By notice published on June 1, 1992, in the Minnesota State Register (cited as 16 S.R. 2618) and incorporated as part of the plan, Minnesota has adopted a State standard comparable to Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, final rule as published in the FEDERAL REGISTER dated December 6, 1991. This standard was promulgated after notice was published offering an opportunity for public comments and/or requests for public hearing. At the end of the comment period, 48 requests for a public hearing were received concerning the proposed standard. After clarification of the issues in question, requests for a public hearing were withdrawn. The order of adoption was published in the State Register on June 1, 1992 pursuant to Minnesota Statute 182. 655 (1974). A copy of the standard supplement,along with the approved plan, may be inspected and copied during normal business hours at the following locations: Office of the Regional Administrator, OSHA, 230 South Dearborn Street, room 3244, Chicago, Illinois 60604; State of Minnesota, Department of Labor and Industry, 444 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, Minnesota 55155; and the Directorate of Federal-State Operations, room N3700, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. The standard was adopted in accordance with the procedural requirements of State law. The decision is effective November 24, 1992.