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FMCSA COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Extended Until August 14

The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) was advised by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that it will extend its Emergency Declaration for another month. The extension of Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002 provides regulatory relief for commercial motor vehicle operations, providing direct assistance in support of emergency relief efforts related to COVID-19 and is limited to transportation of (1) livestock and livestock feed; (2) medical supplies and equipment related to the testing, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19; and (3) 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. Direct assistance does not include routine commercial deliveries, including mixed loads with a nominal quantity of qualifying emergency relief added to obtain the benefits of this emergency declaration.

In its modification of Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002 effective June 15, 2020, FMCSA concluded that there was no longer a need for emergency relief with respect to the other categories of supplies, equipment, and persons covered by the May 13 extension and expansion of Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002, and modified the Emergency Declaration to remove those categories. This extension continues the relief granted in Emergency Declaration 2020-002 as modified on June 15, 2020.

In accordance with 49 CFR ยง 390.25, this extension of Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002 is effective at 12:00 A.M. (ET), July 15, 2020 and shall remain in effect until 11:59 P.M. (ET), August 14, 2020, or until the revocation of the Presidentially declared COVID-19 national emergency, whichever is sooner.

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