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FMCSA issues emergency declaration on June 8 for pipeline cyberattacks

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The Federal Automobile Carriers Safety Control Agency has been working with automobile carriers to support operations related to the refined oil supply chain on the east coast following a cyberattack on a multi-regional colonial pipeline with extensive operations. We provide emergency relief from working hours regulations in hand. Status.

Authorities issued an emergency relief declaration on May 9, stating that relief was valid until June 8 or until authorities determined that the emergency had ended.

This declaration states Alabama, Arkansas, Washington DC, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina. It covers operations in the states, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

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Specifically, this Declaration provides for an exemption from parts 390-399 of the Federal Automobile Carrier Safety Regulations. This is related to service time, parts and accessories needed for safe operation, and longer combination vehicles.

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According to the FMCSA, “This emergency declaration provides deregulation for the operation of commercial vehicles while providing emergency relief efforts to transport gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and other refined petroleum products to states affected by shortages in an emergency. We provide direct assistance to assist you in shutting down, partially shutting down, and / or manually operating your colonial pipeline system. “

The declaration is not intended to remedy drug and alcohol regulations, commercial driver’s license requirements, or size and weight requirements, the agency said.

The Colonial Pipeline announced that it would remain largely offline after stating that it was a victim of a cyberattack. The company has determined that the incident is related to ransomware.

“We are in the process of restoring service to other aspects, we are confident that it is safe, and we will bring the entire system back online only if it is fully compliant with all federal regulatory approvals. 5 According to a company statement issued on 9th May, at this time, a safe and efficient restoration of service to the pipeline system while minimizing confusion to customers and everyone who depends on the colonial pipeline. Continues to focus on.

The company says it operates 5,500 miles of pipes to transport about 100 million gallons of fuel each day.

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