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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 180 / Tuesday, September 19, 2017 / Notices in 2017 and certified that he has had no severe hypoglycemic reactions resulting in loss of consciousness, requiring the assistance of another person, or resulting in impaired cognitive function that occurred without warning in the past 12 months and no recurrent (two or more) severe hypoglycemic episodes in the last five years. His endocrinologist certifies that Mr. Young understands diabetes management and monitoring, has stable control of his diabetes using insulin, and is able to drive a CMV safely. Mr. Young meets the requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His ophthalmologist examined him in 2017 and certified that he has stable nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from Tennessee. III. Request for Comments In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA requests public comment from all interested persons on the exemption petitions described in this notice. We will consider all comments received before the close of business on the closing date indicated in the date’s section of the notice. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES IV. Submitting Comments You may submit your comments and material online or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. FMCSA recommends that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a phone number in the body of your document so that FMCSA can contact you if there are questions regarding your submission. To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov and in the search box insert the docket number FMCSA–2017–0043 and click the search button. When the new screen appears, click on the blue ‘‘Comment Now!’’ button on the right hand side of the page. On the new page, enter information required including the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the facility, please enclose a stamped, selfaddressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and materials received during the comment period. FMCSA may issue a final determination at any time after the close of the comment period. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:12 Sep 18, 2017 Jkt 241001 43815 V. Viewing Comments and Documents To view comments, as well as any documents mentioned in this preamble, go to http://www.regulations.gov and in the search box insert the docket number FMCSA–2017–0043 and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, click ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ and you will find all documents and comments related to this notice. 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: Issued on: September 13, 2017. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. I. Electronic Access You may see all the comments online through the Federal Document Management System (FDMS) at: http:// www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to http// www.regulations.gov and/or Room W12–140 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Privacy Act: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to http://www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at http://www.dot.gov/ privacy. [FR Doc. 2017–19911 Filed 9–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2000–7006; FMCSA– 2001–9258; FMCSA–2001–9561; FMCSA– 2002–11714; FMCSA–2002–13411; FMCSA– 2003–14504; FMCSA–2003–15268; FMCSA– 2004–17984; FMCSA–2005–20560; FMCSA– 2005–21254; FMCSA–2006–26653; FMCSA– 2007–2663; FMCSA–2007–27897; FMCSA– 2008–0266; FMCSA–2009–0086; FMCSA– 2009–0121; FMCSA–2010–0354; FMCSA– 2010–0372; FMCSA–2010–0385; FMCSA– 2011–0010; FMCSA–2011–0024; FMCSA– 2011–0057; FMCSA–2011–0092; FMCSA– 2011–0102; FMCSA–2011–0140; FMCSA– 2011–0141; FMCSA–2013–0021; FMCSA– 2013–0025; FMCSA–2013–0027; FMCSA– 2013–0028; FMCSA–2013–0029; FMCSA– 2014–0002; FMCSA–2014–0010; FMCSA– 2014–0302; FMCSA–2014–0305; FMCSA– 2015–0048; FMCSA–2015–0049; FMCSA– 2015–0052; FMCSA–2015–0053; FMCSA– 2015–0055] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 125 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye. DATES: Each group of renewed exemptions were applicable 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– SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 II. Background On July 18, 2017, FMCSA published a notice announcing its decision to renew exemptions for 125 individuals from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) to operate a CMV in interstate commerce and requested comments from the public (82 FR 32919). The public comment period ended on August 17, 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 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 E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1 43816 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 180 / Tuesday, September 19, 2017 / Notices traffic signals and devices showing red, green, and amber. III. Discussion of Comments FMCSA received no comments in this preceding. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES VI. Conclusion Based upon its evaluation of the 125 renewal exemption applications and comments received, FMCSA confirms its decision to exempt the following drivers from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41 (b)(10): As of August 8, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 49 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (65 FR 20245; 65 FR 57230; 66 FR 30502; 66 FR 33990; 66 FR 41654; 67 FR 15662; 67 FR 37907; 67 FR 57266; 67 FR 76439; 68 FR 10298; 68 FR 19598; 68 FR 33570; 68 FR 44837; 69 FR 26206; 69 FR 33997; 69 FR 52741; 69 FR 61292; 70 FR 7545; 70 FR 17504; 70 FR 25878; 70 FR 30997; 70 FR 41811; 71 FR 26601; 71 FR 55820; 71 FR 62147; 72 FR 7812; 72 FR 8417; 72 FR 27624; 72 FR 28093; 72 FR 36099; 72 FR 39879; 72 FR 40362; 72 FR 52419; 73 FR 36955; 73 FR 51689; 73 FR 63047; 74 FR 6211; 74 FR 19267; 74 FR 19270; 74 FR 20253; 74 FR 26461; 74 FR 26466; 74 FR 28094; 74 FR 34395; 74 FR 34630; 75 FR 36779; 75 FR 66423; 75 FR 72863; 75 FR 77492; 76 FR 2190; 76 FR 5425; 76 FR 7894; 76 FR 9856; 76 FR 9865; 76 FR 17481; 76 FR 18824; 76 FR 20076; 76 FR 20078; 76 FR 21796; 76 FR 25762; 76 FR 25766; 76 FR 28125; 76 FR 29024; 76 FR 29026; 76 FR 37168; 76 FR 37173; 76 FR 37885; 76 FR 44652; 77 FR 38384; 77 FR 74273; 78 FR 800; 78 FR 10251; 78 FR 14410; 78 FR 16762; 78 FR 20376; 78 FR 20379; 78 FR 24300; 78 FR 24798; 78 FR 27281; 78 FR 30954; 78 FR 34141; 78 FR 37270; 78 FR 41188; 78 FR 46407; 78 FR 51269; 78 FR 56993; 78 FR 57679; 79 FR 10608; 79 FR 22003; 79 FR 24298; 79 FR 35218; 79 FR 51643; 79 FR 64001; 79 FR 73687; 80 FR 603; 80 FR 12248; 80 FR 15863; 80 FR 16500; 80 FR 18696; 80 FR 22773; 80 FR 25766; 80 FR 26139; 80 FR 26320; 80 FR 29149; 80 FR 29152; 80 FR 31636; 80 FR 31957; 80 FR 33007; 80 FR 35699; 80 FR 36395; 80 FR 36398; 80 FR 37718; 80 FR 45573; 80 FR 48404; 80 FR 48409; 80 FR 48413): Joel C. Bailey (FL) James C. Barr (OH) Johnny A. Bingham (NC) Ryan L. Brown (IL) Todd A. Chapman (NC) Don A. Clymer (PA) Timothy J. Curran (CA) Erik R. Davis (GA) VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:12 Sep 18, 2017 Jkt 241001 Paul W. Dawson (OH) Rodney R. Dawson (KY) Everett A. Doty (AZ) Timothy H. DuBois (MN) Raymond C. Favreau (VT) Thanh V. Ha (CA) Anthony Hall (LA) Johnnie L. Hall (MD) Waylon E. Hall (LA) Gary D. Hallman (AL) Dean R. Hawley (NC) Tommy T. Hudson (VA) James T. Johnson (KY) Harry L. Jones (OH) Cody A. Keys (OK) David J. Kibble (PA) Thomas Korycki (NJ) David C. Leoffler (CO) Jorge S. Lopez (CA) Boynton L. Manuel (SC) James McClure (NC) Steve J. Morrison (ID) Daniel R. Murphy (WI) Tracy J. Omeara (OR) Armando F. Pederoso Jimenez (MN) Robert D. Porter (CA) Raymond Potter (RI) Scott K. Richardson (OH) Elvis E. Rogers, Jr. (TX) Leo D. Roy (NH) Manuel H. Sanchez (TX) Jose C. Sanchez-Sanchez (WY) Tim M. Seavy (IN) Rick J. Smart (NH) Sukru Tamirci (NY) David R. Thomas (AL) James H. Wallace, Sr. (FL) Roy J. Ware (GA) Marcus R. Watkins (TX) Paul C. Weiss (PA) James Whiteway (TX) The drivers were included in one of the following docket numbers: FMCSA– 2000–7006; FMCSA–2001–9561; FMCSA–2002–11714; FMCSA–2002– 13411; FMCSA–2003–14504; FMCSA– 2004–17984; FMCSA–2005–20560; FMCSA–2006–26653; FMCSA–2007– 2663; FMCSA–2007–27897; FMCSA– 2008–0266; FMCSA–2009–0086; FMCSA–2009–0121; FMCSA–2010– 0354; FMCSA–2010–0372; FMCSA– 2010–0385; FMCSA–2011–0010; FMCSA–2011–0024; FMCSA–2011– 0057; FMCSA–2011–0092; FMCSA– 2013–0021; FMCSA–2013–0025; FMCSA–2013–0027; FMCSA–2013– 0028; FMCSA–2014–0002; FMCSA– 2014–0010; FMCSA–2014–0302; FMCSA–2014–0305; FMCSA–2015– 0048; FMCSA–2015–0049; FMCSA– 2015–0052. Their exemptions are applicable as of August 8, 2017, and will expire on August 8, 2019. As of August 10, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following four satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (80 FR 31636; 80 FR 48413): Donald M. Jenson (SD) Dennis D. Lesperance (OR) Dean A. Maystead (MI) Carl V. Murphy, Jr. (TX) The drivers were included in one of the following docket numbers: FMCSA– 2001–9258; FMCSA–2005–21254. Their exemptions are applicable as of August 10, 2017, and will expire on August 10, 2019. As of August 12, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following six individuals satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (76 FR 37169; 76 FR 50318; 79 FR 4531; 80 FR 41548): Danny F. Burnley (KY) Sean R. Conorman (MI) Robert E. Graves (NE) Terrence F. Ryan (FL) Stephen W. Verrette (MI) Leslie H. Wylie (ID) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2011–0140. Their exemptions are applicable as of August 12, 2017, and will expire on August 12, 2019. As of August 13, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 11 individuals satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (80 FR 40122; 80 FR 62163): William D. Cherry (MA) Pedro Del Bosque (TX) Anthony C. DeNaples (PA) Edward Dugue III (NC) Larry R. Hayes (KS) Wayne E. Jakob (IL) Earney J. Knox (MO) James Smentkowski (NJ) Neil G. Sturges (NY) Norman G. Wooten (TX) Kurt A. Yoder (OH) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2015–0053. Their exemptions are applicable as of August 13, 2017, and will expire on August 13, 2019. As of August 15, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 11 individuals satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (66 FR 30502; 66 FR 41654; 68 FR 37197; 68 FR 44837; 68 FR 48989; 70 FR 41811; 70 FR 42615; 72 FR 40360; 74 FR 34632; 76 FR 49531; 79 FR 4531; 80 FR 44185): E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 180 / Tuesday, September 19, 2017 / Notices Domenic J. Carassai (NJ) Bruce E. Hemmer (WI) Steven P. Holden (MD) Christopher G. Jarvela (MI) Brad L. Mathna (PA) Vincent P. Miller (CA) Warren J. Nyland (MI) Dennis M. Prevas (WI) Wesley E. Turner (TX) Mona J. Van Krieken (OR) Paul S. Yocum (IN) The drivers were included in one of the following docket numbers: FMCSA– 2001–9561; FMCSA–2003–15268. Their exemptions are applicable as of August 15, 2017, and will expire on August 15, 2019. As of August 23, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 21 individuals satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (76 FR 29022; 76 FR 44082; 78 FR 20376; 78 FR 34141; 78 FR 34143; 78 FR 51268; 78 FR 52602): Twila G. Cole (OR) Bert A. Damm (MT) Jeffrey Dauterman (OH) Brian D. Dowd (MA) Sonya Duff (IN) Randy L. Fales (MN) Marc C. Grooms (MO) Walter A. Hanselman (IN) Craig C. Lowry (MT) Craig M. Mahaffey (OH) Ricky Nickell (OH) Freddy H. Pete (NV) Rickey H. Reeder (TN) Michael L. Sherum (AL) Gregory C. Simmons (VA) Wayne M. Stein (FL) Eddie B. Strange, Jr. (GA) Larry A. Tidwell (MO) Dale A. Torkelson (WI) John Vanek (MO) Desmond Waldor (PA) The drivers were included in one of the following docket numbers: FMCSA– 2011–0102; FMCSA–2013–0025; FMCSA–2013–0029. Their exemptions are applicable as of August 23, 2017, and will expire on August 23, 2019. As of August 25, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 20 individuals satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (80 FR 44188; 80 FR 62161): Harold D. Albrecht (IL) Joseph W. Bahr (NJ) Stephen C. Brueggeman (KY) Larry O. Cheek (CA) Louise D. Curtis (FL) Marvin P. Cusey (MN) VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:12 Sep 18, 2017 Jkt 241001 Chris M. DeJong (NM) Jonathan G. Estabrook (MA) Robert J. Falanga (FL) Refugio Haro (IL) Kevin L. Harrison (TN) Bruce A. Lloyd (MA) Duane S. Lozinski (IA) Keith W. McNabb (ID) Ronald W. Neujahr (KS) Lonnie D. Prejean (TX) Thomas E. Riley (NJ) John B. Stiltner (KY) Rick R. Warner (MI) Theodore A. White (PA) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2015–0055. Their exemptions are applicable as of August 25, 2017, and will expire on August 25, 2019. As of August 29, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following three individuals satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (80 FR 44188; 80 FR 62161): James Howard (CA), Ramon Melendez (NJ), Jesse A. Nosbush (MN). The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2015–0055. Their exemptions are applicable as of August 29, 2017, and will expire on August 29, 2019. 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: September 12, 2017. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–19908 Filed 9–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2017–0248] Hours of Service; YRC Worldwide Inc. Application for an Exemption From Certain Electronic Logging Device Requirements Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of application for exemption; request for comments. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43817 The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requests public comment on an application from YRC Worldwide Inc. (YRCW) for an exemption from various provisions of the mandate to use electronic logging devices (ELDs). DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 19, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket ID FMCSA– 2017–0248 using any of the following methods: • Web site: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the Federal electronic docket site. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590– 0001. • Hand Delivery: Ground Floor, Room W12–140, DOT Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. e.t., Monday– Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and docket number for this notice. For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the exemption process, see the ‘‘Public Participation’’ heading below. 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 for further information. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov or to Room W12– 140, DOT Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 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 www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. Public participation: The http:// www.regulations.gov Web site is generally available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. You may find electronic submission and retrieval help and guidelines under the ‘‘help’’ section of the http://www.regulations.gov Web site as well as the DOT’s http:// SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2000-7006; FMCSA-2001-9258; FMCSA-2001-9561; FMCSA-
2002-11714; FMCSA-2002-13411; FMCSA-2003-14504; FMCSA-2003-15268; 
FMCSA-2004-17984; FMCSA-2005-20560; FMCSA-2005-21254; FMCSA-2006-26653; 
FMCSA-2007-2663; FMCSA-2007-27897; FMCSA-2008-0266; FMCSA-2009-0086; 
FMCSA-2009-0121; FMCSA-2010-0354; FMCSA-2010-0372; FMCSA-2010-0385; 
FMCSA-2011-0010; FMCSA-2011-0024; FMCSA-2011-0057; FMCSA-2011-0092; 
FMCSA-2011-0102; FMCSA-2011-0140; FMCSA-2011-0141; FMCSA-2013-0021; 
FMCSA-2013-0025; FMCSA-2013-0027; FMCSA-2013-0028; FMCSA-2013-0029; 
FMCSA-2014-0002; FMCSA-2014-0010; FMCSA-2014-0302; FMCSA-2014-0305; 
FMCSA-2015-0048; FMCSA-2015-0049; FMCSA-2015-0052; FMCSA-2015-0053; 
FMCSA-2015-0055]


Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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

ACTION: Notice of final disposition.

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

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

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Electronic Access

    You may see all the comments online through the Federal Document 
Management System (FDMS) at: http://www.regulations.gov.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments, go to http//www.regulations.gov and/or Room W12-140 on the 
ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays.
    Privacy Act: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits 
comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT 
posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information 
the commenter provides, to http://www.regulations.gov, as described in 
the system of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed 
at http://www.dot.gov/privacy.

II. Background

    On July 18, 2017, FMCSA published a notice announcing its decision 
to renew exemptions for 125 individuals from the vision requirement in 
49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) to operate a CMV in interstate commerce and 
requested comments from the public (82 FR 32919). The public comment 
period ended on August 17, 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 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

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traffic signals and devices showing red, green, and amber.

III. Discussion of Comments

    FMCSA received no comments in this preceding.

VI. Conclusion

    Based upon its evaluation of the 125 renewal exemption applications 
and comments received, FMCSA confirms its decision to exempt the 
following drivers from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41 (b)(10):
    As of August 8, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 
31315, the following 49 individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (65 FR 20245; 65 FR 57230; 66 FR 
30502; 66 FR 33990; 66 FR 41654; 67 FR 15662; 67 FR 37907; 67 FR 57266; 
67 FR 76439; 68 FR 10298; 68 FR 19598; 68 FR 33570; 68 FR 44837; 69 FR 
26206; 69 FR 33997; 69 FR 52741; 69 FR 61292; 70 FR 7545; 70 FR 17504; 
70 FR 25878; 70 FR 30997; 70 FR 41811; 71 FR 26601; 71 FR 55820; 71 FR 
62147; 72 FR 7812; 72 FR 8417; 72 FR 27624; 72 FR 28093; 72 FR 36099; 
72 FR 39879; 72 FR 40362; 72 FR 52419; 73 FR 36955; 73 FR 51689; 73 FR 
63047; 74 FR 6211; 74 FR 19267; 74 FR 19270; 74 FR 20253; 74 FR 26461; 
74 FR 26466; 74 FR 28094; 74 FR 34395; 74 FR 34630; 75 FR 36779; 75 FR 
66423; 75 FR 72863; 75 FR 77492; 76 FR 2190; 76 FR 5425; 76 FR 7894; 76 
FR 9856; 76 FR 9865; 76 FR 17481; 76 FR 18824; 76 FR 20076; 76 FR 
20078; 76 FR 21796; 76 FR 25762; 76 FR 25766; 76 FR 28125; 76 FR 29024; 
76 FR 29026; 76 FR 37168; 76 FR 37173; 76 FR 37885; 76 FR 44652; 77 FR 
38384; 77 FR 74273; 78 FR 800; 78 FR 10251; 78 FR 14410; 78 FR 16762; 
78 FR 20376; 78 FR 20379; 78 FR 24300; 78 FR 24798; 78 FR 27281; 78 FR 
30954; 78 FR 34141; 78 FR 37270; 78 FR 41188; 78 FR 46407; 78 FR 51269; 
78 FR 56993; 78 FR 57679; 79 FR 10608; 79 FR 22003; 79 FR 24298; 79 FR 
35218; 79 FR 51643; 79 FR 64001; 79 FR 73687; 80 FR 603; 80 FR 12248; 
80 FR 15863; 80 FR 16500; 80 FR 18696; 80 FR 22773; 80 FR 25766; 80 FR 
26139; 80 FR 26320; 80 FR 29149; 80 FR 29152; 80 FR 31636; 80 FR 31957; 
80 FR 33007; 80 FR 35699; 80 FR 36395; 80 FR 36398; 80 FR 37718; 80 FR 
45573; 80 FR 48404; 80 FR 48409; 80 FR 48413):

Joel C. Bailey (FL)
James C. Barr (OH)
Johnny A. Bingham (NC)
Ryan L. Brown (IL)
Todd A. Chapman (NC)
Don A. Clymer (PA)
Timothy J. Curran (CA)
Erik R. Davis (GA)
Paul W. Dawson (OH)
Rodney R. Dawson (KY)
Everett A. Doty (AZ)
Timothy H. DuBois (MN)
Raymond C. Favreau (VT)
Thanh V. Ha (CA)
Anthony Hall (LA)
Johnnie L. Hall (MD)
Waylon E. Hall (LA)
Gary D. Hallman (AL)
Dean R. Hawley (NC)
Tommy T. Hudson (VA)
James T. Johnson (KY)
Harry L. Jones (OH)
Cody A. Keys (OK)
David J. Kibble (PA)
Thomas Korycki (NJ)
David C. Leoffler (CO)
Jorge S. Lopez (CA)
Boynton L. Manuel (SC)
James McClure (NC)
Steve J. Morrison (ID)
Daniel R. Murphy (WI)
Tracy J. Omeara (OR)
Armando F. Pederoso Jimenez (MN)
Robert D. Porter (CA)
Raymond Potter (RI)
Scott K. Richardson (OH)
Elvis E. Rogers, Jr. (TX)
Leo D. Roy (NH)
Manuel H. Sanchez (TX)
Jose C. Sanchez-Sanchez (WY)
Tim M. Seavy (IN)
Rick J. Smart (NH)
Sukru Tamirci (NY)
David R. Thomas (AL)
James H. Wallace, Sr. (FL)
Roy J. Ware (GA)
Marcus R. Watkins (TX)
Paul C. Weiss (PA)
James Whiteway (TX)

    The drivers were included in one of the following docket numbers: 
FMCSA-2000-7006; FMCSA-2001-9561; FMCSA-2002-11714; FMCSA-2002-13411; 
FMCSA-2003-14504; FMCSA-2004-17984; FMCSA-2005-20560; FMCSA-2006-26653; 
FMCSA-2007-2663; FMCSA-2007-27897; FMCSA-2008-0266; FMCSA-2009-0086; 
FMCSA-2009-0121; FMCSA-2010-0354; FMCSA-2010-0372; FMCSA-2010-0385; 
FMCSA-2011-0010; FMCSA-2011-0024; FMCSA-2011-0057; FMCSA-2011-0092; 
FMCSA-2013-0021; FMCSA-2013-0025; FMCSA-2013-0027; FMCSA-2013-0028; 
FMCSA-2014-0002; FMCSA-2014-0010; FMCSA-2014-0302; FMCSA-2014-0305; 
FMCSA-2015-0048; FMCSA-2015-0049; FMCSA-2015-0052. Their exemptions are 
applicable as of August 8, 2017, and will expire on August 8, 2019.
    As of August 10, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following four satisfied the renewal conditions for 
obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for 
interstate CMV drivers (80 FR 31636; 80 FR 48413):

Donald M. Jenson (SD)
Dennis D. Lesperance (OR)
Dean A. Maystead (MI)
Carl V. Murphy, Jr. (TX)

    The drivers were included in one of the following docket numbers: 
FMCSA-2001-9258; FMCSA-2005-21254. Their exemptions are applicable as 
of August 10, 2017, and will expire on August 10, 2019.
    As of August 12, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following six individuals satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (76 FR 37169; 76 FR 50318; 79 FR 
4531; 80 FR 41548):

Danny F. Burnley (KY)
Sean R. Conorman (MI)
Robert E. Graves (NE)
Terrence F. Ryan (FL)
Stephen W. Verrette (MI)
Leslie H. Wylie (ID)

    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2011-0140. Their 
exemptions are applicable as of August 12, 2017, and will expire on 
August 12, 2019.
    As of August 13, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 11 individuals satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (80 FR 40122; 80 FR 62163):

William D. Cherry (MA)
Pedro Del Bosque (TX)
Anthony C. DeNaples (PA)
Edward Dugue III (NC)
Larry R. Hayes (KS)
Wayne E. Jakob (IL)
Earney J. Knox (MO)
James Smentkowski (NJ)
Neil G. Sturges (NY)
Norman G. Wooten (TX)
Kurt A. Yoder (OH)

    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2015-0053. Their 
exemptions are applicable as of August 13, 2017, and will expire on 
August 13, 2019.
    As of August 15, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 11 individuals satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (66 FR 30502; 66 FR 41654; 68 FR 
37197; 68 FR 44837; 68 FR 48989; 70 FR 41811; 70 FR 42615; 72 FR 40360; 
74 FR 34632; 76 FR 49531; 79 FR 4531; 80 FR 44185):


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Domenic J. Carassai (NJ)
Bruce E. Hemmer (WI)
Steven P. Holden (MD)
Christopher G. Jarvela (MI)
Brad L. Mathna (PA)
Vincent P. Miller (CA)
Warren J. Nyland (MI)
Dennis M. Prevas (WI)
Wesley E. Turner (TX)
Mona J. Van Krieken (OR)
Paul S. Yocum (IN)

    The drivers were included in one of the following docket numbers: 
FMCSA-2001-9561; FMCSA-2003-15268. Their exemptions are applicable as 
of August 15, 2017, and will expire on August 15, 2019.
    As of August 23, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 21 individuals satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (76 FR 29022; 76 FR 44082; 78 FR 
20376; 78 FR 34141; 78 FR 34143; 78 FR 51268; 78 FR 52602):

Twila G. Cole (OR)
Bert A. Damm (MT)
Jeffrey Dauterman (OH)
Brian D. Dowd (MA)
Sonya Duff (IN)
Randy L. Fales (MN)
Marc C. Grooms (MO)
Walter A. Hanselman (IN)
Craig C. Lowry (MT)
Craig M. Mahaffey (OH)
Ricky Nickell (OH)
Freddy H. Pete (NV)
Rickey H. Reeder (TN)
Michael L. Sherum (AL)
Gregory C. Simmons (VA)
Wayne M. Stein (FL)
Eddie B. Strange, Jr. (GA)
Larry A. Tidwell (MO)
Dale A. Torkelson (WI)
John Vanek (MO)
Desmond Waldor (PA)

    The drivers were included in one of the following docket numbers: 
FMCSA-2011-0102; FMCSA-2013-0025; FMCSA-2013-0029. Their exemptions are 
applicable as of August 23, 2017, and will expire on August 23, 2019.
    As of August 25, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 20 individuals satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (80 FR 44188; 80 FR 62161):

Harold D. Albrecht (IL)
Joseph W. Bahr (NJ)
Stephen C. Brueggeman (KY)
Larry O. Cheek (CA)
Louise D. Curtis (FL)
Marvin P. Cusey (MN)
Chris M. DeJong (NM)
Jonathan G. Estabrook (MA)
Robert J. Falanga (FL)
Refugio Haro (IL)
Kevin L. Harrison (TN)
Bruce A. Lloyd (MA)
Duane S. Lozinski (IA)
Keith W. McNabb (ID)
Ronald W. Neujahr (KS)
Lonnie D. Prejean (TX)
Thomas E. Riley (NJ)
John B. Stiltner (KY)
Rick R. Warner (MI)
Theodore A. White (PA)

    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2015-0055. Their 
exemptions are applicable as of August 25, 2017, and will expire on 
August 25, 2019.
    As of August 29, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following three individuals satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (80 FR 44188; 80 FR 62161): James 
Howard (CA), Ramon Melendez (NJ), Jesse A. Nosbush (MN).
    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2015-0055. Their 
exemptions are applicable as of August 29, 2017, and will expire on 
August 29, 2019.
    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: September 12, 2017.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2017-19908 Filed 9-18-17; 8:45 am]
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