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Petition to Require Transporters of Hemp to Carry Uniform Shipping Documents

On June 9, CVSA submitted a petition to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to amend Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) § 395.1 to add a requirement that transporters of hemp carry uniform shipping documents. In 2018, Congress passed the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, commonly referred to as the 2018 Farm Bill, which included the legalization of hemp production. In Section 10114 of the 2018 Farm Bill, Congress prohibited states from stopping interstate transportation of hemp produced under an approved production plan. The petition outlines the need for uniform shipping documents to ensure roadside inspectors can verify the validity and safety of hemp that is being transported.