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Inhofe, Mullin Applaud Frac Sand Exemption

Exemption will support Oklahoma businesses

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Washington, April 30, 2018 | comments

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) praised the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for including drivers of commercial motor vehicles engaged in the transport and offloading of “frac” sand at oil or natural gas well sites in the existing oil field service exemption. The updated guidance has been made available here.  


“Frac sand haulers face delays beyond their control—just like other oil field operators,” Inhofe said. “They clearly meet the exemption guidelines and I’m pleased that the Department of Transportation agrees. This victory will help ease regulatory burdens and streamline operations across the industry.”


“Under President Trump’s leadership, this administration has continued to roll back job-killing, Obama-era regulations,” said Mullin. “By including frac sand trucks in this exemption, the regulatory burden on truck operators will be greatly reduced and operations at gas and oil field sites will prove more efficient.  I’m glad to see the Department of Transportation make the commonsense decision to include frac sand haulers in the exemption once again.”


Read Sen. Inhofe’s letter to Secretary Chao encouraging the exemption.

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