New York CRR 820 6-Dec 22, 2022 Fuel Waiver
STATE OF NEW YORK
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
ALBANY, NEW YORK 12232
At the Office of the Department of Transportation
in the City of Albany on December 21, 2022
Clifford A. Thomas,
Director Office of Modal Safety and Security
CASE 27647 - In the matter of motor carrier compliance with regulations pertaining to hours of service for operators of motor trucks, pursuant to 17 NYCRR 820.6.
WHEREAS PROJECTIONS OF AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF SEVERE WINTER CONDITIONS WITH A HIGH POTENTIAL TO IMPACT SUPPLY/DELIVERY LOGISTICS FOR CRITICAL TRANSPORTATION AND WINTER HEATING FUELS, AN EXCEPTION TO THE PROVISIONS OF 17 NYCRR 820.6 IS BEING ORDERED:
The Department of Transportation is modifying the provisions of 17 NYCRR 820.6, due to the compounding statewide impacts of severe winter conditions and an extended period of below normal temperatures affecting delivery logistics of vital heating fuels to homes, businesses, power generation facilities, and alternative/interruptible fuel customers.
It has been determined that action is necessary to address this emergency and the threat it poses to public health and safety and that certain rules should be temporarily modified in order to ensure the adequate delivery of vital heating and transportation fuels throughout New York State.
Therefore, it is
The hours-of-service regulations contained in 17 NYCRR 820.6 are hereby modified with respect to the intrastate transportation of fuels performed by motor carriers between points throughout the State effective at the beginning of December 22, 2022, and terminating at the end of December 31, 2022, unless otherwise ordered:
- Section 820.6 is temporarily modified as follows:
- The 70-hour maximum on duty period in 8-days is modified to be 84 hours.
- The 60-hour maximum on duty period in 7-days is modified to be 74 hours.
- The 14-hour maximum workday is modified to be 16 hours.
- An 8 hour off duty period must be taken to reset the 16-hour provision.
- The 34-hour restart provision is modified to be 24 hours.
- Carriers may utilize a 24-hour off duty period that occurred prior to the date of this Order.
- On-Duty Time for the purposes of computation of the 60/70 or 14 hour rules shall not include time spent waiting in a commercial motor vehicle while on the property of a hazardous material shipper or carrier, loading point, unloading point, or terminal immediately subsequent to or preceding loading/unloading operations.
- That no motor carrier operating under the terms of this order shall require or allow a fatigued or ill driver to operate a commercial motor vehicle. A driver who informs a motor carrier that he or she is not fit to drive shall be given a minimum of 10 consecutive off-duty hours before the driver may return to service.
- That all regulations pertaining to Commercial Driver License requirements, Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use and Testing requirements and Financial Responsibility requirements remain in force and in effect for all motor carriers and drivers.
- That motor carriers that have a State or Federal Out-of-Service Order in effect, or a suspension or revocation of a New York State Certificate as a motor carrier of property, are not eligible to take advantage of the relief from the regulation that this order provides.
By the Office of Modal Safety and Security
Clifford A. Thomas, Director