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(NAR) VOL. II NO. 4 / OCTOBER - DECEMBER 1991

[ DENR ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 56, October 29, 1991 ]

INTERIM RATES OF FOREST CHARGES PURSUANT TO R.A. NO. 7161



Pursuant to the provisions of Republic Act No. 7161, and pending the determination, by an inter-agency committee to be created for the purpose, of the actual FOB market price of naturally growing timber and other forest products cut or gathered from forest lands, alienable and disposable lands, and private lands, the following new rates of forest charges shall be collected:

1. Timber
1.1 Common and construction hardwoods, P550.00 per cubic meter;

1.2 Narra, kamagong, almaciga, and other premium hardwoods P3,000.00 per cubic meter;

2. pulpwood and matchwood, P60.00 per cubic meter;

3. Firewood, branches and other recoverable wood wastes of timber, P10.00 per cubic meter;

4. Rattan
4.1 2 cm or less in diameter, P0.50/lineal meter;

4.2 over 2 cm in diameter, P0.80/lineal meter;

5. Almaciga resin, P1.00/kilogram;

6. Manila elemi, P0.95/kilogram;

7. Other gums and resins, P0.40/kilogram;

8. Beeswax, P1.00/kilogram

9. Gutta-percha, P1.50/kilogram; and

10. Bamboo, P1.50/piece.

Henceforth, the environmental fee imposed on timber and the management fee for rattan shall no longer be collected. However, the reforestation deposits required of timber licensees and rattan permittees shall continue to be imposed, which shall be used to replenish the timber and rattan cut to ensure the sustainability and expanded availability of these valuable resources.

This Order shall takes effect on October 29, 1991.

Adopted: 25 Oct. 1991

(Sgd.) FULGENCIO S. FACTORAN, JR.
Secretary

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