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West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and emergency Management -12-28-17

For Use in the State of West Virginia Only
To: West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and emergency Management
Telephone: 304‐558‐5380
Fax: 304‐344‐4538

REQUEST for an EXEMPTION from HOURS OF SERVICE LIMITATIONS
Date: December 27, 2017
Company Name: West Virginia Propane Gas Association
Address: 107 S West Street, #825, Alexandria, VA 22314
Contact: Tom Osina
Email: wvpga@aol.com
Title: Executive Director
Telephone Number: 703‐530‐9772
Fax Number: 703‐530‐9653

Duration of Request – From Date/Time: 12 midnight, December 28, 2017 To: Date Time: 12 midnight, January 3, 2018

Reason for Request:
Customer demand for propane deliveries has exceeded the ability of drivers for propane retailers to stay within current hours of service requirements due to extreme cold temperatures that have arrived in West Virginia and are expected to stay through the following week along with snow in nearby Midwestern and Northeastern states that has delayed deliveries of propane to retail outlets in the state.

Area Affected:
Entire state.

Waiver Requested for:
All CDL and Haz Mat endorsed drivers in the propane industry.

Special Conditions:
1. Limited to operators of vehicles making propane and/or heating fuel deliveries to residential or commercial establishments within the State of West Virginia and operators of vehicles transporting heating fuels for 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 11 hour maximum driving time and 14 hour maximum driving and on‐duty time limitation
4. Exemption may only be used when all drivers in a com[any have reached the 60/70 hour limitation and deliveries are necessary to ensure continuation of heating services at a residential or commercial establishment.

Additional Information:
Drivers must comply with all DOT emergency rules pursuant to the waiver

This section to be completed the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

Request Denied | Request Approved - xx
Date/Time: 12/30/2017 2000 hours
Name: Director, WVDHSEM

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