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Reforestation and Pre-Commercial Thinning (PCT) Rulemaking Stakeholder Information

Chapter 296-307 WAC, Safety Standards for Agriculture, Part Y-11 Rulemaking


The purpose of this rulemaking is to create Part Y-11 Pre-Commercial Thinning (PCT) and add to Chapter 296-307 WAC, Safety Standards for Agriculture, to establish minimum health and safety requirements for Pre-commercial thinning (PCT). Part A General and Educational Requirements will also be updated during this rulemaking.

The rulemaking will ultimately benefit the safety and health of employer/employees working in this industry, and improve the safety and health of Washington residents.

The requirements in this part will apply to employers and employees in the state of Washington engaged in reforestation, (including pre-commercial thinning), timber tracts, Christmas tree growing; and, tree farms.

Stakeholder meetings are open to the public and will include representatives from business, labor, and government. Meeting dates, locations, agendas and meeting summaries will be posted on this page.

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Pre-commercial thinning stakeholder meetings

There are no meetings currently scheduled

Documents for the June 24 – 26, 2019, meetings

Initial drafts

Previous meeting reports

Rules and laws

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