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    Approval of Utah State Standards

On Jan. 10, 1973, notice was published in the Federal Register (38 FR 1178) of the approval of the Utah State Plan and the adoption of Subpart E to part 1952 containing the decision. Utah was granted final approval on section 18(e) of the Act on July 16, 1985. Utah now adopts Federal OSHA standards by reference using the OSHA numbering system. OSHA regulations require that States respond to the adoption of new or revised permanent Federal Standards by State promulgation of comparable standards within six months of OSHA publication in the Federal Register, and within 30 days for emergency temporary standards. Although adopted State Standards or revisions to standards must be submitted for OSHA review and approval under procedures set forth in Part 1953, they are enforceable by the State prior to Federal review and approval. On May 6, 1992, the Industrial Commission of Utah, OSH Division adopted, by reference, the Federal Standard, Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals, Explosives and Blasting Agents (57 FR 6356, June 1, 1992). OSHA has determined that the Federal Standards incorporated by reference from 29 CFR 1910 and 29 CFR 1926 are identical to Federal Standards with no differences and therefore approves the Utah Standards. The standards were adopted in accordance with the procedural requirements of State law and became effective October 1, 1992. A copy of the standards along with the approved plan may be inspected and copied during normal business hours at the following locations: Office of the R.A., Rm 1576 Federal Office Bldg., 1961 Stout St., Denver, CO 80294; Utah State Industrial Commission, UOSH Offices at 160 E. 300 S., Salt Lake City, UT 84151; and Director, Federal-State Operations, Rm N3700, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210.