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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Labor and Industry
Safety and Health Codes Board
Federal Identical Construction Industry Standards [16 VAC 25 ‑ 175]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Confined Spaces in Construction and Other Related Provisions
General Information
Action Summary The Safety and Health Codes Board approved the adoption of federal OSHA’s Final Rule for Confined Spaces in Construction, Subpart AA, 29 CFR Part 1926.1200 – 1926.1213, and Revisions to Other Related Provisions, published May 4, 2015 in 80 FR 25365. Concurrently, the Board approved the repeal of the Virginia Unique Standard for Confined Spaces in Construction, 16VAC25-140-10, et seq., which was supplanted by the new federal Confined Spaces in Construction standard, and also approved the repeal of the Virginia Underground Construction Standard, 16VAC25-150-10, et seq., and the Virginia Excavation Standard, Construction Industry, 16VAC25-170-10, et seq., which were impacted by the change noted above. The Board adopted the existing federal identical versions of the Underground Construction Standard, 29 CFR Part 1926.800 (16VAC25-175-1926.800), and the Excavation Standard, 29 CFR Part 1926.650 (16VAC25-175-1926.650), made necessary by the repeal of the unique Virginia Confined Space Standard so as to enable the VOSH Program to continue to meet the federal requirement to remain “as effective as” the federal enforcement program itself.
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  [004562]
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
7372 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/01/2016.
Contact Information
Name / Title: John Crisanti   / Policy and Planning Manager
Address: Main Street Centre
600 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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