Processing of an application for approval, including an application for renewal or modification.
(a) No public hearing or other formal proceeding is required under this subpart before the disposition of an application.
(b) At any time during the processing of an application, the Associate Administrator may request additional information from the applicant. If the applicant does not respond to a written request for additional information within 30 days of the date the request was received, the application may be deemed incomplete and denied. However, if the applicant responds in writing within the 30-day period requesting an additional 30 days within which it will gather the requested information, the Associate Administrator may grant the 30-day extension.
(c) The Associate Administrator may grant or deny an application, in whole or in part. At the Associate Administrator's discretion, an application may be granted subject to provisions that are appropriate to protect health, safety and property. The Associate Administrator may impose additional provisions not specified in the application, or delete conditions in the application which are unnecessary.
(d) The Associate Administrator may grant an application on finding that—
(1) The application complies with this subpart;
(2) The application demonstrates that the proposed activity will achieve a level of safety that—
(i) Is at least equal to that required by the regulation, or
(ii) If the regulations do not establish a level of safety, is consistent with the public interest and adequately will protect against the risks to life and property inherent in the transportation of hazardous materials in commerce;
(3) The application states all material facts, and contains no materially false or materially misleading statement;
(4) The applicant meets the qualifications required by applicable regulations; and
(5) The applicant is fit to conduct the activity authorized by the approval, or renewal or modification of approval. This assessment may be based on information in the application, prior compliance history of the applicant, and other information available to the Associate Administrator.
(e) Unless otherwise specified in this chapter or by the Associate Administrator, an approval in which a term is not specified does not expire.
(f) The Associate Administrator notifies the applicant in writing of the decision on the application. A denial contains a brief statement of reasons.
Title 49 published on 2012-10-01
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