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      RS 56:1846     


§1846.  Management plan

A.  Within one year from the date a river is finally designated as a natural and scenic river, the administrator shall adopt and commence implementation of a management plan for that river which shall conform to the purposes and requirements of this Part.  The plan shall be developed by the administrator in consultation with the division of administration, the Department of Environmental Quality, and the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism and with the advice of other agencies that the administrator determines may have an interest in the plan.  The plan shall be in the form of a written document.  The administrator shall provide copies of the plan to the division of administration, the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, the Department of Environmental Quality, and the governing authorities of those parishes through which the river flows.

B.  Prior to the adoption of a plan and as part of the process, the administrator shall hold not less than one public hearing to receive comments and recommendations from all interested parties and the public.  There shall be at least one public hearing in the vicinity of the natural and scenic river.  The administrator shall, not less than thirty days prior to any hearing, publish a notice of the hearing in the official journal of the state and of each parish through which the river flows and notify each parish governing authority by letter to its chief executive officer.  The administrator shall give notice to all interested parties, including adjacent landowners.

C.  Each management plan shall be reviewed at least every five years from adoption and may be modified in the same manner and procedure as provided for adopting the original plan.

D.  Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection A of this Section, the development of the management plan for those natural and scenic rivers designated prior to January 1, 1989, shall be commenced no later than January 1, 1990.

Added by Acts 1970, No. 398, §1; Amended by Acts 1988, No. 947, §1, eff. July 27, 1988; Acts 2004, No. 33, §4.

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