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Technical Updates


Saturday, 15 June 2002
Percentage Based Claims Policy Discussion

FSC has formulated policy options to address the impacts of the FSC percentage based claims policy. read more …


Monday, 01 April 2002
FSC Releases COC Policy for Larger Operations

FSC has defined guidelines for Chain of Custody (COC) certification of single legal entities with multiple sites, branches, or production facilities. read more …


Friday, 15 March 2002
Ozark Ouachita Standards Open for Public Comment

The FSC Regional Standards for the Ozark Ouachita region of the United States are available for public comment on www.fscstandards.org until May 18, 2002. Comments can be made directly on the website, or via fax (707.599.0536) or through the mail to Ben Addlestone, FSC-U.S., 39-1/2 South G Street, Arcata, CA 95521 USA. read more …


Friday, 15 February 2002
FSC Headquarters Announces Group COC Certification Policy

This month FSC headquarters announced a new policy to facilitate chain-of-custody certification for groups of small wood harvesting, processing, and retail operators. The new policy retains the rigor of individual-facility COC assessment, but provides for the sharing of many of the administrative aspects of certification, such as reporting and liaison with the certification body, by an organized group of small enterprises. read more …


Friday, 01 February 2002
Pacific Coast Regional Standards Open for Public Comment

The Pacific Coast Working Group of the Forest Stewardship Council-U.S. is pleased to announce the public review period for draft 6.0 of the Pacific Coast Regional Standards for Responsible Forest Stewardship. The review period will be from January 18, 2002 until March 20, 2002. read more …


Monday, 01 October 2001
First Set of Regional Standards Earns Final Approval

The final stage before any set of regional standards is complete is a rigorous review by the FSC International Board of Directors. Last week at their September 25-28 meeting in Oaxaca, Mexico, the board approved the U.S. Rocky Mountain Standards as the standards for environmentally and socially responsible, and economically viable forest management in the forests of the Rocky Mountain region of the U.S. read more …