Oregon Governor Issues State of Emergency due to Delivery of Aircraft Fuel
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 15-10
DETERMINATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY REGARDING DELIVERY OF AIRCRAFT FUEL DIRECTED TO USE IN FIREFIGHTING ACTIVITIES
Pursuant to ORS 401.165, I find that the extreme nature of fires currently burning across our state has created an emergency situation in several counties. Much of the state is now in extreme danger from fires. Oregon has already experienced wildfires this season that have resulted in significant evacuations and have threatened critical infrastructure and hundreds of structures.
I further find that the emergency situation created by these fires is delaying the delivery by truck of aircraft fuel directed to aircraft-supported firefighting units. This fuel is necessary to ensure that the men and women engaged in firefighting across our state have all of the tools necessary to secure the safety of people and property to the greatest extent possible.
In order to ensure sufficient fuel supply to aircraft-supported firefighting efforts, I find that it is necessary to suspend the hours of service rules as they apply to drivers operating trucks hauling aircraft fuel directed to airports and/or aircraft engaged in firefighting operations.
NOW THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED AND DIRECTED:
- The hours of service rules adopted by OAR 740-100-0010, as they apply to drivers operating trucks hauling aircraft fuel directed to airports and/or aircraft engaged in firefighting operations, are hereby suspended for 10 days from the date of this proclamation or until further notice in all affected counties.
Done at Salem, Oregon this 17th day of August 2015.
Jeanne P. Atkins
SECRETARY OF STATE