Propane marketers sometimes face hazardous driving when helping customersHours-of-Service Exemptions
Winter 2014-2015

The official 2014-2015 heating season kicks off on October 1, 2014 and ends on March 31, 2015 with the EIA publication of detailed propane data in “This Week in Petroleum”. State and federal authorities issue HOS exemptions during times of emergencies to ease the application of FMCSA regulations governing transportation.  The exemptions allow marketers to deliver critical propane heating supplies to their customers during times of severe weather or other circumstances causing delays in travel time to a customer's tank location. 

NPGA strives to provide the most current listings. However, we need your assistance to do so. If an HOS waiver is issued in your state and you do not see it posted on our website, please forward a copy of the relevant waiver or exemption document to the following at NPGA: Tara Falls at or fax to 202-466-7205.


Current Exemptions

State Issuing Authority Effective Dates and Conditions Copy of Exemption
ME State of Maine-Office of the Governor January 9-23, 2015 PDF
NM State of New Mexico January 15-29, 2015 PDF
NY NY Dept. of Transportation January 8-15, 2015 PDF
OK State of Oklahoma-Office of the Governor January 9 - February 7, 2015 PDF
TX TX Dept. of Public Safety January 8-12, 2015 PDF
WI State of Wisconsin-Office of the Governor January 9-26, 2015 PDF


Expired Exemptions:


Issuing Authority

Effective Dates and Conditions

Copy of Exemption

Minnesota State of Minnesota-Office of the Governor October 24-November 23, 2014 PDF
Minnesota State of Minnesota-Office of the Governor November 26-December 10, 2014 PDF
North Dakota State of North Dakota-Office of the Governor October 6-November 6, 2014 PDF
North Dakota State of North Dakota-Office of the Governor November 5-December 1, 2014 PDF
South Dakota State of South Dakota-Office of the Governor November 13-December 12, 2014 PDF




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