Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation that will temporarily allow vehicles that transport propane and anhydrous ammonia to be oversize and overweight.
The late harvest and high demand for petroleum products throughout the Midwest have resulted in low supplies of propane as well as difficulty transporting adequate supplies of anhydrous ammonia for agricultural activities. The proclamation temporarily suspends provisions of Iowa Code §§ 321.463 (6) (a) and (b) and 321E.29 and Iowa Admin. Code Chapter 761-511 pertaining to movement of oversize and overweight loads of propane and anhydrous ammonia.
The proclamation is effective November 16, 2019, and will expire at midnight on December 15, 2019.
Gov. Reynolds has led the state response to the severe propane distribution and supply issues. On October 3rd she signed a proclamation easing the hours of service regulations for propane transporters, and continues to be in contact with industry stakeholders and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to increase the amount of propane in the pipelines to Iowa.