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    Approval of Maryland State Standards


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 after comments and public hearing. Section 1952.210 of subpart O sets forth the State's schedule for the adoption of Federal standards. The state submitted State standards identical to amendments, corrections, and revisions to 29 CFR 1926.58, pertaining to the Occupational Exposure to Asbestos, Tremolite, Anthophyllite, and Actinolite Standard for the Construction Industry; 29 CFR 1910.1001 and 1919.1101, pertaining to the Occupational Exposure to Asbestos, Tremolite, Anthrophyllite, and Actinolite Standard for General Industry; and 29 CFR 1910.1048, pertaining to Occupational Exposure to Formaldehyde Standard. Maryland occupational safety and health standards were promulgated after a public hearing on September 22, 1992. These standards became effective on October 12, 1992. A copy of the standards supplements along with the approved plan may be inspected and copied during normal business hours at the following locations; Office of the Regional Administrator, 3535 Market Street, suite 2100, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104; Office of the Commissioner of Labor and Industry, 501 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, Maryland 21202; and the Office of State Programs, U.S. Department of Labor, room N3700, 3rd Street and Constitution Avenue, N. W., Washington, DC 20210. The Assistant Secretary finds that good cause exists for not publishing the supplements to the Maryland State plan as proposed changes and making the Regional Administrator's approval effective upon publication since the standards are identical to the Federal standards which were promulgated in accordance with Federal law including meeting the requirements for public participation; and the standards were adopted in accordance with the procedural requirements of State law and further participation would be unnecessary. This decision is effective December 21, 1992.