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Governor Waives Hours Regulations for Propane and Heating Oil Transport Drivers

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has issued an Emergency Proclamation temporarily waiving certain state and federal motor fuel carrier regulations for propane and heating oil transport carriers.

Due to the extreme cold weather experienced across the state over the last week, the Governor has waived motor carrier regulations relating to hours of service for drivers of commercial motor vehicles transporting propane gas and heating oil.  The waiver is intended to aid residents of Pennsylvania in receiving necessary fuels to keep their homes heated. The waiver was issued by the Governor pursuant to the provisions of Subsection 7301(c) of the Emergency Management Services Code (35 Pa.C.S. § 7101).

The waiver became effective immediately and will terminate at 12:01 a.m., January 26, 2014, unless extended by an amendment.

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