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Archive of Emergency Declarations 2017

Federal Emergency Declarations by FMCSA

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Notice of Enforcement Discretion Determination -- Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi: This is a Notice that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has exercised agency discretion and determined not to enforce the Temporary Operating Authority Registration fee provisions of 49 C.F.R. 360.3T(d)(2) and (f)(6) against those Motor carriers requesting Temporary Operating Authority Registration to provide direct assistance to emergency relief efforts pursuant to the Regional Emergency Declaration No. 2018-0001, dated October 6, 2017, issued by the FMCSA Regional Field Administrator for the Southern Service Center,... 10/06/2017 This Notice will expire upon the expiration or termination of Regional Emergency Declaration No. 2018-000 1, including any future extensions.
This is a Notice that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has exercised agency discretion and determined not to enforce the Temporary Operating Authority Registration fee provisions of 49 C.F.R. 360.3T(d)(2) and (f)(6) against those Motor carriers requesting Temporary Operating Authority Registration to provide direct assistance to emergency relief efforts pursuant to the Amended 09/19/2017 This Notice will expire. upon the expiration of the Amended Regional Declaration of Emergency, including any future extensions.
In accordance with the provisions of 49 CFR 390.23, the Field Administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Western Service Center and Regional Field Administrators for FMCSA's Southern Service Center, Eastern Service Center and Midwestern Service Center, hereby declare that an emergency exists that warrants issuance of a Regional Emergency Declaration.
*NOTE: Duration of the emergency (as defined in 49 CFR 390.5) or until 11:59 P.M. (ET), September 30, 2017, whichever occurs first.
9/11/2017 *9/30/2017
This is a Notice that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has exercised agency discretion and determined not to enforce the Temporary Operating Authority Registration fee provisions of 49 C.F.R. 360.3T(d)(2) and (f)(6) against those Motor carriers requesting Temporary Operating Authority Registration to provide direct assistance to emergency relief efforts pursuant to the Regional Declaration of Emergency, dated September 11, 2017, issued by the FMCSA Regional Field Administrators for the Southern and Midwestern Service Centers, including any future amendments or extensions or limitations. 09/07/2017 This Notice will expire upon the expiration of the Regional Declaration of Emergency, including any future extensions.
This is a Notice that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has exercised agency discretion and determined not to enforce the Temporary Operating Authority Registration fee provisions of 49 C.F.R. 360.3T(d)(2) and (f)(6) against those Motor carriers requesting Temporary Operating Authority Registration to provide direct assistance to emergency relief efforts pursuant to the Regional Declaration of Emergency 09/07/2017 This Notice will expire upon the expiration of the Regional Declaration of Emergency, including any future extensions.
Multi-Service Center and Regional Field Administrators - Regional Declaration of Emergency Under 49 CFR § 390.23 - August 31, 2017
*NOTE: Duration of the emergency (as defined in 49 CPR § 390.5) or until 1:59 P.M (ET, 9/30/2017, whichever occurs first)
8/31/2017 *9/30/2017
This is a Notice that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has exercised agency discretion and determined not to enforce the Temporary Operating Authority Registration fee provisions of 49 C.F.R. 360.3T(d)(2) and (f)(6) against those motor carriers requesting Temporary Operating Authority Registration in order to provide direct assistance to emergency relief efforts pursuant to the Regional Declaration of Emergency Notice 8/25/2017 TBA

Federal Emergency Declarations by FMCSA Service Centers

Eastern Service Center

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In accordance with the provisions of 49 CFR 390.23, the Regional Field Administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Eastern Service Center, hereby declares that an emergency exists that warrants issuance of a Regional Emergency Declaration and an exemption from Parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), except as otherwise restricted by this Emergency Declaration.
*NOTE:This declaration is effective immediately and shall remain in effect for the duration of the emergency (as defined in 49 CFR 390.5) or until 11 :59 P.M. (ET), October 6, 2017, whichever is less.
09/07/2017 *10/08/2017

Eastern, Western and Southern Service Center

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The Field Administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Western Service Center and the Regional Field Administrators for FMCSA’s Southern and Eastern Service Centers hereby declare that an emergency exists that warrants extension of the Regional Declaration of Emergency issued on August 31, 2017 as amended, and continuing the exemption granted in accordance with 49 CFR § 390.23(a)(1) from Parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), except as otherwise restricted herein.
*NOTE:This declaration is effective immediately and shall remain in effect for the duration of the emergency (as defined in 49 CFR 390.5) or until 11:59 P.M. (ET), October 30, 2017, whichever is less.
09/29/2017 *10/30/2017

Eastern and Southern Service Center

Description Effective Expires on
Extension of Regional Emergency Declaration Under 49 CFR 390.25 (10-06-2017)
*In accordance with 49 CFR 390.25, this extension to the Emergency Declaration is effective immediately and shall remain in effect for the duration of the emergency (as defined in 49 CFR SS 390.5) or until 11 :59 P.M. (ET), November 6, 2017, whichever is less.
10/06/2017 *11/06/2017
Amended Regional Emergency Declaration-Irma-Jose-Maria-09-19-2017
*In accordance with 49 CFR § 390.23, this declaration is effective immediately and shall remain in effect for the duration of the emergency (as defined in 49 CFR § 390.5) or until 11 :59 P.M. (ET), October 5, 2017, whichever is less.
09/19/2017 *10/5/2017
Regional Declaration Of Emergency Under 49 CFR 390.23: ALABAMA, FLORIDA, GEORGIA, MISSISSIPI, NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, TENNESSEE, PUERTO RICO, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
In accordance with the provisions of 49 CFR § 390.23, the Regional Field Administrators for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Southern and Eastern Service Centers, hereby declare that an emergency exists that warrants issuance of a Regional Emergency Declaration and an exemption from Parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), except as otherwise restricted by this Emergency Declaration.
09/06/2017 In accordance with 49 CFR § 390.23, this declaration is effective immediately and shall remain in effect for the duration of the emergency (as defined in 49 CFR § 390.5) or until 11:59 P.M. (ET), October 5, 2017, whichever is less.

Southern Service Center

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(Southern Service Center) Regional Emergency Declaration Under 49 CFR § 390.23 No. 2018-0001 Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi: In accordance with the provisions of 49 CFR § 390.23, the Regional Field Administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Southern Service Center, hereby declares that an emergency exists that warrants issuance of a Regional Emergency Declaration and an exemption from Parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), except as otherwise restricted by this Emergency Declaration. 10/06/2017 In accordance with 49 CFR § 390.23, this declaration is effective immediately and shall remain in effect for the duration of the emergency (as defined in 49 CFR § 390.5) or until 11 :59 P.M. (ET), November 6, 2017, whichever is less.
The Regional Field Administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FM CSA), hereby declares that an emergency exists that warrants issuance of a Regional Emergency Declaration in the State of Florida under the provisions of 49 CFR § 390.23 providing exemption from Parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), except as otherwise restricted by this Regional Declaration. 5/17/2017 6/16/2017

Southern and Midwestern Service Center

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In accordance with the provisions of 49 CFR § 390.23, the Regional Field Administrators for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Southern and Midwestern Service Centers, hereby declare that an emergency exists that warrants issuance of a Regional Emergency Declaration and an exemption from Parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), except as otherwise restricted by this Emergency Declaration. Such emergency is in response to Hurricane Irma and its anticipated effects on people and property, including the immediate threat to human life or public welfare. 09/11/2017 This Notice will expire upon the expiration of the Regional Declaration of Emergency, including any future extensions.

Western and Southern Service Center

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The Field Administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Western Service Center and the Regional Field Administrator for FMCSA's Southern Service Center hereby Regional Declaration of Emergency, and continuing the exemption granted in accordance with 49 CFR 390.23(a)(1) from Parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSA).
*NOTE:This declaration is effective immediately and shall remain in effect for the duration of the emergency (as defined in 49 CFR 390.5) or until 11:59 P.M. (ET), October 24, 20179 whichever is less
09/22/2017 *10/24/2017

Western Service Center

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The Field Administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Western Service Center hereby declares that an emergency exists that warrants extension of the State Declaration of Emergency, and continuing the exemption granted in accordance with 49 CFR 390.23(a)(1) from Parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), except as otherwise restricted herein.
*NOTE:In accordance with 49 CFR 390.25, this extension to the Emergency Declaration is effective immediately and shall remain in effect for the duration of the emergency (as defined in 49 CFR 390.5) or until 11 :59 P.M. (ET), December 11, 2017, whichever is less.
11/09/2017 *12/11/2017
The Field Administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Western Service Center hereby declares that an emergency exists that warrants extension of the Declaration of Emergency and Notice of extension of State declarations of emergency and continuing the exemption granted from Parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), except as otherwise restricted herein.
*NOTE:In accordance with 49 CFR 390.25, this extension to the Emergency Declaration is effective immediately and shall remain in effect for the duration of the emergency (as defined in 49 CFR 390.5) or until 11 :59 P.M. (ET), December 15, 2017, whichever is less.
10/25/2017 *12/15/2017
The Field Administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Western Service Center hereby declares that an emergency exists that warrants extension of the Regional Declaration of Emergency issued on August 25, 2017, and continuing the exemption granted in accordance with 49 CFR 390.23(a)(1) from Parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), except as otherwise restricted herein.
*NOTE:In accordance with 49 CFR 390.25, this extension to the Emergency Declaration is effective immediately and shall remain in effect for the duration of the emergency (as defined in 49 CFR 390.5) or until 11 P.M. (ET), December 22, 2017, whichever is less
10/24/2017 *12/22/2017
Extension of State Declaration Notice 49 CFR 390.25 :: The Field Administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Western Service Center hereby declares that an emergency exists that warrants extension of the State Declaration of Emergency, and continuing the exemption granted in accordance with 49 CFR 390.23(a)(1) from Parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), except as otherwise restricted herein. 09/01/2017 10/31/2017
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Western Service Center and Regional Field Administrator for FMCSA's Southern Service Center, hereby declare that an emergency exists that warrants issuance of a Regional Emergency Declaration in the States of Texas and Louisiana and an exemption from Parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), except as otherwise restricted by this Emergency Declaration. 8/25/2017 09/24/2017
The Field Administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Western Service Center hereby declares that an emergency exists that warrants extension of the Declaration of Emergency and Notice of extension of State declarations of emergency and continuing the exemption granted from Parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), except as otherwise restricted herein. 8/25/2017 10/26/2017

Expired State Declarations

Alabama

Description Effective Expires on
State of Alabama Proclamation by the Governor (Tropical Storm Nate) 10/05/2017 11/04/2017
State of Alabama Order Of The Commissioner Of Revenue 09/06/2017 10/07/2017
Proclamation by The Governor 09-07-2017 09/01/2017 10/01/2017
Proclamation by The Governor 08/30/2017 09/29/2017
Alabama: State of Emergency by Proclamation 06172017 06/20/2017 07/20/2017
Governor of Alabama issues State of Emergency in Preparation for Winter Weather 01/06/2017 02/05/2017

California

Description Effective Expires on
Governor Brown Issues Emergency Order to Help Response to Situation at Oroville Dam 02/12/2017 TBD

Connecticut

Description Effective Expires on
Declaration of Civil Preparedness Emergency: Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Section 28-9, until further notice. 03/13/2017 TBD
Declaration of Emergency; Proclamation Number 77 JBE 2017 06/17/2017 07/16/2017
Gov. Edwards Declares State of Emergency 02/07/2017 03/09/2017

Florida

Description Effective Expires on
State of Florida Executive Order Number 17-287 11/02/2017 TBA
State of Florida Executive Order Number 17- 262 10/05/2017 TBA
State Of Florida Executive order Number 17-235 09/04/2017 TBA
State of Florida Executive Order Number 17-204 07/31/2017 09/31/2017

Georgia

Description Effective Expires on
The State of Georgia Irma Executive Order 9-10-2017 09/10/2017 09/17/2017
The State of Georgia Irma Executive Order 9-7-2017 09/08/2017 09/22/2017
Executive order the state of Georgia 08/30/2017 09/20/2017
Emergency Declaration issued by Georgia Governor Deal 01/21/2017 01/29/2017
Emergency Declaration issued by Georgia Governor Deal 01/06/2017 01/08/2017

Iowa

Description Effective Expires on
State of Iowa Proclamation of Disaster Emergency 09/09/2017 11/08/2017
Executive Order Declaring a State of Energy Emergency and Temporarily Exempting Certain Carriers from Hours of Service Regulations Under Idaho Law to Help Meet Fuel Demands 01/04/2017 01/27/2017
Executive order declaring a state of energy emergency and temporarily exempting certain carriers from hours of service regulations under Idaho law to help fuel demands 08/17/2017 08/24/2017

Kansas

Description Effective Expires on
Executive Order 17-03 for Regional Emergency : : Conditional and Temporary Relief from Certain Motor Carrier Rules and Regulations 08/25/2017 09/24/2017
FMCSA is granting this extension at the request of Kansas: EXTENSION OF STATE DECLARATION NOTICE 49 CFR § 390.25 04/05/2017 05/23/2017
Executive Order 17-01 for Regional Emergencies: Governor Brownback declared a state of emergency on March 5, and fires have now burned more than 626,000 acres. This ranks as the largest fire event in state history. 03/05/2017 04/08/2017

Kentucky

Description Effective Expires on
Commonwealth of Kentucky Office of the Secretary Official Order No. 110962 09/12/2017 09/27/2017
Commonwealth Of Kentucky Official Order No 110961 09/08/2017 09/27/2017
Commonwealth Of Kentucky Official Order No.110950: Declaration Of Emergency For Transport Of Petroleum As A Result Of Hurricane Harvey 08/31/2017 09/30/2017
Commonwealth Of Kentucky Official Order No.110944: Declaration Of Emergency For Damage Caused By Hurricane Harvey 08/28/2017 09/27/2017

Louisiana

Description Effective Expires on
State of Emergency- Tropical Strom Harvey 08/24/2017 09/22/2017

Maine

Description Effective Expires on
Maine-Governor's Emergency Proclamation for US-DOT FMCSA HOS-Waiver 02/14/2017 02/28/2017

Maryland

Description Effective Expires on
Waiver of IRP Requirements Hurricane Irma
*NOTE:This waiver will remain in effect for the duration of the emergency or until 11:59 P.M.(ET),October 6, 2017, whichever is less.
09/15/2017 *10/06/2017

Mississippi

Description Effective Expires on
A Proclamation, May 1, 2017, State of Emergency in the State of Mississippi 05/01/2017 TBD

Montana

Description Effective Expires on
Executive Order The State Of Montana 09/01/2017 10/31/2017
State Of Montana - Executive Order No. 5- 2017 06/23/2017 TBD

Nebraska

Description Effective Expires on
State Of Nebraska Executive Order No 17-09 09/08/2017 09/30/2017
State of Nebraska Office of the Governor Lincoln Executive Order No. 17-03: Hours of Service 06/22/2017 TBD

New Hampshire

Description Effective Expires on
State of New Hampshire Declaration Of Emergency Notice Title 49 CFR 390.23 10/30/2017 11/02/2017
Executive Order No. 17-06: Continuation of emergency relief for damage caused by drought in North Dakota, South Dakota, & Montana 08/02/2017 09/01/2017
Eexcutive Order No. 17-01: Emergency Relief for Damage Caused by Kansas Fires 03/13/2017 up to 04/8/2017
State of Nebraska Office of the Governor Lincoln Executive Order No. 17-05: Emergency Relief for Damage Caused by Drought in North Dakota & South Dakota 07/12/2017 08/09/2017

New Jersey

Description Effective Expires on
State of New Jersey Administrative order 2017-02 09/07/2017 10/01/2017

North Carolina

Description Effective Expires on
Executive Order The State Of North Carolina-19 08/31/2017 09/30/2017
State of North Carolina 2017-EO12: Damage to a Main Transmission Line 07/27/2017 TBD
State of North Carolina 2017-EO13: Temporary Suspension of Motor Vehicle Regulations to Ensure Restoration of Utility Services and Transporting Essentials 07/27/2017 08/26/2017
EO No. 3 Declaration of A State Of Emergency, NC 01/06/2017 02/15/2017
EO No. 2 Declaration of A State Of Emergency, NC 01/06/2017 02/05/2017

North Dakota

Description Effective Expires on
State of North Dakota Office of the Governor Executive Order 2017-18.1 10/31/2017 11/30/2017
State of North Dakota Executive Order 2017- 08 07/12/2017 TBD

Oregon

Description Effective Expires on
Extension of State Declaration Notice 49 CFR 390.25 :: The Field Administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Western Service Center hereby declares that an emergency exists that warrants extension of the State Declaration of Emergency, and continuing the exemption granted in accordance with 49 CFR 390.23(a)(1) from Parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), except as otherwise restricted herein. 09/01/2017 10/31/2017
Emergency Relief from Motor Carrier Safety Regulations 08/03/2017 09/02/2017

South Carolina

Description Effective Expires on
State of South Carolina Executive Order No. 2017-20 09/06/2017 TBD
State of South Carolina Executive Order No. 2017-19 08/31/2017 09/30/2017
State of South Carolina Executive Order No. 2017-18 08/31/2017 09/30/2017
EO No. 1 Declaration of A State Of Emergency, SC 01/06/2017 01/08/2017

South Dakota

Description Effective Expires on
State of South Dakota Office of the Governor Executive Order 2017-09 11/06/2017 11/20/2017
EXECUTIVE ORDER 2017-06 WHEREAS, Widespread drought conditions, low humidity, and high temperatures have created serious peril for our state; and; ... 06/16/2017 12/16/2017

Tennessee

Description Effective Expires on
State of Tennessee Executive Order No 67 09/11/2017 11/08/2017

Texas

Description Effective Expires on
Proclamation Governor of the State of Texas 08/23/2017 TBD

Virginia

Description Effective Expires on
Governor McAuliffe Declares State of Emergency in Response to Pending Winter Storm 03/13/2017 TBD
EO No. 62 - 2017 - Declaration of A State Of Emergency, VA 01/06/2017 03/03/2017

Washington

Description Effective Expires on
Proclamation Governor of the State of Washington 09/02/2017 TBD

Wisconsin

Description Effective Expires on
The State of Wisconsin Office of the Governor Executive Order #254 09/08/2017 This relief is valid for the duration of the motor carrier's assistance in the disaster relief effort or the duration of this Order, whichever is less; and
Last updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2019