Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes, 45480-45487 [E7-15833]

Download as PDF 45480 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 156 / Tuesday, August 14, 2007 / Notices medical experts who serve on FMCSA’s MRB. Section 4116 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU, Pub. L. 109–59) requires the Secretary of Transportation with the advice of the MRB to ‘‘establish, review, and revise medical standards for operators of Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs) that will ensure that the physical condition of operators is adequate to enable them to operate the vehicles safely.’’ FMCSA is planning updates to the physical qualification regulations of CMV drivers, and the MRB will provide the necessary sciencebased guidance to establish realistic and responsible medical standards. The MRB operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) as announced in the Federal Register (70 FR 57642, October 3, 2005). The MRB is charged initially with the review of all current FMCSA medical standards (49 CFR 391.41), as well as proposing new science-based standards and guidelines to ensure that drivers operating CMVs in interstate commerce, as defined in CFR 390.5, are physically capable of doing so. Meeting Participation mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Attendance is open to the interested public, including medical examiners, motor carriers, drivers, and representatives of medical and scientific associations. Written comments for this MRB meeting will also be accepted beginning on August 14, 2007 and continuing until October 30, 2007, and should include the docket number that is listed in the ADDRESSES section. During the MRB meeting, oral comments will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis as requestors register at the meeting, but may be limited depending on how many persons wish to comment. The comments must directly address relevant medical and scientific issues on the MRB meeting agenda. For more information, please view the following Web site: http:// www.mrb.fmcsa.dot.gov. Issued on: August 8, 2007. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy and Program Development. [FR Doc. E7–15838 Filed 8–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:35 Aug 13, 2007 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2007–28117] Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee Public Meeting Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee Meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: FMCSA announces that the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) will hold a committee meeting. The meeting is open to the public. Establishment of the advisory committee was announced in the Federal Register (71 FR 67200), on November 20, 2006. DATES: The MCSAC meeting will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on September 13, 2007, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 14, 2007. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Conference Center, West Wing, First Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Greg Parks, Acting Chief, Strategic Planning and Program Evaluation Division, Office of Policy Plans and Regulation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366–5370, FMCSAregs@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Section 4144 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU, Pub. L. 109–59) required the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation to establish in FMCSA, a Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee. The advisory committee provides advice and recommendations to the FMCSA Administrator on motor carrier safety programs and motor carrier safety regulations. The advisory committee operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App 2). The FMCSA Administrator appointed 15 members to serve on the advisory committee on March 5, 2007. II. Meeting Participation The meeting is open to the public and FMCSA invites participation by all interested parties, including motor carriers, drivers, and representatives of motor carrier associations. As a general Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 matter, the committee will make one hour available for public comments on Friday, September 14, 2007, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Individuals wishing to address the committee should sign up on the public comment sign-in sheet before noon on September 14, 2007. The time available will be reasonably divided among those who have signed up, but no one will have more than 15 minutes. Individuals wanting to present written materials to the committee should submit written comments identified by DOT Docket Management System (DMC) Docket Number FMCSA–2007–28117 using any of the following methods: • Web Site: http://dmses.dot.gov/ submit. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the DOT electronic docket site. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W12– 140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., Room W12–140, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact Karen Lynch at 202– 366–8997, or Karen.Lynch@dot.gov. Issued on: August 8, 2007. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy and Program Development. [FR Doc. E7–15837 Filed 8–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2007–27801] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of applications for exemptions from the diabetes standard; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 52 individuals for exemptions from the prohibition against persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate E:\FR\FM\14AUN1.SGM 14AUN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 156 / Tuesday, August 14, 2007 / Notices commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals with ITDM to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce. DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 13, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Department of Transportation (DOT) Docket Management System (DMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2007–27801 using any of the following methods: • Web Site: http://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, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W12– 140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: Room PL–401 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 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 http://dms.dot.gov, including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading under Regulatory Notices. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// dms.dot.gov at any time or Room W12– 140 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., 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; April 11, 2000). This information is also available at http:// dms.dot.gov. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:35 Aug 13, 2007 Jkt 211001 Dr. Mary D. Gunnels, Chief, Physical Qualifications Division, (202) 366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W64– 224, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 52 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 Scott M. Aitcheson Mr. Aitcheson, age 53, 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. Aitcheson 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 Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) from Michigan. Arnulfo Amador Mr. Amador, 61, has had ITDM since 1990. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45481 safely. Mr. Amador 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 chauffeur’s license from Indiana. Larry G. Becker Mr. Becker, 37, has had ITDM since 1980. 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. Becker 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 D operator’s license from Arkansas. Alan R. Buck Mr. Buck, 58, 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. Buck 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. Fredrick J. Caldarelli, III Mr. Caldarelli, 58, 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. Caldarelli 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 Kansas. E:\FR\FM\14AUN1.SGM 14AUN1 45482 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 156 / Tuesday, August 14, 2007 / Notices Eddie A. Camacho Mr. Camacho, 42, 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. Camacho 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 California. Richard W. Clark Mr. Clark, 57, 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. Clark 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. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES William N. Climer Mr. Climer, 67, has had ITDM since 2002. 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. Climer 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 Illinois. William J. Compton Mr. Compton, 36, 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:35 Aug 13, 2007 Jkt 211001 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. Compton 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 O operator’s license from Michigan, which allows him to drive any motor vehicle with a gross vehicle rating of less than 26,001 pounds. Andrew J. Corrao, Jr. Mr. Corrao, 56, 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. Corrao 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 Massachusetts. Edward W. Cream Mr. Cream, 61, 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. Cream 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 Ohio. Brian R. Current Mr. Current, 58, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Current 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. Mark A. Davis Mr. Davis, 42, has had ITDM since 1974. 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. Davis 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 Arkansas. Todd J. Donnelly Mr. Donnelly, 41, has had ITDM since 2005. 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. Donnelly 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. Tate D. Eakin Mr. Eakin, 36, 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. Eakin 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 E:\FR\FM\14AUN1.SGM 14AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 156 / Tuesday, August 14, 2007 / Notices diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Kansas. Anthony W. Espinosa Mr. Espinosa, 58, 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. Espinosa 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 Missouri. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Gary L. Everett Mr. Everett, 60, 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. Everett 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 Ohio. Carmine J. Fossile Mr. Fossile, 36, has had ITDM since 1991. 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. Fossile 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 Massachusetts. Steve A. Ging Mr. Ging, 49, has had ITDM since 2006. His endocrinologist examined him VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:35 Aug 13, 2007 Jkt 211001 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. Ging 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 Texas. Jeffrey M. Halavanja Mr. Halavanja, 46, 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. Halavanja 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 B CDL from Pennsylvania. James K. Hay Mr. Hay, 45, 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. Hay 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 Ohio. Vincent D. Hoagland Mr. Hoagland, 67, has had ITDM since 1969. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45483 management and monitoring; and has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Hoagland 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 C operator’s license from California. James M. Holland Mr. Holland, 49, has had ITDM since 1999. 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. Holland 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 CDL from Washington. Matthew S. Hooker Mr. Hooker, 33, has had ITDM since 1978. 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. Hooker 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 an operator’s license from Indiana. Gregory A. Iverson Mr. Iverson, 44, 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. Iverson meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist E:\FR\FM\14AUN1.SGM 14AUN1 45484 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 156 / Tuesday, August 14, 2007 / Notices examined him in 2007 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class D operator’s license from Iowa. Bradley M. Johnson Mr. Johnson, 51, has had ITDM since 2007. 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. Johnson 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 Idaho. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Michael A. Johnson Mr. Johnson, 30, has had ITDM since 1981. 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. Johnson 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 Missouri. Mark A. Jones Mr. Jones, 51, 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. Jones 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 Wisconsin. Michael J. Keating Mr. Keating, 25, has had ITDM since 2003. His endocrinologist examined him VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:35 Aug 13, 2007 Jkt 211001 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. Keating 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 D operator’s license from Illinois. Duane E. Koomen Mr. Koomen, 45, 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. Koomen 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. Bruce A. Larson Mr. Larson, 61, has had ITDM since 1975. 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. Larson 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 C operator’s license from Oregon. Curtis W. Mahler Mr. Mahler, 62, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Mahler 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 North Dakota. Hector Martinez Mr. Martinez, 39, has had ITDM since 2001. 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. Martinez 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 California. Stacy M. McCroskey Mr. McCroskey, 35, has had ITDM since 1992. 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. McCroskey 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 C operator’s license from Georgia. Harold W. McCullough Mr. McCullough, 62, 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. McCullough meets the E:\FR\FM\14AUN1.SGM 14AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 156 / Tuesday, August 14, 2007 / Notices 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 Nebraska. Bruce L. Mitchell Mr. Mitchell, 54, has had ITDM since 1999. 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. Mitchell 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 B CDL from Florida. Thomas L. Nesbit Mr. Nesbit, 64, has had ITDM since 2005. 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. Nesbit 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 Pennsylvania. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Michael D. O’Brien Mr. O’Brien, 47, 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. O’Brien 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 Massachusetts. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:35 Aug 13, 2007 Jkt 211001 Charles A. Parker Mr. Parker, 40, has had ITDM since 1968. 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. Parker 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 proliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Utah. Jeremy K. Redger Mr. Redger, 21, has had ITDM since 1992. 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. Redger 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. Michael C. Sapp Mr. Sapp, 52, 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. Sapp 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 Virginia. Norma L. Shoop Ms. Shoop, 60, has had ITDM since 1997. Her endocrinologist examined her in 2007 and certified that she has had no hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45485 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. Shoop meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). Her ophthalmologist examined her in 2007 and certified that she has stable nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. She holds a Class B CDL from Missouri. Chris W. Smaltz Mr. Smaltz, 45, 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. Smaltz 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 Arizona. Rodney C. Thompson Mr. Thompson, 65, 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. Thompson 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 New Hampshire. Glen E. Townsend Mr. Townsend, 48, 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 E:\FR\FM\14AUN1.SGM 14AUN1 45486 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 156 / Tuesday, August 14, 2007 / Notices using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Townsend 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. Randy E. Veit Mr. Veit, 47, has had ITDM since 1978. 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. Veit 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 Illinois. Edwin C. Whitcomb Mr. Whitcomb, 60, 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. Whitcomb 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. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES James B. Wilson Mr. Wilson, 22, has had ITDM since 1999. 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. Wilson 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:35 Aug 13, 2007 Jkt 211001 He holds a Class C operator’s license from California. Daniel M. Winn Mr. Winn, 42, has had ITDM since 1998. 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. Winn 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 C operator’s license from Maryland. Steve D. Workman Mr. Workman, 51, 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. Workman 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 Ohio. Derek J. Wright Mr. Wright, 24, 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. Wright 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 D operator’s license from Alabama. Donald W. Yeager Mr. Yeager, 38, has had ITDM since 2006. His endocrinologist examined him in 2007 and certified that he has had no PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Yeager 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 Pennsylvania. 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). 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 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. E:\FR\FM\14AUN1.SGM 14AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 156 / Tuesday, August 14, 2007 / Notices 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. Dated: August 8, 2007. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy and Program Development. [FR Doc. E7–15833 Filed 8–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration Petition for Waiver of Compliance In accordance with Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) sections 211.9 and 211.41, notice is hereby given that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has received a request for a waiver of compliance from certain requirements of its safety standards. The individual petition is described below, including the party seeking relief, the regulatory provisions involved, the nature of the relief being requested, and the petitioner’s arguments in favor of relief. Union Pacific Railroad Company mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES [Docket Number FRA–2006–25862] Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) seeks amendment of a waiver for relief of sanctions from certain sections of 49 CFR Part 240. On October 17, 2006, FRA’s Safety Board granted relief of sanctions from 49 CFR Sections 240.117(e)(1) through (4), 49 CFR sections 240.305(a)(1) through (4) and (6) (excluding supervisors as indicated), and 49 CFR section 240.307. See Docket FRA–2006–25862. These sections of the regulation relate to punitive actions that are required to be taken against locomotive engineers for the violation of certain railroad operating rules. Refer to 49 CFR Part 240 for a detailed listing of these sections. UP and the employees of UP’s North Platte Service Unit, represented by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and the United Transportation Union (UTU), requested the waiver to facilitate participation in a Close Call Reporting System (C3RS) demonstration pilot project sponsored by FRA’s Office of Research and Development. The C3RS Demonstration VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:35 Aug 13, 2007 Jkt 211001 Pilot Project was one of the action items included in FRA’s Rail Safety Action Plan announced on January 25, 2006. UP, BLET, and UTU developed and signed an implementing memorandum of understanding (IMOU) for the C3RS project, based on FRA’s March 2005, overarching memorandum of understanding with railroad labor organizations, as a first step in commencing the demonstration pilot project. The project involves approximately 1,200 yard and road service employees headquartered in North Platte, NE. The IMOU was sent to FRA for consideration and acceptance on August 28, 2006, and was incorporated by reference in the FRA Safety Board’s October 17, 2006 decision letter on this waiver. As referenced in the IMOU, certain close calls may be properly reported by the employee(s) involved and later discovered by UP, for example, through subsequent retrospective analysis of locomotive event recorder data, etc. In order to encourage employee reporting of close calls, the IMOU contains provisions to shield the reporting employee from UP discipline. UP, BLET, and UTU also wanted to shield the reporting employee(s) and UP from punitive sanctions that would otherwise arise as provided in selected sections of 49 CFR Part 240 for properly reported close-call events as defined in the C3RS IMOU. The waiver petition was requested for the duration of the C3RS demonstration project (5 years from implementation or until the demonstration project is completed or parties to the IMOU withdraw as described in the IMOU, whichever occurs first). In a letter dated July 5, 2007, UP petitioned for a modification of the waiver in the form of an amendment to the IMOU. In accordance with the Board’s October 17, 2006 decision letter, any material modifications to the IMOU must be approved by the FRA Safety Board. UP, BLET, and UTU now request amendment of the initial IMOU by adding the following: Amendment No. 1 to the Confidential Close Call Reporting System Implementing Memorandum of Understanding (C3RS/ IMOU) dated August 17, 2006 Pursuant to the provision of Article 13 of the C3RS/IMOU dated August 17, 2006, the Parties to the IMOU have approved the following modifications: In Article 1C. Add yardmasters to the list of UTU crafts; In Article 2. Modify Milepost (MP) locations and add additional trackage to reflect the actual boundaries of the North Platte Service Unit. The Parties to the Agreement have indicated their approval of PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45487 these modifications by signing this document. Due to oversight in securing signatures on the original C3RS/IMOU, there are three additional signatories to this Amendment. Parties also recognize that the FRA must review and take appropriate action on a separate request to modify the waiver issued in support of this IMOU. Article 1. Parties to C3RS/IMOU (Parties) A. Union Pacific Railroad Company (UPRR, a common carrier railroad) B. Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET): the duly recognized collective bargaining representative of the craft of UPRR locomotive engineers working within the boundaries of the North Platte Service Unit of the UPRR (North Platte Service Unit). C. United Transportation Union (UTU): the duly recognized collective bargaining representative of the crafts of UPRR conductors, trainmen, switchmen, yardmasters, and hostlers working within the boundaries of the North Platte Service Unit. D. Federal Railroad Administration (FRA): an administration in the Department of Transportation charged with carrying out all railroad safety laws of the United States per 49 U.S.C. Section 103 and 49 CFR I.49. E. Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS): the Federal Agency responsible for maintaining the security of the confidential database and all materials reviewed by the Peer Review Teams. Article 2. PURPOSE The parties are voluntarily entering into this C3RS/IMOU and implementing this C3RS Demonstration project for the North Platte Service Unit with the intent to improve the safety of railroad operations on the North Platte Service Unit. The boundaries of the North Platte Service Unit are defined as Milepost (MP) 506.35 Sidney Subdivision, MP 150 Kearney Subdivision, MP 156.9 on the South Morrill Subdivision to MP 271.4 on the Powder River Subdivision and MP 521.1 to MP 528.1 on the Casper Industrial Lead on the Powder River Subdivision, Yoder Subdivision, MP 146 Marysville Subdivision, and MP 81.1 Julesburg Subdivision. This pilot program is effective only in the boundaries as specified above and does not include any area outside these boundaries. The parties have determined that based on over 20 years experience of airlines’ and foreign railroads’ close call reporting systems, safety may be improved by implementing a system of voluntary, confidential, discipline-free reporting of close call events. The purposes of this reporting are the accumulation of data on currently unreported or underreported unsafe events, analysis of reported data by peer review teams, identification of corrective actions by the Parties to remedy identified safety hazards, provision of assistance by FRA in its safety oversight role, and publication of general trends and statistics by government agencies. Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings by submitting written views, data, or E:\FR\FM\14AUN1.SGM 14AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2007-27801]


Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.

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

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 52 individuals 
for exemptions from the prohibition against persons with insulin-
treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles 
(CMVs) in interstate

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commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals 
with ITDM to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 13, 2007.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Department of 
Transportation (DOT) Docket Management System (DMS) Docket Number 
FMCSA-2007-27801 using any of the following methods:
     Web Site: http://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, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W12-140, Washington, 
DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery: Room PL-401 on the ground level of the West 
Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. 
and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://
www.regulations.gov. Follow the 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 http://dms.dot.gov, including any personal information 
provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading under Regulatory Notices.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://dms.dot.gov at any time or Room W12-140 
on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., 
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; April 11, 2000). 
This information is also available at http://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, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W64-
224, 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 52 
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

Scott M. Aitcheson

    Mr. Aitcheson, age 53, 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. Aitcheson 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 Commercial Driver's License 
(CDL) from Michigan.

Arnulfo Amador

    Mr. Amador, 61, has had ITDM since 1990. 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. Amador 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 chauffeur's license 
from Indiana.

Larry G. Becker

    Mr. Becker, 37, has had ITDM since 1980. 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. Becker 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 D operator's license from 
Arkansas.

Alan R. Buck

    Mr. Buck, 58, 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. Buck 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.

Fredrick J. Caldarelli, III

    Mr. Caldarelli, 58, 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. Caldarelli 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 Kansas.

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Eddie A. Camacho

    Mr. Camacho, 42, 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. Camacho 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 California.

Richard W. Clark

    Mr. Clark, 57, 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. Clark 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.

William N. Climer

    Mr. Climer, 67, has had ITDM since 2002. 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. Climer 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 Illinois.

William J. Compton

    Mr. Compton, 36, 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. Compton 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 O operator's license from 
Michigan, which allows him to drive any motor vehicle with a gross 
vehicle rating of less than 26,001 pounds.

Andrew J. Corrao, Jr.

    Mr. Corrao, 56, 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. Corrao 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 Massachusetts.

Edward W. Cream

    Mr. Cream, 61, 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. Cream 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 Ohio.

Brian R. Current

    Mr. Current, 58, 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. Current 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.

Mark A. Davis

    Mr. Davis, 42, has had ITDM since 1974. 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. Davis 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 
Arkansas.

Todd J. Donnelly

    Mr. Donnelly, 41, has had ITDM since 2005. 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. Donnelly 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.

Tate D. Eakin

    Mr. Eakin, 36, 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. Eakin 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 
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diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Kansas.

Anthony W. Espinosa

    Mr. Espinosa, 58, 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. Espinosa 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 Missouri.

Gary L. Everett

    Mr. Everett, 60, 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. Everett 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 
Ohio.

Carmine J. Fossile

    Mr. Fossile, 36, has had ITDM since 1991. 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. Fossile 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 
Massachusetts.

Steve A. Ging

    Mr. Ging, 49, 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. Ging 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 Texas.

Jeffrey M. Halavanja

    Mr. Halavanja, 46, 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. Halavanja 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 B CDL from Pennsylvania.

James K. Hay

    Mr. Hay, 45, 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. Hay 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 Ohio.

Vincent D. Hoagland

    Mr. Hoagland, 67, has had ITDM since 1969. 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. Hoagland 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 C operator's license from 
California.

James M. Holland

    Mr. Holland, 49, has had ITDM since 1999. 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. Holland 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 CDL from Washington.

Matthew S. Hooker

    Mr. Hooker, 33, has had ITDM since 1978. 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. Hooker 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 an operator's license from 
Indiana.

Gregory A. Iverson

    Mr. Iverson, 44, 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. Iverson meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
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examined him in 2007 and certified that he does not have diabetic 
retinopathy. He holds a Class D operator's license from Iowa.

Bradley M. Johnson

    Mr. Johnson, 51, has had ITDM since 2007. 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. Johnson 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 Idaho.

Michael A. Johnson

    Mr. Johnson, 30, has had ITDM since 1981. 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. Johnson 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 Missouri.

Mark A. Jones

    Mr. Jones, 51, 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. Jones 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 Wisconsin.

Michael J. Keating

    Mr. Keating, 25, 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. Keating 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 D operator's license from 
Illinois.

Duane E. Koomen

    Mr. Koomen, 45, 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. Koomen 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.

Bruce A. Larson

    Mr. Larson, 61, has had ITDM since 1975. 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. Larson 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 C operator's 
license from Oregon.

Curtis W. Mahler

    Mr. Mahler, 62, 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. Mahler 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 North Dakota.

Hector Martinez

    Mr. Martinez, 39, has had ITDM since 2001. 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. Martinez 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 
California.

Stacy M. McCroskey

    Mr. McCroskey, 35, has had ITDM since 1992. 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. McCroskey 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 C operator's 
license from Georgia.

Harold W. McCullough

    Mr. McCullough, 62, 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. McCullough meets the

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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 Nebraska.

Bruce L. Mitchell

    Mr. Mitchell, 54, has had ITDM since 1999. 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. Mitchell 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 B CDL from Florida.

Thomas L. Nesbit

    Mr. Nesbit, 64, has had ITDM since 2005. 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. Nesbit 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 Pennsylvania.

Michael D. O'Brien

    Mr. O'Brien, 47, 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. O'Brien 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 Massachusetts.

Charles A. Parker

    Mr. Parker, 40, has had ITDM since 1968. 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. Parker 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 
proliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Utah.

Jeremy K. Redger

    Mr. Redger, 21, has had ITDM since 1992. 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. Redger 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.

Michael C. Sapp

    Mr. Sapp, 52, 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. Sapp 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 Virginia.

Norma L. Shoop

    Ms. Shoop, 60, has had ITDM since 1997. Her endocrinologist 
examined her in 2007 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. Shoop meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). Her 
ophthalmologist examined her in 2007 and certified that she has stable 
nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. She holds a Class B CDL from 
Missouri.

Chris W. Smaltz

    Mr. Smaltz, 45, 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. Smaltz 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 Arizona.

Rodney C. Thompson

    Mr. Thompson, 65, 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. Thompson 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 New 
Hampshire.

Glen E. Townsend

    Mr. Townsend, 48, 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

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using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Townsend 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.

Randy E. Veit

    Mr. Veit, 47, has had ITDM since 1978. 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. Veit 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 Illinois.

Edwin C. Whitcomb

    Mr. Whitcomb, 60, 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. Whitcomb 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.

James B. Wilson

    Mr. Wilson, 22, has had ITDM since 1999. 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. Wilson 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 
California.

Daniel M. Winn

    Mr. Winn, 42, has had ITDM since 1998. 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. Winn 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 C operator's license from 
Maryland.

Steve D. Workman

    Mr. Workman, 51, 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. Workman 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 Ohio.

Derek J. Wright

    Mr. Wright, 24, 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. Wright 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 D operator's license from 
Alabama.

Donald W. Yeager

    Mr. Yeager, 38, 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. Yeager 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 Pennsylvania.

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

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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.

    Dated: August 8, 2007.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy and Program Development.
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