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New Mexico Declaration of Emergency Notice

New Mexico
Department of Public Safety

TIM Q. JOHNSON 
INTERIM CABINET SECRETARY

MICHELLE LUJAN GRISHAM
GOVERNOR

ROBERT O, THORNTON
INTERIM CHIEF/ DEPUTY SECRETARY

W. TROY WEISLER
ACTL. G DEPUTY SECRETARY

DECLARTION OF EMERGENCY NOTICE
(TITLE 49, CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, PARTS 390.23)

Pursuant to title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 390.23 and Chapter 65 of the New Mexico Motor Carrier Act, Interim Secretary Tim Q. Johnson of the New Mexico Department of Public Safety, has declared a local emergency exists which justifies an exemption from Parts 390 through 399 of Title 49 CFR (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations). Such emergency declaration is in response to the severe weather conditions in the State of New Mexico.

Declaration of this emergency provides relief from Title 49, CFR, Part 395.3 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for motor carriers in New Mexico providing direct assistance to the delivery of propane and home heating oils to storage facilities and homes in the State of New Mexico.

Nothing contained herein shall be construed as an exemption from the Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use and Testing Requirements of Title 49, CFR, Parts 40 and 382; Commercial Driver's License requirements of Title 49, CFR, Part 383 and Chapter 65 of the New Mexico Motor Carrier Act; the
, Financial Responsibility requirements in Title 49, CFR, Part 387 and Chapter 65 of the New Mexico Motor Carrier Act; the Hazardous Material Transportation Regulations of Title 49, CFR, Parts 107 (Subpart G), 171, 172, 173, 177, 178, and 180; or the applicable State of New Mexico size, weight, or traffic safety regulations/statutes.

Motor carriers that have an Out-of-Service Order in effect cannot take advantage of the relief from the regulations that this declaration provides under Title 49, CFR, Part 390.23.

Consistent with Title 49, CFR, Part 390.23, the emergency declaration will take effect at 12:01a.m., February 15, 2021, and will remain in effect for the duration of the emergency (as defined in Title 49, CFR, Part 390.5) or for five days, ending at 11:59 p.m., February 20, 2021, whichever is less.

Respectfully,

Robert O. Thornton

Last updated: Thursday, February 18, 2021