Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus, 45736-45742 [2018-19627]

Download as PDF 45736 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 175 / Monday, September 10, 2018 / Notices 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 The exemption will be rescinded if: (1) The person fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was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 16 exemption applications, FMCSA renews the exemptions of the aforementioned drivers from the epilepsy and seizure disorders prohibition in 49 CFR 391.41 (b)(8). 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: August 30, 2018. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–19645 Filed 9–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2018–0203] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of applications for exemption; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 46 individuals for an exemption from the prohibition in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) against persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals with ITDM to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 10, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA– 2018–0203 using any of the following methods: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Sep 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 • 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. 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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 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: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00143 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I. Background Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption from the FMCSRs for a five-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 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 46 individuals listed in this notice have requested an exemption from the diabetes prohibition in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3). Accordingly, the Agency will evaluate the qualifications of each applicant to determine whether granting the exemption will achieve the required level of safety mandated by statute. 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 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. FMCSA established its diabetes exemption program, based on the Agency’s July 2000 study entitled ‘‘A Report to Congress on the Feasibility of a Program to Qualify Individuals with Insulin-Treated Diabetes Mellitus to Operate in Interstate Commerce as Directed by the Transportation Act for the 21st Century.’’ The report concluded that a safe and practicable protocol to allow some drivers with ITDM to operate CMVs is feasible. The September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441), Federal Register notice in conjunction with the November 8, 2005 (70 FR 67777), Federal Register notice provides the current protocol for allowing such drivers to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. FMCSA notes that section 4129 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible and Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users requires the Secretary to revise its diabetes exemption program established on September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441). The revision must provide for individual assessment of drivers with diabetes mellitus, and be consistent with the criteria described in section 4018 of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (49 U.S.C. 31305). E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 175 / Monday, September 10, 2018 / Notices Section 4129 requires: (1) Elimination of the requirement for three years of experience operating CMVs while being treated with insulin; and (2) establishment of a specified minimum period of insulin use to demonstrate stable control of diabetes before being allowed to operate a CMV. In response to section 4129, FMCSA made immediate revisions to the diabetes exemption program established by the September 3, 2003 notice. FMCSA discontinued use of the threeyear driving experience and fulfilled the requirements of section 4129 while continuing to ensure that operation of CMVs by drivers with ITDM will achieve the requisite level of safety required of all exemptions granted under 49 U.S.C. 31136 (e). Section 4129(d) also directed FMCSA to ensure that drivers of CMVs with ITDM are not held to a higher standard than other drivers, with the exception of limited operating, monitoring and medical requirements that are deemed medically necessary. The FMCSA concluded that all of the operating, monitoring and medical requirements set out in the September 3, 2003, notice, except as modified, were in compliance with section 4129(d). Therefore, all of the requirements set out in the September 3, 2003, notice, except as modified by the notice in the Federal Register on November 8, 2005 (70 FR 67777), remain in effect. II. Qualifications of Applicants daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Anthony D. Anderson Mr. Anderson, 25, has had ITDM since 2004. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes while on his current insulin regimen. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Anderson understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Anderson meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator’s license from Minnesota. Larry S. Arringdale Mr. Arringdale, 55, has had ITDM since 2018. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Sep 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Arringdale understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Arringdale meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator’s license from Indiana. Brad M. Bennett Mr. Bennett, 43, has had ITDM since 1989. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Bennett understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Bennett meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has stable proliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator’s license from Oregon. Ronald S. Blackwell Mr. Blackwell, 58, has had ITDM since 2018. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Blackwell understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Blackwell meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator’s license from Idaho. PO 00000 Frm 00144 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45737 Christine Byrd Ms. Byrd, 54, has had ITDM since 2017. Her endocrinologist examined her in 2018 and certified that she has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. Her endocrinologist certifies that Ms. Byrd understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of her diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Ms. Byrd meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). Her optometrist examined her in 2018 and certified that she does not have diabetic retinopathy. She holds a Class B CDL from Iowa. Garrett T. Cameron Mr. Cameron, 26, has had ITDM since 2014. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Cameron understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Cameron meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator’s license from Ohio. Alfredo Casillas Mr. Casillas, 54, has had ITDM since 2006. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Casillas understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Casillas meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1 45738 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 175 / Monday, September 10, 2018 / Notices he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Texas. Guerschom K. Chiwengo Mr. Chiwengo, 58, has had ITDM since 2018. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Chiwengo understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Chiwengo meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Virginia. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES David A. Coltrain Mr. Coltrain, 42, has had ITDM since 2018. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Coltrain understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Coltrain meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Iowa. James D. Cosgrove Mr. Cosgrove, 28, has had ITDM since 1995. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Cosgrove understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Cosgrove meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Sep 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator’s license from Massachusetts. Jerome Davis, Sr. Mr. Davis, 57, has had ITDM since 2018. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Davis understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Davis meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Arizona. Donald R. DeKruger Mr. DeKruger, 56, has had ITDM since 2007. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. DeKruger understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. DeKruger meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has stable nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Colorado. Joseph M. Dema Mr. Dema, 40, has had ITDM since 2018. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Dema understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Dema meets the PO 00000 Frm 00145 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator’s license from Illinois. Lynx D. Gardner Mr. Gardner, 31, has had ITDM since 1995. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Gardner understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Gardner meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator’s license from Nebraska. Timothy M. Getchius Mr. Getchius, 21, has had ITDM since 2008. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Getchius understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Getchius meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator’s license from New York. Jeffrey M. Halida Mr. Halida, 45, has had ITDM since 1985. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Halida understands diabetes management and monitoring, E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 175 / Monday, September 10, 2018 / Notices has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Halida meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Wisconsin. Corey A. Harrell Mr. Harrell, 42, has had ITDM since 2018. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Harrell understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Harrell meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class B CDL from Illinois. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Donald B. Harwell Mr. Harwell, 53, has had ITDM since 2018. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Harwell understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Harwell meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator’s license from South Carolina. John T. Ingin Mr. Ingin, 57, has had ITDM since 1982. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Sep 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 45739 the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Ingin understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Ingin meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator’s license from New York. more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Kuhn understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Kuhn meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Pennsylvania. James M. Kay Mr. Kay, 34, has had ITDM since 2002. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Kay understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Kay meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Indiana. Chad M. Kunkel Mr. Kunkel, 44, has had ITDM since 2005. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Kunkel understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Kunkel meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Minnesota. Marcus E.M. Killman Mr. Killman, 47, has had ITDM since 2018. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Killman understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Killman meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Kansas. Mark R. Kuhn Mr. Kuhn, 48, has had ITDM since 2018. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or PO 00000 Frm 00146 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Lawrence J. Lucero Mr. Lucero, 65, has had ITDM since 2018. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Lucero understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Lucero meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has stable nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Washington. Curtis M. Lyons Mr. Lyons, 37, has had ITDM since 2016. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1 45740 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 175 / Monday, September 10, 2018 / Notices resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Lyons understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Lyons meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator’s license from Indiana. Antonia Madrid Ms. Madrid, 57, has had ITDM since 2017. Her endocrinologist examined her in 2018 and certified that she has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. Her endocrinologist certifies that Ms. Madrid understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of her diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Ms. Madrid meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). Her ophthalmologist examined her in 2018 and certified that she has stable nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. She holds a Class B CDL from New Mexico. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Nankishore Mangal Mr. Mangal, 60, has had ITDM since 2016. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Mangal understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Mangal meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has stable nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Connecticut. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Sep 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 Fernando Martins Mr. Martins, 61, has had ITDM since 2011. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Martins understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Martins meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from New Hampshire. Vincent Matthews Mr. Matthews, 48, has had ITDM since 2013. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Matthews understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Matthews meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator’s license from South Carolina. Lawrence C. Maughan Mr. Maughan, 53, has had ITDM since 2011. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Maughan understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Maughan meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His PO 00000 Frm 00147 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator’s license from Utah. Peter M. Meserve Mr. Meserve, 55, has had ITDM since 2005. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Meserve understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Meserve meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator’s license from New Hampshire. Jason R. Miller Mr. Miller, 40, has had ITDM since 1983. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Miller understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Miller meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has stable proliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator’s license from Minnesota. Philips Ng Mr. Ng, 62, has had ITDM since 2015. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Ng understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 175 / Monday, September 10, 2018 / Notices insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Ng meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator’s license from Massachusetts. Don C. Oden Mr. Oden, 56, has had ITDM since 2016. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Oden understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Oden meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Kansas. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Charles T. Pappas Mr. Pappas, 54, has had ITDM since 2013. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Pappas understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Pappas meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has stable nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Washington. Stacy S. Patterson Mr. Patterson, 43, has had ITDM since 2017. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Sep 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 certifies that Mr. Patterson understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Patterson meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Virginia. Nathaniel P. Probasco Mr. Probasco, 30, has had ITDM since 2006. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Probasco understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Probasco meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator’s license from Pennsylvania. Mark K. Pugh Mr. Pugh, 69, has had ITDM since 2006. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Pugh understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Pugh meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator’s license from Pennsylvania. Anthony Rivera Mr. Rivera, 48, has had ITDM since 1988. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the PO 00000 Frm 00148 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45741 past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Rivera understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Rivera meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has stable proliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator’s license from New Jersey. Eddie A. Sellars Mr. Sellars, 74, has had ITDM since 2010. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Sellars understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Sellars meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has stable nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from North Carolina. James B. Stevens Mr. Stevens, 65, has had ITDM since 2018. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Stevens understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Stevens meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Minnesota. Edwinn D. Strong Mr. Strong, 41, has had ITDM since 2005. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1 45742 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 175 / Monday, September 10, 2018 / Notices severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Strong understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Strong meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Illinois. Terelle E. Thomas Mr. Thomas, 24, has had ITDM since 2017. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Thomas understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Thomas meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator’s license from Virginia. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Harvey S. Vaea Mr. Vaea, 52, has had ITDM since 2013. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Vaea understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Vaea meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from California. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Sep 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 Gene A. Vieira Mr. Vieira, 33, has had ITDM since 2003. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Vieira understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Vieira meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator’s license from Florida. Ronald Walker, Sr. Mr. Walker, 50, has had ITDM since 2018. His endocrinologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Walker understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Walker meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Illinois. III. Request for Comments IV. 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. Frm 00149 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 V. Viewing Comments and Documents To view comments, as well as any documents mentioned in this preamble, go to https://www.regulations.gov and in the search box insert the docket number FMCSA–2018–0203 and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, click ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ and you will find all documents and comments related to this notice. Issued on: August 30, 2018. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–19627 Filed 9–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2012–0032] In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA requests public comment from all interested persons on the exemption petitions described in this notice. We will consider all comments received before the close of business on the closing date indicated in the dates section of the notice. PO 00000 To submit your comment online, go to https://www.regulations.gov and in the search box insert the docket number FMCSA–2018–0203 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 materials received during the comment period. FMCSA may issue a final determination at any time after the close of the comment period. Commercial Driver’s License Standards: Application for Exemption; Daimler Trucks North America (Daimler) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition; grant of application for exemption. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to grant an exemption to Daimler Trucks North America (Daimler) for one of its commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. Daimler requested a 5-year exemption from the Federal requirement to hold a U.S. commercial driver’s license (CDL) for Mr. Christophe Veber, Lead Engineer in Vehicle Predictive Technology for SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2018-0203]


Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes 
Mellitus

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

ACTION: Notice of applications for exemption; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 46 individuals 
for an exemption from the prohibition in the Federal Motor Carrier 
Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) against persons with insulin-treated 
diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in 
interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these 
individuals with ITDM to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 10, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA-2018-0203 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 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. Background

    Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption 
from the FMCSRs for a five-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 
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 46 individuals listed in this notice have requested an 
exemption from the diabetes prohibition in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3). 
Accordingly, the Agency will evaluate the qualifications of each 
applicant to determine whether granting the exemption will achieve the 
required level of safety mandated by statute.
    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 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.
    FMCSA established its diabetes exemption program, based on the 
Agency's July 2000 study entitled ``A Report to Congress on the 
Feasibility of a Program to Qualify Individuals with Insulin-Treated 
Diabetes Mellitus to Operate in Interstate Commerce as Directed by the 
Transportation Act for the 21st Century.'' The report concluded that a 
safe and practicable protocol to allow some drivers with ITDM to 
operate CMVs is feasible. The September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441), Federal 
Register notice in conjunction with the November 8, 2005 (70 FR 67777), 
Federal Register notice provides the current protocol for allowing such 
drivers to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
    FMCSA notes that section 4129 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible 
and Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users requires 
the Secretary to revise its diabetes exemption program established on 
September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441). The revision must provide for 
individual assessment of drivers with diabetes mellitus, and be 
consistent with the criteria described in section 4018 of the 
Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (49 U.S.C. 31305).

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Section 4129 requires: (1) Elimination of the requirement for three 
years of experience operating CMVs while being treated with insulin; 
and (2) establishment of a specified minimum period of insulin use to 
demonstrate stable control of diabetes before being allowed to operate 
a CMV.
    In response to section 4129, FMCSA made immediate revisions to the 
diabetes exemption program established by the September 3, 2003 notice. 
FMCSA discontinued use of the three-year driving experience and 
fulfilled the requirements of section 4129 while continuing to ensure 
that operation of CMVs by drivers with ITDM will achieve the requisite 
level of safety required of all exemptions granted under 49 U.S.C. 
31136 (e). Section 4129(d) also directed FMCSA to ensure that drivers 
of CMVs with ITDM are not held to a higher standard than other drivers, 
with the exception of limited operating, monitoring and medical 
requirements that are deemed medically necessary. The FMCSA concluded 
that all of the operating, monitoring and medical requirements set out 
in the September 3, 2003, notice, except as modified, were in 
compliance with section 4129(d). Therefore, all of the requirements set 
out in the September 3, 2003, notice, except as modified by the notice 
in the Federal Register on November 8, 2005 (70 FR 67777), remain in 
effect.

II. Qualifications of Applicants

Anthony D. Anderson

    Mr. Anderson, 25, has had ITDM since 2004. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes while on his 
current insulin regimen. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. 
Anderson understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable 
control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV 
safely. Mr. Anderson meets the requirements of the vision standard at 
49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2018 and 
certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds an 
operator's license from Minnesota.

Larry S. Arringdale

    Mr. Arringdale, 55, has had ITDM since 2018. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Arringdale understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Arringdale meets 
the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from Indiana.

Brad M. Bennett

    Mr. Bennett, 43, has had ITDM since 1989. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Bennett understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Bennett meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has stable 
proliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from 
Oregon.

Ronald S. Blackwell

    Mr. Blackwell, 58, has had ITDM since 2018. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Blackwell understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Blackwell meets 
the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from Idaho.

Christine Byrd

    Ms. Byrd, 54, has had ITDM since 2017. Her endocrinologist examined 
her in 2018 and certified that she has had no severe hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or 
more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. Her 
endocrinologist certifies that Ms. Byrd understands diabetes management 
and monitoring, has stable control of her diabetes using insulin, and 
is able to drive a CMV safely. Ms. Byrd meets the requirements of the 
vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). Her optometrist examined her 
in 2018 and certified that she does not have diabetic retinopathy. She 
holds a Class B CDL from Iowa.

Garrett T. Cameron

    Mr. Cameron, 26, has had ITDM since 2014. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Cameron understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Cameron meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from Ohio.

Alfredo Casillas

    Mr. Casillas, 54, has had ITDM since 2006. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Casillas understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Casillas meets 
the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that

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he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Texas.

Guerschom K. Chiwengo

    Mr. Chiwengo, 58, has had ITDM since 2018. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Chiwengo understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Chiwengo meets 
the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Virginia.

David A. Coltrain

    Mr. Coltrain, 42, has had ITDM since 2018. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Coltrain understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Coltrain meets 
the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Iowa.

James D. Cosgrove

    Mr. Cosgrove, 28, has had ITDM since 1995. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Cosgrove understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Cosgrove meets 
the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from 
Massachusetts.

Jerome Davis, Sr.

    Mr. Davis, 57, has had ITDM since 2018. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Davis understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Davis meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Arizona.

Donald R. DeKruger

    Mr. DeKruger, 56, has had ITDM since 2007. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. DeKruger understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. DeKruger meets 
the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has stable 
nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Colorado.

Joseph M. Dema

    Mr. Dema, 40, has had ITDM since 2018. His endocrinologist examined 
him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or 
more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His 
endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Dema understands diabetes management 
and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and 
is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Dema meets the requirements of the 
vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him 
in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He 
holds an operator's license from Illinois.

Lynx D. Gardner

    Mr. Gardner, 31, has had ITDM since 1995. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Gardner understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Gardner meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not 
have diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from 
Nebraska.

Timothy M. Getchius

    Mr. Getchius, 21, has had ITDM since 2008. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Getchius understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Getchius meets 
the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from New York.

Jeffrey M. Halida

    Mr. Halida, 45, has had ITDM since 1985. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Halida understands 
diabetes management and monitoring,

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has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive 
a CMV safely. Mr. Halida meets the requirements of the vision standard 
at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2018 and 
certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class 
A CDL from Wisconsin.

Corey A. Harrell

    Mr. Harrell, 42, has had ITDM since 2018. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Harrell understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Harrell meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not 
have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class B CDL from Illinois.

Donald B. Harwell

    Mr. Harwell, 53, has had ITDM since 2018. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Harwell understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Harwell meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from South 
Carolina.

John T. Ingin

    Mr. Ingin, 57, has had ITDM since 1982. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Ingin understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Ingin meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not 
have diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from New 
York.

James M. Kay

    Mr. Kay, 34, has had ITDM since 2002. His endocrinologist examined 
him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or 
more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His 
endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Kay understands diabetes management 
and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and 
is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Kay meets the requirements of the 
vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him 
in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He 
holds a Class A CDL from Indiana.

Marcus E.M. Killman

    Mr. Killman, 47, has had ITDM since 2018. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Killman understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Killman meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Kansas.

Mark R. Kuhn

    Mr. Kuhn, 48, has had ITDM since 2018. His endocrinologist examined 
him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or 
more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His 
endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Kuhn understands diabetes management 
and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and 
is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Kuhn meets the requirements of the 
vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him 
in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He 
holds a Class A CDL from Pennsylvania.

Chad M. Kunkel

    Mr. Kunkel, 44, has had ITDM since 2005. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Kunkel understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Kunkel meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not 
have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Minnesota.

Lawrence J. Lucero

    Mr. Lucero, 65, has had ITDM since 2018. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Lucero understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Lucero meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has stable 
nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Washington.

Curtis M. Lyons

    Mr. Lyons, 37, has had ITDM since 2016. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or

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resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning 
in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe 
hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist 
certifies that Mr. Lyons understands diabetes management and 
monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is 
able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Lyons meets the requirements of the 
vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him 
in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He 
holds an operator's license from Indiana.

Antonia Madrid

    Ms. Madrid, 57, has had ITDM since 2017. Her endocrinologist 
examined her in 2018 and certified that she has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. Her endocrinologist certifies that Ms. Madrid understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of her diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Ms. Madrid meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). Her 
ophthalmologist examined her in 2018 and certified that she has stable 
nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. She holds a Class B CDL from New 
Mexico.

Nankishore Mangal

    Mr. Mangal, 60, has had ITDM since 2016. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Mangal understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Mangal meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has stable 
nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Connecticut.

Fernando Martins

    Mr. Martins, 61, has had ITDM since 2011. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Martins understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Martins meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from New Hampshire.

Vincent Matthews

    Mr. Matthews, 48, has had ITDM since 2013. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Matthews understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Matthews meets 
the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from South 
Carolina.

Lawrence C. Maughan

    Mr. Maughan, 53, has had ITDM since 2011. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Maughan understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Maughan meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not 
have diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from Utah.

Peter M. Meserve

    Mr. Meserve, 55, has had ITDM since 2005. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Meserve understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Meserve meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from New 
Hampshire.

Jason R. Miller

    Mr. Miller, 40, has had ITDM since 1983. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Miller understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Miller meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has stable 
proliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from 
Minnesota.

Philips Ng

    Mr. Ng, 62, has had ITDM since 2015. His endocrinologist examined 
him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or 
more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His 
endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Ng understands diabetes management 
and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using

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insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Ng meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from 
Massachusetts.

Don C. Oden

    Mr. Oden, 56, has had ITDM since 2016. His endocrinologist examined 
him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or 
more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His 
endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Oden understands diabetes management 
and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and 
is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Oden meets the requirements of the 
vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him 
in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He 
holds a Class A CDL from Kansas.

Charles T. Pappas

    Mr. Pappas, 54, has had ITDM since 2013. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Pappas understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Pappas meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has stable 
nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Washington.

Stacy S. Patterson

    Mr. Patterson, 43, has had ITDM since 2017. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Patterson understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Patterson meets 
the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not 
have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Virginia.

Nathaniel P. Probasco

    Mr. Probasco, 30, has had ITDM since 2006. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Probasco understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Probasco meets 
the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not 
have diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from 
Pennsylvania.

Mark K. Pugh

    Mr. Pugh, 69, has had ITDM since 2006. His endocrinologist examined 
him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or 
more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His 
endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Pugh understands diabetes management 
and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and 
is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Pugh meets the requirements of the 
vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined 
him in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. 
He holds an operator's license from Pennsylvania.

Anthony Rivera

    Mr. Rivera, 48, has had ITDM since 1988. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Rivera understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Rivera meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has stable 
proliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from 
New Jersey.

Eddie A. Sellars

    Mr. Sellars, 74, has had ITDM since 2010. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Sellars understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Sellars meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has stable 
nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from 
North Carolina.

James B. Stevens

    Mr. Stevens, 65, has had ITDM since 2018. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Stevens understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Stevens meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Minnesota.

Edwinn D. Strong

    Mr. Strong, 41, has had ITDM since 2005. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no

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severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, 
requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired 
cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months 
and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 
five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Strong understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Strong meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not 
have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Illinois.

Terelle E. Thomas

    Mr. Thomas, 24, has had ITDM since 2017. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Thomas understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Thomas meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from Virginia.

Harvey S. Vaea

    Mr. Vaea, 52, has had ITDM since 2013. His endocrinologist examined 
him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or 
more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His 
endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Vaea understands diabetes management 
and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and 
is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Vaea meets the requirements of the 
vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him 
in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He 
holds a Class A CDL from California.

Gene A. Vieira

    Mr. Vieira, 33, has had ITDM since 2003. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Vieira understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Vieira meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from Florida.

Ronald Walker, Sr.

    Mr. Walker, 50, has had ITDM since 2018. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Walker understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Walker meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Illinois.

III. Request for Comments

    In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA requests 
public comment from all interested persons on the exemption petitions 
described in this notice. We will consider all comments received before 
the close of business on the closing date indicated in the dates 
section of the notice.

IV. 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 https://www.regulations.gov and 
in the search box insert the docket number FMCSA-2018-0203 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 materials received during the 
comment period. FMCSA may issue a final determination at any time after 
the close of the comment period.

V. Viewing Comments and Documents

    To view comments, as well as any documents mentioned in this 
preamble, go to https://www.regulations.gov and in the search box insert 
the docket number FMCSA-2018-0203 and click ``Search.'' Next, click 
``Open Docket Folder'' and you will find all documents and comments 
related to this notice.

    Issued on: August 30, 2018.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2018-19627 Filed 9-7-18; 8:45 am]
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