Propane marketers sometimes face hazardous driving when helping customersHours-of-Service Exemptions
Winter 2013-2014

The 2013-2014 heating season began on October 1, 2013 and officially ends on March 31, 2014. State authorities issue HOS exemptions to a company's drivers during time of emergencies. These HOS exemptions affect certain sections of the FMCSA rules, which govern the operating hours for drivers of commercial motor vehicles. 

The exemptions allow marketers to deliver critical propane heating supplies to their customers during times of severe weather, when bad roads cause significant 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 tfalls@npga.org or fax to 202-466-7205.

 

President Signs HHEATT Act

On Friday, March 21, 2014, President Obama signed into law H.R. 4076, the Home Heating Emergency Assistance Through Transportation (HHEATT) Act. The HHEATT Act, introduced by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA), extends exemption from federal Hours of Service (HOS) regulations through May 31st, 2014, or until the propane emergency is determined to be over. 

 

This rapid legislative victory happened because of the outpouring of support from NPGA members who contacted their Members of Congress. The bill passed unanimously in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, and was promptly signed into law. The entire legislative history of this bill spans only 19 business days!

 

Click here to view a copy of the legislation. 

 

Click here to view FMCSA's guidance. 

 

Current Exemptions

FMCSA Regional Declarations

On February 27, 2014, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced extensions of the State Emergency Declarations for the Midwest, Western, and Eastern regions of the country.  The declarations are based on input from Governors or their designated representatives as to the need for propane and other home heating fuel, and for road salt. 

There were no new declarations for the Southern region as the Governors did not indicate a need.  All of the new extensions will expire on March 15, 2014.  If a State was listed on an earlier declaration but not on the most recent, drivers providing direct assistance to that State are covered by the earlier declaration until it expires on March 1.  

Updated Waivers:

 
State(s) Issuing Authority Effective Dates

Copy of Exemption

Wisconsin State of Wisconsin Office of the Governor January 23 - April 26, 2014 PDF

 

 

 

 

Expired Exemptions:

State

Issuing Authority

Effective Dates and Conditions

Copy of Exemption

Arkansas State of Arkansas Office of the Governor January 3 - January 17, 2014 PDF
Arkansas State of Arkansas Office of the Governor January 19 - January 31, 2014 PDF
Connecticut State of Connecticut, VT Motor Dept. of Vehicles January 2 - January 9, 2014 PDF
Connecticut State of Connecticut, VT Motor Dept. of Vehicles January 10 - January 16, 2014 PDF
Delaware Delaware Emergency Mgmt Agency January 7 - January 10, 2014 PDF
Delaware Delaware Emergency Mgmt Agency January 10 - January 13, 2014 PDF
Delaware Delaware Emergency Mgmt Agency January 14 - January 18, 2014 PDF
Delaware Delaware Emergency Mgmt Agency January 19 - January 22, 2014 PDF
Eastern States: DC, DE, MA, MD
NJ, NH, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV
US Department of Transportation January 19 - February 11, 2014 PDF
Georgia State of Georgia Office of the Governor January 10 - February 14, 2014 PDF
Illinois Illinois Dept. of Transportation December 24 - December 30, 2013 PDF
Illinois Illinois Department of Transportation January 4 - January 10, 2014 PDF
Indiana (Extension) State of Indiana Office of the Governor November 1 - November 20, 2013 PDF
Indiana State of Indiana Office of the Governor January 3 - January 17, 2014 PDF
Indiana State of Indiana Office of the Governor January 17 - January 31, 2014 PDF
Indiana State of Indiana Office of the Governor January 29 - March 1, 2014 PDF
Indiana (extension) State of Indiana Office of the Governor January 29 - March 15, 2014 PDF
Iowa (Extension - Press Release) State of Iowa Office of the Governor October 25 - November 14, 2013 PDF
Iowa State of Iowa Office of the Governor December 19 - January 2, 2014 PDF
Iowa State of Iowa Office of the Governor January 10 - January 28, 2014 PDF
Kansas State of Kansas Office of the Governor January 9 - January 14, 2014 PDF
Kansas State of Kansas Office of the Governor January 14 - February 13, 2014 PDF
Kentucky Kentucky Transportation Cabinet January 8 - January 28, 2014 PDF
Louisiana State of Louisiana Executive Department January 21 - February 20, 2014 PDF
Maine State of Maine Office of the Governor December 31 - January 18, 2014 PDF
Maryland MD Department of Transportation January 3 - January 9, 2014 PDF
Maryland MD Department of Transportation January 10 - January 15, 2014 PDF
Maryland MD Department of Transportation January 16 - January 21, 2014 PDF
Maryland Department of Transportation March 4 - March 10, 2014 PDF
Maryland Department of Transportation March 16 - March 31, 2014 PDF
Massachusetts State of Massachusetts Office of the Governor December 17-December 23, 2013 PDF
Massachusetts State of Massachusetts Office of the Governor January 2 - January 7, 2014 PDF
Massachusetts State of Massachusetts Office of the Governor January 8 - January 12, 2014 PDF
Michigan State of Michigan Office of the Governor December 20 - January 10, 2014 PDF
Michigan State of Michigan Office of the Governor January 10 - January 31, 2014 PDF
Michigan (Amendment) State of Michigan Office of the Governor February 5 - March 1, 2014 PDF
Midwest States: IA, IL, IN, KS, MI
MN, MS, NE, OH, WI
Dept. of Transportation, Midwest Svc Ctr. January 19 - February 11, 2014 PDF
Minnesota (Extension) State of Minnesota Office of the Governor October 23 - November 22, 2013 PDF
Minnesota State of Minnesota Office of the Governor December 9 - February 7, 2014 PDF
Minnesota State of Minnesota Office of the Governor February 7 - March 8, 2014 PDF
Missouri State of Missouri Office of the Governor December 12 - December 18, 2013 PDF
Missouri Missouri Dept. of Public Safety January 7 - January 13, 2014 PDF
Missouri Missouri Dept. of Public Safety January 13 - January 19, 2014 PDF
Missouri Missouri Dept. of Public Safety March 4 - March 10, 2014 PDF
Montana State of Montana Office of the Governor October 24 - November 14, 2013 PDF
Nebraska State of Nebraska Office of the Governor October 26 - November 24, 2013 PDF
Nebraska State of Nebraska Office of the Governor November 24 - November 30, 2013 PDF
New Hampshire State of New Hampshire, Department of Safety January 7 - January 21, 2014 PDF
New Jersey State of New Jersey Office of the Governor December 23 - January 31, 2014 PDF
New York State of New York Office of Modal Safety & Security December 13 - January 11, 2014 PDF
New York State of New York Office of Modal Safety & Security December 18 - January 31, 2014 PDF
North Carolina State of North Carolina Office of the Governor January 15 - February 13, 2014 PDF
North Carnolina State of North Carolina Office of the Governor March 7 - March 20, 2014 PDF
North Dakota State of North Dakota Office of the Governor January 7 - February 6, 2014 PDF
Ohio Transportation Dept, Public Utilities Commission January 6 - January 10, 2014 PDF
Ohio Transportation Dept, Public Utilities Commission January 10 - January 17, 2014 PDF
Ohio Transportation Dept., Public Utilities Commission January 17 - January 31, 2014 PDF
Ohio Transportation Dept., Public Utilities Commission January 28 - February 16, 2014 PDF
Oklahoma State of Oklahoma Office of the Governor December 5 - January 4, 2014 PDF
Oklahoma State of Oklahoma Office of the Governor January 6 - February 5, 2014 PDF
Pennsylvania State of Pennsylvania Office of the Governor January 9 - January 26, 2014 PDF
Pennsylvania PA Department of Transportation January 26 - February 11, 2014 PDF
Pennsylvania (Extension) PA Department of Transportation February 3 - March 2, 2014
 
Rhode Island State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations January 3 - January 5, 2014 PDF
Southern State: KY, NC, SC, GA,
TN, AR, AL, MS, OK, FL
Dept. of Transportation - Southern Svc. Ctr. January 21 - February 11, 2014 PDF
South Carolina State of South Carolina Office of the Governor January 13 - February 14, 2014 PDF
South Dakota State of South Dakota Office of the Governor October 23 - November 30, 2013 PDF
South Dakota State of South Dakota Office of the Governor December 13 - December 31, 2013 PDF
South Dakota State of South Dakota Office of the Governor January 8 - February 8, 2014 PDF
Tennessee State of Tennessee Office of Governor January 19 - February 20, 2014 PDF
Texas (covers the 33 states that
have regional FMCSA waivers)
Texas Department of Public Safety January 23 - January 28, 2014 PDF
Texas Texas Department of Public Safety January 23 - January 28, 2014
(member login required)
Texas State of Texas Office of the Governor February 4 - February 18, 2014 PDF
Vermont (Modification) State of Vermont, VT Dept. of Motor Vehicles January 2 - January 13, 2014 PDF
Vermont State of Vermont, VT Dept. of Motor Vehicles January 13 - January 21, 2014 PDF
Wisconsin (Extension) State of Wisconsin Office of the Governor December 24 - January 22, 2014 PDF
Wisconsin State of Wisconsin Office of the Governor January 23, 2014 PDF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 



 

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