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WAC 296-17A-5006

Classification 5006.

(to be assigned only by the reforestation underwriter)
Special note: Classification 5006, and related classifications 1007 and 5004, cover various activities associated with the management of forests, range or timber land. These classifications are also assigned to establishments engaged in erosion control projects and fish and wildlife habitat enhancement projects. The industry covered by this series of classifications has special reporting requirements. Reforestation establishments assigned to classifications 1007, 5004, and 5006 report work on a contract basis. These contracts may last a quarter or several quarters. Refer to WAC 296-17-35203(4) for specific reporting requirements.
Applies to:
• Establishments engaged in forestry and timber land management services;
• Machinery operations on these lands such as clearing, slashing, hydro seeding, chemical spraying, chemical conifer release and forest firefighting.
Work in this classification includes:
• Machinery operations;
• Employees of contractors and of land owners.
What activities are not included in this classification?
• Manual crew operations and labor such as, but not limited to, tree planting and tree thinning (report in 5004);
• Work conducted in the forest or timber land generally associated with the overall care of these lands (report in 5004);
• Logging operations (report in classification 5001);
• Logging road construction (report in classification 6902);
• Identifying volume and species of trees in a section of timber land or a forest (report in classification 1007);
• Auditing parcels planted by a tree planting contractor for quality control purposes (report in classification 1007);
• Conducting environmental studies (report in classification 1007); and
• Testing growing techniques and similar activities (report in classification 1007).
For administrative purposes classification 5006 is divided into the following subclassifications:
5006-02 Forestry machine work – Forest firefighting
This subclassification is limited to employees engaged in forest firefighting using equipment such as, but not limited to, water tanker trucks, bulldozers and loaders.
5006-08 Miscellaneous forestry services, N.O.C.
This subclassification is for miscellaneous machine work on forest or timber lands such as, but not limited to:
• Brush clearing;
• Chemical spraying;
• Dust control;
• Forest trail construction;
• Scarifying;
• Slash burning;
• Slash piling;
• Slope grooming;
• Stream restoration;
• Hydro seeding;
• Erosion control.
Equipment could include, but is not limited to, tanker trucks, bulldozers, and loaders.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 15-02-060, § 296-17A-5006, filed 1/6/15, effective 7/1/15. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-5006, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-66004, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-66004, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96.]
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