Medical Review Board to discuss comments on sleep apnea pre-rule

Meeting will take place August 22-23, open to public

Posted August 11, 2016

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a meeting of its Medical Review Board (MRB). The MRB will make recommendations to the Agency on the comments received regarding the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on safety-sensitive rail and commercial motor vehicle drivers with moderate to severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

The ANPRM was published March 10, 2016, and medical professionals and associations, as well as safety advocacy, labor, and industry groups commented on the pre-rule.

Additionally, the MRB will review its previously issued report on OSA from 2012 to determine whether the report should be updated based on any changes to medical standards and practice or the comments received at the listening sessions and to the docket. Meetings are open to the public for their entirety, and the public will be allowed to comment during the proceedings.

The meeting will be held on Monday and Tuesday, August 22-23, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (E.T.), at the FMCSA National Training Center, 1310 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington, Virginia, 6th floor.

Oral comments from the public will be heard during the meeting, subject to the discretion of the Chairman. Members of the public may submit written comments on the topics to be considered during the meeting by Wednesday, August 17, to Federal Docket Management System (FDMC) Docket Number FMCSA-2008-0362 and FMCSA-2015-0419 for the MRB to the Federal eRulemaking Portal.

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