Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 2331-2333 [2019-01263]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 25 / Wednesday, February 6, 2019 / Notices Michael C. Davis, Jr. (SC) Richard E. Davis (CA) Nicolas Donez, Jr. (CO) Scott D. Engelman (PA) Everett J. Letourneau (MN) Jason D. Lewis (CA) Johnny L. Ricks (GA) Isaac E. Rogers (IL) Donald J. Smith (NY) Lucas T. Sorey (NC) Ronald E. Wagner (OH) In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(1), 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. 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. DATES: 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Issued on: January 30, 2019. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. I. Public Participation [FR Doc. 2019–01252 Filed 2–5–19; 8:45 am] 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–2000–7165; FMCSA–2002–11714; FMCSA–2004– 17984; FMCSA–2004–18885; FMCSA– 2005–21711; FMCSA–2006–24783; FMCSA–2007–27897; FMCSA–2008– 0021; FMCSA–2008–0106; FMCSA– 2008–0174; FMCSA–2008–0231; FMCSA–2008–0266; FMCSA–2009– 0206; FMCSA–2009–0303; FMCSA– 2010–0082; FMCSA–2010–0114; FMCSA–2010–0161; FMCSA–2010– 0187; FMCSA–2010–0354; FMCSA– 2010–0385; FMCSA–2011–0379; FMCSA–2011–0380; FMCSA–2012– 0104; FMCSA–2012–0160; FMCSA– 2012–0215; FMCSA–2012–0216; FMCSA–2013–0169; FMCSA–2013– 0170; FMCSA–2014–0002; FMCSA– 2014–0003; FMCSA–2014–0005; FMCSA–2014–0006; FMCSA–2014– 0010; FMCSA–2014–0011; FMCSA– 2014–0296; FMCSA–2016–0027; FMCSA–2016–0028; FMCSA–2016– 0206, 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. A. Viewing Documents and Comments BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2000–7165; FMCSA– 2002–11714; FMCSA–2004–17984; FMCSA– 2004–18885; FMCSA–2005–21711; FMCSA– 2006–24783; FMCSA–2007–27897; FMCSA– 2008–0021; FMCSA–2008–0106; FMCSA– 2008–0174; FMCSA–2008–0231; FMCSA– 2008–0266; FMCSA–2009–0206; FMCSA– 2009–0303; FMCSA–2010–0082; FMCSA– 2010–0114; FMCSA–2010–0161; FMCSA– 2010–0187; FMCSA–2010–0354; FMCSA– 2010–0385; FMCSA–2011–0379; FMCSA– 2011–0380; FMCSA–2012–0104; FMCSA– 2012–0160; FMCSA–2012–0215; FMCSA– 2012–0216; FMCSA–2013–0169; FMCSA– 2013–0170; FMCSA–2014–0002; FMCSA– 2014–0003; FMCSA–2014–0005; FMCSA– 2014–0006; FMCSA–2014–0010; FMCSA– 2014–0011; FMCSA–2014–0296; FMCSA– 2016–0027; FMCSA–2016–0028; FMCSA– 2016–0206] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye. FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 83 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Feb 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00193 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2331 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 November 14, 2018, FMCSA published a notice announcing its decision to renew exemptions for 83 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 56902). The public comment period ended on December 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° 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 83 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 October and are discussed below. As of October 1, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 21 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 2332 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 25 / Wednesday, February 6, 2019 / Notices interstate CMV drivers (73 FR 15567; 73 FR 27015; 73 FR 35197; 73 FR 48275; 74 FR 43217; 74 FR 43220; 74 FR 57551; 74 FR 57553; 74 FR 60022; 75 FR 4623; 75 FR 19674; 75 FR 34211; 75 FR 34212; 75 FR 44051; 75 FR 47888; 75 FR 72863; 76 FR 2190; 76 FR 66123; 77 FR 543; 77 FR 23797; 77 FR 27847; 77 FR 36338; 77 FR 38386; 77 FR 40945; 77 FR 46153; 78 FR 51269; 78 FR 64274; 78 FR 76707; 78 FR 77778; 78 FR 77782; 79 FR 10609; 79 FR 22003; 79 FR 23797; 79 FR 27681; 79 FR 35220; 79 FR 37843; 79 FR 38649; 79 FR 40945; 79 FR 45868; 79 FR 46153; 80 FR 36398; 80 FR 67481; 81 FR 20435; 81 FR 26305; 81 FR 39320; 81 FR 60115; 81 FR 66720; 81 FR 66724; 81 FR 72642; 81 FR 81230; 81 FR 90050; 81 FR 91239; 81 FR 96196): Timothy D. Beaulier (MI) Sean O. Feeny (FL) Gregory L. Kockelman (MN) Odilio Monterroso De Leon (TX) Kent A. Perry (WY) Benjamin R. Sauder (PA) Douglas R. Strickland (NC) Teddy S. Bioni (PA) David M. Field (NH) Michael M. Martinez (NM) Aaron L. Paustian (IA) Enoc Ramos III (TX) Roberto E. Soto (TX) Raymond White (NC) James F. Epperson (IN) Spencer B. Jacobs (TX) Duane A. McCord (IL) Markus Perkins (LA) Noel S. Robbins (PA) Robert B. Steinmetz (OR) Brian C. Wittenburg (NC) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2008–0021; FMCSA– 2008–0106; FMCSA–2009–0206; FMCSA–2009–0303; FMCSA–2010– 0114; FMCSA–2010–0354; FMCSA– 2012–0104; FMCSA–2013–0169; FMCSA–2014–0002; FMCSA–2014– 0005; FMCSA–2016–0027; FMCSA– 2016–0028; FMCSA–2016–0206. Their exemptions are applicable as of October 1, 2018, and will expire on October 1, 2020. As of October 6, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 19 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (67 FR 15662; 67 FR 37907; 69 FR 26206; 70 FR 48797; 70 FR 61493; 71 FR 26602; 71 FR 32183; 71 FR 41310; 72 FR 39879; 72 FR 52419; 73 FR 27018; 73 FR 35194; 73 FR 36955; 73 FR 38498; 73 FR 48273; 74 FR 41971; 75 FR 25918; 75 FR 36778; 75 FR 36779; 75 FR 39725; 75 FR 39729; 75 FR 44050; 75 FR 44051; 75 FR 61833; 75 FR 77942; 76 FR 5425; 76 FR 54530; 77 FR 15184; VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Feb 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 77 FR 17109; 77 FR 27845; 77 FR 27850; 77 FR 36338; 77 FR 38384; 77 FR 46153; 77 FR 56262; 78 FR 67454; 78 FR 78477; 79 FR 4803; 79 FR 14571; 79 FR 23797; 79 FR 28588; 79 FR 35212; 79 FR 35218; 79 FR 35220; 79 FR 38661; 79 FR 46153; 79 FR 47175; 79 FR 51642; 79 FR 51643; 79 FR 64001; 81 FR 71173): Ramon Adame (IL) Scott F. Chalfant (DE) Ronald M. Green (OH) Daniel Hollins (KY) Daniel W. Johnson (NY) Mark A. Smith (IA) Nicholas J. Vance (OH) John E. Breslin (NV) Curtis E. Firari (WI) David W. Grooms (IN) Ralph E. Holmes (MD) Matthew B. Lairamore (OK) Charles E. Stokes (FL) Howard T. Bubel (ND) Kelly L. Foster (UT) Billy R. Holdman (IL) Charles S. Huffman (KS) Gary McKown (WV) Samuel M. Stoltzfus (PA) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2002–11714; FMCSA–2005–21711; FMCSA–2006– 24783; FMCSA–2007–27897; FMCSA– 2008–0106; FMCSA–2008–0174; FMCSA–2010–0082; FMCSA–2010– 0161; FMCSA–2010–0385; FMCSA– 2011–0379; FMCSA–2011–0380; FMCSA–2013–0170; FMCSA–2014– 0003; FMCSA–2014–0006; FMCSA– 2014–0010. Their exemptions are applicable as of October 6, 2018, and will expire on October 6, 2020. As of October 15, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following nine individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (69 FR 33997; 69 FR 61292; 71 FR 55820; 73 FR 46973; 73 FR 54888; 73 FR 65009; 75 FR 47883; 75 FR 52063; 75 FR 57105; 75 FR 63257; 77 FR 38381; 77 FR 51846; 77 FR 52388; 77 FR 60010; 81 FR 71173): William C. Ball (NC) Kevin C. Palmer (OR) Ted L. Smeltzer (IN) Kelly R. Konesky (AZ) Charles O. Rhodes (FL) Stephen B. Whitt (NC) Hollis J. Martin (AL) Gordon G. Roth (KS) Darrell F. Woosley (IL) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2004–17984; FMCSA–2008–0231; FMCSA–2010– 0187; FMCSA–2012–0160. Their exemptions are applicable as of October 15, 2018, and will expire on October 15, 2020. PO 00000 Frm 00194 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 As of October 21, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following five individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (79 FR 56099; 79 FR 70928; 81 FR 71173): Todd A. Carlson (MN) Raymond Holt (CA) Ronald Gaines (FL) Juan C. Puente (TX) Billy R. Hampton (NC) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2014–0011. Their exemptions are applicable as of October 21, 2018, and will expire on October 21, 2020. As of October 22, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following five individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (73 FR 51689; 73 FR 63047; 75 FR 39725; 75 FR 47883; 75 FR 61883; 75 FR 63257; 75 FR 64396; 77 FR 64582; 79 FR 56104; 81 FR 71173): Randall J. Benson (MN) Jeromy W. Leatherman (PA) James D. Drabek, Jr. (IL) Sylvester Silver (VA) Delone W. Dudley (MD) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2008–0266; FMCSA– 2010–0161; FMCSA–2010–0187. Their exemptions are applicable as of October 22, 2018, and will expire on October 22, 2020. As of October 23, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following six individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (77 FR 52381; 77 FR 64841; 79 FR 56097; 81 FR 71173): Roger A. Duester (TX) Benny L. Sanchez (CA) Charlene E. Geary (SD) Sandeep Singh (CA) David N. Hinchliffe (TX) James T. Stalker (OH) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2012–0215. Their exemptions are applicable as of October 23, 2018, and will expire on October 23, 2020. As of October 27, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following eight individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (65 FR 33406; 65 FR 57234; 67 FR 57266; 69 FR 52741; E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 25 / Wednesday, February 6, 2019 / Notices 69 FR 53493; 69 FR 62742; 71 FR 53489; 71 FR 62148; 73 FR 61925; 75 FR 59327; 77 FR 64583; 79 FR 56117; 81 FR 71173): David W. Brown (TN) Jeffrey M. Keyser (OH) Zbigniew P. Pietranik (WI) Monty G. Calderon (OH) David G. Meyers (NY) Joseph F. Wood (MS) Zane G. Harvey, Jr. (VA) Rodney M. Pegg (PA) amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Donald L. Blakeley II (NV) Sanford L. Goodwin (TX) Steven W. Miller (PA) Scott E. Tussey (KY) Marty R. Brewster (KS) Thomas J. Long III (PA) James J. Monticello (IN) Henry L. Chrestensen (IA) Matthew J. Mantooth (KY) Klifford N. Siemens (KS) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2012–0216; FMCSA– 2014–0296. Their exemptions are applicable as of October 31, 2018, and will expire on October 31, 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: January 30, 2019. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2019–01263 Filed 2–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P 18:09 Feb 05, 2019 Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2018–0077] Petition for Waiver of Compliance The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2000–7165; FMCSA– 2004–18885. Their exemptions are applicable as of October 27, 2018, and will expire on October 27, 2020. As of October 31, 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 (77 FR 56261; 77 FR 65933; 79 FR 58856; 79 FR 59348; 79 FR 72754; 81 FR 71173): VerDate Sep<11>2014 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Jkt 247001 Under part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this document provides the public notice that on September 24, 2018, Strasburg Rail Road Company (SRC) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR part 243. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2018– 0077. Specifically, SRC seeks relief from 49 CFR part 243, Training, Qualification, and Oversight, of Safety-Related Railroad Employees. SRC believes its existing training methodology works well as evidenced by no training-related incidents in the past 60 years. SRC states that given the nature of its operations, (i.e. historic, tourist, and excursion utilizing steam locomotives and vintage passenger equipment), size, and limited resources, 49 CFR part 243 is unnecessary, time consuming, arbitrary, and completely inappropriate. SRC believes that their participation in the Confidential Close Call Reporting System enables their employees to take a proactive role in railroad safety by reporting and recommending solutions to systemic risks on the railroad before harm occurs to any person, property, or equipment. A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for review online at www.regulations.gov and in person at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Docket Operations Facility, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Operations Facility is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings by submitting written views, data, or comments. FRA does not anticipate scheduling a public hearing in connection with these proceedings since the facts do not appear to warrant a hearing. If any interested parties desire an opportunity for oral comment and a public hearing, they should notify FRA, in writing, before the end of the comment period and specify the basis for their request. All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the appropriate docket number and may be PO 00000 Frm 00195 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2333 submitted by any of the following methods: • website: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Operations Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Communications received by March 25, 2019 will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered if practicable. Anyone can search the electronic form of any written communications and comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the document, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). Under 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its processes. 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 https:// www.transportation.gov/privacy. See also https://www.regulations.gov/ privacyNotice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov. Issued in Washington, DC. Robert C. Lauby, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–01222 Filed 2–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2018–0100] Petition for Waiver of Compliance Under part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this document provides the public notice that on November 15, 2018, Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NS), petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR part 232, Brake System Safety Standards for Freight and Other Non-Passenger Trains and Equipment; End-of-Train Devices. FRA E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2000-7165; FMCSA-2002-11714; FMCSA-2004-17984; FMCSA-
2004-18885; FMCSA-2005-21711; FMCSA-2006-24783; FMCSA-2007-27897; 
FMCSA-2008-0021; FMCSA-2008-0106; FMCSA-2008-0174; FMCSA-2008-0231; 
FMCSA-2008-0266; FMCSA-2009-0206; FMCSA-2009-0303; FMCSA-2010-0082; 
FMCSA-2010-0114; FMCSA-2010-0161; FMCSA-2010-0187; FMCSA-2010-0354; 
FMCSA-2010-0385; FMCSA-2011-0379; FMCSA-2011-0380; FMCSA-2012-0104; 
FMCSA-2012-0160; FMCSA-2012-0215; FMCSA-2012-0216; FMCSA-2013-0169; 
FMCSA-2013-0170; FMCSA-2014-0002; FMCSA-2014-0003; FMCSA-2014-0005; 
FMCSA-2014-0006; FMCSA-2014-0010; FMCSA-2014-0011; FMCSA-2014-0296; 
FMCSA-2016-0027; FMCSA-2016-0028; FMCSA-2016-0206]


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 83 
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: 

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-2000-7165; FMCSA-2002-11714; FMCSA-
2004-17984; FMCSA-2004-18885; FMCSA-2005-21711; FMCSA-2006-24783; 
FMCSA-2007-27897; FMCSA-2008-0021; FMCSA-2008-0106; FMCSA-2008-0174; 
FMCSA-2008-0231; FMCSA-2008-0266; FMCSA-2009-0206; FMCSA-2009-0303; 
FMCSA-2010-0082; FMCSA-2010-0114; FMCSA-2010-0161; FMCSA-2010-0187; 
FMCSA-2010-0354; FMCSA-2010-0385; FMCSA-2011-0379; FMCSA-2011-0380; 
FMCSA-2012-0104; FMCSA-2012-0160; FMCSA-2012-0215; FMCSA-2012-0216; 
FMCSA-2013-0169; FMCSA-2013-0170; FMCSA-2014-0002; FMCSA-2014-0003; 
FMCSA-2014-0005; FMCSA-2014-0006; FMCSA-2014-0010; FMCSA-2014-0011; 
FMCSA-2014-0296; FMCSA-2016-0027; FMCSA-2016-0028; FMCSA-2016-0206, 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 November 14, 2018, FMCSA published a notice announcing its 
decision to renew exemptions for 83 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 56902). The 
public comment period ended on December 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 83 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 October 
and are discussed below. As of October 1, 2018, and in accordance with 
49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 21 individuals have 
satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the 
vision requirement in the FMCSRs for

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interstate CMV drivers (73 FR 15567; 73 FR 27015; 73 FR 35197; 73 FR 
48275; 74 FR 43217; 74 FR 43220; 74 FR 57551; 74 FR 57553; 74 FR 60022; 
75 FR 4623; 75 FR 19674; 75 FR 34211; 75 FR 34212; 75 FR 44051; 75 FR 
47888; 75 FR 72863; 76 FR 2190; 76 FR 66123; 77 FR 543; 77 FR 23797; 77 
FR 27847; 77 FR 36338; 77 FR 38386; 77 FR 40945; 77 FR 46153; 78 FR 
51269; 78 FR 64274; 78 FR 76707; 78 FR 77778; 78 FR 77782; 79 FR 10609; 
79 FR 22003; 79 FR 23797; 79 FR 27681; 79 FR 35220; 79 FR 37843; 79 FR 
38649; 79 FR 40945; 79 FR 45868; 79 FR 46153; 80 FR 36398; 80 FR 67481; 
81 FR 20435; 81 FR 26305; 81 FR 39320; 81 FR 60115; 81 FR 66720; 81 FR 
66724; 81 FR 72642; 81 FR 81230; 81 FR 90050; 81 FR 91239; 81 FR 
96196):

Timothy D. Beaulier (MI)
Sean O. Feeny (FL)
Gregory L. Kockelman (MN)
Odilio Monterroso De Leon (TX)
Kent A. Perry (WY)
Benjamin R. Sauder (PA)
Douglas R. Strickland (NC)
Teddy S. Bioni (PA)
David M. Field (NH)
Michael M. Martinez (NM)
Aaron L. Paustian (IA)
Enoc Ramos III (TX)
Roberto E. Soto (TX)
Raymond White (NC)
James F. Epperson (IN)
Spencer B. Jacobs (TX)
Duane A. McCord (IL)
Markus Perkins (LA)
Noel S. Robbins (PA)
Robert B. Steinmetz (OR)
Brian C. Wittenburg (NC)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2008-0021; FMCSA-
2008-0106; FMCSA-2009-0206; FMCSA-2009-0303; FMCSA-2010-0114; FMCSA-
2010-0354; FMCSA-2012-0104; FMCSA-2013-0169; FMCSA-2014-0002; FMCSA-
2014-0005; FMCSA-2016-0027; FMCSA-2016-0028; FMCSA-2016-0206. Their 
exemptions are applicable as of October 1, 2018, and will expire on 
October 1, 2020.
    As of October 6, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 19 individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (67 FR 15662; 67 FR 37907; 69 FR 
26206; 70 FR 48797; 70 FR 61493; 71 FR 26602; 71 FR 32183; 71 FR 41310; 
72 FR 39879; 72 FR 52419; 73 FR 27018; 73 FR 35194; 73 FR 36955; 73 FR 
38498; 73 FR 48273; 74 FR 41971; 75 FR 25918; 75 FR 36778; 75 FR 36779; 
75 FR 39725; 75 FR 39729; 75 FR 44050; 75 FR 44051; 75 FR 61833; 75 FR 
77942; 76 FR 5425; 76 FR 54530; 77 FR 15184; 77 FR 17109; 77 FR 27845; 
77 FR 27850; 77 FR 36338; 77 FR 38384; 77 FR 46153; 77 FR 56262; 78 FR 
67454; 78 FR 78477; 79 FR 4803; 79 FR 14571; 79 FR 23797; 79 FR 28588; 
79 FR 35212; 79 FR 35218; 79 FR 35220; 79 FR 38661; 79 FR 46153; 79 FR 
47175; 79 FR 51642; 79 FR 51643; 79 FR 64001; 81 FR 71173):

Ramon Adame (IL)
Scott F. Chalfant (DE)
Ronald M. Green (OH)
Daniel Hollins (KY)
Daniel W. Johnson (NY)
Mark A. Smith (IA)
Nicholas J. Vance (OH)
John E. Breslin (NV)
Curtis E. Firari (WI)
David W. Grooms (IN)
Ralph E. Holmes (MD)
Matthew B. Lairamore (OK)
Charles E. Stokes (FL)
Howard T. Bubel (ND)
Kelly L. Foster (UT)
Billy R. Holdman (IL)
Charles S. Huffman (KS)
Gary McKown (WV)
Samuel M. Stoltzfus (PA)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2002-11714; 
FMCSA-2005-21711; FMCSA-2006-24783; FMCSA-2007-27897; FMCSA-2008-0106; 
FMCSA-2008-0174; FMCSA-2010-0082; FMCSA-2010-0161; FMCSA-2010-0385; 
FMCSA-2011-0379; FMCSA-2011-0380; FMCSA-2013-0170; FMCSA-2014-0003; 
FMCSA-2014-0006; FMCSA-2014-0010. Their exemptions are applicable as of 
October 6, 2018, and will expire on October 6, 2020.
    As of October 15, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following nine individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (69 FR 33997; 69 FR 61292; 71 FR 
55820; 73 FR 46973; 73 FR 54888; 73 FR 65009; 75 FR 47883; 75 FR 52063; 
75 FR 57105; 75 FR 63257; 77 FR 38381; 77 FR 51846; 77 FR 52388; 77 FR 
60010; 81 FR 71173):

William C. Ball (NC)
Kevin C. Palmer (OR)
Ted L. Smeltzer (IN)
Kelly R. Konesky (AZ)
Charles O. Rhodes (FL)
Stephen B. Whitt (NC)
Hollis J. Martin (AL)
Gordon G. Roth (KS)
Darrell F. Woosley (IL)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2004-17984; 
FMCSA-2008-0231; FMCSA-2010-0187; FMCSA-2012-0160. Their exemptions are 
applicable as of October 15, 2018, and will expire on October 15, 2020.
    As of October 21, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following five individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (79 FR 56099; 79 FR 70928; 81 FR 
71173):

Todd A. Carlson (MN)
Raymond Holt (CA)
Ronald Gaines (FL)
Juan C. Puente (TX)
Billy R. Hampton (NC)

    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2014-0011. Their 
exemptions are applicable as of October 21, 2018, and will expire on 
October 21, 2020.
    As of October 22, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following five individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (73 FR 51689; 73 FR 63047; 75 FR 
39725; 75 FR 47883; 75 FR 61883; 75 FR 63257; 75 FR 64396; 77 FR 64582; 
79 FR 56104; 81 FR 71173):

Randall J. Benson (MN)
Jeromy W. Leatherman (PA)
James D. Drabek, Jr. (IL)
Sylvester Silver (VA)
Delone W. Dudley (MD)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2008-0266; FMCSA-
2010-0161; FMCSA-2010-0187. Their exemptions are applicable as of 
October 22, 2018, and will expire on October 22, 2020.
    As of October 23, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following six individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (77 FR 52381; 77 FR 64841; 79 FR 
56097; 81 FR 71173):

Roger A. Duester (TX)
Benny L. Sanchez (CA)
Charlene E. Geary (SD)
Sandeep Singh (CA)
David N. Hinchliffe (TX)
James T. Stalker (OH)

    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2012-0215. Their 
exemptions are applicable as of October 23, 2018, and will expire on 
October 23, 2020.
    As of October 27, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following eight individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (65 FR 33406; 65 FR 57234; 67 FR 
57266; 69 FR 52741;

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69 FR 53493; 69 FR 62742; 71 FR 53489; 71 FR 62148; 73 FR 61925; 75 FR 
59327; 77 FR 64583; 79 FR 56117; 81 FR 71173):

David W. Brown (TN)
Jeffrey M. Keyser (OH)
Zbigniew P. Pietranik (WI)
Monty G. Calderon (OH)
David G. Meyers (NY)
Joseph F. Wood (MS)
Zane G. Harvey, Jr. (VA)
Rodney M. Pegg (PA)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2000-7165; FMCSA-
2004-18885. Their exemptions are applicable as of October 27, 2018, and 
will expire on October 27, 2020.
    As of October 31, 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 (77 FR 56261; 77 FR 65933; 79 FR 
58856; 79 FR 59348; 79 FR 72754; 81 FR 71173):

Donald L. Blakeley II (NV)
Sanford L. Goodwin (TX)
Steven W. Miller (PA)
Scott E. Tussey (KY)
Marty R. Brewster (KS)
Thomas J. Long III (PA)
James J. Monticello (IN)
Henry L. Chrestensen (IA)
Matthew J. Mantooth (KY)
Klifford N. Siemens (KS)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2012-0216; FMCSA-
2014-0296. Their exemptions are applicable as of October 31, 2018, and 
will expire on October 31, 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: January 30, 2019.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2019-01263 Filed 2-5-19; 8:45 am]
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