Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 34143-34151 [2013-13410]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 109 / Thursday, June 6, 2013 / Notices June 1971). A 1964 California Driver Record Study prepared by the California Department of Motor Vehicles concluded that the best overall crash predictor for both concurrent and nonconcurrent events is the number of single convictions. This study used 3 consecutive years of data, comparing the experiences of drivers in the first 2 years with their experiences in the final year. Applying principles from these studies to the past 3-year record of the 26 applicants, none of the drivers were involved in a crash and four were convicted of moving violations in a CMV. All the applicants achieved a record of safety while driving with their vision impairment, demonstrating the likelihood that they have adapted their driving skills to accommodate their condition. As the applicants’ ample driving histories with their vision deficiencies are good predictors of future performance, FMCSA concludes their ability to drive safely can be projected into the future. We believe that the applicants’ intrastate driving experience and history provide an adequate basis for predicting their ability to drive safely in interstate commerce. Intrastate driving, like interstate operations, involves substantial driving on highways on the interstate system and on other roads built to interstate standards. Moreover, driving in congested urban areas exposes the driver to more pedestrian and vehicular traffic than exists on interstate highways. Faster reaction to traffic and traffic signals is generally required because distances between them are more compact. These conditions tax visual capacity and driver response just as intensely as interstate driving conditions. The veteran drivers in this proceeding have operated CMVs safely under those conditions for at least 3 years, most for much longer. Their experience and driving records lead us to believe that each applicant is capable of operating in interstate commerce as safely as he/she has been performing in intrastate commerce. Consequently, FMCSA finds that exempting these applicants from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) is likely to achieve a level of safety equal to that existing without the exemption. For this reason, the Agency is granting the exemptions for the 2-year period allowed by 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315 to the 26 applicants listed in the notice of April 4, 2013 (78 FR 20376). We recognize that the vision of an applicant may change and affect his/her ability to operate a CMV as safely as in the past. As a condition of the exemption, therefore, FMCSA will VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:35 Jun 05, 2013 Jkt 229001 impose requirements on the 26 individuals consistent with the grandfathering provisions applied to drivers who participated in the Agency’s vision waiver program. Those requirements are found at 49 CFR 391.64(b) and include the following: (1) That each individual be physically examined every year (a) by an ophthalmologist or optometrist who attests that the vision in the better eye continues to meet the requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) and (b) by a medical examiner who attests that the individual is otherwise physically qualified under 49 CFR 391.41; (2) that each individual provide a copy of the ophthalmologist’s or optometrist’s report to the medical examiner at the time of the annual medical examination; and (3) that each individual provide a copy of the annual medical certification to the employer for retention in the driver’s qualification file, or keep a copy in his/her driver’s qualification file if he/she is selfemployed. The driver must have a copy of the certification when driving, for presentation to a duly authorized Federal, State, or local enforcement official. Discussion of Comments FMCSA received no comments in this proceeding. Conclusion Based upon its evaluation of the 26 exemption applications, FMCSA exempts Glenn Blanton (OH), Matthew Buersken (MN), Fred Fricks (PA), Mark E. Haukom (MN), Wesley D. Hogue (AR), Anthony Lang (NH), Jason Laub (OH), Edward Lavin (CT), Wayne Litwiller (IL), Edward Matiukas (MD), Luther McKinney (VA), Steven J. McLain (TN), Enes Milanovic (MI), James McClure (NC), Donie Rhoads (MT), Alfred J. Riesselman (MN), Leo D. Roy (NH), Steven Schaumberg (NJ), Gregory C. Simmons (MD), Merreo A. Stewart (MN), Jeffrey P. Streech (MN), James B. Taflinger, Sr. (VA), Ronald W. Thompson (WI), Walter S. Vollmer (ID), Roy J. Ware (GA), and Paul Williams (NY) from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), subject to the requirements cited above (49 CFR 391.64(b)). In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each exemption will be valid for 2 years unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. The exemption will be revoked if: (1) The person fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained before it was granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34143 not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136 and 31315. If the exemption is still effective at the end of the 2-year period, the person may apply to FMCSA for a renewal under procedures in effect at that time. Issued on: May 29, 2013. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2013–13414 Filed 6–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0029] 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 69 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 July 8, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA– 2013–0029 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1 34144 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 109 / Thursday, June 6, 2013 / Notices 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 Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316). 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: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 69 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:35 Jun 05, 2013 Jkt 229001 Qualifications of Applicants Roger Bell Mr. Bell, age 55, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/100, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Vision is stable and able to drive a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Bell reported that he has driven straight trucks for 29 years, accumulating 203,000 miles. He holds a Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) from Illinois. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Kolby Blackner Mr. Blackner, 31, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/400, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, Kolby has adequate vision to perform his driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Blackner reported that he has driven straight trucks for 6 years, accumulating 37,440 miles, and tractortrailer combinations for 13 years, accumulating 868,218. 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. Mark Bouchard Mr. Bouchard, 59, has had a retinal detachment in his left eye since 1998. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/ 20, and in his left eye, 20/150. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Mark has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Bouchard reported that he has driven straight trucks for 25 years, accumulating 687,500 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Illinois. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Michael Britt Mr. Britt, 50, has had phthisis bulbi in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is no light perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, the patient has sufficient vision to perform the driving task required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Britt reported that he has driven straight trucks for 31 years, accumulating 241,800 miles. He holds an operator’s license from Maryland. His driving PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Daryl Carpenter Mr. Carpenter, 51, has had retinal scarring in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/ 20, and in his left eye, 20/400. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Patient has history of injury to left eye 40 years ago. This is a stable condition and Mr. Carpenter can continue driving commercial vehicles.’’ Mr. Carpenter reported that he has driven straight trucks for 28 years, accumulating 630,000 miles. He holds a Class BM CDL from Maryland. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Michael Cassella Mr. Cassella, 48, has had retinal stapholoma in his left eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/ 30, and in his left eye, 20/60. Following an examination in 2013, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Mr. Michael Cassella has sufficient vision, color vision and peripheral vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Cassella reported that he has driven straight trucks for 30 years, accumulating 450,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 30 years, accumulating 1.5 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from New Jersey. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Daniel G. Cohen Mr. Cohen, 62, has had a complete loss of vision in his left eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/ 30, and in his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination in 2012, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Mr. Cohen passes all the requirements as you have listed above. I assume these are the requirements that are needed to drive a commercial vehicle. If these requirements are indeed as such, then he does have sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Cohen reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 3.5 years, accumulating 175,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Vermont. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 109 / Thursday, June 6, 2013 / Notices Twila Cole Ms. Cole, 45, has had refractive amblyopia in her left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in her right eye is 20/15, and in her left eye, 20/50. Following an examination in 2012, her optometrist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Ms. Cole has sufficient enough vision to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Ms. Cole reported that she has driven straight trucks for 15 years, accumulating 750,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 18 years, accumulating 450,000 miles. She holds a Class A CDL from Oregon. Her driving record for the last 3 years shows one crash, for which she was not cited, and one conviction for moving a violation in a CMV; she failed to obey a traffic signal. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Brian Cordell Mr. Cordell, 45, has had optic nerve atrophy in his left eye since childhood due to a traumatic incident. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/15, and in his left eye, 20/250. Following an examination in 2013, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘Based on this information, I continue to believe the patient can—and has demonstrated with his driving record—that his visual capacity is sufficient to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Cordell reported that he has driven straight trucks for 2 years, accumulating 120,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 9 years, accumulating 1.1 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Texas. 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 11 mph. Aubrey R. Cordrey, Jr. Mr. Cordrey, 54, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, counting fingers. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist noted, ‘‘I certify in my opinion, you have sufficient vision to perform driving tasks to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Cordrey reported that he has driven straight trucks for 2 years, accumulating 4,000 miles, and buses for 33 years, accumulating 66,000 miles. He holds an operator’s license from Delaware. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Jimmie Crenshaw Mr. Crenshaw, 46, has had exotropia in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is no light perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:35 Jun 05, 2013 Jkt 229001 Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, Mr. Crenshaw’s vision is adequate for commercial driving.’’ Mr. Crenshaw reported that he has driven straight trucks for 8 years, accumulating 96,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 15 years, accumulating 1.7 million miles. He holds a Class AM CDL from Alabama. 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. Thomas W. Crouch Mr. Crouch, 53, has had a macular hemorrhage in his right eye in 2009. The visual acuity in his right eye is counting fingers, and in his left eye, 20/25. Following an examination in 2013, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘At this time with such good vision in the left eye I do not see any reason why he should not be able to safely drive a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Crouch reported that he has driven straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 262,500 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 28 years, accumulating 2.8 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Indiana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Alan E. Cutright Mr. Cutright, 67, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/200. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Mr. Cutright, in my opinion has sufficient vision to drive a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Cutright reported that he has driven straight trucks for 12 years, accumulating 249,600 miles. He holds an operator’s license from Maryland. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Jon K. Dale Mr. Dale, 42, has had complete loss of vision in his right eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is no light perception, and in his left eye, 20/25. Following an examination in 2012, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘Mr. Dale does have sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Dale reported that he has driven straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 84,000 miles. He holds an operator’s license 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 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34145 Bert A. Damm Mr. Damm, 53, has had refractive amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/ 20, and in his left eye, 20/400. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, Bert Damm has sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Damm reported that he has driven straight trucks for 35 years, accumulating 19,250 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 35 years, accumulating 3 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. Jeffrey Dauterman Mr. Dauterman, 42, has had complete loss of vision in his right eye since 2012. The visual acuity in his right eye is light perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Mr. Dauterman does have sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle if his vision results are consistent with any and all requirements of the US Department of Transportation visual requirements and specifications.’’ Mr. Dauterman reported that he has driven straight trucks for 8 months, accumulating 2,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 13 years, accumulating 1.3 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Ohio. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Brian Dowd Mr. Dowd, 56, has had a prosthetic left eye since childhood due to a traumatic incident. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Brian Dowd is capable and has sufficient vision to operate commercial vehicle in my professional medical opinion.’’ Mr. Dowd reported that he has driven straight trucks for 33 years, accumulating 237,600 miles. He holds a Class BM CDL from Massachusetts. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Verlin L. Driskell Mr. Driskell, 40, has had a retinal detachment in his left eye since 2009 due to a traumatic incident. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/15, and in his left eye, light perception. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1 34146 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 109 / Thursday, June 6, 2013 / Notices noted, ‘‘In my opinion, Mr. Driskell has sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle as he has the past 17 years, 3 years with current situation.’’ Mr. Driskell reported that he has driven straight trucks for 4 years, accumulating 400,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 15 years, accumulating 2 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Nebraska. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Sonya Duff Ms. Duff, 36, has had keratitis in her left eye since 2011. The 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 medical opinion, I do feel that Sonya Duff has sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Ms. Duff reported that she has driven straight trucks for 1 year, accumulating 125,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 16 years, accumulating 2 million miles. She holds a Class A CDL from Indiana. Her driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Dennis C. Edler Mr. Edler, 62, has had a traumatic globe rupture in his left eye since 1971. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/ 20, and in his left eye, 20/400. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist noted, ‘‘It is my medical opinion that he has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Edler reported that he has driven straight trucks for 41 years, accumulating 533,000 miles. He holds a Class BM CDL from Pennsylvania. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Randy L. Fales Mr. Fales, 40, has had chronic open angle glaucoma in his left eye since 2008. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, counting fingers. Following an examination in 2013, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion your vision is sufficient to perform the driving tasks required of you to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Fales reported that he has driven straight trucks for 19 years, accumulating 190,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 19 years, accumulating 475,000 miles. He holds an operator’s license from Minnesota. His driving record for the last 3 years VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:35 Jun 05, 2013 Jkt 229001 shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Heidi S. Feldhaus Ms. Feldhaus, 47, has had a prosthetic right eye since 1975. The visual acuity in her right eye is no light perception, and in her left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2012, her ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘It is my opinion that she has sufficient vision to perform tasks required for operating her commercial vehicle.’’ Ms. Feldhaus reported that she has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 500,000 miles. She holds a Class A CDL from South Dakota. Her driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Robert Fox Mr. Fox, 44, has had anisometropic amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is counting fingers, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2012, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘From his examination it is my medical opinion that he can perform driving tasks required in the operation of a commercial vehicle. He will require glasses to do this but can obtain an excellent visual acuity of 20/20 in the left eye.’’ Mr. Fox reported that he has driven straight trucks for 24 years, accumulating 48,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from New York. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Steve Garrett Mr. Garrett, 40, has had a retinal detachment in his left eye since 1992. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/ 30, and in his left eye, light perception. Following an examination in 2013, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘Total visual field deficit left eye. Right eye no visual field deficit for 120 degrees horizontally. Color vision 16/16 both eyes. Pt [sic] has ability to recognize color traffic signals. In my medical opinion this gentleman has the capacity to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Garrett reported that he has driven straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 19,500 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 5 years, accumulating 450,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from California. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Keith M. Gehrman Mr. Gehrman, 52, has had complete loss of vision in his right eye since PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is light perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Keith’s vision is adequate to drive a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Gehrman reported that he has driven straight trucks for 34 years, accumulating 408,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 34 years, accumulating 170,000 miles. He holds a Class ABCD CDL from Wisconsin. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Scott Gilroy Mr. Gilroy, 41, has had refractive amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/ 400, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Mr. Gilroy demonstrates vision sufficient to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Gilroy reported that he has driven straight trucks for 1 year, accumulating 15,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 17 years, accumulating 800,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Ohio. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Elbert D. Grant Mr. Grant, 59, has had a macular retinal scar in his right eye since 1969. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/ 150, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion Mr. Dale Grant has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks [sic] required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Grant reported that he has driven straight trucks for 37 years, accumulating 1.9 million miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 37 years, accumulating 1.9 million 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. Henry M. Greer Mr. Greer, 77, has had scarring in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, light perception. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Mr. Greer has sufficient vision to continue to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Greer reported that he has driven straight trucks for 46 years, accumulating 115,000 miles, and E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 109 / Thursday, June 6, 2013 / Notices tractor-trailer combinations for 46 years, accumulating 335,800 miles. He holds a Class DMA CDL from Kentucky. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Michael L. Grogg Mr. Grogg, 49, has had ocular histoplasmosis syndrome in his left eye since 1989. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, counting fingers. Following an examination in 2013, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘The loss of central vision is due to presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome. This has been stable since 1989 and, given his intact color vision and intact visual fields, he would seem to have sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Grogg reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 130,000 miles. He holds an operator’s license from Virginia. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Marc C. Grooms Mr. Grooms, 43, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/60, and in his left eye, 20/15. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist noted, ‘‘To the best of my knowledge based on my ocular examination findings, I believe that Marc has the ability to safely operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Grooms reported that he has driven straight trucks for 21 years, accumulating 105,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Missouri. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Luc Guimond Mr. Guimond, 55, has had toxoplasmosis in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/100, and in his left eye, 20/25. Following an examination in 2012, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘I certify that in my medical opinion, Mr. Luc Guimond has sufficient vision to perform the driving task required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Guimond reported that he has driven straight trucks for 3 months, accumulating 500 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 11 years, accumulating 1.1 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Washington. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction for moving violation in a CMV; he exceeded the speed limit by 12 mph. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:35 Jun 05, 2013 Jkt 229001 Walter A. Hanselman Mr. Hanselman, 59, has had refractive amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200, and in his left eye, 20/15. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my professional opinion, Mr. Hanselman does have sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks that would be required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Hanselman reported that he has driven straight trucks for 1 year, accumulating 34,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 42 years, accumulating 4.2 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Indiana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Richard D. Holcomb Mr. Holcomb, 30, has had exotropia in his right eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist noted, ‘‘It is my professional opinion that Richard Holcomb can operate a commercial vehicle safely. I have examined his eyes since 1995 and his visual condition is stable.’’ Mr. Holcomb reported that he has driven straight trucks for 12 years, accumulating 378,000 miles. He holds an operator’s license from Minnesota. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Brian C. Holt Mr. Holt, 30, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/150, and in his left eye, 20/30. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my professional opinion, Mr. Holt has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Holt reported that he has driven straight trucks for 8 years, accumulating 24,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Maine. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Ronald E. Howard Mr. Howard, 59, has had anisometropic amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/300, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ‘‘It is my medical opinion that Mr. Howard has the sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Howard reported that he has driven straight PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34147 trucks for 35 years, accumulating 87,500 miles, and tractor-trailer for 35 years, accumulating 437,500 miles. He holds a Class AM CDL from Pennsylvania. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Berl C. Jennings Mr. Jennings, 83, has had a retinal detachment in his right eye since 1994. The visual acuity in his right eye is light perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Mr. Berl Jennings demonstrated sufficient vision to perform driving tasks in which are required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Jennings reported that he has driven straight trucks for 40 years, accumulating 1.7 million miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 20 years, accumulating 850,000 miles. He holds a Class AM CDL from Virginia. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Michael Kelly Mr. Kelly, 30, has had psuedophakia with nystagmus in his left eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/30, and in his left eye, 20/50. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my professional medical opinion, Mr. Michael Kelly has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Kelly reported that he has driven straight trucks for 4.5 years, accumulating 225,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 6.5 years, accumulating 975,000 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. Aaron D. Kerr Mr. Kerr, 30, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/300. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist noted, ‘‘It is my impression that Mr. Kerr has sufficient vision in order to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Kerr reported that he has driven straight trucks for 8 years, accumulating 144,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 4 years, accumulating 24,000 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. E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1 34148 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 109 / Thursday, June 6, 2013 / Notices Craig Mahaffey Mr. Mahaffey, 39, has had a prosthetic right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is no light perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, his visual acuity in the left eye is normal and sufficient to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Mahaffey reported that he has driven straight trucks for 14 years, accumulating 140,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 16 years, accumulating 96,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Ohio. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Stanley Marshall Mr. Marshall, 44, has had a prosthetic left eye since 2009. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Mr. Marshall has a field of vision equal to 160 degrees of horizontal peripheral vision based on the Humphreys FDT visual field testing. And with slight head turn he is capable of very adequate field of view to interact with his environment. I, Dr. Stephen Summerow, O.D., certify that it is my medical opinion that Mr. Marshall is able to successfully operate a commercial vehicle and perform all driving task [sic].’’ Mr. Marshall reported that he has driven straight trucks for 19 years, accumulating 2 million miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 19 years, accumulating 89,984 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Michael Martin Mr. Martin, 37, has had strabismic amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is hand motion, and in his left eye, 20/15. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Mr. Martin meets the monocular driving requirements for a commercial vehicle based on visual acuity, visual field, and color vision testing.’’ Mr. Martin reported that he has driven straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 50,000 miles. He holds an operator’s license from Ohio. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:35 Jun 05, 2013 Jkt 229001 Michael McGee Mr. McGee, 66, has had a hypoplastic optic nerve in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/150, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist noted, ‘‘He has sufficient visual performance to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. McGee reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 500,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 15 years, accumulating 1.2 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from California. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Ignar L. Meyer Mr. Meyer, 58, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/70, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Mr. Meyer has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Meyer reported that he has driven straight trucks for 7 years, accumulating 112,000 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. James W. Mize, Sr. Mr. Mize, 64, has had refractive amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/ 25, and in his left eye, 20/70. Following an examination in 2013, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘His vision appears to me to be sufficient to allow him to perform commercial driving for which he is certified.’’ Mr. Mize reported that he has driven straight trucks for 2 years, accumulating 150,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 10 years, accumulating 1 million miles. He holds a Class AM CDL from Tennessee. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Roy L. Morgan Mr. Morgan, 55, has had refractive amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25, and in his left eye, 20/300. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist noted, ‘‘He was a gentleman who presented to the clinic for a vision assessment to obtain commercial vehicle driving privileges . . . There are no indications based on his visual field or visual acuity today that would impair PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 his ability to perform his job.’’ Mr. Morgan reported that he has driven straight trucks for 12 years, accumulating 217,200 miles. He holds an operator’s license from Illinois. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Rick Nickell Mr. Nickell, 58, has had esotropia in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/50, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my opinion, Mr. Nickell has sufficient visual acuity and field of vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Nickell reported that he has driven straight trucks for 32 years, accumulating 320,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 20 years, accumulating 10,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Ohio. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Richard E. Perry Mr. Perry, 58, has had a retinal detachment in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, hand motion. Following an examination in 2012, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, the patient has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Perry reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 35 years, accumulating 3.5 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from California. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and two convictions for moving violations in a CMV; he exceeded the speed limit by 11 mph, and again by 9 mph. Freddy H. Pete Mr. Pete, 55, has had a prosthetic right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is no light perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ‘‘I believe that Mr. Pete has sufficient vision and skills to perform the driving tasks required to safely operate a commercial vehicle while utilizing additional side mirrors.’’ Mr. Pete reported that he has driven straight trucks for 14 years, accumulating 700,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 1 year, accumulating 500 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. E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 109 / Thursday, June 6, 2013 / Notices Ricky Reeder Mr. Reeder, 51, has had complete loss of vision in his left eye since 1980. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/400. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Mr. Reeder has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Reeder reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 15 years, accumulating 1.7 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. Louis A. Requena Mr. Requena, 50, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/400, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Since this is a longstanding deficiency of the right eye in my opinion Mr. Requena is capable of maintaining his commercial driver’s license.’’ Mr. Requena reported that he has driven straight trucks for 22 years, accumulating 264,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from New York. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Berry A. Rodrigue, Jr. Mr. Rodrigue, 49, has had a retinal tear in his left eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25, and in his left eye, hand motion. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ‘‘20/25 overall vision is a sufficient visual acuity for a commercial vehicle driver’s license.’’ Mr. Rodrigue reported that he has driven straight trucks for 32 years, accumulating 1.9 million miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 32 years, accumulating 1.9 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Louisiana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Stephen R. Sargent Mr. Sargent, 69, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/60. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Mr. Sargent has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Sargent reported that he has driven straight trucks for 2 years, accumulating 116,000 miles, and buses for 10 years, accumulating 70,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Maine. His driving record for the last 3 years shows VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:35 Jun 05, 2013 Jkt 229001 no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Leonard Sheehan Mr. Sheehan, 51, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/50. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ‘‘It is my impression Mr. Sheehan has sufficient visual skills to perform the driving tasks of a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Sheehan reported that he has driven straight trucks for 31 years, accumulating 434,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 10 years, accumulating 50,000 miles. He holds an operator’s license from Wisconsin. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Michael L. Sherum Mr. Sherum, 52, has had angle recession glaucoma in his left eye since 1988. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/400. Following an examination in 2013, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘Given the fact that he has lived with this deficit for many years and adapted well and continued to drive safely it is my medical opinion that he has sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Sherum reported that he has driven straight trucks for 12 years, accumulating 748,800 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 17 years, accumulating 2 million miles. He holds a Class AM CDL from Alabama. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Manjinder Singh Mr. Singh, 28, has had central serous retinopathy in his right eye since 2003. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/ 70, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘His visual deficiency is stable with no changes since 2003 . . . In my opinion Mr. Singh is able to perform driving tasks to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Singh reported that he has driven straight trucks for 2 years, accumulating 26,000 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. Wayne Stein Mr. Stein, 57, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25, and in his left eye, 20/200. Following an PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34149 examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Mr. Stein has the ability to perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle with corrected vision.’’ Mr. Stein reported that he has driven straight trucks for 20 years, accumulating 152,000 miles. He holds an operator’s license from Florida. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Eddie B. Strange, Jr. Mr. Strange, 36, has had a macular hole in his right eye since 1997 due to a traumatic incident. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/100, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ‘‘His visual deficiency is stable at this time. He is able to drive a commercial motor vehicle.’’ Mr. Strange reported that he has driven straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 120,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 6 years, accumulating 300,000 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. Michael J. Thane Mr. Thane, 47, has had refractive amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Mr. Thane has sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Thane reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 2.5 million miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 5 years, accumulating 1.5 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Ohio. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction for a moving violation in a CMV; he failed to obey a traffic control sign. Larry A. Tidwell Mr. Tidwell, 61, has had a prosthetic right eye since 1975. The visual acuity in his right eye is no light perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ‘‘I feel that Mr. Tidwell has sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Tidwell reported that he has driven straight trucks for 22 years, accumulating 114,400 miles, tractor-trailer combinations for 22 years, accumulating 114,400 miles, and buses for 5 years, accumulating 36,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL for Missouri. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1 34150 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 109 / Thursday, June 6, 2013 / Notices crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Dale Torkelson Mr. Torkelson, 59, has had a prosthetic right eye since 2009 due to a traumatic incident. The visual acuity in his right eye is no light perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2012, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘my medical opinion for his vision and if it is safe enough to operate a commercial vehicle—I believe he is absolutely safe to drive across state lines.’’ Mr. Torkelson reported that he has driven straight trucks for 19 years, accumulating 304,000 miles, tractortrailer combinations for 16 years, accumulating 1.6 million miles, and buses for 12 years, accumulating 60,000 miles. He holds a Class ABCDM CDL from Wisconsin. 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Norman Vanderzyl Mr. Vanderzyl, 72, has had complete loss of vision in his right eye since 1946. The visual acuity in his right eye is no light perception, and in his left eye, 20/ 25. Following an examination in 2012, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘In addressing his questions for his medical DOT requirements, he has had injury to his right eye with barbwire, a traumatic issue a long time ago, 1946. He has no useful vision in that eye. Fortunately, his left eye is doing very well with full vision . . . With proper mirrors, he should be adequate to drive.’’ Mr. Vanderzyl reported that he has driven straight trucks for 50 years, accumulating 1.3 million 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. John Vanek Mr. Vanek, 70, has had anterior ischemic optic neuropathy in his right eye since 2004. The visual acuity in his right eye is counting fingers, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2012, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘His visual acuity was count fingers in the right eye and 20/20 in the left with 120 degree visual field of vision [sic]. He is able to identify red, green, and amber colors and very capable of driving and operating a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Vanek reported that he has driven straight trucks for 49 years, accumulating 2 million miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 49 years, VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:35 Jun 05, 2013 Jkt 229001 accumulating 3 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Missouri. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. James D. Vorderbruggen Mr. Vorderbruggen, age 49, has had ocular histoplasmosis syndrome in his left eye since 1995. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 10/600. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist indicated that he does not have any visual defects or field loss that would affect the safe operation of a commercial motor vehicle. Mr. Vorderbruggen reported that he has driven straight trucks for 32 years, accumulating 640,000 miles. He holds an operator’s license from Minnesota. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Desmond Waldor Mr. Waldor, 54, has had a corneal scar in his right eye since 2004. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his ophthalmologist noted, ‘‘He does have the ability to continue working a commercial vehicle given the excellent vision in his left eye, although his depth perception is somewhat limited.’’ Mr. Waldor reported that he has driven straight trucks for 38 years, accumulating 152,000 miles, and buses for 4 years, accumulating 54,000 miles. He holds an 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. Alicia M. Waters Ms. Waters, 57, has had a macular scar in her right eye since 1992. The visual acuity in her right eye is 20/80, and in her left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2012, her optometrist noted, ‘‘It is my opinion that she has the visual ability to perform the driving tasks needed to operate a commercial motor vehicle.’’ Ms. Waters reported that she has driven straight trucks for 34 years, accumulating 68,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 9 years, accumulating 13,500 miles. She holds a Class A CDL from Illinois. Her driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Norman R. Wilson Mr. Wilson, 65, has had retinal scarring in his left eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, hand motion. PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ‘‘In my medical opinion, you have sufficient binocular vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Wilson reported that he has driven straight trucks for 37 years, accumulating 740,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 15 years, accumulating 600,000 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. James G. Witt Mr. Witt, 62, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ‘‘He has some problems keeping fixation on the fields with his amblyopic eye but I find no deficiencies that would make him unsafe provided he has dual outside rear view mirrors on any vehicle he operates.’’ Mr. Witt reported that he has driven straight trucks for 30 years, accumulating 600,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 3 years, accumulating 360,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Arizona. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. James L. Young Mr. Young, 66, has had exotropia and amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/ 50, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Mr. Young is applying for a CDL Disability waiver due to his not meeting the 20/40 vision requirement in his right eye . . . He has functioned all his life with this condition and has driven many years without incident. He is able to perform any driving requirements necessary for CDL licensure.’’ Mr. Young reported that he has driven straight trucks for 48 years, accumulating 480,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 48 years, accumulating 3.3 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Virginia. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Sam D. Zachary Mr. Zachary, age 57, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25, and in his left eye, 20/80. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ‘‘Mr. Zachary has sufficient vision to operate a E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 109 / Thursday, June 6, 2013 / Notices commercial vehicle with his correction.’’ Mr. Zachary reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 36 years, accumulating 2.5 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from North Carolina. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction for a moving violation in a CMV; he was driving too fast for the road conditions. 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 July 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: May 29, 2013. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2013–13410 Filed 6–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2013–0050] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System In accordance with Part 235 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and 49 U.S.C. 20502(a), this document provides the public notice that by a document dated February 14, 2013, the Wisconsin Central Limited (WC) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval for the discontinuance or modification of a signal system. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2013– 0050. Applicant: Wisconsin Central Limited, Mr. Thomas W. Hilliard, Senior Manager S&C, Engineering Department, Southern Region, 17641 South Ashland Avenue, Homewood, IL 60430. WC, which is a subsidiary of the Canadian National Railway (CN), seeks VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:35 Jun 05, 2013 Jkt 229001 approval of the proposed discontinuance and removal of a traffic control system (TCS) from Milepost (MP) 44.4, Stockton 2, to MP 45.4, Kirk Yard Junction, including the removal of Control Point (CP) Kirk Yard Junction on the Matteson Subdivision in Gary, IN. In its petition, WC states that it seeks the proposed changes because the reconfiguration of the entrance to the Kirk Yard requires that an existing main track be converted to a yard pull down track. At the present end of the TCS at Stockton 2, WC will convert the current three tracks to four tracks, creating two new yard leads. The TCS limits will begin and end at Stockton 2. All diverging routes in Stockton 2 will remain as part of the TCS on the Matteson Subdivision. A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for review online at www.regulations.gov and in person at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Docket Operations Facility, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Operations Facility is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings by submitting written views, data, or comments. FRA does not anticipate scheduling a public hearing in connection with these proceedings since the facts do not appear to warrant a hearing. If any interested party desires an opportunity for oral comment, they should notify FRA, in writing, before the end of the comment period and specify the basis for their request. All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the appropriate docket number and may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Web site: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Operations Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Communications received by July 22, 2013 will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered as far as practicable. Anyone is able to search the electronic form of any written PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34151 communications and comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the document, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). See http:// www.regulations.gov/#!privacyNotice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov or interested parties may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477). Issued in Washington, DC, on June 3, 2013. Robert C. Lauby, Deputy Associate Administrator for Regulatory and Legislative Operations. [FR Doc. 2013–13458 Filed 6–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2012–0087] Notice of Public Hearing: Norfolk Southern Corporation The Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking the approval of the proposed discontinuance of automatic signals within traffic control system (TCS) territory and the installation of a cab signal system without automatic wayside signals on the NS Pittsburgh Line, from Harrisburg, PA, Milepost (MP) PT 104.90 to Pittsburgh, PA, MP PT 353.35. All existing automatic signals on this line will be removed. This proceeding is identified as FRA block signal application Docket Number FRA–2012–0087. A copy of NS’s full petition is available for review online at http://www.regulations.gov under the docket number identified above. FRA conducted a field investigation in this matter and issued a public notice seeking comments from interested parties. See 77 FR 74736 (December 17, 2012). After examining NS’s proposal, the comments to NS’s proposal, and the available facts, FRA determined that a public hearing is necessary before a final decision is made on NS’s block signal application. Accordingly, FRA invites all interested parties to participate in a public hearing on July 23, 2013. The hearing will be conducted at the Moon Township Building, 1000 Beaver Grade Road, Moon Township, PA 15108. The hearing will begin at 9:00 a.m. Interested parties are invited to present oral statements at the hearing. For information on facilities or services for persons with disabilities, or to request special assistance at the hearing, E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2013-0029]


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 69 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 July 8, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA-2013-0029 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

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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 Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) published in the Federal Register on January 
17, 2008 (73 FR 3316).

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 69 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

Roger Bell

    Mr. Bell, age 55, has had amblyopia in his right eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/100, and in his 
left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist 
noted, ``Vision is stable and able to drive a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. 
Bell reported that he has driven straight trucks for 29 years, 
accumulating 203,000 miles. He holds a Class B Commercial Driver's 
License (CDL) from Illinois. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Kolby Blackner

    Mr. Blackner, 31, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/400, and in his left eye, 20/
20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ``In my 
opinion, Kolby has adequate vision to perform his driving tasks 
required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Blackner reported that 
he has driven straight trucks for 6 years, accumulating 37,440 miles, 
and tractor-trailer combinations for 13 years, accumulating 868,218. 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.

Mark Bouchard

    Mr. Bouchard, 59, has had a retinal detachment in his left eye 
since 1998. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his 
left eye, 20/150. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist 
noted, ``Mark has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks 
required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Bouchard reported that 
he has driven straight trucks for 25 years, accumulating 687,500 miles. 
He holds a Class B CDL from Illinois. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Michael Britt

    Mr. Britt, 50, has had phthisis bulbi in his right eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is no light perception, 
and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his 
ophthalmologist noted, ``In my medical opinion, the patient has 
sufficient vision to perform the driving task required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Britt reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 31 years, accumulating 241,800 miles. He holds an operator's 
license from Maryland. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Daryl Carpenter

    Mr. Carpenter, 51, has had retinal scarring in his left eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left 
eye, 20/400. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist noted, 
``Patient has history of injury to left eye 40 years ago. This is a 
stable condition and Mr. Carpenter can continue driving commercial 
vehicles.'' Mr. Carpenter reported that he has driven straight trucks 
for 28 years, accumulating 630,000 miles. He holds a Class BM CDL from 
Maryland. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Michael Cassella

    Mr. Cassella, 48, has had retinal stapholoma in his left eye since 
birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/30, and in his left 
eye, 20/60. Following an examination in 2013, his ophthalmologist 
noted, ``In my medical opinion, Mr. Michael Cassella has sufficient 
vision, color vision and peripheral vision to perform the driving tasks 
required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Cassella reported that 
he has driven straight trucks for 30 years, accumulating 450,000 miles, 
and tractor-trailer combinations for 30 years, accumulating 1.5 million 
miles. He holds a Class A CDL from New Jersey. His driving record for 
the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

Daniel G. Cohen

    Mr. Cohen, 62, has had a complete loss of vision in his left eye 
since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/30, and in his 
left eye, no light perception. Following an examination in 2012, his 
ophthalmologist noted, ``In my medical opinion, Mr. Cohen passes all 
the requirements as you have listed above. I assume these are the 
requirements that are needed to drive a commercial vehicle. If these 
requirements are indeed as such, then he does have sufficient vision to 
perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. Cohen reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 
3.5 years, accumulating 175,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Vermont. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

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Twila Cole

    Ms. Cole, 45, has had refractive amblyopia in her left eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in her right eye is 20/15, and in her left 
eye, 20/50. Following an examination in 2012, her optometrist noted, 
``In my medical opinion, Ms. Cole has sufficient enough vision to 
operate a commercial vehicle.'' Ms. Cole reported that she has driven 
straight trucks for 15 years, accumulating 750,000 miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for 18 years, accumulating 450,000 miles. She 
holds a Class A CDL from Oregon. Her driving record for the last 3 
years shows one crash, for which she was not cited, and one conviction 
for moving a violation in a CMV; she failed to obey a traffic signal.

Brian Cordell

    Mr. Cordell, 45, has had optic nerve atrophy in his left eye since 
childhood due to a traumatic incident. The visual acuity in his right 
eye is 20/15, and in his left eye, 20/250. Following an examination in 
2013, his ophthalmologist noted, ``Based on this information, I 
continue to believe the patient can--and has demonstrated with his 
driving record--that his visual capacity is sufficient to perform the 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Cordell 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 2 years, accumulating 
120,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 9 years, 
accumulating 1.1 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Texas. 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 11 mph.

Aubrey R. Cordrey, Jr.

    Mr. Cordrey, 54, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 
counting fingers. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist 
noted, ``I certify in my opinion, you have sufficient vision to perform 
driving tasks to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Cordrey reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 2 years, accumulating 4,000 
miles, and buses for 33 years, accumulating 66,000 miles. He holds an 
operator's license from Delaware. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Jimmie Crenshaw

    Mr. Crenshaw, 46, has had exotropia in his right eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is no light perception, 
and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2012, his 
optometrist noted, ``In my opinion, Mr. Crenshaw's vision is adequate 
for commercial driving.'' Mr. Crenshaw reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 8 years, accumulating 96,000 miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for 15 years, accumulating 1.7 million miles. He 
holds a Class AM CDL from Alabama. 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.

Thomas W. Crouch

    Mr. Crouch, 53, has had a macular hemorrhage in his right eye in 
2009. The visual acuity in his right eye is counting fingers, and in 
his left eye, 20/25. Following an examination in 2013, his 
ophthalmologist noted, ``At this time with such good vision in the left 
eye I do not see any reason why he should not be able to safely drive a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Crouch reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 5 years, accumulating 262,500 miles, and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 28 years, accumulating 2.8 million miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from Indiana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows 
no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Alan E. Cutright

    Mr. Cutright, 67, 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/
200. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ``Mr. 
Cutright, in my opinion has sufficient vision to drive a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Cutright reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
12 years, accumulating 249,600 miles. He holds an operator's license 
from Maryland. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes 
and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Jon K. Dale

    Mr. Dale, 42, has had complete loss of vision in his right eye 
since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is no light perception, 
and in his left eye, 20/25. Following an examination in 2012, his 
ophthalmologist noted, ``Mr. Dale does have sufficient vision to 
perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. Dale reported that he has driven straight trucks for 3 years, 
accumulating 84,000 miles. He holds an operator's license from Utah. 
His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Bert A. Damm

    Mr. Damm, 53, has had refractive amblyopia in his left eye since 
birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left 
eye, 20/400. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, 
``In my opinion, Bert Damm has sufficient vision to perform driving 
tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Damm reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 35 years, accumulating 19,250 
miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 35 years, accumulating 3 
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.

Jeffrey Dauterman

    Mr. Dauterman, 42, has had complete loss of vision in his right eye 
since 2012. The visual acuity in his right eye is light perception, and 
in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his 
optometrist noted, ``In my medical opinion, Mr. Dauterman does have 
sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle if his vision results are consistent with any and 
all requirements of the US Department of Transportation visual 
requirements and specifications.'' Mr. Dauterman reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 8 months, accumulating 2,000 miles, and 
tractor-trailer combinations for 13 years, accumulating 1.3 million 
miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Ohio. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations 
in a CMV.

Brian Dowd

    Mr. Dowd, 56, has had a prosthetic left eye since childhood due to 
a traumatic incident. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and 
in his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination in 2013, 
his optometrist noted, ``Brian Dowd is capable and has sufficient 
vision to operate commercial vehicle in my professional medical 
opinion.'' Mr. Dowd reported that he has driven straight trucks for 33 
years, accumulating 237,600 miles. He holds a Class BM CDL from 
Massachusetts. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes 
and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Verlin L. Driskell

    Mr. Driskell, 40, has had a retinal detachment in his left eye 
since 2009 due to a traumatic incident. The visual acuity in his right 
eye is 20/15, and in his left eye, light perception. Following an 
examination in 2013, his optometrist

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noted, ``In my opinion, Mr. Driskell has sufficient vision to operate a 
commercial vehicle as he has the past 17 years, 3 years with current 
situation.'' Mr. Driskell reported that he has driven straight trucks 
for 4 years, accumulating 400,000 miles, and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 15 years, accumulating 2 million miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from Nebraska. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Sonya Duff

    Ms. Duff, 36, has had keratitis in her left eye since 2011. The 
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 
medical opinion, I do feel that Sonya Duff has sufficient vision to 
perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Ms. 
Duff reported that she has driven straight trucks for 1 year, 
accumulating 125,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 16 
years, accumulating 2 million miles. She holds a Class A CDL from 
Indiana. Her driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Dennis C. Edler

    Mr. Edler, 62, has had a traumatic globe rupture in his left eye 
since 1971. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his 
left eye, 20/400. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist 
noted, ``It is my medical opinion that he has sufficient vision to 
perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. Edler reported that he has driven straight trucks for 41 years, 
accumulating 533,000 miles. He holds a Class BM CDL from Pennsylvania. 
His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Randy L. Fales

    Mr. Fales, 40, has had chronic open angle glaucoma in his left eye 
since 2008. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his 
left eye, counting fingers. Following an examination in 2013, his 
ophthalmologist noted, ``In my medical opinion your vision is 
sufficient to perform the driving tasks required of you to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Fales reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 19 years, accumulating 190,000 miles, and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 19 years, accumulating 475,000 miles. He holds an 
operator's license from Minnesota. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Heidi S. Feldhaus

    Ms. Feldhaus, 47, has had a prosthetic right eye since 1975. The 
visual acuity in her right eye is no light perception, and in her left 
eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2012, her ophthalmologist 
noted, ``It is my opinion that she has sufficient vision to perform 
tasks required for operating her commercial vehicle.'' Ms. Feldhaus 
reported that she has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 
500,000 miles. She holds a Class A CDL from South Dakota. Her driving 
record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for 
moving violations in a CMV.

Robert Fox

    Mr. Fox, 44, has had anisometropic amblyopia in his right eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is counting fingers, and 
in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2012, his 
ophthalmologist noted, ``From his examination it is my medical opinion 
that he can perform driving tasks required in the operation of a 
commercial vehicle. He will require glasses to do this but can obtain 
an excellent visual acuity of 20/20 in the left eye.'' Mr. Fox reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 24 years, accumulating 48,000 
miles. He holds a Class B CDL from New York. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations 
in a CMV.

Steve Garrett

    Mr. Garrett, 40, has had a retinal detachment in his left eye since 
1992. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/30, and in his left eye, 
light perception. Following an examination in 2013, his ophthalmologist 
noted, ``Total visual field deficit left eye. Right eye no visual field 
deficit for 120 degrees horizontally. Color vision 16/16 both eyes. Pt 
[sic] has ability to recognize color traffic signals. In my medical 
opinion this gentleman has the capacity to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Garrett reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
5 years, accumulating 19,500 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations 
for 5 years, accumulating 450,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
California. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes 
and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Keith M. Gehrman

    Mr. Gehrman, 52, has had complete loss of vision in his right eye 
since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is light 
perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 
2013, his optometrist noted, ``Keith's vision is adequate to drive a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Gehrman reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 34 years, accumulating 408,000 miles, and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 34 years, accumulating 170,000 miles. He holds a Class 
ABCD CDL from Wisconsin. His driving record for the last 3 years shows 
no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Scott Gilroy

    Mr. Gilroy, 41, has had refractive amblyopia in his right eye since 
birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/400, and in his left 
eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist noted, 
``Mr. Gilroy demonstrates vision sufficient to perform the driving 
tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Gilroy reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 1 year, accumulating 15,000 
miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 17 years, accumulating 
800,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Ohio. His driving record for 
the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

Elbert D. Grant

    Mr. Grant, 59, has had a macular retinal scar in his right eye 
since 1969. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/150, and in his 
left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist 
noted, ``In my medical opinion Mr. Dale Grant has sufficient vision to 
perform the driving tasks [sic] required to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Grant reported that he has driven straight trucks for 37 
years, accumulating 1.9 million miles, and tractor-trailer combinations 
for 37 years, accumulating 1.9 million 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.

Henry M. Greer

    Mr. Greer, 77, has had scarring in his left eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, light 
perception. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, 
``In my medical opinion, Mr. Greer has sufficient vision to continue to 
perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. Greer reported that he has driven straight trucks for 46 years, 
accumulating 115,000 miles, and

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tractor-trailer combinations for 46 years, accumulating 335,800 miles. 
He holds a Class DMA CDL from Kentucky. His driving record for the last 
3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Michael L. Grogg

    Mr. Grogg, 49, has had ocular histoplasmosis syndrome in his left 
eye since 1989. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his 
left eye, counting fingers. Following an examination in 2013, his 
ophthalmologist noted, ``The loss of central vision is due to presumed 
ocular histoplasmosis syndrome. This has been stable since 1989 and, 
given his intact color vision and intact visual fields, he would seem 
to have sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Grogg 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 
130,000 miles. He holds an operator's license from Virginia. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

Marc C. Grooms

    Mr. Grooms, 43, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The 
visual acuity in his right eye is 20/60, and in his left eye, 20/15. 
Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist noted, ``To the best 
of my knowledge based on my ocular examination findings, I believe that 
Marc has the ability to safely operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. 
Grooms reported that he has driven straight trucks for 21 years, 
accumulating 105,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Missouri. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

Luc Guimond

    Mr. Guimond, 55, has had toxoplasmosis in his right eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/100, and in his 
left eye, 20/25. Following an examination in 2012, his ophthalmologist 
noted, ``I certify that in my medical opinion, Mr. Luc Guimond has 
sufficient vision to perform the driving task required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Guimond reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 3 months, accumulating 500 miles, and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 11 years, accumulating 1.1 million miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from Washington. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and one conviction for moving violation in a CMV; he 
exceeded the speed limit by 12 mph.

Walter A. Hanselman

    Mr. Hanselman, 59, has had refractive amblyopia in his right eye 
since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200, and in 
his left eye, 20/15. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist 
noted, ``In my professional opinion, Mr. Hanselman does have sufficient 
vision to perform the driving tasks that would be required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Hanselman reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 1 year, accumulating 34,000 miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for 42 years, accumulating 4.2 million miles. He 
holds a Class A CDL from Indiana. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Richard D. Holcomb

    Mr. Holcomb, 30, has had exotropia in his right eye since birth. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200, and in his left eye, 20/
20. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist noted, ``It is my 
professional opinion that Richard Holcomb can operate a commercial 
vehicle safely. I have examined his eyes since 1995 and his visual 
condition is stable.'' Mr. Holcomb reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 12 years, accumulating 378,000 miles. He holds an operator's 
license from Minnesota. His driving record for the last 3 years shows 
no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Brian C. Holt

    Mr. Holt, 30, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/150, and in his left eye, 20/
30. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist noted, ``In my 
professional opinion, Mr. Holt has sufficient vision to perform the 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Holt 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 8 years, accumulating 
24,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Maine. His driving record for 
the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

Ronald E. Howard

    Mr. Howard, 59, has had anisometropic amblyopia in his right eye 
since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/300, and in 
his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist 
noted, ``It is my medical opinion that Mr. Howard has the sufficient 
vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Howard reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
35 years, accumulating 87,500 miles, and tractor-trailer for 35 years, 
accumulating 437,500 miles. He holds a Class AM CDL from Pennsylvania. 
His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Berl C. Jennings

    Mr. Jennings, 83, has had a retinal detachment in his right eye 
since 1994. The visual acuity in his right eye is light perception, and 
in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his 
optometrist noted, ``In my medical opinion, Mr. Berl Jennings 
demonstrated sufficient vision to perform driving tasks in which are 
required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Jennings reported that 
he has driven straight trucks for 40 years, accumulating 1.7 million 
miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 20 years, accumulating 
850,000 miles. He holds a Class AM CDL from Virginia. His driving 
record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for 
moving violations in a CMV.

Michael Kelly

    Mr. Kelly, 30, has had psuedophakia with nystagmus in his left eye 
since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/30, and in his 
left eye, 20/50. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist 
noted, ``In my professional medical opinion, Mr. Michael Kelly has 
sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Kelly reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 4.5 years, accumulating 225,000 miles, and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 6.5 years, accumulating 975,000 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.

Aaron D. Kerr

    Mr. Kerr, 30, 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/
300. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist noted, ``It is 
my impression that Mr. Kerr has sufficient vision in order to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Kerr reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 8 years, accumulating 144,000 miles, and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 4 years, accumulating 24,000 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.

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Craig Mahaffey

    Mr. Mahaffey, 39, has had a prosthetic right eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is no light perception, and in his 
left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist 
noted, ``In my medical opinion, his visual acuity in the left eye is 
normal and sufficient to perform the driving tasks required to operate 
a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Mahaffey reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 14 years, accumulating 140,000 miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for 16 years, accumulating 96,000 miles. He holds 
a Class A CDL from Ohio. His driving record for the last 3 years shows 
no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Stanley Marshall

    Mr. Marshall, 44, has had a prosthetic left eye since 2009. The 
visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, no light 
perception. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist noted, 
``Mr. Marshall has a field of vision equal to 160 degrees of horizontal 
peripheral vision based on the Humphreys FDT visual field testing. And 
with slight head turn he is capable of very adequate field of view to 
interact with his environment. I, Dr. Stephen Summerow, O.D., certify 
that it is my medical opinion that Mr. Marshall is able to successfully 
operate a commercial vehicle and perform all driving task [sic].'' Mr. 
Marshall reported that he has driven straight trucks for 19 years, 
accumulating 2 million miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 19 
years, accumulating 89,984 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.

Michael Martin

    Mr. Martin, 37, has had strabismic amblyopia in his right eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is hand motion, and in 
his left eye, 20/15. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist 
noted, ``Mr. Martin meets the monocular driving requirements for a 
commercial vehicle based on visual acuity, visual field, and color 
vision testing.'' Mr. Martin reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 5 years, accumulating 50,000 miles. He holds an operator's 
license from Ohio. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Michael McGee

    Mr. McGee, 66, has had a hypoplastic optic nerve in his right eye 
since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/150, and in 
his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist 
noted, ``He has sufficient visual performance to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. McGee reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 
years, accumulating 500,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 
15 years, accumulating 1.2 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
California. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes 
and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Ignar L. Meyer

    Mr. Meyer, 58, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/70, and in his left eye, 20/
20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ``Mr. 
Meyer has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to 
operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Meyer reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 7 years, accumulating 112,000 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.

James W. Mize, Sr.

    Mr. Mize, 64, has had refractive amblyopia in his left eye since 
birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25, and in his left 
eye, 20/70. Following an examination in 2013, his ophthalmologist 
noted, ``His vision appears to me to be sufficient to allow him to 
perform commercial driving for which he is certified.'' Mr. Mize 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 2 years, accumulating 
150,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 10 years, 
accumulating 1 million miles. He holds a Class AM CDL from Tennessee. 
His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Roy L. Morgan

    Mr. Morgan, 55, has had refractive amblyopia in his left eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25, and in his left 
eye, 20/300. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist noted, 
``He was a gentleman who presented to the clinic for a vision 
assessment to obtain commercial vehicle driving privileges . . . There 
are no indications based on his visual field or visual acuity today 
that would impair his ability to perform his job.'' Mr. Morgan reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 12 years, accumulating 217,200 
miles. He holds an operator's license from Illinois. His driving record 
for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

Rick Nickell

    Mr. Nickell, 58, has had esotropia in his right eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/50, and in his left 
eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, 
``In my opinion, Mr. Nickell has sufficient visual acuity and field of 
vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Nickell reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
32 years, accumulating 320,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations 
for 20 years, accumulating 10,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Ohio. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Richard E. Perry

    Mr. Perry, 58, has had a retinal detachment in his left eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left 
eye, hand motion. Following an examination in 2012, his ophthalmologist 
noted, ``In my medical opinion, the patient has sufficient vision to 
perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. Perry reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 
35 years, accumulating 3.5 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
California. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes 
and two convictions for moving violations in a CMV; he exceeded the 
speed limit by 11 mph, and again by 9 mph.

Freddy H. Pete

    Mr. Pete, 55, has had a prosthetic right eye since childhood. The 
visual acuity in his right eye is no light perception, and in his left 
eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, 
``I believe that Mr. Pete has sufficient vision and skills to perform 
the driving tasks required to safely operate a commercial vehicle while 
utilizing additional side mirrors.'' Mr. Pete reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 14 years, accumulating 700,000 miles, and 
tractor-trailer combinations for 1 year, accumulating 500 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.

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Ricky Reeder

    Mr. Reeder, 51, has had complete loss of vision in his left eye 
since 1980. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his 
left eye, 20/400. Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist 
noted, ``Mr. Reeder has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks 
required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Reeder reported that he 
has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 15 years, accumulating 1.7 
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.

Louis A. Requena

    Mr. Requena, 50, has had amblyopia in his right eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/400, and in his 
left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist 
noted, ``Since this is a longstanding deficiency of the right eye in my 
opinion Mr. Requena is capable of maintaining his commercial driver's 
license.'' Mr. Requena reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
22 years, accumulating 264,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from New 
York. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Berry A. Rodrigue, Jr.

    Mr. Rodrigue, 49, has had a retinal tear in his left eye since 
birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25, and in his left 
eye, hand motion. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist 
noted, ``20/25 overall vision is a sufficient visual acuity for a 
commercial vehicle driver's license.'' Mr. Rodrigue reported that he 
has driven straight trucks for 32 years, accumulating 1.9 million 
miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 32 years, accumulating 1.9 
million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Louisiana. His driving 
record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for 
moving violations in a CMV.

Stephen R. Sargent

    Mr. Sargent, 69, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The 
visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/60. 
Following an examination in 2012, his optometrist noted, ``In my 
medical opinion, Mr. Sargent has sufficient vision to perform the 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Sargent 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 2 years, accumulating 
116,000 miles, and buses for 10 years, accumulating 70,000 miles. He 
holds a Class B CDL from Maine. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Leonard Sheehan

    Mr. Sheehan, 51, 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/
50. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ``It is my 
impression Mr. Sheehan has sufficient visual skills to perform the 
driving tasks of a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Sheehan reported that he 
has driven straight trucks for 31 years, accumulating 434,000 miles, 
and tractor-trailer combinations for 10 years, accumulating 50,000 
miles. He holds an operator's license from Wisconsin. His driving 
record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for 
moving violations in a CMV.

Michael L. Sherum

    Mr. Sherum, 52, has had angle recession glaucoma in his left eye 
since 1988. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his 
left eye, 20/400. Following an examination in 2013, his ophthalmologist 
noted, ``Given the fact that he has lived with this deficit for many 
years and adapted well and continued to drive safely it is my medical 
opinion that he has sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required 
to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Sherum reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 12 years, accumulating 748,800 miles, and 
tractor-trailer combinations for 17 years, accumulating 2 million 
miles. He holds a Class AM CDL from Alabama. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations 
in a CMV.

Manjinder Singh

    Mr. Singh, 28, has had central serous retinopathy in his right eye 
since 2003. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/70, and in his 
left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his ophthalmologist 
noted, ``His visual deficiency is stable with no changes since 2003 . . 
. In my opinion Mr. Singh is able to perform driving tasks to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Singh reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 2 years, accumulating 26,000 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.

Wayne Stein

    Mr. Stein, 57, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25, and in his left eye, 20/
200. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ``Mr. 
Stein has the ability to perform driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle with corrected vision.'' Mr. Stein reported that he 
has driven straight trucks for 20 years, accumulating 152,000 miles. He 
holds an operator's license from Florida. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations 
in a CMV.

Eddie B. Strange, Jr.

    Mr. Strange, 36, has had a macular hole in his right eye since 1997 
due to a traumatic incident. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/
100, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his 
optometrist noted, ``His visual deficiency is stable at this time. He 
is able to drive a commercial motor vehicle.'' Mr. Strange reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 120,000 
miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 6 years, accumulating 
300,000 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.

Michael J. Thane

    Mr. Thane, 47, has had refractive amblyopia in his right eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200, and in his 
left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist 
noted, ``Mr. Thane has sufficient vision to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Thane reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 
years, accumulating 2.5 million miles, and tractor-trailer combinations 
for 5 years, accumulating 1.5 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL 
from Ohio. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
one conviction for a moving violation in a CMV; he failed to obey a 
traffic control sign.

Larry A. Tidwell

    Mr. Tidwell, 61, has had a prosthetic right eye since 1975. The 
visual acuity in his right eye is no light perception, and in his left 
eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, 
``I feel that Mr. Tidwell has sufficient vision to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Tidwell reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
22 years, accumulating 114,400 miles, tractor-trailer combinations for 
22 years, accumulating 114,400 miles, and buses for 5 years, 
accumulating 36,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL for Missouri. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no

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crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Dale Torkelson

    Mr. Torkelson, 59, has had a prosthetic right eye since 2009 due to 
a traumatic incident. The visual acuity in his right eye is no light 
perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 
2012, his ophthalmologist noted, ``my medical opinion for his vision 
and if it is safe enough to operate a commercial vehicle--I believe he 
is absolutely safe to drive across state lines.'' Mr. Torkelson 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 19 years, accumulating 
304,000 miles, tractor-trailer combinations for 16 years, accumulating 
1.6 million miles, and buses for 12 years, accumulating 60,000 miles. 
He holds a Class ABCDM CDL from Wisconsin. 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.

Norman Vanderzyl

    Mr. Vanderzyl, 72, has had complete loss of vision in his right eye 
since 1946. The visual acuity in his right eye is no light perception, 
and in his left eye, 20/25. Following an examination in 2012, his 
ophthalmologist noted, ``In addressing his questions for his medical 
DOT requirements, he has had injury to his right eye with barbwire, a 
traumatic issue a long time ago, 1946. He has no useful vision in that 
eye. Fortunately, his left eye is doing very well with full vision . . 
. With proper mirrors, he should be adequate to drive.'' Mr. Vanderzyl 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 50 years, accumulating 
1.3 million 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.

John Vanek

    Mr. Vanek, 70, has had anterior ischemic optic neuropathy in his 
right eye since 2004. The visual acuity in his right eye is counting 
fingers, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2012, 
his ophthalmologist noted, ``His visual acuity was count fingers in the 
right eye and 20/20 in the left with 120 degree visual field of vision 
[sic]. He is able to identify red, green, and amber colors and very 
capable of driving and operating a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Vanek 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 49 years, accumulating 
2 million miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 49 years, 
accumulating 3 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Missouri. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

James D. Vorderbruggen

    Mr. Vorderbruggen, age 49, has had ocular histoplasmosis syndrome 
in his left eye since 1995. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/
20, and in his left eye, 10/600. Following an examination in 2012, his 
optometrist indicated that he does not have any visual defects or field 
loss that would affect the safe operation of a commercial motor 
vehicle. Mr. Vorderbruggen reported that he has driven straight trucks 
for 32 years, accumulating 640,000 miles. He holds an operator's 
license from Minnesota. His driving record for the last 3 years shows 
no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Desmond Waldor

    Mr. Waldor, 54, has had a corneal scar in his right eye since 2004. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200, and in his left eye, 20/
20. Following an examination in 2013, his ophthalmologist noted, ``He 
does have the ability to continue working a commercial vehicle given 
the excellent vision in his left eye, although his depth perception is 
somewhat limited.'' Mr. Waldor reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 38 years, accumulating 152,000 miles, and buses for 4 years, 
accumulating 54,000 miles. He holds an 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.

Alicia M. Waters

    Ms. Waters, 57, has had a macular scar in her right eye since 1992. 
The visual acuity in her right eye is 20/80, and in her left eye, 20/
20. Following an examination in 2012, her optometrist noted, ``It is my 
opinion that she has the visual ability to perform the driving tasks 
needed to operate a commercial motor vehicle.'' Ms. Waters reported 
that she has driven straight trucks for 34 years, accumulating 68,000 
miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 9 years, accumulating 
13,500 miles. She holds a Class A CDL from Illinois. Her driving record 
for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

Norman R. Wilson

    Mr. Wilson, 65, has had retinal scarring in his left eye since 
birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left 
eye, hand motion. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist 
noted, ``In my medical opinion, you have sufficient binocular vision to 
perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. Wilson reported that he has driven straight trucks for 37 years, 
accumulating 740,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 15 
years, accumulating 600,000 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.

James G. Witt

    Mr. Witt, 62, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200, and in his left eye, 20/
20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, ``He has 
some problems keeping fixation on the fields with his amblyopic eye but 
I find no deficiencies that would make him unsafe provided he has dual 
outside rear view mirrors on any vehicle he operates.'' Mr. Witt 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 30 years, accumulating 
600,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 3 years, 
accumulating 360,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Arizona. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

James L. Young

    Mr. Young, 66, has had exotropia and amblyopia in his right eye 
since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/50, and in his 
left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist 
noted, ``Mr. Young is applying for a CDL Disability waiver due to his 
not meeting the 20/40 vision requirement in his right eye . . . He has 
functioned all his life with this condition and has driven many years 
without incident. He is able to perform any driving requirements 
necessary for CDL licensure.'' Mr. Young reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 48 years, accumulating 480,000 miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for 48 years, accumulating 3.3 million miles. He 
holds a Class A CDL from Virginia. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Sam D. Zachary

    Mr. Zachary, age 57, has had amblyopia in his left eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25, and in his left 
eye, 20/80. Following an examination in 2013, his optometrist noted, 
``Mr. Zachary has sufficient vision to operate a

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commercial vehicle with his correction.'' Mr. Zachary reported that he 
has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 36 years, accumulating 2.5 
million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from North Carolina. His driving 
record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction for a 
moving violation in a CMV; he was driving too fast for the road 
conditions.

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 July 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: May 29, 2013.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2013-13410 Filed 6-5-13; 8:45 am]
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