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Newfoundland and Labrador
Regulation 2008


NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR REGULATION 35/08

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
REGULATION 35/08

Timber Royalty Regulations (Amendment)
under the
Forestry Act
(O.C. 2008-118)

(Filed June 10, 2008)

Under the authority of section 35 of the Forestry Act, the Lieutenant-Governor in Council makes the following regulations.

Dated at St. John’s, May 6, 2008.

Gary Norris
Clerk of the Executive Council

REGULATIONS

Analysis


        1.   S.2 Amdt.
Definitions

        2.   S.7 Amdt.
Royalty: commercial cutting permit

        3.   Sch. R&S


CNLR 962/96
as amended

        1. Paragraph 2(c) of the Timber Royalty Regulations is repealed and the following substituted:

             (c)  "commercial cutting permit return" means a form showing the total of all volumes cut and royalty owing for each of the prescribed 3 month periods ending  March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31 of the year in accordance with a commercial cutting permit;

 

        2. Section 7 of the regulations is amended by deleting the phrase " June 30, September 30, December 31 and March 31" and substituting instead the phrase "March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31".

 

        3. The Schedule to the regulations is repealed and the following substituted:

Schedule

Royalty Rates for Timber Commencing January 1, 2008

 

Sawlog Rates

 

All Species

$5.56/m3

 

 

Pulpwood Rates

 

All Species

$5.56/m3

 

 

Commercial
Fuelwood Rates

 

Roundwood (as per pulpwood)

$5.56/m3

Whole Tree Chips

$1.70/green tonne

 

 

Christmas Trees (Commercial)

 

1-200 Trees

$250.00

Additional Trees

$1.00 per tree

 

 

Christmas Trees (Domestic)

 

No charge for a Christmas Tree for personal use.

 

 

 

Other Harvested Species

 

Taxus Canadensis (Canadian Yew)

$0.25/kg

 

Reduction Schedule

 Class

Amount of Reductions

Notes

Steep Slopes

 

 

(a) 15-25%

33%

Applied only in broken or choppy terrain conditions.

(b) 25+ %

67%

May only be harvested by environmentally sensitive methods.

 

 

 

Low Volume Stands

 

 

(a) 90 - 60 m3 /ha

33%

Based on net merchantable volume using each district average cull unless formal cull survey available.

(b) less than 60 m3 /ha

67%

Based on net merchantable volume using each district average cull unless formal cull survey available.

 

 

 

Dead Timber

 

 

(a) 26-75% dead

33%

 

(b) 76-100% dead

67%

 

 

 

 

Isolated Stands

 

 

(a) by distance

800-1000 metres

 

33%

Distance to nearest stand edge.

> 1000 metres

67%

Distance to nearest stand edge.

(b) by wet ground conditions

33%

Winter harvesting only.

Operator Constructed Road

 

 

˝ - 2 km

33%

All road constructed to approved department standards.

>2km

67%

May apply to winter roads used to access isolated stands.

Designated Salvage Areas

Up to 100%

With District Manager's approval in accordance with an approved plan.

Modified Cutting Areas

Up to 67%

With District Manager's approval in accordance with an approved plan.

Environmentally Sensitive Equipment

33%

Examples: wide-tires, tracks, yarders, extra cable lengths, etc.

Enhanced Forest

67% premium

Areas silviculturally treated (i.e., planted, thinned etc) will be subject to premium base rate (5.56 x 167%=$9.29/ m3)

 

Snowclearing – Amount of Reductions

Snow Depth

0-5 Km

5-10 km

10+ km

0.3-0.5 m

10%

20%

30%

0.51-1.0 m

20%

30%

40%

1.0+m

30%

40%

50%

1. Available only to operators doing the clearing.

2. Available only for areas designated by the District Ecosystem Manager as being available for winter harvest.

Conditions for Reductions

1. Reductions may be applied cumulatively i.e., $5.56 x 67%x33% etc. as conditions may warrant.

2. The minimum royalty (except for salvage areas) following any combination of reductions shall be $1.50/ m3.

3. Reductions may only be applied in accordance with the resource management objectives of a given district plan

4.  All reductions must be auditable.