§22-17-5. Powers and duties of director; integration with other acts.
(a) In addition to all other powers and duties prescribed in this article or otherwise by law, and unless otherwise specifically set forth in this article, the director shall perform any and all acts necessary to carry out the purposes and requirements of Subtitle I.

(b) The director shall cooperate with and may receive and expend money from the federal government or other source.

(c) The director may accept applications for and issue policies of insurance to owners or operators of petroleum underground storage tanks that are subscribers to the underground storage tank insurance fund and may accept, review, pay and settle claims pursuant to those policies of insurance under such terms as the director may establish by rules proposed for legislative approval in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code.

(d) The director may enter into any agreements, including reimbursement or subrogation agreements, contracts and cooperative arrangements under such terms and conditions as he or she deems appropriate, with other state agencies, educational institutions or other organizations and individuals as necessary to implement the provisions of this article.

(e) The director may take such actions as are necessary and appropriate to carry out and enforce any agreements, contracts or cooperative arrangements entered into as provided in subsection (d) of this section, including the institution and prosecution of suits in any state or federal court or administrative tribunal, whether in the director's name or in the name of an insured or a subrogor.