For Immediate Release
Contact: Matt Schilling
(614) 466 7750
PUCO issues regulatory relief for propane deliveries
COLUMBUS, OHIO (March 6, 2015) – Today the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) issued an extension of previously issued regulatory relief from the hours-of-service requirements for the intrastate transportation of propane. This relief will remain effective until 11:59 p.m., March 13, 2015.
The PUCO has issued this action as a result of heavy snowfall causing delays and obstacles for the delivery of propane to customers in several of the southern most counties of the state of Ohio. The relief allows drivers of commercial motor vehicles, with valid commercial driver licenses, who are transporting propane, to drive more hours and more consecutive days than are normally permitted as long as they can still do so safely.
This regulatory relief extension is issued pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 4923.02 (B) and Rule 4901:2-5-05 of the Ohio Administrative Code. The granting of this regulatory relief does not alter the motor carrier’s duty to monitor its drivers; maintain records of duty status; and to ensure drivers are not ill, fatigued, impaired or otherwise unable to operate a commercial motor vehicle safely.
For more information, call the PUCO’s Call Center at (800) 686-PUCO (7826) or visit www.PUCO.ohio.gov.
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is the sole agency charged with regulating public utility service. The role of the PUCO is to assure all residential, business and industrial consumers have access to adequate, safe and reliable utility services at fair prices while facilitating an environment that provides competitive choices. Consumers with utility-related questions or concerns can call the PUCO Call Center at (800) 686-PUCO (7826) and speak with a representative.
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