EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 2011-20



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 CFR Section 390.23. On September 8, 2011, North Carolina issued Executive Order Number 107 to allow Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to move mobile home units from Alabama to North Carolina to aid in the hurricane recovery efforts; and

WHEREAS, S. C. Code Section 56-6-70(B) provides that when North Carolina declares an emergency that triggers relief from regulations pursuant to 49 CFR 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 56-6-70 for thirty days; and

WHEREAS, on September 29, 2011, I issued Executive Order 2011-19 extending Executive Order 2011-17 for an additional thirty days at the request of North Carolina to allow the movement of FEMA mobile homes; and

WHEREAS, I have received a second request from North Carolina to extend the executive order for 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 a second time and shall remain in effect for 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 4th DAY OF NOVEMBER 2011.

NIKKI R. HALEY
Governor

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