Directives - Table of Contents
• Record Type: Instruction
• Directive Number: CSP 01-01-031
• Old Directive Number: STP 2.23
• Title: Final Rule on Abatement Verification
• Information Date: 06/04/1997
• Standard Number: 1903.19

B. Scope. This instruction applies OSHA-wide.

C. Reference. 29 CFR 1903.19, Abatement Verification.

D. Federal Program Change. This instruction describes a Federal Program Change which impacts State programs.

1. The Regional Administrator (RA) shall ensure that this change is promptly forwarded to each State designee using a format consistent with the Plan Change Two-way Memorandum in Appendix A, Part I, State Plan Policies and Procedures Manual (SPM).

2. The RA shall explain the content of this change to the State designee as required and shall provide a copy of the Federal Register notice at 62 FR 15324, Abatement Verification, published March 31, 1997, to the State designee upon request.

3. Inform each State designee that States will need to adopt an abatement verification regulation or other equivalent mechanism that can be enforced with citations and penalties and that is at least as effective as the new Federal provisions at 29 CFR 1903.19, as published on March 31, 1997. States that already have an abatement verification requirement similar to the new Federal rule will only need to reissue it as a regulation or other enforceable mechanism.

4. The State shall respond to this change within 70 days in accordance with paragraph I.1.a.(2)(a) and (b), Chapter III of the SPM.

5. The State's acknowledgment shall include (a) the State's plan to promulgate an enforceable abatement verification regulation; (b) the State's plan to develop an enforceable alternative, which is as effective; or (c) the reasons why no change is necessary to maintain a program which is as effective. States with an existing similar abatement