Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision, 66425 [2010-27292]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 208 / Thursday, October 28, 2010 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2000–7165; FMCSA– 2004–17984; FMCSA–2006–24783] 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 in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 10 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, Director, Medical Programs, (202) 366– 4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Mary D. Gunnels, 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: SUMMARY: 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 October 18, 2010 (75 FR 57105). emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Discussion of Comments FMCSA received no comments in this proceeding. Conclusion The Agency has not received any adverse evidence on any of these drivers that indicates that safety is being compromised. Based upon its evaluation of the 10 renewal applications, FMCSA renews the Federal vision exemptions for Robert L. Aurandt, Harry R. Brewer, Joseph H. Fowler, Kelly R. Konesky, Gregory T. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:13 Oct 27, 2010 Jkt 223001 Lingard, Hollis J. Martin, Kevin C. Palmer, Charles O. Rhodes, Gordon G. Roth, and Daniel A. Sohn. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each renewal exemption will be valid for 2 years unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. The exemption will be revoked if: (1) The person fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained before it was granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136 and 31315. Issued on: October 22, 2010. Charles A. Horan III, Office Director, Bus and Truck, Standards and Operation. 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If you submit your comments by mail, please submit two copies. To receive confirmation that PHMSA has received your comments, please include a selfaddressed stamped postcard. Internet users may submit comments at http:// www.Regulations.gov. Note: Comments are posted without changes or edits to http:// www.Regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. There is a privacy statement published on http:// www.Regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: General: Dana Register by telephone at 202–366–0490; or, e-mail at dana.register@dot.gov. Technical: Ken Lee by telephone at 202–366–2694; or, e-mail at kenneth.lee@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PHMSA has received this request for a special permit from Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP (GSPC) seeking relief from compliance with certain pipeline safety regulations. GSPC’s request includes a technical analysis. This request can be found at http:// www.Regulations.gov, under docket number PHMSA–2010–0124. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2000-7165; FMCSA-2004-17984; FMCSA-2006-24783]


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 10 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, 
Director, Medical Programs, (202) 366-4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, 
FMCSA, without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) 
drivers.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Mary D. Gunnels, 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.'' The statute also allows the 
Agency to renew exemptions at the end of the 2-year period. The comment 
period ended on October 18, 2010 (75 FR 57105).

Discussion of Comments

    FMCSA received no comments in this proceeding.

Conclusion

    The Agency has not received any adverse evidence on any of these 
drivers that indicates that safety is being compromised. Based upon its 
evaluation of the 10 renewal applications, FMCSA renews the Federal 
vision exemptions for Robert L. Aurandt, Harry R. Brewer, Joseph H. 
Fowler, Kelly R. Konesky, Gregory T. Lingard, Hollis J. Martin, Kevin 
C. Palmer, Charles O. Rhodes, Gordon G. Roth, and Daniel A. Sohn.
    In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each renewal 
exemption will be valid for 2 years unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. 
The exemption will be revoked if: (1) The person fails to comply with 
the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has 
resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained before it was 
granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent 
with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136 and 31315.

    Issued on: October 22, 2010.
Charles A. Horan III,
Office Director, Bus and Truck, Standards and Operation.
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