Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 58260-58262 [2017-26596]

Download as PDF daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 58260 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 236 / Monday, December 11, 2017 / Notices prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce (76 FR 66120; 76 FR 79759; 80 FR 74196): Lennie D. Cook (OH) David R. Cornelius (IL) Scott A. Edwards (PA) Ronald J. Ezell (MO) Marcus M. Gagne (ME) David P. Govero (MO) Christopher A. Jones (WY) Donald R. McClure, Jr. (PA) Clyde G. Rishel, Jr. (PA) Kurt Schneider (VT) Douglas O. Sundby (ND) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2011–0278. Their exemptions are applicable as of December 22, 2017, and will expire on December 22, 2019. As of December 24, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 12 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the rule prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce (78 FR 64267; 78 FR 77784; 80 FR 74196): Theeir L. Coleman (VA) William I. Harbolt (MT) Ryan L. Harrier (MI) Larry W. Hines (NM) Mark G. Kahler (TX) Michael W. McCrary (GA) Sean T. McMahon (WI) David S. Monroe (KS) John E. Parker (KS) David G. Schultz (PA) Donald A. Spivey (TN) Jerry D. Zimmerman (ND) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2013–0184. Their exemptions are applicable as of December 24, 2017, and will expire on December 24, 2019. As of December 29, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 26 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the rule prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce (80 FR 74190; 81 FR 6332): Michael E. Adrieansen (IL) Samuel M. Balis (PA) Dwight J. Banks (IL) David R. Bauman, III (MI) Dustin D. Brown (WI) Thomas W. Camp (VA) Nathan G. Carnes (OR) Damiano DiFlorio (NJ) Sammy N. Fox (PA) Matthew D. Fox (IN) Chadwick E. Gainey (FL) Jamal A. George (OH) John M. Halm (WA) William R. Hardy (MI) VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Dec 08, 2017 Jkt 244001 Craig A. Hendrickson (IL) Darold W. Mahlstedt (IA) Robert L. McConnell (PA) Randall T. Mitchell (AL) Shawn P. O’Malley (WA) Kenneth W. Phillips (IN) Jakob K. Siler (WA) Darren G. Steil (IA) Richard W. Wagner (MN) John F. Wesoloski, Jr. (ND) Levon Wright, Sr. (FL) Tadeusz S. Wrzesinki (PA) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2015–0337. Their exemptions are applicable as of December 29, 2017, and will expire on December 29, 2019. As of December 30, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following three individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the rule prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce (80 FR 74190; 81 FR 6332): Cris A. Brown (MI) Vincenzo A. Cortese (CT) Keith R. Miller (WV) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2013–0190. Their exemptions are applicable as of December 30, 2017, and will expire on December 30, 2019. As of December 31, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, Gary L. Crawford (OH) has satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the rule prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce (78 FR 65034; 79 FR 3917; 80 FR 74196). This driver was included in docket number FMCSA–2013–0190. The exemption is applicable as of December 31, 2017, and will expire on December 31, 2019. IV. Conditions and Requirements The exemptions are extended subject to the following conditions: (1) Each driver must submit a quarterly monitoring checklist completed by the treating endocrinologist as well as an annual checklist with a comprehensive medical evaluation; (2) each driver must report within two business days of occurrence, all episodes of severe hypoglycemia, significant complications, or inability to manage diabetes; also, any involvement in an accident or any other adverse event in a CMV or personal vehicle, whether or not it is related to an episode of hypoglycemia; (3) each driver must submit an annual ophthalmologist’s or optometrist’s report; and (4) each driver must provide a copy of the annual medical certification to the employer for PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 retention in the driver’s qualification file, or keep a copy in his/her driver’s qualification file if he/she is selfemployed. The driver must also have a copy of the exemption when 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. V. 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 178 exemption applications, FMCSA renews the exemptions of the aforementioned drivers from the rule prohibiting drivers with ITDM from driving CMVs in interstate commerce. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each exemption will be valid for two years unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. Issued on: December 4, 2017. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–26582 Filed 12–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2005–20027; FMCSA– 2005–20560; FMCSA–2006–26653; FMCSA– 2007–27333; FMCSA–2008–0021; FMCSA– 2008–0398; FMCSA–2009–0054; FMCSA– 2009–0121; FMCSA–2010–0327; FMCSA– 2010–0413; FMCSA–2011–0024; FMCSA– 2011–0092; FMCSA–2011–0102; FMCSA– 2012–0338; FMCSA–2013–0022; FMCSA– 2013–0027; FMCSA–2013–0028; FMCSA– 2014–0302; FMCSA–2014–0304; FMCSA– 2014–0305; FMCSA–2014–0048; FMCSA– 2015–0049; FMCSA–2015–0052] 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 88 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 236 / Monday, December 11, 2017 / Notices 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., ET, 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., ET, 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. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES II. Background On July 20, 2017, FMCSA published a notice announcing its decision to renew exemptions for 88 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 33542). The public comment period ended on August 21, 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Dec 08, 2017 Jkt 244001 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. VI. Conclusion Based upon its evaluation of the 88 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): 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 July 2, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 32 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (70 FR 2701; 70 FR 16887; 70 FR 17504; 70 FR 30997; 72 FR 8417; 72 FR 27624; 72 FR 36099; 73 FR 15567; 73 FR 27015; 74 FR 7097; 74 FR 11988; 74 FR 15584; 74 FR 19270; 74 FR 21427; 74 FR 21796; 74 FR 26466; 75 FR 19674; 75 FR 65057; 76 FR 17481; 76 FR 25762; 76 FR 25766; 76 FR 28125; 76 FR 37173; 76 FR 37885; 77 FR 23797; 77 FR 74731; 78 FR 800; 78 FR 12811; 78 FR 12815; 78 FR 22596; 78 FR 22602; 78 FR 24300; 78 FR 26106; 78 FR 37270; 78 FR 57679; 79 FR 23797; 80 FR 603; 80 FR 12248; 80 FR 14220; 80 FR 14223; 80 FR 16502; 80 FR 18696; 80 FR 22773; 80 FR 25766; 80 FR 26139; 80 FR 26320; 80 FR 29152; 80 FR 31640; 80 FR 31957; 80 FR 33011; 80 FR 45573; 80 FR 48409): Michael W. Anderson (NM) Michael R. Bradford (MD) Ralph H. Bushman (IL) William D. Cardiff (IL) John J. Caricola, Jr. (NC) Adan Cortes-Juarez (WA) David L. Ellis (OK) Denise M. Engle (GA) PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58261 Robert A. Goerl, Jr. (PA) Wade M. Hillmer (MN) Paul M. Hinkson (TN) Michael W. Jensen (CA) Clifford D. Johnson (VA) Michael Lafferty (ID) Mark L. LeBlanc (MN) Michael J. McGregan (FL) Felix L. McLean (NM) Anthony R. Miles (NV) Jerry D. Paul (OK) John P. Perez (FL) Raymond W. Pitts (FL) William A. Ramirez Vasquez (CA) Donald W. Randall (OR) Raymond Sherrill (PA) Kyle C. Shover (NJ) Charles H. Smith (IN) George Stapleton (GA) David B. Stone (OK) David M. Stout (OR) James K. Waites (AR) John E. Westbrook (LA) Jason R. White (OH) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2005–20027; FMCSA–2005–20560; FMCSA–2006– 26653; FMCSA–2008–0021; FMCSA– 2008–0398; FMCSA–2009–0054; FMCSA–2010–0327; FMCSA–2011– 0024; FMCSA–2011–0092; FMCSA– 2012–0338; FMCSA–2013–0022; FMCSA–2014–0302; FMCSA–2014– 0304; FMCSA–2014–0305; FMCSA– 2015–0048. Their exemptions are applicable as of July 2, 2017, and will expire on July 2, 2019. As of July 7, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following eight individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirements (80 FR 31636; 80 FR 48413): Robert A. Buckley (IN) Jose J. Guzman-Olguin (IL) Stephen T. Hines (NJ) James J. Keranen (MI) Herbert S. Lear (PA) Nathan C. Nissen (IA) Gregory S. Richter (PA) George Tomecek (PA) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2015–0049. Their exemptions are applicable as of July 7, 2017, and will expire on July 7, 2019. As of July 9, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following five individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirements (78 FR 41188; 78 FR 27281; 78 FR 41188; 80 FR 33007): Brian G. Dvorak (IL) Charles T. Spears (VA) Brian E. Tessman (WI) Gregory J. Thurston (PA) Donald Torbett (IA) E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 58262 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 236 / Monday, December 11, 2017 / Notices The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2013–0028. Their exemptions are applicable as of July 9, 2017, and will expire on July 9, 2019. As of July 16, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following seven individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirements (74 FR 26461; 74 FR 34630; 76 FR 1493; 76 FR 12408; 76 FR 37168; 78 FR 51269): Steven L. Forristall (WI) Rocky D. Gysberg (MN) Charles H. Lefew (VA) Joseph B. Peacock (NC) James M. Tennyson (MD) Steven L. Thomas (IN) Daniel A. Wescott (CO) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2009–0413; FMCSA– 2009–0121. Their exemptions are applicable as of July 16, 2017, and will expire on July 16, 2019. As of July 22, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 12 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirements (72 FR 72666; 72 FR 25831; 74 FR 19270; 76 FR 29022; 76 FR 34135; 76 FR 44082; 78 FR 34140; 78 FR 51268; 80 FR 36398): Stanley C. Anders (SD) Joel A. Cabrera (FL) Sherman W. Clapper (ID) Eric Esplin (UT) Ronald R. Fournier (NY) Ronald D. Jackman II (NV) Thomas W. Kent (IN) Robert J. MacInnis (MA) Steven A. Proctor (TX) Rodney W. Sukalski (MN) Larry D. Warneke (WA) Lonnie Wendinger (MN) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2007–27333; FMCSA–2011–0102. Their exemptions are applicable as of July 22, 2017, and will expire on July 22, 2019. As of July 23, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 19 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirements (80 FR 35699; 80 FR 48404): Robert J. Bickel (MI) Steven R. Brinegar (TX) Garry D. Burkholder (PA) Dennis W. Cosens (NM) William J. Garigulo (OH) Wladyslaw Gogola (IL) Antonio Gomez (PA) Mark A. Grenier (CT) Acquillious Jackson, III (SC) Jimmy D. Johnson, II (TN) Bradley J. Kearl (UT) Larry G. Kreke (IL) VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Dec 08, 2017 Jkt 244001 Christopher P. Mrockza (MD) Gary A. Oster (OR) Mark A. Pleskovitch (IL) Edward J. Puto (CT) Andrew P. Risner (OH) Kyle B. Sharp (MI) Francis A. St. Pierre (NH) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2015–0052. Their exemptions are applicable as of July 23, 2017, and will expire on July 23, 2019. As of July 31, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following five individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirements (76 FR 25766; 76 FR 37885; 78 FR 37270; 80 FR 31640): Anthony Luciano (CT) David McKinney (OR) Frank L. O’Rourke (NY) Larry F. Reber (OH) Edward Swaggerty, Jr. (OH) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2011–0192. Their exemptions are applicable as of July 31, 2017, and will expire on July 31, 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: December 4, 2017. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–26596 Filed 12–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2017–0024] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of applications for exemption; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 16 individuals for an exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions will enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye. DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 10, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA– 2017–0024 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., ET, 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., ET, 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. Ms. Christine A. Hydock, Chief, Medical Programs Division, (202) 366–4001, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2005-20027; FMCSA-2005-20560; FMCSA-2006-26653; 
FMCSA-2007-27333; FMCSA-2008-0021; FMCSA-2008-0398; FMCSA-2009-0054; 
FMCSA-2009-0121; FMCSA-2010-0327; FMCSA-2010-0413; FMCSA-2011-0024; 
FMCSA-2011-0092; FMCSA-2011-0102; FMCSA-2012-0338; FMCSA-2013-0022; 
FMCSA-2013-0027; FMCSA-2013-0028; FMCSA-2014-0302; FMCSA-2014-0304; 
FMCSA-2014-0305; FMCSA-2014-0048; FMCSA-2015-0049; FMCSA-2015-0052]


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 88 
individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier 
Safety

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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, [email protected], 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., 
ET, 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., ET, 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 20, 2017, FMCSA published a notice announcing its decision 
to renew exemptions for 88 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 33542). The public comment 
period ended on August 21, 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.

VI. Conclusion

    Based upon its evaluation of the 88 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):
    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 July 2, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 
31315, the following 32 individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (70 FR 2701; 70 FR 16887; 70 FR 
17504; 70 FR 30997; 72 FR 8417; 72 FR 27624; 72 FR 36099; 73 FR 15567; 
73 FR 27015; 74 FR 7097; 74 FR 11988; 74 FR 15584; 74 FR 19270; 74 FR 
21427; 74 FR 21796; 74 FR 26466; 75 FR 19674; 75 FR 65057; 76 FR 17481; 
76 FR 25762; 76 FR 25766; 76 FR 28125; 76 FR 37173; 76 FR 37885; 77 FR 
23797; 77 FR 74731; 78 FR 800; 78 FR 12811; 78 FR 12815; 78 FR 22596; 
78 FR 22602; 78 FR 24300; 78 FR 26106; 78 FR 37270; 78 FR 57679; 79 FR 
23797; 80 FR 603; 80 FR 12248; 80 FR 14220; 80 FR 14223; 80 FR 16502; 
80 FR 18696; 80 FR 22773; 80 FR 25766; 80 FR 26139; 80 FR 26320; 80 FR 
29152; 80 FR 31640; 80 FR 31957; 80 FR 33011; 80 FR 45573; 80 FR 
48409):

Michael W. Anderson (NM)
Michael R. Bradford (MD)
Ralph H. Bushman (IL)
William D. Cardiff (IL)
John J. Caricola, Jr. (NC)
Adan Cortes-Juarez (WA)
David L. Ellis (OK)
Denise M. Engle (GA)
Robert A. Goerl, Jr. (PA)
Wade M. Hillmer (MN)
Paul M. Hinkson (TN)
Michael W. Jensen (CA)
Clifford D. Johnson (VA)
Michael Lafferty (ID)
Mark L. LeBlanc (MN)
Michael J. McGregan (FL)
Felix L. McLean (NM)
Anthony R. Miles (NV)
Jerry D. Paul (OK)
John P. Perez (FL)
Raymond W. Pitts (FL)
William A. Ramirez Vasquez (CA)
Donald W. Randall (OR)
Raymond Sherrill (PA)
Kyle C. Shover (NJ)
Charles H. Smith (IN)
George Stapleton (GA)
David B. Stone (OK)
David M. Stout (OR)
James K. Waites (AR)
John E. Westbrook (LA)
Jason R. White (OH)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2005-20027; 
FMCSA-2005-20560; FMCSA-2006-26653; FMCSA-2008-0021; FMCSA-2008-0398; 
FMCSA-2009-0054; FMCSA-2010-0327; FMCSA-2011-0024; FMCSA-2011-0092; 
FMCSA-2012-0338; FMCSA-2013-0022; FMCSA-2014-0302; FMCSA-2014-0304; 
FMCSA-2014-0305; FMCSA-2015-0048. Their exemptions are applicable as of 
July 2, 2017, and will expire on July 2, 2019.
    As of July 7, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 
31315, the following eight individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirements (80 
FR 31636; 80 FR 48413):
Robert A. Buckley (IN)
Jose J. Guzman-Olguin (IL)
Stephen T. Hines (NJ)
James J. Keranen (MI)
Herbert S. Lear (PA)
Nathan C. Nissen (IA)
Gregory S. Richter (PA)
George Tomecek (PA)

    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2015-0049. Their 
exemptions are applicable as of July 7, 2017, and will expire on July 
7, 2019.
    As of July 9, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 
31315, the following five individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirements (78 
FR 41188; 78 FR 27281; 78 FR 41188; 80 FR 33007):

Brian G. Dvorak (IL)
Charles T. Spears (VA)
Brian E. Tessman (WI)
Gregory J. Thurston (PA)
Donald Torbett (IA)


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    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2013-0028. Their 
exemptions are applicable as of July 9, 2017, and will expire on July 
9, 2019.
    As of July 16, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 
31315, the following seven individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirements (74 
FR 26461; 74 FR 34630; 76 FR 1493; 76 FR 12408; 76 FR 37168; 78 FR 
51269):

Steven L. Forristall (WI)
Rocky D. Gysberg (MN)
Charles H. Lefew (VA)
Joseph B. Peacock (NC)
James M. Tennyson (MD)
Steven L. Thomas (IN)
Daniel A. Wescott (CO)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2009-0413; FMCSA-
2009-0121. Their exemptions are applicable as of July 16, 2017, and 
will expire on July 16, 2019.
    As of July 22, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 
31315, the following 12 individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirements (72 
FR 72666; 72 FR 25831; 74 FR 19270; 76 FR 29022; 76 FR 34135; 76 FR 
44082; 78 FR 34140; 78 FR 51268; 80 FR 36398):

Stanley C. Anders (SD)
Joel A. Cabrera (FL)
Sherman W. Clapper (ID)
Eric Esplin (UT)
Ronald R. Fournier (NY)
Ronald D. Jackman II (NV)
Thomas W. Kent (IN)
Robert J. MacInnis (MA)
Steven A. Proctor (TX)
Rodney W. Sukalski (MN)
Larry D. Warneke (WA)
Lonnie Wendinger (MN)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2007-27333; 
FMCSA-2011-0102. Their exemptions are applicable as of July 22, 2017, 
and will expire on July 22, 2019.
    As of July 23, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 
31315, the following 19 individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirements (80 
FR 35699; 80 FR 48404):

Robert J. Bickel (MI)
Steven R. Brinegar (TX)
Garry D. Burkholder (PA)
Dennis W. Cosens (NM)
William J. Garigulo (OH)
Wladyslaw Gogola (IL)
Antonio Gomez (PA)
Mark A. Grenier (CT)
Acquillious Jackson, III (SC)
Jimmy D. Johnson, II (TN)
Bradley J. Kearl (UT)
Larry G. Kreke (IL)
Christopher P. Mrockza (MD)
Gary A. Oster (OR)
Mark A. Pleskovitch (IL)
Edward J. Puto (CT)
Andrew P. Risner (OH)
Kyle B. Sharp (MI)
Francis A. St. Pierre (NH)

    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2015-0052. Their 
exemptions are applicable as of July 23, 2017, and will expire on July 
23, 2019.
    As of July 31, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 
31315, the following five individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirements (76 
FR 25766; 76 FR 37885; 78 FR 37270; 80 FR 31640):

Anthony Luciano (CT)
David McKinney (OR)
Frank L. O'Rourke (NY)
Larry F. Reber (OH)
Edward Swaggerty, Jr. (OH)

    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2011-0192. Their 
exemptions are applicable as of July 31, 2017, and will expire on July 
31, 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: December 4, 2017.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2017-26596 Filed 12-8-17; 8:45 am]
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