The Secretary may authorize variances or exemptions from the rules and regulations issued in accordance with § 9-407 of this subtitle, under conditions and in a manner necessary and desirable. However, the variances or exemptions are permitted only under conditions and in a manner that is not less stringent than the conditions under, and the manner in which, variances and exemptions may be granted under the federal Act.
An. Code 1957, art. 43, § 386D; 1982, ch. 240, § 2; 2006, ch. 44, § 6.