Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 40634-40636 [2018-17602]

Download as PDF 40634 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 158 / Wednesday, August 15, 2018 / Notices Emmanuel A. Sepulveda (CA) Tyrone Sipp (TN) Calvin R. Stoltzfus (PA) Latasha M. Williams-Barnes (CT) The following four applicants have not had stable vision for the preceding three-year period: Miguel M. Levario (NM) Markell D. Riley (NC) Michael J. Smith (MN) Vernon L. Speakman (GA) The following applicant, Charles E. Chamberlain (KY), does not meet the vision standard in his better eye. The following applicant, Jerry B. Gibson (KY), drove interstate while restricted to intrastate driving. Issued on: August 9, 2018. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–17597 Filed 8–14–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–1998–4334; FMCSA– 1999–5578; FMCSA–2000–8398; FMCSA– 2001–9561; FMCSA–2003–14504; FMCSA– 2003–14504; FMCSA–2003–15268; FMCSA– 2005–20560; FMCSA–2005–21254; FMCSA– 2007–27333; FMCSA–2007–27515; FMCSA– 2007–27897; FMCSA–2007–28695; FMCSA– 2009–0121; FMCSA–2009–0154; FMCSA– 2011–0092; FMCSA–2011–0124; FMCSA– 2011–0140; FMCSA–2011–0141; FMCSA– 2013–0027; FMCSA–2013–0028; FMCSA– 2013–0029; FMCSA–2013–0030; FMCSA– 2014–0007; FMCSA–2014–0300; FMCSA– 2014–0304; FMCSA–2015–0048; 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 86 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 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 Aug 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 June 18, 2018, FMCSA published a notice announcing its decision to renew exemptions for 86 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 28307). The public comment period ended on July 18, 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00136 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 without corrective lenses, field of vision of at least 70° in the horizontal meridian in each eye, and the ability to recognize the colors of traffic signals and devices showing red, green, and amber. III. Discussion of Comments FMCSA received no comments in this preceding. IV. Conclusion Based upon its evaluation of the 86 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 September and are discussed below: As of September 6, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 35 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (65 FR 78256; 66 FR 16311; 66 FR 30502; 66 FR 41654; 68 FR 13360; 68 FR 44837; 70 FR 17504; 70 FR 25878; 70 FR 30997; 70 FR 41811; 72 FR 12666; 72 FR 21313; 72 FR 25831; 72 FR 27624; 72 FR 28093; 72 FR 32703; 72 FR 40362; 74 FR 19270; 74 FR 23472; 74 FR 26461; 74 FR 26464; 74 FR 34395; 74 FR 34630; 76 FR 25762; 76 FR 25766; 76 FR 32017; 76 FR 34135; 76 FR 37168; 76 FR 37169; 76 FR 37885; 76 FR 44652; 76 FR 50318; 78 FR 24798; 78 FR 26106; 78 FR 27281; 78 FR 32708; 78 FR 34140; 78 FR 34143; 78 FR 37270; 78 FR 41188; 78 FR 41975; 78 FR 46407; 78 FR 51269; 78 FR 52602; 78 FR 56986; 78 FR 56993; 79 FR 4531; 79 FR 38659; 79 FR 53514; 80 FR 2473; 80 FR 14223; 80 FR 18693; 80 FR 26139; 80 FR 26320; 80 FR 29154; 80 FR 31640; 80 FR 33007; 80 FR 33009; 80 FR 33011; 80 FR 35699; 80 FR 36395; 80 FR 37718; 80 FR 40122; 80 FR 44185; 80 FR 44188; 80 FR 48404; 80 FR 48409; 80 FR 50917; 80 FR 62161; 80 FR 62163): Robert D. Arkwright (MS) Roger Bell (IL) Phillip J. Boes (MN) Dale E. Bunke (ID) Daniel G. Cohen (VT) Jeffrey W. Cotner (OR) Jeffrey S. Daniel (VA) John J. Davis (SC) Roy H. Degner (IA) David S. Devine (ID) John C. Dimassa (WA) Mark J. Dufresne (NH) Donnie H. Eagle (WV) Dennis C. Edler (PA) Steven G. Garrett (CA) Eric M. Grayson (KY) E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 158 / Wednesday, August 15, 2018 / Notices William K. Gullett (KY) David A. Hayes (GA) John T. Johnson (NM) Jay D. Labrum (UT) Spencer E. Leonard (OH) Brian P. Millard (SC) Gonzalo Pena (FL) Richard E. Perry (CA) Timothy J. Slone (KY) Hoyt V. Smith (SC) Dennis W. Stubrich (PA) Lee T. Taylor (FL) Michael J. Thane (OH) Jon C. Thompson (TX) James L. Tinsley, Jr. (VA) George F. Treece (IL) Harlon C. VanBlaricom (MN) Jeff L. Wheeler (IA) Zachary J. Workman (ID) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2000–8398; FMCSA– 2001–9561; FMCSA–2005–20560; FMCSA–2007–27333; FMCSA–2007– 27515; FMCSA–2009–0121; FMCSA– 2011–0092; FMCSA–2011–0140; FMCSA–2013–0027; FMCSA–2013– 0028; FMCSA–2013–0029; FMCSA– 2013–0030; FMCSA–2014–0007; FMCSA–2014–0300; FMCSA–2014– 0304; FMCSA–2015–0048; FMCSA– 2015–0052; FMCSA–2015–0053; FMCSA–2015–0055. Their exemptions are applicable as of September 6, 2017, and will expire on September 6, 2019. As of September 7, 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 (76 FR 34136; 76 FR 37169; 76 FR 50318; 76 FR 55463; 78 FR 78477; 80 FR 50915): Charles E. Carter (MI) James A. Ellis (NY) Dale L. Giardine (PA) Peter M. Shirk (PA) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2011–0124; FMCSA– 2011–0140. Their exemptions are applicable as of September 7, 2017, and will expire on September 7, 2019. As of September 13, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following ten individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (63 FR 66226; 64 FR 16517; 66 FR 41656; 68 FR 44837; 70 FR 41811; 72 FR 39879; 72 FR 40362; 72 FR 52419; 74 FR 41971; 76 FR 54530; 78 FR 78477; 80 FR 48402): John A. Bridges (GA) Brian W. Curtis (IL) Tomie L. Estes (MO) Ray C. Johnson (AR) James J. Mitchell (NC) VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 Aug 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 Andrew M. Nurnberg (GA) Joshua R. Perkins (ID) Craig R. Saari (MN) Jerry L. Schroder (IL) Larry D. Steiner (MN) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–1998–4334; FMCSA– 2007–27897. Their exemptions are applicable as of September 13, 2017, and will expire on September 13, 2019. As of September 16, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 11 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (78 FR 27281; 78 FR 34143; 78 FR 41188; 78 FR 41975; 78 FR 52602; 78 FR 56986; 80 FR 48411): Carl Block (NY) Christopher Brim (TN) John Camp (GA) Ralph Carr (PA) Phyllis Dodson (IN) Juan M. Guerrero (TX) Berl C. Jennings (VA) Udum Khamsoksavath (WA) Vincent Marsee, Sr. (NC) Jerome Paintner (ND) David Snellings (MD) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2013–0028; FMCSA– 2013–0029; FMCSA–2013–0030. Their exemptions are applicable as of September 16, 2017, and will expire on September 16, 2019. As of September 22, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 15 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (68 FR 19598; 68 FR 33570; 70 FR 17504; 70 FR 25878; 70 FR 30997; 72 FR 28093; 72 FR 40362; 74 FR 20523; 74 FR 34394; 74 FR 37295; 74 FR 48343; 76 FR 34136; 76 FR 53708; 76 FR 54530; 76 FR 55463; 78 FR 78477; 80 FR 49302): Michael K. Adams (OH) Eleazar R. Balli (TX) Darrell W. Bayless (TX) Lloyd D. Burgess (OH) Clifford D. Carpenter (MO) Cecil A. Evey (ID) Kamal A. Gaddah (OH) Eric M. Kousgaard (NE) James F. McMahon, Jr. (NH) Samuel A. Miller (IN) Larry T. Rogers (IL) Marcial Soto-Rivas (OR) Boyd D. Stamey (NC) David C. Sybesma (ID) Matthew K. Tucker (MN) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2003–14504; FMCSA–2005–20560; FMCSA–2009– PO 00000 Frm 00137 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40635 0154; FMCSA–2011–0124. Their exemptions are applicable as of September 22, 2017, and will expire on September 22, 2019. As of September 23, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following nine 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 48504; 68 FR 19598; 68 FR 33570; 68 FR 37197; 68 FR 48989; 68 FR 54775; 70 FR 30999; 70 FR 42615; 70 FR 46567; 70 FR 53412; 72 FR 39879; 72 FR 52419; 72 FR 62896; 74 FR 43221; 76 FR 53708; 78 FR 78477; 80 FR 53383): Linda L. Billings (NV) Weldon R. Evans (OH) Orasio Garcia (TX) Leslie W. Good (OR) James P. Guth (PA) Gregory K. Lilly (WV) Kenneth A. Reddick (PA) Leonard Rice, Jr. (GA) James T. Sullivan (KY) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–1999–5578; FMCSA– 2003–14504; FMCSA–2003–15268; FMCSA–2005–21254; FMCSA–2007– 27897. Their exemptions are applicable as of September 23, 2017, and will expire on September 23, 2019. As of September 27, 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 (72 FR 46261; 72 FR 54972; 74 FR 43223; 76 FR 40445; 76 FR 53710; 76 FR 55469; 78 FR 78477): Joe M. Flores, (NM); Kenneth D. Perkins, (NC). The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2007–28695; FMCSA–2011–0141. Their exemptions are applicable as of September 27, 2017, and will expire on September 27, 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. E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1 40636 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 158 / Wednesday, August 15, 2018 / Notices Issued on: August 8, 2018. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2018–17602 Filed 8–14–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2018–0091] Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of Existing Information Collection Request: Commercial Motor Vehicle Marking Requirements Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This ICR will enable FMCSA to document the burden associated with the marking regulations in ‘‘Marking of Self-Propelled CMVs and Intermodal Equipment.’’ These regulations require marking of vehicles and intermodal equipment by motor carriers and intermodal equipment providers (IEPs) engaging in interstate transportation. The FMCSA requests approval to renew an ICR titled, ‘‘Commercial Motor Vehicle Marking Requirements.’’ SUMMARY: Please send your comments by September 14, 2018. OMB must receive your comments by this date in order to act quickly on the ICR. ADDRESSES: All comments should reference Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2018–0091. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention of the Desk Officer, Department of Transportation/Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov, or faxed to (202) 395– 6974, or mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 Aug 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 Crystal Frederick, Transportation Specialist, Compliance Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 6th Floor, West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Telephone: 202–366–2904; Email Address: crystal.frederick@ dot.gov. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Commercial Motor Vehicle Marking Requirements OMB Control Number: 2126–0054. Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Freight carrying commercial motor carriers, passenger carrying commercial motor carriers and intermodal equipment providers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 218,389 motor carriers and IEPs. Estimated Time per Response: 26 minutes [12 minutes to affix DOT Number + 14 minutes for affixing a carrier’s name = 26]. Expiration Date: August 31, 2018. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 774,249 hours spent by motor carriers and IEPs marking CMVs with a DOT number and carrier information. Background: The Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) is authorized to require marking of vehicles and intermodal equipment by motor carriers and intermodal equipment providers (IEPs) engaging in interstate transportation based on the authority of 49 U.S.C. 31133(a)(8) and 31133(a)(10). The Secretary has delegated authority pertaining to the marking of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) pursuant to 49 CFR 1.87(f). The Agency’s regulation governing the marking of CMVs is codified at 49 CFR 390.21. Vehicle marking requirements are intended to ensure that FMCSA, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and State safety officials are able to identify motor carriers and correctly assign responsibility for regulatory violations during inspections, investigations, compliance reviews, and crash studies. These marking requirements will also provide the public with beneficial information that could assist in identifying carriers for the purposes of commerce, complaints or emergency notification. The marking requirements apply to motor carriers and intermodal equipment providers (IEPs) engaging in interstate transportation. The Agency does not require a specific method of marking as long as the marking complies with PO 00000 Frm 00138 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FMCSA’s regulations. The program change decrease of 76,751 estimated annual burden hours (774,249 proposed estimated annual burden hours–851,000 approved estimated annual burden hours) is due to adjustments in respondent and response estimates. Data, as of September 29, 2017, pulled from FMCSA’s MCMIS and SMS databases indicated that there was a decrease in the number of active interstate freight carriers and intrastate hazardous materials carriers and a decrease in the number of power units subject to Component 1 marking requirements, resulting in a decrease of 94,799 burden hours. According to the September 29, 2017 snapshot, there was a decrease in the number of passenger carriers impacted and an increase in the number of passenger-carrying power units impacted by Component 2, resulting in an increase of 17,947 burden hours. Finally, greater precision was used in calculating the number of respondents, responses associated with Component 3, resulting in an increase of 101 burden hours. Two comments were submitted to the docket during the 60-day comment period, in response to the 60-day Federal Register, 83(17885), published on April 24, 2018. One comment was received from Greyhound Lines, Inc. (Greyhound) and the other from OwnerOperator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA). Greyhound’s comment, however, addresses another ICR open during the same time period, ‘‘Leasing and Interchange of Vehicles,’’ and not the Markings ICR. The comment submitted by Greyhound will thus be addressed in the Leasing ICR response. The other comment submitted by OOIDA raised two points. The first issue raised deals with the phrasing of the associated regulation, part 390. OOIDA asserts that current wording of the part does not permit certain leasing situations. FMCSA notes that an ICR is not the venue for regulatory change, even if the regulation is related to the subject matter covered in the ICR. The second claim made by OOIDA is that the aforementioned regulation does nothing to improve safety. As we stated in the 2015 final rule the marking requirement enables ‘‘investigators and the general public to identify the passenger carrier responsible for safety’’ (80 FR 30164, 30166). Given these considerations FMCSA does not believe changes to the ICR are appropriate based on these comments. 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 FMCSA to perform its E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1

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[FR Doc No: 2018-17602]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-1998-4334; FMCSA-1999-5578; FMCSA-2000-8398; FMCSA-
2001-9561; FMCSA-2003-14504; FMCSA-2003-14504; FMCSA-2003-15268; FMCSA-
2005-20560; FMCSA-2005-21254; FMCSA-2007-27333; FMCSA-2007-27515; 
FMCSA-2007-27897; FMCSA-2007-28695; FMCSA-2009-0121; FMCSA-2009-0154; 
FMCSA-2011-0092; FMCSA-2011-0124; FMCSA-2011-0140; FMCSA-2011-0141; 
FMCSA-2013-0027; FMCSA-2013-0028; FMCSA-2013-0029; FMCSA-2013-0030; 
FMCSA-2014-0007; FMCSA-2014-0300; FMCSA-2014-0304; FMCSA-2015-0048; 
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 86 
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: 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 June 18, 2018, FMCSA published a notice announcing its decision 
to renew exemptions for 86 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 28307). The public comment 
period ended on July 18, 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 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 traffic signals and devices showing red, 
green, and amber.

III. Discussion of Comments

    FMCSA received no comments in this preceding.

IV. Conclusion

    Based upon its evaluation of the 86 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 September 
and are discussed below:
    As of September 6, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 35 individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (65 FR 78256; 66 FR 16311; 66 FR 
30502; 66 FR 41654; 68 FR 13360; 68 FR 44837; 70 FR 17504; 70 FR 25878; 
70 FR 30997; 70 FR 41811; 72 FR 12666; 72 FR 21313; 72 FR 25831; 72 FR 
27624; 72 FR 28093; 72 FR 32703; 72 FR 40362; 74 FR 19270; 74 FR 23472; 
74 FR 26461; 74 FR 26464; 74 FR 34395; 74 FR 34630; 76 FR 25762; 76 FR 
25766; 76 FR 32017; 76 FR 34135; 76 FR 37168; 76 FR 37169; 76 FR 37885; 
76 FR 44652; 76 FR 50318; 78 FR 24798; 78 FR 26106; 78 FR 27281; 78 FR 
32708; 78 FR 34140; 78 FR 34143; 78 FR 37270; 78 FR 41188; 78 FR 41975; 
78 FR 46407; 78 FR 51269; 78 FR 52602; 78 FR 56986; 78 FR 56993; 79 FR 
4531; 79 FR 38659; 79 FR 53514; 80 FR 2473; 80 FR 14223; 80 FR 18693; 
80 FR 26139; 80 FR 26320; 80 FR 29154; 80 FR 31640; 80 FR 33007; 80 FR 
33009; 80 FR 33011; 80 FR 35699; 80 FR 36395; 80 FR 37718; 80 FR 40122; 
80 FR 44185; 80 FR 44188; 80 FR 48404; 80 FR 48409; 80 FR 50917; 80 FR 
62161; 80 FR 62163):

Robert D. Arkwright (MS)
Roger Bell (IL)
Phillip J. Boes (MN)
Dale E. Bunke (ID)
Daniel G. Cohen (VT)
Jeffrey W. Cotner (OR)
Jeffrey S. Daniel (VA)
John J. Davis (SC)
Roy H. Degner (IA)
David S. Devine (ID)
John C. Dimassa (WA)
Mark J. Dufresne (NH)
Donnie H. Eagle (WV)
Dennis C. Edler (PA)
Steven G. Garrett (CA)
Eric M. Grayson (KY)

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William K. Gullett (KY)
David A. Hayes (GA)
John T. Johnson (NM)
Jay D. Labrum (UT)
Spencer E. Leonard (OH)
Brian P. Millard (SC)
Gonzalo Pena (FL)
Richard E. Perry (CA)
Timothy J. Slone (KY)
Hoyt V. Smith (SC)
Dennis W. Stubrich (PA)
Lee T. Taylor (FL)
Michael J. Thane (OH)
Jon C. Thompson (TX)
James L. Tinsley, Jr. (VA)
George F. Treece (IL)
Harlon C. VanBlaricom (MN)
Jeff L. Wheeler (IA)
Zachary J. Workman (ID)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2000-8398; FMCSA-
2001-9561; FMCSA-2005-20560; FMCSA-2007-27333; FMCSA-2007-27515; FMCSA-
2009-0121; FMCSA-2011-0092; FMCSA-2011-0140; FMCSA-2013-0027; FMCSA-
2013-0028; FMCSA-2013-0029; FMCSA-2013-0030; FMCSA-2014-0007; FMCSA-
2014-0300; FMCSA-2014-0304; FMCSA-2015-0048; FMCSA-2015-0052; FMCSA-
2015-0053; FMCSA-2015-0055. Their exemptions are applicable as of 
September 6, 2017, and will expire on September 6, 2019.
    As of September 7, 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 (76 FR 34136; 76 FR 37169; 76 FR 
50318; 76 FR 55463; 78 FR 78477; 80 FR 50915):

Charles E. Carter (MI)
James A. Ellis (NY)
Dale L. Giardine (PA)
Peter M. Shirk (PA)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2011-0124; FMCSA-
2011-0140. Their exemptions are applicable as of September 7, 2017, and 
will expire on September 7, 2019.
    As of September 13, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following ten individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (63 FR 66226; 64 FR 16517; 66 FR 
41656; 68 FR 44837; 70 FR 41811; 72 FR 39879; 72 FR 40362; 72 FR 52419; 
74 FR 41971; 76 FR 54530; 78 FR 78477; 80 FR 48402):

John A. Bridges (GA)
Brian W. Curtis (IL)
Tomie L. Estes (MO)
Ray C. Johnson (AR)
James J. Mitchell (NC)
Andrew M. Nurnberg (GA)
Joshua R. Perkins (ID)
Craig R. Saari (MN)
Jerry L. Schroder (IL)
Larry D. Steiner (MN)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-1998-4334; FMCSA-
2007-27897. Their exemptions are applicable as of September 13, 2017, 
and will expire on September 13, 2019.
    As of September 16, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 11 individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (78 FR 27281; 78 FR 34143; 78 FR 
41188; 78 FR 41975; 78 FR 52602; 78 FR 56986; 80 FR 48411):

Carl Block (NY)
Christopher Brim (TN)
John Camp (GA)
Ralph Carr (PA)
Phyllis Dodson (IN)
Juan M. Guerrero (TX)
Berl C. Jennings (VA)
Udum Khamsoksavath (WA)
Vincent Marsee, Sr. (NC)
Jerome Paintner (ND)
David Snellings (MD)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2013-0028; FMCSA-
2013-0029; FMCSA-2013-0030. Their exemptions are applicable as of 
September 16, 2017, and will expire on September 16, 2019.
    As of September 22, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 15 individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (68 FR 19598; 68 FR 33570; 70 FR 
17504; 70 FR 25878; 70 FR 30997; 72 FR 28093; 72 FR 40362; 74 FR 20523; 
74 FR 34394; 74 FR 37295; 74 FR 48343; 76 FR 34136; 76 FR 53708; 76 FR 
54530; 76 FR 55463; 78 FR 78477; 80 FR 49302):

Michael K. Adams (OH)
Eleazar R. Balli (TX)
Darrell W. Bayless (TX)
Lloyd D. Burgess (OH)
Clifford D. Carpenter (MO)
Cecil A. Evey (ID)
Kamal A. Gaddah (OH)
Eric M. Kousgaard (NE)
James F. McMahon, Jr. (NH)
Samuel A. Miller (IN)
Larry T. Rogers (IL)
Marcial Soto-Rivas (OR)
Boyd D. Stamey (NC)
David C. Sybesma (ID)
Matthew K. Tucker (MN)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2003-14504; 
FMCSA-2005-20560; FMCSA-2009-0154; FMCSA-2011-0124. Their exemptions 
are applicable as of September 22, 2017, and will expire on September 
22, 2019.
    As of September 23, 2017, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following nine 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 
48504; 68 FR 19598; 68 FR 33570; 68 FR 37197; 68 FR 48989; 68 FR 54775; 
70 FR 30999; 70 FR 42615; 70 FR 46567; 70 FR 53412; 72 FR 39879; 72 FR 
52419; 72 FR 62896; 74 FR 43221; 76 FR 53708; 78 FR 78477; 80 FR 
53383):

Linda L. Billings (NV)
Weldon R. Evans (OH)
Orasio Garcia (TX)
Leslie W. Good (OR)
James P. Guth (PA)
Gregory K. Lilly (WV)
Kenneth A. Reddick (PA)
Leonard Rice, Jr. (GA)
James T. Sullivan (KY)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-1999-5578; FMCSA-
2003-14504; FMCSA-2003-15268; FMCSA-2005-21254; FMCSA-2007-27897. Their 
exemptions are applicable as of September 23, 2017, and will expire on 
September 23, 2019.
    As of September 27, 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 (72 FR 46261; 72 FR 54972; 74 FR 
43223; 76 FR 40445; 76 FR 53710; 76 FR 55469; 78 FR 78477): Joe M. 
Flores, (NM); Kenneth D. Perkins, (NC).
    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2007-28695; 
FMCSA-2011-0141. Their exemptions are applicable as of September 27, 
2017, and will expire on September 27, 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.


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    Issued on: August 8, 2018.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2018-17602 Filed 8-14-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-EX-P