Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 38401-38403 [2021-15376]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 136 / Tuesday, July 20, 2021 / Notices Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 of August 28, 2000. Matthew R. Lussenhop, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2021–15393 Filed 7–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. AB 55 (Sub-No. 805X)] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES CSX Transportation, Inc.— Abandonment Exemption—in Davidson County, Tenn. On June 30, 2021, CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT) filed a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to abandon an approximately 2,262-foot rail line between milepost Val Sta. 2403+77 and milepost Val Sta. 2426+39 on its Nashville Division, Nashville Terminal Subdivision, in Davidson County, Tenn. (the Line). The Line traverses U.S. Postal Service Zip Code 37207. According to CSXT, in the last two years, there were two shippers on the Line, Cherokee Marine Terminals and Kenwal Steel Corporation. (Pet. 3.) CSXT states that the property on which both shippers were located has been purchased by Monroe Infrastructure, LLC (Monroe), (id.), that both shippers are no longer located on the Line, (id. at 5), and that there are no current customers on the Line, (id.). Moreover, CSXT represents that Monroe intends to redevelop the land adjacent to the Line for non-rail purposes—specifically retail, residential, and office space—and that the City has rezoned the adjacent land for residential and commercial use. (Id. at 4–5.) Thus, CSXT asserts, there are no prospects for future shippers on the Line. (Id. at 5.) CSXT seeks to abandon its interest in the Line and sell the property to Monroe to facilitate the redevelopment of the adjacent property. (Id. at 4.) CSXT states that, based on the information in its possession, the Line does not contain federally granted rights-of-way. Any documentation in CSXT’s possession will be made available promptly to those requesting it. The interest of railroad employees will be protected by the conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line Railroad— Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Jul 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). By issuing this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be issued by October 18, 2021. Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) will be due no later than 120 days after the filing of the petition for exemption, or 10 days after service of a decision granting the petition for exemption, whichever occurs sooner. Persons interested in submitting an OFA must first file a formal expression of intent to file an offer by July 30, 2021, indicating the type of financial assistance they wish to provide (i.e., subsidy or purchase) and demonstrating that they are preliminarily financially responsible. See 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(1)(i). Following abandonment, the Line may be suitable for other public use, including interim trail use. Any request for a public use condition under 49 CFR 1152.28 or for interim trail use/rail banking under 49 CFR 1152.29 will be due no later than August 9, 2021.1 All pleadings referring to Docket No. AB 55 (Sub-No. 805X) should be filed with the Surface Transportation Board via e-filing on the Board’s website. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on CSXT’s representative, Melanie B. Yasbin, Law Offices of Louis E. Gitomer, 600 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 301, Towson, MD 21204. Replies to the petition are due on or before August 9, 2021. Persons seeking further information concerning abandonment procedures may contact the Board’s Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245–0238 or refer to the full abandonment regulations at 49 CFR part 1152. Questions concerning environmental issues may be directed to the Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) at (202) 245–0305. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. A Draft Environmental Assessment (Draft EA) (or Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS), if necessary) prepared by OEA will be served upon all parties of record and upon any other agencies or persons who comment during its preparation. Other interested persons may contact OEA to obtain a copy of the Draft EA (or Draft EIS). Draft EAs in abandonment proceedings normally will be made available within 60 days of the filing of 1 Filing fees for OFAs and trail use requests can be found at 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25) and (27), respectively. PO 00000 Frm 00138 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38401 the petition. The deadline for submission of comments on the Draft EA generally will be within 30 days of its service. Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov. Decided: July 14, 2021. By the Board, Valerie O. Quinn, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Brendetta Jones, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2021–15328 Filed 7–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2000–7363; FMCSA– 2000–7918; FMCSA–2001–9258; FMCSA– 2002–12844; FMCSA–2002–13411; FMCSA– 2003–14504; FMCSA–2004–18885; FMCSA– 2006–25246; FMCSA–2007–27515; FMCSA– 2007–27897; FMCSA–2008–0106; FMCSA– 2008–0266; FMCSA–2008–0292; FMCSA– 2008–0340; FMCSA–2008–0398; FMCSA– 2009–0086; FMCSA–2009–0321; FMCSA– 2010–0201; FMCSA–2010–0354; FMCSA– 2011–0024; FMCSA–2011–0057; FMCSA– 2011–0092; FMCSA–2011–0102; FMCSA– 2012–0278; FMCSA–2012–0279; FMCSA– 2012–0337; FMCSA–2012–0338; FMCSA– 2012–0339; FMCSA–2013–0024; FMCSA– 2013–0027; FMCSA–2014–0004; FMCSA– 2014–0300; FMCSA–2014–0301; FMCSA– 2014–0304; FMCSA–2015–0048; FMCSA– 2015–0052; FMCSA–2016–0029; FMCSA– 2016–0207; FMCSA–2016–0209; FMCSA– 2016–0213; FMCSA–2016–0214; FMCSA– 2016–0377; FMCSA–2017–0014; FMCSA– 2017–0017; FMCSA–2017–0018; FMCSA– 2018–0006; FMCSA–2018–0013; FMCSA– 2018–0017; FMCSA–2018–0018; FMCSA– 2019–0004; FMCSA–2019–0008; FMCSA– 2019–0009] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 67 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye. DATES: Each group of renewed exemptions were applicable on the dates stated in the discussions below and will expire on the dates provided below. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1 38402 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 136 / Tuesday, July 20, 2021 / Notices Ms. Christine A. Hydock, Chief, Medical Programs Division, (202) 366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, DOT, 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Participation khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES A. Viewing Comments To view comments go to www.regulations.gov. Insert the docket number, FMCSA–2000–7363, FMCSA– 2000–7918, FMCSA–2001–9258, FMCSA–2002–12844, FMCSA–2002– 13411, FMCSA–2003–14504, FMCSA– 2004–18885, FMCSA–2006–25246, FMCSA–2007–27515, FMCSA–2007– 27897, FMCSA–2008–0106, FMCSA– 2008–0266, FMCSA–2008–0292, FMCSA–2008–0340, FMCSA–2008– 0398, FMCSA–2009–0086, FMCSA– 2009–0321, FMCSA–2010–0201, FMCSA–2010–0354, FMCSA–2011– 0024, FMCSA–2011–0057, FMCSA– 2011–0092, FMCSA–2011–0102, FMCSA–2012–0278, FMCSA–2012– 0279, FMCSA–2012–0337, FMCSA– 2012–0338, FMCSA–2012–0339, FMCSA–2013–0024, FMCSA–2013– 0027, FMCSA–2014–0004, FMCSA– 2014–0300, FMCSA–2014–0301, FMCSA–2014–0304, FMCSA–2015– 0048, FMCSA–2015–0052, FMCSA– 2016–0029, FMCSA–2016–0207, FMCSA–2016–0209, FMCSA–2016– 0213, FMCSA–2016–0214, FMCSA– 2016–0377, FMCSA–2017–0014, FMCSA–2017–0017, FMCSA–2017– 0018, FMCSA–2018–0006, FMCSA– 2018–0013, FMCSA–2018–0017, FMCSA–2018–0018, FMCSA–2019– 0004, FMCSA–2019–0008, or FMCSA– 2019–0009 in the keyword box, and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, sort the results by ‘‘Posted (Newer-Older),’’ choose the first notice listed, and click ‘‘Browse Comments.’’ 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Jul 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 June 3, 2021, FMCSA published a notice announcing its decision to renew exemptions for 67 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 (86 FR 29877). The public comment period ended on July 6, 2021, and no comments were received. FMCSA has evaluated the eligibility of these applicants and determined that renewing these exemptions would achieve a level of safety equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved by complying with the current regulation § 391.41(b)(10). The physical qualification standard for drivers regarding vision found in § 391.41(b)(10) states that a person is physically qualified to drive a CMV if that person has distant visual acuity of at least 20/40 (Snellen) in each eye 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 67 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 July and are discussed below. As of July 22, 2021, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b), the following 65 individuals have satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (65 FR 45817, 65 PO 00000 Frm 00139 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FR 66286, 65 FR 77066, 66 FR 13825, 66 FR 17743, 66 FR 33990, 67 FR 68719, 67 FR 71610, 67 FR 76439, 68 FR 2629, 68 FR 10298, 68 FR 10300, 68 FR 19598, 68 FR 33570, 68 FR 35772, 69 FR 53493, 69 FR 62742, 69 FR 64810, 69 FR 71100, 70 FR 7545, 70 FR 7546, 70 FR 25878, 70 FR 33937, 71 FR 62148, 71 FR 66217, 72 FR 180, 72 FR 1054, 72 FR 7111, 72 FR 7812, 72 FR 9397, 72 FR 21313, 72 FR 28093, 72 FR 32703, 72 FR 32705, 72 FR 39879, 72 FR 52419, 73 FR 35194, 73 FR 51689, 73 FR 61922, 73 FR 61925, 73 FR 63047, 73 FR 63047, 73 FR 74565, 73 FR 75803, 74 FR 980, 74 FR 6209, 74 FR 6211, 74 FR 6212, 74 FR 6689, 74 FR 7097, 74 FR 15584, 74 FR 19267, 74 FR 20253, 74 FR 23472, 74 FR 26464, 74 FR 28094, 74 FR 41971, 75 FR 1835, 75 FR 9482, 75 FR 54958, 75 FR 59327, 75 FR 64396, 75 FR 64396, 75 FR 70078, 75 FR 72863, 75 FR 77949, 76 FR 2190, 76 FR 4413, 76 FR 4414, 76 FR 9859, 76 FR 9861, 76 FR 9865, 76 FR 17481, 76 FR 18824, 76 FR 21796, 76 FR 25766, 76 FR 28125, 76 FR 29022, 76 FR 29024, 76 FR 29026, 76 FR 32016, 76 FR 32017, 76 FR 34135, 76 FR 37885, 76 FR 44082, 76 FR 54530, 77 FR 10606, 77 FR 59248, 77 FR 60008, 77 FR 64582, 77 FR 64583, 77 FR 68200, 77 FR 68202, 77 FR 70534, 77 FR 71669, 77 FR 71671, 77 FR 74273, 77 FR 74731, 78 FR 798, 78 FR 1919, 78 FR 8689, 78 FR 9772, 78 FR 10250, 78 FR 11731, 78 FR 12811, 78 FR 12817, 78 FR 12822, 78 FR 16912, 78 FR 22596, 78 FR 24300, 78 FR 29431, 78 FR 30954, 78 FR 32703, 78 FR 32708, 78 FR 34140, 78 FR 37270, 78 FR 51268, 78 FR 78477, 79 FR 14328, 79 FR 18392, 79 FR 24298, 79 29498, 79 FR 56104, 79 FR 56117, 79 FR 59357, 79 FR 65759, 79 FR 73686, 79 FR 73687, 80 FR 603, 80 FR 2473, 80 FR 3308, 80 FR 3723, 80 FR 6162, 80 FR 767, 80 FR 5615, 80 FR 7679, 80 FR 8751, 80 FR 14223, 80 FR 15859, 80 FR 16502, 80 FR 18693, 80 FR 18696, 80 FR 20558, 80 FR 20559, 80 FR 20562, 80 FR 25766, 80 FR 25768, 80 FR 26139, 80 FR 29154, 80 FR 31635, 80 FR 31640, 80 FR 33009, 80 FR 33011, 80 FR 36398, 80 FR 48409, 81 FR 20433, 81 FR 42054, 81 FR 66722, 81 FR 70248, 81 FR 70251, 81 FR 71173, 81 FR 80161, 81 FR 90046, 81 FR 96165, 81 FR 96178, 81 FR 96180, 82 FR 12678, 82 FR 13043, 82 FR 13045, 82 FR 13048, 82 FR 13187, 82 FR 15277, 82 FR 17736, 82 FR 18949, 82 FR 18956, 82 FR 20962, 82 FR 22379, 82 FR 23712, 82 FR 24430, 82 FR 26224, 82 FR 33542, 82 FR 35050, 82 FR 37499, 83 FR 6694, 83 FR 24571, 83 FR 28325, 83 FR 28335, 83 FR 34661, 83 FR 40648, 83 FR 45750, 83 FR 53724, 83 FR 53727, 83 FR 56137, 83 FR 56902, 84 FR 2311, 84 FR 2314, 84 FR 2326, 84 FR 2328, 84 FR 5550, 84 FR 12665, 84 FR 16320, 84 FR 16327, 84 FR 16333, 84 FR 21397, 84 FR 21401, 84 FR E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 136 / Tuesday, July 20, 2021 / Notices 23629, 84 FR 27688, 84 FR 47047, 84 FR 47057): Charles H. Akers, Jr. (VA) Sava A. Andjelich (IN) Thomas J. Boss (IL) Daniel M. Cannon (OR) Toby L. Carson (TN) John P. Catalano (NJ) Jose S. Chavez (AZ) Brett L. Condon (MD) Stephen L. Cornish (MN) Michael S. Crawford (IL) Jose G. Cruz Romero (TX) Stephen M. Currie (TX) Dudley G. Diebold (CT) Wayne L. Dorbert (PA) Irvin L. Eaddy (SC) Douglas Eamens (NY) Matthew T. Eggers (IA) Marc Enderson (ND) Kelly L. Ewing (PA) Breck L. Falcon (LA) Jevont D. Fells (AL) Raymundo Flores (TX) Jeremy L. Fricke (ND) James P. Gapinski (MN) Dolan A. Gonzalez, Jr. (FL) Peter D. Gouge (IA) Michael D. Greene (VT) Donald L. Hamrick (KS) Zane G. Harvey, Jr. (VA) Billy R. Holdman (IL) James S. Hummel (PA) Ronald D. Jackman II (NV) Alan L. Johnston (IL) Damian Klyza (NJ) Alfred R. Knotts (PA) Kevin R. Lambert (NC) James W. Lappan (KS) Thomas M. Leonard (PA) Terry L. Lipscomb (AL) Collin C. Longacre (PA) Kenny Y. Louie (CA) Phillip L. Mangen (OH) Kenton D. McCullough (VA) Anthony R. Melton (SC) Joshua G. Millican (OH) Stuart W. Penner (KS) Patrick A. Piekkola (WY) Daniel A. Rau (NJ) Donald G. Reed (FL) Richard S. Rehbein (MN) Menno H. Reiff (PA) Jeffrey Ridenhour (AR) Patrick W. Shea (MA) Ranjodh Singh (CA) Jeremichael Steele (NC) Dustin N. Sullivan (MD) Randall S. Surber (WV) Thomas R. Test (VA) Francisco J. Torres (PA) Kevin W. Van Arsdol (CO) Christopher A. Weidner (CT) Gerald L. Wheeler (FL) Don S. Williams (AL) Michael T. Wimber (MT) Rick L. Wood (PA) The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA–2000–7363, FMCSA– VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Jul 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 2000–7918, FMCSA–2001–9258, FMCSA–2002–12844, FMCSA–2002– 13411, FMCSA–2003–14504, FMCSA– 2004–18885, FMCSA–2006–25246, FMCSA–2007–27515, FMCSA–2007– 27897, FMCSA–2008–0106, FMCSA– 2008–0266, FMCSA–2008–0292, FMCSA–2008–0340, FMCSA–2008– 0398, FMCSA–2009–0086, FMCSA– 2009–0321, FMCSA–2010–0201, FMCSA–2010–0354, FMCSA–2011– 0024, FMCSA–2011–0057, FMCSA– 2011–0092, FMCSA–2011–0102, FMCSA–2012–0278, FMCSA–2012– 0279, FMCSA–2012–0337, FMCSA– 2012–0338, FMCSA–2012–0339, FMCSA–2013–0024, FMCSA–2014– 0004, FMCSA–2014–0300, FMCSA– 2014–0301, FMCSA–2014–0304, FMCSA–2015–0048, FMCSA–2016– 0029, FMCSA–2016–0207, FMCSA– 2016–0209, FMCSA–2016–0213, FMCSA–2016–0214, FMCSA–2016– 0377, FMCSA–2017–0014, FMCSA– 2017–0017, FMCSA–2017–0018, FMCSA–2018–0006, FMCSA–2018– 0013, FMCSA–2018–0017, FMCSA– 2018–0018, FMCSA–2019–0004, FMCSA–2019–0008, and FMCSA–2019– 0009. Their exemptions are applicable as of July 22, 2021 and will expire on July 22, 2023. As of July 23, 2021, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b), Bradley J. Kearl (UT) has satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (80 FR 35699, 80 FR 48404, 82 FR 33542, 84 FR 47057). This driver was included in docket number FMCSA–2015–0052. The exemption is applicable as of July 23, 2021 and will expire on July 23, 2023. As of July 31, 2021, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b), Edward Swaggerty, Jr. (OH) has satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (78 FR 24798, 78 FR 46407, 80 FR 36395, 82 FR 33542, 84 FR 47057). This driver was included in docket number FMCSA–2013–0027. The exemption is applicable as of July 31, 2021 and will expire on July 31, 2023. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00140 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38403 and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b). Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2021–15376 Filed 7–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2014–0104; FMCSA– 2018–0137; FMCSA–2018–0138] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of renewal of exemptions; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for three 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 July 12, 2021. The exemptions expire on July 12, 2023. Comments must be received on or before August 19, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA–2014–0104, Docket No. FMCSA–2018–0137, or Docket No. FMCSA–2018–0138 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to www.regulations.gov/, insert the docket number, FMCSA–2014–0104, FMCSA– 2018–0137, or FMCSA–2018–0138 in the keyword box, and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, sort the results by ‘‘Posted (Newer-Older),’’ choose the first notice listed, and click on the ‘‘Comment’’ button. 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, 20590–0001 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2000-7363; FMCSA-2000-7918; FMCSA-2001-9258; FMCSA-
2002-12844; FMCSA-2002-13411; FMCSA-2003-14504; FMCSA-2004-18885; 
FMCSA-2006-25246; FMCSA-2007-27515; FMCSA-2007-27897; FMCSA-2008-0106; 
FMCSA-2008-0266; FMCSA-2008-0292; FMCSA-2008-0340; FMCSA-2008-0398; 
FMCSA-2009-0086; FMCSA-2009-0321; FMCSA-2010-0201; FMCSA-2010-0354; 
FMCSA-2011-0024; FMCSA-2011-0057; FMCSA-2011-0092; FMCSA-2011-0102; 
FMCSA-2012-0278; FMCSA-2012-0279; FMCSA-2012-0337; FMCSA-2012-0338; 
FMCSA-2012-0339; FMCSA-2013-0024; FMCSA-2013-0027; FMCSA-2014-0004; 
FMCSA-2014-0300; FMCSA-2014-0301; FMCSA-2014-0304; FMCSA-2015-0048; 
FMCSA-2015-0052; FMCSA-2016-0029; FMCSA-2016-0207; FMCSA-2016-0209; 
FMCSA-2016-0213; FMCSA-2016-0214; FMCSA-2016-0377; FMCSA-2017-0014; 
FMCSA-2017-0017; FMCSA-2017-0018; FMCSA-2018-0006; FMCSA-2018-0013; 
FMCSA-2018-0017; FMCSA-2018-0018; FMCSA-2019-0004; FMCSA-2019-0008; 
FMCSA-2019-0009]


Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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

ACTION: Notice of final disposition.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 67 
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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Christine A. Hydock, Chief, 
Medical Programs Division, (202) 366-4001, [email protected], FMCSA, 
DOT, 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 Comments

    To view comments go to www.regulations.gov. Insert the docket 
number, FMCSA-2000-7363, FMCSA-2000-7918, FMCSA-2001-9258, FMCSA-2002-
12844, FMCSA-2002-13411, FMCSA-2003-14504, FMCSA-2004-18885, FMCSA-
2006-25246, FMCSA-2007-27515, FMCSA-2007-27897, FMCSA-2008-0106, FMCSA-
2008-0266, FMCSA-2008-0292, FMCSA-2008-0340, FMCSA-2008-0398, FMCSA-
2009-0086, FMCSA-2009-0321, FMCSA-2010-0201, FMCSA-2010-0354, FMCSA-
2011-0024, FMCSA-2011-0057, FMCSA-2011-0092, FMCSA-2011-0102, FMCSA-
2012-0278, FMCSA-2012-0279, FMCSA-2012-0337, FMCSA-2012-0338, FMCSA-
2012-0339, FMCSA-2013-0024, FMCSA-2013-0027, FMCSA-2014-0004, FMCSA-
2014-0300, FMCSA-2014-0301, FMCSA-2014-0304, FMCSA-2015-0048, FMCSA-
2015-0052, FMCSA-2016-0029, FMCSA-2016-0207, FMCSA-2016-0209, FMCSA-
2016-0213, FMCSA-2016-0214, FMCSA-2016-0377, FMCSA-2017-0014, FMCSA-
2017-0017, FMCSA-2017-0018, FMCSA-2018-0006, FMCSA-2018-0013, FMCSA-
2018-0017, FMCSA-2018-0018, FMCSA-2019-0004, FMCSA-2019-0008, or FMCSA-
2019-0009 in the keyword box, and click ``Search.'' Next, sort the 
results by ``Posted (Newer-Older),'' choose the first notice listed, 
and click ``Browse Comments.'' 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 June 3, 2021, FMCSA published a notice announcing its decision 
to renew exemptions for 67 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 (86 FR 29877). The public comment 
period ended on July 6, 2021, 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 67 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 July and 
are discussed below. As of July 22, 2021, and in accordance with 49 
U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b), the following 65 individuals have 
satisfied the renewal conditions for obtaining an exemption from the 
vision requirement in the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (65 FR 
45817, 65 FR 66286, 65 FR 77066, 66 FR 13825, 66 FR 17743, 66 FR 33990, 
67 FR 68719, 67 FR 71610, 67 FR 76439, 68 FR 2629, 68 FR 10298, 68 FR 
10300, 68 FR 19598, 68 FR 33570, 68 FR 35772, 69 FR 53493, 69 FR 62742, 
69 FR 64810, 69 FR 71100, 70 FR 7545, 70 FR 7546, 70 FR 25878, 70 FR 
33937, 71 FR 62148, 71 FR 66217, 72 FR 180, 72 FR 1054, 72 FR 7111, 72 
FR 7812, 72 FR 9397, 72 FR 21313, 72 FR 28093, 72 FR 32703, 72 FR 
32705, 72 FR 39879, 72 FR 52419, 73 FR 35194, 73 FR 51689, 73 FR 61922, 
73 FR 61925, 73 FR 63047, 73 FR 63047, 73 FR 74565, 73 FR 75803, 74 FR 
980, 74 FR 6209, 74 FR 6211, 74 FR 6212, 74 FR 6689, 74 FR 7097, 74 FR 
15584, 74 FR 19267, 74 FR 20253, 74 FR 23472, 74 FR 26464, 74 FR 28094, 
74 FR 41971, 75 FR 1835, 75 FR 9482, 75 FR 54958, 75 FR 59327, 75 FR 
64396, 75 FR 64396, 75 FR 70078, 75 FR 72863, 75 FR 77949, 76 FR 2190, 
76 FR 4413, 76 FR 4414, 76 FR 9859, 76 FR 9861, 76 FR 9865, 76 FR 
17481, 76 FR 18824, 76 FR 21796, 76 FR 25766, 76 FR 28125, 76 FR 29022, 
76 FR 29024, 76 FR 29026, 76 FR 32016, 76 FR 32017, 76 FR 34135, 76 FR 
37885, 76 FR 44082, 76 FR 54530, 77 FR 10606, 77 FR 59248, 77 FR 60008, 
77 FR 64582, 77 FR 64583, 77 FR 68200, 77 FR 68202, 77 FR 70534, 77 FR 
71669, 77 FR 71671, 77 FR 74273, 77 FR 74731, 78 FR 798, 78 FR 1919, 78 
FR 8689, 78 FR 9772, 78 FR 10250, 78 FR 11731, 78 FR 12811, 78 FR 
12817, 78 FR 12822, 78 FR 16912, 78 FR 22596, 78 FR 24300, 78 FR 29431, 
78 FR 30954, 78 FR 32703, 78 FR 32708, 78 FR 34140, 78 FR 37270, 78 FR 
51268, 78 FR 78477, 79 FR 14328, 79 FR 18392, 79 FR 24298, 79 29498, 79 
FR 56104, 79 FR 56117, 79 FR 59357, 79 FR 65759, 79 FR 73686, 79 FR 
73687, 80 FR 603, 80 FR 2473, 80 FR 3308, 80 FR 3723, 80 FR 6162, 80 FR 
767, 80 FR 5615, 80 FR 7679, 80 FR 8751, 80 FR 14223, 80 FR 15859, 80 
FR 16502, 80 FR 18693, 80 FR 18696, 80 FR 20558, 80 FR 20559, 80 FR 
20562, 80 FR 25766, 80 FR 25768, 80 FR 26139, 80 FR 29154, 80 FR 31635, 
80 FR 31640, 80 FR 33009, 80 FR 33011, 80 FR 36398, 80 FR 48409, 81 FR 
20433, 81 FR 42054, 81 FR 66722, 81 FR 70248, 81 FR 70251, 81 FR 71173, 
81 FR 80161, 81 FR 90046, 81 FR 96165, 81 FR 96178, 81 FR 96180, 82 FR 
12678, 82 FR 13043, 82 FR 13045, 82 FR 13048, 82 FR 13187, 82 FR 15277, 
82 FR 17736, 82 FR 18949, 82 FR 18956, 82 FR 20962, 82 FR 22379, 82 FR 
23712, 82 FR 24430, 82 FR 26224, 82 FR 33542, 82 FR 35050, 82 FR 37499, 
83 FR 6694, 83 FR 24571, 83 FR 28325, 83 FR 28335, 83 FR 34661, 83 FR 
40648, 83 FR 45750, 83 FR 53724, 83 FR 53727, 83 FR 56137, 83 FR 56902, 
84 FR 2311, 84 FR 2314, 84 FR 2326, 84 FR 2328, 84 FR 5550, 84 FR 
12665, 84 FR 16320, 84 FR 16327, 84 FR 16333, 84 FR 21397, 84 FR 21401, 
84 FR

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23629, 84 FR 27688, 84 FR 47047, 84 FR 47057):

Charles H. Akers, Jr. (VA)
Sava A. Andjelich (IN)
Thomas J. Boss (IL)
Daniel M. Cannon (OR)
Toby L. Carson (TN)
John P. Catalano (NJ)
Jose S. Chavez (AZ)
Brett L. Condon (MD)
Stephen L. Cornish (MN)
Michael S. Crawford (IL)
Jose G. Cruz Romero (TX)
Stephen M. Currie (TX)
Dudley G. Diebold (CT)
Wayne L. Dorbert (PA)
Irvin L. Eaddy (SC)
Douglas Eamens (NY)
Matthew T. Eggers (IA)
Marc Enderson (ND)
Kelly L. Ewing (PA)
Breck L. Falcon (LA)
Jevont D. Fells (AL)
Raymundo Flores (TX)
Jeremy L. Fricke (ND)
James P. Gapinski (MN)
Dolan A. Gonzalez, Jr. (FL)
Peter D. Gouge (IA)
Michael D. Greene (VT)
Donald L. Hamrick (KS)
Zane G. Harvey, Jr. (VA)
Billy R. Holdman (IL)
James S. Hummel (PA)
Ronald D. Jackman II (NV)
Alan L. Johnston (IL)
Damian Klyza (NJ)
Alfred R. Knotts (PA)
Kevin R. Lambert (NC)
James W. Lappan (KS)
Thomas M. Leonard (PA)
Terry L. Lipscomb (AL)
Collin C. Longacre (PA)
Kenny Y. Louie (CA)
Phillip L. Mangen (OH)
Kenton D. McCullough (VA)
Anthony R. Melton (SC)
Joshua G. Millican (OH)
Stuart W. Penner (KS)
Patrick A. Piekkola (WY)
Daniel A. Rau (NJ)
Donald G. Reed (FL)
Richard S. Rehbein (MN)
Menno H. Reiff (PA)
Jeffrey Ridenhour (AR)
Patrick W. Shea (MA)
Ranjodh Singh (CA)
Jeremichael Steele (NC)
Dustin N. Sullivan (MD)
Randall S. Surber (WV)
Thomas R. Test (VA)
Francisco J. Torres (PA)
Kevin W. Van Arsdol (CO)
Christopher A. Weidner (CT)
Gerald L. Wheeler (FL)
Don S. Williams (AL)
Michael T. Wimber (MT)
Rick L. Wood (PA)

    The drivers were included in docket numbers FMCSA-2000-7363, FMCSA-
2000-7918, FMCSA-2001-9258, FMCSA-2002-12844, FMCSA-2002-13411, FMCSA-
2003-14504, FMCSA-2004-18885, FMCSA-2006-25246, FMCSA-2007-27515, 
FMCSA-2007-27897, FMCSA-2008-0106, FMCSA-2008-0266, FMCSA-2008-0292, 
FMCSA-2008-0340, FMCSA-2008-0398, FMCSA-2009-0086, FMCSA-2009-0321, 
FMCSA-2010-0201, FMCSA-2010-0354, FMCSA-2011-0024, FMCSA-2011-0057, 
FMCSA-2011-0092, FMCSA-2011-0102, FMCSA-2012-0278, FMCSA-2012-0279, 
FMCSA-2012-0337, FMCSA-2012-0338, FMCSA-2012-0339, FMCSA-2013-0024, 
FMCSA-2014-0004, FMCSA-2014-0300, FMCSA-2014-0301, FMCSA-2014-0304, 
FMCSA-2015-0048, FMCSA-2016-0029, FMCSA-2016-0207, FMCSA-2016-0209, 
FMCSA-2016-0213, FMCSA-2016-0214, FMCSA-2016-0377, FMCSA-2017-0014, 
FMCSA-2017-0017, FMCSA-2017-0018, FMCSA-2018-0006, FMCSA-2018-0013, 
FMCSA-2018-0017, FMCSA-2018-0018, FMCSA-2019-0004, FMCSA-2019-0008, and 
FMCSA-2019-0009. Their exemptions are applicable as of July 22, 2021 
and will expire on July 22, 2023.
    As of July 23, 2021, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 
31315(b), Bradley J. Kearl (UT) has satisfied the renewal conditions 
for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in the FMCSRs 
for interstate CMV drivers (80 FR 35699, 80 FR 48404, 82 FR 33542, 84 
FR 47057).
    This driver was included in docket number FMCSA-2015-0052. The 
exemption is applicable as of July 23, 2021 and will expire on July 23, 
2023.
    As of July 31, 2021, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 
31315(b), Edward Swaggerty, Jr. (OH) has satisfied the renewal 
conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirement in 
the FMCSRs for interstate CMV drivers (78 FR 24798, 78 FR 46407, 80 FR 
36395, 82 FR 33542, 84 FR 47057).
    This driver was included in docket number FMCSA-2013-0027. The 
exemption is applicable as of July 31, 2021 and will expire on July 31, 
2023.
    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. 2021-15376 Filed 7-19-21; 8:45 am]
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