Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision, 61927 [E8-24695]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 202 / Friday, October 17, 2008 / Notices being compromised or if continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA will take immediate steps to revoke the exemption of a driver. Issued on: October 10, 2008. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy and Program Development. [FR Doc. E8–24700 Filed 10–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P would likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent such exemption.’’ The statute also allows the Agency to renew exemptions at the end of the 2-year period. The comment period ended on October 2, 2008. Discussion of Comments FMCSA received no comments in this proceeding. Conclusion DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–99–6156, FMCSA–00– 7006, FMCSA–00–7165, FMCSA–02–12294] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: SUMMARY: FMCSA previously announced its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 34 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has reviewed the comments submitted in response to the previous announcement and concluded that granting these exemptions will provide a level of safety that will be equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. 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. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Electronic Access You may see all the comments online through the Federal Document Management System (FDMS) at https:// www.regulations.gov. The Agency has not received any adverse evidence on any of these drivers that indicates that safety is being compromised. Based upon its evaluation of the 34 renewal applications, FMCSA renews the Federal vision exemptions for John W. Arnold, Derric D. Burrell, Anthony J. Cesternino, Jack D. Clodfelter, Tommy J. Cross, Jr., Eric L. Dawson, III, Richard L. Derick, Craig E. Dorrance, Jos Reginald I. Hall eph A. Dunlap, Calvin J. Eldridge, Shawn B. Gaston, James F. Gereau, Ronald E. Goad, James O. Hancock, Sherman W. Hawk, Jr., Robert C. Jeffres, Alfred C. Jewell, Jr., Lewis V. McNeice, Kevin J. O’Donnell, Gregory M. Preves, James M. Rafferty, Paul C. Reagle, Sr., Daniel Salinas, Wayne R. Sears, Lee R. Sidwell, David L. Slack, James C. Smith, Roger R. Strehlow, John T. Thomas, Brian W. Whitmer, Jeffrey D. Wilson, Larry M. Wink, and William E. Woodhouse. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each renewal exemption will be valid for 2 years unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. The exemption will be revoked if: (1) The person fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained before it was granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136 and 31315. Issued on: October 9, 2008. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy and Program Development. [FR Doc. E8–24695 Filed 10–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P Background 19:18 Oct 16, 2008 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–99–6480; FMCSA–99– 5578; FMCSA–99–5748; FMCSA–01–11426; FMCSA–02–12294; FMCSA–04–17195; FMCSA–05–22194; FMCSA–06–24783] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: SUMMARY: FMCSA previously announced its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 16 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has reviewed the comments submitted in response to the previous announcement and concluded that granting these exemptions will provide a level of safety that will be equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. 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. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Electronic Access You may see all the comments online through the Federal Document Management System (FDMS) at https:// www.regulations.gov. 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.’’ The statute also allows the Agency to renew exemptions at the end of the 2-year period. The comment period ended on September 17, 2008. Discussion of Comments Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption for a 2year period if it finds ‘‘such exemption VerDate Aug<31>2005 61927 FMCSA received no comments in this proceeding. Frm 00151 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-99-6156, FMCSA-00-7006, FMCSA-00-7165, FMCSA-02-
12294]


Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision

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

ACTION: Notice of final disposition.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA previously announced its decision to renew the 
exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier 
Safety Regulations for 34 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to 
exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions 
granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has reviewed the 
comments submitted in response to the previous announcement and 
concluded that granting these exemptions will provide a level of safety 
that will be equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety 
maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle 
(CMV) drivers.

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. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Electronic Access

    You may see all the comments online through the Federal Document 
Management System (FDMS) at https://www.regulations.gov.

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.'' The statute also allows the 
Agency to renew exemptions at the end of the 2-year period. The comment 
period ended on October 2, 2008.

Discussion of Comments

    FMCSA received no comments in this proceeding.

Conclusion

    The Agency has not received any adverse evidence on any of these 
drivers that indicates that safety is being compromised. Based upon its 
evaluation of the 34 renewal applications, FMCSA renews the Federal 
vision exemptions for John W. Arnold, Derric D. Burrell, Anthony J. 
Cesternino, Jack D. Clodfelter, Tommy J. Cross, Jr., Eric L. Dawson, 
III, Richard L. Derick, Craig E. Dorrance, Jos Reginald I. Hall eph A. 
Dunlap, Calvin J. Eldridge, Shawn B. Gaston, James F. Gereau, Ronald E. 
Goad, James O. Hancock, Sherman W. Hawk, Jr., Robert C. Jeffres, Alfred 
C. Jewell, Jr., Lewis V. McNeice, Kevin J. O'Donnell, Gregory M. 
Preves, James M. Rafferty, Paul C. Reagle, Sr., Daniel Salinas, Wayne 
R. Sears, Lee R. Sidwell, David L. Slack, James C. Smith, Roger R. 
Strehlow, John T. Thomas, Brian W. Whitmer, Jeffrey D. Wilson, Larry M. 
Wink, and William E. Woodhouse.
    In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each renewal 
exemption will be valid for 2 years unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. 
The exemption will be revoked if: (1) The person fails to comply with 
the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has 
resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained before it was 
granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent 
with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136 and 31315.

    Issued on: October 9, 2008.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy and Program Development.
 [FR Doc. E8-24695 Filed 10-16-08; 8:45 am]
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