§125. Department of Resources and Development.
The Department of Resources and Development shall be composed of the Divisions of Agriculture and Forestry, Marine Resource Management, Commerce and Industries, Manpower Development and Employment Services, and Land Resources. The Division of Land Resources shall consist of three subdivisions, and shall be composed of the Subdivisions of Public Land and Property, Land Registration, and Survey and Mapping. The Subdivision of Public Land and Property shall assume all functions currently assigned to Lands and Surveys, except general administration which will be the responsibility of the Chief of the Division of Land Resources. The Subdivision of Land Registration will assume all functions currently assigned to the Land Commission, except adjudication of land title disputes which shall be assumed by the municipal courts. When the Subdivision of Land Registration identifies a dispute, that dispute is remanded to the appropriate municipal court for resolution. Decisions of the municipal courts are appealable to the Yap State Court Trial Division on a trial de-novo basis. Final decisions of both the municipal courts and the State Court are to be reported to the Division of Land Registration. The Survey and Mapping Subdivision shall be responsible for the functions of surveying and mapping all lands in the State. Surveying functions currently performed by the Department of Public Utilities and Contracts are transferred to this subdivision. The Department of Resources and Development shall promote economic development and the conservation and development of agriculture, mineral, forest, water, land and other natural resources.
Division of Agriculture & Forestry
Commerce & Industries
Workforce Enrichment Division
Director Arlene Chugen
Department of Resources & Development (R&D)
PO Box 336 | Colonia, Yap | FM 96943