§20-1-12. Surveys and planning.
As departmental projects or in cooperation with other
governmental or private agencies, the director may organize and
promote surveys and explorations relating to the state's natural
resources, their utility, development and protection. The state
geological and economic survey commission, the department of
mines, the department of agriculture, the department of commerce
and other governmental agencies and activities shall cooperate,
whenever and wherever practicable to do so, with the department
in its survey and exploration work.
The director shall select and designate a competent and
qualified person as department surveys officer who shall be
responsible for the organization, promotion and correlation of
the surveys and explorations as herein provided. He shall work
closely with other offices and divisions of the department in
order to effect maximum development, utilization, protection and
enjoyment of the state's natural resources.