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      RS 30:85     


§85.  Powers of the assistant secretary

A.  The powers of the assistant secretary shall include without limitation the power to do the following, subject to the supervision of the secretary:

(1)  Adopt and promulgate rules and regulations implementing the administration of this Part.

(2)  Perform such specific functions as may be enumerated by the provisions of this Part.

(3)  The assistant secretary shall perform all regulatory functions imposed by this Part.

(4)  Modify funding requirements of site-specific trust accounts either upon recommendation of the commission, the secretary, or upon his own determination, based upon changes in operation, site conditions, or trust account status.

B.  The assistant secretary, upon a finding of economic justification and with the concurrence of the commission, may authorize the closure and restoration of nonpriority orphaned oilfield sites by lots which are subject to bidding in large packages, the purpose being to economically decrease the total number of orphaned wells in the state of Louisiana, provided that such action does not reduce the number of priority sites that can be properly closed and restored in any fiscal year.

C.  The aforementioned powers shall be in addition to and shall not limit the powers conferred on the assistant secretary in other provisions in this Title or any other pertinent provision of any state or federal law or regulation.

Acts 1993, No. 404, §2; Acts 1995, No. 297, §1, eff. July 1, 1995; Acts 1997, No. 994, §1.

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