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Program C: Atchafalaya Basin Program

Program Authorization R.S. 30:2000.1-2000.8

 

The mission of the Atchafalaya Basin Program is to coordinate the development and implementation of a cooperative plan for the Atchafalaya Basin that ensures its services to many people while at the same time protecting its fundamental value. This program relies upon the assistance of other departments through interagency agreements to carry out its goals and objectives. The goal of the Atchafalaya Basin Program is to conserve, restore and enhance (where possible) the natural habitat of the Atchafalaya Basin and give all people the opportunity to enjoy the Atchafalaya experience and to develop and implement a plan that satisfies the needs and aspirations of all sectors of Louisiana life and economy in a manner that protects landowner rights and protects the unique environmental values of the entire area.

 

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 General Fund Direct, and Federal Funds. Federal Funds are received from the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers for the implementation of the master plan developed for the Atchafalaya Basin Floodway Project.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$151,345

$151,345

2

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$151,345

$151,345

2

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

($11,845)

($11,845)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$7,978

$7,978

0

 

Salary Base Adjustment

($1,913)

($1,913)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment

$509,498

$2,190,809

0

 

New and Expanded Adjustments The implementation of the master plan developed for the Atchafalaya Basin Program

         

$655,063

$2,336,374

2

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$503,718

$2,185,029

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 1544.0% of the existing operating budget. It represents 59.7% of the total request ($3,911,244) for this program. The 544.0% increase is due to administration and operating expenses associated with the implementation of the master plan developed for the Atchafalaya Basin Floodway Project. This plan provides funds via interagency transfers and 25 new positions to the Department of Agriculture and Forestry, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, State Lands Office, Corps of Engineers, and the Office of Coastal Restoration and Management. In addition, funds will be provided via the Capital Outlay process for opening up cuts and gaps in pipeline canals that have blocked the natural flow streams in the East Grand Lake area. This program does not have any positions that have been vacant for one (1) year or more.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$25,000

 

Research Associates - provide technical assistance to the Atchafalaya basin coordinator to fulfill the duties listed in the Memorandum of Understanding

   

$25,000

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$6,000

 

Printing of the Executive Summary and to fund the cost of maps that will be used for the Atchafalaya Basin Project

$208,938

 

For administration cost of the implementation of the master plan for the Atchafalaya Basin Program

     

$214,938

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

   

Interagency Transfers

$1,981,871 

 

Interagency Transfers to the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Department of Agriculture and Forestry, State Lands-Office of the Corps of Engineers for the implementation of the Atchafalaya Basin Floodway System for public access, environmental and the development easements, water management, and recreational features.

     

$1,981,871 

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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