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Download as PDF 22942 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 79 / Monday, April 25, 2011 / Notices published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/ 2008/pdf/E8-785.pdf. jdjones on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Background On February 22, 2011, FMCSA published a notice of receipt of Federal diabetes exemption applications from sixteen individuals and requested comments from the public (76 FR 9854). The public comment period closed on March 24, 2011 and one comment was received. FMCSA has evaluated the eligibility of the sixteen applicants and determined that granting the exemptions to these individuals would achieve a level of safety equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved by complying with the current regulation 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3). Diabetes Mellitus and Driving Experience of the Applicants The Agency established the current standard for diabetes in 1970 because several risk studies indicated that drivers with diabetes had a higher rate of crash involvement than the general population. The diabetes rule provides that ‘‘A person is physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle if that person has no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of diabetes mellitus currently requiring insulin for control’’ (49 CFR 391.41(b)(3)). FMCSA established its diabetes exemption program, based on the Agency’s July 2000 study entitled ‘‘A Report to Congress on the Feasibility of a Program to Qualify Individuals with Insulin-Treated Diabetes Mellitus to Operate in Interstate Commerce as Directed by the Transportation Act for the 21st Century.’’ The report concluded that a safe and practicable protocol to allow some drivers with ITDM to operate CMVs is feasible. The September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441) Federal Register notice in conjunction with the November 8, 2005 (70 FR 67777) Federal Register notice provides the current protocol for allowing such drivers to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. These sixteen applicants have had ITDM over a range of 1 to 51 years. These applicants report no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness or seizure, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning symptoms, in the past 12 months and no recurrent (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the past 5 years. In each case, an endocrinologist verified that the driver has VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:21 Apr 22, 2011 Jkt 223001 demonstrated a willingness to properly monitor and manage his/her diabetes mellitus, received education related to diabetes management, and is on a stable insulin regimen. These drivers report no other disqualifying conditions, including diabetes-related complications. Each meets the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). The qualifications and medical condition of each applicant were stated and discussed in detail in the February 22, 2011, Federal Register notice and they will not be repeated in this notice. Discussion of Comment FMCSA received one comment in this proceeding. The comment was considered and discussed below. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation stated that it had reviewed the driving records for William Hepp and Todd A. Kozemchak and are in favor of granting them a Federal diabetes exemption. Basis for Exemption Determination Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption from the diabetes standard in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3) if the exemption is likely to achieve an equivalent or greater level of safety than would be achieved without the exemption. The exemption allows the applicants to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. To evaluate the effect of these exemptions on safety, FMCSA considered medical reports about the applicants’ ITDM and vision, and reviewed the treating endocrinologists’ medical opinion related to the ability of the driver to safely operate a CMV while using insulin. Consequently, FMCSA finds that in each case exempting these applicants from the diabetes standard in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3) is likely to achieve a level of safety equal to that existing without the exemption. Conditions and Requirements The terms and conditions of the exemption will be provided to the applicants in the exemption document and they include the following: (1) That each individual submit a quarterly monitoring checklist completed by the treating endocrinologist as well as an annual checklist with a comprehensive medical evaluation; (2) that each individual reports within 2 business days of occurrence, all episodes of severe hypoglycemia, significant complications, or inability to manage diabetes; also, any involvement in an accident or any other adverse event in a CMV or personal vehicle, whether or not it is related to an episode of PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 hypoglycemia; (3) that each individual provide a copy of the ophthalmologist’s or optometrist’s report to the medical examiner at the time of the annual medical examination; and (4) that each individual provide a copy of the annual medical certification to the employer for retention in the driver’s qualification file, or keep a copy in his/her driver’s qualification file if he/she is selfemployed. The driver must also have a copy of the certification when driving, for presentation to a duly authorized Federal, State, or local enforcement official. Conclusion Based upon its evaluation of the sixteen exemption applications, FMCSA exempts, Paul C. Anderson, Brenda A. Barnhill, Warren S. Brown, Gregory M. Cox, Bruce R. Davis, Neal J. Gifford, William Hepp, Ryan B. Homles, Todd A. Kozemchak, James L. Mynars, Dale A. Roberts, Charles C. Schutz, Andrew J. Shown, Daniel H. Starrett, Bruce K. Thomas and Kory M. Tobias from the ITDM standard in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3), subject to the conditions listed under ‘‘Conditions and Requirements’’ above. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315 each exemption will be valid for two years unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. The exemption will be revoked if: (1) The person fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained before it was granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315. If the exemption is still effective at the end of the 2-year period, the person may apply to FMCSA for a renewal under procedures in effect at that time. Issued on: April 15, 2011. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2011–9897 Filed 4–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review Maritime Administration, DOT. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 79 / Monday, April 25, 2011 / Notices announces that the Information Collection abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The nature of the information collection is described as well as its expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on February 3, 2011, and comments were due by April 4, 2011. No comments were received. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 25, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Albert Bratton, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202–366–5769 or e-mail: albert.bratton@dot.gov. Copies of this collection also can be obtained from that office. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jdjones on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Maritime Administration Title: Determination of Fair and Reasonable Rates for Carriage of Agriculture Cargoes on U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels. OMB Control Number: 2133–0514. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. Affected Public: U.S. citizens who own and operate U.S.-flag vessels. Forms: MA–1025, MA–1026, and MA–172. Abstract: This collection of information requires U.S.-flag operators to submit annual vessel operating costs and capital costs data to Maritime Administration officials. The information is used by the Maritime Administration in determining fair and reasonable guideline rates for the carriage of preference cargoes on U.S.flag vessels. In addition, U.S.-flag vessel operators are required to submit Post Voyage Reports to the Maritime Administration after completion of a cargo preference voyage. Annual Estimated Burden Hours: 546 hours. Addressees: Send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention Maritime Administration Desk Officer. Comments Are Invited On: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:21 Apr 22, 2011 Jkt 223001 clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. A comment to OMB is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Authority: 49 CFR 1.66. Dated: April 13, 2011. Christine Gurland, Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–9906 Filed 4–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD 2011 0043] Information Collection Available for Public Comments and Recommendations Notice and request for comments. ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD’s) intention to request extension of approval for three years of a currently approved information collection. DATES: Comments should be submitted on or before June 24, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheila Brown, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202–366–5178 or e-mail: sheila.brown@dot.gov. Copies of this collection also can be obtained from that office. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Maritime Administration (MARAD) Title of Collection: Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System (AMVER). Type of Request: Extension of currently approved information collection. OMB Control Number: 2133–0025. Form Numbers: None. Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from date of approval by the Office of Management and Budget. Summary of Collection of Information: This collection of information is used to gather information regarding the location of U.S.-flag vessels and certain other U.S. citizen-owned vessels for the purpose of search and rescue in the saving of lives at sea and for the marshalling of ships PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 22943 for national defense and safety purposes. Need and Use of the Information: The collection of information is necessary for maintaining a current plot of U.S.flag and U.S.-owned vessels. Description of Respondents: U.S.-flag and U.S. citizen-owned vessels. Annual Responses: 729,280 responses. Annual Burden: 51,050 hours. Comments: Comments should refer to the docket number that appears at the top of this document. Written comments may be submitted to the Docket Clerk, U.S. DOT Dockets, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Comments also may be submitted by electronic means via the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov/search/index.jsp. Specifically address whether this information collection is necessary for proper performance of the functions of the agency and will have practical utility, accuracy of the burden estimates, ways to minimize this burden, and ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. All comments received will be available for examination at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT (or EST), Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. An electronic version of this document is available on the World Wide Web at http:// www.regulations.gov/search/index.jsp. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78) or you may visit http://www.regulations.gov/ search/index.jsp. Authority: 49 CFR 1.66. Dated: April 13, 2011. By Order of the Maritime Administrator. Christine Gurland, Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–9905 Filed 4–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Maritime Administration


Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information 
Collection Activity Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Maritime Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice

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announces that the Information Collection abstracted below has been 
forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and 
approval. The nature of the information collection is described as well 
as its expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day 
comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of 
information was published on February 3, 2011, and comments were due by 
April 4, 2011. No comments were received.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 25, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Albert Bratton, Maritime 
Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. 
Telephone: 202-366-5769 or e-mail: albert.bratton@dot.gov. Copies of 
this collection also can be obtained from that office.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Maritime Administration

    Title: Determination of Fair and Reasonable Rates for Carriage of 
Agriculture Cargoes on U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels.
    OMB Control Number: 2133-0514.
    Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: U.S. citizens who own and operate U.S.-flag 
vessels.
    Forms: MA-1025, MA-1026, and MA-172.
    Abstract: This collection of information requires U.S.-flag 
operators to submit annual vessel operating costs and capital costs 
data to Maritime Administration officials. The information is used by 
the Maritime Administration in determining fair and reasonable 
guideline rates for the carriage of preference cargoes on U.S.-flag 
vessels. In addition, U.S.-flag vessel operators are required to submit 
Post Voyage Reports to the Maritime Administration after completion of 
a cargo preference voyage.
    Annual Estimated Burden Hours: 546 hours.
    Addressees: Send comments to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, 
NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention Maritime Administration Desk 
Officer.
    Comments Are Invited On: Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize 
the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including 
the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.
    A comment to OMB is best assured of having its full effect if OMB 
receives it within 30 days of publication.

    Authority: 49 CFR 1.66.

    Dated: April 13, 2011.
Christine Gurland,
Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 2011-9906 Filed 4-22-11; 8:45 am]
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