Colonial Pipeline Shutdown & Regional FMCSA Waiver

On May 7, 2021 the Colonial Pipeline announced their system has been shut down due to a cyber-attack. As of today, there is no indication of when they will resume operation.

The PPA has been in communication with Governor Wolf officials and other key state agency partners.

Please send the PPA any relevant information on how the shutdown is impacting your business operations.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) just issued a Regional Declaration of Emergency in response to the Colonial Pipeline shutdown.

The waiver includes the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

By execution of this Emergency Declaration, motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance to the emergency in the Affected States in direct support of relief efforts related to the shortages of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and other refined petroleum products due to the shutdown, partial shutdown, and/or manual operation of the Colonial pipeline system are granted relief from Parts 390 through 399 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations except as restricted herein.

This waiver is effective immediately and shall remain in effect until the end of the emergency (as defined in 49 CFR § 390.5) or until 11:59 P.M. (ET), June 8, 2021, whichever is earlier.

Drivers should keep a copy of this waiver in their vehicle during the period of the waiver.

Click Here To Read Entire FMCSA Waiver.

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