Regional Emergency Declaration Announced by FMCSA
The Regional Field Administrators for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Midwestern, Southern, and Western Service Centers has announced a Regional Emergency Declaration to be effective through March 4, 2021.
The states affected are: Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
This declaration is in response to damage and heating and other fuel shortages from severe winter storms in the affected states. It is effective immediately and will remain in effect until March 4, 2021, or until the end of the emergency, whichever comes first. Exemptions from Parts 390 through 399 in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) are in place.
The emergency conditions creating a need for immediate transportation of persons, supplies, goods, equipment, heating fuels, including propane, natural gas, and heating oil, and other fuel products, including gasoline, and provides necessary relief have been addressed in the announcement.