NEMSAC to Meet in Washington D.C.

The National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC) will meet from August 29th through August 30th in Washington, DC. The NEMSAC is a nationally recognized council of emergency medical services representatives and consumers and provides advice and recommendations regarding EMS activities to the U.S. Department of Transportation and to the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS (FICEMS).

This will be the first meeting for 12 newly appointed and 13 newly reappointed members of the Council. Please see the attached press release for more information on appointments made by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in June.

The tentative agenda includes the following:

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 (9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EDT)

(1) Opening Remarks.

(2) Briefing on Ethics and the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

(3) Discussion on the Purpose, Function, Bylaws and Code of Conduct of NEMSAC.

(4) Overview of NHTSA, the Office of EMS, FICEMS and Federal EMS Programming.

(5) Update on Programs from the NHTSA Office of EMS and FICEMS Agencies.

(6) Review of Previous NEMSAC Recommendations.

(7) Public Comment Period (4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. EDT).

(8) Business of the Council.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 (8 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT)

(1) Discussion of New and Emerging Issues.

(2) Discussion of NEMSAC Committee Structure.

(3) Unfinished Business/Continued Discussion from Previous Day.

(4) Next Steps and Adjourn.

MEETING LOCATION: The meeting will be held in the Archivists Room of the National Archives Building at 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20408.

Please go to www.regonline.com/NEMSAC_August2012 and register online by August 24, 2012.

A final agenda will be available prior to the meeting on www.EMS.gov

The Federal Register notice for this public and open meeting is attached for your information. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by phone or email.


NEMSAC to Meet in Washington DC

This document apportions the currently available FY 2012 authorized contract authority among potential program recipients according to statutory formulas in 49 U.S.C. Chapter 53 and allocates Section 5309 Bus and Bus Facilities funds to bus testing and the Fuel Cell program.

Tables displaying the funds available to eligible states and urbanized areas have been posted on FTA’s Web site at http://www.fta.dot.gov/apportionments. The table below displays funds allocated to bus testing and the Fuel Cell program. FTA will issue a supplemental notice at a later date if
additional contract authority becomes available. This notice does not include reprogramming of discretionary funds that lapsed to the designated project as of September 30, 2011 or the allocation of FY 2012 discretionary resources.

Issued in Washington, DC, this 4th day of May 2012.
Peter Rogoff,
Administrator.
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (NEMSAC); Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
ACTION: Meeting notice–National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council.

SUMMARY: The NHTSA announces a meeting of NEMSAC to be held in the Metropolitan Washington, DC area. This notice announces the date, time, and location of the meeting, which will be open to the public. The purpose of NEMSAC is to provide a nationally recognized council of emergency medical services representatives and consumers to provide advice and recommendations regarding Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to DOT’s NHTSA.

DATES: The meeting will be held on May 30, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT, and on May 31, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT. A public comment period will take place on May 30, 2012 between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. EDT. Written comments must be received by May 25, 2012.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held on the 8th floor of the FHI 360 Conference
Center at 1825 Connecticut Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

CONTACT: Drew Dawson, Director, U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Emergency Medical Services, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., NTI-140, Washington, DC 20590, telephone number 202-366-9966; email Drew. Dawson@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.).

The NEMSAC will meet on Wednesday and Thursday, May 30-31, 2012, on the 8th floor of the FHI 360 Conference Center at 1825 Connecticut Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20009.
Tentative Agenda of National EMS Advisory Council Meeting, May 30-31, 2012

The tentative agenda includes the following:
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT)
(1) Opening Remarks

(2) Introduction of Members and All in
Attendance

(3) Review and Approval of Minutes of
Last Meeting

(4) Update From NHTSA Office of EMS

(5) Federal Partner Update

(6) Review of the NEMSAC Roundtable on the EMS Education Agenda for the

Future Meeting Results (7) Public Comment Period (3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT) (8) Business of the Council Thursday, May 31, 2012 (8 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT)
(1) Presentations from NEMSAC Committees
(2) Deliberations of Committee Documents
(3) Voting To Finalize Several NEMSAC Advisories and Recommendations
Amount allocated
$13,500,000 3,000,000
16,500,000
(4) Unfinished Business/Continued Discussion From Previous Day
(5) Next Steps and Adjourn

Public Attendance: This meeting will be open to the public. There will not be a teleconference option for this meeting. Individuals wishing to attend must register online at www.regonline.com/ NEMSAC1 no later than May 25, 2012.

Public Comment: Members of the public who wish to make comments on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. EDT are requested to register in advance. In order to allow as many people as possible to speak, speakers are requested to limit their remarks to 5 minutes. Written comments from members of the public will be distributed to NEMSAC members at the meeting and should reach the NHTSA Office of EMS by May 25, 2012. All submissions received may be submitted by either one of the following methods: (1) You may submit comments by email: nemsac@dot.gov, or (2) you may submit comments by fax: 202-366-7149.

A final agenda as well as meeting materials will be available to the public online through www.ems.gov prior to May 30, 2012.
Issued on: May 4, 2012.
Jeffrey P. Michael,