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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Sleep Apnea Listening Sessions Announced

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration will host three public listening sessions to solicit information on the prevalence of moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea among individuals occupying safety sensitive positions in highway and rail transportation.

The agencies also want to know the potential consequences of sleep apnea on the safety of rail and highway transportation, and the potential costs and benefits of regulatory actions that address the safety risks associated with motor carrier and rail workers who have the condition.

The listening sessions are intended to provide interested parties with an opportunity to share their views on this topic with representatives of both agencies, along with any data or analysis they may have.

The sessions will take place during May at three different locations across the country:

May 12, Washington, D.C.
National Association of Home Builders
1201 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

May 17, Chicago
Marriott Courtyard Chicago Downtown/River North
30 E. Hubbard Street
Chicago, IL 60611

May 25, Los Angeles
Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites
404 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

All sessions will run from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. local time. If all interested parties have had the opportunity to comment, the sessions may conclude early.