§ 44-146.39. State Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Advisory Council created; membership; responsibilitie...
A. There is hereby created the State Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Advisory Council, hereinafter referred to in this chapter as the "Council." The Council shall consist of such state agency heads or their designated representatives as the Governor shall appoint and nine other members appointed by the Governor. Those nine members shall be representative of local government, industry, the general public, and environmental and emergency response interests. The Governor shall designate a chairman from among the Council members and the Council shall meet at the call of the chairman. Upon initial appointment three of the nine nonstate agency representatives shall be appointed for three-year terms, three for two-year terms, and three for one-year terms. Thereafter, each shall be appointed for a term of three years.
B. The Department of Emergency Management shall provide staff support for the Council. State agencies shall cooperate in providing assistance and advice upon request of the Council to the Coordinator. Expenses incurred as a result of Council functions shall be paid by the Department of Emergency Management from an appropriation for that purpose.
C. The Council shall provide programmatic advice to the Coordinator in the development and implementation of the Virginia Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Program. The Council shall study and make recommendations on all aspects of the Virginia Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Program including, but not limited to, planning, organization, equipment, training, funding, accident prevention and enforcement of regulations.
D. The Council shall provide advice to the Virginia Emergency Response Council.
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