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SECTION 48-0109
Agency responsibilities
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 48
§ 48-0109. Agency responsibilities.

1. Each state agency that engages in activities or operations that
have a significant effect on the environment, including but not limited
to through the adoption of rules and regulations, issuance of permits,
acquisition or maintenance of property, or approval, funding or
undertaking of projects, shall be guided in its decision making on such
activities or operations by an environmental justice policy. Each such
agency shall adopt rules and regulations setting forth its environmental
justice policy not later than two years after the adoption of a model
environmental justice policy pursuant to section 48-0107 of this
article.

2. Each state agency subject to the requirements of subdivision one of
this section shall:

(a) appoint a staff member of the agency to serve as environmental
justice coordinator, to provide information to the public on the
policies, activities and operations of the agency related to
environmental justice and to act as liaison to the environmental justice
advisory group;

(b) notify the advisory group of the appointment of an environmental
justice coordinator; and

(c) develop an environmental justice training plan which includes the
provision of workshops and written materials to appropriate staff
regarding environmental justice and implementation of the agency's
environmental justice policy.