EXECUTIVE ORDER
BJ 09-06

Establishment of Unified Command Group and
Subcommittees
Amends Executive Order No. BJ 08-45


WHEREAS, Louisiana Revised Statute 29:725.6 (Act No. 797 of the 2008 Regular Session) mandates that the Unified Command Group (UCG) be established and composed of members established by Executive Order;

WHEREAS, Executive Order No. BJ 2008-45, was issued on August 22, 2008, establishing the UCG and subcommittees, and declaring the members of the UCG; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary to amend Executive Order No. BJ 2008-45 to provide for an expansion of the UCG;

NOW THEREFORE, I, BOBBY JINDAL, Governor of the State of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and the laws of the State of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:

SECTION 1: Section 1 of Executive Order No. BJ 2008-45, issued on August 22, 2008, is amended as follows:

The Director of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness shall serve as the Deputy Commander of the UCG. The UCG shall be composed of sixteen (16) members:

A. The Secretary of the Department of Transportation and Development, or the Secretary’s designee;

B. The Superintendent of State Police, or the Superintendent’s designee;

C. The Adjutant General, or the General’s designee;

D. The Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Forestry, or the Commissioner’s designee;

E. The Secretary of the Department of Social Services, or the Secretary’s designee;

F. The Secretary of the Department of Public Safety, or the Secretary’s designee;

G. The Commissioner of the Division of Administration, or the Commissioner’s designee;

H. The Secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals, or the Secretary’s designee;

I. The Secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, or the Secretary’s designee;

J. The Secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality, or the Secretary’s designee;

K. The Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources, or the Secretary’s designee;

L. The Attorney General, or the General’s designee;

M. The Executive Director of the Louisiana Workforce Commission, or the Secretary’s designee;

N. The Executive Secretary of the Public Service Commission, or the Secretary’s designee;

O. The Coordinator of the Governor’s Office of Oil Spill, or the Coordinator’s designee; and

P. The Chairman of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, or the Chairman’s designee.

SECTION 2: All other sections, subsections, and paragraphs of Executive Order No. BJ 2008-45, issued on August 22, 2008, shall remain in full force and effect.

SECTION 3: This Order amends Executive Order No. BJ 2008-45, is effective upon signature, and shall continue in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or terminated by operation of law.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the City of Baton Rouge, on this 2nd day of June, 2009.

Bobby Jindal
Governor

ATTEST BY
THE GOVERNOR
Jay Dardenne
Secretary of State