Governor Pete Ricketts called attention to an important regional emergency declaration that eases the transportation of heating fuel (propane, natural gas, etc.) in Nebraska and nearby states. The Regional Field Administrators for the Federal Motor Carrier
Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Midwestern Service Center and Western Service Center have issued an emergency declaration providing regulatory relief to commercial transporters of heating fuel. The declaration is currently in effect and extends through
"A large portion of the corn being harvested needs to be dried for proper handling and storage," said Ricketts. "This has raised demand and lowered supplies of heating fuel in the Midwest. The FMCSA's emergency declaration provides regulatory flexibility so
that energy needs throughout Nebraska can be met in a timely manner."