Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 76345-76349 [2015-30863]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 235 / Tuesday, December 8, 2015 / Notices A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW., Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Notice is hereby given that as a result of the President’s major disaster declaration on 11/25/2015, applications for disaster loans may be filed at the address listed above or other locally announced locations. The following areas have been determined to be adversely affected by the disaster: Primary Counties (Physical Damage and Economic Injury Loans): Bastrop, Brazoria, Caldwell, Comal, Galveston, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Hays, Hidalgo, Liberty, Navarro, Travis, Willacy, Wilson. 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[FR Doc. 2015–30830 Filed 12–7–15; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2015–30901 Filed 12–7–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P BILLING CODE 4710–19–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:17 Dec 07, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0344] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of applications for exemptions; request for comments. AGENCY: Notice. This notice announces the renewal of the charter or the Advisory Committee on International Postal and Delivery Services (IPoDS). In accordance with the provisions of the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (Pub. L. 109–435) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), the Committee’s charter has been renewed for an additional two years. The IPoDS Committee comprises members representing mailers, private sector delivery companies, stakeholders in international delivery services or others who are directly affected by international postal operations. In addition, the Committee includes Federal members representing the Department of Commerce, the Department of Homeland Security, the Office of the United States Trade Representative, the Postal Regulatory Percent Commission, and the United States Postal Service. Members are appointed For Physical Damage: by the Assistant Secretary of State for Homeowners With Credit Available Elsewhere ...................... 3.750 International Organization Affairs. 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(202) 663– Non-Profit Organizations With2649, by email at out Credit Available Elsewhere ..................................... 2.625 RobinsonSA2@state.gov or by mail at IO/STA, L409 (SA1); Department of State; 2401 E Street NW.; Washington The number assigned to this disaster DC 20037. for physical damage is 14549B and for economic injury is 145500. Dated: October 23, 2015. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers 59008) 76345 FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 30 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 January 7, 2016. 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– 2015–0344 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1 76346 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 235 / Tuesday, December 8, 2015 / Notices 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: 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 30 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. Lhorne on DSK9F6TC42PROD with NOTICES II. Qualifications of Applicants Thomas G. Ashbrook Mr. Ashbrook, 63, has had complete loss of vision in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25, and in his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘I certify VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:17 Dec 07, 2015 Jkt 238001 that Tom Ashbrook has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle with full distance correction.’’ Mr. Ashbrook reported that he has driven tractortrailer combinations for 45 years, accumulating 3.6 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from New York. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Howard D. Barton Mr. Barton, 64, has a retinal hole in his left eye due to a traumatic incident in 2009. 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, ‘‘It is my professional opinion that Mr. Barton has more than sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Barton reported that he has driven straight trucks for 2 years, accumulating 100,000 miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 46 years, accumulating 5.52 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Indiana. 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 10 miles per hour. Bryan Borrowman Mr. Borrowman, 50, has had a chorioretinal scar in his right eye since 2011. 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, ‘‘Patient’s left visual field compensates well for his right visual field defect and should not have any problems operating a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Borrowman reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 9 years, accumulating 1.35 million 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. George R. Cornell Mr. Cornell, 53, has had a retinal detachment in his left eye in 2010. 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, ‘‘Vision sufficient for commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Cornell reported that he has driven straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 50,000 miles, tractor-trailer combinations for 22 years, accumulating 1.1 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. PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Mr. Bruce J. Dowd Mr. Dowd, 60, has been blind in his right eye due to a traumatic incident in 1964. 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, ‘‘I certify in my medical opinion that Bruce has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a heavy vehicle under 26,001 as he has for the past twenty years.’’ Mr. Dowd reported that he has driven straight trucks for 44 years, accumulating 1 million miles. He holds a Class D operator’s license from Connecticut. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Raul A. Gonzalez Mr. Gonzalez, 46, has optic 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, 20/400. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘He has been functioning successfully as a commercial driver for many years and nothing has changed to date. He has proven his ability to continue to function as a driver and we believe his vision is adequate for that purposes [sic].’’ Mr. Gonzalez reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 25 years, accumulating 1.94 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL license from California. 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 stopping on a non-emergency shoulder. Calvin N. Gregory, Jr. Mr. Gregory, 65, 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, ‘‘Stable amblyopia . . . no impact on horizontal or vertical visual field . . . OK to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Gregory, reported that he has driven straight trucks for 44 years, accumulating 4.4 million 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. Thomas E. Gross Mr. Gross, 59, has a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic incident over 45 years ago. 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, ‘‘I certainly certify that in my professional medical opinion that he has as he has E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 235 / Tuesday, December 8, 2015 / Notices had in the past sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle as he has in the past.’’ Mr. Gross reported that he has driven straight trucks for 40 years, accumulating 200,000 miles. He holds a Class C operator’s license from Pennsylvania. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Ethan A. Hale Mr. Hale, 24, has had a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic incident in 2005. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/ 15, and in his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘The applicant was found to be visually able to safely operate a commercial motor vehicle.’’ Mr. Hale reported that he has driven straight trucks for 4 years, accumulating 80,000 miles. He holds a Class DA CDL from Kentucky. 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 speeding. Steven G. Hall Mr. Hall, 47, has had a macular hole in his left eye since 1990. 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, ‘‘In my professional and medical opinion, Mr. Steven Hall has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Hall reported that he has driven straight trucks for 3 years, accumulating 234,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 5 years, accumulating 390,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from North Carolina. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Lhorne on DSK9F6TC42PROD with NOTICES Jason F. Huddleston Mr. Huddleston, 40 has glaucoma in his right eye due to a traumatic incident in 2003. 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 certify in my medical opinion that Mr. Jason Huddleston has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Huddleston reported that he has driven straight trucks for 17 years, accumulating 208,080 miles. He holds a Class C operator’s license from Texas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:17 Dec 07, 2015 Jkt 238001 David A. Luke Mr. Luke, 60, has complete loss of vision due to a traumatic incident in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is no light perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘I have no problem with his ability to see adequately to drive a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Luke reported that he has driven straight trucks for 44 years, accumulating 22,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 7 years, accumulating 252,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Nebraska. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Raymond J. Mannarino Mr. Mannarino, 68, has had a macular pucker in his left eye since 1995. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/30, and in his left eye, 20/80. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘Certify that as per above, pt [sic] has sufficient vision to perform commercial driving.’’ Mr. Mannarino reported that he has driven straight trucks for 40 years, accumulating 80,000 miles and tractortrailer combinations for 30 years, accumulating 1.2 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from New York. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Samuel T. Mazza, Jr. Mr. Mazza, Jr., 35, has had dense anisometropic 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, ‘‘Samuel’s visual status is stable and unchanged since I first saw him in 2010, and in my opinion, he is fit to drive a commercial motor vehicle.’’ Mr. Mazza reported that he has driven straight trucks for 11 years, accumulating 110,000 miles, tractor-trailer combinations for 11 years, accumulating 220,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Connecticut. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Ralph S. Miller Mr. Miller, 59, has had a prosthetic right eye due to ocular melanoma since 1998. 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 that Mr. Miller has sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Miller reported that he has driven straight trucks for 35 years, PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76347 accumulating 350,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from West Virginia. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. John M. Moore Mr. Moore, 55, 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 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘This patient has stable longstanding (since childhood) amblyopia in his right eye . . . he has sufficient vision to perform the tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Moore reported that he has driven straight trucks for 35 years, accumulating 875,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 35 years, accumulating 35,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Pennsylvania. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Samuel M. Mosman Mr. Mosman, 33, has a retinal scar in his left eye due to a traumatic incident in 2007. 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, ‘‘Mr. Mosman’s Visual [sic] acuity has been stable since June 2007 . . . Mr. Mosman states that he has driven a commercial vehicle for 9 years and I believe there is nothing to interfere with his future driving.’’ Mr. Mosman reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 400,000 miles and tractortrailer combinations for 8 years, accumulating 520,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL license from Washington. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Josh D. Nichols Mr. Nichols, 37, had his left eye enucleated due to a traumatic incident in 1993. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘It is my professional opinion that Joshua D [sic] Nichols possesses sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial motor vehicle.’’ Mr. Nichols reported that he has driven straight trucks for 15 years, accumulating 450,000 miles. He holds an operator’s license from Illinois. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1 76348 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 235 / Tuesday, December 8, 2015 / Notices John P. Pitts Mr. Pitts, 61, has vision loss in his left eye due to ocular nerve damage in 2009. 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 opinion, John Pitts has sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Pitts reported that he has driven straight trucks for 4 years, accumulating 10,000 miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 30 years, accumulating 3 million miles. He holds an operator’s license from Arizona. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Alexander L. Resh Mr. Resh, 24, had an infection and subsequent complete loss of vision in his right eye due to a traumatic incident in 2013. 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, ‘‘He has excellent vision in his left eye and should have no difficulty operating a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Resh reported that he has driven straight trucks for 7 years, accumulating 84,000 miles. He holds a Class C operator’s license from Pennsylvania. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Lhorne on DSK9F6TC42PROD with NOTICES August Roberts, Jr. Mr. Roberts, 68, has had macular degeneration in his left eye since 2010. 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, ‘‘I, Yen Le, OD, certify that Mr. August Roberts have [sic] sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Roberts reported that he has driven straight trucks for 43 years, accumulating 645,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from North Carolina. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Phillip D. Satterfield Mr. Satterfield, 51, has had toxoplasmosis in his left eye since birth. 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 medical opinion the above-referenced patient does have sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Satterfield reported that he has driven tractortrailer combinations for 30 years, accumulating 315,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Georgia. His driving VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:17 Dec 07, 2015 Jkt 238001 record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Fred Schmidt Mr. Schmidt, 58, has had a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic incident at age 11. 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, this patient has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Schmidt reported that he has driven straight trucks for 40 years, accumulating 800,000 miles, tractortrailer combinations for 30 years, accumulating 900,000 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. Robert L. Simpson Mr. Simpson, 54, has had optic nerve atrophy in his right eye since 2012 due to a pituitary tumor. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘He does see well enough to drive a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Simpson reported that he has driven straight trucks for 1 year, accumulating 80,000 miles, tractor-trailer combinations for 15 years, accumulating 1.5 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. Franklin Tso Mr. Tso, 72, has had a corneal scar in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/80, and in his left eye, 20/30. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘In my professional opinion Mr. Tso has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Tso reported that he has driven straight trucks for 56 years, accumulating 3.4 million miles. He holds an operator’s license from New Mexico. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 1 conviction for a moving violation in a CMV; he exceeded the speed limit by 7 mph. Keith D. Turnbow Mr. Turnbow, 61, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 stated, ‘‘Vision is sufficient to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Turnbow reported that he has driven straight trucks for 41 years, accumulating 1.23 million miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 13 years, accumulating 1.3 million 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. James L. Urbach Mr. Urbach, 45, has had a chronic rhegmatagenous retinal detachment in his left eye since 2011. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/15, and in his left eye, 20/60. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘It is my medical opinion that Mr. Urbach possesses sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks necessary to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Urbach reported that he has driven tractortrailer combinations for 10 years, accumulating 1.13 million 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. Eric C. Weidley Mr. Weidley, 39, has had optic neuritis in his right eye since 2009. 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 medical opinion, you have sufficient vision and experience to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr.Weidley reported that he has driven straight trucks for 16 years, accumulating 640,000 miles. He holds a Class CM operator’s license from Pennsylvania. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Jackie G. Wells Mr. Wells, 65, 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, ‘‘I feel Mr. Wells has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle due to the fact that he is able to see 20/20 with both eyes open and has full visual fields in each eye.’’ Mr. Wells reported that he has driven straight trucks for 20 years, accumulating 160,000 miles. He holds an operator’s license from Virginia. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 235 / Tuesday, December 8, 2015 / Notices Charles T. Whitehead Mr. Whitehead, 66, has had hyperopic astigmatism and refractive amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/70, and in his left eye, 20/25. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘Mr. Whitehead is diagnosed with Hyperopic Astigmatism and Refractive Amblyopia [sic] of the right eye that he has had since birth. It is my opinion that Mr. Whitehead is capable of operating a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Whitehead reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 43 years, accumulating 3.4 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. III. Public Participation and Request for Comments FMCSA encourages you to participate by submitting comments and related materials. Lhorne on DSK9F6TC42PROD with NOTICES Submitting Comments If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:17 Dec 07, 2015 Jkt 238001 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–2015–0344 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. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2015-0344]


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 30 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 January 7, 2016. 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-2015-0344 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

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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 30 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

Thomas G. Ashbrook

    Mr. Ashbrook, 63, has had complete loss of vision in his left eye 
since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25, and in 
his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination in 2015, 
his optometrist stated, ``I certify that Tom Ashbrook has sufficient 
vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial 
vehicle with full distance correction.'' Mr. Ashbrook reported that he 
has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 45 years, accumulating 3.6 
million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from New York. His driving record 
for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

Howard D. Barton

    Mr. Barton, 64, has a retinal hole in his left eye due to a 
traumatic incident in 2009. 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, ``It is my professional opinion that Mr. Barton has 
more than sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to 
operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Barton reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 2 years, accumulating 100,000 miles and tractor-
trailer combinations for 46 years, accumulating 5.52 million miles. He 
holds a Class A CDL from Indiana. 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 10 miles per hour.

Bryan Borrowman

    Mr. Borrowman, 50, has had a chorioretinal scar in his right eye 
since 2011. 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, ``Patient's left visual field compensates well for his right 
visual field defect and should not have any problems operating a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Borrowman reported that he has driven 
tractor-trailer combinations for 9 years, accumulating 1.35 million 
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.

George R. Cornell

    Mr. Cornell, 53, has had a retinal detachment in his left eye in 
2010. 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, ``Vision sufficient for commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Cornell 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 
50,000 miles, tractor-trailer combinations for 22 years, accumulating 
1.1 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.

Mr. Bruce J. Dowd

    Mr. Dowd, 60, has been blind in his right eye due to a traumatic 
incident in 1964. 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, ``I certify in my medical opinion that 
Bruce has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to 
operate a heavy vehicle under 26,001 as he has for the past twenty 
years.'' Mr. Dowd reported that he has driven straight trucks for 44 
years, accumulating 1 million miles. He holds a Class D operator's 
license from Connecticut. His driving record for the last 3 years shows 
no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Raul A. Gonzalez

    Mr. Gonzalez, 46, has optic 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, 20/400. Following an examination in 2015, 
his optometrist stated, ``He has been functioning successfully as a 
commercial driver for many years and nothing has changed to date. He 
has proven his ability to continue to function as a driver and we 
believe his vision is adequate for that purposes [sic].'' Mr. Gonzalez 
reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 25 years, 
accumulating 1.94 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL license from 
California. 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 
stopping on a non-emergency shoulder.

Calvin N. Gregory, Jr.

    Mr. Gregory, 65, 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, ``Stable amblyopia . . . no impact on horizontal or vertical 
visual field . . . OK to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Gregory, 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 44 years, accumulating 
4.4 million 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.

Thomas E. Gross

    Mr. Gross, 59, has a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic 
incident over 45 years ago. 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, ``I certainly certify that in my 
professional medical opinion that he has as he has

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had in the past sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required 
to operate a commercial vehicle as he has in the past.'' Mr. Gross 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 40 years, accumulating 
200,000 miles. He holds a Class C operator's license from Pennsylvania. 
His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Ethan A. Hale

    Mr. Hale, 24, has had a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic 
incident in 2005. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/15, and in 
his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination in 2015, 
his optometrist stated, ``The applicant was found to be visually able 
to safely operate a commercial motor vehicle.'' Mr. Hale reported that 
he has driven straight trucks for 4 years, accumulating 80,000 miles. 
He holds a Class DA CDL from Kentucky. 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 speeding.

Steven G. Hall

    Mr. Hall, 47, has had a macular hole in his left eye since 1990. 
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, ``In my 
professional and medical opinion, Mr. Steven Hall has sufficient vision 
to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Hall reported that he has driven straight trucks for 3 
years, accumulating 234,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 
5 years, accumulating 390,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from North 
Carolina. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Jason F. Huddleston

    Mr. Huddleston, 40 has glaucoma in his right eye due to a traumatic 
incident in 2003. 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 certify in my medical opinion that Mr. Jason Huddleston has 
sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Huddleston reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 17 years, accumulating 208,080 miles. He holds a 
Class C operator's license from Texas. His driving record for the last 
3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

David A. Luke

    Mr. Luke, 60, has complete loss of vision due to a traumatic 
incident in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his 
right eye is no light perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following 
an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ``I have no problem 
with his ability to see adequately to drive a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. 
Luke reported that he has driven straight trucks for 44 years, 
accumulating 22,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 7 
years, accumulating 252,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Nebraska. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Raymond J. Mannarino

    Mr. Mannarino, 68, has had a macular pucker in his left eye since 
1995. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/30, and in his left eye, 
20/80. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, 
``Certify that as per above, pt [sic] has sufficient vision to perform 
commercial driving.'' Mr. Mannarino reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 40 years, accumulating 80,000 miles and tractor-
trailer combinations for 30 years, accumulating 1.2 million miles. He 
holds a Class A CDL from New York. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Samuel T. Mazza, Jr.

    Mr. Mazza, Jr., 35, has had dense anisometropic 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, ``Samuel's visual status is stable and unchanged 
since I first saw him in 2010, and in my opinion, he is fit to drive a 
commercial motor vehicle.'' Mr. Mazza reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 11 years, accumulating 110,000 miles, tractor-
trailer combinations for 11 years, accumulating 220,000 miles. He holds 
a Class A CDL from Connecticut. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Ralph S. Miller

    Mr. Miller, 59, has had a prosthetic right eye due to ocular 
melanoma since 1998. 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 that Mr. Miller has 
sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Miller 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 35 years, accumulating 
350,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from West Virginia. His driving 
record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for 
moving violations in a CMV.

John M. Moore

    Mr. Moore, 55, 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 2015, his optometrist stated, ``This 
patient has stable longstanding (since childhood) amblyopia in his 
right eye . . . he has sufficient vision to perform the tasks required 
to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Moore reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 35 years, accumulating 875,000 miles, and 
tractor-trailer combinations for 35 years, accumulating 35,000 miles. 
He holds a Class A CDL from Pennsylvania. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations 
in a CMV.

Samuel M. Mosman

    Mr. Mosman, 33, has a retinal scar in his left eye due to a 
traumatic incident in 2007. 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, ``Mr. Mosman's Visual [sic] acuity has been 
stable since June 2007 . . . Mr. Mosman states that he has driven a 
commercial vehicle for 9 years and I believe there is nothing to 
interfere with his future driving.'' Mr. Mosman reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 400,000 miles and 
tractor-trailer combinations for 8 years, accumulating 520,000 miles. 
He holds a Class A CDL license from Washington. His driving record for 
the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

Josh D. Nichols

    Mr. Nichols, 37, had his left eye enucleated due to a traumatic 
incident in 1993. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in 
his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination in 2015, 
his optometrist stated, ``It is my professional opinion that Joshua D 
[sic] Nichols possesses sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks 
required to operate a commercial motor vehicle.'' Mr. Nichols reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 15 years, accumulating 450,000 
miles. He holds an operator's license from Illinois. His driving record 
for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

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John P. Pitts

    Mr. Pitts, 61, has vision loss in his left eye due to ocular nerve 
damage in 2009. 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 opinion, John Pitts has sufficient vision 
to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Pitts reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 4 years, accumulating 10,000 miles and 
tractor-trailer combinations for 30 years, accumulating 3 million 
miles. He holds an operator's license from Arizona. His driving record 
for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

Alexander L. Resh

    Mr. Resh, 24, had an infection and subsequent complete loss of 
vision in his right eye due to a traumatic incident in 2013. 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, ``He 
has excellent vision in his left eye and should have no difficulty 
operating a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Resh reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 7 years, accumulating 84,000 miles. He holds a 
Class C operator's license from Pennsylvania. His driving record for 
the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

August Roberts, Jr.

    Mr. Roberts, 68, has had macular degeneration in his left eye since 
2010. 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, ``I, 
Yen Le, OD, certify that Mr. August Roberts have [sic] sufficient 
vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Roberts reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
43 years, accumulating 645,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from North 
Carolina. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Phillip D. Satterfield

    Mr. Satterfield, 51, has had toxoplasmosis in his left eye since 
birth. 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 medical opinion the above-referenced patient does have 
sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Satterfield 
reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 30 years, 
accumulating 315,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Georgia. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

Fred Schmidt

    Mr. Schmidt, 58, has had a prosthetic left eye due to a traumatic 
incident at age 11. 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, this patient has sufficient 
vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Schmidt reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
40 years, accumulating 800,000 miles, tractor-trailer combinations for 
30 years, accumulating 900,000 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.

Robert L. Simpson

    Mr. Simpson, 54, has had optic nerve atrophy in his right eye since 
2012 due to a pituitary tumor. The visual acuity in his right eye is 
20/200, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, 
his ophthalmologist stated, ``He does see well enough to drive a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Simpson reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 1 year, accumulating 80,000 miles, tractor-trailer 
combinations for 15 years, accumulating 1.5 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.

Franklin Tso

    Mr. Tso, 72, has had a corneal scar in his right eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/80, and in his left 
eye, 20/30. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist 
stated, ``In my professional opinion Mr. Tso has sufficient vision to 
perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. Tso reported that he has driven straight trucks for 56 years, 
accumulating 3.4 million miles. He holds an operator's license from New 
Mexico. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 1 
conviction for a moving violation in a CMV; he exceeded the speed limit 
by 7 mph.

Keith D. Turnbow

    Mr. Turnbow, 61, 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, ``Vision 
is sufficient to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Turnbow reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 41 years, accumulating 1.23 
million miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 13 years, 
accumulating 1.3 million 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.

James L. Urbach

    Mr. Urbach, 45, has had a chronic rhegmatagenous retinal detachment 
in his left eye since 2011. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/
15, and in his left eye, 20/60. Following an examination in 2015, his 
ophthalmologist stated, ``It is my medical opinion that Mr. Urbach 
possesses sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks necessary to 
operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Urbach reported that he has driven 
tractor-trailer combinations for 10 years, accumulating 1.13 million 
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.

Eric C. Weidley

    Mr. Weidley, 39, has had optic neuritis in his right eye since 
2009. 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 medical opinion, you have sufficient 
vision and experience to perform the driving tasks required to operate 
a commercial vehicle.'' Mr.Weidley reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 16 years, accumulating 640,000 miles. He holds a Class CM 
operator's license from Pennsylvania. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Jackie G. Wells

    Mr. Wells, 65, 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, ``I feel 
Mr. Wells has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required 
to operate a commercial vehicle due to the fact that he is able to see 
20/20 with both eyes open and has full visual fields in each eye.'' Mr. 
Wells reported that he has driven straight trucks for 20 years, 
accumulating 160,000 miles. He holds an operator's license from 
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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Charles T. Whitehead

    Mr. Whitehead, 66, has had hyperopic astigmatism and refractive 
amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right 
eye is 20/70, and in his left eye, 20/25. Following an examination in 
2015, his optometrist stated, ``Mr. Whitehead is diagnosed with 
Hyperopic Astigmatism and Refractive Amblyopia [sic] of the right eye 
that he has had since birth. It is my opinion that Mr. Whitehead is 
capable of operating a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Whitehead reported 
that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 43 years, 
accumulating 3.4 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.

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-2015-0344 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-2015-0344 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: November 30, 2015.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2015-30863 Filed 12-7-15; 8:45 am]
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