Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 16320-16322 [2019-07788]

Download as PDF jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES 16320 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 75 / Thursday, April 18, 2019 / Notices (CR 481–E) to approximately 1250 ft. west of CR 479. After resurfacing, this section would be striped to accommodate two 12-ft.-wide lanes in each direction with 2-ft.-wide shoulders. No capacity would be added or other improvements made within this section. The roadway, between the resurfaced section and US 69, would be reconstructed as either three-lanes or five-lanes, as described below. The length of the project, including all transitions, is approximately 4.4 miles. From approximately 1250 ft. west of CR 479 to approximately 500 ft. west of the intersection with CR 436, FM 16 would be reconstructed as a three-lane rural highway. From west of CR 436 to the future intersection with Toll 49, FM 16 would be reconstructed as a five-lane rural highway. From Toll 49 to US 69, FM 16 would be reconstructed as a fivelane urban section. The actions by TxDOT and Federal agencies and the laws under which such actions were taken are described in the Final Environmental Assessment approved on March 8, 2019, the Finding of No Significant Impact issued on March 8, 2019, and other documents in the TxDOT project file. The EA, FONSI and other documents in the TxDOT project file are available by contacting TxDOT at the address provided above or the TxDOT Tyler District Office at 2709 W Front St., Tyler, TX 75702; telephone (903) 510–9267. 20. IH 35 from FM 3406 to RM 1431, Williamson County, Texas. The project includes widening the northbound frontage road, grading and improvements to drainage and driveway areas. The project is approximately 1.65 miles in length. The actions by TxDOT and Federal agencies and the laws under which such actions were taken are described in the Categorical Exclusion Determination issued on February 20, 2019 and other documents in the TxDOT project file. The Categorical Exclusion Determination and other documents in the TxDOT project file are available by contacting TxDOT at the address provided above or the TxDOT Austin District Office at 7901 North I–35, Austin, TX 78753; telephone (512) 832–7000. 21. Deck Plaza from Marsalis Avenue to Ewing Avenue in Dallas County, Texas. The proposed project proposes to construct a deck plaza over IH 35E from Marsalis Avenue to Ewing Avenue. The deck would be constructed to ultimately create an approximate 5.5 acre urban deck plaza sponsored by the City of Dallas. The purpose of the proposed project is to provide an enhancement to the community, encourage economic development opportunities in the area, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Apr 17, 2019 Jkt 247001 and improve pedestrian and bicycle connectivity in the project area. The actions by TxDOT and Federal agencies and the laws under which such actions were taken are described in, the Categorical Exclusion Determination issued on July 14, 2017, and other documents in the TxDOT project file. The Categorical Exclusion Determination and other documents in the TxDOT project file are available by contacting TxDOT at the address provided above or the TxDOT Dallas District Office at 4777 E Highway 80, Mesquite, TX 75150; telephone (214) 320–4480. 22. US 67 from Belt Line Road to IH 20 in Dallas County, Texas. The proposed project would widen the roadway from a four-lane to a six-lane divided highway. The proposed roadway would include one additional 12-foot travel lane with a 10-foot outside shoulder and four-foot inside shoulder in each direction. Proposed improvements would also include the addition of U-turn bridges at Belt Line Road and FM 1382. The length of the proposed project is approximately 5.7 miles. The purpose of the proposed project is to reduce traffic congestion and correct roadway deficiencies. The actions by TxDOT and Federal agencies and the laws under which such actions were taken are described in, the Categorical Exclusion Determination issued on February 3, 2017, and other documents in the TxDOT project file. The Categorical Exclusion Determination and other documents in the TxDOT project file are available by contacting TxDOT at the address provided above or the TxDOT Dallas District Office at 4777 E Highway 80, Mesquite, TX 75150; telephone (214) 320–4480. Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). Issued on: April 5, 2019. Michael T. Leary, Director, Planning and Program Development, Federal Highway Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–07178 Filed 4–17–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P PO 00000 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 final disposition. 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 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–2000–7006; FMCSA–2000–7165; FMCSA–2000– 7363; FMCSA–2000–7918; FMCSA– 2000–8398; FMCSA–2002–13411; Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 75 / Thursday, April 18, 2019 / Notices 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. jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES B. Privacy Act In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL– 14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. II. Background On February 21, 2019, FMCSA published a notice announcing its decision to renew exemptions for 61 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 5554). The public comment period ended on March 25, 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Apr 17, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 61 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 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) PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16321 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) E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1 jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES 16322 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 75 / Thursday, April 18, 2019 / Notices 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 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. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315, each exemption will be valid for two VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Apr 17, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 11, 2019. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2019–07788 Filed 4–17–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Dockets No. FMCSA–2007–28043; FMCSA– 2018–0140] Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers; American Pyrotechnics Assn. (APA); Request To Add New Members to Current APA Exemptions; Request for Comments Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of application for exemptions; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces that it has received an application from the American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) requesting exemptions from the Agency’s hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for four new members: Celebration Fireworks, Inc., International Fireworks Mfg. Company, Inc., Johnny Rockets Display Company, and the Wald & Company All American Display Fireworks Company. The first exemption request is from the prohibition on driving commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) after the 14th hour after the driver comes on duty. APA requests this exemption to allow drivers employed by the four member companies to exclude off-duty and sleeper-berth time of any length from the calculation of the 14-hour limit. The second exemption request is from the HOS regulations that require a motor carrier to install and require each of its drivers to use an electronic logging device (ELD) to record the driver’s HOS. APA requests this exemption to allow these same drivers employed by the four members to continue to use paper records of duty status (RODS) in lieu of an ELD during the designated Independence Day periods. If granted, these exemptions would terminate at SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the same time as the other 53 exempted APA member carriers. The original terms and conditions of the limited exemptions, that ensure a level of safety equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety achieved without the exemption, will be upheld by the four new members. DATES: Comments are due no later than May 20, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket ID FMCSA– 2007–28043 and FMCSA–2018–0140 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: 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 or Courier: West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12– 140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket number for this notice. Note that DOT posts all comments received without change to www.regulations.gov, including any personal information included in a comment. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, 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 on-line FDMS is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. If you want acknowledgment that we received your comments, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope or postcard or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments on-line. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Pearlie Robinson, FMCSA Driver and Carrier Operations Division; Office of Carrier, Driver and Vehicle Safety Standards; Telephone: 202–366–4325. E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1

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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 final disposition.

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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 
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-2000-7006; FMCSA-2000-7165; FMCSA-2000-
7363; FMCSA-2000-7918; FMCSA-2000-8398; FMCSA-2002-13411;

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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.

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 21, 2019, FMCSA published a notice announcing its 
decision to renew exemptions for 61 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 5554). The 
public comment period ended on March 25, 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 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 61 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 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)


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    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 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.
    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 11, 2019.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2019-07788 Filed 4-17-19; 8:45 am]
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