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Gov. Daugaard Signs Propane Executive Order





            Office of Gov. Dennis Daugaard

500 E. Capitol Ave.

Pierre, S.D. 57501

605-773-3212

www.sd.gov

 

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Monday, November 6, 2017

CONTACT:  Tony Venhuizen or Kelsey Pritchard at 605-773-3212

                                   

EDITORS/NEWS DIRECTORS:  For audio from the Governor on the executive order, visit news.sd.gov/media.aspx and click on “Audio” under “Governor Dennis Daugaard.”

 

Gov. Daugaard Signs Propane Executive Order

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard this morning signed an executive order to allow expedited commercial delivery of propane products to assist regions of the state that are experiencing low inventories and outages.

 

“Our ag producers need to have access to propane in order to carry on normal operations,” Gov. Daugaard said. “This order gives companies that transport propane some leeway so they can deliver products in a speedier manner.”  

 

The Governor’s order declares a state of emergency and exempts delivery of propane from federal motor carrier regulations on drivers’ hours of service statewide.

 

Although hours of service have been temporarily suspended for commercial deliveries, companies may not require or allow fatigued drivers to make deliveries, Gov. Daugaard said.

 

The executive order expires at midnight Nov. 20, 2017.

 

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