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
Standards Improvement Project
Action 3586
General Information
Action Summary Federal OSHA proposed a number of actions to amend its standards, including revisions to the Agency’s general industry, maritime, construction, and agricultural standards. The ongoing Standards Improvement Project (SIP) removed or revised individual requirements within rules that were confusing, outdated, duplicative, or inconsistent. Federal OSHA identified several requirements for this phase of the Standards Improvement Project, including rigging, NIOSH records, and training certifications for improvement based on OSHA’s review of its standards, suggestions and comments from the public, or recommendations from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 16 VAC 25-90 Federal Identical General Industry Standards Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  16 VAC 25 - 100 Federal Identical Shipyard Employment Standards
  16 VAC 25 - 120 Federal Identical Marine Terminals Standards
  16 VAC 25 - 130 Federal Identical Longshoring Standards
  16 VAC 25 - 175 Federal Identical Construction Industry Standards
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: Under Virginia Code Section 2.2-4006.A.4(c), this regulation is exempt from Article 2 of the Virginia Administrative Process Act because it is necessary to meet the requirements of federal law or regulations.
RIS Project Yes  [003035]
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
6046 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/15/2012.
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.