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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
15 August 2018


[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 158 (Wednesday, August 15, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40642-40648]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-17591]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2018-0202]


Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes 
Mellitus

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

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

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 39 individuals 
for an exemption from the prohibition in the Federal Motor Carrier 
Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) against persons with insulin-treated 
diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in 
interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these 
individuals with ITDM to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 14, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA-2018-0202 using any of the 
following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
    Instructions: Each submission must include the Agency name and the 
docket number(s) for this notice. Note that all comments received will 
be posted without change to 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., e.t., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays. The FDMS is available 24 hours each day e.t., 
365 days each year. If you want acknowledgment that we received your 
comments, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope or postcard 
or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting 
comments online.
    Privacy Act: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits 
comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT 
posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information 
the commenter provides, to http://www.regulations.gov, as described in 
the system of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed 
at http://www.dot.gov/privacy.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Christine A. Hydock, Chief, 
Medical Programs Division, (202) 366-4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, 
Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W64-224, 
Washington, DC 20590-0001. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., e.t., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. If you have questions

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regarding viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Docket 
Services, telephone (202) 366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption 
from the FMCSRs for a five-year period if it finds ``such exemption 
would likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater 
than the level that would be achieved absent such exemption.'' The 
statute also allows the Agency to renew exemptions at the end of the 
five-year period. FMCSA grants exemptions from the FMCSRs for a two-
year period to align with the maximum duration of a driver's medical 
certification.
    The 39 individuals listed in this notice have requested an 
exemption from the diabetes prohibition in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3). 
Accordingly, the Agency will evaluate the qualifications of each 
applicant to determine whether granting the exemption will achieve the 
required level of safety mandated by statute.
    The physical qualification standard for drivers regarding diabetes 
found in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3) states that a person is physically 
qualified to drive a CMV if that person has no established medical 
history or clinical diagnosis of diabetes mellitus currently requiring 
insulin for control. The Agency established the current requirement for 
diabetes in 1970 because several risk studies indicated that drivers 
with diabetes had a higher rate of crash involvement than the general 
population.
    FMCSA established its diabetes exemption program, based on the 
Agency's July 2000 study entitled ``A Report to Congress on the 
Feasibility of a Program to Qualify Individuals with Insulin-Treated 
Diabetes Mellitus to Operate in Interstate Commerce as Directed by the 
Transportation Act for the 21st Century.'' The report concluded that a 
safe and practicable protocol to allow some drivers with ITDM to 
operate CMVs is feasible. The September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441), Federal 
Register notice in conjunction with the November 8, 2005 (70 FR 67777), 
Federal Register notice provides the current protocol for allowing such 
drivers to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
    FMCSA notes that section 4129 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible 
and Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users requires 
the Secretary to revise its diabetes exemption program established on 
September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441). The revision must provide for 
individual assessment of drivers with diabetes mellitus, and be 
consistent with the criteria described in section 4018 of the 
Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (49 U.S.C. 31305). 
Section 4129 requires: (1) Elimination of the requirement for three 
years of experience operating CMVs while being treated with insulin; 
and (2) establishment of a specified minimum period of insulin use to 
demonstrate stable control of diabetes before being allowed to operate 
a CMV.
    In response to section 4129, FMCSA made immediate revisions to the 
diabetes exemption program established by the September 3, 2003 notice. 
FMCSA discontinued use of the three-year driving experience and 
fulfilled the requirements of section 4129 while continuing to ensure 
that operation of CMVs by drivers with ITDM will achieve the requisite 
level of safety required of all exemptions granted under 49 U.S.C. 
31136 (e). Section 4129(d) also directed FMCSA to ensure that drivers 
of CMVs with ITDM are not held to a higher standard than other drivers, 
with the exception of limited operating, monitoring and medical 
requirements that are deemed medically necessary. The FMCSA concluded 
that all of the operating, monitoring and medical requirements set out 
in the September 3, 2003, notice, except as modified, were in 
compliance with section 4129(d). Therefore, all of the requirements set 
out in the September 3, 2003, notice, except as modified by the notice 
in the Federal Register on November 8, 2005 (70 FR 67777), remain in 
effect.

II. Qualifications of Applicants

Jeffrey L. Barton

    Mr. Barton, 53, has had ITDM since 2015. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Barton understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Barton meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Kansas.

Michael J. Beattie

    Mr. Beattie, 60, has had ITDM since 2018. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Beattie understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Beattie meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Tennessee.

Timothy W. Beeny

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

Joseph A. Bradley

    Mr. Bradley, 54, has had ITDM since 2015. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Bradley understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Bradley meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy.

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He holds an operator's license from Indiana.

Harold B. Bryan

    Mr. Bryan, 25, has had ITDM since 2016. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Bryan understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Bryan meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class B CDL from Idaho.

Javis B. Cruz

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

Matthew A. Cunningham

    Mr. Cunningham, 57, has had ITDM since 2016. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. 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 2018 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from New York.

Victor J. Da-Chao

    Mr. Da-Chao, 61, has had ITDM since 2009. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Da-Chao understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Da-Chao meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not 
have diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from 
Maryland.

Timothy S. Danley

    Mr. Danley, 50, has had ITDM since 2014. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Danley understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Danley meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from Texas.

Richard G. Dattler, Jr.

    Mr. Dattler, 51, has had ITDM since 2015. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Dattler understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Dattler meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from Oregon.

Ellen M. Diggs

    Ms. Diggs, 51, has had ITDM since 1994. Her endocrinologist 
examined her in 2018 and certified that she has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. Her endocrinologist certifies that Ms. Diggs understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of her diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Ms. Diggs meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). Her 
ophthalmologist examined her in 2018 and certified that she does not 
have diabetic retinopathy. She holds an operator's license from Kansas.

Marven J. Finken

    Mr. Finken, 53, has had ITDM since 2017. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Finken understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Finken meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Minnesota.

Randie S. Fisher, Jr.

    Mr. Fisher, 22, has had ITDM since 2008. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Fisher understands

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

Jason J. Fleisch

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

Ryan M. Galusha

    Mr. Galusha, 29, has had ITDM since 2011. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Galusha understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Galusha meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from New York.

Raymond M. Hamlin

    Mr. Hamlin, 75, has had ITDM since 2011. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Hamlin understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Hamlin meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not 
have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Maine.

Steven L. Hare, Jr.

    Mr. Hare, 26, has had ITDM since 1997. His endocrinologist examined 
him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or 
more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His 
endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Hare understands diabetes management 
and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and 
is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Hare meets the requirements of the 
vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him 
in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He 
holds an operator's license from North Carolina.

Joshua R. Hedges

    Mr. Hedges, 28, has had ITDM since 2011. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Hedges understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Hedges meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from Missouri.

Vicky L. Hill

    Ms. Hill, 63, has had ITDM since 2010. Her endocrinologist examined 
her in 2018 and certified that she has had no severe hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or 
more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. Her 
endocrinologist certifies that Ms. Hill understands diabetes management 
and monitoring, has stable control of her diabetes using insulin, and 
is able to drive a CMV safely. Ms. Hill meets the requirements of the 
vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). Her ophthalmologist examined 
her in 2018 and certified that she has stable nonproliferative diabetic 
retinopathy. She holds an operator's license from Washington.

Charles O. Hudson

    Mr. Hudson, 59, has had ITDM since 2010. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Hudson understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Hudson meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not 
have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Tennessee.

James A. Keebaugh

    Mr. Keebaugh, 57, has had ITDM since 2011. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Keebaugh understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Keebaugh meets 
the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has stable 
nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class B CDL from 
Pennsylvania.

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Rein R. Kori

    Mr. Kori, 22, has had ITDM since 2008. His endocrinologist examined 
him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or 
more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His 
endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Kori understands diabetes management 
and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and 
is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Kori meets the requirements of the 
vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him 
in 2018 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He 
holds an operator's license from Tennessee.

Thomas C. McGee

    Mr. McGee, 35, has had ITDM since 2011. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. McGee understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. McGee meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from South 
Carolina.

Anton Means

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

Andrew P. Metze

    Mr. Metze, 25, has had ITDM since 2006. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Metze understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Metze meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from South 
Carolina.

Christopher J. Misner

    Mr. Misner, 42, has had ITDM since 1987. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Misner understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Misner meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from Michigan.

Mohamed S. Mohamed

    Mr. Mohamed, 46, has had ITDM since 2018. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Mohamed understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Mohamed meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not 
have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Massachusetts.

Eugene G. Mueller

    Mr. Mueller, 72, has had ITDM since 1959. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Mueller understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Mueller meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has stable 
proliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from 
Wisconsin.

Reginald J. Pokorny

    Mr. Pokorny, 41, has had ITDM since 2016. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Pokorny understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Pokorny meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Nebraska.

Vernon C. Read

    Mr. Read, 56, has had ITDM since 1985. His endocrinologist examined 
him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance 
of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that 
occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or 
more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His 
endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Read 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. Read meets the requirements of the vision standard at 
49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and 
certified that he has stable nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He 
holds an operator's license from California.

John W. Rosenthal

    Mr. Rosenthal, 75, has had ITDM since 2014. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Rosenthal understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Rosenthal meets 
the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class B CDL from Idaho.

Steve A. Santamaria

    Mr. Santamaria, 40, has had ITDM since 2007. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Santamaria understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Santamaria meets 
the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
optometrist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from Illinois.

Ricky J. Sawyer

    Mr. Sawyer, 33, has had ITDM since 1987. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Sawyer understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Sawyer meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has stable 
proliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from 
Alaska.

Justin G. Simpson

    Mr. Simpson, 31, has had ITDM since 1999. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Simpson understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Simpson meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not 
have diabetic retinopathy. He holds an operator's license from Ohio.

Jacob H. Turner

    Mr. Turner, 24, has had ITDM since 2004. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
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 2018 and certified that he does not have 
diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Arkansas.

Chad E. Vanscoy

    Mr. Vanscoy, 47, has had ITDM since 2012. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Vanscoy understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Vanscoy meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has stable 
nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Ohio.

Phillip M. Woods

    Mr. Woods, 59, has had ITDM since 2016. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Woods understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Woods meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he has stable 
nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Michigan.

Robert W. Youdath

    Mr. Youdath, 34, has had ITDM since 1992. His endocrinologist 
examined him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe 
hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring 
the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive 
function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no 
recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five 
years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Youdath understands 
diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes 
using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Youdath meets the 
requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His 
ophthalmologist examined him in 2018 and certified that he does not 
have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class B CDL from Ohio.

Brian D. Zoll

    Mr. Zoll, 53, has had ITDM since 2017. His endocrinologist examined 
him in 2018 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic 
reactions resulting

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

III. Request for Comments

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

IV. Submitting Comments

    You may submit your comments and material online or by fax, mail, 
or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. FMCSA 
recommends that you include your name and a mailing address, an email 
address, or a phone number in the body of your document so that FMCSA 
can contact you if there are questions regarding your submission.
    To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov and 
in the search box insert the docket number FMCSA-2018-0202 and click 
the search button. When the new screen appears, click on the blue 
``Comment Now!'' button on the right hand side of the page. On the new 
page, enter information required including the specific section of this 
document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each 
suggestion or recommendation. If you submit your comments by mail or 
hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 8\1/2\ 
by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit 
comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the facility, 
please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope.
    We will consider all comments and materials received during the 
comment period. FMCSA may issue a final determination at any time after 
the close of the comment period.

V. Viewing Comments and Documents

    To view comments, as well as any documents mentioned in this 
preamble, go to http://www.regulations.gov and in the search box insert 
the docket number FMCSA-2018-0202 and click ``Search.'' Next, click 
``Open Docket Folder'' and you will find all documents and comments 
related to this notice.

    Issued on: August 9, 2018.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2018-17591 Filed 8-14-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-EX-P

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