Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders, 69981-69983 [2014-27755]

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Joe Hebert, Manager, Financial Analysis and Passenger Facility Charge Branch. [FR Doc. 2014–27791 Filed 11–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2014–0379] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of applications for exemptions; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 12 individuals for an exemption from the prohibition against persons with a clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause a loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) from operating CMVs in interstate commerce. The regulation and the associated advisory criteria published in the Code asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:32 Nov 21, 2014 Jkt 235001 07/25/14 08/06/14 08/07/14 08/13/14 08/13/14 08/15/14 08/15/14 08/18/14 08/20/14 08/25/14 08/27/14 08/27/14 Original approved net PFC revenue Amended approved net PFC revenue $677,500 53,000,000 4,338,028 8,731,247 3,122,284 32,878,000 2,288,261 4,681,541 8,408,821 2,400,000 383,636,108 13,037,816 $677,825 52,073,714 4,088,027 8,408,821 4,072,284 6,358,000 2,106,173 4,626,407 769,017 3,380,331 374,336,108 10,987,816 of Federal Regulations as the ‘‘Instructions for Performing and Recording Physical Examinations’’ have resulted in numerous drivers being prohibited from operating CMVs in interstate commerce based on the fact that they have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication, rather than an individual analysis of their circumstances by a qualified medical examiner. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication to operate CMVs for 2 years in interstate commerce. DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 24, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket ID FMCSA– 2014–0379 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, PO 00000 Frm 00160 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Original estimated charge exp. date 02/01/18 07/01/07 12/01/14 01/01/37 04/01/13 10/01/13 03/01/19 05/01/13 02/01/38 07/01/10 04/01/26 10/01/27 Amended estimated charge exp. date 02/01/18 07/01/07 04/01/15 02/01/38 05/01/16 10/01/13 12/01/17 05/01/13 10/01/14 03/01/11 04/01/25 10/01/27 DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket ID for this Notice. Note that DOT posts all comments received without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information included in a comment. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to http:// www.regulations.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 FDMS is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. If you want acknowledgment that we received your comments, please include a selfaddressed, 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 E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 69982 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 226 / Monday, November 24, 2014 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316; January 17, 2008). This information is also available at http:// Docketinfo.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elaine Papp, Chief, Medical Programs Division, (202) 366–4001, or via email at fmcsamedical@dot.gov, or by letter FMCSA, Room W64–113, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 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. 31315 and 31136(e), 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 statutes also allow the Agency to renew exemptions at the end of the 2-year period. The 12 individuals listed in this notice have recently requested an exemption from the epilepsy prohibition in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(8), which applies to drivers who operate CMVs as defined in 49 CFR 390.5, in interstate commerce. Section 391.41(b)(8) states that a person is physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle if that person has no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause the loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV. FMCSA provides medical advisory criteria for use by medical examiners in determining whether drivers with certain medical conditions should be certified to operate CMVs in intrastate commerce. The advisory criteria indicate that if an individual has had a sudden episode of a non-epileptic seizure or loss of consciousness of unknown cause which did not require anti-seizure medication, the decision whether that person’s condition is likely to cause the loss of consciousness or loss of ability to control a CMV should be made on an individual basis by the medical examiner in consultation with the treating physician. Before certification is considered, it is suggested that a 6-month waiting period elapse from the time of the episode. Following the waiting period, it is suggested that the individual have a complete neurological examination. If the results of the examination are negative and anti-seizure medication is VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:32 Nov 21, 2014 Jkt 235001 not required, then the driver may be qualified. In those individual cases where a driver had a seizure or an episode of loss of consciousness that resulted from a known medical condition (e.g., drug reaction, high temperature, acute infectious disease, dehydration, or acute metabolic disturbance), certification should be deferred until the driver has fully recovered from that condition, has no existing residual complications, and is not taking anti-seizure medication. Drivers who have a history of epilepsy/ seizures, off anti-seizure medication and seizure-free for 10 years, may be qualified to operate a CMV in interstate commerce. Interstate drivers with a history of a single unprovoked seizure may be qualified to drive a CMV in interstate commerce if seizure-free and off anti-seizure medication for a 5-year period or more. Submitting Comments You may submit your comments and material online or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. FMCSA recommends that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a phone number in the body of your document so that FMCSA can contact you if there are questions regarding your submission. To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov and in the search box insert the docket number ‘‘FMCSA–2014–0379’’ and click the search button. When the new screen appears, click on the blue ‘‘Comment Now!’’ button on the right hand side of the page. On the new page, enter information required including the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the facility, please enclose a stamped, selfaddressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period and may change this proposed rule based on your comments. FMCSA may issue a final rule at any time after the close of the comment period. Viewing Comments and Documents To view comments, as well as any documents mentioned in this preamble, to submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov and in the search box insert the docket number ‘‘FMCSA–2014–0379’’ and click PO 00000 Frm 00161 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ‘‘Search.’’ Next, click ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ and you will find all documents and comments related to the proposed rulemaking. Summary of Applications Theodore C. Banet Mr. Banet is a 43 year-old driver in Pennsylvania. He has a history of epilepsy and has remained seizure free since 2004. He takes anti-seizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining the same since that time. If granted an exemption, he would like to drive a CMV. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Banet receiving an exemption. Kieth Boelter Mr. Boelter is a 57 year-old driver in Wisconsin. He has a history of posttraumatic epilepsy related to a major traumatic brain injury 20 years ago. He has remained seizure free since May 2014, when he suffered a nocturnal seizure after discontinuing his antiseizure medication. He takes antiseizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining the same since that time. If granted an exemption, he would like to drive a CMV. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Boelter receiving an exemption. David S. Campbell Mr. Campbell is a 70 year-old driver in Massachusetts. He has a history of seizures and has remained seizure free since 2005. He takes anti-seizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining the same since that time. If granted an exemption, he would like to drive a CMV. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Campbell receiving an exemption. Philip S. Canales, Jr. Mr. Canales is a 56 year-old driver in Florida. He has a history of a seizure 30 years ago due to a closed head injury. He has remained seizure free since that time however, it is unclear whether three brief episodes in 2009 were seizures. He takes anti-seizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining the same since 2009. If granted the exemption, he would like to drive a CMV. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Canales receiving an exemption. Gerald Hodge Mr. Hodge is a 63 year-old driver in South Carolina. He has a history of a seizure disorder and has remained seizure free since 2012. He takes antiseizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining the same since that time. If granted the exemption, he E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 226 / Monday, November 24, 2014 / Notices would like to drive a CMV. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Hodge receiving an exemption. Lewis R. Holbrook Mr. Holbrook is a 43 year-old driver in North Carolina. He has a history of a seizure disorder and has remained seizure free since 2004. He takes antiseizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining the same since 2005. If granted the exemption, he would like to drive a CMV. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Holbrook receiving an exemption. Donald A. Horst Mr. Horst is a 65 year-old class A CDL holder in Maryland. He has a history of a seizure disorder and has remained seizure free since 2008. He takes antiseizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining the same since 2009. If granted the exemption, he would like to drive a CMV. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Horst receiving an exemption. Edgar A. Snapp Mr. Snapp is a 52 year-old class B CDL holder in Indiana. He has a history of a seizure disorder and has remained seizure free since 1988. He takes antiseizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining the same since that time. If granted the exemption, he would like to drive a CMV. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Snapp receiving an exemption. Gregory W. Young Mr. Young is a 50 year-old class A CDL holder in South Carolina. He has a history of seizure and has remained seizure free since 1983. He takes antiseizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining the same since 2004. If granted the exemption, he would like to drive a CMV. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Young receiving an exemption. Request for Comments Dominick Rezza Mr. Rezza is a 58 year-old class A CDL holder in Texas. He has a history of a seizure disorder and has remained seizure free since 1995. He takes antiseizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining the same since 1996. If granted the exemption, he would like to drive a CMV. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Rezza receiving an exemption. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315 and 31136(e), FMCSA requests public comment from all interested persons on the exemption applications described in this notice. We will consider all comments received before the close of business on the closing date indicated earlier in the notice. Issued on: November 17, 2014. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. David L. Satchell DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION Mr. Satchell is a 37 year-old driver in New Jersey. He has a history of seizures and has remained seizure free since 2013. He takes anti-seizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining the same since that time. If granted the exemption, he would like to drive a CMV. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Satchell receiving an exemption. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Eric G. Schams Mr. Schams is a 43 year-old driver in Wisconsin. He has a history of a seizure in 2006 and remained seizure free for 6 years until, under the direction of his neurologist, his anti-seizure medication was tapered and he had a seizure in 2012. He takes anti-seizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining the same since that time. If granted the exemption, he would like to drive a CMV. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Schams receiving an exemption. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:32 Nov 21, 2014 Jkt 235001 [FR Doc. 2014–27755 Filed 11–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P [FMCSA–2014–0420] Hours of Service of Drivers: Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA); Application for Exemption Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of application for exemption; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces that it has received an application from the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) for an exemption from the 30-minute rest break provision of the Agency’s hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The requested exemption would apply to specialized carriers and drivers responsible for the transportation of loads that exceed normal weight and dimensional limits— SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00162 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69983 oversize/overweight (OS/OW) loads— and require a permit issued by a government authority. Due to the nature of their operation, SC&RA believes that compliance with the 30-minute rest break rule is extremely difficult, primarily due to the limited (usually daylight) hours in which an OS/OW load can be transported as restricted by State permit requirements. SC&RA therefore requests this exemption for all permitted loads. FMCSA requests public comment on SC&RA’s application for exemption. Comments must be received on or before December 24, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket Management System Number FMCSA– 2014–0420 by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12– 140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and docket number. For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the exemption process, see the Public Participation heading below. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to www.regulations.gov, and follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets, or go to the street address listed above. Privacy Act: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. Public Participation: The Federal eRulemaking Portal is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. You can get electronic submission and retrieval help and guidelines under the DATES: E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2014-0379]


Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and 
Seizure Disorders

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

ACTION: Notice of applications for exemptions; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 12 individuals 
for an exemption from the prohibition against persons with a clinical 
diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause a 
loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to operate a commercial 
motor vehicle (CMV) from operating CMVs in interstate commerce. The 
regulation and the associated advisory criteria published in the Code 
of Federal Regulations as the ``Instructions for Performing and 
Recording Physical Examinations'' have resulted in numerous drivers 
being prohibited from operating CMVs in interstate commerce based on 
the fact that they have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-
seizure medication, rather than an individual analysis of their 
circumstances by a qualified medical examiner. If granted, the 
exemptions would enable these individuals who have had one or more 
seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication to operate CMVs for 2 
years in interstate commerce.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 24, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket ID FMCSA-2014-0379 using any of the 
following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
    Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket ID for 
this Notice. Note that DOT posts all comments received without change 
to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
included in a comment. Please see the Privacy Act heading below.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments, go to http://www.regulations.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 FDMS 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

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association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the DOT's 
complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on 
January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316; January 17, 2008). This information is 
also available at http://Docketinfo.dot.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elaine Papp, Chief, Medical Programs 
Division, (202) 366-4001, or via email at fmcsamedical@dot.gov, or by 
letter FMCSA, Room W64-113, Department of Transportation, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., 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. 31315 and 31136(e), 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 statutes also allow the 
Agency to renew exemptions at the end of the 2-year period. The 12 
individuals listed in this notice have recently requested an exemption 
from the epilepsy prohibition in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(8), which applies to 
drivers who operate CMVs as defined in 49 CFR 390.5, in interstate 
commerce. Section 391.41(b)(8) states that a person is physically 
qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle if that person has no 
established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any 
other condition which is likely to cause the loss of consciousness or 
any loss of ability to control a CMV.
    FMCSA provides medical advisory criteria for use by medical 
examiners in determining whether drivers with certain medical 
conditions should be certified to operate CMVs in intrastate commerce. 
The advisory criteria indicate that if an individual has had a sudden 
episode of a non-epileptic seizure or loss of consciousness of unknown 
cause which did not require anti-seizure medication, the decision 
whether that person's condition is likely to cause the loss of 
consciousness or loss of ability to control a CMV should be made on an 
individual basis by the medical examiner in consultation with the 
treating physician. Before certification is considered, it is suggested 
that a 6-month waiting period elapse from the time of the episode. 
Following the waiting period, it is suggested that the individual have 
a complete neurological examination. If the results of the examination 
are negative and anti-seizure medication is not required, then the 
driver may be qualified.
    In those individual cases where a driver had a seizure or an 
episode of loss of consciousness that resulted from a known medical 
condition (e.g., drug reaction, high temperature, acute infectious 
disease, dehydration, or acute metabolic disturbance), certification 
should be deferred until the driver has fully recovered from that 
condition, has no existing residual complications, and is not taking 
anti-seizure medication. Drivers who have a history of epilepsy/
seizures, off anti-seizure medication and seizure-free for 10 years, 
may be qualified to operate a CMV in interstate commerce. Interstate 
drivers with a history of a single unprovoked seizure may be qualified 
to drive a CMV in interstate commerce if seizure-free and off anti-
seizure medication for a 5-year period or more.

Submitting Comments

    You may submit your comments and material online or by fax, mail, 
or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. FMCSA 
recommends that you include your name and a mailing address, an email 
address, or a phone number in the body of your document so that FMCSA 
can contact you if there are questions regarding your submission. To 
submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov and in the 
search box insert the docket number ``FMCSA-2014-0379'' and click the 
search button. When the new screen appears, click on the blue ``Comment 
Now!'' button on the right hand side of the page. On the new page, 
enter information required including the specific section of this 
document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each 
suggestion or recommendation. If you submit your comments by mail or 
hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 8\1/2\ 
by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit 
comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the facility, 
please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will 
consider all comments and material received during the comment period 
and may change this proposed rule based on your comments. FMCSA may 
issue a final rule at any time after the close of the comment period.

Viewing Comments and Documents

    To view comments, as well as any documents mentioned in this 
preamble, to submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov and in the search box insert the docket number 
``FMCSA-2014-0379'' and click ``Search.'' Next, click ``Open Docket 
Folder'' and you will find all documents and comments related to the 
proposed rulemaking.

Summary of Applications

Theodore C. Banet

    Mr. Banet is a 43 year-old driver in Pennsylvania. He has a history 
of epilepsy and has remained seizure free since 2004. He takes anti-
seizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining the same 
since that time. If granted an exemption, he would like to drive a CMV. 
His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Banet receiving an 
exemption.

Kieth Boelter

    Mr. Boelter is a 57 year-old driver in Wisconsin. He has a history 
of posttraumatic epilepsy related to a major traumatic brain injury 20 
years ago. He has remained seizure free since May 2014, when he 
suffered a nocturnal seizure after discontinuing his anti-seizure 
medication. He takes anti-seizure medication with the dosage and 
frequency remaining the same since that time. If granted an exemption, 
he would like to drive a CMV. His physician states that he is 
supportive of Mr. Boelter receiving an exemption.

David S. Campbell

    Mr. Campbell is a 70 year-old driver in Massachusetts. He has a 
history of seizures and has remained seizure free since 2005. He takes 
anti-seizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining the 
same since that time. If granted an exemption, he would like to drive a 
CMV. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Campbell 
receiving an exemption.

Philip S. Canales, Jr.

    Mr. Canales is a 56 year-old driver in Florida. He has a history of 
a seizure 30 years ago due to a closed head injury. He has remained 
seizure free since that time however, it is unclear whether three brief 
episodes in 2009 were seizures. He takes anti-seizure medication with 
the dosage and frequency remaining the same since 2009. If granted the 
exemption, he would like to drive a CMV. His physician states that he 
is supportive of Mr. Canales receiving an exemption.

Gerald Hodge

    Mr. Hodge is a 63 year-old driver in South Carolina. He has a 
history of a seizure disorder and has remained seizure free since 2012. 
He takes anti-seizure medication with the dosage and frequency 
remaining the same since that time. If granted the exemption, he

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would like to drive a CMV. His physician states that he is supportive 
of Mr. Hodge receiving an exemption.

Lewis R. Holbrook

    Mr. Holbrook is a 43 year-old driver in North Carolina. He has a 
history of a seizure disorder and has remained seizure free since 2004. 
He takes anti-seizure medication with the dosage and frequency 
remaining the same since 2005. If granted the exemption, he would like 
to drive a CMV. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. 
Holbrook receiving an exemption.

Donald A. Horst

    Mr. Horst is a 65 year-old class A CDL holder in Maryland. He has a 
history of a seizure disorder and has remained seizure free since 2008. 
He takes anti-seizure medication with the dosage and frequency 
remaining the same since 2009. If granted the exemption, he would like 
to drive a CMV. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Horst 
receiving an exemption.

Dominick Rezza

    Mr. Rezza is a 58 year-old class A CDL holder in Texas. He has a 
history of a seizure disorder and has remained seizure free since 1995. 
He takes anti-seizure medication with the dosage and frequency 
remaining the same since 1996. If granted the exemption, he would like 
to drive a CMV. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Rezza 
receiving an exemption.

David L. Satchell

    Mr. Satchell is a 37 year-old driver in New Jersey. He has a 
history of seizures and has remained seizure free since 2013. He takes 
anti-seizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining the 
same since that time. If granted the exemption, he would like to drive 
a CMV. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Satchell 
receiving an exemption.

Eric G. Schams

    Mr. Schams is a 43 year-old driver in Wisconsin. He has a history 
of a seizure in 2006 and remained seizure free for 6 years until, under 
the direction of his neurologist, his anti-seizure medication was 
tapered and he had a seizure in 2012. He takes anti-seizure medication 
with the dosage and frequency remaining the same since that time. If 
granted the exemption, he would like to drive a CMV. His physician 
states that he is supportive of Mr. Schams receiving an exemption.

Edgar A. Snapp

    Mr. Snapp is a 52 year-old class B CDL holder in Indiana. He has a 
history of a seizure disorder and has remained seizure free since 1988. 
He takes anti-seizure medication with the dosage and frequency 
remaining the same since that time. If granted the exemption, he would 
like to drive a CMV. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. 
Snapp receiving an exemption.

Gregory W. Young

    Mr. Young is a 50 year-old class A CDL holder in South Carolina. He 
has a history of seizure and has remained seizure free since 1983. He 
takes anti-seizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining 
the same since 2004. If granted the exemption, he would like to drive a 
CMV. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Young receiving 
an exemption.

Request for Comments

    In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315 and 31136(e), FMCSA requests 
public comment from all interested persons on the exemption 
applications described in this notice. We will consider all comments 
received before the close of business on the closing date indicated 
earlier in the notice.

    Issued on: November 17, 2014.
 Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2014-27755 Filed 11-21-14; 8:45 am]
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