Updated: Dec 29, 2022
The National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) has secured a regional emergency declaration by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) based on communication with marketers and state and regional association executives regarding Winter Storm Elliott.
Today, December 22, 2022, FMCSA issued an Emergency Declaration for motor carriers with operations impacted by the winter storm and the propane supply concerns.
The Emergency Declaration waives the hours-of-service requirements for commercial vehicle operations delivering propane and other heating fuels in response to winter storms and high demand from consumers.
Download the Updated FMCSA Emergency Declaration
for Winter Storm Elliott
The FMCSA Emergency Declaration applies to: ALABAMA, ARIZONA, ARKANSAS, CALIFORNIA, COLORADO, CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, the DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, GEORGIA, IDAHO, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, KANSAS, KENTUCKY, LOUISIANA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSISSIPPI, MISSOURI, MONTANA, NEBRASKA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, NEVADA, NORTH CAROLINA, NORTH DAKOTA, OHIO, OKLAHOMA, OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA, SOUTH DAKOTA, TENNESSEE, TEXAS, UTAH, VERMONT, VIRGINIA, WASHINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, AND WYOMING.
The waiver is in effect for 15 days, which is through January 6, 2023.
Guidance on emergency declarations and waivers by the National Association of State Energy Officials is available here.