[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 50 (Monday, March 16, 2015)]
[Pages 13663-13664]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-05940]



Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2006-26367]

Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC): Public Meeting

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: FMCSA announces that its MCSAC will meet on Monday and 
Tuesday, March 30-31, 2015. The MCSAC will meet to discuss and analyze 
data to support the potential benefits and feasibility of voluntary 
compliance and ways to credit carriers and drivers who initiate and 
establish programs that promote safety beyond the standards established 
in FMCSA regulations. The meeting will be open to the public for its 
entirety with a public comment period at the end of each day.
    Times and Dates: The meeting will be held Monday--Tuesday, March 
30-31, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), at 
the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, 
Arlington, VA 22202, (703) 418-1234. Copies of the MCSAC Task Statement 
and an agenda for the entire meeting will be made available in advance 
of the meeting at http://mcsac.fmcsa.dot.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Shannon L. Watson, Senior Policy

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Advisor, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Department 
of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, 
(202) 385-2395, [email protected].
    Services for Individuals with Disabilities: For information on 
facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request 
special assistance at the meeting, please contact Mr. Eran Segev at 
(617) 494-3174 or [email protected] by Wednesday, March 25, 2015.


I. Background

    MCSAC was established to provide FMCSA with advice and 
recommendations on motor carrier safety programs and motor carrier 
safety regulations. MCSAC is composed of up to 20 voting 
representatives from safety advocacy, safety enforcement, labor, and 
industry stakeholders of motor carrier safety. The diversity of the 
Committee ensures the requisite range of views and expertise necessary 
to discharge its responsibilities. The Committee operates as a 
discretionary committee under the authority of the U.S. Department of 
Transportation (DOT), established in accordance with the provisions of 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. 
See FMCSA's MCSAC Web site for additional information about the 
committee's activities at http://mcsac.fmcsa.dot.gov/.

Voluntary Compliance Task

    The truck and motorcoach industries and the DOT have invested 
significant resources to research, develop, and test strategies and 
technologies to reduce truck and bus crashes. In September 2014, the 
Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance submitted a request to FMCSA to 
consider initiating a pilot program to investigate the benefits and 
feasibility of voluntary compliance. Citing research that has been 
underway for several years, the Agency established an Alternative 
Compliance initiative the goal of which is to analyze the concept and 
gather data to support how this concept might be developed and 
implemented. The Agency will request that the MCSAC, with its 
collective expertise on transportation safety, identify options for the 
motor carrier safety community to promote programs that could improve 
safety beyond the standards established in FMCSA regulations.

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 Wednesday, March 25, 2015, to 
Federal Docket Management System (FDMC) Docket Number FMCSA-2006-26367 
using any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
     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.

    Issued on: March 11, 2015.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2015-05940 Filed 3-13-15; 8:45 am]