[§128E-3]  Powers; rulemaking; appointment of hearing officers.  (a)  The commission may adopt rules in accordance with chapter 91 to implement this chapter.  The rules shall include, but not be limited to, requirements for reporting releases.  Any person heard at a public hearing on the adoption of any rule shall be given written notice of the action taken by the commission with respect to the rule.

     (b)  In addition to other specific powers provided in this chapter, the commission may appoint, without regard to chapter 76, hearing officers to conduct public participation activities, including public hearings and public informational meetings. [L 1993, c 300, pt of §1; am L 2000, c 253, §150]