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School Bus Occupant Protection: Taking Safety to a New Level Meeting

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School Bus Occupant Protection: Taking Safety to a New Level Meeting

Mark R. Rosekind
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
July 10, 2015


[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 132 (Friday, July 10, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39835-39836]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-16892]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2015--0069]


School Bus Occupant Protection: Taking Safety to a New Level 
Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is 
announcing a meeting that will be held in Washington, DC on July 23, 
2015 to address the challenges and barriers that have prevented schools 
from taking action to install three-point seat belt systems in school 
buses. The workshop will include presentations and discussions on the 
topic. Information on the date, time, location, and framework for this 
public event is included in this notice. Attendance requires prior 
registration; there will be no registration at the door. There are no 
fees to register or to attend this event; however space is limited on a 
first-come basis. The meeting will also be webcast live at 
www.nhtsa.gov.

DATES: The workshop will be held on July 23, 2015, at the location 
indicated in the ADDRESSES section below. The workshop will start at 
9:00 a.m. and is scheduled to continue until 4:15 p.m., local time. If 
you would like to register to attend the workshop, please contact the 
person identified under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT no later than 
July 17, 2015.

ADDRESSES: The July 23, 2015 meeting will be held in the Media Center 
of the U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC 20590.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you would like to attend the 
workshop, please contact Pei Lee by the date specified under DATES 
section above, at: Telephone (202) 366-1836; email address: 
pei.lee@dot.gov. Please provide her with the following information: 
Name, title, affiliation, address, email address, and telephone number, 
and indicate whether you require accommodations such as a sign language 
interpreter or translator. If you are not a U.S. citizen, also provide 
your country of citizenship, date of birth, title or position, and 
passport or diplomatic ID number, along with expiration date.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NHTSA is hosting a meeting to address the 
challenges and barriers that have prevented schools from taking action 
to install three-point seat belt systems in school buses.
    This meeting will update the current state of knowledge regarding 
occupant protection technology on school buses, identify operational 
challenges, and explore new approaches for funding mechanisms. The 
meeting will explore topics such as seating capacity loss, which in the 
past has prevented many States and school districts from considering 
three-point belt systems as an option, communication strategies to 
reach parents and children, and new training programs that may be 
needed for bus drivers and students. Additionally, the National 
Transportation Safety Board has been invited to present on their 
findings and recommendations from investigations of school bus crashes.
    Workshop Procedures. NHTSA will conduct the meeting informally. 
Thus, technical rules of evidence will not apply. The workshop will 
include brief presentations and breakout group discussions with 
representatives from NHTSA and school transportation officials. There 
will be opportunities for attendees to ask NHTSA and the speakers 
questions.
    To attend this workshop, please register with NHTSA by the date 
specified under the DATES section above by sending the required 
information to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section. Registration is necessary for security and space limitation 
reasons. After registration, NHTSA will send attendees follow-up 
information regarding workshop day logistics (i.e., directions

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to the building, parking accommodations, etc.).
    For security purposes, photo identification is required to enter 
the Department of Transportation building. To allow sufficient time to 
clear security and enter the building, NHTSA recommends that workshop 
participants arrive 30 to 60 minutes prior to the start of the event.

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30182.

    Issued on: July 1, 2015.
Mark R. Rosekind,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2015-16892 Filed 7-9-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-59-P
 

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