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NATSO Hurricane Harvey Update

September 1, 2017

NATSO Hurricane Harvey Update

Federal agencies have continued to waive fuel and trucking restrictions in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. NATSO has been in close contact with EPA officials and has been aggressively pushing for fuel waivers to enable product to get to where it is needed. NATSO is also working with the Department of Homeland Security in pursuit of a Jones Act waiver to allow foreign-flagged vessels to carry cargo between U.S. ports. This would also help enable product to get to where it is needed.

Southeast States Declare Emergencies in Advance of Hurricane, Suspending Driver HOS Rules, Triggering Price Gouging Laws

October 6, 2016

Southeast States Declare Emergencies in Advance of Hurricane, Suspending Driver HOS Rules, Triggering Price Gouging Laws

The governors of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina have declared states of emergencies in preparation for Hurricane Matthew, which is expected to hit the east coast of Florida on Friday.

States Declare Emergencies in Advance of Karen

October 4, 2013

States Declare Emergencies in Advance of Karen

Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida governors have declared states of emergencies in preparation for Tropical Storm Karen, expected to make landfall between southeastern Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle on Saturday night or Sunday morning.

NATSO Webinar: Emergency Preparation and Recovery

December 7, 2012

NATSO Webinar: Emergency Preparation and Recovery

Join NATSO’s free webinar to learn the numerous ways you can and should prepare foremergencies.

Childers Oil Company Delivers Bottled Water to Hurricane Sandy Victims

December 3, 2012

Childers Oil Company Delivers Bottled Water to Hurricane Sandy Victims

Childers Oil Company with assistance from Lucas Oil, AMBEST, Inc. and The Salvation Army, delivered two tractor-trailer loads of bottled water to Hurricane Sandy victims recently.

Fuel Supply Improves in New York and New Jersey

November 12, 2012

Fuel Supply Improves in New York and New Jersey

Fuel supplies in New York and New Jersey are slowly returning to normal after Hurricane Sandy, and officials are continuing to take action to reduce shortages that still remain in some areas. In New York City and Long Island, authorities announced gas rationing systems that started on Nov. 9.

 DOT Team to Expedite Fuel Deliveries in Hurricane Region

November 6, 2012

DOT Team to Expedite Fuel Deliveries in Hurricane Region

FMCSA has created an Interstate Petroleum Transport Team to streamline state regulations and ensure the fastest and most efficient movement of fuel.

EPA Issues Second ULSD Waiver for New Jersey

November 2, 2012

EPA Issues Second ULSD Waiver for New Jersey

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a second diesel sulfur waiver for the state of New Jersey.

EPA, FMCSA Issue Waivers for Reformulated Gas, Non-Road ULSD and Hours of Service

November 1, 2012

EPA, FMCSA Issue Waivers for Reformulated Gas, Non-Road ULSD and Hours of Service

EPA in consultation with the U.S. Department of Energy has issued a waiver for reformulated gasoline (RFG) in 16 states and the District of Columbia to prevent disruptions of the supply of RFG in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

States Continue to Declare States of Emergency as Sandy Approaches; Northeast Refineries Shut Down

October 29, 2012

States Continue to Declare States of Emergency as Sandy Approaches; Northeast Refineries Shut Down

A total of six states have declared states of emergency early last Friday.

States Declare States of Emergency Due to Isaac; Price Gouging Laws, HOS Waivers in Effect

August 31, 2012

States Declare States of Emergency Due to Isaac; Price Gouging Laws, HOS Waivers in Effect

In anticipation of Hurricane Isaac, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi declared states of emergency.

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