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Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC): Public Meeting of Subcommittees

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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.


Notice of meeting of Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC).


FMCSA announces that the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee's subcommittee on Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 5 and 6, 2013, respectively. The meeting is open to the public and there will be a public comment period at the end of each day.

Times and Dates:

The meeting will be held Tuesday-Wednesday, February 5-6, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (E.D.T.). The meeting will be held at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town, 1767 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 in the Washington and Jefferson Rooms on the 2nd floor. The Hilton Alexandria Old Town is located across the street from the King Street Metro station.

Copies of all MCSAC Task Statements and an agenda for the entire meeting will be made available in advance of the meeting at

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Ms. Shannon L. Watson, Senior Advisor to the Associate Administrator for Policy, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, (202) 385-2395,

Services for Individuals With Disabilities

For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact Elizabeth Turner at (617) 494-2068,, by Tuesday, January 29, 2013.

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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, 119 Stat. 1144, August 10, 2005) required the Secretary of Transportation to establish the MCSAC. The MCSAC provides advice and recommendations to the FMCSA Administrator on motor carrier safety programs and regulations, and operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App 2).

CSA Task

During the MCSAC's August 27-29, 2012, meeting, FMCSA requested that a subcommittee be established to provide an ongoing series of letter reports to the Agency presenting prioritized recommendations the Agency should pursue, with supporting data, to improve the CSA Program. Procedurally, the subcommittee would present its recommendations to the full MCSAC for review and discussion with the final reports submitted to the Agency.

The subcommittee held its first meeting October 16-17, 2012. A second meeting was held on December 5, 2012. The February 5-6, 2013, meeting is the third subcommittee meeting.

II. Meeting Participation

Oral comments from the public will be heard during the last half-hour of the meetings each day. Should all public comments be exhausted prior to the end of the specified period, the comment period will close. Members of the public may submit written comments on the topics to be considered during the meeting by Tuesday, January 29, 2013, to 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., E.T. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
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Issued on: January 17, 2013.

Larry W. Minor,

Associate Administrator for Policy.

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[FR Doc. 2013-01408 Filed 1-23-13; 8:45 am]