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ENFORCEMENT DECREE OF THE FORESTRY CULTURE AND RECREATION ACT

Presidential Decree No. 19641, Aug. 4, 2006

Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20696, Feb. 29, 2008

Presidential Decree No. 20812, jun. 11, 2008

Presidential Decree No. 22381, Sep. 17, 2010

Presidential Decree No. 22454, Oct. 18, 2010

Presidential Decree No. 23123, Sep. 6, 2011

Presidential Decree No. 23492, Jan. 6, 2012

Presidential Decree No. 23565, Jan. 26, 2012

Presidential Decree No. 23984, Jul. 24, 2012

Presidential Decree No. 24452, Mar. 23, 2013

Presidential Decree No. 25598, Sep. 11, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 25803, Dec. 3, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 25840, Dec. 9, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 26416, Jul. 20, 2015

Presidential Decree No. 26842, Dec. 31, 2015

Presidential Decree No. 27252, jun. 21, 2016

Presidential Decree No. 27465, Aug. 29, 2016

Presidential Decree No. 27596, Nov. 22, 2016

Presidential Decree No. 27751, Dec. 30, 2016

Presidential Decree No. 28155, jun. 27, 2017

Presidential Decree No. 28545, Dec. 29, 2017

Presidential Decree No. 29094, Aug. 14, 2018

CHAPTER I GENERAL PROVISIONS
 Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this Decree is to provide for matters prescribed by the Forestry Culture and Recreation Act and those necessary for the enforcement thereof. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20812, Jun. 11, 2008>
CHAPTER II BASIC PLANS, ETC. FOR FORESTRY CULTURE AND RECREATION
 Article 2 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 26842, Dec. 31, 2015>
 Article 3 (Procedures, etc., for Formulating Basic Plans)
(1) Where the Minister of the Korea Forest Service intends to formulate or amend a basic plan for forestry culture and recreation (hereinafter referred to as “basic plan”) under Article 4 (1) or (7) of the Forestry Culture and Recreation Act (hereinafter referred to as the “Act”), he/she shall hear opinions of the heads of related central administrative agencies or the Special Metropolitan City Mayor, a Metropolitan City Mayor, a Special Self-Governing City Mayor, a Do Governor, or a Special Self-Governing Province Governor (hereinafter referred to as “Mayor/Do Governor”); and shall, without delay, notify the relevant Mayor/Do Governor after the formulation or amendment of a basic plan. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22381, Sep. 17, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 26842, Dec. 31, 2015; Presidential Decree No. 29094, Aug. 14, 2018>
(2) Where a Mayor/Do Governor formulates or amends a regional plan for forestry culture and recreation (hereinafter referred to as “regional plan”) under Article 4 (4) and (7) of the Act, he/she shall, without delay, notify the head of the relevant Si/Gun/Gu (referring to an autonomous Gu; hereinafter the same shall apply) thereof. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22381, Sep. 17, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 26842, Dec. 31, 2015; Presidential Decree No. 29094, Aug. 14, 2018>
(3) A Mayor/Do Governor shall formulate or amend a regional plan within one year after the date the Minister of the Korea Forest Service notifies the formulation or amendment of a basic plan under paragraph (1).
 Article 4 (Entrustment of Basic Surveys)
“Other corporations or organizations specified by Presidential Decree” referred to in Article 5 (2) of the Act shall mean any of the following corporations or organizations: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 26842, Dec. 31, 2015>
1. The National Forestry Cooperatives Federation established under the Forestry Cooperatives Act;
2. A forest project corporation defined in the Creation and Management of Forest Resources Act;
2-2. The Korea Forest Welfare Promotion Institute established under the Forest Welfare Promotion Act;
3. A non-profit corporation established by acquiring permission from the Minister of the Korea Forest Service pursuant to the Civil Act for the purpose of promoting forestry culture and recreation.
 Article 4-2 (Composition, etc. of Local Development Council for Forestry Culture and Recreation)
(1) The head of a local government may organize and operate a local development council for forestry culture and recreation (hereinafter referred to as "local council") under Article 6-2 (1) of the Act, which consists of the following persons:
1. Public officials belonging to the local government;
2. Managers of natural recreation forests, forest bathing areas, healing forests, camping sites in forests and leisure sports facilities in forests (hereinafter referred to as "natural recreation forests, etc.");
3. Managers of designated cultural assets in forests under Article 30 (1) of the Act;
4. Residents of areas in which natural recreation forests, etc. are located;
5. Persons who have expert knowledge or experience in forestry culture and recreation;
6. Executive officers and staff of the Korea Forest Welfare Institute under the Forest Welfare Promotion Act.
(2) Except as provided in paragraph (1), matters necessary for the composition, operation, etc. of a local council shall be prescribed by ordinance of the relevant local government.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 29094, Aug. 14, 2018]
CHAPTER III CERTIFICATION, ETC., OF EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR FORESTRY CULTURE AND RECREATION AND EDUCATION COURSES
 Article 4-3 (Qualification Standards, etc., for Forest Therapy Instructors by Grade)
(1) The qualification standards by grade for persons who instruct forest therapy prescribed in Article 11-2 (1) of the Act (hereinafter referred to as “forest therapy instructor”) shall be as described in attached Table 1.
(2) Matters necessary for the procedures, etc., for issuing a qualification certificate of a forest therapy instructor shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24452, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23492, Jan. 6, 2012]
 Article 4-4 (Standards for Using Forest Therapy Instructors)
The standards for the State or local governments to use forest therapy instructors under Article 11-3 of the Act shall be as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25803, Dec. 3, 2014>
1. A healing forest with area exceeding 500,000 square meters: At least three forest therapy instructors of Grade I or II (including at least one forest therapy instructor of Grade I);
2. A healing forest not exceeding 500,000 square meters: At least two forest therapy instructors of Grade I or II (including at least one forest therapy instructor of Grade I);
3. A natural recreation forest, forest bath, or forest path: At least two forest therapy instructors of Grade I or II (including at least one forest therapy instructor of Grade I).
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23492, Jan. 6, 2012]
 Article 4-5 (Designation, etc., of Training Institutions of Forest Therapy Instructors)
(1)  The Minister of the Korea Forest Service may designate any of the following institutions as a training institution of forest therapy instructors (hereinafter referred to as “training institution”) in accordance with Article 11-4 (1) of the Act: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 26944, Feb. 3, 2016>
1. A university that operates lifelong educational courses prescribed in Article 30 (2) of the Lifelong Education Act;
2. A public official training institute referred to in Article 3 (1) of the Act on the Capacity Development of Public Officials, and a specialized education and training institute referred to in Article 4 (1) of the same Act;
3. A workplace skill development training establishment defined in subparagraph 3 of Article 2 of the Act on the Development of Vocational Skills of Workers;
4. A non-profit corporation established by acquiring permission from the Minister of the Korea Forest Service pursuant to the Civil Act for the purpose of promoting forestry culture and recreation.
(2) Any person who wishes to be designated as a training institution pursuant to paragraph (1) shall apply for the designation as a training institution to the Minister of the Korea Forest Service as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24452, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) In receipt of an application referred to in paragraph (2), the Minister of the Korea Forest Service shall determine whether to designate an applicant as a training institution by taking into account the designation requirements prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, which includes the operation facilities, human resources, educational courses, etc., of an applicant, and where the Minister designates the applicant as a training institution, he/she shall issue a certificate of designation prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to the applicant, and publicly notify such fact through the Internet, etc. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24452, Mar. 23, 2013>
(4) “Where it violates other matters prescribed by Presidential Decree” prescribed in Article 11-4 (2) 3 of the Act shall mean any of the following cases: <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 25803, Dec. 3, 2014>
1. Where it fails to open educational courses for training forest therapy instructors within one year from the date it is designated as a training institution under paragraph (1) or fails to operate a training institution for at least one year;
2. Where it operates educational courses for training forest therapy instructors in any place other than the institution designated as a training institution under paragraph (1), or operates educational courses for training forest therapy instructors differently from those submitted at the time of designation.
(5) Matters necessary for designating a training institution, etc., other than those prescribed in paragraphs (1) through (4), shall be determined by the Minister of the Korea Forest Service. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25803, Dec. 3, 2014>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23492, Jan. 6, 2012]
 Article 5 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 23984, Jul. 24, 2012>
CHAPTER IV DEVELOPMENT OF NATURAL RECREATION FORESTS, FOREST BATHS, ETC.
 Article 6 (Area of Land Included in National Recreation Forest)
“Area prescribed by Presidential Decree” in the former part of Article 13 (3) of the Act means 10,000 square meters.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 14518, Jun. 27, 2017]
 Article 7 (Types of and Standards, etc., for Facilities in Natural Recreation Forests)
(1)  The types of and standards for facilities that may be installed in a natural recreation forest under Article 14 (4) of the Act shall be as prescribed in attached Table 1-2. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22381, Sep. 17, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 23492, Jan. 6, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 29094, Aug. 14, 2018>
(2) The scale of facilities that may be installed in a natural recreation forest under Article 14 (4) of the Act shall be as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 26842, Dec. 31, 2015; Presidential Decree No. 28545, Dec. 29, 2017; Presidential Decree No. 29094, Aug. 14, 2018>
1. The total area of a forest whose form and quality is to be changed due to the installation of natural recreation forest facilities (the area of forest roads, circular roads, walkways, forest experience courses and mountain trails installed before a natural recreation forest is developed shall be excluded from the total forest area subject to such change) shall not exceed 100,000 square meters;
2. The total floor area of buildings among facilities in a natural recreation forest shall not exceed 10,000 square meters;
3. The total floor area of each building shall not exceed 900 square meters: Provided, That the total floor area (referring to the largest area of a floor of a building in a natural recreation forest possessed by a person other than the State or a local government) of a rest restaurant or a general restaurant referred to in the Enforcement Decree of the Food Sanitation Act shall not exceed 200 square meters;
4. The total number of floors of any building shall be up to three.
(3) Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 22381, Sep. 17, 2010>
(4) Except as provided in paragraphs (1) and (2), matters necessary for installing, operating and managing recreation facilities shall be prescribed by the Minister of the Korea Forest Service. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22381, Sep. 17, 2010>
 Article 7-2 (Safety Management, etc. in Natural Recreation Forests)
(1)  A safety management plan (hereinafter referred to as "safety management plan") formulated by a person who manages a natural recreation forest pursuant to Article 16-2 (1) of the Act shall include the following matters:
1. Composition of an organization in charge of safety management for the facilities, users, etc. of the natural recreation forest;
2. Education and training of staff on safety management;
3. Methods of safety inspections and frequency thereof;
4. Actions and response in the event of an accident or disaster;
5. Other matters that the Minister of the Korea Forest Service deems necessary for safety management in natural recreation forests.
(2)  The Minister of the Korea Forest Service and the head of a local government shall conduct a safety inspection of a natural recreation forest at least once every half year. In such cases, the Minister of the Korea Forest Service and the head of a local government may request the manager of the natural recreation forest to submit the results of safety inspections conducted by such manager.
(3)  Except as provided in paragraphs (1) and (2), detailed matters necessary for the formulation and implementation of safety management plans and for safety inspections shall be determined and publicly notified by the Minister of the Korea Forest Service.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 29094, Aug. 14, 2018]
 Article 8 (Area of Land Included in Forest Bath)
“Area prescribed by Presidential Decree” in the former part of Article 20 (3) of the Act means one tenth of each area developed for a forest bath, healing forest, camping site in a forest, or leisure sports facilities, respectively: Provided, That it means an area referred to in the following subparagraphs where a tenth part of an area developed for a forest bath, healing forest, camping site in a forest, or leisure sports facilities exceeds an area classified as follows:
1. For a forest bath: 5,000 square meters;
2. For a healing forest: 10,000 square meters;
3. For a camping site in a forest: 3,000 square meters;
4. For a leisure sports facilities: 3,000 square meters.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 14518, Jun. 27, 2017]
 Article 9 (Types of and Standards, etc., for Facilities in Forest Baths, etc.)
(1) The types of and standards for facilities that may be installed in a forest bath under Article 20 (5) of the Act shall be as prescribed in attached Table 2. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22381, Sep. 17, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 28155, Jun. 27, 2017>
(2) Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 22381, Sep. 17, 2010>
(3) Matters necessary for installing, operating, managing, etc. facilities in a forest bath, other than those prescribed in paragraph (1), shall be prescribed by the Minister of the Korea Forest Service. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22381, Sep. 17, 2010>
 Article 9-2 (Types of and Standards for Facilities in Healing Forests, etc.)
(1) Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 26842, Dec. 31, 2015>
(2) The types of and installation standards for facilities that may be installed in a healing forest under Article 20 (5) of the Act shall be as prescribed in attached Table 3. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 28155, Jun. 27, 2017>
(3) The scale of facilities that may be installed in a healing forest under Article 20 (5) of the Act shall be as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 26842, Dec. 31, 2015; Presidential Decree No. 28155, Jun. 27, 2017>
1. The total area of a forest expected to undergo changes in its form and quality due to the installation of facilities of a healing forest (the area of forest roads, circular roads, walkways, forest experience courses and mountain trails installed before the healing forest is developed shall be excluded when calculating the total forest area subject to such changes) shall not exceed ten percent of the total area of the healing forest;
2. The floor area occupied by buildings, among facilities of a healing forest, shall not exceed two percent of the total area of the healing forest;
3. The total number of floors of any building shall be up to two.
(4) Matters necessary for installing, operating and managing facilities of a healing forest, other than those prescribed in paragraphs (2) and (3), shall be prescribed by the Minister of the Korea Forest Service.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 22381, Sep. 17, 2010]
 Article 9-3 (Types of and Standards, etc., for Facilities in Camping Sites in Forests)
(1) The types of and standards for facilities that can be installed in a camping site in a forest under Article 20 (5) of the Act shall be as prescribed in attached Table 3-2. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 28155, Jun. 27, 2017>
(2)  The scale of facilities that may be established in a camping site in a forest under Article 20 (5) of the Act shall be as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27596, Nov. 22, 2016; Presidential Decree No. 28155, Jun. 27, 2017>
1. The total area of a forest allowed to undergo changes in its form and quality following the installation of a camping site in a forest (the area of forest roads, circular roads, walkways, forest experience courses and mountain trails installed before a camping site in a forest is developed shall be excluded when calculating the total forest area subject to such changes) shall be in accordance with the following criteria:
(a) Where the State or a local government conducts development: No greater than ten percent of the area of a camping site in a forest;
(b) Where any person other than those prescribed in subparagraph (a) conducts development:
(i) When the area of a camping site in a forest exceeds 10,000 square meters: No greater than 30 percent of the area of a camping site in a forest;
(ii) When the area of a camping site in a forest exceeds 10,000 square meters but does not exceed 50,000 square meters: No greater than the area gained by adding 3,000 square meters to 5 percent of the total area of a camping site in a forest exceeding 10,000 square meters;
(iii) When the area of a camping site in a forest exceeds 50,000 square meters: No greater than ten percent of the area of a camping site in a forest.
2. The number of floors of buildings, such as a sanitary complex facility, management center, etc., shall be up to two floors, and the floor area occupied by buildings in a camping site in a forest shall not exceed ten percent of the total area of the camping site in the forest.
(3)  Matters necessary for installing, operating, managing, etc., camping sites in forests, other than those prescribed in paragraphs (1) and (2), shall be prescribed by the Minister of the Korea Forest Service.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 26842, Dec. 31, 2015]
 Article 9-4 (Types of and Standards for Facilities That Can Be Installed in Leisure Sports Facilities in Forests, etc.)
(1) The types of and standards for leisure sports facilities in a forest under Article 20 (5) of the Act shall be as prescribed in attached Table 3-3. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 28155, Jun. 27, 2017; Presidential Decree No. 28545, Dec. 29, 2017>
(2)  Matters necessary for installing, operating, managing, etc., leisure sports facilities in forests, other than those prescribed in paragraph (1), shall be prescribed by the Minister of the Korea Forest Service: <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 28545, Dec. 29, 2017>
1. The floor area occupied by buildings of leisure sports facilities in forests shall not exceed 5,000 square meters;
2. The gross floor area of any individual building shall not exceed 900 square meters: Provided, That the gross floor area of a rest restaurant business establishment referred to in the Enforcement Decree of the Food Sanitation Act shall not exceed 200 square meters;
3. The number of floors of a building shall be up to two floors.
(3)  Matters necessary for installing, operating, managing, etc., leisure sports facilities in forests, other than those prescribed in paragraphs (1) and (2), shall be prescribed by the Minister of the Korea Forest Service. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 28545, Dec. 29, 2017>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 26842, Dec. 31, 2015]
 Article 9-5 (Feasibility Assessment on Natural Recreation Forests, etc.)
(1) “Criteria prescribed by Presidential Decree” in the former part of Article 21-2 (1) of the Act means the following criteria applicable to a forest which is to be used as a natural recreation forest, etc.: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 29094, Aug. 14, 2018>
1. Scenery: The difference in elevation, the age of trees, plant diversity, growth status, etc., shall be appropriate;
2. Location: Accessibility shall be easy in view of the current status of access roads and the distance to neighboring cities;
3. Area: A natural recreation forest and a healing forest shall be developed in a forest with the area equal to or larger than the following relevant areas:
(a) A natural recreation forest: 300,000 square meters when the State or a local government develops the forest; and 200,000 square meters when any other person develops the forest: Provided, That in cases of island areas defined in Article 2 of the Islands Development Promotion Act, it shall be 100,000 square meters regardless of who develops the forest;
(b)  A healing forest: 500,000 square meters when the State or a local government develops the forest (250,000 square meters when a healing forest is to be developed in an area under jurisdiction of the Special Metropolitan City or a Metropolitan City), and 300,000 square meters when any other person develops the forest (150,000 square meters when a healing forest is to be developed in an area under jurisdiction of the Special Metropolitan City or a Metropolitan City): Provided, That in cases of island areas defined in Article 2 of the Islands Development Promotion Act, it shall be 100,000 square meters regardless of who develops the forest.
4. Development conditions: Development costs, land use restrictions, disaster frequency, etc., shall be appropriate;
5. The purpose of development, etc.: The development purpose of a natural recreation forest, etc., the operation of programs, etc. shall be appropriate.
(2) Except as provided in paragraph (1), detailed criteria for feasibility assessment provided in Article 21-2 (1) of the Act shall be determined and publicly notified by the Minister of the Korea Forest Service.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 26842, Dec. 31, 2015]
 Article 9-6 (Entrustment of Feasibility Assessment)
An “institution or organization prescribed by Presidential Decree” referred to in Article 21-2 (2) of the Act shall mean any of the following institutions or organizations:
1. The National Forestry Cooperatives Federation established under the Forestry Cooperatives Act;
2. The Korea Forest Welfare Promotion Institute established under the Forest Welfare Promotion Act;
3. The Korea Forest Conservation Association established under the Mountainous Districts Management Act;
4. A forest project corporation that meets the qualification requirements prescribed in subparagraph 5 of attached Table 1 of the Enforcement Decree of the Creation and Management of Forest Resources Act, among forest project corporations registered under Article 24 of the same Act;
5. A non-profit corporation established by acquiring permission from the Minister of the Korea Forest Service pursuant to the Civil Act for the purpose of promoting forestry culture and recreation.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 26842, Dec. 31, 2015]
 Article 9-7 (Use Fees for Natural Recreation Forests, etc.)
(1) Entrance fees of a natural recreation forest, etc., fees for using facilities, fees for experience, etc. (hereinafter referred to as “use fees”) prescribed in Article 21-5 (1) of the Act shall be determined appropriately by taking into account costs incurred in developing, maintaining, and managing the natural recreation forest, etc.
(2) Any of the following persons may be exempted from entrance fees of a natural recreation forest, etc.: Provided, That subparagraphs 12 through 16 shall apply only to a natural recreation forest, etc., developed by the State or a local governments: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27252, Jun. 21, 2016; Presidential Decree No. 28545, Dec. 29, 2017; Presidential Decree No. 29094, Aug. 14, 2018>
1. Guests of the State and their attendants;
2. Diplomatic corps and their attendants;
3. Persons aged six years or younger and persons aged at least 65 years;
4. Persons who visit a natural recreation forest, etc., for public duties;
5. Persons with disabilities registered under Article 32 of the Act on Welfare of Persons with Disabilities (including their guardians in cases of persons with Grade 1 to 3 disabilities);
6. Persons of distinguished service to independence registered under Article 6 of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of Persons of Distinguished Service to Independence, and their bereaved family;
7. Persons of distinguished service to the State registered under Article 6 of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service, and their bereaved family;
8. Persons of distinguished service to the May 18 Democratization Movement registered under Article 7 of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of Persons of Distinguished Service to the May 18 Democratization Movement, and their bereaved family;
10. Persons of distinguished service during special military missions registered under Article 6 of the Act on Honorable Treatment of Persons of Distinguished Service during Special Military Missions and Establishment of Related Organizations, and their bereaved family;
10-2. Persons registered as patients suffering from actual aftereffects of defoliants under Articles 4 and 7 (5) of the Act on Assistance to Patients Suffering from Actual or Potential Aftereffects of Defoliants, etc. and Establishment of Related Organization, who are not assigned disability ratings under Article 6-4 (1) of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State after a physical examination conducted by the Minister of Patriot and Veterans Affairs;
10-3. Patients suffering from potential aftereffects of defoliants under Article 4s and 7 (5) of the Act on Assistance to Patients Suffering from Actual or Potential Aftereffects of Defoliants, etc. and Establishment of Related Organization;
10-4. Wounded noble persons, bereaved family members of deceased noble persons or family members of wounded noble persons under Article 17-2 (1) of the Act on Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons Who Died or were Injured for Public Good;
11. Recipients defined in the National Basic Living Security Act;
12. Voluntary forest instructors commissioned under Article 46 (1) of the Forest Protection Act;
13. Members of the Korea Green Ranger referred to in Article 16 of the Forest Education Promotion Act;
14. Persons who reside in an Eup/Myeon/Dong in which the relevant natural recreation forest, etc. is located;
15. Persons who frequently visit a Buddhist temple, etc. located in the relevant natural recreation forest, etc.;
16. Persons similar to those who correspond to subparagraph 1 through 15, publicly notified by the Minister of the Korea Forest Service as necessary for exemption from entrance fees.
(3)  Except as provided in paragraphs (1) and (2), detailed criteria for collecting use fees shall be determined and publicly notified by the Minister of the Korea Forest Service if a natural recreation forest, etc. has been developed by the State; by ordinance of the relevant local government if a natural recreation forest, etc. has been developed by a local government; and by a person who has developed the relevant natural recreation forest, etc. if a natural recreation forest, etc. has been developed by any person other than the State or a local government.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 26842, Dec. 31, 2015]
 Article 10 (Entrustment of Natural Recreation Forests, etc.)
(1)  “Other corporations or organizations specified by Presidential Decree” referred to in Article 22 of the Act shall mean any of the following corporations or organizations financially capable of developing or managing a natural recreation forest, forest bath, healing forest, camping site or leisure sports facilities in a forest: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22381, Sep. 17, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 23492, Jan. 6, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 25803, Dec. 3, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28155, Jun. 27, 2017; Presidential Decree No. 28545, Dec. 29, 2017>
1. The National Forestry Cooperatives Federation or a forestry cooperative established under the Forestry Cooperatives Act;
1-2. Korea Forest Welfare Institute under Article 49 (1) of the Forest Welfare Promotion Act;
2. A non-profit corporation established by acquiring permission from the Minister of the Korea Forest Service or a Mayor/Do Governor pursuant to the Civil Act for the purpose of promoting forestry culture and recreation;
3. A local government-invested public corporation or local government public corporation established under the Local Public Enterprises Act;
4. Any organization comprised of at least five forest managers, forest successors, or forest engineers.
(2) A period of entrustment prescribed in Article 22 of the Act shall be between three and five years, which may be extended by two to five years when it is deemed necessary by the Minister of the Korea Forest Service or the head of a local government: Provided, That when the head of a local government extends a period of entrustment, with respect to the total number of such extensions, Article 19 (2) and (3) of the Enforcement Decree of the Public Property and Commodity Management Act shall apply mutatis mutandis. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 22381, Sep. 17, 2010>
CHAPTER V FOREST PATHS, ETC.
 Article 11 (Entrustment of Investigation on Status of Forest Paths)
“Corporation or organization prescribed by Presidential Decree” in Article 22-3 (7) of the Act means any of the following corporations or organizations: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23123, Sep. 6, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 29094, Aug. 14, 2018>
1. A forestry cooperative or the National Forestry Cooperatives Federation established under the Forestry Cooperatives Act;
2. A forest project corporation defined in the Creation and Management of Forest Resources Act;
3. A non-profit corporation established with permission from the Minister of the Korea Forest Service pursuant to the Civil Act to conduct education, training, etc., regarding mountaineering and trekking;
4. The Korea Mountaineering and Trekking Support Center established under Article 27-2 (1) of the Act (hereinafter referred to as the “Center”).
 Article 11-2 (Seeking Opinions on Plans for Creating Forest Paths)
(1) Where the head of a regional Forest Service and the head of a local government (hereinafter referred to as “forest path management agency”) intend to seek opinions of the interested parties (including land owners) under Article 23 (1) of the Act, he/she shall post a plan for creating forest paths, including a drawing showing the scheduled routes of forest paths, on its website or daily newspaper, etc. for at least 20 days.
(2) The forest path management agency may hear opinions of the heads of the related administrative agencies on the plan for creating forest paths, or hold a forum of experts in forest paths and a presentation for residents.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23123, Sep. 6, 2011]
 Article 11-3 (Operation and Management of Forest Paths)
(1) A forest path management agency shall engage in the following duties to operate and manage forest paths pursuant to Article 23-2 of the Act: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 26842, Dec. 31, 2015; Presidential Decree No. 29094, Aug. 14, 2018>
1. Installing, maintaining and managing facilities to promote the use of forest paths and enhance the safety and convenience of users, such as safety facilities, comprehensive guide boards, observation platforms, and commentary signs;
2. Inspecting, at least once a year, the actual status of forest paths to efficiently maintain and manage them;
3. Establishing, operating and managing a forest path information center to provide information on the use of forest paths;
4. Assigning forest trekking guides defined in subparagraph 2 (c) of Article 2 of the Forest Education Promotion Act to promote a healthy mountain-climbing culture;
5. Other duties deemed necessary by the Minister of the Korea Forest Service to be conducted by the forest path management agency in order to preserve forest paths and promote their use, safety, and convenience.
(2)  The routes of forest paths that connect to or overlap with routes of other forest paths may be operated and managed by the forest path management agency designated through consultation with the relevant forest path management agencies.
(3)  The forest path management agency shall allow local residents, civic groups, etc. to participate in programs for operating and managing forest paths.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23123, Sep. 6, 2011]
 Article 11-4 (Collection of Facility Use Fees, etc. at Mountaineering and Trekking Schools)
(1)  When the Minister of the Korea Forest Service determines the rate of facility use fees, experience fees, etc. pursuant to Article 27 (4) of the Act, he/she shall determine the rate of fees on the basis of expenses necessary for the establishment, operation, maintenance and management of facilities related to mountaineering and trekking, and on the basis of actual cost of experiential activities.
(2) Detailed standards for the collection of facility use fees, experience fees, etc. under paragraph (1) shall be determined and publicly notified by the Minister of the Korea Forest Service.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 29094, Aug. 14, 2018]
 Article 11-5 (Executive Officers of Center)
(1)  In accordance with Article 27-2 (4) of the Act, the Center shall have the chairperson, directors and auditors as its executive officers. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23123, Sep. 6, 2011>
(2)  Necessary matters concerning the fixed number of executive officers, their terms of office, appointment methods, qualification requirements, and other related matters shall be determined by the Center’s articles of incorporation.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 20812, Jun. 11, 2008]
 Article 11-6 (Board of Directors)
(1) The board of directors shall be established in the Center to deliberate and decide on important matters specified by the Center’s articles of incorporation.
(2) The board of directors shall be comprised of directors, including the chairperson.
(3) Matters necessary for the operation of the board of directors shall be determined by the Center’s articles of incorporation.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 20812, Jun. 11, 2008]
 Article 11-7 (Operation of Center)
(1) The Center may have branch offices in the Special Metropolitan City, Metropolitan City, Special Self-Governing City, Do, or Special Self-Governing Province under Article 27-2 (4) of the Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 26842, Dec. 31, 2015>
(2) In order to operate and manage forest paths created under the unique circumstances of a relevant area and to promote joint projects through local residents’ participation, in accordance with Article 27-2 (4) of the Act, the Center may designate a corporation related to forest paths in the relevant area as a local forest path center upon approval of the Minister of the Korea Forest Service; and shall have such corporation engage in cooperative projects for operating the Center.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23123, Sep. 6, 2011]
 Article 11-8 (Scope of Businesses Entrusted to Center)
The scope of businesses to be entrusted to the Center under Article 27-2 (4) of the Act shall be as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 26842, Dec. 31, 2015>
1. Developing programs for forest path experiences, and establishing and operating an information network;
2. Establishing, operating and managing exhibitions, museums, etc., related to forest paths;
3. Operating and managing forest paths created by the forest path management agency.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23123, Sep. 6, 2011]
 Article 11-9 (Submission of Business Plans, etc. of Center)
The Center shall prepare the following documents and submit them to the Minister of the Korea Forest Service by the end of February every year:
1. Its business performance report and report on the settlement of accounts for the previous year;
2. Its business plan and budget statement for the relevant year.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 20812, Jun. 11, 2008]
 Article 12 (Operation, etc., of Mountain Rescue Teams)
(1) The forest path management agency shall organize and operate mountain rescue teams provided for in Article 28 (1) of the Act according to the following classifications: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23123, Sep. 6, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 26842, Dec. 31, 2015>
1. Forest air rescue team: A rescue team organized and operated by the Forest Aviation Headquarters to conduct rescue activities using an aircraft when an accident, such as distress, disappearance, fall, etc., occurs on forest paths and mountain areas;
2. Mountaineering safety support team: A rescue team organized and operated by each forest path management agency to support the activities of the forest air rescue team or to conduct education and promotion activities concerning the prevention of accidents, first-aid treatment, and emergency service;
3. Civilian mountain rescue team: A rescue team consisting of members of related corporations or organizations, operated to support the activities of the mountain rescue teams prescribed in subparagraphs 1 and 2 or to conduct education and promotion activities concerning the prevention of mountain accidents involving forest path users, such as distress, disappearance, fall, etc., and first-aid treatment, emergency service, etc., to be performed in the event of such mountain accidents.
(2) The mountain rescue teams may give first aid to patients or transport them to medical institutions in the event of an accident, such as distress, disappearance, or fall, involving forest path users within their jurisdictions. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23123, Sep. 6, 2011>
(3)  The forest air rescue team referred to in paragraph (1) 1 shall operate in cooperation with the rescue squad and emergency medical services team prescribed in the Act on 119 Rescue and Emergency Medical Services. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23123, Sep. 6, 2011>
(4)  Matters necessary for organizing, operating, etc., the forest air rescue team, other than those provided for in paragraph (1) 1 and 3, shall be prescribed by the Minister of the Korea Forest Service. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23123, Sep. 6, 2011>
 Article 13 (Education and Training of Members of Mountain Rescue Teams)
Any member of the mountain rescue teams organized pursuant to Article 12 (1) shall receive education and training necessary to conduct his/her duties at least once a year. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23123, Sep. 6, 2011>
CHAPTER VI DESIGNATION AND MANAGEMENT OF CULTURAL ASSETS IN FORESTS
 Article 14 (Criteria for Designating Cultural Assets in Forests)
(1) The criteria for designating a cultural asset in a forest referred to in Article 29 (1) of the Act shall be as follows:
1. Tangible cultural assets in a forest: Cultural assets in a forest with physical shape, including land, forests, trees, structures, wood products, archives, etc., which have high preservation values for their ecological, scenic, artistic, historical, emotional, and academic significance;
2. Intangible cultural assets in a forest: Cultural assets in a forest without physical shape, including legends, traditional rituals, folk songs, folk religions, folklore, techniques, etc., which have high preservation values for their artistic, historical, and academic significance.
(2)  A State cultural asset in a forest or a City/Do cultural asset in a forest prescribed in Article 29 (1) of the Act shall be designated in accordance with the following criteria:
1. State cultural assets in a forest: Cultural assets in a forest specified in any of the following:
(a)  A cultural asset located in a State forest;
(b) A cultural asset in a forest straddling over two or more City/Dos;
(c) A City/Do cultural asset in a forest that a Mayor/Do Governor requests the Minister of the Korea Forest Service to designate as a State cultural asset;
(d) Other cultural assets in a forest that the Minister of the Korea Forest Service deems necessary to be designated and managed on the national level.
2. City/Do cultural assets in a forest: Cultural assets in a forest other than those specified in subparagraph 1.
(3) Where the Minister of the Korea Forest Service or a Mayor/Do Governor intends to designate a cultural asset in a forest under paragraphs (1) and (2), he/she shall hear opinions of the head of a related administrative agency and experts in the related fields.
(4) Detailed matters necessary for the criteria, methods, etc., for designating a cultural asset in a forest under paragraphs (1) through (3) shall be prescribed by the Minister of the Korea Forest Service.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22381, Sep. 17, 2010]
 Article 14-2 (Public Notice of Intended Designation of Cultural Assets in Forests)
(1)  Matters to be publicly notified for the designation of a cultural asset in a forest pursuant to Article 29 (2) of the Act shall be as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 26842, Dec. 31, 2015>
1. Matters related to the type, name, quantity, etc., of cultural assets in a forest;
2. Matters related to the purpose, reason, etc., for designation;
3. Matters related to the location, etc., of cultural assets in a forest;
4. Matters related to the submission of opinions, etc.;
5. Other matters deemed necessary by the Minister of the Korea Forest Service for designating cultural assets in a forest, collecting opinions, etc.
(2)  A person who intends to submit his/her opinions regarding a public notice prescribed in paragraph (1) shall submit them to the Minister of the Korea Forest Service or a Mayor/Do Governor within 30 days from the date of such public notice.
(3) In receipt of opinions under paragraph (2), the Minister of the Korea Forest Service or a Mayor/Do Governor shall notify the results of handling such opinions to the submitter within 20 days.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 22381, Sep. 17, 2010]
 Article 14-3 (Official Facilities, etc., Causing Revocation of Designation of Cultural Assets in Forests)
“Other official or public facilities prescribed by Presidential Decree” referred to in Article 29 (3) 3 of the Act shall mean the following:
1. Land erosion control facilities, rivers, banks, and other similar facilities for national land conservation;
2. Electricity, broadcasting, and communications facilities, and power, oil and gas supply facilities;
3. Facilities similar to those specified in subparagraphs 1 and 2 designated by the Minister of the Korea Forest Service.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 22381, Sep. 17, 2010]
 Article 14-4 (Protection and Management of Designated Cultural Assets in Forests)
(1) The Minister of the Korea Forest Service or a Mayor/Do Governor may subsidize the following expenses incurred to the owner or caretaker of a designated cultural asset in a forest within budgetary limits under Article 30 (2) of the Act:
1. Expenses for installing and operating facilities for protecting and managing designated cultural assets in a forest;
2. Expenses for preserving and managing designated cultural assets in a forest;
3. Expenses for restoring and restituting designated cultural assets in a forest;
4. Other expenses deemed necessary by the Minister of the Korea Forest Service to protect and manage designated cultural assets in a forest.
(2) Where the owner or caretaker of a designated cultural asset in a forest wishes to receive a subsidy under paragraph (1), he/she shall make an application to the Minister of the Korea Forest Service or a Mayor/Do Governor as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24452, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) In receipt of an application referred to in paragraph (2), the Minister of the Korea Forest Service or a Mayor/Do Governor shall notify the applicant of whether a subsidy will be provided, the scale of such subsidy, etc. within 30 days from the date such application is made.
(4) A “facility specified by Presidential Decree” referred to in Article 31 (2) of the Act shall mean any of the following facilities operated by the State or a local government: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23984, Jul. 24, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 26416, Jul. 20, 2015>
1. Arboretums and gardens defined in subparagraphs 1 and 1-2 of Article 2 of the Act on the Creation and Furtherance of Arboretums and Gardens;
2. Forest museums defined in subparagraph 1 (d) of attached Table 1-2;
3. Other facilities designated by the Minister of the Korea Forest Service in consideration of their location, characteristics, scale, etc.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 22381, Sep. 17, 2010]
CHAPTER VII SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS
 Article 15 (Delegation of Authority)
(1) Pursuant to Article 34 of the Act, the Minister of the Korea Forest Service shall delegate the following authority to the head of a regional Forest Service, the head of the Korea Forest Research Institute, the president of the National Institute of Forest Science, the Director General of the Korea National Arboretum, the Director General of the National Forest Seed and Variety Center, the head of the National Recreation Forest Management Office, or the head of the National Forest Management Office of a regional Forest Service: Provided, That the authority specified in subparagraph 3 shall not be delegated to the Director General of the Korea National Arboretum, the Director General of the National Forest Seed and Variety Center, or the head of the National Recreation Forest Management Office: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23123, Sep. 6, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 26842, Dec. 31, 2015; Presidential Decree No. 27596, Nov. 22, 2016; Presidential Decree No. 29094, Aug. 14, 2018>
1. and 2. Deleted; <by Presidential Decree No. 23984, Jul. 24, 2012>
3. Inspecting the scheduled routes of forest paths and the status of the neighboring forests, and the status of operating and managing the existing forest paths, prescribed in Article 22-3 (6) of the Act;
4. and 5. Deleted; <by Presidential Decree No. 23123, Sep. 6, 2011>
6. Protecting and managing a designated cultural asset in a forest, designating a caretaker of such asset, issuing an order to an owner, caretaker, etc. and subsidizing protection and management expenses, prescribed in Article 30 (1) and (2) of the Act;
7. Purchasing a designated cultural asset in a forest, land, etc. prescribed in Article 31 (1) of the Act;
8. Imposing and collecting administrative fines under Article 38 (1) 3 through 5 and (2) of the Act.
(2) Pursuant to Article 34 of the Act, the Minister of the Korea Forest Service shall delegate the following authority to the head of a regional Forest Service and the head of the National Recreation Forest Management Office: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 26842, Dec. 31, 2015; Presidential Decree No. 29094, Aug. 14, 2018>
1. Formulating, amending and implementing a regional plan referred to in Article 4 (4) through (7) of the Act;
2. Conducting a basic survey to formulate or amend a regional plan prescribed in Article 5 (1) of the Act;
3. Creating a forest bath, healing forest, camping site in a forest, leisure sports facilities in a forest prescribed in Article 20 (1) of the Act.
(3) Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 23123, Sep. 6, 2011>
(4)  Pursuant to Article 34 of the Act, the Minister of the Korea Forest Service shall delegate the following authority to the head of the National Recreation Forest Management Office: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 26842, Dec. 31, 2015; Presidential Decree No. 29094, Aug. 14, 2018>
1. Creating a state-owned natural recreation forest prescribed in Article 14 (1) of the Act;
2. Deleted; <by Presidential Decree No. 26842, Dec. 31, 2015>
3. Implementing a resting year system for a state-owned natural recreation forest, and granting permission to enter a state-owned natural recreation forest in resting years, prescribed in Article 18 (1) and (4) of the Act;
3-2. Collecting use fees for a state-owned natural recreation forest prescribed in Article 21-5 of the Act;
4. Imposing and collecting administrative fines under Article 38 (1) 2 of the Act.
(5)  Pursuant to Article 34 of the Act, the Minister of the Korea Forest Service shall delegate his/her authority concerning feasibility assessment provided for in Article 21-2 of the Act to the head of a regional Forest Service, the head of the National Recreation Forest Management Office, Special Self-Governing City Mayor, Special Self-Governing Province Governor, or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu according to the following criteria: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 26842, Dec. 31, 2015; Presidential Decree No. 28155, Jun. 27, 2017>
1. The head of a regional Forest Service: A forest bath, healing forest, camping site, or leisure sports facilities to be developed in a state-owned forest under Article 20 (1) of the Act;
1-2. The head of the National Recreation Forest Management Office: A state-owned natural recreation forest designated under Article 13 (1) of the Act;
2. The Special Self-Governing City Mayor, Special Self-Governing Province Governor, or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu: A natural recreation forest designated under Article 13 (2) of the Act.
(6) Pursuant to Article 34 of the Act, a Mayor/Do Governor shall delegate the following authority to the head of a Si/Gun/Gu: <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 25803, Dec. 3, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 27596, Nov. 22, 2016>
1. Protecting and managing a designated cultural asset in a forest, designating a caretaker of such asset, issuing an order to an owner or caretaker, and subsidizing protection and management expenses, prescribed in Article 30 (1) and (2) of the Act;
2. Purchasing a designated cultural asset in a forest, land, etc., prescribed in Article 31 (1) of the Act;
3. Feasibility assessment referred to in Article 21-2 (1) 3 of the Act.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22381, Sep. 17, 2010]
 Article 15-2 (Re-Examination of Regulation)
The Minister of the Korea Forest Service shall examine the appropriateness of the following matters every three years, counting from each base date specified in the following (referring to the period that ends on the day before the base date of every third year) and shall take measures, such as making improvements: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 26842, Dec. 31, 2015; Presidential Decree No. 27751, Dec. 30, 2016>
1. The qualification standards by grade for forest therapy instructors prescribed in Article 4-3 and attached Table 1: January 1, 2017;
2. Deleted; <by Presidential Decree No. 27751, Dec. 30, 2016>
3. Scope of institutions that may be designated as a training institution of forest therapy instructors defined in Article 4-5 (1): January 1, 2017;
4. Criteria for a forest where a healing forest may be developed pursuant to Article 9-5 (1) 3 (b): January 1, 2017.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 25840, Dec. 9, 2014]
CHAPTER VIII PENALTY PROVISIONS
 Article 16 (Standards for Imposing Administrative Fines)
The standards for imposing administrative fines under Article 38 (1) and (2) of the Act shall be as prescribed in attached Table 4. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27465, Aug. 29, 2016>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 22381, Sep. 17, 2010]
ADDENDA
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Decree shall enter into force on August 5, 2006.
(2) (Relationship to Other Acts) Where the Enforcement Decree of the Forestry Act or any of its provisions is cited by another statute as at the time this Decree enters into force, if this Decree includes corresponding provisions, this Decree or the corresponding provisions of this Decree shall be deemed to have cited in lieu of the former provisions.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 20696, Feb. 29, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 20812, Jun. 11, 2008>
This Decree shall enter into force on June 22, 2008.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22381, Sep. 17, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on September 18, 2010.
Article 2 (Applicability to Period of Entrustment of Natural Recreation Forests, etc.)
The amended provisions of Article 10 (2) shall enter into force starting with the first entrustment agreement or extension agreement concluded after this Decree enters into force.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Criteria for Designating Natural Recreation Forests)
Notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 6, the former provisions concerning the criteria for designating a natural recreation forest shall apply when the procedures for designating a natural recreation forest are underway (excluding cases where the Minister of the Korea Forest Service directly designates a state-owned forest under his/her jurisdiction as a natural recreation forest) as at the time this Decree enters into force.
Article 4 (Transitional Measures concerning Standards for Imposing Administrative Fines)
Where the standards for imposing administrative fines are to be applied to a violation committed before this Decree enters into force, the former provisions shall apply.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22454, Oct. 18, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 23123, Sep. 6, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on September 10, 2011.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Administrative Fines)
(1)  Where the standards for imposing administrative fines are to be applied to a violation committed before this Decree enters into force, notwithstanding the amended provisions of attached Table 4, the former provisions shall apply.
(2)  The imposition of administrative fines for a violation committed before this Decree enters into force shall not be included when calculating the number of violations pursuant to the amended provisions of attached Table 4.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 23492, Jan. 6, 2012>
This Decree shall enter into force on January 15, 2012.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 23565, Jan. 26, 2012>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 23984, Jul. 24, 2012>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on July 26, 2012.
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 24452, Mar. 23, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 25598, Sep. 11, 2014>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 25803, Dec. 3, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Standards for Installing Recreation Facilities in Natural Recreation Forests)
Any person who fails to meet the installation standards prescribed in the amended provisions of subparagraph 2 (e) of attached Table 1-2, among those who have installed recreation facilities by acquiring approval for a plan for developing a natural recreation forest before this Decree enters into force, shall satisfy the amended provisions prescribed in the same Table within one year after this Decree enters into force.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 25840, Dec. 9, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 2015.
Articles 2 through 16 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 26416, Jul. 20, 2015>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on July 21, 2015.
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 26842, Dec. 31, 2015>
This Decree shall enter into force on January 21, 2016: Provided, That the amended provisions of subparagraph 2-2 of Article 4 and subparagraph 2 of Article 9-6 shall enter into force on March 28, 2016.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 26944, Feb. 3, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 27252, Jun. 21, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on June 23, 2016.
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 27465, Aug. 29, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on August 30, 2016.
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 27596, Nov. 22, 2016>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 27751, Dec. 30, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 2017. <Proviso Omitted.>
Articles 2 through 12 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 28155, Jun. 27, 2017>
This Decree shall enter into force on June 28, 2017: Provided, That Article 10 (1), Article 15 (5), subparagraph 1 (d) of attached Table 1-2, subparagraph 1 (c) of attached Table 2, subparagraph 1 (a) of attached Table 3 and subparagraph 1 (d) of attached Table 3-2 shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 28545, Dec. 29, 2017>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Entrustment of Natural Recreation Forest)
Notwithstanding the amendments to Article 10 (1) 4, an organization to which creation or management of natural recreation forest is entrusted under Article 22 of the Act as at the time this Decree enters into force shall be governed by former provisions until the end of the entrustment period (where the remaining entrustment period is one year or longer as at the time this Decree enters into force, this means until one year after the enforcement date of this Decree).
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 29094, Aug. 14, 2018>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on August 22, 2018.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Installation Standards for Facilities in Natural Recreation Forests)
(1)  Where an application for approval of a development plan for a natural recreation forest or any revision thereto is filed before this Decree enters into force, the previous provisions shall apply, notwithstanding the amended provisions of subparagraph 2 (b) of attached Table 1-2.
(2)  Where at least two rest restaurants or at least two general restaurants are established in a natural recreation forest before this Decree enters into force, such restaurants shall be deemed to meet the installation standards for facilities in natural recreation forests under this Decree, notwithstanding the amended provisions of subparagraph 2 (b) of the attached Table 1-2.