In accordance with section 18(e) of the Act and procedures in 29 CFR Part 1902, and after determination
that the State met the "fully effective" compliance staffing benchmarks as revised in 1984 in response to a Court Order in AFL-CIO v Marshall (CA
74-406), and was satisfactorily providing reports to OSHA through participation in the Federal-State Unified Management Information System, the
Assistant Secretary evaluated actual operations under the Maryland State plan for a period of at least one year following certification of completion
of developmental steps (45 FR 10335). Based on the 18(e) Evaluation Report for the period of October 1982 through March 1984, and after opportunity
for public comment, the Assistant Secretary determined that in operation the State of Maryland's occupational safety health program is at least as
effective as the Federal program in providing safe and healthful employment and places of employment and meets the criteria for final State plan
approval in section 18(e) of the Act and implementing regulations at 29 CFR Part 1902. Accordingly, the Maryland plan was granted final approval and
concurrent Federal enforcement authority was relinquished under section 18(e) of the Act effective July 18, 1985.
Except as otherwise noted, the plan which has received final
approval covers all activities of employers and all places of
employment in Maryland. The plan does not cover private sector maritime
employment; Federal government employers and employees; the U.S. Postal
Service (USPS), including USPS employees, and contract employees and
contractor-operated facilities engaged in USPS mail operations; and
employment on military bases.
Maryland is required to maintain a State program which is at least as effective as operations under the
Federal program; to submit plan supplements in accordance with 29 CFR Part 1953; to allocate sufficient safety and health enforcement staff to meet
the benchmarks for State staffing established by the U.S. Department of Labor, or any revisions to those benchmarks; and, to furnish such reports in
such form as the Assistant Secretary may from time to time require.
[50 FR 29220, July 18, 1985; 65 FR 36623, June 9, 2000]