§22-20-1. Appointment of environmental advocate; powers and duties; salary.

The director of the Division of Environmental Protection shall appoint a person to serve as the environmental advocate within the Division of Environmental Protection, and shall adopt and promulgate rules in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code governing and controlling the qualifications, powers and duties of the person to be appointed to the position of environmental advocate. The environmental advocate shall serve at the will and pleasure of the director, who shall also set the salary of the environmental advocate. All funding for the office of environmental advocate shall be from existing funds of the Division of Environmental Protection. The director shall provide an office and secretarial and support staff as needed.