Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes, 92941-92943 [2016-30588]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Eraut, Program Development Team Leader, Federal Highway Administration, 530 Center Street NE., Suite 420, Salem, Oregon 97301, Telephone: (503) 316–2559, Email: Michelle.Eraut@dot.gov. The Franklin Boulevard: I–5—McVay Highway categorical exclusion is available upon written request from FHWA at the address shown above. Comments or questions concerning this proposed action and the Franklin Boulevard: I–5—McVay Highway project should be directed to FHWA at the address provided above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that FHWA, has taken final agency action subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1) by issuing a categorical exclusion pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act and approval for the following highway project in the State of Oregon: Franklin Boulevard: I–5—McVay Highway. The project will reconstruct Franklin Boulevard to reconfigure the existing five travel lanes to increase the accessibility of alternative modes of travel. The reconfiguration will include: roundabouts at four intersections; bus turn-out lanes and stops; a buffered bike lane in each direction that is adjacent and separated from the travel lanes; landscaped medians and stormwater treatment facilities; sidewalks, and local access lanes, which are short, single lane, single direction frontage roads separated from the main through lanes. The actions by the Federal agencies and the laws under which such actions were taken are described in the categorical exclusion issued on December 9, 2016. The categorical exclusion is available by contacting FHWA at the address provided above. This notice applies to all Federal agency decisions as of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such actions were taken, including but not limited to FHWA Oregon Division programmatic agreements and FHWA Oregon Division programmatic biological opinions, as well as: 1. General: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 4321– 4347]; Federal-Aid Highway Act [23 U.S.C. 109 and 23 U.S.C. 128]. 2. Air: Clean Air Act [42 U.S.C. 7401– 7671(q)]. 3. Land: Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966 [23 U.S.C. 138 and 49 U.S.C. 303]; Section 6(f) of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act (LWCF) [16 U.S.C. 460l–4–460l–11.]. 4. Wildlife: The Endangered Species Act [16 U.S.C. 1531–1544]; Fish and VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:36 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 Wildlife Coordination Act [16 U.S.C. 661–667 (e)]; Migratory Bird Treaty Act [16 U.S.C. 703–712]. 5. 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(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.) Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1) Issued On: December 9, 2016. Phillip A. Ditzler, Division Administrator. [FR Doc. 2016–30293 Filed 12–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2010–0328; FMCSA– 2012–0282; FMCSA–2012–0283; FMCSA– 2014–0308; FMCSA–2014–0309] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of renewal of exemptions; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions of 110 individuals from its rule prohibiting persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. FMCSA has SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00172 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 92941 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 was effective from the dates stated in the discussions below. Comments must be received on or before January 19, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) numbers: Docket No. FMCSA–2010–0328; FMCSA–2012– 0282; FMCSA–2012–0283; FMCSA– 2014–0308; FMCSA–2014–0309, 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 or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Instructions: Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket number for this notice. Note that DOT posts all comments received without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information included in a comment. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to http:// www.regulations.gov at any time or Room W12–140 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t., 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: Anyone may search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1 92942 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Notices name of the individual submitting the comment (or of the person signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s Privacy Act Statement for the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316). 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– 113, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may renew an exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations 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.’’ The statute also allows the Agency to renew exemptions at the end of the 2-year period. The 110 individuals listed in this notice have recently become eligible for a renewed exemption from the diabetes prohibition in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3), which applies to drivers of CMVs in interstate commerce. The drivers remain in good standing with the Agency, 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 2year exemption period. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Exemption Decision This notice addresses 110 individuals who have requested renewal of their exemptions in accordance with FMCSA procedures. These 110 drivers remain in good standing with the Agency, 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. Therefore, FMCSA has decided to extend each exemption for a renewable two-year period. Each individual is identified according to the renewal date. The exemptions are renewed 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:36 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 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 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. Basis for Renewing Exemptions Under 49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(1), an exemption may be granted for no longer than two years from its approval date and may be renewed upon application for additional two year periods. The following groups of drivers received renewed exemptions in the month of December and are discussed below. As of December 9, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 37 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the rule prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce (79 FR 66451; 80 FR 2479): Travis L. Beck (OH) Corey C. Bennett (MS) Nicholas J. Borelli (NJ) Elvis P. Butler (TN) John H. Butler (OH) Michael E. Calvert (TX) Keith J. Cole (WI) Kevin E. Conti (OH) Marsh L. Daggett (TX) Chad E. Hales (UT) Dennis L. Hooyman (WI) Lorenza K. Jefferson (VA) Edward Johnson (TN) William O. Johnson, Jr. Michael E. Kroll (WI) Isolina Matos (NJ) Rex D. McManaway (IL) Steven A. Metternick (MI) Daniel P. Miller (PA) James K. Ollerich (SD) Scott B. Olson (ND) Raymond E. Pawloski (MI) Loren A. Pingel (CO) Douglas S. Pitcher (NY) Terrence A. Proctor (MD) Salvador Ramirez, Jr. (IL) Heber E. Rodriguez (VA) Lukas N. Skutnik (NE) Daniel C. Sliman (OH) PO 00000 Frm 00173 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Jeffrey A. Sturgill (OH) Maurice S. Styles (MN) Richard J. Thomas (IN) Kevin E. Tucker Robert Vassallo (NY) Clifford L. White (KS) Jason L. Woody (KS) Wesley B. Yokum (PA) The drivers were included in Docket No. FMCSA–2014–0308. Their exemptions are effective as of December 9, 2016 and will expire on December 9, 2018. As of December 14, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 11 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the rule prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce (75 FR 63536; 75 FR 77952): William V. Barbrie (RI) John P. Catalano (NJ) Gary J. Dionne (ID) Thomas C. Donahue (MA) Marlin K. Johnson (MN) George Long, Jr. (NM) Robert Minacapelli (NY) Joe E. L. Radabaugh (OH) Ben D. Shelton, Jr. (IL) Nestor P. Vargas, Jr. (WA) Harold A. Wendt (MN) The drivers were included in Docket No. FMCSA–2010–0328. Their exemptions are effective as of December 14, 2016 and will expire on December 14, 2018. As of December 20, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 17 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 63411; 77 FR 64181; 77 FR 75492; 77 FR 75493): James D. Astle (OH) Robert E. Carroll (FL) Thomas L. Gilmore (IA) Kenneth M. Hansen (IA) David J. Heppelmann (MN) Dennis R. Johnson (TN) Ronald D. Johnston (VA) Steven M. Knezevich (MI) Phil J. Kunkel (IN) Carl E. McCartney (PA) Fred Nelson, Jr. (PA) Ricky L. Osterback (WA) Joseph M. Polkowski, Sr. (PA) Dan R. Stark (MN) Chad E. Vanscoy (OH) Mark A. Welch, Jr. (PA) Bailey G. Zickefoose, Jr. (WV) The drivers were included in Docket No. FMCSA–2012–0283. Their exemptions are effective as of December 20, 2016 and will expire on December 20, 2018. E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Notices As of December 29, 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 (79 FR 70920; 80 FR 5613): Andrew P. Bivens (TN) Everett D. Blevins (KY) Kirk J. Brummeler (GA) Travis M. Bryan (MA) Robert A. Chess (PA) John W. Condy (NY) Kevin V. Cook (MO) Guido Criscuolo, Jr. (CT) Zachary L. Diehl (IL) Andrea I. Dirksen (IA) David D. Dowdy (IL) Clarice L. Dunklin (LA) Ricky L. Exler (FL) Paul B. Fuerstenberg (WI) Nathan M. Gallant (TX) Louis A. Goodenough (IN) Tyler L. Gravatt (ID) Gary W. Honaker (VA) David G. Horne (VA) Glenn A. Keifer (SD) Rex L. Kreutzer (NE) Larry D. Lloyd (OR) Dennis D. Markowski (WA) William F. Melchert-Dinkel (MN) Brit K. Miller (SD) Charles B. Petersen (ID) Anthony J. Politan (IN) Emil T. Ricci (PA) Arturo Robles (WY) Robert F. Rothbauer (WI) Michael A. Runyan, Jr. (NC) John D. Sheets (NH) Kyle L. Shuman (NY) Jerry W. Smay (CA) Gregory A. Smith (GA) William S. Spaeth (WI) Eloy G. Tijerina (TX) Santos R. Torres (TX) Leroy A. Traudt (NE) Arthur R. Vance (VA) Gerald S. Volpone, Jr. (MA) Galen R. Watts (TX) William R. Welch, Jr. (VA) John E. Wildenmann (KY) Edward D. Wright (IN) The drivers were included in Docket No. FMCSA–2014–0309. Their exemptions are effective as of December 29, 2016 and will expire on December 29, 2018. Each of the 110 drivers in the aforementioned groups 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:36 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 to continue to drive safely in interstate commerce. Therefore, FMCSA concludes that extending the exemption for each of the 110 drivers for a period of two years is likely to achieve a level of safety equal to that existing without the exemption. The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA– 2010–0328; FMCSA–2012–0282; FMCSA–2012–0283; FMCSA–2014– 0308; FMCSA–2014–0309. Request for Comments FMCSA will review comments received at any time concerning a particular driver’s safety record and determine if the continuation of the exemption is consistent with the requirements at 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315. However, FMCSA requests that interested parties with specific data concerning the safety records of these drivers submit comments by January 19, 2017. FMCSA believes that the requirements for a renewal of an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315 can be satisfied by initially granting the renewal and then requesting and evaluating, if needed, subsequent comments submitted by interested parties. As indicated above, the Agency previously published notices of final disposition announcing its decision to exempt these 110 individuals from rule prohibiting persons with ITDM from operating CMVs in interstate commerce in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3). The final decision to grant an exemption to each of these individuals was made on the merits of each case and made only after careful consideration of the comments received to its notices of applications. The notices of applications stated in detail the medical condition of each applicant for an exemption from rule prohibiting persons with ITDM from operating CMVs in interstate commerce. That information is available by consulting the above cited Federal Register publications. Interested parties or organizations possessing information that would otherwise show that any, or all, of these drivers are not currently achieving the 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. PO 00000 Frm 00174 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 92943 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 numbers FMCSA–2010–0328; FMCSA–2012– 0282; FMCSA–2012–0283; FMCSA– 2014–0308; FMCSA–2014–0309 and click the search button. When the new screen appears, click on the blue ‘‘Comment Now!’’ button on the right hand side of the page. On the new page, enter information required including the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the facility, please enclose a stamped, 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. 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–2010–0328; FMCSA–2012– 0282; FMCSA–2012–0283; FMCSA– 2014–0308; FMCSA–2014–0309 and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, click ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ and you will find all documents and comments related to this notice. Issued on: December 8, 2016. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–30588 Filed 12–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2010-0328; FMCSA-2012-0282; FMCSA-2012-0283; FMCSA-
2014-0308; FMCSA-2014-0309]


Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes

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

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

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions of 110 
individuals from its rule prohibiting persons with insulin-treated 
diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles 
(CMVs) in interstate commerce. 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 was effective from the dates 
stated in the discussions below. Comments must be received on or before 
January 19, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) numbers: Docket No. FMCSA-2010-0328; FMCSA-
2012-0282; FMCSA-2012-0283; FMCSA-2014-0308; FMCSA-2014-0309, 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 or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room 
W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 
5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
    Instructions: Each submission must include the Agency name and the 
docket number for this notice. Note that DOT posts all comments 
received without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any 
personal information included in a comment. Please see the Privacy Act 
heading below.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments, go to http://www.regulations.gov at any time or Room W12-140 
on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t., 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: Anyone may search the electronic form of all comments 
received into any of our dockets by the

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name of the individual submitting the comment (or of the person signing 
the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor 
union, etc.). You may review DOT's Privacy Act Statement for the 
Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) published in the Federal 
Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316).

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 W64-113, 
Washington, DC 20590-0001. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 
e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may renew an exemption 
from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations 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.'' The statute also allows the Agency to renew 
exemptions at the end of the 2-year period. The 110 individuals listed 
in this notice have recently become eligible for a renewed exemption 
from the diabetes prohibition in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3), which applies to 
drivers of CMVs in interstate commerce. The drivers remain in good 
standing with the Agency, 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.

Exemption Decision

    This notice addresses 110 individuals who have requested renewal of 
their exemptions in accordance with FMCSA procedures. These 110 drivers 
remain in good standing with the Agency, 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. Therefore, FMCSA has decided to extend each 
exemption for a renewable two-year period. Each individual is 
identified according to the renewal date.
    The exemptions are renewed 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.

Basis for Renewing Exemptions

    Under 49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(1), an exemption may be granted for no 
longer than two years from its approval date and may be renewed upon 
application for additional two year periods. The following groups of 
drivers received renewed exemptions in the month of December and are 
discussed below.
    As of December 9, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 37 individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the rule prohibiting drivers 
with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce (79 FR 66451; 80 FR 
2479):

Travis L. Beck (OH)
Corey C. Bennett (MS)
Nicholas J. Borelli (NJ)
Elvis P. Butler (TN)
John H. Butler (OH)
Michael E. Calvert (TX)
Keith J. Cole (WI)
Kevin E. Conti (OH)
Marsh L. Daggett (TX)
Chad E. Hales (UT)
Dennis L. Hooyman (WI)
Lorenza K. Jefferson (VA)
Edward Johnson (TN)
William O. Johnson, Jr.
Michael E. Kroll (WI)
Isolina Matos (NJ)
Rex D. McManaway (IL)
Steven A. Metternick (MI)
Daniel P. Miller (PA)
James K. Ollerich (SD)
Scott B. Olson (ND)
Raymond E. Pawloski (MI)
Loren A. Pingel (CO)
Douglas S. Pitcher (NY)
Terrence A. Proctor (MD)
Salvador Ramirez, Jr. (IL)
Heber E. Rodriguez (VA)
Lukas N. Skutnik (NE)
Daniel C. Sliman (OH)
Jeffrey A. Sturgill (OH)
Maurice S. Styles (MN)
Richard J. Thomas (IN)
Kevin E. Tucker
Robert Vassallo (NY)
Clifford L. White (KS)
Jason L. Woody (KS)
Wesley B. Yokum (PA)

    The drivers were included in Docket No. FMCSA-2014-0308. Their 
exemptions are effective as of December 9, 2016 and will expire on 
December 9, 2018.
    As of December 14, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 11 individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the rule prohibiting drivers 
with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce (75 FR 63536; 75 FR 
77952):

William V. Barbrie (RI)
John P. Catalano (NJ)
Gary J. Dionne (ID)
Thomas C. Donahue (MA)
Marlin K. Johnson (MN)
George Long, Jr. (NM)
Robert Minacapelli (NY)
Joe E. L. Radabaugh (OH)
Ben D. Shelton, Jr. (IL)
Nestor P. Vargas, Jr. (WA)
Harold A. Wendt (MN)

    The drivers were included in Docket No. FMCSA-2010-0328. Their 
exemptions are effective as of December 14, 2016 and will expire on 
December 14, 2018.
    As of December 20, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 17 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 63411; 77 FR 
64181; 77 FR 75492; 77 FR 75493):

James D. Astle (OH)
Robert E. Carroll (FL)
Thomas L. Gilmore (IA)
Kenneth M. Hansen (IA)
David J. Heppelmann (MN)
Dennis R. Johnson (TN)
Ronald D. Johnston (VA)
Steven M. Knezevich (MI)
Phil J. Kunkel (IN)
Carl E. McCartney (PA)
Fred Nelson, Jr. (PA)
Ricky L. Osterback (WA)
Joseph M. Polkowski, Sr. (PA)
Dan R. Stark (MN)
Chad E. Vanscoy (OH)
Mark A. Welch, Jr. (PA)
Bailey G. Zickefoose, Jr. (WV)
    The drivers were included in Docket No. FMCSA-2012-0283. Their 
exemptions are effective as of December 20, 2016 and will expire on 
December 20, 2018.

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    As of December 29, 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 (79 FR 70920; 80 FR 
5613):

Andrew P. Bivens (TN)
Everett D. Blevins (KY)
Kirk J. Brummeler (GA)
Travis M. Bryan (MA)
Robert A. Chess (PA)
John W. Condy (NY)
Kevin V. Cook (MO)
Guido Criscuolo, Jr. (CT)
Zachary L. Diehl (IL)
Andrea I. Dirksen (IA)
David D. Dowdy (IL)
Clarice L. Dunklin (LA)
Ricky L. Exler (FL)
Paul B. Fuerstenberg (WI)
Nathan M. Gallant (TX)
Louis A. Goodenough (IN)
Tyler L. Gravatt (ID)
Gary W. Honaker (VA)
David G. Horne (VA)
Glenn A. Keifer (SD)
Rex L. Kreutzer (NE)
Larry D. Lloyd (OR)
Dennis D. Markowski (WA)
William F. Melchert-Dinkel (MN)
Brit K. Miller (SD)
Charles B. Petersen (ID)
Anthony J. Politan (IN)
Emil T. Ricci (PA)
Arturo Robles (WY)
Robert F. Rothbauer (WI)
Michael A. Runyan, Jr. (NC)
John D. Sheets (NH)
Kyle L. Shuman (NY)
Jerry W. Smay (CA)
Gregory A. Smith (GA)
William S. Spaeth (WI)
Eloy G. Tijerina (TX)
Santos R. Torres (TX)
Leroy A. Traudt (NE)
Arthur R. Vance (VA)
Gerald S. Volpone, Jr. (MA)
Galen R. Watts (TX)
William R. Welch, Jr. (VA)
John E. Wildenmann (KY)
Edward D. Wright (IN)

    The drivers were included in Docket No. FMCSA-2014-0309. Their 
exemptions are effective as of December 29, 2016 and will expire on 
December 29, 2018.
    Each of the 110 drivers in the aforementioned groups 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 
110 drivers for a period of two years is likely to achieve a level of 
safety equal to that existing without the exemption. The drivers were 
included in docket numbers FMCSA-2010-0328; FMCSA-2012-0282; FMCSA-
2012-0283; FMCSA-2014-0308; FMCSA-2014-0309.

Request for Comments

    FMCSA will review comments received at any time concerning a 
particular driver's safety record and determine if the continuation of 
the exemption is consistent with the requirements at 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315. However, FMCSA requests that interested parties with 
specific data concerning the safety records of these drivers submit 
comments by January 19, 2017.
    FMCSA believes that the requirements for a renewal of an exemption 
under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315 can be satisfied by initially 
granting the renewal and then requesting and evaluating, if needed, 
subsequent comments submitted by interested parties. As indicated 
above, the Agency previously published notices of final disposition 
announcing its decision to exempt these 110 individuals from rule 
prohibiting persons with ITDM from operating CMVs in interstate 
commerce in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3). The final decision to grant an 
exemption to each of these individuals was made on the merits of each 
case and made only after careful consideration of the comments received 
to its notices of applications. The notices of applications stated in 
detail the medical condition of each applicant for an exemption from 
rule prohibiting persons with ITDM from operating CMVs in interstate 
commerce. That information is available by consulting the above cited 
Federal Register publications.
    Interested parties or organizations possessing information that 
would otherwise show that any, or all, of these drivers are not 
currently achieving the statutory level of safety should immediately 
notify FMCSA. The Agency will evaluate any adverse evidence submitted 
and, if safety is being compromised or if continuation of the exemption 
would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 
31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA will take immediate steps to revoke the 
exemption of a driver.

Submitting Comments

    You may submit your comments and material online or by fax, mail, 
or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. FMCSA 
recommends that you include your name and a mailing address, an email 
address, or a phone number in the body of your document so that FMCSA 
can contact you if there are questions regarding your submission.
    To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov and 
in the search box insert the docket numbers FMCSA-2010-0328; FMCSA-
2012-0282; FMCSA-2012-0283; FMCSA-2014-0308; FMCSA-2014-0309 and click 
the search button. When the new screen appears, click on the blue 
``Comment Now!'' button on the right hand side of the page. On the new 
page, enter information required including the specific section of this 
document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each 
suggestion or recommendation. If you submit your comments by mail or 
hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 8\1/2\ 
by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit 
comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the facility, 
please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope.
    We will consider all comments and material received during the 
comment period. FMCSA may issue a final determination at any time after 
the close of the comment period.

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-2010-0328; FMCSA-2012-0282; FMCSA-2012-0283; 
FMCSA-2014-0308; FMCSA-2014-0309 and click ``Search.'' Next, click 
``Open Docket Folder'' and you will find all documents and comments 
related to this notice.

    Issued on: December 8, 2016.
 Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2016-30588 Filed 12-19-16; 8:45 am]
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