Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes, 42052-42054 [2016-15222]

Download as PDF 42052 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 124 / Tuesday, June 28, 2016 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 52441).1 The revision must provide for individual assessment of drivers with diabetes mellitus, and be consistent with the criteria described in section 4018 of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (49 U.S.C. 31305). Section 4129 requires: (1) Elimination of the requirement for 3 years of experience operating CMVs while being treated with insulin; and (2) establishment of a specified minimum period of insulin use to demonstrate stable control of diabetes before being allowed to operate a CMV. In response to section 4129, FMCSA made immediate revisions to the diabetes exemption program established by the September 3, 2003 notice. FMCSA discontinued use of the 3-year driving experience and fulfilled the requirements of section 4129 while continuing to ensure that operation of CMVs by drivers with ITDM will achieve the requisite level of safety required of all exemptions granted under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e). Section 4129(d) also directed FMCSA to ensure that drivers of CMVs with ITDM are not held to a higher standard than other drivers, with the exception of limited operating, monitoring and medical requirements that are deemed medically necessary. The FMCSA concluded that all of the operating, monitoring and medical requirements set out in the September 3, 2003 notice, except as modified, were in compliance with section 4129(d). Therefore, all of the requirements set out in the September 3, 2003 notice, except as modified by the notice in the Federal Register on November 8, 2005 (70 FR 67777), remain in effect. 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–2016–0042 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 1 Section 4129(a) refers to the 2003 notice as a ‘‘final rule.’’ However, the 2003 notice did not issue a ‘‘final rule’’ but did establish the procedures and standards for issuing exemptions for drivers with ITDM. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Jun 27, 2016 Jkt 238001 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. FMCSA may issue a final determination at 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–2016–0042 and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, click ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ and you will find all documents and comments related to this notice. Issued on: June 20, 2016. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–15220 Filed 6–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2006–2575; FMCSA– 2011–0193; FMCSA–2011–0194; FMCSA– 2013–0183; FMCSA–2013–0186; FMCSA– 2013–0188; FMCSA–2013–0189] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of renewal of exemption; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions from its rule prohibiting persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce for 90 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from this rule 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 CMV drivers. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00125 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Each group of renewed exemptions are effective from the dates stated in the discussions below. 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– 224, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Electronic Access You may submit comments using the following Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Nos. discussed in this notice 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 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 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. 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 E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 124 / Tuesday, June 28, 2016 / Notices 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 November 6, 2015, FMCSA published a notice of intent to renew the exemptions of drivers who have previously held exemptions, and requested comments from the public (80 FR 68895). The 90 individuals have held exemptions from the Agency’s rule prohibiting persons with ITDM from operating CMVs in interstate commerce. Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may renew an exemption in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3), 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. III. Request for Comments Interested parties or organizations possessing information that would otherwise show that any, or all, of these drivers are not currently achieving the 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. FMCSA encourages you to participate by submitting comments and related materials. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES IV. Basis for Renewing Exemptions This notice addresses 90 individuals who have requested renewal of their exemptions in accordance with FMCSA procedures. FMCSA has evaluated these 90 applications for renewal on their merits and decided to extend each exemption for a renewable two-year period. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following groups of drivers received renewed exemptions in the month of November and are discussed below. As of November 1, 2015 the following 17 individuals have satisfied conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the rule prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Jun 27, 2016 Jkt 238001 commerce (78 FR 50482; 78 FR 65754; 80 FR 68895): John K. Abels (IL) Dean A. Bacon (IN) Philip E. Banks (OH) Anthony M. Bride (NJ) Charles E. Dailey (AL) Kenneth D. Denny (WA) Adam M. Hogue (MS) Allen D. LaFave (ND) Greg P. Mason (NY) Thomas D. Miller (MT) Douglas A. Mulligan (KY) David G. Peters (PA) Robert J. Rispoli, Jr. (NY) Mike P. Senn (MN) Hames H. Suttles (AL) Gregory F. Wendt (NE) Michael J. Wickstrom (MI) The drivers were included in Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0183. Their exemptions are effective as of November 1, 2015 and will expire on November 1, 2017. As of November 6, 2015, the following individual, George J. Ehnot (PA), has satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the rule prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce (78 FR 56988; 78 FR 67459; 80 FR 68895). The driver was included in Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0186. The exemption is effective as of November 6, 2015 and will expire on November 6, 2017. As of November 9, 2015, the following 11 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the rule prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driviing CMVs in interstate commerce. (78 FR 55460; 78 FR 69795; 80 FR 68895): Mark A. Blanton (IN) Howard T. Cash (IL) Heath J. Chesser (AL) Kevin F. Connacher (PA) Darryl A. Daniels (OH) Carrie L. Frisby (CA) Dean M. Keeven (MI) Christopher A. Labudde (IL) Brian A. Mankowski (IL) Robert E. Welling (OH) Keith Weymouth (ME) The drivers were included in Docket No. FMCSA–2011–0193. Their exemptions are effective as of November 9, 2015 and will expire on November 9, 2017. As of November 12, 2015, the following 24 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the rule prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce. (78 FR 56988; 78 FR 67459; 80 FR 68895): Charles E. Andersen (MN) Philip B. Blythe (IL) PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42053 Ryan T. Byndas (AZ) Winfred G. Clemenson (WA) Michael C. Crewse (IL) James D. Crosson, Jr. (MN) Bruce E. Feltenbarger (MI) Charles A. Fleming (VA) Brian W. Hannah (UT) Michael P. Huck (MI) Van K. Jarrett (KY) Keith W. Lewis (MO) Eugene M. Mikell (NH) Ronny J. Moreau (NH) James M. O’Rourke (MA) Joshua T. Paumer (MT) Vladimir B. Petkov (MO) Luther S. Pickell (KS) Robert J. Pulliam (AZ) Andrew W. Sprester (ND) Vincent J. Terrizzi, Sr. (PA) Daniel C. Theis (FL) Richard A. White (TN) Mark A. Winning (IL) The drivers were included in Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0186. Their exemptions are effective as of November 12, 2015 and will expire on November 12, 2017. As of November 16, 2015, the following 13 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the rule prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce. (76 FR 61140; 76 FR 71111; 80 FR 68895): Mark D. Andersen (IA) David A. Basher (MA) Brian H. Berthiaume (VT) Eric D. Blocker, Sr. (NC) Berry W. Campbell (WI) Raymond A. Jack (WA) Quency T. Johnson (WI) Kenny B. Keels, Jr. (SC) Jason M. Pritchett (MI) Steven R. Sibert (MN) Cassie J. Silbernagel (SD) Lewis B. Taylor (IL) James A. Terilli (NY) The drivers were included in Docket No. FMCSA–2011–0194. Their exemptions are effective as of November 16, 2015 and will expire on November 16, 2017. As of November 19, 2015, the following individual, Marshall H. Evans (IL), has satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the rule prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce (76 FR 63280; 76 FR 76398; 80 FR 68895). The driver was included in Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0188. The exemption is effective as of November 19, 2015 and will expire on November 19, 2017. As of November 20, 2015, the following 22 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the rule prohibiting E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1 42054 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 124 / Tuesday, June 28, 2016 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce (71 FR 58464; 71 FR 67201; 80 FR 68895): John N. Anderson (MN) Allan C. Boyum (MN) Terry L. Brantley (NC) Steven E. Brechting (MI) Scott A. Carlson (WI) Joseph L. Coggins (SC) Stephanie D. Fry (WY) Robert W. Gaultney, Jr. (MD) Paul T. Kubish (WI) David M. Levy (NY) Sterling C. Madsen (UT) David F. Morin (CA) Jeffrey J. Morinelli (NE) Ronald D. Murphy (WV) Charles B. Page (PA) John A. Remaklus (OH) Michael D. Schooler (IN) Arthur L. Stapleton, Jr. (OH) Carolyn J. Taylor (IN) Jeffrey M. Thew (WA) Barney J. Wade (MS) Dennis D. Wade (IL) The drivers were included in Docket No. FMCSA–2006–2575. Their exemptions are effective as of November 20, 2015 and will expire on November 20, 2017. As of November 22, 2015, the following individual, Steven R. Auger (NH), has satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the rule prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce (76 FR 63295; 76 FR 76400; 80 FR 68895). The driver was included in Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0189. The exemption is effective as of November 22, 2015 and will expire on November 22, 2017. Each of these 90 drivers qualifies for a renewal of the exemption. They have maintained their required medical monitoring and have not exhibited any medical issues that would compromise their ability to safely operate a CMV during the previous 2-year exemption period. 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 of the 90 drivers for a period of two years is likely to achieve a level of safety equal to that existing without the exemption. V. Conditions and Requirements The exemptions are extended subject to the following conditions: (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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Jun 27, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 submit an annual ophthalmologist’s or optometrist’s report; 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. Each exemption will be valid for two years unless rescinded earlier by FMCSA. 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. VI. Conclusion Based upon its evaluation of the 90 exemption applications, FMCSA renews the exemptions of the aforementioned drivers from the rule prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce in 49 CFR 391.64(3). In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each exemption will be valid for 2 years unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. The exemption will be revoked if: (1) The person fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained before it was granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136 and 31315. If the exemption is still effective at the end of the 2-year period and the drivers remain in good standing with the program, have maintained their required medical monitoring, and have not exhibited any medical issues that would compromise their ability to safely operate a CMV, they are eligible to receive a renewal from FMCSA under procedures in effect at that time. Issued on: June 20, 2016. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–15222 Filed 6–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2016–0029] 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 23 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 28, 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– 2016–0029 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 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2006-2575; FMCSA-2011-0193; FMCSA-2011-0194; FMCSA-
2013-0183; FMCSA-2013-0186; FMCSA-2013-0188; FMCSA-2013-0189]


Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes

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

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

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions from its 
rule prohibiting persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) 
from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce 
for 90 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals 
from this rule 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 CMV 
drivers.

DATES: Each group of renewed exemptions are effective from the dates 
stated in the discussions below.

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 W64-224, 
Washington, DC 20590-0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Electronic Access

    You may submit comments using the following Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket Nos. discussed in this notice 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 
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 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

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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 November 6, 2015, FMCSA published a notice of intent to renew 
the exemptions of drivers who have previously held exemptions, and 
requested comments from the public (80 FR 68895). The 90 individuals 
have held exemptions from the Agency's rule prohibiting persons with 
ITDM from operating CMVs in interstate commerce.
    Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may renew an exemption in 
49 CFR 391.41(b)(3), 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.

III. Request for Comments

    Interested parties or organizations possessing information that 
would otherwise show that any, or all, of these drivers are not 
currently achieving the 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. FMCSA encourages you to participate by 
submitting comments and related materials.

IV. Basis for Renewing Exemptions

    This notice addresses 90 individuals who have requested renewal of 
their exemptions in accordance with FMCSA procedures. FMCSA has 
evaluated these 90 applications for renewal on their merits and decided 
to extend each exemption for a renewable two-year period.
    In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 
groups of drivers received renewed exemptions in the month of November 
and are discussed below.
    As of November 1, 2015 the following 17 individuals have satisfied 
conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the rule prohibiting 
drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce (78 FR 
50482; 78 FR 65754; 80 FR 68895):

John K. Abels (IL)
Dean A. Bacon (IN)
Philip E. Banks (OH)
Anthony M. Bride (NJ)
Charles E. Dailey (AL)
Kenneth D. Denny (WA)
Adam M. Hogue (MS)
Allen D. LaFave (ND)
Greg P. Mason (NY)
Thomas D. Miller (MT)
Douglas A. Mulligan (KY)
David G. Peters (PA)
Robert J. Rispoli, Jr. (NY)
Mike P. Senn (MN)
Hames H. Suttles (AL)
Gregory F. Wendt (NE)
Michael J. Wickstrom (MI)

    The drivers were included in Docket No. FMCSA-2013-0183. Their 
exemptions are effective as of November 1, 2015 and will expire on 
November 1, 2017.
    As of November 6, 2015, the following individual, George J. Ehnot 
(PA), has satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption 
from the rule prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in 
interstate commerce (78 FR 56988; 78 FR 67459; 80 FR 68895).

    The driver was included in Docket No. FMCSA-2013-0186. The 
exemption is effective as of November 6, 2015 and will expire on 
November 6, 2017.
    As of November 9, 2015, the following 11 individuals have satisfied 
the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the rule 
prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driviing CMVs in interstate 
commerce. (78 FR 55460; 78 FR 69795; 80 FR 68895):

Mark A. Blanton (IN)
Howard T. Cash (IL)
Heath J. Chesser (AL)
Kevin F. Connacher (PA)
Darryl A. Daniels (OH)
Carrie L. Frisby (CA)
Dean M. Keeven (MI)
Christopher A. Labudde (IL)
Brian A. Mankowski (IL)
Robert E. Welling (OH)
Keith Weymouth (ME)

    The drivers were included in Docket No. FMCSA-2011-0193. Their 
exemptions are effective as of November 9, 2015 and will expire on 
November 9, 2017. As of November 12, 2015, the following 24 individuals 
have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from 
the rule prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate 
commerce. (78 FR 56988; 78 FR 67459; 80 FR 68895):

Charles E. Andersen (MN)
Philip B. Blythe (IL)
Ryan T. Byndas (AZ)
Winfred G. Clemenson (WA)
Michael C. Crewse (IL)
James D. Crosson, Jr. (MN)
Bruce E. Feltenbarger (MI)
Charles A. Fleming (VA)
Brian W. Hannah (UT)
Michael P. Huck (MI)
Van K. Jarrett (KY)
Keith W. Lewis (MO)
Eugene M. Mikell (NH)
Ronny J. Moreau (NH)
James M. O'Rourke (MA)
Joshua T. Paumer (MT)
Vladimir B. Petkov (MO)
Luther S. Pickell (KS)
Robert J. Pulliam (AZ)
Andrew W. Sprester (ND)
Vincent J. Terrizzi, Sr. (PA)
Daniel C. Theis (FL)
Richard A. White (TN)
Mark A. Winning (IL)

    The drivers were included in Docket No. FMCSA-2013-0186. Their 
exemptions are effective as of November 12, 2015 and will expire on 
November 12, 2017.
    As of November 16, 2015, the following 13 individuals have 
satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the 
rule prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate 
commerce. (76 FR 61140; 76 FR 71111; 80 FR 68895):

Mark D. Andersen (IA)
David A. Basher (MA)
Brian H. Berthiaume (VT)
Eric D. Blocker, Sr. (NC)
Berry W. Campbell (WI)
Raymond A. Jack (WA)
Quency T. Johnson (WI)
Kenny B. Keels, Jr. (SC)
Jason M. Pritchett (MI)
Steven R. Sibert (MN)
Cassie J. Silbernagel (SD)
Lewis B. Taylor (IL)
James A. Terilli (NY)

    The drivers were included in Docket No. FMCSA-2011-0194. Their 
exemptions are effective as of November 16, 2015 and will expire on 
November 16, 2017.
    As of November 19, 2015, the following individual, Marshall H. 
Evans (IL), has satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an 
exemption from the rule prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs 
in interstate commerce (76 FR 63280; 76 FR 76398; 80 FR 68895).
    The driver was included in Docket No. FMCSA-2013-0188. The 
exemption is effective as of November 19, 2015 and will expire on 
November 19, 2017.
    As of November 20, 2015, the following 22 individuals have 
satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the 
rule prohibiting

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drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce (71 FR 
58464; 71 FR 67201; 80 FR 68895):

John N. Anderson (MN)
Allan C. Boyum (MN)
Terry L. Brantley (NC)
Steven E. Brechting (MI)
Scott A. Carlson (WI)
Joseph L. Coggins (SC)
Stephanie D. Fry (WY)
Robert W. Gaultney, Jr. (MD)
Paul T. Kubish (WI)
David M. Levy (NY)
Sterling C. Madsen (UT)
David F. Morin (CA)
Jeffrey J. Morinelli (NE)
Ronald D. Murphy (WV)
Charles B. Page (PA)
John A. Remaklus (OH)
Michael D. Schooler (IN)
Arthur L. Stapleton, Jr. (OH)
Carolyn J. Taylor (IN)
Jeffrey M. Thew (WA)
Barney J. Wade (MS)
Dennis D. Wade (IL)

    The drivers were included in Docket No. FMCSA-2006-2575. Their 
exemptions are effective as of November 20, 2015 and will expire on 
November 20, 2017.
    As of November 22, 2015, the following individual, Steven R. Auger 
(NH), has satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption 
from the rule prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in 
interstate commerce (76 FR 63295; 76 FR 76400; 80 FR 68895).
    The driver was included in Docket No. FMCSA-2013-0189. The 
exemption is effective as of November 22, 2015 and will expire on 
November 22, 2017.
    Each of these 90 drivers qualifies for a renewal of the exemption. 
They have maintained their required medical monitoring and have not 
exhibited any medical issues that would compromise their ability to 
safely operate a CMV during the previous 2-year exemption period.
    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 of the 
90 drivers for a period of two years is likely to achieve a level of 
safety equal to that existing without the exemption.

V. Conditions and Requirements

    The exemptions are extended subject to the following conditions: 
(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 submit 
an annual ophthalmologist's or optometrist's report; 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. Each exemption will be valid for two years unless rescinded 
earlier by FMCSA. 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.

VI. Conclusion

    Based upon its evaluation of the 90 exemption applications, FMCSA 
renews the exemptions of the aforementioned drivers from the rule 
prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce 
in 49 CFR 391.64(3).
    In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each exemption 
will be valid for 2 years unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. The 
exemption will be revoked if: (1) The person fails to comply with the 
terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted 
in a lower level of safety than was maintained before it was granted; 
or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the 
goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136 and 31315.
    If the exemption is still effective at the end of the 2-year period 
and the drivers remain in good standing with the program, have 
maintained their required medical monitoring, and have not exhibited 
any medical issues that would compromise their ability to safely 
operate a CMV, they are eligible to receive a renewal from FMCSA under 
procedures in effect at that time.

    Issued on: June 20, 2016.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2016-15222 Filed 6-27-16; 8:45 am]
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