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National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (NEMSAC); Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting

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AGENCY:

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

Title: National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (NEMSAC); Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting.

ACTION:

Meeting Notice—National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council.

SUMMARY:

The NHTSA announces a meeting of NEMSAC to be held in the Metropolitan Washington, DC, area. This notice announces the date, time, and location of the meeting, which will be open to the public, as well as opportunities for public input to the NEMSAC. The purpose of NEMSAC, a nationally recognized council of emergency medical services representatives and consumers, is to advise and consult with DOT and the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS (FICEMS) on matters relating to emergency medical services (EMS).

DATES:

This open meeting will be held on September 9, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT, and on September 10, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT. A public comment period will take place on September 9, 2014, between 1:15 p.m. and 2 p.m. EDT and September 10, 2014, between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. EDT. The NEMSAC is requesting special public comment on the FICEMS Strategic Plan from 1:15 to 1:30 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Written comments from the public must be received no later than September 5, 2014.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held at the Performance Institute on the third floor of 901 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20001.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Drew Dawson, Director, U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Emergency Medical Services, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., NTI-140, Washington, DC 20590; telephone 202-366-9966; email Drew.Dawson@dot.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.). The NEMSAC is authorized under Section 31108 of the Moving Ahead with Progress in the 21st Century Act of 2012. The NEMSAC will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 9-10, 2014, at the Performance Institute on the third floor of 901 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20001.

Tentative Agenda of National EMS Advisory Council Meeting, September 9-10, 2014

The tentative agenda includes the following:

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 (8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT)

(1) Opening Remarks

(2) Disclosure of Conflicts of Interests by Members

(3) Reports of liaisons from the Departments of Transportation, Homeland Security, and Health & Human Services

(4) Presentation and Discussion from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

(5) Presentation, Discussion and Possible Adoption of Reports and Recommendations from the following NEMSAC Workgroups:

a. FICEMS Strategic Plan Implementation

b. Revision of the EMS Education Agenda for the Future

c. Health Reform

(6) Other Business of the Council

(7) Public Comment Period on the FICEMS Strategic Plan (1:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT)

(8) General Public Comment Period (1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. EDT)

(9) Workgroup Breakout Sessions (2:30 p.m.-5 p.m. EDT)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 (8 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT)

(1) Unfinished Business/Continued Discussion from Previous Day

(2) Public Comment Period (9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. EDT)

(3) Adoption of NEMSAC Work Products

(4) Next Steps and Adjourn

On Wednesday, September 9, 2014, from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. EDT, the NEMSAC workgroups will meet in breakout sessions at the same location. These sessions are open for public attendance, but their agendas do not accommodate public comment. A final agenda as well as meeting materials will be available to the public online through www.EMS.gov on or before September 5, 2014.

Registration Information: This meeting will be open to the public; however, pre-registration is requested. Individuals wishing to attend must register online at http://events.signup4.com/​NEMSACSept2014 Start Printed Page 47518no later than September 5, 2014. There will not be a teleconference option for this meeting.

Public Comment: Members of the public are encouraged to comment directly to the NEMSAC. Those who wish to make comments on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, between 1:15 p.m. and 2 p.m. EDT or Wednesday, September 10, 2014, between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. EDT, should indicate their preference when checking in for the meeting. The NEMSAC is requesting special public comment on the FICEMS Strategic Plan from 1:15 to 1:30 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. The FICEMS Strategic Plan is available for download at www.EMS.gov/​FICEMS/​plan.htm. In order to allow as many people as possible to speak, speakers are requested to limit their remarks to 5 minutes. Written comments from members of the public will be distributed to NEMSAC members at the meeting and should reach the NHTSA Office of EMS no later than September 5, 2014. Written comments may be submitted by either one of the following methods: (1) You may submit comments by email: nemsac@dot.gov or (2) you may submit comments by fax: (202) 366-7149.

Future Meeting Dates: As a courtesy, NHTSA is also announcing future meeting dates for 2014. The NEMSAC will meet in Washington, DC at a site yet to be determined on December 3, 2014 and the morning of December 4, 2014. FICEMS will meet on the afternoon of December 4, 2014.

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Issued on: August 8, 2014.

Jeffrey P. Michael,

Associate Administrator for Research and Program Development.

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[FR Doc. 2014-19119 Filed 8-12-14; 8:45 am]

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