Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes, 12889-12890 [2017-04393]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 7, 2017 / Notices FMCSA–2006–26321; FMCSA–2007– 29286; FMCSA–2008–0341; FMCSA– 2010–0414; FMCSA–2010–0427; FMCSA–2012–0349; FMCSA–2012– 0350; FMCSA–2012–0351; FMCSA– 2014–0312 and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, click ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ and you will find all documents and comments related to this notice. Issued on: February 28, 2017. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–04387 Filed 3–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–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 final disposition. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions of 110 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: I. 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 16:01 Mar 06, 2017 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 December 20, 2016, FMCSA published a notice announcing its decision to renew exemptions for 110 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 (81 FR 92941). The public comment period ended on January 19, 2017, 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 110 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 391.41(b)(3): 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 PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12889 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. (IN) 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 (WV) 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. E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 12890 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 7, 2017 / Notices 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. 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) VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:01 Mar 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 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. 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: February 27, 2017. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–04393 Filed 3–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [FMCSA Docket No. FMCSA–2016–0225] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: FMCSA confirms its decision to exempt 52 individuals from its rule prohibiting persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. The exemptions enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. DATES: The exemptions were effective on December 24, 2016. The exemptions expire on December 24, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Christine A. Hydock, Chief, Medical SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Programs Division, (202) 366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W64– 113, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Electronic Access You may see all the comments online through the Federal Document Management System (FDMS) at: http:// www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to http:// www.regulations.gov and/or Room W12–140 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 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 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 23, 2016, FMCSA published a notice of receipt of Federal diabetes exemption applications from 52 individuals and requested comments from the public (81 FR 84677). The public comment period closed on December 23, 2016, and no comments were received. FMCSA has evaluated the eligibility of the 52 applicants and determined that granting the exemptions to these individuals would achieve a level of safety equivalent to or greater than the level that would be achieved by complying with the current regulation 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3). Diabetes Mellitus and Driving Experience of the Applicants The Agency established the current requirement for diabetes in 1970 because several risk studies indicated that drivers with diabetes had a higher rate of crash involvement than the general population. The diabetes rule provides that ‘‘A person is physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle if that person has no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of diabetes mellitus currently requiring insulin for control’’ (49 CFR 391.41(b)(3)). E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 43 (Tuesday, March 7, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12889-12890]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-04393]


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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 final disposition.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions of 110 
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 20, 2016, FMCSA published a notice announcing its 
decision to renew exemptions for 110 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 (81 
FR 92941). The public comment period ended on January 19, 2017, 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 110 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 391.41(b)(3):
    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. (IN)
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 (WV)
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.

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    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.
    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.
    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: February 27, 2017.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2017-04393 Filed 3-6-17; 8:45 am]
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