Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
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The preliminary agenda for the meeting includes:
The agenda and breaks may be adjusted according to schedule changes and other meeting requirements.
The MRB is comprised of five medical experts who serve staggered, 2-year terms. The U.S. Secretary of Transportation announced those currently serving on the MRB on November 2, 2010, and June 13, 2012. Section 4116 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), [Pub. L. 109-59, 119 Stat. 1144, Aug. 10, 2005] requires the Secretary of Transportation, with the advice of the MRB and the chief medical examiner, to establish, review, and revise “medical standards for operators of commercial motor vehicles that will ensure that the physical condition of operators of commercial motor vehicles is adequate to enable them to operate the vehicles safely.”
The MRB operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) as announced in the
Federal safety standards at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) state in part, that a person is medically qualified to drive a CMV if the person, “has a field of vision of at least 70° in the horizontal meridian in each eye.” The Agency updated the evidence report released in 2008 on visual field loss and CMV driver safety
Attendance is open to the interested public, including medical examiners, motor carriers, drivers, and representatives of medical and scientific associations. Oral comments on the topic from the public will be heard during the last hour (3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.) of the meeting. Oral comments may be limited depending on how many persons wish to comment, and will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis as requestors register at the meeting.