HD3 - Protocol for Drafting and Submitting an Executive Order for a Declaration of a State of Emergency Due to Resource Shortages (Chapters 16 and 338, 2015 Acts of Assembly)

Executive Summary:
In accordance with Chapters 16 and 338 of the 2015 Acts of Assembly, I am pleased to submit the protocol detailing the process for drafting and submitting an executive order for a declaration of a state of emergency due to resource shortages.

This protocol was requested by stakeholders to enumerate the process by which transportation waivers may be obtained in the event a resource shortage is affecting the Commonwealth. The protocol clarifies for all interested stakeholders the current standard operating procedures and is the product of a working group comprised of representatives from the Department of Emergency Management, Department of Transportation, Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Virginia State Police, the Virginia Petroleum, Convenience and Grocery Association, the Virginia Trucking Association, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Please contact me if you have questions or need additional information concerning this report.

Dr. Jeffrey D. Stern
State Coordinator
Department of Emergency Management