1.8 Authority to Waive Norms
1. The diocesan bishop can dispense from these diocesan norms. 
2. Local ordinaries (vicars general and episcopal vicars ) can also dispense from diocesan norms unless the nature of the norm indicates that the diocesan bishop has reserved any dispensation to himself, or has done so in fact. 
3. Others cannot dispense from these norms unless the norm states so itself, or the diocesan bishop gives them that power in writing. 
(A “dispensation” is a relaxation of a disciplinary law for a just or serious reason by a competent authority. In common language, we would call this a “waiver.” It recognizes that a norm may not apply to a given situation.)
 C. 87 §1.
 C. 134.
 C. 88.
 C. 89.