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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]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Correcting Amendment to Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica
General Information
Action Summary When federal OSHA published its Final Rule for the Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica on March 25, 2016 (81 FR 69272), this standard also affected other provisions related to the Respirable Crystalline Silica standard, such as §§ 1910.1000, Air Contaminants in the General Industry, 1915.1000, Air Contaminants, in the Shipyards Industry, and 1926.55, Gases, Vapors, Fumes, Dusts, and Mists, in the Construction Industry. The final rule contained typographical errors in the formulas for the permissible exposure limits (PELs) in the pre-2016 final rule, for example: in General Industry, §1910.1000, Air Contaminants, Table Z-3, Mineral Dusts, in Shipyards- §1915, Air Contaminants, Table Z- Shipyards, Mineral Dusts table; and in Construction- Appendix A of §1926.55, Gases, Vapors, Fumes, Dusts, and Mists, Mineral Dusts table, the division symbol was omitted from the formulas, and the entries for “Silica: Crystalline Quartz” in the headings of the above-mentioned tables were revised.
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.
RIS Project Yes  [005038]
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
7840 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/15/2017.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Ron Graham  / Director, Occupational Health Compliance
Address: 600 E Main Street
Suite 207
Richmond, VA 23219
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