Forestry Act 2014

6.

Specific functions of Minister

6. Without prejudice to any other functions conferred on the Minister by this Act, the Minister may—

(a) grant licences and, where appropriate, attach conditions thereto, for—

(i) the felling or otherwise removing of a tree or trees and the thinning of a forest,

(ii) afforestation,

(iii) forest road works, and

(iv) aerial fertilisation of forests,

(b) give approvals and, where appropriate, attach conditions thereto, for forest management plans,

(c) give approval for and provide grants for any activity related to his or her functions under the relevant statutory provisions and may attach conditions thereto,

(d) produce and implement guidelines, codes of practice and standards for good forest practice,

(e) purchase or otherwise acquire, or dispose of, land suitable for afforestation or for any other forestry-related activities,

(f) develop and maintain forest inventories,

(g) undertake, participate in or promote any scheme or project related to his or her functions,

(h) undertake the collection, preparation, publication and distribution of statistics relating to forestry,

(i) prescribe fees pursuant to section 25 ,

(j) prescribe forms for the purposes of the Forestry Acts 1988 to 2014, and

(k) make regulations relating to any of the foregoing functions.

Annotations

Editorial Notes:

E2

Power pursuant to section exercised (7.10.2020) by Forestry (Licence Application and Submission Fees) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 417 of 2020), in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E3

Power pursuant to section exercised (7.10.2020) by Forestry (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 416 of 2020).

E4

Power pursuant to section exercised (7.02.2020) by Forestry (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 39 of 2020).

E5

Power pursuant to section exercised (27.01.2020) by Forestry (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 31 of 2020).

E6

Power pursuant to section exercised (9.11.2017) by Forestry (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 498 of 2017).

E7

Power pursuant to section exercised (24.05.2017) by Forestry Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 191 of 2017). Note that these Regulations, insofar as they relate to a licence for afforestation, felling of trees, forest road construction or aerial fertilisation of forests, are listed in Agriculture Appeals Act 2001, s. 14A and sch. 2, as amended (24.05.2017) by S.I. No. 219 of 2017, reg. 3.