27:5H-4. Duties, responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities of the commission shall be:
a. To establish criteria, in conformity with federal law and in consideration of the unique needs of the State, for selection of State-designated routes for the transport of highway route controlled quantity radioactive materials through the State;
b. To identify and recommend to the Governor, or his designee, and Legislature, and review periodically as necessary, but at least annually upon the issue of the annual "Construction Program" document or any substantially similar document prepared by the Department of Transportation, the general State-designated routes for implementation by the State, the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the United States Department of Transportation;
c. To designate, pursuant to subsection b. of this section upon each notification of an intent to transport highway route controlled quantity radioactive materials through the State, the specific State-designated route for that shipment, for implementation by the State, the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the United States Department of Transportation, and to immediately notify the members of the Legislature through whose districts the selected route passes;
d. To consult and cooperate, where appropriate, with the federal government, regional and interstate organizations and agencies, and other state governments in efforts to identify State-designated routes so as to ensure maximum practicable consistency with those of neighboring states;
e. To make recommendations with respect to the transport of radioactive material and the response to accidents resulting therefrom for incorporation by the Department of Environmental Protection in the State Radiation Emergency Response Plan created pursuant to P.L. 1981, c. 302 (C. 26:2D-37 et seq.); and
f. To review and evaluate existing local, county and State public safety personnel training programs for response to radioactive material transport accidents, and to make recommendations thereon to the appropriate governmental entities.
L. 1987, c. 12, s. 4.
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