Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing, 12556-12558 [2016-05241]

Download as PDF 12556 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 46 / Wednesday, March 9, 2016 / Notices Matthew Jack Staley Mr. Staley is a 43 year-old driver in Colorado. He has a history of epilepsy and has remained seizure free since 1999. He takes anti-seizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining the same since that time. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Staley receiving an exemption. Michael A. Sypolt Mr. Sypolt is a 53 year-old class A CDL holder in West Virginia. He has a history of a seizure disorder and has remained seizure free since 1980. He takes anti-seizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining the same for two years. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Sypolt receiving an exemption. Daisy Tapia Ms. Tapia is a 59 year-old class B CDL holder in New York. She has a history of a single provoked seizure in April 2012, followed by a resection of a benign meningioma. She takes antiseizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining the same since that time. Her physician states that he is supportive of Ms. Tapia receiving an exemption. Peter M. Thompson Mr. Thompson is a 23 year-old class A CDL holder in Florida. He has a history of juvenile epilepsy and has remained seizure free since 2003. He does not take anti-seizure medication. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Thompson receiving an exemption. Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Paul Richard Trombley Mr. Trombley is a 41 year-old class A CDL holder in Michigan. He has a history of a seizure disorder and has remained seizure free since 2014. He takes anti-seizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining the same since that time. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Trombley receiving an exemption. Mohammad S. Warrad Mr. Warrad is a 55 year-old driver in Iowa. He has a history of a seizure disorder and has remained seizure free since 1996. He takes anti-seizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining the same since March 2014. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Warrad receiving an exemption. Richard James Wenner Mr. Wenner is a 50 year-old class A CDL holder in Minnesota. He has a history of a seizure disorder and has VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:08 Mar 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 remained seizure free since 2006. He takes anti-seizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining the same that time. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Wenner receiving an exemption. John Charles Wolfe Mr. Wolfe is a 55 year-old class A CDL holder in Pennsylvania. He has a history of epilepsy and has remained seizure free since 2006. He takes antiseizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining the same that time. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Wolfe receiving an exemption. facility, please enclose a stamped, selfaddressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and materials received during the comment period. FMCSA may issue a final determination any time after the close of the comment period. V. Viewing Comments and Documents To view comments, as well as any documents mentioned in this preamble, go to http://www.regulations.gov and in the search box insert the docket number FMCSA–2015–0321 and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, click ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ and you will find all documents and comments related to this notice. Dennis Raymond Zayic Mr. Zayic is a 63 year-old driver in Minnesota. He has a history of a seizure following the resection of a benign meningioma in 1995. He takes antiseizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining the same since that time. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Zayic receiving an exemption. Issued on: February 26, 2016. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. III. 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 in the date section of the notice. [Docket No. FMCSA–2012–0154; FMCSA– 2012–0332; FMCSA–2013–0121; FMCSA– 2013–0122; FMCSA–2013–0123; FMCSA– 2013–0124; FMCSA–2013–0125] IV. 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–2015–0321’’ 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 PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2016–05242 Filed 3–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of renewal of exemptions; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 36 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the hearing requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. DATES: This decision is valid January 4, 2016. Comments must be received on or before April 8, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) numbers: Docket No. FMCSA–2012–0154; FMCSA–2012– 0332; FMCSA–2013–0121; FMCSA– 2013–0122; FMCSA–2013–0123; FMCSA–2013–0124; FMCSA–2013– 0125, using any of the following methods: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 46 / Wednesday, March 9, 2016 / Notices • 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 or Courier: 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. Instructions: Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket number 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 Federal Docket Management System (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. Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christine A. Hydock, Chief, Medical Programs Division, Medical Programs 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: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:08 Mar 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 Background Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may renew an exemption from the hearing requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(11), which applies to drivers of CMVs in interstate commerce, for a two-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 procedures for requesting an exemption (including renewals) are set out in 49 CFR part 381. Exemption Decision This notice addresses 36 individuals who have requested renewal of their exemptions in accordance with FMCSA procedures. FMCSA has evaluated these applications for renewal on their merits and decided to extend each exemption for a renewable two-year period. They are: Andrew Alcozer (IL) Shayne Bumbalough (WA) Geoffrey M. Canoyer (MN) Barry Carpenter (SD) Kwinton Carpenter (OH) Chase Cook (VA) Nelson Deleon (FL) Keith Drown (ID) Norman Estes (AL) Jerry Ferguson (TX) James Gooch (MO) Sue Gregory (UT) David Hoffman (SD) Harold Johnson (PA) Valerie Johnson (CA) William Larson (NC) Donald Lynch (SC) Bryan Macfarlane (VT) Aminder Malhi (CA) Darren Nordquist (WI) Ray Norris (TX) Leslie O’Rorke (IL) Gilbert Partida (TX) Jacob Paullin (WI) Johnny Pierson (AL) Ryan Pope (CA) James Queen (FL) Gerson Ramirez (TX) Zachary Rietz (TX) Robert Rotondi (KY) Ronald Rutter (CA) James Schubin (CA) Samuel Sherman (MN) Russell Smith (OH) Morris Townsend (NC) James Weir (WA) The exemption will be rescinded if: (1) The person fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained before it was granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12557 objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315. Basis for Renewing Exemptions Under 49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(1), an exemption may be granted for no longer than two years from its approval date and may be renewed upon application for additional two year periods. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each of the 36 applicants has satisfied the entry conditions for obtaining an exemption from the hearing requirement (78 FR 7479; 80 FR 22766; 80 FR 22772; 80 FR 18924; 80 FR 18926). Each of these 36 applicants has requested renewal of the exemption and CDLIS and MCMIS were searched for crash and violation data on the 36 applicants. For non-CDL holders, the Agency reviewed the driving records from the State licensing agency. These factors provide an adequate basis for predicting each driver’s ability to continue to drive safely in interstate commerce. Therefore, FMCSA concludes that extending the exemption for each renewal applicant for a period of two years is likely to achieve a level of safety equal to that existing without the exemption. Request for Comments FMCSA will review comments received at any time concerning a particular driver’s safety record and determine if the continuation of the exemption is consistent with the requirements at 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315. However, FMCSA requests that interested parties with specific data concerning the safety records of these drivers submit comments by April 8, 2016. FMCSA believes that the requirements for a renewal of an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315 can be satisfied by initially granting the renewal and then requesting and evaluating, if needed, subsequent comments submitted by interested parties. As indicated above, the Agency previously published notices of final disposition announcing its decision to exempt these 36 individuals from the hearing requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(11). The final decision to grant an exemption to each of these individuals was made on the merits of each case and made only after careful consideration of the comments received to its notices of applications. That information is available by consulting the above cited Federal Register publications. Interested parties or organizations possessing information that would otherwise show that any, or all, of these drivers are not currently achieving the E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1 12558 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 46 / Wednesday, March 9, 2016 / Notices statutory level of safety should immediately notify FMCSA. The Agency will evaluate any adverse evidence submitted and, if safety is being compromised or if continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA will take immediate steps to revoke the exemption of a driver. Issued on: February 26, 2016. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. Issued on: February 26, 2016. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–05241 Filed 3–8–16; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2016–05244 Filed 3–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Federal Transit Administration 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–2012–0154; FMCSA–2012– 0332; FMCSA–2013–0121; FMCSA– 2013–0122; FMCSA–2013–0123; FMCSA–2013–0124; FMCSA–2013– 0125 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, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Viewing Comments and Documents To view comments, as well as any documents mentioned in this notice, or to submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov and in the search box insert the docket number FMCSA–2012–0154; FMCSA–2012– 0332; FMCSA–2013–0121; FMCSA– 2013–0122; FMCSA–2013–0123; FMCSA–2013–0124; FMCSA–2013– 0125 and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, click ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ and you will find all documents and comments related to this document. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:08 Mar 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 [Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0394] Driver Qualification Files: Application for Exemption; Atlantic and Pacific Freightways, Inc. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of withdrawal of application for exemption. AGENCY: FMCSA announces that it has accepted the request of Atlantic and Pacific Freightways, Inc. (A&P) to withdraw its application for exemption from the Agency’s regulation requiring motor carriers to obtain updated medical certification information when a driver holding a commercial driver’s license (CDL) undergoes a new driver medical examination (49 CFR 391.51(b)(7)(ii)). A&P no longer needs the exemption. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert F. Schultz, Driver and Carrier Operations Division; Office of Carrier, Driver and Vehicle Safety Standards; Telephone: 202–366–4325, Email: MCPSD@dot.gov, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590– 0001. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Applicant A&P is a Vancouver, Washington motor carrier that employs CDL-drivers to transport goods in interstate commerce. A&P applied for exemption from 49 CFR 391.51(b)(7)(ii) because it was experiencing difficulty obtaining updated medical certification information on its CDL drivers as required by the regulation. On November 27, 2015, FMCSA published a Federal Register notice of A&P’s application for exemption and asked for public comment (80 FR 74202). No comments were received. On January 28, 2016, A&P asked to withdraw its application for exemption because it is now able to receive all the information required by 49 CFR 391.51(b)(7)(ii). The Agency accordingly accepts A&P’s request to withdraw its application and closes the docket of this matter. PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Fiscal Year 2016 Annual List of Certifications and Assurances for Federal Transit Administration Grants and Cooperative Agreements AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of availability. This notice announces the availability of the Federal Transportation Administration’s (FTA) Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Annual List of Certifications and Assurances for FTA Grants and Cooperative Agreements, which can be found at FTA’s Web site, www.fta.dot.gov/certs. This notice provides a condensed list of the preaward Certifications and Assurances that may apply to an Applicant to FTA for federal assistance and the Award that may be made in FY 2016. This notice also describes both the Applicant and FTA’s responsibilities with respect to the Certifications and Assurances and highlights the differences between the FY 2016 Certifications and Assurances and those published for FY 2015. Each Applicant to FTA for federal assistance must submit the Certifications and Assurances that apply to it and any Award for which it seeks federal assistance during FY 2016. An Applicant to FTA typically acts through its authorized representative (You). You, as the Applicant’s Authorized Representative, must have the authority to sign the Applicant’s Certifications and Assurances and to bind your Applicant’s compliance with the Certifications and Assurances you select on its behalf. Your Certifications and Assurances must be affirmed by your Applicant’s attorney. This notice provides instructions on how and when you should submit your Applicant’s Certifications and Assurances for FY 2016. DATES: These FY 2016 Certifications and Assurances are effective October 1, 2015, the first day of FY 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The appropriate Regional or Metropolitan Office listed in this notice. For copies of related documents and information, see our Web site at www.fta.dot.gov/certs or contact our Office of Administration at 202–366–4007. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 46 (Wednesday, March 9, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2012-0154; FMCSA-2012-0332; FMCSA-2013-0121; FMCSA-
2013-0122; FMCSA-2013-0123; FMCSA-2013-0124; FMCSA-2013-0125]


Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing

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

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

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions from the 
hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 
36 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals 
from the hearing requirement if the exemptions granted will not 
compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these 
exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to 
or greater than the level of safety maintained without the exemptions 
for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.

DATES: This decision is valid January 4, 2016. Comments must be 
received on or before April 8, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) numbers: Docket No. FMCSA-2012-0154; FMCSA-
2012-0332; FMCSA-2013-0121; FMCSA-2013-0122; FMCSA-2013-0123; FMCSA-
2013-0124; FMCSA-2013-0125, using any of the following methods:

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     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 or Courier: 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.
    Instructions: Each submission must include the Agency name and the 
docket number 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 Federal Docket Management System (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

    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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christine A. Hydock, Chief, Medical 
Programs Division, Medical Programs 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 renew an exemption 
from the hearing requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(11), which applies to 
drivers of CMVs in interstate commerce, for a two-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 procedures for requesting an exemption (including 
renewals) are set out in 49 CFR part 381.

Exemption Decision

    This notice addresses 36 individuals who have requested renewal of 
their exemptions in accordance with FMCSA procedures. FMCSA has 
evaluated these applications for renewal on their merits and decided to 
extend each exemption for a renewable two-year period. They are:

Andrew Alcozer (IL)
Shayne Bumbalough (WA)
Geoffrey M. Canoyer (MN)
Barry Carpenter (SD)
Kwinton Carpenter (OH)
Chase Cook (VA)
Nelson Deleon (FL)
Keith Drown (ID)
Norman Estes (AL)
Jerry Ferguson (TX)
James Gooch (MO)
Sue Gregory (UT)
David Hoffman (SD)
Harold Johnson (PA)
Valerie Johnson (CA)
William Larson (NC)
Donald Lynch (SC)
Bryan Macfarlane (VT)
Aminder Malhi (CA)
Darren Nordquist (WI)
Ray Norris (TX)
Leslie O'Rorke (IL)
Gilbert Partida (TX)
Jacob Paullin (WI)
Johnny Pierson (AL)
Ryan Pope (CA)
James Queen (FL)
Gerson Ramirez (TX)
Zachary Rietz (TX)
Robert Rotondi (KY)
Ronald Rutter (CA)
James Schubin (CA)
Samuel Sherman (MN)
Russell Smith (OH)
Morris Townsend (NC)
James Weir (WA)

    The exemption will be rescinded if: (1) The person fails to comply 
with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has 
resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained before it was 
granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent 
with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315.

Basis for Renewing Exemptions

    Under 49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(1), an exemption may be granted for no 
longer than two years from its approval date and may be renewed upon 
application for additional two year periods. In accordance with 49 
U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each of the 36 applicants has satisfied the 
entry conditions for obtaining an exemption from the hearing 
requirement (78 FR 7479; 80 FR 22766; 80 FR 22772; 80 FR 18924; 80 FR 
18926). Each of these 36 applicants has requested renewal of the 
exemption and CDLIS and MCMIS were searched for crash and violation 
data on the 36 applicants. For non-CDL holders, the Agency reviewed the 
driving records from the State licensing agency. These factors provide 
an adequate basis for predicting each driver's ability to continue to 
drive safely in interstate commerce. Therefore, FMCSA concludes that 
extending the exemption for each renewal applicant for a period of two 
years is likely to achieve a level of safety equal to that existing 
without the exemption.

Request for Comments

    FMCSA will review comments received at any time concerning a 
particular driver's safety record and determine if the continuation of 
the exemption is consistent with the requirements at 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315. However, FMCSA requests that interested parties with 
specific data concerning the safety records of these drivers submit 
comments by April 8, 2016.
    FMCSA believes that the requirements for a renewal of an exemption 
under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315 can be satisfied by initially 
granting the renewal and then requesting and evaluating, if needed, 
subsequent comments submitted by interested parties. As indicated 
above, the Agency previously published notices of final disposition 
announcing its decision to exempt these 36 individuals from the hearing 
requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(11). The final decision to grant an 
exemption to each of these individuals was made on the merits of each 
case and made only after careful consideration of the comments received 
to its notices of applications. That information is available by 
consulting the above cited Federal Register publications.
    Interested parties or organizations possessing information that 
would otherwise show that any, or all, of these drivers are not 
currently achieving the

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statutory level of safety should immediately notify FMCSA. The Agency 
will evaluate any adverse evidence submitted and, if safety is being 
compromised or if continuation of the exemption would not be consistent 
with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA 
will take immediate steps to revoke the exemption of a driver.

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-2012-0154; FMCSA-2012-
0332; FMCSA-2013-0121; FMCSA-2013-0122; FMCSA-2013-0123; FMCSA-2013-
0124; FMCSA-2013-0125 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.

Viewing Comments and Documents

    To view comments, as well as any documents mentioned in this 
notice, or to submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov and in the search box insert the docket number 
FMCSA-2012-0154; FMCSA-2012-0332; FMCSA-2013-0121; FMCSA-2013-0122; 
FMCSA-2013-0123; FMCSA-2013-0124; FMCSA-2013-0125 and click ``Search.'' 
Next, click ``Open Docket Folder'' and you will find all documents and 
comments related to this document.

    Issued on: February 26, 2016.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2016-05241 Filed 3-8-16; 8:45 am]
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