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Program C: Plan Review

Program Authorization: R.S. 40, Chapter 7, Part 3, Section 1574(A) and (B)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Plan Review Program in the Office of the State Fire Marshal is to protect life and property from the hazards of fire or explosion; to ensure the safety of the state's citizens within the constructed environment; provide equal access to disabled individuals; and promote the efficient use of energy in buildings.

The goal of the Plan Review Program in the Office of the State Fire Marshal is to ensure safe, accessible, and energy efficient buildings by a thorough review of building plans and specifications prior to construction..

Louisiana law, R.S. 40:1574 (A) and (B), requires that the plans and specifications for every structure, watercraft, or movable constructed or remodeled in the state be reviewed by the Fire Marshal and must be determined to appear to satisfactorily comply with the adopted fire, life safety, and handicapped accessibility laws, rules, regulations, and codes of the state prior to construction. The Plan Review Program reviews the plans and specifications for every building constructed or remodeled in the state except one and two family dwellings.

The Plan Review Program includes the following activities: Architectural Review, Fire Protection and Systems Reviews and Flammable and Combustible Liquids Storage and Distribution Facilities.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indictors 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 Fees and Self-generated Revenues and Statutory Dedications. The Fees and Self-Generated Revenues are derived from fees charged for private building plan reviews. The Statutory Dedication is derived from the Louisiana Fire Marshal Fund. (Per R.S. 39:32B.(8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each statutory dedicated fund.)

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$1,796,044

34

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$1,796,044

34

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$11,214

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 -1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$0

$27,823

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY1999-2000

$0

$8,150

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$0

($66,000)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$0

($39,037)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$1,738,194

34

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$0

($57,850)

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 96.7% of the existing operating budget. It represents 83.6% of the total request ($2,076,983) for this program. The decreased funding is primarily due to removal of nonrecurring acquisitions.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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

OTHER CHARGES

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$77,694

 

Transferred to Management and Finance for utilities and telephones

$1,757

 

Civil Service/CPTP charge for pro rata share of expenses

 

 

 

$79,451

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$8,150

 

Replacement office furniture

 

 

 

$8,150

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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