Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 35194-35201 [E8-14003]

Download as PDF 35194 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 120 / Friday, June 20, 2008 / Notices Discussion The proposed Hawaii Air Tour Common Procedures Manual supports the operational guidance for all commercial air tour operators authorized to conduct operations below 1,500′ above the ground level (AGL) within the state of Hawaii. Authorized part 91 and part 135 operators will be required to comply with the requirements and limitations set forth in this manual when it is adopted. Prior to conducting commercial air tour operations below 1,500′ AGL, pilots must receive operator specific training as outlined in the common procedures manual for part 91 and 135 air tour operators in the State of Hawaii. The common procedures manual covers a variety of training requirements and operational requirements, including air tour operations below 1,500′ AGL, recurrent flight training, visibility restrictions, map legend and definitions, radio communications procedures, Weather Enhanced Safety Areas (WESA), site specific and enroute operations. It also includes detailed maps and photos, and over water specific procedures for every island in the state of Hawaii. Issued in Washington, DC, on June 17, 2008. Gary Davis, Air Transportation Division, Acting Manager of AFS–200. [FR Doc. E8–14014 Filed 6–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration revised guidance concerning ‘‘Treatment of the Value of Preventing Fatalities and Injuries in Preparing Economic Analyses.’’ Based on an improved understanding of relevant academic research literature, the revised guidance provides that the best present estimate of the economic value of preventing a human fatality is $5.8 million. In an advisory memorandum issued concurrently with the revised guidance to Secretarial Officers and Modal Administrators, Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy Tyler Duval and General Counsel D.J. Gribbin instructed that the newly adjusted $5.8 million human life value should be used, effective immediately, for analyses performed by the Department. In addition, the memorandum announced that the Department will, for the first time, require supplementary analyses at values for a statistical life higher and lower than the $5.8 million adjusted value—specifically, assumptions of $3.2 million and $8.4 million for the value associated with each life saved. Consistent with the revised Departmental guidance, FMCSA has reassessed the regulatory analyses in open rulemaking dockets to take account of the adjusted human life value. The revised guidance raising the economic value of preventing a human fatality and the accompanying policy memorandum may be found on the DOT Web site at: http://ostpxweb.ost.dot.gov/ policy/reports/080205.htm. Issued on: June 12, 2008. John H. Hill, Administrator. [FR Doc. E8–14008 Filed 6–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P Availability of Supporting Materials Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Availability of supporting materials. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SUMMARY: This notice advises the public of the availability on the Department of Transportation (Department) Web site of revised guidance and an accompanying advisory policy memorandum concerning the value of a statistical life used by Departmental analysts when assessing the benefits of preventing fatalities. Consistent with the revised guidance and Departmental policy, the adjusted value of a statistical life will be assessed in conducting economic analyses and identifying the benefits of FMCSA regulatory initiatives in all open rulemaking dockets. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 5, 2008, the Department issued [Docket ID FMCSA–2008–0106] jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:53 Jun 19, 2008 Jkt 214001 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 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 68 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 PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 without meeting the Federal vision standard. DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 21, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket ID FMCSA– 2008–0106 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket ID for this Notice. Note that DOT posts all comments received without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information included in a comment. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to http:// www.regulations.gov at any time or Room W12–140 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The FDMS is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. If you want acknowledgment that we received your comments, please include a selfaddressed, 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 19476). This information is also available at http://Docketsinfo.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Mary D. Gunnels, Director, Medical Programs, (202) 366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W64– 224, Washington, DC 20590–0001. E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 120 / Friday, June 20, 2008 / Notices 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 68 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 Ronald G. Adams Mr. Adams, age 58, 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 2008, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my professional opinion, Mr. Adams has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Adams reported that he has driven straight trucks for 17 years, accumulating 204,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 4 years, accumulating 120,000 miles. He holds a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) from West Virginia. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Catarino Aispuro Mr. Aispuro, 39, has a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic injury sustained 18 years ago. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Catarino’s vision is sufficient to perform the driving tasks necessary to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Aispuro reported that he has driven straight trucks for 11 years, accumulating 440,000 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. Edwin A. Betz Mr. Betz, 58, has complete loss of vision in his left eye due to a traumatic VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:53 Jun 19, 2008 Jkt 214001 injury sustained in 1988. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ‘‘I certify in my medical opinion that Mr. Betz has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Betz reported that he has driven straight trucks for 35 years, accumulating 140,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations 15 years, accumulating 90,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Indiana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. James F. Brumberg Mr. Brumberg, 57, 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 2008, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, the above patient has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle’’. Mr. Brumberg reported that he has driven straight trucks for 7 years, accumulating 302,400 miles, tractortrailer combinations for 25 years, accumulating 3.4 million miles, and buses for 3 years, accumulating 129,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Pennsylvania. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction for a moving violation, speeding in a CMV. He exceeded the speed limit by 13 mph. Donald L. Carman Mr. Carman, 59, 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, 20/15. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ‘‘It is my opinion, based on my recent examination of Mr. Carman, that if he has demonstrated a history of satisfactory commercial vehicle operation, he should be able to continue doing so with corrective lenses.’’ Mr. Carman reported that he has driven straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 15,000 miles, and tractortrailer combinations for 33 years, accumulating 3.3 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Ohio. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. John W. Carter, Jr. Mr. Carter, 60, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/70 and in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ‘‘He has sufficient PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35195 vision to operate commercial vehicles.’’ Mr. Carter reported that he has driven straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 45,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 3 years, accumulating 240,000 miles. He holds a Class C operator’s license from North Carolina. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Christopher R. Cone Mr. Cone, 41, has had posterior staphyloma 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 2007, his optometrist noted, ‘‘There is no reason that Mr. Cone would not be able to visually see what he needs to see and operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Cone reported that he has driven straight trucks for 8 years, accumulating 640,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 2 years, accumulating 120,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Georgia. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Walter O. Connelly Mr. Connelly, 39, has had lateral nystagmus since childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/50 and in the left, 20/25. Following an examination in 2007, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Mr. Connelly has sufficient vision to be able to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Connelly reported that he has driven straight trucks for 6 months, accumulating 3,600 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 13 years, accumulating 110,500 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Washington. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Stephen B. Copeland Mr. Copeland, 43, 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 2007, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my professional opinion, I believe that Mr. Copeland does have the visual ability to adequately and safely operate a tractor trailer truck.’’ Mr. Copeland reported that he has driven straight trucks for 21 years, accumulating 210,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Georgia. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1 35196 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 120 / Friday, June 20, 2008 / Notices Gerald L. Culverwell Mr. Culverwell, 64, 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, light perception. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ‘‘He has sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle, including buses.’’ Mr. Culverwell reported that he has driven straight trucks for 26 years, accumulating 520,000 miles, tractortrailer combinations for 48 years, accumulating 1.9 million miles, and buses for 12 years, accumulating 240,000 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, speeding in a CMV. He exceeded the speed limit by 12 mph. Armando P. D’Angeli Mr. D’Angeli, 54, has a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic injury that he sustained as a child. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/15. Following an examination in 2008, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘I believe that Armando D’Angeli has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. D’Angeli reported that he has driven straight trucks for 35 years, accumulating 350,000 miles. He holds a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) from Pennsylvania. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Stephen R. Daugherty Mr. Daugherty, 52, has had optic nerve atrophy in his left eye since birth. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, light perception. Following an examination in 2007, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘I do certify in my medical opinion that he has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Daugherty reported that he has driven straight trucks for 35 years, accumulating 1.9 million miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 30 years, accumulating 1.7 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Indiana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Donald R. Davis Mr. Davis, 50, has complete loss of vision in his right eye due to a cataract surgery with subsequent retinal detachment that occurred when he was a child. The best corrected visual acuity in his left eye is 20/25. Following an VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:53 Jun 19, 2008 Jkt 214001 examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ‘‘I feel that given the longstanding history of blindness in the right eye and the extensive experience Mr. Davis has had in the commercial trucking business, he is able to perform his duties as a commercial truck driver and drive on public highways.’’ Mr. Davis reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 100,000 miles, tractortrailer combinations for 5 years, accumulating 225,000 miles, and buses for 1 year, accumulating 1,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Florida. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Louis A. DiPasqua, Jr. Mr. DiPasqua, 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, 20/200. Following an examination in 2008, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, he has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. DiPasqua reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 71⁄2 years, accumulating 600,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from New York. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Henry L. Donivan Mr. Donivan, 47, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, 20/100. Following an examination in 2007, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, I do feel he has sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle safely with extra care.’’ Mr. Donivan reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 13 years, accumulating 1.2 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from West Virginia. His driving record for the last 3 years shows one crash and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Randy J. Doran Mr. Doran, 53, has a prosthetic right eye due to a traumatic injury that he sustained as a child. The best corrected visual acuity in his left eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2008, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Randy Doran has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Doran reported that he has driven straight trucks for 35 years, accumulating 1.1 million miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 29 years, PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 accumulating 2.9 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Oregon. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction for a moving violation, speeding in a CMV. He exceeded the speed limit by 12 mph. Robert E. Dukes Mr. Dukes, 61, has an eccentric pupil and exotropia in his right eye due to a traumatic accident sustained at age 18. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/400 and in the left, 20/ 20. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, there have been no major changes in last forty three years that would make Mr. Dukes less able to perform vision to the driving tasks to drive commercial vehicles, present vision is stable and adequate.’’ Mr. Dukes reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 17 years, accumulating 1.5 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Mississippi. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Roger D. Elders Mr. Elders, 56, has had optic nerve hypoplasia 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 2007, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, Roger has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Elders reported that he has driven straight trucks for 18 years, accumulating 90,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 18 years, accumulating 900,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Michigan. His driving record for the last 3 years shows one crash and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Robert E. Engel Mr. Engel, 66, 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, 20/70. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ‘‘It is my medical opinion that Mr. Engel’s vision is more than sufficient to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Engel reported that he has driven straight trucks for 35 years, accumulating 875,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 6 years, accumulating 120,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from California. His driving record for the last 3 years shows two crashes, for which he was not cited, and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 120 / Friday, June 20, 2008 / Notices James F. Epperson Mr. Epperson, 52, 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, 20/70. Following an examination in 2007, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Epperson reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 26 years, accumulating 2.9 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Indiana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. James H. Facemyre Mr. Facemyre, 54, 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 2007, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my professional opinion, Mr. Facemyre has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Facemyre reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 22 years, accumulating 2.8 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from West Virginia. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Gregory L. Farrar Mr. Farrar, 55, has loss of vision in his right eye due to a traumatic injury sustained in 1995. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/400 and in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2008, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘I believe Mr. Farrar has sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Farrar reported that he has driven straight trucks for 35 years, accumulating 7,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 34 years, accumulating 4.4 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Texas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows one crash, for which he was not cited, and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Riche Ford Mr. Ford, 44, has had a macular scar in his right eye since birth. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is count-finger vision and in the left, 20/ 20. Following an examination in 2007, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘I certify, in my medical opinion, that this patient has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Ford reported that he has driven tractor-trailer VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:53 Jun 19, 2008 Jkt 214001 combinations for 13 years, accumulating 1.6 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Colorado. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Kevin K. Friedel Mr. Friedel, 31, has a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic injury sustained as a child. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/15. Following an examination in 2008, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘It is my opinion that Kevin Friedel has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Friedel reported that he has driven straight trucks for 13 years, accumulating 65,000 miles. He holds a Class D operator’s license from New York. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Eric M. Giddens, Sr. Mr. Giddens, 39, 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, 20/15. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ‘‘It is my conclusion that according to Mr. Gidden’s previous driving record and his performance during all the testing he has undergone, that he has the visual ability required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Giddens reported that he has driven straight trucks for 21 years, accumulating 315,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 16 years, accumulating 1.6 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Delaware. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Paul W. Goebel, Jr. Mr. Goebel, 44, 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, 20/100. Following an examination in 2007, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, Mr. Goebel has sufficient vision required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Goebel reported that he has driven straight trucks for 7 years, accumulating 175,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from New York. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Edward J. Grant Mr. Grant, 58, has had dense leukoma of the central cornea in his left eye due to a traumatic injury sustained in 1973. PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35197 The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/ 20 and in the left, light perception. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, Mr. Grant has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle even though his left eye does not meet the minimum visual acuity requirements.’’ Mr. Grant reported that he has driven straight trucks for 6 years, accumulating 12,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 25 years, accumulating 2 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Illinois. His driving record for the last 3 years shows one crash, for which he was cited, and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Jeffery M. Hall Mr. Hall, 45, has had amblyopia in his left 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 2008, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Therefore, I feel Mr. Hall has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Hall reported that he has driven straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 200,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 18 years, accumulating 1.8 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Alabama. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Ronnie L. Hanback Mr. Hanback, 50, 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, 20/80. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, he has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Hanback reported that he has driven straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 50,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 25 years, accumulating 812,500 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Alabama. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Steven G. Harter Mr. Harter, 41, has a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic injury sustained in 2003. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Mr. Steven Harter has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Harter reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1 35198 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 120 / Friday, June 20, 2008 / Notices 14 years, accumulating 1.1 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Oregon. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Michael C. Hensley Mr. Hensley, 56, has loss of vision in his right eye due to a retinal detachment sustained in 1995. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/80 and in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ‘‘I certify that in my medical opinion, Michael Hensley has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Hensley reported that he has driven straight trucks for 22 years, accumulating 1.4 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Ohio. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES George F. Hernandez, Jr. Mr. Hernandez, 48, has had complete loss of vision in his left eye due to a traumatic injury sustained as a child. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2008, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘Mr. Hernandez has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks necessary to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Hernandez reported that he has driven straight trucks for 1 year, accumulating 50,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 15 years, accumulating 825,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Arizona. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Scott A. Hillman Mr. Hillman, 50, 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, 20/70. Following an examination in 2008, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘He has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks necessary to drive a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Hillman reported that he has driven straight trucks for 4 years, accumulating 40,000 miles, and tractortrailer combinations for 4 years, accumulating 40,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Pennsylvania. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Charles S. Huffman Mr. Huffman, 50, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:53 Jun 19, 2008 Jkt 214001 best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is count-finger vision and in the left, 20/15. Following an examination in 2007, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘I also find that because your side vision is excellent in both eyes and that your central vision is excellent in the left eye, you will likely have no difficulty performing your job as a commercial truck driver.’’ Mr. Huffman reported that he has driven straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 150,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 6 years, accumulating 360,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Kansas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Lance G. James Mr. James, 54, has loss of vision in his right eye due to traumatic injury sustained in 1961. The visual acuity in his right eye is light perception and in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2008, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion. Mr. James has sufficient and stable vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. James reported that he has driven straight trucks for 35 years, accumulating 2.5 million miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 13 years, accumulating 390,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Wisconsin. His driving record for the last 3 years shows one crash, for which he was not cited, and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Jesse P. Jamison Mr. Jamison, 37, has loss of vision in his right eye due to trauma sustained as a child. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200 and in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2007, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Patient has been concluded to have sufficient vision to drive commercial vehicles.’’ Mr. Jamison reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 520,000 miles. He holds a Class D operator’s license from Tennessee. His driving record for the last 3 years shows one crash, for which he was not cited, and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. James A. Jones Mr. Jones, 52, has a macular hole 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 2007, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Mr. Jones has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Jones reported PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 that he has driven straight trucks for 12 years, accumulating 120,000 miles. He holds a Class C operator’s license from Maryland. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Ronnie M. Jones Mr. Jones, 55, has had amblyopia since childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, 20/200. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, I would pass this patient to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Jones reported that he has driven straight trucks for 13 years, accumulating 650,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 18 years, accumulating 1.1 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Idaho. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Andrew C. Kelly Mr. Kelly, 43, has complete loss of vision in his right eye due to a traumatic injury sustained 7 years ago. The best corrected visual acuity in his left eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2007, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, I certify that Andrew Kelly has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle as he has done in the past.’’ Mr. Kelly reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 15 years, accumulating 375,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Virginia. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction for a moving violation in a CMV, impeding traffic. Jason W. King Mr. King, 38, has complete loss of vision in his left eye due to a traumatic injury sustained as a child. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Jason’s vision has been stable since 1977. He has been driving for over 20 years without any problems and has sufficient vision to perform all driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. King reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 100,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 6 years, accumulating 30,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Montana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 120 / Friday, June 20, 2008 / Notices Leslie A. Landschoot Mr. Landschoot, 46, 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 2007, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, Leslie has more than adequate visual acuity and peripheral vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Landschoot reported that he has driven straight trucks for 29 years, accumulating 870,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 15 years, accumulating 300,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from New York. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. James W. Lappan Mr. Lappan, 28, 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, 20/400. Following an examination in 2007, his optometrist noted, ‘‘James has stable vision, in my opinion, has sufficient vision to drive a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Lappan reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 30,000 miles, and tractortrailer combinations for 6 years, accumulating 180,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Kansas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction for a moving violation, speeding in a CMV. He exceeded the speed limit by 12 mph. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Billy J. Lewis Mr. Lewis, 40, 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, 20/70. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, he has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Lewis reported that he has driven straight trucks for 21 years, accumulating 945,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 9 months, accumulating 30,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Louisiana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Larry McCoy, Sr. Mr. McCoy, 56, has had central serous retinopathy in his right eye since 2003. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/125 and in the left, 20/ 20. Following an examination in 2007, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Larry McCoy has sufficient VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:53 Jun 19, 2008 Jkt 214001 vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. McCoy reported that he has driven straight trucks for 9 years, accumulating 540,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 16 years, accumulating 1.6 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Ohio. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Tommy L. McKnight Mr. McKnight, 52, has had amblyopia in his right since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200 and in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2007, his optometrist noted, ‘‘His vision is adequate for all driving tasks, with no restrictions, for all types of vehicles.’’ Mr. McKnight reported that he has driven straight trucks for 11⁄2 years, accumulating 81,864 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 31⁄2 years, accumulating 232,078 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Ohio. His driving record for the last 3 years shows one crash and one conviction for a moving violation, speeding in a CMV. He exceeded the speed limit by 11 mph. Robert W. McMillan Mr. McMillan, 44, has a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic injury sustained six years ago. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2008, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘I have no doubt he has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. McMillan reported that he has driven straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 14,799 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 10 years, accumulating 723,900 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. Danny W. Nuckles Mr. Nuckles, 66, has complete loss of vision in the left eye due to corneal opacity which was result of a traumatic injury sustained in 1965. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25. Following an examination in 2007, his optometrist noted, ‘‘I certify that in my medical opinion, that Mr. Nuckles has significant vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Nuckles reported that he has driven straight trucks for 20 years, accumulating 273,100 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 12 years, accumulating 179,460 miles. He holds a PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35199 Class A CDL from Virginia. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. David G. Olsen Mr. Olsen, 46, has a prosthetic right eye due to a traumatic injury sustained at the age of 24. The visual acuity in his left eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ‘‘I feel in my medical opinion that he is able and has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Olsen reported that he has driven straight trucks for 20 years, accumulating 624,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 2 years, accumulating 59,520 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Idaho. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Robert L. Person Mr. Person, 47, has a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic injury sustained at the age of 37. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2008, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘I do feel that he has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Person reported that he has driven straight trucks for 4 years, accumulating 28,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 8 years, accumulating 800,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from New York. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Carroll G. Quisenberry Mr. Quisenberry, 58, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is light perception and in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2008, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘It is my professional opinion that Mr. Quisenberry has sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Quisenberry reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 10,000 miles, tractortrailer combinations for 31⁄2 years, accumulating 28,700 miles, and buses for 3 years, accumulating 135,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Kentucky. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Ryan J. Reimann Mr. Reimann, 51, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1 35200 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 120 / Friday, June 20, 2008 / Notices best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/80 and in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ‘‘It is my professional opinion that Mr. Reimann is safe to drive commercial motor vehicles under both intrastate/interstate with his current corrected visual acuity.’’ Mr. Reimann reported that he has driven straight trucks for 7 years, accumulating 350,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 26 years, accumulating 2 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Wisconsin. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Ronny L. Rogers Mr. Rogers, 60, has macular scarring in his right eye due to trauma sustained in 1975. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/400 and in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ‘‘I have no hesitations for Ronny to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Rogers reported that he has driven straight trucks for 40 years, accumulating 40,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 20 years, accumulating 2.8 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, speeding in a CMV. He exceeded the speed limit by 20 mph. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Paul L. Savage Mr. Savage, 65, has a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic injury sustained in 1950. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ‘‘I do believe he has the vision capability to perform his duties. He has had no change in his eyes or vision and has been successful as a commercial driver for quite some time.’’ Mr. Savage reported that he has driven straight trucks for 27 years, accumulating 324,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 5 years, accumulating 40,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Indiana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Manuel C. Savin Mr. Savin, 60, 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 2007, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Manuel Savin has sufficient vision to drive commercial vehicles.’’ Mr. Savin reported that he has driven straight trucks for 20 years, VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:53 Jun 19, 2008 Jkt 214001 accumulating 600,000 miles. He holds a Class Chauffeur’s license from Louisiana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction for a moving violation, speeding in a CMV. He exceeded the speed limit by 15 mph. Brandon J. See Mr. See, 47, has corneal scarring in his left eye due to a traumatic injury sustained at age 39. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, 20/100. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ‘‘It is my medical opinion that Brandon has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. See reported that he has driven straight trucks for 4 years, accumulating 164,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 3 months, accumulating 1,500 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Iowa. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Douglas A. Sharp Mr. Sharp, 48, has a prosthetic right eye due to a traumatic injury sustained as a child. The best corrected visual acuity in his left eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my medical, with corrective lenses, Mr. Sharp has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Sharp reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 16 years, accumulating 2.2 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Virginia. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. LeTroy D. Sims Mr. Sims, 30, has a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic injury that he sustained at the age of 15. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2008, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘I do feel he has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Sims reported that he has driven straight trucks for 6 years, accumulating 600,000 miles. He holds a Class D operator’s license from South Carolina. His driving record for the last 3 years shows one crash and no conviction for moving violations in a CMV. Robert M. Stewart Mr. Stewart, 39, has a macular hole and scar in his left eye due to a traumatic injury sustained as a child. The best corrected visual acuity in his PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 right eye is 20/20 and in the left, countfinger vision. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ‘‘I certify in my medical opinion Robert Stewart has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Stewart reported that he has driven tractortrailer combinations 5 years, accumulating 750,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Arkansas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction for a moving violation, speeding in a CMV. He exceeded the speed limit by 14 mph. John L. Stone Mr. Stone, 57, has complete loss of vision in his right eye due to a traumatic injury sustained as a child. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ‘‘I certify that in my medical opinion as a licensed optometrist, John Stone has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Stone reported that he has driven straight trucks for 12 years, accumulating 450,000 miles. He holds a Class C operator’s license from Pennsylvania. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Robert J. Szeman Mr. Szeman, 52, has loss of vision in his left eye due to a branch retinal vein occlusion since 2004. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, 20/50. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In summary, I feel that Robert’s overall vision is sufficient to perform the tasks of driving a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Szeman reported that he has driven straight trucks for 30 years, accumulating 858,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Pennsylvania. His driving record for the last 3 years shows one crash and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Donald J. Thompson Mr. Thompson, 61, 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 2008, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, he has sufficient vision to perform the driving tests required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Thompson reported that he has driven straight trucks for 25 years, accumulating 500,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 30 years, E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 120 / Friday, June 20, 2008 / Notices accumulating 750,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Minnesota. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Nils S. Thornberg Mr. Thornberg, 53, has a prosthetic left eye due to trauma sustained as a child. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/15. Following an examination in 2008, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, Nils Thornberg has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Thornberg reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 35 years, accumulating 357,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Oregon. 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 control device. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Daniel W. Toppings Mr. Toppings, 45, 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 2008, his optometrist noted, ‘‘I have personally examined the vision of Mr. Toppings and believe he has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Toppings reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 17 years, accumulating 2.4 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from West Virginia. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Kenneth E. Valentine Mr. Valentine, 41, has loss of vision in his right eye due to a traumatic injury sustained at age 21. The visual acuity in his right eye is light perception and in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my professional opinion, Kenneth Valentine has sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Valentine reported that he has driven straight trucks for 19 years, accumulating 950,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 19 years, accumulating 2.4 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Mississippi. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Lewis H. West, Jr. Mr. West, 39, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:53 Jun 19, 2008 Jkt 214001 the left, 20/50. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, this patient has sufficient vision to perform the tasks to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. West reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 9 3⁄4 years, accumulating 126,750 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Florida. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Christopher R. Whitson Mr. Whitson, 33, has an enucleation of the left eye due to a traumatic injury sustained as a child. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/15. Following an examination in 2008, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, he has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Whitson reported that he has driven straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 37,500 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from North Carolina. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. 35201 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 July 21, 2008. 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: June 13, 2008. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy and Program Development. [FR Doc. E8–14003 Filed 6–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P Leon S. Willis Mr. Willis, 63, has retinal damage in his left eye due to a traumatic injury sustained as a child. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/15 and in the left, light perception. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion. Mr. Willis has sufficient vision to perform tasks required to safely operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Willis reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 35 years, accumulating 3.2 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Florida. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction for a moving violation in a CMV. He was following another vehicle too closely. George L. Young Mr. Young, 68, has complete loss of vision in his left eye due to optic nerve atrophy. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2008, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Mr. Young has sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Young reported that he has driven straight trucks for 11⁄2 years, accumulating 54,000 miles, and tractortrailer combinations for 35 years, accumulating 3.3 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from North Carolina. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–260 (Sub–No. 2X)] Rarus Railway Company— Abandonment Exemption—in Deer Lodge County, MT Rarus Railway Company (Rarus) has filed a notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1152 Subpart F—Exempt Abandonments to abandon its Anaconda/West Valley Line, an approximately 4.7-mile line of railroad, extending between a point at Pennsylvania Avenue west of the West Anaconda Yard in Anaconda, MT, and a point at North Cable Road approximately 4.2 miles west of Anaconda, in Deer Lodge County, MT. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 59711. Rarus has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (2) any overhead traffic on the line can be rerouted over other lines; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of rail service on the line (or by a state or local government entity acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service over the line either is pending with the Board or with any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of complainant within the 2-year period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.7 (environmental report), 49 CFR E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket ID FMCSA-2008-0106]


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 68 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 without meeting the Federal vision standard.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 21, 2008.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket ID FMCSA-2008-0106 using any of the 
following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://
www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground 
Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
    Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket ID for 
this Notice. Note that DOT posts all comments received without change 
to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
included in a comment. Please see the Privacy Act heading below.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments, go to http://www.regulations.gov at any time or Room W12-140 
on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., 
Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays. The FDMS is available 24 hours each day, 365 
days each year. If you want acknowledgment that we received your 
comments, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope or postcard 
or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting 
comments on-line.
    Privacy Act: 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 19476). This information is 
also available at http://Docketsinfo.dot.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Mary D. Gunnels, Director, Medical 
Programs, (202) 366-4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W64-224, Washington, 
DC 20590-0001.

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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 68 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

Ronald G. Adams

    Mr. Adams, age 58, 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 2008, his 
optometrist noted, ``In my professional opinion, Mr. Adams has 
sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Adams reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 17 years, accumulating 204,000 miles, and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 4 years, accumulating 120,000 miles. He holds a Class 
A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) from West Virginia. His driving 
record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for 
moving violations in a CMV.

Catarino Aispuro

    Mr. Aispuro, 39, has a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic 
injury sustained 18 years ago. The visual acuity in his right eye is 
20/20. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, 
``Catarino's vision is sufficient to perform the driving tasks 
necessary to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Aispuro reported that 
he has driven straight trucks for 11 years, accumulating 440,000 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.

Edwin A. Betz

    Mr. Betz, 58, has complete loss of vision in his left eye due to a 
traumatic injury sustained in 1988. The visual acuity in his right eye 
is 20/20. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ``I 
certify in my medical opinion that Mr. Betz has sufficient vision to 
perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. Betz reported that he has driven straight trucks for 35 years, 
accumulating 140,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations 15 years, 
accumulating 90,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Indiana. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

James F. Brumberg

    Mr. Brumberg, 57, 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 2008, his 
optometrist noted, ``In my medical opinion, the above patient has 
sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle''. Mr. Brumberg reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 7 years, accumulating 302,400 miles, tractor-trailer 
combinations for 25 years, accumulating 3.4 million miles, and buses 
for 3 years, accumulating 129,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Pennsylvania. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes 
and one conviction for a moving violation, speeding in a CMV. He 
exceeded the speed limit by 13 mph.

Donald L. Carman

    Mr. Carman, 59, 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, 20/15. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, 
``It is my opinion, based on my recent examination of Mr. Carman, that 
if he has demonstrated a history of satisfactory commercial vehicle 
operation, he should be able to continue doing so with corrective 
lenses.'' Mr. Carman reported that he has driven straight trucks for 3 
years, accumulating 15,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 
33 years, accumulating 3.3 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Ohio. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

John W. Carter, Jr.

    Mr. Carter, 60, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. 
The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/70 and in the 
left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, 
``He has sufficient vision to operate commercial vehicles.'' Mr. Carter 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 
45,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 3 years, 
accumulating 240,000 miles. He holds a Class C operator's license from 
North Carolina. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Christopher R. Cone

    Mr. Cone, 41, has had posterior staphyloma 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 2007, his optometrist 
noted, ``There is no reason that Mr. Cone would not be able to visually 
see what he needs to see and operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Cone 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 8 years, accumulating 
640,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 2 years, 
accumulating 120,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Georgia. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

Walter O. Connelly

    Mr. Connelly, 39, has had lateral nystagmus since childhood. The 
best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/50 and in the left, 
20/25. Following an examination in 2007, his optometrist noted, ``Mr. 
Connelly has sufficient vision to be able to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Connelly reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
6 months, accumulating 3,600 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations 
for 13 years, accumulating 110,500 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Washington. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes 
and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Stephen B. Copeland

    Mr. Copeland, 43, 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 2007, his optometrist noted, ``In 
my professional opinion, I believe that Mr. Copeland does have the 
visual ability to adequately and safely operate a tractor trailer 
truck.'' Mr. Copeland reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
21 years, accumulating 210,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Georgia. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

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Gerald L. Culverwell

    Mr. Culverwell, 64, 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, light perception. Following an examination in 2008, 
his optometrist noted, ``He has sufficient vision to operate a 
commercial vehicle, including buses.'' Mr. Culverwell reported that he 
has driven straight trucks for 26 years, accumulating 520,000 miles, 
tractor-trailer combinations for 48 years, accumulating 1.9 million 
miles, and buses for 12 years, accumulating 240,000 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, speeding in 
a CMV. He exceeded the speed limit by 12 mph.

Armando P. D'Angeli

    Mr. D'Angeli, 54, has a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic 
injury that he sustained as a child. The best corrected visual acuity 
in his right eye is 20/15. Following an examination in 2008, his 
ophthalmologist noted, ``I believe that Armando D'Angeli has sufficient 
vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. D'Angeli reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
35 years, accumulating 350,000 miles. He holds a Class A Commercial 
Driver's License (CDL) from Pennsylvania. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations 
in a CMV.

Stephen R. Daugherty

    Mr. Daugherty, 52, has had optic nerve atrophy in his left eye 
since birth. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 
and in the left, light perception. Following an examination in 2007, 
his ophthalmologist noted, ``I do certify in my medical opinion that he 
has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate 
a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Daugherty reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 35 years, accumulating 1.9 million miles, and 
tractor-trailer combinations for 30 years, accumulating 1.7 million 
miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Indiana. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations 
in a CMV.

Donald R. Davis

    Mr. Davis, 50, has complete loss of vision in his right eye due to 
a cataract surgery with subsequent retinal detachment that occurred 
when he was a child. The best corrected visual acuity in his left eye 
is 20/25. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ``I 
feel that given the long-standing history of blindness in the right eye 
and the extensive experience Mr. Davis has had in the commercial 
trucking business, he is able to perform his duties as a commercial 
truck driver and drive on public highways.'' Mr. Davis reported that he 
has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 100,000 miles, 
tractor-trailer combinations for 5 years, accumulating 225,000 miles, 
and buses for 1 year, accumulating 1,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL 
from Florida. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes 
and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Louis A. DiPasqua, Jr.

    Mr. DiPasqua, 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, 20/200. Following an examination in 2008, his ophthalmologist 
noted, ``In my medical opinion, he has sufficient vision to perform the 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. DiPasqua 
reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 7\1/2\ 
years, accumulating 600,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from New 
York. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Henry L. Donivan

    Mr. Donivan, 47, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, 20/100. 
Following an examination in 2007, his ophthalmologist noted, ``In my 
opinion, I do feel he has sufficient vision to operate a commercial 
vehicle safely with extra care.'' Mr. Donivan reported that he has 
driven tractor-trailer combinations for 13 years, accumulating 1.2 
million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from West Virginia. His driving 
record for the last 3 years shows one crash and no convictions for 
moving violations in a CMV.

Randy J. Doran

    Mr. Doran, 53, has a prosthetic right eye due to a traumatic injury 
that he sustained as a child. The best corrected visual acuity in his 
left eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2008, his 
ophthalmologist noted, ``In my medical opinion, Randy Doran has 
sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Doran reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 35 years, accumulating 1.1 million miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for 29 years, accumulating 2.9 million miles. He 
holds a Class A CDL from Oregon. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and one conviction for a moving violation, 
speeding in a CMV. He exceeded the speed limit by 12 mph.

Robert E. Dukes

    Mr. Dukes, 61, has an eccentric pupil and exotropia in his right 
eye due to a traumatic accident sustained at age 18. The best corrected 
visual acuity in his right eye is 20/400 and in the left, 20/20. 
Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ``In my 
opinion, there have been no major changes in last forty three years 
that would make Mr. Dukes less able to perform vision to the driving 
tasks to drive commercial vehicles, present vision is stable and 
adequate.'' Mr. Dukes reported that he has driven tractor-trailer 
combinations for 17 years, accumulating 1.5 million miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from Mississippi. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Roger D. Elders

    Mr. Elders, 56, has had optic nerve hypoplasia 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 2007, his 
ophthalmologist noted, ``In my opinion, Roger has sufficient vision to 
perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. Elders reported that he has driven straight trucks for 18 years, 
accumulating 90,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 18 
years, accumulating 900,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Michigan. His driving record for the last 3 years shows one crash and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Robert E. Engel

    Mr. Engel, 66, 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, 20/70. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, 
``It is my medical opinion that Mr. Engel's vision is more than 
sufficient to perform the driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Engel reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 35 years, accumulating 875,000 miles, and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 6 years, accumulating 120,000 miles. He holds a Class 
A CDL from California. His driving record for the last 3 years shows 
two crashes, for which he was not cited, and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

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James F. Epperson

    Mr. Epperson, 52, 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, 20/70. Following an examination in 2007, his optometrist noted, 
``In my opinion, has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks 
required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Epperson reported that 
he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 26 years, accumulating 
2.9 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Indiana. His driving 
record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for 
moving violations in a CMV.

James H. Facemyre

    Mr. Facemyre, 54, 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 2007, his 
optometrist noted, ``In my professional opinion, Mr. Facemyre has 
sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Facemyre reported that he has driven tractor-
trailer combinations for 22 years, accumulating 2.8 million miles. He 
holds a Class A CDL from West Virginia. His driving record for the last 
3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Gregory L. Farrar

    Mr. Farrar, 55, has loss of vision in his right eye due to a 
traumatic injury sustained in 1995. The best corrected visual acuity in 
his right eye is 20/400 and in the left, 20/20. Following an 
examination in 2008, his ophthalmologist noted, ``I believe Mr. Farrar 
has sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Farrar 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 35 years, accumulating 
7,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 34 years, 
accumulating 4.4 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Texas. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows one crash, for which he was 
not cited, and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Riche Ford

    Mr. Ford, 44, has had a macular scar in his right eye since birth. 
The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is count-finger 
vision and in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2007, his 
ophthalmologist noted, ``I certify, in my medical opinion, that this 
patient has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to 
operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Ford reported that he has driven 
tractor-trailer combinations for 13 years, accumulating 1.6 million 
miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Colorado. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations 
in a CMV.

Kevin K. Friedel

    Mr. Friedel, 31, has a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic 
injury sustained as a child. The best corrected visual acuity in his 
right eye is 20/15. Following an examination in 2008, his 
ophthalmologist noted, ``It is my opinion that Kevin Friedel has 
sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Friedel reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 13 years, accumulating 65,000 miles. He holds a Class D 
operator's license from New York. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Eric M. Giddens, Sr.

    Mr. Giddens, 39, 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, 20/15. Following an examination in 2008, his 
optometrist noted, ``It is my conclusion that according to Mr. Gidden's 
previous driving record and his performance during all the testing he 
has undergone, that he has the visual ability required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Giddens reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 21 years, accumulating 315,000 miles, and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 16 years, accumulating 1.6 million miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from Delaware. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Paul W. Goebel, Jr.

    Mr. Goebel, 44, 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, 
20/100. Following an examination in 2007, his optometrist noted, ``In 
my opinion, Mr. Goebel has sufficient vision required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Goebel reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 7 years, accumulating 175,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL 
from New York. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes 
and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Edward J. Grant

    Mr. Grant, 58, has had dense leukoma of the central cornea in his 
left eye due to a traumatic injury sustained in 1973. The visual acuity 
in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, light perception. Following 
an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ``In my opinion, Mr. 
Grant has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to 
operate a commercial vehicle even though his left eye does not meet the 
minimum visual acuity requirements.'' Mr. Grant reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 6 years, accumulating 12,000 miles, and 
tractor-trailer combinations for 25 years, accumulating 2 million 
miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Illinois. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows one crash, for which he was cited, and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Jeffery M. Hall

    Mr. Hall, 45, has had amblyopia in his left 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 2008, his optometrist noted, 
``Therefore, I feel Mr. Hall has sufficient vision to perform the 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Hall 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 
200,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 18 years, 
accumulating 1.8 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Alabama. 
His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Ronnie L. Hanback

    Mr. Hanback, 50, 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, 20/80. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, 
``In my opinion, he has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks 
required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Hanback reported that 
he has driven straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 50,000 miles, 
and tractor-trailer combinations for 25 years, accumulating 812,500 
miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Alabama.
    His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Steven G. Harter

    Mr. Harter, 41, has a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic injury 
sustained in 2003. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. 
Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ``In my 
medical opinion, Mr. Steven Harter has sufficient vision to perform the 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Harter 
reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for

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14 years, accumulating 1.1 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Oregon. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Michael C. Hensley

    Mr. Hensley, 56, has loss of vision in his right eye due to a 
retinal detachment sustained in 1995. The best corrected visual acuity 
in his right eye is 20/80 and in the left, 20/20. Following an 
examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ``I certify that in my 
medical opinion, Michael Hensley has sufficient vision to perform the 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Hensley 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 22 years, accumulating 
1.4 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Ohio. His driving record 
for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

George F. Hernandez, Jr.

    Mr. Hernandez, 48, has had complete loss of vision in his left eye 
due to a traumatic injury sustained as a child. The best corrected 
visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 
2008, his ophthalmologist noted, ``Mr. Hernandez has sufficient vision 
to perform the driving tasks necessary to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Hernandez reported that he has driven straight trucks 
for 1 year, accumulating 50,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations 
for 15 years, accumulating 825,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Arizona. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Scott A. Hillman

    Mr. Hillman, 50, 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, 20/70. Following an examination in 2008, his ophthalmologist 
noted, ``He has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks 
necessary to drive a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Hillman reported that he 
has driven straight trucks for 4 years, accumulating 40,000 miles, and 
tractor-trailer combinations for 4 years, accumulating 40,000 miles. He 
holds a Class A CDL from Pennsylvania.
    His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Charles S. Huffman

    Mr. Huffman, 50, 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, 20/15. Following an examination in 2007, 
his ophthalmologist noted, ``I also find that because your side vision 
is excellent in both eyes and that your central vision is excellent in 
the left eye, you will likely have no difficulty performing your job as 
a commercial truck driver.'' Mr. Huffman reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 150,000 miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for 6 years, accumulating 360,000 miles. He holds 
a Class A CDL from Kansas. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Lance G. James

    Mr. James, 54, has loss of vision in his right eye due to traumatic 
injury sustained in 1961. The visual acuity in his right eye is light 
perception and in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2008, 
his ophthalmologist noted, ``In my medical opinion. Mr. James has 
sufficient and stable vision to perform the driving tasks required to 
operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. James reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 35 years, accumulating 2.5 million miles, and 
tractor-trailer combinations for 13 years, accumulating 390,000 miles. 
He holds a Class A CDL from Wisconsin. His driving record for the last 
3 years shows one crash, for which he was not cited, and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

Jesse P. Jamison

    Mr. Jamison, 37, has loss of vision in his right eye due to trauma 
sustained as a child. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200 and 
in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2007, his optometrist 
noted, ``Patient has been concluded to have sufficient vision to drive 
commercial vehicles.'' Mr. Jamison reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 10 years, accumulating 520,000 miles. He holds a Class D 
operator's license from Tennessee. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows one crash, for which he was not cited, and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

James A. Jones

    Mr. Jones, 52, has a macular hole 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 2007, his optometrist noted, ``In my 
medical opinion, Mr. Jones has sufficient vision to perform the driving 
tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Jones reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 12 years, accumulating 120,000 
miles. He holds a Class C operator's license from Maryland. His driving 
record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for 
moving violations in a CMV.

Ronnie M. Jones

    Mr. Jones, 55, has had amblyopia since childhood. The best 
corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, 20/
200. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ``In my 
medical opinion, I would pass this patient to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Jones reported that he has driven straight trucks for 13 
years, accumulating 650,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 
18 years, accumulating 1.1 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Idaho. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Andrew C. Kelly

    Mr. Kelly, 43, has complete loss of vision in his right eye due to 
a traumatic injury sustained 7 years ago. The best corrected visual 
acuity in his left eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2007, his 
optometrist noted, ``In my medical opinion, I certify that Andrew Kelly 
has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate 
a commercial vehicle as he has done in the past.'' Mr. Kelly reported 
that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 15 years, 
accumulating 375,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Virginia. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction 
for a moving violation in a CMV, impeding traffic.

Jason W. King

    Mr. King, 38, has complete loss of vision in his left eye due to a 
traumatic injury sustained as a child. The best corrected visual acuity 
in his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2008, his 
optometrist noted, ``Jason's vision has been stable since 1977. He has 
been driving for over 20 years without any problems and has sufficient 
vision to perform all driving tasks required to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. King reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 
years, accumulating 100,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 
6 years, accumulating 30,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Montana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

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Leslie A. Landschoot

    Mr. Landschoot, 46, 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 2007, his optometrist noted, 
``In my opinion, Leslie has more than adequate visual acuity and 
peripheral vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Landschoot reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 29 years, accumulating 870,000 miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for 15 years, accumulating 300,000 miles. He holds 
a Class A CDL from New York. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

James W. Lappan

    Mr. Lappan, 28, 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, 20/400. Following an examination in 2007, his optometrist noted, 
``James has stable vision, in my opinion, has sufficient vision to 
drive a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Lappan reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 30,000 miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for 6 years, accumulating 180,000 miles. He holds 
a Class A CDL from Kansas. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and one conviction for a moving violation, speeding in 
a CMV. He exceeded the speed limit by 12 mph.

Billy J. Lewis

    Mr. Lewis, 40, 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, 
20/70. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ``In my 
opinion, he has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required 
to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Lewis reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 21 years, accumulating 945,000 miles, and 
tractor-trailer combinations for 9 months, accumulating 30,000 miles. 
He holds a Class B CDL from Louisiana. His driving record for the last 
3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Larry McCoy, Sr.

    Mr. McCoy, 56, has had central serous retinopathy in his right eye 
since 2003. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/125 
and in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2007, his 
optometrist noted, ``In my medical opinion, Larry McCoy has sufficient 
vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. McCoy reported that he has driven straight trucks for 9 
years, accumulating 540,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 
16 years, accumulating 1.6 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Ohio. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Tommy L. McKnight

    Mr. McKnight, 52, has had amblyopia in his right since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200 and in the left, 20/20. 
Following an examination in 2007, his optometrist noted, ``His vision 
is adequate for all driving tasks, with no restrictions, for all types 
of vehicles.'' Mr. McKnight reported that he has driven straight trucks 
for 1\1/2\ years, accumulating 81,864 miles, and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 3\1/2\ years, accumulating 232,078 miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from Ohio. His driving record for the last 3 years shows 
one crash and one conviction for a moving violation, speeding in a CMV. 
He exceeded the speed limit by 11 mph.

Robert W. McMillan

    Mr. McMillan, 44, has a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic 
injury sustained six years ago. The visual acuity in his right eye is 
20/20. Following an examination in 2008, his ophthalmologist noted, ``I 
have no doubt he has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks 
required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. McMillan reported that 
he has driven straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 14,799 miles, 
and tractor-trailer combinations for 10 years, accumulating 723,900 
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.

Danny W. Nuckles

    Mr. Nuckles, 66, has complete loss of vision in the left eye due to 
corneal opacity which was result of a traumatic injury sustained in 
1965. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25. 
Following an examination in 2007, his optometrist noted, ``I certify 
that in my medical opinion, that Mr. Nuckles has significant vision to 
perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. Nuckles reported that he has driven straight trucks for 20 years, 
accumulating 273,100 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 12 
years, accumulating 179,460 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Virginia. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

David G. Olsen

    Mr. Olsen, 46, has a prosthetic right eye due to a traumatic injury 
sustained at the age of 24. The visual acuity in his left eye is 20/20. 
Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ``I feel in my 
medical opinion that he is able and has sufficient vision to perform 
the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Olsen 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 20 years, accumulating 
624,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 2 years, 
accumulating 59,520 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Idaho. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

Robert L. Person

    Mr. Person, 47, has a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic injury 
sustained at the age of 37. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/
20. Following an examination in 2008, his ophthalmologist noted, ``I do 
feel that he has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks 
required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Person reported that he 
has driven straight trucks for 4 years, accumulating 28,000 miles, and 
tractor-trailer combinations for 8 years, accumulating 800,000 miles. 
He holds a Class A CDL from New York. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Carroll G. Quisenberry

    Mr. Quisenberry, 58, has had amblyopia in his right eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is light perception and 
in the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2008, his 
ophthalmologist noted, ``It is my professional opinion that Mr. 
Quisenberry has sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to 
operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Quisenberry reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 10,000 miles, 
tractor-trailer combinations for 3\1/2\ years, accumulating 28,700 
miles, and buses for 3 years, accumulating 135,000 miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from Kentucky. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Ryan J. Reimann

    Mr. Reimann, 51, has had amblyopia in his right eye since 
childhood. The

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best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/80 and in the left, 
20/20. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ``It is 
my professional opinion that Mr. Reimann is safe to drive commercial 
motor vehicles under both intrastate/interstate with his current 
corrected visual acuity.'' Mr. Reimann reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 7 years, accumulating 350,000 miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for 26 years, accumulating 2 million miles. He 
holds a Class A CDL from Wisconsin. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Ronny L. Rogers

    Mr. Rogers, 60, has macular scarring in his right eye due to trauma 
sustained in 1975. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/400 and in 
the left, 20/20. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist 
noted, ``I have no hesitations for Ronny to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Rogers reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
40 years, accumulating 40,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations 
for 20 years, accumulating 2.8 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, speeding in a CMV. 
He exceeded the speed limit by 20 mph.

Paul L. Savage

    Mr. Savage, 65, has a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic injury 
sustained in 1950. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 
20/20. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ``I do 
believe he has the vision capability to perform his duties. He has had 
no change in his eyes or vision and has been successful as a commercial 
driver for quite some time.'' Mr. Savage reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 27 years, accumulating 324,000 miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for 5 years, accumulating 40,000 miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from Indiana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows 
no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Manuel C. Savin

    Mr. Savin, 60, 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 2007, his optometrist noted, 
``Manuel Savin has sufficient vision to drive commercial vehicles.'' 
Mr. Savin reported that he has driven straight trucks for 20 years, 
accumulating 600,000 miles. He holds a Class Chauffeur's license from 
Louisiana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
one conviction for a moving violation, speeding in a CMV. He exceeded 
the speed limit by 15 mph.

Brandon J. See

    Mr. See, 47, has corneal scarring in his left eye due to a 
traumatic injury sustained at age 39. The best corrected visual acuity 
in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, 20/100. Following an 
examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ``It is my medical opinion 
that Brandon has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks 
required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. See reported that he 
has driven straight trucks for 4 years, accumulating 164,000 miles, and 
tractor-trailer combinations for 3 months, accumulating 1,500 miles. He 
holds a Class A CDL from Iowa. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Douglas A. Sharp

    Mr. Sharp, 48, has a prosthetic right eye due to a traumatic injury 
sustained as a child. The best corrected visual acuity in his left eye 
is 20/20. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ``In 
my medical, with corrective lenses, Mr. Sharp has sufficient vision to 
perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. Sharp reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 
16 years, accumulating 2.2 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Virginia. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

LeTroy D. Sims

    Mr. Sims, 30, has a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic injury 
that he sustained at the age of 15. The best corrected visual acuity in 
his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2008, his 
ophthalmologist noted, ``I do feel he has sufficient vision to perform 
the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Sims 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 6 years, accumulating 
600,000 miles. He holds a Class D operator's license from South 
Carolina. His driving record for the last 3 years shows one crash and 
no conviction for moving violations in a CMV.

Robert M. Stewart

    Mr. Stewart, 39, has a macular hole and scar in his left eye due to 
a traumatic injury sustained as a child. The best corrected visual 
acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, count-finger vision. 
Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ``I certify in 
my medical opinion Robert Stewart has sufficient vision to perform the 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Stewart 
reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations 5 years, 
accumulating 750,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Arkansas. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction 
for a moving violation, speeding in a CMV. He exceeded the speed limit 
by 14 mph.

John L. Stone

    Mr. Stone, 57, has complete loss of vision in his right eye due to 
a traumatic injury sustained as a child. The visual acuity in his right 
eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, 
``I certify that in my medical opinion as a licensed optometrist, John 
Stone has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to 
operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Stone reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 12 years, accumulating 450,000 miles. He holds a 
Class C operator's license from Pennsylvania.
    His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Robert J. Szeman

    Mr. Szeman, 52, has loss of vision in his left eye due to a branch 
retinal vein occlusion since 2004. The best corrected visual acuity in 
his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, 20/50. Following an examination 
in 2008, his optometrist noted, ``In summary, I feel that Robert's 
overall vision is sufficient to perform the tasks of driving a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Szeman reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 30 years, accumulating 858,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL 
from Pennsylvania. His driving record for the last 3 years shows one 
crash and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Donald J. Thompson

    Mr. Thompson, 61, 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 2008, his 
ophthalmologist noted, ``In my medical opinion, he has sufficient 
vision to perform the driving tests required to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Thompson reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
25 years, accumulating 500,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations 
for 30 years,

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accumulating 750,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Minnesota. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

Nils S. Thornberg

    Mr. Thornberg, 53, has a prosthetic left eye due to trauma 
sustained as a child. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/15. 
Following an examination in 2008, his ophthalmologist noted, ``In my 
opinion, Nils Thornberg has sufficient vision to perform the driving 
tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Thornberg 
reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 35 years, 
accumulating 357,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Oregon. 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 control 
device.

Daniel W. Toppings

    Mr. Toppings, 45, 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 2008, his optometrist noted, 
``I have personally examined the vision of Mr. Toppings and believe he 
has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate 
a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Toppings reported that he has driven 
tractor-trailer combinations for 17 years, accumulating 2.4 million 
miles. He holds a Class A CDL from West Virginia. His driving record 
for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

Kenneth E. Valentine

    Mr. Valentine, 41, has loss of vision in his right eye due to a 
traumatic injury sustained at age 21. The visual acuity in his right 
eye is light perception and in the left, 20/20. Following an 
examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ``In my professional 
opinion, Kenneth Valentine has sufficient vision to perform driving 
tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Valentine 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 19 years, accumulating 
950,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 19 years, 
accumulating 2.4 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Mississippi. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes 
and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Lewis H. West, Jr.

    Mr. West, 39, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in the left, 20/50. 
Following an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ``In my 
medical opinion, this patient has sufficient vision to perform the 
tasks to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. West reported that he has 
driven tractor-trailer combinations for 9 \3/4\ years, accumulating 
126,750 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Florida. His driving record 
for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

Christopher R. Whitson

    Mr. Whitson, 33, has an enucleation of the left eye due to a 
traumatic injury sustained as a child. The visual acuity in his right 
eye is 20/15. Following an examination in 2008, his ophthalmologist 
noted, ``In my opinion, he has sufficient vision to perform the driving 
tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Whitson reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 37,500 
miles. He holds a Class A CDL from North Carolina. His driving record 
for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

Leon S. Willis

    Mr. Willis, 63, has retinal damage in his left eye due to a 
traumatic injury sustained as a child. The best corrected visual acuity 
in his right eye is 20/15 and in the left, light perception. Following 
an examination in 2008, his optometrist noted, ``In my medical opinion. 
Mr. Willis has sufficient vision to perform tasks required to safely 
operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Willis reported that he has driven 
tractor-trailer combinations for 35 years, accumulating 3.2 million 
miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Florida. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction for a moving violation 
in a CMV. He was following another vehicle too closely.

George L. Young

    Mr. Young, 68, has complete loss of vision in his left eye due to 
optic nerve atrophy. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye 
is 20/20. Following an examination in 2008, his ophthalmologist noted, 
``In my medical opinion, Mr. Young has sufficient vision to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Young reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 1\1/2\ years, accumulating 54,000 miles, and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 35 years, accumulating 3.3 million miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from North Carolina. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes 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 July 21, 2008. 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: June 13, 2008.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy and Program Development.
[FR Doc. E8-14003 Filed 6-19-08; 8:45 am]
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