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Issuance of temporary authority
Transportation (TRA) CHAPTER 61-A, ARTICLE 8
§ 173. Issuance of temporary authority. 1. A temporary certificate or
permit to operate as a common or contract carrier of property may be
issued by the commissioner to a qualified applicant with or without a
hearing for the purpose of providing a service for which there is an
immediate or urgent need from or to a point or points or within a
territory. Applications for temporary authority shall contain such
information as the commissioner by regulation may prescribe.

2. Temporary authority as a common or contract carrier of property

(a) create no presumption that corresponding permanent authority be

(b) confer no proprietary or property rights in the use of the

(c) be granted for a period not to exceed six months, which may be
renewed by the commissioner for good cause shown; and

(d) be subject to any conditions deemed to be appropriate by the

3. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if the commissioner
determines that, due to emergency conditions, there is not sufficient
time to process an application for temporary authority under this
section, the commissioner may grant emergency temporary authority
pursuant to such conditions and regulations that may be prescribed by
the commissioner. Unless suspended or revoked, such emergency temporary
authority shall be granted for not more than thirty days.