Regulatory Information

The regulations of the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry and its two rule-making entities, the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board and the Virginia Apprenticeship Council, fall under Title 16, Labor and Employment of the Virginia Administrative Code (VAC).  The regulatory code sections for each service area are as follows:

DOLI Service Area Virginia Administrative Code Section
Labor and Employment Law 16VAC15, Chapters 11, 21, 30, 40, and 50
Registered Apprenticeship 16VAC20, Chapters 11 and 20
Asbestos and Lead 16VAC25, Chapters 20, 30 and 35
Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety 16VAC25, Chapters 40, 50 and 55
Virginia Occupational Safety and Health 16VAC25, Chapters 11, 60, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 100, 120, 130, 140, 145, 150, 155, 160, 170, 175, 180, 190
Voluntary Protection Program 16VAC25, Chapter 200

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Current Regulatory Activities

Current regulatory activities of DOLI are available to the public on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall.  The Town Hall website contains each regulation promulgated by the agency and up-to-date information on new or regulations in progress, public comment periods, meeting notices and minutes, guidance documents, and contact information.

Do you wish to receive automatic e-mail notifications of meetings or regulatory actions?You may sign up through Virginia Regulatory Town Hall. Click on “Enter Town Hall”, then “Fast and Easy Sign up” on the blue menu bar.

(Note: Select the Commerce and Trade Secretariat, Department of Labor & Industry for Agency, then simply check the Boards for which you wish to receive notification.)

The Virginia Register of Regulations is a comprehensive source of regulatory information. The Register is distributed every other week throughout the year. The text of proposed and final regulations, whether amended or newly adopted, is published in the Register. The Register also contains basis, purpose, substance and issues statements and summaries for each proposed regulation, as well as a detailed economic impact analysis. Any change between the proposed regulation and the final effective text is highlighted.

Federal regulatory activity from the U. S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration can be found at, (click on Laws & Regulations) or in the Federal Register.

For other regulatory questions, please email the Regulatory Coordinator or the Office of Policy and Planning.