As of April 13, 2009, the law was amended to give the Board of Elevator Regulations and Department of Public Safety jurisdiction over the installation, maintenance, repair and inspection of Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors (VRC). The new regulations relative to VRCs may be reviewed by clicking here pdf format of 524_cmr_elev_32.00_vrc.pdf
. Effective immediately, a permit must be obtained from the Department of Public Safety prior to the installation of any new VRC or modification to an existing one. Special provision was made for VRCs installed prior to April 14, 2009. Further, as with all other elevators, VRCs must now be inspected annually by a state elevator inspector. A public hearing on the enactment of permanent regulations relative to VRCs will be held by the Board of Elevator Regulations in the near future. Notice of the hearing will be posted on this site.