Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 44188-44193 [2015-18161]

Download as PDF 44188 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 142 / Friday, July 24, 2015 / Notices will be considered to the extent practicable. In addition to late comments, FMCSA will also continue to file, in the public docket, relevant information that becomes available after the comment closing date. Interested persons should continue to examine the public docket for new material. Issued on: July 17, 2015. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2015–18172 Filed 7–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0055] 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 45 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 August 24, 2015. 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– 2015–0055 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 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:59 Jul 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 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: 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. 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 45 individuals listed in this notice have each requested such an exemption from the vision requirement in 49 CFR PO 00000 Frm 00170 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Charles R. Airey Mr. Airey, 56, has had retinal disease in his right eye since 1988. The visual acuity in his right eye is no light perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘I feel that Mr. Airey has sufficient vision in his Left eye to safely operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Airey reported that he has driven straight trucks for seven years, accumulating 87,500 miles. He holds a Class AM CDL from Maryland. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Harold D. Albrecht Mr. Albrecht, 60, has aphakia and a retinal detachment in his left eye due to a traumatic incident in 1990. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/15, and in his left eye, 20/60. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘I find Mr [sic] Albrecht’s vision sufficient to perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Albrecht reported that he has driven straight trucks for 38 years, accumulating 190,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 15 years, accumulating 1,500 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Illinois. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Joseph W. Bahr, Jr. Mr. Bahr, 55, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/70, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘I certify that based on my medical opinion, Mr. Bahr has sufficient vision to perform the drivers tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Bahr reported that he has driven straight trucks for 23 years, accumulating 874,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from New Jersey. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Jerry A. Bordelon Mr. Bordelon, 53, has had traumatic glaucoma with ocular hypertension in his right eye since 1981. The visual acuity in his right eye is counting E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 142 / Friday, July 24, 2015 / Notices fingers, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘Because this patient’s monocular status is longstanding and he reports a safe, uneventful driving history, I can recommend that he drive a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Bordelon reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 25 years, accumulating 3.72 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Louisiana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Stephen C. Brueggemann Mr. Brueggemann, 55, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘In my medical opinion, I believe Stephen Brueggemann has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Brueggemann reported that he has driven straight trucks for 37 years, accumulating 259,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 36 years, accumulating 360,000 miles. He holds a Class DMA CDL from Kentucky. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Dale E. Bunke Mr. Bunke, 26, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/200. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘In my opinion Mr. Bunke has sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Bunke reported that he has driven straight trucks for two years, accumulating 120,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for one year, accumulating 3,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Idaho. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. James E. Byrnes Mr. Byrnes, 28, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/60, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘I feel he is very safe to continue driving due to longstanding nature of refractive amblyopia and excellent vision in his left eye. I feel he is more than capable of driving a commercial vehicle as he has in the past.’’ Mr. Byrnes reported that he has driven VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:59 Jul 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 tractor-trailer combinations for two years, accumulating 203,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Missouri. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Larry O. Cheek Mr. Cheek, 65, has complete loss of vision in his left eye due to a traumatic incident in 1986. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/15, and in his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘Mr. Cheek is competent, visually to operate commercial vehicles.’’ Mr. Cheek reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 11 years, accumulating 792,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from California. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Louise D. Curtis Ms. Curtis, 65, has had retinal scarring in her left eye since 1995. The visual acuity in her right eye is 20/20, and in her left eye, 20/200. Following an examination in 2015, her optometrist stated, ‘‘It is my opinion that Mr. Curtis has sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Ms. Curtis reported that he has driven straight trucks for nine years, accumulating 45,000 miles. She holds a Class AB CDL from Florida. Her driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Marvin P. Cusey Mr. Cusey, 71, has had macular degeneration in his right eye since 2010. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/ 80, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘In my medical opinion, I feel that Marvin Cusey does have sufficient vision to safely perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Cusey reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 50 years, accumulating 4.25 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Minnesota. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Bradford W. Davis Mr. Davis, 64, has had retinal scarring in his right eye since 1980. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/150, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘It is my opinion that he has sufficient vision to perform the driving PO 00000 Frm 00171 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44189 tasks to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Davis reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for one year, accumulating 50,000 miles, and buses for 35 years, accumulating 262,500 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. Roy H. Degner Mr. Degner, 46, has a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic incident in childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘In my medical opinion, his vision should allow him to perform the tasks required in operating a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Degner reported that he has driven straight trucks for six years, accumulating 30,000 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. Chris DeJong Mr. DeJong, 56, has a prosthetic right eye due to a traumatic incident in childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is no light perception, and in his left eye, 20/15. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘Mr. DeJong has been driving with a CDL, accident free for 17 years I feel his vision is sufficient to continue operating a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. DeJong reported that he has driven straight trucks for 17 years, accumulating 255,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for one year, accumulating 10,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from New Mexico. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Jonathan G. Estabrook Mr. Estabrook, 72, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/60. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘Mr. Estabrook has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Estabrook reported that he has driven tractortrailer combinations for 36 years, accumulating 2.81 million 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. E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1 44190 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 142 / Friday, July 24, 2015 / Notices Robert J. Falanga Mr. Falanga, 45, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth due to a cataract. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200, and in his left eye, 20/15. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘At this time, it is in my opinion that Mr. Falanga has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks that are required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Falanga reported that he has driven tractortrailer combinations for 19 years, accumulating 988,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Florida. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Elhadji M. Faye Mr. Faye, 40, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/200. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Mr. Faye has sufficient vision to drive a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Faye reported that he has driven straight trucks for 22 years, accumulating 52,800 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from California. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Donald A. Hall Mr. Hall, 53, has aphakia, retinal damage, and complete loss of vision in his right eye due to a traumatic incident in 1977. The visual acuity in his right eye is hand motion, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘Due to his good peripheral vision and well developed monocular depth perception, he is visually fit to drive a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Hall reported that he has driven straight trucks for three years, accumulating 135,000 miles. He holds an operator’s license from North Carolina. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Willard D. Hall Mr. Hall, 48, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/300. Following an examination in 2014, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘He adjusted to this problem in childhood and is visually capable of driving any vehicle, in my opinion, and should be allowed a Class A license.’’ Mr. Hall reported that he has driven straight trucks for 14 years, accumulating 210,000 miles. He VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:59 Jul 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 holds a Class A CDL from California. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Refugio Haro Mr. Haro, 56, has had refractive in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/60, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘In my medical opinion and he experience with commercial driving, I feel that he sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle as long as he is wearing his correction and the vehicle he is driving has both side mirrors.’’ Mr. Haro reported that he has driven straight trucks for 19 years, accumulating 361,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Illinois. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Kevin L. Harrison Mr. Harrison, 48, has had complete loss of vision in his right eye since 1999 due to ocular sarcadosis. The visual acuity in his right eye is no light perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘In my professional opinion Mr. Kevin Harrison is able to continue driving as . . . commercial driver as he has been doing for the past 18 years. He is able to drive with his left eye, as long as he has correction.’’ Mr. Harrison reported that he has driven straight trucks for 18 years, accumulating 140,400 miles. He holds an operator’s license from Tennessee. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Timothy N. Hollenbeck Mr. Hollenbeck, 39, has a central retinal scar in his right eye due to a traumatic incident in childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/400, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Mr. Hollenbeck has sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Hollenbeck reported that he has driven straight trucks for 24 years, accumulating 240,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 10 years, accumulating 15,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Oregon. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. PO 00000 Frm 00172 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Elmer G. Isenhart, Jr. Mr. Isenhart, 55, has had refractive amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/ 400, and in his left eye, 20/25. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘Given the longstanding congenital nature of Mr. Isenhart’s amblyopia, I believe that he has sufficient vision, adaptation to and knowledge of his visual impairment to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Isenhart reported that he has driven straight trucks for 36 years, accumulating 10.89 million miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Ohio. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Abdullah T. Khalil Mr. Khalil, 64, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25, and in his left eye, 20/600. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘Left Eye: Amblyopia . . . Please note patient is safe to drive a commercial vehicle according to your guidelines.’’ Mr. Khalil reported that he has driven straight trucks for three years, accumulating 360,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for three years, accumulating 450,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Virginia. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Don J. Labrum Mr. Labrum, 51, has had complete loss of vision in his left eye since 1988 due to a traumatic optic nerve atrophy. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/ 20, and in his left eye, counting fingers. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘The vision and optic nerve atrophy are stable. I am confident that Mr. Labrum is capable of reliably and safely operating a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Labrum reported that he has driven straight trucks for 21 years, accumulating 436,800 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Utah. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Scott E. Landegent Mr. Landegent, 50, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/100. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘In my opinion, Scott’s vision is more than sufficient to perform the tasks related to commercial vehicle operation.’’ Mr. Landegent reported that E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 142 / Friday, July 24, 2015 / Notices he has driven straight trucks for six years, accumulating 240,000 miles. He holds an operator’s license from South Dakota. His driving record for the last 3 years shows one crash, for which he was not cited and to which he did not contribute, and no convictions for a moving violation in a CMV. Steven D. Leonard Mr. Leonard, 43, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/70. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘Based off of the visual requirements necessary to obtain a commercial vehicle license, it is my opinion that Mr. Leonard be able to operate a commercial vehicle if a restriction is applied.’’ Mr. Leonard reported that he has driven straight trucks for six years, accumulating 105,300 miles. He holds an operator’s license from Maryland. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Bruce A. Lloyd Mr. Lloyd, 60, has had central vision loss in his left eye since 2011 due to macular degeneration. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/400. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘Please give him every consideration in allowing him this medical waiver. Mr. Lloyd has had this condition since 2011 and he has sufficient vision to perform his job duties.’’ Mr. Lloyd reported that he has driven straight trucks for 35 years, accumulating 525,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 30 years, accumulating 180,000 miles. He holds a Class AM CDL from Massachusetts. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Duane S. Lozinski Mr. Lozinski, 44, has had a retinal vein occlusion resulting in superior and temporal left quadronaopsia visual field defect in his left eye since 1997. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, counting fingers. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘In my professional opinion patient is able to operate a commercial vehicle with his current visual acuity and field of vision.’’ Mr. Lozinski reported that he has driven straight trucks for two years, accumulating 4,000 miles, and tractortrailer combinations for 2 years, accumulating 140,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Iowa. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:59 Jul 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Rob A. Matthews, Jr. Mr. Matthews, 69, has complete loss of vision in his right eye due to a traumatic incident in 1989. 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, ‘‘Over the past 25 years Mr. Matthews seems to have adapted well to moncularity. For this reason, if the Federal Government has no binocularity requirements that would preclude a monocular applicant from holding a commercial driver’s license, I see no reason that Mr. Matthews should not qualify for such.’’ Mr. Matthews reported that he has driven straight trucks for 50 years, accumulating 250,000 miles. He holds an operator’s license from South Carolina. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Keith W. McNabb Mr. McNabb, 25, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/15, and in his left eye, 20/200. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘I feel that his vision is stable. Please allow him his visual exemption as I believe he is as safe as any other commercial truck driver on the highway.’’ Mr. McNabb reported that he has driven straight trucks for five years, accumulating 5,000 miles, and tractortrailer combinations for three years, accumulating 15,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Idaho. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Ronald W. Neujahr Mr. Neujahr, 68, has had ocular nerve damage in his right eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is no light perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘In my opinion, Mr. Neujahr has sufficient vision to perform all driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Neujahr reported that he has driven tractortrailer combinations for 15 years, accumulating 135,000 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. Frank L. Novich Jr. Mr. Novich, 43, has optic atrophy in his left eye due to a traumatic incident in childhood. The visual acuity in his PO 00000 Frm 00173 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44191 right eye is 20/15, and in his left eye, 20/400. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘In my medical opinion, I feel this patient has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Novich reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 200,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for eight years, accumulating 240,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Missouri. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Russell Nutter Mr. Nutter, 44, has complete loss of vision in his right eye due to a traumatic incident in 1992. 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, ‘‘Based on my exam today, he should have sufficient vision to be able to drive a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Nutter reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for four years, accumulating 360,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Ohio. His driving record for the last 3 years shows one crash, for which he was not cited and to which he did not contribute, and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Lonnie D. Prejean Mr. Prejean, 57, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/30, and in his left eye, 20/50. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘In my professional opinion, Lonnie Prejean has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Prejean reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 30 years, accumulating 1.92 million miles. He holds a Class AM CDL from Texas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Robert C. Reid Mr. Reid, 46, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. 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, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Robert Reid has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Reid reported that he has driven straight trucks for 15 years, accumulating 720,000 miles. He holds a Class DA CDL from Kentucky. His driving record for the last 3 years E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1 44192 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 142 / Friday, July 24, 2015 / Notices shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Thomas E. Riley Mr. Riley, 53, has had macular edema, central retinal vein occlusion, rubeosis iridis, ocular hypertension, Coat’s disease, and pseudophakia in his right eye since 2010. The visual acuity in his right eye is light perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘This is important since he is stable enough and has adequate visual function to qualify for a commercial driver’s license.’’ Mr. Riley reported that he has driven straight trucks for 35 years, accumulating 1.27 million miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 24 years, accumulating 1.87 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from New Jersey. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Danilo A. Rivera Mr. Rivera, 34, has had a chorioretinal scar 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 ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘This patient is able to operate a commercial vehicle based on current visual acuity.’’ Mr. Rivera reported that he has driven straight trucks for two years, accumulating 80,000 miles, and tractortrailer combinations for five years, accumulating 600,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Maryland. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Steven L. Roberts Mr. Roberts, 50, has complete loss of vision in his left eye due to a traumatic incident in childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘Based on my findings of eye examination January 15, 2015, Mr. Steven Roberts displayed sufficient visual ability to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Roberts reported that he has driven straight trucks for 15 years, accumulating 117,000 miles. He holds an operator’s license from Arkansas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. John B. Stiltner Mr. Stiltner, 33, has had large optic nerve coloboma in his right eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is counting fingers, and in his left eye, VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:59 Jul 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘In my professional opinion, he has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Stiltner reported that he has driven straight trucks for five years, accumulating 250,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for five years, accumulating 325,000 miles. He holds a Class DA CDL from Kentucky. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. James M. Stroupe Mr. Stroupe, 60, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/50. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘After successfully operating a commercial vehicle for three plus decades and without any significant change in his visual or eye health status, I feel confident in recommending that he be allowed to continue his same occupation of driving a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Stroupe reported that he has driven straight trucks for 41 years, accumulating 5.13 million miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 12 years, accumulating 1.5 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Virginia. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction for a moving violation in a CMV; he exceeded the speed limit by 15 mph. Steven W. Stull Mr. Stull, 60, has had a prosthetic right eye since 2002. The visual acuity in his right eye is no light perception, and in his left eye, 20/15. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘In my opinion he has the vision abilities to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Stull reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 12 years, accumulating 300,000 miles. He holds a Class AM CDL from Illinois. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Dale R. Sweigart Mr. Sweigart, 46, has corneal scarring in his right eye due to a traumatic incident in childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is counting fingers, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘Upon examining his cornea, I found he has significant scarring. This is the reason for this reduced acuity . . . He has been driving commercially for 20 years with no problems.’’ Mr. Sweigart reported that he has driven straight trucks for seven years, accumulating PO 00000 Frm 00174 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 490,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 13 years, accumulating 845,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Pennsylvania. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction for a moving violation in a CMV; he failed to obey a traffic control device. Rick R. Warner Mr. Warner, 53, has no light perception in his left eye due to a traumatic incident in childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘I believe that Mr. Warner should have sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle even though he has only one functional eye.’’ Mr. Warner reported that he has driven straight trucks for 35 years, accumulating 350,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 35 years, accumulating 350,000 miles. He holds a Class CA CDL from Michigan. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Theodore White Mr. White, 50, has complete loss of vision in his left eye due to a traumatic incident in childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘In my professional opinion, Mr. White has vision sufficient to drive a commercial vehicle without restriction.’’ Mr. White reported that he has driven straight trucks for 28.5 years, accumulating 30,800 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. Larry L. Yow Mr. Yow, 59, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/60, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘As his vision has not been precluding operation of a commercial motor vehicle, I do not expect if [sic] should cause any problems at this time.’’ Mr. Yow reported that he has driven tractortrailer combinations for 15 years, accumulating 1.35 million 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. E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 142 / Friday, July 24, 2015 / Notices III. 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Jkt 235001 Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. MCF 21064] Prisoner Transportation Services, LLC—Control—Pts of America, LLC d/b/a Pts and Brevard Extraditions, Inc. d/b/a U.S. Prisoner Transport Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice tentatively approving and authorizing finance transaction. AGENCY: On June 24, 2015, Prisoner Transportation Services, LLC (Applicant), a newly created corporation, filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 14303 so that it can acquire common control of PTS of America, LLC d/b/a PTS (PTS) and Brevard Extraditions, Inc. d/b/a U.S. Prisoner Transport (USPT). The Board is tentatively approving and authorizing the transaction, and, if no opposing comments are timely filed, this notice will be the final Board action. Persons wishing to oppose the application must follow the rules at 49 CFR 1182.5 and 1182.8. DATES: Comments must be filed by September 8, 2015. Applicant may file a reply by September 22, 2015. If no comments are filed by September 8, 2015, this notice shall be effective on September 9, 2015. ADDRESSES: Send an original and 10 copies of any comments referring to Docket No. MCF 21064 to: Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, send one copy of comments to Applicant’s representative: Henry E. Seaton, Esq., Law Office of Seaton & Husk, L.P., 2240 Gallows Road, Vienna, VA 22182. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Bornstein (202) 245–0385. Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: 1–800– 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Applicant, a non-carrier, states that it is a newly created limited liability company under the laws of Tennessee. Applicant states that it has been established as a holding company for the purpose of acquiring the corporate stock of PTS and USPT, both engaged in for-hire transportation of incarcerated prisoners. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00175 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44193 Applicant states that PTS is a limited liability corporation established under the laws of Tennessee. According to Applicant, PTS holds authority from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) as a motor carrier of passengers in Docket No. MC– 689407. Applicant explains that PTS’s current shareholders are Kent Wood and Alan Sielbeck, individuals residing in Tennessee. USPT, according to Applicant, is a Florida corporation that holds authority from the FMCSA as a motor carrier of passengers in Docket No. MC–643115. Applicant states that Robert Downs owns 80 percent of USPT’s stock and Lisa Kyle owns 20 percent. Applicant states that both of these individuals are Florida residents. Applicant states that PTS and USPT both perform a specialized type of interstate transportation of passengers by motor carrier. According to Applicant, each carrier has separate contracts of carriage with state and local prisons, correctional facilities, and sheriff’s departments for the for-hire transportation of incarcerated prisoners, including convicts, parole jumpers, and individuals under criminal indictment who have escaped to foreign jurisdictions. The services rendered by these companies, Applicant states, include recovery and extradition of prisoners from jails and detention facilities in one state and delivery to points of incarceration in interstate commerce under guard. Applicant states that both motor carriers operate specially equipped van and bus equipment suitable for the transportation of prisoners and in compliance with the Interstate Transportation of Dangerous Criminals Act. Applicant adds that PTS currently operates 20 vehicles, including two 30passenger buses, six specifically designed transporters suitable for the transportation of as many as 20 inmates, and 12 15-passenger vans. USPT, according to Applicant, operates 12 vehicles, including two transporters and 10 passenger vans. Applicant explains that the proposed transaction would be structured as an acquisition of common control of two carriers through contribution of the outstanding stock of both carriers to a holding company, Prisoner Transportation Services, LLC, for common control and management. Applicant seeks to acquire 100 percent of PTS through acquisition of the stock of Mr. Wood and Mr. Sielbeck, and 100 percent of USPT through acquisition of the stock of Mr. Downs and Ms. Kyle. As a result, Applicant states, both PTS and USPT would become wholly operating subsidiaries of the holding E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2015-0055]


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 45 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 August 24, 2015. 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-2015-0055 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: 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. 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 45 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

Charles R. Airey

    Mr. Airey, 56, has had retinal disease in his right eye since 1988. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is no light perception, and in his 
left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist 
stated, ``I feel that Mr. Airey has sufficient vision in his Left eye 
to safely operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Airey reported that he 
has driven straight trucks for seven years, accumulating 87,500 miles. 
He holds a Class AM CDL from Maryland. His driving record for the last 
3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Harold D. Albrecht

    Mr. Albrecht, 60, has aphakia and a retinal detachment in his left 
eye due to a traumatic incident in 1990. The visual acuity in his right 
eye is 20/15, and in his left eye, 20/60. Following an examination in 
2015, his optometrist stated, ``I find Mr [sic] Albrecht's vision 
sufficient to perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Albrecht reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
38 years, accumulating 190,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations 
for 15 years, accumulating 1,500 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Illinois. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Joseph W. Bahr, Jr.

    Mr. Bahr, 55, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/70, and in his left eye, 20/
20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ``I 
certify that based on my medical opinion, Mr. Bahr has sufficient 
vision to perform the drivers tasks required to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Bahr reported that he has driven straight trucks for 23 
years, accumulating 874,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from New 
Jersey. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Jerry A. Bordelon

    Mr. Bordelon, 53, has had traumatic glaucoma with ocular 
hypertension in his right eye since 1981. The visual acuity in his 
right eye is counting

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fingers, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2014, 
his optometrist stated, ``Because this patient's monocular status is 
long-standing and he reports a safe, uneventful driving history, I can 
recommend that he drive a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Bordelon reported 
that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 25 years, 
accumulating 3.72 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Louisiana. 
His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Stephen C. Brueggemann

    Mr. Brueggemann, 55, has had amblyopia in his right eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200, and in his 
left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist 
stated, ``In my medical opinion, I believe Stephen Brueggemann has 
sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Brueggemann reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 37 years, accumulating 259,000 miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for 36 years, accumulating 360,000 miles. He holds 
a Class DMA CDL from Kentucky. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Dale E. Bunke

    Mr. Bunke, 26, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/
200. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ``In my 
opinion Mr. Bunke has sufficient vision to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Bunke reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
two years, accumulating 120,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations 
for one year, accumulating 3,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Idaho. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

James E. Byrnes

    Mr. Byrnes, 28, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/60, and in his left eye, 20/
20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ``I feel 
he is very safe to continue driving due to longstanding nature of 
refractive amblyopia and excellent vision in his left eye. I feel he is 
more than capable of driving a commercial vehicle as he has in the 
past.'' Mr. Byrnes reported that he has driven tractor-trailer 
combinations for two years, accumulating 203,000 miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from Missouri. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Larry O. Cheek

    Mr. Cheek, 65, has complete loss of vision in his left eye due to a 
traumatic incident in 1986. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/
15, and in his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination 
in 2014, his optometrist stated, ``Mr. Cheek is competent, visually to 
operate commercial vehicles.'' Mr. Cheek reported that he has driven 
tractor-trailer combinations for 11 years, accumulating 792,000 miles. 
He holds a Class A CDL from California. His driving record for the last 
3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Louise D. Curtis

    Ms. Curtis, 65, has had retinal scarring in her left eye since 
1995. The visual acuity in her right eye is 20/20, and in her left eye, 
20/200. Following an examination in 2015, her optometrist stated, ``It 
is my opinion that Mr. Curtis has sufficient vision to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Ms. Curtis reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for nine years, accumulating 45,000 miles. She holds a Class AB 
CDL from Florida. Her driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Marvin P. Cusey

    Mr. Cusey, 71, has had macular degeneration in his right eye since 
2010. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/80, and in his left eye, 
20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ``In 
my medical opinion, I feel that Marvin Cusey does have sufficient 
vision to safely perform the driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Cusey reported that he has driven tractor-
trailer combinations for 50 years, accumulating 4.25 million miles. He 
holds a Class A CDL from Minnesota. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Bradford W. Davis

    Mr. Davis, 64, has had retinal scarring in his right eye since 
1980. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/150, and in his left 
eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, 
``It is my opinion that he has sufficient vision to perform the driving 
tasks to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Davis reported that he has 
driven tractor-trailer combinations for one year, accumulating 50,000 
miles, and buses for 35 years, accumulating 262,500 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.

Roy H. Degner

    Mr. Degner, 46, has a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic 
incident in childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and 
in his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination in 2015, 
his optometrist stated, ``In my medical opinion, his vision should 
allow him to perform the tasks required in operating a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Degner reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
six years, accumulating 30,000 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.

Chris DeJong

    Mr. DeJong, 56, has a prosthetic right eye due to a traumatic 
incident in childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is no light 
perception, and in his left eye, 20/15. Following an examination in 
2015, his optometrist stated, ``Mr. DeJong has been driving with a CDL, 
accident free for 17 years I feel his vision is sufficient to continue 
operating a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. DeJong reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 17 years, accumulating 255,000 miles, and 
tractor-trailer combinations for one year, accumulating 10,000 miles. 
He holds a Class A CDL from New Mexico. His driving record for the last 
3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Jonathan G. Estabrook

    Mr. Estabrook, 72, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/
60. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ``Mr. 
Estabrook has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required 
to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Estabrook reported that he has 
driven tractor-trailer combinations for 36 years, accumulating 2.81 
million 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.

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Robert J. Falanga

    Mr. Falanga, 45, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth due 
to a cataract. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200, and in his 
left eye, 20/15. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist 
stated, ``At this time, it is in my opinion that Mr. Falanga has 
sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks that are required to 
operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Falanga reported that he has driven 
tractor-trailer combinations for 19 years, accumulating 988,000 miles. 
He holds a Class A CDL from Florida. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Elhadji M. Faye

    Mr. Faye, 40, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/
200. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ``In 
my medical opinion, Mr. Faye has sufficient vision to drive a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Faye reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 22 years, accumulating 52,800 miles. He holds a Class B CDL 
from California. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Donald A. Hall

    Mr. Hall, 53, has aphakia, retinal damage, and complete loss of 
vision in his right eye due to a traumatic incident in 1977. The visual 
acuity in his right eye is hand motion, and in his left eye, 20/20. 
Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ``Due to his 
good peripheral vision and well developed monocular depth perception, 
he is visually fit to drive a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Hall reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for three years, accumulating 
135,000 miles. He holds an operator's license from North Carolina. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

Willard D. Hall

    Mr. Hall, 48, 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/
300. Following an examination in 2014, his ophthalmologist stated, ``He 
adjusted to this problem in childhood and is visually capable of 
driving any vehicle, in my opinion, and should be allowed a Class A 
license.'' Mr. Hall reported that he has driven straight trucks for 14 
years, accumulating 210,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
California. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes 
and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Refugio Haro

    Mr. Haro, 56, has had refractive in his right eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/60, and in his left eye, 20/
20. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ``In 
my medical opinion and he experience with commercial driving, I feel 
that he sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to 
operate a commercial vehicle as long as he is wearing his correction 
and the vehicle he is driving has both side mirrors.'' Mr. Haro 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 19 years, accumulating 
361,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Illinois. His driving record 
for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

Kevin L. Harrison

    Mr. Harrison, 48, has had complete loss of vision in his right eye 
since 1999 due to ocular sarcadosis. The visual acuity in his right eye 
is no light perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an 
examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ``In my professional 
opinion Mr. Kevin Harrison is able to continue driving as . . . 
commercial driver as he has been doing for the past 18 years. He is 
able to drive with his left eye, as long as he has correction.'' Mr. 
Harrison reported that he has driven straight trucks for 18 years, 
accumulating 140,400 miles. He holds an operator's license from 
Tennessee. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Timothy N. Hollenbeck

    Mr. Hollenbeck, 39, has a central retinal scar in his right eye due 
to a traumatic incident in childhood. The visual acuity in his right 
eye is 20/400, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 
2015, his optometrist stated, ``In my medical opinion, Mr. Hollenbeck 
has sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Hollenbeck reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 24 years, accumulating 240,000 miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for 10 years, accumulating 15,000 miles. He holds 
a Class A CDL from Oregon. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Elmer G. Isenhart, Jr.

    Mr. Isenhart, 55, has had refractive amblyopia in his right eye 
since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/400, and in his 
left eye, 20/25. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist 
stated, ``Given the long-standing congenital nature of Mr. Isenhart's 
amblyopia, I believe that he has sufficient vision, adaptation to and 
knowledge of his visual impairment to operate a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. Isenhart reported that he has driven straight trucks for 36 years, 
accumulating 10.89 million miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Ohio. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

Abdullah T. Khalil

    Mr. Khalil, 64, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The 
visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25, and in his left eye, 20/600. 
Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ``Left Eye: 
Amblyopia . . . Please note patient is safe to drive a commercial 
vehicle according to your guidelines.'' Mr. Khalil reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for three years, accumulating 360,000 miles, and 
tractor-trailer combinations for three years, accumulating 450,000 
miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Virginia. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations 
in a CMV.

Don J. Labrum

    Mr. Labrum, 51, has had complete loss of vision in his left eye 
since 1988 due to a traumatic optic nerve atrophy. The visual acuity in 
his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, counting fingers. 
Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ``The vision 
and optic nerve atrophy are stable. I am confident that Mr. Labrum is 
capable of reliably and safely operating a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. 
Labrum reported that he has driven straight trucks for 21 years, 
accumulating 436,800 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Utah. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

Scott E. Landegent

    Mr. Landegent, 50, has had amblyopia in his left eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left 
eye, 20/100. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, 
``In my opinion, Scott's vision is more than sufficient to perform the 
tasks related to commercial vehicle operation.'' Mr. Landegent reported 
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he has driven straight trucks for six years, accumulating 240,000 
miles. He holds an operator's license from South Dakota. His driving 
record for the last 3 years shows one crash, for which he was not cited 
and to which he did not contribute, and no convictions for a moving 
violation in a CMV.

Steven D. Leonard

    Mr. Leonard, 43, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/
70. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ``Based 
off of the visual requirements necessary to obtain a commercial vehicle 
license, it is my opinion that Mr. Leonard be able to operate a 
commercial vehicle if a restriction is applied.'' Mr. Leonard reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for six years, accumulating 105,300 
miles. He holds an operator's license from Maryland. His driving record 
for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

Bruce A. Lloyd

    Mr. Lloyd, 60, has had central vision loss in his left eye since 
2011 due to macular degeneration. The visual acuity in his right eye is 
20/20, and in his left eye, 20/400. Following an examination in 2015, 
his ophthalmologist stated, ``Please give him every consideration in 
allowing him this medical waiver. Mr. Lloyd has had this condition 
since 2011 and he has sufficient vision to perform his job duties.'' 
Mr. Lloyd reported that he has driven straight trucks for 35 years, 
accumulating 525,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 30 
years, accumulating 180,000 miles. He holds a Class AM CDL from 
Massachusetts. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes 
and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Duane S. Lozinski

    Mr. Lozinski, 44, has had a retinal vein occlusion resulting in 
superior and temporal left quadronaopsia visual field defect in his 
left eye since 1997. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and 
in his left eye, counting fingers. Following an examination in 2015, 
his optometrist stated, ``In my professional opinion patient is able to 
operate a commercial vehicle with his current visual acuity and field 
of vision.'' Mr. Lozinski reported that he has driven straight trucks 
for two years, accumulating 4,000 miles, and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 2 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.

Rob A. Matthews, Jr.

    Mr. Matthews, 69, has complete loss of vision in his right eye due 
to a traumatic incident in 1989. 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, ``Over the past 25 years 
Mr. Matthews seems to have adapted well to moncularity. For this 
reason, if the Federal Government has no binocularity requirements that 
would preclude a monocular applicant from holding a commercial driver's 
license, I see no reason that Mr. Matthews should not qualify for 
such.'' Mr. Matthews reported that he has driven straight trucks for 50 
years, accumulating 250,000 miles. He holds an operator's license from 
South Carolina. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Keith W. McNabb

    Mr. McNabb, 25, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The 
visual acuity in his right eye is 20/15, and in his left eye, 20/200. 
Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ``I feel that 
his vision is stable. Please allow him his visual exemption as I 
believe he is as safe as any other commercial truck driver on the 
highway.'' Mr. McNabb reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
five years, accumulating 5,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations 
for three years, accumulating 15,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Idaho. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Ronald W. Neujahr

    Mr. Neujahr, 68, has had ocular nerve damage in his right eye since 
birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is no light perception, and 
in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his 
optometrist stated, ``In my opinion, Mr. Neujahr has sufficient vision 
to perform all driving tasks required to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Neujahr reported that he has driven tractor-trailer 
combinations for 15 years, accumulating 135,000 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.

Frank L. Novich Jr.

    Mr. Novich, 43, has optic atrophy in his left eye due to a 
traumatic incident in childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 
20/15, and in his left eye, 20/400. Following an examination in 2015, 
his ophthalmologist stated, ``In my medical opinion, I feel this 
patient has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to 
operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Novich reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 200,000 miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for eight years, accumulating 240,000 miles. He 
holds a Class A CDL from Missouri. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Russell Nutter

    Mr. Nutter, 44, has complete loss of vision in his right eye due to 
a traumatic incident in 1992. 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, ``Based on my exam today, he 
should have sufficient vision to be able to drive a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Nutter reported that he has driven tractor-trailer 
combinations for four years, accumulating 360,000 miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from Ohio. His driving record for the last 3 years shows 
one crash, for which he was not cited and to which he did not 
contribute, and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Lonnie D. Prejean

    Mr. Prejean, 57, 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/
50. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ``In my 
professional opinion, Lonnie Prejean has sufficient vision to perform 
the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. 
Prejean reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 30 
years, accumulating 1.92 million miles. He holds a Class AM CDL from 
Texas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Robert C. Reid

    Mr. Reid, 46, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. 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, ``In my 
medical opinion, Robert Reid has sufficient vision to perform the 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Reid 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 15 years, accumulating 
720,000 miles. He holds a Class DA CDL from Kentucky. His driving 
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shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Thomas E. Riley

    Mr. Riley, 53, has had macular edema, central retinal vein 
occlusion, rubeosis iridis, ocular hypertension, Coat's disease, and 
pseudophakia in his right eye since 2010. The visual acuity in his 
right eye is light perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an 
examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ``This is important 
since he is stable enough and has adequate visual function to qualify 
for a commercial driver's license.'' Mr. Riley reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 35 years, accumulating 1.27 million miles, 
and tractor-trailer combinations for 24 years, accumulating 1.87 
million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from New Jersey. His driving 
record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for 
moving violations in a CMV.

Danilo A. Rivera

    Mr. Rivera, 34, has had a chorioretinal scar 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 ophthalmologist 
stated, ``This patient is able to operate a commercial vehicle based on 
current visual acuity.'' Mr. Rivera reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for two years, accumulating 80,000 miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for five years, accumulating 600,000 miles. He 
holds a Class A CDL from Maryland. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Steven L. Roberts

    Mr. Roberts, 50, has complete loss of vision in his left eye due to 
a traumatic incident in childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye 
is 20/20, and in his left eye, no light perception. Following an 
examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ``Based on my findings of 
eye examination January 15, 2015, Mr. Steven Roberts displayed 
sufficient visual ability to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. 
Roberts reported that he has driven straight trucks for 15 years, 
accumulating 117,000 miles. He holds an operator's license from 
Arkansas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

John B. Stiltner

    Mr. Stiltner, 33, has had large optic nerve coloboma in his right 
eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is counting 
fingers, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, 
his optometrist stated, ``In my professional opinion, he has sufficient 
vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Stiltner reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
five years, accumulating 250,000 miles, and tractor-trailer 
combinations for five years, accumulating 325,000 miles. He holds a 
Class DA CDL from Kentucky. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

James M. Stroupe

    Mr. Stroupe, 60, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/
50. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ``After 
successfully operating a commercial vehicle for three plus decades and 
without any significant change in his visual or eye health status, I 
feel confident in recommending that he be allowed to continue his same 
occupation of driving a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Stroupe reported that 
he has driven straight trucks for 41 years, accumulating 5.13 million 
miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 12 years, accumulating 1.5 
million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Virginia. His driving record 
for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction for a moving 
violation in a CMV; he exceeded the speed limit by 15 mph.

Steven W. Stull

    Mr. Stull, 60, has had a prosthetic right eye since 2002. The 
visual acuity in his right eye is no light perception, and in his left 
eye, 20/15. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, 
``In my opinion he has the vision abilities to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Stull reported that he has driven tractor-trailer 
combinations for 12 years, accumulating 300,000 miles. He holds a Class 
AM CDL from Illinois. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Dale R. Sweigart

    Mr. Sweigart, 46, has corneal scarring in his right eye due to a 
traumatic incident in childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 
counting fingers, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination 
in 2015, his optometrist stated, ``Upon examining his cornea, I found 
he has significant scarring. This is the reason for this reduced acuity 
. . . He has been driving commercially for 20 years with no problems.'' 
Mr. Sweigart reported that he has driven straight trucks for seven 
years, accumulating 490,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 
13 years, accumulating 845,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Pennsylvania. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes 
and one conviction for a moving violation in a CMV; he failed to obey a 
traffic control device.

Rick R. Warner

    Mr. Warner, 53, has no light perception in his left eye due to a 
traumatic incident in childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 
20/20, and in his left eye, no light perception. Following an 
examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ``I believe that Mr. 
Warner should have sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle 
even though he has only one functional eye.'' Mr. Warner reported that 
he has driven straight trucks for 35 years, accumulating 350,000 miles, 
and tractor-trailer combinations for 35 years, accumulating 350,000 
miles. He holds a Class CA CDL from Michigan. His driving record for 
the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

Theodore White

    Mr. White, 50, has complete loss of vision in his left eye due to a 
traumatic incident in childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 
20/20, and in his left eye, no light perception. Following an 
examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ``In my professional 
opinion, Mr. White has vision sufficient to drive a commercial vehicle 
without restriction.'' Mr. White reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 28.5 years, accumulating 30,800 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.

Larry L. Yow

    Mr. Yow, 59, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/60, and in his left eye, 20/
20. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ``As 
his vision has not been precluding operation of a commercial motor 
vehicle, I do not expect if [sic] should cause any problems at this 
time.'' Mr. Yow reported that he has driven tractor-trailer 
combinations for 15 years, accumulating 1.35 million 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.

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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-2015-0055 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-2015-0055 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: July 17, 2015.
Larry W. Minor,
 Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2015-18161 Filed 7-23-15; 8:45 am]
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