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§ 5.5-112. Variances

West's Annotated Code of MarylandLabor and Employment

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Labor and Employment
Title 5.5. Railroad Safety and Health (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 5.5-112
§ 5.5-112. Variances
In general
(a) The Commissioner shall allow variances in accordance with this section.
Application for a variance
(b) Any affected railroad company may apply in writing to the Commissioner for an order for a variance from any regulation or health and safety standard adopted under this title.
Hearing and determination
(c) After a hearing, the Commissioner may grant a variance from the regulations and standards adopted under this title, if:
(1) that action is necessary to prevent undue operational or economic hardship; or
(2)(i) existing conditions prevent practical compliance; and
(ii) the Commissioner determines the reasonable safety of the public and employees of the railroad company can be assured.


Added by Acts 1998, c. 8, § 3, eff. Oct. 1, 1998.
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 5.5-112, MD LABOR & EMPLY § 5.5-112
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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