1373.02  POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE BOARD.
   The Board shall have the power and duty to:
   (a)   Supervise the execution of all laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations pertaining to air pollution as provided in this chapter.
   (b)   Hold hearings relating to any aspect of or matter in the administration of this chapter.
   (c)   Make such determinations and issue such orders as may be necessary to effectuate the purposes of this chapter and enforce the same by all appropriate administrative and  judicial proceedings.
   (d)   Prepare and place before Council, proposals for additions or revisions to this chapter, or any other ordinance pertaining to air pollution abatement.
   (e)   Encourage voluntary cooperation by persons or affected groups in the preservation and restoration of the purity of the outdoor atmosphere, and grant a reasonable time to comply to the provisions of this chapter.
   (f)   Maintain a register of air pollution sources.  Require emission information from sources of air pollution in the City and organize such data into a detailed emission inventory.  Become acquainted with such sources and their operators or owners.
   (g)   Collect and disseminate information on air pollution control.
   (h)   Work with planning and zoning agencies for the purpose of coordinating activities under provisions of this chapter with planning and zoning activities and foster the best possible management of the air resources of the City.
   (i)   Cooperate and work with federal, interstate, state, county, municipal, and other agencies concerned with air pollution with regard to aerometric studies, abatement program, public complaints, and other matters to the end that the air resources of Portsmouth shall be best conserved and improved.
   (j)   Do any and all acts which may be necessary for the successful prosecution of the purposes of this chapter and such other acts as may be specifically enumerated herein as duties.
   (k)   Encourage and conduct studies, investigations and research relating to air contamination and air pollution and their cause, effects, prevention, abatement and control.
   (l)   Conduct educational programs relating to air contamination and air pollution.
   (m)   Set fees for applications and permits authorized by this chapter.  Such fees shall not exceed the estimated costs, as determined by the Board, of the respective services, and upon collection by the Board shall be deposited in the air pollution control fund in the City Auditor’s office.
   (n)   Adopt, promulgate, amend and repeal standards, rules and regulations consistent with the general intent and purposes of this chapter to prevent, abate and control air pollution.
      (Ord. 1970-69.  Passed 7-28-70.)