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      RS 30:2458     

  

§2458.  Interagency council

A.  The coordinator shall convene at least twice annually and as deemed necessary and serve as chairperson to a cooperative council, the interagency council, composed of the following:

(1)  Four people, who are not legislators, one selected by each of the following.

(a)  The chairman of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources.

(b)  The chairman of the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality.

(c)  The chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources and Environment.

(d)  The chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations.

(2)  The secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries or his designee.

(3)  The secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections or his designee.

(4)  The secretary of the Department of Natural Resources or his designee.

(5)  The secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality or his designee.

(6)  The attorney general or his designee, who shall serve as a nonvoting member.

(7)  The executive assistant for coastal activities in the office of the governor.

(8)  The executive assistant for environmental affairs in the office of the governor.

(9)  An assistant director of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness designated by the director of the office, or the director if there is no assistant director.

(10)  The Louisiana oil spill coordinator.

B.  The council shall consider matters relating to the coordination of state prevention, response, and cleanup operations related to unauthorized discharges of oil, including but not limited to:

(1)  Assisting the coordinator in the development of a statewide oil spill prevention and contingency plan.

(2)  Assisting the coordinator in preparing an annual work plan, identifying state agency needs which must be met in order to comply with the state oil spill contingency plan.

(3)  Developing recommendations for additional legislation.

(4)  Assisting the coordinator in preparing a budget necessary to implement the provisions of this Chapter.

Acts 1991, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 7, §1, eff. April 23, 1991; Acts 1995, No. 740, §1; Acts 2003, No. 40, §3, eff. May 23, 2003; Acts 2006, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 35, §2, eff. March 1, 2006; Acts 2006, No. 442, §3, eff. June 15, 2006; Acts 2008, No. 580, §2.

NOTE:  See Section 4 of Act No. 394 of 2013 R.S. for the required study and report by the Oil Spill Interagency Council, eff. 6/18/13.



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