Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes, 16918-16920 [2018-07988]

Download as PDF 16918 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 74 / Tuesday, April 17, 2018 / Notices to the Reevaluation signed on March 28, 2018 that provided additional detail to the noise analysis that was contained in the Revised Environmental Assessment (EA) (signed on July 24, 2015) and the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) (signed on November 20, 2015). The statute of limitations notice for the FONSI expired on May 16, 2016. Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). Issued on: April 2, 2018. John M. Cater, Division Administrator, Lakewood, Colorado. [FR Doc. 2018–07877 Filed 4–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2011–0382; FMCSA– 2011–0383; FMCSA–2013–0194; FMCSA– 2014–0012; FMCSA–2014–0013; FMCSA– 2015–0342; FMCSA–2015–0343; FMCSA– 2016–0034] 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 exemptions for 191 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 were applicable on the dates stated in the discussions below and will expire on the dates stated in the discussions below. Comments must be received on or before May 17, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA– 2011–0382; FMCSA–2011–0383; FMCSA–2013–0194; FMCSA–2014– 0012; FMCSA–2014–0013; FMCSA– 2015–0342; FMCSA–2015–0343; FMCSA–2016–0034 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:20 Apr 16, 2018 Jkt 244001 Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: 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(s) for this notice. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below for further information. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to https:// 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 FDMS is available 24 hours each day e.t., 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 online. 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 https://www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at https://www.dot.gov/ privacy. 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 5:30 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: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Background Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption for five years 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 PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 exemption.’’ The statute also allows the Agency to renew exemptions at the end of the five-year period. FMCSA grants exemptions from the FMCSRs for a twoyear period to align with the maximum duration of a driver’s medical certification. 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. The 191 individuals listed in this notice have requested renewal of their exemptions from the diabetes standard in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3), in accordance with FMCSA procedures. Accordingly, FMCSA has evaluated these applications for renewal on their merits and decided to extend each exemption for a renewable two-year period. II. Request for Comments 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. III. 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. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each of the 191 applicants has satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the diabetes requirement (77 FR 10612; 77 FR 13686; 77 FR 20874; 77 FR 25227; 79 FR 6987; 79 FR 10612; 79 FR 14579; 79 FR 18388; 79 FR 27685; 79 FR 28590; 81 FR 10703; 81 FR 14179; 81 FR 14197; 81 FR 39318; 81 FR 40743; 81 FR 42043; 81 FR 85317). 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 two-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 these drivers for a period of two years is likely to achieve a level of E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 74 / Tuesday, April 17, 2018 / Notices safety equal to that existing without the exemption. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following groups of drivers received renewed exemptions in the month of April and are discussed below: As of April 1, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 84 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 6987; 79 FR 18388; 81 FR 10703; 81 FR 40743; 81 FR 85317): Dennis D. Basmajian (PA) Glen A. Bayne (ND) John R. Benshoff (OH) Harry Berrios (MA) Terry D. Bettcher (NE) Jeremy S. Beyerl (PA) Robert P. Blum (IA) Mario Boccio (FL) Christopher J. Branham (SC) Willard A. Brown (VA) Terrence K. Cannon (IL) Candace L. Coccimiglio (PA) Matthew C. Costa (MA) Joseph F. Coyle (KY) Robert P. Crisp (SD) Philip W. Cumbie (AL) John H. Cuppett (GA) Quentin W.S. Dasilva (PA) Trisha J. Davis (ME) Eudes N. De Leon (PA) Randal L. DeBord (TN) Aleksandr Faynkikh (NY) Paul D. Ferris (NY) Berry C. Feuerbacher (AR) Isaac W. Fitzgerald (UT) Alex C. Ford (IL) Robert C. Freeman (VA) Timothy D. Frye (MA) Larry Gaskill (RI) Thomas H. Gaskins (NC) Samuel J. Gonzales (NM) Gary A. Grant (WA) Brian C. Halcomb (IL) Steven R. Hatch (MI) William D. Herman (MN) Floyd E. Holt (VA) Randall L. Jastram (SD) Thomas M. Johnson (NM) Steven R. Jordan (NC) Kevin A. Kane (NY) Ryan B. Kincade (CA) William M. LaPrade (VA) Gerald Lee (CA) Timothy R. Lewis (OR) Gregory J. Littlefield (MN) John Malloy (PA) James W. McMenamin (PA) Glen H. Miller (MI) Daniel J. Milles, Jr. (FL) Miguel A. Molina (CO) Douglas B. Murrell (IN) Joshua A. Myers (OH) VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:20 Apr 16, 2018 Jkt 244001 William C. Nelson (IA) Howard L. Nelson (IA) Chris R. Niles (WA) Keith E. Osterbaan (MI) Ryan M. Ottis (ND) Bolaji B. Oyegbola (DC) Steven M. Parsons (WV) Teddy D. Peller (AL) Jeffrey P. Peloquin (NC) Scott A. Pietruszynksi (IL) William L. Reece (ND) John P. Reed, III (DE) Randy D. Rinnels (IA) Denise D. Ruffin (MS) Thomas W. Scott, Jr. (PA) Charles L. Spencer (NY) Ryan E. Stretch (MO) William F. Sullivan, IV (NY) Robert B. Thomas (PA) John R. Thompson (WI) Raymond L. Torrez (MI) Bore Trivuncic (FL) William M. Turner (NJ) Everette L. Twyman (MO) James H. Vogt (IL) Ronald L. Voigt (MN) Michael P. Volpe (MA) John F. Whitesides (NC) Michael C.J Wilcox (NY) Donald L. Winslow (ME) James J. Wolf, Jr. (PA) Kevin J. Yates (IL) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2013–0194; FMCSA– 2015–0342. Their exemptions are applicable as of April 1, 2018, and will expire on April 1, 2020. As of April 6, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following eight 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 10612; 77 FR 20874; 81 FR 85317): Rick J. Birdsall (NE) Steven L. Drake (CA) Benjamin J. Duea (MN) Jonathan E. Hunsaker (OR) William D. Larsen (SD) William W. Simmons (FL) Ronald O. Snyder (OH) Douglas J. Wood (NY) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2011–0382. Their exemptions are applicable as of April 6, 2018, and will expire on April 6, 2020. As of April 16, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 89 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the rule prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce (81 FR 14179; 81 FR 14197; 81 FR 39318; 81 FR 42043): Korey D. Adams (MO) PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Harold E. Adams, Sr. (IL) Jerry J. Altenburg (WI) Juanita K. Anderson (MN) Chris L. Austin (AL) Cory M. Bessette (NY) Daryl K. Birr (WI) Samuel E. Bostic (WV) James R. Burch, II (NC) Walter L. Butcher, IV (PA) Russell W. Cadman (CO) Michael J. Chevalier, Jr. (NJ) James R. Cockerham (IN) Alexander W. Coleman (WA) Earl J. Collier, Jr. (MA) Michael R. Conley (WI) Carolyn J. Conover (TN) Gary R. Craig (PA) Sebastian Dacruz, Jr. (NJ) Scott D. Davis (KS) James D. Deardoff (WA) Joel R. Farmer (ID) Samuel M. Feaganes, Jr. (VA) Ronald Floyd (NY) Donald W. Fowler, Jr. (NY) William A. Garrett (GA) William J. Garrett (SD) Tyrone B. Gary, Sr. (PA) Hardy D. Glanzer (ND) Kevin E. Griebel (SD) Martin R. Hair (CT) Bruce T. Hanson (MN) Darrell E. Holtsoi (NM) Roger J. Huffsmith (WA) Arrington Hughes (DC) Joseph P. Hurston (MA) Brian K. Hyler (WI) James A. Iozia (NJ) Joshua D. Jaramillo (WA) Keven E. Johnson (TX) Calvin E. Jones, Jr. (VA) Jerry M. Kilpatrick (AL) Rex O. King (IA) Russell D. Koehler (WI) Edward D. Krager (PA) Richard A. Lange (IL) Michael P. Leggett (WV) John K. Long (MA) George S. Luce, Jr. (OH) Russell J. Luedecker (NJ) Renee N. Lycksell (WA) Eugene D. Maessner (ND) Daniel J. Mandell (NC) Brady T. Mart (IA) Jack L. McClintock (PA) John D. McGinley, Jr. (CA) Jimmie L. Melton (FL) Gareth L. Miller (OH) Jimmy C. Morcom (MI) Kirk A. Mosier (IA) Daniel A. Neuens (WI) Peter J. Niedzwiecki (PA) Kevin R. OToole (WI) Mark C. Overbaugh (NY) Mario A. Papa (RI) Joseph R. Puliafico (NY) Neal M. Quinton, Jr. (MA) Howard G. Rau (MD) Andrew W. Reid (IN) Brett M. Rice (PA) E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1 16919 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 16920 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 74 / Tuesday, April 17, 2018 / Notices Jacob C. Rojan (IN) Sholom Rub (NY) David J. Scimecca (NY) Ronald D. Smith (IN) Kenneth W. Swisher (IL) Melissa Tell (NY) Jeremy N. Thompson (NY) Charles R. Thompson, Jr. (KY) Blane Tor (NJ) Samuel C. Tracy (WA) Terry L. Underwood, Jr. (VA) Aaron M. Vanlanduit (MO) William O. Wallen (IL) Steven G. Wehrle (MO) James H. Wilkey (ID) Joseph M. Wilson, II (WA) Joseph A. Wilson, Sr. (MA) Jefferson Yazzie (NM) Michael A. Zuke, Sr. (NY) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2015–0343; FMCSA– 2016–0034. Their exemptions are applicable as of April 16, 2018, and will expire on April 16, 2020. As of April 27, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following eight 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 13686; 77 FR 25227; 81 FR 85317): Bobby D. Bennett (GA) Mark S. Clemence (KS) Mike W. Holland (IL) Dan M. McAllister (WI) Paul F. Rivers (MN) Marcus V. Romo (ID) Wayne L. Snyder (OH) Justin K. Zimmerschied (KS) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2011–0383. Their exemptions are applicable as of April 27, 2018, and will expire on April 27, 2020. As of April 30, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following two 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 10612; 79 FR 14579; 79 FR 27685; 79 FR 28590; 81 FR 85317): Charles L. Bryant, (PA); Christopher P. Martin, (NH). The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2014–0012; FMCSA– 2014–0013. Their exemptions are applicable as of April 30, 2018, and will expire on April 30, 2020. IV. Conditions and Requirements The exemptions are extended subject to the following conditions: (1) Each driver must submit a quarterly monitoring checklist completed by the VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:20 Apr 16, 2018 Jkt 244001 treating endocrinologist as well as an annual checklist with a comprehensive medical evaluation; (2) each driver must report within two 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) each driver must submit an annual ophthalmologist’s or optometrist’s report; and (4) each driver must 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 exemption when driving, for presentation to a duly authorized Federal, State, or local enforcement official. The exemption will be rescinded if: (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 before it was granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315. V. Preemption During the period the exemption is in effect, no State shall enforce any law or regulation that conflicts with this exemption with respect to a person operating under the exemption. VI. Conclusion Based upon its evaluation of the 191 exemption applications, FMCSA renews the exemptions of the aforementioned drivers from the rule prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each exemption will be valid for two years unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. Issued on: April 2, 2018. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–07988 Filed 4–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice and request for comments. ACTION: The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before June 18, 2018 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Laurie Brimmer, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To obtain additional information, or copies of the information collection and instructions, or copies of any comments received, contact LaNita Van Dyke, at (202) 317–6009, at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at Lanita.VanDyke@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Request for Comments The Internal Revenue Service, as part of their continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the proposed or continuing information collections listed below in this notice, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in our request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the relevant information collection. All comments will become a matter of public record. Please do not include any confidential or inappropriate material in your comments. We invite comments on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the agency’s functions, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2011-0382; FMCSA-2011-0383; FMCSA-2013-0194; FMCSA-
2014-0012; FMCSA-2014-0013; FMCSA-2015-0342; FMCSA-2015-0343; FMCSA-
2016-0034]


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 exemptions for 191 
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 were applicable on the dates 
stated in the discussions below and will expire on the dates stated in 
the discussions below. Comments must be received on or before May 17, 
2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA-2011-0382; FMCSA-2011-0383; 
FMCSA-2013-0194; FMCSA-2014-0012; FMCSA-2014-0013; FMCSA-2015-0342; 
FMCSA-2015-0343; FMCSA-2016-0034 using any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online 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: 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(s) for this notice. Note that all comments received will 
be posted without change to https://www.regulations.gov, including any 
personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below 
for further information.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments, go to https://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 FDMS is available 24 hours each day e.t., 
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 online.
    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 https://www.regulations.gov, as described in 
the system of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed 
at https://www.dot.gov/privacy.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Christine A. Hydock, Chief, 
Medical Programs Division, 202-366-4001, [email protected], 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 5:30 
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. Background

    Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption 
for five years 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 five-year period. FMCSA 
grants exemptions from the FMCSRs for a two-year period to align with 
the maximum duration of a driver's medical certification.
    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.
    The 191 individuals listed in this notice have requested renewal of 
their exemptions from the diabetes standard in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3), in 
accordance with FMCSA procedures. Accordingly, FMCSA has evaluated 
these applications for renewal on their merits and decided to extend 
each exemption for a renewable two-year period.

II. Request for Comments

    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.

III. 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. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each of 
the 191 applicants has satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining 
an exemption from the diabetes requirement (77 FR 10612; 77 FR 13686; 
77 FR 20874; 77 FR 25227; 79 FR 6987; 79 FR 10612; 79 FR 14579; 79 FR 
18388; 79 FR 27685; 79 FR 28590; 81 FR 10703; 81 FR 14179; 81 FR 14197; 
81 FR 39318; 81 FR 40743; 81 FR 42043; 81 FR 85317). 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 two-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 these drivers for a 
period of two years is likely to achieve a level of

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safety equal to that existing without the exemption.
    In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 
groups of drivers received renewed exemptions in the month of April and 
are discussed below:
    As of April 1, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 
31315, the following 84 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 6987; 79 FR 
18388; 81 FR 10703; 81 FR 40743; 81 FR 85317):

Dennis D. Basmajian (PA)
Glen A. Bayne (ND)
John R. Benshoff (OH)
Harry Berrios (MA)
Terry D. Bettcher (NE)
Jeremy S. Beyerl (PA)
Robert P. Blum (IA)
Mario Boccio (FL)
Christopher J. Branham (SC)
Willard A. Brown (VA)
Terrence K. Cannon (IL)
Candace L. Coccimiglio (PA)
Matthew C. Costa (MA)
Joseph F. Coyle (KY)
Robert P. Crisp (SD)
Philip W. Cumbie (AL)
John H. Cuppett (GA)
Quentin W.S. Dasilva (PA)
Trisha J. Davis (ME)
Eudes N. De Leon (PA)
Randal L. DeBord (TN)
Aleksandr Faynkikh (NY)
Paul D. Ferris (NY)
Berry C. Feuerbacher (AR)
Isaac W. Fitzgerald (UT)
Alex C. Ford (IL)
Robert C. Freeman (VA)
Timothy D. Frye (MA)
Larry Gaskill (RI)
Thomas H. Gaskins (NC)
Samuel J. Gonzales (NM)
Gary A. Grant (WA)
Brian C. Halcomb (IL)
Steven R. Hatch (MI)
William D. Herman (MN)
Floyd E. Holt (VA)
Randall L. Jastram (SD)
Thomas M. Johnson (NM)
Steven R. Jordan (NC)
Kevin A. Kane (NY)
Ryan B. Kincade (CA)
William M. LaPrade (VA)
Gerald Lee (CA)
Timothy R. Lewis (OR)
Gregory J. Littlefield (MN)
John Malloy (PA)
James W. McMenamin (PA)
Glen H. Miller (MI)
Daniel J. Milles, Jr. (FL)
Miguel A. Molina (CO)
Douglas B. Murrell (IN)
Joshua A. Myers (OH)
William C. Nelson (IA)
Howard L. Nelson (IA)
Chris R. Niles (WA)
Keith E. Osterbaan (MI)
Ryan M. Ottis (ND)
Bolaji B. Oyegbola (DC)
Steven M. Parsons (WV)
Teddy D. Peller (AL)
Jeffrey P. Peloquin (NC)
Scott A. Pietruszynksi (IL)
William L. Reece (ND)
John P. Reed, III (DE)
Randy D. Rinnels (IA)
Denise D. Ruffin (MS)
Thomas W. Scott, Jr. (PA)
Charles L. Spencer (NY)
Ryan E. Stretch (MO)
William F. Sullivan, IV (NY)
Robert B. Thomas (PA)
John R. Thompson (WI)
Raymond L. Torrez (MI)
Bore Trivuncic (FL)
William M. Turner (NJ)
Everette L. Twyman (MO)
James H. Vogt (IL)
Ronald L. Voigt (MN)
Michael P. Volpe (MA)
John F. Whitesides (NC)
Michael C.J Wilcox (NY)
Donald L. Winslow (ME)
James J. Wolf, Jr. (PA)
Kevin J. Yates (IL)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2013-0194; FMCSA-
2015-0342. Their exemptions are applicable as of April 1, 2018, and 
will expire on April 1, 2020.
    As of April 6, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 
31315, the following eight 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 10612; 77 FR 
20874; 81 FR 85317):

Rick J. Birdsall (NE)
Steven L. Drake (CA)
Benjamin J. Duea (MN)
Jonathan E. Hunsaker (OR)
William D. Larsen (SD)
William W. Simmons (FL)
Ronald O. Snyder (OH)
Douglas J. Wood (NY)

    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2011-0382. Their 
exemptions are applicable as of April 6, 2018, and will expire on April 
6, 2020.
    As of April 16, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 
31315, the following 89 individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the rule prohibiting drivers 
with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce (81 FR 14179; 81 FR 
14197; 81 FR 39318; 81 FR 42043):

Korey D. Adams (MO)
Harold E. Adams, Sr. (IL)
Jerry J. Altenburg (WI)
Juanita K. Anderson (MN)
Chris L. Austin (AL)
Cory M. Bessette (NY)
Daryl K. Birr (WI)
Samuel E. Bostic (WV)
James R. Burch, II (NC)
Walter L. Butcher, IV (PA)
Russell W. Cadman (CO)
Michael J. Chevalier, Jr. (NJ)
James R. Cockerham (IN)
Alexander W. Coleman (WA)
Earl J. Collier, Jr. (MA)
Michael R. Conley (WI)
Carolyn J. Conover (TN)
Gary R. Craig (PA)
Sebastian Dacruz, Jr. (NJ)
Scott D. Davis (KS)
James D. Deardoff (WA)
Joel R. Farmer (ID)
Samuel M. Feaganes, Jr. (VA)
Ronald Floyd (NY)
Donald W. Fowler, Jr. (NY)
William A. Garrett (GA)
William J. Garrett (SD)
Tyrone B. Gary, Sr. (PA)
Hardy D. Glanzer (ND)
Kevin E. Griebel (SD)
Martin R. Hair (CT)
Bruce T. Hanson (MN)
Darrell E. Holtsoi (NM)
Roger J. Huffsmith (WA)
Arrington Hughes (DC)
Joseph P. Hurston (MA)
Brian K. Hyler (WI)
James A. Iozia (NJ)
Joshua D. Jaramillo (WA)
Keven E. Johnson (TX)
Calvin E. Jones, Jr. (VA)
Jerry M. Kilpatrick (AL)
Rex O. King (IA)
Russell D. Koehler (WI)
Edward D. Krager (PA)
Richard A. Lange (IL)
Michael P. Leggett (WV)
John K. Long (MA)
George S. Luce, Jr. (OH)
Russell J. Luedecker (NJ)
Renee N. Lycksell (WA)
Eugene D. Maessner (ND)
Daniel J. Mandell (NC)
Brady T. Mart (IA)
Jack L. McClintock (PA)
John D. McGinley, Jr. (CA)
Jimmie L. Melton (FL)
Gareth L. Miller (OH)
Jimmy C. Morcom (MI)
Kirk A. Mosier (IA)
Daniel A. Neuens (WI)
Peter J. Niedzwiecki (PA)
Kevin R. OToole (WI)
Mark C. Overbaugh (NY)
Mario A. Papa (RI)
Joseph R. Puliafico (NY)
Neal M. Quinton, Jr. (MA)
Howard G. Rau (MD)
Andrew W. Reid (IN)
Brett M. Rice (PA)

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Jacob C. Rojan (IN)
Sholom Rub (NY)
David J. Scimecca (NY)
Ronald D. Smith (IN)
Kenneth W. Swisher (IL)
Melissa Tell (NY)
Jeremy N. Thompson (NY)
Charles R. Thompson, Jr. (KY)
Blane Tor (NJ)
Samuel C. Tracy (WA)
Terry L. Underwood, Jr. (VA)
Aaron M. Vanlanduit (MO)
William O. Wallen (IL)
Steven G. Wehrle (MO)
James H. Wilkey (ID)
Joseph M. Wilson, II (WA)
Joseph A. Wilson, Sr. (MA)
Jefferson Yazzie (NM)
Michael A. Zuke, Sr. (NY)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2015-0343; FMCSA-
2016-0034. Their exemptions are applicable as of April 16, 2018, and 
will expire on April 16, 2020.
    As of April 27, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 
31315, the following eight 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 13686; 77 FR 
25227; 81 FR 85317):

Bobby D. Bennett (GA)
Mark S. Clemence (KS)
Mike W. Holland (IL)
Dan M. McAllister (WI)
Paul F. Rivers (MN)
Marcus V. Romo (ID)
Wayne L. Snyder (OH)
Justin K. Zimmerschied (KS)

    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2011-0383. Their 
exemptions are applicable as of April 27, 2018, and will expire on 
April 27, 2020.
    As of April 30, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 
31315, the following two 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 10612; 79 FR 
14579; 79 FR 27685; 79 FR 28590; 81 FR 85317): Charles L. Bryant, (PA); 
Christopher P. Martin, (NH).
    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2014-0012; FMCSA-
2014-0013. Their exemptions are applicable as of April 30, 2018, and 
will expire on April 30, 2020.

IV. Conditions and Requirements

    The exemptions are extended subject to the following conditions: 
(1) Each driver must submit a quarterly monitoring checklist completed 
by the treating endocrinologist as well as an annual checklist with a 
comprehensive medical evaluation; (2) each driver must report within 
two 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) each driver must submit an annual ophthalmologist's 
or optometrist's report; and (4) each driver must 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 exemption when driving, for presentation to a duly 
authorized Federal, State, or local enforcement official. The exemption 
will be rescinded if: (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 before it was granted; or (3) 
continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals 
and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315.

V. Preemption

    During the period the exemption is in effect, no State shall 
enforce any law or regulation that conflicts with this exemption with 
respect to a person operating under the exemption.

VI. Conclusion

    Based upon its evaluation of the 191 exemption applications, FMCSA 
renews the exemptions of the aforementioned drivers from the rule 
prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce. 
In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each exemption will be 
valid for two years unless revoked earlier by FMCSA.

    Issued on: April 2, 2018.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2018-07988 Filed 4-16-18; 8:45 am]
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