Forest Pest Control Act (No. 53 of 1950).
Type of law
Date of original text
The purpose of this Act is to thoroughly exterminate Forest Pests at an early stage to prevent their spread, thereby ensuring the conservation of forests. When the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries finds a risk that Forest Pests, etc. would spread abnormally and cause serious damage to forest resources, said minister may give orders specifying area and period, to the extent necessary for promptly and thoroughly exterminating the Forest Pests or preventing their spread. In order to ensure that control through pesticide application is implemented safely and properly, while appropriately giving consideration to conservation of the natural habitat and environment, the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries must set standards concerning implementation of control of Forest Pests, etc. through pesticide application.
Date of consolidation/reprint
The present Act has been last amended by Act No. 105 of 2011.