The Midwestern and Western Service Centers of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued an emergency declaration for a limited number of states within the two FMCSA regions. The Emergency Declaration applies to the delivery of supply to the states of:
- South Dakota
FMCSA issued the declaration to obtain propane, natural gas, and heating oil. The declaration is in effect until 11:59 pm November 30, 2019. Please note, the declaration waives hours of service requirements in regulations 49 C.F.R. 390-399 for drivers delivering to one of the above listed states. For example, a driver in one of the listed states may travel outside of that state, including to a state not listed in the declaration, to obtain propane, natural gas, or heating oil, and then return to deliver to one of the impacted states. The declaration covers the entirety of the transportation route, including travel to a state not listed to obtain product.
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 Sarah Reboli, NPGA Deputy Counsel, Regulatory Affairs.