[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 219 (Tuesday, November 13, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 67595-67596]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27516]


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ARCHITECTURAL AND TRANSPORTATION BARRIERS COMPLIANCE BOARD

36 CFR Part 1195

[Docket No. ATBCB-2012-0003]
RIN 3014-AA40


Medical Diagnostic Equipment Accessibility Standards Advisory 
Committee

AGENCY: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board.

ACTION: Notice of advisory committee meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Medical Diagnostic Equipment Accessibility Standards 
Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold its second meeting. The second 
Committee meeting was originally planned for October 29 and 30, 2012 
but cancelled on these dates due to the imminent approach of Hurricane 
Sandy. On July 5, 2012, the Architectural and Transportation Barriers 
Compliance Board (Access Board) established an advisory committee to 
make recommendations to the Board on matters associated with comments 
received and responses to questions included in a previously published 
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on Medical Diagnostic Equipment 
Accessibility Standards.

DATES: The Committee will meet on December 3, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 
5:00 p.m. and on December 4, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Access Board's Conference 
Room, 1331 F Street NW., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004-1111.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rex Pace, Office of Technical and 
Information Services, Architectural and Transportation Barriers 
Compliance Board, 1331 F Street NW., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004-
1111. Telephone number (202) 272-0023 (Voice); (202) 272-0052 (TTY). 
Electronic mail address: board.gov">pace@access-board.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 5, 2012, the Architectural and 
Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) established an 
advisory committee to make recommendations to the Board on matters 
associated with comments received and responses to questions included 
in a previously published NPRM on Medical Diagnostic Equipment 
Accessibility Standards. See 77 FR 6916 (February 9, 2012). The NPRM 
and information related to the proposed standards are available on the 
Access Board's Web site at: http://www.access-board.gov/medical-equipment.htm.
    The advisory committee will hold its second meeting on December 3 
and 4, 2012. The agenda for the meeting is based on the one originally 
planned for the October 29 and 30, 2012 meeting dates that were 
cancelled because of Hurricane Sandy. The agenda includes the 
following:
     Review of previous committee work;
     Formation of subcommittees based on medical diagnostic 
equipment type;
     Presentation on the proposed transfer surface 
size and anthropometric data of people who use wheeled mobility devices 
by Edward Steinfeld, Arch. D., AIA, Director of the Center for 
Inclusive Design and Environmental Access;
     Continued discussion on transfer surface height and size;
     Review and discussion on permitted obstructions to the 
transfer surface;
     Consideration of and possible discussion on issues 
proposed by committee members; and
     Discussion of administrative issues.
    The preliminary meeting agenda, along with information about the 
committee, is available at the Access Board's Web site (http://www.access-board.gov/medical-equipment.htm).
    Committee meetings are open to the public and interested persons 
can attend the meetings and communicate their views. Members of the 
public will have opportunities to address the committee on issues of 
interest to them during public comment periods scheduled on each day of 
the meeting.
    The meetings will be accessible to persons with disabilities. An 
assistive listening system, computer assisted real-time transcription 
(CART), and sign language interpreters will be provided. Persons 
attending the meetings are requested to refrain from using perfume, 
cologne, and other fragrances for the

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comfort of other participants (see www.access-board.gov/about/policies/fragrance.htm for more information). Also, persons wishing to provide 
handouts or other written information to the committee are requested to 
provide electronic formats to Rex Pace via email prior to the meetings 
so that alternate formats can be distributed to committee members.

David M. Capozzi,
Executive Director.
[FR Doc. 2012-27516 Filed 11-9-12; 8:45 am]
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