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Notice of Enforcement Discretion Determination- 12-18-19

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Ave. SE
Washington, D.C. 20590

December 18, 2019


This is a Notice that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has exercised agency discretion and determined not to enforce the Temporary Operating Authority Registration fee provisions of 49 C.F.R. 360.3T(d)(2) and (f)(6) against those motor carriers requesting Temporary Operating Authority Registration in order to provide direct assistance to emergency relief efforts pursuant to the Regional Emergency Declaration 2019-009, dated December 18, 2019, issued by FMCSA's Regional Field Administrator for the Southern Service Center , including any future amendments or extensions or limitations to that notice. This Notice will expire upon the termination or expiration of Regional Emergency Declaration 2019-009, including any future amendments and extensions.

This Notice:

  1. Acknowledges the widespread damage from tomados, high winds, heavy rains and flooding in the enumerated Affected States as a result of severe storms as set forth in Regional Declaration of Emergency 2019-009;
  2. Considers the interests of public safety and the immediate need to alleviate the effects of the severe storms;
  3. Creates no individual rights of action and establishes no precedent for future determinations ;
  4. Is inapplicable to motor carriers whose operating authority registration is suspended or revoked.
Jim Mullen, Acting Administrator
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
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