MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: CDU CSU
The legal requirements for quick payouts are in place
Today, Thursday, the Bundestag decided on an amendment to the Seventh Book of the Social Code, with which applications for forest area-related premiums from the Corona economic stimulus package can be paid out quickly and unbureaucratically. The agricultural policy spokesman for the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, Albert Stegemann, and the forest policy spokesman Alois Gerig explain:
Albert Stegemann: “With the change in the law, we are creating the basis so that the 500 million euros forest aid from the Corona economic stimulus program can flow quickly and unbureaucratically through the specialist agency for renewable raw materials to the many private and municipal forest owners.
To this end, the relevant guideline must now be put in place as soon as possible, which, among other things, defines who is entitled to apply under what conditions. Our forest farmers need the financial support to compensate for losses, to remove the damaged wood from the forest and to convert the forests in a climate-stable manner. The longer the more important time passes, the more difficult it becomes for our forest. The damaging wood that remains in the forest not only releases bound CO2, but is also a breeding ground for pests such as the bark beetle. The Federal Environment Ministry had blocked the foot on the brake and a publication of the guideline for far too long. “
Alois Gerig: “It is a huge success that our forest owners have received 500 million. Euros are available. This is the largest reforestation and forest conversion project in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany. We can get started as soon as the guideline comes out of departmental coordination and is published.
The online procedure for submitting an application is prepared. The Agency for Renewable Raw Materials (FNR), which we have commissioned with the issue of funds, is in the starting blocks. For this, however, the data protection requirements must be created. So that the payout is now accelerated, we decided on a pragmatic solution and incorporated the necessary legal requirements into an amendment to the Agricultural Products School Program Act. This enables quick processing so that the urgently needed money will finally be available – as soon as the departmental coordination is in place. “
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