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      RS 30:1354     


§1354. Definitions

            As used in this Chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

            (1) "Administrator" means the administrator provided for in R.S. 30:1355. The secretary or his designee shall be the administrator.

            (2) "Eligible activities" means the providing of basic public services and facilities in energy impacted areas, including but not limited to, the providing of the following: publicly owned sewer and water systems, schools, hospitals, public buildings, libraries, waste disposal systems, fire and police protection, and jails.

            (3) "Eligible applicant" means a governmental unit certified by the administrator to be substantially impacted by lignite resource development. Any applicant previously designated as an eligible applicant under Section 601 of the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978, Public Law 95-620, shall be an eligible applicant.

            (4) "Energy impacted area" means a geographic area or political subdivision of the state which demonstrates actual or anticipated extraordinary expenditures caused by lignite resource development and growth incidental thereto. The parishes of Bienville, DeSoto, Natchitoches, Red River, and Sabine shall be deemed to be energy impacted areas. Additional energy impacted areas may be designated by the administrator.

            (5) "Lignite resource development" means the mining of lignite and industries directly related to the processing of lignite, including, but not limited to, the generation of electricity from lignite or lignite products, lignite gasification, and lignite liquefaction.

            (6) "Secretary" means the secretary of the Department of Energy and Natural Resources.

            (7) "Governmental unit" means a parish, municipality, or political subdivision of the state or of local government having taxing authority

            Added by Acts 1981, No. 824, §1, eff. Aug. 2, 1981. Acts 1983, No. 705, §2, eff. Sept. 1, 1983; Acts 2023, No. 150, §5, eff. Jan. 10, 2024.

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