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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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Department of Labor and Industry
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Safety and Health Codes Board
chapter
Federal Identical General Industry Standards [16 VAC 25 ‑ 90]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Action:
Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica, Parts 1910, 1915, and 1926; Final Rule; and Other Related S
 
General Information
Action Summary Federal OSHA has amended its existing standards for occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica. This final rule establishes a new permissible exposure limit (PEL) of 50 micrograms of respirable crystalline silica per cubic meter of air (50 µg/m3) as an 8-hour time-weighted average in all industries covered by the rule, with the exception of agricultural operations covered under Part 1928. It also includes other provisions to protect employees, such as requirements for exposure assessment, methods for controlling exposure, respiratory protection, medical surveillance, hazard communication, and recordkeeping.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 16 VAC 25-90 Federal Identical General Industry Standards Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  16 VAC 25 - 120 Federal Identical Marine Terminals Standards Amend Existing Regulation
  16 VAC 25 - 175 Federal Identical Construction Industry Standards Amend Existing Regulation
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  [004904]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7697 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/01/2016.
 
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
Email Address: jay.withrow@doli.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)786-9873    FAX: (804)786-8418    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.