All variances granted pursuant to this part shall have only future effect. In his discretion, the Assistant Secretary may decline to
entertain an application for a variance on a subject or issue concerning which a citation has been issued to the employer involved and a proceeding on
the citation or a related issue concerning a proposed penalty or period of abatement is pending before the Occupational Safety and Health Review
Commission or appropriate State review authority until the completion of such proceeding.
[36 FR 12290, June 30, 1971, as amended at 40 FR 25449, June 16, 1975]