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Perimeter establishment in forest utilisation permit areas - International Law Office

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Energy & Natural Resources - Indonesia

Perimeter establishment in forest utilisation permit areas

July 25 2011

Under Article 71 of Government Regulation 6/2007 on Forest Land Use and Development of Forest Management Planning and Forest Utilisation (as amended by Regulation 3/2008), forest utilisation permit holders must submit a perimeter establishment plan for their work area within one year of the permit issue date. In the follow-up to this provision, the minister of forestry issued Regulation P19/ MENHUT-II/2011 on Boundary Arrangements of Working Areas for Forest Utilisation Licences.

The regulation identifies 'perimeter establishment' activities as including defining and marking a perimeter, fixing border poles and preparing a report on establishing the perimeter. Article 2 identifies three types of perimeter:

  • those between forest areas and non-forest areas;
  • those determined according to forest functions; and
  • those with one or more functions, each of whose establishment must follow its own rules and procedures.

Permit holders must establish perimeters in two stages:

  • the preparation stage, which includes drafting guidelines for establishing a perimeter on the basis of a working map and submitting the guidelines to the director general; and
  • the execution stage, which involves forming an execution team, drafting a work instruction and submitting an execution report.

The report is reviewed and forwarded to the director general for consideration in specifying the work area for the forest utilisation permit.

The regulation, which came into force on April 4 2011, provides for the maintenance and security of perimeters, as well as penalties for non-compliance.

For further information on this topic please contact Hamud Balfas at Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro by telephone (+62 21 250 5125), fax (+62 21 250 5121) or email (hbalfas@abnrlaw.com).

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