Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Oct. 8 said it would
hold a series of public meetings on the environmental implications
of allowing Mexican-domiciled trucks to operate on U.S. highways.
said it’s performing a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
and a General Conformity Evaluation to address the issue.
purpose of these meetings is to obtain the public’s input on the
potential range or scope of environmental impacts and alternatives
that should be considered in the PEIS and GCE,” the agency said.
wanting to speak at the public meetings should pre-register by calling
FMCSA’s toll-free hotline number at 1-800-288-5634 and leave a name,
phone number, the name of any group, business or agency affiliation
and the date and location of the meeting they wish to attend.
meetings will be held Oct. 21 in El Paso, TX; Oct. 21 in Phoenix;
Oct. 22 in San Diego; Oct. 22 in Nogales, AZ; Oct. 23 in Los Angeles;
Oct. 27 in Las Cruces, NM; Oct. 27 in Laredo, TX; Oct. 28 in Houston;
and Oct. 30 in Washington, DC.