Friday, September 1, 2017

Harvey: Feds, DEP Act To Deal With Expected Gasoline, Fuel Supply Disruptions

The federal government and the Department of Environmental Protection took actions Thursday and Friday to deal with expected gasoline and other fuel supply disruptions caused by now Tropical Depression Harvey.
EPA Waived RFG & Low-RVP Gasoline Requirements
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday issued a waiver from the requirement to meet reformulated or low volatility gasoline requirements for 38 states and the District of Columbia, including the Pittsburgh Region in Pennsylvania.
The waiver is in effect through September 15 which is the end of the ozone season and the end of the period during which low-RVP gasoline is required in Western Pennsylvania under DEP regulations.
The low-RVP requirement affects Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland counties.
Click Here for a copy of the waiver.
DEP Waives RFG & Low-RVP Gasoline Requirements
Gov. Tom Wolf Friday announced the Commonwealth will move to ensure adequate gasoline supplies for Pennsylvania drivers in the wake of Hurricane Harvey by waiving the requirements for reformulated and low-RVP gasoline in Pennsylvania.
Feds Driver Hours Of Service Waiver
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a Regional Declaration of Emergency Thursday under the provisions of 49 CFR Section 390.23 for 26 states, including Pennsylvania, as a result of anticipated fuel shortages due to refinery delays and interruption of delivery through pipelines.
This Emergency Declaration includes a waiver of the Hours of Service requirements under Parts 390 through 399 of CFR Title 49 effective immediately and it shall remain in effect for the duration of the emergency or until 11:59 p.m. September 30, 2017, whichever occurs first.
Click Here for a copy of the Emergency Declaration.
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