NPGA secured a regional emergency declaration by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) based on communication with marketers and state and regional association executives regarding Winter Storm Elliott, as well as propane supply issues due to embargoes and propane rejection.
FMCSA issued an Emergency Declaration for motor carriers with operations impacted by the winter storm and the propane supply concerns. The Emergency Declaration waives the hours-of-service requirements for commercial vehicle operations delivering propane and other heating fuels in response to winter storms and high demand from consumers.
The FMCSA Emergency Declaration applies to:
ALABAMA, ARKANSAS, CALIFORNIA, COLORADO, CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, GEORGIA, IDAHO, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, KANSAS, KENTUCKY, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSISSIPPI, MISSOURI, MONTANA, NEBRASKA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, NEVADA, NORTH CAROLINA, NORTH DAKOTA, OHIO, OKLAHOMA, OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA, SOUTH DAKOTA, TENNESSEE, TEXAS, UTAH, VERMONT, VIRGINIA, WASHINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, AND WYOMING.
Download the Regional Waiver HERE or see attached.
The waiver is in effect for 15 days, which is through January 6, 2023.
Click HERE for FMCSA website: Emergency Declarations, Waivers, Exemptions and Permits
Guidance on emergency declarations and waivers by the National Association of State Energy Officials is available HERE.
Please direct any questions to or share new information with Benjamin Nussdorf, NPGA Vice President, Regulatory & Industry Affairs.