2017 Georgia Code
Title 12 - Conservation and Natural Resources
Chapter 2 - Department of Natural Resources
Article 1 - General Provisions
§ 12-2-3. Departmental purposes

Universal Citation: GA Code § 12-2-3 (2017)
  • It shall be the objectives of the department:
    • (1) To have the powers, duties, and authority formerly vested in the Division of Conservation and the commissioner of conservation;
    • (2) By means of investigation, recommendation, and print or electronic publication, to aid:
      • (A) In the promotion of the conservation and development of the natural resources of the state;
      • (B) In promoting a more profitable use of lands and waters;
      • (C) In promoting the development of commerce and industry; and
      • (D) In coordinating existing scientific investigations with any related work of other agencies for the purpose of formulating and promoting sound policies of conservation and development;
    • (3) To collect and classify the facts derived from such investigations and from the work of other agencies of the state as a source of information accessible to the citizens of the state and to the public generally, which facts set forth the natural, economic, industrial, and commercial advantages of the state; and
    • (4) To establish and maintain perfect cooperation with any and every agency of the federal government interested in or dealing with the subject matter of the department.
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