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Public Resources Code - PRC

DIVISION 4. FORESTS, FORESTRY AND RANGE AND FORAGE LANDS [4001 - 4958]

  ( Division 4 repealed and added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1144. )

PART 2.5. FOREST RESOURCES [4790 - 4810]

  ( Part 2.5 added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 1181. )

CHAPTER 4. Energy Production [4799.14 - 4799.16]
  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 1181. )

4799.14.
  

The department is authorized to conduct surveys, studies, and research concerning the economic and environmental costs, benefits, and feasibility of utilizing wood wastes and forest growth for thermal processes, including, but not limited to, the generation of electrical energy or conversion to solid, gaseous, or liquid fuels for transport or industrial use. Such studies shall include research concerning the cost of gathering and transporting logging wastes and other materials from timber management operations to potential markets and the identification of locations for conversion facilities and forest management operations with high potential for utilization of wood for energy production.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 1181.)

4799.15.
  

The department is further authorized to provide technical and other assistance to public and private agencies and persons with respect to forest management, species selection, and other matters as to which the department has special expertise, in order to encourage and facilitate utilization of wood for energy production.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 1181.)

4799.16.
  

The department shall coordinate its activities and cooperate with the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission in the development of surveys, studies, and research concerning the utilization of wood waste and forest growth for energy. The department shall also coordinate its activities with other public and private agencies to insure that the activities of the department and such other agencies are not duplicative and the maximum benefit occurs from actions taken by the department to carry out its responsibilities pursuant to this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 1181.)

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