FMCSA extends its Emergency Declaration through August 14, 2020
July 13, 2020
Due to the ongoing national emergency, the FMCSA is extending its Modified Emergency Declaration (no. 2020-002 under 49 CFR § 390.25) through August 14, 2020. Under this extension, motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance to the COVID-19 emergency relief efforts may continue operating under the exemptions set forth in the declaration through that date.
Similar to the last extension in June, this extension is limited to the transportation of:
- livestock and livestock feed
- medical supplies and equipment related to the testing, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19
- supplies and equipment necessary for community safety, sanitation, and prevention of community transmission of COVID-19 (masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, soap and disinfectants)
In its June extension, FMCSA concluded there was no longer a need for emergency relief with respect to other categories of transportation, including food and fuel, and, therefore, removed those categories.