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Forestry Act 2012 No 96
Current version for 11 October 2019 to date (accessed 8 April 2020 at 18:39)
Part 5A Section 69B
69B   Requirement for NRC forest assessment before agreement made
(1)  A forest agreement may only be made in respect of a region that has been the subject of a regional forest assessment carried out by or on behalf of the Natural Resources Commission.
(2)  Any such assessment is to include an assessment of the following (in the particular areas of the region that the Commission considers appropriate)—
(a)  environment and heritage values (including indigenous heritage),
(b)  economic and social values,
(c)  ecologically sustainable forest management,
(d)  timber resources.
(3)  For the purposes of this Act, the relevant regional forest assessment comprises any such assessment for the agreement concerned, together with any environmental impact statements obtained by the Forestry Corporation or other determining authority under Part 5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, or related environmental studies, that the parties to the agreement consider relevant.
(4)  For the purpose of making forest agreements with respect to the Eden region, the Lower North East region and the Upper North East region, assessments—
(a)  that are in existence on the commencement of this section, and
(b)  that the parties to any such forest agreement consider relevant,
are taken to satisfy the requirements of this section with respect to the relevant forestry assessment for that region and no further assessments are required under this section in connection with that forest agreement.