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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 15, 2015


[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 135 (Wednesday, July 15, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 41550-41558]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-17328]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2015-0063]


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 58 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 August 14, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA-2015-0063 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://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 58 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

James D. Acker

    Mr. Acker, 43, 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. Acker understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Acker 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 Oregon.

Henry Andreoli

    Mr. Andreoli, 65, 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. Andreoli understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Andreoli meets the

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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 Massachusetts.

Jonathan A. Boston

    Mr. Boston, 50, 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. Boston understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Boston 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 York.

James G. Bracegirdle

    Mr. Bracegirdle, 52, 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. Bracegirdle understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Bracegirdle 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 Georgia.

Richard T. Bray

    Mr. Bray, 61, 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. Bray understands diabetes management 
and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and 
is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Bray 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 Texas.

Joseph C. Brewster

    Mr. Brewster, 21, 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. Brewster understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Brewster 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 
Virginia.

Bradley R. Brown

    Mr. Brown, 64, 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. Brown understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Brown 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 New Hampshire.

Steven G. Brown

    Mr. Brown, 35, 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. Brown understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Brown 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 Minnesota.

Annette F. Bryant

    Ms. Bryant, 52, has had ITDM since 2013. 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. Bryant understands diabetes 
management and monitoring has stable control of her diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Ms. Bryant meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). Her 
optometrist examined her in 2013 and certified that she does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. She holds an operator's license from California.

Brian G. Carter

    Mr. Carter, 50, 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. Carter understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Carter 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 Georgia.

Daniel B. Craig

    Mr. Craig, 46, 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

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more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. His 
endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Craig understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Craig 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 Oregon.

Willie L. Davis

    Mr. Davis, 65, 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. 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 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2015 and certified that he has stable 
nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Mississippi.

Sean W. Dempsey

    Mr. Dempsey, 31, has had ITDM since 1992. 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. Dempsey understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Dempsey 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.

Patrick L. Feely

    Mr. Feely, 68, 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. Feely understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Feely 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.

Garry W. Garrison

    Mr. Garrison, 52, 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. 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 a Class A CDL from Wisconsin.

James Genello

    Mr. Genello, 50, 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. Genello understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Genello 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 New 
Jersey.

John T. Gorman

    Mr. Gorman, 40, has had ITDM since 1984. 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. Gorman understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Gorman 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 New Jersey.

Gabriel L. Grooms

    Mr. Grooms, 44, 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. Grooms understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Grooms 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 Washington.

Joel K. Hawkins

    Mr. Hawkins, 37, has had ITDM since 2000. 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. Hawkins understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Hawkins 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 Illinois.

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William H. Hudgens, Jr.

    Mr. Hudgens, 64, 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. Hudgens understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Hudgens 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 Texas.

Gary L. Hulslander

    Mr. Hulslander, 64, 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. Hulslander understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Hulslander 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 Pennsylvania.

Daniel E. Jackowski

    Mr. Jackowski, 36, 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. Jackowski understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Jackowski 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 
Wisconsin.

Alan J. Jeffrey

    Mr. Jeffrey, 25, has had ITDM since 1992. 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. Jeffrey understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Jeffrey 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 Connecticut.

John W. Johnson

    Mr. Johnson, 54, 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. Johnson understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Johnson 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 Tennessee.

Samuel S. Johnson

    Mr. Johnson, 21, 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. Johnson understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Johnson 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 Wisconsin.

Thomas R. Keaton

    Mr. Keaton, 62, 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. Keaton understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Keaton 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 Missouri.

Charles A. Kelley

    Mr. Kelley, 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. Kelley understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Kelley 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 Iowa.

Omer E. King

    Mr. King, 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 certifies that Mr. King 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. King 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 B CDL from Pennsylvania.

Eric R. Knutson

    Mr. Knutson, 40, 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. Knutson understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Knutson 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.

Bruce E. Koehn

    Mr. Koehn, 32, 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. Koehn understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Koehn 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 Kansas.

Douglas L. Kugler

    Mr. Kugler, 63, 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. Kugler understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Kugler 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.

John G. Leutze, Jr.

    Mr. Leutze, 62, 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. Leutze understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Leutze 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 New 
York.

Hershel McIntosh

    Mr. McIntosh, 61, 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. McIntosh understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. McIntosh 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 Kentucky.

Andrew S. McKinney

    Mr. McKinney, 26, 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. McKinney understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. McKinney 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.

Michael L. Medina

    Mr. Medina, 50, 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. Medina understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Medina 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 Colorado.

Douglas D. Miller

    Mr. Miller, 57, 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. 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 2015 and certified that he does not 
have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Wyoming.

Dallas W. Minton

    Mr. Minton, 71, 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

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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. Minton understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Minton 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 Indiana.

Ronnie R. Parker

    Mr. Parker, 31, 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. Parker understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Parker 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 Maine.

Robert F. Perez

    Mr. Perez, 50, 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. Perez understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Perez 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 C CDL from Pennsylvania.

Ray E. Phipps

    Mr. Phipps, 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. Phipps understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Phipps 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 Illinois.

Bruce F. Sanderson

    Mr. Sanderson, 62, 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. Sanderson understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Sanderson 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 Louisiana.

Raymond Santiago

    Mr. Santiago, 48, 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. Santiago understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Santiago 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 New Jersey.

Travis D. Shadden

    Mr. Shadden, 37, 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. Shadden understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Shadden 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 Indiana.

Randy S. Steinbach

    Mr. Steinbach, 63, 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. Steinbach understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Steinbach 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 Washington.

Bradley D. Stillman

    Mr. Stillman, 46, 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. Stillman understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Stillman 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 
Arizona.

Paul R. Thorkelson

    Mr. Thorkelson, 64, 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. Thorkelson understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Thorkelson 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 C CDL from Minnesota.

Michael J. Toth

    Mr. Toth, 61, has had ITDM since 1965. 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. Toth understands diabetes management 
and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and 
is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Toth 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 Pennsylvania.

Christopher O. Trent

    Mr. Trent, 46, 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. Trent understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Trent 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 Kansas.

Charles H. Turner

    Mr. Turner, 44, 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. Turner understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Turner 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 Wisconsin.

Jesse W. Turner

    Mr. Turner, 52, 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. Turner understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Turner 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 Michigan.

Donavan A. Van Houten

    Mr. Van Houten, 38, 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. Van Houten understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Van Houten 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 Washington.

Matt S. Volk

    Mr. Volk, 56, 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. Volk understands diabetes management 
and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and 
is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Volk 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.

Daniel M. Waldner

    Mr. Waldner, 57, 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. Waldner understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Waldner 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 North Dakota.

Carlton G. Watson

    Mr. Watson, 59, 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

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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 Maryland.

Timothy L. Wilkinson

    Mr. Wilkinson, 63, 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. Wilkinson understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Wilkinson 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 C CDL from Ohio.

Catherine A. Willcox

    Ms. Willcox, 51, has had ITDM since 2015. 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. Willcox understands diabetes 
management and monitoring has stable control of her diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Ms. Willcox 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 a Class A CDL from Connecticut.

Kenneth P. Wing

    Mr. Wing, 55, 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. Wing understands diabetes management 
and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and 
is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Wing 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 Michigan.

Timothy W. Young

    Mr. Young, 51, 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. Young understands diabetes 
management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using 
insulin, and is able to drive a CVM safely. Mr. Young 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.

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-2015-0063 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

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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-2015-0063 and click ``Search.'' Next, click ``Open Docket 
Folder'' and you will find all documents and comments related to the 
proposed rulemaking.

    Issued on: July 7, 2015.
 Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2015-17328 Filed 7-14-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-EX-P

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