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Program B: Public Safety

Program Authorization: La. Const. Article IX, Sec. 1; R.S. 30:4

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The exploration, production, distribution and disposal of natural gas, oil and wastes can threaten public safety and the environment. This program, as its mission, provides regulation, surveillance and enforcement activities to ensure the safety of the public and the integrity of the environment. It is the goal of this program to serve the citizens of Louisiana by managing and preserving non-recurring natural resources in the state. There are three activities in this program: Pipeline Safety, Injection Wells and Oil Field Waste Disposal Facilities, and Surface Mining.

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, Interagency Transfers, Self-generated Revenues and Federal Funds. The source of the Interagency Transfers is from the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to identify and remove underwater obstructions. Fees and Self-generated Revenues are derived from the following: closure bonds for waste site cleanup; application and regulatory fees; $12 per mile of gas pipeline inspections; $12 per mile for hazardous liquids pipeline inspections; $.08 per ton of coal mined from surface mining; and $12 per public school pipeline inspected to provide for the operational expenses of this program. The Federal Funds are derived from grant formulae from the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. EPA for gas pipeline safety, hazardous liquids, surface mining, underground injection control and abandoned mine land activities.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$678,283

$4,031,419

57

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$678,283

$4,031,419

57

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$12,667

$84,451

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 -1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$6,833

$45,553

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999-2000

$0

$121,050

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($109,000)

($109,000)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($1,255)

($8,367)

0

 

Salary Base Adjustment

($6,566)

($43,770)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment

$0

$103,400

0

 

Workload Operating expense for the exploration and production waste treatment and disposal facilities for field surveillance activities

 

 

 

 

 

$580,962

$4,224,736

57

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

($97,321)

$193,317

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 105.0% of the existing operating budget. It represents 95.0% of the total request ($4,470,545) for this program. The 5.0% increase is due to funding provided for acquisitions and major repairs and an increase funding provided for the Oilfield Exploration Production Waste Project. This program does not have any positions that have been vacant for one (1) year or more.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$45,460

 

Jack Brown for legal services for surface mining, underground injection control and commercial waste matters

 $200,000

 

Testing of exploration and production waste compliance for the Surface Mining and Reclamation Program 

     

$245,460

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$386

 

Self-generated revenues for plugging well/wells when the landowner is unknown and the well/wells pose a possible health hazard

$25,020

 

Self-generated/Federal funds for the review of Surface Mining Application and Operations through the Agronomy Department, Louisiana Experiment Station, and LSU Agriculture Center

$147,600

 

Self-generated revenues to complete the closure plan and cost estimates for the Big Diamond Facility

$6,810

 

Self-generated/Federal funds for aerial photography for surface mining operations

$49,950

 

Federal funds for the Abandoned Mine Land Workplan - a statewide evaluation for abandoned mine sites

$66,522

 

Self-generated/Federal funds for laboratory testing for underground injection control and commercial waste

$497,700

 

Interagency Transfers from the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to identify and remove underwater obstructions

$90,000

 

General Fund for the Oilfield Exploration and Production Waste Project for additional testing, tracking, monitoring, and auditing of oilfield waste shipments into permitted commercial disposal facilities

   

$883,988

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$223,438

 

DNR - Office of the Secretary for indirect costs for administrative services from the Office of Conservation - Public Safety Division for the Oilfield Exploration and Production Waste Project

$1,892

 

Division of Administration - State Register

 

 

 

$225,330

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$121,050

 

Replacement of 2 Automobiles, 2 Four wheel drive vehicles, 1 Microfilm Viewer, 2 Scanners, 7 Color Printers, 2 Secretarial Desks, 3 Executive Desks, 1 Computer Desk, 3 Fax Machines, 3 Laptop computers, 2 Five Drawer legal size file cabinets

 

 

 

$121,050

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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