1. The following divisions are created within the department:
a. Parks and preserves division which is responsible for programs relating to water access development, state parks and recreation areas, and preserves.
b. Forests and prairies division which is responsible for administering programs relating to state forests, forestry, and prairie management assistance to private and public landowners, and for the operation of the state nursery under section 456A.20.
c. Fish and wildlife division which is responsible for programs relating to wildlife, law enforcement, fisheries, and land acquisition and management.
d. Energy and geological resources division which is responsible for programs relating to energy, geological survey, and oil and gas production.
e. Environmental protection division which is responsible for programs relating to wastewater treatment, water supply, hazardous wastes, air and land, and field services.
f. Administrative services division which is responsible for finance, budget and grants, administrative support, data processing, licensing, and construction services.
g. Land quality and waste management assistance division which is responsible for programs related to solid waste, hazardous waste, and land quality in addition to the responsibilities provided in chapter 455B, division IV, part 9, and division VII.
h. Office of the director which has responsibilities for administering the department, including information dissemination, education, and government liaison services.
i. Additional divisions deemed necessary for the effective and efficient administration of the department.
2. The director shall appoint a deputy director who shall be in charge of the department in the absence of the director. The appointment shall be based on the appointee's training, experience, and capabilities.
3. The director shall appoint an administrator for each division created under subsection 1. The director shall make the appointment based on the appointee's training, experience, and capabilities. Each administrator has the responsibility of administering the programs assigned the division under subsection 1 and other programs assigned by the director. Each administrator shall carry out the duties and responsibilities of office under the general direction and supervision of the director.
86 Acts, ch 1245, § 1807; 91 Acts, ch 268, § 233; 92 Acts, ch 1239, § 21, 44, 45; 2000 Acts, ch 1160, §1; 2001 Acts, ch 7, §3
Referred to in § 455A.6, 456A.21
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