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Download as PDF 4764 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 17 / Monday, January 27, 2020 / Notices 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 Agency’s decision regarding these exemption applications is based on the eligibility criteria, the terms and conditions for Federal exemptions, and an individualized assessment of each applicant’s medical information provided by the applicant. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES IV. Conclusion The Agency has determined that these applicants do not satisfy the eligibility criteria or meet the terms and conditions of the Federal exemption and granting these exemptions would not provide a level of safety that would be equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety that would be obtained by complying with § 391.41(b)(8). Therefore, the 41 applicants in this notice have been denied exemptions from the physical qualification standards in § 391.41(b)(8). Each applicant has, prior to this notice, received a letter of final disposition regarding his/her exemption request. Those decision letters fully outlined the basis for the denial and constitute final action by the Agency. This notice summarizes the Agency’s recent denials as required under 49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(4) by periodically publishing names and reasons for denial. The following 41 applicants do not meet the minimum time requirement for being seizure-free, either on or off of anti-seizure medication: Justin Bartlett (ME) Robert Bonds (SC) Michael Bretz (MN) Theresa Buchanan (MI) Kenneth Caldwell (CA) Joseph Campbell (AK) Timothy Campbell (IN) Leslie Dillard (NC) Earnest Drummond (GA) Jackie Frolund (MN) Michael Galloway (WI) Aaron Gnoinsky (ND) Kenny Goins (TN) Michael Gravley (NV) Nathanial Harmon (WI) Dustan Hendrickson (OR) Alfonzo Hennigan (GA) Timothy Howard (NY) Billy Hunter (KY) Brian Iverson (CA) Lance Johnson (TN) Michael Kramer (KS) Kurtis Kuhl (OH) VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:54 Jan 24, 2020 Jkt 250001 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: Blake Kunkel (MN) Michael Leiterman (WI) Nicholas Liebe (WI) Robert Macarthur (MO) Brian Manning (NJ) Kevin Mast (CA) Anthony Middleton (NJ) Christopher Monsky (CT) Joshua Pittman (CA) Lee Riebe (OH) Blake Shaw (NY) Gregory Stone (SC) David Thomas (OK) Laranzo White (SC) Patrick Willis (CO) Kenneth Winn (UT) James Woltz (GA) David Wright (MA) I. Public Participation Issued on: January 17, 2020. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–01274 Filed 1–24–20; 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–2001–10578; FMCSA– 2002–11426; FMCSA–2002–12844; FMCSA– 2003–15892; FMCSA–2003–16241; FMCSA– 2005–21711; FMCSA–2005–22194; FMCSA– 2008–0231; FMCSA–2009–0054; FMCSA– 2009–0154; FMCSA–2011–0124; FMCSA– 2011–0142; FMCSA–2011–26690; FMCSA– 2013–0025; FMCSA–2013–0027; FMCSA– 2013–0028; FMCSA–2013–0029; FMCSA– 2013–0030; FMCSA–2013–0165; FMCSA– 2013–0166; FMCSA–2013–0168; FMCSA– 2013–0169; FMCSA–2013–0170; FMCSA– 2014–0297; FMCSA–2014–0298; FMCSA– 2015–0055; FMCSA–2015–0056; FMCSA– 2015–0070; FMCSA–2015–0071; FMCSA– 2015–0072; FMCSA–2017–0019] 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 77 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00143 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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–2001– 10578; FMCSA–2002–11426; FMCSA– 2002–12844; FMCSA–2003–15892; FMCSA–2003–16241; FMCSA–2005– 21711; FMCSA–2005–22194; FMCSA– 2008–0231; FMCSA–2009–0054; FMCSA–2009–0154; FMCSA–2011– 0124; FMCSA–2011–0142; FMCSA– 2011–26690; FMCSA–2013–0025; FMCSA–2013–0027; FMCSA–2013– 0028; FMCSA–2013–0029; FMCSA– 2013–0030; FMCSA–2013–0165; FMCSA–2013–0166; FMCSA–2013– 0168; FMCSA–2013–0169; FMCSA– 2013–0170; FMCSA–2014–0297; FMCSA–2014–0298; FMCSA–2015– 0055; FMCSA–2015–0056; FMCSA– 2015–0070; FMCSA–2015–0071; FMCSA–2015–0072; or FMCSA–2017– 0019, 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.transportation.gov/privacy. II. Background On December 4, 2019, FMCSA published a notice announcing its decision to renew exemptions for 77 E:\FR\FM\27JAN1.SGM 27JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 17 / Monday, January 27, 2020 / Notices 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 66447). The public comment period ended on January 3, 2020, 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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES III. Discussion of Comments FMCSA received no comments in this proceeding. IV. Conclusion Based on its evaluation of the 77 renewal exemption applications and comments received, FMCSA confirms its decision to exempt the following drivers from the vision requirement in § 391.41(b)(10). As of December 3, 2019, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 34 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (64 FR 40404; 64 FR 66962; 66 FR 63289; 67 FR 68719; 68 FR 2629; 68 FR 52811; 68 FR 61860; 68 FR 64944; 70 FR 48797; 70 FR 61165; 70 FR 61493; 70 FR 67776; 72 FR 64273; 73 FR 46973; 73 FR 54888; 74 FR 11988; 74 FR 21427; 74 FR 37295; 74 FR 48343; 74 FR 53581; 74 FR 62632; 76 FR 29026; 76 FR 34136; 76 FR 44652; 76 FR 49528; 76 FR 53708; 76 FR 55463; 76 FR 61143; 76 FR 64171; 76 FR 70215; 78 FR 20376; 78 FR 24798; 78 FR 27281; 78 FR 30954; 78 FR 34141; 78 FR 34143; 78 FR 41188; 78 FR 41975; 78 FR 46407; 78 FR 47818; 78 FR 52602; 78 FR 56986; 78 FR 63307; 78 FR 64280; 78 FR 68137; 78 FR 77782; 78 FR 78477; 79 FR 63211; 79 FR 69985; 80 FR 2471; 80 FR 8927; 80 FR 33007; 80 FR 37718; 80 FR 44188; 80 FR 48411; 80 FR 50917; 80 FR 59225; 80 FR 59230; 80 FR 62161; 80 FR 63869; 80 FR 67472; VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:54 Jan 24, 2020 Jkt 250001 80 FR 67476; 81 FR 1284; 81 FR 11642; 81 FR 15404; 82 FR 18818; 82 FR 32919; 82 FR 35043; 82 FR 47295; 82 FR 47312; 82 FR 47313; 83 FR 2306; 83 FR 3861): Thomas E. Adams (IN) Rickie L. Boone (NC) Jerry A. Bordelon (LA) Rickie L. Brown (MS) Timothy V. Burke (CO) James E. Byrnes (MO) Westcott G. Clarke (MA) Joseph Coelho (RI) Kevin R. Cowger (ID) Jeffrey M. Dauterman (OH) Thomas P. Davidson (NJ) Edward J. Genovese (IN) Nirmal S. Gill (CA) Britt A. Green (ND) Bradley O. Hart (UT) Dennis H. Heller (KS) Jesus J. Huerta (NV) Darrell W. Knorr (IL) Dale R. Knuppel (CO) Carmelo A. Lana (NJ) Michael Lancette (WI) Keith A. Lang (TX) Larry W. Lunde (WA) Rodney M. Mimbs (GA) Michael A. Mitchell (MS) Dennis L. Morgan (WA) James A. Parker (PA) Chris A. Ritenour (MI) Steven L. Roberts (AR) Derek J. Savko (MT) Manjinder Singh (WA) Wesley C. Slattery (KS) Mark R. Stevens (IA) Daniel R. Viscaya (NC) Paul B. Williams (NY) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–1999–5748; FMCSA– 2002–12844; FMCSA–2003–15892; FMCSA–2005–21711; FMCSA–2008– 0231; FMCSA–2009–0054; FMCSA– 2009–0154; FMCSA–2011–0124; FMCSA–2011–0142; FMCSA–2013– 0025; FMCSA–2013–0027; FMCSA– 2013–0028; FMCSA–2013–0029; FMCSA–2013–0030; FMCSA–2013– 0165; FMCSA–2014–0297; FMCSA– 2014–0298; FMCSA–2015–0055; FMCSA–2015–0056; FMCSA–2015– 0070; FMCSA–2015–0071; and FMCSA– 2017–0019. Their exemptions are applicable as of December 3, 2019, and will expire on December 3, 2021. As of December 5, 2019, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following four individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (76 FR 64169; 76 FR 75943; 78 FR 62935; 78 FR 65032; 78 FR 76395; 80 FR 67481; 83 FR 2306): Kevin G. Clem (SD) Rocky J. Lachney (LA) Chase L. Larson (WA) PO 00000 Frm 00144 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4765 Fred L. Stotts (OK) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2011–26690; and FMCSA–2013–0166. Their exemptions are applicable as of December 5, 2019, and will expire on December 5, 2021. As of December 6, 2019, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following four individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (70 FR 57353; 70 FR 72689; 72 FR 62897; 74 FR 60021; 76 FR 70210; 78 FR 66099; 80 FR 67481; 83 FR 2306): Thomas C. Meadows (NC) David A. Morris (TX) Richard P. Stanley (MA) Scott A. Tetter (IL) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2005–22194. Their exemptions are applicable as of December 6, 2019, and will expire on December 6, 2021. As of December 15, 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 (80 FR 70060; 81 FR 16265; 83 FR 2306): Ricky A. Bray (AR) Michael D. Judy (KS) Joel H. Kohagen (IA) Kelly K. Kremer (OR) Edward R. Lockhart (MS) Rodolfo Martinez (TX) Tobias G.E. Olsen (ND) Gregory A. Woodward (OR) Alton R. Young (MS) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2015–0072. Their exemptions are applicable as of December 15, 2019, and will expire on December 15, 2021. As of December 17, 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 (78 FR 62935; 78 FR 76395; 80 FR 67481; 83 FR 2306): Herbert R. Benner (ME) Henry D. Smith (NC); and Kolby W. Strickland (WA) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2013–0166. Their exemptions are applicable as of December 17, 2019, and will expire on December 17, 2021. As of December 22, 2019, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following individual has satisfied the renewal conditions for E:\FR\FM\27JAN1.SGM 27JAN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 4766 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 17 / Monday, January 27, 2020 / Notices obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (76 FR 49528; 76 FR 61143; 78 FR 67460; 80 FR 67481; 83 FR 2306): Robert E. Morgan, Jr. (GA) The driver was included in docket number FMCSA–2011–0142. The exemption is applicable as of December 22, 2019, and will expire on December 22, 2021. As of December 24, 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 (78 FR 63302; 78 FR 64274; 78 FR 77778; 78 FR 77780; 80 FR 67481; 83 FR 2306): Ernest J. Bachman (PA) Eugene R. Briggs (MI) Bradley R. Dishman (KY) Thomas G. Gholston (MS) Chad A. Miller (IA) Kerry R. Powers (IN) Robert Thomas (PA) Herman D. Truewell (FL) Janusz K. Wis (IL) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2013–0168; and FMCSA–2013–0169. Their exemptions are applicable as of December 24, 2019, and will expire on December 24, 2021. As of December 27, 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 (64 FR 27027; 64 FR 51568; 66 FR 53826; 66 FR 63289; 66 FR 66966; 67 FR 10471; 67 FR 19798; 68 FR 64944; 68 FR 69434; 69 FR 19611; 70 FR 48797; 70 FR 53412; 70 FR 57353; 70 FR 61493; 70 FR 67776; 70 FR 72689; 70 FR 74102; 74 FR 60021; 76 FR 75942; 78 FR 67452; 80 FR 67481; 83 FR 2306): Stanley E. Elliott (UT) Elmer E. Gockley (PA) Randall B. Laminack (TX) Robert W. Lantis (MT) Eldon Miles (IN) Neal A. Richard (LA) Rene R. Trachsel (OR) Kendle F. Waggle, Jr. (IN) DeWayne Washington (NC) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–1999–5578; FMCSA– 2001–10578; FMCSA–2002–11426; FMCSA–2005–21711; and FMCSA– 2005–22194. Their exemptions are applicable as of December 27, 2019, and will expire on December 27, 2021. As of December 31, 2019, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following three individuals VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:54 Jan 24, 2020 Jkt 250001 have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (68 FR 61857; 68 FR 75715; 71 FR 646; 72 FR 71998; 74 FR 65846; 76 FR 78729; 78 FR 67454; 78 FR 67462; 79 FR 4803; 80 FR 67481; 83 FR 2306): Martiniano L. Espinosa (FL) Dustin K. Heimbach (PA) and Lonnie Lomax, Jr. (IL) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2003–16241; and FMCSA–2013–0170. Their exemptions are applicable as of December 31, 2019, and will expire on December 31, 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: January 17, 2020. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–01283 Filed 1–24–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2011–0389; FMCSA– 2013–0107; FMCSA–2016–0011; FMCSA– 2017–0181] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for seven individuals from the requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have ‘‘no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV.’’ The exemptions enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00145 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, 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: DATES: 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–2011–0389, FMCSA–2013–0107, FMCSA–2016– 0011, or FMCSA–2017–0181, 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.transportation.gov/privacy. II. Background On December 4, 2019, FMCSA published a notice announcing its decision to renew exemptions for seven 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 66440). The public comment period ended on January 3, 2020, and no comments were received. FMCSA has evaluated the eligibility of these applicants and determined that renewing these exemptions would E:\FR\FM\27JAN1.SGM 27JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-1999-5578; FMCSA-1999-5748; FMCSA-2001-10578; FMCSA-
2002-11426; FMCSA-2002-12844; FMCSA-2003-15892; FMCSA-2003-16241; 
FMCSA-2005-21711; FMCSA-2005-22194; FMCSA-2008-0231; FMCSA-2009-0054; 
FMCSA-2009-0154; FMCSA-2011-0124; FMCSA-2011-0142; FMCSA-2011-26690; 
FMCSA-2013-0025; FMCSA-2013-0027; FMCSA-2013-0028; FMCSA-2013-0029; 
FMCSA-2013-0030; FMCSA-2013-0165; FMCSA-2013-0166; FMCSA-2013-0168; 
FMCSA-2013-0169; FMCSA-2013-0170; FMCSA-2014-0297; FMCSA-2014-0298; 
FMCSA-2015-0055; FMCSA-2015-0056; FMCSA-2015-0070; FMCSA-2015-0071; 
FMCSA-2015-0072; FMCSA-2017-0019]


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 77 
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, [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-2001-
10578; FMCSA-2002-11426; FMCSA-2002-12844; FMCSA-2003-15892; FMCSA-
2003-16241; FMCSA-2005-21711; FMCSA-2005-22194; FMCSA-2008-0231; FMCSA-
2009-0054; FMCSA-2009-0154; FMCSA-2011-0124; FMCSA-2011-0142; FMCSA-
2011-26690; FMCSA-2013-0025; FMCSA-2013-0027; FMCSA-2013-0028; FMCSA-
2013-0029; FMCSA-2013-0030; FMCSA-2013-0165; FMCSA-2013-0166; FMCSA-
2013-0168; FMCSA-2013-0169; FMCSA-2013-0170; FMCSA-2014-0297; FMCSA-
2014-0298; FMCSA-2015-0055; FMCSA-2015-0056; FMCSA-2015-0070; FMCSA-
2015-0071; FMCSA-2015-0072; or FMCSA-2017-0019, 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.transportation.gov/privacy.

II. Background

    On December 4, 2019, FMCSA published a notice announcing its 
decision to renew exemptions for 77

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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 66447). The public comment period ended on January 3, 
2020, 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 77 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).
    As of December 3, 2019, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 34 individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (64 FR 40404; 64 FR 66962; 66 FR 
63289; 67 FR 68719; 68 FR 2629; 68 FR 52811; 68 FR 61860; 68 FR 64944; 
70 FR 48797; 70 FR 61165; 70 FR 61493; 70 FR 67776; 72 FR 64273; 73 FR 
46973; 73 FR 54888; 74 FR 11988; 74 FR 21427; 74 FR 37295; 74 FR 48343; 
74 FR 53581; 74 FR 62632; 76 FR 29026; 76 FR 34136; 76 FR 44652; 76 FR 
49528; 76 FR 53708; 76 FR 55463; 76 FR 61143; 76 FR 64171; 76 FR 70215; 
78 FR 20376; 78 FR 24798; 78 FR 27281; 78 FR 30954; 78 FR 34141; 78 FR 
34143; 78 FR 41188; 78 FR 41975; 78 FR 46407; 78 FR 47818; 78 FR 52602; 
78 FR 56986; 78 FR 63307; 78 FR 64280; 78 FR 68137; 78 FR 77782; 78 FR 
78477; 79 FR 63211; 79 FR 69985; 80 FR 2471; 80 FR 8927; 80 FR 33007; 
80 FR 37718; 80 FR 44188; 80 FR 48411; 80 FR 50917; 80 FR 59225; 80 FR 
59230; 80 FR 62161; 80 FR 63869; 80 FR 67472; 80 FR 67476; 81 FR 1284; 
81 FR 11642; 81 FR 15404; 82 FR 18818; 82 FR 32919; 82 FR 35043; 82 FR 
47295; 82 FR 47312; 82 FR 47313; 83 FR 2306; 83 FR 3861):

Thomas E. Adams (IN)
Rickie L. Boone (NC)
Jerry A. Bordelon (LA)
Rickie L. Brown (MS)
Timothy V. Burke (CO)
James E. Byrnes (MO)
Westcott G. Clarke (MA)
Joseph Coelho (RI)
Kevin R. Cowger (ID)
Jeffrey M. Dauterman (OH)
Thomas P. Davidson (NJ)
Edward J. Genovese (IN)
Nirmal S. Gill (CA)
Britt A. Green (ND)
Bradley O. Hart (UT)
Dennis H. Heller (KS)
Jesus J. Huerta (NV)
Darrell W. Knorr (IL)
Dale R. Knuppel (CO)
Carmelo A. Lana (NJ)
Michael Lancette (WI)
Keith A. Lang (TX)
Larry W. Lunde (WA)
Rodney M. Mimbs (GA)
Michael A. Mitchell (MS)
Dennis L. Morgan (WA)
James A. Parker (PA)
Chris A. Ritenour (MI)
Steven L. Roberts (AR)
Derek J. Savko (MT)
Manjinder Singh (WA)
Wesley C. Slattery (KS)
Mark R. Stevens (IA)
Daniel R. Viscaya (NC)
Paul B. Williams (NY)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-1999-5748; FMCSA-
2002-12844; FMCSA-2003-15892; FMCSA-2005-21711; FMCSA-2008-0231; FMCSA-
2009-0054; FMCSA-2009-0154; FMCSA-2011-0124; FMCSA-2011-0142; FMCSA-
2013-0025; FMCSA-2013-0027; FMCSA-2013-0028; FMCSA-2013-0029; FMCSA-
2013-0030; FMCSA-2013-0165; FMCSA-2014-0297; FMCSA-2014-0298; FMCSA-
2015-0055; FMCSA-2015-0056; FMCSA-2015-0070; FMCSA-2015-0071; and 
FMCSA-2017-0019. Their exemptions are applicable as of December 3, 
2019, and will expire on December 3, 2021.
    As of December 5, 2019, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following four individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (76 FR 64169; 76 FR 75943; 78 FR 
62935; 78 FR 65032; 78 FR 76395; 80 FR 67481; 83 FR 2306):

Kevin G. Clem (SD)
Rocky J. Lachney (LA)
Chase L. Larson (WA)
Fred L. Stotts (OK)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2011-26690; and 
FMCSA-2013-0166. Their exemptions are applicable as of December 5, 
2019, and will expire on December 5, 2021.
    As of December 6, 2019, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following four individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (70 FR 57353; 70 FR 72689; 72 FR 
62897; 74 FR 60021; 76 FR 70210; 78 FR 66099; 80 FR 67481; 83 FR 2306):

Thomas C. Meadows (NC)
David A. Morris (TX)
Richard P. Stanley (MA)
Scott A. Tetter (IL)

    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2005-22194. Their 
exemptions are applicable as of December 6, 2019, and will expire on 
December 6, 2021.
    As of December 15, 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 (80 FR 70060; 81 FR 16265; 83 FR 
2306):

Ricky A. Bray (AR)
Michael D. Judy (KS)
Joel H. Kohagen (IA)
Kelly K. Kremer (OR)
Edward R. Lockhart (MS)
Rodolfo Martinez (TX)
Tobias G.E. Olsen (ND)
Gregory A. Woodward (OR)
Alton R. Young (MS)

    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2015-0072. Their 
exemptions are applicable as of December 15, 2019, and will expire on 
December 15, 2021.
    As of December 17, 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 (78 FR 62935; 78 FR 76395; 80 FR 
67481; 83 FR 2306):

Herbert R. Benner (ME)
Henry D. Smith (NC); and
Kolby W. Strickland (WA)

    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2013-0166. Their 
exemptions are applicable as of December 17, 2019, and will expire on 
December 17, 2021.
    As of December 22, 2019, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following individual has satisfied the renewal 
conditions for

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obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for 
interstate CMV drivers (76 FR 49528; 76 FR 61143; 78 FR 67460; 80 FR 
67481; 83 FR 2306):

Robert E. Morgan, Jr. (GA)

    The driver was included in docket number FMCSA-2011-0142. The 
exemption is applicable as of December 22, 2019, and will expire on 
December 22, 2021.
    As of December 24, 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 (78 FR 63302; 78 FR 64274; 78 FR 
77778; 78 FR 77780; 80 FR 67481; 83 FR 2306):

Ernest J. Bachman (PA)
Eugene R. Briggs (MI)
Bradley R. Dishman (KY)
Thomas G. Gholston (MS)
Chad A. Miller (IA)
Kerry R. Powers (IN)
Robert Thomas (PA)
Herman D. Truewell (FL)
Janusz K. Wis (IL)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2013-0168; and 
FMCSA-2013-0169. Their exemptions are applicable as of December 24, 
2019, and will expire on December 24, 2021.
    As of December 27, 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 (64 FR 27027; 64 FR 51568; 66 FR 
53826; 66 FR 63289; 66 FR 66966; 67 FR 10471; 67 FR 19798; 68 FR 64944; 
68 FR 69434; 69 FR 19611; 70 FR 48797; 70 FR 53412; 70 FR 57353; 70 FR 
61493; 70 FR 67776; 70 FR 72689; 70 FR 74102; 74 FR 60021; 76 FR 75942; 
78 FR 67452; 80 FR 67481; 83 FR 2306):

Stanley E. Elliott (UT)
Elmer E. Gockley (PA)
Randall B. Laminack (TX)
Robert W. Lantis (MT)
Eldon Miles (IN)
Neal A. Richard (LA)
Rene R. Trachsel (OR)
Kendle F. Waggle, Jr. (IN)
DeWayne Washington (NC)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-1999-5578; FMCSA-
2001-10578; FMCSA-2002-11426; FMCSA-2005-21711; and FMCSA-2005-22194. 
Their exemptions are applicable as of December 27, 2019, and will 
expire on December 27, 2021.
    As of December 31, 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 (68 FR 61857; 68 FR 75715; 71 FR 
646; 72 FR 71998; 74 FR 65846; 76 FR 78729; 78 FR 67454; 78 FR 67462; 
79 FR 4803; 80 FR 67481; 83 FR 2306):

Martiniano L. Espinosa (FL)
Dustin K. Heimbach (PA) and
Lonnie Lomax, Jr. (IL)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2003-16241; and 
FMCSA-2013-0170. Their exemptions are applicable as of December 31, 
2019, and will expire on December 31, 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: January 17, 2020.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2020-01283 Filed 1-24-20; 8:45 am]
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