Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 63649-63652 [2020-22311]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 196 / Thursday, October 8, 2020 / Notices • Hand Delivery or Courier: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and docket number. For detailed instructions on submitting comments, see the Public Participation heading below. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, and follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets, or go to the street address listed above. 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. Public Participation: The Federal eRulemaking Portal is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. You can obtain electronic submission and retrieval help and guidelines under the ‘‘help’’ section of the Federal eRulemaking Portal website. If you want us to notify you that we received your comments, please include a selfaddressed, stamped envelope or postcard, or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments online. Comments received after the comment closing date will be included in the docket and will be considered to the extent practicable. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jeff Secrist, Office of Registration and Safety Information, Chief, Registration, Licensing and Insurance Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202–385–2367; email: jeff.secrist@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Secretary of Transportation is responsible for implementing regulations which establish minimum levels of financial responsibility for: (1) For-hire motor carriers of property to cover public liability, property damage, and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Oct 07, 2020 Jkt 253001 environmental restoration, and (2) forhire motor carriers of passengers to cover public liability and property damage. The Endorsement for Motor Carrier Policies of Insurance for Public Liability (Forms MCS–90/90B) and the Motor Carrier Public Liability Surety Bond (Forms MCS–82/82B) contain the minimum amount of information necessary to document that a motor carrier of property or passengers has obtained, and has in effect, the minimum levels of financial responsibility as set forth in applicable regulations (49 CFR 387.9 (motor carriers of property) and 49 CFR 387.33T (motor carriers of passengers)). FMCSA and the public can verify that a motor carrier of property or passengers has obtained, and has in effect, the required minimum levels of financial responsibility by reviewing the information enclosed within these documents. Title: Financial Responsibility for Motor Carrier of Passengers and Motor Carriers of Property. OMB Control Number: 2126–0008. Type of Request: Renewal of a currently-approved information collection. Respondents: Insurance underwriters for insurance companies and financial specialists for surety companies of motor carriers of property (Forms MCS– 90 and MCS–82) and passengers (Forms MCS–90B and MCS–82B), and motor carrier compliance officers employed by motor carriers to store and maintain insurance and/or surety bond documentation in motor carrier vehicles. Estimated Number of Respondents: 466,328. Estimated Time per Response: FMCSA estimates that it takes 2 minutes to complete the Endorsement for Motor Carrier Policies of Insurance for Public Liability (Forms MCS–90 for property carriers and MCS–90B for passenger carriers) or the Motor Carrier Public Liability Surety Bond (Forms MCS–82 for property carriers and MCS–82B for passenger carriers); 1 minute to store/ maintain documents at the motor carrier’s principal place of business [49 CFR 387.7(d); 49 CFR 387.31(d)]; and 1 minute per vehicle to place the respective document on board the vehicle as required for non U.S.domiciled carriers [49 CFR 387.7(f); 49 CFR 387.31(f)]. Expiration Date: March 31, 2021. Frequency of Response: Upon creation, change, or replacement of an insurance policy or surety bond. Approximately one time per year. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 13,214 hours. PO 00000 Frm 00150 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63649 Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the performance of FMCSA’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for the FMCSA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Thomas Keane, Associate Administrator, Office of Research and Registration. [FR Doc. 2020–22312 Filed 10–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2000–7165; FMCSA– 2002–12294; FMCSA–2006–23773; FMCSA– 2007–29019; FMCSA–2008–0106; FMCSA– 2008–0231; FMCSA–2010–0082; FMCSA– 2010–0114; FMCSA–2011–0365; FMCSA– 2011–0366; FMCSA–2012–0104; FMCSA– 2012–0160; FMCSA–2012–0161; FMCSA– 2013–0028; FMCSA–2013–0169; FMCSA– 2013–0170; FMCSA–2013–0174; FMCSA– 2014–0003; FMCSA–2014–0004; FMCSA– 2014–0007; FMCSA–2014–0010; FMCSA– 2015–0056; FMCSA–2015–0070; FMCSA– 2015–0347; FMCSA–2016–0025; FMCSA– 2016–0030; FMCSA–2016–0031; FMCSA– 2016–0033; FMCSA–2017–0022; FMCSA– 2017–0026; FMCSA–2018–0007; FMCSA– 2018–0011; FMCSA–2018–0012; FMCSA– 2018–0013; FMCSA–2018–0014] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of renewal of exemptions; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 44 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 63650 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 196 / Thursday, October 8, 2020 / Notices be received on or before November 9, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA–2000–7165, Docket No. FMCSA–2002–12294, Docket No. FMCSA–2006–23773, Docket No. FMCSA–2007–29019, Docket No. FMCSA–2008–0106, Docket No. FMCSA–2008–0231, Docket No. FMCSA–2010–0082, Docket No. FMCSA–2010–0114, Docket No. FMCSA–2011–0365, Docket No. FMCSA–2011–0366, Docket No. FMCSA–2012–0104, Docket No. FMCSA–2012–0160, Docket No. FMCSA–2012–0161, Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0028, Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0169, Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0170, Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0174, Docket No. FMCSA–2014–0003, Docket No. FMCSA–2014–0004, Docket No. FMCSA–2014–0007, Docket No. FMCSA–2014–0010, Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0056, Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0070, Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0347, Docket No. FMCSA–2016–0025, Docket No. FMCSA–2016–0030, Docket No. FMCSA–2016–0031, Docket No. FMCSA–2016–0033, Docket No. FMCSA–2017–0022, Docket No. FMCSA–2017–0026, Docket No. FMCSA–2018–0007, Docket No. FMCSA–2018–0011, Docket No. FMCSA–2018–0012, Docket No. FMCSA–2018–0013, or Docket No. FMCSA–2018–0014 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, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W64–224, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Oct 07, 2020 Jkt 253001 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–2000–7165; FMCSA–2002–12294; FMCSA–2006– 23773; FMCSA–2007–29019; FMCSA– 2008–0106; FMCSA–2008–0231; FMCSA–2010–0082; FMCSA–2010– 0114; FMCSA–2011–0365; FMCSA– 2011–0366; FMCSA–2012–0104; FMCSA–2012–0160; FMCSA–2012– 0161; FMCSA–2013–0028; FMCSA– 2013–0169; FMCSA–2013–0170; FMCSA–2013–0174; FMCSA–2014– 0003; FMCSA–2014–0004; FMCSA– 2014–0007; FMCSA–2014–0010; FMCSA–2015–0056; FMCSA–2015– 0070; FMCSA–2015–0347; FMCSA– 2016–0025; FMCSA–2016–0030; FMCSA–2016–0031; FMCSA–2016– 0033; FMCSA–2017–0022; FMCSA– 2017–0026; FMCSA–2018–0007; FMCSA–2018–0011; FMCSA–2018– 0012; FMCSA–2018–0013; FMCSA– 2018–0014), 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–2000–7165; FMCSA–2002–12294; FMCSA–2006– 23773; FMCSA–2007–29019; FMCSA– 2008–0106; FMCSA–2008–0231; FMCSA–2010–0082; FMCSA–2010– 0114; FMCSA–2011–0365; FMCSA– 2011–0366; FMCSA–2012–0104; FMCSA–2012–0160; FMCSA–2012– 0161; FMCSA–2013–0028; FMCSA– 2013–0169; FMCSA–2013–0170; FMCSA–2013–0174; FMCSA–2014– 0003; FMCSA–2014–0004; FMCSA– 2014–0007; FMCSA–2014–0010; FMCSA–2015–0056; FMCSA–2015– 0070; FMCSA–2015–0347; FMCSA– 2016–0025; FMCSA–2016–0030; FMCSA–2016–0031; FMCSA–2016– 0033; FMCSA–2017–0022; FMCSA– PO 00000 Frm 00151 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2017–0026; FMCSA–2018–0007; FMCSA–2018–0011; FMCSA–2018– 0012; FMCSA–2018–0013; FMCSA– 2018–0014, 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–2000–7165; FMCSA–2002–12294; FMCSA–2006– 23773; FMCSA–2007–29019; FMCSA– 2008–0106; FMCSA–2008–0231; FMCSA–2010–0082; FMCSA–2010– 0114; FMCSA–2011–0365; FMCSA– 2011–0366; FMCSA–2012–0104; FMCSA–2012–0160; FMCSA–2012– 0161; FMCSA–2013–0028; FMCSA– 2013–0169; FMCSA–2013–0170; FMCSA–2013–0174; FMCSA–2014– 0003; FMCSA–2014–0004; FMCSA– 2014–0007; FMCSA–2014–0010; FMCSA–2015–0056; FMCSA–2015– 0070; FMCSA–2015–0347; FMCSA– 2016–0025; FMCSA–2016–0030; FMCSA–2016–0031; FMCSA–2016– 0033; FMCSA–2017–0022; FMCSA– 2017–0026; FMCSA–2018–0007; FMCSA–2018–0011; FMCSA–2018– 0012; FMCSA–2018–0013; FMCSA– 2018–0014, in the keyword box, and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, click the ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ button and choose the document to review. If you do not have access to the internet, you may view the docket online by visiting Docket Operations in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 366–9317 or (202) 366–9826 before visiting Docket Operations. C. Privacy Act In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 196 / Thursday, October 8, 2020 / Notices 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 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 44 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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Oct 07, 2020 Jkt 253001 IV. Basis for Renewing Exemptions In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b), each of the 44 applicants has satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision standard (see 65 FR 33406; 65 FR 57234; 67 FR 46016; 67 FR 57266; 67 FR 57267; 69 FR 51346; 69 FR 52741; 71 FR 6826; 71 FR 19602; 71 FR 50970; 71 FR 53489; 72 FR 58362; 72 FR 67344; 73 FR 11989; 73 FR 35198; 73 FR 46973; 73 FR 48270; 73 FR 48275; 73 FR 51336; 73 FR 54888; 74 FR 57553; 75 FR 13653; 75 FR 25919; 75 FR 34212; 75 FR 39729; 75 FR 44051; 75 FR 47888; 75 FR 50799; 75 FR 52062; 75 FR 52063; 76 FR 70212; 77 FR 3552; 77 FR 5874; 77 FR 13691; 77 FR 17117; 77 FR 23797; 77 FR 27847; 77 FR 38381; 77 FR 38386; 77 FR 40945; 77 FR 41879; 77 FR 46153; 77 FR 51846; 77 FR 52388; 77 FR 52389; 77 FR 52391; 78 FR 27281; 78 FR 41188; 78 FR 64274; 78 FR 67454; 78 FR 77778; 79 FR 1908; 79 FR 4803; 79 FR 13085; 79 FR 14333; 79 FR 14571; 79 FR 18392; 79 FR 23797; 79 FR 28588; 79 FR 29495; 79 FR 29498; 79 FR 38659; 79 FR 41735; 79 FR 41740; 79 FR 46153; 79 FR 46300; 79 FR 51643; 79 FR 52388; 79 FR 53514; 79 FR 64001; 80 FR 33007; 80 FR 59230; 80 FR 63839; 80 FR 67476; 81 FR 1284; 81 FR 1474; 81 FR 15401; 81 FR 15404; 81 FR 20433; 81 FR 20435; 81 FR 21647; 81 FR 28138; 81 FR 45214; 81 FR 48493; 81 FR 52514; 81 FR 59266; 81 FR 66726; 81 FR 68098; 81 FR 74494; 81 FR 81230; 81 FR 90050; 81 FR 91239; 82 FR 15277; 82 FR 37504; 82 FR 47309; 83 FR 2306; 83 FR 2311; 83 FR 6925; 83 FR 15195; 83 FR 15214; 83 FR 18648; 83 FR 24146; 83 FR 24585; 83 FR 28320; 83 FR 28325; 83 FR 28328; 83 FR 28332; 83 FR 28335; 83 FR 33292; 83 FR 34661; 83 FR 34677; 83 FR 40638; 83 FR 40648; 83 FR 45749; 83 FR 54644). 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 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 September and are PO 00000 Frm 00152 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63651 discussed below. As of September 8, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 32 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (71 FR 6826; 71 FR 19602; 72 FR 58362; 72 FR 67344; 73 FR 11989; 73 FR 35198; 73 FR 48275; 74 FR 57553; 75 FR 13653; 75 FR 25919; 75 FR 39729; 75 FR 44051; 76 FR 70212; 77 FR 3552; 77 FR 5874; 77 FR 13691; 77 FR 17117; 77 FR 23797; 77 FR 38381; 77 FR 41879; 77 FR 46153; 77 FR 51846; 77 FR 52391; 78 FR 27281; 78 FR 41188; 78 FR 64274; 78 FR 67454; 78 FR 77778; 79 FR 1908; 79 FR 4803; 79 FR 13085; 79 FR 14333; 79 FR 14571; 79 FR 18392; 79 FR 23797; 79 FR 28588; 79 FR 29498; 79 FR 38659; 79 FR 41735; 79 FR 41740; 79 FR 46153; 79 FR 53514; 80 FR 33007; 80 FR 59230; 80 FR 63839; 80 FR 67476; 81 FR 1284; 81 FR 1474; 81 FR 15401; 81 FR 15404; 81 FR 20433; 81 FR 20435; 81 FR 21647; 81 FR 28138; 81 FR 45214; 81 FR 48493; 81 FR 52514; 81 FR 66726; 81 FR 68098; 81 FR 90050; 81 FR 91239; 82 FR 15277; 82 FR 37504; 82 FR 47309; 83 FR 2306; 83 FR 2311; 83 FR 6925; 83 FR 15195; 83 FR 15214; 83 FR 18648; 83 FR 24146; 83 FR 24585; 83 FR 28320; 83 FR 28325; 83 FR 28328; 83 FR 28332; 83 FR 28335; 83 FR 33292; 83 FR 34661; 83 FR 34677; 83 FR 40648; 83 FR 45749; 83 FR 54644): Daniel C. Berry (AR) Christopher L. Binkley (NH) John R. Bohman (OH) Clifford L. Burruss (CA) Ronald H. Carey (PA) Darrin G. Davis (WI) Vincent DeMedici (PA) Jeffrey D. Duncan (IN) Paul D. Evenhouse (IL) John W. Forgy (ID) Grant G. Gibson (MN) Rickey W. Goins (TN) Jorge Gonzalez (FL) John E. Halcomb (GA) Nenad Harnos (NJ) Brian D. Hoover (IA) Alvin H. Horgdal (IA) Elvin M. Hursh (PA) Michael A. Kafer (KS) Jason W. King (MT) Allen J. Kunze (ND) Mickey D. McCoy (TN) Earl L. Mokma (MI) Terrence A. Odrick (DE) James L. Okonek (WI) James C. Paschal, Jr. (GA) Riland O. Richardson (GA) Jacob H. Riggle (OK) Michael J. Schmelzle (KS) Gregory S. Smith (AR) Larry L. Stewart (NC) William B. Van Drielen (NV) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2006–23773; E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 63652 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 196 / Thursday, October 8, 2020 / Notices FMCSA–2007–29019; FMCSA–2008– 0106; FMCSA–2010–0082; FMCSA– 2011–0365; FMCSA–2011–0366; FMCSA–2012–0160; FMCSA–2012– 0161; FMCSA–2013–0028; FMCSA– 2013–0169; FMCSA–2013–0170; FMCSA–2013–0174; FMCSA–2014– 0003; FMCSA–2014–0004; FMCSA– 2014–0007; FMCSA–2015–0056; FMCSA–2015–0070; FMCSA–2015– 0347; FMCSA–2016–0025; FMCSA– 2016–0030; FMCSA–2016–0031; FMCSA–2017–0022; FMCSA–2017– 0026; FMCSA–2018–0007; FMCSA– 2018–0011; FMCSA–2018–0012; FMCSA–2018–0013; and FMCSA–2018– 0014. Their exemptions were applicable as of September 8, 2020, and will expire on September 8, 2022. As of September 9, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following three individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (75 FR 34212; 75 FR 47888; 77 FR 27847; 77 FR 38386; 77 FR 40945; 77 FR 41879; 77 FR 52391; 79 FR 29495; 79 FR 41735; 81 FR 81230; 83 FR 40638): Michael J. Hoffarth (WA) Shane N. Maul (IN) Robert Smiley (NM) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2010–0114; FMCSA– 2012–0104; FMCSA–2012–0161. Their exemptions were applicable as of September 9, 2020, and will expire on September 9, 2022. As of September 21, 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 (65 FR 33406; 65 FR 57234; 67 FR 46016; 67 FR 57266; 67 FR 57267; 69 FR 51346; 69 FR 52741; 71 FR 50970; 71 FR 53489; 73 FR 48270; 73 FR 51336; 75 FR 50799; 75 FR 52062; 77 FR 52389; 79 FR 46300; 81 FR 81230; 83 FR 40638): Jack D. Clodfelter (NC) Daniel K. Davis, III (MA) Reginald I. Hall (TX) Alfred C. Jewell, Jr. (WY) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2000–7165; and FMCSA–2002–12294. Their exemptions were applicable as of September 21, 2020, and will expire on September 21, 2022. As of September 23, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following three individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Oct 07, 2020 Jkt 253001 interstate CMV drivers (73 FR 46973; 73 FR 54888; 75 FR 52063; 77 FR 52388; 79 FR 52388; 81 FR 81230; 83 FR 40638): Terrence L. Benning (WI) Larry D. Curry (GA) Thomas P. Shank (NY) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2008–0231. Their exemptions were applicable as of September 23, 2020, and will expire on September 23, 2022. As of September 29, 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 (81 FR 59266; 81 FR 74494; 83 FR 40638): Gregory M. Anderson (NY) The driver was included in docket number FMCSA–2016–0033. The exemption is applicable as of September 29, 2020, and will expire on September 29, 2022. As of September 30, 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 (79 FR 51643; 79 FR 64001; 81 FR 81230; 83 FR 40638): Loran J. Weiler (IA) The driver was included in docket number FMCSA–2014–0010. The exemption is applicable as of September 30, 2020, and will expire on September 30, 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00153 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. VII. Conclusion Based upon its evaluation of the 44 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. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–22311 Filed 10–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2020–0077] Petition for Waiver of Compliance Under part 211 of title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this document provides the public notice that on September 18, 2020, the Regional Transportation District Commuter Rail (RTDC) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR part 238, Passenger Equipment Safety Standards. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2020–0077. Specifically, RTDC requests relief from 49 CFR 238.309, Periodic brake equipment maintenance. Section 238.309(b)(2) stipulates that brake equipment and brake cylinders of each MU locomotive must be cleaned, repaired, and tested at intervals of every 1,104 days if the MU locomotive is part of a fleet that is 100 percent equipped with air dryers and has a brake system using RT–5A-style valves (among others). The RTDC MU locomotives are equipped with the RT–5A+ Brake System and is 100 percent air dryer equipped. RTDC requests a waiver to extend the maintenance interval to E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1

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[Docket No. FMCSA-2000-7165; FMCSA-2002-12294; FMCSA-2006-23773; FMCSA-
2007-29019; FMCSA-2008-0106; FMCSA-2008-0231; FMCSA-2010-0082; FMCSA-
2010-0114; FMCSA-2011-0365; FMCSA-2011-0366; FMCSA-2012-0104; FMCSA-
2012-0160; FMCSA-2012-0161; FMCSA-2013-0028; FMCSA-2013-0169; FMCSA-
2013-0170; FMCSA-2013-0174; FMCSA-2014-0003; FMCSA-2014-0004; FMCSA-
2014-0007; FMCSA-2014-0010; FMCSA-2015-0056; FMCSA-2015-0070; FMCSA-
2015-0347; FMCSA-2016-0025; FMCSA-2016-0030; FMCSA-2016-0031; FMCSA-
2016-0033; FMCSA-2017-0022; FMCSA-2017-0026; FMCSA-2018-0007; FMCSA-
2018-0011; FMCSA-2018-0012; FMCSA-2018-0013; FMCSA-2018-0014]


Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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

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

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 44 
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

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be received on or before November 9, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA-2000-7165, Docket No. FMCSA-
2002-12294, Docket No. FMCSA-2006-23773, Docket No. FMCSA-2007-29019, 
Docket No. FMCSA-2008-0106, Docket No. FMCSA-2008-0231, Docket No. 
FMCSA-2010-0082, Docket No. FMCSA-2010-0114, Docket No. FMCSA-2011-
0365, Docket No. FMCSA-2011-0366, Docket No. FMCSA-2012-0104, Docket 
No. FMCSA-2012-0160, Docket No. FMCSA-2012-0161, Docket No. FMCSA-2013-
0028, Docket No. FMCSA-2013-0169, Docket No. FMCSA-2013-0170, Docket 
No. FMCSA-2013-0174, Docket No. FMCSA-2014-0003, Docket No. FMCSA-2014-
0004, Docket No. FMCSA-2014-0007, Docket No. FMCSA-2014-0010, Docket 
No. FMCSA-2015-0056, Docket No. FMCSA-2015-0070, Docket No. FMCSA-2015-
0347, Docket No. FMCSA-2016-0025, Docket No. FMCSA-2016-0030, Docket 
No. FMCSA-2016-0031, Docket No. FMCSA-2016-0033, Docket No. FMCSA-2017-
0022, Docket No. FMCSA-2017-0026, Docket No. FMCSA-2018-0007, Docket 
No. FMCSA-2018-0011, Docket No. FMCSA-2018-0012, Docket No. FMCSA-2018-
0013, or Docket No. FMCSA-2018-0014 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-2000-7165; FMCSA-2002-12294; FMCSA-2006-23773; 
FMCSA-2007-29019; FMCSA-2008-0106; FMCSA-2008-0231; FMCSA-2010-0082; 
FMCSA-2010-0114; FMCSA-2011-0365; FMCSA-2011-0366; FMCSA-2012-0104; 
FMCSA-2012-0160; FMCSA-2012-0161; FMCSA-2013-0028; FMCSA-2013-0169; 
FMCSA-2013-0170; FMCSA-2013-0174; FMCSA-2014-0003; FMCSA-2014-0004; 
FMCSA-2014-0007; FMCSA-2014-0010; FMCSA-2015-0056; FMCSA-2015-0070; 
FMCSA-2015-0347; FMCSA-2016-0025; FMCSA-2016-0030; FMCSA-2016-0031; 
FMCSA-2016-0033; FMCSA-2017-0022; FMCSA-2017-0026; FMCSA-2018-0007; 
FMCSA-2018-0011; FMCSA-2018-0012; FMCSA-2018-0013; FMCSA-2018-0014), 
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-2000-7165; FMCSA-2002-12294; FMCSA-2006-
23773; FMCSA-2007-29019; FMCSA-2008-0106; FMCSA-2008-0231; FMCSA-2010-
0082; FMCSA-2010-0114; FMCSA-2011-0365; FMCSA-2011-0366; FMCSA-2012-
0104; FMCSA-2012-0160; FMCSA-2012-0161; FMCSA-2013-0028; FMCSA-2013-
0169; FMCSA-2013-0170; FMCSA-2013-0174; FMCSA-2014-0003; FMCSA-2014-
0004; FMCSA-2014-0007; FMCSA-2014-0010; FMCSA-2015-0056; FMCSA-2015-
0070; FMCSA-2015-0347; FMCSA-2016-0025; FMCSA-2016-0030; FMCSA-2016-
0031; FMCSA-2016-0033; FMCSA-2017-0022; FMCSA-2017-0026; FMCSA-2018-
0007; FMCSA-2018-0011; FMCSA-2018-0012; FMCSA-2018-0013; FMCSA-2018-
0014, 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-2000-7165; FMCSA-2002-12294; FMCSA-
2006-23773; FMCSA-2007-29019; FMCSA-2008-0106; FMCSA-2008-0231; FMCSA-
2010-0082; FMCSA-2010-0114; FMCSA-2011-0365; FMCSA-2011-0366; FMCSA-
2012-0104; FMCSA-2012-0160; FMCSA-2012-0161; FMCSA-2013-0028; FMCSA-
2013-0169; FMCSA-2013-0170; FMCSA-2013-0174; FMCSA-2014-0003; FMCSA-
2014-0004; FMCSA-2014-0007; FMCSA-2014-0010; FMCSA-2015-0056; FMCSA-
2015-0070; FMCSA-2015-0347; FMCSA-2016-0025; FMCSA-2016-0030; FMCSA-
2016-0031; FMCSA-2016-0033; FMCSA-2017-0022; FMCSA-2017-0026; FMCSA-
2018-0007; FMCSA-2018-0011; FMCSA-2018-0012; FMCSA-2018-0013; FMCSA-
2018-0014, in the keyword box, and click ``Search.'' Next, click the 
``Open Docket Folder'' button and choose the document to review. If you 
do not have access to the internet, you may view the docket online by 
visiting Docket Operations in Room W12-140 on the ground floor of the 
DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, 
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 
366-9317 or (202) 366-9826 before visiting Docket Operations.

C. Privacy Act

    In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the 
public

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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 44 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 44 
applicants has satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an 
exemption from the vision standard (see 65 FR 33406; 65 FR 57234; 67 FR 
46016; 67 FR 57266; 67 FR 57267; 69 FR 51346; 69 FR 52741; 71 FR 6826; 
71 FR 19602; 71 FR 50970; 71 FR 53489; 72 FR 58362; 72 FR 67344; 73 FR 
11989; 73 FR 35198; 73 FR 46973; 73 FR 48270; 73 FR 48275; 73 FR 51336; 
73 FR 54888; 74 FR 57553; 75 FR 13653; 75 FR 25919; 75 FR 34212; 75 FR 
39729; 75 FR 44051; 75 FR 47888; 75 FR 50799; 75 FR 52062; 75 FR 52063; 
76 FR 70212; 77 FR 3552; 77 FR 5874; 77 FR 13691; 77 FR 17117; 77 FR 
23797; 77 FR 27847; 77 FR 38381; 77 FR 38386; 77 FR 40945; 77 FR 41879; 
77 FR 46153; 77 FR 51846; 77 FR 52388; 77 FR 52389; 77 FR 52391; 78 FR 
27281; 78 FR 41188; 78 FR 64274; 78 FR 67454; 78 FR 77778; 79 FR 1908; 
79 FR 4803; 79 FR 13085; 79 FR 14333; 79 FR 14571; 79 FR 18392; 79 FR 
23797; 79 FR 28588; 79 FR 29495; 79 FR 29498; 79 FR 38659; 79 FR 41735; 
79 FR 41740; 79 FR 46153; 79 FR 46300; 79 FR 51643; 79 FR 52388; 79 FR 
53514; 79 FR 64001; 80 FR 33007; 80 FR 59230; 80 FR 63839; 80 FR 67476; 
81 FR 1284; 81 FR 1474; 81 FR 15401; 81 FR 15404; 81 FR 20433; 81 FR 
20435; 81 FR 21647; 81 FR 28138; 81 FR 45214; 81 FR 48493; 81 FR 52514; 
81 FR 59266; 81 FR 66726; 81 FR 68098; 81 FR 74494; 81 FR 81230; 81 FR 
90050; 81 FR 91239; 82 FR 15277; 82 FR 37504; 82 FR 47309; 83 FR 2306; 
83 FR 2311; 83 FR 6925; 83 FR 15195; 83 FR 15214; 83 FR 18648; 83 FR 
24146; 83 FR 24585; 83 FR 28320; 83 FR 28325; 83 FR 28328; 83 FR 28332; 
83 FR 28335; 83 FR 33292; 83 FR 34661; 83 FR 34677; 83 FR 40638; 83 FR 
40648; 83 FR 45749; 83 FR 54644). 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 September 
and are discussed below. As of September 8, 2020, and in accordance 
with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 32 individuals have 
satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the 
vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (71 FR 
6826; 71 FR 19602; 72 FR 58362; 72 FR 67344; 73 FR 11989; 73 FR 35198; 
73 FR 48275; 74 FR 57553; 75 FR 13653; 75 FR 25919; 75 FR 39729; 75 FR 
44051; 76 FR 70212; 77 FR 3552; 77 FR 5874; 77 FR 13691; 77 FR 17117; 
77 FR 23797; 77 FR 38381; 77 FR 41879; 77 FR 46153; 77 FR 51846; 77 FR 
52391; 78 FR 27281; 78 FR 41188; 78 FR 64274; 78 FR 67454; 78 FR 77778; 
79 FR 1908; 79 FR 4803; 79 FR 13085; 79 FR 14333; 79 FR 14571; 79 FR 
18392; 79 FR 23797; 79 FR 28588; 79 FR 29498; 79 FR 38659; 79 FR 41735; 
79 FR 41740; 79 FR 46153; 79 FR 53514; 80 FR 33007; 80 FR 59230; 80 FR 
63839; 80 FR 67476; 81 FR 1284; 81 FR 1474; 81 FR 15401; 81 FR 15404; 
81 FR 20433; 81 FR 20435; 81 FR 21647; 81 FR 28138; 81 FR 45214; 81 FR 
48493; 81 FR 52514; 81 FR 66726; 81 FR 68098; 81 FR 90050; 81 FR 91239; 
82 FR 15277; 82 FR 37504; 82 FR 47309; 83 FR 2306; 83 FR 2311; 83 FR 
6925; 83 FR 15195; 83 FR 15214; 83 FR 18648; 83 FR 24146; 83 FR 24585; 
83 FR 28320; 83 FR 28325; 83 FR 28328; 83 FR 28332; 83 FR 28335; 83 FR 
33292; 83 FR 34661; 83 FR 34677; 83 FR 40648; 83 FR 45749; 83 FR 
54644):

Daniel C. Berry (AR)
Christopher L. Binkley (NH)
John R. Bohman (OH)
Clifford L. Burruss (CA)
Ronald H. Carey (PA)
Darrin G. Davis (WI)
Vincent DeMedici (PA)
Jeffrey D. Duncan (IN)
Paul D. Evenhouse (IL)
John W. Forgy (ID)
Grant G. Gibson (MN)
Rickey W. Goins (TN)
Jorge Gonzalez (FL)
John E. Halcomb (GA)
Nenad Harnos (NJ)
Brian D. Hoover (IA)
Alvin H. Horgdal (IA)
Elvin M. Hursh (PA)
Michael A. Kafer (KS)
Jason W. King (MT)
Allen J. Kunze (ND)
Mickey D. McCoy (TN)
Earl L. Mokma (MI)
Terrence A. Odrick (DE)
James L. Okonek (WI)
James C. Paschal, Jr. (GA)
Riland O. Richardson (GA)
Jacob H. Riggle (OK)
Michael J. Schmelzle (KS)
Gregory S. Smith (AR)
Larry L. Stewart (NC)
William B. Van Drielen (NV)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2006-23773;

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FMCSA-2007-29019; FMCSA-2008-0106; FMCSA-2010-0082; FMCSA-2011-0365; 
FMCSA-2011-0366; FMCSA-2012-0160; FMCSA-2012-0161; FMCSA-2013-0028; 
FMCSA-2013-0169; FMCSA-2013-0170; FMCSA-2013-0174; FMCSA-2014-0003; 
FMCSA-2014-0004; FMCSA-2014-0007; FMCSA-2015-0056; FMCSA-2015-0070; 
FMCSA-2015-0347; FMCSA-2016-0025; FMCSA-2016-0030; FMCSA-2016-0031; 
FMCSA-2017-0022; FMCSA-2017-0026; FMCSA-2018-0007; FMCSA-2018-0011; 
FMCSA-2018-0012; FMCSA-2018-0013; and FMCSA-2018-0014. Their exemptions 
were applicable as of September 8, 2020, and will expire on September 
8, 2022.
    As of September 9, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following three individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (75 FR 34212; 75 FR 47888; 77 FR 
27847; 77 FR 38386; 77 FR 40945; 77 FR 41879; 77 FR 52391; 79 FR 29495; 
79 FR 41735; 81 FR 81230; 83 FR 40638):

Michael J. Hoffarth (WA)
Shane N. Maul (IN)
Robert Smiley (NM)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2010-0114; FMCSA-
2012-0104; FMCSA-2012-0161. Their exemptions were applicable as of 
September 9, 2020, and will expire on September 9, 2022.
    As of September 21, 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 (65 FR 33406; 65 FR 57234; 67 FR 
46016; 67 FR 57266; 67 FR 57267; 69 FR 51346; 69 FR 52741; 71 FR 50970; 
71 FR 53489; 73 FR 48270; 73 FR 51336; 75 FR 50799; 75 FR 52062; 77 FR 
52389; 79 FR 46300; 81 FR 81230; 83 FR 40638):

Jack D. Clodfelter (NC)
Daniel K. Davis, III (MA)
Reginald I. Hall (TX)
Alfred C. Jewell, Jr. (WY)

The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2000-7165; and FMCSA-
2002-12294. Their exemptions were applicable as of September 21, 2020, 
and will expire on September 21, 2022.
    As of September 23, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following three individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (73 FR 46973; 73 FR 54888; 75 FR 
52063; 77 FR 52388; 79 FR 52388; 81 FR 81230; 83 FR 40638):

Terrence L. Benning (WI)
Larry D. Curry (GA)
Thomas P. Shank (NY)

    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2008-0231. Their 
exemptions were applicable as of September 23, 2020, and will expire on 
September 23, 2022.
    As of September 29, 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 (81 FR 59266; 81 FR 74494; 83 FR 
40638):

Gregory M. Anderson (NY)

    The driver was included in docket number FMCSA-2016-0033. The 
exemption is applicable as of September 29, 2020, and will expire on 
September 29, 2022.
    As of September 30, 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 (79 FR 51643; 79 FR 64001; 81 FR 
81230; 83 FR 40638):

Loran J. Weiler (IA)

    The driver was included in docket number FMCSA-2014-0010. The 
exemption is applicable as of September 30, 2020, and will expire on 
September 30, 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 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.

VII. Conclusion

    Based upon its evaluation of the 44 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.

Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2020-22311 Filed 10-7-20; 8:45 am]
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