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Principal powers of the DepartmentN.I.

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2—(1) The Department may—

(a)acquire by agreement any land which it requires for the purposes of, or in connection with, the carrying out of any of its functions under this Act;

(b)dispose of any forestry land;

(c)erect such buildings and execute such other works on forestry land as the Department considers necessary for the purposes of any of its functions under this Act;

(d)make, on such terms and conditions as the Department thinks fit, payments in respect of the afforestation (including the clearing, draining, fencing, planting or replanting, and maintenance) of land to any person who—

(i)owns that land; or

(ii)appears to the Department to have a substantial estate in that land,

(e)make, on such terms and conditions as the Department thinks fit, payments for the purpose of forestry management;

(f)establish and carry on, or assist in the establishment and carrying on of, woodland industries;

(g)manage, plant and otherwise use for purposes connected with forestry any land held by the Department;

(h)acquire forest products and sell or otherwise dispose of any forest products belonging to the Department or to any other person, and generally promote the supply, sale and use of forest products;

(i)undertake, or give assistance or advice in relation to, the clearing, drainage, fencing, planting or replanting, maintenance, use, management or supervision of any forest or any land suitable for forestry.

(2) The powers of the Department under subsection (1)(h) and (i) are exercisable in relation to the forest products, forest or land of any other person only on such terms as may be agreed with that person.

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