Factsheet: Decree on forest fire protection

Decree on forest fire protection

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Decree No. 12 of 1997 of the Ministry of the Interior on the protection of forests against fire.
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
12/1997. (II. 26.) BM rendelet az erdõk tûz elleni védelmérõl
Description: 
This Decree applies to forests falling under the Act on Forests and on the Protection of Forests. Forestry shall classify their forest lands taking into consideration the criteria specified in the Annex and the opinion of the competent office of the National Forestry Service. Forestry shall work out a protection plan for highly and averagely threatened forests. There are detailed rules regarding the prevention of forest fires, the activities which may cause forest fire, and special rules for the prohibition period of lighting fire, and on extinguishing forest fires.
Goal/Aim: 
Protection of forests against fire.

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Mezőgazdasági és Vidékfejlesztési Hivatal - Agricultural and Rural Development Agency (MVH)

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
1997
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2001