Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 66442-66444 [2019-26208]

Download as PDF 66442 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 4, 2019 / Notices 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 Operations, (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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–2008–0355; FMCSA–2012–0050; FMCSA–2013– 0106; FMCSA–2014–0214; FMCSA– 2014–0381; FMCSA–2015–0115; FMCSA–2015–0117; FMCSA–2017– 0180, 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 Docket Operations 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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES II. Background On October 1, 2019, FMCSA published a notice announcing its decision to renew exemptions for 10 individuals from the epilepsy and seizure disorders prohibition in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(8) to operate a CMV in interstate commerce and requested comments from the public (84 FR 52157). The public comment period ended on October 31, 2019, and no comments were received. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:17 Dec 03, 2019 Jkt 250001 achieved by complying with § 391.41(b)(8). The physical qualification standard for drivers regarding epilepsy found in § 391.41(b)(8) states that a person is physically qualified to drive a CMV if that person has no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause the loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV. In addition to the regulations, FMCSA has published advisory criteria 1 to assist medical examiners in determining whether drivers with certain medical conditions are qualified to operate a CMV in interstate commerce. III. Discussion of Comments FMCSA received no comments in this proceeding. IV. Conclusion Based on its evaluation of the 10 renewal exemption applications, FMCSA announces its decision to exempt the following drivers from the epilepsy and seizure disorders prohibition in § 391.41(b)(8). As of September 2, 2019, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b), Daniel Maben (MI) has satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the epilepsy and seizure disorders prohibition in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (84 FR 52157). This driver was included in docket number FMCSA–2017–0180. The exemption is applicable as of September 2, 2019, and will expire on September 2, 2021. As of September 12, 2019, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b), the following nine individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the epilepsy and seizure disorders prohibition in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (84 FR 52157): Ronald Boogay (NJ) Todd W. Brock (CO) Jason Kirkham (WI) Ivan M. Martin (PA) Charles A. McCarthy, III (MA) Douglas S. Slagel (OH) Cory R. Wagner (IL) Timothy M. Zahratka (MN) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2008–0355; FMCSA– 2012–0050; FMCSA–2013–0106; FMCSA–2014–0214; FMCSA–2014– 0381; FMCSA–2015–0115; FMCSA– 1 These criteria may be found in APPENDIX A TO PART 391—MEDICAL ADVISORY CRITERIA, section H. Epilepsy: § 391.41(b)(8), paragraphs 3, 4, and 5, which is available on the internet at https:// www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2015-title49-vol5/pdf/ CFR-2015-title49-vol5-part391-appA.pdf. PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2015–0117. Their exemptions are applicable as of September 12, 2019, and will expire on September 12, 2021. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315(b), each exemption will be valid for 2 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. Issued on: November 26, 2019. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2019–26189 Filed 12–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P 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 final disposition. 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 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 provided below. SUMMARY: Ms. Christine A. Hydock, Chief, Medical Programs Division, (202) 366–4001, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 4, 2019 / Notices 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 Operations, (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Participation khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 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–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.’’ 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 Operations 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 2, 2019, FMCSA published a notice announcing its decision to renew exemptions for 79 individuals from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) to operate a VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:17 Dec 03, 2019 Jkt 250001 CMV in interstate commerce and requested comments from the public (84 FR 52585). The public comment period ended on November 1, 2019, and no comments were received. 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 § 391.41(b)(10). The physical qualification standard for drivers regarding vision found in § 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 proceeding. IV. Conclusion Based on its evaluation of the 79 renewal exemption applications and comments received, FMCSA confirms its decision to exempt the following drivers from the vision requirement in § 391.41(b)(10). 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(b), 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; PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66443 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; 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) E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 66444 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 4, 2019 / Notices 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(b), 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(b), 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) VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:17 Dec 03, 2019 Jkt 250001 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(b), 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. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315(b), each exemption will be valid for 2 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(e) and 31315(b). Issued on: November 26, 2019. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2019–26208 Filed 12–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2019–0015] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 15 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. They are unable to meet the vision requirement in one eye for various reasons. The exemptions enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye. DATES: The exemptions were applicable on November 1, 2019. The exemptions expire on November 1, 2021. 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 Operations, (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/ docket?D=FMCSA-2019-0015 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 Operations 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 1, 2019, FMCSA published a notice announcing receipt of applications from 15 individuals requesting an exemption from vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) and requested comments from the public (84 FR 52160). The public comment period ended on October 31, 2019, and two comments were received. FMCSA has evaluated the eligibility of these applicants and determined that E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1

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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 final disposition.

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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 
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 provided 
below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Christine A. Hydock, Chief, 
Medical Programs Division, (202) 366-4001,

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[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 Operations, (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-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.'' 
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 Operations 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 2, 2019, FMCSA published a notice announcing its 
decision to renew exemptions for 79 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 52585). The 
public comment period ended on November 1, 2019, and no comments were 
received.
    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 Sec.  391.41(b)(10).
    The physical qualification standard for drivers regarding vision 
found in Sec.  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 proceeding.

IV. Conclusion

    Based on its evaluation of the 79 renewal exemption applications 
and comments received, FMCSA confirms its decision to exempt the 
following drivers from the vision requirement in Sec.  391.41(b)(10).
    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(b), 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; 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)

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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(b), 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(b), 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(b), 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.
    In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315(b), each exemption will be valid 
for 2 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(e) and 
31315(b).

    Issued on: November 26, 2019.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2019-26208 Filed 12-3-19; 8:45 am]
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