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Program A: Administrative

Program Authorization: R.S. 30:2011

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

As the managerial branch of the Department, the mission of the Administrative Program is to facilitate achievement of environmental improvements by coordinating the other program offices' work to reduce quantity and toxicity of emissions, by representing the Department when dealing with external agencies, and by promoting initiatives that serve a broad environmental mandate. The Administration Program fosters improved relationships with DEQ's customers, including community relationships and relations with other governmental agencies. The Administration Program reviews program objectives and budget priorities to assure they are in keeping with DEQ mandates. The goal of the Administration Program is to improve Louisiana’s environment by enabling the Department to provide the people of Louisiana with comprehensive environmental protection in order to promote and protect health, safety and welfare while considering sound economic development and employment policies. The activities in this program are: Executive Staff, Technical Program Support and Emergency Response.

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

The Administrative program is funded with Fees and Self-generated Revenues, Statutory Dedications and Federal Funds. The Fees and Self-generated Revenues are derived from registration fees paid by participants in seminars conducted by the department. Statutory Dedications are derived from the Environmental Trust Fund (ETF) and the Waste Tire Management Fund. (Per R.S. 39:32B. (8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each statutory dedicated fund.) The ETF consists of all fees pursuant to the authority granted in R.S. 30:2014, R.S. 39:55.2 and any other provisions of law authorizing the department to assess fees. Such fees are used only for the purposes for which they are assessed. The Waste Tire Management Fund consists of fees assessed pursuant to the authority granted in R.S. 30:2418, R.S. 39:55.2 and any other provisions of the law authorizing the department to assess fees. These fees are utilized only for the purposes for which they are assessed. Federal Funds consist of miscellaneous grants issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for contractual and operational costs associated with: Environmental Leadership Pollution Prevention Program; Integration of Phase II into Outreach Programs; and Pollution Prevention in Publicly Owned Treatment Works.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$3,938,823

39

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$3,938,823

39

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - November 20, 1998

         

$0

$21,431

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 – 1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$0

$24,633

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 - 2000

$0

$45,527

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment

$0

($45,250)

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$0

$273

0

 

Maintenance of State-owned Buildings

$0

($93,143)

0

 

Salary Base Adjustment

$0

($43,603)

(1)

 

Personnel Reductions

$0

$796

0

 

Civil Service Fees

$0

$9,661

0

 

Other Annualizations – 1 Emergency Response position added during session FY 99 for 3 months worth of funding

$0

$11,600

0

Other Adjustments – Adjustment(s) for automatic upgrades, reallocations and training series

$0

$2,971

0

Other Adjustments – Funding provided for increase in building rent due to the re-bid of the Southeast Regional Office lease in FY 2000 in Kenner, Louisiana

$0

($6,500)

0

Other Adjustments – Reduction in salaries for overtime pay for Emergency Response personnel

$0

$13,875

0

New/Expanded funded per Executive order MFJ 98-38. (This executive order implements the Governor’s drug testing program) This will affect new hires to the department, any employee being promoted, and all employees at DEQ are subject to testing at random.

         

$0

$3,881,094

38

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$0

($57,729)

(1)

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 99.0% of the existing operating budget. It represents 95.2% of the total request ($40,075,736) for this program. This decrease is due to equipment/major repairs, salary base adjustment, personnel reductions and a reduction in salaries for overtime pay. This program has one (1) position that has been vacant for 1 year or more.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$35,000

 

Legal Services contract for writing legislation and other legal services as specified by the Secretary of the Department

$70,000

 

Contract for Risk Assessment - to evaluate conditions and threats to determine their risk to human health and the environment

$15,000

 

Contract for training and consulting on pollution prevention (Louisiana Technical Assistance program)

$35,000

 

Environmental Leadership Phase 2 – include more small industries statewide, initiate a training program within DEQ to incorporate principles into media offices and expand the current DEQ/Department of Defense initiative to promote environmental leadership at federal facilities

$39,970

 

Contract for design expertise and preparation of official documents and reports including the annual Toxic Release Inventory Study

$8,800

 

Medical Exams - for Emergency Response Personnel to detect possible human contamination from exposure to work related activities

$97,288

 

To investigate issues concerning environmental justice relative to DEQ’s programs with respect to resident populations who do not have economic resources to participate in environmental decision making

$40,000

 

To evaluate and research Environmental Justice issues and equities across the state

$50,000

 

To provide analysis of unknown chemicals to determine the identity of the material for disposal and to provide evidence in legal procedures for criminal/civil action in cases of improper disposal or illegal dumping of any chemical in violation of the Environmental Control Act

$13,875

 

Funding provided per Executive order MFJ 98-38. This will affect all new hires to DEQ, any employee being promoted, and all employees at DEQ are subject to testing at random

     

$404,933

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$165,000

 

DEQ Seminars given statewide to educate and inform the public of environmental matters

$175,984

 

Federal grant for Environmental Leadership Pollution Prevention Program Phase I - establishes a voluntary reduction program for toxic chemicals

$30,000

 

To continue and expand pollution prevention program by increasing industry incentives, training DEQ personnel and soliciting participation of Federal agencies

$50,000

 

Environmental Justice – Federal grants for environmental justice relative to DEQ’s programs with respect to resident populations who do not have economic resources to participate in environmental decision making

$5,400

 

Environmental Leadership Implementation Coordinator - Liaison for the Environmental Leadership Program

$36,000

 

Integration of Pollution Prevention Phase II into Outreach Programs - To provide Phase II training and interface with Phase II programs to achieve source reductions. This effort supplements the department's permitting and compliance assistance endeavors

$250,000

 

Environmental Emergency Response - to provide cleanup of hazardous waste, spills, and contamination in emergency situations. To be paid to companies or persons available to provide cleanup at the current time

$22,000

 

Develop multi-media P2 training into media offices and present basic training to department program managers and administrators and LDEQ staff through workshops

 

 

 

$734,384

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$1,423

 

Division of Administration – State Building and Grounds

$50,000

 

Department of Economic Development for the salary and related expenses for one position to match recycling industries with available recycled materials

$12,760

 

Department of Civil Service - for Administrative Law Division

$270

 

Division of Administration - Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP) for training services

$3,680

 

Department of Civil Service for personnel services

 

 

 

$68,133

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$150,150

 

Replacement of three (3) vehicles, library reference materials, hazardous atmosphere air monitoring, equipment and major repairs to an aircraft, etc.

 

 

 

$150,150

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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