The time available will be divided among those who have signed up to address the committee, but no one will be allotted more than 15 minutes. For a copy of the agenda, please send an e-mail to

Individuals with a desire 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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Issued on: April 30, 2009.

Larry W. Minor,

Associate Administrator for Policy and Program Development.

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[FR Doc. E9-10340 Filed 5-4-09; 8:45 am]