TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-23.6
Air Quality in Ice Arenas

SECTION 23-23.6-3


§ 23-23.6-3 Authority of the director.

The director is authorized to:

(1) Take all measures necessary to implement the provisions of this chapter, including, but not limited to:

(i) Receive and administer funding allocated for indoor air control programs by the state, agencies of the federal government and other appropriate funding sources;

(ii) Require the owner of an ice arena to perform any tests of air quality that he or she may determine to be necessary to characterize the exposure of ice arena occupants to carbon monoxide and other harmful gases;

(iii) Institute a public information program with the purpose of informing the public regarding health effects of carbon monoxide and other harmful gases in ice arenas, the necessity for testing air quality in ice arenas, the recommended practices for reducing elevated levels of carbon monoxide and other harmful gases in ice arenas, and related issues.

(2) Issue any rules and regulations that may be necessary to implement the provisions of this chapter, including, but not limited to:

(i) Establish air quality standards for carbon monoxide and other harmful gases in ice arenas;

(ii) Establish criteria for certification of acceptable air quality in ice arenas;

(iii) Establish criteria for sampling of carbon monoxide and other harmful gases in ice arenas;

(iv) Require owners/operators of ice arenas to conduct appropriate monitoring for carbon monoxide and other harmful gases.

(3) In promulgating standards and regulations authorized by this chapter, the director shall give due consideration to recommendations, standards and definitions of other states and the United States.

(4) The director may assess fees for certificates of acceptable air quality issued in accordance with regulations promulgated pursuant to the authority conferred by this section. The director is authorized to assess fees for air quality inspections of ice arenas in accordance with regulations promulgated pursuant to the authority conferred by this section, provided that these fees are assessed only after procedures in accordance with chapter 35 of title 42 have been followed.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1992, ch. 312, § 1.)