[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 66 (Wednesday, April 8, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16036-16037]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-7886]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration

[FHWA Docket No. FHWA-2005-23112]


Motorcyclist Advisory Council to the Federal Highway 
Administration

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of meeting of advisory committee.

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SUMMARY: This document announces the sixth meeting of the Motorcyclist 
Advisory Council to the Federal Highway Administration (MAC-FHWA). The 
purpose of this meeting is to advise the Secretary of Transportation, 
through the Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, on 
infrastructure issues of concern to motorcyclists, including (1) 
barrier design; (2) road design, construction, and maintenance 
practices; and (3) the architecture and implementation of intelligent 
transportation system technologies, pursuant to section 1914 of the 
Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A 
Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU).

DATES: The sixth meeting of the MAC-FHWA is scheduled for May 7, 2009, 
from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The sixth MAC-FHWA meeting will be held at the Crystal City 
Marriott, 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael Griffith, the Designated 
Federal Official, Office of Safety, 202-366-2288, 
(mike.griffith@dot.gov), or Dr. Morris Oliver, Office of Safety, 202-
366-2288, (morris.oliver@dot.gov), Federal Highway Administration, 1200 
New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On August 10, 2005, the President signed into law the Safe, 
Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy 
for Users (SAFETEA-LU) (Pub. L. 109-59, 119 Stat. 1144). Section 1914 
of SAFETEA-LU mandates the establishment of the Motorcyclist Advisory 
Council as follows: ``The Secretary, acting through the Administrator 
of the Federal Highway Administration, in consultation with the 
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives and the Committee on Environment and Public Works of 
the Senate, shall appoint a Motorcyclist Advisory Council to coordinate 
with and advise the Administrator on infrastructure issues of concern 
to motorcyclists, including--
    (1) Barrier design;
    (2) Road design, construction, and maintenance practices; and
    (3) The architecture and implementation of intelligent 
transportation system technologies.''
    In addition, section 1914 specifies the membership of the council: 
``The Council shall consist of not more than 10 members of the 
motorcycling community with professional expertise in national 
motorcyclist safety advocacy, including--
    (1) At least--
    (A) One member recommended by a national motorcyclist association;
    (B) One member recommended by a national motorcycle rider's 
foundation;
    (C) One representative of the National Association of State 
Motorcycle Safety Administrators;
    (D) Two members of State motorcyclists' organizations;
    (E) One member recommended by a national organization that 
represents the builders of highway infrastructure;
    (F) One member recommended by a national association that 
represents the traffic safety systems industry; and
    (G) One member of a national safety organization; and
    (2) At least one, and not more than two, motorcyclists who are 
traffic system design engineers or State transportation department 
officials.''
    To carry out this requirement, the FHWA published a notice of 
intent to form an advisory committee in the Federal Register on 
December 23, 2005 (70 FR 76353). This notice, consistent with the 
requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), announced 
the establishment of the Council and invited comments and nominations 
for membership. The FHWA announced the ten members selected to the 
Council in the Federal Register on October 5, 2006 (71 FR 58903). An 
electronic copy of this document and the previous Federal Register 
notices associated with the MAC-FHWA can be downloaded through the 
Federal eRulemaking Portal at: http://www.regulations.gov and the 
Office of the Federal Register's home page at: http://www.archives.gov/federal_register.
    The FHWA anticipates that the MAC-FHWA will meet at least once a 
year, with meetings held in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and 
the FHWA will publish notices in the Federal Register to announce the 
times, dates, and locations of these meetings. Meetings of the Council 
are open to the public, and time will be provided in each meeting's 
schedule for comments by members of the public. Attendance will 
necessarily be limited by the size of the meeting room. Members of the 
public may present oral or written comments at the meeting or may 
present written materials by providing copies to Ms. Fran Bents, 
Westat, 1650 Research Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20850-3195, (240) 314-
7557, ten (10) days prior to the meeting.
    The agenda topics for the meetings will include a discussion of the

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following issues: (1) Barrier design; (2) road design, construction, 
and maintenance practices; and (3) the architecture and implementation 
of intelligent transportation system technologies.

Conclusion

    The sixth meeting of the Motorcyclist Advisory Council to the 
Federal Highway Administration will be held on May 7, 2009, at the 
Crystal City Marriott, 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 
22202 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

    Authority: Section 1914 of Public Law 109-59; Public Law 92-463, 
5 U.S.C., App. II Sec.  1.

    Issued on: April 1, 2009.
Jeffery F. Paniati,
Federal Highway Acting Deputy Administrator.
[FR Doc. E9-7886 Filed 4-7-09; 8:45 am]
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