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PHMSA Notice of Extension of Enforcement Discretion for the Transport of Certain Sanitizing and Disinfecting Products

Thursday, July 9, 2020

As the COVID-19 public health emergency continues, PHMSA is aware of the challenges that transportation companies are facing in providing personnel with necessary materials, such as hand sanitizers, that provide for protection of their health and safety and comply with government guidelines.  Workplace locations like package sorting facilities, airport ramps, stations, and delivery vehicles often lack ready access to soap and water, resulting in an urgent need for sanitizing and disinfecting products. 

As a result, PHMSA will extend its enforcement discretion for the transportation of any carrier transporting sanitizing and disinfecting materials on a motor vehicle for the purposes of protecting the health and safety of employees of the carrier.  Transport of these products must also be in accordance with PHMSA’s April 20, 2020 Notice of Enforcement Discretion.  The extended enforcement discretion will continue through October 31, 2020.

See the Extended Enforcement Discretion Notice for the Transport of Sanitizing and Disinfecting Products for more details.