EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 2011-19



WHEREAS, on August 25, 2011, North Carolina declared a state of emergency due to Hurricane Irene and temporarily suspended motor vehicle regulations pursuant to 49 C.F.R. Section 390.23. On September 8, 2011, North Carolina issued Executive Order Number 107 to allow the Federal Emergency Management Agency to move mobile home units from Alabama to North Carolina to aid in the hurricane recovery efforts; and

WHEREAS, S.C. Code Section 56-5-70(B) provides that when North Carolina declares an emergency that triggers relief from regulations pursuant to 49 C.F.R. 390.23, the South Carolina Governor must declare an emergency in this state; and

WHEREAS, on August 31, 2011, I issued Executive Order 2011-17 acknowledging the emergency in North Carolina and ordering the Department of Transportation in conjunction with the Department of Public Safety to waive certain size and weight restrictions and penalties pursuant to Section 56-5-70 for thirty days; and

WHEREAS, I received a request from North Carolina to extend our executive order by an additional thirty (30) days to allow the movement of FEMA mobile homes.

NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to authority vested in me by the Constitution and Statutes of the State of South Carolina, I hereby order that Executive Order 2011-17 shall be extended and shall remain in effect for an additional thirty (30) days from date of this Order to facilitate the movement of FEMA mobile homes from Alabama to North Carolina to assist with emergency recovery efforts resulting from Hurricane Irene.

GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, THIS 29th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 2011.

NIKKI R. HALEY
Governor

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