ARA Active is Disaster Relief

By David McKnight posted 11-06-2012 14:29


ARA Partners with DHS on Emergency Response

ARA is a member of the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council (CSCC) and in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security provides coordinated, comprehensive information sharing and collaboration in the event of a terrorist attack, natural disaster or other large-scale emergency while working with federal, state and local agencies to ensure a swift and effective recovery effort.

If you need more information log on to the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN), a national secure and trusted web-based portal for information sharing and collaboration between federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, private sector, and international partners engaged in the homeland security mission.

FMCSA Updates and Toll Facility Information

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has posted updates to the Agency’s website regarding eastern region commercial vehicle relief activities.   The links will provide useful information for carriers who are offering their services during this emergency.

The latest information being posted to the FMCSA website include:  1) the Internal Revenue Service’s waiver of the tax penalty on certain diesel fuel in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania; 2) New Jersey’s granting of special permits for oversize/overweight vehicles; and 3) the International Registration Plan waivers by State.  Information on toll facility waivers is not posted on the website but is attached for your information.

To access the above information, go to FMCSA’s homepage,, and click on the links under “News and Alerts” to view all the details.   Click here to view Toll Facility Information.