Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Labor and Industry
Safety and Health Codes Board

General Notice
Chesapeake Tunnel Joint Venture Permanent Variance From 1926.803(e)(5), 1926.803(f)(1), 1926.803(g)(1)(iii), and 1926.803(g)(1)(xvii)
Date Posted: 1/26/2023
Expiration Date: 6/1/2024
Submitted to Registrar for publication: NO
No comment forum defined for this notice.

    Chesapeake Tunnel Joint Venture (CTJV) applied for Permanent Variances from 1926.803(e)(5), 1926.803(f)(1), 1926.803(g)(1)(iii), and 1926.803(g)(1)(xvii) of the VOSH Standards for Construction.   In accordance with the procedures in 16VAC25-60-190.C of the VOSH Administrative Regulations Manual (ARM), a notice of the request and 30-day comment period was published in the Richmond Times dispatch on December 4 – 13, 2020.  The comment period closed on January 8, 2021, with no comments having been received.

    The Department of Labor & Industry has concluded that CTJV has shown by a preponderance of the evidence that its proposed methods to ensure compressed air work safety (with certain conditions added by the Department) provides employment and a place of employment as safe and as healthful as would be provided by complying with 1926.803(e)(5), 1926.803(f)(1), 1926.803(g)(1)(iii), and 1926.803(g)(1)(xvii).

    This variance is effective January 20, 2023.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Cristin Bernhardt  / Regulatory Coordinator
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