SEC. 49-19-405. Duties and responsibilities of institute. [Repealed effective July 1, 2007].
(1) The duties and responsibilities of the Mississippi Institute for Forest Inventory shall include, but are not limited to, the following:
(a) To facilitate the development and implementation of a statewide forest resource inventory necessary for a sustainable forest-based economy on or before July 1, 2004, and thereafter on a continuing basis with updated published data;
(b) Analyze and publish a detailed report of Mississippi's forest resource inventory by January 1, 2005;
(c) Conduct and publish data for subsequent and supporting inventories of forest resources in the years following the initial full inventory;
(d) Develop policies to aid in the implementation of the inventory information and reports;
(e) Submit an annual report to the Legislature on the institute's funding, expenditures, accomplishments and recommendations; and
(f) Analyze and publish data on the volume, quality, size and ownership of forest resources to provide support for new and existing forest industries.
(2) (a) In accomplishing its duties and formulating the recommendations required of it, the institute may elicit the support of and participation by any commercial, industrial, governmental, environmental, minority and public interest organizations or associations, or individual members thereof, and any federal, state and local agencies and political subdivisions as may be necessary or appropriate in the furtherance of the activities of the institute.
(b) The institute may utilize the services, facilities and personnel of all departments, agencies, offices and institutions of the state and all such entities are authorized to assist the institute and to provide such support.
SOURCES: Laws, 2002, ch. 571, § 3, SB 2922, eff from and after July 1, 2002.
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