Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Labor and Industry
Safety and Health Codes Board
Federal Identical General Industry Standards [16 VAC 25 ‑ 90]
Chapter is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Occupational Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium, Parts 1910, 1915 and 1926; Final Rules
Action 2036
General Information
Action Summary The new standard will reduce worker exposure to hexavalent chromium, or Cr(VI), by lowering the permissible exposure limit (PEL) from 52 micrograms of Cr (VI) per cubic meter or air (52 µg/m³) to 5 µg/m3 for all sectors. An exemption is provided for employers who can demonstrate the Cr(VI) exposures under any anticipated working conditions will not exceed 0.5 µg/m³.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: Virginia Code § 2.2-4006
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
3628 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/15/2006.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Cristin Bernhardt  / Regulatory Coordinator / Staff Attorney
Address: Main Street Centre
600 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)786-2392    FAX: (804)786-2641    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this agency.