The chief of the division of geological survey may:
(A) Negotiate and enter into contracts with agencies of the United States government or any other public or private agency or individual for the performance of portions of the prescribed duties of the division or for the prosecution of co-operative projects within the assigned duties of the division;
(B) Receive, in behalf of the state, gifts of specimens, instruments, and equipment, or of published or unpublished documents or manuscripts, or of money in appreciation of services rendered in connection with work of public nature, to enlarge or expedite the prescribed work of the division;
(C) Enter, either in person or by assistants, upon lands, private or public, in the necessary discharge of his prescribed duties.
Effective Date: 10-01-1953 .