§22-3A-3. Powers and duties.
The duties of the office shall include, but are not limited to:

(a) Regulating blasting on all surface-mining operations;

(b) Implementing and overseeing the pre-blast survey process, as set forth in section thirteen-a, article three of this chapter;

(c) Maintaining and operating a system to receive and address questions, concerns and complaints relating to mining operations;

(d) Setting the qualifications for individuals and firms performing pre-blast surveys;

(e) The education, training, examination and certification of blasters; and

(f) Proposing rules for legislative approval pursuant to article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code for the implementation of this article.