Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 1835-1839 [2010-412]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 8 / Wednesday, January 13, 2010 / Notices members representing environmental concerns, and two members representing Native American tribal concerns. Current members of the NPOAG ARC are: Robert Hackman, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association; Alan Stephen, fixed-winged air tour operator representative; Elling Halvorson, Papillon Airways, Inc.; Matthew Zuccaro, Helicopter Association International; Chip Dennerlein, Siskiyou Project; Gregory Miller, American Hiking Society; Kristen Brengel, National Parks Conservation Association; Bryan Faehner, National Parks Conservation Association; Rory Majenty, Hualapai Nation; and Ray Russell, Navajo Parks and Recreation. Public Participation in the NPOAG ARC In order to retain balance within the NPOAG ARC, the FAA and NPS invite persons interested in serving on the ARC to represent commercial air tour operator concerns, to contact Mr. Barry Brayer (contact information is written above in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Requests to serve on the ARC must be made to Mr. Brayer in writing and postmarked or e mailed on or before February 19, 2010. The request should indicate whether or not you are a member of an association or group representing commercial air tours, or have another affiliation with issues relating to aircraft flights over national parks. The request should also state what expertise you would bring to the NPOAG ARC as related to the vacancy you are seeking to fill (e.g., commercial air tour concerns). The term of service for NPOAG ARC members is 3 years. Issued in Hawthorne, CA on January 6, 2010. Barry Brayer, NPOAG Chairman, Manager, Special Programs Staff, Western-Pacific Region. [FR Doc. 2010–386 Filed 1–12–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES [Docket ID. FMCSA–2009–0321] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of applications for exemptions; request for comments. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:51 Jan 12, 2010 Jkt 220001 SUMMARY: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 33 individuals for exemption 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 February 12, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket ID FMCSA– 2009–0321 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 PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1835 (65 FR 19476). This information is also available at http://www.regulations.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. 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 33 individuals listed in this notice have each 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 an exemption will achieve the required level of safety mandated by statute. Qualifications of Applicants Bradley T. Alspach Mr. Alspach, age 50, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in his left eye, 20/200. Following an examination in 2009, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, he has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Alspach reported that he has driven straight trucks for 16 years, accumulating 332,800 miles, and buses for 7 months, accumulating 2,625 miles. He holds a Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) from Illinois. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. William M. Arbogast Mr. Arbogast, 58, has a macular scar in his left eye due to a traumatic injury sustained in 1968. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in his left eye, 20/1600. Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ‘‘It is my opinion that Mr. Arbogast has sufficient vision to safely drive and operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Arbogast reported that he has driven straight trucks for 40 years, E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1 1836 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 8 / Wednesday, January 13, 2010 / Notices accumulating 900,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 30 years, accumulating 675,000 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. John E. Cain Mr. Cain, 59, has a retinal detachment 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 his left eye, light perception only. Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Mr. Cain has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Cain reported that he has driven straight trucks for 28 years, accumulating 350,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from New Mexico. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Terry A. Crites Mr. Crites, 41, has had refractive amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in his left eye, 20/200. Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Mr. Terry Crites in my medical opinion has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Crites reported that he has driven tractor-trailer trucks for 18 years, accumulating 1.4 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from West Virginia. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and two convictions for moving violations in a CMV. In one instance, he exceeded the speed limit by 4 mph and in the other, by 16 mph. Daniel M. Cannon Mr. Cannon, 35, has had glaucoma in his right eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is light perception only and in his left eye, 20/15. Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ‘‘It is my opinion that Daniel has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Cannon reported that he has driven straight trucks for 11 years, accumulating 16,500 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. Eugene Contreras Mr. Contreras, 68, has corneal scarring in his left eye due to trauma sustained as a child. The best corrected visual VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:51 Jan 12, 2010 Jkt 220001 acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in his left eye, 20/400. Following an examination in 2009, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘It is my opinion that Mr. Contreras does have sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Contreras reported that he has driven buses for 8 years, accumulating 16,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from New Mexico. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Curtis J. Crowston Mr. Crowston, 44, has a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic injury sustained in 1996. The visual acuity in his left eye is 20/50. Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, based on his monocular standing of visual acuity, color vision, and visual field testing, that Curtis has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Crowston reported that he has driven straight trucks for 6 years, accumulating 180 miles, and tractortrailer combinations for 5 years, accumulating 100,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from North Dakota. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Jim L. Davis Mr. Davis, 54, has complete loss of vision in his right eye due to a traumatic injury sustained during childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his left eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ‘‘It was my opinion that Mr. Davis had sufficient vision to perform the tasks required to drive a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Davis reported that he has driven straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 650,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 2 years, accumulating 100,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from New Mexico. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Clifford W. Doran, Jr. Mr. Doran, 49, has a macular scar in his left eye due to ocular histoplasmosis syndrome. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/15 and in his left eye, 20/300. Following an examination in 2009, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘His vision is best corrected and he is doing fine and I think he is okay to be able to drive a commercial vehicle because of his good peripheral vision in both eyes.’’ Mr. Doran reported that he has driven PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 straight trucks for 8 months, accumulating 40,000 miles, and tractortrailer combinations for 20 years, accumulating 1 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from North Carolina. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and two convictions for speeding in a CMV. In both instances, he exceeded the speed limit by 9 miles per hour (mph). Daniel W. Doshier Mr. Doshier, 61, has aphakia in his right eye due to a traumatic injury sustained at age 17. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in his left eye, 20/400. Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ‘‘I feel Mr. Doshier is visually able to perform any commercial driving tasks that he may be asked to do.’’ Mr. Doshier reported that he has driven straight trucks for 4 years, accumulating 36,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Arkansas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction for speeding in a CMV. He exceeded the speed limit by 15 mph. Charles L. Dunn Mr. Dunn, 43, has had retinal detachment in his right eye since 1999. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is hand-motion vision and in his left eye, 20/15. Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, Mr. Dunn has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle at this time.’’ Mr. Dunn reported that he has driven straight trucks for 8c years, accumulating 743,750 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 20 years, accumulating 1.7 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Oklahoma. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and two convictions for speeding in a CMV. In one instance, he exceeded the speed limit by 10 mph and in the other by 12 mph. Andrew G. Fornsel Mr. Fornsel, 46, has complete loss of vision in his right eye due to phtitesis bulbi caused by a traumatic injury sustained 39 years ago. The visual acuity in his left eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ‘‘It is my professional opinion that Mr. Andrew Fornsel has sufficient vision to perform any and all the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Fornsel reported that he has driven straight trucks for 25 years, accumulating 750,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 20 years, accumulating 1 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from New York. His driving record for the last 3 years shows E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 8 / Wednesday, January 13, 2010 / Notices no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Jamie L. French Mr. French, 45, has a macular scar in his right eye due to toxoplasmosis which occurred in 1999. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200, and in his left eye, 20/20 . Following an examination in 2009, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, Mr. French has vision that is sufficient to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. French reported that he has driven straight trucks for 2c years, accumulating 77,500 miles, and tractortrailer combinations for 13 years, accumulating 540,800 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. Archie C. Hillsman Mr. Hillsman, 56, has complete loss of vision in his left eye due to a traumatic injury sustained during childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Archie’s vision is sufficient to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Hillsman reported that he has driven straight trucks for 4 years, accumulating 40,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 51⁄2 years, accumulating 343,750 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. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Amos W. Hulsey Mr. Hulsey, 42, has complete loss of vision in his right eye since birth. The visual acuity in his left eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ‘‘It is my opinion that if Mr. Hulsey meets the standard requirements for the U.S. Department of Transportation Safety Administration, he does have sufficient vision in the left eye to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Hulsey reported that he has driven straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 250,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 6 years, accumulating 420,000 miles. He holds a Class D operator’s license from Alabama. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:51 Jan 12, 2010 Jkt 220001 Guy A. Lanham Mr. Lanham, 47, has had complete loss of vision in his right eye due to a corneal ulcer diagnosed in 2003 and two failed corneal transplants. The visual acuity in his left eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ‘‘It is my professional opinion that Mr. Lanham has sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Lanham reported that he has driven straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 72,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 12 years, accumulating 1.5 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 speeding in a CMV. He exceeded the speed limit by 20 mph. Glenn Lewis Mr. Lewis, 41, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/70 and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, from past performance and the current vision situation, Glenn should still be able to operate a commercial vehicle effectively for his employment, just as he has done for the past 12 years.’’ Mr. Lewis reported that he has driven straight trucks for 15 years, accumulating 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 James M. McCormick Mr. McCormick, 42, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/60 and in his left eye, 20/ 15. Following an examination in 2009, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘I do believe he is capable of safely operating a commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce with his current vision.’’ Mr. McCormick reported that he has driven straight trucks for 15 years, accumulating 75,000 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. Shane W. Mincey Mr. Mincey, 38, has corneal scarring in his right eye due to a traumatic injury sustained as a child. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200 and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, I feel Shane has sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle safely.’’ Mr. Mincey PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1837 reported that he has driven straight trucks for 4 years, accumulating 120,000 miles. He holds a Class D operator’s license from Alabama. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Millard F. Neace, II Mr. Neace, 36, has a retinal detachment in his left eye which occurred in 1996. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in his left eye, 20/60. Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Due to the stable chronic condition of his left eye, he has sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Neace reported that he has driven straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 216,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 4 years, accumulating 280,000 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. Frank L. Ortolani Mr. Ortolani, 56, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200 and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Although he may not have good central snellen visual acuity in the right eye, he does maintain normal peripheral visual fields which is sufficient to perform the driving test required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Ortolani reported that he has driven straight trucks for 15 years, accumulating 375,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Ohio. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Paul D. Prillaman Mr. Prillaman, 47, has a prosthetic left eye due to corneal dystrophy which began as a child. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2009, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘It is my professional medical opinion that Mr. Prillaman does have sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Prillaman reported that he has driven straight trucks for 31 years, accumulating 1.7 million miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Virginia. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1 1838 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 8 / Wednesday, January 13, 2010 / Notices Scott A. Randol Mr. Randol, 50, has had a cataract in his right eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/70, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Mr. Randol has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Randol reported that he has driven straight trucks for 30 years, accumulating 300,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 30 years, accumulating 300,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Missouri. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Samuel E. Rees Mr. Rees, 43, has a corneal scar in his right eye which occurred in 2004. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/60 and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Mr. Rees should have no visual problem operating a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Rees reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 400,000 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. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Danny L. Rolfe Mr. Rolfe, 43, has retinal detachment in his right eye due to a traumatic injury sustained at age 18. The best corrected visual acuity in his left eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ‘‘From a vision perspective, I don’t see any limitation to Dan’s demonstrated ability to safely drive and operate commercial vehicles, it is my opinion that he is seeing adequately to continue driving.’’ Mr. Rolfe reported that he has driven straight trucks for 25 years, accumulating 125,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 23 years, accumulating 1.2 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Maine. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Miguel A. Sanchez Mr. Sanchez, 33, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/100 and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion Miguel has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Sanchez reported that he has driven VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:51 Jan 12, 2010 Jkt 220001 straight trucks for 8 years, accumulating 28,800 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 7 years, accumulating 25,200 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from New Mexico. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Dennis R. Schneider Mr. Schneider, 70, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200 and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, Dennis has the visual ability to perform the driving tasks of a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Schneider reported that he has driven straight trucks for 53 years, accumulating 31,800 miles, and buses for 46 years, accumulating 253,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from New Mexico. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Michael D. Stevens Mr. Stevens, 47, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/70, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2009, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, the patient has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Stevens reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 9 years, accumulating 144,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Michigan. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Thomas G. Tomasiewicz Mr. Tomasiewicz, 63, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200 and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ‘‘I do certify that this patient, Thomas Tomasiewicz, has sufficient visual abilities, in regard to acuity and visual field, to perform the task of driving and operating a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Tomasiewicz reported that he has driven straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 150,000 miles. He holds a Class C operator’s license from Illinois. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. James E. Vickery Mr. Vickery, 39, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The best PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in his left eye, 20/50. Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Mr. Vickery has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Vickery reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 4 years, accumulating 208,000 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. Billy R. Wilkey Mr. Wilkey, 63, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200 and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2009, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘Mr. Wilkey’s vision is sufficient to continue operating a commercial motor vehicle, in my opinion.’’ Mr. Wilkey reported that he has driven straight trucks for 21 years, accumulating 168,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 21 years, accumulating 168,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Texas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. James H. Williams, Jr. Mr. Williams, 62, has had retinal detachment in his left eye due to a traumatic injury sustained in 1985. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25 and in his left eye, 20/200. Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ‘‘I do believe that Mr. Williams has sufficient visual field in his left eye that will not hinder his capability for driving. His right eye has been trained to compensate for the blur straight ahead. I do recommend yearly testing to follow his condition and capabilities.’’ Mr. Williams reported that he has driven straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 150,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 35 years, accumulating 2.6 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. Reginald J. Wuethrich Mr. Wuethrich, 46, has a prosthetic right eye due to a traumatic injury sustained in 1982. The best corrected visual acuity in his left eye is 20/15. Following an examination in 2009, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, given the long standing and stable nature of his visual condition, there is no reason for him to be unable to perform the duties associated with E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 8 / Wednesday, January 13, 2010 / Notices operating a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Wuethrich reported that he has driven straight trucks for 26 years, accumulating 78,000 miles, and tractortrailer combinations for 26 years, accumulating 520,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Illinois. 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 February 12, 2010. 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: January 6, 2010. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy and Program Development. Columbia Ave., Campus Building, Suite 2–260, College Park, GA 30337. In addition, one copy of any comments submitted to the FAA must be mailed or delivered to Ms. Carol Thomas, Interim Airport Director at the following address: Airport Road, P.O. Drawer 5809, Pinehurst, NC 28374. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rusty Nealis, Program Manager, Atlanta Airports District Office, 1701 Columbus Ave, Campus Bldg., Suite 2–260, College Park, GA 30337, (404) 305– 7142. The application may be reviewed in person at this same location. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA is reviewing a request by the Moore County Airport Authority to release 27.7 acres of surplus property at the Moore County Airport. The surplus property will be used as right-of-way for the newly constructed roadway associated with recent airport development. Any person may inspect the request in person at the FAA office listed above under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. In addition, any person may, upon request, inspect the request, notice and other documents germane to the request in person at the Moore County Airport, 7825 Aviation Drive, Carthage, NC 28327. Issued in Atlanta, Georgia on January 4, 2010. Scott L. Seritt, Manager, Atlanta Airports District Office, Southern Region. [FR Doc. 2010–412 Filed 1–12–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P [FR Doc. 2010–397 Filed 1–12–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Surplus Property Release at Moore County Airport, Pinehurst/ Southern Pines, NC Departmental Offices; Debt Management Advisory Committee Meeting Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. Section 47153(d), notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the Moore County Airport Authority to waive the requirement that a 27.7 acre parcel of surplus property, located at the Moore County Airport, be used for aeronautical purposes. DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 12, 2010. ADDRESSES: Comments on this notice may be mailed or delivered in triplicate to the FAA at the following address: Atlanta Airports District Office, 1701 VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:51 Jan 12, 2010 Jkt 220001 Notice is hereby given, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. App. 2, § 10(a)(2), that a meeting will be held at the Hay-Adams Hotel, 16th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, on February 2, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. of the following debt management advisory committee: Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee of The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. The agenda for the meeting provides for a charge by the Secretary of the Treasury or his designate that the Committee discuss particular issues and conduct a working session. Following the working session, the Committee will present a written report of its recommendations. The meeting will be closed to the public, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 8 (Wednesday, January 13, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1835-1839]
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[FR Doc No: 2010-412]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket ID. FMCSA-2009-0321]


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 33 individuals 
for exemption 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 February 12, 2010.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket ID FMCSA-2009-0321 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://www.regulations.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. 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 33 individuals listed in this 
notice have each 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 an exemption will achieve 
the required level of safety mandated by statute.

Qualifications of Applicants

Bradley T. Alspach

    Mr. Alspach, age 50, has had amblyopia in his left eye since 
childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 
and in his left eye, 20/200. Following an examination in 2009, his 
ophthalmologist noted, ``In my opinion, he has sufficient vision to 
perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. Alspach reported that he has driven straight trucks for 16 years, 
accumulating 332,800 miles, and buses for 7 months, accumulating 2,625 
miles. He holds a Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) from 
Illinois. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

William M. Arbogast

    Mr. Arbogast, 58, has a macular scar in his left eye due to a 
traumatic injury sustained in 1968. The best corrected visual acuity in 
his right eye is 20/20 and in his left eye, 20/1600. Following an 
examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ``It is my opinion that Mr. 
Arbogast has sufficient vision to safely drive and operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Arbogast reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
40 years,

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accumulating 900,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 30 
years, accumulating 675,000 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.

John E. Cain

    Mr. Cain, 59, has a retinal detachment 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 his left eye, light perception only. 
Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ``In my 
medical opinion, Mr. Cain has sufficient vision to perform the driving 
tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Cain reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 28 years, accumulating 350,000 
miles. He holds a Class B CDL from New Mexico. His driving record for 
the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

Terry A. Crites

    Mr. Crites, 41, has had refractive amblyopia in his left eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in his left 
eye, 20/200. Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, 
``Mr. Terry Crites in my medical opinion has sufficient vision to 
perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. Crites reported that he has driven tractor-trailer trucks for 18 
years, accumulating 1.4 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from West 
Virginia. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
two convictions for moving violations in a CMV. In one instance, he 
exceeded the speed limit by 4 mph and in the other, by 16 mph.

Daniel M. Cannon

    Mr. Cannon, 35, has had glaucoma in his right eye since birth. The 
visual acuity in his right eye is light perception only and in his left 
eye, 20/15. Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, 
``It is my opinion that Daniel has sufficient vision to perform the 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Cannon 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 11 years, accumulating 
16,500 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.

Eugene Contreras

    Mr. Contreras, 68, has corneal scarring in his left eye due to 
trauma sustained as a child. The best corrected visual acuity in his 
right eye is 20/20 and in his left eye, 20/400. Following an 
examination in 2009, his ophthalmologist noted, ``It is my opinion that 
Mr. Contreras does have sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks 
required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Contreras reported that 
he has driven buses for 8 years, accumulating 16,000 miles. He holds a 
Class B CDL from New Mexico. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Curtis J. Crowston

    Mr. Crowston, 44, has a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic 
injury sustained in 1996. The visual acuity in his left eye is 20/50. 
Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ``In my 
opinion, based on his monocular standing of visual acuity, color 
vision, and visual field testing, that Curtis has sufficient vision to 
perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. Crowston reported that he has driven straight trucks for 6 years, 
accumulating 180 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 5 years, 
accumulating 100,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from North Dakota. 
His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Jim L. Davis

    Mr. Davis, 54, has complete loss of vision in his right eye due to 
a traumatic injury sustained during childhood. The best corrected 
visual acuity in his left eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 
2009, his optometrist noted, ``It was my opinion that Mr. Davis had 
sufficient vision to perform the tasks required to drive a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Davis reported that he has driven straight trucks for 5 
years, accumulating 650,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 
2 years, accumulating 100,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from New 
Mexico. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Clifford W. Doran, Jr.

    Mr. Doran, 49, has a macular scar in his left eye due to ocular 
histoplasmosis syndrome. The best corrected visual acuity in his right 
eye is 20/15 and in his left eye, 20/300. Following an examination in 
2009, his ophthalmologist noted, ``His vision is best corrected and he 
is doing fine and I think he is okay to be able to drive a commercial 
vehicle because of his good peripheral vision in both eyes.'' Mr. Doran 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 8 months, accumulating 
40,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 20 years, 
accumulating 1 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from North 
Carolina. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
two convictions for speeding in a CMV. In both instances, he exceeded 
the speed limit by 9 miles per hour (mph).

Daniel W. Doshier

    Mr. Doshier, 61, has aphakia in his right eye due to a traumatic 
injury sustained at age 17. The best corrected visual acuity in his 
right eye is 20/20 and in his left eye, 20/400. Following an 
examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ``I feel Mr. Doshier is 
visually able to perform any commercial driving tasks that he may be 
asked to do.'' Mr. Doshier reported that he has driven straight trucks 
for 4 years, accumulating 36,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from 
Arkansas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
one conviction for speeding in a CMV. He exceeded the speed limit by 15 
mph.

Charles L. Dunn

    Mr. Dunn, 43, has had retinal detachment in his right eye since 
1999. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is hand-motion 
vision and in his left eye, 20/15. Following an examination in 2009, 
his optometrist noted, ``In my opinion, Mr. Dunn has sufficient vision 
to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle 
at this time.'' Mr. Dunn reported that he has driven straight trucks 
for 8[frac12] years, accumulating 743,750 miles, and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 20 years, accumulating 1.7 million miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from Oklahoma. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and two convictions for speeding in a CMV. In one 
instance, he exceeded the speed limit by 10 mph and in the other by 12 
mph.

Andrew G. Fornsel

    Mr. Fornsel, 46, has complete loss of vision in his right eye due 
to phtitesis bulbi caused by a traumatic injury sustained 39 years ago. 
The visual acuity in his left eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 
2009, his optometrist noted, ``It is my professional opinion that Mr. 
Andrew Fornsel has sufficient vision to perform any and all the driving 
tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Fornsel reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 25 years, accumulating 750,000 
miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 20 years, accumulating 1 
million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from New York. His driving record 
for the last 3 years shows

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no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Jamie L. French

    Mr. French, 45, has a macular scar in his right eye due to 
toxoplasmosis which occurred in 1999. The visual acuity in his right 
eye is 20/200, and in his left eye, 20/20 . Following an examination in 
2009, his ophthalmologist noted, ``In my opinion, Mr. French has vision 
that is sufficient to perform the driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. French reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 2[frac12] years, accumulating 77,500 miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for 13 years, accumulating 540,800 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.

Archie C. Hillsman

    Mr. Hillsman, 56, has complete loss of vision in his left eye due 
to a traumatic injury sustained during childhood. The best corrected 
visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 
2009, his optometrist noted, ``Archie's vision is sufficient to perform 
the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. 
Hillsman reported that he has driven straight trucks for 4 years, 
accumulating 40,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 5\1/2\ 
years, accumulating 343,750 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.

Amos W. Hulsey

    Mr. Hulsey, 42, has complete loss of vision in his right eye since 
birth. The visual acuity in his left eye is 20/20. Following an 
examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ``It is my opinion that if 
Mr. Hulsey meets the standard requirements for the U.S. Department of 
Transportation Safety Administration, he does have sufficient vision in 
the left eye to perform the driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Hulsey reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 5 years, accumulating 250,000 miles, and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 6 years, accumulating 420,000 miles. He holds a Class 
D operator's license from Alabama. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Guy A. Lanham

    Mr. Lanham, 47, has had complete loss of vision in his right eye 
due to a corneal ulcer diagnosed in 2003 and two failed corneal 
transplants. The visual acuity in his left eye is 20/20. Following an 
examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ``It is my professional 
opinion that Mr. Lanham has sufficient vision to perform driving tasks 
required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Lanham reported that he 
has driven straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 72,000 miles, and 
tractor-trailer combinations for 12 years, accumulating 1.5 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 speeding in a CMV. 
He exceeded the speed limit by 20 mph.

Glenn Lewis

    Mr. Lewis, 41, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The 
best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/70 and in his left 
eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, 
``In my opinion, from past performance and the current vision 
situation, Glenn should still be able to operate a commercial vehicle 
effectively for his employment, just as he has done for the past 12 
years.'' Mr. Lewis reported that he has driven straight trucks for 15 
years, accumulating 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

James M. McCormick

    Mr. McCormick, 42, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. 
The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/60 and in his 
left eye, 20/15. Following an examination in 2009, his ophthalmologist 
noted, ``I do believe he is capable of safely operating a commercial 
motor vehicle in interstate commerce with his current vision.'' Mr. 
McCormick reported that he has driven straight trucks for 15 years, 
accumulating 75,000 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.

Shane W. Mincey

    Mr. Mincey, 38, has corneal scarring in his right eye due to a 
traumatic injury sustained as a child. The best corrected visual acuity 
in his right eye is 20/200 and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an 
examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ``In my medical opinion, I 
feel Shane has sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle 
safely.'' Mr. Mincey reported that he has driven straight trucks for 4 
years, accumulating 120,000 miles. He holds a Class D operator's 
license from Alabama. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Millard F. Neace, II

    Mr. Neace, 36, has a retinal detachment in his left eye which 
occurred in 1996. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 
20/20 and in his left eye, 20/60. Following an examination in 2009, his 
optometrist noted, ``Due to the stable chronic condition of his left 
eye, he has sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. 
Neace reported that he has driven straight trucks for 3 years, 
accumulating 216,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 4 
years, accumulating 280,000 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.

Frank L. Ortolani

    Mr. Ortolani, 56, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. 
The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200 and in his 
left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist 
noted, ``Although he may not have good central snellen visual acuity in 
the right eye, he does maintain normal peripheral visual fields which 
is sufficient to perform the driving test required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Ortolani reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 15 years, accumulating 375,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL 
from Ohio. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Paul D. Prillaman

    Mr. Prillaman, 47, has a prosthetic left eye due to corneal 
dystrophy which began as a child. The visual acuity in his right eye is 
20/20. Following an examination in 2009, his ophthalmologist noted, 
``It is my professional medical opinion that Mr. Prillaman does have 
sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Prillaman reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 31 years, accumulating 1.7 million miles. He holds 
a Class B CDL from Virginia. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

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Scott A. Randol

    Mr. Randol, 50, has had a cataract in his right eye since birth. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/70, and in his left eye, 20/
20. Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ``In my 
medical opinion, Mr. Randol has sufficient vision to perform the 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Randol 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 30 years, accumulating 
300,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 30 years, 
accumulating 300,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Missouri. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

Samuel E. Rees

    Mr. Rees, 43, has a corneal scar in his right eye which occurred in 
2004. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/60 and in 
his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist 
noted, ``Mr. Rees should have no visual problem operating a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Rees reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 
years, accumulating 400,000 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.

Danny L. Rolfe

    Mr. Rolfe, 43, has retinal detachment in his right eye due to a 
traumatic injury sustained at age 18. The best corrected visual acuity 
in his left eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2009, his 
optometrist noted, ``From a vision perspective, I don't see any 
limitation to Dan's demonstrated ability to safely drive and operate 
commercial vehicles, it is my opinion that he is seeing adequately to 
continue driving.'' Mr. Rolfe reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 25 years, accumulating 125,000 miles, and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 23 years, accumulating 1.2 million miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from Maine. His driving record for the last 3 years shows 
no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Miguel A. Sanchez

    Mr. Sanchez, 33, has had amblyopia in his right eye since 
childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/100 
and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2009, his 
optometrist noted, ``In my medical opinion Miguel has sufficient vision 
to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Sanchez reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
8 years, accumulating 28,800 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations 
for 7 years, accumulating 25,200 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from New 
Mexico. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Dennis R. Schneider

    Mr. Schneider, 70, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. 
The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200 and in his 
left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist 
noted, ``In my opinion, Dennis has the visual ability to perform the 
driving tasks of a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Schneider reported that he 
has driven straight trucks for 53 years, accumulating 31,800 miles, and 
buses for 46 years, accumulating 253,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL 
from New Mexico. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Michael D. Stevens

    Mr. Stevens, 47, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. 
The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/70, and in his 
left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2009, his ophthalmologist 
noted, ``In my medical opinion, the patient has sufficient vision to 
perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. Stevens reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations 
for 9 years, accumulating 144,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Michigan. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Thomas G. Tomasiewicz

    Mr. Tomasiewicz, 63, has had amblyopia in his right eye since 
birth. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200 and 
in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2009, his 
optometrist noted, ``I do certify that this patient, Thomas 
Tomasiewicz, has sufficient visual abilities, in regard to acuity and 
visual field, to perform the task of driving and operating a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Tomasiewicz reported that he has driven straight trucks 
for 3 years, accumulating 150,000 miles. He holds a Class C operator's 
license from Illinois. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

James E. Vickery

    Mr. Vickery, 39, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The 
best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in his left 
eye, 20/50. Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, 
``In my medical opinion, Mr. Vickery has sufficient vision to perform 
the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. 
Vickery reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 4 
years, accumulating 208,000 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.

Billy R. Wilkey

    Mr. Wilkey, 63, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The 
best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200 and in his left 
eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2009, his ophthalmologist 
noted, ``Mr. Wilkey's vision is sufficient to continue operating a 
commercial motor vehicle, in my opinion.'' Mr. Wilkey reported that he 
has driven straight trucks for 21 years, accumulating 168,000 miles, 
and tractor-trailer combinations for 21 years, accumulating 168,000 
miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Texas. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations 
in a CMV.

James H. Williams, Jr.

    Mr. Williams, 62, has had retinal detachment in his left eye due to 
a traumatic injury sustained in 1985. The best corrected visual acuity 
in his right eye is 20/25 and in his left eye, 20/200. Following an 
examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ``I do believe that Mr. 
Williams has sufficient visual field in his left eye that will not 
hinder his capability for driving. His right eye has been trained to 
compensate for the blur straight ahead. I do recommend yearly testing 
to follow his condition and capabilities.'' Mr. Williams reported that 
he has driven straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 150,000 miles, 
and tractor-trailer combinations for 35 years, accumulating 2.6 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.

Reginald J. Wuethrich

    Mr. Wuethrich, 46, has a prosthetic right eye due to a traumatic 
injury sustained in 1982. The best corrected visual acuity in his left 
eye is 20/15. Following an examination in 2009, his ophthalmologist 
noted, ``In my opinion, given the long standing and stable nature of 
his visual condition, there is no reason for him to be unable to 
perform the duties associated with

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operating a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Wuethrich reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 26 years, accumulating 78,000 miles, and 
tractor-trailer combinations for 26 years, accumulating 520,000 miles. 
He holds a Class A CDL from Illinois. 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 February 12, 2010. 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: January 6, 2010.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy and Program Development.
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