H. R. 4076
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 25, 2014
Mr. Shuster (for himself, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Mr. Petri, Mr. Walz, Mr. Ribble, Mr. Kind, Mr. Latta, Mrs. Walorski, Mr. Dent, and Mr. Duffy) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
To address shortages and interruptions in the availability of propane and other home heating fuels in the United States, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Home Heating Emergency Assistance Through Transportation Act of 2014
HHEATT Act of 2014
Propane and home heating fuel emergency transportation
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a covered emergency exemption issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shall remain in effect until May 31, 2014, unless the Secretary of Transportation, after consultation with the Governors of affected States, determines that the emergency for which the exemption was provided ends before that date.
Covered emergency exemption defined
In this section, the term covered emergency exemption means an exemption issued under section 390.23 of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, or extended under section 390.25 of such title that—
was issued or extended during the period beginning on February 5, 2014, and ending on the date of enactment of this Act; and
provided regulatory relief for commercial motor vehicle operations providing direct assistance supporting the delivery of propane and home heating fuels.
Rule of construction
Nothing in subsection (a) may be construed to prohibit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration from issuing or extending a covered emergency exemption beyond May 31, 2014, under other Federal law.