Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 5554-5557 [2019-02965]

Download as PDF 5554 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 35 / Thursday, February 21, 2019 / Notices To be considered for an exemption from the epilepsy and seizure disorders prohibition in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(8), applicants must meet the criteria in the 2007 recommendations of the Agency’s Medical Expert Panel (MEP) (78 FR 3069). III. Qualifications of Applicants John D. Archer Mr. Archer is a 66-year-old class A CDL holder in Missouri. He has a history of a seizure disorder and has been seizure free since 2001. He takes anti-seizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining the same since 2001. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Archer receiving an exemption. Travis W. Flowers Mr. Flowers is a 27-year-old class D driver in Virginia. He has a history of epilepsy and has been seizure free since 1997. He takes anti-seizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining the same since 2016. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Flowers receiving an exemption. Stephen T. Root Mr. Root is a 46-year-old DM driver in New York. He has a history of epilepsy and has been seizure free since 1996. His anti-seizure medication was discontinued in 2001. His physician states that she is supportive of Mr. Root receiving an exemption. Jeffrey L. Slagan Mr. Slagan is a 55-year-old class D driver in Wisconsin. He has a history of epilepsy and has been seizure free since 1985. He takes anti-seizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining the same since 1985. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Slagan receiving an exemption. Dereck Welch Mr. Welch is a 59-year-old class E driver in Florida. He has a history of epilepsy and has been seizure free since 2009. He takes anti-seizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining the same since 2009. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Welch receiving an exemption. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Mark D. Wray Mr. Wray is a 34-year-old class D driver in New York. He has a history of epilepsy and has been seizure free since 2010. He takes anti-seizure medication with the dosage and frequency remaining the same since 2010. His physician states that he is supportive of Mr. Wray receiving an exemption. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Feb 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 IV. Request for Comments In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA requests public comment from all interested persons on the exemption petitions described in this notice. We will consider all comments received before the close of business on the closing date indicated in the dates section of the notice. Issued on: February 13, 2019. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2019–02954 Filed 2–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2000–7006; FMCSA– 2000–7165; FMCSA–2000–7363; FMCSA– 2000–7918; FMCSA–2000–8398; FMCSA– 2002–13411; FMCSA–2004–17984; FMCSA– 2004–18885; FMCSA–2004–19477; FMCSA– 2006–24015; FMCSA–2006–24783; FMCSA– 2006–25246; FMCSA–2006–26066; FMCSA– 2008–0174; FMCSA–2008–0266; FMCSA– 2008–0292; FMCSA–2008–0340; FMCSA– 2009–0291; FMCSA–2010–0114; FMCSA– 2010–0201; FMCSA–2010–0354; FMCSA– 2010–0385; FMCSA–2011–0124; FMCSA– 2012–0279; FMCSA–2012–0280; FMCSA– 2014–0004; FMCSA–2014–0010; FMCSA– 2014–0296; FMCSA–2014–0298; FMCSA– 2014–0300; FMCSA–2014–0301; FMCSA– 2016–0029; FMCSA–2016–0208] 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 61 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 March 25, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA–2000–7006; FMCSA–2000– 7165; FMCSA–2000–7363; FMCSA– 2000–7918; FMCSA–2000–8398; FMCSA–2002–13411; FMCSA–2004– SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00151 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17984; FMCSA–2004–18885; FMCSA– 2004–19477; FMCSA–2006–24015; FMCSA–2006–24783; FMCSA–2006– 25246; FMCSA–2006–26066; FMCSA– 2008–0174; FMCSA–2008–0266; FMCSA–2008–0292; FMCSA–2008– 0340; FMCSA–2009–0291; FMCSA– 2010–0114; FMCSA–2010–0201; FMCSA–2010–0354; FMCSA–2010– 0385; FMCSA–2011–0124; FMCSA– 2012–0279; FMCSA–2012–0280; FMCSA–2014–0004; FMCSA–2014– 0010; FMCSA–2014–0296; FMCSA– 2014–0298; FMCSA–2014–0300; FMCSA–2014–0301; FMCSA–2016– 0029; FMCSA–2016–0208 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 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–2000–7006; FMCSA–2000–7165; FMCSA–2000– 7363; FMCSA–2000–7918; FMCSA– 2000–8398; FMCSA–2002–13411; FMCSA–2004–17984; FMCSA–2004– 18885; FMCSA–2004–19477; FMCSA– 2006–24015; FMCSA–2006–24783; FMCSA–2006–25246; FMCSA–2006– 26066; FMCSA–2008–0174; FMCSA– 2008–0266; FMCSA–2008–0292; FMCSA–2008–0340; FMCSA–2009– E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 35 / Thursday, February 21, 2019 / Notices 0291; FMCSA–2010–0114; FMCSA– 2010–0201; FMCSA–2010–0354; FMCSA–2010–0385; FMCSA–2011– 0124; FMCSA–2012–0279; FMCSA– 2012–0280; FMCSA–2014–0004; FMCSA–2014–0010; FMCSA–2014– 0296; FMCSA–2014–0298; FMCSA– 2014–0300; FMCSA–2014–0301; FMCSA–2016–0029; FMCSA–2016– 0208), 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–2000–7006; FMCSA–2000–7165; FMCSA–2000– 7363; FMCSA–2000–7918; FMCSA– 2000–8398; FMCSA–2002–13411; FMCSA–2004–17984; FMCSA–2004– 18885; FMCSA–2004–19477; FMCSA– 2006–24015; FMCSA–2006–24783; FMCSA–2006–25246; FMCSA–2006– 26066; FMCSA–2008–0174; FMCSA– 2008–0266; FMCSA–2008–0292; FMCSA–2008–0340; FMCSA–2009– 0291; FMCSA–2010–0114; FMCSA– 2010–0201; FMCSA–2010–0354; FMCSA–2010–0385; FMCSA–2011– 0124; FMCSA–2012–0279; FMCSA– 2012–0280; FMCSA–2014–0004; FMCSA–2014–0010; FMCSA–2014– 0296; FMCSA–2014–0298; FMCSA– 2014–0300; FMCSA–2014–0301; FMCSA–2016–0029; FMCSA–2016– 0208, 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Feb 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov. Insert the docket number, FMCSA–2000–7006; FMCSA–2000–7165; FMCSA–2000– 7363; FMCSA–2000–7918; FMCSA– 2000–8398; FMCSA–2002–13411; FMCSA–2004–17984; FMCSA–2004– 18885; FMCSA–2004–19477; FMCSA– 2006–24015; FMCSA–2006–24783; FMCSA–2006–25246; FMCSA–2006– 26066; FMCSA–2008–0174; FMCSA– 2008–0266; FMCSA–2008–0292; FMCSA–2008–0340; FMCSA–2009– 0291; FMCSA–2010–0114; FMCSA– 2010–0201; FMCSA–2010–0354; FMCSA–2010–0385; FMCSA–2011– 0124; FMCSA–2012–0279; FMCSA– 2012–0280; FMCSA–2014–0004; FMCSA–2014–0010; FMCSA–2014– 0296; FMCSA–2014–0298; FMCSA– 2014–0300; FMCSA–2014–0301; FMCSA–2016–0029; FMCSA–2016– 0208, 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 that 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00152 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5555 (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 61 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 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 61 applicants has satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision standard (see 65 FR 20245; 65 FR 33406; 65 FR 45817; 65 FR 57230; 65 FR 66286; 65 FR 77066; 65 FR 78256; 66 FR 13825; 66 FR 16311; 67 FR 57266; 67 FR 71610; 67 FR 76439; 68 FR 10298; 68 FR 10300; 68 FR 13360; 69 FR 33997; 69 FR 53493; 69 FR 61292; 69 FR 62741; 69 FR 64806; 69 FR 64810; 70 FR 2705; 70 FR 7545; 70 FR 7546; 70 FR 12265; 71 FR 14566; 71 FR 30227; 71 FR 32183; 71 FR 41310; 71 FR 55820; 71 FR 62147; 71 FR 63379; 71 FR 63380; 71 FR 66217; 72 FR 180; 72 FR 1050; 72 FR 1051; 72 FR 1056; 72 FR 7111; 72 FR 7812; 72 FR 9397; 72 FR 11426; 73 FR 27014; 73 FR 38497; 73 FR 48271; 73 FR 51689; 73 FR 60398; 73 FR 61922; 73 FR 61925; 73 FR 63047; 73 FR 74563; 73 FR 74565; 73 FR 75803; 73 FR 75806; 73 FR 76439; 73 FR 78423; 74 FR 981; 74 FR 6209; 74 FR 6211; 74 FR 6212; 74 FR 6689; 74 FR 8302; 74 FR 65842; 75 FR 9478; 75 FR 34211; 75 FR E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 5556 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 35 / Thursday, February 21, 2019 / Notices 44050; 75 FR 47888; 75 FR 54958; 75 FR 59327; 75 FR 66423; 75 FR 70078; 75 FR 72863; 75 FR 77492; 75 FR 77942; 75 FR 77949; 75 FR 79079; 75 FR 79083; 75 FR 79084; 76 FR 2190; 76 FR 4413; 76 FR 4414; 76 FR 5425; 76 FR 9859; 76 FR 9861; 76 FR 9865; 76 FR 11215; 76 FR 34136; 76 FR 55463; 77 FR 13689; 77 FR 40945; 77 FR 60008; 77 FR 60010; 77 FR 64839; 77 FR 68199; 77 FR 68200; 77 FR 68202; 77 FR 71671; 77 FR 74273; 77 FR 74734; 77 FR 75494; 77 FR 75496; 77 FR 76166; 78 FR 800; 78 FR 8689; 78 FR 10250; 78 FR 11731; 78 FR 12813; 78 FR 12822; 78 FR 14410; 79 FR 14331; 79 FR 18392; 79 FR 29498; 79 FR 40945; 79 FR 51643; 79 FR 58856; 79 FR 59357; 79 FR 64001; 79 FR 65759; 79 FR 65760; 79 FR 68199; 79 FR 69985; 79 FR 72754; 79 FR 73393; 79 FR 73686; 79 FR 73687; 79 FR 74169; 80 FR 603; 80 FR 2473; 80 FR 3723; 80 FR 6162; 80 FR 7678; 80 FR 7679; 80 FR 8751; 80 FR 8927; 80 FR 15859; 80 FR 18693; 80 FR 20562; 81 FR 42054; 81 FR 70253; 81 FR 71173; 81 FR 90050; 81 FR 96165; 81 FR 96180; 81 FR 96191; 82 FR 13043; 82 FR 13048). 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 March and are discussed below. As of March 1, 2019, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 39 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; 67 FR 57266; 69 FR 33997; 69 FR 53493; 69 FR 61292; 69 FR 62741; 69 FR 64806; 69 FR 64810; 70 FR 2705; 71 FR 32183; 71 FR 41310; 71 FR 55820; 71 FR 62147; 71 FR 63379; 71 FR 63380; 71 FR 66217; 72 FR 180; 72 FR 1050; 72 FR 1051; 72 FR 1056; 72 FR 9397; 73 FR 38497; 73 FR 48271; 73 FR 60398; 73 FR 61922; 73 FR 61925; 73 FR 74563; 73 FR 74565; 73 FR 75803; VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Feb 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 73 FR 75806; 73 FR 76439; 73 FR 78423; 74 FR 981; 74 FR 6209; 74 FR 6211; 74 FR 65842; 75 FR 9478; 75 FR 34211; 75 FR 44050; 75 FR 47888; 75 FR 54958; 75 FR 59327; 75 FR 66423; 75 FR 70078; 75 FR 72863; 75 FR 77492; 75 FR 77949; 75 FR 79079; 75 FR 79083; 75 FR 79084; 76 FR 2190; 76 FR 4413; 76 FR 4414; 76 FR 5425; 76 FR 9865; 76 FR 34136; 76 FR 55463; 77 FR 13689; 77 FR 40945; 77 FR 60008; 77 FR 60010; 77 FR 64839; 77 FR 68199; 77 FR 68200; 77 FR 68202; 77 FR 71671; 77 FR 74273; 77 FR 74734; 77 FR 75494; 77 FR 75496; 77 FR 76166; 78 FR 800; 78 FR 11731; 78 FR 12813; 79 FR 14331; 79 FR 18392; 79 FR 29498; 79 FR 40945; 79 FR 51643; 79 FR 58856; 79 FR 59357; 79 FR 64001; 79 FR 65759; 79 FR 65760; 79 FR 68199; 79 FR 69985; 79 FR 72754; 79 FR 73393; 79 FR 73686; 79 FR 73687; 79 FR 74169; 80 FR 603; 80 FR 2473; 80 FR 3723; 80 FR 8751; 80 FR 8927; 80 FR 18693; 81 FR 42054; 81 FR 70253; 81 FR 71173; 81 FR 90050; 81 FR 96165; 81 FR 96180; 81 FR 96191; 82 FR 13043; 82 FR 13048): Charles H. Akers, Jr. (VA) Gerald D. Bowser (PA) William L. Brady (KS) Donald O. Clopton (AL) Thomas A. Crowell (NC) Ivory Davis (MD) William W.R. Dunn (PA) Jevont D. Fells (AL) Barry J. Ferdinando (NH) Raymundo Flores (TX) Rici W. Giesseman (OH) Harlan L. Gunter (VA) Thomas H. Gysbers (WI) David M. Hagadorn (NJ) William J. Hall (WA) Guadalupe J. Hernandez (IN) Kenneth Liuzza (LA) Kenny Y. Louie (CA) John T. Mabry (FL) David S. Matheny (WA) Tom A. McCarty (NM) Timothy R. McCullough (FL) Timothy L. Miller (IA) Norman Mullins (OH) Neville E. Owens (NC) Jeffrey S. Pennell (VT) Leonardo Polonski (MA) Don C. Powell (NY) Myriam Rodriguez (CA) Lynn R. Schraeder (IA) David W. Skillman (WA) Randall S. Surber (WV) Jeffrey L. Tanner (WY) Ricky L. Watts (FL) Patricia A. White (IL) Steven E. Williams (GA) Olen L. Williams, Jr. (TN) Michael T. Wimber (MT) Rick A. Young (IN) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2000–7006; FMCSA– 2000–7165; FMCSA–2004–17984; PO 00000 Frm 00153 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FMCSA–2004–18885; FMCSA–2004– 19477; FMCSA–2006–24783; FMCSA– 2006–25246; FMCSA–2006–26066; FMCSA–2008–0174; FMCSA–2008– 0292; FMCSA–2008–0340; FMCSA– 2009–0291; FMCSA–2010–0114; FMCSA–2010–0201; FMCSA–2010– 0354; FMCSA–2010–0385; FMCSA– 2011–0124; FMCSA–2012–0279; FMCSA–2012–0280; FMCSA–2014– 0004; FMCSA–2014–0010; FMCSA– 2014–0296; FMCSA–2014–0298; FMCSA–2014–0300; FMCSA–2016– 0029; FMCSA–2016–0208. Their exemptions are applicable as of March 1, 2019, and will expire on March 1, 2021. As of March 4, 2019, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following three individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (65 FR 45817; 65 FR 77066; 67 FR 71610; 67 FR 76439; 68 FR 10298; 70 FR 7545; 72 FR 7812; 74 FR 6689; 76 FR 9859; 78 FR 8689; 80 FR 7678; 82 FR 13043): Harry P. Henning (PA); Christopher L. Humphries (TX); and Ralph J. Miles (OR) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2000–7363; FMCSA– 2002–13411. Their exemptions are applicable as of March 4, 2019, and will expire on March 4, 2021. As of March 7, 2019, 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 (65 FR 66286; 66 FR 13825; 68 FR 10300; 70 FR 7546; 72 FR 7111; 74 FR 6212; 76 FR 9861; 78 FR 10250; 80 FR 6162; 80 FR 7679; 80 FR 20562; 82 FR 13043): Jason P. Atwater (UT) Steven D. Ellsworth (IL) Abdalla M. Jalili (IL) Alan L. Johnston (IL) Richard A. Pierce (MO) Rance A. Powell (AL) Richard P. Rebel (ND) Mustafa Shahadeh (OH) Charles P. Smith (MO) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2000–7918; FMCSA– 2014–0301. Their exemptions are applicable as of March 7, 2019, and will expire on March 7, 2021. As of March 23, 2019, 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 (65 FR 66286; 65 E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 35 / Thursday, February 21, 2019 / Notices FR 78256; 66 FR 13825; 66 FR 16311; 67 FR 76439; 68 FR 10298; 68 FR 13360; 70 FR 7545; 70 FR 12265; 71 FR 14566; 71 FR 30227; 72 FR 7812; 72 FR 11426; 73 FR 27014; 73 FR 51689; 73 FR 63047; 73 FR 75803; 74 FR 6209; 74 FR 6689; 74 FR 8302; 75 FR 77942; 75 FR 77949; 76 FR 4413; 76 FR 5425; 76 FR 9859; 76 FR 9861; 76 FR 11215; 78 FR 8689; 78 FR 12822; 78 FR 14410; 80 FR 15859; 82 FR 13043): Howard K. Bradley (VA) Willie Burnett, Jr. (FL) Marcus L. Conner (TX) Thomas G. Danclovic (MO) Donald K. Driscoll (MA) William G. Holland (AR) Thomas F. Marczewski (WI) Steve A. Reece (TN) Jeremichael Steele (NC) Wade D. Taylor (MO) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2000–7918; FMCSA– 2000–8398; FMCSA–2002–13411; FMCSA–2006–24015; FMCSA–2008– 0266; FMCSA–2008–0340; FMCSA– 2010–0385. Their exemptions are applicable as of March 23, 2019, and will expire on March 23, 2021. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Feb 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 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. VI. Conclusion Based upon its evaluation of the 61 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: February 13, 2019. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2019–02965 Filed 2–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2018–0141] Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Application for an Exemption From Stoneridge, Inc. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announces its decision to grant Stoneridge, Inc.’s (Stoneridge) application for a limited 5-year exemption to allow motor carriers to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMV) with the company’s MirrorEyeTM Camera Monitor System (CMS) installed as an alternative to the two rear-vision mirrors required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR). The Agency has determined that granting the exemption to allow use of the MirrorEyeTM system in lieu of mirrors would likely achieve a level of safety equivalent to or greater than the level of safety provided by the regulation. DATES: This exemption is effective February 21, 2019 and ending February 13, 2024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Luke Loy, Vehicle and Roadside Operations Division, Office of Carrier, Driver, and Vehicle Safety, MC–PSV, (202) 366–0676, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590– 0001. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00154 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5557 Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments submitted to notice requesting public comments on the exemption application, go to www.regulations.gov at any time or visit Room W12–140 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The online Federal document management system is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. The docket number is listed at the beginning of this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background FMCSA has authority under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315 to grant exemptions from certain parts of the FMCSRs. FMCSA must publish a notice of each exemption request in the Federal Register (49 CFR 381.315(a)). The Agency must provide the public an opportunity to inspect the information relevant to the application, including any safety analyses that have been conducted. The Agency must also provide an opportunity for public comment on the request. The Agency reviews safety analyses and public comments submitted, and determines whether granting the exemption would likely achieve a level of safety equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved by the current regulation (49 CFR 381.305). The decision of the Agency must be published in the Federal Register (49 CFR 381.315(b)) with the reasons for denying or granting the application and, if granted, the name of the person or class of persons receiving the exemption, and the regulatory provision from which the exemption is granted. The notice must also specify the effective period and explain the terms and conditions of the exemption. The exemption may be renewed (49 CFR 381.300(b)). Stoneridge Application for Exemption Stoneridge applied for an exemption from 49 CFR 393.80(a) to allow its MirrorEyeTM CMS to be installed as an alternative to the two rear-vision mirrors required on CMVs. A copy of the application is included in the docket referenced at the beginning of this notice. Section 393.80(a) of the FMCSRs requires that each bus, truck, and trucktractor be equipped with two rear-vision mirrors, one at each side. The mirrors must be positioned to reflect to the driver a view of the highway to the rear, and the area along both sides of the CMV. Section 393.80(a) cross-references E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 35 (Thursday, February 21, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5554-5557]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-02965]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2000-7006; FMCSA-2000-7165; FMCSA-2000-7363; FMCSA-
2000-7918; FMCSA-2000-8398; FMCSA-2002-13411; FMCSA-2004-17984; FMCSA-
2004-18885; FMCSA-2004-19477; FMCSA-2006-24015; FMCSA-2006-24783; 
FMCSA-2006-25246; FMCSA-2006-26066; FMCSA-2008-0174; FMCSA-2008-0266; 
FMCSA-2008-0292; FMCSA-2008-0340; FMCSA-2009-0291; FMCSA-2010-0114; 
FMCSA-2010-0201; FMCSA-2010-0354; FMCSA-2010-0385; FMCSA-2011-0124; 
FMCSA-2012-0279; FMCSA-2012-0280; FMCSA-2014-0004; FMCSA-2014-0010; 
FMCSA-2014-0296; FMCSA-2014-0298; FMCSA-2014-0300; FMCSA-2014-0301; 
FMCSA-2016-0029; FMCSA-2016-0208]


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 61 
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 March 25, 
2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA-2000-7006; FMCSA-2000-7165; 
FMCSA-2000-7363; FMCSA-2000-7918; FMCSA-2000-8398; FMCSA-2002-13411; 
FMCSA-2004-17984; FMCSA-2004-18885; FMCSA-2004-19477; FMCSA-2006-24015; 
FMCSA-2006-24783; FMCSA-2006-25246; FMCSA-2006-26066; FMCSA-2008-0174; 
FMCSA-2008-0266; FMCSA-2008-0292; FMCSA-2008-0340; FMCSA-2009-0291; 
FMCSA-2010-0114; FMCSA-2010-0201; FMCSA-2010-0354; FMCSA-2010-0385; 
FMCSA-2011-0124; FMCSA-2012-0279; FMCSA-2012-0280; FMCSA-2014-0004; 
FMCSA-2014-0010; FMCSA-2014-0296; FMCSA-2014-0298; FMCSA-2014-0300; 
FMCSA-2014-0301; FMCSA-2016-0029; FMCSA-2016-0208 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 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-2000-7006; FMCSA-2000-7165; FMCSA-2000-7363; 
FMCSA-2000-7918; FMCSA-2000-8398; FMCSA-2002-13411; FMCSA-2004-17984; 
FMCSA-2004-18885; FMCSA-2004-19477; FMCSA-2006-24015; FMCSA-2006-24783; 
FMCSA-2006-25246; FMCSA-2006-26066; FMCSA-2008-0174; FMCSA-2008-0266; 
FMCSA-2008-0292; FMCSA-2008-0340; FMCSA-2009-

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0291; FMCSA-2010-0114; FMCSA-2010-0201; FMCSA-2010-0354; FMCSA-2010-
0385; FMCSA-2011-0124; FMCSA-2012-0279; FMCSA-2012-0280; FMCSA-2014-
0004; FMCSA-2014-0010; FMCSA-2014-0296; FMCSA-2014-0298; FMCSA-2014-
0300; FMCSA-2014-0301; FMCSA-2016-0029; FMCSA-2016-0208), 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-2000-7006; FMCSA-2000-7165; FMCSA-2000-
7363; FMCSA-2000-7918; FMCSA-2000-8398; FMCSA-2002-13411; FMCSA-2004-
17984; FMCSA-2004-18885; FMCSA-2004-19477; FMCSA-2006-24015; FMCSA-
2006-24783; FMCSA-2006-25246; FMCSA-2006-26066; FMCSA-2008-0174; FMCSA-
2008-0266; FMCSA-2008-0292; FMCSA-2008-0340; FMCSA-2009-0291; FMCSA-
2010-0114; FMCSA-2010-0201; FMCSA-2010-0354; FMCSA-2010-0385; FMCSA-
2011-0124; FMCSA-2012-0279; FMCSA-2012-0280; FMCSA-2014-0004; FMCSA-
2014-0010; FMCSA-2014-0296; FMCSA-2014-0298; FMCSA-2014-0300; FMCSA-
2014-0301; FMCSA-2016-0029; FMCSA-2016-0208, 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-2000-7006; FMCSA-2000-7165; FMCSA-2000-
7363; FMCSA-2000-7918; FMCSA-2000-8398; FMCSA-2002-13411; FMCSA-2004-
17984; FMCSA-2004-18885; FMCSA-2004-19477; FMCSA-2006-24015; FMCSA-
2006-24783; FMCSA-2006-25246; FMCSA-2006-26066; FMCSA-2008-0174; FMCSA-
2008-0266; FMCSA-2008-0292; FMCSA-2008-0340; FMCSA-2009-0291; FMCSA-
2010-0114; FMCSA-2010-0201; FMCSA-2010-0354; FMCSA-2010-0385; FMCSA-
2011-0124; FMCSA-2012-0279; FMCSA-2012-0280; FMCSA-2014-0004; FMCSA-
2014-0010; FMCSA-2014-0296; FMCSA-2014-0298; FMCSA-2014-0300; FMCSA-
2014-0301; FMCSA-2016-0029; FMCSA-2016-0208, 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 that 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 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.
    The 61 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 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 61 applicants has satisfied the renewal conditions for 
obtaining an exemption from the vision standard (see 65 FR 20245; 65 FR 
33406; 65 FR 45817; 65 FR 57230; 65 FR 66286; 65 FR 77066; 65 FR 78256; 
66 FR 13825; 66 FR 16311; 67 FR 57266; 67 FR 71610; 67 FR 76439; 68 FR 
10298; 68 FR 10300; 68 FR 13360; 69 FR 33997; 69 FR 53493; 69 FR 61292; 
69 FR 62741; 69 FR 64806; 69 FR 64810; 70 FR 2705; 70 FR 7545; 70 FR 
7546; 70 FR 12265; 71 FR 14566; 71 FR 30227; 71 FR 32183; 71 FR 41310; 
71 FR 55820; 71 FR 62147; 71 FR 63379; 71 FR 63380; 71 FR 66217; 72 FR 
180; 72 FR 1050; 72 FR 1051; 72 FR 1056; 72 FR 7111; 72 FR 7812; 72 FR 
9397; 72 FR 11426; 73 FR 27014; 73 FR 38497; 73 FR 48271; 73 FR 51689; 
73 FR 60398; 73 FR 61922; 73 FR 61925; 73 FR 63047; 73 FR 74563; 73 FR 
74565; 73 FR 75803; 73 FR 75806; 73 FR 76439; 73 FR 78423; 74 FR 981; 
74 FR 6209; 74 FR 6211; 74 FR 6212; 74 FR 6689; 74 FR 8302; 74 FR 
65842; 75 FR 9478; 75 FR 34211; 75 FR

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44050; 75 FR 47888; 75 FR 54958; 75 FR 59327; 75 FR 66423; 75 FR 70078; 
75 FR 72863; 75 FR 77492; 75 FR 77942; 75 FR 77949; 75 FR 79079; 75 FR 
79083; 75 FR 79084; 76 FR 2190; 76 FR 4413; 76 FR 4414; 76 FR 5425; 76 
FR 9859; 76 FR 9861; 76 FR 9865; 76 FR 11215; 76 FR 34136; 76 FR 55463; 
77 FR 13689; 77 FR 40945; 77 FR 60008; 77 FR 60010; 77 FR 64839; 77 FR 
68199; 77 FR 68200; 77 FR 68202; 77 FR 71671; 77 FR 74273; 77 FR 74734; 
77 FR 75494; 77 FR 75496; 77 FR 76166; 78 FR 800; 78 FR 8689; 78 FR 
10250; 78 FR 11731; 78 FR 12813; 78 FR 12822; 78 FR 14410; 79 FR 14331; 
79 FR 18392; 79 FR 29498; 79 FR 40945; 79 FR 51643; 79 FR 58856; 79 FR 
59357; 79 FR 64001; 79 FR 65759; 79 FR 65760; 79 FR 68199; 79 FR 69985; 
79 FR 72754; 79 FR 73393; 79 FR 73686; 79 FR 73687; 79 FR 74169; 80 FR 
603; 80 FR 2473; 80 FR 3723; 80 FR 6162; 80 FR 7678; 80 FR 7679; 80 FR 
8751; 80 FR 8927; 80 FR 15859; 80 FR 18693; 80 FR 20562; 81 FR 42054; 
81 FR 70253; 81 FR 71173; 81 FR 90050; 81 FR 96165; 81 FR 96180; 81 FR 
96191; 82 FR 13043; 82 FR 13048). 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 March and 
are discussed below. As of March 1, 2019, and in accordance with 49 
U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 39 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; 67 FR 57266; 69 FR 33997; 69 FR 53493; 69 FR 
61292; 69 FR 62741; 69 FR 64806; 69 FR 64810; 70 FR 2705; 71 FR 32183; 
71 FR 41310; 71 FR 55820; 71 FR 62147; 71 FR 63379; 71 FR 63380; 71 FR 
66217; 72 FR 180; 72 FR 1050; 72 FR 1051; 72 FR 1056; 72 FR 9397; 73 FR 
38497; 73 FR 48271; 73 FR 60398; 73 FR 61922; 73 FR 61925; 73 FR 74563; 
73 FR 74565; 73 FR 75803; 73 FR 75806; 73 FR 76439; 73 FR 78423; 74 FR 
981; 74 FR 6209; 74 FR 6211; 74 FR 65842; 75 FR 9478; 75 FR 34211; 75 
FR 44050; 75 FR 47888; 75 FR 54958; 75 FR 59327; 75 FR 66423; 75 FR 
70078; 75 FR 72863; 75 FR 77492; 75 FR 77949; 75 FR 79079; 75 FR 79083; 
75 FR 79084; 76 FR 2190; 76 FR 4413; 76 FR 4414; 76 FR 5425; 76 FR 
9865; 76 FR 34136; 76 FR 55463; 77 FR 13689; 77 FR 40945; 77 FR 60008; 
77 FR 60010; 77 FR 64839; 77 FR 68199; 77 FR 68200; 77 FR 68202; 77 FR 
71671; 77 FR 74273; 77 FR 74734; 77 FR 75494; 77 FR 75496; 77 FR 76166; 
78 FR 800; 78 FR 11731; 78 FR 12813; 79 FR 14331; 79 FR 18392; 79 FR 
29498; 79 FR 40945; 79 FR 51643; 79 FR 58856; 79 FR 59357; 79 FR 64001; 
79 FR 65759; 79 FR 65760; 79 FR 68199; 79 FR 69985; 79 FR 72754; 79 FR 
73393; 79 FR 73686; 79 FR 73687; 79 FR 74169; 80 FR 603; 80 FR 2473; 80 
FR 3723; 80 FR 8751; 80 FR 8927; 80 FR 18693; 81 FR 42054; 81 FR 70253; 
81 FR 71173; 81 FR 90050; 81 FR 96165; 81 FR 96180; 81 FR 96191; 82 FR 
13043; 82 FR 13048):

Charles H. Akers, Jr. (VA)
Gerald D. Bowser (PA)
William L. Brady (KS)
Donald O. Clopton (AL)
Thomas A. Crowell (NC)
Ivory Davis (MD)
William W.R. Dunn (PA)
Jevont D. Fells (AL)
Barry J. Ferdinando (NH)
Raymundo Flores (TX)
Rici W. Giesseman (OH)
Harlan L. Gunter (VA)
Thomas H. Gysbers (WI)
David M. Hagadorn (NJ)
William J. Hall (WA)
Guadalupe J. Hernandez (IN)
Kenneth Liuzza (LA)
Kenny Y. Louie (CA)
John T. Mabry (FL)
David S. Matheny (WA)
Tom A. McCarty (NM)
Timothy R. McCullough (FL)
Timothy L. Miller (IA)
Norman Mullins (OH)
Neville E. Owens (NC)
Jeffrey S. Pennell (VT)
Leonardo Polonski (MA)
Don C. Powell (NY)
Myriam Rodriguez (CA)
Lynn R. Schraeder (IA)
David W. Skillman (WA)
Randall S. Surber (WV)
Jeffrey L. Tanner (WY)
Ricky L. Watts (FL)
Patricia A. White (IL)
Steven E. Williams (GA)
Olen L. Williams, Jr. (TN)
Michael T. Wimber (MT)
Rick A. Young (IN)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2000-7006; FMCSA-
2000-7165; FMCSA-2004-17984; FMCSA-2004-18885; FMCSA-2004-19477; FMCSA-
2006-24783; FMCSA-2006-25246; FMCSA-2006-26066; FMCSA-2008-0174; FMCSA-
2008-0292; FMCSA-2008-0340; FMCSA-2009-0291; FMCSA-2010-0114; FMCSA-
2010-0201; FMCSA-2010-0354; FMCSA-2010-0385; FMCSA-2011-0124; FMCSA-
2012-0279; FMCSA-2012-0280; FMCSA-2014-0004; FMCSA-2014-0010; FMCSA-
2014-0296; FMCSA-2014-0298; FMCSA-2014-0300; FMCSA-2016-0029; FMCSA-
2016-0208. Their exemptions are applicable as of March 1, 2019, and 
will expire on March 1, 2021.
    As of March 4, 2019, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 
31315, the following three individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (65 FR 45817; 65 FR 77066; 67 FR 
71610; 67 FR 76439; 68 FR 10298; 70 FR 7545; 72 FR 7812; 74 FR 6689; 76 
FR 9859; 78 FR 8689; 80 FR 7678; 82 FR 13043):

Harry P. Henning (PA); Christopher L. Humphries (TX); and Ralph J. 
Miles (OR)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2000-7363; FMCSA-
2002-13411. Their exemptions are applicable as of March 4, 2019, and 
will expire on March 4, 2021.
    As of March 7, 2019, 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 (65 FR 66286; 66 FR 13825; 68 FR 
10300; 70 FR 7546; 72 FR 7111; 74 FR 6212; 76 FR 9861; 78 FR 10250; 80 
FR 6162; 80 FR 7679; 80 FR 20562; 82 FR 13043):

Jason P. Atwater (UT)
Steven D. Ellsworth (IL)
Abdalla M. Jalili (IL)
Alan L. Johnston (IL)
Richard A. Pierce (MO)
Rance A. Powell (AL)
Richard P. Rebel (ND)
Mustafa Shahadeh (OH)
Charles P. Smith (MO)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2000-7918; FMCSA-
2014-0301. Their exemptions are applicable as of March 7, 2019, and 
will expire on March 7, 2021.
    As of March 23, 2019, 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 (65 FR 66286; 65

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FR 78256; 66 FR 13825; 66 FR 16311; 67 FR 76439; 68 FR 10298; 68 FR 
13360; 70 FR 7545; 70 FR 12265; 71 FR 14566; 71 FR 30227; 72 FR 7812; 
72 FR 11426; 73 FR 27014; 73 FR 51689; 73 FR 63047; 73 FR 75803; 74 FR 
6209; 74 FR 6689; 74 FR 8302; 75 FR 77942; 75 FR 77949; 76 FR 4413; 76 
FR 5425; 76 FR 9859; 76 FR 9861; 76 FR 11215; 78 FR 8689; 78 FR 12822; 
78 FR 14410; 80 FR 15859; 82 FR 13043):

Howard K. Bradley (VA)
Willie Burnett, Jr. (FL)
Marcus L. Conner (TX)
Thomas G. Danclovic (MO)
Donald K. Driscoll (MA)
William G. Holland (AR)
Thomas F. Marczewski (WI)
Steve A. Reece (TN)
Jeremichael Steele (NC)
Wade D. Taylor (MO)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2000-7918; FMCSA-
2000-8398; FMCSA-2002-13411; FMCSA-2006-24015; FMCSA-2008-0266; FMCSA-
2008-0340; FMCSA-2010-0385. Their exemptions are applicable as of March 
23, 2019, and will expire on March 23, 2021.

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.

VI. Conclusion

    Based upon its evaluation of the 61 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: February 13, 2019.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
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