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NWRA THANKS US DOT FOR PROVIDING SIGNIFICANT RELIEF FROM REGULATIONS

Tuesday, March 24, 2020   (0 Comments)
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 24, 2020

NWRA THANKS US DOT FOR PROVIDING SIGNIFICANT RELIEF FROM REGULATIONS

 

Arlington, VA – The United States Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a Notice of Enforcement Policy regarding expiring driver’s licenses and medical examiner’s certificates during the COVID-19 national emergency. NWRA wrote to FMCSA seeking relief from certain regulations including rules regulating driver’s licenses. The Notice of Enforcement Policy is effective March 24, 2020 and expires on June 30, 2020.

 

“We thank the DOT and FMCSA for issuing the Notice of Enforcement Policy. Many states have closed their State Driver’s Licensing Agencies in response to the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control to use social distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19,” said NWRA President Darrell Smith

 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released their Expanded Emergency Declaration and an accompanying Frequently Asked Questions document as it relates to Hours of Service (HOS) regulations during the COVID-19 national emergency. The new declaration and FAQs specifically exempt waste haulers from HOS are in direct response to a request by the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) in a letter to Acting Administrator Jim Mullen. Other requirements under Parts 390-399 which include vehicle maintenance, inspection, and driver qualifications are also waived for waste haulers.

 

 

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ABOUT NWRA

The National Waste and Recycling Association represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states, and DC and include companies that manage waste collection, recycling and medical waste, equipment manufacturers and distributors, and a variety of other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit www.wasterecycling.org.

 

Contact:

Brandon Wright

National Waste and Recycling Association

bwright@wasterecycling.org

202-364-3706