§342P-44  Research, education, and training programs.  The director may:

     (1)  Conduct and supervise research programs for the purpose of determining the causes, effects, hazards, or means to monitor or abate sources of asbestos pollution or lead hazards;

     (2)  With the approval of the governor, cooperate with, and receive money from, the federal government, or any political subdivision of the State, or private sources, for the study and control of asbestos pollution or lead hazards; and

     (3)  Conduct and supervise statewide educational and training programs on asbestos pollution or lead hazards prevention, control, and abatement, including the preparation and distribution of information relating to asbestos pollution or lead hazards. [L 1991, c 219, pt of §1; am L 1998, c 242, pt of §3]