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AGENCY:

Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

ACTION:

Notice of open committee meeting.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Transportation is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Advisory Committee on Automation in Transportation (ACAT). The meeting is open to the public.

DATES:

The Committee will meet from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST on January 16, 2017.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

John Augustine, U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, Office of Policy, Room W84-306, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590; phone: (202) 366-5437; or Rachael Sack, U.S. Department of Transportation, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Room 1-541, 55 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142; phone: 617-494-6352; or by email at: Automation@dot.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The committee meeting is being held in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App.

Purpose of the Committee: The purpose of the Committee is to provide information, advice, and recommendations to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation on cross-modal matters relating to the development and deployment of automated vehicles and assess the state of Departmental research, policy and regulatory support within this framework. The committee may convene and determine topics and is assembled around subject areas related to transportation aspects including the safety, mobility, environmental sustainability, maintaining state of good repair, human impact, data use and cybersecurity.

Proposed Agenda: This will be the first meeting of the ACAT. The committee will conduct introductions of members, discuss organizational details and logistics, and discuss automated vehicle research, policy, and regulation. Agenda will be as follows:

—Welcome and Mission of ACAT

—Remarks by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx

—Briefing on FACA Rules and Ethics

—Discussion on Automated Vehicles

—Public Comments

Public Accessibility to the Meeting: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102- 3.165, and subject to the availability of space, this meeting is open to the public. Seating is on a first to arrive basis. Because the meeting of the committee will be held in a Federal Government facility, security screening is required. Attendees are requested to register by submitting their name, affiliation, email address and daytime phone number three business days prior to the meeting by email to: Automation@dot.gov. A photo ID is required to enter the premises. Please note that parking is limited. DOT Headquarters is fully accessible to individuals with disabilities. Wheelchair access is available in front at the main entrance of the building. For additional information about public access procedures, contact John Augustine, the committee's Designated Federal Officer, at the email address or telephone number listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.

Written Comments or Statements: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.105(j) and 102-3.140 and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the public or interested organizations may submit written comments or statements to the committee in response to the stated agenda of the meeting or in regard to the committee's mission in general. Written comments or statements should be submitted to John Augustine, the committee Designated Federal Officer, via electronic mail, the preferred mode of submission, at the address listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Each page of the comment or statement must include the author's name, title or affiliation, address, email address and daytime phone number. The Designated Federal Official will review all submitted written comments or statements and provide them to members of the committee for their consideration. Written comments or statements being submitted in response to the agenda set forth in this notice must be received by the Designated Federal Official at least three business days prior to the meeting to be considered by the committee. Written comments or statements received after this date may not be provided to the committee until its next meeting.

Verbal Comments or Statements: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.140d, the Committee is not obligated to allow a member of the public to speak or otherwise address the Committee during the meeting. Members of the public are invited to provide verbal comments or statements during the Committee meeting only at the time and in the manner described below. All requests to speak or otherwise address the Committee during the meeting must be submitted to the committee's Designated Federal Official at least three days prior to the meeting, via electronic mail, the preferred mode of submission, at the address listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. The request should include a brief statement of the subject matter to be addressed by the comment, and should be relevant to the stated agenda of the meeting or in regard to the committee's mission in general. The Designated Federal Official will log each request in the order received. A 30-minute period will be available for verbal public comments, if time allows. Members of the public who have requested to make a verbal comment will be allotted no more than two minutes, and will be invited to speak in the order in which their requests were received by Designated Federal Official.

Minutes: The minutes of this meeting will be available for public review and copying within 90 days at the following Web site: www.transportation.gov/​acat.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on December 23, 2016.

Anthony R. Foxx,

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2016-31668 Filed 12-28-16; 8:45 am]

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