Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 15223-15225 [2018-07182]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 68 / Monday, April 9, 2018 / Notices page that appears after submitting comments online. Comments received after the comment closing date will be included in the docket and will be considered to the extent practicable. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Fiorella Herrera, Transportation Specialist, Office of Information Technology, IT Operations Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 6th Floor, West Building, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, Washington DC 20590. Telephone Number: (202) 366–0376; Email Address: fiorella.herrera@dot.gov. Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: Title 49 U.S.C. 13902(c) contains basic licensing procedures for registering foreign (Mexico-based) motor carriers to operate across the U.S.Mexico international border into the United States. 49 CFR part 368 contains the regulations that require foreign (Mexico-based) motor carriers to apply to the FMCSA for a Certificate of Registration to provide interstate transportation in municipalities in the United States on the U.S.-Mexico international border or within the commercial zones of such municipalities as defined in 49 U.S.C. 13902(c)(4)(A). The FMCSA carries out this registration program under authority delegated by the Secretary of Transportation. Foreign (Mexico-based) motor carriers use Form OP–2 to apply for Certificate of Registration authority with the FMCSA. The form requests information on the foreign motor carrier’s name, address, U.S. DOT Number, form of business (e.g., corporation, sole proprietorship, partnership), locations where the applicant plans to operate, types of registration requested (e.g., forhire motor carrier, household goods carrier, motor private carrier), insurance, safety certifications, household goods arbitration certifications, and compliance certifications. Title: Application for Certificate of Registration for Foreign Motor Carriers and Foreign Motor Private Carriers. OMB Control Number: 2126–0019. Type of Request: Renewal of a currently-approved information collection. Respondents: Foreign motor carriers and commercial motor vehicle drivers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 440. Estimated Time per Response: 4 hours to complete Form OP–2. Expiration Date: October 31, 2018. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Apr 06, 2018 Jkt 244001 Frequency of Response: Occasionally. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 1,760 hours [440 responses × 4 hours to complete Form OP–2 ]. PUBLIC COMMENTS INVITED: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the performance of FMCSA’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for FMCSA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Issued under the authority of 49 CFR 1.87 on: April 2, 2018. Kelly Regal, Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2018–07180 Filed 4–6–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–1999–5578; FMCSA– 1999–5748; FMCSA–2001–9258; FMCSA– 2001–10578; FMCSA–2002–11426; FMCSA– 2002–12844; FMCSA–2003–15892; FMCSA– 2003–16241; FMCSA–2005–21711; FMCSA– 2005–22194; FMCSA–2007–27897; FMCSA– 2008–0231; FMCSA–2009–0054; FMCSA– 2009–0154; FMCSA–2009–0206; FMCSA– 2011–0092; FMCSA–2011–0124; FMCSA– 2011–0142; FMCSA–2011–0276; FMCSA– 2011–26690; FMCSA–2013–0025; FMCSA– 2013–0027; FMCSA–2013–0028; FMCSA– 2013–0029; FMCSA–2013–0030; FMCSA– 2013–0165; FMCSA–2013–0166; FMCSA– 2013–0168; FMCSA–2013–0169; FMCSA– 2013–0170; FMCSA–2014–0303; FMCSA– 2015–0055; FMCSA–2015–0056; FMCSA– 2015–0070; FMCSA–2015–0071; FMCSA– 2015–0072] 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 109 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15223 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: DATES: I. Electronic Access You may see all the comments online through the Federal Document Management System (FDMS) at: https:// 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 https://www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at https://www.dot.gov/ privacy. II. Background On January 16, 2018, FMCSA published a notice announcing its decision to renew exemptions for 109 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 (83 FR 2306). The public comment period ended on February 15, 2018, 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 E:\FR\FM\09APN1.SGM 09APN1 15224 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 68 / Monday, April 9, 2018 / Notices 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. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES III. Discussion of Comments FMCSA received no comments in this preceding. VI. Conclusion Based upon its evaluation of the 109 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 December and are discussed below: As of December 3, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 48 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (64 FR 40404; 64 FR 66962; 66 FR 17743; 66 FR 33990; 66 FR 63289; 67 FR 68719; 68 FR 2629; 68 FR 35772; 68 FR 52811; 68 FR 61860; 68 FR 64944; 70 FR 33937; 70 FR 48797; 70 FR 61165; 70 FR 61493; 70 FR 67776; 72 FR 39879; 72 FR 40360; 72 FR 52419; 72 FR 64273; 73 FR 46973; 73 FR 54888; 74 FR 11988; 74 FR 21427; 74 FR 34632; 74 FR 37295; 74 FR 41971; 74 FR 48343; 74 FR 53581; 74 FR 62632; 76 FR 25766; 76 FR 29026; 76 FR 34136; 76 FR 37885; 76 FR 44652; 76 FR 49531; 76 FR 53708; 76 FR 54530; 76 FR 55463; 76 FR 64171; 76 FR 70215; 78 FR 20376; 78 FR 24798; 78 FR 27281; 78 FR 30954; 78 FR 34141; 78 FR 34143; 78 FR 37270; 78 FR 41188; 78 FR 41975; 78 FR 46407; 78 FR 47818; 78 FR 52602; 78 FR 56986; 78 FR 63307; 78 FR 64280; 78 FR 68137; 78 FR 77782; 78 FR 78477; 79 FR 4531; 80 FR 14240; 80 FR 31640; 80 FR 33007; 80 FR 33324; 80 FR 37718; 80 FR 44185; 80 FR 44188; 80 FR 48402; 80 FR 48411; 80 FR 50917; 80 FR 59225; 80 FR 59230; 80 FR 62161; 80 FR 63869; 80 FR 67472; 80 FR 67476; 81 FR 11642; 81 FR 1284; 81 FR 15404): Charles R. Airey (MD) Thomas E. Adams (IN) Christopher L. Bagby (VA) Joseph A. Batista (PA) Rickie L. Boone (NC) Jerry A. Bordelon (LA) VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Apr 06, 2018 Jkt 244001 Timothy V. Burke (CO) Wescott Clarke (MA) Gene B. Clyde (NY) Joseph Coelho (RI) Duane C. Conway (NV) William J. Corder (NC) Jose C. Costa (WA) Jon K. Dale (UT) Thomas P. Davidson (NJ) Elhadji M. Faye (CA) Jason R. Gast (MO) Edward J. Genovese (IN) Nirmal S. Gill (CA) Roger J. Hansen (WI) Bradley O. Hart (UT) Dean M. Hobson (IL) Jesus J. Huerta (NV) Elmer G. Isenhart (OH) Nathan H. Jacobs (NM) Donald L. Jensen (SD) Darrell W. Knorr (IL) Dale R. Knuppel (CO) Carmelo A. Lana (NJ) Michael Lancette (WI) Keith A. Lang (TX) Larry W. Lunde (WA) Rodney M. Mimbs (GA) Michael A. Mitchell (MS) Dennis L. Morgan (WA) Clarence L. Ogle (SD) Dennis R. Ohl (MO) James A. Parker (PA) Chris A. Ritenour (MI) Danilo A. Rivera (MD) Steven L. Roberts (AR) Michael J. Schmelzle (KS) Ralph J. Schmitt (CO) Wesley C. Slattery (KS) Mark R. Stevens (IA) Gerry W. Talbott (VA) Daniel R. Viscaya (NC) Paul B. Williams (NY) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–1999–5748; FMCSA– 2001–9258; FMCSA–2002–12844; FMCSA–2003–15892; FMCSA–2005– 21711; FMCSA–2007–27897; FMCSA– 2008–0231; FMCSA–2009–0054; FMCSA–2009–0154; FMCSA–2011– 0092; FMCSA–2011–0124; FMCSA– 2013–0025; FMCSA–2013–0027; FMCSA–2013–0028; FMCSA–2013– 0029; FMCSA–2013–0030; FMCSA– 2013–0165; FMCSA–2014–0303; FMCSA–2015–0055; FMCSA–2015– 0056; FMCSA–2015–0070; FMCSA– 2015–0071. Their exemptions are applicable as of December 3, 2017, and will expire on December 3, 2019. As of December 5, 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 requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (66 FR 17743; 66 FR 33990; 68 FR 35772; 70 FR 33937; 72 FR 32705; 74 FR 26464; 74 FR 43217; PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74 FR 57551; 76 FR 34135; 76 FR 64169; 76 FR 66123; 76 FR 75943; 78 FR 62935; 78 FR 65032; 78 FR 76395; 78 FR 77782; 80 FR 67481): Kevin G. Clem (SD) Rocky J. Lachney (LA) Chase L. Larson (WA) Herman G. Lovell (OR) Robert E. Smith (CT) Fred L. Stotts (OK) Randell K. Tyler (AL) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2001–9258; FMCSA– 2009–0206; FMCSA–2011–26690; FMCSA–2013–0166. Their exemptions are applicable as of December 5, 2017, and will expire on December 5, 2019. As of December 6, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following four individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (70 FR 57353; 70 FR 72689; 72 FR 62897; 74 FR 60021; 76 FR 70210; 78 FR 66099; 80 FR 67481): Thomas C. Meadows (NC) David A. Morris (TX) Richard P. Stanley (MA) Scott A. Tetter (IL) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2005–22194. Their exemptions are applicable as of December 6, 2017, and will expire on December 6, 2019. As of December 15, 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 requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (80 FR 70060; 81 FR 16265): Stephen W. Barrows (OR) Charles W. Bradley (SC) Ricky A. Bray (AR) Jerry W. Gibson (TX) Michael D. Judy (KS) Joel H. Kohagen (IA) Kelly K. Kremer (OR) Edward R. Lockhart (MS) Rodolfo Martinez (TX) Tobias G.E. Olsen (ND) Gregory A. Woodward (OR) Alton R. Young (MS) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2015–0072. Their exemptions are applicable as of December 15, 2017, and will expire on December 15, 2019. As of December 17, 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 vision requirement in the FMCSRs for E:\FR\FM\09APN1.SGM 09APN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 68 / Monday, April 9, 2018 / Notices interstate CMV drivers (78 FR 62935; 78 FR 76395; 80 FR 67481): Herbert R. Brenner, (ME); Henry D. Smith, (NC); Kolby W. Strickland, (WA). The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2013–0166. Their exemptions are applicable as of December 17, 2017, and will expire on December 17, 2019. As of December 22, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following two individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (76 FR 49528; 76 FR 61143; 76 FR 67248; 76 FR 79761; 78 FR 67460; 80 FR 67481): Robert E. Morgan, Jr. (GA), David M. Taylor (MO). The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2011–0142; FMCSA– 2011–0276. 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 16 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (78 FR 63302; 78 FR 64274; 78 FR 77778; 78 FR 77780; 80 FR 67481): Lawrence A. Angle (MO) Ernest J. Bachman (PA) Wayne Barker (OK) Eugene R. Briggs (MI) Matthew S. Burns (OH) Lee A. DeHaan (SD) Bradley R. Dishman (KY) Thomas G. Gholston (MS) Chad A. Miller (IA) William L. Paschall (MD) Kerry R. Powers (IN) Eugene D. Self, Jr. (NC) Mark P. Thiboutot (NH) Robert Thomas (PA) Herman D. Truewell (FL) Janusz K. Wis (IL) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2013–0168; FMCSA– 2013–0169. Their exemptions are applicable as of December 24, 2017, and will expire on December 24, 2019. As of December 27, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 13 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (64 FR 27027; 64 FR 51568; 66 FR 53826; 66 FR 63289; 66 FR 66966; 67 FR 10471; 67 FR 19798; 68 FR 64944; 68 FR 69434; 69 FR 19611; 70 FR 48797; 70 FR 53412; 70 FR 57353; 70 FR 61493; 70 FR 67776; 70 FR 72689; 70 FR 74102; 74 FR 37295; 74 FR 48343; 74 FR 60021; 76 FR 75942; 78 FR 67452; 80 FR 67481): VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Apr 06, 2018 Jkt 244001 Stanley E. Elliott (UT) Elmer E. Gockley (PA) Glenn T. Hehner (KY) Vladimir M. Kats (NC) Randall B. Laminack (TX) Robert W. Lantis (MT) Jerry L. Lord (PA) Eldon Miles (IN) Neal A. Richard (LA) Rene R. Trachsel (OR) Stanley W. Tyler, Jr. (NC) Kendle F. Waggle, Jr. (IN) DeWayne Washington (NC) DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2018–0023] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of applications for exemption; request for comments. AGENCY: Martiniano L. Espinosa (FL) Dustin K. Heimbach (PA) Lonni Lomax, Jr. (IL) John H. Voigts (AZ) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2001–10578; FMCSA–2003–16241; FMCSA–2013– 0170. Their exemptions are applicable as of December 31, 2017, and will expire on December 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: April 2, 2018. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–07182 Filed 4–6–18; 8:45 am] PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 46 individuals for an exemption from the prohibition in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) against persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals with ITDM to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 9, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA– 2018–0023 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Instructions: Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket number(s) for this notice. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to https:// 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 https:// 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 e.t., 365 days each year. If you want SUMMARY: The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–1999–5578; FMCSA– 2001–10578; FMCSA–2002–11426; FMCSA–2005–21711; FMCSA–2005– 22194; FMCSA–2009–0154. Their exemptions are applicable as of December 27, 2017, and will expire on December 27, 2019. As of December 31, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following four individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (66 FR 53826; 66 FR 66966; 68 FR 61857; 68 FR 69434; 68 FR 75715; 70 FR 74102; 71 FR 646; 72 FR 71993; 72 FR 71998; 74 FR 65846; 76 FR 78729; 78 FR 67454; 78 FR 67462; 79 FR 4803; 80 FR 67481): BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P 15225 E:\FR\FM\09APN1.SGM 09APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-1999-5578; FMCSA-1999-5748; FMCSA-2001-9258; FMCSA-
2001-10578; FMCSA-2002-11426; FMCSA-2002-12844; FMCSA-2003-15892; 
FMCSA-2003-16241; FMCSA-2005-21711; FMCSA-2005-22194; FMCSA-2007-27897; 
FMCSA-2008-0231; FMCSA-2009-0054; FMCSA-2009-0154; FMCSA-2009-0206; 
FMCSA-2011-0092; FMCSA-2011-0124; FMCSA-2011-0142; FMCSA-2011-0276; 
FMCSA-2011-26690; FMCSA-2013-0025; FMCSA-2013-0027; FMCSA-2013-0028; 
FMCSA-2013-0029; FMCSA-2013-0030; FMCSA-2013-0165; FMCSA-2013-0166; 
FMCSA-2013-0168; FMCSA-2013-0169; FMCSA-2013-0170; FMCSA-2014-0303; 
FMCSA-2015-0055; FMCSA-2015-0056; FMCSA-2015-0070; FMCSA-2015-0071; 
FMCSA-2015-0072]


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 109 
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, [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., 
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: https://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 https://www.regulations.gov, as described in 
the system of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed 
at https://www.dot.gov/privacy.

II. Background

    On January 16, 2018, FMCSA published a notice announcing its 
decision to renew exemptions for 109 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 (83 FR 2306). The 
public comment period ended on February 15, 2018, 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

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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 109 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 December 
and are discussed below:
    As of December 3, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 48 individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (64 FR 40404; 64 FR 66962; 66 FR 
17743; 66 FR 33990; 66 FR 63289; 67 FR 68719; 68 FR 2629; 68 FR 35772; 
68 FR 52811; 68 FR 61860; 68 FR 64944; 70 FR 33937; 70 FR 48797; 70 FR 
61165; 70 FR 61493; 70 FR 67776; 72 FR 39879; 72 FR 40360; 72 FR 52419; 
72 FR 64273; 73 FR 46973; 73 FR 54888; 74 FR 11988; 74 FR 21427; 74 FR 
34632; 74 FR 37295; 74 FR 41971; 74 FR 48343; 74 FR 53581; 74 FR 62632; 
76 FR 25766; 76 FR 29026; 76 FR 34136; 76 FR 37885; 76 FR 44652; 76 FR 
49531; 76 FR 53708; 76 FR 54530; 76 FR 55463; 76 FR 64171; 76 FR 70215; 
78 FR 20376; 78 FR 24798; 78 FR 27281; 78 FR 30954; 78 FR 34141; 78 FR 
34143; 78 FR 37270; 78 FR 41188; 78 FR 41975; 78 FR 46407; 78 FR 47818; 
78 FR 52602; 78 FR 56986; 78 FR 63307; 78 FR 64280; 78 FR 68137; 78 FR 
77782; 78 FR 78477; 79 FR 4531; 80 FR 14240; 80 FR 31640; 80 FR 33007; 
80 FR 33324; 80 FR 37718; 80 FR 44185; 80 FR 44188; 80 FR 48402; 80 FR 
48411; 80 FR 50917; 80 FR 59225; 80 FR 59230; 80 FR 62161; 80 FR 63869; 
80 FR 67472; 80 FR 67476; 81 FR 11642; 81 FR 1284; 81 FR 15404):

Charles R. Airey (MD)
Thomas E. Adams (IN)
Christopher L. Bagby (VA)
Joseph A. Batista (PA)
Rickie L. Boone (NC)
Jerry A. Bordelon (LA)
Timothy V. Burke (CO)
Wescott Clarke (MA)
Gene B. Clyde (NY)
Joseph Coelho (RI)
Duane C. Conway (NV)
William J. Corder (NC)
Jose C. Costa (WA)
Jon K. Dale (UT)
Thomas P. Davidson (NJ)
Elhadji M. Faye (CA)
Jason R. Gast (MO)
Edward J. Genovese (IN)
Nirmal S. Gill (CA)
Roger J. Hansen (WI)
Bradley O. Hart (UT)
Dean M. Hobson (IL)
Jesus J. Huerta (NV)
Elmer G. Isenhart (OH)
Nathan H. Jacobs (NM)
Donald L. Jensen (SD)
Darrell W. Knorr (IL)
Dale R. Knuppel (CO)
Carmelo A. Lana (NJ)
Michael Lancette (WI)
Keith A. Lang (TX)
Larry W. Lunde (WA)
Rodney M. Mimbs (GA)
Michael A. Mitchell (MS)
Dennis L. Morgan (WA)
Clarence L. Ogle (SD)
Dennis R. Ohl (MO)
James A. Parker (PA)
Chris A. Ritenour (MI)
Danilo A. Rivera (MD)
Steven L. Roberts (AR)
Michael J. Schmelzle (KS)
Ralph J. Schmitt (CO)
Wesley C. Slattery (KS)
Mark R. Stevens (IA)
Gerry W. Talbott (VA)
Daniel R. Viscaya (NC)
Paul B. Williams (NY)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-1999-5748; FMCSA-
2001-9258; FMCSA-2002-12844; FMCSA-2003-15892; FMCSA-2005-21711; FMCSA-
2007-27897; FMCSA-2008-0231; FMCSA-2009-0054; FMCSA-2009-0154; FMCSA-
2011-0092; FMCSA-2011-0124; FMCSA-2013-0025; FMCSA-2013-0027; FMCSA-
2013-0028; FMCSA-2013-0029; FMCSA-2013-0030; FMCSA-2013-0165; FMCSA-
2014-0303; FMCSA-2015-0055; FMCSA-2015-0056; FMCSA-2015-0070; FMCSA-
2015-0071. Their exemptions are applicable as of December 3, 2017, and 
will expire on December 3, 2019.
    As of December 5, 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 requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (66 FR 17743; 66 FR 33990; 68 FR 
35772; 70 FR 33937; 72 FR 32705; 74 FR 26464; 74 FR 43217; 74 FR 57551; 
76 FR 34135; 76 FR 64169; 76 FR 66123; 76 FR 75943; 78 FR 62935; 78 FR 
65032; 78 FR 76395; 78 FR 77782; 80 FR 67481):

Kevin G. Clem (SD)
Rocky J. Lachney (LA)
Chase L. Larson (WA)
Herman G. Lovell (OR)
Robert E. Smith (CT)
Fred L. Stotts (OK)
Randell K. Tyler (AL)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2001-9258; FMCSA-
2009-0206; FMCSA-2011-26690; FMCSA-2013-0166. Their exemptions are 
applicable as of December 5, 2017, and will expire on December 5, 2019.
    As of December 6, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following four individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (70 FR 57353; 70 FR 72689; 72 FR 
62897; 74 FR 60021; 76 FR 70210; 78 FR 66099; 80 FR 67481):

Thomas C. Meadows (NC)
David A. Morris (TX)
Richard P. Stanley (MA)
Scott A. Tetter (IL)

    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2005-22194. Their 
exemptions are applicable as of December 6, 2017, and will expire on 
December 6, 2019.
    As of December 15, 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 requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (80 FR 70060; 81 FR 16265):

Stephen W. Barrows (OR)
Charles W. Bradley (SC)
Ricky A. Bray (AR)
Jerry W. Gibson (TX)
Michael D. Judy (KS)
Joel H. Kohagen (IA)
Kelly K. Kremer (OR)
Edward R. Lockhart (MS)
Rodolfo Martinez (TX)
Tobias G.E. Olsen (ND)
Gregory A. Woodward (OR)
Alton R. Young (MS)

    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2015-0072. Their 
exemptions are applicable as of December 15, 2017, and will expire on 
December 15, 2019.
    As of December 17, 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 vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for

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interstate CMV drivers (78 FR 62935; 78 FR 76395; 80 FR 67481): Herbert 
R. Brenner, (ME); Henry D. Smith, (NC); Kolby W. Strickland, (WA).
    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2013-0166. Their 
exemptions are applicable as of December 17, 2017, and will expire on 
December 17, 2019.
    As of December 22, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following two individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (76 FR 49528; 76 FR 61143; 76 FR 
67248; 76 FR 79761; 78 FR 67460; 80 FR 67481): Robert E. Morgan, Jr. 
(GA), David M. Taylor (MO).
    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2011-0142; FMCSA-
2011-0276. 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 16 individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (78 FR 63302; 78 FR 64274; 78 FR 
77778; 78 FR 77780; 80 FR 67481):

Lawrence A. Angle (MO)
Ernest J. Bachman (PA)
Wayne Barker (OK)
Eugene R. Briggs (MI)
Matthew S. Burns (OH)
Lee A. DeHaan (SD)
Bradley R. Dishman (KY)
Thomas G. Gholston (MS)
Chad A. Miller (IA)
William L. Paschall (MD)
Kerry R. Powers (IN)
Eugene D. Self, Jr. (NC)
Mark P. Thiboutot (NH)
Robert Thomas (PA)
Herman D. Truewell (FL)
Janusz K. Wis (IL)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2013-0168; FMCSA-
2013-0169. Their exemptions are applicable as of December 24, 2017, and 
will expire on December 24, 2019.
    As of December 27, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 13 individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (64 FR 27027; 64 FR 51568; 66 FR 
53826; 66 FR 63289; 66 FR 66966; 67 FR 10471; 67 FR 19798; 68 FR 64944; 
68 FR 69434; 69 FR 19611; 70 FR 48797; 70 FR 53412; 70 FR 57353; 70 FR 
61493; 70 FR 67776; 70 FR 72689; 70 FR 74102; 74 FR 37295; 74 FR 48343; 
74 FR 60021; 76 FR 75942; 78 FR 67452; 80 FR 67481):

Stanley E. Elliott (UT)
Elmer E. Gockley (PA)
Glenn T. Hehner (KY)
Vladimir M. Kats (NC)
Randall B. Laminack (TX)
Robert W. Lantis (MT)
Jerry L. Lord (PA)
Eldon Miles (IN)
Neal A. Richard (LA)
Rene R. Trachsel (OR)
Stanley W. Tyler, Jr. (NC)
Kendle F. Waggle, Jr. (IN)
DeWayne Washington (NC)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-1999-5578; FMCSA-
2001-10578; FMCSA-2002-11426; FMCSA-2005-21711; FMCSA-2005-22194; 
FMCSA-2009-0154. Their exemptions are applicable as of December 27, 
2017, and will expire on December 27, 2019.
    As of December 31, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following four individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (66 FR 53826; 66 FR 66966; 68 FR 
61857; 68 FR 69434; 68 FR 75715; 70 FR 74102; 71 FR 646; 72 FR 71993; 
72 FR 71998; 74 FR 65846; 76 FR 78729; 78 FR 67454; 78 FR 67462; 79 FR 
4803; 80 FR 67481):

Martiniano L. Espinosa (FL)
Dustin K. Heimbach (PA)
Lonni Lomax, Jr. (IL)
John H. Voigts (AZ)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2001-10578; 
FMCSA-2003-16241; FMCSA-2013-0170. Their exemptions are applicable as 
of December 31, 2017, and will expire on December 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: April 2, 2018.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2018-07182 Filed 4-6-18; 8:45 am]
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