Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Labor and Industry
Safety and Health Codes Board
Boiler and Pressure Vessel Regulations [16 VAC 25 ‑ 50]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description This regulation provides procedures to protect human life and property from the unsafe or dangerous construction, installation, inspection, operation, maintenance, and repair of boilers and pressure vessels in Virginia.
State Authority Sections 40.1-51.5 through 40.1-51.19 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority None
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1. Continue evaluation for the need of other changes to the regulation to assure meeting current technical standards.

2. The protection of the public's health, safety, and welfare with the least possible cost and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.
Meetings See all meetings (5) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Cristin Bernhardt  / Regulatory Coordinator / Staff Attorney
Address: Main Street Centre
600 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)786-2392    FAX: (804)786-2641    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Updating Documents Incorporated by Reference Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/01/2018.
Proposed regulation to adopt revisions to the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Rules and Regulations Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/12/2012.
Amendment of current regulation. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/02/2003.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
2/16/2024 Filed Pending
4/21/2016 Agency Completed Amend
10/24/2007 Agency Completed Amend