Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
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. 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:
The advisory committee will hold its first meeting on September 27 and 28, 2012. The agenda for the meeting includes initial remarks, introduction of committee members, consideration of the committee's charter and operating procedures, discussion of administrative issues, and discussion of issues for potential consideration by the committee. The preliminary meeting agenda, along with information about the committee, is available at the Access Board's Web site (
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 comfort of other participants (see