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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 provide the people of Louisiana with environmental protection services in order to promote and protect health, safety and welfare while considering sound economic development and employment policies. The Waste Services Program strives to manage man-made wastes in a manner that ensures the protection of groundwater, and provides a safe, clean and healthy living environment.The goal of this program is to protect human health and the environment by ensuring the proper management of man-made wastes. 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

3. The Waste Services Program, through the Underground Storage Tanks activity will remedy 60% of the confirmed releases of contamination from tanks during FY 1998-99.

4. The Department of Environmental Quality and the Office of Planning and Budget do not agree upon a mutually acceptable objective for this performance information. (Underground Storage Tank)

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with Interagency Transfers, Fees and Self-Generated Revenues, Statutory Dedications and Federal Funds. The Interagency Transfer is from the Department of Natural Resources for statewide recycling awareness. 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 Clean Water Act (Section 104), 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

 

 

 

 

 

$1,326,202

$59,953,404

304

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$1,326,202

$59,953,404

304

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

($16,649)

($98,541)

0

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustment(s) (Nonrecurring: -$516,849; Replacement/New: +$418,308)

$0

$235,139

0

 

Annualization of 1997 -'98 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$0

$204,770

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$0

($397,690)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

$0

$9,112

0

 

Adjustment(s) for Civil Service, Training and Other Statewide Interagency Transfer Activities

$0

$7,240

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment(s)

$0

($4,138)

0

 

Rent in State-owned Buildings Adjustment(s)

($1,309,553)

$0

0

 

Means of Financing Substitution(s) - Replace General Fund with Statutory Dedications-Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup Fund due to the Regular Session of 1997 enacting Act 755 into law in order to raise the cap on the amount of monies which go into this fund. Prior to this act, 75% was allocated for the General Fund and 25% was allocated to the Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup Fund.

$0

$125,853

0

 

Funding provided for Incumbent Adjustments and Automatic Upgrades

 

 

 

 

 

$0

          $60,035,149

304

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$81,745

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 100% of the existing operating budget. It represents 98.5% of the total request ($60,920,625) for this program. The net increase is primarily due to annualization of 1997-1998 merit pay and funding for 1998-1999 merit increases. 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

$50,000

 

Technical Permit Evaluation - to provide technical expertise in the field of chemical process, hazardous waste generation, treatment, and disposal with respect to applications for hazardous waste permits

$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

$63,212

 

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

$25,000

 

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

$30,000

 

Funding provided to develop a statewide database of all hazardous waste activities - It will combine data from Enforcement, Permitting, Corrective Action, and the Federal Data System. This data base would serve the public, regulated community and DEQ.

$20,000

 

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

$12,000

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

GROUNDWATER

$15,000

 

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

$65,000

 

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

$22,300

 

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

 

 

 

$674,012

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

 

 

HAZARDOUS WASTE

$150,000

 

Permit Interagency Personnel Agreement - Intergovernmental agreement with EPA to provide technical personnel with expertise in the RDRA permitting process

$270,000

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

SOLID WASTE

$1,000,000

 

Statewide recycling program paid from federal Petroleum Violation Escrow funds from the Department of Natural Resources

$13,638,000

 

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

$26,000

 

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

$25,000

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

$24,000,000

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

INACTIVE AND ABANDONED 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

$100,000

 

Multi-Site - Voluntary Cleanup Program - to develop regulations and administer the program that is directed towards prospective developers and owners of neglected property to voluntarily come forward and participate in cleanup of the property

$350,000

 

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

$645,901

 

Federal grant for Multi-site Superfund projects

 

 

 

$44,405,594

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

 

 

 

 

 

HAZARDOUS WASTE

$15,270

 

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

$4,842

 

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

$135,292

 

Department of Civil Service - Administrative Law Division

 

 

 

 

 

SOLID WASTE

 

 

 

$5,160

 

Department of Civil Service for personnel services

$4,395

 

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

$135,292

 

Department of Civil Service for Administration

 

 

 

 

 

UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS

$11,302

 

Department of Civil Service for personnel services

$5,683

 

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

$4,852

 

Department of Civil Service - reimbursement for services

$1,538

 

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

 

 

 

$454,566

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$418,308

 

Replacement of twelve (12) vehicles, library references materials, field and analytical equipment, office equipment (chairs, bookcases, fax machines, cameras), etc.

 

 

 

$418,308

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

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