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Program A: Waste Services

Program Authorization: R.S. 30:2171

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Waste Services Program is to maintain and enhance the environment of the state in order to promote and protect the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Louisiana. The OWS will pursue efforts to prevent and to remediate contamination of the environment through the proper management of underground storage tanks and solid and hazardous waste facilities. Furthermore, the OWS will unify, coordinate, and implement programs to provide for the most advantageous uses of the resources of the State, considering sound policies regarding economic development. The activities in this program are: Hazardous Waste, Solid Waste, Underground Storage Tanks, Ground Water Protection (formerly under the auspices of Water Resources) and Inactive and Abandoned Sites (formerly under the auspices of the Office of Legal Affairs and Enforcement).

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, Fees and Self-generated Revenues, Statutory Dedications and Federal Funds. Fees and Self-Generated Revenues are derived from the sale of manifest forms, regulations, photocopies, etc. Statutory Dedications are from the Environmental Trust Fund (ETF), the Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup Fund (HWSCF), the Motor Fuels Underground Tank Trust Fund (MFTF), and the Waste Tire Management Fund (WTMF). (Per R.S. 39:32B. (8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each statutory dedicated fund.) The ETF revenues 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 the law authorizing the department to assess fees. The HWSCF revenues are derived from the proceeds of the Hazardous Waste Tax and fines and penalties collected from environmental offenders in accordance with R.S. 30:2205. The MFTF revenues consist of payment of fees by owners of underground motor fuels storage tanks in accordance with R.S. 30:2194 and 30:2195. The WTMF consist of fees 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. All Statutory Dedication revenues are used only for the purposes for which they are assessed. Federal Funds are from the Resources Conservation and Recovery Act, the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990, the Solid Waste Disposal Act (Section 8001), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) (Section 104), and the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA).

 

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$200,000

$60,235,149

304

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$200,000

$60,235,149

304

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$184,701

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$0

$237,383

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 - 2000

$0

($53,196)

0

Risk Management Adjustment

$0

($180,133)

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$0

$3,908

0

 

Maintenance of State-owned Buildings

$0

$540,938

0

 

Salary Base Adjustment

$0

($235,713)

0

 

Attrition

$0

($122,826)

(3)

 

Personnel Reductions

$0

$4,393

0

 

Civil Service Fees

$0

($89,212)

0

 

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments To remove Professional Services because the department is no longer providing technical permit evaluation and lab analysis

$0

($1,150,000)

0

 

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments For Other Charges from the Petroleum Violation Escrow and the Permit Interagency Personnel Agreement

$0

$124,444

0

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

$0

$32,711

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

 

 

 

 

 

$200,000

$59,532,547

301

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$0

($702,602)

(3)

 

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 99.0% of the total request ($60,314,874) for this program. This program does not have any positions that have been vacant for 1 year or more.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

 

 

HAZARDOUS WASTE

$50,000

 

Medical Exams - Funding provided for Hazardous Waste personnel to detect possible human contamination from exposures to work related activities

$20,000

 

Court Reporting - Funding provided for recording depositions during the process of discovery during an appeal and testimony from witnesses during hearings

$65,000

 

Lab Analysis - Analysis of hazardous waste samples collected for monitoring and investigations

$50,000

 

Risk Assessment and Related Technical Consulting - to provide technical expertise in the area of risk assessment concerning characterizing organic compounds metals and conventional parameters in various sample matrices

$49,000

 

Data Validation and Related Consulting - to evaluate documentation and quality of data used in investigations and train DEQ personnel to do the same

$45,000

 

Manifest System Consulting - to provide the existing system to determine if it is needed an if so, how it can be streamlined

$50,000

 

Public Participation Consultant - Assist the office in organizing, coordinating and implementing community outreach programs for permit and compliance assistance programs

 

 

 

 

 

SOLID WASTE

$15,000

 

Medical Exams - Funding provided for personnel to detect possible human contamination from exposures to work related activities

$9,500

 

Court Reporting - Funding provided for recording and transcribing public hearings, LA Resource, Recovery and Development Authority meetings, board meetings, etc.

$50,000

 

Litter Control - Contract to provide services for scripting and production of public service announcements relative to litter control and reduction

 $2,500

 

 Recycling and Waste Minimization to provide public service announcement distributions to Louisiana radio and television stations

     

 

 

GROUNDWATER

$15,000

 

Medical Exams - to detect possible human contamination from exposures to work related activities

$20,000

 

Lab Analysis - contract for Analytical Services laboratory services to analyze tissue, soil and water samples collected during complaint and contamination investigations

$5,000

 

Expert Witness - to provide assistance to DEQ in the preparation of taking an enforcement action to trial; essential for establishing credibility of DEQ's findings

$5,000

 

Court Reporting - Funding provided for recording depositions during the process of discovery during an appeal and testimony from witnesses during hearings

$40,000

 

Risk Assessment/Toxicology - to provide assistance in the review of risk assessment work plans, risk assessment report, and to provide toxicology expertise in discussions, meetings, seminars, and reviews

$10,000

 

Training - to provide for implementation of risked-based program and remediation of dense nonacquious phase liquids (DNAPLs)

$25,000

 

Installation of Boreholes and/or temporary monitoring wells - Installation of boreholes and/or temporary monitoring wells at sites suspected of groundwater contamination, but where no financially viable responsible party exists to fund the collection of a site when the information is otherwise unavailable

 

 

 

 

 

UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS

$12,500

 

Medical Exams - Funding provided for Underground Storage Tanks personnel to detect possible human contamination from exposures to work related activities

$2,000

 

Court Reporting - Funding provided for recording depositions during the process of discovery during an appeal, testimony from witnesses during hearings, public hearings, and board meetings

 

 

 

 

 

INACTIVE AND ABANDONED SITES

$25,300

 

Medical Exams - Funding provided for personnel to detect possible human contamination from exposures to work related activities

$5,000

 

Court Reporting - Funding provided for recording depositions during the process of discovery during an appeal and testimony from witnesses during hearings

$2,000

 

Community Relations Funding provided for personnel with compiling mailing lists and visual displays for public meetings

$15,000

 

Environmental Risk Assessment - Funding for risk analysis and review of risk assessment submittals, and related consulting services

 $43,901

 

Geoprobe Service For collection of subsurface soil samples for analysis of site contamination

$10,000

 

Analytical Service Contract for analytical laboratory services to analyze tissue, soil and water samples collected during complaint and contamination investigations

     

$641,701

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

 

 

HAZARDOUS WASTE

$270,000

 

Funding provided for Defense and State Memorandum of Agreement - Restoration and cleanup of federal sites

 

 

 

 

 

SOLID WASTE

$13,638,000

 

Waste Tire Activity - funding to cities/municipalities/parishes and processors for the cleanup and disposal of waste tire statewide

$16,000

 

Contract for Waste Audit (Louisiana Green Challenge 2000) - for small business audit to provide information to reduce waste through recycling, waste minimization and source reduction

$20,000

 

Contract for the Louisiana Green Challenge 2000 to reduce waste generation and to promote recycling materials by Louisiana businesses

 $200,000

 

Louisiana Litter Abatement To provide grants to local governments and non-profit organizations to further the administration and execution of the keep Louisiana Beautiful Program

$15,000

 

EPA Grant Implementation of a fee for a service system in waste collection services

     

 

 

UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS

$198,693

 

Federal grant for Leaking Underground Storage Tanks (LUST) Program EPA Grant #L-006512-01 to provide services for cleaning up leaking underground storage tanks

$23,500,000

 

Motor Fuels Underground Storage Tank - reimburse owners of eligible tanks for cleanup of leaking underground storage tanks

$2,000

 

Grading and Statistical Analysis of Underground Storage Tank Certification Test - to validate the information contained in the questions for each new test given to certify workers who perform tank installations, closures and repairs

 $500,000

 

Golden Pelican Award Award given by DEQ to operators of underground storage tank systems for complying with all applicable environmental rules and regulations

     

 

 

INACTIVE AND ABANDONED SITES

$10,000

 

Defense State Memorandum of Agreement Travel for Hazardous Waste DSMOA grant sites

$4,000,000

 

Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup - to provide services for investigation, testing, containment, control, and cleanup of hazardous waste sites and to provide money or services for the state's share of matching funds for federal grants

$500,000

 

Federal grant for Old Inger - to provide for the remediation of the Old Inger inactive and abandoned site in Ascension Parish

$500,000

 

Federal grant for Multi-site Superfund projects

 

 

 

$43,369,693

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

 

 

 

 

 

HAZARDOUS WASTE

$18,942

 

Department of Civil Service for personnel services

$2,307

 

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

$36,633

 

Department of Public Safety for Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response

$6,014

 

Division of Administration for rent in State-owned Buildings (Shreveport Office Building)

$135,292

 

Department of Civil Service - Administrative Law Division

 

 

 

 

 

SOLID WASTE

 

 

 

$7,914

 

Department of Civil Service for personnel services

$5,439

 

Division of Administration for rent in State-owned Buildings (Shreveport Office Building)

$135,292

 

Department of Civil Service for Administration

 

 

 

 

 

UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS

$3,686

 

Department of Civil Service for personnel services

$7,032

 

Division of Administration for rent in State-owned Buildings (Shreveport Office Building)

$92,000

 

Department of Civil Service for Administrative Law Division

 

 

 

 

 

GROUND WATER PROTECTION

$6,042

 

Department of Civil Service - reimbursement for services

$1,881

 

Division of Administration for rent in State-owned Buildings (Shreveport Office Building)

 

 

 

   

INACTIVE AND ABANDONED SITES

$4,393

 

Department of Civil Service for personnel services

     

$462,867

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$238,175

 

Replacement of four (4) vehicles, library references materials, office equipment (sampling equipment, display, video camera, file cabinets, bookcases) etc.

 

 

 

$238,175

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

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