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of information burden will be under 3 the vision standard prescribed in 49 is count fingers in the right eye and 20/
hours. This collection of information CFR 391.41(b)(10). 20 in the left. Following an examination
contains no annual reporting or record DATES: Comments must be received on in 2002, his ophthalmologist affirmed,
keeping burden. This collection of or before December 12, 2002. ‘‘It is therefore my medical opinion that
information was approved by OMB ADDRESSES: You can mail or deliver due to the stability of his overall visual
under OMB Control Number 0350–0009. comments to the U.S. Department of function and his eye examination, that
Please send comments regarding the Transportation, Dockets Management he has sufficient vision to continue to
collection of information burden or any Facility, Room PL–401, 400 Seventh perform driving tasks related to
other aspect of the information Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590– operating a commercial vehicle.’’ In his
collection to USTR at the address above. 0001. You can also submit comments at application, Mr. Adams reported that he
http://dms.dot.gov. Please include the has driven tractor-trailer combinations
Privacy Act for 30 years, accumulating 4.5 million
docket number that appears in the
The following statements are made in heading of this document. You can miles. He holds a Class A commercial
accordance with the Privacy Act of examine and copy this document and driver’s license (CDL) from the State of
1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a). The all comments received at the same Washington, and his driving record for
authority for requesting information to Internet address or at the Dockets the last 3 years shows no accidents or
be furnished is section 402 of the Management Facility from 9 a.m. to 5 convictions for moving violations in a
NAFTA Implementation Act. Provision p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, CMV.
of the information requested above is except Federal holidays. If you want us 2. Thomas E. Adams
voluntary; however, failure to provide to notify you that we received your
the information will preclude your Mr. Adams, 45, has counting fingers
comments, please include a self-
consideration as a candidate for the vision in his left eye due to an injury he
addressed, stamped envelope or
NAFTA Chapter 19 roster. This sustained during infancy. His vision is
postcard or print the acknowledgement
information is maintained in a system of 20/20 in the right eye. Following an
page that appears after submitting
records entitled ‘‘Dispute Settlement examination in 2001, his
comments online.
Panelists Roster.’’ Notice regarding this ophthalmologist certified, ‘‘In my
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms.
system of records was published in the opinion Mr. Adams has sufficient vision
Sandra Zywokarte, Office of Bus and and full visual field in his right eye to
Federal Register on November 30, 2001. Truck Standards and Operations, (202)
The information provided is needed, perform the driving tasks required to
366–2987, FMCSA, Department of operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr.
and will be used by USTR, other federal Transportation, 400 Seventh Street,
government trade policy officials Adams reported that he has driven
SW., Washington, DC 20590–0001. straight trucks for 25 years,
concerned with NAFTA dispute Office hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15
settlement, and officials of the other accumulating 25,000 miles, and tractor-
p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, trailer combinations for 20 years,
NAFTA Parties to select well-qualified except Federal holidays.
individuals for inclusion on the Chapter accumulating 1.5 million miles. He
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: holds a Class A CDL from Indiana, and
19 roster and for service on Chapter 19
binational panels. Electronic Access and Filing his driving record shows that he has had
no accidents or convictions for traffic
Daniel E. Brinza, You may see all the comments online
violations in a CMV during the last 3
Assistant United States Trade Representative through the Document Management
years.
for Monitoring and Enforcement. System (DMS) at: http://dmses.dot.gov/
[FR Doc. 02–28556 Filed 11–8–02; 8:45 am] submit. 3. Rodger B. Anders
BILLING CODE 3190–01–P Background Mr. Anders, 45, has a history of
alternating exotropia with nystagmus
Under 49 U.S.C. 31315 and 31136(e),
since birth. His best-corrected vision in
the FMCSA may grant an exemption for
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION the right eye is 20/60 and in the left, 20/
a 2-year period if it finds ‘‘such
40. An optometrist examined him in
exemption would likely achieve a level
Federal Motor Carrier Safety 2002 and certified, ‘‘Mr. Anders’ visual
of safety that is equivalent to, or greater
Administration deficiency is stable, and I feel he may
than, the level that would be achieved
operate a commercial vehicle safely.’’
[Docket No. FMCSA–2002–12844] absent such exemption.’’ The statute
Mr. Anders submitted that he has driven
also allows the agency to renew
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption straight trucks for 16 years,
exemptions at the end of the 2-year
Applications; Vision accumulating 640,000 miles. He holds a
period. The 35 individuals listed in this
Class A CDL from Maryland, and there
AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety notice have recently requested an
are no accidents or convictions for
Administration (FMCSA), DOT. exemption from the vision requirement
moving violations in a CMV on his
in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), which applies
ACTION: Notice of applications for driving record for the last 3 years.
to drivers of CMVs in interstate
exemption from the vision standard; commerce. Accordingly, the agency will 4. Thomas J. Boss
request for comments. evaluate the qualifications of each Mr. Boss, 33, has amblyopia in his
SUMMARY: This notice publishes the applicant to determine whether granting right eye. His best-corrected visual
FMCSA’s receipt of applications from the exemption will achieve the required acuity is 20/400 in the right eye and 20/
35 individuals for an exemption from level of safety. 20 in the left. Following an examination
the vision requirement in the Federal Qualifications of Applicants in 2002, his optometrist commented, ‘‘It
Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If is my opinion that Mr. Boss has
granted, the exemptions will enable 1. Doris V. Adams sufficient vision to perform driving
these individuals to qualify as drivers of Mr. Adams, age 65, has had tasks that are required to operate a
commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in glaucomatous optic nerve atrophy in his commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Boss
interstate commerce without meeting right eye since 1988. His visual acuity submitted that he has driven straight

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trucks for 14 years, accumulating ‘‘Ryan appears to have sufficient visual to the police report, another driver
742,000 miles. He holds a Class B CDL fields to operate a commercial vehicle. pulled into his lane on his right side as
from Illinois, and his driving record His right eye provides good central he was preparing to make a wide right
shows he has had no accidents or vision and the combination of fields turn in a tractor-trailer combination.
convictions for moving violations in a allows at least reasonable total field The police report indicated that as Mr.
CMV during the last 3 years. coverage.’’ Mr. Christensen reported that Evenson started the turn, he struck the
he has driven straight trucks for 1 year, other vehicle, which was also
5. Jack W. Boulware
accumulating 7,000 miles, and tractor- attempting to turn right. The other
Mr. Boulware, 75, has a history of trailer combinations for 2 years, driver was cited for ‘‘Failure to Yield
macular degeneration in his left eye for accumulating 108,000 miles. He holds a Right of Way.’’ Mr. Evenson was not
the last 6 years. His best-corrected Class A CDL from Utah, and his driving cited.
visual acuity is 20/15 in the right eye record for the last 3 years shows no
and 20/40 in the left. Following an accidents or convictions for moving 12. Leon Frieri
examination in 2002, his violations in a CMV. Mr. Frieri, 45, has had a macular scar
ophthalmologist certified, ‘‘I believe that 9. Kenneth E. Coplan in his left eye for 6 years. His visual
this patient has sufficient vision to Mr. Coplan, 74, lost his left eye due acuity is 20/20 in the right eye and 20/
perform driving tasks required to to an injury 60 years ago. His best- 200 in the left. His ophthalmologist
operate a commercial vehicle.’’ In his corrected visual acuity in the right eye examined him in 2002 and certified,
application, Mr. Boulware indicated he is 20/20–1. An optometrist examined ‘‘Mr. Frieri in my opinion has sufficient
has driven buses for 4 years, him in 2002, and certified, ‘‘He sees vision to perform the driving tasks
accumulating 114,000 miles. He holds a adequately well to operate a commercial required to operate a commercial
Class C CDL from Missouri, and his vehicle.’’ In his application, Mr. Coplan vehicle.’’ Mr. Frieri submitted that he
driving record for the last 3 years shows indicated he has 10 years and 750,000 has driven straight trucks for 8 years,
no accidents or convictions for moving miles of experience in driving straight accumulating 280,000 miles. He holds a
violations in a CMV. trucks and 30 years and 3.0 million Class D driver’s license from
miles of experience in driving tractor- Massachusetts, and there are no CMV
6. Mark L. Braun trailer combinations. He holds a Class A accidents or convictions for moving
Mr. Braun, 41, has amblyopia in his CDL from Arizona, and his driving violations on his driving record for the
right eye. His best-corrected visual record shows no accidents or moving last 3 years.
acuity is 20/100 in the right eye and 20/ violations in a CMV during the last 3
20 in the left. Following an examination years. 13. Wayne H. Holt
in 2002, his ophthalmologist certified, Mr. Holt, 28, has amblyopia of the left
10. William T. Cummins
‘‘I believe he does have sufficient vision eye. His visual acuity is 20/20 in the
to perform the driving tasks to operate Mr. Cummins, 55, has only light right eye and 20/200 in the left.
a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Braun perception in his right eye due to an Following an examination in 2002, his
submitted that he has driven straight injury in 1979. Following an optometrist certified, ‘‘Wayne does have
trucks and tractor-trailer combinations examination in 2002, his optometrist sufficient vision to perform the driving
for 17 years, accumulating 85,000 miles noted that he has 20/20 vision and 120 ability to operate a commercial vehicle.’’
in the former and 850,000 miles in the degrees of visual field in the left eye and Mr. Holt submitted that he has operated
latter. He holds a Class A CDL from the certified, ‘‘I see no reason why William straight trucks and tractor-trailer
State of Washington, and his driving Cummins would have any problems combinations for 3 years, accumulating
record shows he has had no accidents operating a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. 15,000 miles in each. He holds a Class
or convictions for moving violations in Cummins reported that he has driven A CDL from Utah, and he has had no
a CMV in the last 3 years. straight trucks and tractor-trailer accidents or convictions for traffic
7. Howard F. Breitkreutz combinations for 20 years, accumulating violations in a CMV for the last 3 years,
Mr. Breitkreutz, 53, lost his right eye 400,000 miles in the former and 300,000 according to his driving record.
in 1969 due to trauma. He has visual miles in the latter. He holds a Class
acuity of 20/20 in the left eye. An DMA CDL from Kentucky, and there are 14. Steven C. Humke
optometrist who examined him in 2002 no accidents or convictions for moving Mr. Humke, 49, lost his left eye due
certified, ‘‘Based on our examination violations in a CMV on his driving to an accident approximately 22 years
findings, my medical opinion is that he record for the last 3 years. ago. His best-corrected visual acuity is
does have sufficient vision to safely 20/15 in the right eye. An optometrist
11. John E. Evenson
operate a commercial vehicle and can who examined him in 2001 stated, ‘‘I
perform the necessary driving tasks Mr. Evenson, 44, has amblyopia in his certify that in my own medical opinion,
required.’’ Mr. Breitkreutz submitted left eye. His best-corrected visual acuity Steve Humke has sufficient vision to
that he has operated straight trucks and is 20/20 in the right eye and 20/200 in perform the driving tasks required to
tractor-trailer combinations for 4 years, the left. His ophthalmologist examined operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr.
accumulating 20,000 miles in each. He him in 2002 and certified, ‘‘In my Humke submitted that he has driven
holds a Class A CDL from Minnesota, opinion he has sufficient vision to tractor-trailer combinations for 25 years,
and his driving record shows he has had operate a commercial vehicle while on accumulating 2.3 million miles. He
no accidents or convictions for traffic intrastate and/or inter-state roadways.’’ holds a Class A CDL from Iowa, and his
violations in a CMV for the last 3 years. In his application, Mr. Evenson reported driving record for the past 3 years shows
that he has driven tractor-trailer no accidents or convictions for moving
8. Ryan J. Christensen combinations for 11 years, accumulating violations in a CMV.
Mr. Christensen, 29, has amblyopia in 913,000 miles. He holds a Wisconsin
his left eye. His visual acuity is 20/15 Class ABCD CDL. His driving record for 15. Leon E. Jackson
corrected in the right eye and light the last 3 years shows that he has had Mr. Jackson, 54, has had a blind right
perception in the left. An optometrist one accident and no convictions for eye due to trauma since the age of 8. His
examined him in 2002 and certified, moving violations in a CMV. According best-corrected vision is 20/15 in the left

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eye. An optometrist who examined him 19. Earl E. Louk driven straight trucks for 2 years,
in 2002 certified, ‘‘I believe he has Mr. Louk, 46, has amblyopia in his accumulating 40,000 miles, and tractor-
adapted to his deficiency and would be right eye. His best-corrected vision is trailer combinations for 16 years,
able visually to operate a commercial 20/100 in the right eye and 20/20 in the accumulating 400,000 miles. He holds a
vehicle.’’ Mr. Jackson reported that he left. His ophthalmologist examined him Class A CDL from the State of
has operated tractor-trailer in 2002 and certified, ‘‘In my opinion, Washington. His driving record shows
combinations for 30 years, accumulating he has more than sufficient vision to he had no accidents and one conviction
3.7 million miles. He holds a Class AM perform his tasks of driving a for a traffic violation—Speeding—in a
CDL from Georgia, and his driving commercial vehicle.’’ In his application, CMV for the last 3 years. He exceeded
record for the last 3 years shows he has Mr. Louk indicated he has driven the speed limit by 15 mph.
had no accidents or convictions for straight trucks for 25 years,
moving violations in a CMV. 23. James P. Oliver
accumulating 1.8 million miles. He
holds a Class C driver’s license from Mr. Oliver, 47, has amblyopia in his
16. Neil W. Jennings
Pennsylvania, and his driving record for right eye. His corrected visual acuity is
Mr. Jennings, 33, lost his left eye in the past 3 years shows no accidents or 20/40–3 in the right eye and 20/20 in
1985 due to an injury. His best-corrected convictions for traffic violations in a the left. Following an examination in
visual acuity is 20/20 in the right eye. CMV. 2001, his optometrist commented, ‘‘In
An ophthalmologist examined him in 20. William R. Mayfield my opinion he has more than sufficient
2001 and certified, ‘‘It is my medical vision to operate a commercial vehicle.’’
Mr. Mayfield, 47, has amblyopia in
opinion that Mr. Neil Wade Jennings According to Mr. Oliver’s application,
his left eye. His visual acuity in the right
has sufficient vision, both by acuity and he has driven straight trucks for 28
eye is 20/20 and in the left 20/200. An
visual field, to perform the driving tasks years, accumulating 448,000 miles, and
ophthalmologist examined him in 2002
required to operate a commercial and certified, ‘‘It is my medical opinion tractor-trailer combinations for 5 years,
vehicle.’’ According to Mr. Jennings’ that he has sufficient vision to safely accumulating 70,000 miles. He holds a
application, he has driven straight perform the driving tasks required to Class A CDL from New York, and,
trucks for 16 years, accumulating 32,000 operate a commercial vehicle.’’ In his according to his driving record, he has
miles, and tractor-trailer combinations application, Mr. Mayfield stated he has had no accidents or convictions for
for 6 years, accumulating 330,000 miles. 13 years and 1.3 million miles of moving violations in a CMV during the
He holds a Class A CDL from Missouri. experience in operating straight trucks, last 3 years.
His driving record shows he has had no and 15 years and 1.5 million miles of
accidents or convictions for traffic 24. Jesse R. Parker
experience in operating tractor-trailer
violations in a CMV for the last 3 years. combinations. He holds a Utah Class A Mr. Parker, 30, has amblyopia in his
17. Jimmy C. Killian CDL, and there are no accidents or right eye. His best-corrected visual
convictions for moving violations in a acuity is 20/60 in the right eye and 20/
Mr. Killian, 42, has amblyopia in his CMV on his record for the last 3 years. 20 in the left. His optometrist examined
right eye. His best-corrected visual 21. Thomas E. Mobley him in 2002 and stated, ‘‘It is my
acuity is 20/100 in the right eye and 20/ medical opinion that Jesse R. Parker has
20 in the left. An optometrist examined Mr. Mobley, 55, lost his left eye due sufficient vision to perform driving
him in 2002 and certified, ‘‘It is my to an injury in 1952. His uncorrected tasks required to operate a commercial
opinion that Mr. Killian has sufficient visual acuity in the right eye is 20/20. vehicle.’’ Mr. Parker reported that he
vision to perform the driving tasks Following an examination in 2002, his has driven straight trucks for 5 years,
required for a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘In my opinion, accumulating 82,000 miles. He holds a
Killian stated that he has driven straight with his monocular vision as good as it Class A CDL from Mississippi, and his
trucks for 13 years, accumulating is in the right eye, he would have driving record for the last 3 years
515,000 miles. He holds a North sufficient vision to perform his driving contains no accidents or convictions for
Carolina Class C driver’s license, and tasks of operating a commercial moving violations in a CMV.
his driving record for the last 3 years vehicle.’’ Mr. Mobley submitted that he
shows no accidents or convictions for has driven straight trucks for 17 years, 25. Tony E. Parks
moving violations in a CMV. accumulating 850,000 miles, and
tractor-trailer combinations for 16 years, Mr. Parks, 52, lost his right eye as a
18. Craig M. Landry accumulating 1.9 million miles. He result of an accident in 1998. His visual
holds a Class AM CDL from Illinois. His acuity in the left eye is 20/20 with
Mr. Landry, 33, has amblyopia in his driving record shows he has had no correction. Following an examination in
right eye. His best-corrected visual accidents or convictions for traffic 2002, his ophthalmologist stated, ‘‘I see
acuity is 20/100 in the right eye and 20/ violations in a CMV for the last 3 years. no change in his ocular status and he
20 in the left. An ophthalmologist who appears to have sufficient vision to
examined him in 2002 certified, ‘‘Mr. 22. Richard E. Nordhausen perform the driving tasks required to
Landry’s vision and visual fields are Mr. Nordhausen, 42, has corneal and operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr.
more than sufficient to perform the retinal scarring in his left eye due to an Parks reported that he has driven
driving tasks required to operate a injury 30 years ago. His best-corrected straight trucks for 10 years,
commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Landry visual acuity is 20/20 in the right eye accumulating 360,000 miles, and
reported that he has driven straight and 20/400 in the left. Following an tractor-trailer combinations for 25 years,
trucks for 6 years, accumulating 162,000 examination in 2002, his optometrist accumulating 1.8 million miles. He
miles. He holds a Class D chauffeur’s stated, ‘‘In my medical opinion, Rick holds a Class A CDL from North
license from Louisiana, and his driving has more than adequate vision to Carolina, and his driving record shows
record for the last 3 years shows no perform the driving tasks required to that he has had no accidents or
accidents or convictions for moving operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. convictions for moving violations in a
violations in a CMV. Nordhausen submitted that he has CMV for the last 3 years.

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26. Andrew H. Rusk continue driving a commercial vehicle shows he has had no accidents or
Mr. Rusk, 43, lost his right eye in in the same manner as he has to this convictions for moving violations in a
1973 due to trauma. His best-corrected juncture.’’ According to his application, CMV over the last 3 years.
vision in the left eye is 20/20. Following Mr. Siebers, age 46, has operated tractor-
33. Kenneth E. Vigue, Jr.
an examination in 2002, his optometrist trailer combinations for 25 years,
accumulating 3.0 million miles. He Mr. Vigue, 39, has had a cataract in
stated, ‘‘In reviewing this information, I
holds a Kansas Class A CDL, and his his right eye since he underwent surgery
feel that Mr. Rusk has sufficient vision
driving record for the last 3 years shows for a detached retina in 1987. His visual
to perform the driving tasks required to
he has had no accidents or convictions acuity is 20/400 in the right eye and 20/
operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr.
Rusk submitted that he has driven for moving violations in a CMV. 20 in the left. An optometrist examined
straight trucks for 6 years, accumulating him in 2002 and stated, ‘‘Due to the
30. Deborah A. Sigle longstanding nature and stability of Mr.
60,000 miles, and tractor-trailer
Ms. Sigle, 49, has amblyopia in her Vigue’s ocular and visual conditions, he
combinations for 11 years, accumulating
left eye. Her visual acuity is 20/20 in the continues to have sufficient vision to
550,000 miles. He holds an Illinois Class
right eye and hand motions in the left. perform the driving tasks required to
A CDL, and his driving record shows
Following an examination in 2001, her operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr.
that during the last 3 years he has had
ophthalmologist certified, ‘‘The Vigue, who holds a Class A CDL from
no accidents or convictions for moving
standards for operating a commercial the State of Washington, reported that
violations in a CMV.
vehicle vary from state to state. he has been driving straight trucks and
27. Henry A. Shelton However, assuming that full binocular tractor-trailer combination vehicles for
Mr. Shelton, 48, has amblyopia in his vision is not required, Ms. Sigle has 18 years, accumulating 990,000 miles in
right eye. His best-corrected vision is normal vision in the right eye, and a the former and 180,000 in the latter. His
20/100 in the right eye and 20/20 in the normal binocular visual field, so this driving record shows he has had no
left. An ophthalmologist examined him should be adequate to operate a accidents and one conviction for a
in 2002 and stated, ‘‘In my opinion, this commercial vehicle.’’ Ms. Sigle reported moving violation ‘‘ ‘‘Failure to Secure
patient has sufficient vision to perform that she has driven straight trucks for 12 Load’’ ‘‘ in a CMV during the last 3
the driving tasks required to operate a years, accumulating 480,000 miles. She years.
commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Shelton holds a Class A CDL from New Jersey.
Her driving record shows no accidents 34. David G. Williams
reported that he has driven straight
trucks for 20 years, accumulating or convictions for moving violations in Mr. Williams, 49, is blind in the left
442,000 miles. He holds an Alabama a CMV for the last 3 years. eye due to an injury 40 years ago. His
Class DV driver’s license, and his best-corrected visual acuity is 20/20 in
31. David A. Stafford
driving record shows that he has had no the right eye. Following an examination
accidents or convictions for moving Mr. Stafford, 58, is blind in the left in 2001, his optometrist certified, ‘‘In
violations in a CMV for the past 3 years. eye due to trauma approximately 20 my opinion Mr. Williams has sufficient
years ago. He has best-corrected visual vision to perform the driving tasks
28. Richard L. Sheppard acuity of 20/20 in the right eye. An required to operate a commercial
Mr. Sheppard, 50, has amblyopia in optometrist examined him in 2002 and vehicle.’’ Mr. Williams reported that he
his left eye. His best-corrected visual certified, ‘‘Mr. Stafford’s left eye is has operated straight trucks for 15 years,
acuity is 20/20 in the right eye and 20/ stable and requires no treatment at this accumulating 225,000 miles. He holds
400 in the left. An optometrist examined time. His right eye is completely healthy an operator’s license from the State of
him in 2002, and commented, ‘‘In my and allows him to safely and efficiently Washington, and his driving record for
opinion, Mr. Sheppard has sufficient drive a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. the last 3 years shows no accidents or
vision in order to perform the driving Stafford reported that he has driven convictions for moving violations in a
task which is required as a part of his straight trucks for 10 years, CMV.
commercial license.’’ Mr. Sheppard accumulating 250,000 miles, and
tractor-trailer combination vehicles for 7 35. Richard A. Winslow
submitted that he has operated straight
trucks and tractor-trailer combinations years, accumulating 175,000 miles. He Mr. Winslow, 49, has amblyopia in
for 25 years, accumulating 50,000 miles holds a Class A CDL from Illinois. His his right eye. His best-corrected vision
in the former and 62,000 miles in the driving record for the last 3 years shows is 20/200 in the right eye and 20/20 in
latter. He holds a Class A CDL from no accidents or convictions for moving the left. Following an examination in
Maryland, and his driving record shows violations in a CMV. 2002, his optometrist certified, ‘‘I
he has had no accidents or convictions believe he sees well enough to safely
32. Ronald A. Stevens
for moving violations in a CMV for the operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr.
last 3 years. Mr. Stevens, 58, has amblyopia in his Winslow submitted that he has driven
right eye. His best-corrected visual tractor-trailer combinations for 24 years,
29. Jayland R. Siebers acuity is 20/400 in the right eye and 20/ accumulating 3.1 million miles. He
Mr. Siebers’ right eye was removed in 20+ in the left. Following an holds a Class A CDL from Minnesota,
2001 due to an anterior optic nerve examination in 2002, his optometrist and his driving record for the last 3
meningioma that had progressed very stated, ‘‘In my opinion, Ronald Stevens years shows no accidents or convictions
slowly since 1993. His visual acuity is has sufficient vision to continue to for traffic violations in a CMV.
20/20 in the left eye. Following an perform the driving tasks required to
examination in 2002, his optometrist operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Request for Comments
certified, ‘‘I see no specific Stevens reported that he has driven In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315
contraindication to his continued straight trucks and tractor-trailer and 31136(e), the FMCSA requests
driving record as it pertains to his combinations for 40 years, accumulating public comment from all interested
ocular status. There is no specific 480,000 miles in the former and 200,000 persons on the exemption petitions
contraindication against monocular miles in the latter. He holds a Class A described in this notice. We will
drivers and he should be able to CDL from Ohio, and his driving record consider all comments received before

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the close of business on the closing date of the following options in the public DATES: Written comments should be
indicated earlier in the notice. interest and consistent with railroad received on or before December 12,
Issued on: November 5, 2002. safety? 2002, to be assured of consideration.
Brian M. McLaughlin,
• Retention or partial retention of the
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
existing traffic control system;
Associate Administrator, Policy and Program
Development.
• Conversion or partial conversion of OMB Number: 1545–1466.
the traffic control system to an Form Number: None.
[FR Doc. 02–28559 Filed 11–8–02; 8:45 am] Type of Review: Revision.
automatic block signal system; or
BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P
• Use of alternate technologies known Title: Third-Party Disclosure
to provide some degree of broken rail Requirements in IRS Regulations.
protection. Description: This submission contains
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Accordingly, a public hearing is third-party disclosure regulations
Federal Railroad Administration hereby set for 9 a.m. on Thursday, subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act
December 12, 2002, in the Job and of 1995.
[Docket No. FRA–2001–8622] Family Services Building, located at 185 Respondents: Business or other for-
Shady Lane Drive, in Norwalk Ohio. profit, Individuals or households, not-
Notice of Public Hearing; Wheeling and Interested parties are invited to present for-profit institutions.
Lake Erie Railway Company oral statements at the hearing. Estimated Number of Respondents/
The Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway The hearing will be an informal one Recordkeepers: 245,073,905.
Company has petitioned the Federal and will be conducted in accordance Estimated Burden Hours Per
Railroad Administration (FRA), seeking with Rule 25 of the FRA Rules of Respondent/Recordkeeper: Various.
approval of the proposed Practice (49 CFR Part 211.25), by a Frequency of Response: Annually.
discontinuance and removal of the representative designated by the FRA. Estimated Total Reporting/
traffic control system, on the single The hearing will be a nonadversary Recordkeeping Burden: 68,885,183
main track and sidings, between proceeding and, therefore, there will be hours.
Spencer, Ohio, milepost 92.0 and no cross-examination of persons Clearance Officer: Glenn Kirkland,
Bellevue, Ohio, milepost 54.5, on the presenting statements. The FRA Internal Revenue Service, Room 6411–
Hartland Subdivision, a distance of representative will make an opening 03, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW.,
approximately 37.5 miles, and govern statement outlining the scope of the Washington, DC 20224, (202) 622–3428.
train movements by Track Warrant hearing. After all initial statements have OMB Reviewer: Joseph F. Lackey, Jr.,
Control. This Block Signal Application been completed, those persons wishing Office of Management and Budget,
proceeding is identified as Docket No. to make brief rebuttal statements will be Room 10235, New Executive Office
FRA–2001–8622. given the opportunity to do so in the Building, Washington, DC 20503, (202)
The Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway same order in which they made their 395–7316.
Company has requested that FRA initial statements. Additional Lois K. Holland,
review its October 11, 2001 decision of procedures, if necessary for the conduct
Departmental PRA Clearance Officer.
denial. In a effort to clarify any previous of the hearing, will be announced at the
hearing. [FR Doc. 02–28651 Filed 11–8–02; 8:45 am]
misunderstandings, the FRA has
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conducted its own additional Issued in Washington, DC on November 6,
investigation and the FRA Railroad 2002.
Safety Board made an on-site visit and Grady C. Cothen, Jr., DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
high-rail trip over the application area Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety,
on July 18, 2002. Notes of the visit, Standards and Program Development. Customs Service
observations made during the trip, and [FR Doc. 02–28677 Filed 11–8–02; 8:45 am]
additional information submitted by the [T.D. 02–66]
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railroad are contained in the public
Customs Accreditation of Intertek
docket.
Testing Services as a Commercial
After reviewing the original and most
DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Laboratory
recent proposals, the various field
investigations, the previous related Submission for OMB Review; AGENCY: Customs Service, Department
dockets, and letters of protest, FRA has Comment Request of the Treasury.
determined that a public hearing is ACTION: Notice of accreditation of
necessary before a final decision is November 1, 2002. Intertek Testing Services of Sulfur,
made on this application. The Department of Treasury has Louisiana, as a commercial laboratory.
The purpose of this public hearing is submitted the following public
to gather additional information from all information collection requirement(s) to SUMMARY: Intertek Testing Services of
interested parties and to explore all OMB for review and clearance under the Sulfur, Louisiana has applied to U.S.
available options and concerns before a Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Customs under Part 151.12 of the
final decision is made. Parties should be Public Law 104–13. Copies of the Customs Regulations for an extension of
aware that available options may submission(s) may be obtained by accreditation as a commercial laboratory
include reaffirmation of the denial, calling the Treasury Bureau Clearance to analyze petroleum products under
approval, conditional approval, or Officer listed. Comments regarding this Chapter 27 and Chapter 29 of the
approval in part and denial in part. information collection should be Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the
FRA is specifically interested in addressed to the OMB reviewer listed United States (HTSUS). Customs has
public comment regarding the following and to the Treasury Department determined that this company meets all
questions: Are there differences in risk Clearance Officer, Department of the of the requirements for accreditation as
exposure at different locations on the Treasury, Room 2110, 1425 New York a commercial laboratory. Specifically,
railroad? If so, what are they? Are any Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20220. Intertek Testing Services has been

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