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Regulations (Standards - 29 CFR) - Table of Contents
• Part Number: 1952
• Part Title: Approved State Plans for Enforcement of State Standards
• Subpart: F
• Subpart Title: Washington
• Standard Number: 1952.122
• Title: Level of Federal enforcement.
• GPO Source: e-CFR

Pursuant to §§ 1902.20(b)(1)(iii) and 1954.3 of this chapter under which an agreement has been entered into with Washington, effective May 30, 1975, and amended several times effective October 2, 1979, May 29, 1981, April 3, 1987, and October 27, 1989; and based on a determination that Washington is operational in the issues covered by the Washington occupational safety and health plan, discretionary Federal enforcement authority under section 18(e) of the Act (29 U.S.C. 667(e)) will not be initiated with regard to Federal occupational safety and health standards in issues covered under 29 CFR Parts 1910 and 1926, except as provided in this section. The U.S. Department of Labor will continue to exercise authority, among other things, with regard to:
Enforcement of new Federal standards until the State adopts a comparable standard;
Enforcement of all Federal standards, current and future, in the maritime issues covered by 29 CFR Parts 1915, 1917, 1918, and 1919 (shipyards, marine terminals, longshoring, and gear certification), and enforcement of general industry and construction standards (29 CFR Parts 1910 and 1926) appropriate to hazards found in these employments, as they relate to employment under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Federal government on the navigable waters of the United States, including but not limited to dry docks or graving docks, marine railways or similar conveyances (e.g., syncrolifts and elevator lifts), fuel operations, drilling platforms or rigs, dredging and pile driving, and diving;
Complaints and violations of the discrimination provisions of section 11(c) of the Act (29 U.S.C. 660(c));
Enforcement in situations where the State is refused entry and is unable to obtain a warrant or enforce its right of entry;
Enforcement of unique and complex standards as determined by the Assistant Secretary;
Enforcement in situations when the State is unable to exercise its enforcement authority fully or effectively;
Enforcement of occupational safety and health standards within the borders of all military reservations;
Enforcement at establishments of employers who are federally recognized Indian Tribes or enrolled members of these Tribes -- including establishments of the Yakama Indian Nation and Colville Confederated Tribes, which were previously excluded by the State in 1987 and 1989 respectively -- where such establishments are located within the borders of Indian reservations, or on lands outside these reservations that are held in trust by the Federal government for these Tribes. (Non-member private sector or State and local government employers located within a reservation or on Trust lands, and member employers located outside the territorial boundaries of a reservation or Trust lands, remain the responsibility of the State.);
Investigations and inspections for the purpose of evaluation of the Washington plan under sections 18(e) and (f) of the Act (29 U.S.C. 667(e) and (f)); and
Enforcement of occupational safety and health standards with regard to all Federal government employers and employees; and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), including USPS employees, and contract employees and contractor-operated facilities engaged in USPS mail operations.

[40 FR 44134, Sept. 25, 1975, as amended at 40 FR 55857, Dec. 2, 1975; 55 FR 11908, Mar. 30, 1990; 55 FR 37467, Sept. 12, 1990; 65 FR 36621, June 9, 2000; 69 FR 20829, April 19, 2004]

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