[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 178 (Wednesday, September 14, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 63153-63154]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-22128]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

23 CFR Chapter I

[Docket No. FHWA-2016-0002]
RIN 2125-AF70


Tribal Transportation Self-Governance Program; Negotiated 
Rulemaking Second Meeting

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: This document announces the second meeting of the Tribal 
Transportation Self-Governance Program (TTSGP) Negotiated Rulemaking 
Committee. This notice also announces additional alternate committee 
members.

DATES: The second meeting of the TTSGP Negotiated Rulemaking Committee 
is scheduled for September 13-15, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The second TTSGP Negotiated Rulemaking Committee meeting 
will be held at the Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division, Loudoun 
Tech Center, 21400 Ridgetop Circle, Sterling, VA 20166-6511.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert W. Sparrow, Designated Federal 
Official, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 
(202) 366-9483 or at robert.sparrow@dot.gov. Vivian Philbin, Assistant 
Chief Counsel, 12300 West Dakota Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80228. Telephone: 
(720) 963-3445 or at vivian.philbin@dot.gov.

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Additional information may be posted on the FHWA Tribal Transportation 
Program Web site at https://flh.fhwa.dot.gov/programs/ttp/ as it comes 
available.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    As required by Section 1121 of the Fixing America's Surface 
Transportation (FAST) Act, the Secretary shall, pursuant to a 
negotiated rulemaking process, develop a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
(NPRM) that contains the regulations required to carry the TTSGP. 
Section 1121 also requires that in establishing this committee, the 
Secretary will (1) apply the procedures of negotiated rulemaking under 
subchapter III of chapter 5 of title 5 (the Negotiated Rulemaking Act) 
in a manner that reflects the unique government-to-government 
relationship between the Indian tribes and the United States and (2) 
select the tribal representatives for the committee from among elected 
officials of tribal governments (or their designated employees with 
authority to act on their behalf), acting in their official capacities.
    On July 27, 2016, at 81 FR 49193, FHWA published its list of the 
TTSGP Negotiated Rulemaking Committee. Since multiple submissions were 
not received from Tribes within the Bureau of Indian Affairs' Midwest 
or Rocky Mountain Regions, an alternate for those regions were not 
originally named. Since that time through the work of the primary 
committee members and others, additional submittals have been 
submitted. As a result of this effort, the following have been named as 
Alternate Tribal Representatives:
     MIDWEST REGION--Dean Branchaud, Executive Director of 
Tribal Engineering, Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Red Lake, MN.
     ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION--Connie Thompson, Transportation 
Planner, Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes, Poplar, MT.

Additional representatives or changes in the status of existing 
representatives may be forthcoming in future Federal Register Notices.

Meeting Participation

    The meeting will be open to the public. Time has been set aside 
during each day of the meeting for members of the public to contribute 
to the discussion and provide oral comments.

Submitting Written Comments

    Members of the public may submit written comments on the topics to 
be considered during the meeting by September 9, 2016, to Federal 
Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FHWA-2016-0002. If you 
submit a comment, please include the docket number for this notice 
(FHWA-2016-0002). You may submit your comments and material online or 
by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. 
The FHWA recommends that you include your name and a mailing address, 
an email address, or a phone number in the body of your document so 
that FHWA can contact you if there are questions regarding your 
submission.
    To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, 
put the docket number, FHWA-2016-0002, in the keyword box, and click 
``Search.'' When the new screen appears, click on the ``Comment Now!'' 
button and type your comment into the text box on the following screen. 
Choose whether you are submitting your comment as an individual or on 
behalf of a third party and then submit.
    If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them 
in an unbound format, no larger than 8\1/2\ by 11 inches, suitable for 
copying and electronic filing.

Viewing Comments and Documents

    To view comments, as well as any documents mentioned in this 
preamble as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov. Insert the docket number, FHWA-2016-0002, in the 
keyword box, and click ``Search.'' Next, click the ``Open Docket 
Folder'' button and choose the document to review. If you do not have 
access to the Internet, you may view the docket online by visiting the 
Docket Management Facility in Room W12-140 on the ground floor of the 
DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, 
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays.

Privacy Act

    In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the 
public to better inform its rulemaking process. The DOT posts these 
comments, without edit, including any personal information the 
commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system 
of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at 
www.dot.gov/privacy.

Future Committee Meetings and Rulemaking Calendar

    Decisions with respect to future meetings will be made at the 
second meeting and from time to time thereafter. Notices of all future 
meetings will be shown on the FHWA TTP Web site at https://flh.fhwa.dot.gov/programs/ttp/ at least 15 calendar days prior to each 
meeting.

    Issued on: September 7, 2016.
Gregory G. Nadeau,
Administrator, Federal Highway Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-22128 Filed 9-9-16; 4:15 pm]
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