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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 175 / Monday, September 10, 2018 / Notices take immediate steps to revoke the exemption of a driver. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES III. Basis for Renewing Exemptions In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each of the 2 applicants has satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the hearing requirement. The 2 drivers in this notice remain in good standing with the Agency. In addition, for Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holders, the Commercial Driver’s License Information System (CDLIS) and the Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) are searched for crash and violation data. For non-CDL holders, the Agency reviews the driving records from the State Driver’s Licensing Agency (SDLA). These factors provide an adequate basis for predicting each driver’s ability to continue to safely operate a CMV in interstate commerce. Therefore, FMCSA concludes that extending the exemption for each of these drivers for a period of two years is likely to achieve a level of safety equal to that existing without the exemption. As of 08/13/2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, Keith Byrd (TN) has satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the hearing requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers. This driver was included in docket number FMCSA–2014–0385. The exemption is applicable as of 08/13/ 2018, and will expire on 08/13/2020. As of 08/23/2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, Byron Smith (TX) has satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the hearing requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers. This driver was included in docket number FMCSA–2012–0332. The exemption is applicable as of 08/23/ 2018, and will expire on 08/23/2020. IV. Conditions and Requirements The exemptions are extended subject to the following conditions: (1) Each driver must report any crashes or accidents as defined in 49 CFR 390.5; and (2) report all citations and convictions for disqualifying offenses under 49 CFR part 383 and 49 CFR 391 to FMCSA; and (3) each driver prohibited from operating a motorcoach or bus with passengers in interstate commerce. The driver must also have a copy of the exemption when driving, for presentation to a duly authorized Federal, State, or local enforcement official. In addition, the exemption does not exempt the individual from meeting VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Sep 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 the applicable CDL testing requirements. Each exemption will be valid for two years unless rescinded earlier by FMCSA. 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 2 exemption applications, FMCSA renews the exemptions of the aforementioned drivers from the hearing requirement in 49 CFR 391.41 (b)(11). 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: August 30, 2018. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–19563 Filed 9–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2018–0135] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of applications for exemption; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 30 individuals for an exemption from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 10, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA– 2018–0135 using any of the following methods: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00152 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45745 • 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, 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 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. 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 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: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1 45746 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 175 / Monday, September 10, 2018 / Notices daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES I. Background Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption from the FMCSRs for a five-year period if it finds ‘‘such exemption would likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level that would be achieved absent such exemption.’’ The statute also allows the Agency to renew exemptions at the end of the five-year period. FMCSA grants exemptions from the FMCSRs for a twoyear period to align with the maximum duration of a driver’s medical certification. The 30 individuals listed in this notice have requested an exemption from the hearing requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(11). Accordingly, the Agency will evaluate the qualifications of each applicant to determine whether granting the exemption will achieve the required level of safety mandated by statute. The physical qualification standard for drivers regarding hearing found in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(11) states that a person is physically qualified to drive a CMV if that person first perceives a forced whispered voice in the better ear at not less than 5 feet with or without the use of a hearing aid or, if tested by use of an audiometric device, does not have an average hearing loss in the better ear greater than 40 decibels at 500 Hz, 1,000 Hz, and 2,000 Hz with or without a hearing aid when the audiometric device is calibrated to American National Standard (formerly ASA Standard) Z24.5—1951. This standard was adopted in 1970 and was revised in 1971 to allow drivers to be qualified under this standard while wearing a hearing aid, 35 FR 6458, 6463 (April 22, 1970) and 36 FR 12857 (July 3, 1971). On February 1, 2013, FMCSA announced in a Notice of Final Disposition titled, Qualification of Drivers; Application for Exemptions; National Association of the Deaf, (78 FR 7479), its decision to grant requests from 30 individuals for exemptions from the Agency’s physical qualification standard concerning hearing for interstate CMV drivers. Since the February 1, 2013 notice, the Agency has published additional notices granting requests from hard of hearing and deaf individuals for exemptions from the Agency’s physical qualification standard concerning hearing for interstate CMV drivers. II. Qualifications of Applicants David Alagna Mr. Alagna, age 50, holds an operator’s license in Illinois. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Sep 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 Matthew H. Albrecht Mr. Albrecht, age 51, holds an operator’s license in Pennsylvania. Dustin R. Miller Raymond Amundson Mr. Amundson, age 66, holds a class A CDL in Oklahoma. Eric D. Peer Michael Arwood Mr. Arwood, age 41, holds an operator’s license in Tennessee. Jose B. Ramirez Jonathan D. Ball Mr. Ball, age 51, holds a class A CDL in Pennsylvania. Donald Reamsayder Gerald Bennett Mr. Bennett, age 39, holds an operator’s license in New Hampshire. Kenneth W. Reimer Dominick Booker Mr. Booker, age 25, holds an operator’s license in Pennsylvania. Michael Boarman Mr. Boarman, age 34, holds an operator’s license in Colorado. Russell Brannan Mr. Brannan, age 62, holds a class A CDL in Georgia. Gerald Buoniconti Mr. Buoniconti, age 54, holds a class A CDL in Massachusetts. Like C. Bundrum Mr. Bundrum, age 21, holds an operator’s license in Georgia. Steven D. Chambers Mr. Chambers, age 65, holds a class A CDL in Oklahoma. Michael Dohanish Mr. Dohanish, age 41, holds an operator’s license in Ohio. Ralph K. Domel Mr. Domel, age 70, holds a class A CDL in Texas. Jacquelyn Hetherington Ms. Hetherington, age 52, holds an operator’s license in Oklahoma. Julian Koch Mr. Koch, age 31, holds an operator’s license in Texas. Jeremy Lampart Mr. Lampard, age 41, holds an operator’s license in South Carolina. Jay Larson Mr. Larson, age 45, holds an operator’s license in Texas. Thomas E. McLaughlin Mr. McLaughlin, age 56, holds an operator’s license in New York. PO 00000 Frm 00153 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Mr. Miller, age 39, holds a class A CDL in Michigan. Mr. Peer, age 49, holds an operator’s license in Deleware. Mr. Ramirez, age 32, holds an operator’s license in Illinois. Mr. Reamsayder, age 56, holds an operator’s license in Florida. Mr. Reimer, age 78, holds a class A CDL in Wisconsin. Troy Rolland Mr. Rolland, age 58, holds an operator’s license in Texas. Thomas D. Sneer Mr. Sneer, age 61, holds a class A CDL in Minnesota. Carlos Talamantes Mr. Talamantes, age 43, holds an operator’s license in Texas. Kenneth Weaver Mr. Weaver, age 52, holds an operator’s license in Texas. Paul Whetstone Mr. Whetstone, age 41, holds an operator’s license in Arizona. Jason Wynne Mr. Wynne, age 46, holds an operator’s license in Texas. III. Request for Comments In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA requests public comment from all interested persons on the exemption petitions described in this notice. We will consider all comments received before the close of business on the closing date indicated in the dates section of the notice. IV. Submitting Comments You may submit your comments and material online or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. FMCSA recommends that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a phone number in the body of your document so that FMCSA can contact you if there are questions regarding your submission. To submit your comment online, go to https://www.regulations.gov and in the search box insert the docket number FMCSA–2017–0060 and click the search E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 175 / Monday, September 10, 2018 / Notices button. When the new screen appears, click on the blue ‘‘Comment Now!’’ button on the right hand side of the page. On the new page, enter information required including the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the facility, please enclose a stamped, selfaddressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and materials received during the comment period. FMCSA may issue a final determination any time after the close of the comment period. V. Viewing Comments and Documents To view comments, as well as any documents mentioned in this preamble, go to https://www.regulations.gov and in the search box insert the docket number FMCSA–2017–0060 and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, click ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ and you will find all documents and comments related to this notice. Issued on: August 30, 2018. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–19564 Filed 9–7–18; 8:45 am] daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–1999–6480; FMCSA– 2000–7363; FMCSA–2001–10578; FMCSA– 2003–15892; FMCSA–2003–16564; FMCSA– 2004–17195; FMCSA–2005–23099; FMCSA– 2006–24015; FMCSA–2007–0071; FMCSA– 2007–26653; FMCSA–2007–27897; FMCSA– 2007–28695; FMCSA–2008–0021; FMCSA– 2009–0303; FMCSA–2009–0321; FMCSA– 2010–0050; FMCSA–2011–0324; FMCSA– 2011–0365; FMCSA–2011–0366; FMCSA– 2011–0378; FMCSA–2011–0379; FMCSA– 2011–0380; FMCSA–2012–0040; FMCSA– 2012–0104; FMCSA–2013–0029; FMCSA– 2013–0030; FMCSA–2013–0165; FMCSA– 2013–0167; FMCSA–2013–0168; FMCSA– 2013–0170; FMCSA–2013–0174; FMCSA– 2014–0002; FMCSA–2014–0003; FMCSA– 2014–0004; FMCSA–2015–0070; FMCSA– 2015–0071; FMCSA–2015–0072; FMCSA– 2015–0344; FMCSA–2015–0347; FMCSA– 2015–0348; FMCSA–2015–0350; FMCSA– 2015–0351; FMCSA–2016–0024; FMCSA– 2016–0025; FMCSA–2016–0027] 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 95 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye. DATES: Each group of renewed exemptions were applicable on the dates stated in the discussions below and will expire on the dates stated in the discussions below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Christine A. Hydock, Chief, Medical Programs Division, 202–366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W64–224, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. If you have questions regarding viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Docket Services, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Electronic Access You may see all the comments online through the Federal Document Management System (FDMS) at: https:// www.regulations.gov. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Sep 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00154 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45747 Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to https:// 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 June 18, 2018, FMCSA published a notice announcing its decision to renew exemptions for 95 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 28332). 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° 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 95 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): E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2018-0135]


Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing

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

ACTION: Notice of applications for exemption; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 30 individuals 
for an exemption from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor 
Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor 
vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would 
enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to operate CMVs in 
interstate commerce.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 10, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA-2018-0135 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, 365 
days each year. If you want acknowledgment that we received your 
comments, please include a self-addressed, 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 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.

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 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: 

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I. Background

    Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption 
from the FMCSRs for a five-year period if it finds ``such exemption 
would likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater 
than the level that would be achieved absent such exemption.'' The 
statute also allows the Agency to renew exemptions at the end of the 
five-year period. FMCSA grants exemptions from the FMCSRs for a two-
year period to align with the maximum duration of a driver's medical 
certification.
    The 30 individuals listed in this notice have requested an 
exemption from the hearing requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(11). 
Accordingly, the Agency will evaluate the qualifications of each 
applicant to determine whether granting the exemption will achieve the 
required level of safety mandated by statute.
    The physical qualification standard for drivers regarding hearing 
found in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(11) states that a person is physically 
qualified to drive a CMV if that person first perceives a forced 
whispered voice in the better ear at not less than 5 feet with or 
without the use of a hearing aid or, if tested by use of an audiometric 
device, does not have an average hearing loss in the better ear greater 
than 40 decibels at 500 Hz, 1,000 Hz, and 2,000 Hz with or without a 
hearing aid when the audiometric device is calibrated to American 
National Standard (formerly ASA Standard) Z24.5--1951.
    This standard was adopted in 1970 and was revised in 1971 to allow 
drivers to be qualified under this standard while wearing a hearing 
aid, 35 FR 6458, 6463 (April 22, 1970) and 36 FR 12857 (July 3, 1971).
    On February 1, 2013, FMCSA announced in a Notice of Final 
Disposition titled, Qualification of Drivers; Application for 
Exemptions; National Association of the Deaf, (78 FR 7479), its 
decision to grant requests from 30 individuals for exemptions from the 
Agency's physical qualification standard concerning hearing for 
interstate CMV drivers. Since the February 1, 2013 notice, the Agency 
has published additional notices granting requests from hard of hearing 
and deaf individuals for exemptions from the Agency's physical 
qualification standard concerning hearing for interstate CMV drivers.

II. Qualifications of Applicants

David Alagna

    Mr. Alagna, age 50, holds an operator's license in Illinois.

Matthew H. Albrecht

    Mr. Albrecht, age 51, holds an operator's license in Pennsylvania.

Raymond Amundson

    Mr. Amundson, age 66, holds a class A CDL in Oklahoma.

Michael Arwood

    Mr. Arwood, age 41, holds an operator's license in Tennessee.

Jonathan D. Ball

    Mr. Ball, age 51, holds a class A CDL in Pennsylvania.

Gerald Bennett

    Mr. Bennett, age 39, holds an operator's license in New Hampshire.

Dominick Booker

    Mr. Booker, age 25, holds an operator's license in Pennsylvania.

Michael Boarman

    Mr. Boarman, age 34, holds an operator's license in Colorado.

Russell Brannan

    Mr. Brannan, age 62, holds a class A CDL in Georgia.

Gerald Buoniconti

    Mr. Buoniconti, age 54, holds a class A CDL in Massachusetts.

Like C. Bundrum

    Mr. Bundrum, age 21, holds an operator's license in Georgia.

Steven D. Chambers

    Mr. Chambers, age 65, holds a class A CDL in Oklahoma.

Michael Dohanish

    Mr. Dohanish, age 41, holds an operator's license in Ohio.

Ralph K. Domel

    Mr. Domel, age 70, holds a class A CDL in Texas.

Jacquelyn Hetherington

    Ms. Hetherington, age 52, holds an operator's license in Oklahoma.

Julian Koch

    Mr. Koch, age 31, holds an operator's license in Texas.

Jeremy Lampart

    Mr. Lampard, age 41, holds an operator's license in South Carolina.

Jay Larson

    Mr. Larson, age 45, holds an operator's license in Texas.

Thomas E. McLaughlin

    Mr. McLaughlin, age 56, holds an operator's license in New York.

Dustin R. Miller

    Mr. Miller, age 39, holds a class A CDL in Michigan.

Eric D. Peer

    Mr. Peer, age 49, holds an operator's license in Deleware.

Jose B. Ramirez

    Mr. Ramirez, age 32, holds an operator's license in Illinois.

Donald Reamsayder

    Mr. Reamsayder, age 56, holds an operator's license in Florida.

Kenneth W. Reimer

    Mr. Reimer, age 78, holds a class A CDL in Wisconsin.

Troy Rolland

    Mr. Rolland, age 58, holds an operator's license in Texas.

Thomas D. Sneer

    Mr. Sneer, age 61, holds a class A CDL in Minnesota.

Carlos Talamantes

    Mr. Talamantes, age 43, holds an operator's license in Texas.

Kenneth Weaver

    Mr. Weaver, age 52, holds an operator's license in Texas.

Paul Whetstone

    Mr. Whetstone, age 41, holds an operator's license in Arizona.

Jason Wynne

    Mr. Wynne, age 46, holds an operator's license in Texas.

III. Request for Comments

    In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA requests 
public comment from all interested persons on the exemption petitions 
described in this notice. We will consider all comments received before 
the close of business on the closing date indicated in the dates 
section of the notice.

IV. Submitting Comments

    You may submit your comments and material online or by fax, mail, 
or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. FMCSA 
recommends that you include your name and a mailing address, an email 
address, or a phone number in the body of your document so that FMCSA 
can contact you if there are questions regarding your submission.
    To submit your comment online, go to https://www.regulations.gov and 
in the search box insert the docket number FMCSA-2017-0060 and click 
the search

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button. When the new screen appears, click on the blue ``Comment Now!'' 
button on the right hand side of the page. On the new page, enter 
information required including the specific section of this document to 
which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or 
recommendation. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, 
submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 8\1/2\ by 11 inches, 
suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by 
mail and would like to know that they reached the facility, please 
enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope.
    We will consider all comments and materials received during the 
comment period. FMCSA may issue a final determination any time after 
the close of the comment period.

V. Viewing Comments and Documents

    To view comments, as well as any documents mentioned in this 
preamble, go to https://www.regulations.gov and in the search box insert 
the docket number FMCSA-2017-0060 and click ``Search.'' Next, click 
``Open Docket Folder'' and you will find all documents and comments 
related to this notice.

    Issued on: August 30, 2018.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
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