For such purposes, he may:
(a) coordinate research carried out by Government departments and bodies on the problems of the quality of the environment;
(b) carry out or cause to be carried out research, studies, inquiries and inventories on whatever concerns the quality of the environment;
(c) prepare plans and programmes for the conservation, protection and management of the environment and emergency plans to fight any form of contamination or destruction of the environment and, with the authorization of the Government, see to the carrying out of those plans and programmes;
(d) grant, on the conditions determined by regulation of the Government, loans or subsidies to bodies or individuals to promote the training of experts in the fields contemplated by this Act;
(e) acquire, make, instal and operate in any part of the territory of Québec, all apparatus necessary for the supervision of the quality of the environment and implement any experimental project respecting the quality of water, the management of waste water or waste and, for such purposes, acquire by agreement or expropriation any necessary servitude or immoveable;
(f) publish or otherwise distribute available statistical data relating to the quality of the environment;
(g) obtain from the departments of the Government, any body under their jurisdiction and municipal corporations and school boards any information necessary for the application of the Act;
(h) make, with the authorization of the Government, any agreement with any government or with any governmental or international agency, in conformity with the interests and rights of Québec, to facilitate the carrying out of this Act.
(i) make an agreement with any person or municipality to facilitate the enforcement of this Act and in particular for purposes relating to salvaging and recycling;
(j) devise and implement a programme to abate the discharge of contaminants resulting from the operation of industrial establishments and to monitor the discharge of contaminants resulting from the operation of municipal wastewater treatment works.