Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision, 27620-27621 [2010-11708]

Download as PDF 27620 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 94 / Monday, May 17, 2010 / Notices Flight information display system/ baggage information display system/ gate information display system. Airside sweeper. Wildlife mitigation. PFC program administration. Airfield lighting upgrade. Operations/security vehicle. Federal inspection services finish. Aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicle. Brief Description of Projects Approved for Collection: Rehabilitate taxiways A, B, and C (design). Snow removal equipment/maintenance facility (design and construction). Rehabilitate taxiways A, B, and C (construction). Decision Date: April 26, 2010. Nonscheduled/on-demand air carriers, filing FAA Form 1800–31. Determination: Approved. Based on information submitted in the public agency’s application, the FAA has determined that the proposed class accounts for less than 1 percent of the total annual enplanements at Myrtle Beach International Airport. Brief Description of Projects Approved for Collection and Use: Terminal capacity enhancement program (TCEP)—terminal facility. TCEP—airfield improvements. TCEP—airport roads. Decision Date: April 28, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anna Guss, Atlanta Airports District Office, (404) 305–7146. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Breeden, Washington Airports District Office, (703) 661–1363. Public Agency: Horry County Department of Airports, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Application Number: 10–04–C–00– MYR. Application Type: Impose and use a PFC. PFC Level: $4.50. Total PFC Revenue Approved in This Decision: $104,020,700. Earliest Charge Effective Date: June 1, 2010. Estimated Charge Expiration Date: January 1, 2032. Class of Air Carriers Not Required To Collect PFC’s: AMENDMENTS TO PFC APPROVALS Amendment approved date Amendment No., city, state 99–03–C–O1–CIC, Chico, CA ................................... 06–07–C–00–DBQ, Dubuque, IA .............................. 06–08–C–02–DBQ, Dubuque, IA .............................. 94–01–C–01–SLK, Saranac Lake, NY ...................... 97–07–C–01–OAK, Oakland, CA .............................. 99–08–C–01–OAK, Oakland, CA .............................. 00–09–C–02–OAK, Oakland, CA .............................. 01–10–C–02–OAK, Oakland, CA .............................. 02–11–C–01–OAK, Oakland, CA .............................. 02–06–C–09–MSY, New Orleans, LA ....................... 09–10–C–01–MSY, New Orleans, LA ....................... 02–02–C–01–RDD, Redding, CA .............................. Issued in Washington, DC on May 7, 2010. Joe Hebert, Manager, Financial Analysis and Passenger Facility Charge Branch. [FR Doc. 2010–11470 Filed 5–14–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. FMCSA–1999–5578; FMCSA– 1999–5748; FMCSA–1999–6156; FMCSA– 1999–6480; FMCSA–2000–8398; FMCSA– 2003–15892; FMCSA–2003–16564; FMCSA– 2005–23099; FMCSA–2005–23238; FMCSA– 2005–22194; FMCSA–2005–22727; FMCSA– 2006–23773] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: FMCSA previously announced its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:36 May 14, 2010 Jkt 220001 04/01/10 04/06/10 04/06/10 04/07/10 04/12/10 04/12/10 04/12/10 04/12/10 04/12/10 04/15/10 04/15/10 04/19/10 Original approved net PFC revenue Amended approved net PFC revenue $25,000 153,046 288,718 121,952 33,011,496 12,251,844 33,380,000 32,000,000 7,000,000 271,336,494 70,531,906 1,251,567 $19,822 49,761 246,105 120,749 23,825,854 11,737,121 17,394,806 20,640,754 5,402,257 287,977,095 52,805,580 1,124,987 in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 31 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has 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 PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Original estimated charge exp. date 02/01/01 11/01/06 03/01/08 09/01/07 06/01/99 07/01/00 02/01/03 09/01/03 12/01/03 09/01/18 08/01/26 07/10/07 Amended estimated charge exp. date 02/01/01 11/01/06 03/01/08 09/01/07 06/01/99 07/01/00 02/01/03 09/01/03 12/01/03 12/01/19 06/01/26 04/01/07 Management System (FDMS) at http:// 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 April 21, 2010 (75 FR 13653). Discussion of Comments FMCSA received one comment in this proceeding. The comment was in favor of the Federal vision exemption program. 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 31 renewal applications, FMCSA renews the E:\FR\FM\17MYN1.SGM 17MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 94 / Monday, May 17, 2010 / Notices Federal vision exemptions for Scott E. Ames, Otto J. Ammer, Jr., Nick D. Bacon, Mark A. Baisden, Eric D. Bennett, Johnny W. Bradford, Sr., Levi A. Brown, Charlie F. Cook, Clifford H. Dovel, Arthur L. Fields, John W. Forgy, Glenn E. Gee, Rupert G. Gilmore, III, Albert L. Gschwind, Walter R. Hardiman, Michael W. Jones, Matthew J. Konecki, Paul E. Lindon, John K. Love, Jack D. Miller, Eric M. Moats, Sr., Robert W. Nicks, Joseph S. Nix, IV, Monte L. Purciful, Luis F. Saavedra, Earl W. Sheets, Robert V. Sloan, Steven L. Valley, Thomas E. Voyles, Jr., Darel G. Wagner and Bernard J. Wood. 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: May 4, 2010. Larry W. Minor Associate Administrator for Policy and Program Development. [FR Doc. 2010–11708 Filed 5–14–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–1999–5748; FMCSA– 2001–11426; FMCSA–2002–11714; FMCSA– 2008–0021] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of renewal of exemptions; request for comments. SUMMARY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 12 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:36 May 14, 2010 Jkt 220001 DATES: This decision is effective May 30, 2010. Comments must be received on or before June 16, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket ID FMCSA– 1999–5748; FMCSA–2001–11426; FMCSA–2002–11714; FMCSA–2008– 0021, 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 or Courier: 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 number 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://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 PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27621 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 renew an exemption from the vision requirements in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), which applies to drivers of CMVs in interstate commerce, for a two-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 procedures for requesting an exemption (including renewals) are set out in 49 CFR part 381. Exemption Decision This notice addresses 12 individuals who have requested renewal of their exemptions in accordance with FMCSA procedures. FMCSA has evaluated these 12 applications for renewal on their merits and decided to extend each exemption for a renewable two-year period. They are: Guy M. Alloway, Joe W. Brewer, James D. Coates, Donald D. Dunphy, James W. Ellis, IV, John E. Engstad, David A. Inman, Lawrence C. Moody, Stanley W. Nunn, Bobby C. Spencer, Kevin R. Stoner, Marion E. Terry. The exemptions are extended subject to the following conditions: (1) That each individual has a physical examination every year (a) by an ophthalmologist or optometrist who attests that the vision in the better eye continues to meet the standard in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), and (b) by a medical examiner who attests that the individual is otherwise physically qualified under 49 CFR 391.41; (2) that each individual provides a copy of the ophthalmologist’s or optometrist’s report to the medical examiner at the time of the annual medical examination; and (3) that each individual provide a copy of the annual medical certification to the employer for retention in the driver’s qualification file and retains a copy of the certification on his/her person while driving for presentation to a duly authorized Federal, State, or local enforcement official. Each exemption will be valid for two years unless rescinded earlier by FMCSA. The exemption will be rescinded 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 E:\FR\FM\17MYN1.SGM 17MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 94 (Monday, May 17, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27620-27621]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-11708]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-1999-5578; FMCSA-1999-5748; FMCSA-1999-6156; FMCSA-
1999-6480; FMCSA-2000-8398; FMCSA-2003-15892; FMCSA-2003-16564; FMCSA-
2005-23099; FMCSA-2005-23238; FMCSA-2005-22194; FMCSA-2005-22727; 
FMCSA-2006-23773]


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 31 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to 
exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions 
granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has 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 http://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 April 21, 2010 (75 FR 13653).

Discussion of Comments

    FMCSA received one comment in this proceeding. The comment was in 
favor of the Federal vision exemption program.

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 31 renewal applications, FMCSA renews the

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Federal vision exemptions for Scott E. Ames, Otto J. Ammer, Jr., Nick 
D. Bacon, Mark A. Baisden, Eric D. Bennett, Johnny W. Bradford, Sr., 
Levi A. Brown, Charlie F. Cook, Clifford H. Dovel, Arthur L. Fields, 
John W. Forgy, Glenn E. Gee, Rupert G. Gilmore, III, Albert L. 
Gschwind, Walter R. Hardiman, Michael W. Jones, Matthew J. Konecki, 
Paul E. Lindon, John K. Love, Jack D. Miller, Eric M. Moats, Sr., 
Robert W. Nicks, Joseph S. Nix, IV, Monte L. Purciful, Luis F. 
Saavedra, Earl W. Sheets, Robert V. Sloan, Steven L. Valley, Thomas E. 
Voyles, Jr., Darel G. Wagner and Bernard J. Wood.
    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: May 4, 2010.
Larry W. Minor
Associate Administrator for Policy and Program Development.
[FR Doc. 2010-11708 Filed 5-14-10; 8:45 am]
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