Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 12668-12670 [2019-06356]

Download as PDF 12668 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 63 / Tuesday, April 2, 2019 / Notices V. Conditions and Requirements DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 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 The exemption will be rescinded if: (1) the person fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was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. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 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 74 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. amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES Issued on: March 22, 2019. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2019–06346 Filed 4–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:45 Apr 01, 2019 Jkt 247001 [Docket No. FMCSA–1998–3637; FMCSA– 2000–7006; FMCSA–2001–10578; FMCSA– 2002–12432; FMCSA–2002–12844; FMCSA– 2004–19477; FMCSA–2005–23238; FMCSA– 2006–26066; FMCSA–2008–0266; FMCSA– 2008–0340; FMCSA–2010–0082; FMCSA– 2010–0201; FMCSA–2010–0287; FMCSA– 2010–0327; FMCSA–2010–0354; FMCSA– 2010–0385; FMCSA–2012–0040; FMCSA– 2012–0337; FMCSA–2012–0339; FMCSA– 2014–0007; FMCSA–2014–0010; FMCSA– 2014–0298; FMCSA–2014–0299; FMCSA– 2014–0300; FMCSA–2016–0207; FMCSA– 2016–0210; FMCSA–2016–0212] 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 52 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–1998–3637; FMCSA–2000–7006; FMCSA–2001– 10578; FMCSA–2002–12432; FMCSA– 2002–12844; FMCSA–2004–19477; FMCSA–2005–23238; FMCSA–2006– 26066; FMCSA–2008–0266; FMCSA– 2008–0340; FMCSA–2010–0082; PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FMCSA–2010–0201; FMCSA–2010– 0287; FMCSA–2010–0327; FMCSA– 2010–0354; FMCSA–2010–0385; FMCSA–2012–0040; FMCSA–2012– 0337; FMCSA–2012–0339; FMCSA– 2014–0007; FMCSA–2014–0010; FMCSA–2014–0298; FMCSA–2014– 0299; FMCSA–2014–0300; FMCSA– 2016–0207; FMCSA–2016–0210; FMCSA–2016–0212, 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 February 6, 2019, FMCSA published a notice announcing its decision to renew exemptions for 52 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 (84 FR 2314). The public comment period ended on March 8, 2019, 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 E:\FR\FM\02APN1.SGM 02APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 63 / Tuesday, April 2, 2019 / Notices the colors of traffic signals and devices showing red, green, and amber. amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES III. Discussion of Comments FMCSA received no comments in this preceding. IV. Conclusion Based on its evaluation of the 52 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 February and are discussed below. As of February 5, 2019, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 32 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (63 FR 30285; 63 FR 54519; 65 FR 20245; 65 FR 57230; 65 FR 77069; 66 FR 53826; 66 FR 66966; 67 FR 57266; 67 FR 71610; 68 FR 69434; 69 FR 52741; 69 FR 64806; 69 FR 64810; 70 FR 2705; 70 FR 74102; 71 FR 5105; 71 FR 19600; 71 FR 53489; 71 FR 63379; 71 FR 66217; 72 FR 1051; 72 FR 1056; 73 FR 11989; 73 FR 36955; 73 FR 51336; 73 FR 51689; 73 FR 63047; 73 FR 74565; 73 FR 75803; 73 FR 76439; 73 FR 78423; 74 FR 6209; 75 FR 13653; 75 FR 25919; 75 FR 36779; 75 FR 39729; 75 FR 52062; 75 FR 54958; 75 FR 64396; 75 FR 65057; 75 FR 69737; 75 FR 70078; 75 FR 72863; 75 FR 77949; 75 FR 79081; 75 FR 79083; 75 FR 79084; 76 FR 1499; 76 FR 2190; 76 FR 4413; 77 FR 17107; 77 FR 38384; 77 FR 40946; 77 FR 52389; 77 FR 64582; 77 FR 68200; 77 FR 68202; 77 FR 70537; 77 FR 74273; 77 FR 74733; 77 FR 74734; 77 FR 75496; 78 FR 797; 79 FR 18391; 79 FR 35218; 79 FR 38659; 79 FR 46300; 79 FR 51643; 79 FR 53514; 79 FR 56104; 79 FR 59357; 79 FR 64001; 79 FR 65759; 79 FR 65760; 79 FR 69985; 79 FR 72756; 79 FR 73397; 79 FR 73686; 79 FR 73687; 79 FR 74169; 80 FR 603; 80 FR 3305; 80 FR 8927; 80 FR 9304; 81 FR 70248; 81 FR 72664; 81 FR 80161; 81 FR 81230; 81 FR 86063; 81 FR 90046; 81 FR 94013; 81 FR 96165; 81 FR 96180; 82 FR 12683; 82 FR 13048): Kurtis A. Anderson (SD) Terry L. Anderson (PA) Ricky J. Childress (AL) Bryan K. DeBorde (WA) Roger P. Dittrich (IL) Craig E. Dorrance (MT) David L. Dykman (ID) Ricky L. Gillum (KY) Johnny J. Gowdy (MS) Harold J. Haier (NY) Ronald Holshouser (MO) Timothy L. Kelly (TX) VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:45 Apr 01, 2019 Jkt 247001 Lewis A. Kielhack (IL) John N. Lanning (CA) Bruce T. Loughary (AR) Samson B. Margison (OH) Joe A. McIlroy (NY) Charles J. Morman (FL) Timothy W. Nappier (MI) David J. Nocton (MN) Edward P. Paloskey (PA) Monte L. Purciful (IN) Kevin L. Quastad (IA) Antonio Rivera (PA) Carl W. Russell (OK) Randal C. Schmude (WI) Ronald B. Shafer (MI) Ranjodh Singh (CA) James D. St. Peter (NC) Lee F. Taylor (NJ) David J. Triplett (KY) David L. Von Hagen (IA) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–1998–3637; FMCSA– 2000–7006; FMCSA–2001–10578; FMCSA–2004–19477; FMCSA–2005– 23238; FMCSA–2006–26066; FMCSA– 2008–0266; FMCSA–2008–0340; FMCSA–2010–0082; FMCSA–2010– 0201; FMCSA–2010–0287; FMCSA– 2010–0327; FMCSA–2010–0354; FMCSA–2014–0007; FMCSA–2014– 0010; FMCSA–2014–0298; FMCSA– 2014–0299; FMCSA–2016–0207; FMCSA–2016–0210; FMCSA–2016– 0212. Their exemptions are applicable as of February 5, 2019, and will expire on February 5, 2021. As of February 7, 2019, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, Thomas J. Boss (IL) has satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (67 FR 68719; 68 FR 2629; 69 FR 71100; 72 FR 1054; 74 FR 980; 76 FR 4414; 78 FR 798; 80 FR 5615; 82 FR 13048). The driver was included in docket number FMCSA–2002–12844. The exemption is applicable as of February 7, 2019, and will expire on February 7, 2021. As of February 11, 2019, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following two individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (77 FR 70534; 78 FR 9772; 80 FR 3308; 82 FR 13048): Douglas Eamens (NY); and Johnie Reed (VA) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2012–0337. Their exemptions are applicable as of February 11, 2019, and will expire on February 11, 2021. As of February 18, 2019, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12669 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 (80 FR 2473; 80 FR 18693; 82 FR 13048): David C. Berger (PA) Raymond L. Bradshaw (TX) Jeffrey L. Coachman (NY) Kenneth Dionisi (MI) Wolfgang K. Faulkingham (ME) Jackie Lee (FL) Keith A. Looney (AR) Van C. Mac (IL) Luis Ramos (FL) Vantha Yeam (PA) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2014–0300. Their exemptions are applicable as of February 18, 2019, and will expire on February 18, 2021. As of February 25, 2019, 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 (67 FR 54525; 68 FR 8794; 69 FR 64806; 70 FR 2705; 70 FR 8659; 72 FR 1056; 72 FR 5489; 73 FR 51689; 73 FR 63047; 73 FR 76439; 74 FR 6207; 75 FR 77942; 75 FR 79083; 75 FR 79084; 76 FR 5425; 76 FR 8809; 77 FR 23799; 77 FR 33558; 77 FR 75496; 78 FR 1919; 78 FR 12813; 78 FR 12817; 80 FR 3723; 82 FR 13048): Lester W. Carter (CA) Dennis E. Fisher (NY) Dennis R. O’Dell, Jr. (OK) Jerry W. Parker (OH) Gary W. Phelps (PA) Charles D. Reddick (GA) Cameron R. Whitford (NY) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2002–12432; FMCSA– 2004–19477; FMCSA–2008–0266; FMCSA–2010–0385; FMCSA–2012– 0040; FMCSA–2012–0339. Their exemptions are applicable as of February 25, 2019, and will expire on February 25, 2021. 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. E:\FR\FM\02APN1.SGM 02APN1 12670 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 63 / Tuesday, April 2, 2019 / Notices Issued on: March 22, 2019. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-1998-3637; FMCSA-2000-7006; FMCSA-2001-10578; FMCSA-
2002-12432; FMCSA-2002-12844; FMCSA-2004-19477; FMCSA-2005-23238; 
FMCSA-2006-26066; FMCSA-2008-0266; FMCSA-2008-0340; FMCSA-2010-0082; 
FMCSA-2010-0201; FMCSA-2010-0287; FMCSA-2010-0327; FMCSA-2010-0354; 
FMCSA-2010-0385; FMCSA-2012-0040; FMCSA-2012-0337; FMCSA-2012-0339; 
FMCSA-2014-0007; FMCSA-2014-0010; FMCSA-2014-0298; FMCSA-2014-0299; 
FMCSA-2014-0300; FMCSA-2016-0207; FMCSA-2016-0210; FMCSA-2016-0212]


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 52 
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-1998-3637; FMCSA-2000-7006; FMCSA-2001-
10578; FMCSA-2002-12432; FMCSA-2002-12844; FMCSA-2004-19477; FMCSA-
2005-23238; FMCSA-2006-26066; FMCSA-2008-0266; FMCSA-2008-0340; FMCSA-
2010-0082; FMCSA-2010-0201; FMCSA-2010-0287; FMCSA-2010-0327; FMCSA-
2010-0354; FMCSA-2010-0385; FMCSA-2012-0040; FMCSA-2012-0337; FMCSA-
2012-0339; FMCSA-2014-0007; FMCSA-2014-0010; FMCSA-2014-0298; FMCSA-
2014-0299; FMCSA-2014-0300; FMCSA-2016-0207; FMCSA-2016-0210; FMCSA-
2016-0212, 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 February 6, 2019, FMCSA published a notice announcing its 
decision to renew exemptions for 52 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 (84 FR 2314). The 
public comment period ended on March 8, 2019, 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

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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 52 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 February 
and are discussed below. As of February 5, 2019, and in accordance with 
49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 32 individuals have 
satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the 
vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (63 FR 
30285; 63 FR 54519; 65 FR 20245; 65 FR 57230; 65 FR 77069; 66 FR 53826; 
66 FR 66966; 67 FR 57266; 67 FR 71610; 68 FR 69434; 69 FR 52741; 69 FR 
64806; 69 FR 64810; 70 FR 2705; 70 FR 74102; 71 FR 5105; 71 FR 19600; 
71 FR 53489; 71 FR 63379; 71 FR 66217; 72 FR 1051; 72 FR 1056; 73 FR 
11989; 73 FR 36955; 73 FR 51336; 73 FR 51689; 73 FR 63047; 73 FR 74565; 
73 FR 75803; 73 FR 76439; 73 FR 78423; 74 FR 6209; 75 FR 13653; 75 FR 
25919; 75 FR 36779; 75 FR 39729; 75 FR 52062; 75 FR 54958; 75 FR 64396; 
75 FR 65057; 75 FR 69737; 75 FR 70078; 75 FR 72863; 75 FR 77949; 75 FR 
79081; 75 FR 79083; 75 FR 79084; 76 FR 1499; 76 FR 2190; 76 FR 4413; 77 
FR 17107; 77 FR 38384; 77 FR 40946; 77 FR 52389; 77 FR 64582; 77 FR 
68200; 77 FR 68202; 77 FR 70537; 77 FR 74273; 77 FR 74733; 77 FR 74734; 
77 FR 75496; 78 FR 797; 79 FR 18391; 79 FR 35218; 79 FR 38659; 79 FR 
46300; 79 FR 51643; 79 FR 53514; 79 FR 56104; 79 FR 59357; 79 FR 64001; 
79 FR 65759; 79 FR 65760; 79 FR 69985; 79 FR 72756; 79 FR 73397; 79 FR 
73686; 79 FR 73687; 79 FR 74169; 80 FR 603; 80 FR 3305; 80 FR 8927; 80 
FR 9304; 81 FR 70248; 81 FR 72664; 81 FR 80161; 81 FR 81230; 81 FR 
86063; 81 FR 90046; 81 FR 94013; 81 FR 96165; 81 FR 96180; 82 FR 12683; 
82 FR 13048):

Kurtis A. Anderson (SD)
Terry L. Anderson (PA)
Ricky J. Childress (AL)
Bryan K. DeBorde (WA)
Roger P. Dittrich (IL)
Craig E. Dorrance (MT)
David L. Dykman (ID)
Ricky L. Gillum (KY)
Johnny J. Gowdy (MS)
Harold J. Haier (NY)
Ronald Holshouser (MO)
Timothy L. Kelly (TX)
Lewis A. Kielhack (IL)
John N. Lanning (CA)
Bruce T. Loughary (AR)
Samson B. Margison (OH)
Joe A. McIlroy (NY)
Charles J. Morman (FL)
Timothy W. Nappier (MI)
David J. Nocton (MN)
Edward P. Paloskey (PA)
Monte L. Purciful (IN)
Kevin L. Quastad (IA)
Antonio Rivera (PA)
Carl W. Russell (OK)
Randal C. Schmude (WI)
Ronald B. Shafer (MI)
Ranjodh Singh (CA)
James D. St. Peter (NC)
Lee F. Taylor (NJ)
David J. Triplett (KY)
David L. Von Hagen (IA)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-1998-3637; FMCSA-
2000-7006; FMCSA-2001-10578; FMCSA-2004-19477; FMCSA-2005-23238; FMCSA-
2006-26066; FMCSA-2008-0266; FMCSA-2008-0340; FMCSA-2010-0082; FMCSA-
2010-0201; FMCSA-2010-0287; FMCSA-2010-0327; FMCSA-2010-0354; FMCSA-
2014-0007; FMCSA-2014-0010; FMCSA-2014-0298; FMCSA-2014-0299; FMCSA-
2016-0207; FMCSA-2016-0210; FMCSA-2016-0212. Their exemptions are 
applicable as of February 5, 2019, and will expire on February 5, 2021.
    As of February 7, 2019, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, Thomas J. Boss (IL) has satisfied the renewal conditions for 
obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for 
interstate CMV drivers (67 FR 68719; 68 FR 2629; 69 FR 71100; 72 FR 
1054; 74 FR 980; 76 FR 4414; 78 FR 798; 80 FR 5615; 82 FR 13048).
    The driver was included in docket number FMCSA-2002-12844. The 
exemption is applicable as of February 7, 2019, and will expire on 
February 7, 2021.
    As of February 11, 2019, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following two individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (77 FR 70534; 78 FR 9772; 80 FR 
3308; 82 FR 13048):

Douglas Eamens (NY); and Johnie Reed (VA)

    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2012-0337. Their 
exemptions are applicable as of February 11, 2019, and will expire on 
February 11, 2021.
    As of February 18, 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 (80 FR 2473; 80 FR 18693; 82 FR 
13048):

David C. Berger (PA)
Raymond L. Bradshaw (TX)
Jeffrey L. Coachman (NY)
Kenneth Dionisi (MI)
Wolfgang K. Faulkingham (ME)
Jackie Lee (FL)
Keith A. Looney (AR)
Van C. Mac (IL)
Luis Ramos (FL)
Vantha Yeam (PA)

    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2014-0300. Their 
exemptions are applicable as of February 18, 2019, and will expire on 
February 18, 2021.
    As of February 25, 2019, 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 (67 FR 54525; 68 FR 8794; 69 FR 
64806; 70 FR 2705; 70 FR 8659; 72 FR 1056; 72 FR 5489; 73 FR 51689; 73 
FR 63047; 73 FR 76439; 74 FR 6207; 75 FR 77942; 75 FR 79083; 75 FR 
79084; 76 FR 5425; 76 FR 8809; 77 FR 23799; 77 FR 33558; 77 FR 75496; 
78 FR 1919; 78 FR 12813; 78 FR 12817; 80 FR 3723; 82 FR 13048):

Lester W. Carter (CA)
Dennis E. Fisher (NY)
Dennis R. O'Dell, Jr. (OK)
Jerry W. Parker (OH)
Gary W. Phelps (PA)
Charles D. Reddick (GA)
Cameron R. Whitford (NY)

    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2002-12432; FMCSA-
2004-19477; FMCSA-2008-0266; FMCSA-2010-0385; FMCSA-2012-0040; FMCSA-
2012-0339. Their exemptions are applicable as of February 25, 2019, and 
will expire on February 25, 2021.
    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.


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    Issued on: March 22, 2019.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2019-06356 Filed 4-1-19; 8:45 am]
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