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FOREST PRACTICES ACT 1985 - SECT 4J

4J. Chief forest practices officer

(1) The Minister, on the recommendation of the Authority, is to appoint a State Service officer or State Service employee to be chief forest practices officer and that officer or employee holds that office in conjunction with State Service employment.
(2) A person appointed as chief forest practices officer must have –

(a) extensive expertise in forestry; and

(b) extensive experience in forest operations; and

(c) knowledge of the sustainable management of forests; and

(d) management skills.

(3) If a person who is appointed as chief forest practices officer was not a forest practices officer immediately before that appointment, he or she is, by virtue of that appointment and without further authorisation than this subsection, a forest practices officer for the purposes of this Act.
(4) The Authority may recommend to the Minister that the appointment of a person as chief forest practices officer should be terminated if the Authority is reasonably of the opinion that the person –

(a) is not discharging the duties of that office efficiently or in the best interests of the State; or

(b) is, except by reason of temporary illness, unfit to discharge or incapable of discharging the duties of the office.

(5) Subsection (4) does not limit or affect a power to terminate the appointment of a person as chief forest practices officer that is contained in any other enactment or in any contract of service relating to that office.



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