Health and Safety
§ 23-23-4 Administration Agency for
(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.)