Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes, 18524-18525 [2017-07889]

Download as PDF jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 18524 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 74 / Wednesday, April 19, 2017 / Notices level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level that would be achieved absent such an exemption.’’ The procedures for requesting an exemption are set forth in 49 CFR part 381. Accordingly, FMCSA evaluated 114 individual exemption requests on their merit and made a determination that these applicants do not satisfy the criteria eligibility or meet the terms and conditions of the Federal exemption program. Each applicant has, prior to this notice, received a letter of final disposition on the exemption request. Those decision letters fully outlined the basis for the denial and constitute final Agency action. The list published in this notice summarizes the Agency’s recent denials as required under 49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(4) by periodically publishing names and reasons for denial. Drew S. Buss (IN), does not have sufficient driving experience of the past 3 years under normal highway operating conditions (limited hours). The following 33 applicants had no experience operating a CMV: Teressa J. Banaei (OH) Edmund J. Burke (WI) Charles K. Collins (ID) Jermaine B. Davis (NY) Bryan G. Felling (MN) John T. Ferguson (IN) Lee J. Gaffney (OH) Porfirio Guzman (NY) Davey Harris (IL) Casey G. Harvie (CO) Jay A. Hendrick (TX) Clayton S. Howard (IL) Michael J. Klein (IA) Lonnie R. Liles (MI) Anthony R. Lomangino (CT) Jonathan Marin (NJ) Peter Markee (NJ) Michael D. Mitchell (OK) Jack T. Moyers (GA) Christopher C. Mullings (CT) Michael C. Pitt (MI) Antonio J. Potts (FL) Bruce A. Robinson (GA) Larry D. Robinson (GA) David A. Rossman (IL) Derrick P. Rotherham (OR) Jerry W. Sennett (OK) Frances M. Simmonette (PA) Jacob A. Smith (TN) Clifford C. Stamm (CT) Jerry Vance (IL) Jeffrey Varner (NC) Nathaniel C. Volk (IL) The following 11 applicants did not have 3 years of experience driving a CMV on public highways with their vision deficiencies: Norman E. Howes (MN) Jose A. Mercedes (OH) VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:06 Apr 18, 2017 Jkt 241001 Charles W. Ohman (IA) Jay S. Peck (WA) Timothy J. Shaver (IA) Robert F. Swartrout (OR) Robert J. Trinkle (PA) Clifford B. Webb III (VA) Richard E. Wells (CA) John A. Wilbert (OH) Leslie M. Wilson (MO) The following 6 applicants did not have 3 years of recent experience driving a CMV with the vision deficiency: Ahmed M. Gutale (MN) Deborah Hughes (CA) Mia T. Jones (DC) Jimmy R. Kite (TN) Mariano Marez (NM) Marlin D. Stoltzfus (PA) The following 11 applicants did not have sufficient driving experience during the past 3 years under normal highway operating conditions (gaps in driving record): Baltazar Arreola-Evangelista (GA) Paul R. Beckett (MN) Larry G. Bell (MI) Joseph S. Byler (NC) Darin V. Davis (MD) William G. Gamble (IN) Jonathen M. Gilligan (NY) Roger D. Grunert (KS) Sait Hernandez (UT) David G. Segall (WY) Benjamin H. Tafolla (IL) The following applicant 2 applicants were charged with moving violations in conjunction with CMV accidents: Randol C. Hoefner (WI) Mark A. Matthies (IL) The following 3 applicants did not have optometrists or ophthalmologists willing to make statements that they are able to operate CMVs from a vision standpoint: Joshua Kline (PA) Robert E. McMahon (NV) Jeremy E. Studebaker (IN) The following 7 applicants were denied for multiple reasons: Arcardio D. Booze (MD) Cody R. Chase (VT) Tammy C. Clark (FL) Scott R. Engler (KY) Richard Ikey (OH) Tyler J. Lung (OR) Jorge Maldonado (NY) The following 8 applicants have not had stable vision for the preceding 3year period: Hani Abiyounes (CA) William H. Baelz (IN) Richard W. Boger (MD) Jason A. Holland (IA) Michael Lendzin (NY) Eugene R. Ruchti (MN) PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Francis J. Toth (PA) Tim R. Washburn (AZ) Jason J. Merrifield (IA) does not meet the vision standard in his better eye. The following 11 applicants met the current federal vision standards. Exemptions are not required for applicants who meet the current regulations for vision: Jose Francisco Briones Hernandez (FL) Dylan Incha (WI) Bradley A. Katzenberger (IA) Preston J. Lefeber (WI) Kenneth Meyer (TN) Haley J. O’Neal (GA) Barbara A. Pace (TX) Duffield M. Rose (SC) John P. Smith (MD) Mark A. Walters (NC) David E. Zetsch (TN) The following 2 applicants drove interstate while restricted to intrastate driving: Gary K. Sparks (NC) William E. Tyler (IL) The following 17 applicants will not be driving interstate, intrastate commerce, or are not required to carry a DOT medical card: Timothy J. Baszak (NJ) Daniel A. Bell (MD) George U. Clendenny (IN) Jerry Collado (NY) John D. Davidson (TX) Nicholas P. Graab (WI) Donald N. Hjuler (IA) Gary N. Keathley (AR) Roy L. Long (OK) Jacqueline A. Mason (TN) Michael D. Mattingly (KY) William W. Nichols (NV) Angel A. Rizo (CA) Brian T. Sullivan (NY) Timothy Tupa (MN) James P. Weir (FL) Kevin E. Wenndt (IA) Yolanda P. Davis (NJ) performs transportation for the Federal government, state, or any political subdivision of the state. Issued on: April 11, 2017. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–07888 Filed 4–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2017–0034] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 74 / Wednesday, April 19, 2017 / Notices ACTION: Notice of denials. FMCSA announces its denial of 61 applications from individuals who requested an exemption from the Federal diabetes standard applicable to interstate truck and bus drivers and the reasons for the denials. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the diabetes requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemptions does not provide a level of safety that will be equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. 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 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption from the Federal diabetes standard for a renewable 2-year period if it finds ‘‘such an exemption would likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent such an exemption.’’ The procedures for requesting an exemption are set forth in 49 CFR part 381. Accordingly, FMCSA evaluated 61 individual exemption requests on their merits and made a determination that these applicants do not satisfy the criteria eligibility or meet the terms and conditions of the Federal exemption program. Each applicant has, prior to this notice, received a letter of final disposition on the exemption request. Those decision letters fully outlined the basis for the denial and constitute final Agency action. The list published in this notice summarizes the Agency’s recent denials as required under 49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(4) by periodically publishing names and reasons for denial. The following 8 applicants met the diabetes requirements of 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3) and do not need an exemption: Dwight R. Atkison (IL) Malcolm C. Barrentine (GA) Chavis G. Burton (NC) Roger R. Howe (IN) VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:06 Apr 18, 2017 Jkt 241001 Cesar A. Maldonado (VA) John E. Parascandolo (TN) Carl E. Thomas (TN) Sixto F. Torres (NY) The following 30 applicants were not operating CMVs in interstate commerce: Harold G. Bergman (WA) Daniel L. Berwager (MD) Jorge A. Cuc (FL) William E. Danz Jr. (NJ) Craig Elgard (NJ) Bernardo A. Fernandez (PA) Bill J. Fowler (TX) Gilberto Garcia (IL) Bryan D. Giddings (IN) Victor A. Gutierrez (CO) Todd J. Hearn (VA) Michael E. Holley (OH) John E. Holmes (CT) Aaron P. Hughes (UT) John R. Hutchins (AL) Bradley L. Jackson (OH) Anthony B. Johnson (WI) Joline R. Knauss (IN) Rickey S. McCane (MD) Gabriel Mendoza (WA) Alicia L. Pittman (WI) Jonathan W. Pluko (PA) Jared R. Richards (FL) Bruce A. Riegle (OH) Camellia T. Sanders (GA) Gregory V. Stack (ND) Zachary A. Stovall (TX) Jerald J. Tarasewicz (WI) Wayne F. Todd (NE) Alvin G. Welch (NY) The following 4 applicants have had more than one hypoglycemic episode requiring hospitalization or the assistance of others, or has had one such episode but has not had one year of stability following the episode: James D. Hagins (MO) David C. Clarke (KS) Kim E. Davis (MI) William Rosado (NY) The following 2 applicants had other medical conditions making the applicant otherwise unqualified under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations: George M. Frederick (FL) Jeffrey B. Leighow (PA) The following 3 applicants did not have endocrinologists willing to make statements that they are able to operate CMVs from a diabetes standpoint: Walter Glover (MI) Miguel H. Hernandez (OR) Rodolfo E. Weeks (MN) Norman C. Frost (NC) is unable or has not demonstrated with willingness to properly monitor and manage his diabetes, whether by a personal decision or medical inability. The following 4 applicants did not meet the minimum age criteria outlined PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18525 in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(1) which states that an individual must be at least 21 years old to operate a CMV in interstate commerce: Rachel N. Anszelowicz (NY) Brady A. Bronkema (IL) Connor F. Meinhart (IL) Jacob Villegas (TX) The following 9 applicants were exempt from the diabetes standard: Jimmy P. Davis (TN) Joel P. Faustino (CA) Paul L. Green (OK) Michael G. Johnson (OK) William H. Jones (VA) Timothy D. Kinsey (SC) Mark A. Long (PA) James R. Moynihan (CA) Holly S. Trees-Miller (IN) Issued on: April 11, 2017. Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–07889 Filed 4–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2017–0069] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel SEA SMOKE; Invitation for Public Comments Maritime Administration, DOT. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. DATES: Submit comments on or before May 19, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD–2017–0069. Written comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. You may also send comments electronically via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection and copying at the above address between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An electronic version of this document and all documents SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2017-0034]


Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes

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

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ACTION: Notice of denials.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces its denial of 61 applications from individuals 
who requested an exemption from the Federal diabetes standard 
applicable to interstate truck and bus drivers and the reasons for the 
denials. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the 
diabetes requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise 
safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemptions does 
not provide a level of safety that will be equivalent to, or greater 
than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these 
commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.

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 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., e.t., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption 
from the Federal diabetes standard for a renewable 2-year period if it 
finds ``such an exemption would likely achieve a level of safety that 
is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved 
absent such an exemption.'' The procedures for requesting an exemption 
are set forth in 49 CFR part 381.
    Accordingly, FMCSA evaluated 61 individual exemption requests on 
their merits and made a determination that these applicants do not 
satisfy the criteria eligibility or meet the terms and conditions of 
the Federal exemption program. Each applicant has, prior to this 
notice, received a letter of final disposition on the exemption 
request. Those decision letters fully outlined the basis for the denial 
and constitute final Agency action. The list published in this notice 
summarizes the Agency's recent denials as required under 49 U.S.C. 
31315(b)(4) by periodically publishing names and reasons for denial.
    The following 8 applicants met the diabetes requirements of 49 CFR 
391.41(b)(3) and do not need an exemption:

Dwight R. Atkison (IL)
Malcolm C. Barrentine (GA)
Chavis G. Burton (NC)
Roger R. Howe (IN)
Cesar A. Maldonado (VA)
John E. Parascandolo (TN)
Carl E. Thomas (TN)
Sixto F. Torres (NY)

    The following 30 applicants were not operating CMVs in interstate 
commerce:

Harold G. Bergman (WA)
Daniel L. Berwager (MD)
Jorge A. Cuc (FL)
William E. Danz Jr. (NJ)
Craig Elgard (NJ)
Bernardo A. Fernandez (PA)
Bill J. Fowler (TX)
Gilberto Garcia (IL)
Bryan D. Giddings (IN)
Victor A. Gutierrez (CO)
Todd J. Hearn (VA)
Michael E. Holley (OH)
John E. Holmes (CT)
Aaron P. Hughes (UT)
John R. Hutchins (AL)
Bradley L. Jackson (OH)
Anthony B. Johnson (WI)
Joline R. Knauss (IN)
Rickey S. McCane (MD)
Gabriel Mendoza (WA)
Alicia L. Pittman (WI)
Jonathan W. Pluko (PA)
Jared R. Richards (FL)
Bruce A. Riegle (OH)
Camellia T. Sanders (GA)
Gregory V. Stack (ND)
Zachary A. Stovall (TX)
Jerald J. Tarasewicz (WI)
Wayne F. Todd (NE)
Alvin G. Welch (NY)

    The following 4 applicants have had more than one hypoglycemic 
episode requiring hospitalization or the assistance of others, or has 
had one such episode but has not had one year of stability following 
the episode:

James D. Hagins (MO)
David C. Clarke (KS)
Kim E. Davis (MI)
William Rosado (NY)

    The following 2 applicants had other medical conditions making the 
applicant otherwise unqualified under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Regulations:

George M. Frederick (FL)
Jeffrey B. Leighow (PA)

    The following 3 applicants did not have endocrinologists willing to 
make statements that they are able to operate CMVs from a diabetes 
standpoint:

Walter Glover (MI)
Miguel H. Hernandez (OR)
Rodolfo E. Weeks (MN)

    Norman C. Frost (NC) is unable or has not demonstrated with 
willingness to properly monitor and manage his diabetes, whether by a 
personal decision or medical inability.
    The following 4 applicants did not meet the minimum age criteria 
outlined in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(1) which states that an individual must be 
at least 21 years old to operate a CMV in interstate commerce:

Rachel N. Anszelowicz (NY)
Brady A. Bronkema (IL)
Connor F. Meinhart (IL)
Jacob Villegas (TX)

    The following 9 applicants were exempt from the diabetes standard:

Jimmy P. Davis (TN)
Joel P. Faustino (CA)
Paul L. Green (OK)
Michael G. Johnson (OK)
William H. Jones (VA)
Timothy D. Kinsey (SC)
Mark A. Long (PA)
James R. Moynihan (CA)
Holly S. Trees-Miller (IN)

     Issued on: April 11, 2017.
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2017-07889 Filed 4-18-17; 8:45 am]
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