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Program B: Environmental Health Services

Program Authorization: R.S. 40:1, et. seq., 4(A)(2)(6), 5.601.et. seq., 1141-48, 2701-19

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Environmental Health Services Program is to provide inspection and correction of conditions which may cause disease to Louisiana citizens or those who buy goods produced in Louisiana. It is also the mission of this program to provide on-site evaluation of all qualified labs for the purpose of certification under State and federal regulations in the specialties of water, milk and diary products and/or seafood testing.

The goal of the Environmental Health Services Program is to promote a reduction in communicable/infectious disease through the promulgation, and implementation and enforcement of the State Sanitary Code.

The Environmental Health Services Program is responsible for the implementation and promulgation of the Louisiana State Sanitary Code. Environment Health Services provide benefit to all citizens of Louisiana, who in one way or another benefits from its wide array of services. Principal clients and users of services are: Louisiana citizens and tourist who benefit from a reduction in food borne disease outbreaks and utilize water from public water supplies. Other users include food, drug, cosmetic processors, wholesalers, warehouses, tanning facilities, state permitted seafood processors, consumers of Louisiana’s seafood products, the commercial seafood industry, retail food establishments, consumers of Louisiana’s dairy products, etc.

The Environmental Health Services Program includes the following activities: Building and Premises Inspection, Food and Drug Control, Seafood Sanitation, Infectious Waste, Individual Sewerage, Molluscan Shellfish, Retail Food, Safe Drinking Water, Milk and Dairy Control, Operator Certification (Sewage and Water System), Community Sewerage, and Laboratory Services.

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 General fund, Interagency Transfers, Self-generated Revenue, Statutory Dedications and Federal Funds. Interagency transfers consist of funds from the Department of Education for inspection of food preparation facilities for the Summer Feeding Program for Children as well as funds from the Department of Environmental Quality for Laboratory tests performed on surface waters. Self-generated Revenues are comprised from fees derived as follows: Inspections of Commercial Seafood Outlets, Food and Drug Product monitoring; Milk and Dairy Inspections, Public Water System Operator Certifications, Retail Food Outlet Inspections; Sewerage Permits, Oysters Harvesters' Licenses; Infectious Waste Haulers' Licenses, and Private Water Well Inspections. A portion of local funds generated by parish millage or contributions for parish health units is also utilized in the program. Statutory Dedications are from the Oyster Sanitation Fund. (Per R.S.39:32B.(8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each statutory dedicated fund.) Federal Funds include a grant to supplement state efforts in the Safe Drinking Water Program, and to execute a cooperative agreement with the Federal Government for certain food and product inspections.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$6,649,854

$19,052,346

379

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$4,745,254

$0

0

 

Realign means of financing between programs

 

 

 

 

 

$11,395,108

$19,052,346

379

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET – November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$258,520

$258,520

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998-1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$305,472

$305,472

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 -2000

$76,718

$190,000

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($76,718)

($827,502)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$486,000

$486,000

0

 

Salary Base Adjustment

($756,851)

($756,851)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

($230,921)

($230,921)

0

Salary Funding from Other Line Items

 

 

 

 

 

$11,457,328

$18,477,064

379

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$62,220

($575,282)

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 97.0% of the existing operating budget. It represents 88.4% of the total request ($20,921,592) for this program. The major changes between the existing operating budget and the amount recommended reflect the funding for the Safe Drinking Water Revolving Fund required Set Asides.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$9,908

Integrating Rainfall Data into SAS Analysis

$870

Develop a computer program to manage operator certification data

$8,175

Analyze drinking water samples for surface particles

$64,079

Engineering Consultants for the Safe Drinking Water Program

$14,000

Training for water system operators

 $200,635

 

Safe Drinking Water Revolving Fund 

     

$297,667

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$106,078

Implement the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Composite Correction Program (CCP) for water treatment plants throughout Louisiana

$193,133

Safe Drinking Water Revolving Fund

$299,211

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$366,893

Source Water Assessment Program Workplan

$135,402

DEQ - Safe Drinking Water Revolving Fund

$59,216

DOA - Rental and Maintenance of state-owned buildings

 $3,000

 

Dept. of Social Services for medical and office supplies 

     

$564,511

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$190,000

 

Replacement of obsolete, damaged, or inoperative equipment

 

 

 

$190,000

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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