The Director may at his discretion grant exceptions from the requirements of this Chapter or permit the use of other devices.  Requests for exceptions or use of special devices shall contain specific information detailing how the exception or use of a special device will provide equivalent safety as the original design or device.  Exceptions or the use of special devices shall be considered only when made by written request.  All requests for exceptions or use of special devices shall be given due consideration by the Director and a decision rendered within ten days of receipt of such request whenever possible.  Where the investigation of such requests makes it impossible to render a decision within the time specified, the person making the request shall be notified of the delay within ten days.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 95‑110.5; 95‑111.4; 95‑120;

Eff. August 1, 1987;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 5, 2016.