(a) As soon as possible after the receipt of a notice of alleged
violation or imminent danger under this subpart, the Secretary or his
authorized representative shall make a special inspection to determine if a
citation or withdrawal order should be issued, unless on the face of the
notice, the condition complained of, even if it were found to exist, would
clearly not constitute a violation or imminent danger.
(b) Where the Secretary or his authorized representative makes a
special inspection under this subpart and finds a violation or imminent
danger, a citation or withdrawal order, as appropriate, shall be issued.
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