Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 52585-52588 [2019-21456]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 191 / Wednesday, October 2, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–1999–5578; FMCSA–1999–5748; FMCSA–2000–7165; FMCSA–2000–7918; FMCSA–2003–15892; FMCSA–2004–17984; FMCSA–2005–20560; FMCSA–2005–21711; FMCSA–2007–29019; FMCSA–2008–0021; FMCSA–2009–0086; FMCSA–2009–0121; FMCSA–2009–0154; FMCSA–2009–0206; FMCSA–2010–0161; FMCSA–2011–0057; FMCSA–2011–0124; FMCSA–2011–0141; FMCSA–2013–0025; FMCSA–2013–0027; FMCSA–2013–0029; FMCSA–2014–0300; FMCSA–2014–0304; FMCSA–2015–0048; FMCSA–2015–0052; FMCSA–2015–0055; FMCSA–2015–0056; FMCSA–2016–0377; FMCSA–2017–0017; FMCSA–2017–0020; FMCSA–2017–0022; FMCSA–2017–0023] 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 79 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 November 1, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA–1999–5578, Docket No. FMCSA–1999–5748, Docket No. FMCSA–2000–7165, Docket No. FMCSA–2000–7918, Docket No. FMCSA–2003–15892, Docket No. FMCSA–2004–17984, Docket No. FMCSA–2005–20560, Docket No. FMCSA–2005–21711, Docket No. FMCSA–2007–29019, Docket No. FMCSA–2008–0021, Docket No. FMCSA–2009–0086, Docket No. FMCSA–2009–0121, Docket No. FMCSA–2009–0154, Docket No. FMCSA–2009–0206, Docket No. FMCSA–2010–0161, Docket No. FMCSA–2011–0057, Docket No. FMCSA–2011–0124, Docket No. FMCSA–2011–0141, Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0025, Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0027, Docket No. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:42 Oct 01, 2019 Jkt 250001 FMCSA–2013–0029, Docket No. FMCSA–2014–0300, Docket No. FMCSA–2014–0304, Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0048, Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0052, Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0055, Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0056, Docket No. FMCSA–2016–0377, Docket No. FMCSA–2017–0017, Docket No. FMCSA–2017–0020, Docket No. FMCSA–2017–0022, or Docket No. FMCSA–2017–0023 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: (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, (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–1999–5578; FMCSA–1999–5748; FMCSA–2000– 7165; FMCSA–2000–7918; FMCSA– 2003–15892; FMCSA–2004–17984; FMCSA–2005–20560; FMCSA–2005– 21711; FMCSA–2007–29019; FMCSA– 2008–0021; FMCSA–2009–0086; FMCSA–2009–0121; FMCSA–2009– 0154; FMCSA–2009–0206; FMCSA– 2010–0161; FMCSA–2011–0057; FMCSA–2011–0124; FMCSA–2011– 0141; FMCSA–2013–0025; FMCSA– 2013–0027; FMCSA–2013–0029; FMCSA–2014–0300; FMCSA–2014– 0304; FMCSA–2015–0048; FMCSA– PO 00000 Frm 00132 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52585 2015–0052; FMCSA–2015–0055; FMCSA–2015–0056; FMCSA–2016– 0377; FMCSA–2017–0017; FMCSA– 2017–0020; FMCSA–2017–0022; or FMCSA–2017–0023), 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–1999–5578; FMCSA–1999–5748; FMCSA–2000– 7165; FMCSA–2000–7918; FMCSA– 2003–15892; FMCSA–2004–17984; FMCSA–2005–20560; FMCSA–2005– 21711; FMCSA–2007–29019; FMCSA– 2008–0021; FMCSA–2009–0086; FMCSA–2009–0121; FMCSA–2009– 0154; FMCSA–2009–0206; FMCSA– 2010–0161; FMCSA–2011–0057; FMCSA–2011–0124; FMCSA–2011– 0141; FMCSA–2013–0025; FMCSA– 2013–0027; FMCSA–2013–0029; FMCSA–2014–0300; FMCSA–2014– 0304; FMCSA–2015–0048; FMCSA– 2015–0052; FMCSA–2015–0055; FMCSA–2015–0056; FMCSA–2016– 0377; FMCSA–2017–0017; FMCSA– 2017–0020; FMCSA–2017–0022; or FMCSA–2017–0023, 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 being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov. Insert the docket number, FMCSA–1999–5578; FMCSA–1999–5748; FMCSA–2000– 7165; FMCSA–2000–7918; FMCSA– E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1 52586 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 191 / Wednesday, October 2, 2019 / Notices 2003–15892; FMCSA–2004–17984; FMCSA–2005–20560; FMCSA–2005– 21711; FMCSA–2007–29019; FMCSA– 2008–0021; FMCSA–2009–0086; FMCSA–2009–0121; FMCSA–2009– 0154; FMCSA–2009–0206; FMCSA– 2010–0161; FMCSA–2011–0057; FMCSA–2011–0124; FMCSA–2011– 0141; FMCSA–2013–0025; FMCSA– 2013–0027; FMCSA–2013–0029; FMCSA–2014–0300; FMCSA–2014– 0304; FMCSA–2015–0048; FMCSA– 2015–0052; FMCSA–2015–0055; FMCSA–2015–0056; FMCSA–2016– 0377; FMCSA–2017–0017; FMCSA– 2017–0020; FMCSA–2017–0022; or FMCSA–2017–0023, 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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 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(b), FMCSA may grant an exemption from the FMCSRs for no longer than a 5-year period if it finds 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 5-year period. FMCSA grants medical exemptions from the FMCSRs for a 2year 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:42 Oct 01, 2019 Jkt 250001 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 79 individuals listed in this notice have requested renewal of their exemptions from the vision standard in § 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 2-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(b), FMCSA will take immediate steps to revoke the exemption of a driver. IV. Basis for Renewing Exemptions In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b), each of the 79 applicants has satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision standard (see 64 FR 27027; 64 FR 40404; 64 FR 51568; 64 FR 66962; 65 FR 33406; 65 FR 57234; 65 FR 66286; 66 FR 13825; 66 FR 63289; 68 FR 13360; 68 FR 52811; 68 FR 61860; 68 FR 64944; 69 FR 33997; 69 FR 61292; 70 FR 12265; 70 FR 17504; 70 FR 30997; 70 FR 48797; 70 FR 61165; 70 FR 61493; 70 FR 67776; 71 FR 55820; 71 FR 62147; 72 FR 11426; 72 FR 27624; 72 FR 40362; 72 FR 54971; 72 FR 58362; 72 FR 64273; 72 FR 67344; 73 FR 15567; 73 FR 27015; 73 FR 65009; 74 FR 8302; 74 FR 19267; 74 FR 19270; 74 FR 26461; 74 FR 28094; 74 FR 34394; 74 FR 34630; 74 FR 37295; 74 FR 43217; 74 FR 48343; 74 FR 49069; 74 FR 53581; 74 FR 57551; 74 FR 57553; 74 FR 62632; 75 FR 19674; 75 FR 39725; 75 FR 61833; 76 FR 4413; 76 FR 12216; 76 FR 18824; 76 FR 25762; 76 FR 29024; 76 FR 32016; 76 FR 34136; 76 FR 37168; 76 FR 40445; 76 FR 53710; 76 FR 54530; 76 FR 55463; 76 FR 62143; 76 FR 64171; 76 FR 66123; 76 FR 70212; 76 FR 70215; 77 FR 23797; 77 FR 56262; 78 FR 18667; 78 FR 20376; 78 FR 24300; 78 FR 24798; 78 FR 32703; 78 FR 34141; 78 FR 34143; 78 FR 46407; 78 FR 51269; 78 FR 52602; 78 FR 64280; 78 FR 68137; 78 FR 77782; 79 FR 4531; 79 FR 23797; 79 FR 24298; 79 FR 51642; 80 FR 2473; 80 FR 14223; 80 FR 16500; 80 FR 18693; 80 FR 25768; 80 FR 26139; 80 FR 26320; 80 FR 29149; 80 FR 31635; 80 FR 33011; PO 00000 Frm 00133 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 80 FR 35699; 80 FR 37718; 80 FR 44188; 80 FR 48404; 80 FR 48409; 80 FR 49302; 80 FR 50917; 80 FR 59225; 80 FR 59230; 80 FR 62161; 80 FR 63869; 81 FR 1284; 81 FR 71173; 82 FR 13045; 82 FR 18956; 82 FR 20962; 82 FR 32919; 82 FR 33542; 82 FR 34564; 82 FR 37499; 82 FR 37504; 82 FR 43647; 82 FR 47296; 82 FR 47309; 82 FR 47312; 83 FR 2289; 83 FR 3861; 83 FR 4537). They have submitted evidence showing that the vision in the better eye continues to meet the requirement specified at § 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 2 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 2 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(b), the following groups of drivers received renewed exemptions in the month of November and are discussed below. As of November 3, 2019, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 56 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (65 FR 33406; 65 FR 57234; 65 FR 66286; 66 FR 13825; 68 FR 13360; 68 FR 52811; 68 FR 61860; 69 FR 33997; 69 FR 61292; 70 FR 12265; 70 FR 48797; 70 FR 61165; 70 FR 61493; 71 FR 62147; 72 FR 11426; 72 FR 27624; 72 FR 54971; 73 FR 15567; 73 FR 27015; 74 FR 8302; 74 FR 19267; 74 FR 19270; 74 FR 26461; 74 FR 28094; 74 FR 34630; 74 FR 37295; 74 FR 48343; 74 FR 49069; 74 FR 53581; 75 FR 19674; 75 FR 39725; 75 FR 61833; 76 FR 12216; 76 FR 25762; 76 FR 32016; 76 FR 37168; 76 FR 40445; 76 FR 53710; 76 FR 62143; 76 FR 64171; 77 FR 23797; 77 FR 56262; 78 FR 18667; 78 FR 20376; 78 FR 24300; 78 FR 24798; 78 FR 32703; 78 FR 34141; 78 FR 34143; 78 FR 46407; 78 FR 51269; 78 FR 52602; 78 FR 68137; 78 FR 77782; 79 FR 4531; 79 FR 23797; 79 FR 51642; 80 FR 2473; 80 FR 14223; 80 FR 16500; 80 FR 18693; 80 FR 25768; 80 FR 26139; 80 FR 26320; 80 FR 29149; 80 FR 31635; 80 FR 33011; 80 FR 35699; 80 FR 37718; 80 FR 44188; 80 FR 48404; 80 FR 48409; 80 FR 49302; 80 FR 50917; 80 FR 59225; 80 FR 59230; 80 FR 62161; 81 FR 1284; 81 FR 71173; 82 FR 13045; 82 FR 18956; 82 FR 20962; 82 FR 32919; 82 FR 33542; E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 191 / Wednesday, October 2, 2019 / Notices 82 FR 34564; 82 FR 37499; 82 FR 37504; 82 FR 43647; 82 FR 47296; 82 FR 47309; 82 FR 47312; 83 FR 2289; 83 FR 3861; 83 FR 4537): Steven B. Anderson (ID) Gregory W. Babington (MA) Ronald Bostick (SC) Brian M. Bowman (TN) Eric L. Boyle, Jr. (MD) Steven J. Brauer (NJ) Robert J. Burns (KY) Charles C. Chapman (NC) Roderick Croft (FL) Jeffrey S. Daniel (VA) Mark P. Davis (ME) John J. Davis (SC) Chris M. DeJong (NM) Dan J. Feik (IL) Saul E. Fierro (AZ) John A. Gartner (MN) Elias Gomez, Jr. (TX) Keith N. Hall (UT) Donald A. Hall (NC) Walter A. Hanselman (IN) Robert D. Hattabaugh (AR) Dustin L. Hawkins (MO) Dean R. Hawley (NC) Steven E. Hayes (IN) Amos S. Hostetter (OH) James T. Johnson (KY) Michael A. Kelly (TX) Mark L. LeBlanc (MN) David F. LeClerc (MN) Stephen C. Linardos (FL) Daniel C. Linares (CA) Robert E. Mayers (MN) James G. Miles (TN) Jeffrey M. Mueller (MO) Charles W. Mullenix (GA) Pablo R. Murillo (TX) Ricky Nickell (OH) Jesse A. Nosbush (MN) Lonnie D. Prejean (TX) Matias P. Quintanilla (CA) Alonzo K. Rawls (NJ) Berry A. Rodrigue (LA) Roger D. Rogers (PA) Manuel H. Sanchez (TX) Ricky J. Sanderson (UT) Brandon L. Siebe (KY) Gregory C. Simmons (VA) Efren J. Soliz (NM) Wayne M. Stein (FL) John B. Stiltner (KY) Dale G. Stringer (TX) James B. Taflinger, Sr. (VA) James B. Tucker (KY) Arnulfo J. Valenzuela (TX) Danny L. Watson (TN) William E. Zezulka (MN) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2000–7165; FMCSA– 2000–7918; FMCSA–2003–15892; FMCSA–2004–17984; FMCSA–2005– 21711; FMCSA–2008–0021; FMCSA– 2009–0086; FMCSA–2009–0121; FMCSA–2009–0154; FMCSA–2010– 0161; FMCSA–2011–0141; FMCSA– VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:42 Oct 01, 2019 Jkt 250001 2013–0025; FMCSA–2013–0027; FMCSA–2013–0029; FMCSA–2014– 0300; FMCSA–2014–0304; FMCSA– 2015–0048; FMCSA–2015–0052; FMCSA–2015–0055; FMCSA–2015– 0056; FMCSA–2016–0377; FMCSA– 2017–0017; FMCSA–2017–0020; FMCSA–2017–0022; and FMCSA–2017– 0023. Their exemptions are applicable as of November 3, 2019, and will expire on November 3, 2021. As of November 6, 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 (70 FR 17504; 70 FR 30997; 70 FR 48797; 70 FR 61493; 72 FR 40362; 72 FR 54971; 74 FR 34394; 74 FR 43217; 74 FR 49069; 74 FR 57551; 76 FR 18824; 76 FR 29024; 76 FR 34136; 76 FR 54530; 76 FR 55463; 76 FR 66123; 78 FR 77782; 79 FR 24298; 80 FR 63869; 83 FR 3861): James J. Doan (PA) James E. Fix (SC) James P. Greene (NY) Steven R. Lechtenberg (NE) Joseph L. Mast (OR) Jesse R. McClary, Sr. (MO) Halman Smith (DE) Jerry W. Stanfill (AR) Scott C. Teich (MN) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2005–20560; FMCSA–2005–21711; FMCSA–2009– 0206; FMCSA–2011–0057; and FMCSA– 2011–0124. Their exemptions are applicable as of November 6, 2019, and will expire on November 6, 2021. As of November 28, 2019, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following eight individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (69 FR 33997; 69 FR 61292; 70 FR 48797; 70 FR 61493; 71 FR 55820; 72 FR 54971; 72 FR 58362; 72 FR 67344; 73 FR 65009; 74 FR 49069; 74 FR 57553; 76 FR 4413; 76 FR 70212; 80 FR 63869; 83 FR 3861): Robert W. Bequeaith (IA) Clarence N. Florey, Jr. (PA) Loren H. Geiken (SD) Michael A. Hershberger (OH) Patrick J. Hogan, Jr. (DE) Amilton T. Monteiro (MA) David G. Oakley (SC) Brent L. Seaux (LA) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2004–17984; FMCSA–2005–21711; and FMCSA– 2007–29019. Their exemptions are applicable as of November 28, 2019, and will expire on November 28, 2021. As of November 30, 2019, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and PO 00000 Frm 00134 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52587 31315, the following six individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (64 FR 27027; 64 FR 40404; 64 FR 51568; 64 FR 66962; 66 FR 63289; 68 FR 64944; 70 FR 67776; 72 FR 64273; 74 FR 62632; 76 FR 70215; 78 FR 64280; 80 FR 63869; 83 FR 3861): Terry J. Aldridge (MS) Jerry D. Bridges (TX) Gary R. Gutschow (WI) James J. Hewitt (WI) Thomas E. Walsh (CA) Kevin P. Weinhold (MA) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–1999–5578; and FMCSA–1999–5748. Their exemptions are applicable as of November 30, 2019, and will expire on November 30, 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 (ME), as defined by § 390.5, who attests that the driver is otherwise physically qualified under § 391.41; (2) each driver must provide a copy of the ophthalmologist’s or optometrist’s report to the ME 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(b). 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 79 exemption applications, FMCSA renews the exemptions of the aforementioned drivers from the vision requirement in E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1 52588 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 191 / Wednesday, October 2, 2019 / Notices § 391.41(b)(10), subject to the requirements cited above. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b), each exemption will be valid for two years unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. Issued on: September 25, 2019. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. Issued on: September 27, 2019. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2019–21457 Filed 10–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [FR Doc. 2019–21456 Filed 10–1–19; 8:45 am] Federal Railroad Administration BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P [Docket No. FRA–2019–0004–N–17] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: [Docket No. FMCSA–2006–26367] Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee; Charter Renewal Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, FRA seeks approval of the Information Collection Requests (ICRs) abstracted below. Before submitting these ICRs to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval, FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified below. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before December 2, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the ICRs activities by mail to either: Ms. Hodan Wells, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Railroad Safety, Regulatory Analysis Division, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590; or Ms. Kim Toone, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Information Technology, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Commenters requesting FRA to acknowledge receipt of their respective comments must include a self-addressed stamped postcard stating, ‘‘Comments on OMB Control Number 2130–XXXX,’’ (the relevant OMB control number for each ICR is listed below) and should also include the title of the ICR. Alternatively, comments may be emailed to Ms. Wells at hodan.wells@ dot.gov, or Ms. Toone at kim.toone@ dot.gov. Please refer to the assigned OMB control number in any correspondence submitted. FRA will summarize comments received in response to this notice in a subsequent notice and include them in its information collection submission to OMB for approval. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Hodan Wells, Information Collection SUMMARY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). AGENCY: Announcement of Charter Renewal of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC). ACTION: FMCSA announces the charter renewal of the MCSAC, a Federal advisory committee that provides the Agency with advice and recommendations on motor carrier safety programs and motor carrier safety regulations through a consensus process. This charter renewal will take effect on September 27, 2019, and will expire after 2 years. SUMMARY: Ms. Shannon L. Watson, Senior Advisor to the Associate Administrator for Policy, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, (202) 385–2395, mcsac@dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pursuant to Section 14 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), FMCSA is giving notice of the charter renewal for the MCSAC. The MCSAC was established to provide FMCSA with advice and recommendations on motor carrier safety programs and motor carrier safety regulations. The MCSAC comprises up to 25 voting representatives from safety advocacy, safety enforcement, labor, and industry stakeholders of motor carrier safety. The diversity of the Committee ensures the requisite range of views and expertise necessary to discharge its responsibilities. See the MCSAC website for details on pending tasks at http:// www.fmcsa.dot.gov/mcsac. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:42 Oct 01, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00135 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Clearance Officer, Office of Railroad Safety, Regulatory Analysis Division, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–0440) or Ms. Kim Toone, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Information Technology, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6132). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520, and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR part 1320, require Federal agencies to provide 60-days’ notice to the public to allow comment on information collection activities before seeking OMB approval of the activities. See 44 U.S.C. 3506, 3507; 5 CFR 1320.8 through 1320.12. Specifically, FRA invites interested parties to comment on the following ICRs regarding: (1) Whether the information collection activities are necessary for FRA to properly execute its functions, including whether the activities will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of FRA’s estimates of the burden of the information collection activities, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used to determine the estimates; (3) ways for FRA to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and (4) ways for FRA to minimize the burden of information collection activities on the public, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. See 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A); 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1). FRA believes that soliciting public comment may reduce the administrative and paperwork burdens associated with the collection of information that Federal regulations mandate. In summary, FRA reasons that comments received will advance three objectives: (1) Reduce reporting burdens; (2) organize information collection requirements in a ‘‘user-friendly’’ format to improve the use of such information; and (3) accurately assess the resources expended to retrieve and produce information requested. See 44 U.S.C. 3501. The summaries below describe the ICRs that FRA will submit for OMB clearance as the PRA requires: Title: Grade Crossing Signal System Safety Regulations. OMB Control Number: 2130–0534. Abstract: FRA believes that highwayrail grade crossing (grade crossing) accidents resulting from warning system failures can be reduced. Accordingly, FRA’s regulations require railroads to take specific responses in the event of E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-1999-5578; FMCSA-1999-5748; FMCSA-2000-7165; FMCSA-
2000-7918; FMCSA-2003-15892; FMCSA-2004-17984; FMCSA-2005-20560; FMCSA-
2005-21711; FMCSA-2007-29019; FMCSA-2008-0021; FMCSA-2009-0086; FMCSA-
2009-0121; FMCSA-2009-0154; FMCSA-2009-0206; FMCSA-2010-0161; FMCSA-
2011-0057; FMCSA-2011-0124; FMCSA-2011-0141; FMCSA-2013-0025; FMCSA-
2013-0027; FMCSA-2013-0029; FMCSA-2014-0300; FMCSA-2014-0304; FMCSA-
2015-0048; FMCSA-2015-0052; FMCSA-2015-0055; FMCSA-2015-0056; FMCSA-
2016-0377; FMCSA-2017-0017; FMCSA-2017-0020; FMCSA-2017-0022; FMCSA-
2017-0023]


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 79 
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 November 
1, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA-1999-5578, Docket No. FMCSA-
1999-5748, Docket No. FMCSA-2000-7165, Docket No. FMCSA-2000-7918, 
Docket No. FMCSA-2003-15892, Docket No. FMCSA-2004-17984, Docket No. 
FMCSA-2005-20560, Docket No. FMCSA-2005-21711, Docket No. FMCSA-2007-
29019, Docket No. FMCSA-2008-0021, Docket No. FMCSA-2009-0086, Docket 
No. FMCSA-2009-0121, Docket No. FMCSA-2009-0154, Docket No. FMCSA-2009-
0206, Docket No. FMCSA-2010-0161, Docket No. FMCSA-2011-0057, Docket 
No. FMCSA-2011-0124, Docket No. FMCSA-2011-0141, Docket No. FMCSA-2013-
0025, Docket No. FMCSA-2013-0027, Docket No. FMCSA-2013-0029, Docket 
No. FMCSA-2014-0300, Docket No. FMCSA-2014-0304, Docket No. FMCSA-2015-
0048, Docket No. FMCSA-2015-0052, Docket No. FMCSA-2015-0055, Docket 
No. FMCSA-2015-0056, Docket No. FMCSA-2016-0377, Docket No. FMCSA-2017-
0017, Docket No. FMCSA-2017-0020, Docket No. FMCSA-2017-0022, or Docket 
No. FMCSA-2017-0023 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: (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, [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, (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-1999-5578; FMCSA-1999-5748; FMCSA-2000-7165; 
FMCSA-2000-7918; FMCSA-2003-15892; FMCSA-2004-17984; FMCSA-2005-20560; 
FMCSA-2005-21711; FMCSA-2007-29019; FMCSA-2008-0021; FMCSA-2009-0086; 
FMCSA-2009-0121; FMCSA-2009-0154; FMCSA-2009-0206; FMCSA-2010-0161; 
FMCSA-2011-0057; FMCSA-2011-0124; FMCSA-2011-0141; FMCSA-2013-0025; 
FMCSA-2013-0027; FMCSA-2013-0029; FMCSA-2014-0300; FMCSA-2014-0304; 
FMCSA-2015-0048; FMCSA-2015-0052; FMCSA-2015-0055; FMCSA-2015-0056; 
FMCSA-2016-0377; FMCSA-2017-0017; FMCSA-2017-0020; FMCSA-2017-0022; or 
FMCSA-2017-0023), 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-1999-5578; FMCSA-1999-5748; FMCSA-2000-
7165; FMCSA-2000-7918; FMCSA-2003-15892; FMCSA-2004-17984; FMCSA-2005-
20560; FMCSA-2005-21711; FMCSA-2007-29019; FMCSA-2008-0021; FMCSA-2009-
0086; FMCSA-2009-0121; FMCSA-2009-0154; FMCSA-2009-0206; FMCSA-2010-
0161; FMCSA-2011-0057; FMCSA-2011-0124; FMCSA-2011-0141; FMCSA-2013-
0025; FMCSA-2013-0027; FMCSA-2013-0029; FMCSA-2014-0300; FMCSA-2014-
0304; FMCSA-2015-0048; FMCSA-2015-0052; FMCSA-2015-0055; FMCSA-2015-
0056; FMCSA-2016-0377; FMCSA-2017-0017; FMCSA-2017-0020; FMCSA-2017-
0022; or FMCSA-2017-0023, 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-1999-5578; FMCSA-1999-5748; FMCSA-2000-
7165; FMCSA-2000-7918; FMCSA-

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2003-15892; FMCSA-2004-17984; FMCSA-2005-20560; FMCSA-2005-21711; 
FMCSA-2007-29019; FMCSA-2008-0021; FMCSA-2009-0086; FMCSA-2009-0121; 
FMCSA-2009-0154; FMCSA-2009-0206; FMCSA-2010-0161; FMCSA-2011-0057; 
FMCSA-2011-0124; FMCSA-2011-0141; FMCSA-2013-0025; FMCSA-2013-0027; 
FMCSA-2013-0029; FMCSA-2014-0300; FMCSA-2014-0304; FMCSA-2015-0048; 
FMCSA-2015-0052; FMCSA-2015-0055; FMCSA-2015-0056; FMCSA-2016-0377; 
FMCSA-2017-0017; FMCSA-2017-0020; FMCSA-2017-0022; or FMCSA-2017-0023, 
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(b), FMCSA may grant an exemption 
from the FMCSRs for no longer than a 5-year period if it finds 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 5-year period. FMCSA grants medical exemptions from the 
FMCSRs for a 2-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 79 individuals listed in this notice have requested renewal of 
their exemptions from the vision standard in Sec.  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 2-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(b), FMCSA will take immediate steps to revoke the 
exemption of a driver.

IV. Basis for Renewing Exemptions

    In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b), each of the 79 
applicants has satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an 
exemption from the vision standard (see 64 FR 27027; 64 FR 40404; 64 FR 
51568; 64 FR 66962; 65 FR 33406; 65 FR 57234; 65 FR 66286; 66 FR 13825; 
66 FR 63289; 68 FR 13360; 68 FR 52811; 68 FR 61860; 68 FR 64944; 69 FR 
33997; 69 FR 61292; 70 FR 12265; 70 FR 17504; 70 FR 30997; 70 FR 48797; 
70 FR 61165; 70 FR 61493; 70 FR 67776; 71 FR 55820; 71 FR 62147; 72 FR 
11426; 72 FR 27624; 72 FR 40362; 72 FR 54971; 72 FR 58362; 72 FR 64273; 
72 FR 67344; 73 FR 15567; 73 FR 27015; 73 FR 65009; 74 FR 8302; 74 FR 
19267; 74 FR 19270; 74 FR 26461; 74 FR 28094; 74 FR 34394; 74 FR 34630; 
74 FR 37295; 74 FR 43217; 74 FR 48343; 74 FR 49069; 74 FR 53581; 74 FR 
57551; 74 FR 57553; 74 FR 62632; 75 FR 19674; 75 FR 39725; 75 FR 61833; 
76 FR 4413; 76 FR 12216; 76 FR 18824; 76 FR 25762; 76 FR 29024; 76 FR 
32016; 76 FR 34136; 76 FR 37168; 76 FR 40445; 76 FR 53710; 76 FR 54530; 
76 FR 55463; 76 FR 62143; 76 FR 64171; 76 FR 66123; 76 FR 70212; 76 FR 
70215; 77 FR 23797; 77 FR 56262; 78 FR 18667; 78 FR 20376; 78 FR 24300; 
78 FR 24798; 78 FR 32703; 78 FR 34141; 78 FR 34143; 78 FR 46407; 78 FR 
51269; 78 FR 52602; 78 FR 64280; 78 FR 68137; 78 FR 77782; 79 FR 4531; 
79 FR 23797; 79 FR 24298; 79 FR 51642; 80 FR 2473; 80 FR 14223; 80 FR 
16500; 80 FR 18693; 80 FR 25768; 80 FR 26139; 80 FR 26320; 80 FR 29149; 
80 FR 31635; 80 FR 33011; 80 FR 35699; 80 FR 37718; 80 FR 44188; 80 FR 
48404; 80 FR 48409; 80 FR 49302; 80 FR 50917; 80 FR 59225; 80 FR 59230; 
80 FR 62161; 80 FR 63869; 81 FR 1284; 81 FR 71173; 82 FR 13045; 82 FR 
18956; 82 FR 20962; 82 FR 32919; 82 FR 33542; 82 FR 34564; 82 FR 37499; 
82 FR 37504; 82 FR 43647; 82 FR 47296; 82 FR 47309; 82 FR 47312; 83 FR 
2289; 83 FR 3861; 83 FR 4537). They have submitted evidence showing 
that the vision in the better eye continues to meet the requirement 
specified at Sec.  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 2 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 2 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(b), the following 
groups of drivers received renewed exemptions in the month of November 
and are discussed below. As of November 3, 2019, and in accordance with 
49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 56 individuals have 
satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the 
vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (65 FR 
33406; 65 FR 57234; 65 FR 66286; 66 FR 13825; 68 FR 13360; 68 FR 52811; 
68 FR 61860; 69 FR 33997; 69 FR 61292; 70 FR 12265; 70 FR 48797; 70 FR 
61165; 70 FR 61493; 71 FR 62147; 72 FR 11426; 72 FR 27624; 72 FR 54971; 
73 FR 15567; 73 FR 27015; 74 FR 8302; 74 FR 19267; 74 FR 19270; 74 FR 
26461; 74 FR 28094; 74 FR 34630; 74 FR 37295; 74 FR 48343; 74 FR 49069; 
74 FR 53581; 75 FR 19674; 75 FR 39725; 75 FR 61833; 76 FR 12216; 76 FR 
25762; 76 FR 32016; 76 FR 37168; 76 FR 40445; 76 FR 53710; 76 FR 62143; 
76 FR 64171; 77 FR 23797; 77 FR 56262; 78 FR 18667; 78 FR 20376; 78 FR 
24300; 78 FR 24798; 78 FR 32703; 78 FR 34141; 78 FR 34143; 78 FR 46407; 
78 FR 51269; 78 FR 52602; 78 FR 68137; 78 FR 77782; 79 FR 4531; 79 FR 
23797; 79 FR 51642; 80 FR 2473; 80 FR 14223; 80 FR 16500; 80 FR 18693; 
80 FR 25768; 80 FR 26139; 80 FR 26320; 80 FR 29149; 80 FR 31635; 80 FR 
33011; 80 FR 35699; 80 FR 37718; 80 FR 44188; 80 FR 48404; 80 FR 48409; 
80 FR 49302; 80 FR 50917; 80 FR 59225; 80 FR 59230; 80 FR 62161; 81 FR 
1284; 81 FR 71173; 82 FR 13045; 82 FR 18956; 82 FR 20962; 82 FR 32919; 
82 FR 33542;

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82 FR 34564; 82 FR 37499; 82 FR 37504; 82 FR 43647; 82 FR 47296; 82 FR 
47309; 82 FR 47312; 83 FR 2289; 83 FR 3861; 83 FR 4537):

Steven B. Anderson (ID)
Gregory W. Babington (MA)
Ronald Bostick (SC)
Brian M. Bowman (TN)
Eric L. Boyle, Jr. (MD)
Steven J. Brauer (NJ)
Robert J. Burns (KY)
Charles C. Chapman (NC)
Roderick Croft (FL)
Jeffrey S. Daniel (VA)
Mark P. Davis (ME)
John J. Davis (SC)
Chris M. DeJong (NM)
Dan J. Feik (IL)
Saul E. Fierro (AZ)
John A. Gartner (MN)
Elias Gomez, Jr. (TX)
Keith N. Hall (UT)
Donald A. Hall (NC)
Walter A. Hanselman (IN)
Robert D. Hattabaugh (AR)
Dustin L. Hawkins (MO)
Dean R. Hawley (NC)
Steven E. Hayes (IN)
Amos S. Hostetter (OH)
James T. Johnson (KY)
Michael A. Kelly (TX)
Mark L. LeBlanc (MN)
David F. LeClerc (MN)
Stephen C. Linardos (FL)
Daniel C. Linares (CA)
Robert E. Mayers (MN)
James G. Miles (TN)
Jeffrey M. Mueller (MO)
Charles W. Mullenix (GA)
Pablo R. Murillo (TX)
Ricky Nickell (OH)
Jesse A. Nosbush (MN)
Lonnie D. Prejean (TX)
Matias P. Quintanilla (CA)
Alonzo K. Rawls (NJ)
Berry A. Rodrigue (LA)
Roger D. Rogers (PA)
Manuel H. Sanchez (TX)
Ricky J. Sanderson (UT)
Brandon L. Siebe (KY)
Gregory C. Simmons (VA)
Efren J. Soliz (NM)
Wayne M. Stein (FL)
John B. Stiltner (KY)
Dale G. Stringer (TX)
James B. Taflinger, Sr. (VA)
James B. Tucker (KY)
Arnulfo J. Valenzuela (TX)
Danny L. Watson (TN)
William E. Zezulka (MN)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2000-7165; FMCSA-
2000-7918; FMCSA-2003-15892; FMCSA-2004-17984; FMCSA-2005-21711; FMCSA-
2008-0021; FMCSA-2009-0086; FMCSA-2009-0121; FMCSA-2009-0154; FMCSA-
2010-0161; FMCSA-2011-0141; FMCSA-2013-0025; FMCSA-2013-0027; FMCSA-
2013-0029; FMCSA-2014-0300; FMCSA-2014-0304; FMCSA-2015-0048; FMCSA-
2015-0052; FMCSA-2015-0055; FMCSA-2015-0056; FMCSA-2016-0377; FMCSA-
2017-0017; FMCSA-2017-0020; FMCSA-2017-0022; and FMCSA-2017-0023. Their 
exemptions are applicable as of November 3, 2019, and will expire on 
November 3, 2021.
    As of November 6, 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 (70 FR 17504; 70 FR 30997; 70 FR 
48797; 70 FR 61493; 72 FR 40362; 72 FR 54971; 74 FR 34394; 74 FR 43217; 
74 FR 49069; 74 FR 57551; 76 FR 18824; 76 FR 29024; 76 FR 34136; 76 FR 
54530; 76 FR 55463; 76 FR 66123; 78 FR 77782; 79 FR 24298; 80 FR 63869; 
83 FR 3861):

James J. Doan (PA)
James E. Fix (SC)
James P. Greene (NY)
Steven R. Lechtenberg (NE)
Joseph L. Mast (OR)
Jesse R. McClary, Sr. (MO)
Halman Smith (DE)
Jerry W. Stanfill (AR)
Scott C. Teich (MN)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2005-20560; 
FMCSA-2005-21711; FMCSA-2009-0206; FMCSA-2011-0057; and FMCSA-2011-
0124. Their exemptions are applicable as of November 6, 2019, and will 
expire on November 6, 2021.
    As of November 28, 2019, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following eight individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (69 FR 33997; 69 FR 61292; 70 FR 
48797; 70 FR 61493; 71 FR 55820; 72 FR 54971; 72 FR 58362; 72 FR 67344; 
73 FR 65009; 74 FR 49069; 74 FR 57553; 76 FR 4413; 76 FR 70212; 80 FR 
63869; 83 FR 3861):

Robert W. Bequeaith (IA)
Clarence N. Florey, Jr. (PA)
Loren H. Geiken (SD)
Michael A. Hershberger (OH)
Patrick J. Hogan, Jr. (DE)
Amilton T. Monteiro (MA)
David G. Oakley (SC)
Brent L. Seaux (LA)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2004-17984; 
FMCSA-2005-21711; and FMCSA-2007-29019. Their exemptions are applicable 
as of November 28, 2019, and will expire on November 28, 2021.
    As of November 30, 2019, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following six individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (64 FR 27027; 64 FR 40404; 64 FR 
51568; 64 FR 66962; 66 FR 63289; 68 FR 64944; 70 FR 67776; 72 FR 64273; 
74 FR 62632; 76 FR 70215; 78 FR 64280; 80 FR 63869; 83 FR 3861):

Terry J. Aldridge (MS)
Jerry D. Bridges (TX)
Gary R. Gutschow (WI)
James J. Hewitt (WI)
Thomas E. Walsh (CA)
Kevin P. Weinhold (MA)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-1999-5578; and 
FMCSA-1999-5748. Their exemptions are applicable as of November 30, 
2019, and will expire on November 30, 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 (ME), as defined by Sec.  
390.5, who attests that the driver is otherwise physically qualified 
under Sec.  391.41; (2) each driver must provide a copy of the 
ophthalmologist's or optometrist's report to the ME 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(b).

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 79 exemption applications, FMCSA 
renews the exemptions of the aforementioned drivers from the vision 
requirement in

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Sec.  391.41(b)(10), subject to the requirements cited above. In 
accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b), each exemption will be 
valid for two years unless revoked earlier by FMCSA.

    Issued on: September 25, 2019.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
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