Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 7001-7003 [2020-02334]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 25 / Thursday, February 6, 2020 / Notices Issued on: January 30, 2020. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. I. Public Participation [FR Doc. 2020–02340 Filed 2–5–20; 8:45 am] 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–1999–6156; FMCSA–1999–6480; FMCSA–2000– 7006; FMCSA–2001–9258; FMCSA– 2001–10578; FMCSA–2003–15268; FMCSA–2003–15892; FMCSA–2003– 15892; FMCSA–2005–21254; FMCSA– 2005–22194; FMCSA–2005–22727; FMCSA–2006–24015; FMCSA–2007– 0017; FMCSA–2007–27897; FMCSA– 2009–0121; FMCSA–2009–0154; FMCSA–2009–0206; FMCSA–2009– 0303; FMCSA–2010–0372; FMCSA– 2011–0189; FMCSA–2011–0298; FMCSA–2011–0299; FMCSA–2011– 26690; FMCSA–2013–0166; FMCSA– 2013–0167; FMCSA–2013–0168; FMCSA–2013–0169; FMCSA–2013– 0170; FMCSA–2014–0297; FMCSA– 2014–0303; FMCSA–2015–0049; FMCSA–2015–0055; FMCSA–2015– 0056; FMCSA–2015–0070; FMCSA– 2015–0071; FMCSA–2015–0072; FMCSA–2015–0344; FMCSA–2015– 0345; FMCSA–2017–0017; FMCSA– 2017–0023; or FMCSA–2017–0024, 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. A. Viewing Documents and Comments BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–1999–6156; FMCSA– 1999–6480; FMCSA–2000–7006; FMCSA– 2001–9258; FMCSA–2001–10578; FMCSA– 2003–15268; FMCSA–2003–15892; FMCSA– 2003–15892; FMCSA–2005–21254; FMCSA– 2005–22194; FMCSA–2005–22727; FMCSA– 2006–24015; FMCSA–2007–0017; FMCSA– 2007–27897; FMCSA–2009–0121; FMCSA– 2009–0154; FMCSA–2009–0206; FMCSA– 2009–0303; FMCSA–2010–0372; FMCSA– 2011–0189; FMCSA–2011–0298; FMCSA– 2011–0299; FMCSA–2011–26690; FMCSA– 2013–0166; FMCSA–2013–0167; FMCSA– 2013–0168; FMCSA–2013–0169; FMCSA– 2013–0170; FMCSA–2014–0297; FMCSA– 2014–0303; FMCSA–2015–0049; FMCSA– 2015–0055; FMCSA–2015–0056; FMCSA– 2015–0070; FMCSA–2015–0071; FMCSA– 2015–0072; FMCSA–2015–0344; FMCSA– 2015–0345; FMCSA–2017–0017; FMCSA– 2017–0023; FMCSA–2017–0024] 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 90 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, 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: lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Feb 05, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 13, 2020, FMCSA published a notice announcing its decision to renew exemptions for 90 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 68288). The public comment period ended on January 13, 2020, and no comments were received. PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7001 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 90 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 January 3, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b), the following 51 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (57 FR 57266; 64 FR 54948; 64 FR 68195; 65 FR 159; 65 FR 20251; 65 FR 57230; 66 FR 17743; 66 FR 33990; 66 FR 53826; 66 FR 66966; 66 FR 66969; 67 FR 17102; 68 FR 35772; 68 FR 52811; 68 FR 61860; 68 FR 69432; 68 FR 69434; 69 FR 62741; 70 FR 30999; 70 FR 33937; 70 FR 46567; 70 FR 53412; 70 FR 57353; 70 FR 61165; 70 FR 72689; 70 FR 74102; 71 FR 644; 71 FR 14566; 71 FR 30227; 71 FR 62147; 72 FR 32705; 72 FR 39879; 72 FR 40359; 72 FR 52419; 72 FR 52421; 72 FR 62897; 72 FR 64273; 72 FR 71995; 73 FR 20245; 73 FR 27014; 73 FR 75806; 74 FR 26461; 74 FR 26464; 74 FR 34074; 74 FR 34630; 74 FR 37295; 74 FR 41971; 74 FR 43217; 74 FR 48343; 74 FR 49069; 74 FR 53581; 74 FR 57551; 74 FR 60021; 74 FR 62632; 74 FR 65847; 75 FR 50799; 76 FR 7894; 76 FR 8809; 76 FR 20078; 76 FR 34135; 76 FR 37168; 76 FR 44653; 76 FR 53708; 76 FR 54530; 76 FR 55465; 76 FR 62143; 76 FR 64169; 76 FR 64171; 76 FR 66123; 76 FR 67246; 76 FR 70210; 76 FR 70215; 76 FR 75942; 76 FR 75943; 76 FR 79760; 78 FR 16762; 78 FR 18667; 78 FR 51268; 78 FR 62935; 78 FR 63302; 78 FR 64274; 78 FR 64280; E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES 7002 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 25 / Thursday, February 6, 2020 / Notices 78 FR 65032; 78 FR 66099; 78 FR 67452; 78 FR 68137; 78 FR 76395; 78 FR 76705; 78 FR 77778; 78 FR 77780; 78 FR 77782; 78 FR 78477; 79 FR 4531; 79 FR 63211; 80 FR 2471; 80 FR 14240; 80 FR 16500; 80 FR 31636; 80 FR 33324; 80 FR 37718; 80 FR 44188; 80 FR 48402; 80 FR 48413; 80 FR 49302; 80 FR 50917; 80 FR 59225; 80 FR 59230; 80 FR 62161; 80 FR 63869; 80 FR 67472; 80 FR 67476; 80 FR 67481; 80 FR 70060; 80 FR 80443; 81 FR 1284; 81 FR 11642; 81 FR 15401; 81 FR 15404; 81 FR 16265; 82 FR 18818; 82 FR 20962; 82 FR 32919; 82 FR 37499; 82 FR 43647; 82 FR 47312; 83 FR 2289; 83 FR 2306; 83 FR 3861; 83 FR 4537; 83 FR 6922): Juan D. Adame (TX) Michael J. Altobelli (CT) Lawrence A. Angle (MO) Stephen W. Barrows (OR) Jason W. Bowers (OR) Kenneth E. Bross (MO) Stacey J. Buckingham (ID) Benny J. Burke (AL) Ryan J. Burnworth (MO) Michael D. Champion (VT) Ryan M. Coelho (RI) David J. Comeaux (LA) Duane C. Conway (NV) William J. Corder (NC) Jose C. Costa (WA) Thomas R. Crocker (SC) Kenneth D. Daniels (PA) James D. Davis (OH) Brad M. Donald (MI) Dominic F. Giordano (CT) Jeffrey A. Keefer (OH) Martin D. Keough (NY) Purvis W. Kills Enemy At Night (SD) Richard L. Loeffelholz (WI) Herman G. Lovell (OR) Thomas P. Maio (MA) Herman C. Mash (NC) Christopher V. May (GA) James F. McMahon, Jr. (NH) Terry W. Moore (LA) Steven D. O’Donnell (NJ) Dennis R. Ohl (MO) John R. Price (AR) Francis D. Reginald (NJ) Danilo A. Rivera (MD) Michael J. Robinson (WV) Ronald L. Roy (IL) Ralph J. Schmitt (CO) Jarrod R. Seirer (KS) Eugene D. Self, Jr. (NC) Levi A. Shetler (OH) Roye T. Skelton (MS) Paul D. Stoddard (NY) Stanley W. Tyler, Jr. (NC) Cesar Villa-Navarrete (NM) James H. Wallace, Sr. (FL) Stephen H. Ward (MO) Dennis E. White (PA) Lorenzo A. Williams (DE) James J. Wyles (NC) Walter M. Yohn, Jr. (AL) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–1999–6156; FMCSA– VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Feb 05, 2020 Jkt 250001 1999–6480; FMCSA–2000–7006; FMCSA–2001–9258; FMCSA–2001– 10578; FMCSA–2003–15892; FMCSA– 2005–21254; FMCSA–2005–22194; FMCSA–2006–24015; FMCSA–2007– 27897; FMCSA–2009–0121; FMCSA– 2009–0154; FMCSA–2009–0206; FMCSA–2010–0372; FMCSA–2011– 0189; FMCSA–2011–26690; FMCSA– 2013–0166; FMCSA–2013–0168; FMCSA–2013–0169; FMCSA–2014– 0297; FMCSA–2014–0303; FMCSA– 2015–0049; FMCSA–2015–0055; FMCSA–2015–0056; FMCSA–2015– 0070; FMCSA–2015–0071; FMCSA– 2015–0072; FMCSA–2017–0017; and FMCSA–2017–0023. Their exemptions are applicable as of January 3, 2020, and will expire on January 3, 2022. As of January 5, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b), the following individual has satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (76 FR 70213; 77 FR 541; 78 FR 74223; 80 FR 80443; 83 FR 6922): George G. Ulferts, Jr. (IA) The driver was included in docket number FMCSA–2011–0298. The exemption is applicable as of January 5, 2020, and will expire on January 5, 2022. As of January 8, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b), the following seven individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (72 FR 67340; 73 FR 1395; 74 FR 65845; 76 FR 78728; 78 FR 76704; 80 FR 76345; 80 FR 80443; 81 FR 60117; 83 FR 6922): Wayne A. Burnett (NC) George R. Cornell (OH) Thomas E. Gross (PA) Steven G. Hall (NC) Jason Huddleston (TX) Martin Postma (IL) Phillip D. Satterfield (GA) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2007–0017; and FMCSA–2015–0344. Their exemptions are applicable as of January 8, 2020, and will expire on January 8, 2022. As of January 11, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b), the following four individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (82 FR 58262; 83 FR 15232): Eric J. Andersen (FL) Darin P. Ball (NY) Larry W. Buchanan (NM) PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Christopher T. Peevyhouse (TN) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2017–0024. Their exemptions are applicable as of January 11, 2020, and will expire on January 11, 2022. As of January 15, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b), the following five individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (78 FR 64271; 79 FR 2748; 80 FR 80443; 83 FR 6922): Terry L. Cliffe (IL) Adam S. Larson (CO) Glenn H. Lewis (OH) Leonardo Lopez (NE) Roy A. Whitaker (TX) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2013–0167. Their exemptions are applicable as of January 15, 2020, and will expire on January 15, 2022. As of January 21, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b), the following individual has satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (80 FR 79414; 81 FR 44680; 83 FR 6922): Therron K. Billings (VA) The driver was included in docket number FMCSA–2015–0345. The exemption is applicable as of January 21, 2020, and will expire on January 21, 2022. As of January 23, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b), the following individual has satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (78 FR 67454; 79 FR 4803; 81 FR 15401; 83 FR 6922): Leonard A. Martin (NV) The driver was included in docket number FMCSA–2013–0170. The exemption is applicable as of January 23, 2020, and will expire on January 23, 2022. As of January 24, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b), the following three individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (76 FR 73769; 77 FR 3547; 79 FR 2247; 80 FR 80443; 83 FR 6922): Marion J. Coleman, Jr. (KY); Lex A. Fabrizio (UT); and Mark A. Ferris (IA) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2011–0299. Their E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 25 / Thursday, February 6, 2020 / Notices exemptions are applicable as of January 24, 2020, and will expire on January 24, 2022. As of January 27, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b), 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 52811; 68 FR 61860; 70 FR 48801; 70 FR 61165; 70 FR 71884; 71 FR 4632; 72 FR 58359; 73 FR 1395; 73 FR 5259; 74 FR 64124; 74 FR 65845; 75 FR 1451; 77 FR 545; 78 FR 78475; 80 FR 80443; 83 FR 6922): John E. Kimmet, Jr. (WA) Jason L. Light (ID) Michael J. Richard (LA) Robert E. Sanders (PA) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2003–15269; FMCSA–2003–15892; and FMCSA– 2005–22727. Their exemptions are applicable as of January 27, 2020, and will expire on January 27, 2022. As of January 28, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b), the following four individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (74 FR 60022; 75 FR 4623; 77 FR 543; 78 FR 76707; 80 FR 80443; 83 FR 6922): James A. DuBay (MI) Donald E. Halvorson (NM) Phillip J. Locke (CO) Brian T. Nelson (MN) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2009–0303. Their exemptions are applicable as of January 28, 2020, and will expire on January 28, 2022. As of January 29, 2020, 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 (78 FR 67454; 79 FR 4803; 80 FR 80443; 83 FR 6922): Calvin J. Barbour (NY) Walter A. Breeze (OH) Donald G. Carstensen (IA) Jamie D. Daniels (IA) Michael L. Fiamingo (PA) Randy G. Kinney (IL) Hector Marquez (TX) Hershel D. Volentine (LA) Gary D. Vollertsen (CO) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2013–0170. Their exemptions are applicable as of January 29, 2020, and will expire on January 29, 2022. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315(b), each exemption will be valid VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Feb 05, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 30, 2020. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–02334 Filed 2–5–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2020–0045] 7003 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. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of applications for exemption; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from six individuals for an exemption from the prohibition in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) against persons with a clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition that is likely to cause a loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) to drive in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 9, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the Federal Docket Operations Docket No. FMCSA–2020– 0045 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ docket?D=FMCSA-2020-0045. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I. Public Participation A. Submitting Comments If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this notice (Docket No. FMCSA–2020–0045), 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-2020-0045. 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. E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-1999-6156; FMCSA-1999-6480; FMCSA-2000-7006; FMCSA-
2001-9258; FMCSA-2001-10578; FMCSA-2003-15268; FMCSA-2003-15892; FMCSA-
2003-15892; FMCSA-2005-21254; FMCSA-2005-22194; FMCSA-2005-22727; 
FMCSA-2006-24015; FMCSA-2007-0017; FMCSA-2007-27897; FMCSA-2009-0121; 
FMCSA-2009-0154; FMCSA-2009-0206; FMCSA-2009-0303; FMCSA-2010-0372; 
FMCSA-2011-0189; FMCSA-2011-0298; FMCSA-2011-0299; FMCSA-2011-26690; 
FMCSA-2013-0166; FMCSA-2013-0167; FMCSA-2013-0168; FMCSA-2013-0169; 
FMCSA-2013-0170; FMCSA-2014-0297; FMCSA-2014-0303; FMCSA-2015-0049; 
FMCSA-2015-0055; FMCSA-2015-0056; FMCSA-2015-0070; FMCSA-2015-0071; 
FMCSA-2015-0072; FMCSA-2015-0344; FMCSA-2015-0345; FMCSA-2017-0017; 
FMCSA-2017-0023; FMCSA-2017-0024]


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 90 
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-1999-6156; FMCSA-1999-6480; FMCSA-2000-
7006; FMCSA-2001-9258; FMCSA-2001-10578; FMCSA-2003-15268; FMCSA-2003-
15892; FMCSA-2003-15892; FMCSA-2005-21254; FMCSA-2005-22194; FMCSA-
2005-22727; FMCSA-2006-24015; FMCSA-2007-0017; FMCSA-2007-27897; FMCSA-
2009-0121; FMCSA-2009-0154; FMCSA-2009-0206; FMCSA-2009-0303; FMCSA-
2010-0372; FMCSA-2011-0189; FMCSA-2011-0298; FMCSA-2011-0299; FMCSA-
2011-26690; FMCSA-2013-0166; FMCSA-2013-0167; FMCSA-2013-0168; FMCSA-
2013-0169; FMCSA-2013-0170; FMCSA-2014-0297; FMCSA-2014-0303; FMCSA-
2015-0049; FMCSA-2015-0055; FMCSA-2015-0056; FMCSA-2015-0070; FMCSA-
2015-0071; FMCSA-2015-0072; FMCSA-2015-0344; FMCSA-2015-0345; FMCSA-
2017-0017; FMCSA-2017-0023; or FMCSA-2017-0024, 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 13, 2020, FMCSA published a notice announcing its 
decision to renew exemptions for 90 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 68288). The 
public comment period ended on January 13, 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 90 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 January 3, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315(b), the following 51 individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (57 FR 57266; 64 FR 54948; 64 FR 
68195; 65 FR 159; 65 FR 20251; 65 FR 57230; 66 FR 17743; 66 FR 33990; 
66 FR 53826; 66 FR 66966; 66 FR 66969; 67 FR 17102; 68 FR 35772; 68 FR 
52811; 68 FR 61860; 68 FR 69432; 68 FR 69434; 69 FR 62741; 70 FR 30999; 
70 FR 33937; 70 FR 46567; 70 FR 53412; 70 FR 57353; 70 FR 61165; 70 FR 
72689; 70 FR 74102; 71 FR 644; 71 FR 14566; 71 FR 30227; 71 FR 62147; 
72 FR 32705; 72 FR 39879; 72 FR 40359; 72 FR 52419; 72 FR 52421; 72 FR 
62897; 72 FR 64273; 72 FR 71995; 73 FR 20245; 73 FR 27014; 73 FR 75806; 
74 FR 26461; 74 FR 26464; 74 FR 34074; 74 FR 34630; 74 FR 37295; 74 FR 
41971; 74 FR 43217; 74 FR 48343; 74 FR 49069; 74 FR 53581; 74 FR 57551; 
74 FR 60021; 74 FR 62632; 74 FR 65847; 75 FR 50799; 76 FR 7894; 76 FR 
8809; 76 FR 20078; 76 FR 34135; 76 FR 37168; 76 FR 44653; 76 FR 53708; 
76 FR 54530; 76 FR 55465; 76 FR 62143; 76 FR 64169; 76 FR 64171; 76 FR 
66123; 76 FR 67246; 76 FR 70210; 76 FR 70215; 76 FR 75942; 76 FR 75943; 
76 FR 79760; 78 FR 16762; 78 FR 18667; 78 FR 51268; 78 FR 62935; 78 FR 
63302; 78 FR 64274; 78 FR 64280;

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78 FR 65032; 78 FR 66099; 78 FR 67452; 78 FR 68137; 78 FR 76395; 78 FR 
76705; 78 FR 77778; 78 FR 77780; 78 FR 77782; 78 FR 78477; 79 FR 4531; 
79 FR 63211; 80 FR 2471; 80 FR 14240; 80 FR 16500; 80 FR 31636; 80 FR 
33324; 80 FR 37718; 80 FR 44188; 80 FR 48402; 80 FR 48413; 80 FR 49302; 
80 FR 50917; 80 FR 59225; 80 FR 59230; 80 FR 62161; 80 FR 63869; 80 FR 
67472; 80 FR 67476; 80 FR 67481; 80 FR 70060; 80 FR 80443; 81 FR 1284; 
81 FR 11642; 81 FR 15401; 81 FR 15404; 81 FR 16265; 82 FR 18818; 82 FR 
20962; 82 FR 32919; 82 FR 37499; 82 FR 43647; 82 FR 47312; 83 FR 2289; 
83 FR 2306; 83 FR 3861; 83 FR 4537; 83 FR 6922):

Juan D. Adame (TX)
Michael J. Altobelli (CT)
Lawrence A. Angle (MO)
Stephen W. Barrows (OR)
Jason W. Bowers (OR)
Kenneth E. Bross (MO)
Stacey J. Buckingham (ID)
Benny J. Burke (AL)
Ryan J. Burnworth (MO)
Michael D. Champion (VT)
Ryan M. Coelho (RI)
David J. Comeaux (LA)
Duane C. Conway (NV)
William J. Corder (NC)
Jose C. Costa (WA)
Thomas R. Crocker (SC)
Kenneth D. Daniels (PA)
James D. Davis (OH)
Brad M. Donald (MI)
Dominic F. Giordano (CT)
Jeffrey A. Keefer (OH)
Martin D. Keough (NY)
Purvis W. Kills Enemy At Night (SD)
Richard L. Loeffelholz (WI)
Herman G. Lovell (OR)
Thomas P. Maio (MA)
Herman C. Mash (NC)
Christopher V. May (GA)
James F. McMahon, Jr. (NH)
Terry W. Moore (LA)
Steven D. O'Donnell (NJ)
Dennis R. Ohl (MO)
John R. Price (AR)
Francis D. Reginald (NJ)
Danilo A. Rivera (MD)
Michael J. Robinson (WV)
Ronald L. Roy (IL)
Ralph J. Schmitt (CO)
Jarrod R. Seirer (KS)
Eugene D. Self, Jr. (NC)
Levi A. Shetler (OH)
Roye T. Skelton (MS)
Paul D. Stoddard (NY)
Stanley W. Tyler, Jr. (NC)
Cesar Villa-Navarrete (NM)
James H. Wallace, Sr. (FL)
Stephen H. Ward (MO)
Dennis E. White (PA)
Lorenzo A. Williams (DE)
James J. Wyles (NC)
Walter M. Yohn, Jr. (AL)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-1999-6156; FMCSA-
1999-6480; FMCSA-2000-7006; FMCSA-2001-9258; FMCSA-2001-10578; FMCSA-
2003-15892; FMCSA-2005-21254; FMCSA-2005-22194; FMCSA-2006-24015; 
FMCSA-2007-27897; FMCSA-2009-0121; FMCSA-2009-0154; FMCSA-2009-0206; 
FMCSA-2010-0372; FMCSA-2011-0189; FMCSA-2011-26690; FMCSA-2013-0166; 
FMCSA-2013-0168; FMCSA-2013-0169; FMCSA-2014-0297; FMCSA-2014-0303; 
FMCSA-2015-0049; FMCSA-2015-0055; FMCSA-2015-0056; FMCSA-2015-0070; 
FMCSA-2015-0071; FMCSA-2015-0072; FMCSA-2017-0017; and FMCSA-2017-0023. 
Their exemptions are applicable as of January 3, 2020, and will expire 
on January 3, 2022.
    As of January 5, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315(b), the following individual has satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (76 FR 70213; 77 FR 541; 78 FR 
74223; 80 FR 80443; 83 FR 6922):
George G. Ulferts, Jr. (IA)
    The driver was included in docket number FMCSA-2011-0298. The 
exemption is applicable as of January 5, 2020, and will expire on 
January 5, 2022.
    As of January 8, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315(b), the following seven individuals have satisfied the 
renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision 
requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (72 FR 67340; 73 
FR 1395; 74 FR 65845; 76 FR 78728; 78 FR 76704; 80 FR 76345; 80 FR 
80443; 81 FR 60117; 83 FR 6922):

Wayne A. Burnett (NC)
George R. Cornell (OH)
Thomas E. Gross (PA)
Steven G. Hall (NC)
Jason Huddleston (TX)
Martin Postma (IL)
Phillip D. Satterfield (GA)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2007-0017; and 
FMCSA-2015-0344. Their exemptions are applicable as of January 8, 2020, 
and will expire on January 8, 2022.
    As of January 11, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315(b), the following four individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (82 FR 58262; 83 FR 15232):

Eric J. Andersen (FL)
Darin P. Ball (NY)
Larry W. Buchanan (NM)
Christopher T. Peevyhouse (TN)

    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2017-0024. Their 
exemptions are applicable as of January 11, 2020, and will expire on 
January 11, 2022.
    As of January 15, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315(b), the following five individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (78 FR 64271; 79 FR 2748; 80 FR 
80443; 83 FR 6922):

Terry L. Cliffe (IL)
Adam S. Larson (CO)
Glenn H. Lewis (OH)
Leonardo Lopez (NE)
Roy A. Whitaker (TX)

    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2013-0167. Their 
exemptions are applicable as of January 15, 2020, and will expire on 
January 15, 2022.
    As of January 21, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315(b), the following individual has satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (80 FR 79414; 81 FR 44680; 83 FR 
6922):
Therron K. Billings (VA)
    The driver was included in docket number FMCSA-2015-0345. The 
exemption is applicable as of January 21, 2020, and will expire on 
January 21, 2022.
    As of January 23, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315(b), the following individual has satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (78 FR 67454; 79 FR 4803; 81 FR 
15401; 83 FR 6922):
Leonard A. Martin (NV)
    The driver was included in docket number FMCSA-2013-0170. The 
exemption is applicable as of January 23, 2020, and will expire on 
January 23, 2022.
    As of January 24, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315(b), the following three individuals have satisfied the 
renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision 
requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (76 FR 73769; 77 
FR 3547; 79 FR 2247; 80 FR 80443; 83 FR 6922):
Marion J. Coleman, Jr. (KY); Lex A. Fabrizio (UT); and Mark A. Ferris 
(IA)
    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2011-0299. Their

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exemptions are applicable as of January 24, 2020, and will expire on 
January 24, 2022.
    As of January 27, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315(b), 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 52811; 68 FR 61860; 70 FR 
48801; 70 FR 61165; 70 FR 71884; 71 FR 4632; 72 FR 58359; 73 FR 1395; 
73 FR 5259; 74 FR 64124; 74 FR 65845; 75 FR 1451; 77 FR 545; 78 FR 
78475; 80 FR 80443; 83 FR 6922):

John E. Kimmet, Jr. (WA)
Jason L. Light (ID)
Michael J. Richard (LA)
Robert E. Sanders (PA)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2003-15269; 
FMCSA-2003-15892; and FMCSA-2005-22727. Their exemptions are applicable 
as of January 27, 2020, and will expire on January 27, 2022.
    As of January 28, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315(b), the following four individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (74 FR 60022; 75 FR 4623; 77 FR 
543; 78 FR 76707; 80 FR 80443; 83 FR 6922):

James A. DuBay (MI)
Donald E. Halvorson (NM)
Phillip J. Locke (CO)
Brian T. Nelson (MN)

    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2009-0303. Their 
exemptions are applicable as of January 28, 2020, and will expire on 
January 28, 2022.
    As of January 29, 2020, 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 (78 FR 67454; 79 FR 4803; 80 FR 
80443; 83 FR 6922):

Calvin J. Barbour (NY)
Walter A. Breeze (OH)
Donald G. Carstensen (IA)
Jamie D. Daniels (IA)
Michael L. Fiamingo (PA)
Randy G. Kinney (IL)
Hector Marquez (TX)
Hershel D. Volentine (LA)
Gary D. Vollertsen (CO)

    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2013-0170. Their 
exemptions are applicable as of January 29, 2020, and will expire on 
January 29, 2022.
    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 30, 2020.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2020-02334 Filed 2-5-20; 8:45 am]
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