Virginia Governor Ralph Northam executed an emergency declaration and Hours of Service Waiver for the commonwealth in order to prepare and coordinate response to the expected winter weather event. The declaration waives hours-of-service requirements for those providing direct relief or assistance as a result of the weather, including propane. The declaration includes additional waivers for intrastate transportation that are applicable to Virginia-state roads – not interstate highways – as well.
The waiver is in effect for from January 12, 2019 until February 12, 2019.
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.