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Archive of Emergency Declarations 2014

Expired HEATT Act Information

On March 21, 2014, President Obama signed into law the "Home Heating Emergency Assistance Through Transportation Act of 2014" or "HHEATT Act." This law reactivates emergency exemptions that were issued or extended by FMCSA between February 5 and March 21, 2014, to provide regulatory relief for commercial motor vehicle operations directly supporting the delivery of propane and home heating fuels to areas under emergency. The declarations or extensions will remain in effect until May 31, 2014, unless terminated by FMCSA, in consultation with the governors of the applicable states. The act does not apply to intrastate motor carrier operations and only eligible interstate shipments may be covered by the exemption.

HHEATT Act

Description Effective Expired On

Home Heating Emergency Assistance Through Transporation Act of 2014 (PDF)

Affected States: Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia

3/21/2014

5/31/2014

Rescission of Certain Emergency Exemptions

Affected States: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin

4/10/2014 5/31/2014
 

Expired Regional Declarations

Description Effective Expires on

Extension Of State Declaration Notice 49 CFR § 390.25

Affected State: North Dakota

12/5/14 Until 11:59 P.M., December 13, 2014, whichever is less.

Extension of Regional Emergency Declaration Issued by Eastern Service Center

Affected State: Maryland

3/3/2014 In effect for the duration of the emergency or until 3/15/2014, whichever is sooner

Extension of Regional Emergency Declaration Issued by Eastern Service Center

Affected States: Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont

2/25/2014 In effect for the duration of the emergency or until 3/15/2014, whichever is sooner

Extension of Regional Emergency Declaration Issued by Eastern Service Center

Affected States: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia

2/5/2014 In effect for the duration of the emergency or until 3/1/2014, whichever is less

Regional Emergency Declaration Issued by Eastern Service Center 

Affected States: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia

1/19/2014

In effect for the duration of the emergency or until 2/11/2014, whichever is less

Extension of Regional Emergency Declaration Issued by the Midwestern Service Center

Affected State: Missouri

3/4/2014 In effect for the duration of the emergency or until 3/15/2014, whichever is sooner

Extension of Regional Emergency Declaration Issued by the Midwestern Service Center

Affected State: Indiana

2/28/2014 In effect for the duration of the emergency or until 3/15/2014, whichever is sooner

Extension of Regional Emergency Declaration Issued by the Midwestern Service Center

Affected States: Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin

2/25/2014 In effect for the duration of the emergency or until 3/15/2014, whichever is sooner

Extension of Regional Emergency Declaration Issued by the Midwestern Service Center

Affected State: Ohio

2/25/2014 In effect for the duration of the emergency or until 3/15/2014, whichever is sooner

Extension of Regional Emergency Declaration Issued by Midwestern Service Center

Affected States: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin

2/5/2014 In effect for the duration of the emergency or until 3/1/2014, whichever is less

Regional Emergency Declaration Issued by Midwestern Service Center

Affected States: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin

1/19/2014 In effect for the duration of the emergency or until 2/11/2014, whichever is less

Extension of Regional Emergency Declaration Issued by Southern Service Center

Affected States: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Tennessee

2/5/2014 In effect for the duration of the emergency or until 2/11/2014, whichever is less

Regional Emergency Declaration Issued by Southern Service Center 

Affected States: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Tennessee

1/27/2014 In effect for the duration of the emergency or until 2/11/2014, whichever is less

Regional Emergency Declaration Issued by Southern Service Center

Affected States: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Tennessee

1/21/2014 In effect for the duration of the emergency or until 2/11/2014, whichever is less

Extension of Regional Emergency Declaration Issued by Western Service Center

Affected State: South Dakota

2/25/2014 In effect for the duration of the emergency or until 3/15/2014, whichever is less

Extension of Regional Emergency Declaration Issued by Western Service Center

Affected States: North Dakota and South Dakota

2/5/2014 In effect for the duration of the emergency or until 3/1/2014, whichever is less

Regional Emergency Declaration Issued by Western Service Center

Affected States: North Dakota and South Dakota

1/28/2014 In effect for the duration of the emergency or until 2/11/2014, whichever is sooner

Expired State Declarations

Alabama

Description Effective Expires On
Alabama Governor Declares a State of Emergency to Waive the Hours of Service Regulations for Drivers for the Transport of Feed and Live Poultry 2/12/2014 2/23/2014
Alabama Governor Issues Emergency Declaration to Provide Regulatory Relief for CMV Operations Providing Direct Assistance Delivering Propane and Heating Fuels 1/23/2014 In effect until the threat to public safety and health ends and this Proclamation is terminated

Arkansas

Description Effective Expired On
Proclamation DR 14-28: Arkansas Governor Declares State of Emergency 04/28/2014 6/5/2014
Arkansas Governor Declares a State of Emergency Applying to Commercial Carriers Hauling Liquefied Petroleum Products 1/3/2014 1/17/2014, or until emergency conditions cease to exist, whichever is sooner

Colorado

Description Effective Expires On
Colorado Governor Issues Emergency Declaration to Authorize Temporary Exception to Hours of Service Regulations for CMVs Used for Propane Transport 2/7/2014 3/7/2014 unless amended or terminated by executive order

Connecticut

Description Effective Expires On
Connecticut Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles Grants a Limited Exemption from the Hours-of-Service Provisions 3/7/2014 3/15/2014 or sooner if terminated by the Commissioner
Connecticut Governor Proclaims a State of Civil Preparedness Emergency 2/13/2014 Unknown
Connecticut Provides Emergency Exemption from Hours of Service of Drivers  2/11/2014 3/1/2014
Emergency Exemption Issued for Connecticut from Hours of Service of Drivers 1/23/2014 2/11/2014 or sooner if terminated by the Commissioner
Emergency Exemption Issued for Connecticut from Hours of Service of Drivers 1/10/2014 1/16/2014 or sooner if terminated by the Commissioner

Delaware

Description Effective Expired On
Delaware Approves Emergency Waiver Requested by Mid Atlantic Propane Gas Association Regarding Hours-of-Service Regulations and Intrastate Delivery of Heating Fuels 1/19/2014 1/22/2014

Florida

Description Effective Expired On

Executive Order 14-144 Emergency Management - Severe Weather and Flash Flooding

Limited to certain counties within the declaration as described. 

4/30/2014 5/30/2014

Georgia

Description Effective Expires On
Georgia Governor Issues Executive Order to Suspend Federal Rules and Regulations for Commercial Vehicle Operators 1/31/2014 2/14/2014
Georgia Governor Declares State of Emergency in Response to Winter Storms 1/28/2014 1/31/2014
Georgia Governor Issues Emergency Declaration for CMV Drivers Transporting Liquid Petroleum Gas 1/10/2014 1/17/2014 or upon conclusion of the emergency

Indiana

Description Effective Expires On
Indiana Governor Declares a State of Emergency to Provide Relief from Hours of Service for Intrastate CMV Drivers Transporting Propane 2/28/2014 3/15/2014
Indiana Governor Extends Emergency Declaration for Motor Carriers and Drivers Transporting Propane 1/29/2014 3/1/2014

Iowa

Description Effective Expires On
Iowa Governor Issues Emergency Declaration for CMV Drivers Transporting Propane 1/10/2014 1/28/2014
Iowa Governor Issues Emergency Declaration Due to Propane Shortage 12/19/2013 1/2/2014
Governor Branstad approves emergency proclamation allowing for more diesel transport 11/20/14 12/5/14

Kansas

Description Effective Expires On
Kansas Governor Issues Executive Order for Motor Carriers Delivering Propane Directly Participating in Relief Efforts 1/14/2014 2/13/2014
Kansas Governor Issues Executive Order for Motor Carriers Delivering Propane and Participating in Relief Efforts 1/9/2014 1/14/2014

Kentucky

Description Effective Expires On
Emergency Declaration for Kentucky Provides Exemption from Hours of Service Regulations for Delivery and Transport of Agricultural and Feed Products 2/7/2014 2/28/2014
Emergency Declaration and Exemption of Hours-of-Service Regulations for Delivery of Propane Issued for Kentucky 1/8/2014 1/28/2014

Louisiana

Description Effective Expires On
Louisiana Governor Declares a State of Emergency Due to Extreme Cold Temperatures and Propane Shortage 1/22/2014 2/20/2014

Maine

Description Effective Expires On
Maine Governor Declares a State of Emergency to Aid Delivery of Heating Fuel and Bulk Petroleum Products 1/19/2014 2/8/2014
Maine Governor Extends Emergency Declaration Due to Arctic Cold Temperatures 12/13/2013 1/18/2014

Maryland

Description Effective Expires On
Maryland Governor Declares a State of Emergency for Potential Impact from Impending Severe Storms and Significant Winter Weather 2/11/2014 Unknown
Maryland Department of Transportation Approves Waiver from Hours-of-Service Limitations for Mid Atlantic Propane Gas Association 1/16/2014 1/21/2014

Massachusetts 

Description Effective Expires On
Massachusetts Governor Declares an Emergency Pertaining to the Transportation of Propane Gas, Heating Oil and Diesel Fuel 1/8/2014 1/12/2014
Massachusetts Governor Declares an Emergency Pertaining to the Transportation of Propane Gas, Heating Oil and Diesel Fuel 1/2/2014 1/7/2014

Michigan

Description Effective Expires On
Michigan Governor Issues Emergency Declaration for the Transportation of Propane and Heating Oil 1/10/2014 1/31/2014 or upon conclusion of the emergency
Michigan Governor Issues Emergency Declaration Due to Propane Shortage 12/20/2013 1/10/2014

Minnesota

Description Effective Expires On

Minnesota Governor Amends Executive Order to Extend Relief from Regulations to Motor Carriers and Drivers Operating Within the State
NOTE: The exemption above amends Executive Order 14-04.

2/7/2014 3/8/2014
Minnesota Governor Issues Executive Order to Extend Relief from Regulations to Motor Carriers Operating Within the State 2/6/2014 3/7/2014
Minnesota Executive Order Extended to Provide Relief from Regulations to Motor Carriers and Drivers Providing Emergency Assistance 1/8/2014 2/9/2014
Minnesota Governor Extends Executive Order for Motor Carriers and Drivers Transporting Fuel Oil, Gasoline, Diesel Fuel, Ethanol and Biodiesel 1/6/2014 2/7/2014
Minnesota Governor Issues Executive Order Due to Propane Shortage 12/9/2013 1/8/2014
Emergency Executive Order 14-17: Providing for Relief from Regulations to Motor Carriers and Drivers Operating in the State of Minnesota for Delivery of Propane 10/24/14 11/23/14
Extending Emergency Executive Order 14-16: Extending the Period Provided for Relief from Regulations to Motor Carriers and Drivers Opera ting in the State of Minnesota 10/31/14 11/30/14
Emergency Executive Order 14 - 16: Declaring an Emergency and Providing for Relief from Regulations to Motor Carriers and Drivers Operating in the State of Minnesota 10/4/14 11/2/14

Mississippi

Description Effective Expires On
Mississippi Governor Issues Emergency Declaration for Significant Winter Storm to Support Local Government Response and Recovery Efforts 1/28/2014 In effect until threat to public safety ceases to exist

Missouri

Description Effective Expires On
Missouri's Department of Public Safety Issues Emergency Declaration to Provide Relief from Hours of Service for Intrastate CMV Drivers Providing Emergency Assistance 3/4/2014 3/10/2014
Missouri Emergency Declaration Extended in Response to Frigid Temperatures and High Demand for Propane 1/20/2014 1/26/2014
Missouri Emergency Declaration Extended in Response to Frigid Temperatures and High Demand for Propane 1/13/2014 1/19/2014
Emergency Declaration Issued for Missouri in Response to Frigid Temperatures and a High Demand for Propane 1/7/2014 1/13/2014

New Hampshire

Description Effective Expires On
New Hampshire Governor Extends Emergency Waiver 12/27/2013 1/11/2014

New Jersey

Description Effective Expires On
New Jersey Governor Issues Emergency Declaration Pertaining to Delivery of Rock Salt 1/8/2014 2/8/2014
New Jersey Governor Issues Emergency Declaration Pertaining to Delivery of Propane and Heating Fuel 1/8/2014 1/31/2014
New Jersey Governor Declares a State of Emergency 1/2/2014 In effect until an emergency no longer exists
New Jersey Governor Issues Emergency Declaration Due to Propane Shortage 12/23/2013 1/11/2014

New York

Description Effective Expires On

CASE 27647 - In the matter of motor carrier compliance with regulations pertaining to the safe operations of commercial motor vehicles by motor carriers and drivers, pursuant to 17 NYCRR 820.0 – 820.14.

11/18/14 12/17/14

New York Extends Waiver for the Hours-of-Service Regulations for Intrastate Transportation of Gasoline and Heating Fuel

NOTE: The exemption above amends Case-27647, which expired on 1/31/2014

12/18/2013 2/11/2014 unless otherwise ordered
New York Amends Hours-of-Service Regulations for Intrastate Transportation of Gasoline and Heating Fuel 12/18/2013 1/31/2014 unless otherwise ordered

North Carolina

Description Effective Expired On

Executive Order No. 50 - Declaration of a State of Emergency

Limited to certain counties within the declaration as described.

4/28/2014 5/28/2014
North Carolina Governor Temporarily Suspends Motor Vehicle Regulations to Ensure Restoration of Utility Services 3/7/2014 3/22/2014 or the duration of the emergency, whichever is less
North Carolina Governor Temporarily Suspends Motor Vehicle Regulations for Restoration of Utility Services and the Transportation of Essentials 2/11/2014 3/12/2014 or the duration of the emergency, whichever is less
North Carolina Governor's Executive Order Temporarily Suspends Motor Vehicle Regulations to Ensure Adequate Fuel Supplies Throughout the State 1/15/2014 In effect for thirty days or the duration of the emergency, whichever is less

North Dakota

Description Effective Expires On
North Carolina Governor Temporarily Suspends Motor Vehicle Regulations to Ensure Restoration of Utility Services 2/5/2014 3/7/2014
North Carolina Governor Temporarily Suspends Motor Vehicle Regulations for Restoration of Utility Services and the Transportation of Essentials 1/7/2014 2/6/2014

Ohio

Description Effective Expires On
Extension of State Declaration Provides Regulatory Relief for CMV's Delivering Highway Rock Salt and Snow/Ice Melting Materials in Ohio 2/14/2014 In effect for the duration of the emergency or until 3/1/2014, whichever is less
Ohio Provides Regulatory Relief from HOS for CMVs Transporting Road Salt and Related Materials for Commercial Delivery to Governmental Entities 1/24/2014 1/31/2014
Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Grants Regulatory Relief from Hours-of-Service Requirements for Intrastate CMV Drivers Transporting Motor Fuels, Heating Oil and Propane 1/17/2014 1/31/2014
Ohio Grants Regulatory Relief from Hours-of-Service Requirements for Intrastate CMV Drivers Transporting Motor Fuels, Heating Oil and Propane 1/6/2014 1/10/2014
PUCO Regulatory Relief Water for Fulton, Lucas and Wood Counties 8/2/14 8/9/14

Oklahoma

Description Effective Expires On

Oklahoma Governor Amends Executive Order Pertaining to Propane Delivery

NOTE: The exemption above amends Executive Order 2014-01, which expired on 2/5/2014

1/6/2014 3/2/2014
Oklahoma Governor Issues Emergency Declaration Pertaining to Propane Delivery 1/6/2014 2/5/2014

Oregon

Description Effective Expires On
Emergency Relief from Motor Carrier Safety Regulations 7/17/14 8/16/14

Pennsylvania

Description Effective Expires On
Pennsylvania Issues Exemption to Comply with Driver Hour of Service Limitations 2/14/2014 2/18/2014
Pennsylvania Governor Issues Emergency Declaration for the Transportation of Essential Supplies   2/3/2014 3/2/2014
Pennsylvania Issues Exemption for the Transportation of Salt for Roadway Surface Treatment Purposes 2/3/2014 3/2/2014

Pennsylvania Extends Waiver for the Transportation of Propane Gas and Heating Oil

NOTE: The exemption above amends Exemption 2014-01, which expired on 1/25/2014

1/26/2014 2/11/2014
Pennsylvania Governor Issues Emergency Declaration for the Transportation of Propane and Heating Oil 1/9/2014 1/25/2014

Rhode Island

Description Effective Expires On
Rhode Island Governor Issues Proclamation for Commercial Carriers of Heating Oil and Propane Gas 1/3/2014 1/5/2014

South Carolina

Description Effective Expires On
President Obama Signs South Carolina Emergency Declaration 2/12/2014 Unknown
South Carolina Governor Issues Executive Order to Waive Truck Restrictions 2/11/2014 Unknown
South Carolina Governor Issues Emergency Declaration for Severe Winter Weather Impact 2/11/2014 Unknown
Governor Issues Emergency Declaration to Ensure Uninterrupted Supply of Residual Oils for Industrial Use 1/23/2014 2/21/2014

South Dakota

Description Effective Expires On
South Dakota Governor Issues Emergency Declaration for the Transportation of Propane and Heating Oil 1/8/2014 2/8/2014 or upon conclusion of the emergency

Governor Declares Extremely low inventories of propane, diesel, and gasoline Emergency Exemption Executive Order 2014-13

11/13/14 12/13/2014

Tennessee

Description Effective Expires On
Tennessee Governor Issues Emergency Declaration to Ensure the Uninterrupted Delivery of Feed and Chickens to the Poultry Industry (PDF) 2/19/2014 3/20/2014
Tennessee Governor Declares a State of Emergency to Ensure Uninterrupted Delivery of Home Heating Fuels (PDF) 1/21/2014 2/21/2014

Texas

Description Effective Expires On
Governor Perry Renews Proclamation Declaring Liquefied Petroleum Gas Emergency 2/4/2014 2/18/2014
State of Texas Waives Texas Licensing, Permitting, and Certification Requirements for Liquefied Petroleum Gas Trucks and Operators 1/22/2014 2/5/2014

Vermont

Description Effective Expires On
Vermont Extends Emergency Declaration for Bulk Transport of Propane 1/13/2014 1/21/2014
Vermont Expands Emergency Declaration Pertaining to Delivery of Propane to Distributors, Homes and Businesses 12/20/2013 1/13/2014

Virginia

Description Effective Expires On
Virginia Issues Limited Exemption of Hours of Service for Carriers Transporting Essential Relief Supplies 2/11/2014 3/1/2014
Virginia Governor Issues Emergency Declaration in Support of Emergency Relief Supplies Due to Severe Winter Weather 1/30/2014 3/1/2014
Virginia Waives Registration and License Requirements for Carriers Transporting Emergency Relief Supplies 1/30/2014 1/30/2014

West Virginia

Description Effective Expires On
West Virginia Governor Issues State of Emergency Due to Contaminated Water Supply 1/9/2014 Unknown

Wisconsin

Description Effective Expires On
Governor Walker again extends hours for gas and diesel truck drivers 10/31/14 12/1/14
Wisconsin Governor Declares State of Emergency Due to Extreme Cold Temperatures and Propane Shortage 12/24/2013 1/22/2014
Last updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2019