Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes, 88726-88727 [2016-29410]

Download as PDF 88726 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 236 / Thursday, December 8, 2016 / Notices project Web site at http:// i93exit4a.com/. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Issued on: November 30, 2016. Patrick A. Bauer, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Concord, New Hampshire. [FR Doc. 2016–29413 Filed 12–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2011–0368; FMCSA– 2011–0381; FMCSA–2013–0192; FMCSA– 2013–0193] 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 99 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: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 1. Electronic Access You may see all the comments online through the Federal Document Management System (FDMS) at: http:// www.regulations.gov. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:28 Dec 07, 2016 Jkt 241001 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 March 16, 2016, FMCSA published a notice announcing its decision to renew exemptions for 99 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 14210). The public comment period ended on April 15, 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 99 renewal exemption applications and that no comments were received, FMCSA confirms 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 March 5, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 41 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the rule prohibiting drivers with ITDM from PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 driving CMVs in interstate commerce. (78 FR 79062; 79 FR 12567): David E. Ames (IL) Michael R. Boland (IL) Christopher D. Burks (MA) Larry D. Burton (IL) Anthony D. Chrisley (CA) Henry Collins (MO) John B. Conway Jr. (NC) James V. Davidson Jr. (UT) Michael A. De La Torree (CA) Corrado DePalma (NJ) Douglas E. Emey (IN) William C. Flom (IA) Brian A. Griep (IA) George E. Hagey (IL) Ronnie Harrington (MS) Andrew P. Hines (OH) Arlyn D. Holtrop (IA) Stephan P. Hyre (OH) Aaron C. Kaplan (CA) Sigmund E. Keller (NY) Derl T. Martin (MO) Waymond E. Mayfield (MO) Senad Mehmedovic (KY) Ronald E. Mullard (AL) Justin C. Orr (CA) Kevin L. Otto (OH) Larry H. Painter (PA) Robert K. Patterson (IA) Albert M. Purdy (PA) Adam Razny (MO) Thomas F. Scanlon (NJ) Harrison G. Simmons (MO) Scott A. Stout (FL) Walter D. Strang, IV (CT) Mark A. Torres (MA) Eric A. Vernon (IA) Marvin L. Vonk (IA) Kelly J. Walstad (MN) John R. Wappes (OH) Ray C. Williams (CT) Rickey A. Wulf (IA) The drivers were included in Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0193. Their exemptions are effective as of March 5, 2016 and will expire on March 5, 2018. As of March 7, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 45 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 3549; 77 FR 13685; 78 FR 78479; 79 FR 13086): Chad E. Anger (WI) Willie V. Apodaca (NM) Edward Blake (GA) Dorin D. Blodgett (IN) Jerry A. Campbell (OH) Brian M. Chase (VA) Phillip Covel (NE) Nicholas P. Dube (RI) James W. Dusing (MN) Manuel Elizondo (TX) Michael K. Farris (IN) Menino Fernandes (IL) E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 236 (Thursday, December 8, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 88726-88727]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-29410]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2011-0368; FMCSA-2011-0381; FMCSA-2013-0192; FMCSA-
2013-0193]


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 99 
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: 

1. 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 March 16, 2016, FMCSA published a notice announcing its decision 
to renew exemptions for 99 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 
14210). The public comment period ended on April 15, 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 99 renewal exemption applications 
and that no comments were received, FMCSA confirms 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 March 5, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 
31315, the following 41 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 79062; 79 FR 
12567):

David E. Ames (IL)
Michael R. Boland (IL)
Christopher D. Burks (MA)
Larry D. Burton (IL)
Anthony D. Chrisley (CA)
Henry Collins (MO)
John B. Conway Jr. (NC)
James V. Davidson Jr. (UT)
Michael A. De La Torree (CA)
Corrado DePalma (NJ)
Douglas E. Emey (IN)
William C. Flom (IA)
Brian A. Griep (IA)
George E. Hagey (IL)
Ronnie Harrington (MS)
Andrew P. Hines (OH)
Arlyn D. Holtrop (IA)
Stephan P. Hyre (OH)
Aaron C. Kaplan (CA)
Sigmund E. Keller (NY)
Derl T. Martin (MO)
Waymond E. Mayfield (MO)
Senad Mehmedovic (KY)
Ronald E. Mullard (AL)
Justin C. Orr (CA)
Kevin L. Otto (OH)
Larry H. Painter (PA)
Robert K. Patterson (IA)
Albert M. Purdy (PA)
Adam Razny (MO)
Thomas F. Scanlon (NJ)
Harrison G. Simmons (MO)
Scott A. Stout (FL)
Walter D. Strang, IV (CT)
Mark A. Torres (MA)
Eric A. Vernon (IA)
Marvin L. Vonk (IA)
Kelly J. Walstad (MN)
John R. Wappes (OH)
Ray C. Williams (CT)
Rickey A. Wulf (IA)

    The drivers were included in Docket No. FMCSA-2013-0193. Their 
exemptions are effective as of March 5, 2016 and will expire on March 
5, 2018.
    As of March 7, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 
31315, the following 45 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 3549; 77 FR 
13685; 78 FR 78479; 79 FR 13086):

Chad E. Anger (WI)
Willie V. Apodaca (NM)
Edward Blake (GA)
Dorin D. Blodgett (IN)
Jerry A. Campbell (OH)
Brian M. Chase (VA)
Phillip Covel (NE)
Nicholas P. Dube (RI)
James W. Dusing (MN)
Manuel Elizondo (TX)
Michael K. Farris (IN)
Menino Fernandes (IL)

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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 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]
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