[269E-3] General duties and powers of the commission. The general duties and powers of the commission shall be to:

(1) Establish and administer a one call center that provides advance warning to excavators in this State of the location of subsurface installations in the area of an excavation for the purpose of protecting those installations from damage;

(2) Adopt, amend, or repeal rules pursuant to chapter 91 as it may deem necessary to effectuate this chapter. The rules adopted shall have the force and effect of law and may include but are not limited to rules that:

(A) Forbid acts or practices deemed by the commission to be detrimental to the accomplishment of the purposes of this chapter; and

(B) Require operators and excavators to make reports to the commission containing information that will enable the commission to improve the accomplishment of this chapter;

(3) Enforce this chapter and any rules adopted pursuant thereto;

(4) Issue binding interpretations or declaratory rulings, and conduct contested case proceedings pursuant to chapter 91; and

(5) Subpoena witnesses and documents, administer oaths, and receive affidavits and oral testimony, including telephonic and electronic communications. [L 2004, c 141, pt of 1, 7; am L 2009, c 72, 3]



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