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The "Commentary" to Section B7 of the AISC Specs states,

"The slenderness limitations recommended for tension members are not 
essential to the structural integrity of such members; they merely afford a 
degree of stiffness such that undesirable lateral movement ('slapping' or 
vibration) will be avoided.  These limitations are not mandatory."

Hope this helps.

A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
Tucson, Arizona