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General functions, powers and duties
Executive (EXC) CHAPTER 18, ARTICLE 39
* § 878. General functions, powers and duties. The office of business
permits, by and through the director or his duly authorized officers and
employees, shall have the following functions, powers and duties:

1. To provide comprehensive information on permits required for
business undertakings, projects, and activities in the state and to make
such information available to applicants and generally to any person.

2. To develop a master application procedure to expedite the
identification and processing of such permits.

3. To assist applicants in obtaining timely and efficient permit
review and the resolution of issues arising therefrom.

4. To consolidate hearings required pursuant to permit applications
when feasible and advantageous.

5. To provide the conceptual review of business undertakings at an
early stage of planning to provide interested persons with an official
opinion as to the general acceptability of such undertakings.

6. To encourage and facilitate the participation of federal and local
government agencies in permit coordination.

7. To make recommendations for eliminating, consolidating,
simplifying, expediting, or otherwise improving permit procedures
affecting business undertakings.

14. To assist any person in the preparation of a petition for a
declaratory ruling to be submitted pursuant to section two hundred six
of the state administrative procedure act.

15. To monitor agency compliance with section two hundred six of the
state administrative procedure act and to make recommendations to
agencies for improving such compliance.

17. To adopt such rules and regulations, procedures, instructions, and
forms as are required to carry out the functions, powers, and duties
imposed upon the office by this article.

* NB Authority of office expired per § 893 December 31, 1995