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Program G: Office of Soil and Water Conservation

Program Authorization: R.S. 36:629

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Office of Soil and Water Conservation Program is to protect the land, water and related resources of the state. The goal of this program is to bring to the people of Louisiana the best technical assistance possible in order to protect and enhance the state's soil and water resources. This is accomplished through a delivery network of local soil and water conservation districts that provide effective and efficient assistance to land managers in developing and implementing solutions to the conservation and restoration of water quality, wetlands and soils. In this capacity this program also serves as the official state cooperating program with the USDA, Soil Conservation Service as required for federal program benefits. Mismanagement of agricultural processes, land and water resources results in loss of productivity, degradation of water quality and wetlands, and increased flooding. Nearly 28,000,000 acres of land require some level of treatment. The activities of this program are: Administrative, Soil Erosion Reduction, Nonpoint Source Pollution Reduction, and Wetland Protection.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indicators are made up of two parts: name and value. The indicator name describes what is being measured. The indicator value is the numeric value or level achieved within a given measurement period. For budgeting purposes, performance indicator values are shown for the prior fiscal year, the current fiscal year, and alternative funding scenarios (continuation budget level and Executive Budget recommendation level) for the ensuing fiscal year (the fiscal year of the budget document).

 

 

 

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with State General Fund and Interagency Transfers. Interagency Transfers are received from the Departments of Natural Resources and Environmental Quality for developing erosion control plans along the coast of Louisiana, best management practices, water quality and wetland resources programs.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$2,035,664

$2,431,859

10

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$2,035,664

$2,431,859

10

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$14,054

$14,054

0

Annualization of FY 1998 1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$26,517

$26,517

0

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 2000

$27,000

$27,000

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($35,056)

($35,056)

   

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$0

($2,195)

Other Adjustment Requested reductions in Interagency Transfers

 

 

 

 

 

$2,068,179

$2,462,179

10

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$32,515

$30,320

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 101.2% of the existing operating budget. It represents 90.8% of the total request ($2,711,338) for this program.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

This program does not have funding for Professional Services for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

OTHER CHARGES

$1,659,837

 

To provide salaries for 96 employees, support for 215 supervisors, and funds for operating services and supplies for 43 soil and water conservation districts

$250,000

 

Best Management practices and Tangipahoa River Basin Animal Waste Management Program

 

 

 

$1,909,837

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$1,715

 

Department of Civil Service

 

 

 

$1,715

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$27,000

 

Replacement of two high mileage pick up trucks

 

 

 

$27,000

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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