Event Details

Wildfire Smoke (Chapter 296-62 WAC)

Stakeholder Meeting on Rulemaking
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Location

Hilton Garden Inn - Spokane Airport
9015 West Highway 2
Spokane, WA 99224
(In-person only)

Details

The Division of Occupational Safety & Health (DOSH) of the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is conducting permanent rulemaking to address hazards associated with the inhalation of wildfire smoke. We are holding a series of stakeholder meetings to discuss a draft version of the rule language, and to engage stakeholders in a conversation about key elements of the draft rule. Please note that the agenda will be the same for all of the meetings.

Rule Development Process:
• L&I filed a CR-101 (Preproposal Statement of Inquiry) on October 20, 2020 and has held multiple stakeholder meetings to discuss both permanent and emergency rulemaking.
• Please visit the Wildfire Smoke stakeholder page for additional information and updates.
• An emergency rule was in place for the 2021 wildfire smoke season.
• Another emergency rule is currently in place, which went into effect on June 15, 2022, and will expire on September 29, 2022.
• With the emergency wildfire smoke rule in place, L&I continues to develop a permanent rule for hazards associated with the inhalation of wildfire smoke in the workplace. L&I anticipates completing permanent rulemaking by summer 2023.

Please contact Cindy Ireland or David Gaw with any rulemaking or meeting questions.
Please contact Chris Pyke or Dr. Nicholas Reul with any technical questions about this rule.

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