Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 51643-51648 [2014-20625]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 168 / Friday, August 29, 2014 / Notices wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Ramon Adame (IL) Harold J. Bartley, Jr. (KY) Joel W. Bryant (LA) Donald S. Dickerson (WV) Curtis E. Firari (WI) Ronald M. Green (OH) William D. Holt (AZ) Charles S. Huffman (KS) Daniel W. Johnson (NY) Danny W. Nuckles (NY) Philip N. Polcastro (NY) Matias P. Quintanilla (CA) Ronney L. Rogers (WA) Kirk Scott (CT) The exemptions are extended subject to the following conditions: (1) That each individual has a physical examination every year (a) by an ophthalmologist or optometrist who attests that the vision in the better eye continues to meet the requirements 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 provides 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 and retains a copy of the certification on his/her person while driving for presentation to a duly authorized Federal, State, or local enforcement official. Each exemption will be valid for two years unless rescinded earlier by FMCSA. The exemption will be rescinded if: (1) The person fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained before it was granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315. III. Basis for Renewing Exemptions Under 49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(1), an exemption may be granted for no longer than two years from its approval date and may be renewed upon application for additional two year periods. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each of the 14 applicants has satisfied the entry conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirements (71 FR 6826; 71 FR 19602; 73 FR 35194; 73 FR 35200; 73 FR 36955; 73 FR 48273; 73 FR 48275; 75 FR 25917; 75 FR 36778; 75 FR 39725; 75 FR 39727; 75 FR 44050; 75 FR 44051; 75 FR 61833; 77 FR 33017; 77 FR 36336; 77 FR 38384; 77 FR 44708; 77 FR 46793; 77 FR 46795; 77 FR 52388; 77 FR 52389; 77 FR 56262; 77 FR 59245). Each of these 14 applicants has requested renewal of the VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:29 Aug 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 exemption and has submitted evidence showing that the vision in the better eye continues to meet the requirement specified at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) and that the vision impairment is stable. In addition, a review of each record of safety while driving with the respective vision deficiencies over the past two years indicates each applicant continues to meet the vision exemption requirements. These factors provide an adequate basis for predicting each driver’s ability to continue to drive safely in interstate commerce. Therefore, FMCSA concludes that extending the exemption for each renewal applicant for a period of two years is likely to achieve a level of safety equal to that existing without the exemption. IV. Public Participation and Request for Comments FMCSA encourages you to participate by submitting comments and related materials. Submitting Comments If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this notice (FMCSA–2006–23773; FMCSA– 2008–0106; FMCSA–2010–0082; FMCSA–2010–0161; FMCSA–2012– 0106; FMCSA–2012–0159; FMCSA– 2012–0214), indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material online or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. FMCSA recommends that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a phone number in the body of your document so the Agency can contact you if it has questions regarding your submission. To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov and put the docket number, ‘‘FMCSA–2006–23773; FMCSA–2008–0106; FMCSA–2010– 0082; FMCSA–2010–0161; FMCSA– 2012–0106; FMCSA–2012–0159; FMCSA–2012–0214’’ in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box, and click ‘‘Search.’’ When the new screen appears, click on ‘‘Comment Now!’’ button and type your comment into the text box in the following screen. Choose whether you are submitting your comment as an individual or on behalf of a third party and then submit. 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, self-addressed postcard or PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51643 envelope. FMCSA will consider all comments and material received during the comment period and may change this notice based on your comments. Viewing Comments and Documents To view comments, as well as any documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov and in the search box insert the docket number, ‘‘FMCSA–2006–23773; FMCSA–2008– 0106; FMCSA–2010–0082; FMCSA– 2010–0161; FMCSA–2012–0106; FMCSA–2012–0159; FMCSA–2012– 0214’’ in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, click ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ button choose the document listed to review. If you do not have access to the Internet, you may view the docket online by visiting the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Issued on: August 20, 2014. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2014–20638 Filed 8–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2014–0010] 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 35 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 September 29, 2014. All comments will be investigated by FMCSA. The exemptions will be issued the day after the comment period closes. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1 51644 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 168 / Friday, August 29, 2014 / Notices You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA– 2014–0010 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Instructions: Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket numbers for this notice. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below for further information. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to http:// www.regulations.gov at any time or Room W12–140 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The FDMS is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. If you want acknowledgment that we received your comments, please include a selfaddressed, stamped envelope or postcard or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments on-line. Privacy Act: Anyone may search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or of the person signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s Privacy Act Statement for the 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 wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:29 Aug 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 Federal holidays. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Docket Services, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. 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 35 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. II. Qualifications of Applicants Ronald A. Bolyard Mr. Bolyard, 55, has a macular scar in his left eye due to a traumatic incident during childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/100. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘In my opinion Ronald has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Bolyard reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 23 years, accumulating 2.76 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from West Virginia. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Jackson C. Braithwaite Mr. Braithwaite, 55, has complete loss of vision in his left eye due to a traumatic incident in 2004. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, light perception. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘This letter certifies that Jackson Braithwaite, in my medical opinion, has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Braithwaite reported that he has driven straight trucks for 12 years, accumulating 210,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 25 years, accumulating 1.125 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 exceeded the speed limit by 4 mph. PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Howard T. Bubel Mr. Bubel, 68, has had a retinal detachment causing macular degeneration in his left eye since 2011. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/ 20, and in his left eye, 20/400. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘As my last letter stated, in my professional opinion, Howard should be granted an exemption from the visual standard (the state has already done this). He should be allowed to haul his own livestock.’’ Mr. Bubel reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 15 years, accumulating 45,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from North Dakota. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Raymond E. Burrus Mr. Burrus, 57, has had refractive amblyopia 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 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘It is my opinion that Ray meets all the visual requirements to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Burrus reported that he has driven straight trucks for 30 years, accumulating 300,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 16 years, accumulating 320,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Colorado. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Dionicio Carrera Mr. Carrera, 40, 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, 20/80. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘I certify that, in my medical opinion, this patient has sufficient vision to operate a commercial motor vehicle.’’ Mr. Carrera reported that he has driven straight trucks for 22 years, accumulating 176,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 15 years, accumulating 1.44 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Texas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Lee A. Clason Mr. Clason, 47, has had amblyopia and a chorioretinal scar in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/200. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘However, right eye continues to do well and Lee’s vision, including peripheral vision, is acceptable for his driver’s license, E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 168 / Friday, August 29, 2014 / Notices including commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Clason reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 400,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 30 years, accumulating 1.8 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Nebraska. His driving record for the last 3 years shows one crash, to which he did not contribute and was not cited, and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Jeff W. Claussen Mr. Claussen, 41, has had refractive amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/ 15, and in his left eye, 20/400. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘. . . I believe that Mr. Claussen has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Claussen reported that he has driven buses for 15 years, accumulating 168,750 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. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES David A. Coburn, Sr. Mr. Coburn, 57, has a prosthetic left eye in his left eye due to a traumatic incident in 1979. 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 stated, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Mr. Coburn has sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle with the proper use of prescription spectacles.’’ Mr. Coburn reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 150,000 miles, and buses for 8 years, accumulating 80,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Vermont. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Edward Cunningham Mr. Cunningham, 57, has a corneal scar in his right eye due to a traumatic incident during childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is no light perception, and in his left eye, 20/25. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘The patient has had his CDL for several years. He has been able to maintain his CDL and seems to have no apparent problems driving due to his vision. I think he should be able to maintain his current driving status.’’ Mr. Cunningham reported that he has driven straight trucks for 36 years, accumulating 630,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 8 years, accumulating 800,000 miles. He holds a VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:29 Aug 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 Class CA CDL from Michigan. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Eric P. Demers Mr. Demers, 37, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/200. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘I have no reason to believe Mr. Demers’ vision is anything other than sufficient to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Demers reported that he has driven straight trucks for 15 years, accumulating 720,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 3 years, accumulating 450,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from New Hampshire. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Martin H. Duncan Mr. Duncan, 47, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/60. Following an examination in 2014, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘Mr. Duncan has a normal eye examination. His amblyopia has been present since childhood, and will not affect his ability to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Duncan reported that he has driven straight trucks for 3.5 years, accumulating 91,000 miles, and tractortrailer combinations for 9.5 years, accumulating 247,000 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. Ronald D. Holshouser Mr. Holshouser, 54, has had a retinal detachment in his left eye since 2012. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/ 16, and in his left eye, hand motion. Following an examination in 2014, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘I certify that, in my medical opinion, the applicant’s visual deficiency is stable and has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial motor vehicle, and that the applicant’s condition will not adversely affect his/ her ability to operate a commercial motor vehicle safely.’’ Mr. Holshouser reported that he has driven straight trucks for 34 years, accumulating 884,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Missouri. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51645 Oscar Juarez Mr. Juarez, 38, has macular scars of the retina in his left eye due to a traumatic incident in 1998. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, counting fingers. Following an examination in 2014, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘In my opinion, given that his visual acuity has been stable for many years, his vision is sufficient to perform the driving tasks that are required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Juarez reported that he has driven straight trucks for 19 years, accumulating 19,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 18 years, accumulating 9,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Idaho. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Kelly R. Knopf, Sr. Mr. Knopf, 51, has had complete loss of vision in his left eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘In my opinion, he has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Knopf reported that he has driven straight trucks for 24 years, accumulating 249,600 miles. He holds an operator’s license from South Carolina. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Edward J. Kosior Mr. Kosior, 69, has had strabismic amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/400. Following an examination in 2014, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘It is in my medical opinion, [sic] that Edward Kosior has sufficient vision to perform the driving task required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Kosior reported that he has driven buses for 30 years, accumulating 540,000 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. Todd A. Krough Mr. Krough, 49, has a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic incident in 1983. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/ 20, and in his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘His right eye has no problems at all but it is within your discretion whether monocular vision is sufficient for operating a commercial vehicle. He has E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1 51646 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 168 / Friday, August 29, 2014 / Notices been doing so for 30 years with his current condition so seems capable of doing so adequately.’’ Mr. Krough reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 20,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 20 years, accumulating 100,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Iowa. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Lester E. Lathrop III Mr. Lathrop, 51, has had myopic astigmatism and amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/70. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Les has sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial.’’ Mr. Lathrop reported that he has driven straight trucks for 24 years, accumulating 240,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 14 years, accumulating 140,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Minnesota. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Mathew A. Lind Mr. Lind, 24, has retinal sclopeteria in his left eye due to a traumatic incident during childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/200. Following an examination in 2014, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘I last examined Mathew Lind on May 8, 2014. He has been a patient at our practice since 2003 when he presented after getting shot with a paintball gun in his left eye resulting in retinal sclopeteria . . . I feel that he is fully capable of safely operating a commercial vehicle and performing all driving tasks.’’ Mr. Lind reported that he has driven straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 900 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. Frazier A. Luckerson Mr. Luckerson, 57, has complete loss of vision in his right eye due to a traumatic incident during childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is no light perception, and in his left eye, 20/ 20. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘Mr. Luckerson has full use of his left eye and his vision is sufficient to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Luckerson reported that he has driven straight trucks for 25 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:29 Aug 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 years, accumulating 750,000 miles. He holds an operator’s license from Georgia. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Carl M. Lude Mr. Lude, 57, has had macular degeneration in his left eye since 2003. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/ 40, and in his left eye, 20/200. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘Based on his visual fields and his visual acuity in the right eye, Carl has sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle if binocularity is not a critical factor.’’ Mr. Lude reported that he has driven straight trucks for 7 years, accumulating 1,050 miles. He holds a Class C CDL from Maine. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Ross A. Miceli II Mr. Miceli, 38, 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, 20/50. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Ross does have sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Miceli reported that he has driven straight trucks for 15 years, accumulating 1.5 million miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 4 years, accumulating 140,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Pennsylvania. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Timothy L. Miller Mr. Miller, 36, 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, 20/60. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘In my medical opinion Mr. Miller has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Miller reported that he has driven straight trucks for 2.5 years, accumulating 105,000 miles, tractor-trailer combinations for 1.5 years, accumulating 142,500 miles, and buses for 9 years, accumulating 22,500 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. Donald L. Minney Mr. Minney, 49, has had esotropia with secondary amblyopia in his right PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/60, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘Even though he has reduced acuity in the right eye and bilateral color vision deficiency, it is my professional opinion that Mr. Minney is able to safely continue operating with a commercial vehicle license.’’ Mr. Minney reported that he has driven straight trucks for 30 years, accumulating 750,000 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. Phillip L. Neff Mr. Neff, 57, has complete loss of vision in his right eye due to a traumatic incident in 1975. The visual acuity in his right eye is no light perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Mr. Neff has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Neff reported that he has driven straight trucks for 39 years, accumulating 136,500 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 39 years, accumulating 136,500 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Pennsylvania. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Brian S. Nelson Mr. Nelson, 56, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/200. Following an examination in 2014, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘He has a history of amblyopia in the left eye and left esotropia. In my opinion, he can safely perform the driving tasks needed to operate a commercial motor vehicle.’’ Mr. Nelson reported that he has driven straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 25,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Minnesota. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Peter D. Rosenkranse III Mr. Rosenkranse, 55, has had exotropia, a cataract, and a retinal scar 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 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘I certify in my medical opinion, Mr Rosenkranse has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Rosenkranse reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 35 years, E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 168 / Friday, August 29, 2014 / Notices accumulating 147,700 miles. He holds a Class AM CDL from New York. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Antonio Sanchez Mr. Sanchez, 57, has a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic incident during childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘Mr. Sanchez’s examination proves that he is visually efficient [sic] to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Sanchez reported that he has driven tractortrailer combinations for 20 years, accumulating 40,000 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. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Lawrence P. Siegler Mr. Siegler, 58, 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 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘I certify that Lawrence Siegler in my opinion can safely perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle based on the above information as well as what was found during his eye exam.’’ Mr. Siegler reported that he has driven straight trucks for 20 years, accumulating 30,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 40 years, accumulating 2.16 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Minnesota. 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 10 mph. Rick J. Smart Mr. Smart, 56, 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 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘I don’t think his vision deficiency in his right eye interferes with his ability to safely operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Smart reported that he has driven straight trucks for 6 years, accumulating 120,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from New Hampshire. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Clifford W. Smith Mr. Smith, 62, has had complete loss of vision in his left eye since 1971. The visual acuity in his right eye is no light VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:29 Aug 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘I certify that in my medical opinion, Mr. Smith has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Smith reported that he has driven straight trucks for 39 years, accumulating 585,000 miles, and buses for 1 year, accumulating 1,000 miles. He holds an operator’s license from Oregon. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Robert L. Strange Mr. Strange, 45, 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, counting fingers. Mr. Strange appeared for a DOT visual evaluation on December 3, 2013. His ophthalmologist stated that Mr. Strange’s visual impairment does not compromise his ability to operate a motor vehicle safely. Mr. Strange reported that he has driven straight trucks for 8 years, accumulating 192,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 14 years, accumulating 336,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from North Carolina. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. David L. Von Hagen Mr. Von Hagen, 70, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/70. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘In my medical opinion, David Von Hagen has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Von Hagen reported that he has driven straight trucks for 38 years, accumulating 2.66 million miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 34 years, accumulating 2.38 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. Donald Wallace Mr. Wallace, 57, has a corneal scar, aphakia, and secondary to exotropia in his right eye due to a trauma during childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is light perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘At this time, I feel Mr. Wallace is visually capable of maintaining his current CDL license that he has held for the last 12 years.’’ Mr. Wallace reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, PO 00000 Frm 00122 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51647 accumulating 80,000 miles, and tractortrailer combinations for 10 years, accumulating 80,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Illinois. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Loran J. Weiler Mr. Weiler, 56, has had a retinal detachment 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 2014, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘With Loran’s overall visual acuity of 20/20, visual fields of greater than 120 degrees and color vision being normal, I do consider him to have sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Weiler reported that he has driven straight trucks for 36 years, accumulating 180,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 36 years, accumulating 180,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Iowa. His driving record for the last 3 years shows one crash, to which he did not contribute and was not cited, and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Frederick J. Zuech Mr. Zuech, 60, has a prosthetic right eye due to a traumatic incident in 1979. The visual acuity in his right eye is no light perception, and in his left eye, 20/ 20. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘Pt’s OS has full visual field to 120 degrees. PT also has full color vision in the OS based on Ishihara testing. Pt’s OS is healthy with no pathology noted. Based on all measurements, I do feel he is safe to continue to perform the driving tasks necessary to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Zuech reported that he has driven straight trucks for 42 years, accumulating 1.05 million miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 40 years, accumulating 200,000 miles. He holds a Class AM CDL from New York. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. III. Public Participation and Request for Comments FMCSA encourages you to participate by submitting comments and related materials. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2014-0010]


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 35 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 September 29, 2014. All 
comments will be investigated by FMCSA. The exemptions will be issued 
the day after the comment period closes.

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ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA-2014-0010 using any of the 
following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
    Instructions: Each submission must include the Agency name and the 
docket numbers for this notice. Note that all comments received will be 
posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any 
personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below 
for further information.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments, go to http://www.regulations.gov at any time or Room W12-140 
on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays. The FDMS is available 24 hours each day, 365 
days each year. If you want acknowledgment that we received your 
comments, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope or postcard 
or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting 
comments on-line.
    Privacy Act: Anyone may search the electronic form of all comments 
received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or of the person signing the comment, if 
submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). 
You may review DOT's Privacy Act Statement for the 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. If you have questions 
on viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Docket 
Services, telephone (202) 366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. 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 35 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.

II. Qualifications of Applicants

Ronald A. Bolyard

    Mr. Bolyard, 55, has a macular scar in his left eye due to a 
traumatic incident during childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye 
is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/100. Following an examination in 
2014, his optometrist stated, ``In my opinion Ronald has sufficient 
vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Bolyard reported that he has driven tractor-trailer 
combinations for 23 years, accumulating 2.76 million miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from West Virginia. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Jackson C. Braithwaite

    Mr. Braithwaite, 55, has complete loss of vision in his left eye 
due to a traumatic incident in 2004. The visual acuity in his right eye 
is 20/20, and in his left eye, light perception. Following an 
examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ``This letter certifies 
that Jackson Braithwaite, in my medical opinion, has sufficient vision 
to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Braithwaite reported that he has driven straight trucks 
for 12 years, accumulating 210,000 miles, and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 25 years, accumulating 1.125 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 exceeded 
the speed limit by 4 mph.

Howard T. Bubel

    Mr. Bubel, 68, has had a retinal detachment causing macular 
degeneration in his left eye since 2011. The visual acuity in his right 
eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/400. Following an examination in 
2014, his optometrist stated, ``As my last letter stated, in my 
professional opinion, Howard should be granted an exemption from the 
visual standard (the state has already done this). He should be allowed 
to haul his own livestock.'' Mr. Bubel reported that he has driven 
tractor-trailer combinations for 15 years, accumulating 45,000 miles. 
He holds a Class A CDL from North Dakota. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations 
in a CMV.

Raymond E. Burrus

    Mr. Burrus, 57, has had refractive amblyopia 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 2014, his optometrist stated, 
``It is my opinion that Ray meets all the visual requirements to 
operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Burrus reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 30 years, accumulating 300,000 miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for 16 years, accumulating 320,000 miles. He holds 
a Class A CDL from Colorado. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Dionicio Carrera

    Mr. Carrera, 40, 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, 20/80. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, 
``I certify that, in my medical opinion, this patient has sufficient 
vision to operate a commercial motor vehicle.'' Mr. Carrera reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 22 years, accumulating 176,000 
miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 15 years, accumulating 1.44 
million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Texas. His driving record 
for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

Lee A. Clason

    Mr. Clason, 47, has had amblyopia and a chorioretinal scar in his 
left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, 
and in his left eye, 20/200. Following an examination in 2014, his 
optometrist stated, ``However, right eye continues to do well and Lee's 
vision, including peripheral vision, is acceptable for his driver's 
license,

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including commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Clason reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 400,000 miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for 30 years, accumulating 1.8 million miles. He 
holds a Class A CDL from Nebraska. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows one crash, to which he did not contribute and was not 
cited, and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Jeff W. Claussen

    Mr. Claussen, 41, has had refractive amblyopia in his left eye 
since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/15, and in his 
left eye, 20/400. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist 
stated, ``. . . I believe that Mr. Claussen has sufficient vision to 
perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. Claussen reported that he has driven buses for 15 years, 
accumulating 168,750 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.

David A. Coburn, Sr.

    Mr. Coburn, 57, has a prosthetic left eye in his left eye due to a 
traumatic incident in 1979. 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 stated, ``In my medical opinion, Mr. Coburn 
has sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle with the proper 
use of prescription spectacles.'' Mr. Coburn reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 150,000 miles, and 
buses for 8 years, accumulating 80,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL 
from Vermont. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes 
and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Edward Cunningham

    Mr. Cunningham, 57, has a corneal scar in his right eye due to a 
traumatic incident during childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye 
is no light perception, and in his left eye, 20/25. Following an 
examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ``The patient has had his 
CDL for several years. He has been able to maintain his CDL and seems 
to have no apparent problems driving due to his vision. I think he 
should be able to maintain his current driving status.'' Mr. Cunningham 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 36 years, accumulating 
630,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 8 years, 
accumulating 800,000 miles. He holds a Class CA CDL from Michigan. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

Eric P. Demers

    Mr. Demers, 37, 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/
200. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ``I have 
no reason to believe Mr. Demers' vision is anything other than 
sufficient to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Demers reported that 
he has driven straight trucks for 15 years, accumulating 720,000 miles, 
and tractor-trailer combinations for 3 years, accumulating 450,000 
miles. He holds a Class A CDL from New Hampshire. His driving record 
for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

Martin H. Duncan

    Mr. Duncan, 47, 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/
60. Following an examination in 2014, his ophthalmologist stated, ``Mr. 
Duncan has a normal eye examination. His amblyopia has been present 
since childhood, and will not affect his ability to perform the driving 
tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Duncan reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 3.5 years, accumulating 91,000 
miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 9.5 years, accumulating 
247,000 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.

Ronald D. Holshouser

    Mr. Holshouser, 54, has had a retinal detachment in his left eye 
since 2012. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/16, and in his 
left eye, hand motion. Following an examination in 2014, his 
ophthalmologist stated, ``I certify that, in my medical opinion, the 
applicant's visual deficiency is stable and has sufficient vision to 
perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial motor 
vehicle, and that the applicant's condition will not adversely affect 
his/her ability to operate a commercial motor vehicle safely.'' Mr. 
Holshouser reported that he has driven straight trucks for 34 years, 
accumulating 884,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Missouri. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

Oscar Juarez

    Mr. Juarez, 38, has macular scars of the retina in his left eye due 
to a traumatic incident in 1998. The visual acuity in his right eye is 
20/20, and in his left eye, counting fingers. Following an examination 
in 2014, his ophthalmologist stated, ``In my opinion, given that his 
visual acuity has been stable for many years, his vision is sufficient 
to perform the driving tasks that are required to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Juarez reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
19 years, accumulating 19,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations 
for 18 years, accumulating 9,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Idaho. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Kelly R. Knopf, Sr.

    Mr. Knopf, 51, has had complete loss of vision in his left eye 
since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his 
left eye, no light perception. Following an examination in 2014, his 
optometrist stated, ``In my opinion, he has sufficient vision to 
perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. Knopf reported that he has driven straight trucks for 24 years, 
accumulating 249,600 miles. He holds an operator's license from South 
Carolina. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Edward J. Kosior

    Mr. Kosior, 69, has had strabismic amblyopia in his right eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left 
eye, 20/400. Following an examination in 2014, his ophthalmologist 
stated, ``It is in my medical opinion, [sic] that Edward Kosior has 
sufficient vision to perform the driving task required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Kosior reported that he has driven buses for 
30 years, accumulating 540,000 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.

Todd A. Krough

    Mr. Krough, 49, has a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic 
incident in 1983. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in 
his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination in 2014, 
his optometrist stated, ``His right eye has no problems at all but it 
is within your discretion whether monocular vision is sufficient for 
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been doing so for 30 years with his current condition so seems capable 
of doing so adequately.'' Mr. Krough reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 20,000 miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for 20 years, accumulating 100,000 miles. He holds 
a Class A CDL from Iowa. His driving record for the last 3 years shows 
no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Lester E. Lathrop III

    Mr. Lathrop, 51, has had myopic astigmatism and amblyopia in his 
left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, 
and in his left eye, 20/70. Following an examination in 2014, his 
optometrist stated, ``In my medical opinion, Les has sufficient vision 
to perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial.'' Mr. 
Lathrop reported that he has driven straight trucks for 24 years, 
accumulating 240,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 14 
years, accumulating 140,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Minnesota. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Mathew A. Lind

    Mr. Lind, 24, has retinal sclopeteria in his left eye due to a 
traumatic incident during childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye 
is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/200. Following an examination in 
2014, his ophthalmologist stated, ``I last examined Mathew Lind on May 
8, 2014. He has been a patient at our practice since 2003 when he 
presented after getting shot with a paintball gun in his left eye 
resulting in retinal sclopeteria . . . I feel that he is fully capable 
of safely operating a commercial vehicle and performing all driving 
tasks.'' Mr. Lind reported that he has driven straight trucks for 3 
years, accumulating 900 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.

Frazier A. Luckerson

    Mr. Luckerson, 57, has complete loss of vision in his right eye due 
to a traumatic incident during childhood. The visual acuity in his 
right eye is no light perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following 
an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ``Mr. Luckerson has 
full use of his left eye and his vision is sufficient to perform the 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Luckerson 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 25 years, accumulating 
750,000 miles. He holds an operator's license from Georgia. His driving 
record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for 
moving violations in a CMV.

Carl M. Lude

    Mr. Lude, 57, has had macular degeneration in his left eye since 
2003. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/40, and in his left eye, 
20/200. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, 
``Based on his visual fields and his visual acuity in the right eye, 
Carl has sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to operate 
a commercial vehicle if binocularity is not a critical factor.'' Mr. 
Lude reported that he has driven straight trucks for 7 years, 
accumulating 1,050 miles. He holds a Class C CDL from Maine. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

Ross A. Miceli II

    Mr. Miceli, 38, 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, 20/50. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, 
``In my medical opinion, Ross does have sufficient vision to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Miceli reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 15 years, accumulating 1.5 million miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for 4 years, accumulating 140,000 miles. He holds 
a Class A CDL from Pennsylvania. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Timothy L. Miller

    Mr. Miller, 36, 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, 20/60. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, 
``In my medical opinion Mr. Miller has sufficient vision to perform the 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Miller 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 2.5 years, accumulating 
105,000 miles, tractor-trailer combinations for 1.5 years, accumulating 
142,500 miles, and buses for 9 years, accumulating 22,500 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.

Donald L. Minney

    Mr. Minney, 49, has had esotropia with secondary amblyopia in his 
right eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/60, and 
in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2014, his 
optometrist stated, ``Even though he has reduced acuity in the right 
eye and bilateral color vision deficiency, it is my professional 
opinion that Mr. Minney is able to safely continue operating with a 
commercial vehicle license.'' Mr. Minney reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 30 years, accumulating 750,000 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.

Phillip L. Neff

    Mr. Neff, 57, has complete loss of vision in his right eye due to a 
traumatic incident in 1975. The visual acuity in his right eye is no 
light perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination 
in 2014, his optometrist stated, ``In my medical opinion, Mr. Neff has 
sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Neff reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 39 years, accumulating 136,500 miles, and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 39 years, accumulating 136,500 miles. He holds a Class 
A CDL from Pennsylvania. His driving record for the last 3 years shows 
no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Brian S. Nelson

    Mr. Nelson, 56, 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/
200. Following an examination in 2014, his ophthalmologist stated, ``He 
has a history of amblyopia in the left eye and left esotropia. In my 
opinion, he can safely perform the driving tasks needed to operate a 
commercial motor vehicle.'' Mr. Nelson reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 25,000 miles. He holds a 
Class B CDL from Minnesota. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Peter D. Rosenkranse III

    Mr. Rosenkranse, 55, has had exotropia, a cataract, and a retinal 
scar 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 
2014, his optometrist stated, ``I certify in my medical opinion, Mr 
Rosenkranse has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required 
to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Rosenkranse reported that he has 
driven tractor-trailer combinations for 35 years,

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accumulating 147,700 miles. He holds a Class AM CDL from New York. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

Antonio Sanchez

    Mr. Sanchez, 57, has a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic 
incident during childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, 
and in his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination in 
2014, his optometrist stated, ``Mr. Sanchez's examination proves that 
he is visually efficient [sic] to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. 
Sanchez reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 20 
years, accumulating 40,000 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.

Lawrence P. Siegler

    Mr. Siegler, 58, 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 2014, his optometrist stated, ``I 
certify that Lawrence Siegler in my opinion can safely perform the 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle based on the 
above information as well as what was found during his eye exam.'' Mr. 
Siegler reported that he has driven straight trucks for 20 years, 
accumulating 30,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 40 
years, accumulating 2.16 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Minnesota. 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 10 mph.

Rick J. Smart

    Mr. Smart, 56, 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 2014, his optometrist stated, ``I don't 
think his vision deficiency in his right eye interferes with his 
ability to safely operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Smart reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 6 years, accumulating 120,000 
miles. He holds a Class A CDL from New Hampshire. His driving record 
for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

Clifford W. Smith

    Mr. Smith, 62, has had complete loss of vision in his left eye 
since 1971. The visual acuity in his right eye is no light perception, 
and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2014, his 
optometrist stated, ``I certify that in my medical opinion, Mr. Smith 
has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate 
a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Smith reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 39 years, accumulating 585,000 miles, and buses for 1 year, 
accumulating 1,000 miles. He holds an operator's license from Oregon. 
His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Robert L. Strange

    Mr. Strange, 45, 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, counting fingers. Mr. Strange appeared for a DOT visual evaluation 
on December 3, 2013. His ophthalmologist stated that Mr. Strange's 
visual impairment does not compromise his ability to operate a motor 
vehicle safely. Mr. Strange reported that he has driven straight trucks 
for 8 years, accumulating 192,000 miles, and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 14 years, accumulating 336,000 miles. He holds a Class 
A CDL from North Carolina. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

David L. Von Hagen

    Mr. Von Hagen, 70, has had amblyopia in his left eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left 
eye, 20/70. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, 
``In my medical opinion, David Von Hagen has sufficient vision to 
perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. Von Hagen reported that he has driven straight trucks for 38 years, 
accumulating 2.66 million miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 
34 years, accumulating 2.38 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.

Donald Wallace

    Mr. Wallace, 57, has a corneal scar, aphakia, and secondary to 
exotropia in his right eye due to a trauma during childhood. The visual 
acuity in his right eye is light perception, and in his left eye, 20/
20. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ``At this 
time, I feel Mr. Wallace is visually capable of maintaining his current 
CDL license that he has held for the last 12 years.'' Mr. Wallace 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 
80,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 10 years, 
accumulating 80,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Illinois. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

Loran J. Weiler

    Mr. Weiler, 56, has had a retinal detachment 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 2014, his 
ophthalmologist stated, ``With Loran's overall visual acuity of 20/20, 
visual fields of greater than 120 degrees and color vision being 
normal, I do consider him to have sufficient vision to perform driving 
tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Weiler reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 36 years, accumulating 180,000 
miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 36 years, accumulating 
180,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Iowa. His driving record for 
the last 3 years shows one crash, to which he did not contribute and 
was not cited, and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Frederick J. Zuech

    Mr. Zuech, 60, has a prosthetic right eye due to a traumatic 
incident in 1979. The visual acuity in his right eye is no light 
perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 
2014, his optometrist stated, ``Pt's OS has full visual field to 120 
degrees. PT also has full color vision in the OS based on Ishihara 
testing. Pt's OS is healthy with no pathology noted. Based on all 
measurements, I do feel he is safe to continue to perform the driving 
tasks necessary to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Zuech reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 42 years, accumulating 1.05 
million miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 40 years, 
accumulating 200,000 miles. He holds a Class AM CDL from New York. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

III. Public Participation and Request for Comments

    FMCSA encourages you to participate by submitting comments and 
related materials.

Submitting Comments

    If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this 
notice, indicate the specific section of this document to which each 
comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or 
recommendation. You

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may submit your comments and material online or by fax, mail, or hand 
delivery, but please use only one of these means. FMCSA recommends that 
you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a 
phone number in the body of your document so the Agency can contact you 
if it has questions regarding your submission.
    To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov and 
put the docket number FMCSA-2014-0010 in the ``Keyword'' box, and click 
``Search. When the new screen appears, click on ``Comment Now!'' button 
and type your comment into the text box in the following screen. Choose 
whether you are submitting your comment as an individual or on behalf 
of a third party and then submit. If you submit your comments by mail 
or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 8\1/
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, self-addressed postcard or 
envelope.
    FMCSA will consider all comments and material received during the 
comment period and may change this notice based on your comments.

Viewing Comments and Documents

    To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble 
as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov and 
insert the docket number FMCSA-2014-0010 in the ``Keyword'' box and 
click ``Search.'' Next, click ``Open Docket Folder'' button and choose 
the document listed to review. If you do not have access to the 
Internet, you may view the docket online by visiting the Docket 
Management Facility in Room W12-140 on the ground floor of the DOT West 
Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

    Dated: August 21, 2014.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2014-20625 Filed 8-28-14; 8:45 am]
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