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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Labor and Industry
Safety and Health Codes Board
Federal Identical General Industry Standards [16 VAC 25 ‑ 90]
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Occupational Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium, Parts 1910, 1915 and 1926; Final Rules
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.
Exempt from APA Yes, this chapter is exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review. The normal executive branch review process is not required.
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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: Jay Withrow  / Director, Legal Support, VPP, ORA, OPP, and OWP
Address: Main Street Centre
600 East Main Street, Suite 207
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)786-9873    FAX: (804)786-8418    TDD: ()-

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