Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 92944-92946 [2016-30592]

Download as PDF 92944 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2000–7006; FMCSA– 2000–7165; FMCSA–2000–8398; FMCSA– 2001–11426; FMCSA–2002–11714; FMCSA– 2002–12294; FMCSA–2004–17195; FMCSA– 2004–17984; FMCSA–2004–18885; FMCSA– 2005–21711; FMCSA–2006–23773; FMCSA– 2006–24783; FMCSA–2007–0071; FMCSA– 2007–27897; FMCSA–2008–0106; FMCSA– 2008–0174; FMCSA–2008–0231; FMCSA– 2008–0266; FMCSA–2009–0303; FMCSA– 2010–0082; FMCSA–2010–0114; FMCSA– 2010–0161; FMCSA–2010–0187; FMCSA– 2010–0385; FMCSA–2011–0366; FMCSA– 2011–0379; FMCSA–2011–0380; FMCSA– 2012–0040; FMCSA–2012–0160; FMCSA– 2012–0161; FMCSA–2012–0214; FMCSA– 2012–0215; FMCSA–2012–0216; FMCSA– 2013–0167; FMCSA–2013–0169; FMCSA– 2013–0170; FMCSA–2013–0174; FMCSA– 2014–0003; FMCSA–2014–0004; FMCSA– 2014–0005; FMCSA–2014–0006; FMCSA– 2014–0007; FMCSA–2014–0010; FMCSA– 2014–0011; FMCSA–2014–0296] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 125 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye. DATES: Each group of renewed exemptions was effective on the dates stated in the discussions below and will expire on the dates stated in the discussions below. 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– 224, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 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: mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Electronic Access You may see all the comments online through the Federal Document Management System (FDMS) at: http:// www.regulations.gov. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:36 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to http// www.regulations.gov and/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., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. 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 http://www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at http://www.dot.gov/ privacy. II. Background On October 14, 2016, FMCSA published a notice announcing its decision to renew exemptions for 125 individuals from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) to operate a CMV in interstate commerce and requested comments from the public (81 FR 71173). The public comment period ended on November 14, 2016 and no comments were received. As stated in the previous notice, FMCSA has evaluated the eligibility of these applicants and determined that renewing these exemptions would 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)(10). The physical qualification standard for drivers regarding vision found in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) states that a person is physically qualified to driver a CMV if that person: Has distant visual acuity of at least 20/40 (Snellen) in each eye without corrective lenses or visual acuity separately corrected to 20/40 (Snellen) or better with corrective lenses, distant binocular acuity of a least 20/ 40 (Snellen) in both eyes with or without corrective lenses, field of vision of at least 70° in the horizontal meridian in each eye, and the ability to recognize the colors of traffic signals and devices showing red, green, and amber. III. Discussion of Comments FMCSA received no comments in this preceding. VI. Conclusion As of October 6, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 58 individuals have satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (65 FR 20245; 65 FR 57230; 67 FR 15662; 67 FR 37907; 67 FR 46016; 67 FR 57266; 67 FR 57627; PO 00000 Frm 00175 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69 FR 17263; 69 FR 26206; 69 FR 26921; 69 FR 31447; 69 FR 51346; 69 FR 52741; 70 FR 48797; 70 FR 61493; 71 FR 19602; 71 FR 26602; 71 FR 27033; 71 FR 27034; 71 FR 32183; 71 FR 41310; 71 FR 6826; 71 FR 50970; 71 FR 53489; 72 FR 39879; 72 FR 52419; 73 FR 6242; 73 FR 6244; 73 FR 16950; 73 FR 16952; 73 FR 27018; 73 FR 35194; 73 FR 35200; 73 FR 36955; 73 FR 38498; 73 FR 48270; 73 FR 48273; 73 FR 48275; 73 FR 51336; 73 FR 75807; 74 FR 41971; 74 FR 60022; 75 FR 4623; 75 FR 22179; 75 FR 25918; 75 FR 27622; 75 FR 34209; 75 FR 34211; 75 FR 36778; 75 FR 36779; 75 FR 39725; 75 FR 44050; 75 FR 44051; 75 FR 47886; 75 FR 47888; 75 FR 52062; 75 FR 61833; 75 FR 77942; 76 FR 5425; 76 FR 54530; 77 FR 5874; 77 FR 15184; 77 FR 17109; 77 FR 17117; 77 FR 23797; 77 FR 23799; 77 FR 26816; 77 FR 27845; 77 FR 27850; 77 FR 33558; 77 FR 36338; 77 FR 38381; 77 FR 38384; 77 FR 40945; 70 FR 40946; 77 FR 41879; 77 FR 46153; 77 FR 46793; 77 FR 51846; 77 FR 52388; 77 FR 52389; 77 FR 52391; 77 FR 56262; 77 FR 59245; 78 FR 64271; 78 FR 64274; 78 FR 67454; 78 FR 77778; 78 FR 78477; 79 FR 4803; 79 FR 1908; 79 FR 2748; 79 FR 14333; 79 FR 14571; 79 FR 18392; 79 FR 23797; 79 FR 27365; 79 FR 27681; 79 FR 28588; 79 FR 29498; 79 FR 35212; 79 FR 35218; 79 FR 35220; 79 FR 37842; 79 FR 38649; 79 FR 38659; 79 FR 38661; 79 FR 40945; 79 FR 40945; 79 FR 41735; 79 FR 41740; 79 FR 45868; 79 FR 46153; 79 FR 46300; 79 FR 47175; 79 FR 51642; 79 FR 51643; 79 FR 52388; 79 FR 53514; 79 FR 64001): Ramon Adame (IL) Thomas A. Black (MO) John E. Breslin (NV) Trixie L. Brown (IN) Joel W. Bryant (LA) Howard T. Bubel (ND) Raymond E. Burrus (CO) Bradley E. Buzzell (NH) Dionicio Carrera (TX) Scott F. Chalfant (DE) Tommy J. Cross, Jr. (TN) Tony K. Ellis (IN) Curtis E. Firari (WI) Kelly L. Foster (UT) Donald H. Fuller (NY) Viktor V. Goluda (SC) Ronald M. Green (OH) David W. Grooms (IN) Clifford J. Harris (VA) Billy R. Holdman (IL) Daniel Hollins (KY) Ralph E. Holmes (MD) Charles S. Huffman (KS) Fredrick C. Ingles (WV) Daniel W. Johnson (NY) Matthew B. Lairamore (OK) Terry A. Legates (OK) Gary McKown (WV) Ronald S. Milkowski (NJ) Donald L. Minney (OH) Jack W. Murphy, Jr. (OH) E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Notices Danny W. Nuckles (VA) Nathan J. Price (ID) Matias P. Quintanilla (CA) Jacques W. Rainville (VT) Antonio A. Ribeiro (CT) Ronney L. Rogers (WA) David T. Rueckert (WA) Kirk Scott (CT) Ronald H. Sieg (MO) Kenneth D. Sisk (NC) David L. Slack (TX) David M. Smith (IL) Mark A. Smith (IA) Scotty W. Sparks (KY) Robert L. Strange (NC) Charles E. Stokes (FL) Samuel M. Stoltzfus (PA) George W. Thomas (SC) Malcolm J. Tilghman, Sr. (DE) Duane L. Tysseling (IA) Melvin V. Van Meter (PA) Nicholas J. Vance (OH) Christopher M. Vincent (NC) Scott C. Westphal (MN) Dale E. Williams (TX) Robert D. Williams (LA) Michael T. Wimber (MT) The drivers were included in one of the following dockets: Docket Nos. FMCSA–2000–7006; FMCSA–2002– 11714; FMCSA–2002–12294; FMCSA– 2004–17195; FMCSA–2005–21711; FMCSA–2006–23773; FMCSA–2006– 24783; FMCSA–2007–0071; FMCSA– 2007–27897; FMCSA–2008–0106; FMCSA–2008–0174; FMCSA–2009– 0303; FMCSA–2010–0082; FMCSA– 2010–0114; FMCSA–2010–0161; FMCSA–2010–0385; FMCSA–2011– 0366; FMCSA–2011–0379; FMCSA– 2011–0380; FMCSA–2012–0040; FMCSA–2012–0160; FMCSA–2012– 0161; FMCSA–2012–0214; FMCSA– 2013–0167; FMCSA–2013–0169; FMCSA–2013–0170; FMCSA–2013– 0174; FMCSA–2014–0003; FMCSA– 2014–0004; FMCSA–2014–0005; FMCSA–2014–0006; FMCSA–2014– 0007; FMCSA–2014–0010. Their exemptions are effective as of October 6, 2016 and will expire on October 6, 2018. As of October 15, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 17 individuals have satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (67 FR 10471; 67 FR 19798; 69 FR 33997; 69 FR 51346; 69 FR 61292; 71 FR 50970; 71 FR 55820; 73 FR 38497; 73 FR 46973; 73 FR 48270; 73 FR 48271; 73 FR 54888; 73 FR 65009; 75 FR 39725; 75 FR 44050; 75 FR 47883; 75 FR 50799; 75 FR 52063; 75 FR 57105; 75 FR 61833; 75 FR 63257; 77 FR 38381; 77 FR 48590; 77 FR 51846; 77 FR 52388; 77 FR 60010): William C. Ball (NC) VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:36 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 Julian Collins (GA) Ivory Davis (MD) Timothy J. Droeger (MN) Edward P. Hynes II (VA) Richard L. Kelley (MN) Theodore Kirby (MD) Kelly R. Konesky (AZ) Joseph A. Leigh, Jr. (NC) Hollis J. Martin (AL) Kevin C. Palmer (OR) Charles O. Rhodes (FL) Gordon G. Roth (KS) Julius Simmons, Jr. (SC) Ted L. Smeltzer (IN) Stephen B. Whitt (NC) Darrell F. Woosley (IL) The drivers were included in one of the following dockets: Docket No. FMCSA–2001–11426; FMCSA–2004– 17984; FMCSA–2008–0174; FMCSA– 2008–0321; FMCSA–2010–0161; FMCSA–2010–0187; FMCSA–2012– 0160. Their exemptions are effective as of October 15, 2016 and will expire on October 15, 2018. As of October 21, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 7 individuals have satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (79 FR 56099; 79 FR 70928): Terry L. Allen (IL) Todd A. Carlson (MN) Ronald Gaines (FL) Russel K. Gray (OH) Billy R. Hampton (NC) Raymond Holt (CA) Juan C. Puente (TX) The drivers were included on the following docket: Docket No. FMCSA– 2014–0011. Their exemptions are effective as of October 21, 2016 and will expire on October 21, 2018. As of October 22, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 8 individuals have satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (73 FR 35194; 73 FR 51689; 73 FR 63047; 75 FR 39725; 75 FR 47883; 75 FR 61883; 75 FR 63257; 75 FR 64396; 77 FR 64582; 79 FR 56104): Randall J. Benson (MN) James D. Drabek, Jr. (IL) Delone W. Dudley (MD) James W. Lappan (KS) Jeromy W. Leatherman (PA) Ernest B. Martin (KY) Mark L. McWhorter (FL) Sylvester Silver (VA) The drivers were included on the following docket: Docket No. FMCSA– 2008–0106; FMCSA–2008–0266; FMCSA–2010–0161; FMCSA–2010– 0187. Their exemptions are effective as of October 22, 2016 and will expire on October 22, 2018. PO 00000 Frm 00176 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 92945 As of October 23, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 7 individuals have satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (77 FR 52381; 77 FR 64841; 79 FR 56097): Ronald A. Duester (TX) Charlene E. Geary (SD) David N. Hinchliffe (TX) Michael C. Hoff (WA) Benny L. Sanchez (CA) Sandeep Singh (CA) James T. Stalker (OH) The drivers were included on the following docket: Docket No. FMCSA– 2012–0215. Their exemptions are effective as of October 23, 2016 and will expire on October 23, 2018. As of October 27, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 10 individuals have satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (65 FR 33406; 65 FR 57234; 65 FR 78256; 66 FR 16311; 67 FR 57266; 69 FR 52741; 69 FR 53493; 69 FR 62742; 71 FR 53489; 71 FR 62148; 73 FR 61925; 75 FR 59327; 77 FR 64583; 79 FR 56117): David W. Brown (TN) Monty G. Calderon (OH) Awilda S. Colon (TN) Zane G. Harvey, Jr. (VA) Jeffrey M. Keyser (OH) Donnie A. Kildow (ID) David G. Meyers (NY) Rodney M. Pegg (PA) Zbigniew P. Pietranik (WI) Joseph F. Wood (MS) The drivers were included on the following docket: Docket No. FMCSA– 2000–7165; FMCSA–2000–8398; FMCSA–2004–18885. Their exemptions are effective as of October 27, 2016 and will expire on October 27, 2018. As of October 31, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 18 individuals have satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (77 FR 56261; 77 FR 65933; 79 FR 58856; 79 FR 59348; 79 FR 72754): Richard J. Beck (IL) Donald L. Blakeley II (NV) Marty R. Brewsteer (KS) Henry L. Chrestensen (IA) Sanford L. Goodwin (TX) Tonia L. Graves (AZ) Roger S. Hardin (AL) Gregory S. Hatten (LA) Thomas J. Long III (PA) Matthew J. Mantooth (KY) Thomas J. McClure (IA) Steven W. Miller (PA) James J. Monticello (IN) Aaron F. Naylor (PA) E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1 92946 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Notices Klifford N. Siemens (KS) Steven R. Smith (ID) Scott E. Tussey (KY) Aaron H. Walser (ID) The drivers were included on the following docket: Docket No. FMCSA– 2012–0216; FMCSA–2014–0296. Their exemptions are effective as of October 31, 2016 and will expire on October 31, 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: December 9, 2016. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–30592 Filed 12–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions of 71 individuals from its prohibition in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) against persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. The exemptions enable these individuals with ITDM to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. DATES: Each group of renewed exemptions was effective on the dates stated in the discussions below and will expire on the dates stated in the discussions below. 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– mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:36 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 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 comments, go to http// www.regulations.gov and/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., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. 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 http://www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at http://www.dot.gov/ privacy. II. Background [Docket No. FMCSA–2010–0288; FMCSA– 2012–0281; FMCSA–2014–0306; FMCSA– 2014–0307] SUMMARY: 224, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5:30 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: On October 20, 2016, FMCSA published a notice announcing its decision to renew exemptions for 71 individuals from the insulin-treated diabetes mellitus prohibition in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3) to operate a CMV in interstate commerce and requested comments from the public (81 FR 72658). The public comment period ended on November 21, 2016 and no comments were received. As stated in the previous notice, FMCSA has evaluated the eligibility of these applicants and determined that renewing these exemptions would 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. PO 00000 Frm 00177 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 IV. Conclusion Based upon its evaluation of the 71 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 November 1, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 27 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the rule prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce. (79 FR 59351; 79 FR 77082): Noe D. Aguilar (CA) David N. Banks (NC) Wayne W. Best (PA) Gregory K. Blythe (IL) Justin M. Brown (MT) Clayton G. Hardwick (KY) Audie C. Holton (GA) John F. Kincaid (IL) Craig T. LaPresti (PA) Lester M. Lee, Jr. (GA) Aretha Lewis (VA) Marvin D. Mathis (NC) Brian M. McFadden (MA) Sean K. Myhand (GA) Glen R. Parry (NM) George E. Patton (AL) Michael J. Ramey (CO) Richard J. Rasmussen (NE) Mark L. Rigby (UT) Jeffrey K. Roberts (WI) Marvin A. Ryan (IN) Eric R. Storm (GA) Daniel A. Swain (TX) Sean P. Thomas (IN) Glenn R. Tyrrell (MN) Lewis W. Vaught Jr. (NC) William L. Wiltrout (PA) The drivers were included in Docket No. FMCSA–2014–0306. Their exemptions are effective as of November 1, 2016 and will expire on November 1, 2018. As of November 16, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 14 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the rule prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce. (75 FR 59788; 75 FR 70077): Shale W. Anderson (FL) Charles L. Arnburg (IA) Ronald D. Ayers (WV) Garrett D. Couch (MI) Mark W. Garver (MN) Donald S. Keller (MI) Jason M. Luper (MO) Harold L. Phillips (OK) Heath A. Senkel (TX) Roland R. Unruh (KS) Norman J. VanTuyle II (MI) E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2000-7006; FMCSA-2000-7165; FMCSA-2000-8398; FMCSA-
2001-11426; FMCSA-2002-11714; FMCSA-2002-12294; FMCSA-2004-17195; 
FMCSA-2004-17984; FMCSA-2004-18885; FMCSA-2005-21711; FMCSA-2006-23773; 
FMCSA-2006-24783; FMCSA-2007-0071; FMCSA-2007-27897; FMCSA-2008-0106; 
FMCSA-2008-0174; FMCSA-2008-0231; FMCSA-2008-0266; FMCSA-2009-0303; 
FMCSA-2010-0082; FMCSA-2010-0114; FMCSA-2010-0161; FMCSA-2010-0187; 
FMCSA-2010-0385; FMCSA-2011-0366; FMCSA-2011-0379; FMCSA-2011-0380; 
FMCSA-2012-0040; FMCSA-2012-0160; FMCSA-2012-0161; FMCSA-2012-0214; 
FMCSA-2012-0215; FMCSA-2012-0216; FMCSA-2013-0167; FMCSA-2013-0169; 
FMCSA-2013-0170; FMCSA-2013-0174; FMCSA-2014-0003; FMCSA-2014-0004; 
FMCSA-2014-0005; FMCSA-2014-0006; FMCSA-2014-0007; FMCSA-2014-0010; 
FMCSA-2014-0011; FMCSA-2014-0296]


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 exemptions for 125 
individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier 
Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle 
(CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to continue to 
operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision 
requirement in one eye.

DATES: Each group of renewed exemptions was effective on the dates 
stated in the discussions below and will expire on the dates stated in 
the discussions below.

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 W64-224, 
Washington, DC 20590-0001. Office hours are from 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. 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 
comments, go to http//www.regulations.gov and/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., e.t., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays.
    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 http://www.regulations.gov, as described in 
the system of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed 
at http://www.dot.gov/privacy.

II. Background

    On October 14, 2016, FMCSA published a notice announcing its 
decision to renew exemptions for 125 individuals from the vision 
requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) to operate a CMV in interstate 
commerce and requested comments from the public (81 FR 71173). The 
public comment period ended on November 14, 2016 and no comments were 
received.
    As stated in the previous notice, FMCSA has evaluated the 
eligibility of these applicants and determined that renewing these 
exemptions would 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)(10).
    The physical qualification standard for drivers regarding vision 
found in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) states that a person is physically 
qualified to driver a CMV if that person:

    Has distant visual acuity of at least 20/40 (Snellen) in each 
eye without corrective lenses or visual acuity separately corrected 
to 20/40 (Snellen) or better with corrective lenses, distant 
binocular acuity of a least 20/40 (Snellen) in both eyes with or 
without corrective lenses, field of vision of at least 70[deg] in 
the horizontal meridian in each eye, and the ability to recognize 
the colors of traffic signals and devices showing red, green, and 
amber.

III. Discussion of Comments

    FMCSA received no comments in this preceding.

VI. Conclusion

    As of October 6, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 58 individuals have satisfied the conditions 
for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (65 FR 
20245; 65 FR 57230; 67 FR 15662; 67 FR 37907; 67 FR 46016; 67 FR 57266; 
67 FR 57627; 69 FR 17263; 69 FR 26206; 69 FR 26921; 69 FR 31447; 69 FR 
51346; 69 FR 52741; 70 FR 48797; 70 FR 61493; 71 FR 19602; 71 FR 26602; 
71 FR 27033; 71 FR 27034; 71 FR 32183; 71 FR 41310; 71 FR 6826; 71 FR 
50970; 71 FR 53489; 72 FR 39879; 72 FR 52419; 73 FR 6242; 73 FR 6244; 
73 FR 16950; 73 FR 16952; 73 FR 27018; 73 FR 35194; 73 FR 35200; 73 FR 
36955; 73 FR 38498; 73 FR 48270; 73 FR 48273; 73 FR 48275; 73 FR 51336; 
73 FR 75807; 74 FR 41971; 74 FR 60022; 75 FR 4623; 75 FR 22179; 75 FR 
25918; 75 FR 27622; 75 FR 34209; 75 FR 34211; 75 FR 36778; 75 FR 36779; 
75 FR 39725; 75 FR 44050; 75 FR 44051; 75 FR 47886; 75 FR 47888; 75 FR 
52062; 75 FR 61833; 75 FR 77942; 76 FR 5425; 76 FR 54530; 77 FR 5874; 
77 FR 15184; 77 FR 17109; 77 FR 17117; 77 FR 23797; 77 FR 23799; 77 FR 
26816; 77 FR 27845; 77 FR 27850; 77 FR 33558; 77 FR 36338; 77 FR 38381; 
77 FR 38384; 77 FR 40945; 70 FR 40946; 77 FR 41879; 77 FR 46153; 77 FR 
46793; 77 FR 51846; 77 FR 52388; 77 FR 52389; 77 FR 52391; 77 FR 56262; 
77 FR 59245; 78 FR 64271; 78 FR 64274; 78 FR 67454; 78 FR 77778; 78 FR 
78477; 79 FR 4803; 79 FR 1908; 79 FR 2748; 79 FR 14333; 79 FR 14571; 79 
FR 18392; 79 FR 23797; 79 FR 27365; 79 FR 27681; 79 FR 28588; 79 FR 
29498; 79 FR 35212; 79 FR 35218; 79 FR 35220; 79 FR 37842; 79 FR 38649; 
79 FR 38659; 79 FR 38661; 79 FR 40945; 79 FR 40945; 79 FR 41735; 79 FR 
41740; 79 FR 45868; 79 FR 46153; 79 FR 46300; 79 FR 47175; 79 FR 51642; 
79 FR 51643; 79 FR 52388; 79 FR 53514; 79 FR 64001):
Ramon Adame (IL)
Thomas A. Black (MO)
John E. Breslin (NV)
Trixie L. Brown (IN)
Joel W. Bryant (LA)
Howard T. Bubel (ND)
Raymond E. Burrus (CO)
Bradley E. Buzzell (NH)
Dionicio Carrera (TX)
Scott F. Chalfant (DE)
Tommy J. Cross, Jr. (TN)
Tony K. Ellis (IN)
Curtis E. Firari (WI)
Kelly L. Foster (UT)
Donald H. Fuller (NY)
Viktor V. Goluda (SC)
Ronald M. Green (OH)
David W. Grooms (IN)
Clifford J. Harris (VA)
Billy R. Holdman (IL)
Daniel Hollins (KY)
Ralph E. Holmes (MD)
Charles S. Huffman (KS)
Fredrick C. Ingles (WV)
Daniel W. Johnson (NY)
Matthew B. Lairamore (OK)
Terry A. Legates (OK)
Gary McKown (WV)
Ronald S. Milkowski (NJ)
Donald L. Minney (OH)
Jack W. Murphy, Jr. (OH)

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Danny W. Nuckles (VA)
Nathan J. Price (ID)
Matias P. Quintanilla (CA)
Jacques W. Rainville (VT)
Antonio A. Ribeiro (CT)
Ronney L. Rogers (WA)
David T. Rueckert (WA)
Kirk Scott (CT)
Ronald H. Sieg (MO)
Kenneth D. Sisk (NC)
David L. Slack (TX)
David M. Smith (IL)
Mark A. Smith (IA)
Scotty W. Sparks (KY)
Robert L. Strange (NC)
Charles E. Stokes (FL)
Samuel M. Stoltzfus (PA)
George W. Thomas (SC)
Malcolm J. Tilghman, Sr. (DE)
Duane L. Tysseling (IA)
Melvin V. Van Meter (PA)
Nicholas J. Vance (OH)
Christopher M. Vincent (NC)
Scott C. Westphal (MN)
Dale E. Williams (TX)
Robert D. Williams (LA)
Michael T. Wimber (MT)
    The drivers were included in one of the following dockets: Docket 
Nos. FMCSA-2000-7006; FMCSA-2002-11714; FMCSA-2002-12294; FMCSA-2004-
17195; FMCSA-2005-21711; FMCSA-2006-23773; FMCSA-2006-24783; FMCSA-
2007-0071; FMCSA-2007-27897; FMCSA-2008-0106; FMCSA-2008-0174; FMCSA-
2009-0303; FMCSA-2010-0082; FMCSA-2010-0114; FMCSA-2010-0161; FMCSA-
2010-0385; FMCSA-2011-0366; FMCSA-2011-0379; FMCSA-2011-0380; FMCSA-
2012-0040; FMCSA-2012-0160; FMCSA-2012-0161; FMCSA-2012-0214; FMCSA-
2013-0167; FMCSA-2013-0169; FMCSA-2013-0170; FMCSA-2013-0174; FMCSA-
2014-0003; FMCSA-2014-0004; FMCSA-2014-0005; FMCSA-2014-0006; FMCSA-
2014-0007; FMCSA-2014-0010. Their exemptions are effective as of 
October 6, 2016 and will expire on October 6, 2018.
    As of October 15, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 17 individuals have satisfied the conditions 
for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (67 FR 
10471; 67 FR 19798; 69 FR 33997; 69 FR 51346; 69 FR 61292; 71 FR 50970; 
71 FR 55820; 73 FR 38497; 73 FR 46973; 73 FR 48270; 73 FR 48271; 73 FR 
54888; 73 FR 65009; 75 FR 39725; 75 FR 44050; 75 FR 47883; 75 FR 50799; 
75 FR 52063; 75 FR 57105; 75 FR 61833; 75 FR 63257; 77 FR 38381; 77 FR 
48590; 77 FR 51846; 77 FR 52388; 77 FR 60010):

William C. Ball (NC)
Julian Collins (GA)
Ivory Davis (MD)
Timothy J. Droeger (MN)
Edward P. Hynes II (VA)
Richard L. Kelley (MN)
Theodore Kirby (MD)
Kelly R. Konesky (AZ)
Joseph A. Leigh, Jr. (NC)
Hollis J. Martin (AL)
Kevin C. Palmer (OR)
Charles O. Rhodes (FL)
Gordon G. Roth (KS)
Julius Simmons, Jr. (SC)
Ted L. Smeltzer (IN)
Stephen B. Whitt (NC)
Darrell F. Woosley (IL)

    The drivers were included in one of the following dockets: Docket 
No. FMCSA-2001-11426; FMCSA-2004-17984; FMCSA-2008-0174; FMCSA-2008-
0321; FMCSA-2010-0161; FMCSA-2010-0187; FMCSA-2012-0160. Their 
exemptions are effective as of October 15, 2016 and will expire on 
October 15, 2018.
    As of October 21, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 7 individuals have satisfied the conditions 
for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (79 FR 
56099; 79 FR 70928):

Terry L. Allen (IL)
Todd A. Carlson (MN)
Ronald Gaines (FL)
Russel K. Gray (OH)
Billy R. Hampton (NC)
Raymond Holt (CA)
Juan C. Puente (TX)

    The drivers were included on the following docket: Docket No. 
FMCSA-2014-0011. Their exemptions are effective as of October 21, 2016 
and will expire on October 21, 2018.
    As of October 22, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 8 individuals have satisfied the conditions 
for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (73 FR 
35194; 73 FR 51689; 73 FR 63047; 75 FR 39725; 75 FR 47883; 75 FR 61883; 
75 FR 63257; 75 FR 64396; 77 FR 64582; 79 FR 56104):

Randall J. Benson (MN)
James D. Drabek, Jr. (IL)
Delone W. Dudley (MD)
James W. Lappan (KS)
Jeromy W. Leatherman (PA)
Ernest B. Martin (KY)
Mark L. McWhorter (FL)
Sylvester Silver (VA)

    The drivers were included on the following docket: Docket No. 
FMCSA-2008-0106; FMCSA-2008-0266; FMCSA-2010-0161; FMCSA-2010-0187. 
Their exemptions are effective as of October 22, 2016 and will expire 
on October 22, 2018.
    As of October 23, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 7 individuals have satisfied the conditions 
for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (77 FR 
52381; 77 FR 64841; 79 FR 56097):

Ronald A. Duester (TX)
Charlene E. Geary (SD)
David N. Hinchliffe (TX)
Michael C. Hoff (WA)
Benny L. Sanchez (CA)
Sandeep Singh (CA)
James T. Stalker (OH)

    The drivers were included on the following docket: Docket No. 
FMCSA-2012-0215. Their exemptions are effective as of October 23, 2016 
and will expire on October 23, 2018.
    As of October 27, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 10 individuals have satisfied the conditions 
for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (65 FR 
33406; 65 FR 57234; 65 FR 78256; 66 FR 16311; 67 FR 57266; 69 FR 52741; 
69 FR 53493; 69 FR 62742; 71 FR 53489; 71 FR 62148; 73 FR 61925; 75 FR 
59327; 77 FR 64583; 79 FR 56117):

David W. Brown (TN)
Monty G. Calderon (OH)
Awilda S. Colon (TN)
Zane G. Harvey, Jr. (VA)
Jeffrey M. Keyser (OH)
Donnie A. Kildow (ID)
David G. Meyers (NY)
Rodney M. Pegg (PA)
Zbigniew P. Pietranik (WI)
Joseph F. Wood (MS)

    The drivers were included on the following docket: Docket No. 
FMCSA-2000-7165; FMCSA-2000-8398; FMCSA-2004-18885. Their exemptions 
are effective as of October 27, 2016 and will expire on October 27, 
2018.
    As of October 31, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 18 individuals have satisfied the conditions 
for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (77 FR 
56261; 77 FR 65933; 79 FR 58856; 79 FR 59348; 79 FR 72754):

Richard J. Beck (IL)
Donald L. Blakeley II (NV)
Marty R. Brewsteer (KS)
Henry L. Chrestensen (IA)
Sanford L. Goodwin (TX)
Tonia L. Graves (AZ)
Roger S. Hardin (AL)
Gregory S. Hatten (LA)
Thomas J. Long III (PA)
Matthew J. Mantooth (KY)
Thomas J. McClure (IA)
Steven W. Miller (PA)
James J. Monticello (IN)
Aaron F. Naylor (PA)

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Klifford N. Siemens (KS)
Steven R. Smith (ID)
Scott E. Tussey (KY)
Aaron H. Walser (ID)

    The drivers were included on the following docket: Docket No. 
FMCSA-2012-0216; FMCSA-2014-0296. Their exemptions are effective as of 
October 31, 2016 and will expire on October 31, 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: December 9, 2016.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2016-30592 Filed 12-19-16; 8:45 am]
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