WHEREAS, on December 14, 2005, AmerenUE's Taum Sauk Upper Reservoir failed causing significant flooding and environmental damage in Reynolds County, Missouri; and,

WHEREAS, on December 14, 2005, I issued Executive Order 05-44 declaring a state of emergency from the resulting flood; and,

WHEREAS, equipment is needed immediately to remove and properly dispose of flood debris and aid in cleanup efforts; and,

WHEREAS, the rapid and efficient transportation of equipment needed would be facilitated by the temporary suspension of certain usual and necessary regulatory requirements for the drivers of commercial motor vehicles while they are transporting property to assist in the cleanup efforts.

NOW THEREFORE, I, MATT BLUNT, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Missouri, hereby direct that the issuance of overdimension and overweight permits by the Missouri Department of Transportation for commercial motor carriers engaged in cleanup efforts in Reynolds County resulting from the Taum Sauk Upper Reservoir failure shall be subject to the following interim application requirements:

The permittee will be required to supply:

  • Year, Make and License plate number of the power unit and trailer;
  • Size, Make and Serial Number (last 4 digits) of commodity being hauled;
  • Origin, Destination and Consecutive Routing;
  • Overall Width, Height, Length and length of trailer and load only; and
  • Date of Movement.


The permit process can be expedited by calling:

  • 800-877-8499
  • 573-526-5314; or
  • 573-526-5312.


However, this order shall not suspend the applicability of the standard permit fee requirements; and

FURTHER, I direct that the effective date of these interim application requirements shall begin on December 29, 2005, and shall continue in effect until March 1, 2006, unless extended in whole or in part.

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 29th day of December, 2005.


[Matt Blunt's signature]

Matt Blunt


[Robin Carnahan's signature]

Robin Carnahan
Secretary of State

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