29C.8  Powers and duties of administrator.

1.  The emergency management division shall be under the management of an administrator appointed by the governor.

2.  The administrator shall be vested with the authority to administer emergency management affairs in this state and shall be responsible for preparing and executing the emergency management programs of this state subject to the direction of the adjutant general.

3.  The administrator, upon the direction of the governor and supervisory control of the director of the department of public defense, shall:

a.  Prepare a comprehensive plan and emergency management program for disaster preparedness, response, recovery, mitigation, emergency operation, and emergency resource management of this state. The plan and program shall be integrated into and coordinated with the emergency plans of the federal government and of other states to the fullest possible extent and coordinate the preparation of plans and programs for emergency management of the political subdivisions and various state departments of this state. The plans shall be integrated into and coordinated with a comprehensive state emergency program for this state as coordinated by the administrator of the emergency management division to the fullest possible extent.

b.  Make such studies and surveys of the industries, resources and facilities in this state as may be necessary to ascertain the capabilities of the state for disaster recovery, disaster planning and operations, and emergency resource management, and to plan for the most efficient emergency use thereof.

c.  Provide technical assistance to any local emergency commission or joint commission requiring the assistance in the development of an emergency management program.

d.  Implement planning and training for emergency response teams as mandated by the federal government under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, 42 U.S.C. § 9601 et seq.

4.  The administrator, with the approval of the governor and upon recommendation of the adjutant general, may employ a deputy administrator and such technical, clerical, stenographic, and other personnel and make such expenditures within the appropriation or from other funds made available to the department of public defense for purposes of emergency management, as may be necessary to administer this chapter.

Section History: Early form

  [C62, § 28A.4, 28A.5; C66, 71, 73, 75, § 29C.4, 29C.5; C77, 79, 81, § 29C.8]

Section History: Recent form

  88 Acts, ch 1190, § 1; 92 Acts, ch 1139, § 6-8

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