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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

of April 15, 1999 No. 770-I

About the wood

(as amended on 06-06-2022)

(new edition)

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Purpose of this Law

The purpose of this Law is regulation of the relations in the field of protection, protection, cultivations, reproduction, recovery, increase in productivity and use of the woods.

Article 2. Forest legislation

The forest legislation consists of this Law and other acts of the legislation.

The relations in the field of use of the woods connected with use and protection of lands, waters, subsoil, plant and animal life are regulated by the relevant legislation.

If the international treaty of the Republic of Uzbekistan establishes other rules, than those which are provided by the forest legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan then are applied rules of the international treaty.

Article 3. Functions of the woods

The woods carry out mainly ecological (soil-saving, the water preserving, protection of plant and animal life and other natural resources, protective, sanitary and hygienic, improving, recreational) and social and economic functions.

Article 4. Basic concepts

In this Law the following basic concepts are applied:

the wood - the set of trees, bushes and other natural objects (the earth, subsoil, waters, plant and animal life, atmospheric air) on lands of forest fund which is interacting and making impact on the environment, having ecological and social and economic value;

afforestation - landing and cultivation of trees and bushes on the lands of forest fund which are not covered with the wood;

forest conservation - the activities directed to prevention of negative impacts on the woods;

reproduction of the woods - creating favorable conditions for growth in the environment of trees and bushes and plantatsionny landing of seeds and saplings of forest trees on lands of forest fund;

forest users - the legal entities and physical persons using the wood;

reforestation - landing of the types of the trees and bushes corresponding to climatic conditions which on site are cut down damaged by the fires, wreckers, diseases of the wood and other negative impacts of trees and bushes.

Article 5. Property on the woods

The woods are state-owned property - national wealth, are subject to rational use and are protected by the state.

Article 6. State forest fund

All woods form the state forest fund.

The state forest fund consists from:

the woods of the state value, that is the woods which are under authority of bodies of the state forestry;

the woods which are in use of other legal entities and physical persons.

Article 7. The wood and shrubby plantings which are not entering into the state forest fund

Do not enter into the state forest fund:

windbreak forest fields, and also other wood and shrubby plantings on lands of agricultural purpose;

protective plantings on strips of branch iron, highways, natural and artificial water flows, reservoirs and other water objects;

wood and shrubby plantings, and also the planted plants for gardening in the cities and other settlements;

wood and shrubby plantings on personal and garden plots.

Creation, reproduction, recovery, increase in productivity, leaving, protection and rational use of the wood and shrubby plantings which are not entering into the state forest fund are performed according to the procedure, the established legislation on protection and use of flora.

Article 8. Earth of forest fund

Lands of forest fund the lands covered with the wood, and also not covered with the wood, but provided for needs of forestry are recognized. Borders of lands of forest fund are determined according to the procedure, established by the legislation.

The earth of forest fund can be provided in permanent use to bodies of the state forestry, state bodies, organizations and the companies, and also in lease to physical persons and legal entities according to the procedure, established by the legislation.

Article 9. Sites of the state forest fund

Sites of the state forest fund are part of the state forest fund which have the fixed border, the area, location, legal regime and other features specified in the state forest inventory.

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