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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 51: Coordination with federal government and local authorities; agreements

Section 51. The division shall represent the commonwealth in its relations with the federal government and with cities, towns and authorities in all matters relating to oil pollution in the waters of the commonwealth or off-shore waters. It may enter into agreements with said agencies to coordinate supervisory activities and, subject to appropriation, to share reasonable costs.

It may contract with public or private individuals, concerns or agencies for such protective and clean-up services as it may require.