Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Labor and Industry
Safety and Health Codes Board
Financial Responsibility of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Contract Fee Inspectors [16 VAC 25 ‑ 55]
Review 1011
Periodic Review of this Chapter
Includes a Small Business Impact Review
Date Filed: 2/14/2011
Notice of Periodic Review
Review Announcement

Pursuant to Executive Order 14 (2010), the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) and the Safety and Health Codes Board (Board) will review the regulation entitled, Financial Responsibility of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Contract Fee Inspectors (16 VAC 25-55). The purpose of the review is to determine whether this regulation should be amended, or retained in its current form. The review of this regulation will be guided by the principles listed in Executive Order 14 (2010). The purpose of this regulation is to set minimum aggregate limits for coverage or other means set out in law and approved by the Board to ensure the financial responsibility of boiler and pressure vessel contract fee inspectors operating in the Commonwealth. The intent of this financial responsibility is to assure additional protection to the public, including compensation to third parties, in cases where there is bodily injury and property damage resulting from, or directly relating to, a contract fee inspector’s negligent inspection or recommendation for certification of a boiler or pressure vessel. (See § 40.1-51.9:2.) DOLI and the Board seek public comment on the review of issues related to this regulation, especially the following: 1. Does the regulation meet the following goals? (a) Reduce the incidence of material impairment of the health of Virginians due to workplace exposure to known hazards. (b) Provide protection to workers in this industry equal to that provided to workers in other industries. (c) Protect the public's health, safety and welfare with the least possible cost and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth. 2. Is the regulation clearly written and easy to understand? Comments on this regulation are welcome and will be accepted until April 5, 2011. Comments may be posted online on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall web site:
Comments may also be mailed to Reba O’Connor, Regulatory Coordinator, Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, Powers-Taylor Building, 13 South 13th Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219 or emailed to:
Each commenter should include his/her full name and mailing address.
Publication of Notice in the Register and Public Comment Period
Published in the Virginia Register on 3/14/2011
Comment Period begins on the publication date and ended on 4/5/2011

Comments Received: 1

Review Result
Retain the regulation with no changes
pdf TH-07 Periodic Review Report of Findings   (10/14/2011)
Attorney General Certification
Prior to early 2014, AG periodic review certifications were done off-line