On March 29, 1994, the Assistant Secretary approved North Carolina's revised statutory penalty
levels which are the same as the revised Federal penalty levels contained in section 17 of the Act as amended on November 5, 1990.
The Voluntary Protection Program. On June 24, 1994, the Assistant Secretary approved North Carolina's
plan supplement, which is generally identical to the Federal STAR Voluntary Protection Program. North Carolina's "Carolina" VVP is limited to the STAR
Program, and excludes the MERIT and DEMONSTRATION Programs. Also, injury rates must be at or below 50 percent of the State injury average rather than
the National injury average.
[59 FR 14555, March 29, 1994; 50 FR 32649, June 24, 1994; 59 FR 39257, Aug. 2, 1994]