FMCSA Extends Regional Emergency Decalartion for Hurricane Delta
November 5th, 2020
The declaration applies to Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. It covers parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), except as otherwise restricted in the declaration.
Emergency Declaration No. 2020-007 was issued in response to Hurricane Delta, and its effects on people and property, including immediate threat to human life or public welfare, from heavy rains, strong winds, storm surge, high surf, and flooding. Because emergency conditions in the Affected States have not abated, FMCSA is extending Regional Emergency Declaration No. 2020-007 and the associated regulatory relief in the Affected States in accordance with 49 CFR § 390.25. The extension of Emergency Declaration No. 2020-007 provides regulatory relief for commercial motor vehicle operations while providing direct assistance supporting emergency relief efforts transporting supplies, goods, equipment and fuel into the Affected States, and transporting persons into and from the Affected States, or providing other assistance in the form of emergency services during the emergency in the Affected States from Hurricane Delta.
Emergency Declaration No. 2020-007 is effective at 12:00 A.M. (ET), November 7, 2020 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 6, 2020, whichever is sooner.