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Program B: Radiation Protection Program

Program Authorization: R.S. 30:2101; Chapter 6, Louisiana Radiation and Nuclear Control Law Subtitle II, Environmental Quality, Title 30 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Radiation Protection Program is to ensure the public and occupational safety and welfare of the people and environmental resources of Louisiana by minimizing the risk and maximizing the benefits of using sources of radiation. The Radiation Protection Program maintains a comprehensive radiation regulatory program that will protect the public and occupational safety of the citizens and protect the environment of the State of Louisiana from the harmful effects of radiation, while maximizing the benefits of radiation processes. The Division coordinates state off-site activities related to nuclear power plants, high and low-level radioactive waste management, decommissioning of nuclear facilities, transportation of radioactive material, environmental assessment of radiation emissions, naturally-occurring radioactive materials (NORM) and emergency preparedness for response to radiation accidents of all descriptions. The Division strives to minimize the risks and maximize the benefits of radiation activities through strict requirements and guidelines for the use of radioactive materials or radiation producing machines, and application of comprehensive inspection and enforcement measures designed to assure compliance. Louisiana has more than 8,000 x-ray units at 3,200 facilities, over 500 radioactive material licenses, thousands of NORM sites throughout the state, and two nuclear power plants within Louisiana and one on its eastern border. The goal of the Radiation Program is to ensure radiation protection for the public, radiation workers, and the environment in Louisiana by maintaining radiation protection standards for all who possess, use or store sources of radiation, excluding federally regulated facilities, and by providing a radiological response plan to respond to nuclear power plant accidents. The Radiation Protection Program includes the following activities: Radiation Protection, Radioactive Materials and Equipment, Nuclear Power Plants Emergency Planning and 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

This program is funded with Fees and Self-generated Revenues, Statutory Dedications, and Federal Funds. Fees and Self-generated Revenues are derived from the sale of regulations, manifest forms, photocopies, etc. Statutory Dedications are from the Environmental Trust Fund (ETF). (Per R.S. 39:32B. (8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each statutory dedicated fund.) The ETF consist of all fees assessed 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 a fee. Such fees are used only for the purposes for which they are assessed. Federal Funds are from the US Department of Energy for Transuranic Waste Shipments.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$2,431,898

43

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$2,431,898

43

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$24,664

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$0

$35,148

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 - 2000

$0

($8,932)

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment

$0

($54,519)

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$0

$331

0

 

Maintenance of State-owned Buildings

$0

$42,537

0

 

Salary Base Adjustment

$0

$703

0

 

Civil Service Fees

$0

$31,112

0

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

$0

$7,735

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

$2,510,677

43

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$78,779

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 103.2% of the existing operating budget. It represents 97.2% of the total request ($14,173,227) for this program. The 3% decrease is due to acquisitions and major repairs, and risk management. This program does not have any positions that had been vacant for 1 year or more.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$4,500

 

Contract for medical exams to provide health monitoring for personnel with possible exposure to radiation and hazardous materials

$1,000

 

Contract for Radiological Ambient Air Surveillance to remove and replace air filters on continuous air samplers, record available data, and return filter for Louisiana Radiation Protection Division Laboratory

 

 

 

$5,500

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$25,000

 

Central Low Level Radioactive Waste Compact - annual fees assessed to the State of Louisiana for the establishment of a joint multi-state disposal facility for Low Level Radioactive Waste

$150,000

 

Funding provided to train emergency response personnel at the state and local level and to prepare procedures to successfully deal with any radiological emergencies in regards to transuranic waste shipments

 

 

 

$175,000

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$3,766

 

Department of Civil Service for personnel services

$1,826

 

Division of Administration - Rent in State-owned Buildings (Shreveport Building)

 

 

 

$5,592

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$192,875

 

Replacement of three (3) vehicles, NERO Inspection Units, library reference materials, etc.

 

 

 

$192,875

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

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