Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders, 42569 [2017-19048]

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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 8:30 a.m. to 5 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. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to http:// VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Sep 07, 2017 Jkt 241001 FMCSA received applications from 24 individuals who requested an exemption from the FMCSRs prohibiting persons with a clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition that is likely to cause a loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to operate a CMV from operating CMVs in interstate commerce. FMCSA has evaluated the eligibility of these applicants and concluded that granting these exemptions would not provide a level of safety that would be equivalent to or greater than, the level of safety that would be obtained by complying with the regulation 49 CFR 391.41(b)(8). III. Basis for Exemption Determination Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption for two years 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 Agency’s decision regarding these exemption applications is based on the eligibility criteria, the terms and conditions for Federal exemptions, and an individualized assessment of each applicant’s medical information provided by the applicant. IV. Conclusion The Agency has determined that these applicants do not satisfy the criteria eligibility or meet the terms and conditions of the Federal exemption and granting these exemptions would not provide a level of safety that would be equivalent to or greater than, the level of safety that would be obtained by complying with the regulation 49 CFR 391.41(b)(8). 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The following 24 applicants do not meet the minimum time requirement for being seizure-free, either on or off of anti-seizure medication: Bigler, David (MN) Borrell, Clinton (PA) Callahayre, Jessa (MN) Calvin, Vincent (IN) Cross, James (MA) Darden, John (CA) Gold, Allan (NV) Gonzales, Jeremiah (CO) Gress, Gary (PA) Hitchcock, Cody (PA) La Canne, Harold (MN) Lewis, Jeffrey (IN) Lloyd, Craig (GA) Mareda, Michael (OH) Marrill, Timothy (MO) Moore, Phillip (CT) Nardi, Donna (NJ) Oglenski, Daniel (MI) Paul, Steven (WI) Prynn, Roger (NY) Rhone, Corey (MD) Schumake, Michael (VA) Stevens, Mark (FL) Zeigler, Jesse (PA) Issued on: August 31, 2017. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–19048 Filed 9–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2017–0149] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel SILVER MAMA; Invitation for Public Comments Maritime Administration, DOT. Notice. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2017-0179]


Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and 
Seizure Disorders

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

ACTION: Notice of denials.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces its decision to deny applications from 24 
individuals who requested an exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier 
Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) prohibiting persons with a clinical 
diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition that is likely to cause a 
loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to operate a commercial 
motor vehicle (CMV) from operating CMVs in interstate commerce.

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 8:30 a.m. to 5 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., 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

    FMCSA received applications from 24 individuals who requested an 
exemption from the FMCSRs prohibiting persons with a clinical diagnosis 
of epilepsy or any other condition that is likely to cause a loss of 
consciousness or any loss of ability to operate a CMV from operating 
CMVs in interstate commerce.
    FMCSA has evaluated the eligibility of these applicants and 
concluded that granting these exemptions would not provide a level of 
safety that would be equivalent to or greater than, the level of safety 
that would be obtained by complying with the regulation 49 CFR 
391.41(b)(8).

III. Basis for Exemption Determination

    Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption 
for two years 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 Agency's decision regarding these exemption applications is 
based on the eligibility criteria, the terms and conditions for Federal 
exemptions, and an individualized assessment of each applicant's 
medical information provided by the applicant.

IV. Conclusion

    The Agency has determined that these applicants do not satisfy the 
criteria eligibility or meet the terms and conditions of the Federal 
exemption and granting these exemptions would not provide a level of 
safety that would be equivalent to or greater than, the level of safety 
that would be obtained by complying with the regulation 49 CFR 
391.41(b)(8). Therefore, the 24 applicants in this notice have been 
denied exemptions from the physical qualification standards in 49 CFR 
391.41(b)(8).
    Each applicant has, prior to this notice, received a letter of 
final disposition regarding his/her exemption request. Those decision 
letters fully outlined the basis for the denial and constitutes final 
action by the Agency. 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 24 applicants do not meet the minimum time 
requirement for being seizure-free, either on or off of anti-seizure 
medication:

Bigler, David (MN)
Borrell, Clinton (PA)
Callahayre, Jessa (MN)
Calvin, Vincent (IN)
Cross, James (MA)
Darden, John (CA)
Gold, Allan (NV)
Gonzales, Jeremiah (CO)
Gress, Gary (PA)
Hitchcock, Cody (PA)
La Canne, Harold (MN)
Lewis, Jeffrey (IN)
Lloyd, Craig (GA)
Mareda, Michael (OH)
Marrill, Timothy (MO)
Moore, Phillip (CT)
Nardi, Donna (NJ)
Oglenski, Daniel (MI)
Paul, Steven (WI)
Prynn, Roger (NY)
Rhone, Corey (MD)
Schumake, Michael (VA)
Stevens, Mark (FL)
Zeigler, Jesse (PA)

    Issued on: August 31, 2017.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2017-19048 Filed 9-7-17; 8:45 am]
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