Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes, 27625-27632 [E7-9339]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 94 / Wednesday, May 16, 2007 / Notices Jeffery W. Cotner John K. Fank Bobby G. Fletcher Lonny L. Ford Larry G. Garcia Raymond G. Hayden Robert E. Hendrick James A. Kneece Joe S. Lassiter III Gene A. Lesher, Jr. Wallace F. Mahan, Sr. Velmer L. McClelland Anthony R. Miles Raymond E. Morelock Kenneth L. Nau David W. Peterson Frederick G. Robbins Jose C. Sanchez-Sanchez Francis L. Savell David M. Stout Daniel R. Viscaya Daniel E. Watkins These exemptions are extended subject to the following conditions: (1) That each individual have a physical examination every year (a) by an ophthalmologist or optometrist who attests that the vision in the better eye continues to meet the standard in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), and (b) by a medical examiner who attests that the individual is otherwise physically qualified under 49 CFR 391.41; (2) that each individual provide a copy of the ophthalmologist’s or optometrist’s report to the medical examiner at the time of the annual medical examination; and (3) that each individual provide a copy of the annual medical certification to the employer for retention in the driver’s qualification file and retain a copy of the certification on his/her person while driving for presentation to a duly authorized Federal, State, or local enforcement official. Each exemption will be valid for two years unless rescinded earlier by FMCSA. The exemption will be rescinded if: (1) The person fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained before it was granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Basis for Renewing Exemptions Under 49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(1), an exemption may be granted for no longer than two years from its approval date and may be renewed upon application for additional two year periods. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each of the 26 applicants has satisfied the entry conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirements (65 FR 33406; 65 FR 57234; 67 FR 67234; 70 FR 7545; 68 FR VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:27 May 15, 2007 Jkt 211001 13360; 70 FR 12265; 65 FR 66286; 66 FR 13825; 68 FR 10300; 70 FR 14747; 65 FR 78256; 66 FR 16311; 67 FR 76439; 68 FR 10298; 68 FR 10301; 68 FR 19596; 70 FR 16886; 70 FR 2701; 70 FR 16887; 70 FR 17504; 70 FR 30997). Each of these 26 applicants has requested renewal of the exemption and has submitted evidence showing that the vision in the better eye continues to meet the standard specified at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) and that the vision impairment is stable. In addition, a review of each record of safety while driving with the respective vision deficiencies over the past two years indicates each applicant continues to meet the vision exemption standards. These factors provide an adequate basis for predicting each driver’s ability to continue to drive safely in interstate commerce. Therefore, FMCSA concludes that extending the exemption for each renewal applicant for a period of two years is likely to achieve a level of safety equal to that existing without the exemption. Request for Comments FMCSA will review comments received at any time concerning a particular driver’s safety record and determine if the continuation of the exemption is consistent with the requirements at 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315. However, FMCSA requests that interested parties with specific data concerning the safety records of these drivers submit comments by June 15, 2007. FMCSA believes that the requirements for a renewal of an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315 can be satisfied by initially granting the renewal and then requesting and evaluating, if needed, subsequent comments submitted by interested parties. As indicated above, the Agency previously published notices of final disposition announcing its decision to exempt these 26 individuals from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). The final decision to grant an exemption to each of these individuals was based on the merits of each case and only after careful consideration of the comments received to its notices of applications. The notices of applications stated in detail the qualifications, experience, and medical condition of each applicant for an exemption from the vision requirements. That information is available by consulting the above cited Federal Register publications. Interested parties or organizations possessing information that would otherwise show that any, or all of these drivers, are not currently achieving the statutory level of safety should PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27625 immediately notify FMCSA. The Agency will evaluate any adverse evidence submitted and, if safety is being compromised or if continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA will take immediate steps to revoke the exemption of a driver. Issued on: May 9, 2007. Pamela M. Pelcovits, Acting Associate Administrator, Policy and Program Development. [FR Doc. E7–9338 Filed 5–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2007–27387] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). ACTION: Notice of applications for exemptions from the diabetes standard; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 57 individuals for exemptions from the prohibition against persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals with ITDM to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. Comments must be received on or before June 15, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Department of Transportation (DOT) Docket Management System (DMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2007–27387 using any of the following methods: • Web site: https://dmses.dot.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the DOT electronic docket site. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590– 0001. • Hand Delivery: Room PL–401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the DATES: E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1 27626 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 94 / Wednesday, May 16, 2007 / Notices on-line instructions for submitting comments. All submissions must include the Agency name and docket number for this Notice. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to https://dms.dot.gov, including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading under Regulatory Notices. To read background documents or comments received, go to https://dms.dot.gov or to Room PL–401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to https:// dms.dot.gov at any time or Room PL– 401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The DMS is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. If you want acknowledgment that we received your comments, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope or postcard or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments on-line. Privacy Act: Anyone may search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or of the person signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477; Apr. 11, 2000). This information is also available at https:// dms.dot.gov. Dr. Mary D. Gunnels, Chief, Physical Qualifications Division, (202) 366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Room 8301, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Background Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption for a 2year period if it finds ‘‘such exemption would likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent such exemption.’’ The statute also allows the Agency to renew exemptions at the end of the 2-year period. The 57 individuals listed in this notice have VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:27 May 15, 2007 Jkt 211001 recently requested an exemption from the diabetes prohibition in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3), which applies to drivers of CMVs in interstate commerce. Accordingly, the Agency will evaluate the qualifications of each applicant to determine whether granting the exemption will achieve the required level of safety mandated by the statute. Qualifications of Applicants Darrell L. Allen Mr. Allen, age 37, has had ITDM since 2004. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Allen meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) from Missouri. Jeffery C. Badberg Mr. Badberg, 31, has had ITDM since 1980. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Badberg meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has stable nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class O operator’s license from Nebraska, which allows him operate any non-commercial vehicle except motorcycles. Kevin W. Bender Mr. Bender, 23, has had ITDM since 2003. His endocrinologist examined him in 2007 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Bender meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class D operator’s license from New York. Karry J. Benfiet Mr. Benfiet, 54, has had ITDM since 2006. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Benfiet meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2007 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from North Dakota. Ronnie T. Bledsoe Mr. Bledsoe, 37, has had ITDM since 1986. His endocrinologist examined him in 2007 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Bledsoe meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2007 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class C operator’s license from North Carolina. Ricky N. Blankenship Mr. Blankenship, 48, has had ITDM since 2005. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Blankenship meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 94 / Wednesday, May 16, 2007 / Notices he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Utah. Kevin E. Blythe Mr. Blythe, 46, has had ITDM since 1989. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Blythe meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2007 and certified that he has stable nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class B CDL from Arkansas. Clayton J. Bragg Mr. Bragg, 30, has had ITDM since 1989. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Bragg meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has stable nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator’s license from Indiana, which allows him to drive any vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 16,000 pounds or less, except motorcycles. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES James A. Broderick Mr. Broderick, 69, has had ITDM since 1970. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Broderick meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class B CDL from Montana. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:27 May 15, 2007 Jkt 211001 Clifford O. Bull Mr. Bull, 36, has had ITDM since 1995. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Bull meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class D operator’s license from South Carolina. Richard M. Carey Mr. Carey, 46, has had ITDM since 1990. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Carey meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class C operator’s license from North Carolina. Cary W. Chase Mr. Chase, 38, has had ITDM since 2006. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Chase meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class B CDL from Colorado. Robert L. Chestnut Mr. Chestnut, 68, has had ITDM since 2006. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27627 resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Chestnut meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has stable nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Pennsylvania. Dino J. Coli, Jr. Mr. Coli, 53, has had ITDM since 2006. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Coli meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has stable nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class C operator’s license from Oregon. Larry E. Colson Mr. Colson, 45, has had ITDM since 2006. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Colson meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2007 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Colorado. Elijah N. Craft Mr. Craft, 66, has had ITDM since 2006. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1 27628 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 94 / Wednesday, May 16, 2007 / Notices safely. Mr. Craft meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Minnesota. Leonard Cunningham Mr. Cunningham, 56, has had ITDM since 2005. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Cunningham meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2007 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class B operator’s license from Maryland, which allows him to drive non-commercial vehicles and combinations weighing 26,001 or more pounds gross vehicle weight, except tractors, trailers, etc. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES LaVerne A. DeChausse Mr. DeChausse, 49, has had ITDM since 2005. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. DeChausse meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Illinois. Jason E. Earlywine Mr. Earlywine, 32, has had ITDM since 1976. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Earlywine meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2006 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:27 May 15, 2007 Jkt 211001 and certified that he has stable nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Kentucky. Eddie L. Edwards Mr. Edwards, 51, has had ITDM since 2005. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Edwards meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Illinois. Leroy Finn Mr. Finn, 66, has had ITDM since 2004. His endocrinologist examined him in 2007 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Finn meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2007 and certified that he has stable nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Illinois. John E. Fitch Mr. Fitch, 52, has had ITDM since 1993. His endocrinologist examined him in 2007 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Fitch meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2007 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Michigan. Steven L. Garland Mr. Garland, 57, has had ITDM since childhood. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Garland meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has stable nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class E operator’s license from Missouri, which allows him to drive any non-commercial combination of motor vehicles with a gross vehicle weight less than 26,001 pounds. William J. Gerlach Mr. Gerlach, 66, has had ITDM since 2005. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Gerlach meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2007 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Ohio. Anthony Giulitto Mr. Giulitto, 38, has had ITDM since 2006. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Giulitto meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Arizona. Francis J. Godwin Mr. Godwin, 43, has had ITDM since 1992. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 94 / Wednesday, May 16, 2007 / Notices resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Godwin meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from New York. Ricky A. Goss Mr. Goss, 51, has had ITDM since 2002. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Goss meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class D operator’s license from Ohio. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Robert J. Guilford Mr. Guilford, 25, has had ITDM since 1990. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Guilford meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class B CDL from New York. Lucas C. Hansen Mr. Hansen, 29, has had ITDM since 1990. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Hansen meets the VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:27 May 15, 2007 Jkt 211001 requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Iowa. Ryan R. Harris Mr. Harris, 30, has had ITDM since 2005. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Harris meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Iowa. Dale R. Hass Mr. Hass, 56, has had ITDM since 2006. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Hass meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has stable nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Wisconsin. Robert P. Haught Mr. Haught, 38, has had ITDM since 1981. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Haught meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has stable proliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class O operator’s license from Michigan, which allows him to operate PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27629 any motor vehicle except motorcycles and CMVs. Troy O. Heathcock Mr. Heathcock, 64, has had ITDM since 2000. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Heathcock meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has stable nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class B CDL from Michigan. Mark E. Hogmire Mr. Hogmire, 42, has had ITDM since 1993. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Hogmire meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class M operator’s license from Virginia. Matthew P. Horner Mr. Horner, 31, has had ITDM since 2005. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Horner meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Pennsylvania. Scott D. Leland Mr. Leland, 45, has had ITDM since 1972. His endocrinologist examined him E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1 27630 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 94 / Wednesday, May 16, 2007 / Notices in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Leland meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class D operator’s license from Arizona. Dennis R. Mace Mr. Mace, 61 has had ITDM since 2006. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Mace meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Pennsylvania. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Elizabeth A. Marsh Ms. Marsh, 55, has had ITDM since 2006. Her endocrinologist examined her in 2006 and certified that she has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of her diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Ms. Marsh meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). Her optometrist examined her in 2006 and certified that she does not have diabetic retinopathy. She holds a Class A CDL from Alabama. Peggy A. Myers Ms. Myers, 39, has had ITDM since 1988. Her endocrinologist examined her in 2006 and certified that she has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:27 May 15, 2007 Jkt 211001 stable control of her diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Ms. Myers meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). Her optometrist examined her in 2006 and certified that she does not have diabetic retinopathy. She holds an operator’s license from Indiana, which allows her to drive any vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 16,000 pounds or less, except motorcycles. Frank C. Perrin Mr. Perrin, 37, has had ITDM since 1997. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Perrin meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Iowa. Herbert A. Pierce Mr. Pierce, 40, has had ITDM since 2000. His endocrinologist examined him in 2007 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Pierce meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class D operator’s license from Ohio. Douglas F. Reinke Mr. Reinke, 55, has had ITDM since 1990. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Reinke meets the PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has stable nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Wisconsin. Carlos Rosa Mr. Rosa, 43, has had ITDM since 2003. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Rosa meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2007 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class B CDL from Connecticut. Nicholas F. Santacroce Mr. Santacroce, 46, has had ITDM since 1991. His endocrinologist examined him in 2007 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Santacroce meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2007 and certified that he has stable nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class D operator’s license from Massachusetts. Timothy S. Seitz Mr. Seitz, 51, has had ITDM since 2006. His endocrinologist examined him in 2007 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Seitz meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2007 and certified that he does E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 94 / Wednesday, May 16, 2007 / Notices not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Indiana. Steven J. Shaw Mr. Shaw, 24, has had ITDM since 2006. His endocrinologist examined him in 2007 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Shaw meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Idaho. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Donna B. Shehan Ms. Shehan, 39, has had ITDM since 2006. Her endocrinologist examined her in 2006 and certified that she has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of her diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Ms. Shehan meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). Her ophthalmologist examined her in 2006 and certified that she does not have diabetic retinopathy. She holds a Class D CDL from South Carolina. Kenneth J. Shifton Mr. Shifton, 56, has had ITDM since February, 2006. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Shifton meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Oregon. Rick G. Skonberg Mr. Skonberg, 52, has had ITDM since 1995. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:27 May 15, 2007 Jkt 211001 of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Skonberg meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has stable nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Alaska. Stephanie B. Smith Ms. Smith, 39, has had ITDM since 2006. Her endocrinologist examined her in 2006 and certified that she has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of her diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Ms. Smith meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). Her ophthalmologist examined her in 2006 and certified that she does not have diabetic retinopathy. She holds a Class B CDL from Washington. Earl C. Smouse Mr. Smouse, 49, has had ITDM since 2004. His endocrinologist examined him in 2007 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Smouse meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2007 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class B CDL from Texas. Randall J. Stoller Mr. Stoller, 50, has had ITDM since 1987. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27631 stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Stoller meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Illinois. Peter A. Storm Mr. Storm, 30, has had ITDM since 2006. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Storm meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class D chauffeur’s license from Louisiana. Robert H. Thompson, Jr. Mr. Thompson, 38, has had ITDM since 1994. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Thompson meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2007 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class E operator’s license from Louisiana, which allows him to operate any single motor vehicle under 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight, any personal use recreational vehicle, and farm vehicles controlled and operated by a farmer. Robert D. Toland Mr. Toland, 50, has had ITDM since 1995. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1 27632 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 94 / Wednesday, May 16, 2007 / Notices safely. Mr. Toland meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Illinois. Mark A. Webber Mr. Webber, 46, has had ITDM since 2005. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Webber meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class D operator’s license from Minnesota. Jeffrey A. Withers Mr. Withers, 39, has had ITDM since 2004. His endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Withers meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Michigan. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA requests public comment from all interested persons on the exemption petitions described in this notice. We will consider all comments received before the close of business on the closing date indicated earlier in the Notice. FMCSA notes that Section 4129 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible and Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU) requires the Secretary to revise its diabetes exemption program established on September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441).1 1 Section 4129(a) refers to the 2003 Notice as a ‘‘final rule.’’ However, the 2003 Notice did not issue 15:27 May 15, 2007 Burden Reduction Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel will be conducted in San Diego, California. The TAP will be discussing issues pertaining to increasing compliance and lessening the burden for Small Business/Self Employed individuals. DATES: The meeting will be held Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June, 9, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marisa Knispel at 1–888–912–1227 or 718–488–3557. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1988) that an open meeting of the Small Business/Self Employed—Taxpayer Burden Reduction Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel will be held Friday, June 8, 2007 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 9, 2007 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. PDT at the Hilton San Diego Airport Hotel located at 1960 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. Individual comments are welcomed and limited to 5 minutes per person. For more information and to confirm attendance, notification of intent to attend the meeting must be made with Marisa Knispel. Mrs. Knispel may be reached at 1–888–912–1227 or 718–488–3557. If you would like to have the TAP consider a written statement, please write to Marisa Knispel, TAP Office, 10 Metro Tech Center, 625 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, or you may post your comments to the Web site: https:// www.improveirs.org. The agenda will include the following: Various IRS issues. Issued on: May 9, 2007. Pamela M. Pelcovits, Acting Associate Administrator, Policy and Program Development. [FR Doc. E7–9339 Filed 5–15–07; 8:45 am] Dated: May 9, 2007. John Fay, Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. [FR Doc. E7–9343 Filed 5–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P Request for Comments VerDate Aug<31>2005 The revision must provide for individual assessment of drivers with diabetes mellitus, and be consistent with the criteria described in section 4018 of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (49 U.S.C. 31305). Section 4129 requires: (1) The elimination of the requirement for three years of experience operating CMVs while being treated with insulin; and (2) the establishment of a specified minimum period of insulin use to demonstrate stable control of diabetes before being allowed to operate a CMV. In response to section 4129, FMCSA made immediate revisions to the diabetes exemption program established by the September 3, 2003. Notice. FMCSA discontinued use of the 3-year driving experience and fulfilled the requirements of section 4129 while continuing to ensure that operation of CMVs by drivers with ITDM will achieve the requisite level of safety required of all exemptions granted under 49 U.S.C. 31136 (e). Section 4129(d) also directed FMCSA to ensure that drivers of CMVs with ITDM are not held to a higher standard than other drivers, with the exception of limited operating, monitoring and medical requirements that are deemed medically necessary. FMCSA concluded that all of the operating, monitoring and medical requirements set out in the September 3, 2003 Notice, except as modified, were in compliance with section 4129(d). Therefore, all of the requirements set out in the September 3, 2003 Notice, except as modified in the Notice in the Federal Register on November 8, 2005 (70 FR 67777), remain in effect. Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Internal Revenue Service U.S. Customs and Border Protection Open Meeting of the Small Business/ Self Employed—Taxpayer Burden Reduction Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Automated Commercial Environment (ACE): Terms and Conditions for Account Access of the ACE Secure Data Portal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: An open meeting of the Small Business/Self Employed—Taxpayer a ‘‘final rule,’’ but did establish the procedures and standards for issuing exemptions for drivers with ITDM. PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: General notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice sets forth a revision of the terms and conditions that must be followed as a condition for access to the Automated Commercial E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2007-27387]


Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

ACTION: Notice of applications for exemptions from the diabetes 
standard; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 57 individuals 
for exemptions from the prohibition against persons with insulin-
treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles 
(CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable 
these individuals with ITDM to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 15, 2007.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Department of 
Transportation (DOT) Docket Management System (DMS) Docket Number 
FMCSA-2007-27387 using any of the following methods:
     Web site: https://dmses.dot.gov. Follow the instructions 
for submitting comments on the DOT electronic docket site.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL-401, 
Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery: Room PL-401 on the plaza level of the 
Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://
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on-line instructions for submitting comments.
    All submissions must include the Agency name and docket number for 
this Notice. Note that all comments received will be posted without 
change to https://dms.dot.gov, including any personal information 
provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading under Regulatory Notices. 
To read background documents or comments received, go to https://
dms.dot.gov or to Room PL-401 on the plaza level of the Nassif 
Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to https://dms.dot.gov at any time or Room PL-401 
on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., 
Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays. The DMS is available 24 hours each day, 365 
days each year. If you want acknowledgment that we received your 
comments, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope or postcard 
or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting 
comments on-line.
    Privacy Act: Anyone may search the electronic form of all comments 
received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or of the person signing the comment, if 
submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). 
You may review the DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal 
Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477; Apr. 11, 2000). This 
information is also available at https://dms.dot.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Mary D. Gunnels, Chief, Physical 
Qualifications Division, (202) 366-4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, 
Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Room 8301, 
Washington, DC 20590-0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption 
for a 2-year period if it finds ``such exemption would likely achieve a 
level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that 
would be achieved absent such exemption.'' The statute also allows the 
Agency to renew exemptions at the end of the 2-year period. The 57 
individuals listed in this notice have recently requested an exemption 
from the diabetes prohibition in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3), which applies to 
drivers of CMVs in interstate commerce. Accordingly, the Agency will 
evaluate the qualifications of each applicant to determine whether 
granting the exemption will achieve the required level of safety 
mandated by the statute.

Qualifications of Applicants

Darrell L. Allen

    Mr. Allen, age 37, has had ITDM since 2004. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Allen meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A Commercial Driver's License 
(CDL) from Missouri.

Jeffery C. Badberg

    Mr. Badberg, 31, has had ITDM since 1980. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Badberg meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has stable 
nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class O operator's 
license from Nebraska, which allows him operate any non-commercial 
vehicle except motorcycles.

Kevin W. Bender

    Mr. Bender, 23, has had ITDM since 2003. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2007 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Bender meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not 
have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class D operator's license from 
New York.

Karry J. Benfiet

    Mr. Benfiet, 54, has had ITDM since 2006. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Benfiet meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2007 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from North Dakota.

Ronnie T. Bledsoe

    Mr. Bledsoe, 37, has had ITDM since 1986. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2007 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Bledsoe meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2007 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class C operator's license from North 
Carolina.

Ricky N. Blankenship

    Mr. Blankenship, 48, has had ITDM since 2005. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Blankenship meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that

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he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Utah.

Kevin E. Blythe

    Mr. Blythe, 46, has had ITDM since 1989. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Blythe meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2007 and certified that he has stable 
nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class B CDL from 
Arkansas.

Clayton J. Bragg

    Mr. Bragg, 30, has had ITDM since 1989. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Bragg meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has stable 
nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license 
from Indiana, which allows him to drive any vehicle with a gross 
vehicle weight rating of 16,000 pounds or less, except motorcycles.

James A. Broderick

    Mr. Broderick, 69, has had ITDM since 1970. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Broderick meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class B CDL from Montana.

Clifford O. Bull

    Mr. Bull, 36, has had ITDM since 1995. His endocrinologist examined 
him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions 
resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another 
person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred 
without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management 
and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, 
and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Bull meets the requirements of 
the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined 
him in 2006 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. 
He holds a Class D operator's license from South Carolina.

Richard M. Carey

    Mr. Carey, 46, has had ITDM since 1990. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Carey meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not 
have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class C operator's license from 
North Carolina.

Cary W. Chase

    Mr. Chase, 38, has had ITDM since 2006. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Chase meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class B CDL from Colorado.

Robert L. Chestnut

    Mr. Chestnut, 68, has had ITDM since 2006. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Chestnut meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has stable 
nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Pennsylvania.

Dino J. Coli, Jr.

    Mr. Coli, 53, has had ITDM since 2006. His endocrinologist examined 
him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions 
resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another 
person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred 
without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management 
and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, 
and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Coli meets the requirements of 
the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has stable nonproliferative 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class C operator's license from 
Oregon.

Larry E. Colson

    Mr. Colson, 45, has had ITDM since 2006. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Colson meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2007 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Colorado.

Elijah N. Craft

    Mr. Craft, 66, has had ITDM since 2006. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV

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safely. Mr. Craft meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 
CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified 
that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Minnesota.

Leonard Cunningham

    Mr. Cunningham, 56, has had ITDM since 2005. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Cunningham meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2007 and certified that he does not 
have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class B operator's license from 
Maryland, which allows him to drive non-commercial vehicles and 
combinations weighing 26,001 or more pounds gross vehicle weight, 
except tractors, trailers, etc.

LaVerne A. DeChausse

    Mr. DeChausse, 49, has had ITDM since 2005. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. DeChausse meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Illinois.

Jason E. Earlywine

    Mr. Earlywine, 32, has had ITDM since 1976. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Earlywine meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has stable 
nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Kentucky.

Eddie L. Edwards

    Mr. Edwards, 51, has had ITDM since 2005. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Edwards meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Illinois.

Leroy Finn

    Mr. Finn, 66, has had ITDM since 2004. His endocrinologist examined 
him in 2007 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions 
resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another 
person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred 
without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management 
and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, 
and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Finn meets the requirements of 
the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist 
examined him in 2007 and certified that he has stable nonproliferative 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Illinois.

John E. Fitch

    Mr. Fitch, 52, has had ITDM since 1993. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2007 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Fitch meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2007 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Michigan.

Steven L. Garland

    Mr. Garland, 57, has had ITDM since childhood. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Garland meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has stable 
nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class E operator's 
license from Missouri, which allows him to drive any non-commercial 
combination of motor vehicles with a gross vehicle weight less than 
26,001 pounds.

William J. Gerlach

    Mr. Gerlach, 66, has had ITDM since 2005. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Gerlach meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2007 and certified that he does not 
have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Ohio.

Anthony Giulitto

    Mr. Giulitto, 38, has had ITDM since 2006. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Giulitto meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Arizona.

Francis J. Godwin

    Mr. Godwin, 43, has had ITDM since 1992. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or

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resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning 
in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management and monitoring; 
and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to 
drive a CMV safely. Mr. Godwin meets the requirements of the vision 
standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 
2006 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds 
a Class A CDL from New York.

Ricky A. Goss

    Mr. Goss, 51, has had ITDM since 2002. His endocrinologist examined 
him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions 
resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another 
person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred 
without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management 
and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, 
and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Goss meets the requirements of 
the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined 
him in 2006 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. 
He holds a Class D operator's license from Ohio.

Robert J. Guilford

    Mr. Guilford, 25, has had ITDM since 1990. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Guilford meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not 
have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class B CDL from New York.

Lucas C. Hansen

    Mr. Hansen, 29, has had ITDM since 1990. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Hansen meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Iowa.

Ryan R. Harris

    Mr. Harris, 30, has had ITDM since 2005. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Harris meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Iowa.

Dale R. Hass

    Mr. Hass, 56, has had ITDM since 2006. His endocrinologist examined 
him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions 
resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another 
person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred 
without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management 
and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, 
and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Hass meets the requirements of 
the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has stable nonproliferative 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Wisconsin.

Robert P. Haught

    Mr. Haught, 38, has had ITDM since 1981. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Haught meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has stable 
proliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class O operator's 
license from Michigan, which allows him to operate any motor vehicle 
except motorcycles and CMVs.

Troy O. Heathcock

    Mr. Heathcock, 64, has had ITDM since 2000. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Heathcock meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has stable 
nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class B CDL from 
Michigan.

Mark E. Hogmire

    Mr. Hogmire, 42, has had ITDM since 1993. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Hogmire meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class M operator's license from 
Virginia.

Matthew P. Horner

    Mr. Horner, 31, has had ITDM since 2005. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Horner meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Pennsylvania.

Scott D. Leland

    Mr. Leland, 45, has had ITDM since 1972. His endocrinologist 
examined him

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in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions 
resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another 
person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred 
without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management 
and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, 
and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Leland meets the requirements of 
the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined 
him in 2006 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. 
He holds a Class D operator's license from Arizona.

Dennis R. Mace

    Mr. Mace, 61 has had ITDM since 2006. His endocrinologist examined 
him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions 
resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another 
person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred 
without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management 
and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, 
and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Mace meets the requirements of 
the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined 
him in 2006 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. 
He holds a Class A CDL from Pennsylvania.

Elizabeth A. Marsh

    Ms. Marsh, 55, has had ITDM since 2006. Her endocrinologist 
examined her in 2006 and certified that she has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of her diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Ms. Marsh meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). Her 
optometrist examined her in 2006 and certified that she does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. She holds a Class A CDL from Alabama.

Peggy A. Myers

    Ms. Myers, 39, has had ITDM since 1988. Her endocrinologist 
examined her in 2006 and certified that she has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of her diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Ms. Myers meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). Her 
optometrist examined her in 2006 and certified that she does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. She holds an operator's license from Indiana, 
which allows her to drive any vehicle with a gross vehicle weight 
rating of 16,000 pounds or less, except motorcycles.

Frank C. Perrin

    Mr. Perrin, 37, has had ITDM since 1997. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Perrin meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not 
have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Iowa.

Herbert A. Pierce

    Mr. Pierce, 40, has had ITDM since 2000. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2007 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Pierce meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class D operator's license from Ohio.

Douglas F. Reinke

    Mr. Reinke, 55, has had ITDM since 1990. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Reinke meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has stable 
nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Wisconsin.

Carlos Rosa

    Mr. Rosa, 43, has had ITDM since 2003. His endocrinologist examined 
him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions 
resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another 
person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred 
without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management 
and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, 
and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Rosa meets the requirements of 
the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist 
examined him in 2007 and certified that he does not have diabetic 
retinopathy. He holds a Class B CDL from Connecticut.

Nicholas F. Santacroce

    Mr. Santacroce, 46, has had ITDM since 1991. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2007 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Santacroce meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2007 and certified that he has stable 
nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class D operator's 
license from Massachusetts.

Timothy S. Seitz

    Mr. Seitz, 51, has had ITDM since 2006. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2007 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Seitz meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2007 and certified that he does

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not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Indiana.

Steven J. Shaw

    Mr. Shaw, 24, has had ITDM since 2006. His endocrinologist examined 
him in 2007 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic reactions 
resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another 
person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred 
without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes management 
and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, 
and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Shaw meets the requirements of 
the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined 
him in 2006 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. 
He holds a Class A CDL from Idaho.

Donna B. Shehan

    Ms. Shehan, 39, has had ITDM since 2006. Her endocrinologist 
examined her in 2006 and certified that she has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of her diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Ms. Shehan meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). Her 
ophthalmologist examined her in 2006 and certified that she does not 
have diabetic retinopathy. She holds a Class D CDL from South Carolina.

Kenneth J. Shifton

    Mr. Shifton, 56, has had ITDM since February, 2006. His 
endocrinologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands 
diabetes management and monitoring; and has stable control of his 
diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Shifton 
meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). 
His optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not 
have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Oregon.

Rick G. Skonberg

    Mr. Skonberg, 52, has had ITDM since 1995. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Skonberg meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2006 and certified that he has stable 
nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Alaska.

Stephanie B. Smith

    Ms. Smith, 39, has had ITDM since 2006. Her endocrinologist 
examined her in 2006 and certified that she has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of her diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Ms. Smith meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). Her 
ophthalmologist examined her in 2006 and certified that she does not 
have diabetic retinopathy. She holds a Class B CDL from Washington.

Earl C. Smouse

    Mr. Smouse, 49, has had ITDM since 2004. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2007 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Smouse meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2007 and certified that he does not 
have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class B CDL from Texas.

Randall J. Stoller

    Mr. Stoller, 50, has had ITDM since 1987. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Stoller meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Illinois.

Peter A. Storm

    Mr. Storm, 30, has had ITDM since 2006. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Storm meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class D chauffeur's license from 
Louisiana.

Robert H. Thompson, Jr.

    Mr. Thompson, 38, has had ITDM since 1994. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Thompson meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2007 and certified that he does not 
have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class E operator's license from 
Louisiana, which allows him to operate any single motor vehicle under 
10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight, any personal use recreational 
vehicle, and farm vehicles controlled and operated by a farmer.

Robert D. Toland

    Mr. Toland, 50, has had ITDM since 1995. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV

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safely. Mr. Toland meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 
CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2006 and 
certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class 
A CDL from Illinois.

Mark A. Webber

    Mr. Webber, 46, has had ITDM since 2005. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Webber meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class D operator's license from 
Minnesota.

Jeffrey A. Withers

    Mr. Withers, 39, has had ITDM since 2004. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2006 and certified that he has had no hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 5 years; understands diabetes 
management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Withers meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2006 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Michigan.

Request for Comments

    In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA requests 
public comment from all interested persons on the exemption petitions 
described in this notice.
    We will consider all comments received before the close of business 
on the closing date indicated earlier in the Notice.
    FMCSA notes that Section 4129 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible 
and Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-
LU) requires the Secretary to revise its diabetes exemption program 
established on September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441).\1\ The revision must 
provide for individual assessment of drivers with diabetes mellitus, 
and be consistent with the criteria described in section 4018 of the 
Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (49 U.S.C. 31305).
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    \1\ Section 4129(a) refers to the 2003 Notice as a ``final 
rule.'' However, the 2003 Notice did not issue a ``final rule,'' but 
did establish the procedures and standards for issuing exemptions 
for drivers with ITDM.
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    Section 4129 requires: (1) The elimination of the requirement for 
three years of experience operating CMVs while being treated with 
insulin; and (2) the establishment of a specified minimum period of 
insulin use to demonstrate stable control of diabetes before being 
allowed to operate a CMV.
    In response to section 4129, FMCSA made immediate revisions to the 
diabetes exemption program established by the September 3, 2003. 
Notice. FMCSA discontinued use of the 3-year driving experience and 
fulfilled the requirements of section 4129 while continuing to ensure 
that operation of CMVs by drivers with ITDM will achieve the requisite 
level of safety required of all exemptions granted under 49 U.S.C. 
31136 (e).
    Section 4129(d) also directed FMCSA to ensure that drivers of CMVs 
with ITDM are not held to a higher standard than other drivers, with 
the exception of limited operating, monitoring and medical requirements 
that are deemed medically necessary.
    FMCSA concluded that all of the operating, monitoring and medical 
requirements set out in the September 3, 2003 Notice, except as 
modified, were in compliance with section 4129(d). Therefore, all of 
the requirements set out in the September 3, 2003 Notice, except as 
modified in the Notice in the Federal Register on November 8, 2005 (70 
FR 67777), remain in effect.

    Issued on: May 9, 2007.
Pamela M. Pelcovits,
Acting Associate Administrator, Policy and Program Development.
[FR Doc. E7-9339 Filed 5-15-07; 8:45 am]
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