On April 24, 2007, the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety ("Department") held a public hearing to receive testimony and comments on proposed changes to the regulations governing the operation of Hoisting Equipment as included at 520 CMR 6.00 ("the regulations"). The public comment period following the hearing remained open until April 30, 2007. The Department received several additional comments during this time.

Due to the response, the Department remains in the process of reviewing the comments. Further revisions to the proposed regulations are likely to be made following the completion of the review. Accordingly, the Department anticipates holding a second public hearing regarding the further proposed changes to the regulations governing the operation of Hoisting Equipment.

A date for the second hearing has not yet been determined. When a date is identified, the Department will post the date and further proposed changes on this website. The current regulations remain in effect and may be viewed at