The department is authorized and directed to:
a. Carry out all duties and responsibilities established by any memorandum of understanding between the department and the division necessary or incident to the implementation of the plan;
b. Assess any danger attendant to a radiation accident, provide immediate public health and safety and other technical guidance, and coordinate on-site radiation emergency abatement procedures;
c. Provide public health and safety and other technical advice and guidance as it may deem appropriate with respect to the preparation and implementation of the plan;
d. Review, approve or modify, in cooperation with the division, all radiation emergency response plans and procedures developed or modified pursuant to this act;
e. Conduct, in cooperation with the division, public hearings annually in each designated county to determine the adequacy and effectiveness of the plan;
f. Direct, in cooperation with the division, the testing and evaluation of all plans developed pursuant to this act upon their adoption, and annually thereafter, to assure that all personnel with emergency response duties and responsibilities effectively carry out their assigned tasks;
g. Develop and implement a comprehensive monitoring strategy which shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, the daily monitoring of levels of radioactivity in the environment; and
h. Seek and apply for funds, grants, and other forms of financial assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and any other public and private sources to support the purposes and provisions of this act.
L.1981, c. 302, s. 7, eff. Oct. 27, 1981.