Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Labor and Industry
Safety and Health Codes Board
Federal Identical General Industry Standards [16 VAC 25 ‑ 90]
Chapter is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Revising Beryllium Standard for General Industry; Direct Final Rule; Confirmation of Effective Date
Action 5181
General Information
Action Summary On May 7, 2018, federal OSHA issued a Direct Final Rule which adjusts the regulatory text of the General Industry Beryllium Standard to clarify OSHA's intent with respect to the following terms in the initial standard: "Beryllium Work Area", "emergency", and "dermal contact" and "beryllium contamination". Since OSHA did not receive significant adverse comments on this Direct Final Rule, on July 3, 2018, OSHA published a confirmation of the effective date for the Direct Final Rule.
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: Virginia Code section 2.2-4006.A.4(c)
RIS Project Yes  [005760]
Is Federal action a driving factor in this regulatory change? If so, please provide a specific reference to the law, regulation or court case.
83 FR 19936 (May 7, 2018) and 83 FR 31045 (July 3, 2018)
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
8474 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/22/2019.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Cristin Bernhardt  / Regulatory Coordinator / Staff Attorney
Address: Main Street Centre
600 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)786-2392    FAX: (804)786-2641    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this agency.