Section 5: Powers and duties of department
Section 5. The department with the approval of the board may cooperate and enter into cooperative agreements and contracts with appropriate federal agencies, the agencies of other states, interstate agencies, other agencies of the commonwealth or its political subdivisions, or private or nonprofit organizations in matters related to the purposes of this chapter or FIFRA, and may receive from and dispense to such agencies such funds as may be available for the purposes of this chapter and FIFRA.
The department with the approval of the board shall take all action necessary or appropriate to secure for the commonwealth the benefits of FIFRA and other pertinent federal legislation.
The department with the approval of the board and subject to the provisions of chapter thirty A may from time to time adopt, amend or repeal such forms, regulations and standards as it deems necessary for the implementation and administration of this chapter.
The department with the approval of the board shall by regulation establish and formulate procedures whereby the advice or relevant advisory councils shall be sought incident to the development of policy or the adoption, amendment or repeal of regulations related to the administration of this chapter.
The department may with the approval of the board declare such pests and devices as it deems necessary to be subject to the provisions of this chapter.