§23-23-4  Administration – Agency for federal acts. –

Published: 2015

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SECTION 23-23-4

   § 23-23-4  Administration – Agency for

federal acts. –

(a) It shall be the responsibility of the director of environmental management

to administer this chapter. Within the department of environmental management,

the director may employ personnel who shall come within the classified service

in accordance with the laws of this state for the purposes of this chapter, and

may delegate to a subordinate or subordinates any or all the powers and duties

vested in him or her under this chapter. The general assembly shall annually

appropriate any sums that it may deem necessary for the expenses of

administering this chapter.

   (b) The department of environmental management is designated

as the state air pollution control agency for this state for all purposes of

any federal air pollution control laws, acts, or programs, and is authorized to

take all action necessary or appropriate to secure to this state the benefit of

those laws, acts, or programs.

History of Section.

(P.L. 1966, ch. 256, § 1; P.L. 1971, ch. 103, § 3; G.L. 1956, §

23-25-4; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-23-4; P.L. 1992, ch.

361, § 1.)