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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Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Acetylene Standard, §1910.102, Revising Other Standards Referenced Therein; Direct Final Rule
Action 3707
General Information
Action Summary This Direct Final Rule (DFR) updates the standards-developing organization (“SDO”) standards referenced in paragraph (a) of §1910.102 (Cylinders) by deleting the reference to the 2003 edition of the Compressed Gas Association (“CGA”) Pamphlet G-1 (“Acetylene”) and replacing it with CGA Pamphlet G-1-2009 (“Acetylene”), which is the most recent edition of that pamphlet. There were also minor changes found to the titles of CGA reports referenced in paragraph 4 of Section 3.2, Physical and chemical properties, and Section 4.2, Valves. Federal OSHA determined that these changes were not substantive. In Section 4.5 (Marking and labeling), CGA also provided additional guidance clarifying Department of Transportation labeling regulations, and labeling requirements for transporting acetylene in Canada. Federal OSHA determined that this information provided guidance only, and therefore, imposed no additional burden on employer. Finally, federal OSHA identified an addition to the note in Section 5.2 (Rules for storing acetylene) that designates as “in service” single cylinders of acetylene and oxygen located at a work station (e.g., chained to a wall or building column, secured on a cylinder cart). OSHA determined that this change was consistent with current industry practice, and does not increase employers’ burden.
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: 2.2-4006.A.4.c. This regulatory action is necessary to meet the requirements of federal law or regulations.
RIS Project Yes  [003253]
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
6206 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/15/2012.
Contact Information
Name / Title: John J. Crisanti  / Planning and Evaluation Manager
Address: Department of Labor and Industry
Main Street Centre, 600 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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