What is a "Non-Qualifying Report"?

Reports which do not meet the ASAP acceptance criteria as described below, as determined by the ERC, or which are excluded from ASAP by the ERC because an employee withdraws from ASAP or is unable to successfully comply with the ERC recommendations, are considered to be "non-qualifying reports".
The FAA and/or Company may pursue an investigation of a non-qualifying report independently of ASAP. However, except for criminal activity, substance abuse, controlled substances, alcohol, or intentional falsification, the content of an ASAP report will not be used to initiate or support any company disciplinary action, or as evidence for any purpose in an FAA enforcement action.

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