161.4  Board powers and duties.

The board shall have all powers necessary to carry out the functions and duties specified for the board as provided in this chapter. The board shall do all of the following:

1.  Execute remediation agreements with eligible persons as provided in section 161.8.

2.  Review and determine the eligibility of responsible persons under section 161.8 and claims under section 161.9, and approve administrative costs of the department paid from the fund. Of the moneys appropriated from the fund under section 161.7, for each fiscal year the department may expend at least sixty-five thousand dollars for purposes of administering this chapter, including the support of a full-time equivalent position as defined in section 8.36A. However, if more than sixty-five thousand dollars is required in order to administer this chapter, the total amount which the department may expend from the fund during any fiscal year for administering this chapter shall not exceed five percent of the balance of the fund on the day of the year of its greatest balance or one hundred fifty thousand dollars, whichever is less.

3.  Consult with the department in the adoption of rules necessary for the administration of this chapter. The rules of the department shall contain the rules of the board adopted for its organization, procedures, programs, and requirements as required in this chapter. The rules shall provide for all of the following:

a.  The board's organization and parliamentary procedures.

b.  Procedures for paying claims as provided in section 161.9.

4.  Approve any contract with a person for assuring that remediation is performed in accordance with the provisions of a remediation agreement as provided in section 161.8.

Section History: Recent form

  2000 Acts, ch 1184, §4

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