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Department of Labor and Industry
Safety and Health Codes Board
Standard for Boiler and Pressure Vessel Operator Certification [16 VAC 25 ‑ 40]
Review 936
Periodic Review of this Chapter
Includes a Small Business Impact Review
Date Filed: 12/8/2008
Review Announcement
Pursuant to Executive Order 36 (2006), the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) and the Safety and Health Codes Board (Board) will review the regulations entitled, Standard for Boiler and Pressure Vessel Operator Certification, (16 VAC 25-40-10 et seq.). 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 36 (2006).

Pursuant to §15.2-910 of the Code of Virginia, the purpose of this regulation is to authorize a local government, at its option, to require boiler or pressure vessel operators to obtain an initial certification from the locality before engaging in the operation and maintenance of boilers and pressure vessels in the jurisdiction. This regulation provides a uniform statewide standard to determine ability, proficiency and qualification of local certification applicants. This standard is for the use of governing bodies of counties, cities and towns that have adopted ordinances requiring local certification. This regulation does not provide for state certification of boiler and pressure vessel operators. (See the Code of Virginia, §§ 40.1-22 and 15.2-910.)

DOLI and the Board seek public comment on the review of issues related to these regulations, especially the following:

1. Does the regulation meet the following goals?

- Insure statewide uniformity in the determination of the ability, proficiency and qualifications of boiler and pressure vessel operators certified under a local government ordinance.

- 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 January 26, 2009. Comments may be mailed to Reba O’Connor, Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, Powers-Taylor Building, 13 South 13th Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219 or emailed to:

Please include your full name and mailing address.

Publication Information and Public Comment Period
Published in the Virginia Register on 1/5/2009
Comment Period begins on the publication date and ends on 1/26/2009

Comments Received: 0

Review Result
Retain the regulation with no changes
pdf TH-07 Periodic Review Report of Findings   (5/1/2009)
Attorney General Certification
Prior to early 2014, AG periodic review certifications were done off-line