Regulations (Standards - 29 CFR) - Table of Contents
• Part Number: 1953
• Part Title: Changes to State Plans
• Subpart: A
• Subpart Title: General
• Standard Number: 1953.3
• Title: General policies and procedures.
• GPO Source: e-CFR

Whenever a State is required under its law to publish notice of the subject matter of any change required by this part prior to its adoption by the State, a republication by the State as in 1902.11(a) of this chapter will not be required. Where the subject matter of the change is not subject to public notice under State law, republication by the State as provided in 1902.11(a) of this chapter may be required unless the Assistant Secretary determines the change is minor. Such a minor change could include notice that the State had completed intermediate steps in the implementation of its Management Information System or its staff training program.


Effectiveness of State plan changes under State law. Federal OSHA approval of a State plan under section 18(b) of the OSH Act in effect removes the barrier of Federal preemption, and permits the State to adopt and enforce State standards and other requirements regarding occupational safety or health issues regulated by OSHA. A State with an approved plan may modify or supplement the requirements contained in its plan, and may implement such requirements under State law, without prior approval of the plan change by Federal OSHA. Changes to approved State plans are subject to subsequent OSHA review. If OSHA finds reason to reject a State plan change, and this determination is upheld after an adjudicatory proceeding, the plan change would then be excluded from the State's Federally-approved plan.


Required State plan notifications and supplements. Whenever a State makes a change to its legislation, regulations, standards, or major change