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Description of Relief Sought: Aviation Partners Inc. requests 18 months, versus the regulation’s 12 months, to develop the damage-tolerance data for APB blended or split scimitar winglets installed on Boeing Model 737 Next Generation airplanes. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Forseth, ANM–113, Federal Aviation Administration, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356, email mark.forseth@faa.gov, phone (425) 227–2796; or Sandra Long, ARM– 200, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591, email sandra.long@faa.gov, phone (202) 493– 5245. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2017–07871 Filed 4–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2017–0015] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of denials. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its denial of 114 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 the Federal vision standard for a renewable 2-year period if it finds ‘‘such an exemption would likely achieve a E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1 jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 18524 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 74 / Wednesday, April 19, 2017 / Notices 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 114 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. Drew S. Buss (IN), does not have sufficient driving experience of the past 3 years under normal highway operating conditions (limited hours). The following 33 applicants had no experience operating a CMV: Teressa J. Banaei (OH) Edmund J. Burke (WI) Charles K. Collins (ID) Jermaine B. Davis (NY) Bryan G. Felling (MN) John T. Ferguson (IN) Lee J. Gaffney (OH) Porfirio Guzman (NY) Davey Harris (IL) Casey G. Harvie (CO) Jay A. Hendrick (TX) Clayton S. Howard (IL) Michael J. Klein (IA) Lonnie R. Liles (MI) Anthony R. Lomangino (CT) Jonathan Marin (NJ) Peter Markee (NJ) Michael D. Mitchell (OK) Jack T. Moyers (GA) Christopher C. Mullings (CT) Michael C. Pitt (MI) Antonio J. Potts (FL) Bruce A. Robinson (GA) Larry D. Robinson (GA) David A. Rossman (IL) Derrick P. Rotherham (OR) Jerry W. Sennett (OK) Frances M. Simmonette (PA) Jacob A. Smith (TN) Clifford C. Stamm (CT) Jerry Vance (IL) Jeffrey Varner (NC) Nathaniel C. Volk (IL) The following 11 applicants did not have 3 years of experience driving a CMV on public highways with their vision deficiencies: Norman E. Howes (MN) Jose A. Mercedes (OH) VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:06 Apr 18, 2017 Jkt 241001 Charles W. Ohman (IA) Jay S. Peck (WA) Timothy J. Shaver (IA) Robert F. Swartrout (OR) Robert J. Trinkle (PA) Clifford B. Webb III (VA) Richard E. Wells (CA) John A. Wilbert (OH) Leslie M. Wilson (MO) The following 6 applicants did not have 3 years of recent experience driving a CMV with the vision deficiency: Ahmed M. Gutale (MN) Deborah Hughes (CA) Mia T. Jones (DC) Jimmy R. Kite (TN) Mariano Marez (NM) Marlin D. Stoltzfus (PA) The following 11 applicants did not have sufficient driving experience during the past 3 years under normal highway operating conditions (gaps in driving record): Baltazar Arreola-Evangelista (GA) Paul R. Beckett (MN) Larry G. Bell (MI) Joseph S. Byler (NC) Darin V. Davis (MD) William G. Gamble (IN) Jonathen M. Gilligan (NY) Roger D. Grunert (KS) Sait Hernandez (UT) David G. Segall (WY) Benjamin H. Tafolla (IL) The following applicant 2 applicants were charged with moving violations in conjunction with CMV accidents: Randol C. Hoefner (WI) Mark A. Matthies (IL) The following 3 applicants did not have optometrists or ophthalmologists willing to make statements that they are able to operate CMVs from a vision standpoint: Joshua Kline (PA) Robert E. McMahon (NV) Jeremy E. Studebaker (IN) The following 7 applicants were denied for multiple reasons: Arcardio D. Booze (MD) Cody R. Chase (VT) Tammy C. Clark (FL) Scott R. Engler (KY) Richard Ikey (OH) Tyler J. Lung (OR) Jorge Maldonado (NY) The following 8 applicants have not had stable vision for the preceding 3year period: Hani Abiyounes (CA) William H. Baelz (IN) Richard W. Boger (MD) Jason A. Holland (IA) Michael Lendzin (NY) Eugene R. Ruchti (MN) PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Francis J. Toth (PA) Tim R. Washburn (AZ) Jason J. Merrifield (IA) does not meet the vision standard in his better eye. The following 11 applicants met the current federal vision standards. Exemptions are not required for applicants who meet the current regulations for vision: Jose Francisco Briones Hernandez (FL) Dylan Incha (WI) Bradley A. Katzenberger (IA) Preston J. Lefeber (WI) Kenneth Meyer (TN) Haley J. O’Neal (GA) Barbara A. Pace (TX) Duffield M. Rose (SC) John P. Smith (MD) Mark A. Walters (NC) David E. Zetsch (TN) The following 2 applicants drove interstate while restricted to intrastate driving: Gary K. Sparks (NC) William E. Tyler (IL) The following 17 applicants will not be driving interstate, intrastate commerce, or are not required to carry a DOT medical card: Timothy J. Baszak (NJ) Daniel A. Bell (MD) George U. Clendenny (IN) Jerry Collado (NY) John D. Davidson (TX) Nicholas P. Graab (WI) Donald N. Hjuler (IA) Gary N. Keathley (AR) Roy L. Long (OK) Jacqueline A. Mason (TN) Michael D. Mattingly (KY) William W. Nichols (NV) Angel A. Rizo (CA) Brian T. Sullivan (NY) Timothy Tupa (MN) James P. Weir (FL) Kevin E. Wenndt (IA) Yolanda P. Davis (NJ) performs transportation for the Federal government, state, or any political subdivision of the state. Issued on: April 11, 2017. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–07888 Filed 4–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2017–0034] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 74 (Wednesday, April 19, 2017)]
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[FR Doc No: 2017-07888]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2017-0015]


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 114 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 the Federal vision standard for a renewable 2-year period if it 
finds ``such an exemption would likely achieve a

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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 114 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.
    Drew S. Buss (IN), does not have sufficient driving experience of 
the past 3 years under normal highway operating conditions (limited 
hours).
    The following 33 applicants had no experience operating a CMV:

Teressa J. Banaei (OH)
Edmund J. Burke (WI)
Charles K. Collins (ID)
Jermaine B. Davis (NY)
Bryan G. Felling (MN)
John T. Ferguson (IN)
Lee J. Gaffney (OH)
Porfirio Guzman (NY)
Davey Harris (IL)
Casey G. Harvie (CO)
Jay A. Hendrick (TX)
Clayton S. Howard (IL)
Michael J. Klein (IA)
Lonnie R. Liles (MI)
Anthony R. Lomangino (CT)
Jonathan Marin (NJ)
Peter Markee (NJ)
Michael D. Mitchell (OK)
Jack T. Moyers (GA)
Christopher C. Mullings (CT)
Michael C. Pitt (MI)
Antonio J. Potts (FL)
Bruce A. Robinson (GA)
Larry D. Robinson (GA)
David A. Rossman (IL)
Derrick P. Rotherham (OR)
Jerry W. Sennett (OK)
Frances M. Simmonette (PA)
Jacob A. Smith (TN)
Clifford C. Stamm (CT)
Jerry Vance (IL)
Jeffrey Varner (NC)
Nathaniel C. Volk (IL)

    The following 11 applicants did not have 3 years of experience 
driving a CMV on public highways with their vision deficiencies:

Norman E. Howes (MN)
Jose A. Mercedes (OH)
Charles W. Ohman (IA)
Jay S. Peck (WA)
Timothy J. Shaver (IA)
Robert F. Swartrout (OR)
Robert J. Trinkle (PA)
Clifford B. Webb III (VA)
Richard E. Wells (CA)
John A. Wilbert (OH)
Leslie M. Wilson (MO)

    The following 6 applicants did not have 3 years of recent 
experience driving a CMV with the vision deficiency:

Ahmed M. Gutale (MN)
Deborah Hughes (CA)
Mia T. Jones (DC)
Jimmy R. Kite (TN)
Mariano Marez (NM)
Marlin D. Stoltzfus (PA)

    The following 11 applicants did not have sufficient driving 
experience during the past 3 years under normal highway operating 
conditions (gaps in driving record):

Baltazar Arreola-Evangelista (GA)
Paul R. Beckett (MN)
Larry G. Bell (MI)
Joseph S. Byler (NC)
Darin V. Davis (MD)
William G. Gamble (IN)
Jonathen M. Gilligan (NY)
Roger D. Grunert (KS)
Sait Hernandez (UT)
David G. Segall (WY)
Benjamin H. Tafolla (IL)

    The following applicant 2 applicants were charged with moving 
violations in conjunction with CMV accidents:

Randol C. Hoefner (WI)
Mark A. Matthies (IL)

    The following 3 applicants did not have optometrists or 
ophthalmologists willing to make statements that they are able to 
operate CMVs from a vision standpoint:

Joshua Kline (PA)
Robert E. McMahon (NV)
Jeremy E. Studebaker (IN)

    The following 7 applicants were denied for multiple reasons:

Arcardio D. Booze (MD)
Cody R. Chase (VT)
Tammy C. Clark (FL)
Scott R. Engler (KY)
Richard Ikey (OH)
Tyler J. Lung (OR)
Jorge Maldonado (NY)

    The following 8 applicants have not had stable vision for the 
preceding 3-year period:

Hani Abiyounes (CA)
William H. Baelz (IN)
Richard W. Boger (MD)
Jason A. Holland (IA)
Michael Lendzin (NY)
Eugene R. Ruchti (MN)
Francis J. Toth (PA)
Tim R. Washburn (AZ)

    Jason J. Merrifield (IA) does not meet the vision standard in his 
better eye.
    The following 11 applicants met the current federal vision 
standards. Exemptions are not required for applicants who meet the 
current regulations for vision:

Jose Francisco Briones Hernandez (FL)
Dylan Incha (WI)
Bradley A. Katzenberger (IA)
Preston J. Lefeber (WI)
Kenneth Meyer (TN)
Haley J. O'Neal (GA)
Barbara A. Pace (TX)
Duffield M. Rose (SC)
John P. Smith (MD)
Mark A. Walters (NC)
David E. Zetsch (TN)

    The following 2 applicants drove interstate while restricted to 
intrastate driving:

Gary K. Sparks (NC)
William E. Tyler (IL)

    The following 17 applicants will not be driving interstate, 
intrastate commerce, or are not required to carry a DOT medical card:

Timothy J. Baszak (NJ)
Daniel A. Bell (MD)
George U. Clendenny (IN)
Jerry Collado (NY)
John D. Davidson (TX)
Nicholas P. Graab (WI)
Donald N. Hjuler (IA)
Gary N. Keathley (AR)
Roy L. Long (OK)
Jacqueline A. Mason (TN)
Michael D. Mattingly (KY)
William W. Nichols (NV)
Angel A. Rizo (CA)
Brian T. Sullivan (NY)
Timothy Tupa (MN)
James P. Weir (FL)
Kevin E. Wenndt (IA)

    Yolanda P. Davis (NJ) performs transportation for the Federal 
government, state, or any political sub-division of the state.

     Issued on: April 11, 2017.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2017-07888 Filed 4-18-17; 8:45 am]
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