National Veld and Forest Fire Amendment Draft Bill

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Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries hereby invites all interested institutions, organisations and individuals to submit written comments on the draft National Veld and Forest Fire Amendment Bill.

Some of the key amendments include:
▪ Providing for the penalty to the state, state owned entity and municipalities for not acquiring membership of the Fire Protection Association.
▪ Assignment, delegations and administration of matters pertaining to veld and forest fire management to MECs and municipal councils
▪ Providing for the establishment of the Intergovernmental Forum on Forestry Resources
▪ Providing for the establishment and functioning of the Forestry Resources Review Board

Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the draft bill.

Comments can be emailed to the Directorate: Forestry Regulation and Oversight at shmanid@daff.gov.za or LukeR@daff.gov.za by no later than Sunday, 30 June 2013.

Enquiries can be directed to the Directorate: Forestry Regulation and Oversight on tel (012) 309 5765

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The bill is also available here: www.pmg.org.za/bill