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Program A: Executive

Program Authorization: R.S. 36:351

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

It is the mission of the Executive Program to provide administrative leadership, guidance and assistance, as well as natural resource policy information for all of the offices and activities within the Department of Natural Resources in order to ensure consistency in its service delivery. It is the goal of this program to maximize coordination of services and give general direction to the Department for all activities and to ensure that the operations of the Department of Natural Resources are conducted in the best interests of the State of Louisiana. The activities in this program are Administration and Oilfield Site Restoration.

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 Interagency Transfers, Self-generated Revenues, and Statutory Dedications. The source of the Interagency Transfer is from the various offices within the Department of Natural Resources for administrative services. The Fees and Self-generated Revenues are from insurance settlements. The Statutory Dedications are from the Oilfield Site Restoration Fund (Act 404 of 1993) for the cost of administering this activity and reclamation of the land. (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

 

 

 

 

 

$621,929

$9,759,545

19

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$621,929

$9,759,545

19

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$26,896

$26,896

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 -1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$11,224

$11,224

0

 

Classified State Teacher Merit Increases for FY 1999 - 2000

$9,500

$9,500

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$136,006

$136,006

0

 

Salary Base Adjustment

($14,193)

($14,193)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment

$31,202

$31,202

0

 

Administrative Law Services

$0

$40,000

0

Workload IAT from the Office of Conservation for legal counsel

$3,808

$3,808

0

Other Adjustments Reallocation of engineers by Civil Service

 $51,788

 $51,788

 0

 

Other Adjustments Retirees insurance adjustment 

($191,205)

($348,939)

(5)

 

Other Technical Adjustments Transferred Technology Assessment cost center to Technology Assessment Program

($686,955)

$0

0

 

Means of Financing Substitution(s) Replace General Fund with Interagency Transfers from the Office of Mineral Resources for indirect cost

         

$0

$9,706,837

14

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

($621,929)

   ($52,708)

(5)

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 99.5% of the existing operating budget. It represents 98.0% of the total request ($9,902,337) for this program. The .5% decrease is due to the transferring of funds and 5 positions of the Technology Assessment activity to the Technology Assessment Program. This program does not have any positions that have been vacant for one (1) year or more.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$10,000

 

Avant and Falcon legal assistance to the Department in employee appeals and civil right actions

$45,400

 

Jack R. Brown - legal assistance to the department for injections and mining matters

$37,923

 

Strain, Dennis, Mayhal, et.al. - legal assistance in developing the Louisiana Abandon Mine Land (AML) Work Plan, Post Mining Erosion Control Plan, and Reclamation Plan Assessments

$18,232

 

To be assigned for legal matters

$68,000

 

Legal assistance on environmental mitigation matters

$49,061

 

Consulting firm to establish regulations and investigate wells in order to prepare bid packages for the La. Oilfield Site Restoration - Act 404 of 1993

$24,900

 

Consulting firm to provide programmatic and technical assistance relative to site cleanup for the La. Oilfield Site Restoration Act 404 of 1993

$66,135

 

Acadiana Reporting Services - to provide court reporting/transcriptions of hearings conducted by the Office of Conservation

$17,202

 

Funding provided for soil testing

$50,000

 

Funding provided for Real Estate Section Services

 $40,000

 

IAT from the Office of Conservation for legal counsel 

     

$426,853

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

 

OTHER CHARGES

$7,701,631

 

Funds collected for the restoration of oilfield site locations in association with Act 404 of the 1993 Regular Session including legal professional services to recoup site restoration expenses

$36,100

 

Act 233 of 1984 directed the Orleans Levee Board to return the Bohemia Spillway land to the entities who had given title to it pursuant to earlier legislation. It also charged the Department of Natural Resources to certify ownership. $36,100 in General Fund is provided to make final disposition of all claims

$150,000

 

Funding provided for offshore oil and gas production to secure additional revenues to the state in Federal waters

 

 

 

$7,887,731

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$457,994

 

Office of Conservation for Oilfield Site Restoration activities

 $31,202

 

Division of Administration for Administrative Law 

     

$489,196

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

This program does not have funding for Acquisitions and Major Repairs for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.


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