Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 15040-15042 [2019-07305]

Download as PDF jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES 15040 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 71 / Friday, April 12, 2019 / Notices will be a new four-lane (two lanes in each direction) highway from I–5 to 54th Avenue E. and a new two-lane (single lane in each direction) connection from 54th Avenue E to the existing SR 509 near the Port of Tacoma. The SR 167 Completion Project will be a tolled facility where all lanes will be tolled using two electronic toll points. One toll point will be located on SR 167 between I–5 and the proposed Valley Avenue interchange; the other toll point will be located on the SR 509 Spur between I–5 and the proposed 54th Avenue interchange. Both toll points will be located such that any user of the new SR 167 Completion Project will be charged a toll. The SR 167 Completion Project is a critical missing link in the State’s highway network. The purpose of the proposed action is to improve regional highway connections with an extension of SR 167 to serve current and future transportation needs in northern Pierce County and to enhance regional freight mobility and access to Port of Tacoma. The SR 167 Completion Project improves transportation connections between urban and manufacturing centers in northern Pierce County for people and goods. Extending SR 167 will ease congestion on I–5 and local roadways, create system linkages, accommodate travel demand and capacity needs, and improve intermodal relationships. The actions by FHWA, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the ReEvaluation for the Project approved on December 20, 2018, and in other documents and project records. The ReEvaluation and other project records are available from FHWA and WSDOT at the address provided above and can be found at: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ Projects/SR167/completion/ Publications.htm. This notice applies to all Federal agency decisions related to the ReEvaluation as of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such actions were taken, including but not limited to: 1. General: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321– 4351); Federal-Aid Highway Act (23 U.S.C. 109 and 23 U.S.C. 128). 2. Air: Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7401– 7671q). 3. Land: Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966 (49 U.S.C. 303; 23 U.S.C. 138); Landscaping and Scenic Enhancement (Wildflowers) (23 U.S.C. 319). 4. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531–1544 and Section 1536); Marine Mammal Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 1361–1423h); Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (16 U.S.C. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:18 Apr 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 661–667d); Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703–712). 5. Historic and Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 470f); Archeological Resources Protection Act of 1977 (16 U.S.C. 470aa–470mm); Archeological and Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 469–469c); Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) (25 U.S.C. 3001–3013). 6. Social and Economic: American Indian Religious Freedom Act (42 U.S.C. 1996); Farmland Protection Policy Act (FPPA) (7 U.S.C. 4201–4209). 7. Wetlands and Water Resources: Clean Water Act (Section 404, Section 401, Section 319) (33 U.S.C. 1251– 1387); Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) (16 U.S.C. 4601– 4604); Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) (42 U.S.C. 300f–300j–26)); Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C. 401– 406); Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1271–1287); Emergency Wetlands Resources Act, (16 U.S.C. 3901, 3921); Wetlands Mitigation (23 U.S.C. 119(g) and 133(b)(14)); Flood Disaster Protection Act, 42 U.S.C. 4012a, 4106). 8. Executive Orders: E.O. 11990 Protection of Wetlands; E.O. 11988 Floodplain Management; E.O. 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations; E.O. 11593 Protection and Enhancement of Cultural Resources; E.O. 13007 Indian Sacred Sites; E.O. 13287 Preserve America; E.O. 13175 Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments; E.O. 11514 Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality; E.O. 13112 Invasive Species. 9. Navigation: Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 [33 U.S.C. 403]; General Bridge Act of 1946 [33 U.S.C. 9 and 11]. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1), as amended by Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, (PL 112–141, 126 Stat. 405). Issued on: April 4, 2019. Melinda Roberson, FHWA Assistant Division Administrator, Olympia, WA. [FR Doc. 2019–07185 Filed 4–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P PO 00000 Frm 00130 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–1998–3637; FMCSA– 2000–7006; FMCSA–2000–8203; FMCSA– 2002–12294; FMCSA–2004–17195; FMCSA– 2006–24015; FMCSA–2006–24783; FMCSA– 2007–0071; FMCSA–2008–0106; FMCSA– 2008–0174; FMCSA–2008–0231; FMCSA– 2008–0266; FMCSA–2009–0291; FMCSA– 2010–0161; FMCSA–2010–0187; FMCSA– 2010–0201; FMCSA–2012–0040; FMCSA– 2012–0161; FMCSA–2012–0214; FMCSA– 2012–0215; FMCSA–2013–0029; FMCSA– 2013–0030; FMCSA–2013–0166; FMCSA– 2013–0168; FMCSA–2013–0170; FMCSA– 2014–0003; FMCSA–2014–0004; FMCSA– 2014–0006; FMCSA–2014–0007; FMCSA– 2014–0010; FMCSA–2014–0011; FMCSA– 2014–0296; FMCSA–2014–0297; FMCSA– 2015–0072; FMCSA–2016–0028; FMCSA– 2016–0029; FMCSA–2016–0031; FMCSA– 2016–0207; FMCSA–2016–0208; FMCSA– 2016–0209; FMCSA–2016–0210] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 85 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate 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; E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 71 / Friday, April 12, 2019 / Notices FMCSA–2000–7006; FMCSA–2000– 8203; FMCSA–2002–12294; FMCSA– 2004–17195; FMCSA–2006–24015; FMCSA–2006–24783; FMCSA–2007– 0071; FMCSA–2008–0106; FMCSA– 2008–0174; FMCSA–2008–0231; FMCSA–2008–0266; FMCSA–2009– 0291; FMCSA–2010–0161; FMCSA– 2010–0187; FMCSA–2010–0201; FMCSA–2012–0040; FMCSA–2012– 0161; FMCSA–2012–0214; FMCSA– 2012–0215; FMCSA–2013–0029; FMCSA–2013–0030; FMCSA–2013– 0166; FMCSA–2013–0168; FMCSA– 2013–0170; FMCSA–2014–0003; FMCSA–2014–0004; FMCSA–2014– 0006; FMCSA–2014–0007; FMCSA– 2014–0010; FMCSA–2014–0011; FMCSA–2014–0296; FMCSA–2014– 0297; FMCSA–2015–0072; FMCSA– 2016–0028; FMCSA–2016–0029; FMCSA–2016–0031; FMCSA–2016– 0207; FMCSA–2016–0208; FMCSA– 2016–0209; FMCSA–2016–0210, in the keyword box, and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, click the ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ button and choose the document to review. If you do not have access to the internet, you may view the docket online by visiting the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. 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. jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES II. Background On October 24, 2018, FMCSA published a notice announcing its decision to renew exemptions for 85 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 53724). The public comment period ended on November 23, 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). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:18 Apr 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 85 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 November and are discussed below. As of November 9, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 53 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (63 FR 196; 63 FR 30285; 65 FR 20245; 65 FR 57230; 65 FR 66293; 67 FR 46016; 67 FR 57266; 67 FR 57267; 67 FR 67234; 69 FR 17263; 69 FR 31447; 69 FR 51346; 69 FR 52741; 69 FR 62741; 71 FR 14566; 71 FR 27034; 71 FR 30227; 71 FR 32183; 71 FR 32185; 71 FR 41310; 71 FR 41311; 71 FR 50970; 71 FR 53489; 71 FR 62147; 73 FR 6242; 73 FR 6244; 73 FR 16950; 73 FR 16952; 73 FR 27014; 73 FR 35196; 73 FR 35197; 73 FR 35200; 73 FR 36955; 73 FR 38499; 73 FR 42403; 73 FR 46973; 73 FR 48270; 73 FR 48273; 73 FR 48275; 73 FR 51336; 73 FR 51689; 73 FR 54888; 73 FR 63047; 73 FR 74565; 74 FR 65842; 75 FR 9482; 75 FR 22179; 75 FR 27622; 75 FR 36779; 75 FR 39725; 75 FR 44051; 75 FR 47883; 75 FR 50799; 75 FR 52061; 75 FR 52062; 75 FR 52063; 75 FR 54958; 75 FR 61833; 75 FR 63257; 75 FR 64396; 75 FR 66423; 75 FR 70078; 77 FR 10604; 77 FR 23799; 77 FR 26816; 77 FR 33558; 77 FR 36338; 77 FR 38384; 77 FR 41879; 77 FR 46153; 77 FR 46793; 77 FR 48590; 77 FR 52381; 77 FR 52388; 77 FR 52389; 77 FR 52391; 77 FR 56262; 77 FR 59245; 77 FR 60010; 77 FR 64582; 77 FR 64841; 77 FR 68199; 77 FR 68200; 78 FR 34143; 78 FR 41975; 78 FR 52602; 78 FR 56986; 78 FR 62935; 78 FR 63302; 78 FR 67454; PO 00000 Frm 00131 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15041 78 FR 76395; 78 FR 77780; 79 FR 4803; 79 FR 10619; 79 FR 14571; 79 FR 18392; 79 FR 27365; 79 FR 28588; 79 FR 29498; 79 FR 35212; 79 FR 35218; 79 FR 38659; 79 FR 41735; 79 FR 45868; 79 FR 46153; 79 FR 46300; 79 FR 47175; 79 FR 51642; 79 FR 51643; 79 FR 53514; 79 FR 56097; 79 FR 56099; 79 FR 56104; 79 FR 58856; 79 FR 59348; 79 FR 59357; 79 FR 64001; 79 FR 68199; 79 FR 70928; 79 FR 72754; 80 FR 63869; 80 FR 67481; 80 FR 70060; 81 FR 15401; 81 FR 16265; 81 FR 39320; 81 FR 40634; 81 FR 42054; 81 FR 52514; 81 FR 66720; 81 FR 68098; 81 FR 71173; 81 FR 80161; 81 FR 81230; 81 FR 90050; 81 FR 91239; 81 FR 96196): John W. Arnold (KY) Joel W. Bryant (LA) Derric D. Burrell (AL) Kenneth C. Caldwell (NY) Juan Carranco (TX) Dionicio Carrera (TX) John P. Catalano (NJ) Joshua L. Cecotti (WA) David A. Coburn, Sr. (VT) Julian Collins (GA) Jimmie L. Crenshaw (AL) Edward Cunningham (MI) Louis A. DiPasqua, Jr. (NY) Roderick L. Duvall (PA) Kelvin Frandin Bombu (KY) Tyron O. Friese (MN) Randy M. Garcia (NM) Jeffrey M. Hall (AL) Clifford J. Harris (VA) John H. Holmberg (WI) Edward P. Hynes II (VA) Thomas L. Kitchen (VA) Richard A. Kolodziejczyk (CT) John C. Lewis (SC) Ronnie R. Lockamy (NC) Ernest B. Martin (KY) Mark L. McWhorter (FL) Ronald S. Milkowski (NJ) Jeremy L. Miller (OR) Benny R. Morris (WV) Larry G. Nikkel (WA) Donald L. Nisbet (WA) Dennis E. Palmer, Jr. (CT) Larry A. Priewe (ND) Chad M. Quarles (AL) Robert D. Reeder (MI) Albert L. Remsburg III (MD) Antonio A. Ribeiro (CT) Christopher W. Robinson (NY) Sabahudin Sabic (IA) Kirk Scott (CT) Jimmy E. Settle (MO) Lawrence Siegler (MN) LeTroy D. Sims (SC) David M. Smith (IL) Sandra J. Sperling (WA) Dale L. Stewart (MI) Malcolm J. Tilghman, Sr. (DE) Donald Wallace (IL) Scott C. Westphal (MN) Carl V. Wheeler (NC) Earl L. White, Jr. (NH) E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1 jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES 15042 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 71 / Friday, April 12, 2019 / Notices Hubert Whittenburg (MO) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–1998–3637; FMCSA– 2000–7006; FMCSA–2000–8203; FMCSA–2002–12294; FMCSA–2004– 17195; FMCSA–2006–24015; FMCSA– 2006–24783; FMCSA–2007–0071; FMCSA–2008–0106; FMCSA–2008– 0174; FMCSA–2008–0231; FMCSA– 2008–0266; FMCSA–2009–0291; FMCSA–2010–0161; FMCSA–2010– 0187; FMCSA–2010–0201; FMCSA– 2012–0040; FMCSA–2012–0161; FMCSA–2012–0214; FMCSA–2012– 0215; FMCSA–2013–0029; FMCSA– 2013–0030; FMCSA–2013–0166; FMCSA–2013–0168; FMCSA–2013– 0170; FMCSA–2014–0003; FMCSA– 2014–0004; FMCSA–2014–0006; FMCSA–2014–0007; FMCSA–2014– 0010; FMCSA–2014–0011; FMCSA– 2014–0296; FMCSA–2015–0072; FMCSA–2016–0028; FMCSA–2016– 0029; FMCSA–2016–0031. Their exemptions are applicable as of November 9, 2018, and will expire on November 9, 2020. As of November 11, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 22 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (81 FR 70248; 81 FR 70251; 81 FR 70253; 81 FR 90046; 81 FR 96178; 81 FR 96191): Elijah A. Allen (AR) Randal D. Aukes (MN) Daniel L. Bawden (IL) Keith D. Blackwell (TX) Kathy J. Brown (OH) Louis J. Cullen (NJ) Edwin P. Davis (OR) Wayne L. Dorbert (PA) Timothy J. Dougherty (MN) Kelly L. Ewing (PA) Joseph G. Fischer (MO) Josh Gallant (SC) Stanley W. Goble (IA) John P. Grum (PA) William R. Guida (PA) Jerry L. Hayden (IA) Nylo K. Helberg (ND) Dillon L. Hendren (SC) J. W. Keener (PA) George P. Mendiola (CA) Alfred L. Robinson (AR) Jerry L. Smith (VA) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2016–0207; FMCSA– 2016–0208; FMCSA–2016–0209. Their exemptions are applicable as of November 11, 2018, and will expire on November 11, 2020. As of November 22, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following ten individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:18 Apr 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (79 FR 63211; 80 FR 2471; 81 FR 72664; 81 FR 80161; 81 FR 94013): Harry R. Brewer (TN) Kevin J. Embrey (IN) Peter J. Faber (NE) Johnny E. Hill (AL) Justin A. Hooper (MO) John R. Horst (PA) Robert E. Kelley (WA) James F. McLaughlin (MN) Michael J. Monroe (IA) Brian T. Morrison (MO) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2014–0297; 2016– 0210. Their exemptions are applicable as of November 22, 2018, and will expire on November 22, 2020. 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: April 5, 2019. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2019–07305 Filed 4–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY [Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Consumer Tipping Survey Study Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Consumer Tipping Survey Study. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before June 11, 2019 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Laurie Brimmer, Internal Revenue SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00132 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of this notice should be directed to Martha R. Brinson, at (202) 317–5753, or at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet at Martha.R.Brinson@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Consumer Tipping Survey Study. OMB Number: 1545–2261 Abstract: The IRS is charged with collecting revenue legally owed to the federal government. One important category of income comes in the form of tips. Previous empirical research has shown income from tips to be significantly underreported, limiting the IRS’s ability to collect the proper amount of tax revenue. The IRS believes a new study of consumer tipping practices is needed in order to better understand current tip reporting behavior so tax administrators and policy makers can make the tax system fairer and more efficient. Therefore, the IRS wishes to develop updated estimates of consumer tipping revenue across numerous services where tipping is prevalent. In support of this mission, IRS is seeking a standard clearance to conduct a minimum, one-year fielding of a nation-wide consumer tipping survey. The sample that would be used for this study, Ipsos’ non-probability online panel, was only selected after a pilot study was conducted which compared the results from this vendor to another panel source (GfK Knowledge Panel, a probability-based online panel) and an independent source of tipping data in order to determine which method yielded the most accurate results while reducing respondent burden and cost to the IRS. The findings from the pilot study demonstrated that there were no consistent differences in the results gathered from the panels when compared against each other or when compared against the 3rd party source of data. As such, the decision was made to use the non-probability panel due to the reduced cost per completed survey, which will allow for a larger data collection and more precise estimates of tipping behavior for certain, lowincidence services. Current Actions: There are no changes being made at this time. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. The burden hour estimates breakdown as follows: E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

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


Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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

ACTION: Notice of final disposition.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 85 
individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier 
Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle 
(CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to continue to 
operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision 
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;

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

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 October 24, 2018, FMCSA published a notice announcing its 
decision to renew exemptions for 85 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 53724). The 
public comment period ended on November 23, 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 85 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 November 
and are discussed below. As of November 9, 2018, and in accordance with 
49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 53 individuals have 
satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the 
vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (63 FR 196; 
63 FR 30285; 65 FR 20245; 65 FR 57230; 65 FR 66293; 67 FR 46016; 67 FR 
57266; 67 FR 57267; 67 FR 67234; 69 FR 17263; 69 FR 31447; 69 FR 51346; 
69 FR 52741; 69 FR 62741; 71 FR 14566; 71 FR 27034; 71 FR 30227; 71 FR 
32183; 71 FR 32185; 71 FR 41310; 71 FR 41311; 71 FR 50970; 71 FR 53489; 
71 FR 62147; 73 FR 6242; 73 FR 6244; 73 FR 16950; 73 FR 16952; 73 FR 
27014; 73 FR 35196; 73 FR 35197; 73 FR 35200; 73 FR 36955; 73 FR 38499; 
73 FR 42403; 73 FR 46973; 73 FR 48270; 73 FR 48273; 73 FR 48275; 73 FR 
51336; 73 FR 51689; 73 FR 54888; 73 FR 63047; 73 FR 74565; 74 FR 65842; 
75 FR 9482; 75 FR 22179; 75 FR 27622; 75 FR 36779; 75 FR 39725; 75 FR 
44051; 75 FR 47883; 75 FR 50799; 75 FR 52061; 75 FR 52062; 75 FR 52063; 
75 FR 54958; 75 FR 61833; 75 FR 63257; 75 FR 64396; 75 FR 66423; 75 FR 
70078; 77 FR 10604; 77 FR 23799; 77 FR 26816; 77 FR 33558; 77 FR 36338; 
77 FR 38384; 77 FR 41879; 77 FR 46153; 77 FR 46793; 77 FR 48590; 77 FR 
52381; 77 FR 52388; 77 FR 52389; 77 FR 52391; 77 FR 56262; 77 FR 59245; 
77 FR 60010; 77 FR 64582; 77 FR 64841; 77 FR 68199; 77 FR 68200; 78 FR 
34143; 78 FR 41975; 78 FR 52602; 78 FR 56986; 78 FR 62935; 78 FR 63302; 
78 FR 67454; 78 FR 76395; 78 FR 77780; 79 FR 4803; 79 FR 10619; 79 FR 
14571; 79 FR 18392; 79 FR 27365; 79 FR 28588; 79 FR 29498; 79 FR 35212; 
79 FR 35218; 79 FR 38659; 79 FR 41735; 79 FR 45868; 79 FR 46153; 79 FR 
46300; 79 FR 47175; 79 FR 51642; 79 FR 51643; 79 FR 53514; 79 FR 56097; 
79 FR 56099; 79 FR 56104; 79 FR 58856; 79 FR 59348; 79 FR 59357; 79 FR 
64001; 79 FR 68199; 79 FR 70928; 79 FR 72754; 80 FR 63869; 80 FR 67481; 
80 FR 70060; 81 FR 15401; 81 FR 16265; 81 FR 39320; 81 FR 40634; 81 FR 
42054; 81 FR 52514; 81 FR 66720; 81 FR 68098; 81 FR 71173; 81 FR 80161; 
81 FR 81230; 81 FR 90050; 81 FR 91239; 81 FR 96196):

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

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Hubert Whittenburg (MO)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-1998-3637; FMCSA-
2000-7006; FMCSA-2000-8203; FMCSA-2002-12294; FMCSA-2004-17195; FMCSA-
2006-24015; FMCSA-2006-24783; FMCSA-2007-0071; FMCSA-2008-0106; FMCSA-
2008-0174; FMCSA-2008-0231; FMCSA-2008-0266; FMCSA-2009-0291; FMCSA-
2010-0161; FMCSA-2010-0187; FMCSA-2010-0201; FMCSA-2012-0040; FMCSA-
2012-0161; FMCSA-2012-0214; FMCSA-2012-0215; FMCSA-2013-0029; FMCSA-
2013-0030; FMCSA-2013-0166; FMCSA-2013-0168; FMCSA-2013-0170; FMCSA-
2014-0003; FMCSA-2014-0004; FMCSA-2014-0006; FMCSA-2014-0007; FMCSA-
2014-0010; FMCSA-2014-0011; FMCSA-2014-0296; FMCSA-2015-0072; FMCSA-
2016-0028; FMCSA-2016-0029; FMCSA-2016-0031. Their exemptions are 
applicable as of November 9, 2018, and will expire on November 9, 2020.
    As of November 11, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 22 individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (81 FR 70248; 81 FR 70251; 81 FR 
70253; 81 FR 90046; 81 FR 96178; 81 FR 96191):

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

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2016-0207; FMCSA-
2016-0208; FMCSA-2016-0209. Their exemptions are applicable as of 
November 11, 2018, and will expire on November 11, 2020.
    As of November 22, 2018, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following ten individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (79 FR 63211; 80 FR 2471; 81 FR 
72664; 81 FR 80161; 81 FR 94013):

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

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2014-0297; 2016-
0210. Their exemptions are applicable as of November 22, 2018, and will 
expire on November 22, 2020.
    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: April 5, 2019.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2019-07305 Filed 4-11-19; 8:45 am]
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