Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 29016-29018 [2020-10321]

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[FR Doc. 2020–10371 Filed 5–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: 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 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: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Public Participation A. Viewing Documents and Comments To view comments, as well as any documents mentioned in this notice as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov. Insert the docket number, FMCSA–1998–4334; FMCSA–2001–10578; FMCSA–2002– 12844; FMCSA–2003–16564; FMCSA– E:\FR\FM\14MYN1.SGM 14MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 94 / Thursday, May 14, 2020 / Notices 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 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. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 366–9317 or (202) 366– 9826 before visiting Docket Operations. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES B. Privacy Act In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL– 14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. II. Background On February 7, 2020, FMCSA published a notice announcing its decision to renew exemptions for 84 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 (85 FR 6993). The public comment period ended on March 9, 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:29 May 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 84 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 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) PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29017 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) 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): E:\FR\FM\14MYN1.SGM 14MYN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 29018 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 94 / Thursday, May 14, 2020 / Notices 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:29 May 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 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. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b). Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–10321 Filed 5–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2020–0044] Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Application for an Exemption From K & L Trucking, Inc. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of application for exemption; request for comments. AGENCY: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requests public comment on an application for exemption from K & L Trucking, Inc. (K & L) to allow the company to secure large metal coils to its trailers for transport using a securement system that differs from that required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR). DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 15, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket ID FMCSA– 2020–0044 using any of the following methods: • Website: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the Federal electronic docket site. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: Deliver comments to Docket Operations, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, DOT Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. e.t., Monday– Friday, except Federal holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 366–9317 or (202) 366– 9826 before visiting Docket Operations. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and docket number for this notice. For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the exemption process, see the ‘‘Public Participation’’ heading below. Note that all comments received will be posted SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14MYN1.SGM 14MYN1

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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.

ACTION: Notice of final disposition.

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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 
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-1998-4334; FMCSA-2001-10578; FMCSA-
2002-12844; FMCSA-2003-16564; FMCSA-

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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 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. To be sure someone is there to help 
you, please call (202) 366-9317 or (202) 366-9826 before visiting 
Docket Operations.

B. Privacy Act

    In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the 
public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these 
comments, without edit, including any personal information the 
commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system 
of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at 
www.dot.gov/privacy.

II. Background

    On February 7, 2020, FMCSA published a notice announcing its 
decision to renew exemptions for 84 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 (85 FR 6993). The 
public comment period ended on March 9, 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 84 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 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)
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):


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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.
    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).

Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2020-10321 Filed 5-13-20; 8:45 am]
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