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Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

American Government

Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

Larry W. Minor
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
July 1, 2015


[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 126 (Wednesday, July 1, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 37719-37726]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-16112]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2015-0062]


Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes 
Mellitus

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

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

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 49 individuals 
for exemption from the prohibition against persons with insulin-treated 
diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) 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 July 31, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA-2015-0062 using any of the 
following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line 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., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
    Instructions: Each submission must include the Agency name and the 
docket numbers for this notice. Note that all comments received will be 
posted without change to http://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 http://

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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., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The 
Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) is available 24 hours each day, 
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 on-line.
    Privacy Act: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits 
comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT 
posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information 
the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the 
system of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at 
www.dot.gov/privacy.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles A. Horan, III, Director, 
Carrier, Driver and Vehicle Safety Standards, (202) 366-4001, 
fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Room W64-224, Washington, DC 20590-0001. Office 
hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except 
Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption 
from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for a 2-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 2-year period. The 49 individuals listed 
in this notice have recently requested such an exemption from the 
diabetes prohibition in 49 CFR 391.41(b) (3), which applies to drivers 
of CMVs in interstate commerce. 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.

II. Qualifications of Applicants

Adele M. Aasen

    Ms. Aasen, 53, has had ITDM since 1971. Her endocrinologist 
examined her in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
Her endocrinologist certifies that Ms. Aasen understands diabetes 
management and monitoring has stable control of her diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Ms. Aasen meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). Her 
optometrist examined her in 2015 and certified that she does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. She holds an operator's license from North 
Dakota.

Kyle E. Beine

    Mr. Beine, 23, has had ITDM since 2004. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Beine understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Beine meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2015 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from Wisconsin.

Dean B. Bibens, Jr.

    Mr. Bibens, 58, has had ITDM since 2002. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Bibens understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Bibens meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2014 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from Connecticut.

Joseph M. Blackwell

    Mr. Blackwell, 31, has had ITDM since 2010. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 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 2015 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from Georgia.

Joseph G. Blastick

    Mr. Blastick, 35, has had ITDM since 1987. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Blastick understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Blastick meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2015 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from South Dakota.

Gary W. Boninsegna

    Mr. Boninsegna, 58, has had ITDM since 1991. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Boninsegna understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Boninsegna meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2015 and certified that he has stable 
nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class B CDL from 
Ohio.

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Brian K. Bouma

    Mr. Bouma, 47, has had ITDM since 2015. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Bouma understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Bouma meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2015 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Michigan.

Billy J. Bronson

    Mr. Bronson, 60, has had ITDM since 2007. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Bronson understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Bronson meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2015 and certified that he does not 
have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Oregon.

Michael L. Campbell

    Mr. Campbell, 57, has had ITDM since 2011. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Campbell understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Campbell meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2015 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from North Carolina.

Steven C. Cornell

    Mr. Cornell, 45, has had ITDM since 2013. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Cornell understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Cornell meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2015 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Pennsylvania.

Josiah L. Crestik

    Mr. Crestik, 24, has had ITDM since 1997. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Crestik understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Crestik meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2015 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from Minnesota.

Richard L. Cunningham

    Mr. Cunningham, 66, has had ITDM since 2010. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Cunningham understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Cunningham meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2015 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from Nebraska.

Thomas M. Delasko

    Mr. Delasko, 41, has had ITDM since 2005. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Delasko understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Delasko meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2015 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from Florida.

William T. Eason

    Mr. Eason, 54, has had ITDM since 2011. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Eason understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Eason meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2015 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from North Carolina.

Stefan D. Gall

    Mr. Gall, 60, has had ITDM since 2008. His endocrinologist examined 
him in 2015 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 (2 or 
more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. His 
endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Gall 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. Gall meets the requirements of the vision standard at 
49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2015 and 
certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a 
chauffeur's license from Michigan.

Douglas J. Garrison

    Mr. Garrison, 55, has had ITDM since 1990. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Garrison understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Garrison meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2015 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from Iowa.

Charles F. Gollahon

    Mr. Gollahon, 81, has had ITDM since 2011. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Gollahon understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Gollahon meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2014 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Ohio.

Donald E. Gray

    Mr. Gray, 61, has had ITDM since 2014. His endocrinologist examined 
him in 2015 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 (2 or 
more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. His 
endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Gray understands diabetes management 
and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and 
is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Gray meets the requirements of the 
vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined 
him in 2015 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. 
He holds a Class A CDL from Florida.

Daniel W. Gregory

    Mr. Gregory, 57, has had ITDM since 2014. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Gregory understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Gregory meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2015 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from North Carolina.

Barry L. Grimes, Sr.

    Mr. Grimes, 70, has had ITDM since 2013. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Grimes understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Grimes meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2015 and certified that he does not 
have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Maryland.

Dennis J. Grimm

    Mr. Grimm, 55, has had ITDM since 2014. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2014 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Grimm understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Grimm meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2015 and certified that he does not 
have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Delaware.

Stephen G. Helmer

    Mr. Helmer, 47, has had ITDM since 1996. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Helmer understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Helmer meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2015 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Nebraska.

Kenneth P. Henry

    Mr. Henry, 51, has had ITDM since 2008. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2014 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Henry understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Henry meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2015 and certified that he has stable 
nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class B CDL from 
Washington.

Marco K. Higgs

    Mr. Higgs, 41, has had ITDM since 1995. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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

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that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (2 
or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. His 
endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Higgs understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Higgs meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2015 and certified that he has stable 
nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license 
from Oregon.

Jeffrey T. Hunley

    Mr. Hunley, 45, has had ITDM since 2010. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Hunley understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Hunley meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2015 and certified that he has stable 
nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from 
North Carolina.

Colin S. Jackson

    Mr. Jackson, 32, has had ITDM since 1995. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Jackson understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Jackson meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2015 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from Washington.

Dennis J. Klawes

    Mr. Klawes, 69, has had ITDM since 2013. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2014 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Klawes understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Klawes meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2014 and certified that he does not 
have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Wisconsin.

John E. Marshall

    Mr. Marshall, 77, has had ITDM since 2006. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Marshall understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Marshall meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2015 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Pennsylvania.

Andrew Milite

    Mr. Milite, 47, has had ITDM since 2011. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Milite understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Milite meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2015 and certified that he does not 
have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class B CDL from New York.

Peter E. Mizialko

    Mr. Mizialko, 53, has had ITDM since 2012. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Mizialko understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Mizialko meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2015 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from New Jersey.

Matthew E. Modlin

    Mr. Modlin, 25, has had ITDM since 2006. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Modlin understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Modlin meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2015 and certified that he does not 
have diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from North 
Carolina.

Michael I. Moore

    Mr. Moore, 64, has had ITDM since 2003. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Moore understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Moore meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2015 and certified that

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

Clyde S. Morgan

    Mr. Morgan, 58, has had ITDM since 2015. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Morgan understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Morgan meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2015 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Minnesota.

Richard M. Ohland

    Mr. Ohland, 55, has had ITDM since 2014. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Ohland understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Ohland meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2015 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Minnesota.

James D. Parrish

    Mr. Parrish, 60, has had ITDM since 2014. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Parrish understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Parrish meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2015 and certified that he does not 
have diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from North 
Carolina.

Justin D. Redding

    Mr. Redding, 42, has had ITDM since 2014. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Redding understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Redding meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2015 and certified that he has stable 
nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Montana.

Alex R. Rumph

    Mr. Rumph, 30, has had ITDM since 1990. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Rumph understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Rumph meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2015 and certified that he has stable 
nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Montana.

Kenneth S. Schoenberger

    Mr. Schoenberger, 57, has had ITDM since 2012. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Schoenberger understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Schoenberger 
meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). 
His optometrist examined him in 2015 and certified that he does not 
have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Pennsylvania.

Jarred E. Shawles

    Mr. Shawles, 29, has had ITDM since 1994. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Shawles understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Shawles meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2015 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from California.

Charles M. Smith

    Mr. Smith, 42, has had ITDM since 2004. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Smith understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Smith meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2015 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Pennsylvania.

Howard L. Smith

    Mr. Smith, 71, has had ITDM since 2014. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist

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certifies that Mr. Smith understands diabetes management and 
monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is 
able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Smith meets the requirements of the 
vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined 
him in 2015 and certified that he has stable nonproliferative diabetic 
retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Illinois.

Jeffrey S. Snyder

    Mr. Snyder, 51, has had ITDM since 2014. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Snyder understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Snyder meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2015 and certified that he has stable 
nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license 
from Pennsylvania.

Jerry L. Stevens

    Mr. Stevens, 55, has had ITDM since 1975. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 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 2015 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Nebraska.

Todd A. Stover

    Mr. Stover, 45, has had ITDM since 1990. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Stover understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Stover meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2014 and certified that he has stable 
nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Pennsylvania.

Kevin G. Sundquist

    Mr. Sundquist, 32, has had ITDM since 2009. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Sundquist understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Sundquist meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2015 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from Minnesota.

David N. Tetlak

    Mr. Tetlak, 36, has had ITDM since 1998. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Tetlak understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Tetlak meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2015 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from Pennsylvania.

Dennis P. Walker, Jr.

    Mr. Walker, 40, has had ITDM since 2010. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 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 2015 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from Ohio.

Horace V. Watson

    Mr. Watson, 34, has had ITDM since 2009. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Watson understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Watson meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2015 and certified that he has stable 
nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class B CDL from 
Georgia.

Jeremy W. Wolfe

    Mr. Wolfe, 34, has had ITDM since 1982. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2015 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 (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. 
His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Wolfe understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Wolfe meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2015 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from Missouri.

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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 date section 
of the notice.
    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).\1\ 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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    \1\ Section 4129(a) refers to the 2003 notice as a ``final 
rule.'' However, the 2003 notice did not issue a ``final rule'' but 
did establish the procedures and standards for issuing exemptions 
for drivers with ITDM.
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    Section 4129 requires: (1) Elimination of the requirement for 3 
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 3-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.

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 http://www.regulations.gov and 
in the search box insert the docket number FMCSA-2015-0062 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 material received during the 
comment period and may change this proposed rule based on your 
comments. FMCSA may issue a final rule 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, To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov and in the search box insert the docket number 
FMCSA-2015-0062 and click ``Search.'' Next, click ``Open Docket 
Folder'' and you will find all documents and comments related to the 
proposed rulemaking.

    Issued on June 23, 2015.
Larry W. Minor,
 Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2015-16112 Filed 6-30-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-EX-P

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