Laws and Administrative Rules
Most of the statutory authority and guidance for work of the Division of Forests and Lands is set forth in Title XIX-A Forestry. Statutory authority and guidance for the Natural Heritage Bureau is found under RSA 217-A, New Hampshire Native Plant Protection
"An administrative "rule" under RSA 541-A, XV is defined as:
Each regulation, standard, form as defined in paragraph VII-a, or other statement of general applicability adopted by an agency to:
- (A) implement, interpret or make specific a statute enforced or administered by such agency or
- (B) prescribe or interpret an agency policy, procedure or practice requirement binding on persons outside the agency, whether members of the general public or personnel in other agencies.
Following, are the administrative rules adopted by the Division of Forests and Lands:
- RULES FOR THE OPERATION OF WOOD PROCESSING MILLS AND WOOD CONCENTRATION YARDS
- RULES FOR THE HARVESTING OF TIMBER
- FLOATING TIMBER RULES
- FOREST HEALTH
- FOREST FIRE SERVICE RULES
- RULES FOR ADMINISTRATIVE FINES
- RULES FOR ENHANCED PENALTIES
Proposed Administrative Rules
The Natural Heritage Bureau is proposing new administrative rules. For information on these rules, please see the Natural Heritage Bureau's main page.