Section: Revision or inclusion of referendum acts in Revised Statutes; effect
There is hereby created in the Department of Environmental Protection a Noise Control Council, which shall consist of 13 members, four of whom shall be the Commissioner of Community Affairs or a member of the Department of Community Affairs designated by him, the Commissioner of Health, or a member of the Department of Health designated by him, the Commissioner of Labor and Industry, or a member of the Department of Labor and Industry designated by him, and the Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles, or a member of the Division of Motor Vehicles designated by him, all of whom shall serve ex officio, and nine public members, all of whom shall be appointed by the Governor. The public members shall include a medical doctor, an industrialist, an ecologist, a civil engineer and a member of a local governing body.
Of the nine members first to be appointed by the Governor, two shall be appointed for a term of 1 year, two for a term of 2 years, two for a term of 3 years, and three for terms of 4 years beginning on January 1, 1972. Thereafter, all appointments shall be made for terms of 4 years beginning on January 1. All appointed members shall serve after the expiration of their terms until their respective successors are appointed and shall qualify, and any vacancy occurring in the appointed membership of the council, by expiration of term or otherwise, shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment for the unexpired term only, notwithstanding that the previous incumbent may have held over and continued in office as aforesaid. The Governor may remove any appointed member of the council for cause after a public hearing.
Members of the council shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for expenses actually incurred in attending meetings of the council and in the performance of their duties as members thereof.
The council shall elect biannually a chairman and vice-chairman from its own membership, and seven members of the council shall constitute a quorum to transact its business.
L.1971, c. 418, s. 17, eff. Jan. 24, 1972.
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