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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 meeting of NEMSAC to be held in the Metropolitan Washington, DC, area. This notice announces the date, time, and location of the meetings, 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 Emergency Medical Services (FICEMS) on matters relating to emergency medical services (EMS).

DATES:

The NEMSAC meeting will be held on December 1, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. EST, and that afternoon from 4:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and on December 2, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST. A public comment period will take place on December 1, 2016 between 11:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. EST and on December 2, 2016 between 10:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. EDT. NEMSAC committees will meet in the same location on Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 1:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST. Written comments for the NEMSAC from the public must be received no later than November 25, 2016.

ADDRESSES:

The meetings will be held at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20009. Attendees should plan to arrive 20 minutes early to check in for the meeting.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Susan McHenry, U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Emergency Medical Services, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., NTI-140, Washington, DC 20590, susan.mchenry@dot.gov or 202-366-6540.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Notice of these meetings 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 Start Printed Page 78897Ahead with Progress in the 21st Century Act of 2012.

Tentative Agenda of the National EMS Advisory Council Meeting

The tentative NEMSAC agenda includes the following:

Thursday, December 1, 2016, (8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. EST)

(1) Opening Remarks

(2) Disclosure of Conflicts of Interests by Members

(3) Approval of September 7-8, 2016 NEMSAC Meeting Minutes

(4) Federal Liaison Update—Reports and Updates from the Departments of Transportation, Homeland Security, and Health & Human Services

(5) NEMSAC Committee Updates & Discussion

(6) Public Comment (11:15 a.m.—11:45 a.m. EST)

(7) Recess until 4:00pm for Day (11:45 a.m. EST)

(8) NEMSAC Committees Breakout Sessions from 1:15 p.m.—4 p.m.—(on-site and open to the public)

(9) Reconvene NEMSAC from 4:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m. for Committee reports on status of changes in preparation for public comment and vote next day

Friday, December 2 2016 (8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST)

(1) Reconvene and Introductions

(2) NEMSAC Committee Reports (see committee list below)

(3) Public Comment (10:45 a.m.—11:15 a.m. EST)

(4) NEMSAC Action on Committee Advisories

(5) Next Steps and Wrap up

(6) Adjourn—12 p.m. EST

Overview of NEMSAC Committees

a. Funding and Reimbursement

b. Innovative Practices of EMS Workforce

c. Data Integration and Technology

d. Patient Care, Quality Improvement and General Safety

e. Provider and Community Education

f. Ad Hoc Committee on Recognition of EMS Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact (REPLICA)—completed in September

g. Ad Hoc Committee on EMS Scope of Practice Model & Administration of Narcotic Antagonists—completed in September

Registration Information: This meeting will be open to the public; however, pre-registration is requested. Individuals wishing to attend must register online no later than November 25, 2016. For NEMSAC please register at: http://www.cvent.com/​d/​yvqzc2/​4W.

For assistance with registration, please contact Susan McHenry at Susan.Mchenry@dot.gov or at 202-366-6540. There will not be a teleconference option for these meetings.

Public Comment: Members of the public are encouraged to comment directly to the NEMSAC during designated public comment periods. 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 November 25, 2016. 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.

A final agenda as well as meeting materials will be available to the public online through www.EMS.gov on or before November 15, 2016.

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Dated: November 4, 2016.

Jeffrey P. Michael,

Associate Administrator for Research and Program Development.

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[FR Doc. 2016-27050 Filed 11-8-16; 8:45 am]

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