The United States Senate confirmed John H Hill as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). He previously served as FMCSA chief safety officer and assistant administrator before being nominated in June by President Bush to head the agency. The Senate also confirmed Mark V Rosenker of Maryland, who is acting chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), as the board's chairman for a term of two years. Also confirmed for the NTSB were Charles D Nottingham of Virginia for a term expiring Dec 31, 2010, and Robert L Sumwalt of South Carolina for a term expiring Dec 31, 2011.

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