Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 693-695 [2020-29250]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 3 / Wednesday, January 6, 2021 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES imports of the sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing products described above exceeded its exports of those goods by 127,341 metric tons according to data published by the National Superintendence of Customs and Tax Administration (SUNAT). Based on this data, USTR has determined that Peru’s trade surplus is negative. Therefore, in accordance with U.S. Note 28(d) to subchapter XXII of HTSUS chapter 98, goods of Peru are not eligible to enter the United States duty-free under subheading 9822.06.10 in CY2021. V. Colombia TPA Pursuant to section 201 of the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act (Pub. L. 112–42; 19 U.S.C. 3805 note), Presidential Proclamation No. 8818 of May 14, 2012 (77 FR 29519) implemented the Colombia TPA on behalf of the United States and modified the HTSUS to reflect the tariff treatment provided for in the Colombia TPA. Note 32(b) to subchapter XXII of HTSUS chapter 98 requires USTR annually to publish a determination of the amount of Colombia’s trade surplus, by volume, with all sources for goods in HTSUS subheadings 1701.12, 1701.13, 1701.14, 1701.91, 1701.99, 1702.40 and 1702.60, except that Colombia’s imports of U.S. goods classified under subheadings 1702.40 and 1702.60 that are originating goods under the Colombia TPA and Colombia’s exports to the United States of goods classified under subheadings 1701.12, 1701.13, 1701.14, 1701.91 and 1701.99 are not included in the calculation of Colombia’s trade surplus. Note 32(c)(i) to subchapter XXII of HTSUS chapter 98 provides duty-free treatment for certain sugar goods of Colombia entered under subheading 9822.08.01 in an amount equal to the lesser of Colombia’s trade surplus or the specific quantity set out in that note for that calendar year. During CY2019, the most recent year for which data is available, Colombia’s exports of the sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing products described above exceeded its imports of those goods by 338,814 metric tons according to data published by the Colombian National Tax and Customs Directorate (DIAN). Based on this data, USTR has determined that Colombia’s trade surplus is 338,814 metric tons. The specific quantity set out in U.S. Note 32(c)(i) to subchapter XXII of HTSUS chapter 98 for Colombia for CY 2021 is 56,750 metric tons. Therefore, in accordance with that note, the aggregate quantity of goods of Colombia that may VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:08 Jan 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 be entered duty-free under subheading 9822.08.01 in CY2021 is 56,750 metric tons (i.e., the amount that is the lesser of Colombia’s trade surplus and the specific quantity set out in that note for Colombia for CY2021). VI. Panama TPA Pursuant to section 201 of the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act (Pub. L. 112–43; 19 U.S.C. 3805 note), Presidential Proclamation No. 8894 of October 29, 2012 (77 FR 66505) implemented the Panama TPA on behalf of the United States and modified the HTSUS to reflect the tariff treatment provided for in the Panama TPA. Note 35(a) to subchapter XXII of HTSUS chapter 98 requires USTR annually to publish a determination of the amount of Panama’s trade surplus, by volume, with all sources for goods in HTSUS subheadings 1701.12, 1701.13, 1701.14, 1701.91, 1701.99, 1702.40 and 1702.60, except that Panama’s imports of U.S. goods classified under subheadings 1702.40 and 1702.60 that are originating goods under the Panama TPA and Panama’s exports to the United States of goods classified under subheadings 1701.12, 1701.13, 1701.14, 1701.91 and 1701.99 are not included in the calculation of Panama’s trade surplus. Note 35(c) to subchapter XXII of HTSUS chapter 98 provides duty-free treatment for certain sugar goods of Panama entered under subheading 9822.09.17 in an amount equal to the lesser of Panama’s trade surplus or the specific quantity set out in that note for that calendar year. During CY2019, the most recent year for which data is available, Panama’s imports of the sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing products described above exceeded its exports of those goods by 753 metric tons according to data published by the National Institute of Statistics and Census, Office of the General Comptroller of Panama; and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Panama. Based on this data, USTR has determined that Panama’s trade surplus is negative. Therefore, in accordance with that note, goods of Panama are not eligible to enter the United States dutyfree under subheading 9822.09.17 in CY2021. Gregory Doud, Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2020–29224 Filed 1–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F0–P PO 00000 Frm 00194 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 693 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–1998–3637; FMCSA–2000–7006; FMCSA–2000–8203; FMCSA–2004–17195; FMCSA–2004–17984; FMCSA–2004–18885; FMCSA–2008–0106; FMCSA–2008–0174; FMCSA–2010–0082; FMCSA–2010–0187; FMCSA–2011–0299; FMCSA–2012–0214; FMCSA–2012–0215; FMCSA–2012–0216; FMCSA–2012–0280; FMCSA–2013–0165; FMCSA–2013–0168; FMCSA–2014–0003; FMCSA–2014–0004; FMCSA–2014–0005; FMCSA–2014–0006; FMCSA–2014–0007; FMCSA–2014–0010; FMCSA–2014–0296; FMCSA–2014–0298; FMCSA–2015–0056; FMCSA–2016–0028; FMCSA–2016–0029; FMCSA–2016–0030; FMCSA–2016–0206; FMCSA–2016–0208; FMCSA–2016–0212; FMCSA–2018–0011; FMCSA–2018–0012; FMCSA–2018–0013; FMCSA–2018–0014; FMCSA–2018–0015; FMCSA–2018–0017; FMCSA–2018–0207] 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 63 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 http://www.regulations.gov. Insert the docket number, FMCSA–1998–3637; FMCSA–2000–7006; FMCSA–2000– E:\FR\FM\06JAN1.SGM 06JAN1 694 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 3 / Wednesday, January 6, 2021 / Notices 8203; FMCSA–2004–17195; FMCSA– 2004–17984; FMCSA–2004–18885; FMCSA–2008–0106; FMCSA–2008– 0174; FMCSA–2010–0082; FMCSA– 2010–0187; FMCSA–2011–0299; FMCSA–2012–0214; FMCSA–2012– 0215; FMCSA–2012–0216; FMCSA– 2012–0280; FMCSA–2013–0165; FMCSA–2013–0168; FMCSA–2014– 0003; FMCSA–2014–0004; FMCSA– 2014–0005; FMCSA–2014–0006; FMCSA–2014–0007; FMCSA–2014– 0010; FMCSA–2014–0296; FMCSA– 2014–0298; FMCSA–2015–0056; FMCSA–2016–0028; FMCSA–2016– 0029; FMCSA–2016–0030; FMCSA– 2016–0206; FMCSA–2016–0208; FMCSA–2016–0212; FMCSA–2018– 0011; FMCSA–2018–0012; FMCSA– 2018–0013; FMCSA–2018–0014; FMCSA–2018–0015; FMCSA–2018– 0017; FMCSA–2018–0207, 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– 0001, 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 Dockets 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.transportation.gov/privacy. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES II. Background On November 18, 2020, FMCSA published a notice announcing its decision to renew exemptions for 63 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 73593). The public comment period ended on December 18, 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). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:08 Jan 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 The physical qualification standard for drivers regarding vision found in § 391.41(b)(10) states that a person is physically qualified to drive a CMV if that person has distant visual acuity of at least 20/40 (Snellen) in each eye without corrective lenses or visual acuity separately corrected to 20/40 (Snellen) or better with corrective lenses, distant binocular acuity of a least 20/40 (Snellen) in both eyes with or without corrective lenses, field of vision of at least 70° in the horizontal meridian in each eye, and the ability to recognize the colors of traffic signals and devices showing red, green, and amber. III. Discussion of Comments FMCSA received no comments in this proceeding. IV. Conclusion Based on its evaluation of the 63 renewal exemption applications and comments received, FMCSA confirms its decision to exempt the following drivers from the vision requirement in § 391.41(b)(10). In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b), the following groups of drivers received renewed exemptions in the month of December and are discussed below. As of December 3, 2020, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 54 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (63 FR 196; 63 FR 30285; 65 FR 20245; 65 FR 57230; 65 FR 66293; 67 FR 57266; 67 FR 67234; 69 FR 17263; 69 FR 31447; 69 FR 33997; 69 FR 52741; 69 FR 53493; 69 FR 61292; 69 FR 62741; 69 FR 62742; 71 FR 27033; 71 FR 53489; 71 FR 55820; 71 FR 62147; 71 FR 62148; 73 FR 28186; 73 FR 35194; 73 FR 35201; 73 FR 38499; 73 FR 48273; 73 FR 48275; 73 FR 51336; 73 FR 61925; 73 FR 65009; 73 FR 74565; 75 FR 25919; 75 FR 27623; 75 FR 27624; 75 FR 39729; 75 FR 44050; 75 FR 44051; 75 FR 47883; 75 FR 52061; 75 FR 57105; 75 FR 59327; 75 FR 63257; 75 FR 66423; 76 FR 73769; 77 FR 3547; 77 FR 29447; 77 FR 36338; 77 FR 46153; 77 FR 46793; 77 FR 52381; 77 FR 56261; 77 FR 56262; 77 FR 59245; 77 FR 60010; 77 FR 64583; 77 FR 64841; 77 FR 65933; 77 FR 68199; 78 FR 47818; 78 FR 63302; 78 FR 63307; 78 FR 77780; 79 FR 14331; 79 FR 1457179 FR 18392; 79 FR 27043; 79 FR 27681; 79 FR 28588; 79 FR 29498; 79 FR 35212; 79 FR 35220; 79 FR 38649; 79 FR 38659; 79 FR 46153; 79 FR 47175; 79 FR 51642; 79 FR 51643; 79 FR 53514; 79 FR 56097; 79 FR 56117; 79 FR 58856; 79 FR 59348; 79 FR 64001; 79 FR 68199; 79 FR 72754; 80 FR 59225; 80 FR 59230; 80 FR 63839; 81 FR 1284; 81 FR 20433; 81 FR PO 00000 Frm 00195 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28138; 81 FR 39320; 81 FR 40634; 81 FR 42054; 81 FR 45214; 81 FR 60115; 81 FR 66720; 81 FR 66722; 81 FR 66726; 81 FR 70253; 81 FR 71173; 81 FR 72642; 81 FR 80161; 81 FR 81230; 81 FR 90050; 81 FR 91239; 81 FR 96180; 81 FR 96191; 81 FR 96196; 83 FR 6922; 83 FR 24146; 83 FR 24585; 83 FR 28320; 83 FR 28325; 83 FR 28332; 83 FR 28335; 83 FR 33292; 83 FR 34661; 83 FR 34667; 83 FR 34677; 83 FR 40638; 83 FR 40648; 83 FR 45749; 83 FR 45750; 83 FR 53724; 83 FR 53732; 83 FR 54644; 83 FR 56137; 83 FR 56902; 84 FR 2326): John W. Arnold (KY) Paul J. Bannon (DE) Keith D. Blackwell (TX) Tracy L. Bowers (IA) Gary O. Brady (WV) Bryan Brockus (ID) Thomas F. Caithamer (IL) Kenneth C. Caldwell (NY) Gerard J. Cormier (MA) Layne C. Coscorrosa (WA) Eric DeFrancesco (PA) Michael C. Doheny (CT) Homero Dominguez (TX) Roger A. Duester (TX) Todd C. Grider (IN) Michael J. Haubert (WI) Raymond E. Hogue (PA) Matthew D. Hormann (MN) Charles S. Huffman (KS) Spencer B. Jacobs (TX) Clarence H. Jacobsma (IN) Larry Johnsonbaugh, Jr. (PA) Theodore Kirby (MD) Kelly R. Knopf, Sr. (SC) Eric M. Kohrs (IL) Richard A. Kolodziejczyk (CT) Sherell J. Landry (TX) Timothy D. Lundvall (NE) Matthew J. Mantooth (KY) Brian D. McClanahan (IL) David G. Meyers (NY) Ross A. Miceli II (PA) James J. Monticello (IN) Aaron F. Naylor (PA) James M. O’Brien (ME) Billy R. Oguynn (AL) Richard A. Peterson (OR) Jamey D. Reed (TX) Charles O. Rhodes (FL) Juan A. Rodriguez (CT) Gordon G. Roth (KS) Terry L. Rubendall (PA) Daniel W. Schafer (PA) Klifford N. Siemens (KS) Chad M. Smith (IA) Eric D. Smith (GA) Daniel W. Toppings (WV) Bart M. Valiante (CT) James W. Van Ryswyk (IA) John T. White, Jr. (NC) Hubert Whittenburg (MO) John D. Woods (MI) Aaron E. Wright (MI) James C. Wright (MN) E:\FR\FM\06JAN1.SGM 06JAN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 3 / Wednesday, January 6, 2021 / Notices The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–1998–3637; FMCSA– 2000–7006; FMCSA–2000–8203; FMCSA–2004–17195; FMCSA–2004– 17984; FMCSA–2004–18885; FMCSA– 2008–0106; FMCSA–2008–0174; FMCSA–2010–0082; FMCSA–2010– 0187; FMCSA–2011–0299; FMCSA– 2012–0214; FMCSA–2012–0215; FMCSA–2012–0216; FMCSA–2013– 0165; FMCSA–2013–0168; FMCSA– 2014–0003; FMCSA–2014–0004; FMCSA–2014–0005; FMCSA–2014– 0006; FMCSA–2014–0007; FMCSA– 2014–0010; FMCSA–2014–0296; FMCSA–2015–0056; FMCSA–2016– 0028; FMCSA–2016–0029; FMCSA– 2016–0030; FMCSA–2016–0206; FMCSA–2016–0208; FMCSA–2018– 0011; FMCSA–2018–0012; FMCSA– 2018–0013; FMCSA–2018–0014; FMCSA–2018–0015; FMCSA–2018– 0017. Their exemptions were applicable as of December 3, 2020, and will expire on December 3, 2022. As of December 10, 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 (83 FR 56140; 84 FR 2309): Alejandro R. Almaguer (FL) Abdallah A. Alserhan (IL) Denis Cuzimencov (NC) Steven M. Huddleston (NM) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2018–0207. Their exemptions were applicable as of December 10, 2020, and will expire on December 10, 2022. As of December 20, 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 (77 FR 64839; 77 FR 75494; 79 FR 73393; 81 FR 96180; 84 FR 2326): Noah E. Bowen (OH); and Emin Toric (GA) The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2012–0280. Their exemptions were applicable as of December 20, 2020, and will expire on December 20, 2022. As of December 25, 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 (79 FR 69985; 80 FR 8927; 81 FR 96180; 84 FR 2326): Thurman T. Clayton (LA); and Tig G. Cornell (ID) VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:08 Jan 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA–2014–0298. Their exemptions were applicable as of December 25, 2020, and will expire on December 25, 2022. As of December 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 (81 FR 86063; 82 FR 12683; 84 FR 2326): Michal Golebiowski (IL) The driver was included in docket number FMCSA–2016–0212. The exemption was applicable as of December 30, 2020, and will expire on December 30, 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. 2020–29250 Filed 1–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2020–0015] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of applications for exemption; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from seven individuals for an exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions will enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye. DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 5, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the Federal Docket SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00196 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 695 Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA–2020–0015 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ docket?D=FMCSA-2020-0015. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Dockets Operations; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. See the ‘‘Public Participation’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for instructions on submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Christine A. Hydock, Chief, Medical Programs Division, (202) 366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W64–224, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. If you have questions regarding viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Dockets 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–2020–0015), indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material online or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. FMCSA recommends that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a phone number in the body of your document so that FMCSA can contact you if there are questions regarding your submission. To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov/ docket?D=FMCSA-2020-0015. 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. E:\FR\FM\06JAN1.SGM 06JAN1

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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-1998-3637; FMCSA-2000-7006; FMCSA-2000-8203; FMCSA-
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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 63 
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 http://www.regulations.gov. 
Insert the docket number, FMCSA-1998-3637; FMCSA-2000-7006; FMCSA-2000-

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8203; FMCSA-2004-17195; FMCSA-2004-17984; FMCSA-2004-18885; FMCSA-2008-
0106; FMCSA-2008-0174; FMCSA-2010-0082; FMCSA-2010-0187; FMCSA-2011-
0299; FMCSA-2012-0214; FMCSA-2012-0215; FMCSA-2012-0216; FMCSA-2012-
0280; FMCSA-2013-0165; FMCSA-2013-0168; FMCSA-2014-0003; FMCSA-2014-
0004; FMCSA-2014-0005; FMCSA-2014-0006; FMCSA-2014-0007; FMCSA-2014-
0010; FMCSA-2014-0296; FMCSA-2014-0298; FMCSA-2015-0056; FMCSA-2016-
0028; FMCSA-2016-0029; FMCSA-2016-0030; FMCSA-2016-0206; FMCSA-2016-
0208; FMCSA-2016-0212; FMCSA-2018-0011; FMCSA-2018-0012; FMCSA-2018-
0013; FMCSA-2018-0014; FMCSA-2018-0015; FMCSA-2018-0017; FMCSA-2018-
0207, 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 20590-0001, 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 Dockets 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.transportation.gov/privacy.

II. Background

    On November 18, 2020, FMCSA published a notice announcing its 
decision to renew exemptions for 63 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 73593). The 
public comment period ended on December 18, 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 63 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).
    In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b), the following 
groups of drivers received renewed exemptions in the month of December 
and are discussed below. As of December 3, 2020, and in accordance with 
49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 54 individuals have 
satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the 
vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (63 FR 196; 
63 FR 30285; 65 FR 20245; 65 FR 57230; 65 FR 66293; 67 FR 57266; 67 FR 
67234; 69 FR 17263; 69 FR 31447; 69 FR 33997; 69 FR 52741; 69 FR 53493; 
69 FR 61292; 69 FR 62741; 69 FR 62742; 71 FR 27033; 71 FR 53489; 71 FR 
55820; 71 FR 62147; 71 FR 62148; 73 FR 28186; 73 FR 35194; 73 FR 35201; 
73 FR 38499; 73 FR 48273; 73 FR 48275; 73 FR 51336; 73 FR 61925; 73 FR 
65009; 73 FR 74565; 75 FR 25919; 75 FR 27623; 75 FR 27624; 75 FR 39729; 
75 FR 44050; 75 FR 44051; 75 FR 47883; 75 FR 52061; 75 FR 57105; 75 FR 
59327; 75 FR 63257; 75 FR 66423; 76 FR 73769; 77 FR 3547; 77 FR 29447; 
77 FR 36338; 77 FR 46153; 77 FR 46793; 77 FR 52381; 77 FR 56261; 77 FR 
56262; 77 FR 59245; 77 FR 60010; 77 FR 64583; 77 FR 64841; 77 FR 65933; 
77 FR 68199; 78 FR 47818; 78 FR 63302; 78 FR 63307; 78 FR 77780; 79 FR 
14331; 79 FR 1457179 FR 18392; 79 FR 27043; 79 FR 27681; 79 FR 28588; 
79 FR 29498; 79 FR 35212; 79 FR 35220; 79 FR 38649; 79 FR 38659; 79 FR 
46153; 79 FR 47175; 79 FR 51642; 79 FR 51643; 79 FR 53514; 79 FR 56097; 
79 FR 56117; 79 FR 58856; 79 FR 59348; 79 FR 64001; 79 FR 68199; 79 FR 
72754; 80 FR 59225; 80 FR 59230; 80 FR 63839; 81 FR 1284; 81 FR 20433; 
81 FR 28138; 81 FR 39320; 81 FR 40634; 81 FR 42054; 81 FR 45214; 81 FR 
60115; 81 FR 66720; 81 FR 66722; 81 FR 66726; 81 FR 70253; 81 FR 71173; 
81 FR 72642; 81 FR 80161; 81 FR 81230; 81 FR 90050; 81 FR 91239; 81 FR 
96180; 81 FR 96191; 81 FR 96196; 83 FR 6922; 83 FR 24146; 83 FR 24585; 
83 FR 28320; 83 FR 28325; 83 FR 28332; 83 FR 28335; 83 FR 33292; 83 FR 
34661; 83 FR 34667; 83 FR 34677; 83 FR 40638; 83 FR 40648; 83 FR 45749; 
83 FR 45750; 83 FR 53724; 83 FR 53732; 83 FR 54644; 83 FR 56137; 83 FR 
56902; 84 FR 2326):

John W. Arnold (KY)
Paul J. Bannon (DE)
Keith D. Blackwell (TX)
Tracy L. Bowers (IA)
Gary O. Brady (WV)
Bryan Brockus (ID)
Thomas F. Caithamer (IL)
Kenneth C. Caldwell (NY)
Gerard J. Cormier (MA)
Layne C. Coscorrosa (WA)
Eric DeFrancesco (PA)
Michael C. Doheny (CT)
Homero Dominguez (TX)
Roger A. Duester (TX)
Todd C. Grider (IN)
Michael J. Haubert (WI)
Raymond E. Hogue (PA)
Matthew D. Hormann (MN)
Charles S. Huffman (KS)
Spencer B. Jacobs (TX)
Clarence H. Jacobsma (IN)
Larry Johnsonbaugh, Jr. (PA)
Theodore Kirby (MD)
Kelly R. Knopf, Sr. (SC)
Eric M. Kohrs (IL)
Richard A. Kolodziejczyk (CT)
Sherell J. Landry (TX)
Timothy D. Lundvall (NE)
Matthew J. Mantooth (KY)
Brian D. McClanahan (IL)
David G. Meyers (NY)
Ross A. Miceli II (PA)
James J. Monticello (IN)
Aaron F. Naylor (PA)
James M. O'Brien (ME)
Billy R. Oguynn (AL)
Richard A. Peterson (OR)
Jamey D. Reed (TX)
Charles O. Rhodes (FL)
Juan A. Rodriguez (CT)
Gordon G. Roth (KS)
Terry L. Rubendall (PA)
Daniel W. Schafer (PA)
Klifford N. Siemens (KS)
Chad M. Smith (IA)
Eric D. Smith (GA)
Daniel W. Toppings (WV)
Bart M. Valiante (CT)
James W. Van Ryswyk (IA)
John T. White, Jr. (NC)
Hubert Whittenburg (MO)
John D. Woods (MI)
Aaron E. Wright (MI)
James C. Wright (MN)


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    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-1998-3637; FMCSA-
2000-7006; FMCSA-2000-8203; FMCSA-2004-17195; FMCSA-2004-17984; FMCSA-
2004-18885; FMCSA-2008-0106; FMCSA-2008-0174; FMCSA-2010-0082; FMCSA-
2010-0187; FMCSA-2011-0299; FMCSA-2012-0214; FMCSA-2012-0215; FMCSA-
2012-0216; FMCSA-2013-0165; FMCSA-2013-0168; FMCSA-2014-0003; FMCSA-
2014-0004; FMCSA-2014-0005; FMCSA-2014-0006; FMCSA-2014-0007; FMCSA-
2014-0010; FMCSA-2014-0296; FMCSA-2015-0056; FMCSA-2016-0028; FMCSA-
2016-0029; FMCSA-2016-0030; FMCSA-2016-0206; FMCSA-2016-0208; FMCSA-
2018-0011; FMCSA-2018-0012; FMCSA-2018-0013; FMCSA-2018-0014; FMCSA-
2018-0015; FMCSA-2018-0017. Their exemptions were applicable as of 
December 3, 2020, and will expire on December 3, 2022.
    As of December 10, 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 (83 FR 56140; 84 FR 2309):

Alejandro R. Almaguer (FL)
Abdallah A. Alserhan (IL)
Denis Cuzimencov (NC)
Steven M. Huddleston (NM)

    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2018-0207. Their 
exemptions were applicable as of December 10, 2020, and will expire on 
December 10, 2022.
    As of December 20, 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 (77 FR 64839; 77 FR 75494; 79 FR 
73393; 81 FR 96180; 84 FR 2326):

Noah E. Bowen (OH); and Emin Toric (GA)

    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2012-0280. Their 
exemptions were applicable as of December 20, 2020, and will expire on 
December 20, 2022.
    As of December 25, 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 (79 FR 69985; 80 FR 8927; 81 FR 
96180; 84 FR 2326):

Thurman T. Clayton (LA); and Tig G. Cornell (ID)

    The drivers were included in docket number FMCSA-2014-0298. Their 
exemptions were applicable as of December 25, 2020, and will expire on 
December 25, 2022.
    As of December 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 (81 FR 86063; 82 FR 12683; 84 FR 
2326):

Michal Golebiowski (IL)

    The driver was included in docket number FMCSA-2016-0212. The 
exemption was applicable as of December 30, 2020, and will expire on 
December 30, 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. 2020-29250 Filed 1-5-21; 8:45 am]
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