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PRICE GOUGING/TRANSPORTATION: ARKANSAS GOVERNOR BEEBE DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY

December 28, 2012

Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law

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Author: Walter G. Wright The Arkansas Oil Marketers Association ("AOMA") has sent out an alert that Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe has declared a state of emergency in Arkansas through January 11, 2013. The Association notes that the declaration "exempt(s) any motor carrier or driver operating a commercial motor vehicle"¦ relief during an emergency from Parts 390 through 399 of Chapter 49, Code of Federal Regulations" [including Part 395 Hours of Service of Drivers] and "applied to commercial carriers hauling gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and liquefied petroleum products to customers in Arkansas." AOMA also notes that the declared state of emergency triggers price gouging guidelines. The Association provides some "frequently asked questions" on fuel pricing while under an emergency declaration. A copy of the Arkansas Oil Marketers Association memorandum and Governor Beebe's Proclamation can be downloaded below.
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