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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 132 / Monday, July 12, 2010 / Notices RSVP to Mike Rockwell (mdr@arinc.com), Chuck LaBerge (laberge.engineering@gmail.com) and Daryl McCall (dmccall@fastekintl.com) is requested by close of business Monday, July 26, 2010. Dress: Business Casual. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: RTCA Secretariat, 1828 L Street, NW., Suite 805, Washington, DC 20036; telephone (202) 833–9339; fax (202) 833–9434; Web site http://www.rtca.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 10(a) (2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, 5 U.S.C., Appendix 2), notice is hereby given for a Special Committee 222: Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services. The agenda will include: Tuesday, August 3, 2010—1 p.m. • Opening Plenary (Introductions and Opening Remarks). • Review and Approval of SC–222/ WP–043, Summary for the 5th Meeting of Special Committee 222 held via telecom April 20, 2010. • Review and Approval of the Agenda for the 6th Meeting of SC–222, WP–046. • Old Business. • Review of/reports for the currently active Action Items regarding SBB Safety issues per the minutes of the 5th Plenary Meeting. • Working Papers and Discussions regarding SC–222 issues. • Review SkyTerra submission of modifications to draft ATCt appendix (SkyTerra). • Status of ATCt filter development activities (Inmarsat). • Status of Inmarsat SBB development and coordination efforts (Inmarsat). • Discussion on new SBB documentation approach (Inmarsat/ LaBerge). • Additional working papers as may be provided in advance of the meeting. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Note: Working papers posted to the SC–222 Web Site on before July 24 will receive first priority in review. Additional working papers will be reviewed in the order in which they were received. To obtain a new WP number, contact Dr. LaBerge at laberge.engineering@gmail.com. To post a new WP to the Web site, provide a PDF version to Mr. McCall at dmccall@fastekintl.com, with a copy to Dr. LaBerge. • Additional working papers as may be provided at the meeting. • Other Business. • Review of Assignments and Action Items. • Date and Location for the 7th Meeting of SC–222. Tentatively scheduled for October/November at RTCA. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:19 Jul 09, 2010 Jkt 220001 • Adjourn (no later than 5 p.m.). Attendance is open to the interested public but limited to space availability. With the approval of the chairmen, members of the public may present oral statements at the meeting. Persons wishing to present statements or obtain information should contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Members of the public may present a written statement to the committee at any time. Issued in Washington, DC, on July 6, 2010. Francisco Estrada C., RTCA Advisory Committee. [FR Doc. 2010–16932 Filed 7–9–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2010–0161] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of applications for exemptions; request for comments. SUMMARY: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 17 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 August 11, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA– 2010–0161 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. Instructions: Each submission must include the Agency name and the PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39725 docket numbers for this Notice. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below for further information. 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 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 from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations 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 17 individuals listed in this Notice have each requested such 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 E:\FR\FM\12JYN1.SGM 12JYN1 39726 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 132 / Monday, July 12, 2010 / Notices exemption will achieve the required level of safety mandated by statute. Qualifications of Applicants Ramon Adame Mr. Adame, age 48, has had retinal detachment in his left eye since 1983. 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, ‘‘Has sufficient vision to drive a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Adame reported that he has driven straight trucks for 6 years, accumulating 165,000 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. Calvin D. Bills Mr. Bills, 59, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. 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, ‘‘Mr. Calvin Bills, in my opinion, has the ability and sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Bills reported that he has driven straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 50,000 miles and tractortrailer combinations for 10 years, accumulating 4 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. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Joel W. Bryant Mr. Bryant, 53, has had a prosthetic right eye since 1990 due to a traumatic injury. The best corrected visual acuity in his left eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Mr. Bryant appears to have sufficient vision to perform driving tasks in operating a commercial vehicle using his left eye.’’ Mr. Bryant reported that he has driven straight trucks for 32 years, accumulating 1.2 million miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 3 years, accumulating 150,000 miles. He holds a Class D chauffeur’s license from Louisiana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Jonathan Carriaga Mr. Carriaga, 35, 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, 20/60. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion Jonathan Carriaga has sufficient VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:19 Jul 09, 2010 Jkt 220001 vision with or without glasses to drive a commercial vehicle safely.’’ Mr. Carriaga reported that he has driven straight trucks for 12 years, accumulating 62,400 miles and tractortrailer combinations for 10 years, accumulating 52,000 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 R. Clark Mr. Clark, 54, has had macular scarring in his right eye since childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200 and in his left eye, 20/15. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘It is my medical opinion that Mr. Clark has sufficient vision to perform all driving tasks required of him to drive a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Clark reported that he has driven straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 100,000 miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 26 years accumulating 1.3 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Tennessee. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. James D. Drabek, Jr. Mr. Drabek, 52, has had idiopathic macular choroidal neovascularization in both eyes since 1998. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/60 and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘James Drabek, Jr. has sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Drabek reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 28 years, accumulating 1.4 million 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. Curtis E. Firari Mr. Firari, 54, has had macular scarring in his left eye since 1976. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/15 and in his left eye, 20/350. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, Curt has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Firari reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 33 years accumulating 330,000 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. PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Percy L. Gaston Mr. Gaston, 57, has had central vision loss in his right eye since childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is hand-motion vision and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘Patient has sufficient vision at this time to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Gaston reported that he has driven straight trucks for 2 years, accumulating 5,200 miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 29 years, accumulating 105,560 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. Ronald M. Green Mr. Green, 51, has had central serous retinopathy in his right eye since 1997. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/60 and in his left eye, 20/ 15. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘I certify that in my medical opinion, Ronald Green has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Green reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 13 years, accumulating 1 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. Richard Iocolano Mr. Iocolano, 51, has had retinal scarring in his left eye since childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in his left eye, 20/ 400. Following an examination in 2010, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my opinion Richard has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle safely.’’ Mr. Iocolano reported that he has driven straight trucks for 35 years, accumulating 350,000 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. Daniel W. Johnson Mr. Johnson, 50, has had retinal scarring in his right eye since 2002. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is light perception only and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘There would be no reason to think that he could not perform all the visual tasks required to drive. It is my opinion that he is visually able to perform commercial driving tasks.’’ Mr. Johnson reported that he has driven E:\FR\FM\12JYN1.SGM 12JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 132 / Monday, July 12, 2010 / Notices straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 39,000 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. Albert E. Joiner Mr. Joiner, 53, has had macular scarring in his right eye since 2006. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/400 and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2009, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, I believe the applicant has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Joiner reported that he has driven straight trucks for 4 years, accumulating 166,400 miles and tractortrailer combinations for 33 years, accumulating 2.5 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Ohio. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Richard L. Kelley Mr. Kelley, 72, has had optic nerve atrophy in his left eye since 2000. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25 and in his left eye, 20/150. Following an examination in 2010, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘It is my opinion that he has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Kelley reported that he has driven tractortrailer combinations for 27 years, accumulating 3.3 million 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. Charles E. Queen Mr. Queen, 53, sustained traumatic injury to his left optic nerve at age 14. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in his left eye, 20/ 300. Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Charles E. Queen has sufficient peripheral vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Queen reported that he has driven straight trucks for 26 years, accumulating 1.6 million miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 26 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. Matias P. Quintanilla Mr. Quintanilla, 47, has a ruptured globe in his left eye due to a traumatic injury sustained in 2005. The best VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:19 Jul 09, 2010 Jkt 220001 corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in his left eye, hand-motion vision. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, he should have sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Quintanilla reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 9 years, accumulating 720,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from California. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Richard T. Traigle Mr. Traigle, 49, has had macular scarring in his left eye since 2000. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in his left eye, 20/200. Following an examination in 2010, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Mr. Traigle has sufficient vision to perform any driving tasks that he may need to perform in operating a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Traigle reported that he has driven straight trucks for 15 years, accumulating 300,000 miles. He holds a Class D chauffeur’s from Louisiana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Eugene E. Wright Mr. Wright, 62, has had amblyopia in his left eye since 1998. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in his left eye, 20/400. Following an examination in 2010, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my opinion he has adequate visual acuity and field to drive a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Wright reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 16 years, accumulating 1.5 million 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. 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 August 11, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39727 closing date. Interested persons should monitor the public docket for new material. Issued on: June 30, 2010. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy and Program Development. [FR Doc. 2010–16830 Filed 7–9–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2010–0082] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. SUMMARY: FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 22 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the prescribed vision standard. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemptions will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these CMV drivers. DATES: The exemptions are effective July 12, 2010. The exemptions expire on July 12, 2012. 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. 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, E:\FR\FM\12JYN1.SGM 12JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2010-0161]


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 17 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 August 11, 2010.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA-2010-0161 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.
    Instructions: Each submission must include the Agency name and the 
docket numbers for this Notice. Note that all comments received will be 
posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any 
personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below 
for further information.
    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 
from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations 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 17 individuals listed in this Notice have 
each requested such 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

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exemption will achieve the required level of safety mandated by 
statute.

Qualifications of Applicants

Ramon Adame

    Mr. Adame, age 48, has had retinal detachment in his left eye since 
1983. 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, ``Has sufficient vision to drive a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Adame reported that he has driven straight trucks for 6 
years, accumulating 165,000 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.

Calvin D. Bills

    Mr. Bills, 59, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. 
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, ``Mr. Calvin Bills, in my opinion, has the ability and 
sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Bills reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 5 years, accumulating 50,000 miles and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 10 years, accumulating 4 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.

Joel W. Bryant

    Mr. Bryant, 53, has had a prosthetic right eye since 1990 due to a 
traumatic injury. The best corrected visual acuity in his left eye is 
20/20. Following an examination in 2009, his optometrist noted, ``Mr. 
Bryant appears to have sufficient vision to perform driving tasks in 
operating a commercial vehicle using his left eye.'' Mr. Bryant 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 32 years, accumulating 
1.2 million miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 3 years, 
accumulating 150,000 miles. He holds a Class D chauffeur's license from 
Louisiana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Jonathan Carriaga

    Mr. Carriaga, 35, 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, 20/60. Following an examination in 2010, his 
optometrist noted, ``In my medical opinion Jonathan Carriaga has 
sufficient vision with or without glasses to drive a commercial vehicle 
safely.'' Mr. Carriaga reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
12 years, accumulating 62,400 miles and tractor-trailer combinations 
for 10 years, accumulating 52,000 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 R. Clark

    Mr. Clark, 54, has had macular scarring in his right eye since 
childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200 
and in his left eye, 20/15. Following an examination in 2010, his 
optometrist noted, ``It is my medical opinion that Mr. Clark has 
sufficient vision to perform all driving tasks required of him to drive 
a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Clark reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 5 years, accumulating 100,000 miles and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 26 years accumulating 1.3 million miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from Tennessee. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

James D. Drabek, Jr.

    Mr. Drabek, 52, has had idiopathic macular choroidal 
neovascularization in both eyes since 1998. The best corrected visual 
acuity in his right eye is 20/60 and in his left eye, 20/20. Following 
an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ``James Drabek, Jr. has 
sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Drabek reported that he has driven tractor-
trailer combinations for 28 years, accumulating 1.4 million 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.

Curtis E. Firari

    Mr. Firari, 54, has had macular scarring in his left eye since 
1976. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/15 and in 
his left eye, 20/350. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist 
noted, ``In my opinion, Curt has sufficient vision to perform the 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Firari 
reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 33 years 
accumulating 330,000 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.

Percy L. Gaston

    Mr. Gaston, 57, has had central vision loss in his right eye since 
childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is hand-
motion vision and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 
2010, his ophthalmologist noted, ``Patient has sufficient vision at 
this time to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Gaston reported that 
he has driven straight trucks for 2 years, accumulating 5,200 miles and 
tractor-trailer combinations for 29 years, accumulating 105,560 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.

Ronald M. Green

    Mr. Green, 51, has had central serous retinopathy in his right eye 
since 1997. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/60 
and in his left eye, 20/15. Following an examination in 2010, his 
optometrist noted, ``I certify that in my medical opinion, Ronald Green 
has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate 
a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Green reported that he has driven tractor-
trailer combinations for 13 years, accumulating 1 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.

Richard Iocolano

    Mr. Iocolano, 51, has had retinal scarring in his left eye since 
childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 
and in his left eye, 20/400. Following an examination in 2010, his 
ophthalmologist noted, ``In my opinion Richard has sufficient vision to 
perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle 
safely.'' Mr. Iocolano reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
35 years, accumulating 350,000 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.

Daniel W. Johnson

    Mr. Johnson, 50, has had retinal scarring in his right eye since 
2002. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is light 
perception only and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 
2010, his optometrist noted, ``There would be no reason to think that 
he could not perform all the visual tasks required to drive. It is my 
opinion that he is visually able to perform commercial driving tasks.'' 
Mr. Johnson reported that he has driven

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straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 39,000 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.

Albert E. Joiner

    Mr. Joiner, 53, has had macular scarring in his right eye since 
2006. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/400 and 
in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2009, his 
ophthalmologist noted, ``In my medical opinion, I believe the applicant 
has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate 
a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Joiner reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 4 years, accumulating 166,400 miles and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 33 years, accumulating 2.5 million miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from Ohio. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Richard L. Kelley

    Mr. Kelley, 72, has had optic nerve atrophy in his left eye since 
2000. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25 and in 
his left eye, 20/150. Following an examination in 2010, his 
ophthalmologist noted, ``It is my opinion that he has sufficient vision 
to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Kelley reported that he has driven tractor-trailer 
combinations for 27 years, accumulating 3.3 million 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.

Charles E. Queen

    Mr. Queen, 53, sustained traumatic injury to his left optic nerve 
at age 14. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 
and in his left eye, 20/300. Following an examination in 2009, his 
optometrist noted, ``In my medical opinion, Charles E. Queen has 
sufficient peripheral vision to perform the driving tasks required to 
operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Queen reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 26 years, accumulating 1.6 million miles and 
tractor-trailer combinations for 26 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.

Matias P. Quintanilla

    Mr. Quintanilla, 47, has a ruptured globe in his left eye due to a 
traumatic injury sustained in 2005. The best corrected visual acuity in 
his right eye is 20/20 and in his left eye, hand-motion vision. 
Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ``In my 
opinion, he should have sufficient vision to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Quintanilla reported that he has driven tractor-trailer 
combinations for 9 years, accumulating 720,000 miles. He holds a Class 
A CDL from California. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Richard T. Traigle

    Mr. Traigle, 49, has had macular scarring in his left eye since 
2000. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in 
his left eye, 20/200. Following an examination in 2010, his 
ophthalmologist noted, ``In my medical opinion, Mr. Traigle has 
sufficient vision to perform any driving tasks that he may need to 
perform in operating a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Traigle reported that 
he has driven straight trucks for 15 years, accumulating 300,000 miles. 
He holds a Class D chauffeur's from Louisiana. His driving record for 
the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

Eugene E. Wright

    Mr. Wright, 62, has had amblyopia in his left eye since 1998. The 
best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in his left 
eye, 20/400. Following an examination in 2010, his ophthalmologist 
noted, ``In my opinion he has adequate visual acuity and field to drive 
a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Wright reported that he has driven tractor-
trailer combinations for 16 years, accumulating 1.5 million 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.

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 August 11, 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: June 30, 2010.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy and Program Development.
[FR Doc. 2010-16830 Filed 7-9-10; 8:45 am]
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