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State of New Jersey Administrative order 2017-02

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
State of New Jersey

Chris Christie
Governor

Kim Guadagno
Lt. Governor

Raymond P. Martinez
Chairman and Chief Administrator

Administrative Order 2017-02

I, Raymond P. Martinez, Chairman and Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (“MVC”), as authorized pursuant to the Motor Vehicle Security and Customer Service Act, N.J.S.A. 39:2A1, et seq., do hereby order as follows:

1.The State of New Jersey recognizes the State of Emergency declarations in the State of Texas and the State of Louisiana due to the effects of Hurricane Harvey, and in the State of Florida due to the effects of Hurricane Irma, so hereby temporarily waives requirements concerning the International Registration Plan (“IRP”) and the International Fuel Tax Agreement (“IFTA”) for all commercial carriers/vehicles traveling through New Jersey for interstate disaster relief efforts for the states of Texas, Louisiana and Florida. This temporary waiver specifically pertains to commercial carriers/vehicles engaged in the transport of relief workers, food, clothing, equipment, fuel and other supplies to the severe weather-impacted areas; it shall also pertain to restoration of utilities and debris removal as part of the disaster relief efforts.  This waiver will be extended to include commercial vehicles traveling through New Jersey for disaster relief to other areas affected should a State of Emergency be declared by any other state.  

2.Specifically waived as part of this Order are: 

(a)The IRP requirement that an out-of-state carrier apply for and obtain from the MVC a temporary authorization credential known as a “Trip Permit” in accordance with New Jersey regulations implementing and governing IRP at N.J.A.C. 13:18-2.13; and 

(b)The IFTA requirement that an out-of-state carrier apply for and obtain a licensing permit credential known as a “Trip Permit” in accordance with New Jersey regulations implementing and governing IFTA at N.J.A.C. 13:18-3.5. 

3.This Order and the temporary waiver of the IRP and IFTA requirements established hereunder shall remain in effect until October 1, 2017.     

4.Nothing in this Administrative Order shall be construed as permitting the operation of a commercial motor vehicle without complying with the appropriate laws pertaining to commercial driver licensing and all safety requirements governing the operation of commercial vehicles, including maintaining and having in effect all required insurance. 

Dated: September 7, 2017
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