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Conservation and Development
AIR POLLUTION CONTROL
In addition to
any other powers conferred on him by law the secretary shall have power to:
(1) Appoint and
employ personnel and consultants as may be necessary for the administration of
(2) Adopt, amend
and repeal rules, implementing the provisions of this chapter.
hearings related to any aspect of or matter in the administration of this
chapter, and in connection therewith, subpoena witnesses and the production of
(4) Issue orders
as may be necessary to effectuate the purposes of this chapter and enforce the
same by all appropriate administrative and judicial proceedings.
(5) Prepare and
develop a comprehensive plan or plans for the prevention, abatement and control
of air pollution in this state.
local units of government to handle air pollution problems within their
respective jurisdiction, and by compact on a cooperative basis, and to provide
technical and consultative assistance therefor.
(8) Encourage and
conduct studies, investigations and research relating to air contamination and
air pollution and their causes, effects, prevention, abatement and control.
(9) Determine by
appropriate means the degree of air contamination and air pollution in the
state and the several parts thereof.
(10) Make a
continuing study of the effects of the emission of air contaminants from motor
vehicles on the quality of the outdoor atmosphere of this state and the several
parts thereof, and make recommendations to appropriate public and private
bodies with respect thereto.
ambient air quality standards for the state as a whole or for any part thereof,
based on nationally recognized criteria applicable to the state of Vermont.
(12) Collect and
disseminate information and conduct educational and training programs relating
to air contamination and air pollution.
consult, contract and cooperate with other agencies of the state, local
governments, industries, other states, interstate or interlocal agencies, and
the federal government, and with interested persons or groups.
upon request, with any person proposing to construct, install, or otherwise
acquire an air contaminant source or device or system for the control thereof,
concerning the efficacy of the device or system, or the air pollution problem
which may be related to the source, device or system. Nothing in any
consultation shall be construed to relieve a person from compliance with this
chapter, rules in force pursuant thereto, or any other provision of law.
receive and administer grants or other funds or gifts from public and private
agencies, including the federal government, for the purpose of carrying out any
of the functions of this chapter. The funds received by the secretary pursuant
to this section shall be deposited in the state treasury to the account of the
(16) Have access
to records relating to emissions which cause or contribute to air
contamination. (1967, No. 310 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; amended 1971, No. 212 (Adj.
Sess.), § 3; 1989, No. 98, § 4(b).)