[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 166 (Monday, August 26, 1996)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 43725]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-21782]



Federal Highway Administration

49 CFR Parts 383 and 391

[FHWA Docket No. MC-93-23]
RIN 2125-AD20

Commercial Driver Physical Qualifications as Part of the 
Commercial Driver's License Process

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of meetings of negotiated rulemaking advisory committee.


SUMMARY: The FHWA announces the meeting dates of an advisory committee 
(the Committee) established under the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
and the Negotiated Rulemaking Act to consider the relevant issues and 
attempt to reach a consensus in developing regulations governing the 
proposed merger of the State-administered commercial driver's license 
(CDL) procedures of 49 CFR Part 383 and the driver physical 
qualifications requirements of 49 CFR Part 391. The Committee is 
composed of persons who represent the interests that would be 
substantially affected by the rule.
    The FHWA believes that public participation is critical to the 
success of this proceeding. Participation is not limited to Committee 
members. Negotiation sessions are open to the public, so interested 
parties may observe the negotiations and communicate their views in the 
appropriate time and manner to Committee members.
    For a listing of Committee members, see the notice published on 
July 23, 1996, 61 FR 38133. Please note that the United Motorcoach 
Association and the American Bus Association will serve as full members 
of the Committee. For additional background information on this 
negotiated rulemaking, see the notice published on April 29, 1996, at 
61 FR 18713.

DATES: The second meeting of the advisory committee will begin at 10:00 
a.m. on September 4-5, 1996. Subsequent meetings are scheduled to be 
held on October 22-23, 1996, and November 19-20, 1996 and will also 
begin at 10:00 a.m. each day.

ADDRESSES: The second meeting of the advisory committee will be held at 
the International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW, Washington, D.C. 
The Committee will meet in the main hearing room (room 101). Subsequent 
meetings will be held at locations to be announced.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Teresa Doggett, Office of Motor 
Carrier Research and Standards, (202) 366-4001, or Ms. Grace Reidy, 
Office of Chief Counsel, (202) 366-0834, Federal Highway 
Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, D.C. 20590. Office 
hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. e.t., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays.

    Authority: [5 U.S.C. Secs. 561-570; 5 U.S.C. App. 2 Secs. 1-15]

    Issued on: August 21, 1996.
George L. Reagle,
Associate Administrator for Motor Carriers.
[FR Doc. 96-21782 Filed 8-23-96; 8:45 am]