Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 22379-22382 [2017-09740]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 92 / Monday, May 15, 2017 / Notices vehicle safety and environmental requirements and to promote technological advancements in vehicle safety systems and emissions reductions. Mr. Helbing needs to drive Daimler vehicles on public roads to better understand ‘‘real world’’ environments in the U.S. market. According to Daimler, Mr. Helbing will typically drive for no more than 6 hours per day for 2 consecutive days, and that 10 percent of the test driving will be on two-lane State highways, while 90 percent will be on Interstate highways. The driving will consist of no more than 200 miles per day, for a total of 400 miles during a two-day period on a quarterly basis. He will in all cases be accompanied by a holder of a U.S. CDL who is familiar with the routes to be traveled. Mr. Helbing holds a valid German commercial license, and as explained by Daimler in its exemption request, the requirements for that license ensure that the same level of safety is met or exceeded as if this driver had a U.S. CDL. Furthermore, according to Daimler, Mr. Helbing is familiar with the operation of CMVs worldwide. Daimler requests that the exemption cover the maximum allowable duration of 5 years. IV. Method To Ensure an Equivalent or Greater Level of Safety FMCSA has previously determined that the process for obtaining a German commercial license is comparable to, or as effective as, the requirements of part 383, and adequately assesses the driver’s ability to operate CMVs in the U.S. Since 2012, FMCSA has granted Daimler drivers similar exemptions [May 25, 2012 (77 FR 31422); July 22, 2014 (79 FR 42626); March 27, 2015 (80 FR 16511); October 5, 2015 (80 FR 60220); July 12, 2016 (81 FR 45217); July 25, 2016 (81 FR 48496)]. Issued on: May 8, 2017. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–09734 Filed 5–12–17; 8:45 am] jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:51 May 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–1998–4334; FMCSA– 2000–7006; FMCSA–2000–7363; FMCSA– 2000–7918; FMCSA–2000–8398; FMCSA– 2001–9258; FMCSA–2002–12844; FMCSA– 2003–14504; FMCSA–2004–17984; FMCSA– 2004–19477; FMCSA–2005–20027; FMCSA– 2005–20560; FMCSA–2006–26066; FMCSA– 2007–27333; FMCSA–2007–27515; FMCSA– 2008–0106; FMCSA–2008–0398; FMCSA– 2009–0054; FMCSA–2009–0086; FMCSA– 2011–0010; FMCSA–2011–0092; FMCSA– 2012–0337; FMCSA–2013–0022; FMCSA– 2013–0024; FMCSA–2013–0025; FMCSA– 2013–0026; FMCSA–2014–0299; FMCSA– 2014–0300; FMCSA–2014–0302; FMCSA– 2014–0303; FMCSA–2014–0304; FMCSA– 2014–0305; FMCSA–2015–0048] 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 120 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 June 14, 2017. 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. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA– 1998–4334; FMCSA–2000–7006; FMCSA–2000–7363; FMCSA–2000– 7918; FMCSA–2000–8398; FMCSA– 2001–9258; FMCSA–2002–12844; FMCSA–2003–14504; FMCSA–2004– 17984; FMCSA–2004–19477; FMCSA– 2005–20027; FMCSA–2005–20560; SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22379 FMCSA–2006–26066; FMCSA–2007– 27333; FMCSA–2007–27515; FMCSA– 2008–0106; FMCSA–2008–0398; FMCSA–2009–0054; FMCSA–2009– 0086; FMCSA–2011–0010; FMCSA– 2011–0092; FMCSA–2012–0337; FMCSA–2013–0022; FMCSA–2013– 0024; FMCSA–2013–0025; FMCSA– 2013–0026; FMCSA–2014–0299; FMCSA–2014–0300; FMCSA–2014– 0302; FMCSA–2014–0303; FMCSA– 2014–0304; FMCSA–2014–0305; FMCSA–2015–0048 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 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. E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1 22380 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 92 / Monday, May 15, 2017 / Notices 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 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. The 120 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 jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 120 applicants has satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement (63 FR 66226; 64 FR 16517; 65 FR 20245; 65 FR 45817; 65 FR 57230; 65 FR 66286; 65 FR 77066; 65 FR 78256; 66 FR 13825; 66 FR 16311; 66 FR 17743; 66 FR 17994; 66 FR 33990; 67 FR 57266; 67 FR 68719; 68 FR 2629; 68 FR 13360; 68 FR 19598; 68 FR 33570; 68 FR 35772; 69 FR 33997; 69 FR 61292; 69 FR 64806; VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:51 May 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 69 FR 71100; 70 FR 2701; 70 FR 2705; 70 FR 12265; 70 FR 16887; 70 FR 17504; 70 FR 25878; 70 FR 30997; 70 FR 33937; 70 FR 37891; 71 FR 63379; 72 FR 184; 72 FR 1050; 72 FR 1051; 72 FR 1053; 72 FR 5489; 72 FR 11425; 72 FR 11426; 72 FR 12666; 72 FR 21313; 72 FR 25831; 72 FR 27624; 72 FR 28093; 72 FR 32703; 72 FR 32705; 72 FR 34062; 73 FR 78423; 74 FR 6207; 74 FR 7097; 74 FR 8302; 74 FR 8842; 74 FR 11988; 74 FR 15584; 74 FR 15586; 74 FR 19267; 74 FR 20253; 74 FR 21427; 74 FR 23472; 74 FR 26464; 74 FR 26471; 74 FR 28094; 75 FR 79083; 76 FR 8809; 76 FR 9856; 76 FR 11215; 76 FR 12216; 76 FR 15361; 76 FR 20076; 76 FR 21796; 76 FR 25766; 76 FR 29026; 76 FR 32016; 76 FR 32017; 76 FR 34133; 76 FR 34135; 76 FR 37885; 77 FR 70534; 77 FR 74734; 78 FR 9772; 78 FR 12815; 78 FR 12822; 78 FR 14410; 78 FR 16761; 78 FR 16762; 78 FR 16912; 78 FR 20376; 78 FR 22596; 78 FR 22598; 78 FR 22602; 78 FR 29431; 78 FR 30954; 78 FR 32703; 78 FR 32708; 78 FR 34140; 78 FR 34141; 78 FR 37270; 78 FR 37274; 78 FR 57677; 79 FR 73397; 80 FR 2473; 80 FR 3305; 80 FR 3308; 80 FR 9304; 80 FR 12248; 80 FR 12254; 80 FR 12547; 80 FR 14223; 80 FR 14240; 80 FR 15859; 80 FR 15863; 80 FR 16502; 80 FR 18693; 80 FR 20559; 80 FR 22773; 80 FR 25766; 80 FR 25768; 80 FR 26139; 80 FR 29149; 80 FR 29152; 80 FR 29154; 80 FR 31635; 80 FR 31640; 80 FR 31962; 80 FR 33009; 80 FR 33011; 80 FR 33324; 80 FR 45573; 80 FR 48409). 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 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 June 4, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 38 individuals have satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (65 FR 66286; 65 FR 78256; 66 FR 13825; 66 FR 16311; 67 FR 68719; 68 FR 2629; 68 FR 13360; 68 FR 19598; 68 FR PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33570; 69 FR 33997; 69 FR 61292; 69 FR 64806; 69 FR 71100; 70 FR 2705; 70 FR 12265; 70 FR 16887; 70 FR 25878; 71 FR 63379; 72 FR 184; 72 FR 1050; 72 FR 1051; 72 FR 1053; 72 FR 5489; 72 FR 11425; 72 FR 11426; 72 FR 28093; 73 FR 78423; 74 FR 6207; 74 FR 7097; 74 FR 8302; 74 FR 8842; 74 FR 11988; 74 FR 15584; 74 FR 15586; 74 FR 20253; 74 FR 21427; 75 FR 79083; 76 FR 8809; 76 FR 9856; 76 FR 11215; 76 FR 11216; 76 FR 15361; 76 FR 20076; 76 FR 21796; 76 FR 29026; 77 FR 70534; 77 FR 74734; 78 FR 9772; 78 FR 12815; 78 FR 12822; 78 FR 14410; 78 FR 16761; 78 FR 16762; 78 FR 16912; 78 FR 22596; 78 FR 22602; 78 FR 29431; 78 FR 30954; 79 FR 73397; 80 FR 2473; 80 FR 3305; 80 FR 3308; 80 FR 9304; 80 FR 12248; 80 FR 12254; 80 FR 12547; 80 FR 14223; 80 FR 14240; 80 FR 15859; 80 FR 15863; 80 FR 16502; 80 FR 18693; 80 FR 20559; 80 FR 22773; 80 FR 25766; 80 FR 29152; 80 FR 33011; 80 FR 33324; 80 FR 45573): Charles D. Ashworth (KY) Jimmie L. Blue (MT) Ronald G. Bradley (IN) Terry L. Daneau (NH) Tracy A. Doty (TN) Glenn E. Dowell (IN) Jerald O. Edwards (ID) Kenneth E. Flack, Jr. (AL) Maylin E. Frickey (OR) Ramon L. Green (LA) Richard G. Gruber (SC) Matthew J. Hahn (PA) Gerald L. Harper (MO) Dennis K. Harris (GA) Leon E. Jackson (GA) Francisco J. Jimenez (TX) William D. Johnson (OK) Jimmy C. Killian (NC) Peter M. Kirby (NJ) Robert T. Lantry (MA) Phillip L. Mangen (OH) Clarence M. Miles (OK) Steven M. Montalbo (CA) Richard N. Moyer, Jr. (PA) Craig C. Perrotta (MA) Virgil A. Potts (CO) Donald G. Reed (FL) Vincent Rubino (NJ) Randy G. Spilman (OH) Joseph Stenberg (MT) Terrance W. Temple (OH) Thomas S. Thompson (NE) Jeffrey W. Tucker (IN) Russell E. Ward (NH) Robert A. Wegner (MN) Wayne A. Whitehead (NY) Thomas W. Workman (IL) Kevin D. Zaloudek (VT) The drivers were included in one of the following docket Nos: FMCSA– 2000–7918; FMCSA–2000–8398; FMCSA–2002–12844; FMCSA–2003– 14504; FMCSA–2004–17984; FMCSA– 2004–19477; FMCSA–2006–26066; FMCSA–2008–0398; FMCSA–2009– E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1 jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 92 / Monday, May 15, 2017 / Notices 0054; FMCSA–2011–0010; FMCSA– 2012–0337; FMCSA–2013–0022; FMCSA–2013–0024; FMCSA–2014– 0299; FMCSA–2014–0300; FMCSA– 2014–0302; FMCSA–2014–0303; FMCSA–2014–0304; FMCSA–2014– 0305. Their exemptions are effective as of June 4, 2017, and will expire on June 4, 2019. As of June 6, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 27 individuals have satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (78 FR 20376; 78 FR 34141; 80 FR 26139; 80 FR 29149; 80 FR 48409): Glenn Blanton (OH) Matthew J. Buersken (MN) Stephen M. Cook (PA) Roderick Croft (FL) Lawrence M. Davis (VT) Bobby C. Floyd (TN) Jayme L. Gilbert (NY) Jesse M. Greene (TN) Wesley D. Hogue (AR) Robert W. Kleve (IA) Anthony Lang (NH) Jason C. Laub (OH) Edward J. Lavin (CT) Wayne D. Litwiller, Sr. (IL) Collin C. Longacre (PA) Luther A. McKinney (VA) Steven J. McLain (TN) Raymond W. Meier (WA) Enes Milanovic (MI) Michael L. Penrod (IA) David P. Ramos (CA) Donie L. Rhoads (MT) Steven Schaumberg (NJ) Dale G. Stringer (TX) James B. Taflinger, Sr. (VA) Michael J. Tauriac, Jr. (LA) Ronald W. Thompson (WI) The drivers were included in one of the following docket Nos: FMCSA– 2013–0025; FMCSA–2015–0048. Their exemptions are effective as of June 6, 2017, and will expire on June 6, 2019. As of June 12, 2017, 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 (74 FR 19267; 74 FR 28094; 76 FR 32016; 76 FR 32703; 80 FR 25768): Michael D. Abel (NE) Paul M. Christina (PA) Edward J. Grant (IL) Johnny K. Hiatt (NC) Jeffrey M. Mueller (MO) George M. Nelson (OH) Christopher A. Weidner (CT) Paul A. Wolfe (OH) The drivers were included in one of the following docket Nos: FMCSA– 2008–0106; FMCSA–2009–0086. Their exemptions are effective as of June 12, 2017, and will expire on June 12, 2019. VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:51 May 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 As of June 13, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 11 individuals have satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (70 FR 17504; 70 FR 30997; 72 FR 21313; 72 FR 27624; 72 FR 32703; 74 FR 23472; 76 FR 32017; 78 FR 32708; 80 FR 29154): Roosevelt Bell, Jr. (NC) David K. Boswell (TN) Bernabe V. Cerda (TX) Michael S. Crawford (IL) Rex A. Dyer (VT) Patrick J. Goebel (IA) Thomas A. Gotto (IA) Kenneth C. Reeves (OR) Thomas E. Summers, Sr. (OH) Daniel E. Watkins (FL) Tommy N. Whitworth (TX) The drivers were included in one of the following docket Nos: FMCSA– 2005–20560; FMCSA–2007–27515. Their exemptions are effective as of June 13, 2017, and will expire on June 13, 2019. As of June 20, 2017, 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 (72 FR 21313; 72 FR 32703; 74 FR 11988; 74 FR 19267; 74 FR 21427; 74 FR 23472; 74 FR 28094; 76 FR 21796; 76 FR 32016; 76 FR 32017; 78 FR 12815; 78 FR 16912; 78 FR 22596; 78 FR 22598; 78 FR 22602; 78 FR 29431; 78 FR 32703; 78 FR 32708; 78 FR 37274; 80 FR 31635): Fred Boggs (WV) Russell A. Bolduc (CT) James M. Del Sasso (IL) Darryl W. Hardy (AL) Larry M. Hawkins (AZ) Terry L. Lipscomb (AL) Joseph E. Pfaff (IL) Dustin N. Sullivan (MD) The drivers were included in one of the following docket Nos: FMCSA– 2007–27515; FMCSA–2009–0054; FMCSA–2009–0086; FMCSA–2013– 0022; FMCSA–2013–0024; FMCSA– 2013–0026. Their exemptions are effective as of June 20, 2017, and will expire on June 20, 2019. As of June 26, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 14 individuals have satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (63 FR 66226; 64 FR 16517; 65 FR 20245; 65 FR 45817; 65 FR 57230; 65 FR 77066; 66 FR 17743; 66 FR 17994; 66 FR 33990; 67 FR 57266; 68 FR 35772; 70 FR 2701; 70 FR 16887; 70 FR 17504; 70 FR 30997; 70 FR 33937; 72 FR 12666; 72 FR 25831; 72 FR 32705; 74 FR 15586; 74 FR 26464; 76 FR 21796; 76 FR 34135; 78 FR 34140; 80 FR 33009): PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22381 Johnny A. Beutler (SD) Brett L. Condon (MD) Christopher A. Deadman (MI) Daryl A. Jester (DE) James P. Jones (ME) Clyde H. Kitzan (ND) Larry J. Lang (MI) William A. Moore, Jr. (NV) Richard S. Rehbein (MN) David E. Sanders (NC) David B. Speller (MN) Lynn D. Veach (IA) Harry S. Warren (FL) Michael C. Wines (MD) The drivers were included in one of the following docket Nos: FMCSA– 1998–4334; FMCSA–2000–7006; FMCSA–2000–7363; FMCSA–2001– 9258; FMCSA–2005–20027; FMCSA– 2005–20560; FMCSA–2007–27333. Their exemptions are effective as of June 26, 2017, and will expire on June 26, 2019. As of June 28, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 11 individuals have satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (76 FR 25766; 76 FR 37885; 78 FR 37270; 80 FR 31640): Jan M. Bernath (OH) Joseph L. Butler (IN) Shawn Carroll (OK) Walter C. Dean, Sr. (AL) Mark T. Gileau (CT) Peter D. Gouge (IA) Alan D. Harberts (IA) Wendell S. Sehen (OH) Gary E. Valentine (OH) Kevin W. Van Arsdol (CO) Charles Van Dyke (WI) The drivers were included in docket No. FMCSA–2011–0092. Their exemptions are effective as of June 28, 2017, and will expire on June 28, 2019. As of June 30, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 3 individuals have satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (65 FR 78256; 66 FR 16311; 68 FR 13360; 70 FR 2701; 70 FR 16887; 70 FR 17504; 70 FR 30997; 70 FR 37891; 72 FR 27624; 72 FR 34062; 74 FR 26471; 76 FR 34133; 78 FG 57677; 80 FR 31962): Edmund J. Barron (PA) Roger K. Cox (NJ) Thomas E. Howard (IN) The drivers were included in one of the following docket Nos: FMCSA– 2000–8398; FMCSA–2005–20027; FMCSA–2005–20560. Their exemptions are effective as of June 30, 2017, and will expire on June 30, 2019. Conditions and Requirements The exemptions are extended subject to the following conditions: (1) Each E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1 22382 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 92 / Monday, May 15, 2017 / Notices 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 120 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: May 4, 2017. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–09740 Filed 5–12–17; 8:45 am] jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:51 May 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2006–26601; FMCSA– 2009–0115; FMCSA–2011–0080; FMCSA– 2011–0093; FMCSA–2011–0103; FMCSA– 2013–0015; FMCSA–2013–0016; FMCSA– 2013–0017; FMCSA–2015–0058; FMCSA– 2015–0059] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of renewal of exemptions; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions of 145 individuals from its rule prohibiting persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from this rule if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these CMV drivers. DATES: Each group of renewed exemptions are effective from the dates stated in the discussions below. Comments must be received on or before June 14, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) numbers: Docket No. FMCSA–2006–26601; FMCSA–2009– 0115; FMCSA–2011–0080; FMCSA– 2011–0093; FMCSA–2011–0103; FMCSA–2013–0015; FMCSA–2013– 0016; FMCSA–2013–0017; FMCSA– 2015–0058; FMCSA–2015–0059 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 or Courier: 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 docket number for this notice. Note that DOT posts all comments received without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information included in a comment. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. 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 Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. If you want acknowledgment that we received your comments, please include a selfaddressed, stamped envelope or postcard or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments on-line. Privacy Act: Anyone may search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or of the person signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s Privacy Act Statement for the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316). 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 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may renew an exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations 2-year period 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 2-year period. The 145 individuals listed in this notice have recently become eligible for a renewed exemption from the diabetes prohibition in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3), which applies to drivers of CMVs in interstate commerce. The drivers remain in good standing with the Agency, have maintained their E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-1998-4334; FMCSA-2000-7006; FMCSA-2000-7363; FMCSA-
2000-7918; FMCSA-2000-8398; FMCSA-2001-9258; FMCSA-2002-12844; FMCSA-
2003-14504; FMCSA-2004-17984; FMCSA-2004-19477; FMCSA-2005-20027; 
FMCSA-2005-20560; FMCSA-2006-26066; FMCSA-2007-27333; FMCSA-2007-27515; 
FMCSA-2008-0106; FMCSA-2008-0398; FMCSA-2009-0054; FMCSA-2009-0086; 
FMCSA-2011-0010; FMCSA-2011-0092; FMCSA-2012-0337; FMCSA-2013-0022; 
FMCSA-2013-0024; FMCSA-2013-0025; FMCSA-2013-0026; FMCSA-2014-0299; 
FMCSA-2014-0300; FMCSA-2014-0302; FMCSA-2014-0303; FMCSA-2014-0304; 
FMCSA-2014-0305; FMCSA-2015-0048]


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 120 
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 June 14, 
2017.

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.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA-1998-4334; FMCSA-2000-7006; 
FMCSA-2000-7363; FMCSA-2000-7918; FMCSA-2000-8398; FMCSA-2001-9258; 
FMCSA-2002-12844; FMCSA-2003-14504; FMCSA-2004-17984; FMCSA-2004-19477; 
FMCSA-2005-20027; FMCSA-2005-20560; FMCSA-2006-26066; FMCSA-2007-27333; 
FMCSA-2007-27515; FMCSA-2008-0106; FMCSA-2008-0398; FMCSA-2009-0054; 
FMCSA-2009-0086; FMCSA-2011-0010; FMCSA-2011-0092; FMCSA-2012-0337; 
FMCSA-2013-0022; FMCSA-2013-0024; FMCSA-2013-0025; FMCSA-2013-0026; 
FMCSA-2014-0299; FMCSA-2014-0300; FMCSA-2014-0302; FMCSA-2014-0303; 
FMCSA-2014-0304; FMCSA-2014-0305; FMCSA-2015-0048 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.

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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 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.

    The 120 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 120 applicants has satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining 
an exemption from the vision requirement (63 FR 66226; 64 FR 16517; 65 
FR 20245; 65 FR 45817; 65 FR 57230; 65 FR 66286; 65 FR 77066; 65 FR 
78256; 66 FR 13825; 66 FR 16311; 66 FR 17743; 66 FR 17994; 66 FR 33990; 
67 FR 57266; 67 FR 68719; 68 FR 2629; 68 FR 13360; 68 FR 19598; 68 FR 
33570; 68 FR 35772; 69 FR 33997; 69 FR 61292; 69 FR 64806; 69 FR 71100; 
70 FR 2701; 70 FR 2705; 70 FR 12265; 70 FR 16887; 70 FR 17504; 70 FR 
25878; 70 FR 30997; 70 FR 33937; 70 FR 37891; 71 FR 63379; 72 FR 184; 
72 FR 1050; 72 FR 1051; 72 FR 1053; 72 FR 5489; 72 FR 11425; 72 FR 
11426; 72 FR 12666; 72 FR 21313; 72 FR 25831; 72 FR 27624; 72 FR 28093; 
72 FR 32703; 72 FR 32705; 72 FR 34062; 73 FR 78423; 74 FR 6207; 74 FR 
7097; 74 FR 8302; 74 FR 8842; 74 FR 11988; 74 FR 15584; 74 FR 15586; 74 
FR 19267; 74 FR 20253; 74 FR 21427; 74 FR 23472; 74 FR 26464; 74 FR 
26471; 74 FR 28094; 75 FR 79083; 76 FR 8809; 76 FR 9856; 76 FR 11215; 
76 FR 12216; 76 FR 15361; 76 FR 20076; 76 FR 21796; 76 FR 25766; 76 FR 
29026; 76 FR 32016; 76 FR 32017; 76 FR 34133; 76 FR 34135; 76 FR 37885; 
77 FR 70534; 77 FR 74734; 78 FR 9772; 78 FR 12815; 78 FR 12822; 78 FR 
14410; 78 FR 16761; 78 FR 16762; 78 FR 16912; 78 FR 20376; 78 FR 22596; 
78 FR 22598; 78 FR 22602; 78 FR 29431; 78 FR 30954; 78 FR 32703; 78 FR 
32708; 78 FR 34140; 78 FR 34141; 78 FR 37270; 78 FR 37274; 78 FR 57677; 
79 FR 73397; 80 FR 2473; 80 FR 3305; 80 FR 3308; 80 FR 9304; 80 FR 
12248; 80 FR 12254; 80 FR 12547; 80 FR 14223; 80 FR 14240; 80 FR 15859; 
80 FR 15863; 80 FR 16502; 80 FR 18693; 80 FR 20559; 80 FR 22773; 80 FR 
25766; 80 FR 25768; 80 FR 26139; 80 FR 29149; 80 FR 29152; 80 FR 29154; 
80 FR 31635; 80 FR 31640; 80 FR 31962; 80 FR 33009; 80 FR 33011; 80 FR 
33324; 80 FR 45573; 80 FR 48409). 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 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 June 4, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 
31315, the following 38 individuals have satisfied the conditions for 
obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (65 FR 
66286; 65 FR 78256; 66 FR 13825; 66 FR 16311; 67 FR 68719; 68 FR 2629; 
68 FR 13360; 68 FR 19598; 68 FR 33570; 69 FR 33997; 69 FR 61292; 69 FR 
64806; 69 FR 71100; 70 FR 2705; 70 FR 12265; 70 FR 16887; 70 FR 25878; 
71 FR 63379; 72 FR 184; 72 FR 1050; 72 FR 1051; 72 FR 1053; 72 FR 5489; 
72 FR 11425; 72 FR 11426; 72 FR 28093; 73 FR 78423; 74 FR 6207; 74 FR 
7097; 74 FR 8302; 74 FR 8842; 74 FR 11988; 74 FR 15584; 74 FR 15586; 74 
FR 20253; 74 FR 21427; 75 FR 79083; 76 FR 8809; 76 FR 9856; 76 FR 
11215; 76 FR 11216; 76 FR 15361; 76 FR 20076; 76 FR 21796; 76 FR 29026; 
77 FR 70534; 77 FR 74734; 78 FR 9772; 78 FR 12815; 78 FR 12822; 78 FR 
14410; 78 FR 16761; 78 FR 16762; 78 FR 16912; 78 FR 22596; 78 FR 22602; 
78 FR 29431; 78 FR 30954; 79 FR 73397; 80 FR 2473; 80 FR 3305; 80 FR 
3308; 80 FR 9304; 80 FR 12248; 80 FR 12254; 80 FR 12547; 80 FR 14223; 
80 FR 14240; 80 FR 15859; 80 FR 15863; 80 FR 16502; 80 FR 18693; 80 FR 
20559; 80 FR 22773; 80 FR 25766; 80 FR 29152; 80 FR 33011; 80 FR 33324; 
80 FR 45573):
Charles D. Ashworth (KY)
Jimmie L. Blue (MT)
Ronald G. Bradley (IN)
Terry L. Daneau (NH)
Tracy A. Doty (TN)
Glenn E. Dowell (IN)
Jerald O. Edwards (ID)
Kenneth E. Flack, Jr. (AL)
Maylin E. Frickey (OR)
Ramon L. Green (LA)
Richard G. Gruber (SC)
Matthew J. Hahn (PA)
Gerald L. Harper (MO)
Dennis K. Harris (GA)
Leon E. Jackson (GA)
Francisco J. Jimenez (TX)
William D. Johnson (OK)
Jimmy C. Killian (NC)
Peter M. Kirby (NJ)
Robert T. Lantry (MA)
Phillip L. Mangen (OH)
Clarence M. Miles (OK)
Steven M. Montalbo (CA)
Richard N. Moyer, Jr. (PA)
Craig C. Perrotta (MA)
Virgil A. Potts (CO)
Donald G. Reed (FL)
Vincent Rubino (NJ)
Randy G. Spilman (OH)
Joseph Stenberg (MT)
Terrance W. Temple (OH)
Thomas S. Thompson (NE)
Jeffrey W. Tucker (IN)
Russell E. Ward (NH)
Robert A. Wegner (MN)
Wayne A. Whitehead (NY)
Thomas W. Workman (IL)
Kevin D. Zaloudek (VT)
    The drivers were included in one of the following docket Nos: 
FMCSA-2000-7918; FMCSA-2000-8398; FMCSA-2002-12844; FMCSA-2003-14504; 
FMCSA-2004-17984; FMCSA-2004-19477; FMCSA-2006-26066; FMCSA-2008-0398; 
FMCSA-2009-

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0054; FMCSA-2011-0010; FMCSA-2012-0337; FMCSA-2013-0022; FMCSA-2013-
0024; FMCSA-2014-0299; FMCSA-2014-0300; FMCSA-2014-0302; FMCSA-2014-
0303; FMCSA-2014-0304; FMCSA-2014-0305. Their exemptions are effective 
as of June 4, 2017, and will expire on June 4, 2019.
    As of June 6, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 
31315, the following 27 individuals have satisfied the conditions for 
obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (78 FR 
20376; 78 FR 34141; 80 FR 26139; 80 FR 29149; 80 FR 48409):
Glenn Blanton (OH)
Matthew J. Buersken (MN)
Stephen M. Cook (PA)
Roderick Croft (FL)
Lawrence M. Davis (VT)
Bobby C. Floyd (TN)
Jayme L. Gilbert (NY)
Jesse M. Greene (TN)
Wesley D. Hogue (AR)
Robert W. Kleve (IA)
Anthony Lang (NH)
Jason C. Laub (OH)
Edward J. Lavin (CT)
Wayne D. Litwiller, Sr. (IL)
Collin C. Longacre (PA)
Luther A. McKinney (VA)
Steven J. McLain (TN)
Raymond W. Meier (WA)
Enes Milanovic (MI)
Michael L. Penrod (IA)
David P. Ramos (CA)
Donie L. Rhoads (MT)
Steven Schaumberg (NJ)
Dale G. Stringer (TX)
James B. Taflinger, Sr. (VA)
Michael J. Tauriac, Jr. (LA)
Ronald W. Thompson (WI)
    The drivers were included in one of the following docket Nos: 
FMCSA-2013-0025; FMCSA-2015-0048. Their exemptions are effective as of 
June 6, 2017, and will expire on June 6, 2019.
    As of June 12, 2017, 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 (74 FR 
19267; 74 FR 28094; 76 FR 32016; 76 FR 32703; 80 FR 25768):
Michael D. Abel (NE)
Paul M. Christina (PA)
Edward J. Grant (IL)
Johnny K. Hiatt (NC)
Jeffrey M. Mueller (MO)
George M. Nelson (OH)
Christopher A. Weidner (CT)
Paul A. Wolfe (OH)
    The drivers were included in one of the following docket Nos: 
FMCSA-2008-0106; FMCSA-2009-0086. Their exemptions are effective as of 
June 12, 2017, and will expire on June 12, 2019.
    As of June 13, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 
31315, the following 11 individuals have satisfied the conditions for 
obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (70 FR 
17504; 70 FR 30997; 72 FR 21313; 72 FR 27624; 72 FR 32703; 74 FR 23472; 
76 FR 32017; 78 FR 32708; 80 FR 29154):
Roosevelt Bell, Jr. (NC)
David K. Boswell (TN)
Bernabe V. Cerda (TX)
Michael S. Crawford (IL)
Rex A. Dyer (VT)
Patrick J. Goebel (IA)
Thomas A. Gotto (IA)
Kenneth C. Reeves (OR)
Thomas E. Summers, Sr. (OH)
Daniel E. Watkins (FL)
Tommy N. Whitworth (TX)
    The drivers were included in one of the following docket Nos: 
FMCSA-2005-20560; FMCSA-2007-27515. Their exemptions are effective as 
of June 13, 2017, and will expire on June 13, 2019.
    As of June 20, 2017, 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 (72 FR 
21313; 72 FR 32703; 74 FR 11988; 74 FR 19267; 74 FR 21427; 74 FR 23472; 
74 FR 28094; 76 FR 21796; 76 FR 32016; 76 FR 32017; 78 FR 12815; 78 FR 
16912; 78 FR 22596; 78 FR 22598; 78 FR 22602; 78 FR 29431; 78 FR 32703; 
78 FR 32708; 78 FR 37274; 80 FR 31635):
Fred Boggs (WV)
Russell A. Bolduc (CT)
James M. Del Sasso (IL)
Darryl W. Hardy (AL)
Larry M. Hawkins (AZ)
Terry L. Lipscomb (AL)
Joseph E. Pfaff (IL)
Dustin N. Sullivan (MD)
    The drivers were included in one of the following docket Nos: 
FMCSA-2007-27515; FMCSA-2009-0054; FMCSA-2009-0086; FMCSA-2013-0022; 
FMCSA-2013-0024; FMCSA-2013-0026. Their exemptions are effective as of 
June 20, 2017, and will expire on June 20, 2019.
    As of June 26, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 
31315, the following 14 individuals have satisfied the conditions for 
obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (63 FR 
66226; 64 FR 16517; 65 FR 20245; 65 FR 45817; 65 FR 57230; 65 FR 77066; 
66 FR 17743; 66 FR 17994; 66 FR 33990; 67 FR 57266; 68 FR 35772; 70 FR 
2701; 70 FR 16887; 70 FR 17504; 70 FR 30997; 70 FR 33937; 72 FR 12666; 
72 FR 25831; 72 FR 32705; 74 FR 15586; 74 FR 26464; 76 FR 21796; 76 FR 
34135; 78 FR 34140; 80 FR 33009):

Johnny A. Beutler (SD)
Brett L. Condon (MD)
Christopher A. Deadman (MI)
Daryl A. Jester (DE)
James P. Jones (ME)
Clyde H. Kitzan (ND)
Larry J. Lang (MI)
William A. Moore, Jr. (NV)
Richard S. Rehbein (MN)
David E. Sanders (NC)
David B. Speller (MN)
Lynn D. Veach (IA)
Harry S. Warren (FL)
Michael C. Wines (MD)
    The drivers were included in one of the following docket Nos: 
FMCSA-1998-4334; FMCSA-2000-7006; FMCSA-2000-7363; FMCSA-2001-9258; 
FMCSA-2005-20027; FMCSA-2005-20560; FMCSA-2007-27333. Their exemptions 
are effective as of June 26, 2017, and will expire on June 26, 2019.
    As of June 28, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 
31315, the following 11 individuals have satisfied the conditions for 
obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (76 FR 
25766; 76 FR 37885; 78 FR 37270; 80 FR 31640):

Jan M. Bernath (OH)
Joseph L. Butler (IN)
Shawn Carroll (OK)
Walter C. Dean, Sr. (AL)
Mark T. Gileau (CT)
Peter D. Gouge (IA)
Alan D. Harberts (IA)
Wendell S. Sehen (OH)
Gary E. Valentine (OH)
Kevin W. Van Arsdol (CO)
Charles Van Dyke (WI)

    The drivers were included in docket No. FMCSA-2011-0092. Their 
exemptions are effective as of June 28, 2017, and will expire on June 
28, 2019.
    As of June 30, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 
31315, the following 3 individuals have satisfied the conditions for 
obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (65 FR 
78256; 66 FR 16311; 68 FR 13360; 70 FR 2701; 70 FR 16887; 70 FR 17504; 
70 FR 30997; 70 FR 37891; 72 FR 27624; 72 FR 34062; 74 FR 26471; 76 FR 
34133; 78 FG 57677; 80 FR 31962):

Edmund J. Barron (PA)
Roger K. Cox (NJ)
Thomas E. Howard (IN)

    The drivers were included in one of the following docket Nos: 
FMCSA-2000-8398; FMCSA-2005-20027; FMCSA-2005-20560. Their exemptions 
are effective as of June 30, 2017, and will expire on June 30, 2019.

Conditions and Requirements

    The exemptions are extended subject to the following conditions: 
(1) Each

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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 120 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: May 4, 2017.

Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2017-09740 Filed 5-12-17; 8:45 am]
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