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Delaware Approves Emergency Waiver Regarding Hours-of-Service Regulations for Heating Fuel Deliveries


Company Name: Mid Atlantic Propane Gas Association 
Address: 250 W. Main St., Suite 100 Charlottesville, VA 22902
Contact Person: Jonathan Williams, Executive Director
Date: 2/5/2015 
Duration of Request: 2/7/2015 at 12AM to 2/10/2015 at 12AM
Reason for Request: Prolonged product supply delays
This section to be completed by the Delaware Division of Energy & Climate 
Date Received: 2/5/2015 
Type of Operation: Intrastate delivery of heating fuels to residential and commercial establishments. 
Extent of Exemption: Requirement to comply with driver hours of service limitations. 
Effective Date: 2/7/2015 at 12AM
Termination Date: 2/10/2015 at 12AM 
Special Conditions: 
1. Limited to operators of vehicles making propane and/or heating fuel deliveries to residential or commercial establishments within the State of Delaware and operators of vehicles transporting heating fuels from terminal locations to heating fuel delivery companies.
2. Exemption is from the requirements of the 60/70-hour rule only.
3. Drivers must still comply with the driving limitations as follows: 
Property Carrying Drivers - 11 hour maximum driving time and 14 hour maximum driving on duty time limit
Passenger Carrying Drivers -10 hour maximum driving time and 15 hour maximum driving on duty time limit
4. Exemption may only be used when all drivers in a company have reached the 60/70-hour limitation and deliveries are necessary to ensure continuation of heating services at a residential or commercial establishment. 
Request approved by Energy Program Administrator, Delaware Division of Energy & Climate on 2/5/2015.
Request received and approved on 2/5/2015 by Director of Delaware Emergency Management Agency.
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Last updated: Friday, February 6, 2015