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Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption for a2-year period if it finds “such exemption would likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent such exemption.” The statute also allows the Agency to renew exemptions at the end of the 2-year period. The comment period ended on September 23, 2010 (75 FR 52061).
FMCSA received no comments in this proceeding.
The Agency has not received any adverse evidence on any of these drivers that indicates that safety is being compromised. Based upon its evaluation of the 37 renewal applications, FMCSA renews the Federal vision exemptions for John W. Arnold, Derric D. Burrell, Jack D. Clodfelter, Tommy J. Cross, Jr., Stephen R. Daugherty, Eric L. Dawson, III, Richard L. Derick, Craig E. Dorrance, Joseph A. Dunlap, Calvin J. Eldridge, Shawn B. Gaston, James F. Gereau, Eric M. Giddens, Sr., Ronald E. Goad, Esteban G. Gonzalez, Reginald I. Hall, Gary J. Hambrick, James O. Hancock, Sherman W. Hawk, Jr., Lance G. James, Robert C. Jeffres, Alfred C. Jewell, Jr., Leslie A. Landschoot, John C. Lewis, Lewis V. McNeice, Kevin J. O'Donnell, Gregory M. Preves, James M. Rafferty, Paul C. Reagle, Sr., Daniel Salinas, Lee R. Sidwell, David L. Slack, David M. Smith, James C. Smith, Roger R. Strehl, Jeffrey D. Smith and Richard A. Yeager.
In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each renewal exemption will be valid for 2 years unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. The exemption will be revoked if: (1) The personfails to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained before it was granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136 and 31315.