Support to Oklahoma
WHEREAS, the Governor of the State of Oklahoma has issued an Emergency Declaration as a result of severe winter storms that have impacted the State.
WHEREAS, the Governor of the State of Oklahoma has requested assistance from the State of Louisiana by waiving those portions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations found in 44 CFR Parts 390 through 399 to facilitate motor carrier transportation which is responding to the essential services and supply needs of the State of Oklahoma, such as electrical, sewer, water, telecommunications, fuel, food and water.
WHEREAS, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations as found in Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations allow for a state to recognize and support the suspension of those requirements in the event of an emergency declaration of another state.
NOW THEREFORE, I, BOBBY JINDAL, Governor of the State of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and the laws of the State of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:
SECTION 1: The enforcement of the regulatory provisions of 49 CFR Parts 390 through 399 as applied to motor carrier transportation which is responding to provide essential services and supplies in support of the severe weather emergency in the State of Oklahoma are hereby suspended.
SECTION 2: The suspension authorized in this order shall remain in effect for a period of 30 days unless terminated sooner.
SECTION 3: Nothing in this order shall be interpreted to suspend any other state or federal laws or regulations other than those federal regulations which are specifically addressed in this order. All other laws and regulations shall remain in full force and effect.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, on this 3rd day of February, 2010.
Secretary of State