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In the past DEC has had regional and variable view on bolts. The Margaret River crowd got involved and placed CALM bolts and set up an inspection regime. The Perth office had a bad experience with bolts at Wellington Dam. In my dealings with them a few years ago it was then stated by Perth CALM that they would have no involvement with fixed protection. Where pressed they may refer to the CAWA bolting guideline. At present if approached specifically on bolting standards their most likely response may be to prohibit all bolting of any kind. I have recently heard that one of the active rebolters has been tracked down by DEC and ordered to cease and desist. In our zeal to become defacto DEC bureaucrats we may succeed in getting all bolting banned. Even rebolting.

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