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STATE of NEBRASKA Executive Order No. 21-10 Emergency Relief Due to Gasoline Supply Shortages



WHEREAS, several Midwestern states are experiencing gasoline shortages due to refineries shut down for maintenance and issues with the transition from winter gasoline to summer gasoline;

WHEREAS, commercial motor vehicles and motor carriers are engaged in the business of transporting gasoline from further distances and waiting longer at tenninals in order to meet needs.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Pete Ricketts, Governor of the State of Nebraska pursuant to the authority vested in me as Governor by the Constitution and the emergency management laws of the State of Nebraska, find these conditions constitute an emergency, and meet the purpose pursuant to 49 CFR part 390.23 of facilitating a waiver to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, specifically 49 CFR part 395 Hours of Service of Drivers.
Pursuant to this declaration, I hereby order the following:

  1. A temporary waiver of requirements under 49 CFR part 395 Hours of Service of Drivers for the limited purpose of hauling gasoline and gasoline blends.
  2. No motor carrier operating under the terms of this emergency declaration shall require or allow an ill or fatigued driver to operate a motor vehicle. A driver who notifies a motor carrier that he or she needs immediate rest shall be given a least ten (10) consecutive hour's off-duty before the driver is required to return to service.
  3. Drivers operating under this proclamation shall carry a copy of the proclamation with them as evidence of their direct support to the State of Nebraska during this emergency period.
  4. This emergency relief is effective immediately and shall remain in effect until August 31, 2021 at l 1:59 pm.

IN WITNESS THEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nebraska to be affixed on this 5th day of August 2021.

Pete Ricketts, Governor
State of Nebraska


Robert Evnen, Secretary of State
State of Nebraska

Last updated: Friday, August 6, 2021