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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 87 / Wednesday, May 6, 2015 / Notices SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration #14291 and #14292; VIRGINIA Disaster # VA–00056] Non-Profit Organizations Without Credit Available Elsewhere ..................................... Administrative Declaration of a Disaster for the Commonwealth of Virginia U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the Commonwealth of Virginia dated 04/28/2015. Incident: Severe Storms and Flooding. Incident Period: 02/14/2015 through 03/08/2015. Effective Date: 04/28/2015. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 06/29/2015. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 01/28/2016. ADDRESSES: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. 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[FR Doc. 2015–10519 Filed 5–5–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0047] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\06MYN1.SGM 06MYN1 26132 ACTION: Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 87 / Wednesday, May 6, 2015 / Notices Notice of denials. FMCSA announces its denial of 97 applications from individuals who requested an exemption from the Federal vision standard applicable to interstate truck and bus drivers and the reasons for the denials. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemptions does not provide a level of safety that will be equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles A. Horan, III, Director, Carrier, Driver and Vehicle Safety Standards, (202) 366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W64–224, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption from the Federal vision standard for a renewable 2-year period if it finds ‘‘such an exemption would likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level that would be achieved absent such an exemption.’’ The procedures for requesting an exemption are set forth in 49 CFR part 381. Accordingly, FMCSA evaluated 97 individual exemption requests on their merit and made a determination that these applicants do not satisfy the criteria eligibility or meet the terms and conditions of the Federal exemption program. Each applicant has, prior to this notice, received a letter of final disposition on the exemption request. Those decision letters fully outlined the basis for the denial and constitute final Agency action. The list published in this notice summarizes the Agency’s recent denials as required under 49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(4) by periodically publishing names and reasons for denial. The following applicant, Douglas R. Yurek, did not have sufficient driving experience over the past three years under normal highway operating conditions. The following 22 applicants had no experience operating a CMV: James D. Bakken VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:43 May 05, 2015 Jkt 235001 Travis D. Bartholomy Scott R. Beaulieu Michael Carter Stephen J. Cossalter Michael T. Long-Grant Richard J. March Kevin L. McLeod Christopher R. Mehaffey Cole W. Mogannam Marcus M. Noble Adam J. O’Dell Mojeed K. Okedara Torrence R. Perry Randall T. Petersheim Sunni R. Ross Stevo Saric Richard Shadrick Kevin Usher Brian Washington Trent Weatherford John R. Weitekamp The following 24 applicants did not have three years of experience driving a CMV on public highways with their vision deficiencies: Paul D. Ashwood, Sr. Juan Bekusus Dale Carter Ronald T. Dell, Jr. Charles J. Dobson Lauren D. Gay Derk J. Gerritsen David D. Gillis Russell C. Gordon Jeffrey J. Graham Ernesto Herrera Alan J. Horn Peter A. Kaczor Charles F. Kiefat Chad W. Klein Ronald L. Kuhle Stephen C. Linardos Cody N. McDonnell Joseph McKinney Kenneth G. McLeod Shaun O. McMahon Reymundo Rodriguez Gregory D. Sheldon Terry P. Tyler, Jr. The following six applicants did not have three years of recent experience driving a CMV with the vision deficiency: Darrel Tchida Joshua H. Boatright George Patterson Travis D. Nye Onoride S. Ogbotor Gary L. Vanosdel The following applicant, Clifton J. Barnes, did not have sufficient driving experience during the past three years under normal highway operating conditions: The following applicant, Donald R. Lewis, Jr., had more than two commercial motor vehicle violations during the three-year period and/or PO 00000 Frm 00138 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 application process. Each applicant is only allowed two moving violations. The following three applicants had their CDLs suspended in relation to a moving violation during the three-year period. Applicants do not qualify for an exemption with a suspension during the three-year period: Daryl Wojcik Angel Marrero Dyvon Small The following two applicants were unable to obtain a statement from an optometrist or ophthalmologist stating that he was able to operate a commercial vehicle from a vision standpoint: George A. Kaiser Alejandro Huerta The following six applicants were denied for miscellaneous/multiple reasons: Gill T. Thompson Anthony E. Allegra David W. Nicholson Billy Bailey Robert K. Lowe, Jr. Bayardo A. Ordenana The following applicant, Anthony Buisseteth, did not have stable vision for the entire three-year period. The following three applicants never submitted the documents required for a vision exemption: Israel Resto Edward Labounty, II Harry Rowlinson, Jr. The following 14 applicants met the current federal vision standards. Exemptions are not required for applicants who meet the current regulations for vision: Robert W. Enevold Keith E. Dugger Marvin R. Roetcisoender Robert Williams Kevin L. Byrd Dallas Lahman Brad Koenig Raymond Banks Ernest F. Salas Matthew D. Kaaz Patrick J. McHugh Timothy W. Carr Savuth Pich Elias P. Raymundo The following applicant, Dale A. Briggs, Jr., held a medical card that was valid for less than six months. The following nine applicants were denied because they will not be driving interstate, interstate commerce, or are not required to carry a DOT medical card: Richard M. Schulman Mike Nenovich Lester Walker E:\FR\FM\06MYN1.SGM 06MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 87 / Wednesday, May 6, 2015 / Notices Javier F. Gonzalez Wayne G. Howard Luis E. Abreu Roger McGrath William D. Greenwell Joseph J. Gelfo Finally, the following three applicants perform transportation for the federal government, state, or any political subdivision of the state. Angel Rosado Charles Severson Roy L. March Issued on: April 30, 2015. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2015–10604 Filed 5–5–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0058] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, FMCSA, DOT. ACTION: Notice of applications for exemptions request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 42 individuals for exemption from the prohibition against persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals with ITDM to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. SUMMARY: Comments must be received on or before June 5, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA– 2015–0058 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. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:43 May 05, 2015 Jkt 235001 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 Federal Docket Management System (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: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles A. Horan, III, Director, Carrier, Driver and Vehicle Safety Standards, (202) 366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W64–224, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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.’’ The statute also allows the Agency to renew exemptions at the end of the 2-year period. The 42 individuals listed in this notice have recently requested such an exemption from the diabetes prohibition in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3), which applies to drivers of CMVs in interstate commerce. Accordingly, the Agency will evaluate the qualifications of each applicant to determine whether granting the PO 00000 Frm 00139 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26133 exemption will achieve the required level of safety mandated by statute. II. Qualifications of Applicants Robert L. Adams Mr. Adams, 44, has had ITDM since 1999. His endocrinologist examined him in 2014 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Adams understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Adams meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2014 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Georgia. Steven D. Beale Mr. Beale, 60, has had ITDM since 2009. His endocrinologist examined him in 2015 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Beale understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Beale meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2015 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Washington. Kevin N. Bigham Mr. Bigham, 54, has had ITDM since 2010. His endocrinologist examined him in 2014 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Bigham understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Bigham meets the E:\FR\FM\06MYN1.SGM 06MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2015-0047]


Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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

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ACTION: Notice of denials.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces its denial of 97 applications from individuals 
who requested an exemption from the Federal vision standard applicable 
to interstate truck and bus drivers and the reasons for the denials. 
FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision 
requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The 
Agency has concluded that granting these exemptions does not provide a 
level of safety that will be equivalent to, or greater than, the level 
of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor 
vehicle (CMV) drivers.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles A. Horan, III, Director, 
Carrier, Driver and Vehicle Safety Standards, (202) 366-4001, 
fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Room W64-224, Washington, DC 20590-0001. Office 
hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except 
Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption 
from the Federal vision standard for a renewable 2-year period if it 
finds ``such an exemption would likely achieve a level of safety that 
is equivalent to or greater than the level that would be achieved 
absent such an exemption.'' The procedures for requesting an exemption 
are set forth in 49 CFR part 381.
    Accordingly, FMCSA evaluated 97 individual exemption requests on 
their merit and made a determination that these applicants do not 
satisfy the criteria eligibility or meet the terms and conditions of 
the Federal exemption program. Each applicant has, prior to this 
notice, received a letter of final disposition on the exemption 
request. Those decision letters fully outlined the basis for the denial 
and constitute final Agency action. The list published in this notice 
summarizes the Agency's recent denials as required under 49 U.S.C. 
31315(b)(4) by periodically publishing names and reasons for denial.
    The following applicant, Douglas R. Yurek, did not have sufficient 
driving experience over the past three years under normal highway 
operating conditions.
    The following 22 applicants had no experience operating a CMV:

James D. Bakken
Travis D. Bartholomy
Scott R. Beaulieu
Michael Carter
Stephen J. Cossalter
Michael T. Long-Grant
Richard J. March
Kevin L. McLeod
Christopher R. Mehaffey
Cole W. Mogannam
Marcus M. Noble
Adam J. O'Dell
Mojeed K. Okedara
Torrence R. Perry
Randall T. Petersheim
Sunni R. Ross
Stevo Saric
Richard Shadrick
Kevin Usher
Brian Washington
Trent Weatherford
John R. Weitekamp

    The following 24 applicants did not have three years of experience 
driving a CMV on public highways with their vision deficiencies:

Paul D. Ashwood, Sr.
Juan Bekusus
Dale Carter
Ronald T. Dell, Jr.
Charles J. Dobson
Lauren D. Gay
Derk J. Gerritsen
David D. Gillis
Russell C. Gordon
Jeffrey J. Graham
Ernesto Herrera
Alan J. Horn
Peter A. Kaczor
Charles F. Kiefat
Chad W. Klein
Ronald L. Kuhle
Stephen C. Linardos
Cody N. McDonnell
Joseph McKinney
Kenneth G. McLeod
Shaun O. McMahon
Reymundo Rodriguez
Gregory D. Sheldon
Terry P. Tyler, Jr.

    The following six applicants did not have three years of recent 
experience driving a CMV with the vision deficiency:

Darrel Tchida
Joshua H. Boatright
George Patterson
Travis D. Nye
Onoride S. Ogbotor
Gary L. Vanosdel

    The following applicant, Clifton J. Barnes, did not have sufficient 
driving experience during the past three years under normal highway 
operating conditions:
    The following applicant, Donald R. Lewis, Jr., had more than two 
commercial motor vehicle violations during the three-year period and/or 
application process. Each applicant is only allowed two moving 
violations.
    The following three applicants had their CDLs suspended in relation 
to a moving violation during the three-year period. Applicants do not 
qualify for an exemption with a suspension during the three-year 
period:

Daryl Wojcik
Angel Marrero
Dyvon Small

    The following two applicants were unable to obtain a statement from 
an optometrist or ophthalmologist stating that he was able to operate a 
commercial vehicle from a vision standpoint:

George A. Kaiser
Alejandro Huerta

    The following six applicants were denied for miscellaneous/multiple 
reasons:

Gill T. Thompson
Anthony E. Allegra
David W. Nicholson
Billy Bailey
Robert K. Lowe, Jr.
Bayardo A. Ordenana

    The following applicant, Anthony Buisseteth, did not have stable 
vision for the entire three-year period.

    The following three applicants never submitted the documents 
required for a vision exemption:
Israel Resto
Edward Labounty, II
Harry Rowlinson, Jr.

    The following 14 applicants met the current federal vision 
standards. Exemptions are not required for applicants who meet the 
current regulations for vision:

Robert W. Enevold
Keith E. Dugger
Marvin R. Roetcisoender
Robert Williams
Kevin L. Byrd
Dallas Lahman
Brad Koenig
Raymond Banks
Ernest F. Salas
Matthew D. Kaaz
Patrick J. McHugh
Timothy W. Carr
Savuth Pich
Elias P. Raymundo

    The following applicant, Dale A. Briggs, Jr., held a medical card 
that was valid for less than six months.
    The following nine applicants were denied because they will not be 
driving interstate, interstate commerce, or are not required to carry a 
DOT medical card:

Richard M. Schulman
Mike Nenovich
Lester Walker

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Javier F. Gonzalez
Wayne G. Howard
Luis E. Abreu
Roger McGrath
William D. Greenwell
Joseph J. Gelfo

    Finally, the following three applicants perform transportation for 
the federal government, state, or any political sub-division of the 
state.

Angel Rosado
Charles Severson
Roy L. March

    Issued on: April 30, 2015.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2015-10604 Filed 5-5-15; 8:45 am]
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