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[REPEALED] Confined Space Standard for Agriculture [16 VAC 25 ‑ 185]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description The purpose of the proposed regulation is to reduce or eliminate injuries, illnesses and fatal accidents associated with confined space hazards in agriculture, and to provide agricultural employees and employers with protective measures to use before and during entry into agricultural confined spaces to prevent entrants from being exposed to toxic or low oxygen atmospheres, hazardous chemicals and engulfment hazards.
State Authority Code of Virginia, ยง40.1-22 (5 )
Federal Authority The Federal OSH Act of 1970 (P.L.91-596)
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation There currently is no specific regulatory standard governing safety requirements for work in confined spaces in agriculture, although employees and employers in essentially every other industry in the Commonwealth are covered by confined space regulations. The goal of this regulation is to extend to agricultural workers the protection of a confinde space regulatory standard.
Meetings See all meetings (1) relating to this chapter.

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
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Telephone: (804)786-9873    FAX: (804)786-8418    TDD: ()-
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Past Actions
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Withdrawn Actions
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Confined Space Standard for Agriculture NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 01/20/2016 after the comment period had ended.