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Branstad approves emergency proclamation to allow for more transport of gasoline products

DES MOINES – Governor Terry E. Branstad approved on Friday an emergency proclamation suspending the regulatory provisions pertaining to hours of service for drivers of commercial motor vehicles transporting gasoline products.

Pipeline and refining outages affecting the supply of all petroleum products, coupled with the abrupt and early drop in temperatures, have resulted in low inventories of petroleum products in Iowa and the upper Midwest. The Governor’s emergency proclamation suspends regulatory provisions of the Iowa Code pertaining to hours of service for crews and drivers delivering petroleum products.

Today’s proclamation amends the emergency proclamation approved by Gov. Branstad on Nov. 20 suspending regulatory provisions for transport of diesel products, changing its expiration date to Dec. 6.

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