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H.R. 4076 (113th): HHEATT Act of 2014

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 25, 2014 (Introduced).



2d Session

H. R. 4076


February 25, 2014

(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.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Home Heating Emergency Assistance Through Transportation Act of 2014 or the HHEATT Act of 2014 .


Propane and home heating fuel emergency transportation


In general

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.