In accordance with Part 1953 of this chapter, the following Oregon plan changes were approved by the Assistant Secretary:
The State submitted a revised field operations manual patterned after the Federal field operations
manual, including modifications, in effect February 11, 1985, which superseded the State's previously approved manual. The Assistant Secretary
approved the manual on July 29, 1986.
The State submitted an industrial hygiene technical manual patterned after the Federal manual,
including modifications, in effect March 30, 1984. The Assistant Secretary approved the manual on July 29, 1986.
The State submitted an inspection scheduling system which schedules inspections based on lists of
employers with a high incidence of workers compensation claims, whose operations are within industries with high injury rates, or which have a high
potential for health problems. The Assistant Secretary approved the manual on July 29, 1986.
The State submitted several changes to its administrative regulations concerning personal sampling,
petition to modify abatement dates, penalties for repeat violations, and recordkeeping exemptions. The Assistant Secretary approved the manual on
July 29, 1986.
On March 29, 1994, the Acting Assistant Secretary approved Oregon's revised statutory penalty levels
as enacted subject to further action by the State in 1995 to correct the State's omission of revisions of the penalty for posting violations.
from posting penalties, Oregon's revised penalty levels are the same as the revised Federal penalty levels contained in section 17 of the Act as
amended on November 5, 1990.
Oregon's State plan changes excluding coverage under the plan
of all private sector employment (including tribal and Indian-owned
enterprises) on Umatilla Indian reservation or trust lands, by letters
of April 29 and July 14, 1997 (see Secs. 1952.105); extending coverage
under the plan to Superfund sites and private contractors working on
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dam construction projects, as noted in a
1992 Memorandum of Understanding; and specifying four (4) unusual
circumstances where Federal enforcement authority may be exercised, as
described in a 1991 addendum to the State's operational status
agreement, were approved by the Acting Assistant Secretary on September
Oregon's State plan changes extending Federal enforcement
jurisdiction to shore side shipyard and boatyard employment, as
described in a 1998 Memorandum of Understanding and addendum to the
State's operational status agreement; and to all private sector
employment, including tribal and Indian-owned enterprises, on all
Indian reservations, including establishments on trust lands outside of
reservations, as described in a separate 1998 addendum, were approved
by the Assistant Secretary on January 6, 1999.
[51 FR 27025, July 29, 1986. Redesignated at 52 FR 9162, Mar. 23, 1987; 59 FR 14555, March 29, 1994; 59 FR 42493, Aug. 18, 1994; 62 FR 49908, Sept. 24, 1997; 65 FR 36620, June 9, 2000]