Vermont Declares Emergency on Transportation of Propane Gas

The declaration pertains to the delivery of bulk propane gas products within the state.

December 11, 2019

MONTPELIER, Vt.—On December 5, the state of Vermont’s Agency on Transportation issued an emergency declaration pertaining to the delivery of bulk propane gas products within the state of Vermont. A labor dispute in Canada disrupted rail shipped propane deliveries into the state, leading to the emergency notice which began on December 6 and will remain in effect for the duration of the emergency or 23 days, whichever is less.

The declaration has relief from the Hours of Service Regulations contained in 49 CFR 395.3 of the Federal Motor Carrier Regulations adopted pursuant to Title 5 VSA 2101 for motor carriers providing delivery of bulk propane gas from distribution points to bulk terminal locations in Vermont. This emergency declaration does not include the transportation from bulk terminal locations to the final consumer.

For more information, please visit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s website.