[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 88 (Friday, May 7, 1999)]
[Pages 24689-24690]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-11494]



Office of the Secretary

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, DOT.

ACTION: Announcement of public forum on economic analysis in 


TIME AND DATE: 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., May 17, 1999.

PLACE: Nassif Building, Room 2230, Department of Transportation, 400 
Seventh Street, SW, Washington, DC 20590.

STATUS: Open to public with attendance limited to space available.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the forum is to have an exchange of ideas and 
to start a dialogue that will better enable the Department to analyze 
its rules. We do not want comments on specific rules or proposals, 
although it would be appropriate to use an existing rule to illustrate 
a point.

SUMMARY: The Department of Transportation will be hosting a public 
forum on economic analysis in rulemaking. Expert panelists from the Air 
Transport Association (David Swierenga), American Trucking Association 
(Bob Castello), Association of American Railroads (Peter French), 
International Brotherhood of Teamsters (Mike Conyingham), National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (Larry Blincoe), Public Citizen 
(Joan Claybrook), and U.S. Coast Guard (Fred Scheer) will give their 
perspective on the Department's economic analysis of rules. The 
moderator of the forum will present a series of issues to the panel for 
discussion; the audience will also be encouraged to ask questions or 
make comments. The forum will address various issues such as problems 
with data, valuation of costs and benefits, and the basis of 
assumptions in DOT's analysis. This forum is one of three--the other 
two will be on risk assessment and small entities--the Department will 
be sponsoring before October 1, 1999, in which we will ask the public 
to join us.

REGISTRATION: Participants are requested to register their intent to 
attend this forum meeting by pointing their web browser to the 
following URL: http://course.ost.dot.gov. Also, remember to use the 
buttons provided on the web

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pages to navigate from screen to screen, rather than the browser 
controls, whenever possible. If you do not have internet access, you 
can register by calling 202-366-4723 or by writing to the contact 
person below. Please include your name, address, and phone number in 
your letter/postcard. Also, remember that space is limited and 
registration is on a first-come-first-served basis.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Blane Workie, Office of General 
Counsel (C-50), Department of Transportation, Room 10424, 400 Seventh 
Street, SW, Washington, DC 20590. Phone: (202) 366-4723 (voice), (202) 
755-7687 (TDD); Email: [email protected].

    Issued in Washington, DC., this 3rd day of May, 1999.
Robert C. Ashby,
Deputy Assistant General Counsel for Regulation and Enforcement.
[FR Doc. 99-11494 Filed 05-06-99; 8:45 am]