Program Authorization: Const. Art. IX, Sec. 7
The Enforcement Program secures compliance with various laws and regulations for fish and wildlife conservation and water recreation. This mission requires Fish and Wildlife Officers to patrol the entire state, including offshore waters, on a 24 hour per day basis to detect violations. The goal of the Enforcement Program is to provide the maximum benefit and enjoyment of Louisiana's plentiful natural resources through firm, fair and impartial enforcement of laws and regulations and to guarantee that those resources be sustained. This program has one activity, Enforcement.
OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1. In FY 1998-99, the Enforcement program will reduce boating accidents to 170 or fewer.
2. The Enforcement Program will reduce noncompliance by increasing visibility and effectiveness. (This program has pledged to develop a specific, measurable, aggressive, results-oriented and time-bound objective and related performance indicators for submittal in the FY 1999-00 budget request.)
RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM
SOURCE OF FUNDING
This program is funded with Statutory Dedications, and Federal Funds. Statutory Dedications are derived from fees, mineral royalties, licenses, etc.), the Oyster Sanitation Fund, Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge Trust and Protection Fund, Oyster Sanitation Fund, Commercial Fisherman's Economic Assistance Fund, and the Marsh Island Operating Fund. (Per R.S. 39:32B. (8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each statutory dedicated fund). Federal funds are provided from the Federal Boating Safety Financial Assistance Program.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 91.6% of the existing operating budget. It represents 85.5% of the total request ($13,716,858) for this program. Reductions in this program are due primarily to elimination of funding for the one-time purchase of equipment, the required attrition adjustment and the elimination of vacant positions. Funding provided at the recommended levels should permit this program to provide approximately the same amount of services.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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