§22-1-12. Public information.

The division shall collect, organize and from time to time distribute to the public, through news media or otherwise, interesting facts, information and data concerning the state's environment and its environmental regulatory programs. The director may organize and promote lectures, demonstrations, symposiums, schools and other educational programs relating to the state's environment and its protection. Video tapes, motion pictures, slide films and other photographic services may be provided for instruction on the environment and its protection for schools, other governmental agencies, and civic organizations under such rules as may be prescribed by the director.

The director shall select and designate a competent and qualified person as division public information officer, who is responsible for the organization and management of the division's public information and public affairs programs.