Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 63379-63387 [E6-18087]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 209 / Monday, October 30, 2006 / Notices • Action Item Review. Attendance is open to the public, but will be limited to the availability of meeting room space. Please confirm your attendance with the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section no later than November 15, 2006. Please provide the following information: Full legal name, country of citizenship, and name of your industry association, or applicable affiliation. If you are attending as a public citizen, please indicate so. For persons participating by telephone, the call-in number is (202) 366–3920; the Passcode is ‘‘1158’’. To insure that sufficient telephone lines are available, please notify the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of your intent to participate by telephone by November 15, 2006. Anyone calling from outside the Washington, DC metropolitan area will be responsible for paying longdistance charges. The public must make arrangements by November 15, 2006, to present oral statements at the meeting. Written statements may be presented to the committee at any time by providing 25 copies to the Assistant Executive Director for Transport Airplane and Engine Issues or by providing copies at the meeting. Copies of the document to be presented to ARAC for decision by the FAA may be made available by contacting the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. If you need assistance or require a reasonable accommodation for the meeting or meeting documents, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Sign and oral interpretation, as well as a listening device, can be made available if requested 10 calendar days before the meeting. Issued in Washington, DC, on October 23, 2006. Eve Adams, Acting Director, Office of Rulemaking. [FR Doc. E6–18146 Filed 10–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Notice of Meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee ACTION: Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Park Service (NPS), in accordance with the National Parks Air Tour VerDate Aug<31>2005 02:16 Oct 28, 2006 Jkt 211001 Management Act of 2000, announce the next meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ANPOAG ARC). This notice informs the public of the date, location, and agenda for the meeting. Date and Location: The NPOAG ARC will meet from November 28–30, 2006, at the Zion National Park Lodge, Zion National Park, Springdale, Utah 84767, phone number (435) 772–0211. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry Brayer, Manager, Executive Resource Staff, Western-Pacific Region, Federal Aviation Administration, 15000 Aviation Blvd., Hawthorne, CA 90250, telephone: (310) 725–3800, Barry.Brayer@faa.gov, or Karen Trevino, National Park Service, Natural Sounds Program, 1201 Oakridge Dr., Suite 100, Ft. Collins, CO 80525, telephone (970) 225–3563, Karen_Trevino@nps.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000, enacted on April 5, 2000, as Public Law 106–181 (Pub. L. 106–181), required the establishment of a National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) within one year after its enactment. The NPOAG was to be a balanced group representative of general aviation, commercial air tour operations, environmental concerns, and Indian tribes. The duties of the NPOAG include providing advice, information, and recommendations to the NPS Director and the FAA Administrator, on implementation of Public Law 106–181, quiet aircraft technology, other measures that might accommodate interests to visitors to national parks, and, at the request of the Director and Administrator, on safety, environmental, and other issues related to commercial air tour operations over national parks or tribal lands. On March 12, 2001, the FAA and NPS announced the establishment of the NPOAG (48 FR 14429). On October 10, 2003, the Administrator signed Order No. 1110–138 establishing the NPOAG as an aviation rulemaking committee (ARC) and on January 20, 2006, the Administrator updated Order No. 1110.138 and signed Order No. 1110.138A (71 FR 16610). The advisory group has held nine meetings. The current members of the NPOAG ARC are Heidi Williams (general aviation), Matthew Zuccaro, Elling Halvorson, and Alan Stephen (commercial air tour operations), Don Barger, Chip PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63379 Dennerlein, Dr. Gregory A. Miller and Mark Peterson (environmental interests), and Rory Majenty and Richard Deertrack (Native American tribes). Agenda for the November 28–30, 2006 Meeting The agenda for the meeting will include, but is not limited to, the following review and approval of previous meeting minutes; discussion of Interim Operating Authority (IOA) issues; update on ongoing Air Tour Management Program (ATMP) projects; NPOAG Subgroup assignments and reports; discussion of Mt. Rushmore Draft Environmental Assessment (EA). Attendance at the Meeting Although this is not a public meeting, interested persons may attend. Because seating is limited, if you plan to attend, please contact one of the persons listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT so that meeting space may be made to accommodate all attendees. Record of the Meeting If you cannot attend the meeting, a summary record of the meeting will be made available under the program information section of the FAA ATMP Web site at http://www.atmp.faa.gov or through the Executive Resource Staff, Western-Pacific Region, Federal Aviation Administration, 15000 Aviation Blvd., Hawthorne, CA 90250, telephone: (310) 725–3800. Issued on October 20, 2006. Barry S. Brayer, Executive Resource Manager, Western-Pacific Region. [FR Doc. 06–8950 Filed 10–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2006–26066] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of applications for exemptions; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 75 individuals for exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals to qualify as drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 63380 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 209 / Monday, October 30, 2006 / Notices without meeting the Federal vision standard. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 29, 2006. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Department of Transportation (DOT) Docket Management System (DMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2006–26066 using any of the following methods: • Web Site: http://dmses.dot.gov/ submit. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the DOT electronic docket site. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590– 0001. • Hand Delivery: Room PL–401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and docket number for this Notice. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http://dms.dot.gov including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading for further information. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// dms.dot.gov at any time or Room PL– 401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The DMS 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: Anyone may search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or of the person signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477; Apr. 11, 2000). This information is also available at http:// dms.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Mary D. Gunnels, Chief, Physical VerDate Aug<31>2005 02:16 Oct 28, 2006 Jkt 211001 Qualifications Division, (202) 366–4001, maggi.gunnels@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Room 8301, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption for a 2year 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.’’ FMCSA can renew exemptions at the end of each 2-year period. The 75 individuals listed in this Notice each have requested an exemption from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), 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. Qualifications of Applicants Lucas R. Aleman Mr. Aleman, age 45, has had optic atrophy in his left eye due to an injury that occurred at age 20. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, count-finger vision. Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘As far as driving a motor vehicle is concerned, Lucas should be well adapted to his visual status and from a visual standpoint should be able to operate a motor vehicle, including a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Aleman reported that he has driven straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 125,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 22 years, accumulating 2.2 million miles. He holds a Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL) from Kansas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Michael L. Allen Mr. Allen, 59, has complete loss of vision in his right eye due to a traumatic injury sustained in 1950. The best corrected visual acuity in his left eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘It appears that the fact that he only has vision in one eye has not been an issue with respect to operating commercial motor vehicles. With that in mind, it is my professional opinion that he be considered for a waiver to continue to PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 drive commercially, as requested.’’ Mr. Allen reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 12 years, accumulating 720,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Nevada. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Jose C. Azuara Mr. Azuara, 47, has had corneal opacity in his left eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, no light perception. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘I am of the opinion that the applicant has sufficient visual skills with his right eye to perform his required tasks as a commercial driver.’’ Mr. Azuara reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 16 years, accumulating 2 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Texas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Felipe Bayron Mr. Bayron, 50, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/60 and in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Mr. Bayron has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Bayron reported that he has driven straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 156,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 3 years, accumulating 16,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Wisconsin. His driving record for the last 3 years shows 2 crashes both of which he was cited for, and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Dennis M. Boggs Mr. Boggs, 39, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The best corrected visual acuity is 20/16 in the right eye and in the left, 20/190. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘It is my medical opinion that Mr. Boggs has sufficient vision to safely operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Boggs reported that he has driven straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 156,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 3 years, accumulating 215,916 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Wisconsin. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 209 / Monday, October 30, 2006 / Notices Daniel D. Bradshaw Mr. Bradshaw, 48, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25 and in the left, 20/80. Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘I certify that in my medical opinion, Mr. Bradshaw has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Bradshaw reported that he has driven straight trucks for 30 years, accumulating 675,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Oregon. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Roy L. Brown Mr. Brown, 50, has optic nerve damage in his left eye due to an injury sustained in 1988. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, hand-motion vision. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Even though he is basically monocular, in my medical opinion, Mr. Brown has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Brown reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 30 years, accumulating 3.5 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Tennessee. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Richard A. Brown, Jr. Mr. Brown, 46, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is count-finger vision and in the left, 20/ 20. Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘His right eye has amblyopia since childhood to the count-finger level but would not preclude him from operating a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Brown reported that he has driven straight trucks for 6 years, accumulating 120,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 6 years, accumulating 180,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Connecticut. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. David S. Brumfield Mr. Brumfield, 30, has a prosthetic left eye due to ocular complications sustained as an infant. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘It is my opinion that this individual has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial VerDate Aug<31>2005 02:16 Oct 28, 2006 Jkt 211001 vehicle.’’ Mr. Brumfield reported that he has driven straight trucks for 11 years, accumulating 121,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 7 years, accumulating 504,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Kentucky. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Fabian L. Burnett Mr. Burnett, 49, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/15 and in the left, 20/60. Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, Fabian Burnett has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Burnett reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 16 years, accumulating 1.2 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Illinois. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. David L. Cattoor Mr. Cattoor, 64, has an opaque cornea due to a failed corneal graft transplant in his right eye in 1996. The visual acuity in his left eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘He has driven without incident for many years and I certify that in my medical opinion, Mr. Cattoor has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Cattoor reported that he has driven straight trucks for 25 years, accumulating 75,000 miles, and tractortrailer combinations for 21 years, accumulating 210,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Nevada. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Roger E. Clark Mr. Clark, 62, has had macular hemorrhages in his left eye due to an infection sustained in 1995. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, 20/80. Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘I certify that his right eye sees 20/20 and that he sees well enough to operate a commercial motor vehicle.’’ Mr. Clark reported that he has driven straight trucks for 7 years, accumulating 336,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 8 years, accumulating 240,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from North Carolina. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63381 Steven J. Clark Mr. Clark, 37, has had esotropia in his right eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/70 and in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Mr. Clark has extremely healthy eyes and there is sufficient vision to perform all the visual tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Clark reported that he has driven straight trucks for 14 years, accumulating 868,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 2 years, accumulating 250,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from New Jersey. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Gary C. Cone Mr. Cone, 62, has enucleation of his right eye due to trauma resulting in a ruptured globe in 1973. The best corrected visual acuity in his left eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘Mr. Cone has sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Cone reported that he has driven straight trucks for 25 years, accumulating 1.5 million miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 25 years, accumulating 1.5 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Nevada. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Timothy E. Coultas Mr. Coultas, 39, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/70 and in the left, 20/25. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, Mr. Timothy Coultas has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Coultas reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 250,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 9 years, accumulating 1 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Illinois. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Cesar A. Cruz Mr. Cruz, 42, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25 and in the left, no light perception. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my professional opinion, Mr. Cesar A. Cruz has sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Cruz reported that he has driven straight trucks for 17 years, accumulating 174,488 miles. He E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 63382 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 209 / Monday, October 30, 2006 / Notices holds a Class C operator’s license from Illinois. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Arthur Dolengewicz Mr. Dolengewicz, 52, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/80 and in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, the patient has sufficient central as well as peripheral vision required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Dolengewicz reported that he has driven straight trucks for 28 years, accumulating 140,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from New York. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Myron R. Durham Mr. Durham, 63, has had an optic nerve anomaly in his right eye since birth. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is hand-motion vision and in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, he has vision that is stable and sufficient to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Durham reported that he has driven straight trucks for 47 years, accumulating 1.4 million miles. He holds a Class C operator’s license from Maryland. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Wayne A. Elkins II Mr. Elkins, 46, has had ambylopia in his left eye since birth. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25 and in the left, 20/50. Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, from an ocular standpoint, Mr. Elkins does have vision sufficient to perform driving a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Elkins reported that he has driven straight trucks for 20 years, accumulating 500,000 miles, tractortrailer combinations for 10 years, accumulating 12,000 miles, and buses for 20 years, accumulating 10,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Ohio. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Barry Ferdinando Mr. Ferdinando, 47, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/100 and in the left, 20/ 20. Following an examination in 2006, VerDate Aug<31>2005 02:16 Oct 28, 2006 Jkt 211001 his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my professional opinion, I feel that Mr. Ferdinando has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Ferdinando reported that he has driven straight trucks for 29 years, accumulating 145,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 26 years, accumulating 1 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Maine. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Leon C. Flynn Mr. Flynn, 51, has exotropia in his right eye due to an injury sustained as a child. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200 and in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Mr. Flynn is capable to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Flynn reported that he has driven straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 240,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 18 years, accumulating 1.8 million miles. He holds a Class C operator’s license from Pennsylvania. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. David G. Guldan Mr. Guldan, 41, has a prosthetic left eye due to an injury sustained in 1977. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/ 20. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my professional opinion, Mr. Guldan possesses sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Guldan reported that he has driven straight trucks for 7 years, accumulating 182,000 miles, tractor-trailer combinations for 2 years, accumulating 52,000 miles, and buses for 2 years, accumulating 2,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from New York. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Richard G. Gruber Mr. Gruber, 50, has a prosthetic left eye due to an injury sustained in 1964. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘I believe that Mr. Gruber’s eye exam is excellent in the right eye and that he would be able to perform the visual tasks required to drive with a commercial license.’’ Mr. Gruber reported that he has driven straight trucks for 34 years, PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 accumulating 170,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 34 years, accumulating 660,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from South Carolina. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Larry W. Hancock Mr. Hancock, 60, has loss of vision in his right eye due to an injury sustained in 1951. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is hand-motion vision and in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, his visual field in the left eye is completely full and he should be capable of completing the tasks needed to drive a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Hancock reported that he has driven straight trucks for 41 years, accumulating 1.6 million miles. He holds a Class D operator’s license from Kentucky. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Guadalupe J. Hernandez Mr. Hernandez, 29, has had a corneal scar in his left eye since birth. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/15 and in the left, 20/200. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Mr. Hernandez has sufficient vision to continue to successfully perform his job operating a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Hernandez reported that he has driven straight trucks for 9 years, accumulating 46,800 miles. He holds a chauffeur’s license from Indiana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. James L. Houser Mr. Houser, 40, has a prosthetic right eye due to an injury sustained at age 17. The visual acuity in his left eye is 20/ 15. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, James L. Houser has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Houser reported that he has driven straight trucks for 23 years, accumulating 17,250 miles. He holds a Class O operator’s license from Nebraska, which allows him to operate any motor vehicle except a motorcycle and a vehicle that weighs more than 26,000 pounds, carries 16 or more passengers or transports placarded amounts of hazardous materials. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 209 / Monday, October 30, 2006 / Notices Richard G. Isenhart Mr. Isenhart, 50, has a retinal detachment in his left eye due to an injury sustained in 1982. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, Richard Isenhart does have sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Isenhart reported that he has driven straight trucks for 29 years, accumulating 2 million miles. He holds a Class B CDL from West Virginia. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction for a moving violation in a CMV, driving across the median. Ricky G. Jacks Mr. Jacks, 48, has aphakia in his right eye due to an injury sustained in 1991. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, 20/400. Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘It is my medical opinion to state that Mr. Jacks has efficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Jacks reported that he has driven straight trucks for 15 years, accumulating 300,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 1 year, accumulating 25,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Alabama. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Damir Kocijan Mr. Kocijan, 39, has loss of vision in his left eye due to esotropia which he has had since birth. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, 20/70. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Mr. Kocijan has the minimal vision to fulfill his requirements to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Kocijan reported that he has driven straight trucks for 16 years, accumulating 960,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Florida. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Timothy P. Keogh Mr. Keogh, 51, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left eye, 20/200. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Mr. Keogh has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle. We recommend use of spectacle correction during driving, with no other restrictions.’’ Mr. Keogh reported that he has driven straight trucks for 22 years, accumulating 770,000 miles. He holds a VerDate Aug<31>2005 02:16 Oct 28, 2006 Jkt 211001 Class A CDL from Nevada. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Joe E. Jones Mr. Jones, 56, has a prosthetic right eye due to a traumatic injury sustained in 1970. The best corrected visual acuity in his left eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘It is my medical opinion that this applicant has sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle and that his vision is stable.’’ Mr. Jones reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 120,000 miles. He holds a chauffeur’s license from Indiana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. William S. LaMar, Sr. Mr. LaMar, 55, has glaucoma in his left eye due to an eye injury sustained as a child. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, 20/60. Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘Based on the fact that this patient has been driving for many, many years with this visual condition that has been present since approximately age eight, I feel this is a stable situation, and should not produce any difficulty with him operating a commercial vehicle. I feel he has sufficient vision to perform his driving tasks.’’ Mr. LaMar reported that he has driven straight trucks for 20 years, accumulating 600,000 miles, tractortrailer combinations for 8 years, accumulating 800 miles, and buses for 3 years, accumulating 3,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Iowa. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Robert T. Lantry Mr. Lantry, 34, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200 and in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘It is my professional opinion that Mr. Lantry’s visual function is sufficient vision for operation of a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Lantry reported that he has driven straight trucks for 14 years, accumulating 24,500 miles, and tractortrailer combinations for 21⁄2 years, accumulating 9,375 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Massachusetts. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63383 John W. Laskey Mr. Laskey, 53, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/15 and in the left, 20/200. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, Mr. Laskey’s visual function does not negatively impact his ability to safely operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Laskey reported that he has driven straight trucks for 31 years, accumulating 496,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from New Hampshire. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction for a moving violation in a CMV, failure to obey a traffic signal. Johnny L. Lindsey Mr. Lindsey, 56, has complete loss of vision in his right eye due to a hemorrhage and subsequent cryotherapy that occurred in 1991. The visual acuity in his left eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, I certify that John Lynn Lindsey has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Lindsey reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 34 years, accumulating 1.7 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Oklahoma. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction for a moving violation in a CMV. Calvin E. Lloyd Mr. Lloyd, 43, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, 20/200. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, he should have sufficient vision to perform his commercial vehicle driving task as long as he is wearing glasses.’’ Mr. Lloyd reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 13 years, accumulating 1 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Tennessee. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and two convictions for moving violations in a CMV. He exceeded the speed limit by 11 miles for both convictions. Kenneth Liuzza Mr. Liuzza, 41, has a macular hole in his left eye due to a traumatic injury. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/ 20 and in the left, 20/200. Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, Mr. Liuzza has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 63384 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 209 / Monday, October 30, 2006 / Notices Liuzza reported that he has driven straight trucks for 20 years, accumulating 400,000 miles, tractortrailer combinations for 20 years, accumulating 560,000 miles, and buses for 10 years, accumulating 18,280 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Louisiana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Samson B. Margison Mr. Margison, 54, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, 20/400. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, I see no reason why Mr. Margison should not be able to drive commercially based on his visual status alone.’’ Mr. Margison reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 10,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 25 years, accumulating 2.5 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Ohio. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Terrence L. McKinney Mr. McKinney, 35, has complete loss of vision in the right eye due to a traumatic injury sustained in 1993. The visual acuity in his left eye is 20/15. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘I certify that in my medical opinion, Mr. McKinney has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. McKinney reported that he has driven straight trucks for 6 years, accumulating 234,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 2 years, accumulating 160,000 miles. He holds a Class C CDL from Texas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Michael W. McClain Mr. McClain, 45, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, 20/200. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘I certify that the above patient has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. McClain reported that he has driven straight trucks for 30 years, accumulating 30,000 miles, and tractortrailer combinations for 22 years, accumulating 1.9 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Colorado. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. VerDate Aug<31>2005 02:16 Oct 28, 2006 Jkt 211001 Ellis T. McKneely Mr. McKneely, 41, has complete loss of vision in his left eye due to an injury sustained in 1983. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Mr. McKneely has sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle and perform the job and tasks required.’’ Mr. McKneely reported that he has driven straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 90,750 miles, and driving tractor-trailer combinations for 12 years, accumulating 390,000 miles. He holds a Class D Chauffeur’s license from Louisiana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Dennis N. McQuiston Mr. McQuiston, 58, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/100 and in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2005, his optometrist noted, ‘‘It is my medical opinion that he does have sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. McQuiston reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 500,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 35 years, accumulating 2.6 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Washington. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction for a moving violation in a CMV, failure to obey a traffic sign. Garth R. Mero Mr. Mero, 57, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/15 and in the left, 20/400. Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘It is my opinion that Mr. Mero’s vision is sufficient to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Mero reported that he has driven straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 375,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 22 years, accumulating 2.7 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Vermont. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Donald G. Meyer Mr. Meyer, 76, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, 20/400. Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Mr. Donald G. Meyer has PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 sufficient vision to perform the task required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Meyer reported that he has driven straight trucks for 45 years, accumulating 225,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 45 years, accumulating 2.2 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Indiana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Ross W. Mockler Mr. Mockler, 31, has had amblyopia since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, 20/ 200. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘I certify that in my medical opinion, Mr. Mockler has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Mockler reported that he has driven straight trucks for 15 years, accumulating 183,750 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 10 years, accumulating 175,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from South Dakota. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Ronald C. Morris Mr. Morris, 42, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200 and in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Mr. Morris has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Morris reported that he has driven straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 60,000 miles, and tractortrailer combinations for 20 years, accumulating 800,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Nevada. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Harry M. Oxendine Mr. Oxendine, 48, has had a retinal detachment in his left eye since 1998. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25 and in the left, 20/200. Following an examination in 2005, his optometrist noted, ‘‘I feel that he has adequate vision to operate a commercial vehicle in gainful employment in order to provide for his family.’’ Mr. Oxendine reported that he has driven tractortrailer combinations for 18 years, accumulating 1.5 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from North Carolina. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 209 / Monday, October 30, 2006 / Notices Kenneth E. Parrott Mr. Parrott, 62, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25 and in the left, 20/200. Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Mr. Kenneth Parrott does have sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Parrott reported that he has driven straight trucks for 45 years, accumulating 270,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Missouri. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Charles R. Patten Mr. Patten, 60, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200 and in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Mr. Patten has no medical condition which would affect his ability to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Patten reported that he has driven straight trucks for 6 years, accumulating 300,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 11 years, accumulating 990,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Florida. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Lionel Payne, Jr. Mr. Payne, 45, has a macular scar in his left eye due to an injury sustained in 1998. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, hand motion vision. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘I believe that Mr. Payne’s vision is sufficient to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Payne reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 20 years, accumulating 1.5 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Texas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Randel G. Pierce Mr. Pierce, 42, has a prosthetic right eye due to an injury sustained in 2003. The visual acuity in his left eye is 20/ 20. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Mr. Randel Pierce has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Pierce reported that he has driven straight trucks for 6 years, accumulating 120,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 8 years, accumulating 240,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Wisconsin. His VerDate Aug<31>2005 02:16 Oct 28, 2006 Jkt 211001 driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction for a moving violation in a CMV. He exceeded the speed limit by 12 mph. Darrol W. Rippee Mr. Rippee, 68, has optic neuropathy in his right eye due to an injury he sustained in 1989. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is light perception and in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Mr. Rippee has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Rippee reported that he has driven straight trucks for 24 years, accumulating 2 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Nevada. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction for a moving violation in a CMV. Edgardo Rivera Mr. Rivera, 48, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/400 and in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘I understand that Mr. Rivera has an unblemished bus driving record for more than 25 years and my visual and personal assessment of this patient permits me to certify that he has more than sufficient visual capabilities to continue to safely operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Rivera reported that he has driven buses for 26 years, accumulating 806,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from New York. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Myriam Rodriguez Ms. Rodriguez, 52, has had amblyopia in her left eye since birth. The visual acuity in her right eye is 20/20 and in the left, 20/120. Following an examination in 2006, her optometrist noted, ‘‘Our exam findings were quite stable and consistent with results of previous exams dating back to January 2000. Based on this information, and the fact that she has been driving a commercial vehicle for the past three years without incident, I believe Ms. Rodriguez is visually qualified to continue.’’ Ms. Rodriguez reported that she has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 3 years, accumulating 60,000 miles. She holds a Class A CDL from California. Her driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63385 Raymond E. Royer Mr. Royer, 44, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, 20/100. Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In our medical opinion, there is no reason that Ray Royer should not be able to perform the driving tasks that are required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Royer reported that he has driven straight trucks for 14 years, accumulating 140,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 8 years, accumulating 75,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from South Dakota. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. James E. Savage Mr. Savage, 44, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, 20/50. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Mr. Savage possesses the visual capabilities necessary to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Savage reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 9 years, accumulating 243,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Nevada. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Steven M. Scholfield Mr. Scholfield, 26, has had choroidal hemangioma his left eye due to SturgeWebber syndrome since 1998. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, 20/160. Following an examination in 2005, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘It is my opinion as a board certified ophthalmologist, that the patient is safe to operate a commercial motor vehicle.’’ Mr. Scholfield reported that he has driven straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 19,500 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Kentucky. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Randal C. Schmude Mr. Schmude, 45, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, 20/200. Following an examination in 2005, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Mr. Schmude’s vision is sufficient for all driving tasks required of him as a commercial driver.’’ Mr. Schmude reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 23 years, accumulating 2.8 million E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 63386 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 209 / Monday, October 30, 2006 / Notices miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Wisconsin. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction for a moving violation in a CMV, failure to obey a traffic sign. Raymond C. Simpkins Mr. Simpkins, 29, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/400 and in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Mr. Simpkins has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Simpkins reported that he has driven straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 16,944 miles, and tractortrailer combinations for 3 years, accumulating 16,944 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Virginia. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Dennis J. Smith Mr. Smith, 31, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/400 and in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘It is my professional opinion that Mr. Smith has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks performed to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Smith reported that he has driven straight trucks for 12 years, accumulating 156,600 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 12 years, accumulating 156,600 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Colorado. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction for a moving violation in a CMV. He exceeded the speed limit by 9 mph. W.C. Sparks Mr. Sparks, 55, has a prosthetic left eye due to an injury sustained in 1974. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘W.C. Sparks has sufficient visual acuity and peripheral field to continue operating a commercial vehicle and performing driving tasks.’’ Mr. Sparks reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 50,000 miles, and tractortrailer combinations for 22 years, accumulating 1.8 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Mississippi. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. James A. Strickland Mr. Strickland, 49, has a prosthetic left eye due to a malignant melanoma VerDate Aug<31>2005 02:16 Oct 28, 2006 Jkt 211001 sustained in 1993. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/15. Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, James Strickland has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Strickland reported that he has driven straight trucks for 2 years, accumulating 30,000 miles, and tractortrailer combinations for 15 years, accumulating 1.2 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from North Carolina. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. David C. Stitt Mr. Stitt, 48, has complete loss of vision in his right eye due to a traumatic injury sustained in 1973. The visual acuity in his left eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, Mr. Stitt does have sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Stitt reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 20 years, accumulating 2.2 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Kansas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Jesse J. Sutton Mr. Sutton, 53, has had a macular scar in his left eye since 1996. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, 20/100. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Mr. Sutton does have sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks needed to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Sutton reported that he has driven straight trucks for 35 years, accumulating 875,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 10 years, accumulating 50,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Indiana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Gary L. Taylor Mr. Taylor, 62, has complete loss of vision in his left eye due to an injury sustained in 1981. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘The patient has compensated very well, and has perfect vision, best corrected OD (Right eye). This should allow him to operate a commercial vehicle without any difficulty.’’ Mr. Taylor reported that he has driven straight trucks for 25 years, accumulating 500,000 miles. He holds a PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Class C operator’s license from Iowa. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Kevin L. Truxell Mr. Truxell, 44, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, 20/80. Following an examination in 2005, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Kevin possesses sufficient vision to perform the driving task required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Truxell reported that he has driven straight trucks for 18 years, accumulating 450,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 2 years, accumulating 100,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Florida. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Brian S. Tuttle Mr. Tuttle, 34, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200 and in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘I find no contraindications which would prevent him from performing any driving task required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Tuttle reported that he has driven straight trucks for 6 years, accumulating 120,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Kentucky. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Humberto A. Valles Mr. Valles, 59, has had retinal neovascular maculopathy in his left eye since 1999. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, 20/80. Following an examination in 2005, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Mr. Humberto Valles has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Valles reported that he has driven straight trucks for 36 years, accumulating 900,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 25 years, accumulating 12,500 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Texas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Earl M. Vaughan Mr. Vaughan, 60, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/400 and in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 209 / Monday, October 30, 2006 / Notices optometrist noted, ‘‘It is my opinion that Mr. Vaughan has sufficient vision for operating a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Vaughan reported that he has driven straight trucks for 6 years, accumulating 48,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Illinois. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Bruce A. Walker Mr. Walker, 45, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, 20/400. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘It is my medical opinion that Bruce Walker has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Walker reported that he has driven straight trucks for 11 years, accumulating 245,740 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 3 years, accumulating 45,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Wisconsin. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crash and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Harold R. Wallace Mr. Wallace, 60, has a prosthetic right eye due to a traumatic injury sustained in 1951. The best corrected visual acuity in his left eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Mr. Wallace has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required.’’ Mr. Wallace reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 10 years, accumulating 1.1 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Kentucky. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Lee A. Wiltjer Mr. Wiltjer, 42, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, 20/400. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ‘‘As an optometrist, it is my medical opinion that Mr. Lee Wiltjer does have sufficient vision to perform tasks required to safely operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Wiltjer reported that he has driven straight trucks for 26 years, accumulating 208,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 26 years, accumulating 182,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Illinois. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. VerDate Aug<31>2005 02:16 Oct 28, 2006 Jkt 211001 John H. Wisner Mr. Wisner, 54, has loss of vision in his left eye due to a retinal infection sustained in 1995. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/15 and in the left, 20/60. Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘Given his driving record during this time has been excellent, I have no objection to his continuing to drive a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Wisner reported that he has driven straight trucks for 4 years, accumulating 200,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 30 years, accumulating 2.1 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Ohio. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Harold E. White Mr. White, 60, has complete loss of vision in his right eye due to a traumatic injury sustained in 1966. The visual acuity in his left eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘I certify that Mr. White has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a vehicle, including a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. White reported that he has driven straight trucks for 17 years, accumulating 255,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 21 years, accumulating 420,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Missouri. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Theron L. Wood Mr. Wood, 51, has complete loss of vision in his left eye due to congenital cataracts and a retinal detachment since 1991. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25. Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, he has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Wood reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 4 years, accumulating 456,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Arizona. His driving record for the last 3 years shows one crash and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. 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. The Agency will consider all comments received before the close of business November 29, 2006. Comments will be available for PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63387 examination in the docket at the location listed under the ADDRESSES section of this Notice. The Agency will file comments received after the comment closing date in the public docket, and will consider them to the extent practicable. In addition to late comments, FMCSA will also continue to file, in the public docket, relevant information that becomes available after the comment closing date. Interested persons should monitor the public docket for new material. Issued on: October 23, 2006. Rose A. McMurray, Associate Administrator, Policy and Program Development. [FR Doc. E6–18087 Filed 10–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–33 (Sub-No. 230X)] Union Pacific Railroad Company— Abandonment Exemption—in Lassen County, CA and Washoe County, NV On October 10, 2006, Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) filed with the Surface Transportation Board a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903 in order to permit abandonment and discontinuance of service over both the Flanigan Industrial Lead from milepost 338.33 near Flanigan, NV, to milepost 360.10 near Wendel, CA, a distance of 21.77 miles in Washoe County, NV, and Lassen County, CA; and over the Susanville Industrial Lead from milepost 358.68 to milepost 359.25 near Wendel, CA, a distance of .57 miles in Lassen County, CA (collectively, the line). The line traverses U.S. Postal Service Zip Codes 89405, 96113, 96130 and 96136. The line does not contain Federally granted rights-of-way. Any documentation in UP’s possession will be made available promptly to those requesting it. The interest of railroad employees will be protected by the conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line R. Co.— Abandonment—Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). By issuance of this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be issued by January 26, 2007. Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) will be due no later than 10 days after service of a decision granting the E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2006-26066]


Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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 75 individuals 
for exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier 
Safety Regulations. If granted, the exemptions would enable these 
individuals to qualify as drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) 
in interstate commerce

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without meeting the Federal vision standard.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 29, 2006.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Department of 
Transportation (DOT) Docket Management System (DMS) Docket Number 
FMCSA-2006-26066 using any of the following methods:
     Web Site: http://dmses.dot.gov/submit. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments on the DOT electronic docket site.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL-401, 
Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery: Room PL-401 on the plaza level of the 
Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://
www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and 
docket number for this Notice. Note that all comments received will be 
posted without change to http://dms.dot.gov including any personal 
information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading for further 
information.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://dms.dot.gov at any time or Room PL-401 
on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., 
Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays. The DMS 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: Anyone may search the electronic form of all comments 
received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or of the person signing the comment, if 
submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). 
You may review the DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal 
Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477; Apr. 11, 2000). This 
information is also available at http://dms.dot.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Mary D. Gunnels, Chief, Physical 
Qualifications Division, (202) 366-4001, maggi.gunnels@dot.gov, FMCSA, 
Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Room 8301, 
Washington, DC 20590-0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption 
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.'' FMCSA can renew exemptions 
at the end of each 2-year period. The 75 individuals listed in this 
Notice each have requested an exemption from the vision requirement in 
49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), 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.

Qualifications of Applicants

Lucas R. Aleman

    Mr. Aleman, age 45, has had optic atrophy in his left eye due to an 
injury that occurred at age 20. The best corrected visual acuity in his 
right eye is 20/20 and in the left, count-finger vision. Following an 
examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist noted, ``As far as driving a 
motor vehicle is concerned, Lucas should be well adapted to his visual 
status and from a visual standpoint should be able to operate a motor 
vehicle, including a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Aleman reported that he 
has driven straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 125,000 miles, and 
tractor-trailer combinations for 22 years, accumulating 2.2 million 
miles. He holds a Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL) from Kansas. 
His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

Michael L. Allen

    Mr. Allen, 59, has complete loss of vision in his right eye due to 
a traumatic injury sustained in 1950. The best corrected visual acuity 
in his left eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his 
ophthalmologist noted, ``It appears that the fact that he only has 
vision in one eye has not been an issue with respect to operating 
commercial motor vehicles. With that in mind, it is my professional 
opinion that he be considered for a waiver to continue to drive 
commercially, as requested.'' Mr. Allen reported that he has driven 
tractor-trailer combinations for 12 years, accumulating 720,000 miles. 
He holds a Class A CDL from Nevada. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Jose C. Azuara

    Mr. Azuara, 47, has had corneal opacity in his left eye since 
birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, no 
light perception. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist 
noted, ``I am of the opinion that the applicant has sufficient visual 
skills with his right eye to perform his required tasks as a commercial 
driver.'' Mr. Azuara reported that he has driven tractor-trailer 
combinations for 16 years, accumulating 2 million miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from Texas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows 
no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Felipe Bayron

    Mr. Bayron, 50, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. 
The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/60 and in the 
left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, 
``In my medical opinion, Mr. Bayron has sufficient vision to perform 
the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. 
Bayron reported that he has driven straight trucks for 5 years, 
accumulating 156,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 3 
years, accumulating 16,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Wisconsin. His driving record for the last 3 years shows 2 crashes both 
of which he was cited for, and no convictions for moving violations in 
a CMV.

Dennis M. Boggs

    Mr. Boggs, 39, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The 
best corrected visual acuity is 20/16 in the right eye and in the left, 
20/190. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ``It 
is my medical opinion that Mr. Boggs has sufficient vision to safely 
operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Boggs reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 156,000 miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for 3 years, accumulating 215,916 miles. He holds 
a Class A CDL from Wisconsin. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

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Daniel D. Bradshaw

    Mr. Bradshaw, 48, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. 
The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25 and in the 
left, 20/80. Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist 
noted, ``I certify that in my medical opinion, Mr. Bradshaw has 
sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Bradshaw reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 30 years, accumulating 675,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL 
from Oregon. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes 
and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Roy L. Brown

    Mr. Brown, 50, has optic nerve damage in his left eye due to an 
injury sustained in 1988. The best corrected visual acuity in his right 
eye is 20/20 and in the left, hand-motion vision. Following an 
examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ``Even though he is 
basically monocular, in my medical opinion, Mr. Brown has sufficient 
vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Brown reported that he has driven tractor-trailer 
combinations for 30 years, accumulating 3.5 million miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from Tennessee. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Richard A. Brown, Jr.

    Mr. Brown, 46, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. 
The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is count-finger 
vision and in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his 
ophthalmologist noted, ``His right eye has amblyopia since childhood to 
the count-finger level but would not preclude him from operating a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Brown reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 6 years, accumulating 120,000 miles, and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 6 years, accumulating 180,000 miles. He holds a Class 
A CDL from Connecticut. His driving record for the last 3 years shows 
no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

David S. Brumfield

    Mr. Brumfield, 30, has a prosthetic left eye due to ocular 
complications sustained as an infant. The best corrected visual acuity 
in his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his 
optometrist noted, ``It is my opinion that this individual has 
sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Brumfield reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 11 years, accumulating 121,000 miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for 7 years, accumulating 504,000 miles. He holds 
a Class A CDL from Kentucky. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Fabian L. Burnett

    Mr. Burnett, 49, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/15 and in the left, 20/60. 
Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist noted, ``In my 
opinion, Fabian Burnett has sufficient vision to perform the driving 
tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Burnett reported 
that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 16 years, 
accumulating 1.2 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Illinois. 
His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

David L. Cattoor

    Mr. Cattoor, 64, has an opaque cornea due to a failed corneal graft 
transplant in his right eye in 1996. The visual acuity in his left eye 
is 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ``He 
has driven without incident for many years and I certify that in my 
medical opinion, Mr. Cattoor has sufficient vision to perform the 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Cattoor 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 25 years, accumulating 
75,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 21 years, 
accumulating 210,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Nevada. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for 
moving violations in a CMV.

Roger E. Clark

    Mr. Clark, 62, has had macular hemorrhages in his left eye due to 
an infection sustained in 1995. The best corrected visual acuity in his 
right eye is 20/20 and in the left, 20/80. Following an examination in 
2006, his ophthalmologist noted, ``I certify that his right eye sees 
20/20 and that he sees well enough to operate a commercial motor 
vehicle.'' Mr. Clark reported that he has driven straight trucks for 7 
years, accumulating 336,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 
8 years, accumulating 240,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from North 
Carolina. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Steven J. Clark

    Mr. Clark, 37, has had esotropia in his right eye since birth. The 
visual acuity in his right eye is 20/70 and in the left, 20/20. 
Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ``Mr. Clark 
has extremely healthy eyes and there is sufficient vision to perform 
all the visual tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. 
Clark reported that he has driven straight trucks for 14 years, 
accumulating 868,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 2 
years, accumulating 250,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from New 
Jersey. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Gary C. Cone

    Mr. Cone, 62, has enucleation of his right eye due to trauma 
resulting in a ruptured globe in 1973. The best corrected visual acuity 
in his left eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his 
ophthalmologist noted, ``Mr. Cone has sufficient vision to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Cone reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 25 years, accumulating 1.5 million miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for 25 years, accumulating 1.5 million miles. He 
holds a Class A CDL from Nevada. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Timothy E. Coultas

    Mr. Coultas, 39, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/70 and in the left, 20/25. 
Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ``In my 
opinion, Mr. Timothy Coultas has sufficient vision to perform the 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Coultas 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 
250,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 9 years, 
accumulating 1 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Illinois. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for 
moving violations in a CMV.

Cesar A. Cruz

    Mr. Cruz, 42, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 
The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25 and in the 
left, no light perception. Following an examination in 2006, his 
optometrist noted, ``In my professional opinion, Mr. Cesar A. Cruz has 
sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Cruz reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 17 years, accumulating 174,488 
miles. He

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holds a Class C operator's license from Illinois. His driving record 
for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

Arthur Dolengewicz

    Mr. Dolengewicz, 52, has had amblyopia in his right eye since 
childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/80 
and in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his 
ophthalmologist noted, ``In my medical opinion, the patient has 
sufficient central as well as peripheral vision required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Dolengewicz reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 28 years, accumulating 140,000 miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from New York. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Myron R. Durham

    Mr. Durham, 63, has had an optic nerve anomaly in his right eye 
since birth. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is hand-
motion vision and in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, 
his optometrist noted, ``In my opinion, he has vision that is stable 
and sufficient to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Durham reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 47 years, accumulating 1.4 
million miles. He holds a Class C operator's license from Maryland. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for 
moving violations in a CMV.

Wayne A. Elkins II

    Mr. Elkins, 46, has had ambylopia in his left eye since birth. The 
best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25 and in the left, 
20/50. Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist noted, 
``In my opinion, from an ocular standpoint, Mr. Elkins does have vision 
sufficient to perform driving a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Elkins 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 20 years, accumulating 
500,000 miles, tractor-trailer combinations for 10 years, accumulating 
12,000 miles, and buses for 20 years, accumulating 10,000 miles. He 
holds a Class A CDL from Ohio. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Barry Ferdinando

    Mr. Ferdinando, 47, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. 
The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/100 and in the 
left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, 
``In my professional opinion, I feel that Mr. Ferdinando has sufficient 
vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Ferdinando reported that he has driven straight trucks 
for 29 years, accumulating 145,000 miles, and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 26 years, accumulating 1 million miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from Maine. His driving record for the last 3 years shows 
no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Leon C. Flynn

    Mr. Flynn, 51, has exotropia in his right eye due to an injury 
sustained as a child. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye 
is 20/200 and in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his 
optometrist noted, ``Mr. Flynn is capable to perform the driving tasks 
required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Flynn reported that he 
has driven straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 240,000 miles, and 
tractor-trailer combinations for 18 years, accumulating 1.8 million 
miles. He holds a Class C operator's license from Pennsylvania. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for 
moving violations in a CMV.

David G. Guldan

    Mr. Guldan, 41, has a prosthetic left eye due to an injury 
sustained in 1977. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. 
Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ``In my 
professional opinion, Mr. Guldan possesses sufficient vision to perform 
the driving tasks to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Guldan 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 7 years, accumulating 
182,000 miles, tractor-trailer combinations for 2 years, accumulating 
52,000 miles, and buses for 2 years, accumulating 2,000 miles. He holds 
a Class A CDL from New York. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Richard G. Gruber

    Mr. Gruber, 50, has a prosthetic left eye due to an injury 
sustained in 1964. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 
20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist noted, ``I 
believe that Mr. Gruber's eye exam is excellent in the right eye and 
that he would be able to perform the visual tasks required to drive 
with a commercial license.'' Mr. Gruber reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 34 years, accumulating 170,000 miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for 34 years, accumulating 660,000 miles. He holds 
a Class A CDL from South Carolina. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Larry W. Hancock

    Mr. Hancock, 60, has loss of vision in his right eye due to an 
injury sustained in 1951. The best corrected visual acuity in his right 
eye is hand-motion vision and in the left, 20/20. Following an 
examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist noted, ``In my medical 
opinion, his visual field in the left eye is completely full and he 
should be capable of completing the tasks needed to drive a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Hancock reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
41 years, accumulating 1.6 million miles. He holds a Class D operator's 
license from Kentucky. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Guadalupe J. Hernandez

    Mr. Hernandez, 29, has had a corneal scar in his left eye since 
birth. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/15 and 
in the left, 20/200. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist 
noted, ``Mr. Hernandez has sufficient vision to continue to 
successfully perform his job operating a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. 
Hernandez reported that he has driven straight trucks for 9 years, 
accumulating 46,800 miles. He holds a chauffeur's license from Indiana. 
His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

James L. Houser

    Mr. Houser, 40, has a prosthetic right eye due to an injury 
sustained at age 17. The visual acuity in his left eye is 20/15. 
Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ``In my 
opinion, James L. Houser has sufficient vision to perform the driving 
tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Houser reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 23 years, accumulating 17,250 
miles. He holds a Class O operator's license from Nebraska, which 
allows him to operate any motor vehicle except a motorcycle and a 
vehicle that weighs more than 26,000 pounds, carries 16 or more 
passengers or transports placarded amounts of hazardous materials. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for 
moving violations in a CMV.

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Richard G. Isenhart

    Mr. Isenhart, 50, has a retinal detachment in his left eye due to 
an injury sustained in 1982. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/
20. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ``In my 
opinion, Richard Isenhart does have sufficient vision to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Isenhart reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 29 years, accumulating 2 million miles. He holds a Class B 
CDL from West Virginia. His driving record for the last 3 years shows 
no crashes and one conviction for a moving violation in a CMV, driving 
across the median.

Ricky G. Jacks

    Mr. Jacks, 48, has aphakia in his right eye due to an injury 
sustained in 1991. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 
20/20 and in the left, 20/400. Following an examination in 2006, his 
ophthalmologist noted, ``It is my medical opinion to state that Mr. 
Jacks has efficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Jacks 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 15 years, accumulating 
300,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 1 year, 
accumulating 25,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Alabama. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for 
moving violations in a CMV.

Damir Kocijan

    Mr. Kocijan, 39, has loss of vision in his left eye due to 
esotropia which he has had since birth. The best corrected visual 
acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, 20/70. Following an 
examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ``Mr. Kocijan has the 
minimal vision to fulfill his requirements to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Kocijan reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
16 years, accumulating 960,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from 
Florida. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Timothy P. Keogh

    Mr. Keogh, 51, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left eye, 20/
200. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ``Mr. 
Keogh has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to 
operate a commercial vehicle. We recommend use of spectacle correction 
during driving, with no other restrictions.'' Mr. Keogh reported that 
he has driven straight trucks for 22 years, accumulating 770,000 miles. 
He holds a Class A CDL from Nevada. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Joe E. Jones

    Mr. Jones, 56, has a prosthetic right eye due to a traumatic injury 
sustained in 1970. The best corrected visual acuity in his left eye is 
20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ``It is 
my medical opinion that this applicant has sufficient vision to perform 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle and that his 
vision is stable.'' Mr. Jones reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 10 years, accumulating 120,000 miles. He holds a chauffeur's 
license from Indiana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

William S. LaMar, Sr.

    Mr. LaMar, 55, has glaucoma in his left eye due to an eye injury 
sustained as a child. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye 
is 20/20 and in the left, 20/60. Following an examination in 2006, his 
ophthalmologist noted, ``Based on the fact that this patient has been 
driving for many, many years with this visual condition that has been 
present since approximately age eight, I feel this is a stable 
situation, and should not produce any difficulty with him operating a 
commercial vehicle. I feel he has sufficient vision to perform his 
driving tasks.'' Mr. LaMar reported that he has driven straight trucks 
for 20 years, accumulating 600,000 miles, tractor-trailer combinations 
for 8 years, accumulating 800 miles, and buses for 3 years, 
accumulating 3,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Iowa. His driving 
record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

Robert T. Lantry

    Mr. Lantry, 34, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The 
visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200 and in the left, 20/20. 
Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist noted, ``It is my 
professional opinion that Mr. Lantry's visual function is sufficient 
vision for operation of a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Lantry reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 14 years, accumulating 24,500 
miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 2\1/2\ years, accumulating 
9,375 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Massachusetts. His driving 
record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for 
moving violations in a CMV.

John W. Laskey

    Mr. Laskey, 53, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 
The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/15 and in the 
left, 20/200. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, 
``In my opinion, Mr. Laskey's visual function does not negatively 
impact his ability to safely operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Laskey 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 31 years, accumulating 
496,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from New Hampshire. His driving 
record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction for a 
moving violation in a CMV, failure to obey a traffic signal.

Johnny L. Lindsey

    Mr. Lindsey, 56, has complete loss of vision in his right eye due 
to a hemorrhage and subsequent cryotherapy that occurred in 1991. The 
visual acuity in his left eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 
2006, his ophthalmologist noted, ``In my opinion, I certify that John 
Lynn Lindsey has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks 
required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Lindsey reported that 
he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 34 years, accumulating 
1.7 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Oklahoma. His driving 
record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction for a 
moving violation in a CMV.

Calvin E. Lloyd

    Mr. Lloyd, 43, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 
The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the 
left, 20/200. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, 
``In my medical opinion, he should have sufficient vision to perform 
his commercial vehicle driving task as long as he is wearing glasses.'' 
Mr. Lloyd reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 
13 years, accumulating 1 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Tennessee. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
two convictions for moving violations in a CMV. He exceeded the speed 
limit by 11 miles for both convictions.

Kenneth Liuzza

    Mr. Liuzza, 41, has a macular hole in his left eye due to a 
traumatic injury. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in 
the left, 20/200. Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist 
noted, ``In my opinion, Mr. Liuzza has sufficient vision to perform the 
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Liuzza reported that he has driven straight trucks for 20 years, 
accumulating 400,000 miles, tractor-trailer combinations for 20 years, 
accumulating 560,000 miles, and buses for 10 years, accumulating 18,280 
miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Louisiana. His driving record for 
the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations 
in a CMV.

Samson B. Margison

    Mr. Margison, 54, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. 
The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the 
left, 20/400. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, 
``In my opinion, I see no reason why Mr. Margison should not be able to 
drive commercially based on his visual status alone.'' Mr. Margison 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 
10,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 25 years, 
accumulating 2.5 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Ohio. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for 
moving violations in a CMV.

Terrence L. McKinney

    Mr. McKinney, 35, has complete loss of vision in the right eye due 
to a traumatic injury sustained in 1993. The visual acuity in his left 
eye is 20/15. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, 
``I certify that in my medical opinion, Mr. McKinney has sufficient 
vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. McKinney reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
6 years, accumulating 234,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations 
for 2 years, accumulating 160,000 miles. He holds a Class C CDL from 
Texas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Michael W. McClain

    Mr. McClain, 45, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, 20/200. 
Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ``I certify 
that the above patient has sufficient vision to perform the driving 
tasks to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. McClain reported that he 
has driven straight trucks for 30 years, accumulating 30,000 miles, and 
tractor-trailer combinations for 22 years, accumulating 1.9 million 
miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Colorado. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Ellis T. McKneely

    Mr. McKneely, 41, has complete loss of vision in his left eye due 
to an injury sustained in 1983. The best corrected visual acuity in his 
right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his 
ophthalmologist noted, ``In my medical opinion, Mr. McKneely has 
sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle and perform the job 
and tasks required.'' Mr. McKneely reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 3 years, accumulating 90,750 miles, and driving tractor-
trailer combinations for 12 years, accumulating 390,000 miles. He holds 
a Class D Chauffeur's license from Louisiana. His driving record for 
the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations 
in a CMV.

Dennis N. McQuiston

    Mr. McQuiston, 58, has had amblyopia in his right eye since 
childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/100 
and in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2005, his 
optometrist noted, ``It is my medical opinion that he does have 
sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. McQuiston reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 500,000 miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for 35 years, accumulating 2.6 million miles. He 
holds a Class A CDL from Washington. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and one conviction for a moving violation in a 
CMV, failure to obey a traffic sign.

Garth R. Mero

    Mr. Mero, 57, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The 
visual acuity in his right eye is 20/15 and in the left, 20/400. 
Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist noted, ``It is my 
opinion that Mr. Mero's vision is sufficient to perform the driving 
tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Mero reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 375,000 
miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 22 years, accumulating 2.7 
million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Vermont. His driving record 
for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

Donald G. Meyer

    Mr. Meyer, 76, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 
The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the 
left, 20/400. Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist 
noted, ``In my medical opinion, Mr. Donald G. Meyer has sufficient 
vision to perform the task required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. Meyer reported that he has driven straight trucks for 45 years, 
accumulating 225,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 45 
years, accumulating 2.2 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Indiana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Ross W. Mockler

    Mr. Mockler, 31, has had amblyopia since childhood. The visual 
acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, 20/200. Following an 
examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ``I certify that in my 
medical opinion, Mr. Mockler has sufficient vision to perform the 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Mockler 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 15 years, accumulating 
183,750 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 10 years, 
accumulating 175,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from South Dakota. 
His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

Ronald C. Morris

    Mr. Morris, 42, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. 
The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200 and in the 
left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, 
``Mr. Morris has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks 
required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Morris reported that he 
has driven straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 60,000 miles, and 
tractor-trailer combinations for 20 years, accumulating 800,000 miles. 
He holds a Class A CDL from Nevada. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Harry M. Oxendine

    Mr. Oxendine, 48, has had a retinal detachment in his left eye 
since 1998. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25 
and in the left, 20/200. Following an examination in 2005, his 
optometrist noted, ``I feel that he has adequate vision to operate a 
commercial vehicle in gainful employment in order to provide for his 
family.'' Mr. Oxendine reported that he has driven tractor-trailer 
combinations for 18 years, accumulating 1.5 million miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from North Carolina. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

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Kenneth E. Parrott

    Mr. Parrott, 62, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 
The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25 and in the 
left, 20/200. Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist 
noted, ``In my medical opinion, Mr. Kenneth Parrott does have 
sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Parrott reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 45 years, accumulating 270,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL 
from Missouri. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes 
or convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Charles R. Patten

    Mr. Patten, 60, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The 
best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200 and in the 
left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, 
``Mr. Patten has no medical condition which would affect his ability to 
operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Patten reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 6 years, accumulating 300,000 miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for 11 years, accumulating 990,000 miles. He holds 
a Class A CDL from Florida. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Lionel Payne, Jr.

    Mr. Payne, 45, has a macular scar in his left eye due to an injury 
sustained in 1998. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in 
the left, hand motion vision. Following an examination in 2006, his 
optometrist noted, ``I believe that Mr. Payne's vision is sufficient to 
operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Payne reported that he has driven 
tractor-trailer combinations for 20 years, accumulating 1.5 million 
miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Texas. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Randel G. Pierce

    Mr. Pierce, 42, has a prosthetic right eye due to an injury 
sustained in 2003. The visual acuity in his left eye is 20/20. 
Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ``In my 
medical opinion, Mr. Randel Pierce has sufficient vision to perform the 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Pierce 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 6 years, accumulating 
120,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 8 years, 
accumulating 240,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Wisconsin. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction 
for a moving violation in a CMV. He exceeded the speed limit by 12 mph.

Darrol W. Rippee

    Mr. Rippee, 68, has optic neuropathy in his right eye due to an 
injury he sustained in 1989. The best corrected visual acuity in his 
right eye is light perception and in the left, 20/20. Following an 
examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ``In my medical opinion, 
Mr. Rippee has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required 
to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Rippee reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 24 years, accumulating 2 million miles. He 
holds a Class A CDL from Nevada. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and one conviction for a moving violation in a 
CMV.

Edgardo Rivera

    Mr. Rivera, 48, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The 
best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/400 and in the 
left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist 
noted, ``I understand that Mr. Rivera has an unblemished bus driving 
record for more than 25 years and my visual and personal assessment of 
this patient permits me to certify that he has more than sufficient 
visual capabilities to continue to safely operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Rivera reported that he has driven buses for 26 years, 
accumulating 806,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from New York. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for 
moving violations in a CMV.

Myriam Rodriguez

    Ms. Rodriguez, 52, has had amblyopia in her left eye since birth. 
The visual acuity in her right eye is 20/20 and in the left, 20/120. 
Following an examination in 2006, her optometrist noted, ``Our exam 
findings were quite stable and consistent with results of previous 
exams dating back to January 2000. Based on this information, and the 
fact that she has been driving a commercial vehicle for the past three 
years without incident, I believe Ms. Rodriguez is visually qualified 
to continue.'' Ms. Rodriguez reported that she has driven tractor-
trailer combinations for 3 years, accumulating 60,000 miles. She holds 
a Class A CDL from California. Her driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Raymond E. Royer

    Mr. Royer, 44, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 
The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the 
left, 20/100. Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist 
noted, ``In our medical opinion, there is no reason that Ray Royer 
should not be able to perform the driving tasks that are required to 
operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Royer reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 14 years, accumulating 140,000 miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for 8 years, accumulating 75,000 miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from South Dakota. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

James E. Savage

    Mr. Savage, 44, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 
The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the 
left, 20/50. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, 
``Mr. Savage possesses the visual capabilities necessary to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Savage reported that he has driven tractor-
trailer combinations for 9 years, accumulating 243,000 miles. He holds 
a Class A CDL from Nevada. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Steven M. Scholfield

    Mr. Scholfield, 26, has had choroidal hemangioma his left eye due 
to Sturge-Webber syndrome since 1998. The visual acuity in his right 
eye is 20/20 and in the left, 20/160. Following an examination in 2005, 
his ophthalmologist noted, ``It is my opinion as a board certified 
ophthalmologist, that the patient is safe to operate a commercial motor 
vehicle.'' Mr. Scholfield reported that he has driven straight trucks 
for 3 years, accumulating 19,500 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Kentucky. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
or convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Randal C. Schmude

    Mr. Schmude, 45, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The 
best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, 
20/200. Following an examination in 2005, his optometrist noted, ``Mr. 
Schmude's vision is sufficient for all driving tasks required of him as 
a commercial driver.'' Mr. Schmude reported that he has driven tractor-
trailer combinations for 23 years, accumulating 2.8 million

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miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Wisconsin. His driving record for 
the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction for a moving 
violation in a CMV, failure to obey a traffic sign.

Raymond C. Simpkins

    Mr. Simpkins, 29, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/400 and in the left, 20/20. 
Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ``Mr. Simpkins 
has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate 
a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Simpkins reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 16,944 miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for 3 years, accumulating 16,944 miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from Virginia. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Dennis J. Smith

    Mr. Smith, 31, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/400 and in the left, 20/20. 
Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ``It is my 
professional opinion that Mr. Smith has sufficient vision to perform 
the driving tasks performed to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. 
Smith reported that he has driven straight trucks for 12 years, 
accumulating 156,600 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 12 
years, accumulating 156,600 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Colorado. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
one conviction for a moving violation in a CMV. He exceeded the speed 
limit by 9 mph.

W.C. Sparks

    Mr. Sparks, 55, has a prosthetic left eye due to an injury 
sustained in 1974. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 
20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ``W.C. 
Sparks has sufficient visual acuity and peripheral field to continue 
operating a commercial vehicle and performing driving tasks.'' Mr. 
Sparks reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, 
accumulating 50,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 22 
years, accumulating 1.8 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Mississippi. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes 
or convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

James A. Strickland

    Mr. Strickland, 49, has a prosthetic left eye due to a malignant 
melanoma sustained in 1993. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/
15. Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist noted, ``In 
my medical opinion, James Strickland has sufficient vision to perform 
the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. 
Strickland reported that he has driven straight trucks for 2 years, 
accumulating 30,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 15 
years, accumulating 1.2 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
North Carolina. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

David C. Stitt

    Mr. Stitt, 48, has complete loss of vision in his right eye due to 
a traumatic injury sustained in 1973. The visual acuity in his left eye 
is 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ``In 
my opinion, Mr. Stitt does have sufficient vision to perform the 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Stitt 
reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 20 years, 
accumulating 2.2 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Kansas. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for 
moving violations in a CMV.

Jesse J. Sutton

    Mr. Sutton, 53, has had a macular scar in his left eye since 1996. 
The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the 
left, 20/100. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, 
``In my medical opinion, Mr. Sutton does have sufficient vision to 
perform the driving tasks needed to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. 
Sutton reported that he has driven straight trucks for 35 years, 
accumulating 875,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 10 
years, accumulating 50,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Indiana. 
His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

Gary L. Taylor

    Mr. Taylor, 62, has complete loss of vision in his left eye due to 
an injury sustained in 1981. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/
20. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ``The 
patient has compensated very well, and has perfect vision, best 
corrected OD (Right eye). This should allow him to operate a commercial 
vehicle without any difficulty.'' Mr. Taylor reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 25 years, accumulating 500,000 miles. He 
holds a Class C operator's license from Iowa. His driving record for 
the last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations 
in a CMV.

Kevin L. Truxell

    Mr. Truxell, 44, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The 
visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, 20/80. 
Following an examination in 2005, his optometrist noted, ``Kevin 
possesses sufficient vision to perform the driving task required to 
operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Truxell reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 18 years, accumulating 450,000 miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for 2 years, accumulating 100,000 miles. He holds 
a Class A CDL from Florida. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Brian S. Tuttle

    Mr. Tuttle, 34, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The 
visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200 and in the left, 20/20. 
Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ``I find no 
contraindications which would prevent him from performing any driving 
task required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Tuttle reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 6 years, accumulating 120,000 
miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Kentucky. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Humberto A. Valles

    Mr. Valles, 59, has had retinal neovascular maculopathy in his left 
eye since 1999. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 
20/20 and in the left, 20/80. Following an examination in 2005, his 
ophthalmologist noted, ``In my medical opinion, Mr. Humberto Valles has 
sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Valles reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 36 years, accumulating 900,000 miles, and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 25 years, accumulating 12,500 miles. He holds a Class 
A CDL from Texas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Earl M. Vaughan

    Mr. Vaughan, 60, has had amblyopia in his right eye since 
childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/400 
and in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his

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optometrist noted, ``It is my opinion that Mr. Vaughan has sufficient 
vision for operating a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Vaughan reported that 
he has driven straight trucks for 6 years, accumulating 48,000 miles. 
He holds a Class B CDL from Illinois. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Bruce A. Walker

    Mr. Walker, 45, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, 20/400. 
Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ``It is my 
medical opinion that Bruce Walker has sufficient vision to perform the 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Walker 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 11 years, accumulating 
245,740 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 3 years, 
accumulating 45,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Wisconsin. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crash and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

Harold R. Wallace

    Mr. Wallace, 60, has a prosthetic right eye due to a traumatic 
injury sustained in 1951. The best corrected visual acuity in his left 
eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, 
``Mr. Wallace has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks 
required.'' Mr. Wallace reported that he has driven tractor-trailer 
combinations for 10 years, accumulating 1.1 million miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from Kentucky. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Lee A. Wiltjer

    Mr. Wiltjer, 42, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The 
visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, 20/400. 
Following an examination in 2006, his optometrist noted, ``As an 
optometrist, it is my medical opinion that Mr. Lee Wiltjer does have 
sufficient vision to perform tasks required to safely operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Wiltjer reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 26 years, accumulating 208,000 miles, and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 26 years, accumulating 182,000 miles. He holds a Class 
A CDL from Illinois. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

John H. Wisner

    Mr. Wisner, 54, has loss of vision in his left eye due to a retinal 
infection sustained in 1995. The best corrected visual acuity in his 
right eye is 20/15 and in the left, 20/60. Following an examination in 
2006, his ophthalmologist noted, ``Given his driving record during this 
time has been excellent, I have no objection to his continuing to drive 
a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Wisner reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 4 years, accumulating 200,000 miles, and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 30 years, accumulating 2.1 million miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from Ohio. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes or convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Harold E. White

    Mr. White, 60, has complete loss of vision in his right eye due to 
a traumatic injury sustained in 1966. The visual acuity in his left eye 
is 20/20. Following an examination in 2006, his ophthalmologist noted, 
``I certify that Mr. White has sufficient vision to perform the driving 
tasks required to operate a vehicle, including a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. White reported that he has driven straight trucks for 17 years, 
accumulating 255,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 21 
years, accumulating 420,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Missouri. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes or 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Theron L. Wood

    Mr. Wood, 51, has complete loss of vision in his left eye due to 
congenital cataracts and a retinal detachment since 1991. The visual 
acuity in his right eye is 20/25. Following an examination in 2006, his 
ophthalmologist noted, ``In my medical opinion, he has sufficient 
vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Wood reported that he has driven tractor-trailer 
combinations for 4 years, accumulating 456,000 miles. He holds a Class 
A CDL from Arizona. His driving record for the last 3 years shows one 
crash and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

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. The Agency will consider all comments 
received before the close of business November 29, 2006. Comments will 
be available for examination in the docket at the location listed under 
the ADDRESSES section of this Notice. The Agency will file comments 
received after the comment closing date in the public docket, and will 
consider them to the extent practicable. In addition to late comments, 
FMCSA will also continue to file, in the public docket, relevant 
information that becomes available after the comment closing date. 
Interested persons should monitor the public docket for new material.

    Issued on: October 23, 2006.
Rose A. McMurray,
Associate Administrator, Policy and Program Development.
[FR Doc. E6-18087 Filed 10-27-06; 8:45 am]
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