Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 24428-24430 [2017-10772]

Download as PDF 24428 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 101 / Friday, May 26, 2017 / Notices James B. Grega (PA) James Hawthorne (NM) Britt D. Hazelwood (IL) Leonard R. Jackson (IN) Kevin Jacoby (NJ) Wayne C. Knighton (NV) Jeremy W. Knott (NC) Michael R. Leftwich (GA) Michael S. Maki (MN) Leonard A. Martin (NV) Dennis L. Maxcy (NY) Cameron S. McMillen (NM) Joseph W. Meacham (MS) David L. Menken (NY) Gilberto Miramontes (TX) Rashawn L. Morris (VA) Charles D. Oestreich (MN) Dean B. Ponte (MA) Jack E. Potts, Jr. (PA) Andres Regalado (CA) Riland O. Richardson (GA) Thenon D. Ridley (TX) Richard S. Robb (NM) Harry Smith, Jr. (NC) John R. Snyder (WA) Scott C. Star (NJ) Kirk A. Thelen (MI) Clifford B. Thompson, Jr. (SC) Roger L. Unser (OR) Steven M. Veloz (CA) Daniel G. Wilson (IL) Jason M. Wolf (DE) Walter M. Yohn, Jr. (AL) The drivers were included in one of the following docket Nos: FMCSA– 1998–4334; FMCSA–1999–5578; FMCSA–1999–5748; FMCSA–1999– 6156; FMCSA–2000–7363; FMCSA– 2001–10578; FMCSA–2003–15268; FMCSA–2003–15892; FMCSA–2005– 22194; FMCSA–2005–22727; FMCSA– 2007–0017; FMCSA–2007–27897; FMCSA–2009–0154; FMCSA–2009– 0206; FMCSA–2009–0303; FMCSA– 2011–0092; FMCSA–2011–0142; FMCSA–2013–0029; FMCSA–2013– 0165; FMCSA–2013–0166; FMCSA– 2013–0167; FMCSA–2013–0168; FMCSA–2013–0169; FMCSA–2013– 0170. Their exemptions are effective as of February 9, 2016, and will expire on February 9, 2018. As of February 11, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, Bobby R. Cox (TN), has satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (79 FR 1908; 79 FR 14333): The driver was included in docket No. FMCSA–2013–0174. His exemption is effective as of February 11, 2016, and will expire on February 11, 2018. As of February 22, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 10 individuals have satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (72 FR 67340; 73 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 May 25, 2017 Jkt 241001 FR 1395; 74 FR 65845; 76 FR 64169; 76 FR 70213; 76 FR 75943; 76 FR 78728; 77 FR 539; 77 FR 541; 77 FR 10608; 79 FR 6993): DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Brian K. Cline (NC) Richard D. Hackney (MO) Mickey Lawson (NC) Robbey Nelson (NC) John E. Nichols (PA) Thomas M. Nubert (OH) Robert T. Reynolds (OH) Glenn T. Riley (OH) Gary S. Warren (IA) Chadwick L. Wyatt (NC) [Docket No. FMCSA–1998–3637; FMCSA– 2000–7006; FMCSA–2000–7363; FMCSA– 2004–18885; FMCSA–2005–21254; FMCSA– 2006–24783; FMCSA–2008–0106; FMCSA– 2008–0231; FMCSA–2008–0266; FMCSA– 2008–0292; FMCSA–2009–0219; FMCSA– 2010–0082; FMCSA–2010–0114; FMCSA– 2010–0161; FMCSA–2010–0187; FMCSA– 2010–0327; FMCSA–2011–0124; FMCSA– 2011–0380; FMCSA–2012–0160; FMCSA– 2012–0214; FMCSA–2012–0215; FMCSA– 2012–0279; FMCSA–2012–0280; FMCSA– 2014–0003; FMCSA–2014–0005; FMCSA– 2014–0006; FMCSA–2014–0010; FMCSA– 2014–0011; FMCSA–2014–0296; FMCSA– 2014–0298] The drivers were included in one of the following docket Nos: FMCSA– 2007–0017; FMCSA–2011–0190; FMCSA–2011–0298; FMCSA–2011– 0325. Their exemptions are effective as of February 22, 2016, and will expire on February 22, 2018. As of February 27, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, Danielle Wilkins (CA), has satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (79 FR 1908; 79 FR 14333). The driver was included in docket No. FMCSA–2013–0174. The exemption is effective as of February 27, 2016, and will expire on February 27, 2018. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315, each exemption will be valid for two years from the effective date unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. The exemption will be revoked if the following occurs: (1) The person fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained prior to being granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136 and 31315. Issued on: May 18, 2017. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–10771 Filed 5–25–17; 8:45 am] Frm 00154 Fmt 4703 Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 75 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye. DATES: Each group of renewed exemptions was effective on the dates stated in the discussions below and will expire on the dates stated in the discussions below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Christine A. Hydock, Chief, Medical Programs Division, 202–366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W64– 224, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. If you have questions regarding viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Docket Services, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Electronic Access You may see all the comments online through the Federal Document Management System (FDMS) at: http:// www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to http:// www.regulations.gov and/or Room W12–140 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P PO 00000 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM 26MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 101 / Friday, May 26, 2017 / Notices SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Privacy Act: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to http://www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at http://www.dot.gov/ privacy. II. Background On December 29, 2016, FMCSA published a notice announcing its decision to renew exemptions for 75 individuals from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) to operate a CMV in interstate commerce and requested comments from the public (81 FR 96180). The public comment period ended on January 30, 2017, and no comments were received. As stated in the previous notice, FMCSA has evaluated the eligibility of these applicants and determined that renewing these exemptions would achieve a level of safety equivalent to or greater than the level that would be achieved by complying with the current regulation 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). The physical qualification standard for drivers regarding vision found in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) states that a person is physically qualified to driver a CMV if that person: Has distant visual acuity of at least 20/40 (Snellen) in each eye without corrective lenses or visual acuity separately corrected to 20/40 (Snellen) or better with corrective lenses, distant binocular acuity of a least 20/ 40 (Snellen) in both eyes with or without corrective lenses, field of vision of at least 70° in the horizontal meridian in each eye, and the ability to recognize the colors of traffic signals and devices showing red, green, and amber. III. Discussion of Comments FMCSA received no comments in this preceding. IV. Conclusion As of December 3, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 31 individuals have satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (65 FR 20245; 65 FR 57230; 67 FR 57266; 69 FR 62741; 70 FR 30999; 70 FR 46567; 71 FR 32183; 71 FR 41310; 71 FR 62147; 72 FR 40359; 73 FR 36955; 73 FR 46973; 73 FR 51689; 73 FR 54888; 73 FR 63047; 73 FR 74565; 74 FR 65842; 75 FR 9478; 75 FR 19674; 75 FR 25918; 75 FR 34211; 75 FR 36779; VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 May 25, 2017 Jkt 241001 75 FR 39725; 75 FR 39729; 75 FR 47883; 75 FR 47888; 75 FR 52063; 75 FR 61833; 75 FR 63257; 75 FR 64396; 75 FR 66423; 76 FR 34136; 76 FR 55463; 77 FR 13689; 77 FR 17109; 77 FR 27845; 77 FR 29447; 77 FR 36338; 77 FR 38381; 77 FR 40945; 77 FR 46793; 77 FR 51846; 77 FR 52381; 77 FR 52388; 77 FR 56262; 77 FR 59245; 77 FR 60008; 77 FR 60010; 77 FR 64582; 77 FR 64841; 77 FR 68199; 77 FR 71671; 79 FR 14331; 79 FR 14571; 79 FR 23797; 79 FR 27681; 79 FR 28588; 79 FR 35212; 79 FR 35220; 79 FR 38649; 79 FR 38661; 79 FR 40945; 79 FR 41740; 79 FR 47175; 79 FR 51643; 79 FR 56097; 79 FR 56099; 79 FR 56104; 79 FR 58856; 79 FR 64001; 79 FR 65760; 79 FR 68199; 79 FR 70928; 79 FR 72754): Kerry L. Baxter (UT) Robert S. Bowen (GA) Jerry W. Brinson (GA) John M. Brown (KY) Jonathan E. Carriaga (NM) Irvin L. Eaddy (SC) Terry J. Edwards (MO) Christopher K. Foot (NV) Billy R. Gibbs (MD) Harlan L. Gunter (VA) Hazel L. Hopkins, Jr. (MD) Ivaylo V. Kanchev (FL) Christopher M. Keen (KS) Tom A. McCarty (NM) Robert L. McClain (MI) Mark Meacham (NC) Timothy L. Miller (IA) Johnny Montemayor (TX) William L. Moore (FL) Christopher S. Morgan (LA) Ray E. Myers II (MD) Billy R. Oguynn (AL) Neville E. Owens (NC) Ronald W. Patten (ME) John J. Pribanic (TX) Benito Saldana (TX) James D. St. Peter (NC) Sherman L. Taylor (FL) Max A. Thurman (IL) Drake M. Vendsel (ND) David L. Von Hagen (IA) The drivers were included in one of the following docket Nos: FMCSA– 2000–7006; FMCSA–2005–21254; FMCSA–2006–24783; FMCSA–2008– 0231; FMCSA–2008–0266; FMCSA– 2009–0291; FMCSA–2010–0082; FMCSA–2010–0114; FMCSA–2010– 0161; FMCSA–2010–0187; FMCSA– 2011–0124; FMCSA–2011–0380; FMCSA–2012–0160; FMCSA–2012– 0214; FMCSA–2012–0215; FMCSA– 2012–0279; FMCSA–2014–0003; FMCSA–2014–0005; FMCSA–2014– 0006; FMCSA–2014–0010; FMCSA– 2014–0011; FMCSA–2014–0296. Their exemptions are effective as of December 3, 2016, and will expire on December 3, 2018. As of December 8, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and PO 00000 Frm 00155 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24429 31315, the following 13 individuals have satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (63 FR 30285; 63 FR 54519; 65 FR 45817; 65 FR 77066; 65 FR 77069; 67 FR 71610; 69 FR 53493; 69 FR 62742; 69 FR 64810; 71 FR 62148; 71 FR 66217; 73 FR 35194; 73 FR 35199; 73 FR 48273; 73 FR 48275; 73 FR 61922; 73 FR 61925; 73 FR 74565; 75 FR 52062; 75 FR 72868; 75 FR 77949; 77 FR 52389; 77 FR 68202; 79 FR 65759): Timothy S. Ballard (NC) Stephen R. Daugherty (IN) Ronald W. Garner (WA) Nelson V. Jaramillo (MA) Leslie A. Landschoot (NY) Bruce T. Loughary (AR) Kenny Y. Louie (CA) Wayne R. Mantela (KY) Carl M. McIntire (OH) Bernice R. Parnell (NC) Patrick W. Shea (MA) Roy F. Varnado, Jr. (LA) Michael J. Welle (MN) The drivers were included in one of the following docket Nos: FMCSA– 1998–3637; FMCSA–2000–7363; FMCSA–2004–18885; FMCSA–2008– 0106; FMCSA–2008–0292. Their exemptions are effective as of December 8, 2016, and will expire on December 8, 2018. As of December 17, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 7 individuals have satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (73 FR 51689; 73 FR 61922; 73 FR 63047; 73 FR 74563; 75 FR 65057; 75 FR 77590; 75 FR 77949; 75 FR 79081; 77 FR 60008; 77 FR 68202; 77 FR 70537; 77 FR 71671): Dale H. Dattler (NY) Raymundo Flores (TX) Benjamin P. Hall (NY) John N. Lanning (CA) Charles M. McDaris (GA) Kevin L. Quastad (IA) Frederick C. Schultz, Jr. (NY) The drivers were included in one of the following docket Nos: FMCSA– 2008–0266; FMCSA–2008–0292; FMCSA–2010–0327; FMCSA–2012– 0279. Their exemptions are effective as of December 17, 2016, and will expire on December 17, 2018. As of December 20, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 7 individuals have satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (77 FR 64389; 77 FR 75494; 79 FR 73393): Ronald J. Bergman (OH) Noah E. Bowen (OH) William J. Hall (WA) Lawrence D. Malecha (MN) E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM 26MYN1 24430 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 101 / Friday, May 26, 2017 / Notices Paul B. Overman (WA) Jerry M. Puckett (OH) Emin Toric (GA) The drivers were included in docket No. FMCSA–2012–0280. Their exemptions are effective as of December 20, 2016, and will expire on December 20, 2018. As of December 25, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 17 individuals have satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (79 FR 69985; 80 FR 8927): Peter H. Bailey (MI) Dewey E. Ballard, Jr. (SC) Thurman T. Clayton (LA) Tig G. Cornell (ID) Jon R. Davidson (CO) Edwin T. Condaldson (PA) William W.R. Dunn (PA) Timothy J. Fisher (FL) Perry D. Hamilton (TN) Keith C. Lendt (MN) Richard B. McMaster (AR) Joseph McTear (TX) Martin Montanez (IL) Lee A. Mosier (IA) John W. Randels (CO) Carl W. Russell (OK) Daniel R. Thompson (PA) The drivers were included in docket No. FMCSA–2012–0298. Their exemptions are effective as of December 25, 2016, and will expire on December 25, 2018. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315, each exemption will be valid for two years from the effective date unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. The exemption will be revoked if the following occurs: (1) The person fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained prior to being granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136 and 31315. Issued on: May 12, 2017. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–10772 Filed 5–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2017–0018] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 May 25, 2017 Jkt 241001 Notice of applications for exemptions; request for comments. ACTION: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 10 individuals for exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. They are unable to meet the vision requirement in one eye for various reasons. The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the prescribed vision requirement in one eye. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals to qualify as drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 26, 2017. All comments will be investigated by FMCSA. The exemptions will be issued the day after the comment period closes. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA– 2017–0018 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 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 numbers 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00156 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 page that appears after submitting comments on-line. 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 www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. 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. If you have questions regarding viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Docket Services, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for a 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.’’ FMCSA can renew exemptions at the end of each 2-year period. The 10 individuals listed in this notice have each requested such an exemption from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), which applies to drivers of CMVs in interstate commerce. Accordingly, the Agency will evaluate the qualifications of each applicant to determine whether granting an exemption will achieve the required level of safety mandated by statute. II. Qualifications of Applicants Blaine R. Dickman Mr. Dickman, 61, has had a prosthetic right eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is no light perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2017, his optometrist stated, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Blaine has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Dickman reported that he has driven buses for 19 years, accumulating 76,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL from Nevada. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM 26MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-1998-3637; FMCSA-2000-7006; FMCSA-2000-7363; FMCSA-
2004-18885; FMCSA-2005-21254; FMCSA-2006-24783; FMCSA-2008-0106; FMCSA-
2008-0231; FMCSA-2008-0266; FMCSA-2008-0292; FMCSA-2009-0219; FMCSA-
2010-0082; FMCSA-2010-0114; FMCSA-2010-0161; FMCSA-2010-0187; FMCSA-
2010-0327; FMCSA-2011-0124; FMCSA-2011-0380; FMCSA-2012-0160; FMCSA-
2012-0214; FMCSA-2012-0215; FMCSA-2012-0279; FMCSA-2012-0280; FMCSA-
2014-0003; FMCSA-2014-0005; FMCSA-2014-0006; FMCSA-2014-0010; FMCSA-
2014-0011; FMCSA-2014-0296; FMCSA-2014-0298]


Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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

ACTION: Notice of final disposition.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 75 
individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier 
Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle 
(CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to continue to 
operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision 
requirement in one eye.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Christine A. Hydock, Chief, 
Medical Programs Division, 202-366-4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, 
Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W64-224, 
Washington, DC 20590-0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 
e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. If you have 
questions regarding viewing or submitting material to the docket, 
contact Docket Services, telephone (202) 366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Electronic Access

    You may see all the comments online through the Federal Document 
Management System (FDMS) at: http://www.regulations.gov.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments, go to http://www.regulations.gov and/or Room W12-140 on the 
ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue

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SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Privacy Act: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits 
comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT 
posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information 
the commenter provides, to http://www.regulations.gov, as described in 
the system of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed 
at http://www.dot.gov/privacy.

II. Background

    On December 29, 2016, FMCSA published a notice announcing its 
decision to renew exemptions for 75 individuals from the vision 
requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) to operate a CMV in interstate 
commerce and requested comments from the public (81 FR 96180). The 
public comment period ended on January 30, 2017, and no comments were 
received.
    As stated in the previous notice, FMCSA has evaluated the 
eligibility of these applicants and determined that renewing these 
exemptions would achieve a level of safety equivalent to or greater 
than the level that would be achieved by complying with the current 
regulation 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10).
    The physical qualification standard for drivers regarding vision 
found in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) states that a person is physically 
qualified to driver a CMV if that person:

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

III. Discussion of Comments

    FMCSA received no comments in this preceding.

IV. Conclusion

    As of December 3, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 31 individuals have satisfied the conditions 
for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (65 FR 
20245; 65 FR 57230; 67 FR 57266; 69 FR 62741; 70 FR 30999; 70 FR 46567; 
71 FR 32183; 71 FR 41310; 71 FR 62147; 72 FR 40359; 73 FR 36955; 73 FR 
46973; 73 FR 51689; 73 FR 54888; 73 FR 63047; 73 FR 74565; 74 FR 65842; 
75 FR 9478; 75 FR 19674; 75 FR 25918; 75 FR 34211; 75 FR 36779; 75 FR 
39725; 75 FR 39729; 75 FR 47883; 75 FR 47888; 75 FR 52063; 75 FR 61833; 
75 FR 63257; 75 FR 64396; 75 FR 66423; 76 FR 34136; 76 FR 55463; 77 FR 
13689; 77 FR 17109; 77 FR 27845; 77 FR 29447; 77 FR 36338; 77 FR 38381; 
77 FR 40945; 77 FR 46793; 77 FR 51846; 77 FR 52381; 77 FR 52388; 77 FR 
56262; 77 FR 59245; 77 FR 60008; 77 FR 60010; 77 FR 64582; 77 FR 64841; 
77 FR 68199; 77 FR 71671; 79 FR 14331; 79 FR 14571; 79 FR 23797; 79 FR 
27681; 79 FR 28588; 79 FR 35212; 79 FR 35220; 79 FR 38649; 79 FR 38661; 
79 FR 40945; 79 FR 41740; 79 FR 47175; 79 FR 51643; 79 FR 56097; 79 FR 
56099; 79 FR 56104; 79 FR 58856; 79 FR 64001; 79 FR 65760; 79 FR 68199; 
79 FR 70928; 79 FR 72754):

Kerry L. Baxter (UT)
Robert S. Bowen (GA)
Jerry W. Brinson (GA)
John M. Brown (KY)
Jonathan E. Carriaga (NM)
Irvin L. Eaddy (SC)
Terry J. Edwards (MO)
Christopher K. Foot (NV)
Billy R. Gibbs (MD)
Harlan L. Gunter (VA)
Hazel L. Hopkins, Jr. (MD)
Ivaylo V. Kanchev (FL)
Christopher M. Keen (KS)
Tom A. McCarty (NM)
Robert L. McClain (MI)
Mark Meacham (NC)
Timothy L. Miller (IA)
Johnny Montemayor (TX)
William L. Moore (FL)
Christopher S. Morgan (LA)
Ray E. Myers II (MD)
Billy R. Oguynn (AL)
Neville E. Owens (NC)
Ronald W. Patten (ME)
John J. Pribanic (TX)
Benito Saldana (TX)
James D. St. Peter (NC)
Sherman L. Taylor (FL)
Max A. Thurman (IL)
Drake M. Vendsel (ND)
David L. Von Hagen (IA)

    The drivers were included in one of the following docket Nos: 
FMCSA-2000-7006; FMCSA-2005-21254; FMCSA-2006-24783; FMCSA-2008-0231; 
FMCSA-2008-0266; FMCSA-2009-0291; FMCSA-2010-0082; FMCSA-2010-0114; 
FMCSA-2010-0161; FMCSA-2010-0187; FMCSA-2011-0124; FMCSA-2011-0380; 
FMCSA-2012-0160; FMCSA-2012-0214; FMCSA-2012-0215; FMCSA-2012-0279; 
FMCSA-2014-0003; FMCSA-2014-0005; FMCSA-2014-0006; FMCSA-2014-0010; 
FMCSA-2014-0011; FMCSA-2014-0296. Their exemptions are effective as of 
December 3, 2016, and will expire on December 3, 2018.
    As of December 8, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 13 individuals have satisfied the conditions 
for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (63 FR 
30285; 63 FR 54519; 65 FR 45817; 65 FR 77066; 65 FR 77069; 67 FR 71610; 
69 FR 53493; 69 FR 62742; 69 FR 64810; 71 FR 62148; 71 FR 66217; 73 FR 
35194; 73 FR 35199; 73 FR 48273; 73 FR 48275; 73 FR 61922; 73 FR 61925; 
73 FR 74565; 75 FR 52062; 75 FR 72868; 75 FR 77949; 77 FR 52389; 77 FR 
68202; 79 FR 65759):

Timothy S. Ballard (NC)
Stephen R. Daugherty (IN)
Ronald W. Garner (WA)
Nelson V. Jaramillo (MA)
Leslie A. Landschoot (NY)
Bruce T. Loughary (AR)
Kenny Y. Louie (CA)
Wayne R. Mantela (KY)
Carl M. McIntire (OH)
Bernice R. Parnell (NC)
Patrick W. Shea (MA)
Roy F. Varnado, Jr. (LA)
Michael J. Welle (MN)

    The drivers were included in one of the following docket Nos: 
FMCSA-1998-3637; FMCSA-2000-7363; FMCSA-2004-18885; FMCSA-2008-0106; 
FMCSA-2008-0292. Their exemptions are effective as of December 8, 2016, 
and will expire on December 8, 2018.
    As of December 17, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 7 individuals have satisfied the conditions 
for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (73 FR 
51689; 73 FR 61922; 73 FR 63047; 73 FR 74563; 75 FR 65057; 75 FR 77590; 
75 FR 77949; 75 FR 79081; 77 FR 60008; 77 FR 68202; 77 FR 70537; 77 FR 
71671):

Dale H. Dattler (NY)
Raymundo Flores (TX)
Benjamin P. Hall (NY)
John N. Lanning (CA)
Charles M. McDaris (GA)
Kevin L. Quastad (IA)
Frederick C. Schultz, Jr. (NY)

    The drivers were included in one of the following docket Nos: 
FMCSA-2008-0266; FMCSA-2008-0292; FMCSA-2010-0327; FMCSA-2012-0279. 
Their exemptions are effective as of December 17, 2016, and will expire 
on December 17, 2018.
    As of December 20, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 7 individuals have satisfied the conditions 
for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (77 FR 
64389; 77 FR 75494; 79 FR 73393):

Ronald J. Bergman (OH)
Noah E. Bowen (OH)
William J. Hall (WA)
Lawrence D. Malecha (MN)

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Paul B. Overman (WA)
Jerry M. Puckett (OH)
Emin Toric (GA)

    The drivers were included in docket No. FMCSA-2012-0280. Their 
exemptions are effective as of December 20, 2016, and will expire on 
December 20, 2018.
    As of December 25, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 17 individuals have satisfied the conditions 
for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (79 FR 
69985; 80 FR 8927):

Peter H. Bailey (MI)
Dewey E. Ballard, Jr. (SC)
Thurman T. Clayton (LA)
Tig G. Cornell (ID)
Jon R. Davidson (CO)
Edwin T. Condaldson (PA)
William W.R. Dunn (PA)
Timothy J. Fisher (FL)
Perry D. Hamilton (TN)
Keith C. Lendt (MN)
Richard B. McMaster (AR)
Joseph McTear (TX)
Martin Montanez (IL)
Lee A. Mosier (IA)
John W. Randels (CO)
Carl W. Russell (OK)
Daniel R. Thompson (PA)

    The drivers were included in docket No. FMCSA-2012-0298. Their 
exemptions are effective as of December 25, 2016, and will expire on 
December 25, 2018.
    In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315, each exemption will be valid 
for two years from the effective date unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. 
The exemption will be revoked if the following occurs: (1) The person 
fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the 
exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained 
prior to being granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not 
be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136 and 
31315.

    Issued on: May 12, 2017.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2017-10772 Filed 5-25-17; 8:45 am]
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