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WAC 296-17A-6902

Classification 6902.

6902-02 Logging road: Construction or maintenance
Applies to the construction or maintenance of logging roads. For purposes of this classification logging roads are roads for which the basic use is to provide access into a timber or forest area and for the transporting of logs out of the area by truck. This classification includes roads constructed on public or private land in connection with timber sales or logging, such as roads being constructed in accordance with the State Department of Natural Resources or the United States Forest Service timber sales. Logging roads contemplated by this classification are typically cleared and graded with a bulldozer and then paved with gravel, crushed rock, or large stones. Logging roads are generally engineered to support the weight of logging equipment and trucks but not necessarily to handle speeds and volume of nonlogging traffic. As a rule, these roads are not surfaced with asphalt or paved with concrete. Classification 6902 includes log road maintenance which is limited to keeping the road bed in good repair such as regrading and fill to repair washouts and ruts.
This classification excludes:
• The felling of timber, bucking and delimbing of all trees in the proposed roadway or adjacent shoulder and all other logging activities which are to be reported separately in classification 5001;
• All excavation, land clearing or grading as a part of roadway construction not in connection with a logging road which is to be reported separately in classification 0101;
• Construction of asphalt roads which is to be reported separately in classification 0210;
• Construction of concrete roads which is to be reported separately in classification 0214;
• Mechanical roadside brushing or machine application of chemicals which is to be reported separately in classification 5006; and
• Permanent shop or yard operations which are to be reported separately in classification 5206 provided the conditions of WAC 296-17A-5206 have been met.
6902-03 Logging railroad: Construction or maintenance
Applies to the construction or maintenance of logging railroads. For purposes of this classification logging railroads are side tracks and spurs which feed into existing railroad main lines. Log trucks haul logs from the cutting site to the logging railroad where they are loaded onto the logging railroad cars and transported to the main line. This classification includes railroads constructed on public or private land in connection with timber sales or logging, such as roads being constructed in accordance with the State Department of Natural Resources or the United States Forest Service timber sales. The construction includes clearing and grading with use of a bulldozer; laying dirt, rock and ballast; laying ties and track; and installing crossover frogs, switches, switch stands, switch mechanisms and crossing planks as needed. This classification also includes log railroad maintenance which is limited to keeping the railroad line operational.
This classification excludes:
• The falling of timber, bucking and delimbing of all trees in the proposed roadway or adjacent shoulder, and all other logging activities which are to be reported separately in classification 5001;
• The construction of railroad lines not in connection with a logging railroad which is to be reported separately in classification 0101;
• Construction of logging roads which is to be reported separately in classification 6902-02; and
• Maintenance and storage of equipment and material at a permanent yard or shop which is to be reported separately in classification 5206 provided the conditions of WAC 296-17A-5206 have been met.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 16-11-082, § 296-17A-6902, filed 5/17/16, effective 7/1/16; WSR 14-17-085, § 296-17A-6902, filed 8/19/14, effective 9/19/14. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-6902, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-747, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-747, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 93-12-093, § 296-17-747, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-747, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; WSR 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), § 296-17-747, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; WSR 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), § 296-17-747, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; Order 75-38, § 296-17-747, filed 11/24/75, effective 1/1/76.]
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