Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 53936-53938 [2018-23333]

Download as PDF 53936 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 207 / Thursday, October 25, 2018 / Notices Iowa: Allamakee, Clayton. Minnesota: Houston, Winona. The Interest Rates are: Percent For Physical Damage: Homeowners with Credit Available Elsewhere ........................ Homeowners without Credit Available Elsewhere ................ Businesses with Credit Available Elsewhere ................................ Businesses without Credit Available Elsewhere ........................ Non-Profit Organizations with Credit Available Elsewhere ..... Non-Profit Organizations without Credit Available Elsewhere ..... For Economic Injury: Businesses & Small Agricultural Cooperatives without Credit Available Elsewhere ................ Non-Profit Organizations without Credit Available Elsewhere ..... 4.000 2.000 7.350 3.675 2.500 2.500 3.675 2.500 The number assigned to this disaster for physical damage is 157566 and for economic injury is 157570. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008) James Rivera, Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. [FR Doc. 2018–23325 Filed 10–24–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No. SSA–2018–0050] Agreement on Social Security Between the United States and Uruguay; Entry Into Force AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA). ACTION: Nancy A. Berryhill, Acting Commissioner of Social Security. Notice. We are giving notice that an agreement coordinating the United States (U.S.) and Uruguayan social security programs effective on November 1, 2018. The Agreement with Uruguay, which was signed on January 10, 2017, is similar to U.S. social security agreements already in force with 27 other countries—Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea (South), Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, the Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Section 233 of the Social Security Act authorizes agreements of this type. Like the other agreements, the U.S.Uruguayan Agreement eliminates dual daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Oct 24, 2018 social security coverage. This situation exists when a worker from one country works in the other country and has coverage under the social security systems of both countries for the same work. Without such agreements in force, when dual coverage occurs, the worker, the worker’s employer, or both may be required to pay social security contributions to the two countries simultaneously. Under the U.S.Uruguayan Agreement, a worker who is sent by an employer in one country to work in the other country for 5 or fewer years remains covered only by the sending country. The Agreement includes additional rules that eliminate dual U.S. and Uruguayan coverage in other work situations. The Agreement also helps eliminate situations where workers suffer a loss of benefit rights because they have divided their careers between the two countries. Under the Agreement, workers may qualify for partial U.S. benefits or partial Uruguayan benefits based on combined (totalized) work credits from both countries. Persons who wish to receive copies of the agreement or who want more information about its provisions may write to the Social Security Administration, Office of International Programs, Post Office Box 17741, Baltimore, MD 21235–7741 or visit the Social Security website at www.socialsecurity.gov/international. The full text of the agreement and its accompanying administrative arrangement are available at https:// www.ssa.gov/international/Agreement_ Texts/uruguay.html. Jkt 247001 [FR Doc. 2018–23327 Filed 10–24–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–1999–6480; FMCSA– 2000–7006; FMCSA–2000–7165; FMCSA– 2002–12294; FMCSA–2004–17195; FMCSA– 2005–22194; FMCSA–2006–23773; FMCSA– 2006–24783; FMCSA–2008–0021; FMCSA– 2008–0106; FMCSA–2008–0174; FMCSA– 2008–0231; FMCSA–2009–0291; FMCSA– 2010–0082; FMCSA–2010–0114; FMCSA– 2011–0299; FMCSA–2011–0325; FMCSA– 2012–0104; FMCSA–2012–0161; FMCSA– 2012–0214; FMCSA–2013–0166; FMCSA– 2013–0168; FMCSA–2014–0002; FMCSA– 2014–0003; FMCSA–2014–0004; FMCSA– 2014–0005; FMCSA–2014–0006; FMCSA– 2014–0007; FMCSA–2014–0010; FMCSA– 2015–0070; FMCSA–2015–0072; FMCSA– 2015–0350; FMCSA–2015–0351; FMCSA– 2016–0028; FMCSA–2016–0029; FMCSA– 2016–0030; FMCSA–2016–0031; FMCSA– 2016–0033] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 88 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye. DATES: Each group of renewed exemptions were applicable on the dates stated in the discussions below and will expire on the dates stated in the discussions below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Christine A. Hydock, Chief, Medical Programs Division, 202–366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W64–224, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. If you have questions regarding viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Docket Services, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Public Participation A. 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–1999–6480; FMCSA–2000–7006; FMCSA–2000– Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 207 / Thursday, October 25, 2018 / Notices 7165; FMCSA–2002–12294; FMCSA– 2004–17195; FMCSA–2005–22194; FMCSA–2006–23773; FMCSA–2006– 24783; FMCSA–2008–0021; FMCSA– 2008–0106; FMCSA–2008–0174; FMCSA–2008–0231; FMCSA–2009– 0291; FMCSA–2010–0082; FMCSA– 2010–0114; FMCSA–2011–0299; FMCSA–2011–0325; FMCSA–2012– 0104; FMCSA–2012–0161; FMCSA– 2012–0214; FMCSA–2013–0166; FMCSA–2013–0168; FMCSA–2014– 0002; FMCSA–2014–0003; FMCSA– 2014–0004; FMCSA–2014–0005; FMCSA–2014–0006; FMCSA–2014– 0007; FMCSA–2014–0010; FMCSA– 2015–0070; FMCSA–2015–0072; FMCSA–2015–0350; FMCSA–2015– 0351; FMCSA–2016–0028; FMCSA– 2016–0029; FMCSA–2016–0030; FMCSA–2016–0031; FMCSA–2016– 0033, 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. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES B. 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 On August 15, 2018, FMCSA published a notice announcing its decision to renew exemptions for 88 individuals from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) to operate a CMV in interstate commerce and requested comments from the public (83 FR 40638). The public comment period ended on September 14, 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Oct 24, 2018 Jkt 247001 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 on its evaluation of the 88 renewal exemption applications and comments received, FMCSA confirms its’ decision to exempt the following drivers from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following groups of drivers received renewed exemptions in the month of September and are discussed below. As of September 8, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 30 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (70 FR 57353; 70 FR 72689; 71 FR 6828; 71 FR 19604; 73 FR 27018; 73 FR 35198; 73 FR 36955; 73 FR 48275; 74 FR 65842; 75 FR 9482; 75 FR 25919; 75 FR 36779; 75 FR 39729; 75 FR 44051; 77 FR 539; 77 FR 10606; 77 FR 10608; 77 FR 38384; 77 FR 46153; 78 FR 62935; 78 FR 76395; 79 FR 6993; 79 FR 10607; 79 FR 14328; 79 FR 14571; 79 FR 18392; 79 FR 22003; 79 FR 28588; 79 FR 29498; 79 FR 35212; 79 FR 35218; 79 FR 38659; 79 FR 46153; 79 FR 47175; 79 FR 53514; 80 FR 67476; 80 FR 70060; 81 FR 14190; 81 FR 15404; 81 FR 16265; 81 FR 17237; 81 FR 20433; 81 FR 20435; 81 FR 39100; 81 FR 39320; 81 FR 42054; 81 FR 45214; 81 FR 52514; 81 FR 52516; 81 FR 66720; 81 FR 66722; 81 FR 66726; 81 FR 68098; 81 FR 90050; 81 FR 91239; 81 FR 96196): Felipe Bayron (WI) Kenneth W. Bos (MN) Duane N. Brojer (NM) Gary A. Brown (PA) John D. Burns (ID) Derrick L. Cowan (NC) Jeffrey D. Davis (NC) Timothy C. Dotson (MO) Paul D. Evenhouse (IL) Hugo A. Galvis Barrera (GA) Todd M. Harguth (MN) George F. Hernandez, Jr. (AZ) Brian D. Hoover (IA) Gregory R. Johnson (SC) PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53937 Michael A. Kafer (KS) Aaron C. Lougher (OR) John Lucas (NC) Joshua L. Marasek (TX) Carlos A. Mendez-Castellon (VA) Earl L. Mokma (MI) John E. O’Boyle (PA) Mark C. Reineke (NM) Guadalupe Reyes (FL) Jacob H. Riggle (OK) Richard M. Rosales (NM) Scott D. Russell (WI) Paul W. Sorenson (UT) Joshua R. Stanley (OK) Jerry M. Stearns (AR) Raymond W. Teemer (NJ) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2005–22194; FMCSA–2006–23773; FMCSA–2008– 0106; FMCSA–2009–0291; FMCSA– 2010–0082; FMCSA–2011–0325; FMCSA–2013–0166; FMCSA–2014– 0002; FMCSA–2014–0003; FMCSA– 2014–0004; FMCSA–2014–0006; FMCSA–2014–0007; FMCSA–2015– 0070; FMCSA–2015–0072; FMCSA– 2015–0350; FMCSA–2015–0351; FMCSA–2016–0028; FMCSA–2016– 0029; FMCSA–2016–0030; FMCSA– 2016–0031. Their exemptions are applicable as of September 8, 2018, and will expire on September 8, 2020. As of September 9, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 23 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (64 FR 68195; 65 FR 20251; 67 FR 38311; 69 FR 17263; 69 FR 26921; 69 FR 31447; 70 FR 44946; 71 FR 27033; 71 FR 32184; 71 FR 41311; 73 FR 15568; 73 FR 27017; 73 FR 28186; 73 FR 35197; 73 FR 35199; 73 FR 38499; 73 FR 42403; 73 FR 48273; 73 FR 48275; 75 FR 25919; 75 FR 27624; 75 FR 34212; 75 FR 38602; 75 FR 39729; 75 FR 44051; 75 FR 47888; 75 FR 50799; 76 FR 73769; 77 FR 3547; 77 FR 27847; 77 FR 36338; 77 FR 38386; 77 FR 40945; 77 FR 40946; 77 FR 41879; 77 FR 46153; 77 FR 48590; 77 FR 52391; 78 FR 63302; 78 FR 77780; 79 FR 10606; 79 FR 14331; 79 FR 22003; 79 FR 27681; 79 FR 29495; 79 FR 35212; 79 FR 35220; 79 FR 37842; 79 FR 38649; 79 FR 38659; 79 FR 41735; 79 FR 45868; 79 FR 46153; 79 FR 47175; 79 FR 53514; 81 FR 81230): Don R. Alexander (OR) Paul J. Bannon (DE) Tracy L. Bowers (IA) Thomas L. Corey (IN) Layne C. Coscorrosa (WA) James H. Facemyre (WV) Michael Giagnacova (PA) Brian G. Hagen (IL) George M. Hapchuk (PA) Clarence K. Hill (NC) E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 53938 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 207 / Thursday, October 25, 2018 / Notices Michael J. Hoffarth (WA) Michael G. Martin (CT) Shane N. Maul (IN) Larry McCoy, Sr. (OH) Daniel S. Rebstad (FL) Kenneth R. Riener (MT) Terry L. Rubendall (PA) James C. Sharp (PA) Robert Smiley (NM) Leon F. Stephens (CO) George R. Tieskoetter (IA) Bart M. Valiante (CT) James W. Van Ryswyk (IA) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–1999–6480; FMCSA– 2004–17195; FMCSA–2006–24783; FMCSA–2008–0021; FMCSA–2008– 0106; FMCSA–2008–0174; FMCSA– 2010–0082; FMCSA–2010–0114; FMCSA–2011–0299; FMCSA–2012– 0104; FMCSA–2012–0161; FMCSA– 2013–0168; FMCSA–2014–0002; FMCSA–2014–0005; FMCSA–2014– 0006; FMCSA–2014–0007. Their exemptions are applicable as of September 9, 2018, and will expire on September 9, 2020. As of September 21, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 13 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (65 FR 20245; 65 FR 33406; 65 FR 57230; 65 FR 57234; 67 FR 46016; 67 FR 57266; 67 FR 57267; 69 FR 51346; 69 FR 52741; 71 FR 50970; 71 FR 53489; 73 FR 48270; 73 FR 51336; 75 FR 34210; 75 FR 47888; 75 FR 50799; 75 FR 52062; 77 FR 40945; 77 FR 52389; 79 FR 46300; 81 FR 81230): Jack D. Clodfelter (NC) Tommy J. Cross, Jr. (TN) Daniel K. Davis III (MA) Joseph A. Dunlap (OH) James F. Gereau (WI) Esteban G. Gonzalez (TX) Reginald I. Hall (TX) George R. House (MO) Alfred C. Jewell, Jr. (WY) Lewis V. McNeice (TX) Kevin J. O’Donnell (IL) Gregory M. Preves (GA) Jeffrey D. Wilson (CO) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2000–7006; FMCSA– 2000–7165; FMCSA–2002–12294; FMCSA–2010–0114. Their exemptions are applicable as of September 21, 2018, and will expire on September 21, 2020. As of September 23, 2018, 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 (73 FR 46973; 73 FR 54888; 75 FR 52063; 77 FR 52388; 79 FR 52388; 81 FR 81230): VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Oct 24, 2018 Jkt 247001 Terrence L. Benning (WI) Larry D. Curry (GA) Kelly M. Greene (FL) Thomas P. Shank (NY) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2008–0231. Their exemptions are applicable as of September 23, 2018, and will expire on September 23, 2020. As of September 26, 2018, 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 (77 FR 46793; 77 FR 59245; 81 FR 81230): Bryan Brockus (ID) Erric L. Gomersall (WI) Larry Johnsonbaugh, Jr. (PA) John Middleton (OH) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2012–0214. Their exemptions are applicable as of September 26, 2018, and will expire on September 26, 2020. As of September 29, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following seven individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (81 FR 59266; 81 FR 74494): Gregory M. Anderson (NY) Richard D. Auger (CA) Darrin E. Bogert (NY) Jose D. Chavez (MD) Philip J. Clements (WI) Robert H. Nelson (VA) Harold F. White (SC) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2016–0033. Their exemptions are applicable as of September 29, 2018, and will expire on September 29, 2020. As of September 30, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following seven individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (79 FR 51643; 79 FR 64001; 81 FR 81230): Ronald A. Bolyard (WV) Kelly R. Knopf, Sr. (SC) Frazier A. Luckerson (GA) Ross A. Miceli II (PA) Donald L. Minney (OH) Philip L. Neff (PA) Loran J. Weiler (IA) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2014–0010. Their exemptions are applicable as of September 30, 2018, and will expire on September 30, 2020. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315, each exemption will be valid for two PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 years from the effective date unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. The exemption will be revoked if the following occurs: (1) The person fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained prior to being granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136 and 31315. Issued on: October 17, 2018. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–23333 Filed 10–24–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2018–0056] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of applications for exemption; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 12 individuals for an exemption from the prohibition in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) against persons with a clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition that is likely to cause a loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) to drive in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 26, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA–2018–0056 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, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-1999-6480; FMCSA-2000-7006; FMCSA-2000-7165; FMCSA-
2002-12294; FMCSA-2004-17195; FMCSA-2005-22194; FMCSA-2006-23773; 
FMCSA-2006-24783; FMCSA-2008-0021; FMCSA-2008-0106; FMCSA-2008-0174; 
FMCSA-2008-0231; FMCSA-2009-0291; FMCSA-2010-0082; FMCSA-2010-0114; 
FMCSA-2011-0299; FMCSA-2011-0325; FMCSA-2012-0104; FMCSA-2012-0161; 
FMCSA-2012-0214; FMCSA-2013-0166; FMCSA-2013-0168; FMCSA-2014-0002; 
FMCSA-2014-0003; FMCSA-2014-0004; FMCSA-2014-0005; FMCSA-2014-0006; 
FMCSA-2014-0007; FMCSA-2014-0010; FMCSA-2015-0070; FMCSA-2015-0072; 
FMCSA-2015-0350; FMCSA-2015-0351; FMCSA-2016-0028; FMCSA-2016-0029; 
FMCSA-2016-0030; FMCSA-2016-0031; FMCSA-2016-0033]


Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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

ACTION: Notice of final disposition.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 88 
individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier 
Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle 
(CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to continue to 
operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision 
requirement in one eye.

DATES: Each group of renewed exemptions were applicable on the dates 
stated in the discussions below and will expire on the dates stated in 
the discussions below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Christine A. Hydock, Chief, 
Medical Programs Division, 202-366-4001, [email protected], FMCSA, 
Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W64-224, 
Washington, DC 20590-0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 
ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. If you have 
questions regarding viewing or submitting material to the docket, 
contact Docket Services, telephone (202) 366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Public Participation

A. 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-1999-6480; FMCSA-2000-7006; FMCSA-2000-

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7165; FMCSA-2002-12294; FMCSA-2004-17195; FMCSA-2005-22194; FMCSA-2006-
23773; FMCSA-2006-24783; FMCSA-2008-0021; FMCSA-2008-0106; FMCSA-2008-
0174; FMCSA-2008-0231; FMCSA-2009-0291; FMCSA-2010-0082; FMCSA-2010-
0114; FMCSA-2011-0299; FMCSA-2011-0325; FMCSA-2012-0104; FMCSA-2012-
0161; FMCSA-2012-0214; FMCSA-2013-0166; FMCSA-2013-0168; FMCSA-2014-
0002; FMCSA-2014-0003; FMCSA-2014-0004; FMCSA-2014-0005; FMCSA-2014-
0006; FMCSA-2014-0007; FMCSA-2014-0010; FMCSA-2015-0070; FMCSA-2015-
0072; FMCSA-2015-0350; FMCSA-2015-0351; FMCSA-2016-0028; FMCSA-2016-
0029; FMCSA-2016-0030; FMCSA-2016-0031; FMCSA-2016-0033, 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.

B. 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

    On August 15, 2018, FMCSA published a notice announcing its 
decision to renew exemptions for 88 individuals from the vision 
requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) to operate a CMV in interstate 
commerce and requested comments from the public (83 FR 40638). The 
public comment period ended on September 14, 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 on its evaluation of the 88 renewal exemption applications 
and comments received, FMCSA confirms its' decision to exempt the 
following drivers from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10).
    In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 
groups of drivers received renewed exemptions in the month of September 
and are discussed below.
    As of September 8, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 30 individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (70 FR 57353; 70 FR 72689; 71 FR 
6828; 71 FR 19604; 73 FR 27018; 73 FR 35198; 73 FR 36955; 73 FR 48275; 
74 FR 65842; 75 FR 9482; 75 FR 25919; 75 FR 36779; 75 FR 39729; 75 FR 
44051; 77 FR 539; 77 FR 10606; 77 FR 10608; 77 FR 38384; 77 FR 46153; 
78 FR 62935; 78 FR 76395; 79 FR 6993; 79 FR 10607; 79 FR 14328; 79 FR 
14571; 79 FR 18392; 79 FR 22003; 79 FR 28588; 79 FR 29498; 79 FR 35212; 
79 FR 35218; 79 FR 38659; 79 FR 46153; 79 FR 47175; 79 FR 53514; 80 FR 
67476; 80 FR 70060; 81 FR 14190; 81 FR 15404; 81 FR 16265; 81 FR 17237; 
81 FR 20433; 81 FR 20435; 81 FR 39100; 81 FR 39320; 81 FR 42054; 81 FR 
45214; 81 FR 52514; 81 FR 52516; 81 FR 66720; 81 FR 66722; 81 FR 66726; 
81 FR 68098; 81 FR 90050; 81 FR 91239; 81 FR 96196):

Felipe Bayron (WI)
Kenneth W. Bos (MN)
Duane N. Brojer (NM)
Gary A. Brown (PA)
John D. Burns (ID)
Derrick L. Cowan (NC)
Jeffrey D. Davis (NC)
Timothy C. Dotson (MO)
Paul D. Evenhouse (IL)
Hugo A. Galvis Barrera (GA)
Todd M. Harguth (MN)
George F. Hernandez, Jr. (AZ)
Brian D. Hoover (IA)
Gregory R. Johnson (SC)
Michael A. Kafer (KS)
Aaron C. Lougher (OR)
John Lucas (NC)
Joshua L. Marasek (TX)
Carlos A. Mendez-Castellon (VA)
Earl L. Mokma (MI)
John E. O'Boyle (PA)
Mark C. Reineke (NM)
Guadalupe Reyes (FL)
Jacob H. Riggle (OK)
Richard M. Rosales (NM)
Scott D. Russell (WI)
Paul W. Sorenson (UT)
Joshua R. Stanley (OK)
Jerry M. Stearns (AR)
Raymond W. Teemer (NJ)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2005-22194; 
FMCSA-2006-23773; FMCSA-2008-0106; FMCSA-2009-0291; FMCSA-2010-0082; 
FMCSA-2011-0325; FMCSA-2013-0166; FMCSA-2014-0002; FMCSA-2014-0003; 
FMCSA-2014-0004; FMCSA-2014-0006; FMCSA-2014-0007; FMCSA-2015-0070; 
FMCSA-2015-0072; FMCSA-2015-0350; FMCSA-2015-0351; FMCSA-2016-0028; 
FMCSA-2016-0029; FMCSA-2016-0030; FMCSA-2016-0031. Their exemptions are 
applicable as of September 8, 2018, and will expire on September 8, 
2020.
    As of September 9, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 23 individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (64 FR 68195; 65 FR 20251; 67 FR 
38311; 69 FR 17263; 69 FR 26921; 69 FR 31447; 70 FR 44946; 71 FR 27033; 
71 FR 32184; 71 FR 41311; 73 FR 15568; 73 FR 27017; 73 FR 28186; 73 FR 
35197; 73 FR 35199; 73 FR 38499; 73 FR 42403; 73 FR 48273; 73 FR 48275; 
75 FR 25919; 75 FR 27624; 75 FR 34212; 75 FR 38602; 75 FR 39729; 75 FR 
44051; 75 FR 47888; 75 FR 50799; 76 FR 73769; 77 FR 3547; 77 FR 27847; 
77 FR 36338; 77 FR 38386; 77 FR 40945; 77 FR 40946; 77 FR 41879; 77 FR 
46153; 77 FR 48590; 77 FR 52391; 78 FR 63302; 78 FR 77780; 79 FR 10606; 
79 FR 14331; 79 FR 22003; 79 FR 27681; 79 FR 29495; 79 FR 35212; 79 FR 
35220; 79 FR 37842; 79 FR 38649; 79 FR 38659; 79 FR 41735; 79 FR 45868; 
79 FR 46153; 79 FR 47175; 79 FR 53514; 81 FR 81230):

Don R. Alexander (OR)
Paul J. Bannon (DE)
Tracy L. Bowers (IA)
Thomas L. Corey (IN)
Layne C. Coscorrosa (WA)
James H. Facemyre (WV)
Michael Giagnacova (PA)
Brian G. Hagen (IL)
George M. Hapchuk (PA)
Clarence K. Hill (NC)

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Michael J. Hoffarth (WA)
Michael G. Martin (CT)
Shane N. Maul (IN)
Larry McCoy, Sr. (OH)
Daniel S. Rebstad (FL)
Kenneth R. Riener (MT)
Terry L. Rubendall (PA)
James C. Sharp (PA)
Robert Smiley (NM)
Leon F. Stephens (CO)
George R. Tieskoetter (IA)
Bart M. Valiante (CT)
James W. Van Ryswyk (IA)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-1999-6480; FMCSA-
2004-17195; FMCSA-2006-24783; FMCSA-2008-0021; FMCSA-2008-0106; FMCSA-
2008-0174; FMCSA-2010-0082; FMCSA-2010-0114; FMCSA-2011-0299; FMCSA-
2012-0104; FMCSA-2012-0161; FMCSA-2013-0168; FMCSA-2014-0002; FMCSA-
2014-0005; FMCSA-2014-0006; FMCSA-2014-0007. Their exemptions are 
applicable as of September 9, 2018, and will expire on September 9, 
2020.
    As of September 21, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 13 individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (65 FR 20245; 65 FR 33406; 65 FR 
57230; 65 FR 57234; 67 FR 46016; 67 FR 57266; 67 FR 57267; 69 FR 51346; 
69 FR 52741; 71 FR 50970; 71 FR 53489; 73 FR 48270; 73 FR 51336; 75 FR 
34210; 75 FR 47888; 75 FR 50799; 75 FR 52062; 77 FR 40945; 77 FR 52389; 
79 FR 46300; 81 FR 81230):

Jack D. Clodfelter (NC)
Tommy J. Cross, Jr. (TN)
Daniel K. Davis III (MA)
Joseph A. Dunlap (OH)
James F. Gereau (WI)
Esteban G. Gonzalez (TX)
Reginald I. Hall (TX)
George R. House (MO)
Alfred C. Jewell, Jr. (WY)
Lewis V. McNeice (TX)
Kevin J. O'Donnell (IL)
Gregory M. Preves (GA)
Jeffrey D. Wilson (CO)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2000-7006; FMCSA-
2000-7165; FMCSA-2002-12294; FMCSA-2010-0114. Their exemptions are 
applicable as of September 21, 2018, and will expire on September 21, 
2020.
    As of September 23, 2018, 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 (73 FR 46973; 73 FR 54888; 75 FR 
52063; 77 FR 52388; 79 FR 52388; 81 FR 81230):

Terrence L. Benning (WI)
Larry D. Curry (GA)
Kelly M. Greene (FL)
Thomas P. Shank (NY)
    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2008-0231. Their 
exemptions are applicable as of September 23, 2018, and will expire on 
September 23, 2020.
    As of September 26, 2018, 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 (77 FR 46793; 77 FR 59245; 81 FR 
81230):

Bryan Brockus (ID)
Erric L. Gomersall (WI)
Larry Johnsonbaugh, Jr. (PA)
John Middleton (OH)

    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2012-0214. Their 
exemptions are applicable as of September 26, 2018, and will expire on 
September 26, 2020.
    As of September 29, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following seven individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (81 FR 59266; 81 FR 74494):

Gregory M. Anderson (NY)
Richard D. Auger (CA)
Darrin E. Bogert (NY)
Jose D. Chavez (MD)
Philip J. Clements (WI)
Robert H. Nelson (VA)
Harold F. White (SC)

    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2016-0033. Their 
exemptions are applicable as of September 29, 2018, and will expire on 
September 29, 2020.
    As of September 30, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following seven individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (79 FR 51643; 79 FR 64001; 81 FR 
81230):

Ronald A. Bolyard (WV)
Kelly R. Knopf, Sr. (SC)
Frazier A. Luckerson (GA)
Ross A. Miceli II (PA)
Donald L. Minney (OH)
Philip L. Neff (PA)
Loran J. Weiler (IA)

    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2014-0010. Their 
exemptions are applicable as of September 30, 2018, and will expire on 
September 30, 2020.
    In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315, each exemption will be valid 
for two years from the effective date unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. 
The exemption will be revoked if the following occurs: (1) The person 
fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the 
exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained 
prior to being granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not 
be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136 and 
31315.

    Issued on: October 17, 2018.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2018-23333 Filed 10-24-18; 8:45 am]
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