FMCSA Issues Regional Emergency Declarations for the Mid-West and Eastern Seaboard Regions

Due to the extreme winter weather and a continued need to adequately supply heating fuel(s) to American households and businesses, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued two Regional Emergency Declarations. The exemptions are granted from Part 390-399 of the Federal Regulations. The declaration provides for the regulatory relief for commercial motor vehicles operations while providing direct assistance supporting the delivery of propane and home heating fuels into the affected areas. 


Both declarations are posted on FMCSA Website and can be viewed under “News & Alerts.”


These declarations cover approximately 20 Mid-West and Eastern Seaboard States, including the District of Columbia and will provide direct assistance to Commercial Motor Vehicle responders.


Many States have already issued their own declarations and with the continuous high demand for propane; specifically, both regional declarations will provide long term support.