The Texas Propane Gas Association requested the Governors Office to waive certain regulations to allow propane transport drivers the ability to help in this COVID-19 crisis. This order will prevent a shortage of drivers, due to the pandemic, and a potential for local or regional propane shortages, due to a decline in the certified LPG driver population, the Governor’s office has waived requirements that LPG (propane) transport drivers be certified by RRC during the COVID-19 disaster declaration. Below is the declaration. NOTICE TO ALTERNATIVE FUELS LICENSED TRANSPORT COMPANIES State of Disaster in Texas Waiver Requests On March 13, Governor Greg Abbott declared a State of Disaster in Texas for all Texas counties in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. During the State of Disaster, individuals required to be certified as a transport driver for the safe transportation of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG and propane) have been issued a waiver for certain regulatory requirements from the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC). The wavier allows transport drivers to operate a transport registered to a licensed company without taking the transport driver certification exam. Once the State of Disaster declaration concludes all drivers must take and pass the required certification exam prior to resuming activities requiring certification.
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