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Download as PDF 81236 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 222 / Thursday, November 17, 2016 / Notices achieve a level of safety equivalent to or greater than the level that would be achieved by complying with the current regulation 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3). The physical qualification standard for drivers regarding diabetes found in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3) states that a person is physically qualified to drive a CMV if that person has no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of diabetes mellitus currently requiring insulin for control. III. Discussion of Comments FMCSA received no comments in this preceding. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES IV. Conclusion Based upon its evaluation of the 36 renewal exemption applications and that no comments were received, FMCSA confirms its decision to exempt the following drivers from the rule prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce in 49 CFR 391.64(3): As of February 6, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 6 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the rule prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce (76 FR 79756; 77 FR 5873; 81 FR 1281): Howard A. Betz (OH) Kevin J. Coppens (ME) Frank H. Ford, Jr. (PA) Daniel R. Harris (TX) Joseph L. Owings (AL) Jerry H. Small (NC) The drivers were included in Docket No. FMCSA–2011–0326. Their exemptions are effective as of February 6, 2016, and will expire on February 6, 2018. As of February 10, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 6 individuals, have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the rule prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce (76 FR 78720; 77 FR 7232; 81 FR 1281): Steve R. Fortunat (NJ) Kenneth J. Hill (OH) Cecil T. Keith (GA) Frank E. Ray (KS) Stanley L. Rybarcyzk (IL) Gene A. Willias (WV) The drivers were included in Docket No. FMCSA–2011–0327. Their exemptions are effective as of February 10, 2016, and will expire on February 10, 2018. As of February 12, 2015, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following individual, Guy B. Mayes (WA) has satisfied the renewal VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:24 Nov 16, 2016 Jkt 241001 conditions for obtaining an exemption from the rule prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce (78 FR 78479; 79 FR 13086; 81 FR 1281). The driver was included in Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0192. The exemption is effective as of February 12, 2016, and will expire on February 12, 2018. As of February 22, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 11 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the rule prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce (77 FR 533; 77 FR 10607; 81 FR 1281): Garry L. Camden (IN) Loren A. Cox (NY) Darryl F. Gilbertson (WI) Alfred Gutierrez II (OK) Matthew D. Hulse (KS) Neil E. Karvonen (WA) Damon A. Kruger (CO) Earl T. Morton, Jr. (VA) Richard A. Norstebon (ND) Donald J. Olbinski (IL) Kevin E. Risley (IN) The drivers were included in Docket No. FMCSA–2011–0367. Their exemptions are effective as of February 22, 2016, and will expire on February 22, 2018. As of February 24, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 11 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the rule prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce (78 FR 68092; 79 FR 8182; 81 FR 1281): Daniel C. Druffel (WA) Gregory J. Godley (WA) Troy A. Gortmaker (SD) Charles M. Griswold (MA) Justin R. Henneinke (CA) William R. Huntley (MI) Joseph I. Kulp (PA) Kevin R. Mooney (WA) Daniel D. Neale (CA) Richard L. Sulzberger (IL) Dirk Vanstralen (CA) The drivers were included in Docket No. FMCSA–2009–0294. Their exemptions are effective as of February 24, 2016, and will expire on February 24, 2018. As of February 27, 2015, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following individual, Charles R. Clayton (NJ) has satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the rule prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce (78 FR 78479; 79 FR 13086; 81 FR 1281). The driver was included in Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0192. The exemption PO 00000 Frm 00184 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 is effective as of February 27, 2016, and will expire on February 27, 2018. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315, each exemption will be valid for two years from the effective date unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. The exemption will be revoked if the following occurs: (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 prior to being granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136 and 31315. Issued on: November 8, 2016. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–27646 Filed 11–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2016–0211] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of denials. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its denial of 84 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: Ms. 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: SUMMARY: Background Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption from E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 222 / Thursday, November 17, 2016 / Notices 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 84 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 3 applicants did not have sufficient driving experience over the past 3 years under normal highway operating conditions: Joseph L. Duey III (PA) Randy C. Kephart (MN) Cody C. Mendenhall (IL) The following 19 applicants had no experience operating a CMV: Joseph W. Adkisson (CA) Muhammad S. Chaudry (NY) Connie M. Dessaso (VA) Kira A. Gordon (NC) Donald J. Jannuzzi (OR) Justin E. Johnson (MN) Trevor M. Kayser (IA) Brandon P. Krippner (MN) Angel E. Lee (VA) James D. Longworth (TN) Donald O. McGee (MO) Daniel C. McLain (VA) Steve A. Nicks (WI) William T. Oates (OR) George A. Rodriguez (NC) Chad A. Sager (VA) Roger T. Scharlack (CT) Phillip J. Shipp (TX) Susan B. Williams (VA) The following 15 applicants did not have 3 years of experience driving a CMV on public highways with their vision deficiencies: Dionel Arroyo (NJ) Herald J. Cox (IN) William H. Darden (MS) Matthew A. Edmonds )OH) Roberto Flores (IL) Jerry L. Foreman (IN) Jerimiah C. Garon (SD) Jason S. Gessele (ND) Morris L. Hickman (VA) Robert V. Lang, Jr. (MI) VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:24 Nov 16, 2016 Jkt 241001 Michael K. Leonhardt (NM) Hollisa I. Richardson (IL) Sylvester L. Richardson (IL) Lanny R. Rumbo (OK) Sean D. Shuemake (PA) The following 7 applicants did not have 3 years of recent experience driving a CMV with the vision deficiency: Phillip E. Bukovsky (OH) Erick S. Cardenas (CA) William J. Cuadra (FL) Albert B. Lott (SC) Jose O. Quinto (UT) Joe L. Richey (TX) Gary M. Stokes (AL) The following 5 applicants did not have sufficient driving experience during the past 3 years under normal highway operating conditions: Tanner H. Brooks (MS) Mervin Duplessis, Jr. (LA) Thomas Gonzalez (PA) Anatolio Gracia (CA) Samuel L. Kirkpatrick (OH) The following 14 applicants were denied for multiple reasons: Douglas Berry (PA) Daniel M. Cervantes (NE) Kevin J. Embrey (IN) Trina L. Garcia (CA) Eugene K. Lockwood (OH) Caleb D. Moses (IA) Glenn P. Nickerson (ME) Eric E. Olson (VT) Timothy Parramore (NC) Jeffrey W. Pike, Jr. (MN) Rodger S. Simmons (LA) Steven T. Stasiak (NY) Zachary M. Tarryk (CT) Octavia E. Williams (MO) The following applicant, Kelly L. Ewing (PA), held 2 commercial driver’s licenses simultaneously. The following 7 applicants met the current federal vision standards. Exemptions are not required for applicants who meet the current regulations for vision: Michael E. Baker (VT) William C. Christiansen (NH) Mihail Crudu (FL) Franklin T. Harrell, Jr. (GA) Suzanne Morgan (FL) Rene J. Patenuade (VT) Leif H. Stensrud (NV) The following applicant, Edward A. Iverson (ND), drove interstate while restricted to intrastate driving. The following 8 applicants will not be driving interstate, in interstate commerce, or are not required to carry a DOT medical card: Laurance D. Coppa (FL) Tyler L. Gentry (OH) Billy W. Hysmith (FL) Randy W. Lindsey (GA) PO 00000 Frm 00185 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 81237 Mark L. McHenry (PA) Lucio Nieves (FL) Jeremy D. Pruemer (IL) Robert D. Schatz (PA) Finally, the following 4 applicants perform transportation for the Federal government, State, or any political subdivision of the state. Andrew R. Clere (OH) Robert J. Drumm (NM) Veronica Gray (NJ) John P. Steffens (CO) Issued on: November 4, 2015. Larry W. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2016-0211]


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 84 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: Ms. 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

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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 84 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 3 applicants did not have sufficient driving 
experience over the past 3 years under normal highway operating 
conditions:

Joseph L. Duey III (PA)
Randy C. Kephart (MN)
Cody C. Mendenhall (IL)

    The following 19 applicants had no experience operating a CMV:

Joseph W. Adkisson (CA)
Muhammad S. Chaudry (NY)
Connie M. Dessaso (VA)
Kira A. Gordon (NC)
Donald J. Jannuzzi (OR)
Justin E. Johnson (MN)
Trevor M. Kayser (IA)
Brandon P. Krippner (MN)
Angel E. Lee (VA)
James D. Longworth (TN)
Donald O. McGee (MO)
Daniel C. McLain (VA)
Steve A. Nicks (WI)
William T. Oates (OR)
George A. Rodriguez (NC)
Chad A. Sager (VA)
Roger T. Scharlack (CT)
Phillip J. Shipp (TX)
Susan B. Williams (VA)

    The following 15 applicants did not have 3 years of experience 
driving a CMV on public highways with their vision deficiencies:

Dionel Arroyo (NJ)
Herald J. Cox (IN)
William H. Darden (MS)
Matthew A. Edmonds )OH)
Roberto Flores (IL)
Jerry L. Foreman (IN)
Jerimiah C. Garon (SD)
Jason S. Gessele (ND)
Morris L. Hickman (VA)
Robert V. Lang, Jr. (MI)
Michael K. Leonhardt (NM)
Hollisa I. Richardson (IL)
Sylvester L. Richardson (IL)
Lanny R. Rumbo (OK)
Sean D. Shuemake (PA)

    The following 7 applicants did not have 3 years of recent 
experience driving a CMV with the vision deficiency:

Phillip E. Bukovsky (OH)
Erick S. Cardenas (CA)
William J. Cuadra (FL)
Albert B. Lott (SC)
Jose O. Quinto (UT)
Joe L. Richey (TX)
Gary M. Stokes (AL)

    The following 5 applicants did not have sufficient driving 
experience during the past 3 years under normal highway operating 
conditions:

Tanner H. Brooks (MS)
Mervin Duplessis, Jr. (LA)
Thomas Gonzalez (PA)
Anatolio Gracia (CA)
Samuel L. Kirkpatrick (OH)

    The following 14 applicants were denied for multiple reasons:

Douglas Berry (PA)
Daniel M. Cervantes (NE)
Kevin J. Embrey (IN)
Trina L. Garcia (CA)
Eugene K. Lockwood (OH)
Caleb D. Moses (IA)
Glenn P. Nickerson (ME)
Eric E. Olson (VT)
Timothy Parramore (NC)
Jeffrey W. Pike, Jr. (MN)
Rodger S. Simmons (LA)
Steven T. Stasiak (NY)
Zachary M. Tarryk (CT)
Octavia E. Williams (MO)

    The following applicant, Kelly L. Ewing (PA), held 2 commercial 
driver's licenses simultaneously.
    The following 7 applicants met the current federal vision 
standards. Exemptions are not required for applicants who meet the 
current regulations for vision:

Michael E. Baker (VT)
William C. Christiansen (NH)
Mihail Crudu (FL)
Franklin T. Harrell, Jr. (GA)
Suzanne Morgan (FL)
Rene J. Patenuade (VT)
Leif H. Stensrud (NV)

    The following applicant, Edward A. Iverson (ND), drove interstate 
while restricted to intrastate driving.
    The following 8 applicants will not be driving interstate, in 
interstate commerce, or are not required to carry a DOT medical card:

Laurance D. Coppa (FL)
Tyler L. Gentry (OH)
Billy W. Hysmith (FL)
Randy W. Lindsey (GA)
Mark L. McHenry (PA)
Lucio Nieves (FL)
Jeremy D. Pruemer (IL)
Robert D. Schatz (PA)

    Finally, the following 4 applicants perform transportation for the 
Federal government, State, or any political subdivision of the state.

Andrew R. Clere (OH)
Robert J. Drumm (NM)
Veronica Gray (NJ)
John P. Steffens (CO)

     Issued on: November 4, 2015.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2016-27650 Filed 11-16-16; 8:45 am]
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