Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 70060-70065 [2015-28741]

Download as PDF 70060 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 218 / Thursday, November 12, 2015 / Notices Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 6.0000 mgd; Approval Date: September 29, 2015. 78. Talisman Energy USA Inc., Pad ID: 02 203 DCNR 594, ABR– 201008042.R1, Liberty Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 6.0000 mgd; Approval Date: September 29, 2015. 79. Talisman Energy USA Inc., Pad ID: Carpenter 03 023, ABR– 201008141.R1, Columbia Township, Bradford County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 6.0000 mgd; Approval Date: September 29, 2015. 80. Talisman Energy USA Inc., Pad ID: DCNR 587 02 003, ABR– 201008069.R1, Ward Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 6.0000 mgd; Approval Date: September 29, 2015. 81. Talisman Energy USA Inc., Pad ID: DCNR 587 02 019, ABR– 201008072.R1, Ward Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 6.0000 mgd; Approval Date: September 29, 2015. 82. Talisman Energy USA Inc., Pad ID: Roy 03 062, ABR–201008089.R1, Wells Township, Bradford County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 6.0000 mgd; Approval Date: September 29, 2015. protection of FAR Part 77 surfaces and compatible land use which would continue to be protected with deed restrictions required in the transfer of land ownership. Comments must be received on or before December 14, 2015. DATES: Documents are available for review by prior appointment at the following location: Atlanta Airports District Office, Attn: Rob Rau, South Carolina Planner, 1701 Columbia Ave., Suite 220, College Park, Georgia 30337– 2747, Telephone: (404) 305–6748. Comments on this notice may be mailed or delivered in triplicate to the FAA at the following address: Atlanta Airports District Office, Attn: Rob Rau, South Carolina Planner, 1701 Columbia Ave., Suite 220, College Park, Georgia 30337–2747. In addition, one copy of any comments submitted to the FAA must be mailed or delivered to Dan Mann, A.A.E., Executive Director, RichlandLexington Airport District at the following address: Columbia Metropolitan Airport, 125 A Summer Lake Drive, West Columbia, South Carolina 29170. ADDRESSES: Dated: November 6, 2015. Stephanie L. Richardson Secretary to the Commission. Rob Rau, South Carolina Planner, Atlanta Airports District Office, 1701 Columbia Ave., Suite 220, College Park, Georgia 30337–2747, (404) 305–6748. The application may be reviewed in person at this same location. [FR Doc. 2015–28726 Filed 11–10–15; 8:45 am] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: Pub. L. 91–575, 84 Stat. 1509 et seq., 18 CFR parts 806, 807, and 808. BILLING CODE 7040–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Surplus Property Release at Columbia Metropolitan Airport, Columbia, South Carolina. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. Section 47151(d), notice is being given that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a request from the Richland-Lexington Airport District to waive the requirement that 51.5 acres of surplus property, located at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport be used for aeronautical purposes. Currently, ownership of the property provides for mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Nov 10, 2015 Jkt 238001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The FAA is reviewing a request by the RichlandLexington Airport District to release 51.5 of surplus property at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport. This singular parcel was originally conveyed to the County of Lexington on April 7, 1947 under the powers and authority contained in the provisions of the Surplus Property Act of 1944 and subsequently transferred to the Richland-Lextington Airport District on July 12, 1962. Currently, this surplus property is located within the Columbia Metropolitan Airport Foreign Trade Zone #124. Any person may inspect the request in person at the FAA office listed above under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. In addition, any person may, upon request, inspect the request, notice and other documents germane to the request in person at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport. PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Issued in Atlanta, Georgia on November 5, 2015. Larry F. Clark, Manager, Atlanta Airports District Office Southern Region. [FR Doc. 2015–28786 Filed 11–10–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0072] 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 40 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 December 14, 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– 2015–0072 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:// SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12NON1.SGM 12NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 218 / Thursday, November 12, 2015 / Notices 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: Christine A. Hydock, Chief, Medical Programs Division, (202) 366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W64– 113, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., e.t., 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: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 40 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Nov 10, 2015 Jkt 238001 II. Qualifications of Applicants W. Adams Mr. Adams, 57, has had a prosthetic left eye since 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, ‘‘If commercial drivers are allowed to drive monocularly. His right has adequate acuity/color/side vision as any 60 year old eye is expected as normal for age group.’’ Mr. Adams reported that he has driven straight trucks for 9 years, accumulating 144,000 miles, tractortrailer combinations for 13 years, accumulating 1.69 million miles, and buses for 1 year, accumulating 5,000 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. David R. Alford Mr. Alford, 52, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/80, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘Based on my visual assessment Mr. Alford has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Alford reported that he has driven straight trucks for 15 years, accumulating 72,000 miles. He holds an operator’s license from Utah. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Randy S. Asher Mr. Asher, 59, has had aphakia in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is counting fingers, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘That said, if his vision, visual fields, and color vision tests as documented meet the criteria set forth by those with direct knowledge of commercial vehicle operational visual requirements, then he would seem to have sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Asher reported that he has driven straight trucks for 30 years, accumulating 900,000 miles. He holds an operator’s license from Nebraska. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Steven W. Barrows Mr. Barrows, 67, has had a prosthetic right eye since childhood. The visual PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70061 acuity in his right eye is no light perception, and in his left eye, 20/15. Following an examination in 2014, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘Mr. Barrows only has a left eye and has been monocular since 1961. In my opinion, he is safe to continue operating a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Barrows reported that he has driven straight trucks for 30 years, accumulating 97,500 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 1.5 years, accumulating 30,000 miles. He holds a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) from Oregon. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Steven A. Blinco Mr. Blinco, 60, has complete loss of vision in his right eye due to a traumatic incident in 1985. 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, ‘‘The patient has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Blinco reported that he has driven straight trucks for 40 years, accumulating 800,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 40 years, accumulating 3.2 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Montana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Charles W. Bradley Mr. Bradley, 53, has had a macular toxoplasmosis scar in his right eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is light perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘It is my opinion that Mr. Bradley has sufficient vision to safely perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Bradley reported that he has driven straight trucks for 27 years, accumulating 54,000 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. Ricky A. Bray Mr. Bray, 61, has a prosthetic right eye due to a traumatic incident in 1974. 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, ‘‘It is my opinion, based on the minimum requirements, Ricky Bray has sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Bray reported that he has driven straight trucks for 15 years, accumulating 1.88 million miles. He holds an operator’s E:\FR\FM\12NON1.SGM 12NON1 70062 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 218 / Thursday, November 12, 2015 / Notices license from Arkansas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Ryan M. Coelho Mr. Coelho, 37, has had strabismic amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/100, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘The above findings reveal no significant visual difficulties that will hinder Ryan’s ability to perform all driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Coelho reported that he has driven straight trucks for 19 years, accumulating 665,000 miles. He holds an operator’s license from Rhode Island. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Travis R. Cook Mr. Cook, 44, 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 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘I believe that Mr. Cook has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Cook reported that he has driven straight trucks for 9 years, accumulating 450 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Kansas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Larry P. Davis Mr. Davis, 68, has a phthisical cornea in his left eye due to a traumatic incident in 2010. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, light perception. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘In my opinion, Larry has excellent vision in his right eye and unfortunately because of an on the job trauma has lost all useful vision in his left eye. Larry has a 50-year history of commercial driving and 5 years of commercial driving since his trauma, and has been accident free in the at time [sic].’’ Mr. Davis reported that he has driven straight trucks for 50 years, accumulating 1.5 million miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 40 years, accumulating 200,000 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. Donald S. Fries Mr. Fries, 43, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Nov 10, 2015 Jkt 238001 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 opinion, I believe he is able to function well in his duties of driving a truck. He has sufficient vision to perform these duties.’’ Mr. Fries reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 25,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 5 years, accumulating 137,500 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Pennsylvania. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Kerrie K. Furbish Ms. Furbish, 43, has had a retinal detachment in her right eye since 1997. The visual acuity in her right eye is counting fingers, and in her left eye, 20/ 20. Following an examination in 2015, her optometrist stated, ‘‘In summary, it is my opinion that Kerrie Furbish has sufficient vision (in the left eye) to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Ms. Furbish reported that she has driven buses for 6 years, accumulating 2,880 miles. She holds a Class C CDL from Maine. Her driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Jerry W. Gibson Mr. Gibson, 70, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/400. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘Mr. Gibson meets all requirements of vision to perform and operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Gibson reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 51 years, accumulating 6.63 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Texas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Trevor H. Hilton Mr. Hilton, 24, 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 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘Patient has sufficient corrected vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Hilton reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 3 years, accumulating 90,000 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. PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Michael D. Judy Mr. Judy, 55, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/60. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘Mr. Judy is amblyopic in his left eye, but in my professional opinion I see no reason he cannot drive a commercial vehicle, especially in light of the fact he has proven he can do so with a 16 year driving history with no accidents on his record.’’ Mr. Judy reported that he has driven straight trucks for 16 years, accumulating 480,000 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. Karen L. Kelly Ms. Kelly, 44, has had optic atrophy in her left eye since birth. The visual acuity in her right eye is 20/20, and in her left eye, 20/400. Following an examination in 2015, her ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘I certify that Karen Kelly has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Ms. Kelly reported that she has driven straight trucks for 20 years, accumulating 100,000 miles. She holds an operator’s license from Delaware. Her driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Joel H. Kohagen Mr. Kohagen, 57, 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, ‘‘I [sic] my medical opinion, Joel has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Kohagen reported that he has driven straight trucks for 38 years, accumulating 1.41 million miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 10 years, accumulating 40,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Iowa. His driving record for the last 3 years shows 1 crash, for which he was not cited and to which he did not contribute, and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Kelly K. Kremer Mr. Kremer, 58, has a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic incident in 1995. 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 Mr. Kremer continues to have sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a E:\FR\FM\12NON1.SGM 12NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 218 / Thursday, November 12, 2015 / Notices commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Kremer reported that he has driven straight trucks for 2 years, accumulating 100,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 38 years, accumulating 4.75 million 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. Edward R. Lockhart Mr. Lockhart, 46, has a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic incident in 1990. 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 opinion, although he has is monocular [sic], these tests show Mr. Lockhart has sufficient vision to perform his driving tasks involved in operating a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Lockhart reported that he has driven tractortrailer combinations for 23 years, accumulating 575,000 miles. He holds an operator’s license from Mississippi. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Joshua L. Marasek Mr. Marasek, 34, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is HM, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘Josh Marasek has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Marasek reported that he has driven straight trucks for 11 years, accumulating 55,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 11 years, accumulating 1.1 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Rodolfo Martinez, Jr. Mr. Martinez, 62, has had a macular scar in his right eye since 2009. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/100, and in his left eye, 20/40. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ‘‘In my opinion, Mr. Martinez has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Martinez reported that he has driven straight trucks for 12 years, accumulating 12,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Texas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Nov 10, 2015 Jkt 238001 Arthur J. McClintic Mr. McClintic, 30, has had refractive amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/ 20, and in his left eye, 20/60. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘In my opinion Arthur McClintic has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. McClintic reported that he has driven straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 102,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 5 years, accumulating 15,000 miles. He holds a chauffer’s license from Michigan. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Dale A. McCoy Mr. McCoy, 53, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/15, and in his left eye, 20/70. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘In my opinion, Dale McCoy has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. McCoy reported that he has driven straight trucks for 12 years, accumulating 306,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Maine. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Gregory G. Miller Mr. Miller, 51, has complete loss of vision in his 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, 20/25. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘I believe he has sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Miller reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 33 years, accumulating 2.15 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Ohio. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Zack E. Minielly Mr. Minielly, 58, has optic nerve atrophy 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, hand motion. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘Old optic nerve atrophy secondary to blunt trauma @ 14 years old . . . In my professional Opinion [sic] Mr. Minielly has the ability to have a CDL.’’ Mr. Minielly reported that he has driven straight trucks for 20 years, PO 00000 Frm 00129 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70063 accumulating 1 million miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Georgia. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Tobias G. Olsen Mr. Olsen, 23, has had chronic optic neuropathy in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, light perception. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘The patient has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Olsen reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 180,000 miles, tractortrailer combinations for 6 years, accumulating 60,000 miles. He holds a Class D license from New York. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Elroy Perkins Mr. Perkins, 65, has complete loss of vision in his left eye due to a traumatic incident in 1980. 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, ‘‘Certifies that in his/her medical opinion, you have sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle . . . Patient has excellent vision out of right eye only, and is able to perform driving tasks.’’ Mr. Perkins reported that he has driven straight trucks for 11 years, accumulating 297,000 miles. He holds an operator’s license from Mississippi. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Roy C. Rogers Mr. Rogers, 50, 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, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘In my medical opinion Mr. Rogers has sufficient vision to perform the driving task required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Rogers reported that he has driven straight trucks for 28 years, accumulating 308,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 24 years, accumulating 360,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from West Virginia. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. E:\FR\FM\12NON1.SGM 12NON1 70064 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 218 / Thursday, November 12, 2015 / Notices Michael P. Rydzinski Mr. Rydzinski, 55, has had amblyopia and a color deficiency in his left eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/80. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘Because Mr. Rydzinski was born with these two conditions, I do believe he has made accommodations to drive a commercial vehicle safely and would be able to see a traffic light signal and be able to determine which is red, green, and yellow.’’ Mr. Rydzinski reported that he has driven straight trucks for 14 years, accumulating 182,000 miles. He holds a chauffer’s license from Michigan. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Dale L. Schneider Mr. Schneider, 51, has a corneal scar in his 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, ‘‘In my opinion, I would consider his vision to be sufficient to continue operating commercial vehicles.’’ Mr. Schneider reported that he has driven straight trucks for 4 years, accumulating 1,600 miles, and tractortrailer combinations for 10 years, accumulating 16,000 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Keith R. Seabaugh Mr. Seabaugh, 60, has a prosthetic right eye due to a traumatic incident in 1983. 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 that [sic] Mr. Keith Seabaugh’s visual deficiency is stable, and he has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial motor vehicle, and that this condition will not adversely affect his ability to operate a commercial motor vehicle safely as long as visual correction is worn.’’ Mr. Seabaugh reported that he has driven straight trucks for 14 years, accumulating 210,000 miles, tractortrailer combinations for 1 year, accumulating 11,000 miles, and buses for 3 months, accumulating 7,500 miles. He holds an operator’s license from Missouri. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Nov 10, 2015 Jkt 238001 Robert G. Seils Mr. Seils, 62, has a corneal scar 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, 20/200. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘He has had a longstanding decrease in his left eye due to a corneal scar at age 3 . . . I feel that he is safe to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Seils reported that he has driven straight trucks for 30 years, accumulating 936,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 30 years, accumulating 936,000 miles. He holds a Class AM CDL from New York. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Randall C. Stephens Mr. Stephens, 26, 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 believe Randall Stephens has sufficient vision for driving a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Stephens reported that he has driven tractortrailer combinations for 3 years, accumulating 75,000 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. Dale L. Stewart Mr. Stewart, 56, has had amblyopia secondary to exotropia 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, ‘‘I believe this patient has sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle on major interstates and road ways.’’ Mr. Stewart reported that he has driven tractortrailer combinations for 38 years, accumulating 3.99 million miles. He holds a Class CA CDL from Michigan. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one conviction for a moving violation in a CMV; he was cited for improper lane use. Warren S. Supulski Mr. Supulski, 57, 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, ‘‘It is my opinion that Warren has sufficient vision to preform [sic] the driving task required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Supulski reported that he has driven straight trucks for 22 years, accumulating 220,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL PO 00000 Frm 00130 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 from North Carolina. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Paul J. Vines Mr. Vines, 49, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/30, and in his left eye, 20/200. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘Mr. Vines has shown sufficient vision for operating a commercial vehicle. In my medical opinion, he has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks.’’ Mr. Vines reported that he has driven straight trucks for 22 years, accumulating 220,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 12 years, accumulating 120,000 miles. He holds an operator’s license from Alabama. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Hany A. Wagieh Mr. Wagieh, 40, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/80, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘In my medical opinion, the patient has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Wagieh reported that he has driven buses for 8 years, accumulating 368,000 miles. He holds an operator’s license from New Jersey. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Charles W. Williamson Mr. Williamson, 74, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/100, and in his left eye, 20/25. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘Mr. Williamson should have adequate visual acuity to meet the requirements for a CDL.’’ Mr. Williamson reported that he has driven straight trucks for 2 years, accumulating 200,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 50 years, accumulating 5.75 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Oklahoma. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Gregory A. Woodward Mr. Woodward, 65, has a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic incident in 1980. 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 E:\FR\FM\12NON1.SGM 12NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 218 / Thursday, November 12, 2015 / Notices medical opinion, Mr. Woodward’s vision is sufficient for the vision required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Woodward reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 31 years, accumulating 3.19 million 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. Alton R. Young III Mr. Young, 47, has complete loss of vision 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, ‘‘I feel his vision is adequate to drive a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Young reported that he has driven tractortrailer combinations for 8 years, accumulating 832,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Mississippi. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. III. Public Participation and Request for Comments FMCSA encourages you to participate by submitting comments and related materials. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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–2015–0072 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box, and click ‘‘Search. When the new screen appears, click on ‘‘Comment Now!’’ button and type your comment into the text box in the following screen. Choose whether you are submitting your comment as an individual or on behalf of a third party and then submit. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Nov 10, 2015 Jkt 238001 facility, please enclose a stamped, selfaddressed postcard or envelope. FMCSA will consider all comments and material received during the comment period and may change this notice based on your comments. 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–2015–0072 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, click ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ button and choose the document listed to review. If you do not have access to the Internet, you may view the docket online by visiting the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Dated: November 5, 2015 Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2015–28741 Filed 11–10–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0119] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of applications for exemptions; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 13 individuals for an exemption from the prohibition against persons with a clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition that is likely to cause a loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. The regulation and the associated advisory criteria published in the Code of Federal Regulations as the ‘‘Instructions for Performing and Recording Physical Examinations’’ have resulted in numerous drivers being prohibited from operating CMVs in interstate commerce based on the fact that they have had one or more seizures and are taking antiseizure medication, rather than an individual analysis of their circumstances by a qualified medical examiner. If granted, the exemptions SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00131 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70065 would enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication to operate CMVs for up to 2 years in interstate commerce. DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 14, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket ID FMCSA– 2015–0119 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to 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 or Courier: 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. Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket ID for this Notice. Note that DOT posts all comments received without change to www.regulations.gov, including any personal information included in a comment. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to 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 records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christine A. Hydock, Chief, Medical Programs Division, (202) 366–4001, or via email at fmcsamedical@dot.gov, or by letter to FMCSA, Room W64–113, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, E:\FR\FM\12NON1.SGM 12NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2015-0072]


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 40 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 December 14, 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-2015-0072 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://

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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: Christine A. Hydock, Chief, Medical 
Programs Division, (202) 366-4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, 
Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W64-113, 
Washington, DC 20590-0001. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., e.t., 
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 40 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

 W. Adams

    Mr. Adams, 57, has had a prosthetic left eye since 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, 
``If commercial drivers are allowed to drive monocularly. His right has 
adequate acuity/color/side vision as any 60 year old eye is expected as 
normal for age group.'' Mr. Adams reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 9 years, accumulating 144,000 miles, tractor-trailer 
combinations for 13 years, accumulating 1.69 million miles, and buses 
for 1 year, accumulating 5,000 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.

David R. Alford

    Mr. Alford, 52, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/80, and in his left eye, 20/
20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ``Based 
on my visual assessment Mr. Alford has sufficient vision to perform the 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Alford 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 15 years, accumulating 
72,000 miles. He holds an operator's license from Utah. His driving 
record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for 
moving violations in a CMV.

Randy S. Asher

    Mr. Asher, 59, has had aphakia in his right eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is counting fingers, and in his left 
eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist 
stated, ``That said, if his vision, visual fields, and color vision 
tests as documented meet the criteria set forth by those with direct 
knowledge of commercial vehicle operational visual requirements, then 
he would seem to have sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks 
required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Asher reported that he 
has driven straight trucks for 30 years, accumulating 900,000 miles. He 
holds an operator's license from Nebraska. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations 
in a CMV.

Steven W. Barrows

    Mr. Barrows, 67, has had a prosthetic right eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is no light perception, and in his 
left eye, 20/15. Following an examination in 2014, his ophthalmologist 
stated, ``Mr. Barrows only has a left eye and has been monocular since 
1961. In my opinion, he is safe to continue operating a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Barrows reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
30 years, accumulating 97,500 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations 
for 1.5 years, accumulating 30,000 miles. He holds a Class A Commercial 
Driver's License (CDL) from Oregon. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Steven A. Blinco

    Mr. Blinco, 60, has complete loss of vision in his right eye due to 
a traumatic incident in 1985. 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, ``The patient has sufficient vision to 
perform the driving tasks required to operate commercial vehicle.'' Mr. 
Blinco reported that he has driven straight trucks for 40 years, 
accumulating 800,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 40 
years, accumulating 3.2 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Montana. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Charles W. Bradley

    Mr. Bradley, 53, has had a macular toxoplasmosis scar in his right 
eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is light 
perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 
2015, his optometrist stated, ``It is my opinion that Mr. Bradley has 
sufficient vision to safely perform the driving tasks required to 
operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Bradley reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 27 years, accumulating 54,000 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.

Ricky A. Bray

    Mr. Bray, 61, has a prosthetic right eye due to a traumatic 
incident in 1974. 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, ``It is my opinion, based on the minimum 
requirements, Ricky Bray has sufficient vision to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Bray reported that he has driven straight trucks for 15 
years, accumulating 1.88 million miles. He holds an operator's

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license from Arkansas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Ryan M. Coelho

    Mr. Coelho, 37, has had strabismic amblyopia in his right eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/100, and in his 
left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist 
stated, ``The above findings reveal no significant visual difficulties 
that will hinder Ryan's ability to perform all driving tasks required 
to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Coelho reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 19 years, accumulating 665,000 miles. He 
holds an operator's license from Rhode Island. His driving record for 
the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

Travis R. Cook

    Mr. Cook, 44, 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 2015, his optometrist stated, ``I believe 
that Mr. Cook has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks 
required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Cook reported that he 
has driven straight trucks for 9 years, accumulating 450 miles. He 
holds a Class B CDL from Kansas. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Larry P. Davis

    Mr. Davis, 68, has a phthisical cornea in his left eye due to a 
traumatic incident in 2010. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/
20, and in his left eye, light perception. Following an examination in 
2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ``In my opinion, Larry has excellent 
vision in his right eye and unfortunately because of an on the job 
trauma has lost all useful vision in his left eye. Larry has a 50-year 
history of commercial driving and 5 years of commercial driving since 
his trauma, and has been accident free in the at time [sic].'' Mr. 
Davis reported that he has driven straight trucks for 50 years, 
accumulating 1.5 million miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 40 
years, accumulating 200,000 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.

Donald S. Fries

    Mr. Fries, 43, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/400, and in his left eye, 20/
20. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ``In my 
opinion, I believe he is able to function well in his duties of driving 
a truck. He has sufficient vision to perform these duties.'' Mr. Fries 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 
25,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 5 years, 
accumulating 137,500 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Pennsylvania. 
His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Kerrie K. Furbish

    Ms. Furbish, 43, has had a retinal detachment in her right eye 
since 1997. The visual acuity in her right eye is counting fingers, and 
in her left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, her 
optometrist stated, ``In summary, it is my opinion that Kerrie Furbish 
has sufficient vision (in the left eye) to perform the driving tasks 
required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Ms. Furbish reported that 
she has driven buses for 6 years, accumulating 2,880 miles. She holds a 
Class C CDL from Maine. Her driving record for the last 3 years shows 
no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Jerry W. Gibson

    Mr. Gibson, 70, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/
400. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ``Mr. 
Gibson meets all requirements of vision to perform and operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Gibson reported that he has driven tractor-
trailer combinations for 51 years, accumulating 6.63 million miles. He 
holds a Class A CDL from Texas. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Trevor H. Hilton

    Mr. Hilton, 24, 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 2015, his optometrist stated, 
``Patient has sufficient corrected vision to perform the driving tasks 
required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Hilton reported that he 
has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 3 years, accumulating 
90,000 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.

Michael D. Judy

    Mr. Judy, 55, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/
60. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ``Mr. 
Judy is amblyopic in his left eye, but in my professional opinion I see 
no reason he cannot drive a commercial vehicle, especially in light of 
the fact he has proven he can do so with a 16 year driving history with 
no accidents on his record.'' Mr. Judy reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 16 years, accumulating 480,000 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.

Karen L. Kelly

    Ms. Kelly, 44, has had optic atrophy in her left eye since birth. 
The visual acuity in her right eye is 20/20, and in her left eye, 20/
400. Following an examination in 2015, her ophthalmologist stated, ``I 
certify that Karen Kelly has sufficient vision to perform the driving 
tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Ms. Kelly reported 
that she has driven straight trucks for 20 years, accumulating 100,000 
miles. She holds an operator's license from Delaware. Her driving 
record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for 
moving violations in a CMV.

Joel H. Kohagen

    Mr. Kohagen, 57, 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, ``I 
[sic] my medical opinion, Joel has sufficient vision to perform the 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Kohagen 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 38 years, accumulating 
1.41 million miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 10 years, 
accumulating 40,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Iowa. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows 1 crash, for which he was not 
cited and to which he did not contribute, and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

Kelly K. Kremer

    Mr. Kremer, 58, has a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic 
incident in 1995. 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 Mr. Kremer continues to 
have sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate 
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commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Kremer reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 2 years, accumulating 100,000 miles, and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 38 years, accumulating 4.75 million 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.

Edward R. Lockhart

    Mr. Lockhart, 46, has a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic 
incident in 1990. 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 opinion, although he has is monocular 
[sic], these tests show Mr. Lockhart has sufficient vision to perform 
his driving tasks involved in operating a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. 
Lockhart reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 
23 years, accumulating 575,000 miles. He holds an operator's license 
from Mississippi. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Joshua L. Marasek

    Mr. Marasek, 34, has had amblyopia in his right eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is HM, and in his left 
eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist 
stated, ``Josh Marasek has sufficient vision to perform the driving 
tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Marasek reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 11 years, accumulating 55,000 
miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 11 years, accumulating 1.1 
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.

Rodolfo Martinez, Jr.

    Mr. Martinez, 62, has had a macular scar in his right eye since 
2009. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/100, and in his left 
eye, 20/40. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, 
``In my opinion, Mr. Martinez has sufficient vision to perform the 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Martinez 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 12 years, accumulating 
12,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Texas. His driving record for 
the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

Arthur J. McClintic

    Mr. McClintic, 30, has had refractive amblyopia in his left eye 
since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his 
left eye, 20/60. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist 
stated, ``In my opinion Arthur McClintic has sufficient vision to 
perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. McClintic reported that he has driven straight trucks for 5 years, 
accumulating 102,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 5 
years, accumulating 15,000 miles. He holds a chauffer's license from 
Michigan. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Dale A. McCoy

    Mr. McCoy, 53, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The 
visual acuity in his right eye is 20/15, and in his left eye, 20/70. 
Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ``In my 
opinion, Dale McCoy has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks 
required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. McCoy reported that he 
has driven straight trucks for 12 years, accumulating 306,000 miles. He 
holds a Class A CDL from Maine. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Gregory G. Miller

    Mr. Miller, 51, has complete loss of vision in his 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, 20/25. Following an 
examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ``I believe he has 
sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Miller reported that he has driven tractor-
trailer combinations for 33 years, accumulating 2.15 million miles. He 
holds a Class A CDL from Ohio. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Zack E. Minielly

    Mr. Minielly, 58, has optic nerve atrophy 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, hand motion. Following an examination in 
2015, his optometrist stated, ``Old optic nerve atrophy secondary to 
blunt trauma @ 14 years old . . . In my professional Opinion [sic] Mr. 
Minielly has the ability to have a CDL.'' Mr. Minielly reported that he 
has driven straight trucks for 20 years, accumulating 1 million miles. 
He holds a Class B CDL from Georgia. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Tobias G. Olsen

    Mr. Olsen, 23, has had chronic optic neuropathy in his left eye 
since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in 
his left eye, light perception. Following an examination in 2015, his 
ophthalmologist stated, ``The patient has sufficient vision to perform 
the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Olsen 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 
180,000 miles, tractor-trailer combinations for 6 years, accumulating 
60,000 miles. He holds a Class D license from New York. His driving 
record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for 
moving violations in a CMV.

Elroy Perkins

    Mr. Perkins, 65, has complete loss of vision in his left eye due to 
a traumatic incident in 1980. 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, ``Certifies that in his/her 
medical opinion, you have sufficient vision to perform the driving 
tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle . . . Patient has 
excellent vision out of right eye only, and is able to perform driving 
tasks.'' Mr. Perkins reported that he has driven straight trucks for 11 
years, accumulating 297,000 miles. He holds an operator's license from 
Mississippi. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes 
and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Roy C. Rogers

    Mr. Rogers, 50, 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, 20/20. Following an examination in 
2015, his optometrist stated, ``In my medical opinion Mr. Rogers has 
sufficient vision to perform the driving task required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Rogers reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 28 years, accumulating 308,000 miles, and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 24 years, accumulating 360,000 miles. He holds a Class 
A CDL from West Virginia. His driving record for the last 3 years shows 
no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

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Michael P. Rydzinski

    Mr. Rydzinski, 55, has had amblyopia and a color deficiency in his 
left eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and 
in his left eye, 20/80. Following an examination in 2015, his 
ophthalmologist stated, ``Because Mr. Rydzinski was born with these two 
conditions, I do believe he has made accommodations to drive a 
commercial vehicle safely and would be able to see a traffic light 
signal and be able to determine which is red, green, and yellow.'' Mr. 
Rydzinski reported that he has driven straight trucks for 14 years, 
accumulating 182,000 miles. He holds a chauffer's license from 
Michigan. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Dale L. Schneider

    Mr. Schneider, 51, has a corneal scar in his 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, ``In my opinion, I would 
consider his vision to be sufficient to continue operating commercial 
vehicles.'' Mr. Schneider reported that he has driven straight trucks 
for 4 years, accumulating 1,600 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations 
for 10 years, accumulating 16,000 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.

Keith R. Seabaugh

    Mr. Seabaugh, 60, has a prosthetic right eye due to a traumatic 
incident in 1983. 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 that [sic] Mr. Keith 
Seabaugh's visual deficiency is stable, and he has sufficient vision to 
perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial motor 
vehicle, and that this condition will not adversely affect his ability 
to operate a commercial motor vehicle safely as long as visual 
correction is worn.'' Mr. Seabaugh reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 14 years, accumulating 210,000 miles, tractor-trailer 
combinations for 1 year, accumulating 11,000 miles, and buses for 3 
months, accumulating 7,500 miles. He holds an operator's license from 
Missouri. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Robert G. Seils

    Mr. Seils, 62, has a corneal scar 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, 20/200. Following an examination in 2015, 
his optometrist stated, ``He has had a longstanding decrease in his 
left eye due to a corneal scar at age 3 . . . I feel that he is safe to 
operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Seils reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 30 years, accumulating 936,000 miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for 30 years, accumulating 936,000 miles. He holds 
a Class AM CDL from New York. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Randall C. Stephens

    Mr. Stephens, 26, 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 believe Randall Stephens has sufficient vision for driving a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Stephens reported that he has driven tractor-
trailer combinations for 3 years, accumulating 75,000 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.

Dale L. Stewart

    Mr. Stewart, 56, has had amblyopia secondary to exotropia 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, ``I believe this patient has sufficient vision to 
operate a commercial vehicle on major interstates and road ways.'' Mr. 
Stewart reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 38 
years, accumulating 3.99 million miles. He holds a Class CA CDL from 
Michigan. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
one conviction for a moving violation in a CMV; he was cited for 
improper lane use.

Warren S. Supulski

    Mr. Supulski, 57, 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, 
``It is my opinion that Warren has sufficient vision to preform [sic] 
the driving task required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. 
Supulski reported that he has driven straight trucks for 22 years, 
accumulating 220,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from North Carolina. 
His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Paul J. Vines

    Mr. Vines, 49, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/30, and in his left eye, 20/
200. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ``Mr. 
Vines has shown sufficient vision for operating a commercial vehicle. 
In my medical opinion, he has sufficient vision to perform the driving 
tasks.'' Mr. Vines reported that he has driven straight trucks for 22 
years, accumulating 220,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 
12 years, accumulating 120,000 miles. He holds an operator's license 
from Alabama. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes 
and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Hany A. Wagieh

    Mr. Wagieh, 40, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The 
visual acuity in his right eye is 20/80, and in his left eye, 20/20. 
Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ``In my 
medical opinion, the patient has sufficient vision to perform the 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Wagieh 
reported that he has driven buses for 8 years, accumulating 368,000 
miles. He holds an operator's license from New Jersey. His driving 
record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for 
moving violations in a CMV.

Charles W. Williamson

    Mr. Williamson, 74, has had amblyopia in his right eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/100, and in his 
left eye, 20/25. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist 
stated, ``Mr. Williamson should have adequate visual acuity to meet the 
requirements for a CDL.'' Mr. Williamson reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 2 years, accumulating 200,000 miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for 50 years, accumulating 5.75 million miles. He 
holds a Class A CDL from Oklahoma. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Gregory A. Woodward

    Mr. Woodward, 65, has a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic 
incident in 1980. 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

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medical opinion, Mr. Woodward's vision is sufficient for the vision 
required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Woodward reported that 
he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 31 years, accumulating 
3.19 million 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.

Alton R. Young III

    Mr. Young, 47, has complete loss of vision 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, ``I feel his vision is 
adequate to drive a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Young reported that he 
has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 8 years, accumulating 
832,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Mississippi. His driving 
record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for 
moving violations in a CMV.

III. Public Participation and Request for Comments

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

Submitting Comments

    If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this 
notice, indicate the specific section of this document to which each 
comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or 
recommendation. You 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-2015-0072 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-2015-0072 in the ``Keyword'' box and 
click ``Search.'' Next, click ``Open Docket Folder'' button and choose 
the document listed to review. If you do not have access to the 
Internet, you may view the docket online by visiting the Docket 
Management Facility in Room W12-140 on the ground floor of the DOT West 
Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

    Dated: November 5, 2015
 Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2015-28741 Filed 11-10-15; 8:45 am]
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