§1368. Emergency

Link to law: http://legislature.maine.gov/legis/statutes/38/title38sec1368.html
Published: 2015

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§1368. Emergency






Whenever the commissioner determines that an emergency exists as the result of a threat
or hazard posed by an uncontrolled site, the commissioner shall immediately notify
the Governor. The Governor may declare an emergency and, in addition to whatever
action is necessary and available to him under law, may authorize the Commissioner
of Environmental Protection in conjunction with the Commissioner of Public Safety
to: [1983, c. 569, §1 (NEW).]








1. Take control. 
Take control of the uncontrolled site and threatened adjacent areas;


[
1983, c. 569, §1 (NEW)
.]








2. Secure. 
Secure the uncontrolled site;


[
1983, c. 569, §1 (NEW)
.]








3. Eject. 
Eject all persons from the uncontrolled site;


[
1983, c. 569, §1 (NEW)
.]








4. Dispose, treat, store or handle. 
Dispose, treat, store or otherwise handle all hazardous substances located on the
uncontrolled site, including soil and water contaminated by hazardous substances;
and


[
1983, c. 569, §1 (NEW)
.]








5. Take action. 
Take whatever other action is deemed necessary to abate, clean up or mitigate the
threat or hazard posed by the uncontrolled site.


[
1983, c. 569, §1 (NEW)
.]





SECTION HISTORY

1983, c. 569, §1 (NEW).