(a) There is hereby created in the State Department of Health a Clean Air Council, which shall consist of 17 members, 3 of whom shall be the Commissioner of Commerce and Economic Development or a member of the Department of Commerce and Economic Development designated by him, the Commissioner of Community Affairs or a member of the Department of Community Affairs designated by him, and the Secretary of Agriculture or a member of the Department of Agriculture designated by him, who shall serve ex officio; six citizens of the State, representing the general public at least one of whom shall be a medical doctor licensed to practice in this State; and eight members to be appointed from persons to be nominated by the organizations hereinafter enumerated, by the Governor.
(b) Within 30 days following the effective date hereof and thereafter as required, at least one month prior to the expiration of the term of the member chosen from nominees of each organization hereinafter enumerated, each such organization shall submit to the Governor a list of three recommended nominees for membership on the council, from which list the Governor shall appoint one.
If any organization does not submit a list of recommended nominees at any time required by this act, the Governor may appoint a member of his choice.
The organizations which shall be entitled to submit recommended nominees are: New Jersey Health Officers Association, New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce, New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers, Inc., New Jersey Manufacturers Association, New Jersey Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, New Jersey State League of Municipalities, the New Jersey Freeholders' Association and the New Jersey State AFL-CIO.
(c) Of the 14 members first to be appointed, four shall be appointed for terms of one year, four for terms of two years, three for terms of three years and three for terms of four years. Thereafter, all appointments shall be made for terms of four years. All appointed members shall serve after the expiration of their terms until their respective successors are appointed and shall qualify, and any vacancy occurring in the appointed membership of the council, by expiration of term or otherwise, shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment, for the unexpired term only, notwithstanding that the previous incumbent may have held over and continued in office as aforesaid. The Governor may remove any appointed member of the council for cause after a public hearing.
(d) Members of the council shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for expenses actually incurred in attending meetings of the council and in the performance of their duties as members thereof.
(e) The council shall elect annually a chairman and vice-chairman from its own membership.
L. 1967, c. 106, s. 3, eff. June 15, 1967. Amended by L. 1967, c. 286, s. 5, eff. Jan. 23, 1967; L. 1985, c. 430, s. 2, eff. Jan. 13, 1986.