[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 183 (Thursday, September 22, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57979-57980]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-20534]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2022-0070]


National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council; 
Solicitation of Applications

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. 
Department of Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Solicitation of nominations for appointment to the National 
Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (NEMSAC).

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SUMMARY: NHTSA is soliciting applications for appointment/reappointment 
to the DOT's NEMSAC. The purpose of NEMSAC is to serve as a nationally 
recognized council of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) representatives 
and consumers to provide advice and recommendations regarding EMS to 
DOT. Through NHTSA, NEMSAC's advice is provided to the Federal 
Interagency Committee on EMS (FICEMS).

DATES: Applications for membership must be received by NHTSA on or 
before 5 p.m. EST, November 10, 2022.

ADDRESSES: If you wish to apply for membership, your application should 
be submitted to:

 Email: [email protected]
 Mail: Use only overnight mail such as UPS or FedEx to: U.S. 
Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, Office of Emergency Medical Services, Attn: NEMSAC c/o 
Clary Mole, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, NPD 400, W44-321, Washington, DC 
20590

Additional information on NEMSAC, including the current roster, 
charter, and previous meeting minutes can be found at: https://www.ems.gov/nemsac.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clary Mole, EMS Specialist, National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, [email protected] or 202-868-3275. Any committee 
related questions should be sent to the person listed in this section.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: NEMSAC is an advisory council established by DOT in 
accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 
Public Law 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.) and DOT Order 1120.3C. 
NEMSAC provides information, advice, and recommendations to the 
Secretary via the Administrator of NHTSA, and through NHTSA to FICEMS 
on matters relating to all aspects of development and implementation of 
EMS.
    Description of Duties: NEMSAC is authorized to:
    a. Perform EMS needs assessments and gap analyses to discover 
issues with national significance, consider findings to develop 
statements regarding EMS issues, formulate positions on these issues, 
and make recommendations on such issues for the Secretary of 
Transportation and/or FICEMS through the NHTSA Office of EMS. NEMSAC 
provides recommendations or advice relating to EMS on topics such as:
     Expanded use of the National EMS Information System 
(NEMSIS)--the database used to store EMS data from the U.S. states and 
territories.
     Use of NEMSIS for applied research and development of 
standards, guidelines, and performance benchmarks that are evidence-
based.
     Development of federal programs that will both improve 
coordination among federal agencies supporting local, regional, state, 
tribal and territorial EMS and 911 systems and improve the delivery of 
EMS throughout the nation.
     National EMS system quality improvement projects and 
programs that will strengthen the resiliency of EMS systems into one 
that is inherently more adaptable, innovative, equitable, integrated, 
prepared, sustainable, and safe.
     Enhancements that promote the strengthen and increase 
medical and operational education, professional development; safety, 
diversity, recruitment, retention, use of technology, healthcare system 
data linkages, etc.
    b. Respond to requests for consultation on EMS issues from the 
Secretary of Transportation and/or from FICEMS through the NHTSA Office 
of EMS.
    c. Prepare an annual report to be sent to the Secretary of 
Transportation, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and 
Secretary of Homeland Security, and to FICEMS, which summarizes 
NEMSAC's actions and recommendations.
    Membership: In accordance with the NEMSAC charter, members should 
represent a cross-section of the diverse agencies, organizations, and 
individuals involved in EMS activities and programs in the United 
States. NEMSAC consists of 25 members, each of whom shall be appointed 
by the Secretary of Transportation, in coordination with the U.S. 
Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services through 
their respective representatives on FICEMS. The NEMSAC members shall 
collectively be representative of all sectors of the EMS community. The 
NEMSAC's broad-based membership will ensure that it has sufficient EMS 
system expertise and geographic and demographic diversity to accurately 
reflect the whole EMS community. Representatives will be selected on 
the basis of materials submitted and in a manner that ensured equal 
opportunity for all people and avoided

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discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender 
identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age. 
Moreover, selection will be undertaken in a manner that encourages 
participation by members of underrepresented and underserved 
communities in accordance with Presidential Executive Order 13985. To 
the extent practical, the final NEMSAC membership shall ensure 
representation from the following sectors of the EMS community:

 Volunteer EMS
 Fire-based (career) EMS
 Private (career non-fire) EMS
 Hospital-based EMS
 Tribal EMS
 Air Medical EMS
 Local EMS service directors/administrators
 EMS Medical Directors
 Emergency Physicians
 Trauma Surgeons
 Pediatric Emergency Physicians
 State EMS Directors
 State Highway Safety Directors
 EMS Educators
 Public Safety Call-taker/Dispatcher (911)
 EMS Data Managers
 EMS Quality Improvement
 EMS Researchers
 Emergency Nurses
 Hospital Administration
 Public Health
 Emergency Management
 EMS Practitioners
 Consumers (not directly affiliated with an EMS or healthcare 
organization)
 State or local legislative bodies (e.g., city/county councils; 
state legislatures)

    Members serve in a ``representative'' capacity on NEMSAC and not as 
Special Government Employees. The Secretary of Transportation shall 
appoint each member for up to a 2-year term and members may be 
reappointed but may not serve more than two consecutive terms unless 
the Secretary determines that additional terms are permitted to ensure 
representation of all sectors of EMS. NEMSAC members will not receive 
pay or other compensation from NHTSA for their NEMSAC service, but are 
entitled to reimbursement of their travel expenses, including per diem. 
The NEMSAC meets in plenary session approximately three to four times 
per year.
    Qualifications: Members will be selected for their ability to 
reflect a balanced representation of interests from across the EMS 
community, but no member will represent a specific organization.
    Vacancies: NEMSAC is seeking to fill the following EMS sector 
representative vacancies:

 Volunteer EMS
 Air Medical EMS
 EMS Medical Directors
 Emergency Physicians
 Pediatric Emergency Physicians
 State EMS Directors
 State Highway Safety Directors
 EMS Educators
 Public Safety Call-taker/Dispatcher (911)
 EMS Quality Improvement
 Emergency Nurses
 Emergency Management

    Materials to Submit: Qualified individuals interested in serving on 
the NEMSAC are invited to apply for appointment by submitting the 
following materials to one of the locations listed in the ADDRESSES 
section by the deadline listed in the DATES section:
     Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) containing the applicants 
full name, title, home address, phone number, email address.
     At least two (2) but no more than four (4) letters of 
recommendation from a company, association, organization, or individual 
on letterhead containing a brief description of why the applicant 
should be considered for appointment.
     A letter of interest which identifies the EMS sector the 
applicant seeks to represent and contains an attestation statement 
indicating that the applicant is not a registered federal lobbyist and 
an understanding that as a government representative the applicant may 
not concurrently serve as registered federal lobbyists.
    Each applicant must submit the required materials to the person 
listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by the deadline. 
Nominees for appointment will be selected on the basis of materials 
submitted and in a manner that ensures equal opportunity for all people 
and avoids discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, 
gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or 
age; however, selection will be undertaken in a manner that encourages 
participation by members of underrepresented and underserved 
communities in accordance with Presidential Executive Order 13985.

(Authority: 42 U.S.C. 300d-4(b); 49 CFR 1.95(i)(4))

    Issued in Washington, DC.
Nanda Narayanan Srinivasan,
Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development.
[FR Doc. 2022-20534 Filed 9-21-22; 8:45 am]
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