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  444.355.  Director, powers. — The director shall have and exercise all powers provided in sections 444.352 to 444.380, including but not limited to the following:

  (1)  Ensure the coordination of existing environmental programs for the processing of the permit required by sections 444.352 to 444.380;

  (2)  Issue such permits, determinations and orders as authorized;

  (3)  Cause to be instituted in any court of competent jurisdiction legal proceedings for injunction and other appropriate relief to enforce sections 444.352 to 444.380;

  (4)  Exercise general supervision of the administration and enforcement of sections 444.352 to 444.380 and the rules promulgated pursuant thereto;

  (5)  Retain, employ, provide for and compensate, within appropriations available, such assistants, deputies, clerks and other employees, consultants and contractors necessary to carry out the provisions of sections 444.350 to 444.380;

  (6)  Apply for, accept, receive and administer grants or other funds or gifts from public and private organizations and agencies including the federal government for the purpose of carrying out any of the functions of sections 444.352 to 444.380;

  (7)  Budget, receive and disburse duly appropriated funds for expenditures to develop and implement the provisions of sections 444.350 to 444.380;

  (8)  Ensure that each operator obtains such necessary permit and meets the requirements of sections 444.352 to 444.380 and the rules promulgated thereunder for proper management of metallic minerals waste management areas;

  (9)  Make inspections and investigations, including gathering of samples and performing of tests and analyses, and to enter or authorize any representative of the department to enter, at all reasonable times, in or upon any private or public property.  Such entry shall be solely for the purpose of issuing orders and permits, or for inspecting or investigating facilities, records, permits or management practices for violation of the program established by sections 444.352 to 444.380;

  (10)  Collect and maintain, and require any owner or operator to collect and maintain, records and information concerning metallic minerals waste management practices.


(L. 1989 H.B. 321 § 3)

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