Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes, 88727-88728 [2016-29409]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 236 / Thursday, December 8, 2016 / Notices Craig J. Gadley, Sr. (NY) Daniel C. Grove Jr. (PA) Mary F. Guilfoy (IN) Jeffrey M. Halida (WI) James M. Hatcher (MS) Matthew E. Hay (TX) Edward S. Ionescu (IL) Jeffrey P. James (AR) Tracy N. Jenkins (DE) Gregory A. King (NC) Matthew R. Linehan (NY) Cory A. Meadows (OH) Ashun R. Merritt (GA) Herbert A. Morton (CA) Colby A. Nutter (VA) Jayrome B. Rimolde (MN) Gale Roland (PA) Larry A. Sanders (MD) John L. Scherette (WA) Kelly T. Scholl (MN) James P. Shurkus (NH) Gregory G. Sisco (IA) Travers L. Stephens (GA) Brittany K. Tomasko (CA) Joel L. Topping (NV) Daren Warren (NY) Alan T. Whalen (NY) Thomas L. Whitley (IN) Randall S. Williams (PA) Charles J. Wirth (WI) Tomme J. Wirth (IA) Joshua C. Wyse (OH) Rowland P. Yee (HI) The drivers were included in Docket Nos. FMCSA–2011–0368; FMCSA– 2013–0192. Their exemptions are effective as of March 7, 2016 and will expire on March 7, 2018. As of March 23, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, 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. (77 FR 5870; 77 FR 17116): Roger L. Arcand, Jr. (MA) Marsha M. Colberg (WA) Robert D. Crissinger (MN) Scott W. Forsyth, Jr. (CO) Fritz D. Gregory (UT) Anthony P. Kesselring (FL) Don R. Kivi (ND) Vincent Ligotti (NY) Michael R. Miller (PA) Jack L. Phippen (WI) Richard A. Purk (CA0) Bryan E. Quick (VA) Jack A. Tidey (AR) The drivers were included in Docket No. FMCSA–2011–0381. Their exemptions are effective as of March 23, 2016 and will expire on March 23, 2018. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315, each exemption will be valid for two years from the effective date unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. The exemption will be revoked if the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:28 Dec 07, 2016 Jkt 241001 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 prior to being granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136 and 31315. Issued on: November 25, 2016. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–29410 Filed 12–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2009–0289; FMCSA– 2009–0290; FMCSA–2011–0300; FMCSA– 2013–0190; FMCSA–2013–0191] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions of 107 individuals from its prohibition in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) against persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. The exemptions enable these individuals with ITDM to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. DATES: Each group of renewed exemptions was effective on the dates stated in the discussions below and will expire on the dates stated in the discussions below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. 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 a.m. to 5:30 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Electronic Access You may see all the comments online through the Federal Document Management System (FDMS) at: http:// www.regulations.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 88727 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., e.t., 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 http://www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at http://www.dot.gov/ privacy. II. Background On December 30, 2015, FMCSA published a notice announcing its decision to renew exemptions for 107 individuals from the insulin-treated diabetes mellitus prohibition in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3) to operate a CMV in interstate commerce and requested comments from the public (80 FR 81667). The public comment period ended on January 29, 2016 and no comments were received. As stated in the previous notice, FMCSA has evaluated the eligibility of these applicants and determined that renewing these exemptions 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). The physical qualification standard for drivers regarding diabetes found in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3) states that a person is physically qualified to drive a CMV if that person has no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of diabetes mellitus currently requiring insulin for control. III. Discussion of Comments FMCSA received no comments in this preceding. IV. Conclusion Based upon its evaluation of the 107 renewal exemption applications and that no comments were received, FMCSA announces its decision to exempt the following drivers from the rule prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce in 49 CFR 391.64(3): As of January 5, 2016, the following 20 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the rule prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 88728 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 236 / Thursday, December 8, 2016 / Notices in interstate commerce (76 FR 71112; 77 FR 532; 80 FR 81667): Mark A. Aspden (MA) Rodney C. Backus (NY) Gary L. Breitenbach (SC) Gerald R. Curran (PA) Matthew G. Denisov (NC) Shawn K. Fleming (PA) Steven W. Gerling (IA) Jackie D. Greenlee (MO) Gregory L. Horton (GA) Justin W. Jackson (OK) David T. Kylander (MO) Kevin A. Perdue (MD) Michael E. Pleak (IN) Sarah M. Powell (NM) James G. Rahn (IA) Christopher C. Stephenson (KS) Ward A. Stone (WI) Todd J. Timmerman (WI) Richard L. White (MS) Paul A. Wright (NY) The drivers were included in Docket No. FMCSA–2011–0300. Their exemptions are effective as of January 5, 2016 and will expire on January 5, 2018. As of January 11, 2016, 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 (74 FR 55890; 75 FR 1449; 80 FR 81667): Eric M. Butz (OH) Rita A. Cefaratti (CT) Gerald F. Crowley (NY) Scott J. Denham (MN) Larry E. Dickerson (GA) Lance W. Essex (OH) David E. Ginter (PA) William H. Goebel (IA) Joseph L. Gray III (PA) Ryan R. Harris (IA) Carroll J. Hartsell (WV) Keith M. Huels (AZ) Daniel R. Jackson (PA) Curtis W. Keelin, Jr. (WY) Patrick J. Krueger (WI) Tammy Lynn F. Manuel (SC) Francisco J. Martinez (MA) Andrew W. Myer (NE) Chad A. Nelson (UT) David W. Olson (AZ) Mark E. Pascoe (WI) Terry L. Riddell (IN) Roger L. Summerfield (WI) Jimmy P. Wright (TX) The drivers were included in Docket No. FMCSA–2009–0289. Their exemptions are effective as of January 11, 2016 and will expire on January 11, 2018. As of January 23, 2016, 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 (78 FR 65034; 79 FR 3917; 80 FR 81667): VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:28 Dec 07, 2016 Jkt 241001 Clair H. Gilmore (WA) Michael Kollos (MN) Daniel T. Lindahl (WI) James F. McSweeney (NH) Eric W. Miller (IN) William J. Rodgers (PA) Mark A. Rosenau (MN) Daniel B. Shaw (FL) John C. Thomas (IN) Richard Wasko (FL) Douglas E. Wilhoit (PA) Richard A. Wilk (OH) Thomas A. Young (TX) The drivers were included in Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0190. Their exemptions are effective as of January 23, 2016 and will expire on January 23, 2018. As of January 28, 2016, the following 25 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the rule prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce (74 FR 65836; 75 FR 4622; 80 FR 81667): Bob A. Bauer (WI) Michael P. Berger (ND) William D. Blosch (GA) Victor M. Brunner (WI) Tom L. Cooley (KS) Wallace E. Crouse, Jr. (MA) Robert G. Dohman, Jr. (ND) Danny E. Edmondson (GA) Andrew C. Everett (AZ) Wendell G. Fordham (GA) Eugene G. Friedman (NJ) Donald W. Hansen (ND) Joseph S. Hernandez (NM) Jordan T. Johnston (IN) Jere W. Kirkpatrick (OH) Kyle A. Leach (NE) Robert J. Lewis, Jr. (VT) Stacy R. Oberholzer (PA) Michael S. Ogle (GA) Walter L. Patrick (TN) Clifford A. Peters (IL) Richard L. Piercefield, Sr. (MI) Kevin A. Roginski (PA) Bruce M. Stockton (MO) Todd R. Vickers (MD) The drivers were included in Docket No. FMCSA–2009–0290. Their exemptions are effective as of January 28, 2016 and will expire on January 28, 2018. As of January 29, 2016, the following 25 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 68139; 79 FR 4807; 80 FR 81667): Dylan J. Bryan (IL) Robert A. Collins (NJ) Fred J. Combs (OH) Edward C. DeFrancesco (CT) Terrance J. Dusharm (MN) Jonathan Eggers (MN) PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Gilbert N. Fugate (IN) Scott C. Garbiel (ME) Charles D. Grant (GA) William F. Hamann (KY) Jerry J. Klosterman (OH) Joseph E. Kolb (NY) Matthew D. Lee (VA) Craig A. Lemponen (OH) Matthew P. Ludwig (NY) Keith B. Masters (NH) Eli J. Meekhof (MI) Jeffrey A. Olson (IA) Marvin H. Patterson III (SC) Brandon C. Rhinehart (MD) Donald R. Sine, Jr. (WV) Dennis E. Taunton (ID) Phillip A. Trent (VA) Deborah D. Watson (MI) Ronnie C. Webb (MT) The drivers were included in Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0191. Their exemptions are effective as of January 29, 2016 and will expire on January 29, 2018. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315, each exemption will be valid for two years from the effective date 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 prior to being granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136 and 31315. Issued on: November 25, 2016. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–29409 Filed 12–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2016–0028; Notice 2] Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Grant of petition. AGENCY: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible passenger cars do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 110, Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/ SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 236 (Thursday, December 8, 2016)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-29409]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2009-0289; FMCSA-2009-0290; FMCSA-2011-0300; FMCSA-
2013-0190; FMCSA-2013-0191]


Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes

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

ACTION: Notice of final disposition.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions of 107 
individuals from its prohibition in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Regulations (FMCSRs) against persons with insulin-treated diabetes 
mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in 
interstate commerce. The exemptions enable these individuals with ITDM 
to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.

DATES: Each group of renewed exemptions was effective on the dates 
stated in the discussions below and will expire on the dates stated in 
the discussions below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. 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 a.m. to 5:30 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.

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., e.t., 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 http://www.regulations.gov, as described in 
the system of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed 
at http://www.dot.gov/privacy.

II. Background

    On December 30, 2015, FMCSA published a notice announcing its 
decision to renew exemptions for 107 individuals from the insulin-
treated diabetes mellitus prohibition in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3) to operate 
a CMV in interstate commerce and requested comments from the public (80 
FR 81667). The public comment period ended on January 29, 2016 and no 
comments were received.
    As stated in the previous notice, FMCSA has evaluated the 
eligibility of these applicants and determined that renewing these 
exemptions 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).
    The physical qualification standard for drivers regarding diabetes 
found in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3) states that a person is physically 
qualified to drive a CMV if that person has no established medical 
history or clinical diagnosis of diabetes mellitus currently requiring 
insulin for control.

III. Discussion of Comments

    FMCSA received no comments in this preceding.

IV. Conclusion

    Based upon its evaluation of the 107 renewal exemption applications 
and that no comments were received, FMCSA announces its decision to 
exempt the following drivers from the rule prohibiting drivers with 
ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce in 49 CFR 391.64(3):
    As of January 5, 2016, the following 20 individuals have satisfied 
the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the rule 
prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs

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in interstate commerce (76 FR 71112; 77 FR 532; 80 FR 81667):

Mark A. Aspden (MA)
Rodney C. Backus (NY)
Gary L. Breitenbach (SC)
Gerald R. Curran (PA)
Matthew G. Denisov (NC)
Shawn K. Fleming (PA)
Steven W. Gerling (IA)
Jackie D. Greenlee (MO)
Gregory L. Horton (GA)
Justin W. Jackson (OK)
David T. Kylander (MO)
Kevin A. Perdue (MD)
Michael E. Pleak (IN)
Sarah M. Powell (NM)
James G. Rahn (IA)
Christopher C. Stephenson (KS)
Ward A. Stone (WI)
Todd J. Timmerman (WI)
Richard L. White (MS)
Paul A. Wright (NY)

    The drivers were included in Docket No. FMCSA-2011-0300. Their 
exemptions are effective as of January 5, 2016 and will expire on 
January 5, 2018.
    As of January 11, 2016, 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 
(74 FR 55890; 75 FR 1449; 80 FR 81667):

Eric M. Butz (OH)
Rita A. Cefaratti (CT)
Gerald F. Crowley (NY)
Scott J. Denham (MN)
Larry E. Dickerson (GA)
Lance W. Essex (OH)
David E. Ginter (PA)
William H. Goebel (IA)
Joseph L. Gray III (PA)
Ryan R. Harris (IA)
Carroll J. Hartsell (WV)
Keith M. Huels (AZ)
Daniel R. Jackson (PA)
Curtis W. Keelin, Jr. (WY)
Patrick J. Krueger (WI)
Tammy Lynn F. Manuel (SC)
Francisco J. Martinez (MA)
Andrew W. Myer (NE)
Chad A. Nelson (UT)
David W. Olson (AZ)
Mark E. Pascoe (WI)
Terry L. Riddell (IN)
Roger L. Summerfield (WI)
Jimmy P. Wright (TX)

    The drivers were included in Docket No. FMCSA-2009-0289. Their 
exemptions are effective as of January 11, 2016 and will expire on 
January 11, 2018.
    As of January 23, 2016, 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 
(78 FR 65034; 79 FR 3917; 80 FR 81667):

Clair H. Gilmore (WA)
Michael Kollos (MN)
Daniel T. Lindahl (WI)
James F. McSweeney (NH)
Eric W. Miller (IN)
William J. Rodgers (PA)
Mark A. Rosenau (MN)
Daniel B. Shaw (FL)
John C. Thomas (IN)
Richard Wasko (FL)
Douglas E. Wilhoit (PA)
Richard A. Wilk (OH)
Thomas A. Young (TX)

    The drivers were included in Docket No. FMCSA-2013-0190. Their 
exemptions are effective as of January 23, 2016 and will expire on 
January 23, 2018.
    As of January 28, 2016, the following 25 individuals have satisfied 
the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the rule 
prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce 
(74 FR 65836; 75 FR 4622; 80 FR 81667):

Bob A. Bauer (WI)
Michael P. Berger (ND)
William D. Blosch (GA)
Victor M. Brunner (WI)
Tom L. Cooley (KS)
Wallace E. Crouse, Jr. (MA)
Robert G. Dohman, Jr. (ND)
Danny E. Edmondson (GA)
Andrew C. Everett (AZ)
Wendell G. Fordham (GA)
Eugene G. Friedman (NJ)
Donald W. Hansen (ND)
Joseph S. Hernandez (NM)
Jordan T. Johnston (IN)
Jere W. Kirkpatrick (OH)
Kyle A. Leach (NE)
Robert J. Lewis, Jr. (VT)
Stacy R. Oberholzer (PA)
Michael S. Ogle (GA)
Walter L. Patrick (TN)
Clifford A. Peters (IL)
Richard L. Piercefield, Sr. (MI)
Kevin A. Roginski (PA)
Bruce M. Stockton (MO)
Todd R. Vickers (MD)

    The drivers were included in Docket No. FMCSA-2009-0290. Their 
exemptions are effective as of January 28, 2016 and will expire on 
January 28, 2018.
    As of January 29, 2016, the following 25 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 68139; 79 FR 4807; 80 FR 81667):

Dylan J. Bryan (IL)
Robert A. Collins (NJ)
Fred J. Combs (OH)
Edward C. DeFrancesco (CT)
Terrance J. Dusharm (MN)
Jonathan Eggers (MN)
Gilbert N. Fugate (IN)
Scott C. Garbiel (ME)
Charles D. Grant (GA)
William F. Hamann (KY)
Jerry J. Klosterman (OH)
Joseph E. Kolb (NY)
Matthew D. Lee (VA)
Craig A. Lemponen (OH)
Matthew P. Ludwig (NY)
Keith B. Masters (NH)
Eli J. Meekhof (MI)
Jeffrey A. Olson (IA)
Marvin H. Patterson III (SC)
Brandon C. Rhinehart (MD)
Donald R. Sine, Jr. (WV)
Dennis E. Taunton (ID)
Phillip A. Trent (VA)
Deborah D. Watson (MI)
Ronnie C. Webb (MT)

    The drivers were included in Docket No. FMCSA-2013-0191. Their 
exemptions are effective as of January 29, 2016 and will expire on 
January 29, 2018.
    In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315, each exemption will be valid 
for two years from the effective date 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 
prior to being granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not 
be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136 and 
31315.

    Issued on: November 25, 2016.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2016-29409 Filed 12-7-16; 8:45 am]
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