Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 39098-39100 [2016-14141]

Download as PDF 39098 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 115 / Wednesday, June 15, 2016 / Notices published a notice of intent to issue a waiver on its Web site (http:// www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/ contracts/waivers.cfm?id=120) on March 22nd. The FHWA received no comments in response to the publication. The truss members were part of U.S. 40 Historic Bridge (Bridge #J0526) that was dismantled as a part of the I–70 project currently under construction. The steel trusses will be re-used in the construction of a pedestrian bridge over the Little Blue River in Grandview, MO as part of the Longview Lake Trail. Based on all the information available to the Agency, FHWA concludes that it is in the public interest to re-use the historical US 40 steel bridge truss members for construction of a bicycle and pedestrian bridge over Little Blue River in Grandview, MO. In accordance with the provisions of section 117 of the SAFETEA–LU Technical Corrections Act of 2008 (Pub. 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[FR Doc. 2016–14142 Filed 6–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ehiers on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–1999–6156; FMCSA– 2000–7918; FMCSA–2001–10578; FMCSA– 2003–15268; FMCSA–2003–15892; FMCSA– 2005–21711; FMCSA–2005–22194; FMCSA– 2005–22727; FMCSA–2006–24783; FMCSA– 2006–25246; FMCSA–2007–0017; FMCSA– 2007–26653; FMCSA–2007–27897; FMCSA– 2009–0154; FMCSA–2009–0303; FMCSA– 2010–0082; FMCSA–2011–0142; FMCSA– 2011–0189; FMCSA–2011–0275; FMCSA– 2011–0298; FMCSA–2011–0299; FMCSA– 2011–26690; FMCSA–2013–0027; FMCSA– 2013–0029; FMCSA–2013–0030; FMCSA– 2013–0165; FMCSA–2013–0166; FMCSA– 2013–0167; FMCSA–2013–0168; FMCSA– 2013–0169; FMCSA–2013–0170] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:15 Jun 14, 2016 Jkt 238001 ACTION: Notice of final disposition. FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 120 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. SUMMARY: Each group of renewed exemptions are effective from the dates stated in the discussions below. 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– 224, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Electronic Access You may submit comments using the following Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Nos. discussed in this notice 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 PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Federal Docket Management System (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. II. Background On December 24, 2015, FMCSA published a notice of intent to renew the exemptions of drivers who have previously held exemptions, and requested comments from the public (80 FR 80443). The 120 individuals have held exemptions from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) for drivers who operate CMVs in interstate commerce. Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may renew an exemption from the vision requirements in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), which applies to drivers of CMVs in interstate commerce, for a two-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.’’ The procedures for requesting an exemption (including renewals) are set out in 49 CFR part 381. III. Request for Comments Interested parties or organizations possessing information that would otherwise show that any, or all, of these drivers are not currently achieving the statutory level of safety should immediately notify FMCSA. The Agency will evaluate any adverse evidence submitted and, if safety is being compromised or if continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA will take immediate steps to revoke the exemption of a driver. FMCSA encourages you to participate by submitting comments and related materials. E:\FR\FM\15JNN1.SGM 15JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 115 / Wednesday, June 15, 2016 / Notices ehiers on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES IV. Basis for Renewing Exemptions This notice addresses 120 individuals who have requested renewal of their exemptions in accordance with FMCSA procedures. FMCSA has evaluated these 120 applications for renewal on their merits and decided to extend each exemption for a renewable two-year period. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following groups of drivers received renewed exemptions in the month of January and are discussed below. As of January 3, 2016 the following 41 individuals have satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (64 FR 54948; 65 FR 159; 66 FR 53826; 66 FR 66966; 66 FR 66969; 68 FR 69432; 68 FR 69434; 70 FR 53412; 70 FR 57353; 70 FR 72689; 70 FR 74102; 71 FR 32183; 71 FR 41310; 71 FR 644; 72 FR 180; 72 FR 8417; 72 FR 9397; 72 FR 36099; 72 FR 39879; 72 FR 52419; 72 FR 62897; 72 FR 71995; 73 FR 60398; 74 FR 8302; 74 FR 34394; 74 FR 37295; 74 FR 41971; 74 FR 48343; 74 FR 60021; 74 FR 65847; 75 FR 25917; 75 FR 39727; 76 FR 12216; 76 FR 34135; 76 FR 49528; 76 FR 53708; 76 FR 54530; 76 FR 55465; 76 FR 61143; 76 FR 64169; 76 FR 64171; 76 FR 67246; 76 FR 70210; 76 FR 70212; 76 FR 75942; 76 FR 75943; 76 FR 79760; 78 FR 24798; 78 FR 34143; 78 FR 41975; 78 FR 46407; 78 FR 47818; 78 FR 52602; 78 FR 56986; 78 FR 62935; 78 FR 63302; 78 FR 63307; 78 FR 64274; 78 FR 65032; 78 FR 66099; 78 FR 67452; 78 FR 67460; 78 FR 76395; 78 FR 76705; 78 FR 77778; 78 FR 77780; 78 FR 77782; 78 FR 78477; 80 FR 80443): Terry L. Baker (KY) Woodrow E. Bohley (MO) Jason W. Bowers (OR) Scott Brady (FL) Kenneth E. Bross (MO) Junior Chavarria (NM) William Chisley (MD) Walter F. Crean, III (CT) Terry D. Elliott (TN) Ronnie J. Fieck (WI) Frederick E. Foster (VA) Gerald W. Fox (PA) Raymond L. Herman (NY) Wesley V. Holland (NC) Darryl H. Johnson (WV) Carol Kelly (IN) Martin D. Keough (NY) Richard H. Kind (WA) Eric L. Kinner (NY) Volga Kirkwood (MO) Richard L. Loeffelholz (WI) Stanley B. Marshall (GA) Herman C. Mash (NC) James McCleary (OH) Humberto Mendoza (TX) Marvin L. Motes (FL) VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:15 Jun 14, 2016 Jkt 238001 Gerald L. Pagan (NC) Daniel F. Perez (CA) Robert G. Rascicot (FL) Michael J. Robinson (WV) Glen M. Schulz (IA) Levi A. Shetler (OH) Herbert W. Smith (WV) Juan E. Sotero (FL) James A. Spell (MD) Timothy R. Steckman (IL) Paul D. Stoddard (NY) Harry J. Stoever, Jr. (NJ) Eric Taniguchi (HI) Benny R. Toothman (PA) Stephen H. Ward (MO) The drivers were included in one of the following dockets: Docket Nos. FMCSA–1999–6156; FMCSA–2001– 10578; FMCSA–2005–22194; FMCSA– 2006–24783; FMCSA–2006–25246; FMCSA–2007–26653; FMCSA–2007– 27897; FMCSA–2009–0154; FMCSA– 2010–0082; FMCSA–2011–0142; FMCSA–2011–0189; FMCSA–2011– 26690; FMCSA–2013–0027; FMCSA– 2013–0029; FMCSA–2013–0030; FMCSA–2013–0165; FMCSA–2013– 0166; FMCSA–2013–0168; FMCSA– 2013–0169. Their exemptions are effective as of January 3, 2016 and will expire on January 3, 2018. As of January 5, 2016, the following 3 individuals have satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (76 FR 70213; 77 FR 541; 78 FR 74223; 80 FR 80443): Michael P. Eisenreich (MN) John T. Thor (MN) George G. Ulferts, Jr. (IA) The drivers were included in one of the following dockets: Docket No. FMCSA–2011–0298. Their exemptions are effective as of January 5, 2016 and will expire on January 5, 2018. As of January 8, 2016, the following 10 individuals have satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (72 FR 67340; 73 FR 1395; 74 FR 65845; 76 FR 78728; 78 FR 76704; 80 FR 80443): Richard D. Becotte (NH) Wayne A. Burnett (NC) Boleslaw Makowski (WI) Charles M. Moore (TX) Gary T. Murray (GA) Anthony D. Ovitt (VT) Martin Postma (IL) Steven S. Reinsvold (WI) George E. Todd (WV) Bradley A. Weiser (OH) The drivers were included in one of the following dockets: Docket No. FMCSA–2007–0017. Their exemptions are effective as of January 8, 2016 and will expire on January 8, 2018. As of January 9, 2016, the following individual, Juan R. Andrade (TX), has PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39099 satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (78 FR 64271; 79 FR 2748; 80 FR 80443). The driver was included in the following docket: Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0167. The exemption is effective as of January 9, 2016 and will expire on January 9, 2018. As of January 15, 2016, the following 15 individuals have satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (78 FR 64271; 79 FR 2748; 80 FR 80443): Ronald C. Ashley (GA) Miguel A. Calderon (CA) Terry L. Cliffe (IL) Andrew S. Durward (IL) James P. Fitzgerald (MA) Louis E. Henry, Jr. (KY) Adam S. Larson (CO) Sally A. Leavitt (NV) Glenn H. Lewis (OH) Leonardo Lopez (NE) Larry P. Magrath (MN) Richard J. Pauxtis (OR) Johnny L. Powell (MD) Roy A. Whitaker (TX) Sammy D. Wynn (GA) The drivers were included in one of the following dockets: Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0167. Their exemptions are effective as of January 15, 2016 and will expire on January 15, 2018. As of January 24, 2016, the following 7 individuals have satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (76 FR 64164; 76 FR 70213; 76 FR 73769; 77 FR 541; 77 FR 3547; 79 FR 2247; 80 FR 80443): Adam O. Carson (MS) Marion J. Coleman, Jr. (KY) Lex A. Fabrizio (UT) Mark A. Ferris (IA) Roger W. Hammack (AL) Herman Martinez (NM) Gilford J. Whittle (GA) The drivers were included in one of the following dockets: Docket No. FMCSA–2011–0275; FMCSA–2011– 0298; FMCSA–2011–0299. Their exemptions are effective as of January 24, 2016 and will expire on January 24, 2018. As of January 27, 2016, the following 13 individuals have satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (65 FR 66286; 66 FR 13825; 68 FR 10300; 68 FR 37197; 68 FR 52811; 68 FR 61860; 70 FR 41811; 70 FR 48797; 70 FR 48798; 70 FR 48799; 70 FR 48800; 70 FR 48801; 70 FR 57353; 70 FR 61165; 70 FR 71884; 70 FR 72689; 71 FR 4632; 72 FR 52422; 72 FR 58359; 72 FR 62897; 73 FR 1395; 73 FR 5259; 74 FR 60021; 74 FR 64124; 74 FR 65845; 75 FR 1451; 77 FR 545; 78 FR 78475; 80 FR 80443): E:\FR\FM\15JNN1.SGM 15JNN1 ehiers on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 39100 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 115 / Wednesday, June 15, 2016 / Notices Arthur L. Bousema (CA) Norman E. Braden (CO) Matthew W. Daggs (MO) Donald R. Date, Jr. (MD) Gordon R. Fritz (WI) Ronald K. Fultz (KY) John E. Kimmet, Jr. (WA) Robert C. Leathers (MO) Jason L. Light (ID) Kenneth R. Murphy (WA) Michael J. Richard (LA) Robert E. Sanders (PA) Robert A. Sherry (PA) The drivers were included in one of the following dockets: Docket No. FMCSA–2000–7918; FMCSA–2003– 15268; FMCSA–2003–15892; FMCSA– 2005–21711; FMCSA–2005–22194; FMCSA–2005–22727. Their exemptions are effective as of January 27, 2016 and will expire on January 27, 2018. As of January 28, 2016, the following 9 individuals have satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (74 FR 60022; 75 FR 4623; 77 FR 543; 78 FR 76707; 80 FR 80443): James J. Coffield (NM) Roy E. Crayne (WA) James A. Dubay (MI) Donald E. Halvorson (NM) Roger D. Kool (IA) Phillip J.C. Locke (CO) Brian T. Nelson (MN) Christopher M. Rivera (NM) Robert E. Whitney (IL) The drivers were included in one of the following dockets: Docket No. FMCSA–2009–0303. Their exemptions are effective as of January 28, 2016 and will expire on January 28, 2018. As of January 29, 2016, the following 21 individuals have satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (78 FR 67454; 79 FR 4803; 80 FR 80443): Calvin J. Barbour (NY) Martin D. Bellcour (WI) Walter A. Breeze (OH) Donald G. Carstensen (IA) Jamie D. Daniels (IA) Mark A. Farnsley (IN) Michael L. Fiamingo (PA) Kenric J. Fields (DE) Randall Hjelmtveit (MN) Randy G. Kinney (IL) Hector Marquez (TX) Dennis R. Martinez (NM) Fred A. Miller, Jr. (CA) Joseph K. Parley (WI) Robert L. Pearson (GA) Ryan R. Ross (SC) Troy M. Ruhlman (PA) Hershel D. Volentine (LA) Gary D. Vollertsen (CO) David R. Webb, Jr. (IL) Wesley A. Willis (NJ) The drivers were included in one of the following dockets: Docket No. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:15 Jun 14, 2016 Jkt 238001 FMCSA–2013–0170. Their exemptions are effective as of January 29, 2016 and will expire on January 29, 2018. Each of these 120 applicants has requested renewal of the exemption and has submitted evidence showing that the vision in the better eye continues to meet the requirement specified at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) and that the vision impairment is stable. In addition, a review of each record of safety while driving with the respective vision deficiencies over the past two years indicates each applicant continues to meet the vision exemption requirements. These factors provide an adequate basis for predicting each driver’s ability to continue to drive safely in interstate commerce. Therefore, FMCSA concludes that extending the exemption for each renewal applicant for a period of two years is likely to achieve a level of safety equal to that existing without the exemption. V. Conditions and Requirements The exemptions are extended subject to the following conditions: (1) That each individual has a physical examination every year (a) by an ophthalmologist or optometrist who attests that the vision in the better eye continues to meet the requirements in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), and (b) by a medical examiner who attests that the individual is otherwise physically qualified under 49 CFR 391.41; (2) that each individual provides a copy of the ophthalmologist’s or optometrist’s report to the medical examiner at the time of the annual medical examination; and (3) that each individual provide a copy of the annual medical certification to the employer for retention in the driver’s qualification file and retains a copy of the certification on his/her person while driving for presentation to a duly authorized Federal, State, or local enforcement official. VI. Conclusion Based upon its evaluation of the 120 exemption applications, FMCSA renews the exemptions of the aforementioned drivers from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), subject to the requirements cited above (49 CFR 391.64(b)). In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each exemption will be valid for 2 years unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. The exemption will be revoked if: (1) The person fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained before it was granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136 and 31315. If the exemption is still effective at the end of the 2-year period, the person may apply to FMCSA for a renewal under procedures in effect at that time. Issued on: June 7, 2016. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–14141 Filed 6–14–16; 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 final disposition. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 30 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). 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. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemptions will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these CMV drivers. DATES: The exemptions were granted April 16, 2016. The exemptions expire on April 16, 2018. 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: SUMMARY: I. Electronic Access You may see all the comments online through the Federal Document Management System (FDMS) at http:// www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or E:\FR\FM\15JNN1.SGM 15JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 115 (Wednesday, June 15, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39098-39100]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-14141]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-1999-6156; FMCSA-2000-7918; FMCSA-2001-10578; FMCSA-
2003-15268; FMCSA-2003-15892; FMCSA-2005-21711; FMCSA-2005-22194; 
FMCSA-2005-22727; FMCSA-2006-24783; FMCSA-2006-25246; FMCSA-2007-0017; 
FMCSA-2007-26653; FMCSA-2007-27897; FMCSA-2009-0154; FMCSA-2009-0303; 
FMCSA-2010-0082; FMCSA-2011-0142; FMCSA-2011-0189; FMCSA-2011-0275; 
FMCSA-2011-0298; FMCSA-2011-0299; FMCSA-2011-26690; FMCSA-2013-0027; 
FMCSA-2013-0029; FMCSA-2013-0030; FMCSA-2013-0165; FMCSA-2013-0166; 
FMCSA-2013-0167; FMCSA-2013-0168; FMCSA-2013-0169; FMCSA-2013-0170]


Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of final disposition.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions from the 
vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 
120 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals 
from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not 
compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these 
exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to 
or greater than the level of safety maintained without the exemptions 
for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.

DATES: Each group of renewed exemptions are effective from the dates 
stated in the discussions below.

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 W64-224, 
Washington, DC 20590-0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Electronic Access

    You may submit comments using the following Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket Nos. discussed in this notice 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 Federal Docket Management System (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.

II. Background

    On December 24, 2015, FMCSA published a notice of intent to renew 
the exemptions of drivers who have previously held exemptions, and 
requested comments from the public (80 FR 80443). The 120 individuals 
have held exemptions from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 
391.41(b)(10) for drivers who operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
    Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may renew an exemption 
from the vision requirements in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), which applies to 
drivers of CMVs in interstate commerce, for a two-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.'' The procedures for requesting an exemption (including 
renewals) are set out in 49 CFR part 381.

III. Request for Comments

    Interested parties or organizations possessing information that 
would otherwise show that any, or all, of these drivers are not 
currently achieving the statutory level of safety should immediately 
notify FMCSA. The Agency will evaluate any adverse evidence submitted 
and, if safety is being compromised or if continuation of the exemption 
would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 
31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA will take immediate steps to revoke the 
exemption of a driver. FMCSA encourages you to participate by 
submitting comments and related materials.

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IV. Basis for Renewing Exemptions

    This notice addresses 120 individuals who have requested renewal of 
their exemptions in accordance with FMCSA procedures. FMCSA has 
evaluated these 120 applications for renewal on their merits and 
decided to extend each exemption for a renewable two-year period.
    In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 
groups of drivers received renewed exemptions in the month of January 
and are discussed below.
    As of January 3, 2016 the following 41 individuals have satisfied 
the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision 
requirements (64 FR 54948; 65 FR 159; 66 FR 53826; 66 FR 66966; 66 FR 
66969; 68 FR 69432; 68 FR 69434; 70 FR 53412; 70 FR 57353; 70 FR 72689; 
70 FR 74102; 71 FR 32183; 71 FR 41310; 71 FR 644; 72 FR 180; 72 FR 
8417; 72 FR 9397; 72 FR 36099; 72 FR 39879; 72 FR 52419; 72 FR 62897; 
72 FR 71995; 73 FR 60398; 74 FR 8302; 74 FR 34394; 74 FR 37295; 74 FR 
41971; 74 FR 48343; 74 FR 60021; 74 FR 65847; 75 FR 25917; 75 FR 39727; 
76 FR 12216; 76 FR 34135; 76 FR 49528; 76 FR 53708; 76 FR 54530; 76 FR 
55465; 76 FR 61143; 76 FR 64169; 76 FR 64171; 76 FR 67246; 76 FR 70210; 
76 FR 70212; 76 FR 75942; 76 FR 75943; 76 FR 79760; 78 FR 24798; 78 FR 
34143; 78 FR 41975; 78 FR 46407; 78 FR 47818; 78 FR 52602; 78 FR 56986; 
78 FR 62935; 78 FR 63302; 78 FR 63307; 78 FR 64274; 78 FR 65032; 78 FR 
66099; 78 FR 67452; 78 FR 67460; 78 FR 76395; 78 FR 76705; 78 FR 77778; 
78 FR 77780; 78 FR 77782; 78 FR 78477; 80 FR 80443):

Terry L. Baker (KY)
Woodrow E. Bohley (MO)
Jason W. Bowers (OR)
Scott Brady (FL)
Kenneth E. Bross (MO)
Junior Chavarria (NM)
William Chisley (MD)
Walter F. Crean, III (CT)
Terry D. Elliott (TN)
Ronnie J. Fieck (WI)
Frederick E. Foster (VA)
Gerald W. Fox (PA)
Raymond L. Herman (NY)
Wesley V. Holland (NC)
Darryl H. Johnson (WV)
Carol Kelly (IN)
Martin D. Keough (NY)
Richard H. Kind (WA)
Eric L. Kinner (NY)
Volga Kirkwood (MO)
Richard L. Loeffelholz (WI)
Stanley B. Marshall (GA)
Herman C. Mash (NC)
James McCleary (OH)
Humberto Mendoza (TX)
Marvin L. Motes (FL)
Gerald L. Pagan (NC)
Daniel F. Perez (CA)
Robert G. Rascicot (FL)
Michael J. Robinson (WV)
Glen M. Schulz (IA)
Levi A. Shetler (OH)
Herbert W. Smith (WV)
Juan E. Sotero (FL)
James A. Spell (MD)
Timothy R. Steckman (IL)
Paul D. Stoddard (NY)
Harry J. Stoever, Jr. (NJ)
Eric Taniguchi (HI)
Benny R. Toothman (PA)
Stephen H. Ward (MO)

    The drivers were included in one of the following dockets: Docket 
Nos. FMCSA-1999-6156; FMCSA-2001-10578; FMCSA-2005-22194; FMCSA-2006-
24783; FMCSA-2006-25246; FMCSA-2007-26653; FMCSA-2007-27897; FMCSA-
2009-0154; FMCSA-2010-0082; FMCSA-2011-0142; FMCSA-2011-0189; FMCSA-
2011-26690; FMCSA-2013-0027; FMCSA-2013-0029; FMCSA-2013-0030; FMCSA-
2013-0165; FMCSA-2013-0166; FMCSA-2013-0168; FMCSA-2013-0169. Their 
exemptions are effective as of January 3, 2016 and will expire on 
January 3, 2018.
    As of January 5, 2016, the following 3 individuals have satisfied 
the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision 
requirements (76 FR 70213; 77 FR 541; 78 FR 74223; 80 FR 80443):

Michael P. Eisenreich (MN)
John T. Thor (MN)
George G. Ulferts, Jr. (IA)

    The drivers were included in one of the following dockets: Docket 
No. FMCSA-2011-0298. Their exemptions are effective as of January 5, 
2016 and will expire on January 5, 2018.
    As of January 8, 2016, the following 10 individuals have satisfied 
the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision 
requirements (72 FR 67340; 73 FR 1395; 74 FR 65845; 76 FR 78728; 78 FR 
76704; 80 FR 80443):

Richard D. Becotte (NH)
Wayne A. Burnett (NC)
Boleslaw Makowski (WI)
Charles M. Moore (TX)
Gary T. Murray (GA)
Anthony D. Ovitt (VT)
Martin Postma (IL)
Steven S. Reinsvold (WI)
George E. Todd (WV)
Bradley A. Weiser (OH)

    The drivers were included in one of the following dockets: Docket 
No. FMCSA-2007-0017. Their exemptions are effective as of January 8, 
2016 and will expire on January 8, 2018.
    As of January 9, 2016, the following individual, Juan R. Andrade 
(TX), has satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption 
from the vision requirements (78 FR 64271; 79 FR 2748; 80 FR 80443). 
The driver was included in the following docket: Docket No. FMCSA-2013-
0167. The exemption is effective as of January 9, 2016 and will expire 
on January 9, 2018.
    As of January 15, 2016, the following 15 individuals have satisfied 
the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision 
requirements (78 FR 64271; 79 FR 2748; 80 FR 80443):

Ronald C. Ashley (GA)
Miguel A. Calderon (CA)
Terry L. Cliffe (IL)
Andrew S. Durward (IL)
James P. Fitzgerald (MA)
Louis E. Henry, Jr. (KY)
Adam S. Larson (CO)
Sally A. Leavitt (NV)
Glenn H. Lewis (OH)
Leonardo Lopez (NE)
Larry P. Magrath (MN)
Richard J. Pauxtis (OR)
Johnny L. Powell (MD)
Roy A. Whitaker (TX)
Sammy D. Wynn (GA)

    The drivers were included in one of the following dockets: Docket 
No. FMCSA-2013-0167. Their exemptions are effective as of January 15, 
2016 and will expire on January 15, 2018.
    As of January 24, 2016, the following 7 individuals have satisfied 
the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision 
requirements (76 FR 64164; 76 FR 70213; 76 FR 73769; 77 FR 541; 77 FR 
3547; 79 FR 2247; 80 FR 80443):

Adam O. Carson (MS)
Marion J. Coleman, Jr. (KY)
Lex A. Fabrizio (UT)
Mark A. Ferris (IA)
Roger W. Hammack (AL)
Herman Martinez (NM)
Gilford J. Whittle (GA)

    The drivers were included in one of the following dockets: Docket 
No. FMCSA-2011-0275; FMCSA-2011-0298; FMCSA-2011-0299. Their exemptions 
are effective as of January 24, 2016 and will expire on January 24, 
2018.
    As of January 27, 2016, the following 13 individuals have satisfied 
the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision 
requirements (65 FR 66286; 66 FR 13825; 68 FR 10300; 68 FR 37197; 68 FR 
52811; 68 FR 61860; 70 FR 41811; 70 FR 48797; 70 FR 48798; 70 FR 48799; 
70 FR 48800; 70 FR 48801; 70 FR 57353; 70 FR 61165; 70 FR 71884; 70 FR 
72689; 71 FR 4632; 72 FR 52422; 72 FR 58359; 72 FR 62897; 73 FR 1395; 
73 FR 5259; 74 FR 60021; 74 FR 64124; 74 FR 65845; 75 FR 1451; 77 FR 
545; 78 FR 78475; 80 FR 80443):


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Arthur L. Bousema (CA)
Norman E. Braden (CO)
Matthew W. Daggs (MO)
Donald R. Date, Jr. (MD)
Gordon R. Fritz (WI)
Ronald K. Fultz (KY)
John E. Kimmet, Jr. (WA)
Robert C. Leathers (MO)
Jason L. Light (ID)
Kenneth R. Murphy (WA)
Michael J. Richard (LA)
Robert E. Sanders (PA)
Robert A. Sherry (PA)

    The drivers were included in one of the following dockets: Docket 
No. FMCSA-2000-7918; FMCSA-2003-15268; FMCSA-2003-15892; FMCSA-2005-
21711; FMCSA-2005-22194; FMCSA-2005-22727. Their exemptions are 
effective as of January 27, 2016 and will expire on January 27, 2018.
    As of January 28, 2016, the following 9 individuals have satisfied 
the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision 
requirements (74 FR 60022; 75 FR 4623; 77 FR 543; 78 FR 76707; 80 FR 
80443):

James J. Coffield (NM)
Roy E. Crayne (WA)
James A. Dubay (MI)
Donald E. Halvorson (NM)
Roger D. Kool (IA)
Phillip J.C. Locke (CO)
Brian T. Nelson (MN)
Christopher M. Rivera (NM)
Robert E. Whitney (IL)

    The drivers were included in one of the following dockets: Docket 
No. FMCSA-2009-0303. Their exemptions are effective as of January 28, 
2016 and will expire on January 28, 2018.
    As of January 29, 2016, the following 21 individuals have satisfied 
the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision 
requirements (78 FR 67454; 79 FR 4803; 80 FR 80443):

Calvin J. Barbour (NY)
Martin D. Bellcour (WI)
Walter A. Breeze (OH)
Donald G. Carstensen (IA)
Jamie D. Daniels (IA)
Mark A. Farnsley (IN)
Michael L. Fiamingo (PA)
Kenric J. Fields (DE)
Randall Hjelmtveit (MN)
Randy G. Kinney (IL)
Hector Marquez (TX)
Dennis R. Martinez (NM)
Fred A. Miller, Jr. (CA)
Joseph K. Parley (WI)
Robert L. Pearson (GA)
Ryan R. Ross (SC)
Troy M. Ruhlman (PA)
Hershel D. Volentine (LA)
Gary D. Vollertsen (CO)
David R. Webb, Jr. (IL)
Wesley A. Willis (NJ)

    The drivers were included in one of the following dockets: Docket 
No. FMCSA-2013-0170. Their exemptions are effective as of January 29, 
2016 and will expire on January 29, 2018.
    Each of these 120 applicants has requested renewal of the exemption 
and has submitted evidence showing that the vision in the better eye 
continues to meet the requirement specified at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) and 
that the vision impairment is stable. In addition, a review of each 
record of safety while driving with the respective vision deficiencies 
over the past two years indicates each applicant continues to meet the 
vision exemption requirements.
    These factors provide an adequate basis for predicting each 
driver's ability to continue to drive safely in interstate commerce. 
Therefore, FMCSA concludes that extending the exemption for each 
renewal applicant for a period of two years is likely to achieve a 
level of safety equal to that existing without the exemption.

V. Conditions and Requirements

    The exemptions are extended subject to the following conditions: 
(1) That each individual has a physical examination every year (a) by 
an ophthalmologist or optometrist who attests that the vision in the 
better eye continues to meet the requirements in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), 
and (b) by a medical examiner who attests that the individual is 
otherwise physically qualified under 49 CFR 391.41; (2) that each 
individual provides a copy of the ophthalmologist's or optometrist's 
report to the medical examiner at the time of the annual medical 
examination; and (3) that each individual provide a copy of the annual 
medical certification to the employer for retention in the driver's 
qualification file and retains a copy of the certification on his/her 
person while driving for presentation to a duly authorized Federal, 
State, or local enforcement official.

VI. Conclusion

    Based upon its evaluation of the 120 exemption applications, FMCSA 
renews the exemptions of the aforementioned drivers from the vision 
requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), subject to the requirements cited 
above (49 CFR 391.64(b)).
    In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each exemption 
will be valid for 2 years unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. The 
exemption will be revoked if: (1) The person fails to comply with the 
terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted 
in a lower level of safety than was maintained before it was granted; 
or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the 
goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136 and 31315.
    If the exemption is still effective at the end of the 2-year 
period, the person may apply to FMCSA for a renewal under procedures in 
effect at that time.

    Issued on: June 7, 2016.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2016-14141 Filed 6-14-16; 8:45 am]
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