Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 41558-41559 [2015-17329]

Download as PDF 41558 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 135 / Wednesday, July 15, 2015 / Notices rule based on your comments. FMCSA may issue a final rule at any time after the close of the comment period. V. Viewing Comments and Documents To view comments, as well as any documents mentioned in this preamble, to submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov and in the search box insert the docket number FMCSA–2015–0063 and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, click ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ and you will find all documents and comments related to the proposed rulemaking. Issued on: July 7, 2015. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2015–17328 Filed 7–14–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0054] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of denials. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its denial of 120 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: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Background Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption from the Federal vision standard for a VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:52 Jul 14, 2015 Jkt 235001 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 120 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, Gregory J. Karkos, did not have sufficient driving experience over the past three years under normal highway operating conditions. The following 21 applicants had no experience operating a CMV: Paul M. A. Bobick Ethan W. Boze Russell B. Cochran Harold L. Coleman Logan B. Dix Terry L. Dockall Charles M. Edmonds Pedro T. Espinal Ronald A. Francis William R. Hand Kristopher M. Heitmeier Alan L. Kershisnik Nuru D. Mehammed Kevin R. Murphy Eduardo Ortiz Christopher E. Robles Jonathan R. Rogers Joseph D. Sirlin Maxwell W. Tanner Charles Wheeler Haitham N. Zegar The following 15 applicants did not have three years of experience driving a CMV on public highways with their vision deficiencies: Clairmont Boston John R. Boudreaux James A. Bullock, Jr. James L. Crain James W. Faber Joseph F. Giacometto Elmer G. Godwin, Jr. Randall L. Hall Alexander D. Harry Clyde M. Lange III Aveland E. Munroe PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Jorge M. Rios Canute O. Robinson James R. Sadlow Thomas A. Schwarz The following nine applicants did not have three years of recent experience driving a CMV with the vision deficiency: Kyle J. Bailey Charles W. Bradley Jeremy W. Culberson Albert Goodman, Jr. Jimmy R. Holman Ronald L. Irwin Wayne S. Peisert Donald L. Pons Dawn K. Waybill The following two applicants did not have sufficient driving experience during the past three years under normal highway operating conditions: Michael Garnys Edward P. Schrader II The following applicant, Marsden A. Cummings, was unable to obtain a statement from an optometrist or ophthalmologist stating that he was able to operate a commercial vehicle from a vision standpoint. The following 19 applicants were denied for multiple reasons: Shawn B. Blanton Lorena G. Booker Gaylon W. Bumpus Teddy E. Cole David R. Ford Joseph R. Fritz Alan G. Hicks Tony B. Johnson Raymond W. Lytle, Sr. William E. Montanari, Sr. Donald H. Nelson Delbert L. Priddle James D. Simental Dennis L. Smith Patrick L. Stansell Dustin L. Stone Barron A. Story Samuel M. Washington Gary E. Williams The following two applicants did not have stable vision for the entire threeyear period: Jeffrey L. Jones Carl A. Shaner The following 21 applicants met the current federal vision standards. Exemptions are not required for applicants who meet the current regulations for vision: David D. Bond Nicholas J. Carbone Harold C. Darden Douglas J. Davis Whitney R. Everhart Craig T. Gerroll Darren E. Giles E:\FR\FM\15JYN1.SGM 15JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 135 / Wednesday, July 15, 2015 / Notices Sukmindier S. Grewal Derek Griffin Bobby L. Hunter Dennis Johnson Dennis D. Kahle Enoc D. Lopez Michael D. Minchew Armont S. Nash Osvaldo Negron Charles E. Rhodes Michael C. Schaffer Jr. Brian D. Sharp Yancy D. Stone Charles R. Wulf The following 24 applicants were denied because they will not be driving interstate, interstate commerce, or are not required to carry a DOT medical card: Scott W. Andreason Michael J. Benedict Ronald R. Campbell Richard A. Cornejo Willie J. Evans Jr. Domenic L. Germano Robert L. Hodge John L. Johnson Sr. Raymond Long Evaristo Z. Martinez James C. Mcnee Jere L. Messersmith Michael D. Meyer Jeffrey R. Miller Anna M. Miller George S. Moore Steven J. Mulligan Robert Noonan Myron E. Olson Jerry W. Rufsvold Elmer F. Silcott Thomas E. Smith Anthony E. Smith Manuel Ulloa-Mendez Finally, the following five applicants perform transportation for the federal government, state, or any political subdivision of the state. Michael W. Henderson Nicholas J. Marchesani Christopher M. Pannelli Anthony J. Santi Todd W. Woronik Issued on: July 7, 2015. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2015–17329 Filed 7–14–15; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2009–0078] Petition for Waiver of Compliance In accordance with Part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:52 Jul 14, 2015 Jkt 235001 this provides the public notice that by a document dated April 14, 2015, the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA)—on behalf of Baltimore Industrial Railroad, Cloquet Terminal Railroad Company, Incorporated, and East Erie Commercial Railroad—petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for an amended waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal hours of service laws contained at 49 U.S.C. 21103(a)(4), which, in part, require a train employee to receive 48 hours off duty after initiating an on-duty period for 6 consecutive days. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2009– 0078. In its petition, ASLRRA seeks to amend its existing waiver to add the three railroads referenced above, which did not participate in ASLRRA’s prior waiver petition. FRA granted ASLRRA’s petition for a waiver extension in a letter dated February 27, 2012. The waiver allows a train employee to initiate an on-duty period each day for 6 consecutive days followed by 24 hours, rather than 48 hours, off duty. Each railroad that seeks to be added to the waiver executed a compliance letter, attesting that it complies with all of the employee consent requirements that FRA set forth in its initial decision letter, dated March 5, 2010. Additionally, each railroad will maintain the underlying employee consent or employee representative consent documents in its files for FRA inspection. A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for review online at www.regulations.gov and in person at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Docket Operations Facility, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Operations Facility is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings by submitting written views, data, or comments. FRA does not anticipate scheduling a public hearing in connection with these proceedings since the facts do not appear to warrant a hearing. If any interested party desires an opportunity for oral comment, they should notify FRA, in writing, before the end of the comment period and specify the basis for their request. All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the appropriate docket number and may be submitted by any of the following methods: PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41559 • Web site: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Operations Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Communications received by August 31, 2015 will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered as far as practicable. Anyone is able to search the electronic form of any written communications and comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the document, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its processes. 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. See also http:// www.regulations.gov/#!privacyNotice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov. Issued in Washington, DC on July 10, 2015. Ron Hynes, Director, Office of Technical Oversight. [FR Doc. 2015–17341 Filed 7–14–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Bureau of the Fiscal Service Proposed Collection of Information: Application for Disposition of Retirement Plan and/or Individual Retirement Bonds Without Administration of Deceased Owner’s Estate Notice and request for comments. ACTION: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a proposed and/or continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Currently SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15JYN1.SGM 15JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 135 (Wednesday, July 15, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 41558-41559]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-17329]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2015-0054]


Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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

ACTION: Notice of denials.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces its denial of 120 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 120 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, Gregory J. Karkos, did not have sufficient 
driving experience over the past three years under normal highway 
operating conditions.
    The following 21 applicants had no experience operating a CMV:

Paul M. A. Bobick
Ethan W. Boze
Russell B. Cochran
Harold L. Coleman
Logan B. Dix
Terry L. Dockall
Charles M. Edmonds
Pedro T. Espinal
Ronald A. Francis
William R. Hand
Kristopher M. Heitmeier
Alan L. Kershisnik
Nuru D. Mehammed
Kevin R. Murphy
Eduardo Ortiz
Christopher E. Robles
Jonathan R. Rogers
Joseph D. Sirlin
Maxwell W. Tanner
Charles Wheeler
Haitham N. Zegar

    The following 15 applicants did not have three years of experience 
driving a CMV on public highways with their vision deficiencies:

Clairmont Boston
John R. Boudreaux
James A. Bullock, Jr.
James L. Crain
James W. Faber
Joseph F. Giacometto
Elmer G. Godwin, Jr.
Randall L. Hall
Alexander D. Harry
Clyde M. Lange III
Aveland E. Munroe
Jorge M. Rios
Canute O. Robinson
James R. Sadlow
Thomas A. Schwarz

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

Kyle J. Bailey
Charles W. Bradley
Jeremy W. Culberson
Albert Goodman, Jr.
Jimmy R. Holman
Ronald L. Irwin
Wayne S. Peisert
Donald L. Pons
Dawn K. Waybill

    The following two applicants did not have sufficient driving 
experience during the past three years under normal highway operating 
conditions:

Michael Garnys
Edward P. Schrader II

    The following applicant, Marsden A. Cummings, was unable to obtain 
a statement from an optometrist or ophthalmologist stating that he was 
able to operate a commercial vehicle from a vision standpoint.
    The following 19 applicants were denied for multiple reasons:

Shawn B. Blanton
Lorena G. Booker
Gaylon W. Bumpus
Teddy E. Cole
David R. Ford
Joseph R. Fritz
Alan G. Hicks
Tony B. Johnson
Raymond W. Lytle, Sr.
William E. Montanari, Sr.
Donald H. Nelson
Delbert L. Priddle
James D. Simental
Dennis L. Smith
Patrick L. Stansell
Dustin L. Stone
Barron A. Story
Samuel M. Washington
Gary E. Williams

    The following two applicants did not have stable vision for the 
entire three-year period:

Jeffrey L. Jones
Carl A. Shaner

    The following 21 applicants met the current federal vision 
standards. Exemptions are not required for applicants who meet the 
current regulations for vision:

David D. Bond
Nicholas J. Carbone
Harold C. Darden
Douglas J. Davis
Whitney R. Everhart
 Craig T. Gerroll
 Darren E. Giles

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 Sukmindier S. Grewal
 Derek Griffin
 Bobby L. Hunter
 Dennis Johnson
 Dennis D. Kahle
 Enoc D. Lopez
 Michael D. Minchew
 Armont S. Nash
 Osvaldo Negron
 Charles E. Rhodes
 Michael C. Schaffer Jr.
 Brian D. Sharp
 Yancy D. Stone
 Charles R. Wulf

    The following 24 applicants were denied because they will not be 
driving interstate, interstate commerce, or are not required to carry a 
DOT medical card:

Scott W. Andreason
 Michael J. Benedict
 Ronald R. Campbell
 Richard A. Cornejo
 Willie J. Evans Jr.
 Domenic L. Germano
 Robert L. Hodge
 John L. Johnson
 Sr.
 Raymond Long
 Evaristo Z. Martinez
 James C. Mcnee
 Jere L. Messersmith
 Michael D. Meyer
 Jeffrey R. Miller
 Anna M. Miller
 George S. Moore
 Steven J. Mulligan
 Robert Noonan
 Myron E. Olson
 Jerry W. Rufsvold
 Elmer F. Silcott
 Thomas E. Smith
 Anthony E. Smith
 Manuel Ulloa-Mendez

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

Michael W. Henderson
 Nicholas J. Marchesani
 Christopher M. Pannelli
 Anthony J. Santi
 Todd W. Woronik

    Issued on: July 7, 2015.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2015-17329 Filed 7-14-15; 8:45 am]
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