Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
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.