Forestry Policies (Georgia)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Georgia


Applies to States or Provinces Georgia
Name Forestry Policies (Georgia)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province














Program Administrator Georgia Forestry Commission
Primary Website http://www.gfc.state.ga.us/utilization/forest-biomass/


Last Review 2014-09-15


Information Source State Forestry Commission Forest Biomass Resources: http://www.gfc.state.ga.us/utilization/forest-biomass/, Statewide Resource Assesment: http://www.gfc.state.ga.us/utilization/forest-biomass/research/ForestryBiomassAssessmentforGeorgia2009.pdf


Summary

Georgia's Forests are managed by the Georgia Forestry Commission. In 2009 the Commission completed a statewide assessment of biomass resources:

http://www.gfc.state.ga.us/utilization/forest-biomass/research/ForestryBiomassAssessmentforGeorgia2009.pdf

The Commission also provides a number of informational resources with regard to forest biomass for energy generation:

http://www.gfc.state.ga.us/utilization/forest-biomass/

Georgia offers exemption to biomass materials, including forest thinning residues, logging residues, and timber processing residues, from the state's sales and use taxes:

http://en.openei.org/wiki/Biomass_Sales_and_Use_Tax_Exemption_(Georgia)


Policy Contact

Department Georgia Forestry Comission



Phone 478-751-3500




















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