AustLII Tasmanian Consolidated Acts

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4C. Functions of Authority

The Authority has the following functions:

(a) to advise the Minister on forest practices policy in respect of both Crown land and private land;

(b) to regularly advise and inform the Minister on its work and activities under this Act;

(c) to advise the Minister on the operation and review of this Act;

(d) to issue and maintain the Forest Practices Code;

(e) to oversee standards for forest practices plans;

(f) to oversee the administration of private timber reserves by Private Forests Tasmania;

(fa) to monitor and report to the Minister on harvesting, the clearing of trees and reafforestation activity in relation to the maintenance of a permanent forest estate;

(fb) to implement the State Permanent Forest Estate Policy, being the policy referred to in, and developed in accordance with, Attachment 9 to the Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement made between the State and the Commonwealth on 8 November 1997;

(g) to oversee the training of forest practices officers;

(h) to make a recommendation on the appointment of the chief forest practices officer and to appoint forest practices officers;

(i) to perform such other functions as are imposed on it by or under this or any other Act;

(j) to perform any prescribed functions.

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