Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 69378-69380 [2020-24185]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 69378 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 212 / Monday, November 2, 2020 / Notices Department of State as the U.S. Central Authority for the 1993 Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Senate Treaty Doc. 105–51, 105th Cong., 2d Sess.). Some Central Authority duties are explicitly assigned to other entities, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The IAA confers on the Department the authority and responsibility for establishing and overseeing the system for accreditation/ approval and monitoring and oversight of accredited agencies and approved persons (hereinafter referred to as adoption service providers (ASPs)). Rather than mandating the Department to directly accredit/approve ASPs, the IAA directs the Department to select and designate one or more AEs to carry out those functions. 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[FR Doc. 2020–24209 Filed 10–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–43–P PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2000–7006; FMCSA– 2002–11714; FMCSA–2002–12294; FMCSA– 2004–17984; FMCSA–2004–18885; FMCSA– 2005–21711; FMCSA–2005–22727; FMCSA– 2006–24783; FMCSA–2008–0021; FMCSA– 2008–0106; FMCSA–2008–0231; FMCSA– 2008–0266; FMCSA–2010–0082; FMCSA– 2010–0114; FMCSA–2010–0161; FMCSA– 2010–0187; FMCSA–2011–0380; FMCSA– 2012–0104; FMCSA–2012–0159; FMCSA– 2012–0215; FMCSA–2013–0167; FMCSA– 2013–0174; FMCSA–2014–0002; FMCSA– 2014–0004; FMCSA–2014–0006; FMCSA– 2014–0007; FMCSA–2014–0010; FMCSA– 2014–0011; FMCSA–2014–0296; FMCSA– 2015–0070; FMCSA–2015–0345; FMCSA– 2015–0347; FMCSA–2015–0350; FMCSA– 2016–0024; FMCSA–2016–0028; FMCSA– 2016–0029; FMCSA–2016–0206; FMCSA– 2018–0008; FMCSA–2018–0011; FMCSA– 2018–0012; FMCSA–2018–0017] 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 55 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, 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 Dockets Operations, (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: 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 https://www.regulations.gov. Insert the docket number, FMCSA–2000–7006; Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 212 / Monday, November 2, 2020 / Notices FMCSA–2002–11714; FMCSA–2002– 12294; FMCSA–2004–17984; FMCSA– 2004–18885; FMCSA–2005–21711; FMCSA–2005–22727; FMCSA–2006– 24783; FMCSA–2008–0021; FMCSA– 2008–0106; FMCSA–2008–0231; FMCSA–2008–0266; FMCSA–2010– 0082; FMCSA–2010–0114; FMCSA– 2010–0161; FMCSA–2010–0187; FMCSA–2011–0380; FMCSA–2012– 0104; FMCSA–2012–0159; FMCSA– 2012–0215; FMCSA–2013–0167; FMCSA–2013–0174; FMCSA–2014– 0002; FMCSA–2014–0004; FMCSA– 2014–0006; FMCSA–2014–0007; FMCSA–2014–0010; FMCSA–2014– 0011; FMCSA–2014–0296; FMCSA– 2015–0070; FMCSA–2015–0345; FMCSA–2015–0347; FMCSA–2015– 0350; FMCSA–2016–0024; FMCSA– 2016–0028; FMCSA–2016–0029; FMCSA–2016–0206; FMCSA–2018– 0008; FMCSA–2018–0011; FMCSA– 2018–0012; FMCSA–2018–0017, 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 Dockets 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. 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.transportation.gov/privacy. II. Background On September 2, 2020, FMCSA published a notice announcing its decision to renew exemptions for 55 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 54628). The public comment period ended on October 2, 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:55 Oct 30, 2020 Jkt 253001 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 55 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 October 1, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 37 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (65 FR 20245; 65 FR 57230; 67 FR 46016; 67 FR 57266; 67 FR 57267; 69 FR 51346; 69 FR 52741; 70 FR 71884; 71 FR 4632; 71 FR 53489; 73 FR 5259; 73 FR 15567; 73 FR 27015; 73 FR 35195; 73 FR 35199; 73 FR 48275; 73 FR 51336; 75 FR 1451; 75 FR 19674; 75 FR 25918; 75 FR 34212; 75 FR 39729; 75 FR 44051; 75 FR 47888; 75 FR 52062; 77 FR 545; 77 FR 23797; 77 FR 27847; 77 FR 36336; 77 FR 36338; 77 FR 38386; 77 FR 40945; 77 FR 46153; 77 FR 46795; 77 FR 52389; 78 FR 64271; 78 FR 78475; 79 FR 1908; 79 FR 2748; 79 FR 10606; 79 FR 14333; 79 FR 18392; 79 FR 22003; 79 FR 23797; 79 FR 29498; 79 FR 35212; 79 FR 35220; 79 FR 38659; 79 FR 38661; 79 FR 45868; 79 FR 46153; 79 FR 46300; 79 FR 47175; 79 FR 51643; 79 FR 53514; 79 FR 64001; 80 FR 67476; 80 FR 79414; 80 FR 80443; 81 FR 1474; 81 FR 14190; 81 FR 15404; 81 FR 2043381; FR 21655; 81 FR 28138; 81 FR 39100; 81 FR 39320; 81 FR 42054; 81 FR 44680; 81 FR 48493; 81 FR 60115; 81 FR 66718; 81 FR 66720; 81 FR 66722; 81 FR 72642; 81 FR 81230; 81 FR 90050; 81 FR 91239; 81 FR 96196; 83 FR 6922; 83 FR 15195; 83 FR 15216; 83 FR 24146; 83 FR 24585; 83 FR 28320; 83 FR 28323; 83 FR 28325; 83 FR 28332; 83 FR 34661; 83 FR 34677; 83 FR 45749; 83 FR 56902): Dominic A. Berube (MA) Mark F. Besco (IA) Lester E. Burnes (NM) Antonio A. Calixto (MN) Walter O. Connelly (WA) Tommy J. Cross, Jr. (TN) PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69379 Donald R. Date, Jr. (MD) Jacob Dehoyos (NM) David Diamond (IL) Timothy C. Dotson (MO) Michael Giagnacova (PA) Joshua D. Giles (NC) Esteban G. Gonzalez (TX) Jimmy G. Hall (NC) Ricky P. Hastings (TX) Kevin L. Jones (SC) Keith A. Kelley (ME) William J. Krysinski (MN) Melvin L. Lester (MS) William L. Martin (OR) Michael P. Mazza (WA) Duane A. McCord (IL) Richard L. Miller (IN) Philip L. Neff (PA) Michael Pace (TX) Aaron L. Paustian (IA) Markus Perkins (LA) Kent A. Perry (WY) Mario A. Quezada (TX) Carroll G. Quisenberry (KY) Ruel W. Reed (IA) Guadalupe Reyes (FL) Ivan Romero (IL) Jess C. Sanchez (TX) Robert Schick (PA) Michael D. Singleton (IN) Ricky W. Witt (IA) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2000–7006; FMCSA– 2002–12294; FMCSA–2005–22727; FMCSA–2008–0021; FMCSA–2008– 0106; FMCSA–2010–0082; FMCSA– 2010–0114; FMCSA–2012–0104; FMCSA–2012–0159; FMCSA–2013– 0167; FMCSA–2013–0174; FMCSA– 2014–0002; FMCSA–2014–0004; FMCSA–2014–0006; FMCSA–2014– 0007; FMCSA–2014–0010; FMCSA– 2015–0070; FMCSA–2015–0345; FMCSA–2015–0347; FMCSA–2015– 0350; FMCSA–2016–0024; FMCSA– 2016–0028; FMCSA–2016–0029; FMCSA–2016–0206; FMCSA–2018– 0008; FMCSA–2018–0011; FMCSA– 2018–0012. Their exemptions were applicable as of October 1, 2020, and will expire on October 1, 2022. As of October 6, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following six individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (67 FR 15662; 67 FR 37907; 69 FR 26206; 70 FR 48797; 70 FR 61493; 71 FR 26602; 71 FR 32183; 71 FR 41310; 73 FR 27018; 73 FR 36955; 75 FR 36778; 75 FR 36779; 75 FR 39725; 75 FR 61833; 77 FR 17109; 77 FR 27845; 77 FR 38384; 77 FR 56262; 79 FR 23797; 79 FR 35218; 79 FR 51642; 81 FR 71173; 83 FR 56902): John E. Breslin (NV) Ronald M. Green (OH) E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 69380 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 212 / Monday, November 2, 2020 / Notices David W. Grooms (IN) Ralph E. Holmes (MD) Daniel W. Johnson (NY) Charles E. Stokes (FL) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2002–11714; FMCSA– 2005–21711; FMCSA–2006–24783; FMCSA–2010–0161; FMCSA–2011– 0380. Their exemptions were applicable as of October 6, 2020, and will expire on October 6, 2022. As of October 11, 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 (83 FR 45750; 83 FR 56137): Thomas J. Knapp (WA) The driver was included in docket number FMCSA–2018–0017. The exemption was applicable as of October 11, 2020, and will expire on October 11, 2022. As of October 15, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following two individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (69 FR 33997; 69 FR 61292; 71 FR 55820; 73 FR 46973; 73 FR 54888; 73 FR 65009; 75 FR 52063; 75 FR 57105; 77 FR 52388; 77 FR 60010; 81 FR 71173; 83 FR 56902): William C. Ball (NC) and Kevin C. Palmer (OR) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2004–17984; FMCSA–2008–0231. Their exemptions were applicable as of October 15, 2020, and will expire on October 15, 2022. As of October 21, 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 56099; 79 FR 70928; 81 FR 71173; 83 FR 56902): Raymond Holt (CA) The driver was included in docket number FMCSA–2014–0011. The exemption is applicable as of October 21, 2020, and will expire on October 21, 2022. As of October 22, 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 (73 FR 51689; 73 FR 63047; 75 FR 39725; 75 FR 47883; 75 FR 61883; 75 FR 63257; 75 FR 64396; 77 FR 64582; 79 FR 56104; 81 FR 71173; 83 FR 56902): VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:55 Oct 30, 2020 Jkt 253001 Randall J. Benson (MN) James D. Drabek, Jr. (IL) Delone W. Dudley (MD) Jeromy W. Leatherman (PA) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2008–0266; FMCSA– 2010–0161; FMCSA–2010–0187. Their exemptions are applicable as of October 22, 2020, and will expire on October 22, 2022. As of October 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 52381; 77 FR 64841; 79 FR 56097; 81 FR 71173; 83 FR 56902): James T. Stalker (OH) The driver was included in docket number FMCSA–2012–0215. The exemption is applicable as of October 23, 2020, and will expire on October 23, 2022. As of October 27, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following two individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (69 FR 53493; 69 FR 62742; 71 FR 62148; 73 FR 61925; 75 FR 59327; 77 FR 64583; 79 FR 56117; 81 FR 71173; 83 FR 56902): David W. Brown (TN) and Zbigniew P. Pietranik (WI) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2004–18885. Their exemptions are applicable as of October 27, 2020, and will expire on October 27, 2022. As of October 31, 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 58856; 79 FR 72754; 81 FR 71173; 83 FR 56902): Henry L. Chrestensen (IA) The driver was included in docket number FMCSA–2014–0296. The exemption is applicable as of October 31, 2020, and will expire on October 31, 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 00069 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. 2020–24185 Filed 10–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2014–0106; FMCSA– 2016–0002; FMCSA–2017–0061] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for eight individuals from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. DATES: The exemptions were applicable on September 6, 2020. The exemptions expire on September 6, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Christine A. Hydock, Chief, Medical Programs Division, 202–366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W64–224, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. If you have questions regarding viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Dockets Operations, (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: 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 https://www.regulations.gov/ docket?D=FMCSA-2014-0106, https:// www.regulations.gov/docket?D=FMCSA2016-0002, or https:// www.regulations.gov/docket?D=FMCSA2017-0061 and choose the document to review. If you do not have access to the internet, you may view the docket online by visiting Dockets Operations in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the DOT West Building, 1200 New E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2000-7006; FMCSA-2002-11714; FMCSA-2002-12294; FMCSA-
2004-17984; FMCSA-2004-18885; FMCSA-2005-21711; FMCSA-2005-22727; 
FMCSA-2006-24783; FMCSA-2008-0021; FMCSA-2008-0106; FMCSA-2008-0231; 
FMCSA-2008-0266; FMCSA-2010-0082; FMCSA-2010-0114; FMCSA-2010-0161; 
FMCSA-2010-0187; FMCSA-2011-0380; FMCSA-2012-0104; FMCSA-2012-0159; 
FMCSA-2012-0215; FMCSA-2013-0167; FMCSA-2013-0174; FMCSA-2014-0002; 
FMCSA-2014-0004; FMCSA-2014-0006; FMCSA-2014-0007; FMCSA-2014-0010; 
FMCSA-2014-0011; FMCSA-2014-0296; FMCSA-2015-0070; FMCSA-2015-0345; 
FMCSA-2015-0347; FMCSA-2015-0350; FMCSA-2016-0024; FMCSA-2016-0028; 
FMCSA-2016-0029; FMCSA-2016-0206; FMCSA-2018-0008; FMCSA-2018-0011; 
FMCSA-2018-0012; FMCSA-2018-0017]


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 55 
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 Dockets 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 https://www.regulations.gov. 
Insert the docket number, FMCSA-2000-7006;

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FMCSA-2002-11714; FMCSA-2002-12294; FMCSA-2004-17984; FMCSA-2004-18885; 
FMCSA-2005-21711; FMCSA-2005-22727; FMCSA-2006-24783; FMCSA-2008-0021; 
FMCSA-2008-0106; FMCSA-2008-0231; FMCSA-2008-0266; FMCSA-2010-0082; 
FMCSA-2010-0114; FMCSA-2010-0161; FMCSA-2010-0187; FMCSA-2011-0380; 
FMCSA-2012-0104; FMCSA-2012-0159; FMCSA-2012-0215; FMCSA-2013-0167; 
FMCSA-2013-0174; FMCSA-2014-0002; FMCSA-2014-0004; FMCSA-2014-0006; 
FMCSA-2014-0007; FMCSA-2014-0010; FMCSA-2014-0011; FMCSA-2014-0296; 
FMCSA-2015-0070; FMCSA-2015-0345; FMCSA-2015-0347; FMCSA-2015-0350; 
FMCSA-2016-0024; FMCSA-2016-0028; FMCSA-2016-0029; FMCSA-2016-0206; 
FMCSA-2018-0008; FMCSA-2018-0011; FMCSA-2018-0012; FMCSA-2018-0017, 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 
Dockets 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 September 2, 2020, FMCSA published a notice announcing its 
decision to renew exemptions for 55 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 54628). The 
public comment period ended on October 2, 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 55 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 October 1, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following 37 individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (65 FR 20245; 65 FR 57230; 67 FR 
46016; 67 FR 57266; 67 FR 57267; 69 FR 51346; 69 FR 52741; 70 FR 71884; 
71 FR 4632; 71 FR 53489; 73 FR 5259; 73 FR 15567; 73 FR 27015; 73 FR 
35195; 73 FR 35199; 73 FR 48275; 73 FR 51336; 75 FR 1451; 75 FR 19674; 
75 FR 25918; 75 FR 34212; 75 FR 39729; 75 FR 44051; 75 FR 47888; 75 FR 
52062; 77 FR 545; 77 FR 23797; 77 FR 27847; 77 FR 36336; 77 FR 36338; 
77 FR 38386; 77 FR 40945; 77 FR 46153; 77 FR 46795; 77 FR 52389; 78 FR 
64271; 78 FR 78475; 79 FR 1908; 79 FR 2748; 79 FR 10606; 79 FR 14333; 
79 FR 18392; 79 FR 22003; 79 FR 23797; 79 FR 29498; 79 FR 35212; 79 FR 
35220; 79 FR 38659; 79 FR 38661; 79 FR 45868; 79 FR 46153; 79 FR 46300; 
79 FR 47175; 79 FR 51643; 79 FR 53514; 79 FR 64001; 80 FR 67476; 80 FR 
79414; 80 FR 80443; 81 FR 1474; 81 FR 14190; 81 FR 15404; 81 FR 
2043381; FR 21655; 81 FR 28138; 81 FR 39100; 81 FR 39320; 81 FR 42054; 
81 FR 44680; 81 FR 48493; 81 FR 60115; 81 FR 66718; 81 FR 66720; 81 FR 
66722; 81 FR 72642; 81 FR 81230; 81 FR 90050; 81 FR 91239; 81 FR 96196; 
83 FR 6922; 83 FR 15195; 83 FR 15216; 83 FR 24146; 83 FR 24585; 83 FR 
28320; 83 FR 28323; 83 FR 28325; 83 FR 28332; 83 FR 34661; 83 FR 34677; 
83 FR 45749; 83 FR 56902):

Dominic A. Berube (MA)
Mark F. Besco (IA)
Lester E. Burnes (NM)
Antonio A. Calixto (MN)
Walter O. Connelly (WA)
Tommy J. Cross, Jr. (TN)
Donald R. Date, Jr. (MD)
Jacob Dehoyos (NM)
David Diamond (IL)
Timothy C. Dotson (MO)
Michael Giagnacova (PA)
Joshua D. Giles (NC)
Esteban G. Gonzalez (TX)
Jimmy G. Hall (NC)
Ricky P. Hastings (TX)
Kevin L. Jones (SC)
Keith A. Kelley (ME)
William J. Krysinski (MN)
Melvin L. Lester (MS)
William L. Martin (OR)
Michael P. Mazza (WA)
Duane A. McCord (IL)
Richard L. Miller (IN)
Philip L. Neff (PA)
Michael Pace (TX)
Aaron L. Paustian (IA)
Markus Perkins (LA)
Kent A. Perry (WY)
Mario A. Quezada (TX)
Carroll G. Quisenberry (KY)
Ruel W. Reed (IA)
Guadalupe Reyes (FL)
Ivan Romero (IL)
Jess C. Sanchez (TX)
Robert Schick (PA)
Michael D. Singleton (IN)
Ricky W. Witt (IA)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2000-7006; FMCSA-
2002-12294; FMCSA-2005-22727; FMCSA-2008-0021; FMCSA-2008-0106; FMCSA-
2010-0082; FMCSA-2010-0114; FMCSA-2012-0104; FMCSA-2012-0159; FMCSA-
2013-0167; FMCSA-2013-0174; FMCSA-2014-0002; FMCSA-2014-0004; FMCSA-
2014-0006; FMCSA-2014-0007; FMCSA-2014-0010; FMCSA-2015-0070; FMCSA-
2015-0345; FMCSA-2015-0347; FMCSA-2015-0350; FMCSA-2016-0024; FMCSA-
2016-0028; FMCSA-2016-0029; FMCSA-2016-0206; FMCSA-2018-0008; FMCSA-
2018-0011; FMCSA-2018-0012. Their exemptions were applicable as of 
October 1, 2020, and will expire on October 1, 2022.
    As of October 6, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following six individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (67 FR 15662; 67 FR 37907; 69 FR 
26206; 70 FR 48797; 70 FR 61493; 71 FR 26602; 71 FR 32183; 71 FR 41310; 
73 FR 27018; 73 FR 36955; 75 FR 36778; 75 FR 36779; 75 FR 39725; 75 FR 
61833; 77 FR 17109; 77 FR 27845; 77 FR 38384; 77 FR 56262; 79 FR 23797; 
79 FR 35218; 79 FR 51642; 81 FR 71173; 83 FR 56902):

John E. Breslin (NV)
Ronald M. Green (OH)

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David W. Grooms (IN)
Ralph E. Holmes (MD)
Daniel W. Johnson (NY)
Charles E. Stokes (FL)

    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2002-11714; FMCSA-
2005-21711; FMCSA-2006-24783; FMCSA-2010-0161; FMCSA-2011-0380. Their 
exemptions were applicable as of October 6, 2020, and will expire on 
October 6, 2022.
    As of October 11, 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 (83 FR 45750; 83 FR 56137):

Thomas J. Knapp (WA)

    The driver was included in docket number FMCSA-2018-0017. The 
exemption was applicable as of October 11, 2020, and will expire on 
October 11, 2022.
    As of October 15, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following two individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (69 FR 33997; 69 FR 61292; 71 FR 
55820; 73 FR 46973; 73 FR 54888; 73 FR 65009; 75 FR 52063; 75 FR 57105; 
77 FR 52388; 77 FR 60010; 81 FR 71173; 83 FR 56902):

William C. Ball (NC) and Kevin C. Palmer (OR)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2004-17984; 
FMCSA-2008-0231. Their exemptions were applicable as of October 15, 
2020, and will expire on October 15, 2022.
    As of October 21, 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 56099; 79 FR 70928; 81 FR 
71173; 83 FR 56902):

Raymond Holt (CA)

    The driver was included in docket number FMCSA-2014-0011. The 
exemption is applicable as of October 21, 2020, and will expire on 
October 21, 2022.
    As of October 22, 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 (73 FR 51689; 73 FR 63047; 75 FR 
39725; 75 FR 47883; 75 FR 61883; 75 FR 63257; 75 FR 64396; 77 FR 64582; 
79 FR 56104; 81 FR 71173; 83 FR 56902):

Randall J. Benson (MN)
James D. Drabek, Jr. (IL)
Delone W. Dudley (MD)
Jeromy W. Leatherman (PA)

    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2008-0266; FMCSA-
2010-0161; FMCSA-2010-0187. Their exemptions are applicable as of 
October 22, 2020, and will expire on October 22, 2022.
    As of October 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 52381; 77 FR 64841; 79 FR 
56097; 81 FR 71173; 83 FR 56902):

James T. Stalker (OH)

    The driver was included in docket number FMCSA-2012-0215. The 
exemption is applicable as of October 23, 2020, and will expire on 
October 23, 2022.
    As of October 27, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) 
and 31315, the following two individuals have satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (69 FR 53493; 69 FR 62742; 71 FR 
62148; 73 FR 61925; 75 FR 59327; 77 FR 64583; 79 FR 56117; 81 FR 71173; 
83 FR 56902):

David W. Brown (TN) and Zbigniew P. Pietranik (WI)

    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2004-18885. Their 
exemptions are applicable as of October 27, 2020, and will expire on 
October 27, 2022.
    As of October 31, 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 58856; 79 FR 72754; 81 FR 
71173; 83 FR 56902):

    Henry L. Chrestensen (IA)

    The driver was included in docket number FMCSA-2014-0296. The 
exemption is applicable as of October 31, 2020, and will expire on 
October 31, 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. 2020-24185 Filed 10-30-20; 8:45 am]
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