Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 21655-21659 [2016-08354]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 70 / Tuesday, April 12, 2016 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Donald L. Yamauchi Mr. Yamauchi, 43, has had ITDM since 2015. His endocrinologist examined him in 2016 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (2 or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last 5 years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Yamauchi understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Yamauchi meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2016 and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Minnesota. III. Request for Comments In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA requests public comment from all interested persons on the exemption petitions described in this notice. We will consider all comments received before the close of business on the closing date indicated in the date section of the notice. FMCSA notes that section 4129 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible and Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users requires the Secretary to revise its diabetes exemption program established on September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441).1 The revision must provide for individual assessment of drivers with diabetes mellitus, and be consistent with the criteria described in section 4018 of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (49 U.S.C. 31305). Section 4129 requires: (1) Elimination of the requirement for 3 years of experience operating CMVs while being treated with insulin; and (2) establishment of a specified minimum period of insulin use to demonstrate stable control of diabetes before being allowed to operate a CMV. In response to section 4129, FMCSA made immediate revisions to the diabetes exemption program established by the September 3, 2003 notice. FMCSA discontinued use of the 3-year driving experience and fulfilled the requirements of section 4129 while continuing to ensure that operation of CMVs by drivers with ITDM will achieve the requisite level of safety 1 Section 4129(a) refers to the 2003 notice as a ‘‘final rule.’’ However, the 2003 notice did not issue a ‘‘final rule’’ but did establish the procedures and standards for issuing exemptions for drivers with ITDM. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Apr 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 required of all exemptions granted under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e). Section 4129(d) also directed FMCSA to ensure that drivers of CMVs with ITDM are not held to a higher standard than other drivers, with the exception of limited operating, monitoring and medical requirements that are deemed medically necessary. The FMCSA concluded that all of the operating, monitoring and medical requirements set out in the September 3, 2003 notice, except as modified, were in compliance with section 4129(d). Therefore, all of the requirements set out in the September 3, 2003 notice, except as modified by the notice in the Federal Register on November 8, 2005 (70 FR 67777), remain in effect. IV. Submitting Comments 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 that FMCSA can contact you if there are questions regarding your submission. To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov and in the search box insert the docket number FMCSA–2016–0035 and click the search button. When the new screen appears, click on the blue ‘‘Comment Now!’’ button on the right hand side of the page. On the new page, enter information required including the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the facility, please enclose a stamped, selfaddressed postcard or envelope. We 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. V. Viewing Comments and Documents To view comments, as well as any documents mentioned in this preamble, go to http://www.regulations.gov and in the search box insert the docket number FMCSA–2016–0035 and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, click ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ and you will find all documents and comments related to this notice. PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21655 Issued on: April 5, 2016. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–08355 Filed 4–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2016–0024] 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 25 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 May 12, 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– 2016–0024 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1 21656 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 70 / Tuesday, April 12, 2016 / Notices 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: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Background Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for a 2-year period if it finds ‘‘such exemption would likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level that would be achieved absent such exemption.’’ FMCSA can renew exemptions at the end of each 2-year period. The 25 individuals listed in this notice have each requested such an exemption from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), which applies to drivers of CMVs in interstate commerce. Accordingly, the Agency will evaluate the qualifications of each applicant to determine whether granting an exemption will achieve the required level of safety mandated by statute. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Apr 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 II. Qualifications of Applicants Stanley W. Ahne Mr. Ahne, 56, tore the iris in his right eye in childhood due to a traumatic incident. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/400, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘I believe that Mr. Ahne does have sufficient vision to drive a commercial vehical [sic] safely.’’ Mr. Ahne reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 100,000 miles and tractortrailer combinations for 10 years, accumulating 1 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Oklahoma. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Marvin D. Bass Mr. Bass, 56, has been blind in his right eye since 2008 due to a traumatic incident. 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, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Mr. Bass has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Bass reported that he has driven straight trucks for 20 years, accumulating 700,000 miles. He holds an operator’s license from Kentucky. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Daniel L. Castonguay Mr. Castonguay, 54, has had macular degeneration in his left eye since 2012. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/ 20, and in his left eye, 20/100. Following an examination in 2016, his optometrist stated, ‘‘It is my opinion that Daniel Castonguay has stable vision at this time and has sufficient vision to drive a commercial vehicle as he has done for the last 22 years.’’ Mr. Castonguay reported that he has driven straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 250,000 miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 25 years, accumulating 1.5 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Maine. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. William A. Crandall, Jr. Mr. Crandall, 31, has refractive amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/60, and in his left eye, 20/15. Following an examination in 2016, his optometrist stated, ‘‘It is my opinion that Mr. Crandal [sic] has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Crandall reported that he has driven straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 100,000 miles. He holds an operator’s license from New York. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. James T. Curtis Mr. Curtis, 55, has had ischemic optic neuropathy in his left eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/ 20, and in his left eye, light perception. Following an examination in 2016, his optometrist stated, ‘‘He has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Curtis reported that he has driven straight trucks for 17 years, accumulating 70,000 miles and tractortrailer combinations for 17 years, accumulating 1,000 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. Jacob M. Dellinger Mr. Dellinger, 60, had a branch retinal vein occlusion in his left eye in 2011. 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, with his right eye correction to 20/20 and his full temporal peripheral fields, he has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Dellinger reported that he has driven straight trucks for 41 years, accumulating 410,000 miles and tractortrailer combinations for 41 years, accumulating 123,000 miles. He holds an operator’s license from North Carolina. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Mark E. Dow Mr. Dow, 51, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/70, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2016, his optometrist stated, ‘‘In my opinion Mr. Dow has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Dow reported that he has driven straight trucks for 30 years, accumulating 1.05 million miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 30 years, accumulating 150,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Vermont. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 70 / Tuesday, April 12, 2016 / Notices Richard R. Filion Mr. Filion, 68, is blind in his left eye due to a traumatic incident in 2011. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘If there is an allowance or waiver given for monocular status then Mr. Filion would meet requirements for commercial driving.’’ Mr. Filion reported that he has driven straight trucks for 25 years, accumulating 500,000 miles and tractortrailer combinations for 8 years, accumulating 560,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Vermont. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Louis J. Floquet Jr. Mr. Floquet, 31, has had Morning Glory Syndrome in his left eye since birth. 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, ‘‘Based on these tests, Louis has sufficient vison to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Floquet reported that he has driven straight trucks for 15 years, accumulating 150,000 miles. He holds an operator’s license from California. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Joshua V. Harrison Mr. Harrison, 67, has had a corneal scar in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25, and in his left eye, 20/80. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘Left eye poor vision is long-standing, right eye meets standards . . . for CDL.’’ Mr. Harrison reported that he has driven straight trucks for 45 years, accumulating 450,000 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. Jason G. Joyner Mr. Joyner, 38, has had strabismic amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/100. Following an examination in 2016, his optometrist stated, ‘‘I believe pt [sic] has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Joyner reported that he has driven straight trucks for 4 years, accumulating 150,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Kansas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Apr 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Thomas M. Kaley, Jr. Mr. Kaley, 43, 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, ‘‘I see no reason that he should be denied a license as I believe that he has sufficient vision to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Kaley reported that he has driven straight trucks for 25 years, accumulating 750,000 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. William J. Krysinski Mr. Krysinski, 56, has had optic atrophy in his left eye since 2012. 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 he can continue to safely operate his commercial motor vehicle for interstate driving without any restrictions.’’ Mr. Krysinski reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 35 years, accumulating 2.3 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Minnesota. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Bradley K. Linde Mr. Linde, 67, 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, ‘‘In my professional opinion of his vision, Mr. Linde is qualified to perform all duties expected for operating a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Linde reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 21 years, accumulating 10,500 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Iowa. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Pedro Martinez Mr. Martinez, 55, has had a choroidal macular scar in his left eye since 1985. 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 medical opinion, he has sufficient vision centrally OD and Peripherally [sic] OU to operate a commercial vehical [sic].’’ Mr. Martinez reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, PO 00000 Frm 00125 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21657 accumulating 5,200 miles. He holds an 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. Ty N. Mason Mr. Mason, 51, has been blind in his left eye due to a retinal detachment in 2003. 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, ‘‘Patient has sufficient visual acuity and VF [sic] for CDL license.’’ Mr. Mason reported that he has driven straight trucks for 2 years, accumulating 75,000 miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 16 years, accumulating 6.53 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. Ralph A. Milliman Mr. Milliman, 63, has had an incomplete macular formation 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 opinion that Mr. Milliman’s exceptional vision in his right eye allows him to compensate for his lack of visual acuity in his left eye and leads me to believe he has sufficient vision to perform all commercial driving tasks.’’ Mr. Milliman reported that he has driven straight trucks for 24 years, accumulating 1.92 million miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 33 years, accumulating 3.47 million miles. He holds an operator’s license from Illinois. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 1 conviction for a moving violation in a CMV; he operated in an improper traffic lane. Donald A. Orloski Mr. Orloski, 69, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/150. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘Mr. Orloski’s visual condition is stable. I find no medical reason to prevent Donald Orloski from safely operating a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Orloski reported that he has driven straight trucks for 37 years, accumulating 592,000 miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 37 years, accumulating 37,000 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. E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1 21658 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 70 / Tuesday, April 12, 2016 / Notices Alan R. Piroso Mr. Piroso, 60, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/400. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘Alan Piroso has been driving for many years without a problem and I believe he should be able to renew his CDL license based on his eye examination.’’ Mr. Piroso reported that he has driven straight trucks for 31 years, accumulating 930,000 miles and tractortrailer combinations for 6 years, accumulating 30,000 miles. He holds a Class AMC CDL from New Hampshire. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Juan C. Ramirez Mr. Ramirez, 31, has had exotropia with amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 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, ‘‘I believe Mr. Ramirez should be considered for [sic] federal vision exemption to operate a CMV in interstate commerce.’’ Mr. Ramirez reported that he has driven straight trucks for 6 years, accumulating 600,000 miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 2 years, accumulating 120,000 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. Erik J. Rowland Mr. Rowland, 35, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is hand motion, and in his left eye, 20/15. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘It is my opinion that Mr. Rowland is able to operate a commercial vehicle, as his vision has remained stable, and he has operate [sic] a commercial vehicle for the past several years.’’ Mr. Rowland reported that he has driven straight trucks for 17 years, accumulating 340,000 miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 2 years, accumulating 10,000 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. Colby T. Smith Mr. Smith, 36, 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, ‘‘In my opinion, Colby has more VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Apr 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 than adequate vision to perform all driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Smith reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 120,000 miles. He holds a Class D operator’s license from Utah. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Carl J. Warnecke Mr. Warnecke, 55, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘I think that he does have sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle, according to their guidelines.’’ Mr. Warnecke reported that he has driven straight trucks for 35 years, accumulating 210,000 miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 35 years, accumulating 35,000 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. Edwin E. West Mr. West, 55, has had a macular scar in his right eye due to a retinal hemorrhage in 2004. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/70, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ‘‘I certify that Ed West has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. West reported that he has driven straight trucks for 37 years, accumulating 185,000 miles and tractortrailer combinations for 37 years, accumulating 185,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Missouri. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. Donald E. Wojtaszek Mr. Wojtaszek, 62, 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 hereby certify that in my medical opinion, this individual has sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Wojtaszek reported that he has driven straight trucks for 42 years, accumulating 84,000. He holds a Class C license from Pennsylvania. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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–2016–0024 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box, and click ‘‘Search. When the new screen appears, click on ‘‘Comment Now!’’ button and type your comment into the text box in the following screen. Choose whether you are submitting your comment as an individual or on behalf of a third party and then submit. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the 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 as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov and insert the docket number FMCSA–2016–0024 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. E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 70 / Tuesday, April 12, 2016 / Notices Issued on: April 5, 2016. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–08354 Filed 4–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration FY16 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities and Low or No Emission Grant Programs; 5339(b) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program and 5339(c) Low or No Emission Program—Correction Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT. ACTION: Notice; correction. AGENCY: On March 29, 2016, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) in the Federal Register announcing the availability of approximately $211 million for Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities and $55 million for Low or No Emission Grants. The notice provided incomplete information regarding FTA’s Buy America and Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) requirements. Additionally, the NOFO was missing information in one place about how to submit applications through www.grants.gov. This notice corrects the March 29 notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For the Bus Program, contact Sam Snead, FTA Office of Program Management, 202–366–1089, or samuel.snead@ dot.gov. For the Low-No Program, contact Tara Clark, same office, 202– 366–2623, or tara.clark@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Need for Correction The FTA notice published in the Federal Register on March 29, 2016 (81 FR 17553), FR Doc. 2016–07027, contained errors. In subsection F. Federal Award Administration, iii. Administrative and National Policy Requirements, iii. Buy America and iv. Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, the notice provides incomplete information and refers to projects that involve passenger ferries, which are not eligible for funding under the Bus Program or Low-No Program. In section G. Technical Assistance and Other Program Information, the NOFO is missing the date by which applications must be submitted through www.grants.gov. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Apr 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 Therefore, FR Doc. 2016–07027 is corrected as follows: 1. On page 17560, in the 2nd column, subsection F. Federal Award Administration, iii. Administrative and National Policy Requirements, iii. Buy America is corrected to read as shown below: iii. Buy America The FTA requires that all capital procurements meet FTA’s Buy America requirements, which require that all iron, steel, or manufactured products be produced in the U.S. These requirements help create and protect manufacturing jobs in the U.S. The Bus Program and Low-No Program will have a significant economic impact toward meeting the objectives of the Buy America law. The FAST Act amended the Buy America requirements to provide for a phased increase in the domestic content for rolling stock. For FY16 and FY17, the cost of components and subcomponents produced in the United States must be more than 60 percent of the cost of all components. For FY18 and FY19, the cost of components and subcomponents produced in the United States must be more than 65 percent of the cost of all components. For FY20 and beyond, the cost of components and subcomponents produced in the United States must be more than 70 percent of the cost of all components. There is no change to the requirement that final assembly of rolling stock must occur in the United States. FTA will be issuing guidance on the implementation of the phased increase in domestic content in the near future. Any proposal that will require a waiver must identify the items for which a waiver will be sought in the application. Applicants should not proceed with the expectation that waivers will be granted, nor should applicants assume that selection of a project under the Low-No Program that includes a partnership with a manufacturer, vendor, consultant, or other third party constitutes a waiver of the Buy America requirements for rolling stock applicable at the time the project is undertaken. 2. On page 17560, in the 2nd column, subsection F. Federal Award Administration, iii. Administrative and National Policy Requirements, iv. Disadvantaged Business Enterprise is corrected to read as shown below: iv. Disadvantaged Business Enterprise The FTA requires that its recipients receiving planning, capital and/or operating assistance that will award prime contracts exceeding $250,000 in FTA funds in a Federal fiscal year PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21659 comply with the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program regulations at 49 CFR part 26. Applicants should expect to include any funds awarded, excluding those to be used for vehicle procurements, in setting their overall DBE goal. Note, however, that projects including vehicle procurements remain subject to the DBE program regulations. The rule requires that, prior to bidding on any FTAassisted vehicle procurement, entities that manufacture vehicles, perform postproduction alterations or retrofitting must submit a DBE Program plan and goal methodology to FTA. The FTA will then issue a transit vehicle manufacturer (TVM) concurrence/ certification letter. Grant recipients must verify each entity’s compliance with these requirements before accepting its bid. A list of compliant, certified TVMs is posted on FTA’s Web page at https://www.fta.dot.gov/ regulations-and-guidance/civil-rightsada/eligible-tvms-list. Please note, that this list is nonexclusive and recipients must contact FTA before accepting bids from entities not listed on this webposting. Recipients may also establish project specific DBE goals for vehicle procurements. The FTA will provide additional guidance as grants are awarded. For more information on DBE requirements, please contact Jennifer Riess, Office of Civil Rights, 202–366– 3084, email: jennifer.riess@dot.gov. 3. On page 17560, in the 3rd column, section G. Technical Assistance and Other Program Information is corrected to insert a deadline for complete applications of 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 13, 2016. Matthew J. Welbes, Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2016–08295 Filed 4–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–57–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration [Safety Advisory 16–1] Stop Signal Overruns Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of Safety Advisory. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 70 (Tuesday, April 12, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21655-21659]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-08354]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2016-0024]


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 25 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 May 12, 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-2016-0024 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

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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 25 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

Stanley W. Ahne

    Mr. Ahne, 56, tore the iris in his right eye in childhood due to a 
traumatic incident. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/400, and 
in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his 
optometrist stated, ``I believe that Mr. Ahne does have sufficient 
vision to drive a commercial vehical [sic] safely.'' Mr. Ahne reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 100,000 
miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 10 years, accumulating 1 
million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Oklahoma. His driving record 
for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

Marvin D. Bass

    Mr. Bass, 56, has been blind in his right eye since 2008 due to a 
traumatic incident. 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, ``In my medical opinion, Mr. Bass has sufficient 
vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Bass reported that he has driven straight trucks for 20 
years, accumulating 700,000 miles. He holds an operator's license from 
Kentucky. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Daniel L. Castonguay

    Mr. Castonguay, 54, has had macular degeneration in his left eye 
since 2012. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his 
left eye, 20/100. Following an examination in 2016, his optometrist 
stated, ``It is my opinion that Daniel Castonguay has stable vision at 
this time and has sufficient vision to drive a commercial vehicle as he 
has done for the last 22 years.'' Mr. Castonguay reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 5 years, accumulating 250,000 miles and 
tractor-trailer combinations for 25 years, accumulating 1.5 million 
miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Maine. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations 
in a CMV.

William A. Crandall, Jr.

    Mr. Crandall, 31, has refractive amblyopia in his right eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/60, and in his left 
eye, 20/15. Following an examination in 2016, his optometrist stated, 
``It is my opinion that Mr. Crandal [sic] has sufficient vision to 
perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. Crandall reported that he has driven straight trucks for 5 years, 
accumulating 100,000 miles. He holds an operator's license from New 
York. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

James T. Curtis

    Mr. Curtis, 55, has had ischemic optic neuropathy in his left eye 
since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his 
left eye, light perception. Following an examination in 2016, his 
optometrist stated, ``He has sufficient vision to perform the driving 
tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Curtis reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 17 years, accumulating 70,000 
miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 17 years, accumulating 1,000 
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.

Jacob M. Dellinger

    Mr. Dellinger, 60, had a branch retinal vein occlusion in his left 
eye in 2011. 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, with his right eye correction to 20/20 
and his full temporal peripheral fields, he has sufficient vision to 
perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. Dellinger reported that he has driven straight trucks for 41 years, 
accumulating 410,000 miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 41 
years, accumulating 123,000 miles. He holds an operator's license from 
North Carolina. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Mark E. Dow

    Mr. Dow, 51, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. The 
visual acuity in his right eye is 20/70, and in his left eye, 20/20. 
Following an examination in 2016, his optometrist stated, ``In my 
opinion Mr. Dow has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks 
required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Dow reported that he 
has driven straight trucks for 30 years, accumulating 1.05 million 
miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 30 years, accumulating 
150,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Vermont. His driving record 
for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

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Richard R. Filion

    Mr. Filion, 68, is blind in his left eye due to a traumatic 
incident in 2011. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in 
his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination in 2015, 
his optometrist stated, ``If there is an allowance or waiver given for 
monocular status then Mr. Filion would meet requirements for commercial 
driving.'' Mr. Filion reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
25 years, accumulating 500,000 miles and tractor-trailer combinations 
for 8 years, accumulating 560,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Vermont. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Louis J. Floquet Jr.

    Mr. Floquet, 31, has had Morning Glory Syndrome in his left eye 
since birth. 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, ``Based on these tests, Louis has sufficient vison 
to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Floquet reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
15 years, accumulating 150,000 miles. He holds an operator's license 
from California. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Joshua V. Harrison

    Mr. Harrison, 67, has had a corneal scar in his left eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25, and in his left 
eye, 20/80. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist 
stated, ``Left eye poor vision is long-standing, right eye meets 
standards . . . for CDL.'' Mr. Harrison reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 45 years, accumulating 450,000 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.

Jason G. Joyner

    Mr. Joyner, 38, has had strabismic amblyopia in his left eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left 
eye, 20/100. Following an examination in 2016, his optometrist stated, 
``I believe pt [sic] has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks 
required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Joyner reported that he 
has driven straight trucks for 4 years, accumulating 150,000 miles. He 
holds a Class A CDL from Kansas. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Thomas M. Kaley, Jr.

    Mr. Kaley, 43, 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, ``I see no reason that he should be denied a 
license as I believe that he has sufficient vision to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Kaley reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 25 years, accumulating 750,000 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.

William J. Krysinski

    Mr. Krysinski, 56, has had optic atrophy in his left eye since 
2012. 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 he can continue to safely operate his commercial motor 
vehicle for interstate driving without any restrictions.'' Mr. 
Krysinski reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 
35 years, accumulating 2.3 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Minnesota. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Bradley K. Linde

    Mr. Linde, 67, 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, ``In my 
professional opinion of his vision, Mr. Linde is qualified to perform 
all duties expected for operating a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Linde 
reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 21 years, 
accumulating 10,500 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Iowa. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

Pedro Martinez

    Mr. Martinez, 55, has had a choroidal macular scar in his left eye 
since 1985. 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 medical opinion, he has sufficient vision 
centrally OD and Peripherally [sic] OU to operate a commercial vehical 
[sic].'' Mr. Martinez reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
10 years, accumulating 5,200 miles. He holds an 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.

Ty N. Mason

    Mr. Mason, 51, has been blind in his left eye due to a retinal 
detachment in 2003. 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, ``Patient has sufficient visual acuity and VF 
[sic] for CDL license.'' Mr. Mason reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 2 years, accumulating 75,000 miles and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 16 years, accumulating 6.53 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.

Ralph A. Milliman

    Mr. Milliman, 63, has had an incomplete macular formation 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 opinion that Mr. Milliman's exceptional 
vision in his right eye allows him to compensate for his lack of visual 
acuity in his left eye and leads me to believe he has sufficient vision 
to perform all commercial driving tasks.'' Mr. Milliman reported that 
he has driven straight trucks for 24 years, accumulating 1.92 million 
miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 33 years, accumulating 3.47 
million miles. He holds an operator's license from Illinois. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 1 conviction 
for a moving violation in a CMV; he operated in an improper traffic 
lane.

Donald A. Orloski

    Mr. Orloski, 69, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The 
visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/150. 
Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ``Mr. 
Orloski's visual condition is stable. I find no medical reason to 
prevent Donald Orloski from safely operating a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. Orloski reported that he has driven straight trucks for 37 years, 
accumulating 592,000 miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 37 
years, accumulating 37,000 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.

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Alan R. Piroso

    Mr. Piroso, 60, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The 
visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/400. 
Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ``Alan 
Piroso has been driving for many years without a problem and I believe 
he should be able to renew his CDL license based on his eye 
examination.'' Mr. Piroso reported that he has driven straight trucks 
for 31 years, accumulating 930,000 miles and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 6 years, accumulating 30,000 miles. He holds a Class 
AMC CDL from New Hampshire. His driving record for the last 3 years 
shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Juan C. Ramirez

    Mr. Ramirez, 31, has had exotropia with amblyopia in his left eye 
since childhood. 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, ``I believe Mr. Ramirez should be considered for [sic] federal 
vision exemption to operate a CMV in interstate commerce.'' Mr. Ramirez 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 6 years, accumulating 
600,000 miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 2 years, 
accumulating 120,000 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.

Erik J. Rowland

    Mr. Rowland, 35, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is hand motion, and in his left eye, 
20/15. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, 
``It is my opinion that Mr. Rowland is able to operate a commercial 
vehicle, as his vision has remained stable, and he has operate [sic] a 
commercial vehicle for the past several years.'' Mr. Rowland reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 17 years, accumulating 340,000 
miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 2 years, accumulating 10,000 
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.

Colby T. Smith

    Mr. Smith, 36, 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, ``In my 
opinion, Colby has more than adequate vision to perform all driving 
tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Smith reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, accumulating 120,000 
miles. He holds a Class D operator's license from Utah. His driving 
record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for 
moving violations in a CMV.

Carl J. Warnecke

    Mr. Warnecke, 55, has had amblyopia in his right eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/200, and in his 
left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist 
stated, ``I think that he does have sufficient vision to perform the 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle, according to 
their guidelines.'' Mr. Warnecke reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 35 years, accumulating 210,000 miles and tractor-trailer 
combinations for 35 years, accumulating 35,000 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.

Edwin E. West

    Mr. West, 55, has had a macular scar in his right eye due to a 
retinal hemorrhage in 2004. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/
70, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his 
optometrist stated, ``I certify that Ed West has sufficient vision to 
perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. West reported that he has driven straight trucks for 37 years, 
accumulating 185,000 miles and tractor-trailer combinations for 37 
years, accumulating 185,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Missouri. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Donald E. Wojtaszek

    Mr. Wojtaszek, 62, 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 hereby certify that in my medical opinion, this individual has 
sufficient vision to perform driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Wojtaszek reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 42 years, accumulating 84,000. He holds a Class C 
license from Pennsylvania. 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-2016-0024 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 
as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov and 
insert the docket number FMCSA-2016-0024 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.


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    Issued on: April 5, 2016.
 Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2016-08354 Filed 4-11-16; 8:45 am]
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