2021 Georgia Code
Title 12 - Conservation and Natural Resources
Chapter 2 - Department of Natural Resources
Article 2 - Board of Natural Resources
§ 12-2-24. Powers and Duties of Board of Natural Resources; Rules and Regulations; Fee Refunds; Policies

Universal Citation: GA Code § 12-2-24 (2021)
    1. The Board of Natural Resources may make such rules and regulations as it may deem advisable to govern the work of the department and the duties of its employees under this title.
    2. Without limiting paragraph (1) of this subsection, the board may establish, by rule or regulation, a procedure to refund fees collected in error or overpayment or to which the department or state is not otherwise entitled.
  1. The Board of Natural Resources shall have the power to establish the general policies to be followed by the department.
  2. The commissioner of natural resources shall have the power to administer the department pursuant to the general policies established by the Board of Natural Resources.

(Ga. L. 1911, p. 137, § 1; Ga. L. 1924, p. 101, §§ 1, 3, 4; Ga. L. 1931, p. 7, § 25; Ga. L. 1937, p. 264, §§ 1, 4, 9; Ga. L. 1943, p. 128, §§ 1, 2, 14; Ga. L. 1955, p. 483, § 3; Ga. L. 1972, p. 1015, § 1527; Ga. L. 1973, p. 344, § 1; Ga. L. 1984, p. 22, § 12; Ga. L. 2011, p. 558, § 2/SB 121.)

Cross references.

- Powers and duties of Board of Natural Resources relating to vehicle emissions, § 12-9-40 et seq.

Rule-making power of Board of Natural Resources with regard to game and wildlife, § 27-1-4.

Rule-making power of Board of Natural Resources with regard to registration, operation, and sale of watercraft, § 52-7-23.

Administrative Rules and Regulations.

- Administration, Official Compilation of the Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Chapter 391-1 et seq.

JUDICIAL DECISIONS

Cited in Longleaf Energy Assocs., LLC v. Friends of the Chattahoochee, Inc., 298 Ga. App. 753, 681 S.E.2d 203 (2009).

RESEARCH REFERENCES

Am. Jur. 2d.

- 61B Am. Jur. 2d, Pollution Control, §§ 3, 4, 5.

C.J.S.

- 39A C.J.S., Health and Environment, §§ 120, 123, 126, 132, 135, 139. 81A C.J.S., States, § 266.

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