Due to the effects of the polar vortex in the Mid-West, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Midwestern Service Center expanded the current Regional Emergency to include Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, and Nebraska. The emergency declaration waives hours-of-service requirements for those providing assistance to the affected states, including the delivery of propane, natural gas, fuel oil, and gasoline.
The states included in the FMCSA Regional Declaration are: Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, and Wisconsin.
The waiver is effective until 11:59 pm Saturday, February 2, 2019. Drivers operating under the terms of the FMCSA Regional Declaration may keep a copy of the declaration in the vehicle.
The latest 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 Director of Regulatory Affairs.