[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 76 (Friday, April 21, 2017)]
[Pages 18824-18825]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-08094]



National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Notice of Request for Applications for Appointment to the 
National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council

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

ACTION: Notice of Request for Applicants for Appointment/Reappointment 
to the National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (NEMSAC).


SUMMARY: NHTSA and its partners at the Departments of Health and Human 
Services (HHS) and Homeland Security (DHS) are soliciting applications 
for appointment or reappointment to DOT's NEMSAC. The purpose of 
NEMSAC, a nationally recognized council of emergency medical services 
representatives and consumers, is to advise and consult with DOT and 
the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS (FICEMS) on matters relating 
to emergency medical services (EMS). More information on NEMSAC, 
including its previous recommendations, its charter, and its current 
membership is available at www.EMS.gov/NEMSAC.htm.

DATES: Application packages as described below must be received by 
NHTSA on or before June 16, 2017.

ADDRESSES: If you wish to apply for membership, your application 
package should be submitted by:
     Email: [email protected];
     Fax: (202) 366-7149; or
     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: Susan 
McHenry, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., NTI-140, Washington, DC 20590.
    Any person needing accessibility accommodations should contact 
Susan McHenry at (202) 366-6540.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Designated Federal Officer, Jon 
Krohmer, Director, Office of Emergency Medical Services at (202) 366-
9966; or Susan McHenry at (202) 366-6540 or via email at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this call for applications is 
given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as 
amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2). The NEMSAC is authorized under Section 31108 
of the Moving Ahead with Progress in the 21st Century Act of 2012.
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is hereby 
soliciting nominations for members of the NEMSAC. The Secretary of 
Transportation, in coordination with HHS and DHS, will appoint 25 
Council members on or around July 21, 2017. Members will be selected 
with a view toward achieving a varied and balanced perspective on 
emergency medical services. The Council will be composed of non-Federal 
experts representing

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various sectors of the EMS community. To the extent reasonable, one 
member will be appointed to represent the perspectives of each of the 
following 24 particular sectors of EMS:

 EMS Practitioners
 Volunteer EMS
 Fire-based (career) EMS
 Private (career non-fire) EMS
 Hospital-based EMS
 Tribal EMS
 Air Medical EMS
 Local EMS service director/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
 Consumers (not directly affiliated with an EMS or healthcare 
 State or local legislative bodies (e.g. city/county councils; 
State legislatures)

The Council's broad-based membership will assure that it has sufficient 
EMS system expertise and geographic and demographic diversity to 
accurately reflect the EMS community as a whole. Applications for 
members within the EMS community will be solicited from a wide array of 
national organizations and the public. These members will be selected 
for their individual expertise and to assure balanced representation 
from across the EMS community, but no member will represent a specific 
organization or association. Membership balance is not static and may 
change, depending on the work of the Council.
    Council members serve for a term of 2 years and may be reappointed 
for one additional successive term. The Chair and Vice Chair of the 
Council are elected annually from among the selected members, and the 
Council is expected to meet approximately three times per year or as 
necessary in Washington, DC. Members serve in a ``representative'' 
capacity on NEMSAC and not as Special Government Employees. Members are 
unpaid; however, the NHTSA Office of EMS sponsors the associated costs 
for members to travel to Washington, DC.
    Process and Deadline for Submitting New Applications: Individuals 
must self-nominate and must apply to represent specific sectors of EMS 
as outlined above. Applicants may apply to represent more than one 
sector. There is no standard application. Instead, to be considered for 
the NEMSAC, applicants must submit the following information in a 
single package:
    (1) A cover letter addressed to the Designated Federal Officer, Jon 
Krohmer, that includes:
    a. The applicant's full name, title, home address, phone number, 
and email address;
    b. Under the heading ``SECTOR(S) OF EMS'' a listing of which 
sectors of EMS the applicant is applying to represent from the list of 
24 above; and
    c. An explanation of why the applicant is applying to be a NEMSAC 
member and how their experience and/or education qualifies them to 
represent each sector for which they are applying to represent;
    (2) A resume or curriculum vitae;
    (3) A short biography of the applicant including professional and 
academic credentials not to exceed 150 words;
    (4) Up to four (4) letters of support or recommendation from a 
company, union, trade association, non-profit organization or 
individual on letterhead containing a brief description why the 
applicant should be considered for appointment; and
    (5) An affirmative statement that the applicant is not a federally 
registered lobbyist, and that the applicant understands that if 
appointed, the applicant will not be allowed to continue to serve as a 
Council member if the applicant becomes a federally registered 
    Please do not send company, trade association, or organization 
brochures or any other information. Should more information be needed, 
DOT staff will contact the applicant, obtain information from their 
past affiliations, or obtain information from publicly available 
sources, such as the Internet.
    It is preferred that application packages be emailed to 
[email protected], but they may also be faxed to the attention of Susan 
McHenry at (202) 366-7149, or mailed to the U.S Department of 
Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office 
of Emergency Medical Services, Attn: Susan McHenry, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE., NTI-140, Washington, DC 20590. If mailing, please use only 
overnight mail such as UPS or FedEx. Applications must be received on 
or before June 16, 2017. Applications selected for appointment to the 
NEMSAC will be notified by email and by a letter of appointment.
    Process and Deadline for Current NEMSAC Members to Apply for 
Reappointment: The NEMSAC charter stipulates a two-term limit for 
appointees, thus currently appointed members of NEMSAC in their first 
terms are eligible to apply for reappointment. Current NEMSAC members 
in their first term may apply for reappointment by submitting a cover 
letter addressed to the Designated Federal Officer, Jon Krohmer with an 
explanation of why the member is seeking reappointment and an updated 
resume or curriculum vitae. The deadline and methods for submission are 
the same as above for new applicants.

    Authority:  44 U.S.C. Section 3506(c)(2)(A).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on April 18. 2017.
Jeff Michael,
Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development.
[FR Doc. 2017-08094 Filed 4-20-17; 8:45 am]