Federal Registers - Table of Contents
• Publication Date: 06/25/1993
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 58:34488-34489
• Title: Maryland State Standards; Notice of Approval

1. Background - Part 1953 of title 29, Code of Federal Regulations, prescribes procedures under section 18 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (hereinafter called the Act) by which the Regional Administrator for Occupational Safety and Health (hereinafter called the Regional Administrator) under a delegation of authority from the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health (hereinafter called the Assistant Secretary) (29 CFR 1953.4), will review and approve standards promulgated pursuant to a State plan which has been approved in accordance with section 18(c) of the Act and 29 CFR Part 1902. On July 5, 1973, notice was published in the Federal Register (38 FR 17834) of the approval of the Maryland State plan and the adoption of Subpart O to part 1952 containing the decision.

The Maryland State Plan provides for the adoption of all Federal standards as State standards after comments and public hearing. Section 1952.210 of subpart O sets forth the State's schedule for the adoption of Federal standards. By letter dated January 5, 1993, from Commissioner Henry Koellein, Jr., Maryland Division of Labor and Industry, to Linda R. Anku, regional Administrator, and incorporated as part of the plan, the State submitted State standards identical to: 29 CFR 1910.1050 and 1926.60, pertaining to the Occupational Exposure to 4,4' Methylenedianiline (MDA) for both General Industry and Construction, and revisions to 1910.19(i), Special Provisions for Air Contaminants, as published in the Federal Register of August 10, 1992 (57 FR 35666-35696). These standards are contained in COMAR 09.12.31. Maryland occupational safety and health standards were promulgated after a public hearing on December 15, 1992. These standards became effective on January 2, 1993.

2. Decision - Having reviewed the State submissions in comparison with the Federal standards, it has been determined that the State standards are identical to the Federal standards and, accordingly, are