Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus, 39318-39320 [2016-14240]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 39318 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 116 / Thursday, June 16, 2016 / Notices eRulemaking Portal Web site. If you want us to notify you that we received your comments, please include a selfaddressed, stamped envelope or postcard, or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments online. Comments received after the comment closing date will be included in the docket and will be considered to the extent practicable. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Tura Gatling, Office of Registration and Safety Information, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590– 0001. Telephone Number: (202) 385– 2412; Email Address: tura.gatling@ dot.gov. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) is authorized to register motor carriers under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 13902; freight forwarders under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 13903; and property brokers under provisions of 49 U.S.C. 13904. These persons may conduct transportation services only if they are registered pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 13901. The Secretary has delegated authority pertaining to these registration requirements to the FMCSA pursuant to 49 CFR 1.73(a)(5). Registered motor carriers, brokers and freight forwarders must designate an agent on whom service of notices in proceedings before the Secretary may be made (49 U.S.C. 13303). Registered motor carriers must also designate an agent for every State in which they operate and traverse in the United States during such operations, agents on whom process issued by a court may be served in actions brought against the registered transportation entity (49 U.S.C. 13304, 49 CFR 366.4). Every broker shall make a designation for each State in which its offices are located or in which contracts are written (49 U.S.C. 13304, 49 CFR 366.4). Regulations governing the designation of process agents are found at 49 CFR part 366. This designation is filed with the FMCSA on Form BOC–3, ‘‘Designation of Agents for Service of Process.’’ Title: Designation of Agents, Motor Carriers, Brokers and Freight Forwarders. OMB Control Number: 2126–0015. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Motor carriers, freight forwarders and brokers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 110,371 respondents in the first year VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Jun 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 [35,000 currently approved applicants plus 75,371 new entrants]. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Expiration Date: November 30, 2016. Frequency of Response: Form BOC–3 must be filed by all motor carriers, freight forwarders and brokers when the transportation entity first registers with the FMCSA. All brokers shall make a designation for each State in which it has an office or in which contracts are written. Subsequent filings are made only if the motor carrier, broker or freight forwarder changes process agents. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 18,395 hours [110,371 respondents times 10 minutes per response]. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the performance of FMCSA’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for FMCSA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Issued on: June 10, 2016. G. Kelly Regal, Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2016–14241 Filed 6–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [FMCSA Docket No. FMCSA–[2015–0343] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: FMCSA confirms its decision to exempt 68 individuals from its rule prohibiting persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. The exemptions enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. DATES: The exemptions were effective on April 16, 2016. The exemptions expire on April 16, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christine A. Hydock, Chief, Medical SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Programs Division, (202) 366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W64– 113, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Electronic Access You may see all the comments online through the Federal Document Management System (FDMS) at: http:// www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to http:// www.regulations.gov and/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. 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. II. Background On March 16, 2016, FMCSA published a notice of receipt of Federal diabetes exemption applications from 68 individuals and requested comments from the public (81 FR 14197. The public comment period closed on April 15, 2016, and 2 comments were received. FMCSA has evaluated the eligibility of the 68 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 requirement 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)). E:\FR\FM\16JNN1.SGM 16JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 116 / Thursday, June 16, 2016 / Notices 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 68 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 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 requirement at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). The qualifications and medical condition of each applicant were stated and discussed in detail in the March 16, 2016, Federal Register notice and they will not be repeated in this notice. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Discussion of Comments FMCSA received two comments in this proceeding. Crystal Ramos and an anonymous commenter believe that the exemptions should be granted. IV. Basis for Exemption Determination Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption from the diabetes requirement 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Jun 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 the driver to safely operate a CMV while using insulin. Consequently, FMCSA finds that in each case exempting these applicants from the diabetes requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3) is likely to achieve a level of safety equal to that existing without the exemption. V. 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 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. VI. Conclusion Based upon its evaluation of the 68 exemption applications, FMCSA exempts the following drivers from the diabetes requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), subject to the requirements cited above 949 CFR 391.64(b)): Korey D. Adams (MO) Michael D. Alley (OR) Jerry J. Altenburg (WI) Juanita K. Anderson (MN) Alan D. Bahlmann (IN) William A. Ball, Jr. (WV) John F. Beatrice (NH) Benjamin J. Beitelspacher (SD) Russell E. Bjerkness (MN) Chase L. Blankenship (OK) Samuel E. Bostic (WV) Eric K. Caldwell (OH) Michael J. Chevalier, Jr. (NJ) James R. Cockerham (IN) Darrell L. Coleman (TX) Michael R. Conley (WI) James D. Deardorff (WA) Ivan R. Edsall (KS) PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39319 Steven W. Engel (CO) Samuel M. Feaganes, Jr. (VA) Jerry A. Fogel (WI) William J. Garrett (SD) Kevin E. Griebel (SD) Martin R. Hair (CT) Justin M. Herb (IN) Terry D. Hescock (OR) Brandon Heselton (IL) Arrington Hughes (DC) Brian K. Hyler (WI) James A. Iozia (NJ) Joshua D. Jaramillo (WA) Jerry M. Kilpatrick (AL) Rex O. King (IA) Edward D. Krager (PA) Kevin K. Leavey (NJ) Michael P. Leggett (WV) Thomas J. Liddy (NY) Gregory S. Luce, Jr. (OH) Renee N. Lycksell (WA) Andrew Majkowicz (NJ) Raymond L. Makings (KS) Daniel J. Mandell (NC) John D. McGinley, Jr. (CA) Denise R. McKelvey (CT) Gareth L. Miller (OH) Victor Moore, Jr. (MO) Jimmy C. Morcom (MI) Peter J. Niedzwiecki (PA) Kevin R. OToole (WI) Robert J. Paitsel (WV) Kameka D. Palmer (WI) Neal M. Quinton, Jr. (MA) Howard G. Rau (MD) Andrew Reid (IN) Brett M. Rice (PA) Mark A. Rinehardt (NC) Sholom Rub (NY) Jeremy M. Samson (IA) David J. Scimecca (NY) Blane Tor (NJ) Samuel C. Tracy (WA) Allen B. Treadwell (AL) Terry L. Underwood, Jr. (VA) Aaron M. Vanlanduit (MO) Paul R. Whitehead (NM) Grady E. Wilkins (MD) Joseph A. Wilson, Sr. (MA) Michael A. Zuke, Sr. (NY) In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315 each exemption is valid for two years unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. The exemption will be revoked if the following occurs: (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. E:\FR\FM\16JNN1.SGM 16JNN1 39320 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 116 / Thursday, June 16, 2016 / Notices Issued on: June 10, 2016. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–14240 Filed 6–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2016–0028] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of applications for exemptions; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 37 individuals for exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. They are unable to meet the vision requirement in one eye for various reasons. The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the prescribed vision requirement in one eye. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals to qualify as drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 18, 2016. All comments will be investigated by FMCSA. The exemptions will be issued the day after the comment period closes. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA– 2016–0028 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. Instructions: Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket numbers for this notice. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Jun 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below for further information. 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: 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, (202) 366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W64– 113, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. If you have questions regarding viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Docket Services, telephone (202) 366–9826. I. Background Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations 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.’’ FMCSA can renew exemptions at the end of each 2-year period. The 37 individuals listed in this notice have each requested such an exemption from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), which applies to drivers of CMVs in interstate commerce. Accordingly, the Agency will evaluate the qualifications of each applicant to determine whether granting an exemption will achieve the required level of safety mandated by statute. Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dennis J. Ameling Mr. Ameling, 54, has had a dense corneal scar in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is no light perception, and his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘My opinion is that his vision is more than capable to drive a commercial vehicle out of state.’’ Mr. Ameling reported that he has driven straight trucks for 18 years, accumulating 1.44 million miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 21 years, accumulating 2.1 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Iowa. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction for a moving violation in a CMV; he exceeded the speed limit by 10 miles per hour (mph). Daniel A. Bahm Mr. Bahm, 50, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is count fingers, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2016, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘According to our exam and his previous visual field test Mr. Bahm has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Bahm reported that he has driven straight trucks for 33 years, accumulating 16,500 miles and tractortrailer combinations for 14 years, accumulating 2.1 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Florida. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. John P. Brooks SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 II. Qualifications of Applicants Mr. Brooks, 48, has complete loss of vision in his right eye due to a traumatic incident in childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is light perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2016, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘In my opinion, he does have the vision required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Brooks reported that he has driven straight trucks for 6 years, accumulating 240,000 miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 18 years, accumulating 144,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Illinois. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes but two convictions in a CMV. In the first incidence, he exceeded the speed limit by 12 mph and in the second incidence; according to the citation, he ‘‘disregarded an official traffic control device.’’ E:\FR\FM\16JNN1.SGM 16JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 116 (Thursday, June 16, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39318-39320]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-14240]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[FMCSA Docket No. FMCSA-[2015-0343]


Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes 
Mellitus

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

ACTION: Notice of final disposition.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA confirms its decision to exempt 68 individuals from its 
rule prohibiting persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) 
from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. 
The exemptions enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate 
commerce.

DATES: The exemptions were effective on April 16, 2016. The exemptions 
expire on April 16, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christine A. Hydock, Chief, Medical 
Programs Division, (202) 366-4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, 
Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W64-113, 
Washington, DC 20590-0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Electronic Access

    You may see all the comments online through the Federal Document 
Management System (FDMS) at: http://www.regulations.gov.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments, go to http://www.regulations.gov and/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.
    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.

II. Background

    On March 16, 2016, FMCSA published a notice of receipt of Federal 
diabetes exemption applications from 68 individuals and requested 
comments from the public (81 FR 14197. The public comment period closed 
on April 15, 2016, and 2 comments were received.
    FMCSA has evaluated the eligibility of the 68 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 requirement 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)).

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    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 68 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 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 requirement at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10).
    The qualifications and medical condition of each applicant were 
stated and discussed in detail in the March 16, 2016, Federal Register 
notice and they will not be repeated in this notice.

III. Discussion of Comments

    FMCSA received two comments in this proceeding. Crystal Ramos and 
an anonymous commenter believe that the exemptions should be granted.

IV. Basis for Exemption Determination

    Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption 
from the diabetes requirement 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 requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3) is 
likely to achieve a level of safety equal to that existing without the 
exemption.

V. 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 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 self-
employed. The driver must also have a copy of the certification when 
driving, for presentation to a duly authorized Federal, State, or local 
enforcement official.

VI. Conclusion

    Based upon its evaluation of the 68 exemption applications, FMCSA 
exempts the following drivers from the diabetes requirement in 49 CFR 
391.41(b)(10), subject to the requirements cited above 949 CFR 
391.64(b)):

Korey D. Adams (MO)
Michael D. Alley (OR)
Jerry J. Altenburg (WI)
Juanita K. Anderson (MN)
Alan D. Bahlmann (IN)
William A. Ball, Jr. (WV)
John F. Beatrice (NH)
Benjamin J. Beitelspacher (SD)
Russell E. Bjerkness (MN)
Chase L. Blankenship (OK)
Samuel E. Bostic (WV)
Eric K. Caldwell (OH)
Michael J. Chevalier, Jr. (NJ)
James R. Cockerham (IN)
Darrell L. Coleman (TX)
Michael R. Conley (WI)
James D. Deardorff (WA)
Ivan R. Edsall (KS)
Steven W. Engel (CO)
Samuel M. Feaganes, Jr. (VA)
Jerry A. Fogel (WI)
William J. Garrett (SD)
Kevin E. Griebel (SD)
Martin R. Hair (CT)
Justin M. Herb (IN)
Terry D. Hescock (OR)
Brandon Heselton (IL)
Arrington Hughes (DC)
Brian K. Hyler (WI)
James A. Iozia (NJ)
Joshua D. Jaramillo (WA)
Jerry M. Kilpatrick (AL)
Rex O. King (IA)
Edward D. Krager (PA)
Kevin K. Leavey (NJ)
Michael P. Leggett (WV)
Thomas J. Liddy (NY)
Gregory S. Luce, Jr. (OH)
Renee N. Lycksell (WA)
Andrew Majkowicz (NJ)
Raymond L. Makings (KS)
Daniel J. Mandell (NC)
John D. McGinley, Jr. (CA)
Denise R. McKelvey (CT)
Gareth L. Miller (OH)
Victor Moore, Jr. (MO)
Jimmy C. Morcom (MI)
Peter J. Niedzwiecki (PA)
Kevin R. OToole (WI)
Robert J. Paitsel (WV)
Kameka D. Palmer (WI)
Neal M. Quinton, Jr. (MA)
Howard G. Rau (MD)
Andrew Reid (IN)
Brett M. Rice (PA)
Mark A. Rinehardt (NC)
Sholom Rub (NY)
Jeremy M. Samson (IA)
David J. Scimecca (NY)
Blane Tor (NJ)
Samuel C. Tracy (WA)
Allen B. Treadwell (AL)
Terry L. Underwood, Jr. (VA)
Aaron M. Vanlanduit (MO)
Paul R. Whitehead (NM)
Grady E. Wilkins (MD)
Joseph A. Wilson, Sr. (MA)
Michael A. Zuke, Sr. (NY)

    In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315 each exemption is 
valid for two years unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. The exemption will 
be revoked if the following occurs: (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.


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    Issued on: June 10, 2016.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2016-14240 Filed 6-15-16; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-EX-P