On March 29, 1994, the Assistant Secretary approved Kentucky's revised statutory penalty levels
which are the same as the revised Federal penalty levels contained in section 17 of the Act as amended on November 5, 1990.
The Voluntary Protection Program. On October 24, 1996, the Assistant Secretary approved Kentucky's plan
supplement, which is generally identical to the Federal Voluntary Protection Program, with the exception that the State's VPP is limited to the "Star"
level participation for general industry firms.
Temporary Labor Camps/Field Sanitation. Effective February 3, 1997 the Assistant Secretary approved
Kentucky's plan amendment, dated July 29, 1996, relinquishing coverage for the issues of field sanitation (29 CFR 1928.110) and temporary labor camps
(29 CFR 1910.142) in agriculture (except for agricultural temporary labor camps associated with egg, poultry or red meat production, or the
post-harvest processing of agricultural or horticultural commodities.) The Employment Standards Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, has assumed
responsibility for enforcement of these Federal OSHA standards in agriculture in Kentucky pursuant to Secretary of Labor's Order 5-96, dated December
[59 FR 14556, March 29, 1994; 61 FR 55098, Oct. 24, 1996; 62 FR 2558, Jan. 17, 1997]