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115A.055 Office of environmental assistance.

Subdivision 1. Organization of office. The office of environmental assistance is an agency in the executive branch headed by a director appointed by the commissioner of the pollution control agency, with the advice and consent of the senate, to serve in the unclassified service. The director may appoint two assistant directors in the unclassified service and may appoint other employees, as needed, in the classified service. The office is a department of the state only for purposes of section 16B.37, subdivision 2.

Subd. 2. Transfer of additional powers and duties. After July 1, 1994, the solid and hazardous waste management powers and duties of the office and director transferred to them from the metropolitan council by Laws 1994, chapter 639, article 5, section 2, are governed by sections 473.149, 473.151, and 473.801 to 473.849.

HIST: 1989 c 335 art 1 s 130; 1994 c 639 art 5 s 1; 1995 c 247 art 2 s 1