[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 211 (Thursday, October 31, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 65244]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-25383]


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ARCHITECTURAL AND TRANSPORTATION BARRIERS COMPLIANCE BOARD

36 CFR Part 1192

[Docket No. ATBCB-2013-0001]
RIN 3014-AA42


Rail Vehicles Access Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board.

ACTION: Notice of advisory committee meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Rail Vehicles Access Advisory Committee (Committee) will 
hold its first meeting. We, the Architectural and Transportation 
Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board), established the Committee to 
advise us on revising and updating our accessibility guidelines issued 
pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act for transportation 
vehicles that operate on fixed guideway systems (e.g., rapid rail, 
light rail, commuter rail, intercity rail, and high speed rail). The 
original first meeting, previously scheduled for October 15 and 16, 
2013, did not occur due to the federal government shutdown.

DATES: The Committee will meet on November 13, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 
5:00 p.m. and on November 14, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Access Board Conference 
Room, 1331 F Street NW., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004-1111. Call-in 
information and a communication access real-time translation (CART) web 
streaming link will be posted on the Access Board's Rail Vehicles 
Access Advisory Committee Web site page at www.access-board.gov/rvaac.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Beatty, Office of Technical and 
Information Services, Access Board, 1331 F Street NW., Suite 1000, 
Washington, DC 20004-1111. Telephone number (202) 272-0012 (Voice); 
(202) 272-0072 (TTY). Electronic mail address: board.gov">rvaac@access-board.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  On May 23, 2013, we published a notice 
establishing a Rail Vehicles Access Advisory Committee (Committee) to 
make recommendations to us on matters associated with revising and 
updating our accessibility guidelines issued pursuant to the Americans 
with Disabilities Act for transportation vehicles that operate on fixed 
guideway systems (e.g., rapid rail, light rail, commuter rail, 
intercity rail, and high speed rail). See 78 FR 30828 (May 23, 2013).
    The Committee will hold its first meeting on November 13, 2013, 
from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on November 14, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. 
to 3:00 p.m. (the original first meeting, previously scheduled in 
October 15 and 16, 2013, did not occur due to the federal government 
shutdown). The agenda for the November meeting includes initial 
remarks, introduction of Committee members, consideration of the 
Committee's charter and operating procedures, discussion of 
administrative issues (including establishment of future meeting dates 
and consideration of adding additional committee members), and 
discussion of issues for potential consideration by the Committee. The 
preliminary meeting agenda, along with information about the Committee, 
is available on our Web site (www.access-board.gov/rvaac).
    Committee meetings will be 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. Members of groups or individuals who are not members of 
the Committee may also have the opportunity to participate in 
subcommittees if subcommittees are formed.
    The meetings will be accessible to persons with disabilities. An 
assistive listening system, communication access real-time translation 
(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 comfort of other participants 
(see www.access-board.gov/the-board/policies/fragrance-free-environment 
for more information).
    Persons wishing to provide handouts or other written information to 
the Committee are requested to provide electronic formats to Paul 
Beatty via email at least two business days prior to the meetings so 
that alternate formats can be distributed to Committee members.

David M. Capozzi,
Executive Director.
[FR Doc. 2013-25383 Filed 10-30-13; 8:45 am]
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