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Subdivision 1.Definitions.

(a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings given.

(b) "New owner" means a prospective purchaser or grantee.

(c) "Owner" means a grantor or seller.

Subd. 2.Notification to commissioner.

(a) An owner must notify the commissioner if the owner transfers any or all of the owner's land enrolled in the sustainable forest incentive program to one or more new owners within 60 days of the transfer of title to the property. The notification must include the legal descriptions of the transferred property, the tax parcel numbers, and the name and address of the new owner. If transfer of ownership is a result of the death of the claimant, the provisions of section 290C.12 apply.

(b) Upon notification, the commissioner shall inform the new owner of the restrictions of the covenant required by section 290C.04 and the withdrawal procedures under section 290C.10. In order for the new owner to receive payments pursuant to this chapter, the new owner must file an application and register a new forest management plan with the commissioner of natural resources within two years from the date the title of the property was transferred to remain eligible.

Subd. 3.Termination of enrollment.

The commissioner will terminate enrollment according to the procedure in section 290C.10 for failure of the new owner to register a forest management plan within the time period of subdivision 2, paragraph (b).

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