STATE OF ALABAMA
BY THE GOVERNOR
WHEREAS, the National Weather Service is predicting the potential for the State of Alabama to be impacted in the coming hours and days by severe weather, with the possibility of tornadoes, damaging winds, hail, flooding, flash flooding, and river flooding, as the result of a tropical storm;
WHEREAS, accordingly, I declared a State of Emergency by Proclamation dated this day and effective as of 10:00 a.m. CST; and
WHEREAS, this risk of severe weather justifies a waiver of certain regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for the purpose of facilitating the provision of emergency or disaster related materials, supplies, goods, and services to affected areas;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, Governor of the State of Alabama, pursuant to 49 CFR 390.23, do hereby declare that a State of Emergency exists for the purpose of facilitating a waiver to the U.S. Department of Transportation - Federal Motor Carrier
Safety Administration, including, but not limited to, 49 CFR Part 395 (Hours of Service for Drivers) as it relates to providing emergency or disaster related materials, supplies, goods, and services, which shall end after the duration of the motor carrier's or driver's direct assistance in providing emergency relief or 30 days from the initial State of Emergency Proclamation, unless sooner terminated, or as otherwise specified in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's regulations, whichever is less. Motor carriers that have an Out-of-Service Order in effect may not take advantage of the relief from regulation that this declaration provides under 49 CFR 390.23.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal to be affixed by the Secretary of State at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on this 20th day of June,