Outdoor Agricultural Operations During Hours of Darkness
New Standards Adopted - Takes Effect July 1, 2020

The California Health & Safety Standards Board has adopted a new standard for “Outdoor Agricultural Operations During Hours of Darkness.” The standard takes effect July 1, 2020.

This standard has been the subject of stakeholder meetings going back to 2013. As initially introduced as a regulation in 2019, the standard would have required excessive and expensive light towers. CAWG, as part of an ag industry coalition, successfully pushed for amendments that make this standard workable.

CAWG has prepared and made available a document addressing frequently asked questions about this standard including foot-candles and lux levels, how light is measured, safety meeting requirements, and more.

Outdoor Ag Operations During Hours of Darkness FAQ