Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 50596-50597 [2016-18138]

Download as PDF 50596 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 147 / Monday, August 1, 2016 / Notices 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 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–2016–0002 and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, click ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ and you will find all documents and comments related to this notice. Issued on: July 22, 2016. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–18132 Filed 7–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2016–0032] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of denials. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its denial of 160 applications from individuals who requested an exemption from the Federal vision standard applicable to interstate truck and bus drivers and the reasons for the denials. 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 exemptions does not provide a level of safety that will be equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:16 Jul 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 Background Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption from the Federal vision standard for a renewable 2-year period if it finds ‘‘such an exemption would likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level that would be achieved absent such an exemption.’’ The procedures for requesting an exemption are set forth in 49 CFR part 381. Accordingly, FMCSA evaluated 160 individual exemption requests on their merit and made a determination that these applicants do not satisfy the criteria eligibility or meet the terms and conditions of the Federal exemption program. Each applicant has, prior to this notice, received a letter of final disposition on the exemption request. Those decision letters fully outlined the basis for the denial and constitute final Agency action. The list published in this notice summarizes the Agency’s recent denials as required under 49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(4) by periodically publishing names and reasons for denial. The following 2 applicants did not have sufficient driving experience over the past 3 years under normal highway operating conditions: Gregory M. Anderson David Holguin The following 52 applicants had no experience operating a CMV: Dakota G. Abbott Mohamed A. Barre William J. Baughman Drew R. Benton Michael W. Brown Ronald G. Burr Luis A. Cortez Michael A. DiBiase Ronnie D. Dingal Anthony D. Everett Paul D. Ewey Abraham Filmalter Danny S. Flemister Selese A. Fort Buddy L. Gibson Trevor Hall Richard M. Haugen Jason S. Hooker William D. Hulsey II Daniel M. Jackson Samuel L. Kirkpatrick Brian J. LaBarge Justin T. Lewis Samantha J. Linberg Cedrick A. Martin Aqif Matraku Aaron A. McBride Zachary J. Menchaca Richard W. Merritt Michael J. Miller David R. Mitchell PO 00000 Frm 00137 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Huon Morris Lanee T. Morton Rose M. Neely Douglas Patton Tina M. Petkovsek Brian J. Poe Derek D. Pratt Michael S. Pressley Lawrence K. Proctor Alexander Pulido Josue M. Rodriguez-Espinoza Michael C. Shelp Jerek Smith Rashania M. Smith James E. Soderquist Kody L. Sullivan Seifu A. Tilahun Jovan C. Vega Patricia A. Williams Kimberly S. Wilson Owen W. Witmer The following 27 applicants did not have 3 years of experience driving a CMV on public highways with their vision deficiencies: Guy L. Banks Gary W. Brockway Carlos D. M. Catillo Tsz Fung Chiu Eugene J. Corson Terry D. Eberly Juan J. Giron Timothy F. Giza Crescencio Gonzalez Tasuli Gramosli James W. Gray Gregory L. Grover Bobby M. James Robert F. LaMark Kevin A. Milam Bryan S. Moses Manuel Narvaez, Jr. Kenneth Newswanger Aaron B. Reke Kenneth W. Seifert Charles S. Shaffblower, Jr. Michael Sierra Roderick R. Sonnier Ramon E. Tijerino Alan L. Viessman James D. Watters Kenneth E. Wheland The following 14 applicants did not have 3 years of recent experience driving a CMV with the vision deficiency: Paul C. Alves Christopher L. Ambers John W. Black III Benny W. Bledsoe Michael C. Boyne Philip L. Bradford Jesus Cerros Palos Richard B. Davis Zack Fowler James E. Frederick III Daniel G. Y. Haile Dustin M. Mills E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 147 / Monday, August 1, 2016 / Notices Juan A. Ortiz Gary W. Stevenson The following 13 applicants did not have sufficient driving experience during the past 3 years under normal highway operating conditions: Caleb E. Boulware Timothy D. Ferrell Travis A. Francis Nicholas D. Hansen Gabriel L. Harrison Jeffrey A. Jensrud Ruslan Kochiyev Edwin Martinez William Perez Daniel C. Sagert Roger T. Simmons Joseph L. Smith Michael K. Soost The following 2 applicants were charged with moving violations in conjunction with a CMV accident: Theodore N. Belcher Perry T. Kolberg The following applicant, Bruce A. Rost, has other medical conditions that make him or her otherwise unqualified. The following applicant, Jeremy M. Row, did not have an optometrist or ophthalmologist willing to make a statement that they are able to operate a commercial vehicle from a vision standpoint. The following 9 applicants were denied for multiple reasons: Kyle D. Baer Montie H. Cudd Walter Gomez Michael J. Howe Kelly D. Kitchmaster Stephen J. Pariseau Henry Riser Aaron G. Stoltzfoos Willie Taylor III The following applicant, Rufus L. Jones, submitted false documentation during the application process. The following applicant, Stuart J. Daniell, did not have stable vision for the entire 3-year period. The following applicant, Robert J. Duncan, is a Canadian citizen. The following 7 applicants met the current federal vision standards. Exemptions are not required for applicants who meet the current regulations for vision: Dustin C. Barber Dennis L. Bramlett Madeline C. Duran Valerian K. Legah Larry M. Owen James M. Trezza Roger K. Wells The following 2 applicants were charged with moving violations in conjunction with a CMV accident: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:16 Jul 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 William E. Brown William Serrano The following 19 applicants will not be driving interstate, interstate commerce, or are not required to carry a DOT medical card: Samuel B. Batten Enrico Farro Mike Fender Douglas J. Frey Joseph G. Gilmore Dennis P. Keenan Kenneth A. Lamb Harlan R. Larson Steven P. Orrell Guadlupe Reyes Robert L. Rice Steven Rigitano Ryan E. Rutter Mario R. Scirica Lloyd E. Shryock Antonio Soto John P. Steffens John R. Wolfe Roger D. Woodcock Finally, the following 8 applicants perform transportation for the federal government, state, or any political subdivision of the state. David M. Field Jason M. Isaman Anthony Woodruff Dexter ONeil Samuel B. Martinez Kenneth P. Smith Daniel L. Homan, Dennis M. Varga Issued on: July 25, 2016. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–18138 Filed 7–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Fiscal Year 2015 Low or No Emission Vehicle Deployment (LoNo) Program Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT. Funding Opportunity Number: FTA–2015–006–TRI Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 20.514 ACTION: Announcement of project selections. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Low or No Emission Vehicle Deployment Program The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the selection of Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Low or No Emissions Vehicle Deployment Program (LoNo) projects on April 19, PO 00000 Frm 00138 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50597 2016, (see Table 1). The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP–21), Public Law 112–141, July 6, 2012, amended 49 U.S.C. 5312 to add a new paragraph (d)(5) authorizing FTA to make grants to finance eligible projects under the LoNo Program. The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113–235, December 16, 2014, made available $22,500,000 in FY 2015 funds to carry out the LoNo Program. Of that amount, a maximum of $19,500,000 was available for transit buses and a minimum of $3,000,000 was available for supporting facilities and related equipment. On September 24, 2015, FTA published a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) (80 FR 57656) announcing the availability of funding for the LoNo Program. The purpose of the LoNo Program is to deploy the cleanest and most energy efficient U.S.made transit buses that have been largely proven in testing and demonstrations but are not yet widely deployed in transit agency fleets. The LoNo Program provides funding for transit agencies for capital acquisitions and leases of zero-emission and lowemission transit buses, including acquisition, construction, and leasing of required supporting facilities such as recharging, refueling, and maintenance facilities. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The appropriate FTA Regional Office will contact successful applicants regarding the next steps in applying for funds (see Table 1). Unsuccessful LoNo Program applicants may contact Sean Ricketson, Office of Research Demonstration, and Innovation at email address sean.ricketson@dot.gov to arrange a proposal debriefing within 30 days of this announcement. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In response to the LoNo NOFA, FTA received 63 project proposals requesting $247,631,499 in Federal funds. Project proposals were evaluated based on each applicant’s responsiveness to the program evaluation criteria published in the NOFA. FTA is funding seven LoNo Program projects, as shown in Table 1, for a total of $22,500,000. Grantees selected for the LoNo Program should work with their FTA Regional Office to complete the grant applications. Grant applications must only include eligible activities applied for in the original project application. Project partner organizations identified as team members or sub-recipients in the original project application must be identified and included in the grant application in the capacity as originally E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1

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[FR Doc No: 2016-18138]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2016-0032]


Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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

ACTION: Notice of denials.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces its denial of 160 applications from 
individuals who requested an exemption from the Federal vision standard 
applicable to interstate truck and bus drivers and the reasons for the 
denials. 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 exemptions does 
not provide a level of safety that will be equivalent to, or greater 
than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these 
commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.

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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption 
from the Federal vision standard for a renewable 2-year period if it 
finds ``such an exemption would likely achieve a level of safety that 
is equivalent to or greater than the level that would be achieved 
absent such an exemption.'' The procedures for requesting an exemption 
are set forth in 49 CFR part 381.
    Accordingly, FMCSA evaluated 160 individual exemption requests on 
their merit and made a determination that these applicants do not 
satisfy the criteria eligibility or meet the terms and conditions of 
the Federal exemption program. Each applicant has, prior to this 
notice, received a letter of final disposition on the exemption 
request. Those decision letters fully outlined the basis for the denial 
and constitute final Agency action. The list published in this notice 
summarizes the Agency's recent denials as required under 49 U.S.C. 
31315(b)(4) by periodically publishing names and reasons for denial.
    The following 2 applicants did not have sufficient driving 
experience over the past 3 years under normal highway operating 
conditions:

Gregory M. Anderson
David Holguin

    The following 52 applicants had no experience operating a CMV:

Dakota G. Abbott
Mohamed A. Barre
William J. Baughman
Drew R. Benton
Michael W. Brown
Ronald G. Burr
Luis A. Cortez
Michael A. DiBiase
Ronnie D. Dingal
Anthony D. Everett
Paul D. Ewey
Abraham Filmalter
Danny S. Flemister
Selese A. Fort
Buddy L. Gibson
Trevor Hall
Richard M. Haugen
Jason S. Hooker
William D. Hulsey II
Daniel M. Jackson
Samuel L. Kirkpatrick
Brian J. LaBarge
Justin T. Lewis
Samantha J. Linberg
Cedrick A. Martin
Aqif Matraku
Aaron A. McBride
Zachary J. Menchaca
Richard W. Merritt
Michael J. Miller
David R. Mitchell
Huon Morris
Lanee T. Morton
Rose M. Neely
Douglas Patton
Tina M. Petkovsek
Brian J. Poe
Derek D. Pratt
Michael S. Pressley
Lawrence K. Proctor
Alexander Pulido
Josue M. Rodriguez-Espinoza
Michael C. Shelp
Jerek Smith
Rashania M. Smith
James E. Soderquist
Kody L. Sullivan
Seifu A. Tilahun
Jovan C. Vega
Patricia A. Williams
Kimberly S. Wilson
Owen W. Witmer

    The following 27 applicants did not have 3 years of experience 
driving a CMV on public highways with their vision deficiencies:

Guy L. Banks
Gary W. Brockway
Carlos D. M. Catillo
Tsz Fung Chiu
Eugene J. Corson
Terry D. Eberly
Juan J. Giron
Timothy F. Giza
Crescencio Gonzalez
Tasuli Gramosli
James W. Gray
Gregory L. Grover
Bobby M. James
Robert F. LaMark
Kevin A. Milam
Bryan S. Moses
Manuel Narvaez, Jr.
Kenneth Newswanger
Aaron B. Reke
Kenneth W. Seifert
Charles S. Shaffblower, Jr.
Michael Sierra
Roderick R. Sonnier
Ramon E. Tijerino
Alan L. Viessman
James D. Watters
Kenneth E. Wheland

    The following 14 applicants did not have 3 years of recent 
experience driving a CMV with the vision deficiency:

Paul C. Alves
Christopher L. Ambers
John W. Black III
Benny W. Bledsoe
Michael C. Boyne
Philip L. Bradford
Jesus Cerros Palos
Richard B. Davis
Zack Fowler
James E. Frederick III
Daniel G. Y. Haile
Dustin M. Mills

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Juan A. Ortiz
Gary W. Stevenson

    The following 13 applicants did not have sufficient driving 
experience during the past 3 years under normal highway operating 
conditions:

Caleb E. Boulware
Timothy D. Ferrell
Travis A. Francis
Nicholas D. Hansen
Gabriel L. Harrison
Jeffrey A. Jensrud
Ruslan Kochiyev
Edwin Martinez
William Perez
Daniel C. Sagert
Roger T. Simmons
Joseph L. Smith
Michael K. Soost

    The following 2 applicants were charged with moving violations in 
conjunction with a CMV accident:

Theodore N. Belcher
Perry T. Kolberg

    The following applicant, Bruce A. Rost, has other medical 
conditions that make him or her otherwise unqualified.
    The following applicant, Jeremy M. Row, did not have an optometrist 
or ophthalmologist willing to make a statement that they are able to 
operate a commercial vehicle from a vision standpoint.
    The following 9 applicants were denied for multiple reasons:

Kyle D. Baer
Montie H. Cudd
Walter Gomez
Michael J. Howe
Kelly D. Kitchmaster
Stephen J. Pariseau
Henry Riser
Aaron G. Stoltzfoos
Willie Taylor III

    The following applicant, Rufus L. Jones, submitted false 
documentation during the application process.
    The following applicant, Stuart J. Daniell, did not have stable 
vision for the entire 3-year period.
    The following applicant, Robert J. Duncan, is a Canadian citizen.
    The following 7 applicants met the current federal vision 
standards. Exemptions are not required for applicants who meet the 
current regulations for vision:

Dustin C. Barber
Dennis L. Bramlett
Madeline C. Duran
Valerian K. Legah
Larry M. Owen
James M. Trezza
Roger K. Wells

    The following 2 applicants were charged with moving violations in 
conjunction with a CMV accident:

William E. Brown
William Serrano

    The following 19 applicants will not be driving interstate, 
interstate commerce, or are not required to carry a DOT medical card:

Samuel B. Batten
Enrico Farro
Mike Fender
Douglas J. Frey
Joseph G. Gilmore
Dennis P. Keenan
Kenneth A. Lamb
Harlan R. Larson
Steven P. Orrell
Guadlupe Reyes
Robert L. Rice
Steven Rigitano
Ryan E. Rutter
Mario R. Scirica
Lloyd E. Shryock
Antonio Soto
John P. Steffens
John R. Wolfe
Roger D. Woodcock

    Finally, the following 8 applicants perform transportation for the 
federal government, state, or any political sub-division of the state.

David M. Field
Jason M. Isaman
Anthony Woodruff
Dexter ONeil
Samuel B. Martinez
Kenneth P. Smith
Daniel L. Homan, Dennis M. Varga


     Issued on: July 25, 2016.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2016-18138 Filed 7-29-16; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-EX-P