Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 96165-96168 [2016-31557]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 250 / Thursday, December 29, 2016 / Notices • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202–493–2251. Privacy: 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. Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at http://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or go to the Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dan Ngo, (202) 267–4264, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. Issued in Washington, DC, on December 21, 2016. Lirio Liu, Director, Office of Rulemaking. Petition for Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2015–7598. Petitioner: SkyFly Cinema, LLC. Section(s) of 14 CFR Affected: Part 21; §§ 43.7; 43.11; 45.11; 45.27; 45.29; 61.23(a) and (c), 61.101(e)(4) and (5), 61.113(a) and (b), 61.315(a), 91.7(a), 91.119(c), 91.121, 91.151(a)(1) and (b), 91.405(a), 91.407(a)(1), 91.409(a)(1) and (2), 91.417(a) and (b). Description of Relief Sought: The petitioner is requesting an amendment to Exemption No. 16842 in order to operate the Copterworks Af25b UAS at its full takeoff weight of 71 pounds for the purposes of aerial photography, videography, and cinematography. [FR Doc. 2016–31503 Filed 12–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Summary Notice No. PE–2016–0127] Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Alaska Aerial Media LLC Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief 18:41 Dec 28, 2016 Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number and must be received on or before January 18, 2017. DATES: Send comments identified by docket number FAA–2015–0173 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M–30; U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12–140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202–493–2251. Privacy: 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. Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at http://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or go to the Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. ADDRESSES: Dan Ngo, (202) 267–4264, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public’s awareness of, and participation in, the FAA’s exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition. Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00210 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 96165 Issued in Washington, DC, on December 21, 2016. Lirio Liu, Director, Office of Rulemaking. Petition for Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2015–0173. Petitioner: Alaska Aerial Media LLC. Section(s) of 14 CFR Affected: 14 CFR 61.23(a) and (c), 61.101(e)(4) and (5), 61.113(a) and (b), 61.315(a), 91.7(a), 91.119(c), 91.121, 91.151(a)(1) and (b), 91.405(a), 91.407(a)(1), 91.409(a)(1) and (2), 91.417(a) and (b). Description of Relief Sought: The petitioner is requesting an amendment to Exemption No. 11426 in order to operate the Shotover U1 UAV, at a max takeoff weight of 66 pounds, for the purposes of aerial data collection and closed-set motion picture applications. [FR Doc. 2016–31505 Filed 12–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–1999–5748; FMCSA– 1999–6156; FMCSA–2000–7006; FMCSA– 2000–7165; FMCSA–2000–7363; FMCSA– 2002–12294; FMCSA–2002–12844; FMCSA– 2004–17195; FMCSA–2004–18885; FMCSA– 2004–19477; FMCSA–2006–24783; FMCSA– 2006–26066; FMCSA–2008–0106; FMCSA– 2008–0231; FMCSA–2008–0292; FMCSA– 2010–0187; FMCSA–2010–0201; FMCSA– 2010–0287; FMCSA–2010–0327; FMCSA– 2010–0354; FMCSA–2010–0385; FMCSA– 2012–0278; FMCSA–2012–0279; FMCSA– 2014–0010; FMCSA–2014–0296; FMCSA– 2014–0298; FMCSA–2014–0299] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of renewal of exemptions; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 128 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. Comments must be received on or before January 30, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Christine A. Hydock, Chief, Medical SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 96166 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 250 / Thursday, December 29, 2016 / Notices 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. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA– 1999–5748; FMCSA–1999–6156; FMCSA–2000–7006; FMCSA–2000– 7165; FMCSA–2000–7363; FMCSA– 2002–12294; FMCSA–2002–12844; FMCSA–2004–17195; FMCSA–2004– 18885; FMCSA–2004–19477; FMCSA– 2006–24783; FMCSA–2006–26066; FMCSA–2008–0106; FMCSA–2008– 0231; FMCSA–2008–0292; FMCSA– 2010–0187; FMCSA–2010–0201; FMCSA–2010–0287; FMCSA–2010– 0327; FMCSA–2010–0354; FMCSA– 2010–0385; FMCSA–2012–0278; FMCSA–2012–0279; FMCSA–2014– 0010; FMCSA–2014–0296; FMCSA– 2014–0298; FMCSA–2014–0299 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online 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., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Instructions: Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket number(s) 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., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The FDMS is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. If you want VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Dec 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 acknowledgment that we received your comments, please include a selfaddressed, stamped envelope or postcard or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments online. 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. I. Background Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption for two years 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 statute also allows the Agency to renew exemptions at the end of the two-year period. The physical qualification standard for drivers regarding vision found in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) states that a person is physically qualified to drive 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. The 128 individuals listed in this notice have requested renewal of their exemptions from the vision standard in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), in accordance with FMCSA procedures. Accordingly, FMCSA has evaluated these applications for renewal on their merits and decided to extend each exemption for a renewable two-year period II. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00211 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 III. Basis for Renewing Exemptions Under 49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(1), an exemption may be granted for no longer than two years from its approval date and may be renewed upon application. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each of the 128 applicants has satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement (64 FR 40404; 64 FR 54948; 64 FR 66962; 65 FR 159; 65 FR 20245; 65 FR 33406; 65 FR 45817; 65 FR 57230; 65 FR 77066; 66 FR 66966; 67 FR 10475; 67 FR 46016; 67 FR 57266; 67 FR 57267; 67 FR 67234; 67 FR 68719; 67 FR 71610; 68 FR 2629; 69 FR 8260; 69 FR 17263; 69 FR 26206; 69 FR 31447; 69 FR 52741; 69 FR 53493; 69 FR 62741; 69 FR 62742; 69 FR 64806; 69 FR 64810; 69 FR 71098; 69 FR 71100; 70 FR 2705; 70 FR 44946; 71 FR 19604; 71 FR 26602; 71 FR 27033; 71 FR 32183; 71 FR 41310; 71 FR 43557; 71 FR 53489; 71 FR 62147; 71 FR 62148; 71 FR 63379; 71 FR 66217; 72 FR 185; 72 FR 1050; 72 FR 1051; 72 FR 1053; 72 FR 1054; 72 FR 1056; 73 FR 27017; 73 FR 35198; 73 FR 36954; 73 FR 36955; 73 FR 42403; 73 FR 48275; 73 FR 51336; 73 FR 54889; 73 FR 60398; 73 FR 61922; 73 FR 61925; 73 FR 74563; 73 FR 74565; 73 FR 75806; 73 FR 75807; 73 FR 76439; 73 FR 76440; 73 FR 78421; 73 FR 78422; 73 FR 78423; 75 FR 27261; 75 FR 36779; 75 FR 38602; 75 FR 44051; 75 FR 47883; 75 FR 50799; 75 FR 52062; 75 FR 54958; 75 FR 59237; 75 FR 63255; 75 FR 65057; 75 FR 66423; 75 FR 69737; 75 FR 70078; 75 FR 72863; 75 FR 77492; 75 FR 77590; 75 FR 77591; 75 FR 77949; 75 FR 77951; 75 FR 79079; 75 FR 79081; 75 FR 79083; 75 FR 79084; 75 FR 80887; 76 FR 1499; 76 FR 2190; 76 FR 5425; 77 FR 38384; 77 FR 46153; 77 FR 52389; 77 FR 59248; 77 FR 60008; 77 FR 68199; 77 FR 68200; 77 FR 68202; 77 FR 70537; 77 FR 71669; 77 FR 71671; 77 FR 74273; 77 FR 74730; 77 FR 74733; 77 FR 74734; 77 FR 75496; 77 FR 76166; 77 FR 76167; 78 FR 800; 79 FR 38661; 79 FR 51643; 79 FR 58856; 79 FR 59348; 79 FR 59357; 79 FR 64001; 79 FR 65759; 79 FR 65760; 79 FR 69985; 79 FR 72754; 79 FR 72756; 79 FR 73397; 79 FR 73686; 79 FR 73687; 79 FR 73689; 79 FR 74168; 79 FR 74169; 80 FR 603; 80 FR 8927; 80 FR 9304). They have 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 E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 250 / Thursday, December 29, 2016 / Notices 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. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following groups of drivers received renewed exemptions in the month of July and are discussed below: As of January 3, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 29 individuals have satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (64 FR 40404; 64 FR 54948; 64 FR 66962; 65 FR 159; 65 FR 20245; 65 FR 33406; 65 FR 45817; 65 FR 57230; 65 FR 77066; 66 FR 66969; 67 FR 10475; 67 FR 57266; 67 FR 71610; 69 FR 8260; 69 FR 17263; 69 FR 26206; 69 FR 31447; 69 FR 52741; 69 FR 53493; 69 FR 62741; 69 FR 62742; 69 FR 64810; 71 FR 19604; 71 FR 26602; 71 FR 27033; 71 FR 62147; 71 FR 66217; 72 FR 185; 73 FR 27017; 73 FR 35198; 73 FR 36954; 73 FR 36955; 73 FR 46973; 73 FR 48275; 73 FR 51336; 73 FR 54889; 73 FR 60398; 73 FR 75806; 73 FR 75807; 75 FR 27621; 75 FR 36779; 75 FR 44051; 75 FR 47883; 75 FR 50799; 75 FR 52062; 75 FR 54958; 75 FR 63255; 75 FR 65057; 75 FR 70078; 75 FR 77590; 75 FR 77951; 75 FR 79081; 77 FR 38384; 77 FR 46153; 77 FR 52389; 77 FR 60008; 77 FR 68200; 77 FR 68202; 77 FR 70537; 77 FR 71671; 77 FR 74730; 79 FR 38661; 79 FR 51643; 79 FR 58856; 79 FR 59348; 79 FR 59357; 79 FR 64001; 79 FR 65759; 79 FR 65760; 79 FR 69985; 79 FR 72754; 79 FR 73689; 80 FR 8927): Terry A. Adler (SD) Jeffrey L. Bendix (SD) James Bierschbach (MN) Larry D. Brown (MD) Nathan A. Buckles (IN) David D. Bungori, Jr. (MD) Robert J. Clarke (NY) Donald O. Clopton (AL) David R. Cox (OR) Deurice K. Dean (MD) Craig E. Dorrance (MT) Donald D. Dunphy (VA) Bradley J. Gaspard (LA) Paul A. Gregerson (IA) Victor B. Hawks (VA) Robert T. Hill (AL) William A. Hill III (OH) Jesse P. Jamison (TN) Oscar Juarez (ID) Mearl C. Kennedy (OH) Laine Lewin (MN) Bruce J. Lewis (RI) John C. McLaughlin (SD) Timothy L. O’Neill (NY) Jeffrey S. Pennell (VT) Shannon L. Puckett (KY) VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Dec 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 Calvin J. Schaap (MN) Larry D. Wedekind (TX) Rick A. Young (IN) The drivers were included in one of the following dockets: Docket Nos. FMCSA–1999–5748; FMCSA–1999– 6156; FMCSA–2000–7006; FMCSA– 2000–7165; FMCSA–2000–7363; FMCSA–2004–18885; FMCSA–2008– 0106; FMCSA–2008–0231; FMCSA– 2008–0292; FMCSA–2010–0187; FMCSA–2010–0201; FMCSA–2010– 0327; FMCSA–2012–0279; FMCSA– 2014–0010; FMCSA–2014–0296; FMCSA–2014–0298. Their exemptions are effective as of January 3, 2017, and will expire on January 3, 2019. As of January 9, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 20 individuals have satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (71 FR 63379; 72 FR 1051; 73 FR 78423; 75 FR 79083; 77 FR 59248; 77 FR 71669; 77 FR 74734; 79 FR 73686): Dennis M. Boggs (OH) David L. Cattoor (NV) Jose S. Chavez (AZ) Cesar A. Cruz (IL) Arthur L. Dolengewicz (NY) Wayne A. Elkins, II (OH) Barry J. Ferdinando (NH) Guadalupe J. Hernandez (IN) Kenneth Liuzza (LA) Samson B. Margison (OH) Michael W. McClain (CO) Terrence L. McKinney (TX) Ellis T. McKneely (LA) Ronald C. Morris (NV) Randal C. Schmude (WI) Steven M. Scholfield (KY) David C. Stitt (KS) Kevin L. Truxell (FL) Bruce A. Walker (WI) Lee A. Wiltjer (IL) The drivers were included in one of the following dockets: Docket No. FMCSA–2006–26066; FMCSA–2012– 0278. Their exemptions are effective as of January 9, 2017, and will expire on January 9, 2019. As of January 10, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 21 individuals have satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (75 FR 69737; 76 FR 1499; 77 FR 74733; 79 FR 72756; 79 FR 73397; 80 FR 9304): Michael L. Boersma (ND) Bryan K. DeBorde (WA) Roger P. Dittrich (IL) Michael K. Engemann (MO) Ralph V. Graven (OR) Michael D. Halferty (IA) Eric C. Hammer (MO) Robert K. Ipock (NC) PO 00000 Frm 00212 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 96167 Perry D. Jensen (WI) Joseph L. Jones (MD) Jesse L. Lichtenberger (PA) David J. Nocton (MN) James G. Pitchford (OH) Frederick E. Schaub (IA) Michael G. Somma (NY) Mark J. Stanley (CA) Jason E. Thomas (ND) Richard L. Totels (TX) Diane L. Wedebrand (IA) Eddie L. Wilkins (VA) James B. Woolwine (VA) The drivers were included on the following docket: Docket No. FMCSA– 2010–0287; FMCSA–2014–0299. Their exemptions are effective as of January 10, 2017, and will expire on January 10, 2019. As of January 12, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 21 individuals have satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (65 FR 20245; 65 FR 57230; 67 FR 67234; 69 FR 53493; 69 FR 62741; 69 FR 64742; 71 FR 62147; 71 FR 62148; 73 FR 61925; 73 FR 74565; 75 FR 59327; 75 FR 66423; 75 FR 72863; 76 FR 2190; 77 FR 68199; 77 FR 74273; 79 FR 73687): Charles H. Akers, Jr. (VA) Kurtis A. Anderson (SD) Terry L. Anderson (PA) Timothy Bradford (TN) Marvin R. Daly (SC) Douglas K. Esp (MT) Jevont D. Fells (AL) Gary A. Golson (AL) Donald L. Hamrick (KS) Gary L. Killian (NC) Timothy R. McCullough (FL) Marcus L. McMillin (FL) George C. Milks (NY) Thomas L. Oglesby (GA) Jonathan C. Rollings (IA) Preston S. Salisbury (MT) Victor M. Santana (CA) Kevin W. Schaffer (IL) George A. Teti (FL) David W. Ward (NC) Ralph W. York (NM) The drivers were included on the following docket: Docket No. FMCSA– 2000–7006; FMCSA–2000–7363; FMCSA–2002–12294; FMCSA–2004– 18885; FMCSA–2006–24783; FMCSA– 2006–26066; FMCSA–2010–0354. Their exemptions are effective as of January 12, 2017, and will expire on January 12, 2019. As of January 13, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 5 individuals have satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (65 FR 45817; 65 FR 77066; 67 FR 46016; 67 FR 57267; 67 FR E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 96168 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 250 / Thursday, December 29, 2016 / Notices 71610; 69 FR 71098; 71 FR 32183; 71 FR 41310; 71 FR 63379; 72 FR 1050; 72 FR 1054; 73 FR 75806; 73 FR 78421; 75 FR 79079; 77 FR 76166; 79 FR 73687): David S. Brumfield (KY) Arthur A. Sappington (IN) David W. Skillman (WA) William H. Smith (AL) Edward C. Williams (AL) The drivers were included on the following docket: Docket No. FMCSA– 2000–7363; FMCSA–2002–12294; FMCSA–2006–24783; FMCSA–2006– 26006. Their exemptions are effective as of January 13, 2017, and will expire on January 13, 2019. As of January 14, 2017, 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 (69 FR 64806; 70 FR 2705; 72 FR 1056; 73 FR 76439; 75 FR 65057; 75 FR 79081; 75 FR 79084; 77 FR 75496; 79 FR 74169): Charles L. Alsager, Jr. (IA) Ross E. Burroughs (NJ) Christopher L. Depuy (OH) John B. Etheridge (GA) Larry J. Folkerts (IA) Paul W. Hunter (AL) Ray P. Lenz (IA) Francis M. McMullin (PA) Norman Mullins (OH) David J. Triplett (KY) The drivers were included on the following docket: Docket No. FMCSA– 2004–19477; FMCSA–2010–0327. Their exemptions are effective as of January 14, 2017, and will expire on January 14, 2019. As of January 17, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 5 individuals have satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (67 FR 68719; 68 FR 2629; 69 FR 71100; 72 FR 1053; 73 FR 76440; 75 FR 80887; 77 FR 76167; 79 FR 74168): Howard F. Breitkreutz (MN) John E. Evenson (WI) Craig M. Landry (LA) Kenneth E. Vigue, Jr. (WA) Richard A. Winslow (MN) The drivers were included on the following docket: Docket No. FMCSA– 2002–12844. Their exemptions are effective as of January 17, 2017, and will expire on January 17, 2019. As of January 31, 2017, 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 (69 FR 17263; 69 FR 314477; 70 FR 44946; 71 FR 43557; VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Dec 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 71 FR 63379; 72 FR 1050; 73 FR 42403; 73 FR 78422; 75 FR 38602; 75 FR 54958; 75 FR 96737; 75 FR 70078; 75 FR 72863; 75 FR 77492; 75 FR 79079; 76 FR 1499; 76 FR 2190; 76 FR 5425; 77 FR 60008; 77 FR 68202; 77 FR 71671; 77 FR 74733; 78 FR 800; 80 FR 603): Gary Alvarez (MA) Donald G. Brock, Jr. (NC) Leon C. Flynn (TX) Brett K. Hasty (GA) Garry Layton (TX) Jimmy R. Mauldin (OK) Patrick J. McMillen (WI) Anthony Miller (OH) Rocky Moorhead (NM) Gary L. Nicholas (MI) Jose M. Saurez (TX) Lynn R. Schraeder (IA) Ranjodh Singh (CA) Myron A. Smith (MN) Ricky Watts (FL) Olen L. Williams, Jr. (TN) Richard L. Zacher (OR) The drivers were included on the following docket: Docket No. FMCSA– 2004–17195; FMCSA–2006–26066; FMCSA–2010–0201; FMCSA–2010– 0287; FMCSA–2010–0354; FMCSA– 2010–0385; FMCSA–2012–0279. Their exemptions are effective as of January 31, 2017, and will expire on January 31, 2019. Conditions and Requirements Frm 00213 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 VI. Conclusion Based upon its evaluation of the 128 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 two years unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. Issued on: December 19, 2016. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–31557 Filed 12–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2016–0381] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice of applications for exemptions; request for comments. AGENCY: The exemptions are extended subject to the following conditions: (1) Each driver must undergo an annual physical examination (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 certified Medical Examiner, as defined by 49 CFR 390.5, who attests that the driver is otherwise physically qualified under 49 CFR 391.41; (2) each driver must provide a copy of the ophthalmologist’s or optometrist’s report to the Medical Examiner at the time of the annual medical examination; and (3) each driver must 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. The exemption will be rescinded 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(e) and 31315. PO 00000 IV. Preemption During the period the exemption is in effect, no State shall enforce any law or regulation that conflicts with this exemption with respect to a person operating under the exemption. FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 41 individuals for exemption from the prohibition against persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals with ITDM to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 30, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA– 2016–0381 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1

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[Docket No. FMCSA-1999-5748; FMCSA-1999-6156; FMCSA-2000-7006; FMCSA-
2000-7165; FMCSA-2000-7363; FMCSA-2002-12294; FMCSA-2002-12844; FMCSA-
2004-17195; FMCSA-2004-18885; FMCSA-2004-19477; FMCSA-2006-24783; 
FMCSA-2006-26066; FMCSA-2008-0106; FMCSA-2008-0231; FMCSA-2008-0292; 
FMCSA-2010-0187; FMCSA-2010-0201; FMCSA-2010-0287; FMCSA-2010-0327; 
FMCSA-2010-0354; FMCSA-2010-0385; FMCSA-2012-0278; FMCSA-2012-0279; 
FMCSA-2014-0010; FMCSA-2014-0296; FMCSA-2014-0298; FMCSA-2014-0299]


Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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

ACTION: Notice of renewal of exemptions; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 128 
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. Comments must be received on or before January 
30, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Christine A. Hydock, Chief, 
Medical

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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.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA-1999-5748; FMCSA-1999-6156; 
FMCSA-2000-7006; FMCSA-2000-7165; FMCSA-2000-7363; FMCSA-2002-12294; 
FMCSA-2002-12844; FMCSA-2004-17195; FMCSA-2004-18885; FMCSA-2004-19477; 
FMCSA-2006-24783; FMCSA-2006-26066; FMCSA-2008-0106; FMCSA-2008-0231; 
FMCSA-2008-0292; FMCSA-2010-0187; FMCSA-2010-0201; FMCSA-2010-0287; 
FMCSA-2010-0327; FMCSA-2010-0354; FMCSA-2010-0385; FMCSA-2012-0278; 
FMCSA-2012-0279; FMCSA-2014-0010; FMCSA-2014-0296; FMCSA-2014-0298; 
FMCSA-2014-0299 using any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online 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., 
e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
    Instructions: Each submission must include the Agency name and the 
docket number(s) 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., e.t., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays. The FDMS is available 24 hours each day, 365 
days each year. If you want acknowledgment that we received your 
comments, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope or postcard 
or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting 
comments online.
    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.

I. Background

    Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption 
for two years 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 statute also allows the Agency to 
renew exemptions at the end of the two-year period.
    The physical qualification standard for drivers regarding vision 
found in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) states that a person is physically 
qualified to drive 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.

    The 128 individuals listed in this notice have requested renewal of 
their exemptions from the vision standard in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), in 
accordance with FMCSA procedures. Accordingly, FMCSA has evaluated 
these applications for renewal on their merits and decided to extend 
each exemption for a renewable two-year period

II. 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.

III. Basis for Renewing Exemptions

    Under 49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(1), an exemption may be granted for no 
longer than two years from its approval date and may be renewed upon 
application. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each of 
the 128 applicants has satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining 
an exemption from the vision requirement (64 FR 40404; 64 FR 54948; 64 
FR 66962; 65 FR 159; 65 FR 20245; 65 FR 33406; 65 FR 45817; 65 FR 
57230; 65 FR 77066; 66 FR 66966; 67 FR 10475; 67 FR 46016; 67 FR 57266; 
67 FR 57267; 67 FR 67234; 67 FR 68719; 67 FR 71610; 68 FR 2629; 69 FR 
8260; 69 FR 17263; 69 FR 26206; 69 FR 31447; 69 FR 52741; 69 FR 53493; 
69 FR 62741; 69 FR 62742; 69 FR 64806; 69 FR 64810; 69 FR 71098; 69 FR 
71100; 70 FR 2705; 70 FR 44946; 71 FR 19604; 71 FR 26602; 71 FR 27033; 
71 FR 32183; 71 FR 41310; 71 FR 43557; 71 FR 53489; 71 FR 62147; 71 FR 
62148; 71 FR 63379; 71 FR 66217; 72 FR 185; 72 FR 1050; 72 FR 1051; 72 
FR 1053; 72 FR 1054; 72 FR 1056; 73 FR 27017; 73 FR 35198; 73 FR 36954; 
73 FR 36955; 73 FR 42403; 73 FR 48275; 73 FR 51336; 73 FR 54889; 73 FR 
60398; 73 FR 61922; 73 FR 61925; 73 FR 74563; 73 FR 74565; 73 FR 75806; 
73 FR 75807; 73 FR 76439; 73 FR 76440; 73 FR 78421; 73 FR 78422; 73 FR 
78423; 75 FR 27261; 75 FR 36779; 75 FR 38602; 75 FR 44051; 75 FR 47883; 
75 FR 50799; 75 FR 52062; 75 FR 54958; 75 FR 59237; 75 FR 63255; 75 FR 
65057; 75 FR 66423; 75 FR 69737; 75 FR 70078; 75 FR 72863; 75 FR 77492; 
75 FR 77590; 75 FR 77591; 75 FR 77949; 75 FR 77951; 75 FR 79079; 75 FR 
79081; 75 FR 79083; 75 FR 79084; 75 FR 80887; 76 FR 1499; 76 FR 2190; 
76 FR 5425; 77 FR 38384; 77 FR 46153; 77 FR 52389; 77 FR 59248; 77 FR 
60008; 77 FR 68199; 77 FR 68200; 77 FR 68202; 77 FR 70537; 77 FR 71669; 
77 FR 71671; 77 FR 74273; 77 FR 74730; 77 FR 74733; 77 FR 74734; 77 FR 
75496; 77 FR 76166; 77 FR 76167; 78 FR 800; 79 FR 38661; 79 FR 51643; 
79 FR 58856; 79 FR 59348; 79 FR 59357; 79 FR 64001; 79 FR 65759; 79 FR 
65760; 79 FR 69985; 79 FR 72754; 79 FR 72756; 79 FR 73397; 79 FR 73686; 
79 FR 73687; 79 FR 73689; 79 FR 74168; 79 FR 74169; 80 FR 603; 80 FR 
8927; 80 FR 9304). They have 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

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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.
    In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 
groups of drivers received renewed exemptions in the month of July and 
are discussed below:
    As of January 3, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 29 individuals have satisfied the conditions 
for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (64 FR 
40404; 64 FR 54948; 64 FR 66962; 65 FR 159; 65 FR 20245; 65 FR 33406; 
65 FR 45817; 65 FR 57230; 65 FR 77066; 66 FR 66969; 67 FR 10475; 67 FR 
57266; 67 FR 71610; 69 FR 8260; 69 FR 17263; 69 FR 26206; 69 FR 31447; 
69 FR 52741; 69 FR 53493; 69 FR 62741; 69 FR 62742; 69 FR 64810; 71 FR 
19604; 71 FR 26602; 71 FR 27033; 71 FR 62147; 71 FR 66217; 72 FR 185; 
73 FR 27017; 73 FR 35198; 73 FR 36954; 73 FR 36955; 73 FR 46973; 73 FR 
48275; 73 FR 51336; 73 FR 54889; 73 FR 60398; 73 FR 75806; 73 FR 75807; 
75 FR 27621; 75 FR 36779; 75 FR 44051; 75 FR 47883; 75 FR 50799; 75 FR 
52062; 75 FR 54958; 75 FR 63255; 75 FR 65057; 75 FR 70078; 75 FR 77590; 
75 FR 77951; 75 FR 79081; 77 FR 38384; 77 FR 46153; 77 FR 52389; 77 FR 
60008; 77 FR 68200; 77 FR 68202; 77 FR 70537; 77 FR 71671; 77 FR 74730; 
79 FR 38661; 79 FR 51643; 79 FR 58856; 79 FR 59348; 79 FR 59357; 79 FR 
64001; 79 FR 65759; 79 FR 65760; 79 FR 69985; 79 FR 72754; 79 FR 73689; 
80 FR 8927):

Terry A. Adler (SD)
Jeffrey L. Bendix (SD)
James Bierschbach (MN)
Larry D. Brown (MD)
Nathan A. Buckles (IN)
David D. Bungori, Jr. (MD)
Robert J. Clarke (NY)
Donald O. Clopton (AL)
David R. Cox (OR)
Deurice K. Dean (MD)
Craig E. Dorrance (MT)
Donald D. Dunphy (VA)
Bradley J. Gaspard (LA)
Paul A. Gregerson (IA)
Victor B. Hawks (VA)
Robert T. Hill (AL)
William A. Hill III (OH)
Jesse P. Jamison (TN)
Oscar Juarez (ID)
Mearl C. Kennedy (OH)
Laine Lewin (MN)
Bruce J. Lewis (RI)
John C. McLaughlin (SD)
Timothy L. O'Neill (NY)
Jeffrey S. Pennell (VT)
Shannon L. Puckett (KY)
Calvin J. Schaap (MN)
Larry D. Wedekind (TX)
Rick A. Young (IN)

    The drivers were included in one of the following dockets: Docket 
Nos. FMCSA-1999-5748; FMCSA-1999-6156; FMCSA-2000-7006; FMCSA-2000-
7165; FMCSA-2000-7363; FMCSA-2004-18885; FMCSA-2008-0106; FMCSA-2008-
0231; FMCSA-2008-0292; FMCSA-2010-0187; FMCSA-2010-0201; FMCSA-2010-
0327; FMCSA-2012-0279; FMCSA-2014-0010; FMCSA-2014-0296; FMCSA-2014-
0298. Their exemptions are effective as of January 3, 2017, and will 
expire on January 3, 2019.
    As of January 9, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 20 individuals have satisfied the conditions 
for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (71 FR 
63379; 72 FR 1051; 73 FR 78423; 75 FR 79083; 77 FR 59248; 77 FR 71669; 
77 FR 74734; 79 FR 73686):

Dennis M. Boggs (OH)
David L. Cattoor (NV)
Jose S. Chavez (AZ)
Cesar A. Cruz (IL)
Arthur L. Dolengewicz (NY)
Wayne A. Elkins, II (OH)
Barry J. Ferdinando (NH)
Guadalupe J. Hernandez (IN)
Kenneth Liuzza (LA)
Samson B. Margison (OH)
Michael W. McClain (CO)
Terrence L. McKinney (TX)
Ellis T. McKneely (LA)
Ronald C. Morris (NV)
Randal C. Schmude (WI)
Steven M. Scholfield (KY)
David C. Stitt (KS)
Kevin L. Truxell (FL)
Bruce A. Walker (WI)
Lee A. Wiltjer (IL)

    The drivers were included in one of the following dockets: Docket 
No. FMCSA-2006-26066; FMCSA-2012-0278. Their exemptions are effective 
as of January 9, 2017, and will expire on January 9, 2019.
    As of January 10, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 21 individuals have satisfied the conditions 
for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (75 FR 
69737; 76 FR 1499; 77 FR 74733; 79 FR 72756; 79 FR 73397; 80 FR 9304):

Michael L. Boersma (ND)
Bryan K. DeBorde (WA)
Roger P. Dittrich (IL)
Michael K. Engemann (MO)
Ralph V. Graven (OR)
Michael D. Halferty (IA)
Eric C. Hammer (MO)
Robert K. Ipock (NC)
Perry D. Jensen (WI)
Joseph L. Jones (MD)
Jesse L. Lichtenberger (PA)
David J. Nocton (MN)
James G. Pitchford (OH)
Frederick E. Schaub (IA)
Michael G. Somma (NY)
Mark J. Stanley (CA)
Jason E. Thomas (ND)
Richard L. Totels (TX)
Diane L. Wedebrand (IA)
Eddie L. Wilkins (VA)
James B. Woolwine (VA)

    The drivers were included on the following docket: Docket No. 
FMCSA-2010-0287; FMCSA-2014-0299. Their exemptions are effective as of 
January 10, 2017, and will expire on January 10, 2019.
    As of January 12, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 21 individuals have satisfied the conditions 
for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (65 FR 
20245; 65 FR 57230; 67 FR 67234; 69 FR 53493; 69 FR 62741; 69 FR 64742; 
71 FR 62147; 71 FR 62148; 73 FR 61925; 73 FR 74565; 75 FR 59327; 75 FR 
66423; 75 FR 72863; 76 FR 2190; 77 FR 68199; 77 FR 74273; 79 FR 73687):

Charles H. Akers, Jr. (VA)
Kurtis A. Anderson (SD)
Terry L. Anderson (PA)
Timothy Bradford (TN)
Marvin R. Daly (SC)
Douglas K. Esp (MT)
Jevont D. Fells (AL)
Gary A. Golson (AL)
Donald L. Hamrick (KS)
Gary L. Killian (NC)
Timothy R. McCullough (FL)
Marcus L. McMillin (FL)
George C. Milks (NY)
Thomas L. Oglesby (GA)
Jonathan C. Rollings (IA)
Preston S. Salisbury (MT)
Victor M. Santana (CA)
Kevin W. Schaffer (IL)
George A. Teti (FL)
David W. Ward (NC)
Ralph W. York (NM)

    The drivers were included on the following docket: Docket No. 
FMCSA-2000-7006; FMCSA-2000-7363; FMCSA-2002-12294; FMCSA-2004-18885; 
FMCSA-2006-24783; FMCSA-2006-26066; FMCSA-2010-0354. Their exemptions 
are effective as of January 12, 2017, and will expire on January 12, 
2019.
    As of January 13, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 5 individuals have satisfied the conditions 
for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (65 FR 
45817; 65 FR 77066; 67 FR 46016; 67 FR 57267; 67 FR

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71610; 69 FR 71098; 71 FR 32183; 71 FR 41310; 71 FR 63379; 72 FR 1050; 
72 FR 1054; 73 FR 75806; 73 FR 78421; 75 FR 79079; 77 FR 76166; 79 FR 
73687):

David S. Brumfield (KY)
Arthur A. Sappington (IN)
David W. Skillman (WA)
William H. Smith (AL)
Edward C. Williams (AL)

    The drivers were included on the following docket: Docket No. 
FMCSA-2000-7363; FMCSA-2002-12294; FMCSA-2006-24783; FMCSA-2006-26006. 
Their exemptions are effective as of January 13, 2017, and will expire 
on January 13, 2019.
    As of January 14, 2017, 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 (69 FR 
64806; 70 FR 2705; 72 FR 1056; 73 FR 76439; 75 FR 65057; 75 FR 79081; 
75 FR 79084; 77 FR 75496; 79 FR 74169):

Charles L. Alsager, Jr. (IA)
Ross E. Burroughs (NJ)
Christopher L. Depuy (OH)
John B. Etheridge (GA)
Larry J. Folkerts (IA)
Paul W. Hunter (AL)
Ray P. Lenz (IA)
Francis M. McMullin (PA)
Norman Mullins (OH)
David J. Triplett (KY)

    The drivers were included on the following docket: Docket No. 
FMCSA-2004-19477; FMCSA-2010-0327. Their exemptions are effective as of 
January 14, 2017, and will expire on January 14, 2019.
    As of January 17, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 5 individuals have satisfied the conditions 
for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (67 FR 
68719; 68 FR 2629; 69 FR 71100; 72 FR 1053; 73 FR 76440; 75 FR 80887; 
77 FR 76167; 79 FR 74168):

Howard F. Breitkreutz (MN)
John E. Evenson (WI)
Craig M. Landry (LA)
Kenneth E. Vigue, Jr. (WA)
Richard A. Winslow (MN)

    The drivers were included on the following docket: Docket No. 
FMCSA-2002-12844. Their exemptions are effective as of January 17, 
2017, and will expire on January 17, 2019.
    As of January 31, 2017, 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 (69 FR 
17263; 69 FR 314477; 70 FR 44946; 71 FR 43557; 71 FR 63379; 72 FR 1050; 
73 FR 42403; 73 FR 78422; 75 FR 38602; 75 FR 54958; 75 FR 96737; 75 FR 
70078; 75 FR 72863; 75 FR 77492; 75 FR 79079; 76 FR 1499; 76 FR 2190; 
76 FR 5425; 77 FR 60008; 77 FR 68202; 77 FR 71671; 77 FR 74733; 78 FR 
800; 80 FR 603):

Gary Alvarez (MA)
Donald G. Brock, Jr. (NC)
Leon C. Flynn (TX)
Brett K. Hasty (GA)
Garry Layton (TX)
Jimmy R. Mauldin (OK)
Patrick J. McMillen (WI)
Anthony Miller (OH)
Rocky Moorhead (NM)
Gary L. Nicholas (MI)
Jose M. Saurez (TX)
Lynn R. Schraeder (IA)
Ranjodh Singh (CA)
Myron A. Smith (MN)
Ricky Watts (FL)
Olen L. Williams, Jr. (TN)
Richard L. Zacher (OR)

    The drivers were included on the following docket: Docket No. 
FMCSA-2004-17195; FMCSA-2006-26066; FMCSA-2010-0201; FMCSA-2010-0287; 
FMCSA-2010-0354; FMCSA-2010-0385; FMCSA-2012-0279. Their exemptions are 
effective as of January 31, 2017, and will expire on January 31, 2019.

Conditions and Requirements

    The exemptions are extended subject to the following conditions: 
(1) Each driver must undergo an annual physical examination (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 certified Medical Examiner, as defined by 49 CFR 390.5, 
who attests that the driver is otherwise physically qualified under 49 
CFR 391.41; (2) each driver must provide a copy of the 
ophthalmologist's or optometrist's report to the Medical Examiner at 
the time of the annual medical examination; and (3) each driver must 
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. The 
exemption will be rescinded 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(e) and 31315.

IV. Preemption

    During the period the exemption is in effect, no State shall 
enforce any law or regulation that conflicts with this exemption with 
respect to a person operating under the exemption.

VI. Conclusion

    Based upon its evaluation of the 128 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 two years unless revoked 
earlier by FMCSA.

    Issued on: December 19, 2016.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2016-31557 Filed 12-28-16; 8:45 am]
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