Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 1919-1921 [2013-00231]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 6 / Wednesday, January 9, 2013 / Notices The USDOT, prior to undertaking this effort, wishes to engage in a dialogue and canvass the opinion of interested parties—including, among others, public project sponsors, and their consultants, advisers, and attorneys; private sector designers, builders, operators, contractors and other engineering and construction firms; banks, lenders, funds, and other financing institutions involved in P3s; unions and their representatives; concessionaires and other organizations involved in project development; and members of the general public. Interested parties are asked to provide comments to the docket regarding the development and use of the standard public-private partnerships transaction model contracts mentioned above in the legislation. Interested parties are also invited to provide input at a Listening Session at USDOT Headquarters in Washington, DC, on January 16, 2013. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with Listening Session The Listening Session will be 4 hours in length and will be structured around the legislative requirements of Section 1534(d) specified above. Some of the topics that may be considered at this listening session include: (a) The design of the model contract template (for example, should it provide options or recommendations?); (b) The scope of the model contract (for example, should it include public protections?); (c) The specific provisions included in the model contract (for example, which public protections should be addressed?); and (d) The model contracts that should be delivered first (for example, should the initial set of templates include P3 availability payment concessions for managed lanes?). 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Anyone with difficulties registering should contact Terrance Regan, at this telephone number: (617) 494–3628. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early for processing through security. All participants and attendees must enter through the New Jersey Avenue entrance (West Building—at the corner of New Jersey Avenue and M Street SE.). Photo identification is required and Foreign National attendees must bring their passports with them. Participants or attendees who have Federal government identification will still need to register to attend. To facilitate security screening, all participants and attendees are encouraged to limit the bags and other items (laptops, cameras, etc.) they bring into the building. Anyone exiting the building for any reason will be required to re-enter through the security checkpoint at the New Jersey Avenue entrance. The DOT does not offer visitor parking; we suggest that attendees consider using alternative means of transportation to the building. DOT Headquarters is served by Metrorail (Navy Yard station), Metrobus, DC Circulator, and taxi service. There are a number of private parking lots near the DOT buildings, but the DOT cannot guarantee the availability of parking spaces. For information on facilities or services for persons with disabilities, or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact Prabhat Diksit (720) 963–3202 as soon as possible. Issued on: January 2, 2013. Victor M. Mendez, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2013–00219 Filed 1–8–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Sunshine Act Meetings; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors Meeting. AGENCY: The meeting will be held on January 14, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Central Daylight Time. PLACE: This meeting will take place at the Hyatt French Quarter; 800 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA 70112. TIME AND DATE: PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 STATUS: 1919 Open to the public. The Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors (the Board) will continue its work in developing and implementing the Unified Carrier Registration Plan and Agreement and to that end, may consider matters properly before the Board. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Avelino Gutierrez, Chair, Unified Carrier Registration Board of Directors at (505) 827–4565. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Issued on: December 28, 2012. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator, Office of Policy, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–00314 Filed 1–7–13; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2012–0339] 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 14 individuals for exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. They are unable to meet the vision requirement in one eye for various reasons. The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the prescribed vision requirement in one eye. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals to qualify as drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 8, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA– 2012–0339 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1 1920 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 6 / Wednesday, January 9, 2013 / Notices 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 https:// 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 https:// 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 December 29, 2010 (75 FR 82132) at https:// www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2010-12-29/ pdf/2010-32876.pdf. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elaine M. Papp, Chief, Medical Programs Division, (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: srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with 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 14 individuals listed in this notice have VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:39 Jan 08, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 Benny L. Bailey Mr. Bailey, age 56, has had central scotoma in his right eye due to a traumatic incident 20 years ago. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/400, and in his left eye, 20/25. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion I believe that Mr. Bailey has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Bailey reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 852,000 miles. He holds a Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) from Tennessee. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Bobby R. Carter, Sr. Mr. Carter, 65, has had a branch retinal vein occlusion in his left eye since 1995. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, hand motion. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist noted, ‘‘He has the ability to perform commercial driving tasks as he has been doing for many years.’’ Mr. Carter reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 20 years, accumulating 1.5 million miles. He holds a Class C CDL from Michigan. 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. Brent Coleman Mr. Coleman, 50, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/40. Following an examination in 2012, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘If his perimetry tests are normal and he is not required to have binocular vision, then he has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Coleman reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 12.5 years, accumulating 1.5 million 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. PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Adan Cortes-Juarez Mr. Cortes-Juarez, 54, has had hyperopia with amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25, and in his left eye, 20/60. Following an examination in 2012, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘I certify that Adan Cortes-Juarez can operate a commercial vehicle safely on the basis of his visual acuity.’’ Mr. Cortes-Juarez reported that he has driven tractortrailer combinations for 31 years, accumulating 1.86 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Washington. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Lisa M. Durey Ms. Durey, 44, has had amblyopia in her left eye since childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in her right eye is 20/20, and in her left eye, 20/80. Following an examination in 2012, her optometrist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, Lisa has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Ms. Durey reported that she has driven straight trucks for 12 years, accumulating 200,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 3 months, accumulating 300 miles. She holds a Class B CDL from Illinois. Her driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. David P. Elliott Mr. Elliott, 59, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/70. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist noted, ‘‘It is in my medical opinion that there is sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Elliott reported that he has driven straight trucks for 20 years, accumulating 1 million miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 10 years, accumulating 1.25 million miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Ohio. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Matthew T. Eggers Mr. Eggers, 44, 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 2012, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘The patient’s visual function should be adequate to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Eggers reported that he has driven straight trucks for 13 years, E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 6 / Wednesday, January 9, 2013 / Notices accumulating 260,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 12 years, accumulating 24,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Iowa. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Jerry Hall Mr. Hall, 51, 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, 20/50. Following an examination in 2012, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘Mr. Hall’s diagnosis is amblyopia OS which is stable and non-progressive. With these findings he should be able to operate a motor vehicle commercially.’’ Mr. Hall reported that he has driven straight trucks for 7 years, accumulating 84,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 6 months, accumulating 8,000 miles. He holds a Class D CDL from Kentucky. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with Jerry L. Parker Mr. Parker, 57, has had a mature cataract in his right eye due to a traumatic incident during childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is hand motion, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Since he received this injury as a child, he has adapted well with head movements to safely drive a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Parker reported that he has driven straight trucks for 30 years, accumulating 375,000 miles. He holds an operator’s license from New Mexico. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Colin Passmore Mr. Passmore, 43, has had complete loss of vision in his left eye due to a traumatic incident at age 15. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my professional opinion, Colin can safely operate a commercial vehicle. His acuity and visual field are excellent and with the duration of the deficiency he is fully adapted.’’ Mr. Passmore reported that he has driven straight trucks for 4 years, accumulating 200,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Minnesota. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Dennis W. Pevey Mr. Pevey, 56, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The best VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:39 Jan 08, 2013 Jkt 229001 corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/40, and in his left eye, 20/60. Following an examination in 2012, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my option, this person has sufficient vision to operate a commercial motor vehicle safely.’’ Mr. Pevey reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 29 years, accumulating 2.32 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Georgia. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction for speeding in a CMV; he exceeded the speed limit by 10 mph. Charles D. Reddick Mr. Reddick, 32, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/70. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist noted, ‘‘It is my professional opinion that Mr. Charles Reddick has sufficient vision to perform the driving of a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Reddick reported that he has driven tractortrailer combinations for 7 years, accumulating 875,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Georgia. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Frank Santak Mr. Santak, 56, has had refractive 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 2012, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, I believe that Mr. Santak has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle at this time.’’ Mr. Santak reported that he has driven straight trucks for 27 years, accumulating 202,500 miles. He holds a Class C CDL from Delaware. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Curtis E. Way Mr. Way, 53, has had complete loss of vision in his left eye due to complications during surgery eight years ago. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist noted, ‘‘He has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Way reported that he has driven straight trucks for 15 years, accumulating 18,000 miles, and tractortrailer combinations for 10 years, accumulating 1.4 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Texas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1921 no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Request for Comments In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA requests public comment from all interested persons on the exemption petitions described in this notice. The Agency will consider all comments received before the close of business February 8, 2013. 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: December 28, 2012. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2013–00231 Filed 1–8–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2012–0039] 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 13 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 requirement. SUMMARY: Comments must be received on or before February 8, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA– 2012–0039 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. DATES: E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2012-0339]


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 14 individuals 
for exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier 
Safety Regulations. They are unable to meet the vision requirement in 
one eye for various reasons. The exemptions will enable these 
individuals to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate 
commerce without meeting the prescribed vision requirement in one eye. 
If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals to qualify as 
drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 8, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA-2012-0339 using any of the 
following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://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

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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 https://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 https://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 December 29, 2010 (75 FR 82132) at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2010-12-29/pdf/2010-32876.pdf.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elaine M. Papp, Chief, Medical 
Programs Division, (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 14 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

Benny L. Bailey

    Mr. Bailey, age 56, has had central scotoma in his right eye due to 
a traumatic incident 20 years ago. The best corrected visual acuity in 
his right eye is 20/400, and in his left eye, 20/25. Following an 
examination in 2012, his optometrist noted, ``In my medical opinion I 
believe that Mr. Bailey has sufficient vision to perform the driving 
tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Bailey reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 852,000 
miles. He holds a Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) from 
Tennessee. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Bobby R. Carter, Sr.

    Mr. Carter, 65, has had a branch retinal vein occlusion in his left 
eye since 1995. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his 
left eye, hand motion. Following an examination in 2012, his 
optometrist noted, ``He has the ability to perform commercial driving 
tasks as he has been doing for many years.'' Mr. Carter reported that 
he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 20 years, accumulating 
1.5 million miles. He holds a Class C CDL from Michigan. 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.

Brent Coleman

    Mr. Coleman, 50, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/
40. Following an examination in 2012, his ophthalmologist noted, ``If 
his perimetry tests are normal and he is not required to have binocular 
vision, then he has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks 
required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Coleman reported that 
he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 12.5 years, accumulating 
1.5 million 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.

Adan Cortes-Juarez

    Mr. Cortes-Juarez, 54, has had hyperopia with amblyopia in his left 
eye since childhood. The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye 
is 20/25, and in his left eye, 20/60. Following an examination in 2012, 
his ophthalmologist noted, ``I certify that Adan Cortes-Juarez can 
operate a commercial vehicle safely on the basis of his visual 
acuity.'' Mr. Cortes-Juarez reported that he has driven tractor-trailer 
combinations for 31 years, accumulating 1.86 million miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from Washington. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Lisa M. Durey

    Ms. Durey, 44, has had amblyopia in her left eye since childhood. 
The best corrected visual acuity in her right eye is 20/20, and in her 
left eye, 20/80. Following an examination in 2012, her optometrist 
noted, ``In my opinion, Lisa has sufficient vision to perform the 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Ms. Durey 
reported that she has driven straight trucks for 12 years, accumulating 
200,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 3 months, 
accumulating 300 miles. She holds a Class B CDL from Illinois. Her 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

David P. Elliott

    Mr. Elliott, 59, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The 
best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left 
eye, 20/70. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist noted, 
``It is in my medical opinion that there is sufficient vision to 
operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Elliott reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 20 years, accumulating 1 million miles, and 
tractor-trailer combinations for 10 years, accumulating 1.25 million 
miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Ohio. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations 
in a CMV.

Matthew T. Eggers

    Mr. Eggers, 44, 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 2012, his ophthalmologist 
noted, ``The patient's visual function should be adequate to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Eggers reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 13 years,

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accumulating 260,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 12 
years, accumulating 24,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Iowa. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

Jerry Hall

    Mr. Hall, 51, 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, 20/50. Following an examination in 2012, his ophthalmologist 
noted, ``Mr. Hall's diagnosis is amblyopia OS which is stable and non-
progressive. With these findings he should be able to operate a motor 
vehicle commercially.'' Mr. Hall reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 7 years, accumulating 84,000 miles, and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 6 months, accumulating 8,000 miles. He holds a Class D 
CDL from Kentucky. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Jerry L. Parker

    Mr. Parker, 57, has had a mature cataract in his right eye due to a 
traumatic incident during childhood. The best corrected visual acuity 
in his right eye is hand motion, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following 
an examination in 2012, his optometrist noted, ``Since he received this 
injury as a child, he has adapted well with head movements to safely 
drive a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Parker reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 30 years, accumulating 375,000 miles. He holds an 
operator's license from New Mexico. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Colin Passmore

    Mr. Passmore, 43, has had complete loss of vision in his left eye 
due to a traumatic incident at age 15. The best corrected visual acuity 
in his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2012, his 
optometrist noted, ``In my professional opinion, Colin can safely 
operate a commercial vehicle. His acuity and visual field are excellent 
and with the duration of the deficiency he is fully adapted.'' Mr. 
Passmore reported that he has driven straight trucks for 4 years, 
accumulating 200,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Minnesota. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

Dennis W. Pevey

    Mr. Pevey, 56, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 
The best corrected visual acuity in his right eye is 20/40, and in his 
left eye, 20/60. Following an examination in 2012, his ophthalmologist 
noted, ``In my option, this person has sufficient vision to operate a 
commercial motor vehicle safely.'' Mr. Pevey reported that he has 
driven tractor-trailer combinations for 29 years, accumulating 2.32 
million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Georgia. His driving record 
for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction for speeding 
in a CMV; he exceeded the speed limit by 10 mph.

Charles D. Reddick

    Mr. Reddick, 32, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The 
visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/70. 
Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist noted, ``It is my 
professional opinion that Mr. Charles Reddick has sufficient vision to 
perform the driving of a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Reddick reported 
that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 7 years, 
accumulating 875,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Georgia. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

Frank Santak

    Mr. Santak, 56, has had refractive 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 2012, his 
optometrist noted, ``In my opinion, I believe that Mr. Santak has 
sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle at this time.'' Mr. Santak reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 27 years, accumulating 202,500 miles. He 
holds a Class C CDL from Delaware. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Curtis E. Way

    Mr. Way, 53, has had complete loss of vision in his left eye due to 
complications during surgery eight years ago. The best corrected visual 
acuity in his right eye is 20/20. Following an examination in 2012, his 
optometrist noted, ``He has sufficient vision to perform the driving 
tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Way reported that 
he has driven straight trucks for 15 years, accumulating 18,000 miles, 
and tractor-trailer combinations for 10 years, accumulating 1.4 million 
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.

Request for Comments

    In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA requests 
public comment from all interested persons on the exemption petitions 
described in this notice. The Agency will consider all comments 
received before the close of business February 8, 2013. 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: December 28, 2012.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2013-00231 Filed 1-8-13; 8:45 am]
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