RS 56:700.3     

§700.3. Rules and regulations

            A. In carrying out this Part, the secretary shall prescribe, and from time to time amend, regulations for the filing, processing, and the fair and expeditious settlement of claims pursuant to this Part, including a time limitation on the filing of such claims and the appointment of hearing examiner. These regulations shall insure that the whole claim procedure is as simple as possible. Any designee of the secretary authorized to prescribe and amend such rules and regulations shall do so under the overall supervision and control of the secretary.

            B. In the formulation of regulations pursuant to this Part, the secretary shall establish a procedure whereby a fisherman may recover for damages from an obstruction encountered previously.

            C. Any rule, regulation, or guideline shall be proposed or adopted pursuant to the rulemaking procedures set forth in the Administrative Procedure Act and shall be subject to approval by the House Committee on Natural Resources and Environment and Senate Committee on Natural Resources. Such approval shall be presumed unless either committee submits objections in writing within fifteen days after receipt of the proposed rule, regulation, or guideline, provided that such written objections shall be subject to override by the governor within five days after receipt of the objections by the governor.

            D. The department shall promulgate regulations implementing the Fishermen's Gear Compensation Fund on or before October 1, 1980. The department shall hold not less than three public hearings for the purpose of receiving public input on the development of the regulations.

            Added by Acts 1979, No. 673, §1. Acts 1983, No. 705, §6, eff. Sept. 1, 1983; Acts 2008, No. 580, §7.

NOTE: See R.S. 56:700.6 regarding the termination of Part after June 30, 2022.