Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Labor and Industry
Safety and Health Codes Board
Federal Identical Construction Industry Standards [16 VAC 25 ‑ 175]
Chapter is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Underground Construction and Demolition
Action 4055
General Information
Action Summary This new federal final rule replaces the attempted 2012 Direct Final Rule (DFR) which did not become effective and which applies the same crane rules to underground construction and demolition that are already being used by other construction sectors and to streamline OSHA’s standards by eliminating the separate cranes and derricks standards currently used for underground and demolition work. The rule also corrects errors made to the underground construction and demolition standards in the 2010 rulemaking. The amendments in this final rule will result in more stringent requirements for cranes and derricks used in underground construction or demolition work.
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: This regulatory action is exempt from executive branch review pursuant to § 2.2-4006 of the Virginia Administrative Process Act (APA.
RIS Project Yes  [003832]
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
6705 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/01/2013.
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.