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      RS 30:1105     


§1105. Hearings; notice; rules of procedures; emergency; service of process; public records; request for hearings; orders and compliance orders

            A. All public hearings under this Chapter shall be conducted pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 30:6. In addition to the requirements of R.S. 30:6, any notice required pursuant to this Chapter shall also be provided to the governing authority of any affected parish. Notice may be made by electronic mail to the parish president, police jury president, or mayor-president, depending on the form of parish government.

            B. All rules, regulations, and orders made by the commissioner under this Chapter shall be in writing and shall be entered in full by him in a book kept for that purpose. This book shall be a public record and shall be open for inspection at all times during reasonable office hours and shall be available on the Department of Energy and Natural Resources website. A copy of a rule, regulation, or order certified by the commissioner shall be received in evidence in all courts of this state with the same effect as the original.

            C. Any interested person has the right to have the commissioner call a hearing for the purpose of taking action in respect to a matter within the jurisdiction of the commissioner as provided in this Section by making a request therefor in writing and paying the hearing fee set by the commissioner, as provided by law for hearing conducted pursuant to R.S. 30:6. Upon receiving the request and payment of the required fees the commissioner shall promptly call a hearing. After the hearing and with all convenient speed and within thirty days after the conclusion of the hearing, the commissioner shall take whatever action he deems appropriate with regard to the subject matter.

            Acts 2009, No. 517, §2; Acts 2023, No. 150, §5, eff. Jan. 10, 2024; Acts 2023, No. 378, §1, eff. June 14, 2023.

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