Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 6993-6997 [2020-02333]

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[FR Doc. 2020–02278 Filed 2–5–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 11026] Notice of closed meeting. The Department of State announces meetings of the U.S. State Department’s Overseas Security Advisory Council on February 28, June 3, and November 17, 2020. Pursuant to Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, it has been determined that the meetings will be closed to the public. The meetings will focus on an examination of corporate security policies and procedures and will involve extensive discussion of trade secrets and proprietary commercial information that is privileged and confidential and will discuss law enforcement investigative techniques and procedures. The agendas will include updated committee reports, global threat overviews, and other matters relating to private sector security policies and protective programs and the protection of U.S. business information overseas. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marsha Thurman, Overseas Security Advisory Council, U.S. Department of lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 36 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Feb 05, 2020 Jason R. Kight, Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2020–02275 Filed 2–5–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–43–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Summary Notice No. PE–2020–08] Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Delta Engineering Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of petition for exemption received. AGENCY: This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public’s awareness of, and participation in, the FAA’s exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition. SUMMARY: Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number and must be received on or before February 26, 2020. ADDRESSES: Send comments identified by docket number FAA–2019–0917 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M–30; U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W12–140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202–493–2251. Privacy: 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 http://www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records DATES: Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) Meeting ACTION: State, Washington, DC 20522–2008, phone: 571–345–2214. Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6993 notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at http://www.dot.gov/ privacy. Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at http://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or go to the Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Forseth, AIR–673, Federal Aviation Administration, 2200 South 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198, phone and fax 206–231–3179, email mark.forseth@faa.gov. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on January 31, 2020. Mary A. Schooley, Acting Manager, Transport Standards Branch. Petition for Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2019–0917 Petitioner: Delta Engineering Section(s) of 14 CFR Affected: § 25.853(a) and (d) Description of Relief Sought: Allow the installation of large-panel cabininterior materials, as they pertain to maximum heat release rates, in a Boeing 787–8 airplane. [FR Doc. 2020–02314 Filed 2–5–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–1998–4334; FMCSA– 2001–10578; FMCSA–2002–12844; FMCSA– 2003–16564; FMCSA–2005–21711; FMCSA– 2005–22194; FMCSA–2007–0017; FMCSA– 2007–27897; FMCSA–2009–0291; FMCSA– 2009–0303; FMCSA–2011–0140; FMCSA– 2011–0298; FMCSA–2011–0325; FMCSA– 2011–0365; FMCSA–2011–0366; FMCSA– 2013–0168; FMCSA–2013–0169; FMCSA– 2013–0170; FMCSA–2013–0174; FMCSA– 2015–0048; FMCSA–2015–0053; FMCSA– 2015–0056; FMCSA–2015–0072; FMCSA– 2015–0344; FMCSA–2015–0345; FMCSA– 2015–0347; FMCSA–2015–0348; FMCSA– 2017–0018; FMCSA–2017–0020; FMCSA– 2017–0024; FMCSA–2017–0026; FMCSA– 2017–0027; FMCSA–2017–0028; FMCSA– 2018–0006] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 6994 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 25 / Thursday, February 6, 2020 / Notices Notice of renewal of exemptions; request for comments. ACTION: FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 84 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 March 9, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA–1998–4334, Docket No. FMCSA–2001–10578, Docket No. FMCSA–2002–12844, Docket No. FMCSA–2003–16564, Docket No. FMCSA–2005–21711, Docket No. FMCSA–2005–22194, Docket No. FMCSA–2007–0017, Docket No. FMCSA–2007–27897, Docket No. FMCSA–2009–0291, Docket No. FMCSA–2009–0303, Docket No. FMCSA–2011–0140, Docket No. FMCSA–2011–0298, Docket No. FMCSA–2011–0325, Docket No. FMCSA–2011–0365, Docket No. FMCSA–2011–0366, Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0168, Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0169, Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0170, Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0174, Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0048, Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0053, Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0056, Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0072, Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0344, Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0345, Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0347, Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0348, Docket No. FMCSA–2017–0018, Docket No. FMCSA–2017–0020, Docket No. FMCSA–2017–0024, Docket No. FMCSA–2017–0026, Docket No. FMCSA–2017–0027, Docket No. FMCSA–2017–0028, or Docket No. FMCSA–2018–0006 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Operations; 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, lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Feb 05, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 Operations, (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–1998–4334; FMCSA–2001–10578; FMCSA–2002– 12844; FMCSA–2003–16564; FMCSA– 2005–21711; FMCSA–2005–22194; FMCSA–2007–0017; FMCSA–2007– 27897; FMCSA–2009–0291; FMCSA– 2009–0303; FMCSA–2011–0140; FMCSA–2011–0298; FMCSA–2011– 0325; FMCSA–2011–0365; FMCSA– 2011–0366; FMCSA–2013–0168; FMCSA–2013–0169; FMCSA–2013– 0170; FMCSA–2013–0174; FMCSA– 2015–0048; FMCSA–2015–0053; FMCSA–2015–0056; FMCSA–2015– 0072; FMCSA–2015–0344; FMCSA– 2015–0345; FMCSA–2015–0347; FMCSA–2015–0348; FMCSA–2017– 0018; FMCSA–2017–0020; FMCSA– 2017–0024; FMCSA–2017–0026; FMCSA–2017–0027; FMCSA–2017– 0028; FMCSA–2018–0006), 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–1998–4334; FMCSA–2001–10578; FMCSA–2002– 12844; FMCSA–2003–16564; FMCSA– 2005–21711; FMCSA–2005–22194; PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FMCSA–2007–0017; FMCSA–2007– 27897; FMCSA–2009–0291; FMCSA– 2009–0303; FMCSA–2011–0140; FMCSA–2011–0298; FMCSA–2011– 0325; FMCSA–2011–0365; FMCSA– 2011–0366; FMCSA–2013–0168; FMCSA–2013–0169; FMCSA–2013– 0170; FMCSA–2013–0174; FMCSA– 2015–0048; FMCSA–2015–0053; FMCSA–2015–0056; FMCSA–2015– 0072; FMCSA–2015–0344; FMCSA– 2015–0345; FMCSA–2015–0347; FMCSA–2015–0348; FMCSA–2017– 0018; FMCSA–2017–0020; FMCSA– 2017–0024; FMCSA–2017–0026; FMCSA–2017–0027; FMCSA–2017– 0028; FMCSA–2018–0006, 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–1998–4334; FMCSA–2001–10578; FMCSA–2002– 12844; FMCSA–2003–16564; FMCSA– 2005–21711; FMCSA–2005–22194; FMCSA–2007–0017; FMCSA–2007– 27897; FMCSA–2009–0291; FMCSA– 2009–0303; FMCSA–2011–0140; FMCSA–2011–0298; FMCSA–2011– 0325; FMCSA–2011–0365; FMCSA– 2011–0366; FMCSA–2013–0168; FMCSA–2013–0169; FMCSA–2013– 0170; FMCSA–2013–0174; FMCSA– 2015–0048; FMCSA–2015–0053; FMCSA–2015–0056; FMCSA–2015– 0072; FMCSA–2015–0344; FMCSA– 2015–0345; FMCSA–2015–0347; FMCSA–2015–0348; FMCSA–2017– 0018; FMCSA–2017–0020; FMCSA– 2017–0024; FMCSA–2017–0026; FMCSA–2017–0027; FMCSA–2017– 0028; FMCSA–2018–0006, 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 E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 25 / Thursday, February 6, 2020 / Notices 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. 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.transportation.gov/privacy. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES 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 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 84 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Feb 05, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 84 applicants has satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision standard (see 63 FR 66226; 64 FR 16517; 66 FR 41656; 66 FR 53826; 66 FR 66966; 67 FR 68719; 68 FR 2629; 68 FR 54775; 68 FR 69434; 68 FR 74699; 69 FR 10503; 70 FR 7545; 70 FR 48797; 70 FR 48798; 70 FR 48799; 70 FR 48800; 70 FR 53412; 70 FR 57353; 70 FR 72689; 70 FR 74102; 71 FR 6829; 72 FR 40362; 72 FR 46261; 72 FR 54972; 72 FR 62896; 72 FR 67340; 73 FR 1395; 73 FR 5259; 73 FR 8392; 74 FR 43221; 74 FR 53581; 74 FR 60021; 74 FR 60022; 74 FR 64124; 74 FR 65842; 74 FR 65845; 75 FR 1451; 75 FR 4623; 75 FR 8184; 75 FR 9482; 76 FR 37169; 76 FR 50318; 76 FR 53708; 76 FR 64171; 76 FR 70213; 76 FR 75942; 76 FR 78728; 77 FR 539; 77 FR 541; 77 FR 543; 77 FR 545; 77 FR 3552; 77 FR 5874; 77 FR 7233; 77 FR 10604; 77 FR 10606; 77 FR 10608; 77 FR 13691; 77 FR 17117; 78 FR 63302; 78 FR 64274; 78 FR 67452; 78 FR 67454; 78 FR 68137; 78 FR 74223; 78 FR 76704; 78 FR 76707; 78 FR 77778; 78 FR 77780; 78 FR 78475; 78 FR 78477; 79 FR 1908; 79 FR 4531; 79 FR 4803; 79 FR 6993; 79 FR 10602; 79 FR 10619; 79 FR 12565; 79 FR 13085; 79 FR 14328; 79 FR 14333; 80 FR 26139; 80 FR 40122; 80 FR 48409; 80 FR 59230; 80 FR 62163; 80 FR 67481; 80 FR 70060; 80 FR 76345; 80 FR 79414; 80 FR 80443; 81 FR 1284; 81 FR 1474; 81 FR 6573; 81 FR 15401; 81 FR 16265; 81 FR 20433; 81 FR 28136; 81 FR 44680; 81 FR 48493; 81 FR 60117; 82 FR 24430; 82 FR 33542; 82 FR 34564; 82 FR 35050; 82 FR 47296; 82 FR 58262; 83 FR 2292; 83 FR 2311; 83 FR 6681; 83 FR 6694; 83 FR 6919; 83 FR 6922; 83 FR 6925; 83 FR 15232; 83 FR 18648; 83 FR 24151; 83 FR 24571; 83 FR 24589). 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 PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6995 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 March and are discussed below. As of March 2, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 47 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (63 FR 66226; 64 FR 16517; 66 FR 41656; 66 FR 53826; 66 FR 66966; 68 FR 54775; 68 FR 69434; 70 FR 48797; 70 FR 48798; 70 FR 48799; 70 FR 48800; 70 FR 53412; 70 FR 57353; 70 FR 72689; 70 FR 74102; 72 FR 46261; 72 FR 54972; 72 FR 62896; 72 FR 67340; 73 FR 1395; 73 FR 5259; 74 FR 43221; 74 FR 53581; 74 FR 60021; 74 FR 60022; 74 FR 65842; 74 FR 65845; 75 FR 1451; 75 FR 4623; 75 FR 9482; 76 FR 37169; 76 FR 50318; 76 FR 53708; 76 FR 64171; 76 FR 70213; 76 FR 75942; 76 FR 78728; 77 FR 539; 77 FR 541; 77 FR 543; 77 FR 545; 77 FR 10604; 77 FR 10608; 78 FR 63302; 78 FR 64274; 78 FR 67452; 78 FR 67454; 78 FR 68137; 78 FR 74223; 78 FR 76704; 78 FR 76707; 78 FR 77778; 78 FR 77780; 78 FR 78475; 78 FR 78477; 79 FR 4531; 79 FR 4803; 79 FR 6993; 79 FR 10619; 80 FR 26139; 80 FR 40122; 80 FR 48409; 80 FR 59230; 80 FR 62163; 80 FR 67481; 80 FR 70060; 80 FR 76345; 80 FR 79414; 80 FR 80443; 81 FR 1284; 81 FR 1474; 81 FR 15401; 81 FR 16265; 81 FR 20433; 81 FR 44680; 81 FR 48493; 81 FR 60117; 82 FR 24430; 82 FR 33542; 82 FR 34564; 82 FR 35050; 82 FR 47296; 82 FR 58262; 83 FR 2292; 83 FR 2311; 83 FR 6919; 83 FR 6922; 83 FR 6925; 83 FR 15232; 83 FR 18648; 83 FR 24589): Garry A. Baker (OH) Steven A. Blinco (MT) James E. Bragg (WV) Lee S. Brown (ME) Cris D. Bush (TN) Johnnie E. Byler (PA) Stewart K. Clayton (TX) David N. Cleveland (ME) James J. Coffield (NM) Stephen W. Deminie (TX) Bruce J. Dowd (CT) David E. Evans (NC) Mark A. Farnsley (IN) Lee J. Gaffney (OH) Jason L. Hoovan (UT) Amos W. Hulsey (AL) Darryl H. Johnson (WV) Freddie H. Johnson (ID) David B. Jones (FL) Alfred Keehn (AZ) Karen L. Kelly (DE) Raymundo Maldonado (TX) Stephen E. McLaren (TN) E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES 6996 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 25 / Thursday, February 6, 2020 / Notices Kevin D. Mendoza (WA) Ralph S. Miller (WV) Thomas B. Miller (VA) John M. Moore (PA) Kenneth R. Murphy (WA) William E. Norris (NC) Anthony D. Ovitt (VT) Daniel F. Perez (CA) Hubert O. Pollard (NC) Ronald F. Prezzia (IL) Steven S. Reinsvold (WI) Miguel A. Sanchez (NM) James A. Shepard (NY) Robert L. Simpson (NC) John R. Snyder (WA) David B. Stone (OK) Dustin W. Tharp (IA) Kirk A. Thelen (MI) John T. Thor (MN) Larry J. Waldner (SD) Eric C. Weidley (PA) William H. Wrice (OH) Reginald J. Wuethrich (IL) Chadwick L. Wyatt (NC) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–1998–4334; FMCSA– 2001–10578; FMCSA–2005–21711; FMCSA–2005–22194; FMCSA–2007– 0017; FMCSA–2007–27897; FMCSA– 2009–0291; FMCSA–2009–0303; FMCSA–2011–0140; FMCSA–2011– 0298; FMCSA–2011–0325; FMCSA– 2013–0168; FMCSA–2013–0169; FMCSA–2013–0170; FMCSA–2015– 0048; FMCSA–2015–0053; FMCSA– 2015–0056; FMCSA–2015–0072; FMCSA–2015–0344; FMCSA–2015– 0345; FMCSA–2015–0347; FMCSA– 2017–0018; FMCSA–2017–0020; FMCSA–2017–0024; FMCSA–2017– 0026; and FMCSA–2017–0027. Their exemptions are applicable as of March 2, 2020, and will expire on March 2, 2022. As of March 5, 2020, 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 (68 FR 74699; 69 FR 10503; 70 FR 57353; 70 FR 72689; 71 FR 6829; 73 FR 8392; 75 FR 8184; 77 FR 7233; 79 FR 10602; 81 FR 20433; 83 FR 6919): Barton C. Caldara (WI) Allan Darley (UT) Richard Hailey, Jr. (DC) James T. Wortham, Jr. (GA) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2003–16564; and FMCSA–2005–22194. Their exemptions are applicable as of March 5, 2020, and will expire on March 5, 2022. As of March 7, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following individual has satisfied the renewal conditions for VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Feb 05, 2020 Jkt 250001 obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (77 FR 3552; 77 FR 13691; 79 FR 12565; 81 FR 20433; 83 FR 6919): Samuel V. Holder (IL) The driver was included in docket number FMCSA–2011–0365. The exemption is applicable as of March 7, 2020, and will expire on March 7, 2022. As of March 10, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following seven individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (81 FR 6573; 81 FR 28136; 83 FR 6919): Thomas M. Bowman (OH) Robert W. Fawcett (PA) Harry J. Glynn (LA) Dennis C. Rokes (IA) Brian W. Roughton (MO) Steven A. Van Raalte (IL) Brian J. Yole (TX) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2015–0348. Their exemptions are applicable as of March 10, 2020, and will expire on March 10, 2022. As of March 13, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following seven individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (79 FR 1908; 79 FR 14333; 81 FR 20433; 83 FR 6919): Jackie K. Curlin (KY) Justin W. Demarchi (OH) Jimmey C. Harris (TX) David G. Henry (TX) Rogelio C. Hernandez (CA) Jason C. Sadler (KY) Michael O. Thomas (NC) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2013–0174. Their exemptions are applicable as of March 13, 2020, and will expire on March 13, 2022. As of March 15, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following individual has satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (67 FR 68719; 68 FR 2629; 70 FR 7545; 72 FR 40362; 74 FR 64124; 77 FR 10606; 79 FR 14328; 81 FR 20433; 83 FR 6919): Wayne H. Holt (UT) The driver was included in docket number FMCSA–2002–12844. The exemption is applicable as of March 15, 2020, and will expire on March 15, 2022. PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 As of March 17, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 16 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (83 FR 6681; 83 FR 6694; 83 FR 24151; 83 FR 24571): Rodney P. Barfield (GA) Michael W. Belknap (VT) Kenneth W. Blake (KS) Scott M. Cavanaugh (OK) Justin D. Craft (AR) James M. Ferry (OH) Jacob A. Hehr (IL) Mike B. Houston (OR) Marvin R. Knecht (ND) Randolph W. Lewis (CA) Curvin L. Martin (PA) Martin Munoz (TX) Edwin Quiles (FL) Robert L. Redding (NC) Gerald A. Vaughn (OH) Richard E. Wixom (MI) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2017–0028; and FMCSA–2018–0006. Their exemptions are applicable as of March 17, 2020, and will expire on March 17, 2022. As of March 23, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following individual has satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (77 FR 5874; 77 FR 17117; 79 FR 13085; 81 FR 20433; 83 FR 6919): Glenn R. Theis (MN) The driver was included in docket number FMCSA–2011–0366. The exemption is applicable as of March 23, 2020, and will expire on March 23, 2022. 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 E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 25 / Thursday, February 6, 2020 / Notices 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 84 exemption applications, FMCSA renews the exemptions of the aforementioned drivers from the vision requirement in § 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 2 years unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. Issued on: January 30, 2020. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–02333 Filed 2–5–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION I. Public Participation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration A. Submitting Comments [Docket No. FMCSA–2020–0005] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of applications for exemption; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from eight individuals for an exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions will enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye. DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 9, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket No. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Feb 05, 2020 Jkt 250001 FMCSA–2020–0005 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ docket?D=FMCSA-2020-0005. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Operations; 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 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: If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this notice (Docket No. FMCSA–2020–0005), 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/ docket?D=FMCSA-2020-0005. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6997 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/ docket?D=FMCSA-2020-0005 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. 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.transportation.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 eight individuals listed in this notice have requested an exemption from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). Accordingly, the Agency will evaluate the qualifications of each applicant to determine whether granting an exemption will achieve the required level of safety mandated by statute. 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 E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-1998-4334; FMCSA-2001-10578; FMCSA-2002-12844; FMCSA-
2003-16564; FMCSA-2005-21711; FMCSA-2005-22194; FMCSA-2007-0017; FMCSA-
2007-27897; FMCSA-2009-0291; FMCSA-2009-0303; FMCSA-2011-0140; FMCSA-
2011-0298; FMCSA-2011-0325; FMCSA-2011-0365; FMCSA-2011-0366; FMCSA-
2013-0168; FMCSA-2013-0169; FMCSA-2013-0170; FMCSA-2013-0174; FMCSA-
2015-0048; FMCSA-2015-0053; FMCSA-2015-0056; FMCSA-2015-0072; FMCSA-
2015-0344; FMCSA-2015-0345; FMCSA-2015-0347; FMCSA-2015-0348; FMCSA-
2017-0018; FMCSA-2017-0020; FMCSA-2017-0024; FMCSA-2017-0026; FMCSA-
2017-0027; FMCSA-2017-0028; FMCSA-2018-0006]


Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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

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ACTION: Notice of renewal of exemptions; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 84 
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 March 9, 
2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA-1998-4334, Docket No. FMCSA-
2001-10578, Docket No. FMCSA-2002-12844, Docket No. FMCSA-2003-16564, 
Docket No. FMCSA-2005-21711, Docket No. FMCSA-2005-22194, Docket No. 
FMCSA-2007-0017, Docket No. FMCSA-2007-27897, Docket No. FMCSA-2009-
0291, Docket No. FMCSA-2009-0303, Docket No. FMCSA-2011-0140, Docket 
No. FMCSA-2011-0298, Docket No. FMCSA-2011-0325, Docket No. FMCSA-2011-
0365, Docket No. FMCSA-2011-0366, Docket No. FMCSA-2013-0168, Docket 
No. FMCSA-2013-0169, Docket No. FMCSA-2013-0170, Docket No. FMCSA-2013-
0174, Docket No. FMCSA-2015-0048, Docket No. FMCSA-2015-0053, Docket 
No. FMCSA-2015-0056, Docket No. FMCSA-2015-0072, Docket No. FMCSA-2015-
0344, Docket No. FMCSA-2015-0345, Docket No. FMCSA-2015-0347, Docket 
No. FMCSA-2015-0348, Docket No. FMCSA-2017-0018, Docket No. FMCSA-2017-
0020, Docket No. FMCSA-2017-0024, Docket No. FMCSA-2017-0026, Docket 
No. FMCSA-2017-0027, Docket No. FMCSA-2017-0028, or Docket No. FMCSA-
2018-0006 using any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Mail: Docket Operations; 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 Operations, (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-1998-4334; FMCSA-2001-10578; FMCSA-2002-12844; 
FMCSA-2003-16564; FMCSA-2005-21711; FMCSA-2005-22194; FMCSA-2007-0017; 
FMCSA-2007-27897; FMCSA-2009-0291; FMCSA-2009-0303; FMCSA-2011-0140; 
FMCSA-2011-0298; FMCSA-2011-0325; FMCSA-2011-0365; FMCSA-2011-0366; 
FMCSA-2013-0168; FMCSA-2013-0169; FMCSA-2013-0170; FMCSA-2013-0174; 
FMCSA-2015-0048; FMCSA-2015-0053; FMCSA-2015-0056; FMCSA-2015-0072; 
FMCSA-2015-0344; FMCSA-2015-0345; FMCSA-2015-0347; FMCSA-2015-0348; 
FMCSA-2017-0018; FMCSA-2017-0020; FMCSA-2017-0024; FMCSA-2017-0026; 
FMCSA-2017-0027; FMCSA-2017-0028; FMCSA-2018-0006), 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-1998-4334; FMCSA-2001-10578; FMCSA-2002-
12844; FMCSA-2003-16564; FMCSA-2005-21711; FMCSA-2005-22194; FMCSA-
2007-0017; FMCSA-2007-27897; FMCSA-2009-0291; FMCSA-2009-0303; FMCSA-
2011-0140; FMCSA-2011-0298; FMCSA-2011-0325; FMCSA-2011-0365; FMCSA-
2011-0366; FMCSA-2013-0168; FMCSA-2013-0169; FMCSA-2013-0170; FMCSA-
2013-0174; FMCSA-2015-0048; FMCSA-2015-0053; FMCSA-2015-0056; FMCSA-
2015-0072; FMCSA-2015-0344; FMCSA-2015-0345; FMCSA-2015-0347; FMCSA-
2015-0348; FMCSA-2017-0018; FMCSA-2017-0020; FMCSA-2017-0024; FMCSA-
2017-0026; FMCSA-2017-0027; FMCSA-2017-0028; FMCSA-2018-0006, 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-1998-4334; FMCSA-2001-10578; FMCSA-
2002-12844; FMCSA-2003-16564; FMCSA-2005-21711; FMCSA-2005-22194; 
FMCSA-2007-0017; FMCSA-2007-27897; FMCSA-2009-0291; FMCSA-2009-0303; 
FMCSA-2011-0140; FMCSA-2011-0298; FMCSA-2011-0325; FMCSA-2011-0365; 
FMCSA-2011-0366; FMCSA-2013-0168; FMCSA-2013-0169; FMCSA-2013-0170; 
FMCSA-2013-0174; FMCSA-2015-0048; FMCSA-2015-0053; FMCSA-2015-0056; 
FMCSA-2015-0072; FMCSA-2015-0344; FMCSA-2015-0345; FMCSA-2015-0347; 
FMCSA-2015-0348; FMCSA-2017-0018; FMCSA-2017-0020; FMCSA-2017-0024; 
FMCSA-2017-0026; FMCSA-2017-0027; FMCSA-2017-0028; FMCSA-2018-0006, 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

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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.

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.transportation.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 84 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 84 
applicants has satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an 
exemption from the vision standard (see 63 FR 66226; 64 FR 16517; 66 FR 
41656; 66 FR 53826; 66 FR 66966; 67 FR 68719; 68 FR 2629; 68 FR 54775; 
68 FR 69434; 68 FR 74699; 69 FR 10503; 70 FR 7545; 70 FR 48797; 70 FR 
48798; 70 FR 48799; 70 FR 48800; 70 FR 53412; 70 FR 57353; 70 FR 72689; 
70 FR 74102; 71 FR 6829; 72 FR 40362; 72 FR 46261; 72 FR 54972; 72 FR 
62896; 72 FR 67340; 73 FR 1395; 73 FR 5259; 73 FR 8392; 74 FR 43221; 74 
FR 53581; 74 FR 60021; 74 FR 60022; 74 FR 64124; 74 FR 65842; 74 FR 
65845; 75 FR 1451; 75 FR 4623; 75 FR 8184; 75 FR 9482; 76 FR 37169; 76 
FR 50318; 76 FR 53708; 76 FR 64171; 76 FR 70213; 76 FR 75942; 76 FR 
78728; 77 FR 539; 77 FR 541; 77 FR 543; 77 FR 545; 77 FR 3552; 77 FR 
5874; 77 FR 7233; 77 FR 10604; 77 FR 10606; 77 FR 10608; 77 FR 13691; 
77 FR 17117; 78 FR 63302; 78 FR 64274; 78 FR 67452; 78 FR 67454; 78 FR 
68137; 78 FR 74223; 78 FR 76704; 78 FR 76707; 78 FR 77778; 78 FR 77780; 
78 FR 78475; 78 FR 78477; 79 FR 1908; 79 FR 4531; 79 FR 4803; 79 FR 
6993; 79 FR 10602; 79 FR 10619; 79 FR 12565; 79 FR 13085; 79 FR 14328; 
79 FR 14333; 80 FR 26139; 80 FR 40122; 80 FR 48409; 80 FR 59230; 80 FR 
62163; 80 FR 67481; 80 FR 70060; 80 FR 76345; 80 FR 79414; 80 FR 80443; 
81 FR 1284; 81 FR 1474; 81 FR 6573; 81 FR 15401; 81 FR 16265; 81 FR 
20433; 81 FR 28136; 81 FR 44680; 81 FR 48493; 81 FR 60117; 82 FR 24430; 
82 FR 33542; 82 FR 34564; 82 FR 35050; 82 FR 47296; 82 FR 58262; 83 FR 
2292; 83 FR 2311; 83 FR 6681; 83 FR 6694; 83 FR 6919; 83 FR 6922; 83 FR 
6925; 83 FR 15232; 83 FR 18648; 83 FR 24151; 83 FR 24571; 83 FR 24589). 
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 March and 
are discussed below. As of March 2, 2020, and in accordance with 49 
U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 47 individuals have satisfied 
the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision 
requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (63 FR 66226; 64 
FR 16517; 66 FR 41656; 66 FR 53826; 66 FR 66966; 68 FR 54775; 68 FR 
69434; 70 FR 48797; 70 FR 48798; 70 FR 48799; 70 FR 48800; 70 FR 53412; 
70 FR 57353; 70 FR 72689; 70 FR 74102; 72 FR 46261; 72 FR 54972; 72 FR 
62896; 72 FR 67340; 73 FR 1395; 73 FR 5259; 74 FR 43221; 74 FR 53581; 
74 FR 60021; 74 FR 60022; 74 FR 65842; 74 FR 65845; 75 FR 1451; 75 FR 
4623; 75 FR 9482; 76 FR 37169; 76 FR 50318; 76 FR 53708; 76 FR 64171; 
76 FR 70213; 76 FR 75942; 76 FR 78728; 77 FR 539; 77 FR 541; 77 FR 543; 
77 FR 545; 77 FR 10604; 77 FR 10608; 78 FR 63302; 78 FR 64274; 78 FR 
67452; 78 FR 67454; 78 FR 68137; 78 FR 74223; 78 FR 76704; 78 FR 76707; 
78 FR 77778; 78 FR 77780; 78 FR 78475; 78 FR 78477; 79 FR 4531; 79 FR 
4803; 79 FR 6993; 79 FR 10619; 80 FR 26139; 80 FR 40122; 80 FR 48409; 
80 FR 59230; 80 FR 62163; 80 FR 67481; 80 FR 70060; 80 FR 76345; 80 FR 
79414; 80 FR 80443; 81 FR 1284; 81 FR 1474; 81 FR 15401; 81 FR 16265; 
81 FR 20433; 81 FR 44680; 81 FR 48493; 81 FR 60117; 82 FR 24430; 82 FR 
33542; 82 FR 34564; 82 FR 35050; 82 FR 47296; 82 FR 58262; 83 FR 2292; 
83 FR 2311; 83 FR 6919; 83 FR 6922; 83 FR 6925; 83 FR 15232; 83 FR 
18648; 83 FR 24589):

Garry A. Baker (OH)
Steven A. Blinco (MT)
James E. Bragg (WV)
Lee S. Brown (ME)
Cris D. Bush (TN)
Johnnie E. Byler (PA)
Stewart K. Clayton (TX)
David N. Cleveland (ME)
James J. Coffield (NM)
Stephen W. Deminie (TX)
Bruce J. Dowd (CT)
David E. Evans (NC)
Mark A. Farnsley (IN)
Lee J. Gaffney (OH)
Jason L. Hoovan (UT)
Amos W. Hulsey (AL)
Darryl H. Johnson (WV)
Freddie H. Johnson (ID)
David B. Jones (FL)
Alfred Keehn (AZ)
Karen L. Kelly (DE)
Raymundo Maldonado (TX)
Stephen E. McLaren (TN)

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Kevin D. Mendoza (WA)
Ralph S. Miller (WV)
Thomas B. Miller (VA)
John M. Moore (PA)
Kenneth R. Murphy (WA)
William E. Norris (NC)
Anthony D. Ovitt (VT)
Daniel F. Perez (CA)
Hubert O. Pollard (NC)
Ronald F. Prezzia (IL)
Steven S. Reinsvold (WI)
Miguel A. Sanchez (NM)
James A. Shepard (NY)
Robert L. Simpson (NC)
John R. Snyder (WA)
David B. Stone (OK)
Dustin W. Tharp (IA)
Kirk A. Thelen (MI)
John T. Thor (MN)
Larry J. Waldner (SD)
Eric C. Weidley (PA)
William H. Wrice (OH)
Reginald J. Wuethrich (IL)
Chadwick L. Wyatt (NC)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-1998-4334; FMCSA-
2001-10578; FMCSA-2005-21711; FMCSA-2005-22194; FMCSA-2007-0017; FMCSA-
2007-27897; FMCSA-2009-0291; FMCSA-2009-0303; FMCSA-2011-0140; FMCSA-
2011-0298; FMCSA-2011-0325; FMCSA-2013-0168; FMCSA-2013-0169; FMCSA-
2013-0170; FMCSA-2015-0048; FMCSA-2015-0053; FMCSA-2015-0056; FMCSA-
2015-0072; FMCSA-2015-0344; FMCSA-2015-0345; FMCSA-2015-0347; FMCSA-
2017-0018; FMCSA-2017-0020; FMCSA-2017-0024; FMCSA-2017-0026; and 
FMCSA-2017-0027. Their exemptions are applicable as of March 2, 2020, 
and will expire on March 2, 2022.
    As of March 5, 2020, 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 (68 FR 74699; 69 FR 10503; 70 FR 
57353; 70 FR 72689; 71 FR 6829; 73 FR 8392; 75 FR 8184; 77 FR 7233; 79 
FR 10602; 81 FR 20433; 83 FR 6919):

Barton C. Caldara (WI)
Allan Darley (UT)
Richard Hailey, Jr. (DC)
James T. Wortham, Jr. (GA)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2003-16564; and 
FMCSA-2005-22194. Their exemptions are applicable as of March 5, 2020, 
and will expire on March 5, 2022.
    As of March 7, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 
31315, the following individual has satisfied the renewal conditions 
for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs 
for interstate CMV drivers (77 FR 3552; 77 FR 13691; 79 FR 12565; 81 FR 
20433; 83 FR 6919):
Samuel V. Holder (IL)
    The driver was included in docket number FMCSA-2011-0365. The 
exemption is applicable as of March 7, 2020, and will expire on March 
7, 2022.
    As of March 10, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 
31315, the following seven individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (81 FR 6573; 81 FR 28136; 83 FR 
6919):

Thomas M. Bowman (OH)
Robert W. Fawcett (PA)
Harry J. Glynn (LA)
Dennis C. Rokes (IA)
Brian W. Roughton (MO)
Steven A. Van Raalte (IL)
Brian J. Yole (TX)

    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2015-0348. Their 
exemptions are applicable as of March 10, 2020, and will expire on 
March 10, 2022.
    As of March 13, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 
31315, the following seven individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (79 FR 1908; 79 FR 14333; 81 FR 
20433; 83 FR 6919):

Jackie K. Curlin (KY)
Justin W. Demarchi (OH)
Jimmey C. Harris (TX)
David G. Henry (TX)
Rogelio C. Hernandez (CA)
Jason C. Sadler (KY)
Michael O. Thomas (NC)

    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2013-0174. Their 
exemptions are applicable as of March 13, 2020, and will expire on 
March 13, 2022.
    As of March 15, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 
31315, the following individual has satisfied the renewal conditions 
for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs 
for interstate CMV drivers (67 FR 68719; 68 FR 2629; 70 FR 7545; 72 FR 
40362; 74 FR 64124; 77 FR 10606; 79 FR 14328; 81 FR 20433; 83 FR 6919):
Wayne H. Holt (UT)
    The driver was included in docket number FMCSA-2002-12844. The 
exemption is applicable as of March 15, 2020, and will expire on March 
15, 2022.
    As of March 17, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 
31315, the following 16 individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (83 FR 6681; 83 FR 6694; 83 FR 
24151; 83 FR 24571):

Rodney P. Barfield (GA)
Michael W. Belknap (VT)
Kenneth W. Blake (KS)
Scott M. Cavanaugh (OK)
Justin D. Craft (AR)
James M. Ferry (OH)
Jacob A. Hehr (IL)
Mike B. Houston (OR)
Marvin R. Knecht (ND)
Randolph W. Lewis (CA)
Curvin L. Martin (PA)
Martin Munoz (TX)
Edwin Quiles (FL)
Robert L. Redding (NC)
Gerald A. Vaughn (OH)
Richard E. Wixom (MI)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2017-0028; and 
FMCSA-2018-0006. Their exemptions are applicable as of March 17, 2020, 
and will expire on March 17, 2022.
    As of March 23, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 
31315, the following individual has satisfied the renewal conditions 
for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs 
for interstate CMV drivers (77 FR 5874; 77 FR 17117; 79 FR 13085; 81 FR 
20433; 83 FR 6919):
Glenn R. Theis (MN)
    The driver was included in docket number FMCSA-2011-0366. The 
exemption is applicable as of March 23, 2020, and will expire on March 
23, 2022.

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

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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 84 exemption applications, FMCSA 
renews the exemptions of the aforementioned drivers from the vision 
requirement in 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 2 years unless revoked earlier by FMCSA.

    Issued on: January 30, 2020.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2020-02333 Filed 2-5-20; 8:45 am]
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