A person involved in or responsible for an incident shall report the incident to the department. The department shall immediately notify other state agencies with jurisdiction regarding the incident. The responsible party shall take appropriate action to contain or clean up the results of the incident. The department shall be the lead state agency for making decisions involving cleanup or containment operations and shall initiate those operations necessary to prevent hazards to people's lives, adjoining property, or the environment. By initiating cleanup or containment operations, the department does not assume any liability for costs in addition to that prescribed or imposed by law.
MS s 17.725
July 24, 2008