46 CFR 535.504 - Application for waiver.
(a) Upon a showing of good cause, the Commission may waive any part of the Information Form requirements in this subpart.
(b) A request for such a waiver must be submitted and approved by the Commission in advance of the filing of the Information Form to which the requested waiver would apply. Requests for a waiver shall be submitted in writing to the Director, Bureau of Trade Analysis, Federal Maritime Commission, Washington, DC 20573-0001, and shall state:
(1) The specific requirements from which relief is sought;
(2) The special circumstances requiring the requested relief;
(3) Relevant trade and industry data and information to substantiate and support the special circumstances requiring the requested relief;
(4) Why granting the requested waiver will not substantially impair effective review of the agreement; and
(c) The Commission may take into account the presence or absence of shipper complaints as well as the past compliance of the agreement parties with any reporting requirement under this part in considering an application for a waiver.