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Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

American Government

Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

Larry W. Minor
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
June 22, 2015


[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 119 (Monday, June 22, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35699-35703]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-15208]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2015-0052]


Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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

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

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 34 individuals 
for exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier 
Safety Regulations. They are unable to meet the vision requirement in 
one eye for various reasons. The exemptions will enable these 
individuals to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate 
commerce without meeting the prescribed vision requirement in one eye. 
If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals to qualify as 
drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 22, 2015. All 
comments will be investigated by FMCSA. The exemptions will be issued 
the day after the comment period closes.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA-2015-0052 using any of the 
following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility; 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., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
    Instructions: Each submission must include the Agency name and the 
docket numbers for this notice. Note that all comments received will be 
posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any 
personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below 
for further information.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments, go to http://www.regulations.gov at any time or Room W12-140 
on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays. The FDMS is available 24 hours each day, 365 
days each year. If you want acknowledgment that we received your 
comments, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope or postcard 
or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting 
comments on-line.
    Privacy Act: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits 
comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT 
posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information 
the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the 
system of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at 
www.dot.gov/privacy.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles A. Horan, III, Director, 
Carrier, Driver and Vehicle Safety Standards, (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., Monday through Friday, except 
Federal holidays. If you have questions regarding viewing or submitting 
material to the docket, contact Docket Services, telephone (202) 366-
9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption 
from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for a 2-year period 
if it finds ``such exemption would likely achieve a level of safety 
that is equivalent to or greater than the level that would be achieved 
absent such exemption.'' FMCSA can renew exemptions at the end of each 
2-year period. The 34 individuals listed in this notice have each 
requested such an exemption from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 
391.41(b)(10), which applies to drivers of CMVs in interstate commerce. 
Accordingly, the Agency will evaluate the qualifications of each 
applicant to determine whether granting an exemption will achieve the 
required level of safety mandated by statute.

II. Qualifications of Applicants

Robert J. Bickel

    Mr. Bickel, 60, has had amblyopia in his left eye since 1996. The 
visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/400. 
Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ``His vision 
is 20/20 in the better eye and has sufficient vision to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Bickel reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 13 years, accumulating 130,000 miles. He holds a Class CA 
CDL from Michigan. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes and one conviction for a moving violation in a CMV; he 
disobeyed a stop sign.

Steven J. Brauer

    Mr. Brauer, 61, has complete loss of vision in his left eye since 
1972. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 
counting fingers. Following an examination in 2014, his ophthalmologist 
stated, ``Mr. Brauer has sufficient vision to perform driving tasks 
required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Brauer reported that he 
has driven straight trucks for 35 years, accumulating 630,000 miles. He 
holds an operator's license from New Jersey. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows one crash, for which he was not cited and to which 
he did not contribute, and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Steven R. Brinegar

    Mr. Brinegar, 34, has a retinal detachment in his left eye due to a 
traumatic incident in 1999. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/
25, and in his left eye, light perception. Following an examination in 
2015, his optometrist stated, ``Mr. Brinegar has sufficient vision to 
perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle in 
my opinion.'' Mr. Brinegar reported that he has driven straight trucks 
for one year, accumulating 20,000 miles, and tractor-trailer 
combinations for four years, accumulating 320,000 miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from Texas. His driving record for the last 3 years shows 
no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Garry D. Burkholder

    Mr. Burkholder, 58, has corneal scarring and Descemet's folds in 
his left eye due to a traumatic incident during childhood. The visual 
acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/400. 
Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist stated, ``In my 
medical opinion, he has been driving for the last 40 years without any 
issues and I believe that with the use of his right eye and his left 
eye for some peripheral vision, he should have enough vision to operate 
a commercial vehicle which he has done safely in the past.'' Mr. 
Burkholder reported that he has driven straight trucks for 10 years, 
accumulating 300,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 35 
years, accumulating 2.1 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Pennsylvania. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes 
and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Orlando A. Cabrera

    Mr. Cabrera, 50, has had retinal detachment in his left eye since 
1991. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 
no light perception. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist 
stated, ``Although Mr. Cabrera is a monocular subject, I feel that he 
does have adequate vision to drive a commercial vehicle.''
    Mr. Cabrera reported that he has driven straight trucks for 11 
years, accumulating 229,075 miles. He holds an operator's license from 
Florida. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Dennis W. Cosens, Jr.

    Mr. Cosens, 39, has had congenital amblyopia in his left eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left 
eye, 20/200. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, 
``It is my determination that Mr. Dennis Cosens is able to perform 
tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Cosens reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for 20 years, accumulating 800,000 
miles. He holds an operator's license from New Mexico. His driving 
record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for 
moving violations in a CMV.

Rodney R. Dawson

    Mr. Dawson, 50, has had a prosthetic left eye since 2009. The 
visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25, and in his left eye, no light 
perception. Following an examination in 2014, his ophthalmologist 
stated, ``Mr. Dawson has asked that I provide the information as it 
pertains to his DOT physical related to his visual results . . . Pt. 
[sic] does have sufficient visual acuity w/the right eye to perform 
duties with caution.''
    Mr. Dawson reported that he has driven straight trucks for 12 
years, accumulating 432,000 miles. He holds an operator's license from 
Kentucky. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

David S. Devine

    Mr. Devine, 56, has corneal scarring in his left eye due to a 
traumatic incident in 1984. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/
20, and in his left eye, 20/60. Following an examination in 2014, his 
optometrist stated, ``He has sufficient functional vision to operate 
safely a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Devine reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 11.5 years, accumulating 460,000 miles. He holds a 
Class A CDL from Idaho. His driving record for the last 3 years shows 
no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Lenton L. Dunston, Jr.

    Mr. Dunston, 70, has had amblyopia with exotropia in his left eye 
since birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/40, and in his 
left eye, 20/400. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist 
stated, ``In my medical opinion, the patient has sufficient vision to 
preform [sic] the driving tasks required to operate a commercial

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vehicle.'' Mr. Dunston reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
2 years, accumulating 4,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 
20 years, accumulating two million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Virginia. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Raymond C. Favreau

    Mr. Favreau, 50, has had amblyopia in his right eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/60, and in his left 
eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, 
``Mr. Favreau has been amblyopic in his right eye since very early 
childhood. He has been driving commercial vehicles for years without a 
problem.'' Mr. Favreau reported that he has driven straight trucks for 
25 years, accumulating 1.63 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Vermont. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

William J. Gargiulo

    Mr. Gargiulo, 55, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/
50. Following an examination in 2014, his ophthalmologist stated, ``I 
certify that in my medical opinion, patient William Gargiulo has 
sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a 
commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Gargiulo reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 6.5 years, accumulating 65,000 miles. He holds an operator's 
license from Ohio. His driving record for the last 3 years shows one 
crash, for which he was not cited and to which he did not contribute, 
and one conviction for a moving violation in a CMV; he exceeded the 
speed limit by 15 mph.

Wladyslaw Gogola

    Mr. Gogola, 45, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/
200. Following an examination in 2014, his ophthalmologist stated, 
``With a normal kinetic peripheral field in each eye and normal color 
vision he has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required 
to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Gogola reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for five years, accumulating 250,000 miles, and 
tractor-trailer combinations for nine years, accumulating 765,000 
miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Illinois. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows two crashes, for which he was not cited and to which 
he did not contribute, and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Antonio Gomez

    Mr. Gomez, 59, has had amblyopia in his right eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/60, and in his left eye, 20/
20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ``In my 
professional opinion, Mr. Gomez has sufficient vision in his left eye 
to operate a commercial motor vehicle.'' Mr. Gomez reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 33 years, accumulating 99,000 miles. He 
holds a Class A CDL from Pennsylvania. His driving record for the last 
3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Fred S. Graham

    Mr. Graham, 70, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/
400. Following an examination in 2014, his ophthalmologist stated, ``In 
my opinion Mr. Graham has sufficient vision to perform the driving 
tasks to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Graham reported that he 
has driven straight trucks for three years, accumulating 6,000 miles. 
He holds an operator's license from Tennessee. His driving record for 
the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

Mark Grenier

    Mr. Grenier, 52, has a prosthetic right eye due to a traumatic 
incident in 1988. The visual acuity in his right eye is no light 
perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 
2014, his optometrist stated, ``It is my medical opinion that Mr. 
Grenier has sufficient vision in his left eye to operate a commercial 
vehicle.''
    Mr. Grenier reported that he has driven straight trucks for 20 
years, accumulating 500,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 
20 years, accumulating 300,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from 
Connecticut. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes 
and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Jay R. Hendricks

    Mr. Hendricks, 53, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/100, and in his left eye, 20/
20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ``Yes, 
Mr. Hendricks has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks 
required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Hendricks reported that 
he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 17 years, accumulating 
850,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Florida. His driving record 
for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

Steven C. Holland

    Mr. Holland, 55, has had amblyopia and a macular hole resulting in 
central scotoma in his right eye since birth. The visual acuity in his 
right eye is 20/100, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an 
examination in 2015 his optometrist stated, ``He has a history of 
amblyopia in the right eye . . . The right eye does have some slight 
pigmentary changes within the macula and possibly small macular hole 
explaining the reduction in acuity . . . At this time, I do not see 
anything that would limit Mr. Holland's ability to operate a commercial 
vehicle.'' Mr. Holland reported that he has driven tractor-trailer 
combinations for 27 years, accumulating 583,200 miles. He holds a Class 
A CDL from Oklahoma. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Acquillious Jackson III

    Mr. Jackson, 61, has had aphakia and corneal scarring resulting in 
amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his 
right eye is 20/15, and in his left eye, counting fingers. Following an 
examination in 2014, his ophthalmologist stated, ``In my medical 
opinion Mr. Jackson has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks 
required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Jackson reported that 
he has driven buses for 37 years, accumulating 588,744 miles. He holds 
a Class B CDL from South Carolina. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Jimmy D. Johnson II

    Mr. Johnson, 43, has had amblyopia in his right eye since birth. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/60, and in his left eye, 20/
20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ``In 
summary, Mr. Johnson is well adapted to his long-standing amblyopia 
and, in my medical opinion, has sufficient vision to perform the 
driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Johnson 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 25 years, accumulating 
107,500 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 15 years, 
accumulating 162,000 miles. He holds a Class AM CDL from Tennessee. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and

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no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Bradley J. Kearl

    Mr. Kearl, 45, has had congenital glaucoma in his left eye since 
birth. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/25, and in his left 
eye, 20/400. Following an examination in 2015, his ophthalmologist 
stated, ``In my opinion, he has sufficient vision to continue 
performing the tasks necessary to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. 
Kearl reported that he has driven straight trucks for 21 years, 
accumulating 10,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 10 
years, accumulating 10,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Utah. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

Larry G. Kreke

    Mr. Kreke, 61, has complete loss of vision in his left eye due to a 
traumatic incident during childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye 
is 20/20, and in his left eye, no light perception. Following an 
examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ``Larry Kreke is a 61 year 
old commercial vehicle operator . . . It is my clinical impression that 
Mr. Kreke can operate the aforementioned machinery as needed without 
visual restrictions.'' Mr. Kreke reported that he has driven straight 
trucks for 38 years, accumulating 1.7 million miles. He holds a Class 
AM CDL from Illinois. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no 
crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Richard A. Lemke

    Mr. Lemke, 64, has had amblyopia in his left eye since childhood. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/
50. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ``I 
certify that in my medical opinion, Mr Lemke [sic] has sufficient 
vision to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Lemke reported that he 
has driven straight trucks for 25 years, accumulating 250,000 miles. He 
holds an operator's license from Wisconsin. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations 
in a CMV.

Lawrence McGowan

    Mr. McGowan, 60, has had staphyloma with optic atrophy in his left 
eye since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/30, and 
in his left eye, counting fingers. Following an examination in 2014, 
his ophthalmologist stated, ``Formal HVF perimetry ordered 11-2014, 
>160 degrees of horizontal peripheral vision . . . In my opinion, it is 
safe for him to drive a commercial vehicle [sic].'' Mr. McGowan 
reported that he has driven straight trucks for 39 years, accumulating 
585,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 39 years, 
accumulating 1.95 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Ohio. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

James R. Milliken

    Mr. Milliken, 64, has had a retinal detachment in his left eye 
since 1980. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/15, and in his 
left eye, light perception. Following an examination in 2015, his 
optometrist stated, ``I certify that in my medical opinion James R. 
Milliken has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to 
operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Milliken reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for 10.5 years, accumulating 372,750 miles, and 
tractor-trailer combinations for 5.5 years, accumulating 115,500 miles. 
He holds a Class A CDL from Colorado. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows one crash, for which he was not cited and to which he did 
not contribute, and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Christopher P. Mroczka

    Mr. Mroczka, 26, has had refractive amblyopia in his right eye 
since childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/80, and in 
his left eye, 20/20. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist 
stated, ``I have no doubt that Mr. Mroczka's vision is suitable to 
operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Mroczka reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for 3.5 years, accumulating 350,000 miles, and tractor-
trailer combinations for two years, accumulating 600 miles. He holds an 
operator's license from Maryland. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

Gary A. Oster, Jr.

    Mr. Oster, 52, has a total cataract with iris synechia in his right 
eye due to a traumatic incident during childhood. The visual acuity in 
his right eye is no light perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. 
Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ``In my 
opinion Gary A. Oster has sufficient vision to perform all driving 
tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Oster reported 
that he has driven straight trucks for three years, accumulating 
112,500 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 12.5 years, 
accumulating 1.1 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Oregon. His 
driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions 
for moving violations in a CMV.

Mark A. Pleskovitch

    Mr. Pleskovitch, 59, has complete loss of vision in his right eye 
due to a traumatic incident during childhood. The visual acuity in his 
right eye is no light perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following 
an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ``Pt. [sic] Mark 
Pleskovitch has enough vision in his left eye to operate commercial 
vehical [sic] to my knowledge upon examining his left eye. But, In the 
end-decision to be made by dept. of transportation.'' Mr. Pleskovitch 
reported that he has driven tractor-trailer combinations for 32 years, 
accumulating 2.24 million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Illinois. 
His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and no 
convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Edward J. Puto

    Mr. Puto, 54, has an optic nerve injury in his right eye due to a 
traumatic incident during childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye 
is light perception, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following an 
examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ``Patient had eye injury 
to Right Eye [sic] . . . With correction on may safely operate a 
commercial motor vehicle.'' Mr. Puto reported that he has driven 
straight trucks for three years, accumulating 75,000 miles, and 
tractor-trailer combinations for 30 years, accumulating 900,000 miles. 
He holds a Class A CDL from Connecticut. His driving record for the 
last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations 
in a CMV.

Andrew Risner

    Mr. Risner, 26, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The 
visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/200. 
Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist stated, ``Pt [sic] 
demonstrates sufficient vision for commercial vehicle operation.'' Mr. 
Risner reported that he has driven straight trucks for 6 years, 
accumulating 150,000 miles. He holds an operator's license from Ohio. 
His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and one 
conviction for a moving violation in a CMV; he exceeded the speed limit 
by 16 mph.

Kyle B. Sharp

    Mr. Sharp, 36, has had complete loss of vision in his right eye 
since 2011 due

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to Neisseria meningitis. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, 
and in his left eye, no light perception. Following an examination in 
2014, his optometrist stated, ``It is my understanding that Mr. Kyle 
Sharp presently operates a commercial vehicle. . . I found no evidence 
at his vision exam of a progressive type of ocular condition that would 
adversely effect [sic] his current vision status or performance.'' Mr. 
Sharp reported that he has driven straight trucks for 15 years, 
accumulating 150,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 15 
years, accumulating 75,000 miles. He holds a Class CA CDL from 
Michigan. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Francis A. St. Pierre

    Mr. St. Pierre, 51, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. 
The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 
counting fingers. Following an examination in 2014, his optometrist 
stated, ``It is my medical opinion that Mr. St. Pierre has sufficient 
vision to operate a vehicle, commercial or otherwise, as his condition 
is congenital and he has adapted to using his right eye for his good 
central vision while using both eyes for his peripheral vision.'' Mr. 
St. Pierre reported that he has driven straight trucks for 30 years, 
accumulating 420,000 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 22 
years, accumulating 242,000 miles. He holds a Class AMC CDL from New 
Hampshire. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Sukru Tamirci

    Mr. Tamirci, 50, has a cataract, mydriasis, and posterior senechiae 
in his right eye due to a traumatic incident in 1994. The visual acuity 
in his right eye is hand motion, and in his left eye, 20/20. Following 
an examination in 2014, his ophthalmologist stated, ``In my medical 
opinion, he has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required 
to operate a commercial vehicle.'' Mr. Tamirci reported that he has 
driven straight trucks for three years, accumulating 504,000 miles, and 
buses for seven years, accumulating 910,000 miles. He holds an 
operator's license from New York. His driving record for the last 3 
years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a 
CMV.

George F. Treece

    Mr. Treece, 59, has had a retinal scar in his left eye since 
childhood. The visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left 
eye, 20/200. Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, 
``In my opinion, Mr. Treece has proven historically his ability to 
operate a commercial vehicle and also demonstrates sufficient vision to 
perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.'' 
Mr. Treece reported that he has driven straight trucks for 3 years, 
accumulating 1,500 miles, and tractor-trailer combinations for 17 
years, accumulating 476,000 miles. He holds a Class AM CDL from 
Illinois. His driving record for the last 3 years shows no crashes and 
no convictions for moving violations in a CMV.

Jeff L. Wheeler

    Mr. Wheeler, 50, has had amblyopia in his left eye since birth. The 
visual acuity in his right eye is 20/20, and in his left eye, 20/50. 
Following an examination in 2015, his optometrist stated, ``I feel that 
Mr. Wheeler has adequate vision to operate a commercial vehicle and has 
been doing so for a number of years.'' Mr. Wheeler reported that he has 
driven tractor-trailer combinations for 25 years, accumulating 2.5 
million miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Iowa. His driving record for 
the last 3 years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving 
violations in a CMV.

III. Public Participation and Request for Comments

    FMCSA encourages you to participate by submitting comments and 
related materials.

Submitting Comments

    If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this 
notice, 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 the 
Agency can contact you if it has questions regarding your submission.
    To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov and 
put the docket number FMCSA-2015-0052 in the ``Keyword'' box, and click 
``Search. When the new screen appears, click on ``Comment Now!'' button 
and type your comment into the text box in the following screen. Choose 
whether you are submitting your comment as an individual or on behalf 
of a third party and then submit. . If you submit your comments by mail 
or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 8\1/
2\ by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you 
submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the 
facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or 
envelope.
    FMCSA will consider all comments and material received during the 
comment period and may change this notice based on your comments.

Viewing Comments and Documents

    To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble 
as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov and 
insert the docket number FMCSA-2015-0052 in the ``Keyword'' box and 
click ``Search.'' Next, click ``Open Docket Folder'' button and choose 
the document listed to review. If you do not have access to the 
Internet, you may view the docket online by visiting the Docket 
Management Facility 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., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

    Issued on: June 9, 2015.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2015-15208 Filed 6-19-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-EX-P

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