EXECUTIVE ORDER
BJ 14-9

Emergency Operations Plan

WHEREAS,         the state of Louisiana must be prepared to respond and recover in a coordinated, effective and efficient manner to all the emergencies and disasters to which it is subjected;
WHEREAS,         the State of Louisiana must be organized in such a way as to effectively bring available State, Federal and private resources together to support the response and recovery efforts of our local communities;
WHEREAS,         it is the policy of the state of Louisiana for all homeland security and emergency preparedness functions to follow the principles outlined in the National Incident Management System, or its successor, and La. R.S. 29:722(C); and
WHEREAS,         the state of Louisiana will best achieve effective coordinated emergency planning by updating the state’s current emergency operations order through the replacement of Executive Order No. KBB 2006-34, issued on August 3, 2006, Executive Order No. BJ 2008-32, issued on August 22, 2008, and amendment No. BJ 08-94, issued on September 9, 2008, and by the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness updating its emergency operations plan to address the Recovery Support Functions of the National Disaster Recovery Framework.
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:

A.           The director of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, state of Louisiana, (hereafter “director”), shall direct the state of Louisiana’s emergency and/or disaster operations.
B.           The director, or the director’s designee, shall also coordinate the activities of all non-state agencies, departments, and/or organizations involved in emergency management within the state of Louisiana.

SECTION 2:

A.           This Executive Order shall constitute the Louisiana Emergency Operations Plan (“Plan”), which shall be binding on all departments, commissions, boards, agencies, organizations and employees of the state of Louisiana, and on all local governments or political subdivisions of the state authorized or directed to conduct homeland security and emergency management operations.
B.           The director shall supplement the provisions of the Plan by prescribing rules, regulations, and procedures. Once adopted, the supplement shall also be binding on all departments, commissions, boards, agencies, organizations and employees of the state of Louisiana, and on all local governments or political subdivisions of the state authorized or directed to conduct homeland security and emergency management operations.
C.           Any supplement or subsequent changes to the plan shall continue to follow the principles outlined in the National Incident Management System, or its successor, and also provide for the emergency operations that may be implemented should an emergency and/or disaster strike the state of Louisiana or an area within the state of Louisiana;

SECTION 3:

A.           The director shall control the activation and/or implementation of the Plan and the conclusion and/or deactivation of the Plan.
B.           The director shall also control the activation and deactivation of the state Emergency Operations Center (hereafter “Center”).

SECTION 4:         The departments, offices, agencies, and organizations of the state of Louisiana have primary and support responsibilities for the following Emergency Support Functions (ESF) and Recovery Support Functions (RSF):

ESF

Annex

Department/Agency

Primary/
Support

ESF1

Transportation

Department of Transportation and Development

P

 

 

Louisiana National Guard

S

 

 

Department of Agriculture
and Forestry

S

 

 

Department of Corrections

S

 

 

Department of Education

S

 

 

Department of Health and Hospitals

S

 

 

Louisiana State Police

S

 

 

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

S

 

 

Department of Children and Family Services

S

 

 

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)

S

ESF 2

Communications

Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

P

 

 

Louisiana National Guard

P

 

 

Division of Administration

P

 

 

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

S

 

 

Department of Corrections

S

 

 

Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism

S

 

 

Department of Economic Development

S

 

 

Department of Education

S

 

 

Department of Environmental Quality

S

 

 

Louisiana State Police

S

 

 

Office of Elderly Affairs

S

 

 

Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office

S

 

 

Louisiana State University System

S

 

 

Department of Health and Hospitals

S

 

 

Department of Justice

S

 

 

Louisiana Workforce Commission

S

 

 

Louisiana Public Service Commission

S

 

 

Louisiana Board of Regents

S

 

 

Department of Revenue

S

 

 

Department of Children and Family Services

S

 

 

Department of Transportation & Development

S

 

 

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

S

 

 

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)

S

ESF 3

Public Works and Engineering

Department of Transportation and Development

P

 

 

Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

P

 

 

Louisiana National Guard

S

 

 

Division of Administration

S

 

 

Department of Health and Hospitals

S

 

 

Department of Natural Resources

S

 

 

Department of Environmental Quality

S

 

 

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)

S

ESF 4

Firefighting

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

P

 

 

Office of State Fire Marshal

P

 

 

Louisiana National Guard

S

 

 

Department of Environmental Quality

S

 

 

Department of Transportation and Development

S

 

 

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

S

 

 

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)

S

ESF 5

Emergency Management

Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

P

 

 

Louisiana National Guard

S

 

 

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

S

 

 

Department of Corrections

S

 

 

Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism

S

 

 

Department of Economic Development

S

 

 

Department of Education

S

 

 

Department of Environmental Quality

S

 

 

Division of Administration

S

 

 

Office of Disability Affairs

S

 

 

Office of Elderly Affairs

S

 

 

Office of Indian Affairs

S

 

 

Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office

S

 

 

Louisiana State University System

S

 

 

Department of Health and Hospitals

S

 

 

Department of Justice

S

 

 

Louisiana Workforce Commission

S

 

 

Department of Natural Resources

S

 

 

Louisiana Public Service Commission

S

 

 

Louisiana Board of Regents

S

 

 

Department of Revenue

S

 

 

Secretary of State

S

 

 

Department of Children and Family Services

S

 

 

Louisiana State Police

S

 

 

Department of Transportation and Development

S

 

 

Department of the Treasury

S

 

 

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

S

 

 

Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

S

 

 

Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office

S

 

 

Office of State Fire Marshall

S

 

 

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)

S

ESF 6

Mass Care, Housing and Human Services

Department of Children and Family Services

P

 

 

Louisiana Workforce Commission

P

 

 

Department of Corrections

S

 

 

Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

S

 

 

Louisiana Housing Corporation

S

 

 

Louisiana National Guard

S

 

 

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

S

 

 

Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism

S

 

 

Department of Education

S

 

 

Office of State Fire Marshal

S

 

 

Office of Disability Affairs

S

 

 

Office of Elderly Affairs

S

 

 

Department of Health and Hospitals

S

 

 

Louisiana State University System and Ag Center

S

 

 

Department of Insurance

S

 

 

Department of Natural Resources

S

 

 

Louisiana Board of Regents

S

 

 

Department of Veterans Affairs

S

 

 

Department of Revenue

S

 

 

Department of Transportation and Development

S

 

 

Louisiana State Police

S

 

 

Southern University and Ag Center

S

 

 

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)

S

ESF 7

Resources Support

Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

P

 

 

Louisiana National Guard

P

 

 

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

S

 

 

Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism

S

 

 

Department of Economic Development

S

 

 

Department of Environmental Quality

S

 

 

Division of Administration

S

 

 

Louisiana State University System

S

 

 

Department of Health and Hospitals

S

 

 

Louisiana Workforce Commission

S

 

 

Department of Natural Resources

S

 

 

Louisiana Board of Regents

S

 

 

Department of Children and Family Services

S

 

 

Louisiana State Police

S

 

 

Department of Transportation and Development

S

 

 

Department of the Treasury

S

 

 

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)

S

ESF 8

Public Health and Medical Services

Department of Health and Hospitals

P

 

 

Louisiana National Guard

S

 

 

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

S

 

 

Department of Corrections

S

 

 

Department of Environmental Quality

S

 

 

Louisiana State University System

S

 

 

Louisiana Board of Regents

S

 

 

Office of State Fire Marshal

S

 

 

Louisiana Workforce Commission

S

 

 

Department of Transportation and Development

S

 

 

Department of Veterans Affairs

S

 

 

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)

S

ESF 9

Search and Rescue

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

P

 

 

State Fire Marshal

P

 

 

Louisiana National Guard

S

 

 

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

S

 

 

Department of Health and Hospitals

S

 

 

Department of Corrections

S

 

 

Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism

S

 

 

Louisiana State Police

S

 

 

Department of Transportation and Development

S

 

 

Louisiana State University Fire and Emergency Training Institute

S

 

 

Department of Revenue-Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control

S

 

 

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)

S

ESF 10

Oil Spill, Hazardous Materials and Radiological

Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office

P

 

 

Louisiana State Police

P

 

 

Department of Environmental Quality

P

 

 

Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

S

 

 

Louisiana National Guard

S

 

 

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

S

 

 

Office of State Fire Marshal

S

 

 

Louisiana State University System

S

 

 

Department of Health and Hospitals

S

 

 

Department of Natural Resources

S

 

 

Department of Transportation and Development

S

 

 

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

S

 

 

Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

S

 

 

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)

S

ESF 11

Agriculture

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

P

 

 

Louisiana National Guard

S

 

 

Department of Corrections

S

 

 

Department of Environmental Quality

S

 

 

Department of Health and Hospitals

S

 

 

Louisiana Board of Regents

S

 

 

Louisiana State University System

S

 

 

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

S

 

 

Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

S

 

 

Department of Children and Family Services

S

 

 

Southern University and Ag Center

S

 

 

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)

S

ESF 12

Energy and Utilities

Department of Natural Resources/Intrastate Natural Gas

P

 

 

Louisiana Public Service Commission/Power

P

 

 

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (Water/Wastewater Utilities)

P

 

 

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (Wastewater Utilities)

S

 

 

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

S

 

 

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)

S

 

 

Louisiana National Guard

S

ESF 13

Public Safety and Security

Louisiana State Police

P

 

 

Department of Justice

P

 

 

Louisiana National Guard

S

 

 

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

S

 

 

Department of Corrections

S

 

 

Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism

S

 

 

Department of Revenue - Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control

S

 

 

Department of Transportation and Development

S

 

 

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

S

 

 

Office of Juvenile Justice

S

ESF 14

Community Recovery, Mitigation and Economic Stabilization

Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

P

RSF 1

Community Planning and Capacity Building

Department of Economic Development

P

 

 

Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

S

 

 

Louisiana Workforce Commission

S

 

 

Department of Revenue

S

 

 

University of Louisiana at Lafayette/NIMSAT

S

 

 

Louisiana State University/SDMI

S

 

 

Office of Financial Institutions

S

 

 

Department of Insurance

S

RSF-2

Economic

Department of Economic Development

P

 

 

Louisiana Workforce Commission

S

 

 

Department of Revenue

S

 

 

University of Louisiana at Lafayette/NIMSAT

S

 

 

Louisiana State University/SDMI

S

 

 

Governor – Office of Financial Institutions

S

 

 

Department of Insurance

S

RSF-3

Health and Social Services

Department of Health and Hospitals

P

 

 

Department of Children and Family Services

S

 

 

Department of Education

S

 

 

Louisiana State University System

S

 

 

Louisiana Board of Regents

S

RSF-4

Housing

Louisiana Housing Corporation

P

 

 

Office of Community Development

S

 

 

Department of Children and Family Services

S

RSF-5

Infrastructure Systems

Department of Transportation and Development

P

 

 

Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

S

 

 

Office of Financial Institutions

S

 

 

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

S

 

 

Department of Insurance

S

 

 

Louisiana Public Service Commission

S

 

 

Louisiana Economic Development

S

 

 

Department of Environmental Quality

S

 

 

Department of Natural Resources

S

 

 

Department of Corrections

S

 

 

Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office

S

 

 

Office of State Fire Marshall

S

RSF-6

Natural and Cultural Resources

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

P

 

 

Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

P

 

 

Department of Natural Resources

S

 

 

Department of Environmental Quality

S

 

 

Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism

S

 

 

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

S

 

 

Secretary of State

S

 

 

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)

S

ESF 15

Emergency Public Information

Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

P

 

 

Louisiana National Guard

S

 

 

Senate and House Legislative Liaisons

S

 

 

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

S

 

 

Department of Corrections

S

 

 

Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism

S

 

 

Department of Economic Development

S

 

 

Department of Education

S

 

 

Department of Environmental Quality

S

 

 

Office of State Fire Marshal

S

 

 

Division of Administration

S

 

 

Office of Disability Affairs

S

 

 

Office of Elderly Affairs

S

 

 

Office of Financial Institutions

S

 

 

Office of Indian Affairs

S

 

 

Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office

S

 

 

Louisiana State University System

S

 

 

Department of Health and Hospitals

S

 

 

Department of Justice

S

 

 

Department of Insurance

S

 

 

Louisiana Workforce Commission

S

 

 

Department of Natural Resources

S

 

 

Louisiana Public Service Commission

S

 

 

Louisiana Board of Regents

S

 

 

Department of Revenue

S

 

 

Department of Children and Family Services

S

 

 

Secretary of State

S

 

 

Louisiana State Police

S

 

 

Department of Transportation and Development

S

 

 

Department of the Treasury

S

 

 

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

S

 

 

Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

S

 

 

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)

S

ESF 16

Military Support to Civilian Affairs

Louisiana National Guard

P

SECTION 5:         The head of each department, office, agency, and organization identified in Section 4 of this Order shall designate both an emergency coordinator and an alternate coordinator to act on the department’s behalf during an emergency situation, and furnish the director with their names and all phone numbers. The head shall also designate a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) coordinator who will prepare and maintain plans, procedures, arrangements, and agreements to ensure that the organization will continue to carry out its mission in an emergency or disaster.
SECTION 6:         The head of each department assigned a primary ESF or RSF responsibility in Section 4 shall submit implementing procedures to the director that set forth the department’s procedures for carrying out its assigned emergency and/or recovery support functions. The head of each department shall submit annual updates of their implementing procedures to the director.
SECTION 7:         The head of each department assigned emergency support responsibilities in Section 4 of this Order shall assist its primary department in the preparation of their procedures and/or any other  documents necessary to support the Plan.
SECTION 8:         The head of each department assigned a primary and/or a support responsibility in Section 4 of this Order will:

A.           Staff the State Emergency Operations Center or Recovery Operations Center with personnel during training exercises and emergencies as requested by the director;
B.           Maintain and operate a 24-hour response capability in the department headquarters, or in the department’s designated Emergency Operations Center, when the Plan is implemented;
C.           Participate in exercises of the Plan when scheduled by the director;
D.          Participate in, and conduct, training essential to implementation of the department’s assigned emergency management responsibility;
E.           Conduct an annual internal review to update the details of their department’s implementing procedures and advise the director of needed modifications of their implementing procedures; and
F.           Maintain logs, records, and reporting systems required by all state and federal laws, rules, and regulations.

SECTION 9:         All departments, commissions, boards, agencies and officers of the state, or any political subdivision thereof, are authorized and directed to cooperate in the implementation of this Order.
SECTION 10:      This Order is effective upon signature and shall remain 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 6th day of August, 2014.

Bobby Jindal
Governor

ATTEST BY
THE GOVERNOR
Tom Schedler
Secretary of State