Maine Revised Statutes

§543. Director of the survey

1. Director.  The executive head of the survey shall be the director who shall also be the State Geologist. He shall personally attend to the duties of his office so far as practicable.
[ 1977, c. 360, §6 (NEW) .]
2. Powers and duties.  The director shall exercise the powers of the office and shall be responsible for the execution of its duties.
A. The director shall administer the survey and adopt such methods of administration, not inconsistent with the law, as he may determine necessary to render the survey efficient. [1977, c. 360, §6 (NEW).]
B. [1987, c. 308, §1 (RP).]
C. The director shall organize such administrative divisions within the survey as are necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter including, but not limited to, hydrogeology, marine and physical geology. [1977, c. 360, §6 (NEW).]
D. The director shall prepare and submit to the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry the budget for the survey. [1977, c. 360, §6 (NEW); 2011, c. 657, Pt. W, §6 (REV).]
E. The director may, upon such terms and conditions as he deems reasonable, and with the approval of the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, accept grants and funds from and enter into contracts with federal, state, local or other public entities to carry out the purposes of this chapter or to provide geological services, including mapping and inventory information. The proceeds of any such contract shall be paid into a separate account to be established by the Treasurer of State, which account shall not lapse, but shall continue from year to year and shall be available to carry out the purposes of this chapter. [1977, c. 360, §6 (NEW); 2011, c. 657, Pt. W, §6 (REV).]
F. The director shall not, when appointed or while in office, have any pecuniary interest in, directly or indirectly, any mining activity on land owned by the State, except in his official capacity. [1977, c. 360, §6 (NEW).]
[ 1987, c. 308, §1 (AMD); 2011, c. 657, Pt. W, §6 (REV) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1977, c. 360, §6 (NEW). 1985, c. 785, §B59 (AMD). 1987, c. 308, §1 (AMD). 2011, c. 657, Pt. W, §6 (REV).