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Electronic Transmission and Storage of Drug Testing Information Federal Advisory Committee: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting

The Department of Transportation (DOT) Electronic Transmission and Storage of Drug Testing Information Federal Advisory Committee will meet for the third time in a public session on September 22-23, 2003, at the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22209, (703) 524-6400, Guest Fax: (703) 524-8964. The purpose of the Committee is to recommend to the Department the type and level of electronic security that should be used for the transmission and storage of drug testing information, to assess the type of format and methodology that would be appropriate, and to recommend the level and type of electronic signature technology that would support the procedures used in the DOT drug and alcohol program. The Committee has held two previous meetings. A list of the committee members and a copy of both meeting’s transcripts are available in the docket posted on the Internet at; the docket number is 12148. The meeting will be open to the public on a first-come first-seated basis.

Tentative agenda: Monday, September 22, 2003, 08:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: General presentations by the sub-committee chairpersons, 12 p.m.-1:15 p.m.: Lunch, 1:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.-Continued presentations, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.: Public Comments or Presentations, 5 p.m.-End of First Day. Tuesday, September 23, 2003, 08:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Discussion of Options and Future Committee Actions, 12 p.m.-Closing Comments, 2 p.m.-End of Meeting. A final agenda will be available to the public prior to the beginning of the meeting.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth Edgell or Minnie McDonald, Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance (ODAPC), Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation at voice (202) 366-3784, fax (202) 366-3897.