2020 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 24 - Government - State
Article 33. Department of Natural Resources
Section 24-33-102. Powers and duties of the executive director and deputy director.

(1) The commissioner of mines, who shall be appointed and act pursuant to section 34-21-102, C.R.S., may be the executive director of the department.

  1. The executive director shall require of the head of each subordinate agency assignedto the department of natural resources an annual report containing such information and submitted at such time as the executive director decides.

  2. The executive director shall exercise control over publications of the department andany division thereof. He shall cause such publications as are approved for circulation in quantity outside the executive branch to be issued in accordance with the provisions of section 24-1-136.

  3. The executive director may request from the board of governors of the Colorado stateuniversity system such information and statistics concerning forests and forestry in the state and other reports at such times and on such matters as the executive director may require.

  4. The executive director has the power and duty to develop, encourage, promote, andimplement programs for the prevention, abatement, and control of litter within the state of Colorado. The executive director may enter into such contracts as may be appropriate for the implementation of any such program.

(5.5) The executive director shall have such other powers, duties, and functions as are prescribed for heads of principal departments in the "Administrative Organization Act of 1968", article 1 of this title.

  1. The executive director may appoint the deputy director of the department of naturalresources, pursuant to section 13 of article XII of the state constitution. Subject to the supervision of the executive director, the deputy director shall have all of the powers, duties, and responsibilities of the executive director as provided by law and shall exercise such powers, duties, and responsibilities in the absence of the executive director and when so instructed by the executive director.

  2. No later than ninety days following confirmation by the senate of the public members of the state board of the great outdoors Colorado trust fund, the executive director shall secure a memorandum of understanding among the joint budget committee of the general assembly, the department of natural resources, and the state board of the great outdoors Colorado trust fund establishing policies and procedures which will facilitate cooperation and coordination of efforts concerning investment in and development, operation, and management of the state's parks and wildlife systems.

Source: L. 57: p. 123, § 2. CRS 53: § 3-15-2. L. 59: p. 601, § 2. L. 63: p. 139, § 1. C.R.S. 1963: § 3-15-2. L. 64: p. 121, § 18. L. 68: p. 128, § 139. L. 69: p. 80, § 1. L. 77: (6) added, p. 1197, § 1, effective March 7. L. 83: (2) and (3) amended, p. 836, § 46, effective July 1. L. 88: (1) amended, p. 1435, § 33, effective June 1. L. 93: (7) added, p. 2025, § 2, effective June 9. L. 94: (5.5) added, p. 565, § 12, effective April 6. L. 96: (2) amended, p. 1217, § 7, effective August 7. L. 2002: (4) amended, p. 1246, § 18, effective August 7.

Cross references: For the legislative declaration contained in the 1996 act amending subsection (2), see section 1 of chapter 237, Session Laws of Colorado 1996.

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