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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

FMCSA Emergency Declaration - Ext. & Amended No. 2020-002

COVID relief exceptions remain in effect until Aug. 31

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) hereby declares that the continuing national emergency warrants extension and amendment of the modified Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002. FMCSA issued Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002 in response to the March 13, 2020, declaration of a national emergency under 42 U.S.C. § 5191(b) related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and the immediate risk COVID-19 presents to public health and welfare. It remains in effect until 11:59 P.M. (ET), August 31, 2022,
Motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance in support of relief efforts related to the COVID-19 public health emergency are granted emergency relief from 49 CFR § 395.3, maximum driving time for property-carrying vehicles, except as restricted.
The extension provides regulatory relief for commercial motor vehicle operations providing direct assistance in support of emergency relief efforts related to COVID-19 and is limited to transportation of:
  1. livestock and livestock feed; 
  2. medical supplies and equipment related to the testing, diagnosis, and treatment of COVID-19; 
  3. vaccines, constituent products, and medical supplies and equipment including ancillary supplies/kits for the administration of vaccines, related to the prevention of COVID-19; 
  4. supplies and equipment necessary for community safety, sanitation, and prevention of community transmission of COVID-19 such as masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, soap, and disinfectants; 
  5. food, paper products, and other groceries for emergency restocking of distribution centers or stores; and 
  6. gasoline, diesel, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), jet fuel, ethyl alcohol, and heating fuel including propane, natural gas, and heating oil.
This extension and amendment of the modified Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002 is effective at 12:00 A.M. (ET), June 1, 2022, and shall remain in effect until 11:59 P.M. (ET), August 31, 2022, unless modified or terminated sooner by FMCSA.
Please review the emergency declaration for complete details.




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