WHEREAS, the recent period of extremely
cold temperatures and adverse winter weather conditions have increased
the necessity and public demand for propane (also known as liquefied petroleum
gas or LP gas) within this state; and
WHEREAS, this period of inclement weather
has made it unusually difficult for commercial transporters of propane
to make consistent and timely deliveries of propane by motor vehicles
on the public highways in Missouri, which are needed to supply the public
demand for propane; and
WHEREAS, 49 CFR Section 390.23 of the Federal
Motor Carrier Safety Regulations provides that a Governor of as[sic] State
may declare an emergency thereby exempting motor carriers or drivers operating
a commercial vehicle from parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor Carrier
Safety Regulations (49 CFR 390.23);
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Roger B. Wilson, Governor
of the State of Missouri, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the
Constitution and laws of the State of Missouri as well as 49 CFR Section
390.23 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, hereby declare
that a regional state of emergency exists because of the increased necessity
and demand for propane within this state.
This Order shall be effective for a period
beginning January 3, 2001, through the duration of the emergency or 30
days, whichever is less.
|| IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and
caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, in the
City of Jefferson, on this 3rd day of January, 2001.
||[Roger Wilson's signature]
[Rebecca McDowell Cook's signature]
SECRETARY OF STATE
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