Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 53724-53727 [2018-23234]

Download as PDF 53724 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 206 / Wednesday, October 24, 2018 / Notices 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/FAA, 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. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for FAA’s performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for FAA to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Hall at (940) 594–5913, or by email at: Barbara.L.Hall@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 2120–0605. Title: QSA Customer Feedback Report. Form Numbers: FAA Form 8100–7. Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection. Background: The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on August 15, 2018 (83 FR 40619). The feedback information collection is voluntary and is collected by way of a self-addressed stamped envelope. It is used by local field offices, manufacturing inspection offices and the surveillance and oversight policy section of AIR–600 to improve the administration and conduct of the QSA at the local and national levels. Improvements to FAA Order 8120.23, Certificate Management of Production Approval Holders, have been and will continue to be included as policy evolves as a direct benefit of the ongoing collection of that feedback information. It will also be used for reporting as a Customer Service Standard in fulfillment of Executive Order 12862, Setting Customer Service Standards, dated September 11, 1993. Respondents: There are approximately 190 holders of FAA production approvals responding amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Oct 23, 2018 Jkt 247001 annually. This metric was updated from the 60 day FRN as a wider sampling was taken to more accurately validate and maintain consistency with supporting statement responses. Audit frequencies change from year to year as due dates range from 12 to 48 months. Accordingly, the sampling period was adjusted to capture the most recent three year period that full data was readily available. Frequency: Feedback information is collected about thirty days after conclusion of the oversight activity. The feedback provided is voluntarily submitted by the audited facility on occasion which is predicated on their audit due date frequency. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 30 Minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 95 hours. Issued in Washington, DC on October 18, 2018. Barbara Hall, FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Performance, Policy, and Records Management Branch, ASP–110. [FR Doc. 2018–23218 Filed 10–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–1998–3637; FMCSA– 2000–7006; FMCSA–2000–8203; FMCSA– 2002–12294; FMCSA–2004–17195; FMCSA– 2006–24015; FMCSA–2006–24783; FMCSA– 2007–0071; FMCSA–2008–0106; FMCSA– 2008–0174; FMCSA–2008–0231; FMCSA– 2008–0266; FMCSA–2009–0291; FMCSA– 2010–0161; FMCSA–2010–0187; FMCSA– 2010–0201; FMCSA–2012–0040; FMCSA– 2012–0161; FMCSA–2012–0214; FMCSA– 2012–0215; FMCSA–2013–0029; FMCSA– 2013–0030; FMCSA–2013–0166; FMCSA– 2013–0168; FMCSA–2013–0170; FMCSA– 2014–0003; FMCSA–2014–0004; FMCSA– 2014–0006; FMCSA–2014–0007; FMCSA– 2014–0010; FMCSA–2014–0011; FMCSA– 2014–0296; FMCSA–2014–0297; FMCSA– 2015–0072; FMCSA–2016–0028; FMCSA– 2016–0029; FMCSA–2016–0031; FMCSA– 2016–0207; FMCSA–2016–0208; FMCSA– 2016–0209; FMCSA–2016–0210] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of renewal of exemptions; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 85 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirements 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. Comments must be received on or before November 23, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA–1998–3637; FMCSA–2000– 7006; FMCSA–2000–8203; FMCSA– 2002–12294; FMCSA–2004–17195; FMCSA–2006–24015; FMCSA–2006– 24783; FMCSA–2007–0071; FMCSA– 2008–0106; FMCSA–2008–0174; FMCSA–2008–0231; FMCSA–2008– 0266; FMCSA–2009–0291; FMCSA– 2010–0161; FMCSA–2010–0187; FMCSA–2010–0201; FMCSA–2012– 0040; FMCSA–2012–0161; FMCSA– 2012–0214; FMCSA–2012–0215; FMCSA–2013–0029; FMCSA–2013– 0030; FMCSA–2013–0166; FMCSA– 2013–0168; FMCSA–2013–0170; FMCSA–2014–0003; FMCSA–2014– 0004; FMCSA–2014–0006; FMCSA– 2014–0007; FMCSA–2014–0010; FMCSA–2014–0011; FMCSA–2014– 0296; FMCSA–2014–0297; FMCSA– 2015–0072; FMCSA–2016–0028; FMCSA–2016–0029; FMCSA–2016– 0031; FMCSA–2016–0207; FMCSA– 2016–0208; FMCSA–2016–0209; FMCSA–2016–0210 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. See the ‘‘Public Participation’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for instructions on submitting comments. 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, E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 206 / Wednesday, October 24, 2018 / Notices Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. If you have questions regarding viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Docket Services, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 I. Public Participation A. Submitting Comments If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this notice (Docket No. FMCSA–1998–3637; FMCSA–2000–7006; FMCSA–2000– 8203; FMCSA–2002–12294; FMCSA– 2004–17195; FMCSA–2006–24015; FMCSA–2006–24783; FMCSA–2007– 0071; FMCSA–2008–0106; FMCSA– 2008–0174; FMCSA–2008–0231; FMCSA–2008–0266; FMCSA–2009– 0291; FMCSA–2010–0161; FMCSA– 2010–0187; FMCSA–2010–0201; FMCSA–2012–0040; FMCSA–2012– 0161; FMCSA–2012–0214; FMCSA– 2012–0215; FMCSA–2013–0029; FMCSA–2013–0030; FMCSA–2013– 0166; FMCSA–2013–0168; FMCSA– 2013–0170; FMCSA–2014–0003; FMCSA–2014–0004; FMCSA–2014– 0006; FMCSA–2014–0007; FMCSA– 2014–0010; FMCSA–2014–0011; FMCSA–2014–0296; FMCSA–2014– 0297; FMCSA–2015–0072; FMCSA– 2016–0028; FMCSA–2016–0029; FMCSA–2016–0031; FMCSA–2016– 0207; FMCSA–2016–0208; FMCSA– 2016–0209; FMCSA–2016–0210), indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material online or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. FMCSA recommends that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a phone number in the body of your document so that FMCSA can contact you if there are questions regarding your submission. To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, put the docket number, FMCSA–1998–3637; FMCSA–2000–7006; FMCSA–2000– 8203; FMCSA–2002–12294; FMCSA– 2004–17195; FMCSA–2006–24015; FMCSA–2006–24783; FMCSA–2007– 0071; FMCSA–2008–0106; FMCSA– 2008–0174; FMCSA–2008–0231; FMCSA–2008–0266; FMCSA–2009– 0291; FMCSA–2010–0161; FMCSA– 2010–0187; FMCSA–2010–0201; FMCSA–2012–0040; FMCSA–2012– 0161; FMCSA–2012–0214; FMCSA– 2012–0215; FMCSA–2013–0029; FMCSA–2013–0030; FMCSA–2013– VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Oct 23, 2018 Jkt 247001 0166; FMCSA–2013–0168; FMCSA– 2013–0170; FMCSA–2014–0003; FMCSA–2014–0004; FMCSA–2014– 0006; FMCSA–2014–0007; FMCSA– 2014–0010; FMCSA–2014–0011; FMCSA–2014–0296; FMCSA–2014– 0297; FMCSA–2015–0072; FMCSA– 2016–0028; FMCSA–2016–0029; FMCSA–2016–0031; FMCSA–2016– 0207; FMCSA–2016–0208; FMCSA– 2016–0209; FMCSA–2016–0210, in the keyword box, and click ‘‘Search.’’ When the new screen appears, click on the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ button and type your comment into the text box on the following screen. Choose whether you are submitting your comment as an individual or on behalf of a third party and then submit. 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, self-addressed postcard or envelope. FMCSA will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. B. Viewing Documents and Comments To view comments, as well as any documents mentioned in this notice as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov. Insert the docket number, FMCSA–1998–3637; FMCSA–2000–7006; FMCSA–2000– 8203; FMCSA–2002–12294; FMCSA– 2004–17195; FMCSA–2006–24015; FMCSA–2006–24783; FMCSA–2007– 0071; FMCSA–2008–0106; FMCSA– 2008–0174; FMCSA–2008–0231; FMCSA–2008–0266; FMCSA–2009– 0291; FMCSA–2010–0161; FMCSA– 2010–0187; FMCSA–2010–0201; FMCSA–2012–0040; FMCSA–2012– 0161; FMCSA–2012–0214; FMCSA– 2012–0215; FMCSA–2013–0029; FMCSA–2013–0030; FMCSA–2013– 0166; FMCSA–2013–0168; FMCSA– 2013–0170; FMCSA–2014–0003; FMCSA–2014–0004; FMCSA–2014– 0006; FMCSA–2014–0007; FMCSA– 2014–0010; FMCSA–2014–0011; FMCSA–2014–0296; FMCSA–2014– 0297; FMCSA–2015–0072; FMCSA– 2016–0028; FMCSA–2016–0029; FMCSA–2016–0031; FMCSA–2016– 0207; FMCSA–2016–0208; FMCSA– 2016–0209; FMCSA–2016–0210, in the keyword box, and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, click the ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ button and choose the document to review. If you do not have access to the internet, you may view the docket online by visiting the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the Ground Floor PO 00000 Frm 00122 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53725 of the DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. C. Privacy Act In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL– 14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. II. Background Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption for five years 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 physical qualification standard for drivers regarding vision found in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) states that a person is physically qualified to driver a CMV if that person has distant visual acuity of at least 20/40 (Snellen) in each eye without corrective lenses or visual acuity separately corrected to 20/40 (Snellen) or better with corrective lenses, distant binocular acuity of a least 20/40 (Snellen) in both eyes with or without corrective lenses, field of vision of at least 70° in the horizontal meridian in each eye, and the ability to recognize the colors of traffic signals and devices showing red, green, and amber. The 85 individuals listed in this notice have requested renewal of their exemptions from the vision standard in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), in accordance with FMCSA procedures. Accordingly, FMCSA has evaluated these applications for renewal on their merits and decided to extend each exemption for a renewable two year period. III. Request for Comments Interested parties or organizations possessing information that would otherwise show that any, or all, of these drivers are not currently achieving the statutory level of safety should immediately notify FMCSA. The Agency will evaluate any adverse evidence submitted and, if safety is being compromised or if continuation of the exemption would not be consistent E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1 53726 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 206 / Wednesday, October 24, 2018 / Notices amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA will take immediate steps to revoke the exemption of a driver. IV. Basis for Renewing Exemptions Under 49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(1), an exemption may be granted for no longer than five years from its approval date and may be renewed upon application. FMCSA grants exemptions from the vision standard for a two-year period to align with the maximum duration of a driver’s medical certification. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each of the 85 applicants has satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision standard (see 63 FR 196; 63 FR 30285; 65 FR 20245; 65 FR 57230; 65 FR 66293; 67 FR 46016; 67 FR 57266; 67 FR 57267; 67 FR 67234; 69 FR 17263; 69 FR 31447; 69 FR 51346; 69 FR 52741; 69 FR 62741; 71 FR 14566; 71 FR 27034; 71 FR 30227; 71 FR 32183; 71 FR 32185; 71 FR 41310; 71 FR 41311; 71 FR 50970; 71 FR 53489; 71 FR 62147; 73 FR 6242; 73 FR 6244; 73 FR 16950; 73 FR 16952; 73 FR 27014; 73 FR 35196; 73 FR 35197; 73 FR 35200; 73 FR 36955; 73 FR 38499; 73 FR 42403; 73 FR 46973; 73 FR 48270; 73 FR 48273; 73 FR 48275; 73 FR 51336; 73 FR 51689; 73 FR 54888; 73 FR 63047; 73 FR 74565; 74 FR 65842; 75 FR 9482; 75 FR 22179; 75 FR 27622; 75 FR 36779; 75 FR 39725; 75 FR 44051; 75 FR 47883; 75 FR 50799; 75 FR 52061; 75 FR 52062; 75 FR 52063; 75 FR 54958; 75 FR 61833; 75 FR 63257; 75 FR 64396; 75 FR 66423; 75 FR 70078; 77 FR 10604; 77 FR 23799; 77 FR 26816; 77 FR 33558; 77 FR 36338; 77 FR 38384; 77 FR 41879; 77 FR 46153; 77 FR 46793; 77 FR 48590; 77 FR 52381; 77 FR 52388; 77 FR 52389; 77 FR 52391; 77 FR 56262; 77 FR 59245; 77 FR 60010; 77 FR 64582; 77 FR 64841; 77 FR 68199; 77 FR 68200; 78 FR 34143; 78 FR 41975; 78 FR 52602; 78 FR 56986; 78 FR 62935; 78 FR 63302; 78 FR 67454; 78 FR 76395; 78 FR 77780; 79 FR 4803; 79 FR 10619; 79 FR 14571; 79 FR 18392; 79 FR 27365; 79 FR 28588; 79 FR 29498; 79 FR 35212; 79 FR 35218; 79 FR 38659; 79 FR 41735; 79 FR 45868; 79 FR 46153; 79 FR 46300; 79 FR 47175; 79 FR 51642; 79 FR 51643; 79 FR 53514; 79 FR 56097; 79 FR 56099; 79 FR 56104; 79 FR 58856; 79 FR 59348; 79 FR 59357; 79 FR 63211; 79 FR 64001; 79 FR 68199; 79 FR 70928; 79 FR 72754; 80 FR 2471; 80 FR 63869; 80 FR 67481; 80 FR 70060; 81 FR 15401; 81 FR 16265; 81 FR 39320; 81 FR 40634; 81 FR 42054; 81 FR 52514; 81 FR 66720; 81 FR 68098; 81 FR 70248; 81 FR 70251; 81 FR 70253; 81 FR 71173; 81 FR 72664; 81 FR 80161; 81 FR 80161; 81 FR 81230; 81 FR 90046; 81 FR 90050; 81 FR 91239; 81 FR 94013; 81 FR 96178; 81 FR 96191; 81 FR 96196). They have submitted evidence showing that the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Oct 23, 2018 Jkt 247001 vision in the better eye continues to meet the requirement specified at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) and that the vision impairment is stable. In addition, a review of each record of safety while driving with the respective vision deficiencies over the past two years indicates each applicant continues to meet the vision exemption requirements. These factors provide an adequate basis for predicting each driver’s ability to continue to drive safely in interstate commerce. Therefore, FMCSA concludes that extending the exemption for each renewal applicant for a period of two years is likely to achieve a level of safety equal to that existing without the exemption. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following groups of drivers received renewed exemptions in the month of November and are discussed below: As of November 9, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 53 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (63 FR 196; 63 FR 30285; 65 FR 20245; 65 FR 57230; 65 FR 66293; 67 FR 46016; 67 FR 57266; 67 FR 57267; 67 FR 67234; 69 FR 17263; 69 FR 31447; 69 FR 51346; 69 FR 52741; 69 FR 62741; 71 FR 14566; 71 FR 27034; 71 FR 30227; 71 FR 32183; 71 FR 32185; 71 FR 41310; 71 FR 41311; 71 FR 50970; 71 FR 53489; 71 FR 62147; 73 FR 6242; 73 FR 6244; 73 FR 16950; 73 FR 16952; 73 FR 27014; 73 FR 35196; 73 FR 35197; 73 FR 35200; 73 FR 36955; 73 FR 38499; 73 FR 42403; 73 FR 46973; 73 FR 48270; 73 FR 48273; 73 FR 48275; 73 FR 51336; 73 FR 51689; 73 FR 54888; 73 FR 63047; 73 FR 74565; 74 FR 65842; 75 FR 9482; 75 FR 22179; 75 FR 27622; 75 FR 36779; 75 FR 39725; 75 FR 44051; 75 FR 47883; 75 FR 50799; 75 FR 52061; 75 FR 52062; 75 FR 52063; 75 FR 54958; 75 FR 61833; 75 FR 63257; 75 FR 64396; 75 FR 66423; 75 FR 70078; 77 FR 10604; 77 FR 23799; 77 FR 26816; 77 FR 33558; 77 FR 36338; 77 FR 38384; 77 FR 41879; 77 FR 46153; 77 FR 46793; 77 FR 48590; 77 FR 52381; 77 FR 52388; 77 FR 52389; 77 FR 52391; 77 FR 56262; 77 FR 59245; 77 FR 60010; 77 FR 64582; 77 FR 64841; 77 FR 68199; 77 FR 68200; 78 FR 34143; 78 FR 41975; 78 FR 52602; 78 FR 56986; 78 FR 62935; 78 FR 63302; 78 FR 67454; 78 FR 76395; 78 FR 77780; 79 FR 4803; 79 FR 10619; 79 FR 14571; 79 FR 18392; 79 FR 27365; 79 FR 28588; 79 FR 29498; 79 FR 35212; 79 FR 35218; 79 FR 38659; 79 FR 41735; 79 FR 45868; 79 FR 46153; 79 FR 46300; 79 FR 47175; 79 FR 51642; 79 FR 51643; 79 FR 53514; 79 FR 56097; 79 FR 56099; 79 FR 56104; 79 FR 58856; 79 FR 59348; PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 79 FR 59357; 79 FR 64001; 79 FR 68199; 79 FR 70928; 79 FR 72754; 80 FR 63869; 80 FR 67481; 80 FR 70060; 81 FR 15401; 81 FR 16265; 81 FR 39320; 81 FR 40634; 81 FR 42054; 81 FR 52514; 81 FR 66720; 81 FR 68098; 81 FR 71173; 81 FR 80161; 81 FR 81230; 81 FR 90050; 81 FR 91239; 81 FR 96196): John W. Arnold (KY) Joel W. Bryant (LA) Derric D. Burrell (AL) Kenneth C. Caldwell (NY) Juan Carranco (TX) Dionicio Carrera (TX) John P. Catalano (NJ) Joshua L. Cecotti (WA) David A. Coburn, Sr. (VT) Julian Collins (GA) Jimmie L. Crenshaw (AL) Edward Cunningham (MI) Louis A. DiPasqua, Jr. (NY) Roderick L. Duvall (PA) Kelvin Frandin Bombu (KY) Tyron O. Friese (MN) Randy M. Garcia (NM) Jeffrey M. Hall (AL) Clifford J. Harris (VA) John H. Holmberg (WI) Edward P. Hynes II (VA) Thomas L. Kitchen (VA) Richard A. Kolodziejczyk (CT) John C. Lewis (SC) Ronnie R. Lockamy (NC) Ernest B. Martin (KY) Mark L. McWhorter (FL) Ronald S. Milkowski (NJ) Jeremy L. Miller (OR) Benny R. Morris (WV) Larry G. Nikkel (WA) Donald L. Nisbet (WA) Dennis E. Palmer, Jr. (CT) Larry A. Priewe (ND) Chad M. Quarles (AL) Robert D. Reeder (MI) Albert L. Remsburg III (MD) Antonio A. Ribeiro (CT) Christopher W. Robinson (NY) Sabahudin Sabic (IA) Kirk Scott (CT) Jimmy E. Settle (MO) Lawrence Siegler (MN) LeTroy D. Sims (SC) David M. Smith (IL) Sandra J. Sperling (WA) Dale L. Stewart (MI) Malcolm J. Tilghman, Sr. (DE) Donald Wallace (IL) Scott C. Westphal (MN) Carl V. Wheeler (NC) Earl L. White, Jr. (NH) Hubert Whittenburg (MO) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–1998–3637; FMCSA– 2000–7006; FMCSA–2000–8203; FMCSA–2002–12294; FMCSA–2004– 17195; FMCSA–2006–24015; FMCSA– 2006–24783; FMCSA–2007–0071; FMCSA–2008–0106; FMCSA–2008– E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 206 / Wednesday, October 24, 2018 / Notices 0174; FMCSA–2008–0231; FMCSA– 2008–0266; FMCSA–2009–0291; FMCSA–2010–0161; FMCSA–2010– 0187; FMCSA–2010–0201; FMCSA– 2012–0040; FMCSA–2012–0161; FMCSA–2012–0214; FMCSA–2012– 0215; FMCSA–2013–0029; FMCSA– 2013–0030; FMCSA–2013–0166; FMCSA–2013–0168; FMCSA–2013– 0170; FMCSA–2014–0003; FMCSA– 2014–0004; FMCSA–2014–0006; FMCSA–2014–0007; FMCSA–2014– 0010; FMCSA–2014–0011; FMCSA– 2014–0296; FMCSA–2015–0072; FMCSA–2016–0028; FMCSA–2016– 0029; FMCSA–2016–0031. Their exemptions are applicable as of November 9, 2018, and will expire on November 9, 2020. As of November 11, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 22 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (81 FR 70248; 81 FR 70251; 81 FR 70253; 81 FR 90046; 81 FR 96178; 81 FR 96191): Elijah A. Allen (AR) Randal D. Aukes (MN) Daniel L. Bawden (IL) Keith D. Blackwell (TX) Kathy J. Brown (OH) Louis J. Cullen (NJ) Edwin P. Davis (OR) Wayne L. Dorbert (PA) Timothy J. Dougherty (MN) Kelly L. Ewing (PA) Joseph G. Fischer (MO) Josh Gallant (SC) Stanley W. Goble (IA) John P. Grum (PA) William R. Guida (PA) Jerry L. Hayden (IA) Nylo K. Helberg (ND) Dillon L. Hendren (SC) J.W. Keener (PA) George P. Mendiola (CA) Alfred L. Robinson (AR) Jerry L. Smith (VA) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2016–0207; FMCSA– 2016–0208; FMCSA–2016–0209. Their exemptions are applicable as of November 11, 2018, and will expire on November 11, 2020. As of November 22, 2018, 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 (79 FR 63211; 80 FR 2471; 81 FR 72664; 81 FR 80161; 81 FR 94013): Harry R. Brewer (TN) Kevin J. Embrey (IN) Peter J. Faber (NE) VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Oct 23, 2018 Jkt 247001 Johnny E. Hill (AL) Justin A. Hooper (MO) John R. Horst (PA) Robert E. Kelley (WA) James F. McLaughlin (MN) Michael J. Monroe (IA) Brian T. Morrison (MO) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2014–0297; 2016– 0210. Their exemptions are applicable as of November 22, 2018, and will expire on November 22, 2020. V. Conditions and Requirements The exemptions are extended subject to the following conditions: (1) Each driver must undergo an annual physical examination (a) by an ophthalmologist or optometrist who attests that the vision in the better eye continues to meet the requirements in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), and (b) by a certified Medical Examiner, as defined by 49 CFR 390.5, who attests that the driver is otherwise physically qualified under 49 CFR 391.41; (2) each driver must provide a copy of the ophthalmologist’s or optometrist’s report to the Medical Examiner at the time of the annual medical examination; and (3) each driver must provide a copy of the annual medical certification to the employer for retention in the driver’s qualification file or keep a copy of his/ her driver’s qualification if he/her is self- employed. The driver must also have a copy of the exemption when driving, for presentation to a duly authorized Federal, State, or local enforcement official. The exemption will be rescinded if: (1) The person fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained before it was granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315. VI. 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. VII. Conclusion Based upon its evaluation of the 85 exemption applications, FMCSA renews the exemptions of the aforementioned drivers from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), subject to the requirements cited above. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each exemption will be valid for two years unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53727 Issued on: October 15, 2018. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–23234 Filed 10–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2018–0018] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of applications for exemption; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 11 individuals for an exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions will enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 23, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA–2018–0018 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. See the ‘‘Public Participation’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for instructions on submitting comments. 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 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., ET, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 206 (Wednesday, October 24, 2018)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-1998-3637; FMCSA-2000-7006; FMCSA-2000-8203; FMCSA-
2002-12294; FMCSA-2004-17195; FMCSA-2006-24015; FMCSA-2006-24783; 
FMCSA-2007-0071; FMCSA-2008-0106; FMCSA-2008-0174; FMCSA-2008-0231; 
FMCSA-2008-0266; FMCSA-2009-0291; FMCSA-2010-0161; FMCSA-2010-0187; 
FMCSA-2010-0201; FMCSA-2012-0040; FMCSA-2012-0161; FMCSA-2012-0214; 
FMCSA-2012-0215; FMCSA-2013-0029; FMCSA-2013-0030; FMCSA-2013-0166; 
FMCSA-2013-0168; FMCSA-2013-0170; FMCSA-2014-0003; FMCSA-2014-0004; 
FMCSA-2014-0006; FMCSA-2014-0007; FMCSA-2014-0010; FMCSA-2014-0011; 
FMCSA-2014-0296; FMCSA-2014-0297; FMCSA-2015-0072; FMCSA-2016-0028; 
FMCSA-2016-0029; FMCSA-2016-0031; FMCSA-2016-0207; FMCSA-2016-0208; 
FMCSA-2016-0209; FMCSA-2016-0210]


Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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

ACTION: Notice of renewal of exemptions; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 85 
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 
requirements 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. Comments must be received on or before November 
23, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA-1998-3637; FMCSA-2000-7006; 
FMCSA-2000-8203; FMCSA-2002-12294; FMCSA-2004-17195; FMCSA-2006-24015; 
FMCSA-2006-24783; FMCSA-2007-0071; FMCSA-2008-0106; FMCSA-2008-0174; 
FMCSA-2008-0231; FMCSA-2008-0266; FMCSA-2009-0291; FMCSA-2010-0161; 
FMCSA-2010-0187; FMCSA-2010-0201; FMCSA-2012-0040; FMCSA-2012-0161; 
FMCSA-2012-0214; FMCSA-2012-0215; FMCSA-2013-0029; FMCSA-2013-0030; 
FMCSA-2013-0166; FMCSA-2013-0168; FMCSA-2013-0170; FMCSA-2014-0003; 
FMCSA-2014-0004; FMCSA-2014-0006; FMCSA-2014-0007; FMCSA-2014-0010; 
FMCSA-2014-0011; FMCSA-2014-0296; FMCSA-2014-0297; FMCSA-2015-0072; 
FMCSA-2016-0028; FMCSA-2016-0029; FMCSA-2016-0031; FMCSA-2016-0207; 
FMCSA-2016-0208; FMCSA-2016-0209; FMCSA-2016-0210 using any of the 
following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
    To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. 
See the ``Public Participation'' portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section for instructions on submitting comments.

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,

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Washington, DC 20590-0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 
ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. If you have 
questions regarding viewing or submitting material to the docket, 
contact Docket Services, telephone (202) 366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Public Participation

A. Submitting Comments

    If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this 
notice (Docket No. FMCSA-1998-3637; FMCSA-2000-7006; FMCSA-2000-8203; 
FMCSA-2002-12294; FMCSA-2004-17195; FMCSA-2006-24015; FMCSA-2006-24783; 
FMCSA-2007-0071; FMCSA-2008-0106; FMCSA-2008-0174; FMCSA-2008-0231; 
FMCSA-2008-0266; FMCSA-2009-0291; FMCSA-2010-0161; FMCSA-2010-0187; 
FMCSA-2010-0201; FMCSA-2012-0040; FMCSA-2012-0161; FMCSA-2012-0214; 
FMCSA-2012-0215; FMCSA-2013-0029; FMCSA-2013-0030; FMCSA-2013-0166; 
FMCSA-2013-0168; FMCSA-2013-0170; FMCSA-2014-0003; FMCSA-2014-0004; 
FMCSA-2014-0006; FMCSA-2014-0007; FMCSA-2014-0010; FMCSA-2014-0011; 
FMCSA-2014-0296; FMCSA-2014-0297; FMCSA-2015-0072; FMCSA-2016-0028; 
FMCSA-2016-0029; FMCSA-2016-0031; FMCSA-2016-0207; FMCSA-2016-0208; 
FMCSA-2016-0209; FMCSA-2016-0210), indicate the specific section of 
this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for 
each suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and 
material online or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only 
one of these means. FMCSA recommends that you include your name and a 
mailing address, an email address, or a phone number in the body of 
your document so that FMCSA can contact you if there are questions 
regarding your submission.
    To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, 
put the docket number, FMCSA-1998-3637; FMCSA-2000-7006; FMCSA-2000-
8203; FMCSA-2002-12294; FMCSA-2004-17195; FMCSA-2006-24015; FMCSA-2006-
24783; FMCSA-2007-0071; FMCSA-2008-0106; FMCSA-2008-0174; FMCSA-2008-
0231; FMCSA-2008-0266; FMCSA-2009-0291; FMCSA-2010-0161; FMCSA-2010-
0187; FMCSA-2010-0201; FMCSA-2012-0040; FMCSA-2012-0161; FMCSA-2012-
0214; FMCSA-2012-0215; FMCSA-2013-0029; FMCSA-2013-0030; FMCSA-2013-
0166; FMCSA-2013-0168; FMCSA-2013-0170; FMCSA-2014-0003; FMCSA-2014-
0004; FMCSA-2014-0006; FMCSA-2014-0007; FMCSA-2014-0010; FMCSA-2014-
0011; FMCSA-2014-0296; FMCSA-2014-0297; FMCSA-2015-0072; FMCSA-2016-
0028; FMCSA-2016-0029; FMCSA-2016-0031; FMCSA-2016-0207; FMCSA-2016-
0208; FMCSA-2016-0209; FMCSA-2016-0210, in the keyword box, and click 
``Search.'' When the new screen appears, click on the ``Comment Now!'' 
button and type your comment into the text box on the following screen. 
Choose whether you are submitting your comment as an individual or on 
behalf of a third party and then submit.
    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.
    FMCSA will consider all comments and material received during the 
comment period.

B. Viewing Documents and Comments

    To view comments, as well as any documents mentioned in this notice 
as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov. 
Insert the docket number, FMCSA-1998-3637; FMCSA-2000-7006; FMCSA-2000-
8203; FMCSA-2002-12294; FMCSA-2004-17195; FMCSA-2006-24015; FMCSA-2006-
24783; FMCSA-2007-0071; FMCSA-2008-0106; FMCSA-2008-0174; FMCSA-2008-
0231; FMCSA-2008-0266; FMCSA-2009-0291; FMCSA-2010-0161; FMCSA-2010-
0187; FMCSA-2010-0201; FMCSA-2012-0040; FMCSA-2012-0161; FMCSA-2012-
0214; FMCSA-2012-0215; FMCSA-2013-0029; FMCSA-2013-0030; FMCSA-2013-
0166; FMCSA-2013-0168; FMCSA-2013-0170; FMCSA-2014-0003; FMCSA-2014-
0004; FMCSA-2014-0006; FMCSA-2014-0007; FMCSA-2014-0010; FMCSA-2014-
0011; FMCSA-2014-0296; FMCSA-2014-0297; FMCSA-2015-0072; FMCSA-2016-
0028; FMCSA-2016-0029; FMCSA-2016-0031; FMCSA-2016-0207; FMCSA-2016-
0208; FMCSA-2016-0209; FMCSA-2016-0210, in the keyword box, and click 
``Search.'' Next, click the ``Open Docket Folder'' button and choose 
the document to review. If you do not have access to the internet, you 
may view the docket online by visiting the Docket Management Facility 
in Room W12-140 on the Ground Floor of the DOT West Building, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

C. Privacy Act

    In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the 
public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these 
comments, without edit, including any personal information the 
commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system 
of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at 
www.dot.gov/privacy.

II. Background

    Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption 
for five years 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 physical qualification standard for drivers regarding vision 
found in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) states that a person is physically 
qualified to driver a CMV if that person has distant visual acuity of 
at least 20/40 (Snellen) in each eye without corrective lenses or 
visual acuity separately corrected to 20/40 (Snellen) or better with 
corrective lenses, distant binocular acuity of a least 20/40 (Snellen) 
in both eyes with or without corrective lenses, field of vision of at 
least 70[deg] in the horizontal meridian in each eye, and the ability 
to recognize the colors of traffic signals and devices showing red, 
green, and amber.
    The 85 individuals listed in this notice have requested renewal of 
their exemptions from the vision standard in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), in 
accordance with FMCSA procedures. Accordingly, FMCSA has evaluated 
these applications for renewal on their merits and decided to extend 
each exemption for a renewable two year period.

III. Request for Comments

    Interested parties or organizations possessing information that 
would otherwise show that any, or all, of these drivers are not 
currently achieving the statutory level of safety should immediately 
notify FMCSA. The Agency will evaluate any adverse evidence submitted 
and, if safety is being compromised or if continuation of the exemption 
would not be consistent

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with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA 
will take immediate steps to revoke the exemption of a driver.

IV. Basis for Renewing Exemptions

    Under 49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(1), an exemption may be granted for no 
longer than five years from its approval date and may be renewed upon 
application. FMCSA grants exemptions from the vision standard for a 
two-year period to align with the maximum duration of a driver's 
medical certification. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, 
each of the 85 applicants has satisfied the renewal conditions for 
obtaining an exemption from the vision standard (see 63 FR 196; 63 FR 
30285; 65 FR 20245; 65 FR 57230; 65 FR 66293; 67 FR 46016; 67 FR 57266; 
67 FR 57267; 67 FR 67234; 69 FR 17263; 69 FR 31447; 69 FR 51346; 69 FR 
52741; 69 FR 62741; 71 FR 14566; 71 FR 27034; 71 FR 30227; 71 FR 32183; 
71 FR 32185; 71 FR 41310; 71 FR 41311; 71 FR 50970; 71 FR 53489; 71 FR 
62147; 73 FR 6242; 73 FR 6244; 73 FR 16950; 73 FR 16952; 73 FR 27014; 
73 FR 35196; 73 FR 35197; 73 FR 35200; 73 FR 36955; 73 FR 38499; 73 FR 
42403; 73 FR 46973; 73 FR 48270; 73 FR 48273; 73 FR 48275; 73 FR 51336; 
73 FR 51689; 73 FR 54888; 73 FR 63047; 73 FR 74565; 74 FR 65842; 75 FR 
9482; 75 FR 22179; 75 FR 27622; 75 FR 36779; 75 FR 39725; 75 FR 44051; 
75 FR 47883; 75 FR 50799; 75 FR 52061; 75 FR 52062; 75 FR 52063; 75 FR 
54958; 75 FR 61833; 75 FR 63257; 75 FR 64396; 75 FR 66423; 75 FR 70078; 
77 FR 10604; 77 FR 23799; 77 FR 26816; 77 FR 33558; 77 FR 36338; 77 FR 
38384; 77 FR 41879; 77 FR 46153; 77 FR 46793; 77 FR 48590; 77 FR 52381; 
77 FR 52388; 77 FR 52389; 77 FR 52391; 77 FR 56262; 77 FR 59245; 77 FR 
60010; 77 FR 64582; 77 FR 64841; 77 FR 68199; 77 FR 68200; 78 FR 34143; 
78 FR 41975; 78 FR 52602; 78 FR 56986; 78 FR 62935; 78 FR 63302; 78 FR 
67454; 78 FR 76395; 78 FR 77780; 79 FR 4803; 79 FR 10619; 79 FR 14571; 
79 FR 18392; 79 FR 27365; 79 FR 28588; 79 FR 29498; 79 FR 35212; 79 FR 
35218; 79 FR 38659; 79 FR 41735; 79 FR 45868; 79 FR 46153; 79 FR 46300; 
79 FR 47175; 79 FR 51642; 79 FR 51643; 79 FR 53514; 79 FR 56097; 79 FR 
56099; 79 FR 56104; 79 FR 58856; 79 FR 59348; 79 FR 59357; 79 FR 63211; 
79 FR 64001; 79 FR 68199; 79 FR 70928; 79 FR 72754; 80 FR 2471; 80 FR 
63869; 80 FR 67481; 80 FR 70060; 81 FR 15401; 81 FR 16265; 81 FR 39320; 
81 FR 40634; 81 FR 42054; 81 FR 52514; 81 FR 66720; 81 FR 68098; 81 FR 
70248; 81 FR 70251; 81 FR 70253; 81 FR 71173; 81 FR 72664; 81 FR 80161; 
81 FR 80161; 81 FR 81230; 81 FR 90046; 81 FR 90050; 81 FR 91239; 81 FR 
94013; 81 FR 96178; 81 FR 96191; 81 FR 96196). They have submitted 
evidence showing that the vision in the better eye continues to meet 
the requirement specified at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) and that the vision 
impairment is stable. In addition, a review of each record of safety 
while driving with the respective vision deficiencies over the past two 
years indicates each applicant continues to meet the vision exemption 
requirements. These factors provide an adequate basis for predicting 
each driver's ability to continue to drive safely in interstate 
commerce. Therefore, FMCSA concludes that extending the exemption for 
each renewal applicant for a period of two years is likely to achieve a 
level of safety equal to that existing without the exemption.
    In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 
groups of drivers received renewed exemptions in the month of November 
and are discussed below:
    As of November 9, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 53 individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (63 FR 196; 63 FR 30285; 65 FR 
20245; 65 FR 57230; 65 FR 66293; 67 FR 46016; 67 FR 57266; 67 FR 57267; 
67 FR 67234; 69 FR 17263; 69 FR 31447; 69 FR 51346; 69 FR 52741; 69 FR 
62741; 71 FR 14566; 71 FR 27034; 71 FR 30227; 71 FR 32183; 71 FR 32185; 
71 FR 41310; 71 FR 41311; 71 FR 50970; 71 FR 53489; 71 FR 62147; 73 FR 
6242; 73 FR 6244; 73 FR 16950; 73 FR 16952; 73 FR 27014; 73 FR 35196; 
73 FR 35197; 73 FR 35200; 73 FR 36955; 73 FR 38499; 73 FR 42403; 73 FR 
46973; 73 FR 48270; 73 FR 48273; 73 FR 48275; 73 FR 51336; 73 FR 51689; 
73 FR 54888; 73 FR 63047; 73 FR 74565; 74 FR 65842; 75 FR 9482; 75 FR 
22179; 75 FR 27622; 75 FR 36779; 75 FR 39725; 75 FR 44051; 75 FR 47883; 
75 FR 50799; 75 FR 52061; 75 FR 52062; 75 FR 52063; 75 FR 54958; 75 FR 
61833; 75 FR 63257; 75 FR 64396; 75 FR 66423; 75 FR 70078; 77 FR 10604; 
77 FR 23799; 77 FR 26816; 77 FR 33558; 77 FR 36338; 77 FR 38384; 77 FR 
41879; 77 FR 46153; 77 FR 46793; 77 FR 48590; 77 FR 52381; 77 FR 52388; 
77 FR 52389; 77 FR 52391; 77 FR 56262; 77 FR 59245; 77 FR 60010; 77 FR 
64582; 77 FR 64841; 77 FR 68199; 77 FR 68200; 78 FR 34143; 78 FR 41975; 
78 FR 52602; 78 FR 56986; 78 FR 62935; 78 FR 63302; 78 FR 67454; 78 FR 
76395; 78 FR 77780; 79 FR 4803; 79 FR 10619; 79 FR 14571; 79 FR 18392; 
79 FR 27365; 79 FR 28588; 79 FR 29498; 79 FR 35212; 79 FR 35218; 79 FR 
38659; 79 FR 41735; 79 FR 45868; 79 FR 46153; 79 FR 46300; 79 FR 47175; 
79 FR 51642; 79 FR 51643; 79 FR 53514; 79 FR 56097; 79 FR 56099; 79 FR 
56104; 79 FR 58856; 79 FR 59348; 79 FR 59357; 79 FR 64001; 79 FR 68199; 
79 FR 70928; 79 FR 72754; 80 FR 63869; 80 FR 67481; 80 FR 70060; 81 FR 
15401; 81 FR 16265; 81 FR 39320; 81 FR 40634; 81 FR 42054; 81 FR 52514; 
81 FR 66720; 81 FR 68098; 81 FR 71173; 81 FR 80161; 81 FR 81230; 81 FR 
90050; 81 FR 91239; 81 FR 96196):

John W. Arnold (KY)
Joel W. Bryant (LA)
Derric D. Burrell (AL)
Kenneth C. Caldwell (NY)
Juan Carranco (TX)
Dionicio Carrera (TX)
John P. Catalano (NJ)
Joshua L. Cecotti (WA)
David A. Coburn, Sr. (VT)
Julian Collins (GA)
Jimmie L. Crenshaw (AL)
Edward Cunningham (MI)
Louis A. DiPasqua, Jr. (NY)
Roderick L. Duvall (PA)
Kelvin Frandin Bombu (KY)
Tyron O. Friese (MN)
Randy M. Garcia (NM)
Jeffrey M. Hall (AL)
Clifford J. Harris (VA)
John H. Holmberg (WI)
Edward P. Hynes II (VA)
Thomas L. Kitchen (VA)
Richard A. Kolodziejczyk (CT)
John C. Lewis (SC)
Ronnie R. Lockamy (NC)
Ernest B. Martin (KY)
Mark L. McWhorter (FL)
Ronald S. Milkowski (NJ)
Jeremy L. Miller (OR)
Benny R. Morris (WV)
Larry G. Nikkel (WA)
Donald L. Nisbet (WA)
Dennis E. Palmer, Jr. (CT)
Larry A. Priewe (ND)
Chad M. Quarles (AL)
Robert D. Reeder (MI)
Albert L. Remsburg III (MD)
Antonio A. Ribeiro (CT)
Christopher W. Robinson (NY)
Sabahudin Sabic (IA)
Kirk Scott (CT)
Jimmy E. Settle (MO)
Lawrence Siegler (MN)
LeTroy D. Sims (SC)
David M. Smith (IL)
Sandra J. Sperling (WA)
Dale L. Stewart (MI)
Malcolm J. Tilghman, Sr. (DE)
Donald Wallace (IL)
Scott C. Westphal (MN)
Carl V. Wheeler (NC)
Earl L. White, Jr. (NH)
Hubert Whittenburg (MO)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-1998-3637; FMCSA-
2000-7006; FMCSA-2000-8203; FMCSA-2002-12294; FMCSA-2004-17195; FMCSA-
2006-24015; FMCSA-2006-24783; FMCSA-2007-0071; FMCSA-2008-0106; FMCSA-
2008-

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0174; FMCSA-2008-0231; FMCSA-2008-0266; FMCSA-2009-0291; FMCSA-2010-
0161; FMCSA-2010-0187; FMCSA-2010-0201; FMCSA-2012-0040; FMCSA-2012-
0161; FMCSA-2012-0214; FMCSA-2012-0215; FMCSA-2013-0029; FMCSA-2013-
0030; FMCSA-2013-0166; FMCSA-2013-0168; FMCSA-2013-0170; FMCSA-2014-
0003; FMCSA-2014-0004; FMCSA-2014-0006; FMCSA-2014-0007; FMCSA-2014-
0010; FMCSA-2014-0011; FMCSA-2014-0296; FMCSA-2015-0072; FMCSA-2016-
0028; FMCSA-2016-0029; FMCSA-2016-0031. Their exemptions are applicable 
as of November 9, 2018, and will expire on November 9, 2020.
    As of November 11, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 22 individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (81 FR 70248; 81 FR 70251; 81 FR 
70253; 81 FR 90046; 81 FR 96178; 81 FR 96191):

Elijah A. Allen (AR)
Randal D. Aukes (MN)
Daniel L. Bawden (IL)
Keith D. Blackwell (TX)
Kathy J. Brown (OH)
Louis J. Cullen (NJ)
Edwin P. Davis (OR)
Wayne L. Dorbert (PA)
Timothy J. Dougherty (MN)
Kelly L. Ewing (PA)
Joseph G. Fischer (MO)
Josh Gallant (SC)
Stanley W. Goble (IA)
John P. Grum (PA)
William R. Guida (PA)
Jerry L. Hayden (IA)
Nylo K. Helberg (ND)
Dillon L. Hendren (SC)
J.W. Keener (PA)
George P. Mendiola (CA)
Alfred L. Robinson (AR)
Jerry L. Smith (VA)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2016-0207; FMCSA-
2016-0208; FMCSA-2016-0209. Their exemptions are applicable as of 
November 11, 2018, and will expire on November 11, 2020.
    As of November 22, 2018, 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 (79 FR 63211; 80 FR 2471; 81 FR 
72664; 81 FR 80161; 81 FR 94013):

Harry R. Brewer (TN)
Kevin J. Embrey (IN)
Peter J. Faber (NE)
Johnny E. Hill (AL)
Justin A. Hooper (MO)
John R. Horst (PA)
Robert E. Kelley (WA)
James F. McLaughlin (MN)
Michael J. Monroe (IA)
Brian T. Morrison (MO)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2014-0297; 2016-
0210. Their exemptions are applicable as of November 22, 2018, and will 
expire on November 22, 2020.

V. Conditions and Requirements

    The exemptions are extended subject to the following conditions: 
(1) Each driver must undergo an annual physical examination (a) by an 
ophthalmologist or optometrist who attests that the vision in the 
better eye continues to meet the requirements in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), 
and (b) by a certified Medical Examiner, as defined by 49 CFR 390.5, 
who attests that the driver is otherwise physically qualified under 49 
CFR 391.41; (2) each driver must provide a copy of the 
ophthalmologist's or optometrist's report to the Medical Examiner at 
the time of the annual medical examination; and (3) each driver must 
provide a copy of the annual medical certification to the employer for 
retention in the driver's qualification file or keep a copy of his/her 
driver's qualification if he/her is self- employed. The driver must 
also have a copy of the exemption when driving, for presentation to a 
duly authorized Federal, State, or local enforcement official. The 
exemption will be rescinded if: (1) The person fails to comply with the 
terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted 
in a lower level of safety than was maintained before it was granted; 
or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the 
goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315.

VI. 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.

VII. Conclusion

    Based upon its evaluation of the 85 exemption applications, FMCSA 
renews the exemptions of the aforementioned drivers from the vision 
requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), subject to the requirements cited 
above. 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: October 15, 2018.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2018-23234 Filed 10-23-18; 8:45 am]
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