Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 47175-47176 [2014-19077]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 155 / Tuesday, August 12, 2014 / Notices the page. On the new page, enter information required including the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the facility, please enclose a stamped, selfaddressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period and may change this proposed rule based on your comments. FMCSA may issue a final rule at any time after the close of the comment period. Viewing Comments and Documents To view comments, as well as any documents mentioned in this preamble, To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov and in the search box insert the docket number ‘‘FMCSA–2014–0213’’ and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, click ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ and you will find all documents and comments related to the proposed rulemaking. Summary of Applications Lee H. Anderson Mr. Anderson is a 41 year-old driver in Massachusetts. He has a history of seizures and has remained seizure free since 2002. He takes anti-seizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining the same since that time. If granted an exemption, he would like to drive a CMV. His physician states he is supportive of Mr. Anderson receiving an exemption. Roland K Mezger Mr. Mezger is a 41 year-old driver in Pennsylvania. He has a history of juvenile epilepsy and has remained seizure free since 1997. He takes antiseizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining the same since that time. If granted the exemption, he would like to drive a CMV. His physician states he is supportive of Mr. Mezger receiving an exemption. Adam B. Schultz Mr. Schultz is a 22 year-old driver in Maryland. He has a history of epilepsy and has remained seizure free since 2009. He takes anti-seizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining the same since that time. If granted the exemption, he would like to drive a CMV. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Schultz receiving an exemption. Robert Thomas, Jr. Mr. Thomas is a 47 year-old driver in North Carolina. He has a history of seizures and has remained seizure free since 1999. He takes anti-seizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining the same since that time. If granted the exemption, he would like to drive a CMV. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Thomas receiving an exemption. Request for Comments In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315 and 31136(e), FMCSA requests public comment from all interested persons on the exemption applications described in this notice. We will consider all comments received before the close of business on the closing date indicated earlier in the notice. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Brian Justin Brown Mr. Brown is a 35 year-old class A CDL holder in Pennsylvania. He has a history of seizures and has remained seizure free since 2008. He takes antiseizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining the same since that time. If granted the exemption, he would like to drive a CMV. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Brown receiving an exemption. Issued on: August 4, 2014. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. Gary A. Combs, Jr. Mr. Combs is a 38 year-old driver in Kentucky. He has a history of one seizure in 2006 due to a brain tumor which was removed and has remained seizure free since that time. He does not take anti-seizure medication. If granted an exemption, he would like to drive a CMV. His physician states he is supportive of Mr. Combs receiving an exemption. [Docket No. FMCSA–2014–0006] VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:45 Aug 11, 2014 Jkt 232001 [FR Doc. 2014–19076 Filed 8–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P 47175 Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). They are unable to meet the vision requirement in one eye for various reasons. The exemptions allow these individuals to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the prescribed vision requirement in one eye. The new exemptions are effective July 22, 2014. All exemptions expire two years from the effective date. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elaine M. Papp, Chief, Medical Programs Division, 202–366–4001, U.S. Department of Transportation, FMCSA, 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. DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION FOR NEW EXEMPTIONS: Electronic Access You may see all the comments related to new exemptions discussed in this docket online through the Federal Document Management System (FDMS) at: http://www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to the dockets to read background documents or comments, go to http:// www.regulations.gov and/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. Privacy Act: Anyone may search the electronic form of all comments received into any of DOT’s 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, or other entity). 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). DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Background Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration FMCSA has published notices of receipt of Federal vision exemption applications and its intent to grant the exemptions. The Agency also requested comments from the public. The comment period closed 30 days after the publication date, and the exemptions were issued 1 day after the comment period closed. FMCSA evaluated the eligibility of the drivers and determined that granting the exemptions to these individuals would achieve a level of safety equivalent to or greater than the level that would be Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: FMCSA confirms its decision to exempt 34 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1 47176 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 155 / Tuesday, August 12, 2014 / Notices achieved by complying with the current regulation 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). The determining criteria for and the conditions and requirements of the exemptions, to which all exempted drivers are subject, were discussed in detail when the docket was originally published (79 FR 35212). As always, any adverse comments that come in after the exemption is granted will be evaluated, and if they indicate that the driver is not achieving a level of safety equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety that would be obtained by complying with the regulation, the exemption will be revoked. When granted, the exemptions will enable these individuals with vision deficiencies in one eye to operate in interstate commerce. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Exemptions Granted The following 34 individuals are included in Docket No. FMCSA–2014– 0006 (79 FR 35212), originally published on June 19, 2014: Abdullahi M. Abukar (KY) Gregory K. Banister (SC) Amanuel W. Behon (WA) Oscar N. Bolton (OH) Kenneth W. Bos (MN) Jerry W. Brinson (GA) Michael C. Brown (IN) Larry O. Burr (WI) Brian L. Elliot (MO) Juneau A. Faulkner (GA) Gregory E. Gage (IA) Robert Hall III (NC) Bradley C. Hansell (OR) Andrew P. Hawkins (SC) Daniel Hollins (KY) Clarence H. Jacobsma (IN) Samuel L. Klaphake (MN) Timothy L. Klose (PA) Phillip E. Mason (MO) David P. Monti (NJ) Timothy L. Morton (NC) Larry G. Nikkel (WA) Kenneth A. Orrino (WA) Ruel W. Reed (NC) Jose L. Sanchez (IL) Nicholas J. Schiltgen (MN) Warren J. Shatzer (PA) Loren A. Smith (SD) Harlan L. Sugars (IA) Seth D. Sweeten (ID) George R. Tieskoetter (IA) Ronald L. Weiss (MN) John T. White, Jr. (NC) Henry P. Wurtz (SD), The public comment period for this docket closed on July 21, 2014, and the exemptions were issued and effective on July 22, 2014. The exemptions will expire two years from the effective date on July 22, 2016. FMCSA received no comments in this proceeding. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:45 Aug 11, 2014 Jkt 232001 Issued on: August 4, 2014. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. entities as persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to section 1 of E.O. 13551: [FR Doc. 2014–19077 Filed 8–11–14; 8:45 am] Entities BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Foreign Assets Control Office Actions Taken Pursuant to Executive Order 13551 Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (‘‘OFAC’’) is publishing the names of two entities whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13551 of August 30, 2010, as well as the names of 18 vessels in which these entities have property interests. DATES: OFAC’s actions pursuant to Executive Order 13551 described in this notice were effective July 30, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Assistant Director, Compliance Outreach & Implementation, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC 20220, tel.: 202/622–2490. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Electronic and Facsimile Availability Additional information concerning OFAC is available from OFAC’s Web site (www.treas.gov/ofac). Certain general information pertaining to OFAC’s sanctions programs is available via facsimile through a 24-hour fax-ondemand service, tel.: 202/622–0077. Background On August 30, 2010, the President issued Executive Order 13551 (‘‘Blocking Property of Certain Persons With Respect to North Korea’’) (the ‘‘Order’’). Section 1 of the Order blocks, with certain exceptions, all property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person, including any foreign branch, of persons listed in the Annex to the Order, as well as persons determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, to meet any of the criteria set forth in subsection (a)(ii) of section 1. On July 30, 2014, the Director of OFAC designated the following two PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1. CHONGCHONGANG SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED (a.k.a. CHONG CHON GANG SHIPPING CO. LTD; a.k.a. CHONGCHONGANG SHIPPING CO LTD), 817, Haeun, Donghungdong, Central District, Pyongyang, Korea, North; 817, Haeun, Tonghundong, Chung-gu, Pyongyang, Korea, North; Identification Number IMO 5342883 [DPRK]. 2. OCEAN MARITIME MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED (a.k.a. EAST SEA SHIPPING COMPANY), Dongheung-dong Changgwang Street, Chung-ku, PO Box 125, Pyongyang, Korea, North; Donghung Dong, Central District, PO Box 120, Pyongyang, Korea, North; No. 10, 10th Floor, Unit 1, Wu Wu Lu 32–1, Zhong Shan Qu, Dalian City, Liaoning Province, China; 22 Jin Cheng Jie, Zhong Shan Qu, Dalian City, Liaoning Province, China; 43–39 Lugovaya, Vladivostok, Russia; CPO Box 120, Tonghung-dong, Chung-gu, Pyongyang, Korea, North; Bangkok, Thailand; Lima, Peru; Port Said, Egypt; Singapore; Brazil; Identification Number IMO 1790183 [DPRK]. In addition, on July 30, 2014, the Director of OFAC identified the following vessel as blocked property of CHONGCHONGANG SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED, an entity whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 13551: Vessel 1. CHONG CHON GANG General Cargo Democratic People’s Republic of Korea flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 7937317 (vessel) [DPRK]. Finally, on July 30, 2014, the Director of OFAC identified the following 17 vessels as blocked property of OCEAN MARITIME MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED, an entity whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 13551: Vessels 1. AM NOK GANG (a.k.a. AP ROK GANG) General Cargo Democratic People’s Republic of Korea flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8132835 (vessel) [DPRK]. 2. BAEK MA KANG General Cargo Democratic People’s Republic of Korea flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 7944683 (vessel) [DPRK]. E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 155 (Tuesday, August 12, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47175-47176]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-19077]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2014-0006]


Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of final disposition.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA confirms its decision to exempt 34 individuals from the 
vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations 
(FMCSRs). They are unable to meet the vision requirement in one eye for 
various reasons. The exemptions allow these individuals to operate 
commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting 
the prescribed vision requirement in one eye.

DATES: The new exemptions are effective July 22, 2014. All exemptions 
expire two years from the effective date.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elaine M. Papp, Chief, Medical 
Programs Division, 202-366-4001, U.S. Department of Transportation, 
FMCSA, 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 FOR NEW EXEMPTIONS:

Electronic Access

    You may see all the comments related to new exemptions discussed in 
this docket online through the Federal Document Management System 
(FDMS) at: http://www.regulations.gov.
    Docket: For access to the dockets to read background documents or 
comments, go to http://www.regulations.gov and/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.
    Privacy Act: Anyone may search the electronic form of all comments 
received into any of DOT's 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, or other 
entity). 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).

Background

    FMCSA has published notices of receipt of Federal vision exemption 
applications and its intent to grant the exemptions. The Agency also 
requested comments from the public. The comment period closed 30 days 
after the publication date, and the exemptions were issued 1 day after 
the comment period closed.
    FMCSA evaluated the eligibility of the drivers and determined that 
granting the exemptions to these individuals would achieve a level of 
safety equivalent to or greater than the level that would be

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achieved by complying with the current regulation 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10).
    The determining criteria for and the conditions and requirements of 
the exemptions, to which all exempted drivers are subject, were 
discussed in detail when the docket was originally published (79 FR 
35212). As always, any adverse comments that come in after the 
exemption is granted will be evaluated, and if they indicate that the 
driver is not achieving a level of safety equivalent to, or greater 
than, the level of safety that would be obtained by complying with the 
regulation, the exemption will be revoked. When granted, the exemptions 
will enable these individuals with vision deficiencies in one eye to 
operate in interstate commerce.

 Exemptions Granted

    The following 34 individuals are included in Docket No. FMCSA-2014-
0006 (79 FR 35212), originally published on June 19, 2014:

Abdullahi M. Abukar (KY)
Gregory K. Banister (SC)
Amanuel W. Behon (WA)
Oscar N. Bolton (OH)
Kenneth W. Bos (MN)
Jerry W. Brinson (GA)
Michael C. Brown (IN)
Larry O. Burr (WI)
Brian L. Elliot (MO)
Juneau A. Faulkner (GA)
Gregory E. Gage (IA)
Robert Hall III (NC)
Bradley C. Hansell (OR)
Andrew P. Hawkins (SC)
Daniel Hollins (KY)
Clarence H. Jacobsma (IN)
Samuel L. Klaphake (MN)
Timothy L. Klose (PA)
Phillip E. Mason (MO)
David P. Monti (NJ)
Timothy L. Morton (NC)
Larry G. Nikkel (WA)
Kenneth A. Orrino (WA)
Ruel W. Reed (NC)
Jose L. Sanchez (IL)
Nicholas J. Schiltgen (MN)
Warren J. Shatzer (PA)
Loren A. Smith (SD)
Harlan L. Sugars (IA)
Seth D. Sweeten (ID)
George R. Tieskoetter (IA)
Ronald L. Weiss (MN)
John T. White, Jr. (NC)
Henry P. Wurtz (SD),

    The public comment period for this docket closed on July 21, 2014, 
and the exemptions were issued and effective on July 22, 2014. The 
exemptions will expire two years from the effective date on July 22, 
2016.
    FMCSA received no comments in this proceeding.

     Issued on: August 4, 2014.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2014-19077 Filed 8-11-14; 8:45 am]
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