FMCSA extends and modifies its Emergency Declaration
September 1, 2022
In May of this year, the FMCSA extended and amended its modified Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002 and associated regulatory relief through August 31, 2022.That Emergency Declaration is being extended again, because the presidentially declared emergency remains in place due to persistent issues arising out of COVID-19, including impacts on supply chains. And nationwide reporting demonstrates substantial ongoing use of the regulatory relief.
This extension is in effect until October 15, 2022, unless modified or terminated sooner by the FMCSA.
- Livestock and livestock feed
- Medical supplies and equipment related to the testing, diagnosis, and treatment of COVID-19
- Vaccines, constituent products, and medical supplies and equipment including ancillary supplies/kits for the administration of vaccines, related to the prevention of COVID-19
- 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
- Food, paper products, and other groceries for emergency restocking of distribution centers or stores
- Gasoline, diesel, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), jet fuel, ethyl alcohol, and heating fuel including propane, natural gas, and heating oil
Direct assistance does not include non-emergency transportation of qualifying commodities or routine commercial deliveries. To be eligible for the exemption, the transportation must be both of qualifying commodities and incident to the immediate restoration of those essential supplies.