§ 880-X-2C-.03. Responsibility
(1) The Director of the State Regulatory Authority or his or her authorized designee shall --
(a) Provide advice, assistance, and guidance to all State employees required to file statements pursuant to Rule 880-X-2C-.06;
(b) Promptly review the statement of employment and financial interests and supplements, if any, filed by each employee, to determine if the employee has correctly identified those listed employment and financial interests which constitute a direct or indirect financial interest in an underground or surface coal mining operation;
(c) Resolve prohibited financial interest situations by ordering or initiating remedial action; or by reporting the violations to the Director of the Office of Surface Mining;
(d) Certify on each statement that review has been made, that prohibited financial interests, if any, have been resolved, and that no other prohibited interests have been identified from the statement;
(e) Submit to the Director of the Office of Surface Mining such statistics and information as he or she may request to enable preparation of the required annual report to Congress;
(f) Submit to the Director of the Office of Surface Mining the initial listing of positions as required by Rule 880-X-2C-.06(2), (3), and (4);
(g) Furnish a blank statement 45 days in advance of the filing date established by Rule 880-X-2C-.07(1) to each State employee required to file a statement; and
(h) Inform annually each State employee required to file a statement with the State Regulatory Authority, of the name, address, and telephone number of the person whom they may contact for advice and counseling.
(2) State Regulatory Authority employees performing any duties or functions under the Act shall --
(a) Have no direct or indirect financial interest in coal mining operations;
(b) File & fully completed statement of employment and financial interest upon entrance to duty, and annually thereafter on the specified filing date; and
(c) Comply with directives issued by persons responsible for approving each statement and comply with directives issued by those persons responsible for ordering remedial action.
Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, §§ 9-16-71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 80.
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