Sep132020Emergency Declaration2020-002 Effective Sept.15,2020Extension and Modification of Expanded Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002 Under 49 CFR § 390.25Emergency Declarations, Waivers, Exemptions, and PermitsFMCSA has released an update to Emergency Declaration 2020-002 which will become effective at 1200 A.M. September 15, 2020 and will remain in effect until 11:59 P.M. on December 31,2020. The current Emergency Declaration provides for four categories for relief and has not changed, the four categories that will continue to receive emergency relief are as follows: (1) livestock and livestock feed; (2) medical supplies and equipment related to the testing, diagnosis, and treatment of COVID-19; and(3) supplies and equipment necessary for community safety, sanitation, and prevention of community transmission of COVID-19 such as masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, soap, disinfectants, AND:(4) food, paper products, and other groceries for emergency restocking of distribution centers or stores. Direct assistance does NOT include routine commercial deliveries, including mixed loads with a nominal quantity of qualifying emergency relief added to obtain the benefits of this emergency declaration. Again, the implementation of the updated Emergency Declaration takes effect on 12:00am on September 15, 2020. Please review the links below for the extension of the expanded Emergency Declaration.The guidance on the webpage is being adjusted accordingly, and specifically, note that precursor items are not included for those items covered by this declaration.