Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 14190-14193 [2016-05903]

Download as PDF 14190 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 51 / Wednesday, March 16, 2016 / Notices Issued on: March 10, 2016. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–05904 Filed 3–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0350] 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 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 April 15, 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– 2015–0350 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:11 Mar 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 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: 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. PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 II. Qualifications of Applicants Gary L. Bartels Mr. Bartels, 60, has had a retinal detachment in his left eye since 2009. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/ 30, and in his left eye, 20/100. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘In my opinion, Gary Bartels has sufficient vision in his right eye and with both eyes but not with his left eye, and has sufficient field of vision in his right eye but not his left eye, to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Bartels reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 35 years, accumulating 2.45 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. Christopher Benavidez Mr. Benavidez, 54, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/100, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘In my medical opinion he has more than sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Benavidez reported that he has driven straight trucks for 25 years, accumulating 350,000 miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 15 years, accumulating 150,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from New Mexico. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. William H. Brence Mr. Brence, 47, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/50. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘It is my opinion that Mr. Brence has sufficient visual acuity, color vision, and field of vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate any vehicle safely, but specifically to operate a commercial vehicle safely.’’ Mr. Brence reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 15 years, accumulating 1.95 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from South Dakota. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Dean B. Carrick Mr. Carrick, 72, has had ptisis bulbi in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, no light perception. E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 51 / Wednesday, March 16, 2016 / Notices Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘He has been monocular his entire adult life and has sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required for commercial vehicles.’’ Mr. Carrick reported that he has driven straight trucks for 53 years, accumulating 132,500 miles and tractortrailer combinations for 45 years, accumulating 1.6 million miles. He holds a Class CA CDL from Michigan. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Jaime V. Cavazos Mr. Cavazos, 43, has had a prosthetic left eye since 2008. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Mr. Jaime Valdez has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Cavazos reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 21 years, accumulating 1.34 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Jacob Dehoyos Mr. Dehoyos, 35, has had traumatic glaucoma in his right eye since 1995. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/ 50, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘I certify that he has sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Dehoyos reported that he has driven straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 273,500 miles. He holds a Class D operator’s license from New Mexico. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Larry D. Fulk Mr. Fulk, 46, has had a choroidal melanoma in his right eye since 2012. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/ 70, and in his left eye, 20/15. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Mr. Fulk certainly has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Fulk reported that he has driven straight trucks for 30 years, accumulating 30,000 miles and tractortrailer combinations for 23 years, accumulating 575,000 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:11 Mar 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 Hugo A. Galvis Barrera Mr. Galvis Barrera, 40, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/ 20, and in his left eye, 20/60. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘The above patient’s driver’s visual condition is not likely to interfere with the ability to safely operate a commercial motor vehicle and is likely to remain stable for the next two years.’’ Mr. Galvis Barrera reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 4 years, accumulating 384,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Georgia. 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. Harold J. Gilbert Mr. Gilbert, 46, has been blind due to trauma in his right eye since 1975. The visual acuity in his right eye is hand motion, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘I certify in my medical opinion in reference to ocular function, Harold Gilbert, has sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Gilbert reported that he has driven straight trucks for 15 years, accumulating 300,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Colorado. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Darrell K. Harber Mr. Harber, 46, has had a macular scar in his right eye due to a traumatic incident in 1986. The visual acuity in his right eye is hand motion, and in his left eye, 20/25. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘This certifies that, in my medical opinion, the above named individual has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Harber reported that he has driven straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 325,000 miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 5 years, accumulating 6,500. 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. Clair G. High Mr. High, 63, has been pseudophakic in his left eye since 1984. 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, ‘‘My medical opinion certifies that clair [sic] has sufficient vision to PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14191 perfomr [sic] driving task [sic] required to operate a commercial vehicle [sic]’’ Mr. High reported that he has driven straight trucks for 21 years, accumulating 420,000 miles. He holds an 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. Robert E. Holbrook Mr. Holbrook, 45, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25, and in his left eye, 20/200. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘In my professional medical opinion, Mr. Robert E. Holbrook has sufficient vision to safely perform the driving tasks necessary to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Holbrook reported that he has driven straight trucks for 1 year, accumulating 4,999 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 4 years, accumulating 80,000 miles. He holds a Class AM CDL from Tennessee. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Lowell E. Jackson Mr. Jackson, 66, has temporal hemianopia in his left eye due to a traumatic incident in 1986. 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, ‘‘I believe Lowell Jackson’s safety record for the past 29 years since that accident should allow him to continue driving as a commercial driver.’’ Mr. Jackson reported that he has driven straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 250,000 miles, tractor-trailer combinations for 40 years, accumulating 4 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. Maurice L. Kinney Mr. Kinney, 52, has been blind due to trauma in his left eye since age five. 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, ‘‘Mr. Kinney entered with unaided visual acuity of 20/20 in his right eye . . . having tested Mr. Kinney and interpreting the results, I find no reason to prohibit him from meeting the criteria to retain his commercial drivers [sic] license.’’ Mr. Kinney reported that he has driven straight trucks for 11 years, accumulating 343,200 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from New York. His driving E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1 14192 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 51 / Wednesday, March 16, 2016 / Notices record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and two convictions for moving violations in a CMV; in one he disobeyed the traffic control device and in the other he made an improper turn. Richard R. Krafczynski, Jr. Mr. Krafczynski, Jr., 53, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/ 20, and in his left eye, 20/70. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘It is my opinion that he has sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Krafczynski reported that he has driven straight trucks for 2 years, accumulating 80,000 miles and buses for 32 years, accumulating 1.28 million miles. He holds a Class AM CDL from Pennsylvania. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Michael S. McHale Mr. McHale, 48, had a retinal detachment in his left eye during childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, light perception. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘px [sic] meets federal standards for peripheral vision as required by CDL.’’ Mr. McHale reported that he has driven straight trucks for 20 years, accumulating 1.8 million miles. He holds a Class BM CDL from Pennsylvania. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Darin P. Milton Mr. Milton, 49, has had a prosthetic right eye due to a traumatic incident in 1990. 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 have followed Mr. Milton for the past eleven years and feel his 20/20 visual acuity, large visual field, and accurate color vision render him capable of driving a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Milton reported that he has driven straight trucks for 11 years, accumulating 396,000 miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 17 years, accumulating 591,600 miles. He holds a Class A CDL license from Tennessee. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Myron Morehouse Mr. Morehouse, 51, 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:11 Mar 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘I believe he can see well enough to safely operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Morehouse reported that he has driven straight trucks for 21 years, accumulating 210,000 miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 28 years, accumulating 140,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Minnesota. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Dakota J. Papsun Mr. Papsun, 24, has had a prosthetic left eye since 2012. 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, ‘‘Monocular patients are able to operate commercial vehicles . . . Therefore, I do not feel that there are any other ocular-related reasons that would make it difficult to preform [sic] the necessary tasks.’’ Mr. Papsun reported that he has driven straight trucks for 8 years, accumulating 41,600 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. Raffaelo Petrillo Mr. Petrillo, 49, has refractive 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. Petrillo’s visual status is adequate to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Petrillo reported that he has driven straight trucks for 30 years, accumulating 72,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 24 years, accumulating 240,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from New Jersey. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. William J. Powell Mr. Powell, 60, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/100, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘In my opinion, William has adequate vision to perform the tasks required to safely operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Powell reported that he has driven straight trucks for 33 years, accumulating 369,402 miles. He holds a Class DB CDL license from Kentucky. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Cory R. Rand Mr. Rand, 46, 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, Doctor Koray Arin, certify that Mr Cory R [sic] Rand has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Rand reported that he has driven straight trucks for 16 years, accumulating 480,000 miles. He holds a Class C CDL from New Hampshire. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Bobby W. Sanders Mr. Sanders, 55, has had corneal scarring in his right eye since 2004. 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, ‘‘In my medical opinion [sic] Bobby Sanders has sufficient vision to continue to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Sanders reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 5,000 miles. He holds a Class D 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. Logan D. Shaffer Mr. Shaffer, 34, has had anisometropic amblyopia 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, ‘‘In my medical opinion, patient has sufficient vision to perform driving tasks associated with driving a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Shaffer reported that he has driven straight trucks for 11 years, accumulating 935,000 miles. He holds a Class D 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. Laurence W. Sellers Mr. Sellers, 54, has had refractive amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is hand motion, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘He has stated to me that he has been driving commercial vehicles with no problems for the past 20 years. I see no reason that he should not be able to continue to do so as a result of his vision.’’ Mr. Sellers reported that he has driven straight E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 51 / Wednesday, March 16, 2016 / Notices trucks for 22 years, accumulating 200,200 miles. He holds a Class DM 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. Johnny T. Solorio Mr. Solorio, 47, is blind in his left eye due to a traumatic incident in childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘It is my professional opinion that Mr. Solorio has sufficient vision to perform the tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Solorio reported that he has driven straight trucks for 9 years, accumulating 900,000 miles and tractortrailer combinations for 9 years, accumulating 900,000 miles. He holds a Class AM1 CDL from California. 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 Richard R. Vonderohe Mr. Vonderohe, 52, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/40, and in his left eye, 20/150. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘With correction, I believe Richard has sufficient has vision to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Vonderohe reported that he has driven straight trucks for 31 years, accumulating 496,000. 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. William J. Watts Mr. Watts, 56, had a retinal detachment in his left in 1970. 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, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Mr. Watts has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Watts reported that he has driven straight trucks for 6 years, accumulating 60,000 miles, tractor-trailer combinations for 37 years, accumulating 4.44 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. Russell Zelich Mr. Zelich, 49, has a central retinal scar in his right eye due to a traumatic incident in 1980. The visual acuity in his right eye is count fingers, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:28 Mar 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘Due to central retinal scarring his right eye is reduced to finger counting while the left eye uncorrected acuity is 20/25 correctable to 20/20 . . . He has had a commercial driving license for nearly 3 decades without a chargeable accident . . . In my opinion special allowances should me [sic] made in his case.’’ Mr. Zelich reported that he has driven straight trucks for 24 years, accumulating 360,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Pennsylvania. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Frederick A. Zoeller, Jr. Mr. Zoeller, 53, has had refractive 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, ‘‘He is visually capable of performing the tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Zoeller reported that he has driven straight trucks for 37 years, accumulating 231,250 miles. He holds a Class MC operator’s license from New Hampshire. 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–2015–0350 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, PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14193 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 facility, please enclose a stamped, selfaddressed postcard or envelope. FMCSA will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. FMCSA may issue a final determination at any time after the close of the comment period. Viewing Comments and Documents To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble, go to http://www.regulations.gov and insert the docket number FMCSA– 2015–0350 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: March 10, 2016. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–05903 Filed 3–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [FMCSA–2016–0096] Hours of Service of Drivers: Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association; Application for Exemption Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of application for exemption; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces that it has received an application from the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) seeking exemption from two provisions of the Agency’s hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. SC&RA asks that motor carriers and drivers operating mobile cranes with a rated lifting capacity of greater than 30 tons be exempted from the 30minute break requirement and the 14hour rule. SC&RA believes that these two HOS rules uniquely affect the operational efficiency of these crane operations and unnecessarily place the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2015-0350]


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 April 15, 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-2015-0350 using any of the 
following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
    Instructions: Each submission must include the Agency name and the 
docket numbers for this notice. Note that all comments received will be 
posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any 
personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below 
for further information.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments, go to http://www.regulations.gov at any time or Room W12-140 
on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays. The FDMS is available 24 hours each day, 365 
days each year. If you want acknowledgment that we received your 
comments, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope or postcard 
or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting 
comments on-line.
    Privacy Act: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits 
comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT 
posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information 
the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the 
system of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at 
www.dot.gov/privacy.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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

Gary L. Bartels

    Mr. Bartels, 60, has had a retinal detachment in his left eye since 
2009. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/30, and in his left eye, 
20/100. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ``In 
my opinion, Gary Bartels has sufficient vision in his right eye and 
with both eyes but not with his left eye, and has sufficient field of 
vision in his right eye but not his left eye, to perform the driving 
tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Bartels reported 
that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 35 years, 
accumulating 2.45 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.

Christopher Benavidez

    Mr. Benavidez, 54, has had amblyopia in his right eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/100, and in his 
left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist 
stated, ``In my medical opinion he has more than sufficient vision to 
perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. Benavidez reported that he has driven straight trucks for 25 years, 
accumulating 350,000 miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 15 
years, accumulating 150,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from New 
Mexico. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

William H. Brence

    Mr. Brence, 47, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/
50. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ``It is 
my opinion that Mr. Brence has sufficient visual acuity, color vision, 
and field of vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate 
any vehicle safely, but specifically to operate a commercial vehicle 
safely.'' Mr. Brence reported that he has driven tractor-trailer 
combinations for 15 years, accumulating 1.95 million miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from South Dakota. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Dean B. Carrick

    Mr. Carrick, 72, has had ptisis bulbi in his left eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left 
eye, no light perception.

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Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ``He has been 
monocular his entire adult life and has sufficient vision to perform 
driving tasks required for commercial vehicles.'' Mr. Carrick reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 53 years, accumulating 132,500 
miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 45 years, accumulating 1.6 
million miles. He holds a Class CA CDL from Michigan. His driving 
record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for 
moving violations in a CMV.

Jaime V. Cavazos

    Mr. Cavazos, 43, has had a prosthetic left eye since 2008. The 
visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, no light 
perception. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist 
stated, ``In my medical opinion, Mr. Jaime Valdez has sufficient vision 
to perform the driving tasks to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. 
Cavazos reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 21 
years, accumulating 1.34 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.

Jacob Dehoyos

    Mr. Dehoyos, 35, has had traumatic glaucoma in his right eye since 
1995. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/50, and in his left eye, 
20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ``I 
certify that he has sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required 
to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Dehoyos reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 273,500 miles. He 
holds a Class D operator's license from New Mexico. His driving record 
for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

Larry D. Fulk

    Mr. Fulk, 46, has had a choroidal melanoma in his right eye since 
2012. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/70, and in his left eye, 
20/15. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, 
``In my medical opinion, Mr. Fulk certainly has sufficient vision to 
perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. Fulk reported that he has driven straight trucks for 30 years, 
accumulating 30,000 miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 23 
years, accumulating 575,000 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.

Hugo A. Galvis Barrera

    Mr. Galvis Barrera, 40, has had amblyopia in his left eye since 
birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left 
eye, 20/60. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, 
``The above patient's driver's visual condition is not likely to 
interfere with the ability to safely operate a commercial motor vehicle 
and is likely to remain stable for the next two years.'' Mr. Galvis 
Barrera reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 4 
years, accumulating 384,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Georgia. 
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.

Harold J. Gilbert

    Mr. Gilbert, 46, has been blind due to trauma in his right eye 
since 1975. The visual acuity in his right eye is hand motion, and in 
his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist 
stated, ``I certify in my medical opinion in reference to ocular 
function, Harold Gilbert, has sufficient vision to perform driving 
tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Gilbert reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 15 years, accumulating 300,000 
miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Colorado. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations 
in a CMV.

Darrell K. Harber

    Mr. Harber, 46, has had a macular scar in his right eye due to a 
traumatic incident in 1986. The visual acuity in his right eye is hand 
motion, and in his left eye, 20/25. Following an examination in 2015, 
his optometrist stated, ``This certifies that, in my medical opinion, 
the above named individual has sufficient vision to perform the driving 
tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Harber reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 325,000 
miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 5 years, accumulating 6,500. 
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.

Clair G. High

    Mr. High, 63, has been pseudophakic in his left eye since 1984. 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, ``My medical 
opinion certifies that clair [sic] has sufficient vision to perfomr 
[sic] driving task [sic] required to operate a commercial vehicle 
[sic]'' Mr. High reported that he has driven straight trucks for 21 
years, accumulating 420,000 miles. He holds an 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.

Robert E. Holbrook

    Mr. Holbrook, 45, has had amblyopia in his left eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25, and in his left 
eye, 20/200. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, 
``In my professional medical opinion, Mr. Robert E. Holbrook has 
sufficient vision to safely perform the driving tasks necessary to 
operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Holbrook reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 1 year, accumulating 4,999 miles, and 
tractor-trailer combinations for 4 years, accumulating 80,000 miles. He 
holds a Class AM CDL from Tennessee. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Lowell E. Jackson

    Mr. Jackson, 66, has temporal hemianopia in his left eye due to a 
traumatic incident in 1986. 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, ``I believe Lowell Jackson's safety record for 
the past 29 years since that accident should allow him to continue 
driving as a commercial driver.'' Mr. Jackson reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 250,000 miles, 
tractor-trailer combinations for 40 years, accumulating 4 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.

Maurice L. Kinney

    Mr. Kinney, 52, has been blind due to trauma in his left eye since 
age five. 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, ``Mr. Kinney entered with unaided visual acuity of 
20/20 in his right eye . . . having tested Mr. Kinney and interpreting 
the results, I find no reason to prohibit him from meeting the criteria 
to retain his commercial drivers [sic] license.'' Mr. Kinney reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 11 years, accumulating 343,200 
miles. He holds a Class B CDL from New York. His driving

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record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and two convictions for 
moving violations in a CMV; in one he disobeyed the traffic control 
device and in the other he made an improper turn.

Richard R. Krafczynski, Jr.

    Mr. Krafczynski, Jr., 53, has had amblyopia in his left eye since 
birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left 
eye, 20/70. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, 
``It is my opinion that he has sufficient vision to perform driving 
tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Krafczynski 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 2 years, accumulating 
80,000 miles and buses for 32 years, accumulating 1.28 million miles. 
He holds a Class AM CDL from Pennsylvania. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations 
in a CMV.

Michael S. McHale

    Mr. McHale, 48, had a retinal detachment in his left eye during 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left 
eye, light perception. Following an examination in 2015, his 
optometrist stated, ``px [sic] meets federal standards for peripheral 
vision as required by CDL.'' Mr. McHale reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 20 years, accumulating 1.8 million miles. He holds 
a Class BM CDL from Pennsylvania. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Darin P. Milton

    Mr. Milton, 49, has had a prosthetic right eye due to a traumatic 
incident in 1990. 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 have followed Mr. Milton for the past 
eleven years and feel his 20/20 visual acuity, large visual field, and 
accurate color vision render him capable of driving a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Milton reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
11 years, accumulating 396,000 miles and tractor-trailer combinations 
for 17 years, accumulating 591,600 miles. He holds a Class A CDL 
license from Tennessee. His driving record for the last 3 years shows 
no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Myron Morehouse

    Mr. Morehouse, 51, 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 believe he can see well enough to safely operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Morehouse reported that he has driven straight trucks 
for 21 years, accumulating 210,000 miles and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 28 years, accumulating 140,000 miles. He holds a Class 
A CDL from Minnesota. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Dakota J. Papsun

    Mr. Papsun, 24, has had a prosthetic left eye since 2012. 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, 
``Monocular patients are able to operate commercial vehicles . . . 
Therefore, I do not feel that there are any other ocular-related 
reasons that would make it difficult to preform [sic] the necessary 
tasks.'' Mr. Papsun reported that he has driven straight trucks for 8 
years, accumulating 41,600 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.

Raffaelo Petrillo

    Mr. Petrillo, 49, has refractive 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. Petrillo's visual status is adequate to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Petrillo reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
30 years, accumulating 72,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations 
for 24 years, accumulating 240,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
New Jersey. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes 
and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

William J. Powell

    Mr. Powell, 60, 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/
20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ``In my 
opinion, William has adequate vision to perform the tasks required to 
safely operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Powell reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 33 years, accumulating 369,402 miles. He 
holds a Class DB CDL license from Kentucky. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations 
in a CMV.

Cory R. Rand

    Mr. Rand, 46, 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, 
Doctor Koray Arin, certify that Mr Cory R [sic] Rand has sufficient 
vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Rand reported that he has driven straight trucks for 16 
years, accumulating 480,000 miles. He holds a Class C CDL from New 
Hampshire. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Bobby W. Sanders

    Mr. Sanders, 55, has had corneal scarring in his right eye since 
2004. 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, ``In my medical opinion [sic] Bobby Sanders has 
sufficient vision to continue to perform the driving tasks required to 
operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Sanders reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 5,000 miles. He holds a 
Class D 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.

Logan D. Shaffer

    Mr. Shaffer, 34, has had anisometropic amblyopia 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, ``In my medical opinion, patient has sufficient vision to 
perform driving tasks associated with driving a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. Shaffer reported that he has driven straight trucks for 11 years, 
accumulating 935,000 miles. He holds a Class D 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.

Laurence W. Sellers

    Mr. Sellers, 54, has had refractive amblyopia in his right eye 
since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is hand motion, and 
in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his 
optometrist stated, ``He has stated to me that he has been driving 
commercial vehicles with no problems for the past 20 years. I see no 
reason that he should not be able to continue to do so as a result of 
his vision.'' Mr. Sellers reported that he has driven straight

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trucks for 22 years, accumulating 200,200 miles. He holds a Class DM 
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.

Johnny T. Solorio

    Mr. Solorio, 47, is blind in his left eye due to a traumatic 
incident in childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and 
in his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination in 2015, 
his optometrist stated, ``It is my professional opinion that Mr. 
Solorio has sufficient vision to perform the tasks required to operate 
a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Solorio reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 9 years, accumulating 900,000 miles and tractor-
trailer combinations for 9 years, accumulating 900,000 miles. He holds 
a Class AM1 CDL from California. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Richard R. Vonderohe

    Mr. Vonderohe, 52, has had amblyopia in his left eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/40, and in his left 
eye, 20/150. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, 
``With correction, I believe Richard has sufficient has vision to 
operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Vonderohe reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 31 years, accumulating 496,000. 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.

William J. Watts

    Mr. Watts, 56, had a retinal detachment in his left in 1970. 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, ``In my 
medical opinion, Mr. Watts has sufficient vision to perform the driving 
tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Watts reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 6 years, accumulating 60,000 
miles, tractor-trailer combinations for 37 years, accumulating 4.44 
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.

Russell Zelich

    Mr. Zelich, 49, has a central retinal scar in his right eye due to 
a traumatic incident in 1980. The visual acuity in his right eye is 
count fingers, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 
2015, his optometrist stated, ``Due to central retinal scarring his 
right eye is reduced to finger counting while the left eye uncorrected 
acuity is 20/25 correctable to 20/20 . . . He has had a commercial 
driving license for nearly 3 decades without a chargeable accident . . 
. In my opinion special allowances should me [sic] made in his case.'' 
Mr. Zelich reported that he has driven straight trucks for 24 years, 
accumulating 360,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Pennsylvania. 
His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Frederick A. Zoeller, Jr.

    Mr. Zoeller, 53, has had refractive 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, ``He is visually capable of performing the tasks required to 
operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Zoeller reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 37 years, accumulating 231,250 miles. He holds a 
Class MC operator's license from New Hampshire. 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-2015-0350 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. FMCSA may issue a final determination at any time after 
the close of the comment period.

Viewing Comments and Documents

    To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble, 
go to http://www.regulations.gov and insert the docket number FMCSA-
2015-0350 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: March 10, 2016.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2016-05903 Filed 3-15-16; 8:45 am]
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