Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 72863-72868 [2010-29797]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 227 / Friday, November 26, 2010 / Notices that all necessary procedural requirements had been complied with, the USACE reinstated the Section 404 Water Quality Permit, Number LRL– 2010–39-djd. The actions by the Federal agencies on the project, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the Section 404 Water Quality Permit and Regional General Permit letters, and in other documents in the FHWA administrative record for the project. The ROD and other documents from the FHWA administrative record files for the Section 3 project are available by contacting FHWA, USACE or INDOT at the addresses provided above. Project information may also be available through the INDOT I–69 Project Web site at http://www.i69indyevn.org/. This notice applies to all USACE and other Federal agency final actions taken after the issuance date of the FHWA Federal Register notice described above. The laws under which actions were taken include, but are not limited to: 1. 1. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 4321–4351]. 2. Federal-Aid Highway Act [23 U.S.C. 109 and 23 U.S.C. 128]. 3. Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251–1377 (Section 404, Section 402, Section 401, Section 319). (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). Issued on: November 19, 2010. Robert F. Tally Jr., Division Administrator, Indianapolis, Indiana. [FR Doc. 2010–29805 Filed 11–24–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P December 8, 2010. The meeting will be open to the public for its duration. TIME AND DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday and Tuesday, December 6–7, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (E.S.T.), and on Wednesday, December 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., E.S.T. The last hour of each day will be reserved for public comment. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The MCSAC will complete action on Task 10–02, regarding Fatigue Management Plans for Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers. Additionally, the MCSAC will commence work on Task 11–01, regarding Patterns of Safety Violations by Motor Carrier Management. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Shannon L. Watson, Senior Management Analyst, Strategic Planning and Program Evaluation Division, Office of Policy Plans and Regulation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, (202) 385–2395, mcsac@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background MCSAC Section 4144 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU) (Pub. L. 109–59, 119 Stat. 1144, August 10, 2005) required the Secretary of Transportation to establish a Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee. The committee provides advice and recommendations to the FMCSA Administrator on motor carrier safety programs and regulations, and operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App 2). Patterns of Safety Violations Task DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2006–26367] Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee Public Meeting Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee Meeting. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: FMCSA announces that the Agency’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) will hold a committee meeting from Monday, December 6 through Wednesday, SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:32 Nov 24, 2010 Jkt 223001 SAFETEA–LU Section 4133 allows the Secretary to suspend, amend, or revoke any part of a motor carrier’s registration if the Secretary finds that an officer of a motor carrier engages, or has engaged, in a pattern or practice of avoiding compliance, or masking or otherwise concealing noncompliance, with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and Hazardous Materials Regulations, while serving as an officer of any motor carrier. The section defines an officer as ‘‘an owner, director, chief executive officer, chief financial officer, safety director, vehicle maintenance supervisor, and driver supervisor of a motor carrier, regardless of title attached to these functions, and any person, however designated, exercising PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72863 controlling influence over the operations of a motor carrier.’’ Following presentations from experts on this issue and the deliberations of the Committee, the MCSAC will submit written recommendations in the form of a report to the FMCSA Administrator on this topic following its March 2011 meeting. II. Meeting Participation Oral comments from the public will be heard during the last hour of each day of this meeting. Members of the public may submit written comments on this topic by Wednesday, December 1, 2010, to Federal Docket Management System (FDMC) Docket Number FMCSA–2006–26367 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building, Room WI2–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room WI2–140, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Issued on: November 22, 2010. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2010–29767 Filed 11–24–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2010–0354] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of applications for exemptions; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 46 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. SUMMARY: Comments must be received on or before December 27, 2010. DATES: E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1 72864 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 227 / Friday, November 26, 2010 / Notices You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA– 2010–0354 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 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 DOT’s Privacy Act Statement for the FDMS published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf/ E8–785.pdf. 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 srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:32 Nov 24, 2010 Jkt 223001 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 46 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 exemption will achieve the required level of safety mandated by statute. Qualifications of Applicants Charles H. Akers, Jr. Mr. Akers, age 59, has had complete loss of vision in his right eye since 1974 due to trauma. The best corrected visual acuity in his left eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘It is my opinion that he has sufficient vision to safely perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle without restrictions.’’ Mr. Akers reported that he has driven straight trucks for 38 years, accumulating 152,000 miles and tractortrailer combinations for 38 years, accumulating 456,000 miles. He holds a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) from Virginia. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. David B. Albers, Sr. Mr. Albers, 38, has had complete loss of vision in his left eye since childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, David has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Albers reported that he has driven straight trucks for 51⁄2; years, accumulating 605,000 miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 51⁄2; years, accumulating 605,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Utah. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Kurtis A. Anderson Mr. Anderson, 37, has had complete loss of vision in his left eye since birth. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, Mr. Kurt Anderson has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks to operate a commercial motor vehicle.’’ Mr. Anderson reported that he has driven straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 78,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from South Dakota. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Terry L. Anderson Mr. Anderson, 43, had a tear in the macular of the retina in his left eye many years ago. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘the best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in his left eye, 20/80.’’ Mr. Anderson reported that he has driven straight trucks for 2 years, accumulating 40,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Pennsylvania. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction for a moving violation in a CMV; failure to obey a traffic signal. Grover H. Baelz Mr. Baelz, 63, has had cataracts in both eyes since birth. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in his left eye, count-finger vision only. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In summary, Mr. Baelz has a normal well functioning right eye with no detectable visual defects and in my opinion has sufficient vision abilities to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Baelz reported that he has driven straight trucks for 42 years, accumulating 924,000 miles. He holds a Class C operator’s license from Oregon. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Sammy J. Barada Mr. Barada, 60, has had complete loss of vision in his right eye since birth. The best corrected visual acuity in his left eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my opinion he has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Barada reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 950,000 miles and tractortrailer combinations for 2 years, accumulating 15,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Nebraska. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 227 / Friday, November 26, 2010 / Notices crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Kenneth L. Bowers, Jr. Mr. Bowers, 41, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/40 and in his left eye, 20/80. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, Mr. Bowers can safely perform tasks required to operate a motor vehicle.’’ Mr. Bowers reported that he has driven straight trucks for 25 years, accumulating 13,750 miles and tractortrailer combinations for 7 years, accumulating 140,000 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. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Timothy Bradford Mr. Bradford, 55, 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, Mr. Timothy Bradford has sufficient vision to safely perform the driving tasks necessary to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Bradford reported that he has driven straight trucks for 39 years, accumulating 780,000 miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 16 years, accumulating 16,000 miles and buses for 13 years, accumulating 130,000 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. Donald G. Brock, Jr. Mr. Brock, 49, has had intermittent alternating extropia with mild strabismic amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘My opinion is that Mr. Brock is capable of safely operating a commercial vehicle and poses the same risk for accidents as someone with normal binocular function.’’ Mr. Brock reported that he has driven straight trucks for 1 year, accumulating 1,000 miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 18 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 no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Anthony D. Buck Mr. Buck, 26, has had complete loss of vision in his right eye since 1997. The VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:32 Nov 24, 2010 Jkt 223001 best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is no light perception, and in his left eye is 20/15. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘It is my medical opinion that Anthony has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Buck reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 7 years, accumulating 595,000 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. Cody W. Cook Mr. Cook, 26, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/400 and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘I feel Cody is capable of performing tasks to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Cook reported that he has driven straight trucks for 9 years, accumulating 315,000 miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 9 years, accumulating 180,000 miles. He holds a Class D operator’s license from Oklahoma. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Marvin R. Daly Mr. Daly, 45, has had a prosthetic left eye since childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, Mr. Daly has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Daly reported that he has driven straight trucks for 1 year, accumulating 20,000 miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 1 year, accumulating 40,000 miles and buses for 7 years, accumulating 210,000 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. Douglas R. Duncan Mr. Duncan, 58, has had a prosthetic left eye since 1983. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, the patient should have sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle despite the fact that he is one-eyed.’’ Mr. Duncan reported that he has driven straight trucks for 12 years, accumulating 600,000 miles and tractortrailer combinations for 24 years, accumulating 3 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Tennessee. His PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72865 driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Douglas K. Esp Mr. Esp, 55, 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 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Mr. Esp performs well with his current visual status and should experience no visual deficiency while operating a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Esp reported that he has driven straight trucks for 30 years, accumulating 300,000 miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 30 years, accumulating 2.1 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Montana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Roger C. Evans, II Mr. Evans, 62, 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 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘It is my medical opinion that Mr. Evans has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Evans reported that he has driven buses for 12 years, accumulating 564,000 miles. He holds a Class D operator’s license from Wisconsin. His driving record for the last 3 years shows one crash and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Jevont D. Fells Mr. Fells, 39, has had keratoconus in his left eye since 1994. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/80. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, I hereby state that Mr. Fells is legal to drive with glasses under any conditions.’’ Mr. Fells reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 1 million miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 4 years, accumulating 250,000 miles. He holds a Class A 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. Steven C. Fox Mr. Fox, 47, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is countfinger vision only, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1 72866 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 227 / Friday, November 26, 2010 / Notices medical opinion this patient has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Fox reported that he has driven straight trucks for 9 years, accumulating 225,000 miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 9 years, accumulating 900,000 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. Scott C. Geiter Mr. Geiter, 42, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25 and in his left eye, count-finger vision. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Mr. Scott Geiter has sufficient vision to perform the driving task required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Geiter reported that he has driven straight trucks for 11 years, accumulating 880,000 miles. He holds a Class C operator’s license from Pennsylvania. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Gary A. Golson Mr. Golson, 48, has a prosthetic left eye due to a motor vehicle accident that occurred twenty-five years ago. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Mr. Golson has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Golson reported that he has driven straight trucks for 6 years, accumulating 172,368 miles and tractortrailer combinations for 1 year, accumulating 10,000 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. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Donald L. Hamrick Mr. Hamrick, 44, 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, 20/100. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Don Hamrick has more than sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Hamrick reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 14 years, accumulating 560,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Kansas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:32 Nov 24, 2010 Jkt 223001 convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Eugene W. Harnisch Mr. Harnisch, 59, has had complete loss of vision in his right eye due to a traumatic injury in 1964. The best corrected visual acuity in his left eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘While Eugene has suffered traumatic blindness of his right eye his visual field examination and function of his left eye is completely within normal limits and in my opinion should have sufficient vision for performing the tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Harnisch reported that he has driven straight trucks for 33 years, accumulating 660,000 miles and tractortrailer combinations for 5 years, accumulating 200,000 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. Ronnie E. Henderson Mr. Henderson, 64, has had loss of vision in his left eye since 2007. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, handmotion vision only. Following an examination in 2010, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘I believe Mr. Henderson’s visual function is adequate to operate any type of commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Henderson reported that he has driven straight trucks for 43 years, accumulating 786,685 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. Clinton L. Hines, Jr. Mr. Hines, 48, has had an injury to his right eye since 1984. 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, ‘‘He currently has sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Hines reported that he has driven straight trucks for 32 years, accumulating 160,000 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. Steve D. James Mr. James, 55, 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, 20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my opinion the patient does have stable visual acuity PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. James reported that he has driven straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 1.2 million miles and buses for 2 years, accumulating 17,332 miles. He holds a Class C operator’s license from North Carolina. His driving record for the last 3 years shows one crash, for which he was not cited, and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Matthew C. Kalebaugh Mr. Kalebaugh, 51, has had macular scar in his right eye since 2005. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/60 and in his left eye, 20/25. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘It is my opinion Mr. Kalebaugh has adequate vision to operate a commercial vehicle and has learned to compensate for the vision loss in the right eye.’’ Mr. Kalebaugh reported that he has driven straight trucks for 32 years, accumulating 320,000 miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 28 years, accumulating 2.8 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Kansas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Keith A. Larson Mr. Larson, 50, has had complete loss of vision in his left eye due to trauma 10 years ago. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘He has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Larson reported that he has driven straight trucks for 20 years, accumulating 440,000 miles. He holds a Class D operator’s license from Massachusetts. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Brent E. Lewis Mr. Lewis, 29, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200 and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘I am of the opinion that Mr. Lewis sees and functions very adequately with respect to operating motor vehicles, and should be allowed to drive commercial vehicles.’’ Mr. Lewis reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 6 years, accumulating 120,000 miles. He holds a Class D operator’s license from Mississippi. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 227 / Friday, November 26, 2010 / Notices convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Timothy R. McCullough Mr. McCullough, 46, has had complete loss of vision in his left eye since childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘As stated in my earlier letter which you accidentally erased but I’ve enclosed a copy, I feel that Mr. McCullough has sufficient vision to safely operate a commercial vehicle, in my professional opinion.’’ Mr. McCullough reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 16 years, accumulating 1.7 million 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. Marcus McMillin Mr. McMillin, 39, has had esotropia in his right eye since birth. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/50 and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my opinion this patient has sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. McMillin reported that he has driven tractortrailer combinations for 8 years, accumulating 1 million 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. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES George C. Milks Mr. Milks, 49, has had a cataract in his right eye since 1995. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is light perception only and in his left eye, 20/25. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion Mr. Milks has sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Milks reported that he has driven straight trucks for 11 years, accumulating 99,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from New York. His driving record for the last 3 years shows one crash, for which he was not cited, and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Daniel R. Murphy Mr. Murphy, 46, has had complete loss of vision in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, he has sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:32 Nov 24, 2010 Jkt 223001 Lewis reported that he has driven buses for 9 years, accumulating 11,250 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Wisconsin. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Joseph M. Palmer Mr. Palmer, 56, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. 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, ‘‘Mr. Palmer has sufficient visual acuities and peripheral range of vision in both eyes to safely operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Palmer reported that he has driven straight trucks for 34 years, accumulating 595,000 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. Garrick D. Pitts Mr. Pitts, 36, 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 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Based upon my professional medical opinion and considering his driving record over the past several years, I feel Mr. Pitts has sufficient vision to operate a commercial motor vehicle.’’ Mr. Pitts reported that he has driven straight trucks for 9 years, accumulating 1 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Arkansas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Gary W. Robey Mr. Robey, 67, has had macular degeneration in his right eye since 2006. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200 and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Patient is able to operate a commercial vehicle from a vision perspective in my opinion.’’ Mr. Robey reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 40 years, accumulating 4 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Washington. His driving record for the last 3 years shows one crash, for which he was not cited, and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Jonathan C. Rollings Mr. Rollings, 35, has had a prosthetic left eye since he was the age of 15. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/15. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Jon has PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72867 sufficient vision to satisfy all of the requirements to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Rollings reported that he has driven straight trucks for 12 years, accumulating 240,000 miles and tractortrailer combinations for 12 years, accumulating 144,000. He holds a Class A CDL from Iowa. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction for a moving violation in a CMV. He exceeded the speed limit. Preston S. Salisbury Mr. Salisbury, 43, 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 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘It is my professional opinion that Mr. Salisbury has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Salisbury reported that he has driven straight trucks for 15 years, accumulating 3,000 miles and tractortrailer combinations for 6 years, accumulating 15,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Montana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Victor M. Santana Mr. Santana, 45, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/50 and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘My medical opinion, Mr. Victor Santana has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Santana reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 201⁄2 years, accumulating 3 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from California. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction for a moving violation in a CMV. He exceeded the speed limit by 9 mph. Kevin W. Schaffer Mr. Schaffer, 48, has had retinal detachment in his left eye since the age of 24. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/15 and in his left eye, 20/400. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion Kevin has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Schaffer reported that he has driven straight trucks for 32 years, accumulating 400,000 miles and tractortrailer combinations for 10 years, accumulating 75,000. He holds a Class A CDL from Illinois. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1 72868 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 227 / Friday, November 26, 2010 / Notices no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Gerald E. Skalitzky Mr. Skalitzky, 68, 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 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘I hereby certify that Gerald Skalitzky has sufficient vision to perform all commercial vehicle driving tasks.’’ Mr. Skalitzky reported that he has driven straight trucks for 40 years, accumulating 1.1 million miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 2 years, accumulating 100,000 miles. He holds a Class D operator’s license from Wisconsin. His driving record for the last 3 years shows one crash, for which he was cited, and two convictions for moving violations in a CMV. In the first incident, he failed to obey a traffic signal. In the second incident, he was following another vehicle too closely. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Allen W. Smith Mr. Smith, 36, has had corneal scarring in his left eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, Mr. Smith has sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Smith reported that he has driven straight trucks for 12 years, accumulating 300,000 miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 2 years, accumulating 30,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Kansas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Robert B. Steinmetz Mr. Steinmetz, 57, has had complete loss of vision in his right eye since 1995. The best corrected visual acuity in his left eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, you have sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Steinmetz reported that he has driven straight trucks for 30 years, accumulating 150,000 miles and tractortrailer combinations for 28 years, accumulating 280,000 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. George A. Teti Mr. Teti, 69, has had a large posterior staphyloma in his right eye since childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/400 and in VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:32 Nov 24, 2010 Jkt 223001 his left eye, 20/25. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘This letter certifies that Mr. Teti meets the visual requirements to perform all driving tasks needed to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Teti reported that he has driven straight trucks for 2 years, accumulating 24,000 miles and buses for 24 years, accumulating 240,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Florida. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Calvin J. Wallace, II Mr. Wallace, 56, 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, handmotion vision only. Following an examination in 2010, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my opinion he has sufficient vision to perform as a commercial driver.’’ Mr. Wallace reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 1.2 million miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 15 years, accumulating 2.7 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Nevada. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. David W. Ward Mr. Ward, 49, has had a prosthetic left eye since 1981. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘It is my medical opinion that Mr. Ward has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Ward reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 5 years, accumulating 350,000 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. Ralph W. York Mr. York, 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, 20/400. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my professional opinion, Ralph York has sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. York reported that he has driven tractortrailer combinations for 31 years, accumulating 4.6 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from New Mexico. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction for PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 a moving violation in a CMV. He exceeded the speed limit by 7 mph. Richard L. Zacher Mr. Zacher, 53, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/80 and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ‘‘And yes, both Dr. Reski and I do agree and believe that Mr. Zacher has sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Zacher reported that he has driven straight trucks for 14 years, accumulation 499,996 miles and tractortrailer combinations for 21 years, accumulating 1.4 million 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. 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 December 27, 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: November 10, 2010. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator, Office of Policy. [FR Doc. 2010–29797 Filed 11–24–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2008–0231] 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: E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2010-0354]


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 46 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 December 27, 2010.

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ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA-2010-0354 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 DOT's Privacy Act Statement for the FDMS published in 
the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit 
http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf/E8-785.pdf.

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

Qualifications of Applicants

Charles H. Akers, Jr.

    Mr. Akers, age 59, has had complete loss of vision in his right eye 
since 1974 due to trauma. The best corrected visual acuity in his left 
eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, 
``It is my opinion that he has sufficient vision to safely perform the 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle without 
restrictions.'' Mr. Akers reported that he has driven straight trucks 
for 38 years, accumulating 152,000 miles and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 38 years, accumulating 456,000 miles. He holds a Class 
A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) from Virginia. His driving record 
for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

David B. Albers, Sr.

    Mr. Albers, 38, has had complete loss of vision in his left eye 
since childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 
20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ``In my 
medical opinion, David has sufficient vision to perform the driving 
tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Albers reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 5\1/2\; years, accumulating 
605,000 miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 5\1/2\; years, 
accumulating 605,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Utah. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

Kurtis A. Anderson

    Mr. Anderson, 37, has had complete loss of vision in his left eye 
since birth. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/
20. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ``In my 
opinion, Mr. Kurt Anderson has sufficient vision to perform the driving 
tasks to operate a commercial motor vehicle.'' Mr. Anderson reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 78,000 
miles. He holds a Class A CDL from South Dakota. His driving record for 
the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

Terry L. Anderson

    Mr. Anderson, 43, had a tear in the macular of the retina in his 
left eye many years ago. Following an examination in 2010, his 
optometrist noted, ``the best corrected visual acuity in his right eye 
is 20/20 and in his left eye, 20/80.'' Mr. Anderson reported that he 
has driven straight trucks for 2 years, accumulating 40,000 miles. He 
holds a Class B CDL from Pennsylvania. His driving record for the last 
3 years shows no crashes and one conviction for a moving violation in a 
CMV; failure to obey a traffic signal.

Grover H. Baelz

    Mr. Baelz, 63, has had cataracts in both eyes since birth. The best 
corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in his left eye, 
count-finger vision only. Following an examination in 2010, his 
optometrist noted, ``In summary, Mr. Baelz has a normal well 
functioning right eye with no detectable visual defects and in my 
opinion has sufficient vision abilities to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Baelz reported that he has driven straight trucks for 42 
years, accumulating 924,000 miles. He holds a Class C operator's 
license from Oregon. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Sammy J. Barada

    Mr. Barada, 60, has had complete loss of vision in his right eye 
since birth. The best corrected visual acuity in his left eye is 20/20. 
Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ``In my 
opinion he has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required 
to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Barada reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 950,000 miles and 
tractor-trailer combinations for 2 years, accumulating 15,000 miles. He 
holds a Class A CDL from Nebraska. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no

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crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Kenneth L. Bowers, Jr.

    Mr. Bowers, 41, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The 
best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/40 and in his left 
eye, 20/80. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, 
``In my opinion, Mr. Bowers can safely perform tasks required to 
operate a motor vehicle.'' Mr. Bowers reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 25 years, accumulating 13,750 miles and tractor-
trailer combinations for 7 years, accumulating 140,000 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.

Timothy Bradford

    Mr. Bradford, 55, 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, Mr. Timothy Bradford has 
sufficient vision to safely perform the driving tasks necessary to 
operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Bradford reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 39 years, accumulating 780,000 miles and 
tractor-trailer combinations for 16 years, accumulating 16,000 miles 
and buses for 13 years, accumulating 130,000 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.

Donald G. Brock, Jr.

    Mr. Brock, 49, has had intermittent alternating extropia with mild 
strabismic amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The best 
corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in his left eye, 
20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ``My 
opinion is that Mr. Brock is capable of safely operating a commercial 
vehicle and poses the same risk for accidents as someone with normal 
binocular function.'' Mr. Brock reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 1 year, accumulating 1,000 miles and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 18 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 no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Anthony D. Buck

    Mr. Buck, 26, has had complete loss of vision in his right eye 
since 1997. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is no 
light perception, and in his left eye is 20/15. Following an 
examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ``It is my medical opinion 
that Anthony has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks 
required to operate a commercial vehicle.''
    Mr. Buck reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations 
for 7 years, accumulating 595,000 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.

Cody W. Cook

    Mr. Cook, 26, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The 
best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/400 and in his left 
eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, 
``I feel Cody is capable of performing tasks to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Cook reported that he has driven straight trucks for 9 
years, accumulating 315,000 miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 
9 years, accumulating 180,000 miles. He holds a Class D operator's 
license from Oklahoma. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Marvin R. Daly

    Mr. Daly, 45, has had a prosthetic left eye since childhood. The 
best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following an 
examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ``In my opinion, Mr. Daly 
has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate 
a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Daly reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 1 year, accumulating 20,000 miles and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 1 year, accumulating 40,000 miles and buses for 7 
years, accumulating 210,000 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.

Douglas R. Duncan

    Mr. Duncan, 58, has had a prosthetic left eye since 1983. The best 
corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following an 
examination in 2010, his ophthalmologist noted, ``In my opinion, the 
patient should have sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle 
despite the fact that he is one-eyed.'' Mr. Duncan reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 12 years, accumulating 600,000 miles and 
tractor-trailer combinations for 24 years, accumulating 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.

Douglas K. Esp

    Mr. Esp, 55, 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 2010, his optometrist noted, 
``Mr. Esp performs well with his current visual status and should 
experience no visual deficiency while operating a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. Esp reported that he has driven straight trucks for 30 years, 
accumulating 300,000 miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 30 
years, accumulating 2.1 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Montana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Roger C. Evans, II

    Mr. Evans, 62, 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 2010, his optometrist 
noted, ``It is my medical opinion that Mr. Evans has sufficient vision 
to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Evans reported that he has driven buses for 12 years, 
accumulating 564,000 miles. He holds a Class D operator's license from 
Wisconsin. His driving record for the last 3 years shows one crash and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Jevont D. Fells

    Mr. Fells, 39, has had keratoconus in his left eye since 1994. The 
best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left 
eye, 20/80. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, 
``In my medical opinion, I hereby state that Mr. Fells is legal to 
drive with glasses under any conditions.'' Mr. Fells reported that he 
has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 1 million miles 
and tractor-trailer combinations for 4 years, accumulating 250,000 
miles. He holds a Class A 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.

Steven C. Fox

    Mr. Fox, 47, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The 
best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is count-finger vision 
only, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his 
ophthalmologist noted, ``In my

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medical opinion this patient has sufficient vision to perform the 
driving tasks to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Fox reported that 
he has driven straight trucks for 9 years, accumulating 225,000 miles 
and tractor-trailer combinations for 9 years, accumulating 900,000 
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.

Scott C. Geiter

    Mr. Geiter, 42, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 
The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25 and in his 
left eye, count-finger vision. Following an examination in 2010, his 
optometrist noted, ``Mr. Scott Geiter has sufficient vision to perform 
the driving task required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Geiter 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 11 years, accumulating 
880,000 miles. He holds a Class C operator's license from Pennsylvania. 
His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Gary A. Golson

    Mr. Golson, 48, has a prosthetic left eye due to a motor vehicle 
accident that occurred twenty-five years ago. The visual acuity in his 
right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist 
noted, ``In my medical opinion, Mr. Golson has sufficient vision to 
perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. Golson reported that he has driven straight trucks for 6 years, 
accumulating 172,368 miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 1 year, 
accumulating 10,000 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.

Donald L. Hamrick

    Mr. Hamrick, 44, 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, 20/100. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist 
noted, ``In my medical opinion, Don Hamrick has more than sufficient 
vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Hamrick reported that he has driven tractor-trailer 
combinations for 14 years, accumulating 560,000 miles. He holds a Class 
A CDL from Kansas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Eugene W. Harnisch

    Mr. Harnisch, 59, has had complete loss of vision in his right eye 
due to a traumatic injury in 1964. The best corrected visual acuity in 
his left eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his 
ophthalmologist noted, ``While Eugene has suffered traumatic blindness 
of his right eye his visual field examination and function of his left 
eye is completely within normal limits and in my opinion should have 
sufficient vision for performing the tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Harnisch reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 33 years, accumulating 660,000 miles and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 5 years, accumulating 200,000 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.

Ronnie E. Henderson

    Mr. Henderson, 64, has had loss of vision in his left eye since 
2007. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and 
in his left eye, hand-motion vision only. Following an examination in 
2010, his ophthalmologist noted, ``I believe Mr. Henderson's visual 
function is adequate to operate any type of commercial vehicle.'' Mr. 
Henderson reported that he has driven straight trucks for 43 years, 
accumulating 786,685 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.

Clinton L. Hines, Jr.

    Mr. Hines, 48, has had an injury to his right eye since 1984. 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, 
``He currently has sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. Hines reported that he has driven straight trucks for 32 years, 
accumulating 160,000 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.

Steve D. James

    Mr. James, 55, 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, 20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, 
``In my opinion the patient does have stable visual acuity and 
sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. James reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 3 years, accumulating 1.2 million miles and buses for 2 
years, accumulating 17,332 miles. He holds a Class C operator's license 
from North Carolina. His driving record for the last 3 years shows one 
crash, for which he was not cited, and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

Matthew C. Kalebaugh

    Mr. Kalebaugh, 51, has had macular scar in his right eye since 
2005. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/60 and in 
his left eye, 20/25. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist 
noted, ``It is my opinion Mr. Kalebaugh has adequate vision to operate 
a commercial vehicle and has learned to compensate for the vision loss 
in the right eye.'' Mr. Kalebaugh reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 32 years, accumulating 320,000 miles and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 28 years, accumulating 2.8 million miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from Kansas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows 
no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Keith A. Larson

    Mr. Larson, 50, has had complete loss of vision in his left eye due 
to trauma 10 years ago. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. 
Following an examination in 2010, his ophthalmologist noted, ``He has 
sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Larson reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 20 years, accumulating 440,000 miles. He holds a Class D 
operator's license from Massachusetts. His driving record for the last 
3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Brent E. Lewis

    Mr. Lewis, 29, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. 
The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200 and in his 
left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist 
noted, ``I am of the opinion that Mr. Lewis sees and functions very 
adequately with respect to operating motor vehicles, and should be 
allowed to drive commercial vehicles.'' Mr. Lewis reported that he has 
driven tractor-trailer combinations for 6 years, accumulating 120,000 
miles. He holds a Class D operator's license from Mississippi. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no

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convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Timothy R. McCullough

    Mr. McCullough, 46, has had complete loss of vision in his left eye 
since childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 
20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ``As 
stated in my earlier letter which you accidentally erased but I've 
enclosed a copy, I feel that Mr. McCullough has sufficient vision to 
safely operate a commercial vehicle, in my professional opinion.'' Mr. 
McCullough reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 
16 years, accumulating 1.7 million 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.

Marcus McMillin

    Mr. McMillin, 39, has had esotropia in his right eye since birth. 
The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/50 and in his 
left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist 
noted, ``In my opinion this patient has sufficient vision to perform 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. McMillin 
reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 8 years, 
accumulating 1 million 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.

George C. Milks

    Mr. Milks, 49, has had a cataract in his right eye since 1995. The 
best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is light perception only 
and in his left eye, 20/25. Following an examination in 2010, his 
optometrist noted, ``In my medical opinion Mr. Milks has sufficient 
vision to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Milks reported that he 
has driven straight trucks for 11 years, accumulating 99,000 miles. He 
holds a Class B CDL from New York. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows one crash, for which he was not cited, and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

Daniel R. Murphy

    Mr. Murphy, 46, has had complete loss of vision in his left eye 
since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following 
an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ``In my opinion, he has 
sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Lewis reported that he has driven buses for 9 
years, accumulating 11,250 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from 
Wisconsin. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Joseph M. Palmer

    Mr. Palmer, 56, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. 
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, ``Mr. Palmer has sufficient visual acuities and peripheral range 
of vision in both eyes to safely operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. 
Palmer reported that he has driven straight trucks for 34 years, 
accumulating 595,000 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.

Garrick D. Pitts

    Mr. Pitts, 36, 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 2010, his optometrist 
noted, ``Based upon my professional medical opinion and considering his 
driving record over the past several years, I feel Mr. Pitts has 
sufficient vision to operate a commercial motor vehicle.'' Mr. Pitts 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 9 years, accumulating 1 
million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Arkansas. His driving record 
for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

Gary W. Robey

    Mr. Robey, 67, has had macular degeneration in his right eye since 
2006. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200 and 
in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his 
optometrist noted, ``Patient is able to operate a commercial vehicle 
from a vision perspective in my opinion.'' Mr. Robey reported that he 
has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 40 years, accumulating 4 
million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Washington. His driving 
record for the last 3 years shows one crash, for which he was not 
cited, and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Jonathan C. Rollings

    Mr. Rollings, 35, has had a prosthetic left eye since he was the 
age of 15. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/15. 
Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ``Jon has 
sufficient vision to satisfy all of the requirements to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Rollings reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 12 years, accumulating 240,000 miles and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 12 years, accumulating 144,000. He holds a Class A CDL 
from Iowa. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
one conviction for a moving violation in a CMV. He exceeded the speed 
limit.

Preston S. Salisbury

    Mr. Salisbury, 43, 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 2010, his optometrist 
noted, ``It is my professional opinion that Mr. Salisbury has 
sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Salisbury reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 15 years, accumulating 3,000 miles and tractor-
trailer combinations for 6 years, accumulating 15,000 miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from Montana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows 
no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Victor M. Santana

    Mr. Santana, 45, has had amblyopia in his right eye since 
childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/50 
and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his 
optometrist noted, ``My medical opinion, Mr. Victor Santana has 
sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Santana reported that he has driven tractor-
trailer combinations for 20\1/2\ years, accumulating 3 million miles. 
He holds a Class A CDL from California. His driving record for the last 
3 years shows no crashes and one conviction for a moving violation in a 
CMV. He exceeded the speed limit by 9 mph.

Kevin W. Schaffer

    Mr. Schaffer, 48, has had retinal detachment in his left eye since 
the age of 24. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/
15 and in his left eye, 20/400. Following an examination in 2010, his 
optometrist noted, ``In my medical opinion Kevin has sufficient vision 
to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Schaffer reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
32 years, accumulating 400,000 miles and tractor-trailer combinations 
for 10 years, accumulating 75,000. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Illinois. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and

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no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Gerald E. Skalitzky

    Mr. Skalitzky, 68, 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 2010, his optometrist 
noted, ``I hereby certify that Gerald Skalitzky has sufficient vision 
to perform all commercial vehicle driving tasks.'' Mr. Skalitzky 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 40 years, accumulating 
1.1 million miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 2 years, 
accumulating 100,000 miles. He holds a Class D operator's license from 
Wisconsin. His driving record for the last 3 years shows one crash, for 
which he was cited, and two convictions for moving violations in a CMV. 
In the first incident, he failed to obey a traffic signal. In the 
second incident, he was following another vehicle too closely.

Allen W. Smith

    Mr. Smith, 36, has had corneal scarring in his left eye since 
birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20 and in his left eye, 
no light perception. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist 
noted, ``In my opinion, Mr. Smith has sufficient vision to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Smith reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 12 years, accumulating 300,000 miles and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 2 years, accumulating 30,000 miles. He holds a Class A 
CDL from Kansas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Robert B. Steinmetz

    Mr. Steinmetz, 57, has had complete loss of vision in his right eye 
since 1995. The best corrected visual acuity in his left eye is 20/20. 
Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ``In my 
opinion, you have sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required 
to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Steinmetz reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 30 years, accumulating 150,000 miles and 
tractor-trailer combinations for 28 years, accumulating 280,000 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.

George A. Teti

    Mr. Teti, 69, has had a large posterior staphyloma in his right eye 
since childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 
20/400 and in his left eye, 20/25. Following an examination in 2010, 
his optometrist noted, ``This letter certifies that Mr. Teti meets the 
visual requirements to perform all driving tasks needed to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Teti reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 2 years, accumulating 24,000 miles and buses for 24 years, 
accumulating 240,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Florida. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

Calvin J. Wallace, II

    Mr. Wallace, 56, 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, hand-motion vision only. Following an examination in 
2010, his ophthalmologist noted, ``In my opinion he has sufficient 
vision to perform as a commercial driver.'' Mr. Wallace reported that 
he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 1.2 million 
miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 15 years, accumulating 2.7 
million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Nevada. His driving record 
for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

David W. Ward

    Mr. Ward, 49, has had a prosthetic left eye since 1981. The best 
corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following an 
examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, ``It is my medical opinion 
that Mr. Ward has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks 
required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Ward reported that he 
has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 5 years, accumulating 
350,000 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.

Ralph W. York

    Mr. York, 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, 20/400. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist 
noted, ``In my professional opinion, Ralph York has sufficient vision 
to perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. York reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 
31 years, accumulating 4.6 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
New Mexico. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes 
and one conviction for a moving violation in a CMV. He exceeded the 
speed limit by 7 mph.

Richard L. Zacher

    Mr. Zacher, 53, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The 
best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/80 and in his left 
eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2010, his optometrist noted, 
``And yes, both Dr. Reski and I do agree and believe that Mr. Zacher 
has sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Zacher reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 14 years, accumulation 499,996 miles and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 21 years, accumulating 1.4 million 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.

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 December 27, 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: November 10, 2010.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator, Office of Policy.
[FR Doc. 2010-29797 Filed 11-24-10; 8:45 am]
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