Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 58856-58860 [2014-23238]

Download as PDF 58856 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 189 / Tuesday, September 30, 2014 / Notices availability of Advisory Circular (AC) 187–1H which transmits an updated schedule of charges for services of FAA Flight Standards Aviation Safety Inspectors outside the United States. The advisory circular has been updated in accordance with the procedures listed in 14 CFR Part 187, Appendix A. DATES: This AC is effective on October 1, 2014. ADDRESSES: How to obtain copies: A copy of this publication may be downloaded from: http://www.faa.gov/ documentLibrary/media/Advisory_ Circular/.pdf FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Tish Thompkins-Imafidon, Flight Standards Service, AFS–50, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591, telephone (202) 385–8097. Issued in Washington, DC on September 25, 2014. John Duncan, Director, Flight Standards Service. [FR Doc. 2014–23252 Filed 9–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2014–0296] 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 33 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 October 30, 2014. All comments will be investigated by FMCSA. The exemptions will be issued the day after the comment period closes. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA– tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Sep 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 2014–0296 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, R.N., 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 regarding viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Docket Services, telephone (202) 366–9826. PO 00000 Frm 00132 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 33 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 Terry A. Adler Mr. Adler, 38, has had 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 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘His right eye is slightly amblyopic. He should have no problems operating and continuing to operate a CMV.’’ Mr. Adler reported that he has driven straight trucks for 18 years, accumulating 180,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 18 years, accumulating 900,000 miles. He holds a Class A3 CDL from South Dakota. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Richard J. Beck Mr. Beck, 57, has had a macular scar and histoplasmosis in his left eye since 2004. 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 Mr. Richard J. Beck has completed the above test acurately [sic], and is able to safley [sic] perform the driving task required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Beck reported that he has driven straight trucks for 28 years, accumulating 728,000 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. Avis C. Bell Mr. Bell, 72, has had a retinal detachment and glaucoma in his right eye since 2003. The visual acuity in his right eye is no light perception, and in his left eye, 20/25. Following an E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 189 / Tuesday, September 30, 2014 / Notices examination in 2014, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘I feel the patients [sic] vision in his left eye is sufficient to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Bell reported that he has driven buses for 3 years, accumulating 19,500 miles. He holds a chauffer’s license from Indiana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Jeffrey L. Bendix Mr. Bendix, 44, has had 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 stated, ‘‘In my medical opinion Jeff Bendix has significant vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Bendix reported that he has driven straight trucks for 25 years, accumulating 125,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 15 years, accumulating 15,000 miles. He holds a Class C3 CDL from South Dakota. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Edward L. Bon Mr. Bon, 42, 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 ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘In my opinion, his vision is sufficient to perform his driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Bon reported that he has driven straight trucks for 6 years, accumulating 90,000 miles. He holds a chauffer’s license from Louisiana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. William L. Brady Mr. Brady, 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, 20/150. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘In my opinion William has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Brady reported that he has driven straight trucks for 17 years, accumulating 42,500 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Kansas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Sep 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 Marty R. Brewster Mr. Brewster, 31, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/80, and in his left eye, 20/10. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘Mr. Brewster was seen in my office on July 11, 2014 for an exam to evaluate his vision for renewal of his commercial driver’s license . . . Mr. Brewster is capable of driving any motor vehicle in my professional opinion.’’ Mr. Brewster reported that he has driven straight trucks for 9 years, accumulating 135,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 9 years, accumulating 67,500 miles. He holds an operator’s license from Oklahoma. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. John M. Brown Mr. Brown, 50, has had histoplasmosis 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, ‘‘It is in my professional opinion that Mr. Brown has sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Brown reported that he has driven straight trucks for 7 years, accumulating 72,800 miles. He holds an operator’s license from Kentucky. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Robert M. Cassell, Jr. Mr. Cassell, 46, has had central serous retinopathy in his left eye since 2007. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/ 15, and in his left eye, 20/80. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Robert Cassell has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Cassell reported that he has driven straight trucks for 28 years, accumulating 700,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 20 years, accumulating 600,000 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. Henry L. Chrestensen, Sr. Mr. Chrestensen, 58, has enucleation in his left eye due to a traumatic incident in 2012. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination in 2013, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘In my medical opinion as a board certified PO 00000 Frm 00133 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58857 ophthalmologist, I believe you have sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required in operating a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Chrestensen reported that he has driven straight trucks for 1 year, accumulating 45,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 35 years, accumulating 3.68 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. Charles D. Cohoon Mr. Cohoon, 67, has a macular scar in his right eye due to a traumatic incident during birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200, and in his left eye, 20/20. Mr. Cohoon reported that he has driven buses for 4 years, accumulating 4,000 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. Jack M. Conklin Mr. Conklin, 60, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/30 and in his left eye, counting fingers. Following an examination in 2013, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘In my opinion, Mr. Conklin has sufficient vision to continue performing the driving of a commercial vehicle, which he has done for decades.’’ Mr. Conklin reported that he has driven straight trucks for 40 years, accumulating 800,000 miles. He holds an operator’s license from Nebraska. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Michael E. Cummins Mr. Cummins, 66, has a macular scar in his left eye due to a traumatic incident at birth. 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, Michael Cummins has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Cummins reported that he has driven straight trucks for 50 years, accumulating 600,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 35 years, accumulating 1.75 million 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. Dave J. Eckert Mr. Eckert, 44, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The visual acuity E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1 58858 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 189 / Tuesday, September 30, 2014 / Notices 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 Dave Eckert has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Eckert reported that he has driven straight trucks for 11 years, accumulating 22,000 miles, and tractortrailer combinations for 11 years, accumulating 451,000 miles. He holds a Class AM1 CDL from California. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Sanford L. Goodwin Mr. Goodwin, 51, has had central suppression consistent with 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 2014, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘Patient visual deficiency is stable and I feel that Mr. Goodwin has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Goodwin reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 6 years, accumulating 75,000 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. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Tonia L. Graves Ms. Graves, 38, has had strabismic amblyopia in her left eye since birth. The visual acuity in her right eye is 20/20, and in her left eye, 20/60. Following an examination in 2014, her optometrist stated, ‘‘It is my professional opinion that Ms. Graves is capable of performing all driving tasks and is safe to operate a commercial vehicle. Although I did recommend a pair of distance glasses for Ms. Graves, the prescription is not high enough to warrant it being a requirement for her driving.’’ Ms. Graves reported that she has driven buses for 6.5 years, accumulating 71,500 miles. She holds an operator’s license from Arizona. Her driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Gregory S. Hatten Mr. Hatten, 57, has had a macular scar due to a bacterial infection 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 that Mr. Greg Hatten has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Hatten reported that he VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Sep 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 has driven straight trucks for 36 years, accumulating 720,000 miles. He holds an operator’s license from Louisiana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Jason P. Jones Mr. Jones, 44, has had vision loss due to end stage maculopathy from toxoplasmosis 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 do certify that, in my medical opinion, Mr. Jones does have sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Jones reported that he has driven straight trucks for 20 years, accumulating 110,000 miles. He holds an operator’s license from Indiana. 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. Jason R. King Mr. King, 34, 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, 20/400. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘In my medical opinion, based on his testing and 13 years without incident, I believe Mr. King has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. King reported that he has driven straight trucks for 12 years, accumulating 6,000 miles. He holds an operator’s license from Missouri. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Theodore J. Laycock Mr. Laycock, 68, has complete loss of vision in his left eye due to a traumatic incident in 1972. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination in 2014, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘In my medical opinion, patient has been monocular since 1972. Has excellent vision OD with normal field and is able to preform [sic] the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Laycock reported that he has driven straight trucks for 51 years, accumulating 1.28 million miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 11 years, accumulating 132,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Massachusetts. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. PO 00000 Frm 00134 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Thomas J. Long III Mr. Long, 45, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/15, and in his left eye, 20/150. Following an examination in 2014, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘Lifelong deficiency of vision in the left eye. There is no evidence of progression . . . He seems to be able to operate a commercial vehicle in state for many years and has had the ability to do the same task interstate in the past, before he allowed his waiver to lapse. Thus in my opinion there is no change that would have reduced or eliminate [sic] that ability which he has shown evidence of having in the past.’’ Mr. Long reported that he has driven straight trucks for 27 years, accumulating 1.62 million miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Maryland. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and two convictions for moving violations in a CMV; in one instance he exceeded the speed limit by 18 mph; in another instance, he was using a hand-held telephone while operating a moving vehicle. Marcus E. Manson Mr. Manson, 35, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/30, and in his left eye, 20/200. Following an examination in 2014, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘In my opinion, patient’s vision of 30/30 [sic] in the right eye and 20/200 in the left eye is stable and should be sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Manson reported that he has driven straight trucks for 6 years, accumulating 9,000 miles. He holds an operator’s license from Texas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Thomas J. McClure Mr. McClure, 61, has had central retinal artery occlusion in his right eye since 1998. 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 opinion, Tom has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. McClure reported that he has driven straight trucks for 33 years, accumulating 412,500 miles. He holds an operator’s license from Iowa. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 189 / Tuesday, September 30, 2014 / Notices Steven W. Miller Mr. Miller, 61, has had amblyopia and exotropia 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 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘I, Michael G. Bonner, OD certify that Steve 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 12 years, accumulating 600,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 10 years, accumulating 10,000 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. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Aaron F. Naylor Mr. Naylor, 31, has enucleation in his left eye due to a traumatic incident in 2010. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination in 2014, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘Mr. Naylor may resume his commercial driving duties. He has no visual restriction.’’ Mr. Naylor reported that he has driven straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 45,000 miles, tractor-trailer combinations for 5 years, accumulating 625,000 miles, and buses for 1 year, accumulating 4,000 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. Billy R. O’Guynn Mr. O’Guynn, 48, has complete loss of vision in his left eye due to a traumatic incident during 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 ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘Based on my examination, I consider that Mr. O’Guynn has sufficient vision and visual function to perform the tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle without restriction.’’ Mr. O’Guynn reported that he has driven straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 210,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 25 years, accumulating 2.06 million miles. He holds a Class AMV 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. Walter B. Peltier Mr. Peltier, 67, has had strabismic amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/ VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Sep 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 30, and in his left eye, 20/60. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘In my medical opinion Walter Peltier has sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Peltier reported that he has driven tractortrailer combinations for 38 years, accumulating 2.01 million miles. He holds an operator’s license from Arizona. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Gregory S. Rasnic Mr. Rasnic, 43, 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 2014, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘In my medical opinion, he does have sufficient vision in his left eye according to current guidelines to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle for Interstate Commerce [sic].’’ Mr. Rasnic reported that he has driven straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 57,600 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. Jimmy D. Renfroe Mr. Renfroe, 27, has a cataract in his right eye due to a traumatic incident 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, ‘‘. . . in my medical opinion, Mr. Renfroe has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Renfroe reported that he has driven straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 121,800 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 3 years, accumulating 90,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Arkansas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Sabahudin Sabic Mr. Sabic, 46, has a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic incident in 1993. 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, ‘‘I believe Mr. Sabic knows his own limitations of both field of vision and depth perception, therefore yes he should be granted a license to drive a semi.’’ Mr. Sabic reported that he has driven tractortrailer combinations for 7 years, PO 00000 Frm 00135 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58859 accumulating 140,000 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. Klifford N. Siemens Mr. Siemens, 53, 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 optometrist stated, ‘‘I see no reason why Mr. Siemens wouldn’t be able to operate a commercial vehicle on the roadways as far as his eyes are concerned.’’ Mr. Siemens reported that he has driven straight trucks for 20 years, accumulating 20,000 miles, and tractortrailer combinations for 11 years, accumulating 440,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Kansas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Aaron H. Walser Mr. Walser, 45, has a retinal detachment in his right eye due to a traumatic incident in 1990. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/350, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘Mr. Walser has had this visual defect for so long that he has adapted very well to it and I do not believe that it will impair his ability to operate a commercial vehicle, as he has been operating one for 30 years or so.’’ Mr. Walser reported that he has driven straight trucks for 25 years, accumulating 1.25 million miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 25 years, accumulating 1.25 million 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. John A. Workman Mr. Workman, 44, has had strabismic amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/ 80, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘It is my impression that John Workman has sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Workman reported that he has driven straight trucks for 2.5 years, accumulating 120,000 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. E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1 58860 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 189 / Tuesday, September 30, 2014 / Notices III. Public Participation and Request for Comments FMCSA encourages you to participate by submitting comments and related materials. Submitting Comments tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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–2014–0296 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, click ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ button and choose the document listed to review. 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To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov and put the docket number FMCSA–2014–0296 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, selfaddressed postcard or envelope. FMCSA will consider all comments and material received during the comment period and may change this notice based on your comments. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Issued on: September 18, 2014. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. Jkt 232001 Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2014–0082] Petition for Waiver of Compliance In accordance with Part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this document provides the public notice that by a document dated, August 11, 2014, Mr. Brian Wise, General Manager of the Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad (MRSR), petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR Part 215, Railroad Freight Car Safety Standards. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2014–0082. Specifically, MRSR requests a waiver from the stenciling requirements of 49 CFR 215.303, Stenciling of restricted cars, and the reflectorization requirements of 49 CFR 224.3, Applicability, for three skeleton log cars (Car Numbers CW 238, CW 187, and CW 208), and two flatcars with log bunks (Car Numbers CW 251 and MRSR 449). MRSR states that it is a tourist railroad operation that operates between Elbe, and Mineral, WA. The subject equipment is operated by MRSR on a portion of the Tacoma Rail-leased track from Milepost (MP) 45.3M in Elbe to MP 51.9M in Mineral. This track is FRA Class 1. MRSR is operated by paid employees and volunteer members of the Western Forest Industries Museum (WFIM)—a non-profit organization under the laws of the State of Washington—and is entirely for historical and educational purposes. WFIM was incorporated in the State of Washington in 1965, and has operated as a historic tourist railroad since 1981. MRSR does not interchange the equipment subject to this petition with the general system of railroad, although it does have a connection to facilitate the movement of rail equipment onto MRSR trackage for preservation purposes. MRSR seeks relief for operation of this freight equipment for use in tourist railroad operations and for ‘‘photo freights,’’ which are freight trains of historical equipment operated for the purposes of providing an opportunity for the public to view freight trains of a bygone era. MRSR also operates PO 00000 Frm 00136 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 passenger cars in conjunction with its tourist operations. Photo freight trains provide an additional source of income for MRSR to enable MRSR to maintain and preserve the museum collection. As an operating railroad museum, MRSR maintains freight equipment restored with original markings and reporting marks in an effort to interpret the history of West Coast logging railroads in the early 20th Century. Freight cars are maintained and operated exclusively on the MRSR for interpretation and occasional photo freight events. These cars are typically operated while empty in photo freight service. Photo freight events are only held periodically on MRSR with the cars typically operating in this service no more than two to four times per year. The cars listed in this petition may also double as maintenance-of-way cars (e.g., flatcar, when not in photo freight service). MRSR has a good compliance history. The museum continues to endeavor to maintain all equipment, operation and track to FRA compliance standards. Throughout the operation of MRSR, FRA has not found it necessary to issue any violations for failure to comply with FRA mechanical safety regulations. MRSR has not experienced any derailments or accidents with the equipment referenced in this petition since the railroad began operations in 1981. MRSR also states that the subject cars are operated at a maximum speed of 10 mph and typically travel no more than 30 miles per day. MRSR believes granting of the waiver sought in the petition will benefit MRSR by allowing continued use of historic freight equipment for tourist, interpretive, and educational purposes. MRSR generates revenue from its operations which help fund the ongoing preservation activities of the museum. In addition, the local economy also benefited as a result of MRSR tourist trains and museum activities. MRSR indicates that all equipment operated on MRSR is maintained by the museum using knowledgeable employees, museum members, and outside contractors as needed to perform freight car safety inspections. MRSR will conduct a detailed inspection of each restricted freight car once every 10 years, which will include raising each car off its trucks for inspection of the car’s center plate and truck center bowl. Each car will be serviced and repaired prior to being returned to service. Records of such inspection will be maintained by MRSR. Regarding the stenciling waiver, MRSR stated that it does not interchange these restricted freight cars with any railroad and as such, the cars E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 189 (Tuesday, September 30, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58856-58860]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-23238]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2014-0296]


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 33 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 October 30, 2014. All 
comments will be investigated by FMCSA. The exemptions will be issued 
the day after the comment period closes.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA-2014-0296 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, R.N., 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 
regarding 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 33 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

Terry A. Adler

    Mr. Adler, 38, has had 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 2014, his optometrist stated, ``His right 
eye is slightly amblyopic. He should have no problems operating and 
continuing to operate a CMV.'' Mr. Adler reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 18 years, accumulating 180,000 miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for 18 years, accumulating 900,000 miles. He holds 
a Class A3 CDL from South Dakota. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Richard J. Beck

    Mr. Beck, 57, has had a macular scar and histoplasmosis in his left 
eye since 2004. 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 Mr. Richard J. Beck has completed the 
above test acurately [sic], and is able to safley [sic] perform the 
driving task required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Beck 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 28 years, accumulating 
728,000 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.

Avis C. Bell

    Mr. Bell, 72, has had a retinal detachment and glaucoma in his 
right eye since 2003. The visual acuity in his right eye is no light 
perception, and in his left eye, 20/25. Following an

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examination in 2014, his ophthalmologist stated, ``I feel the patients 
[sic] vision in his left eye is sufficient to perform the driving tasks 
required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Bell reported that he 
has driven buses for 3 years, accumulating 19,500 miles. He holds a 
chauffer's license from Indiana. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Jeffrey L. Bendix

    Mr. Bendix, 44, has had 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 stated, ``In my 
medical opinion Jeff Bendix has significant vision to perform the 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Bendix 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 25 years, accumulating 
125,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 15 years, 
accumulating 15,000 miles. He holds a Class C3 CDL from South Dakota. 
His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Edward L. Bon

    Mr. Bon, 42, 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 ophthalmologist stated, ``In my opinion, his 
vision is sufficient to perform his driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Bon reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 6 years, accumulating 90,000 miles. He holds a chauffer's 
license from Louisiana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows 
no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

William L. Brady

    Mr. Brady, 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, 20/150. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, 
``In my opinion William has sufficient vision to perform the driving 
tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Brady reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 17 years, accumulating 42,500 
miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Kansas. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations 
in a CMV.

Marty R. Brewster

    Mr. Brewster, 31, has had amblyopia in his right eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/80, and in his left 
eye, 20/10. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, 
``Mr. Brewster was seen in my office on July 11, 2014 for an exam to 
evaluate his vision for renewal of his commercial driver's license . . 
. Mr. Brewster is capable of driving any motor vehicle in my 
professional opinion.'' Mr. Brewster reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 9 years, accumulating 135,000 miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for 9 years, accumulating 67,500 miles. He holds 
an operator's license from Oklahoma. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

John M. Brown

    Mr. Brown, 50, has had histoplasmosis 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, ``It is in my professional opinion that Mr. Brown has 
sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Brown reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 7 years, accumulating 72,800 miles. He holds an operator's 
license from Kentucky. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Robert M. Cassell, Jr.

    Mr. Cassell, 46, has had central serous retinopathy in his left eye 
since 2007. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/15, and in his 
left eye, 20/80. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist 
stated, ``In my medical opinion, Robert Cassell has sufficient vision 
to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Cassell reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
28 years, accumulating 700,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations 
for 20 years, accumulating 600,000 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.

Henry L. Chrestensen, Sr.

    Mr. Chrestensen, 58, has enucleation in his left eye due to a 
traumatic incident in 2012. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/
20, and in his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination 
in 2013, his ophthalmologist stated, ``In my medical opinion as a board 
certified ophthalmologist, I believe you have sufficient vision to 
perform the driving tasks required in operating a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. Chrestensen reported that he has driven straight trucks for 1 year, 
accumulating 45,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 35 
years, accumulating 3.68 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.

Charles D. Cohoon

    Mr. Cohoon, 67, has a macular scar in his right eye due to a 
traumatic incident during birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 
20/200, and in his left eye, 20/20. Mr. Cohoon reported that he has 
driven buses for 4 years, accumulating 4,000 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.

Jack M. Conklin

    Mr. Conklin, 60, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/30 and in his left eye, 
counting fingers. Following an examination in 2013, his ophthalmologist 
stated, ``In my opinion, Mr. Conklin has sufficient vision to continue 
performing the driving of a commercial vehicle, which he has done for 
decades.'' Mr. Conklin reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
40 years, accumulating 800,000 miles. He holds an operator's license 
from Nebraska. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes 
and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Michael E. Cummins

    Mr. Cummins, 66, has a macular scar in his left eye due to a 
traumatic incident at birth. 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, Michael Cummins has sufficient 
vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Cummins reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
50 years, accumulating 600,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations 
for 35 years, accumulating 1.75 million 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.

Dave J. Eckert

    Mr. Eckert, 44, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The 
visual acuity

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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 
Dave Eckert has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required 
to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Eckert reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 11 years, accumulating 22,000 miles, and 
tractor-trailer combinations for 11 years, accumulating 451,000 miles. 
He holds a Class AM1 CDL from California. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations 
in a CMV.

Sanford L. Goodwin

    Mr. Goodwin, 51, has had central suppression consistent with 
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 2014, his ophthalmologist stated, ``Patient visual 
deficiency is stable and I feel that Mr. Goodwin has sufficient vision 
to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Goodwin reported that he has driven tractor-trailer 
combinations for 6 years, accumulating 75,000 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.

Tonia L. Graves

    Ms. Graves, 38, has had strabismic amblyopia in her left eye since 
birth. The visual acuity in her right eye is 20/20, and in her left 
eye, 20/60. Following an examination in 2014, her optometrist stated, 
``It is my professional opinion that Ms. Graves is capable of 
performing all driving tasks and is safe to operate a commercial 
vehicle. Although I did recommend a pair of distance glasses for Ms. 
Graves, the prescription is not high enough to warrant it being a 
requirement for her driving.'' Ms. Graves reported that she has driven 
buses for 6.5 years, accumulating 71,500 miles. She holds an operator's 
license from Arizona. Her driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Gregory S. Hatten

    Mr. Hatten, 57, has had a macular scar due to a bacterial infection 
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 that Mr. Greg Hatten has sufficient 
vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Hatten reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
36 years, accumulating 720,000 miles. He holds an operator's license 
from Louisiana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Jason P. Jones

    Mr. Jones, 44, has had vision loss due to end stage maculopathy 
from toxoplasmosis 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 do certify that, in my 
medical opinion, Mr. Jones does have sufficient vision to perform the 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Jones 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 20 years, accumulating 
110,000 miles. He holds an operator's license from Indiana. 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.

Jason R. King

    Mr. King, 34, 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, 
20/400. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ``In 
my medical opinion, based on his testing and 13 years without incident, 
I believe Mr. King has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks 
required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. King reported that he 
has driven straight trucks for 12 years, accumulating 6,000 miles. He 
holds an operator's license from Missouri. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations 
in a CMV.

Theodore J. Laycock

    Mr. Laycock, 68, has complete loss of vision in his left eye due to 
a traumatic incident in 1972. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/
20, and in his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination 
in 2014, his ophthalmologist stated, ``In my medical opinion, patient 
has been monocular since 1972. Has excellent vision OD with normal 
field and is able to preform [sic] the driving tasks required to 
operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Laycock reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 51 years, accumulating 1.28 million miles, and 
tractor-trailer combinations for 11 years, accumulating 132,000 miles. 
He holds a Class A CDL from Massachusetts. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations 
in a CMV.

Thomas J. Long III

    Mr. Long, 45, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/15, and in his left eye, 20/
150. Following an examination in 2014, his ophthalmologist stated, 
``Lifelong deficiency of vision in the left eye. There is no evidence 
of progression . . . He seems to be able to operate a commercial 
vehicle in state for many years and has had the ability to do the same 
task interstate in the past, before he allowed his waiver to lapse. 
Thus in my opinion there is no change that would have reduced or 
eliminate [sic] that ability which he has shown evidence of having in 
the past.'' Mr. Long reported that he has driven straight trucks for 27 
years, accumulating 1.62 million miles. He holds a Class B CDL from 
Maryland. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
two convictions for moving violations in a CMV; in one instance he 
exceeded the speed limit by 18 mph; in another instance, he was using a 
hand-held telephone while operating a moving vehicle.

Marcus E. Manson

    Mr. Manson, 35, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/30, and in his left eye, 20/
200. Following an examination in 2014, his ophthalmologist stated, ``In 
my opinion, patient's vision of 30/30 [sic] in the right eye and 20/200 
in the left eye is stable and should be sufficient vision to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Manson reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 6 years, accumulating 9,000 miles. He holds an operator's 
license from Texas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Thomas J. McClure

    Mr. McClure, 61, has had central retinal artery occlusion in his 
right eye since 1998. 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 opinion, Tom has sufficient 
vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. McClure reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
33 years, accumulating 412,500 miles. He holds an operator's license 
from Iowa. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

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Steven W. Miller

    Mr. Miller, 61, has had amblyopia and exotropia 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 2014, his optometrist 
stated, ``I, Michael G. Bonner, OD certify that Steve 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 12 years, accumulating 600,000 miles, and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 10 years, accumulating 10,000 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.

Aaron F. Naylor

    Mr. Naylor, 31, has enucleation in his left eye due to a traumatic 
incident in 2010. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in 
his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination in 2014, 
his ophthalmologist stated, ``Mr. Naylor may resume his commercial 
driving duties. He has no visual restriction.'' Mr. Naylor reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 45,000 
miles, tractor-trailer combinations for 5 years, accumulating 625,000 
miles, and buses for 1 year, accumulating 4,000 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.

Billy R. O'Guynn

    Mr. O'Guynn, 48, has complete loss of vision in his left eye due to 
a traumatic incident during 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 ophthalmologist stated, ``Based on my 
examination, I consider that Mr. O'Guynn has sufficient vision and 
visual function to perform the tasks required to operate a commercial 
vehicle without restriction.'' Mr. O'Guynn reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 210,000 miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for 25 years, accumulating 2.06 million miles. He 
holds a Class AMV 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.

Walter B. Peltier

    Mr. Peltier, 67, has had strabismic amblyopia 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 2014, his optometrist stated, 
``In my medical opinion Walter Peltier has sufficient vision to perform 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Peltier 
reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 38 years, 
accumulating 2.01 million miles. He holds an operator's license from 
Arizona. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Gregory S. Rasnic

    Mr. Rasnic, 43, 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 2014, his ophthalmologist 
stated, ``In my medical opinion, he does have sufficient vision in his 
left eye according to current guidelines to perform the driving tasks 
required to operate a commercial vehicle for Interstate Commerce 
[sic].'' Mr. Rasnic reported that he has driven straight trucks for 3 
years, accumulating 57,600 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.

Jimmy D. Renfroe

    Mr. Renfroe, 27, has a cataract in his right eye due to a traumatic 
incident 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, ``. . . in my medical opinion, Mr. 
Renfroe has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to 
operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Renfroe reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 121,800 miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for 3 years, accumulating 90,000 miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from Arkansas. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Sabahudin Sabic

    Mr. Sabic, 46, has a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic 
incident in 1993. 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, ``I believe Mr. Sabic knows his own limitations 
of both field of vision and depth perception, therefore yes he should 
be granted a license to drive a semi.'' Mr. Sabic reported that he has 
driven tractor-trailer combinations for 7 years, accumulating 140,000 
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.

Klifford N. Siemens

    Mr. Siemens, 53, 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 optometrist stated, ``I see 
no reason why Mr. Siemens wouldn't be able to operate a commercial 
vehicle on the roadways as far as his eyes are concerned.'' Mr. Siemens 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 20 years, accumulating 
20,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 11 years, 
accumulating 440,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Kansas. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

Aaron H. Walser

    Mr. Walser, 45, has a retinal detachment in his right eye due to a 
traumatic incident in 1990. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/
350, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2014, his 
optometrist stated, ``Mr. Walser has had this visual defect for so long 
that he has adapted very well to it and I do not believe that it will 
impair his ability to operate a commercial vehicle, as he has been 
operating one for 30 years or so.'' Mr. Walser reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 25 years, accumulating 1.25 million miles, 
and tractor-trailer combinations for 25 years, accumulating 1.25 
million 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.

John A. Workman

    Mr. Workman, 44, has had strabismic amblyopia in his right eye 
since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/80, and in his 
left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist 
stated, ``It is my impression that John Workman has sufficient vision 
to perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. Workman reported that he has driven straight trucks for 2.5 years, 
accumulating 120,000 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.

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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 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-2014-0296 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-2014-0296 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.

    Issued on: September 18, 2014.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2014-23238 Filed 9-29-14; 8:45 am]
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