EXECUTIVE ORDER KBB 05-18

Louisiana Emergency Operations Plan


WHEREAS, the state of Louisiana must be prepared to respond in a coordinated, effective, and efficient manner to all emergencies and disasters to which it is subjected;

WHEREAS, effective preparations, including the development of an emergency operations plan, which is coordinated among all the departments and agencies of the state of Louisiana, increases the ability of the state to mitigate the adverse effects of emergencies and/or disasters; 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 2004-20, issued on August 12, 2004, and by the Military Department, Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness updating its emergency operations plan;

NOW THEREFORE I, KATHLEEN BABINEAUX BLANCO, Governor of the state of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and laws of the state of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:

SECTION 1: A. The director of the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, Military Department, 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. The director shall supplement the provisions of this Order by prescribing rules, regulations, and procedures, which combined with the revisions of this Order, shall constitute the Louisiana Emergency Operations Plan (hereafter "Plan").

B. The Plan shall 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.

C. The Plan 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.

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").

C. The activation of the Center shall constitute the implementation of the Plan.

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

PRIMARY/ESF

ANNEX

DEPARTMENT/AGENCY

SUPPORT

ESF 1

Transportation

Department of Transportation and Development

P

Louisiana National Guard

S

Department of Corrections

S

Office of the Governor--Office of Elderly Affairs

S

Department of Health and Hospitals

S

Board of Regents

S

Louisiana State Police

S

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

S

Volunteer Organizations

S

ESF 2

Communications

Louisiana 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 Environmental Quality

S

Office of the Governor--Division of Administration

S

Office of the Governor--Office of Elderly Affairs

S

Office of the Governor--Oil Spill Coordinator

S

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

S

Department of Health and Hospitals

S

Department of Justice

S

Department of Labor

S

Department of Natural Resources

S

Louisiana Public Service Commission

S

Board of Regents

S

Department of Revenue

S

Department of Social Services

S

Louisiana State Police

S

Department of Transportation and Development

S

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

S

Volunteer Organizations

S

ESF 3

Public Works &Engineering

Department of Transportation and Development

P

Louisiana National Guard

S

Office of the Governor--Division of Administration

S

Department of Health and Hospitals

S

Department of Natural Resources

S

ESF 4

Firefighting

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

P

Louisiana National Guard

S

Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism

S

Department of Natural Resources

S

Department of Transportation and Development

S

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

S

ESF 5

Emergency Management

Louisiana 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

Office of the Governor--Division of Administration

S

Office of the Governor--Office of Elderly Affairs

S

Office of the Governor--Office of Indian Affairs

S

Office of the Governor--Oil Spill Coordinator

S

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

S

Department of Health and Hospitals

S

Department of Justice

S

Department of Labor

S

Department of Natural Resources

S

Louisiana Public Service Commission

S

Board of Regents

S

Department of Revenue

S

Secretary of State

S

Department of Social Services

S

Louisiana State Police

S

Department of Transportation and Development

S

Department of the Treasury

S

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

S

Volunteer Organizations

S

ESF 6

Mass Care, Housing and Human Services

Department of Social Services

P

Department of Corrections

P

Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

S

Louisiana National Guard

S

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

S

Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism

S

State Fire Marshall

S

Office of the Governor--Office of Elderly Affairs

S

Department of Health and Hospitals

S

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

S

Board of Regents

S

Volunteer Organizations

S

ESF 7

Resource Support

Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

P

Louisiana National Guard

S

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

S

Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism

S

Department of Economic Development

S

Office of the Governor--Division of Administration

S

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

S

Department of Health and Hospitals

S

Department of Labor

S

Department of Natural Resources

S

Board of Regents

S

Department of Social Services

S

Louisiana State Police

S

Department of Transportation and Development

S

Department of the Treasury

S

Volunteer Organizations

S

ESF 8

Public Health & Medical Services

Department of Health and Hospitals

P

Louisiana State University Health Science Center

P

Louisiana National Guard

S

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

S

Department of Corrections

S

Department of Environmental Quality

S

Board of Regents

S

Department of Transportation and Development

S

Volunteer Organizations

S

ESF 9

Search & Rescue

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

P

Louisiana National Guard

S

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

S

Department of Corrections

S

Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism

S

Louisiana State Police

S

Department of Transportation and Development

S

Volunteer Organizations

S

ESF 10

Oil Spill, Hazardous Materials and Radiological

Office of the Governor--Oil Spill Coordinator

P

Louisiana State Police

P

Department of Environmental Quality

P

Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

S

Louisiana National Guard

S

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

S

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

S

Department of Health and Hospitals

S

Department of Natural Resources

S

Department of Transportation and Development

S

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

S

ESF 11

Agriculture

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

P

Louisiana National Guard

S

Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism

S

Department of Environmental Quality

S

Department of Health and Hospitals

S

Department of Natural Resources

S

Board of Regents

S

Department of Transportation and Development

S

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

S

Volunteer Organizations

S

ESF 12

Energy

Department of Natural Resources/Intrastate Natural Gas

P

Louisiana Public Service Commission/Power

P

Louisiana National Guard

S

ESF 13

Public Safety & 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

Office of the Governor--Division of Administration

S

Board of Regents

S

Department of Revenue

S

Department of Transportation and Development

S

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

S

ESF 14

Community, Recovery, Mitigation and Economic Stabilization

Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

P

Department of Economic Development

P

Louisiana National Guard

S

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

S

Department of Environmental Quality

S

Office of the Governor--Division of Administration

S

Office of the Governor--Office of Financial Institutions

S

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

S

Department of Health and Hospitals

S

Department of Labor

S

Department of Natural Resources

S

Louisiana Public Service Commission

S

Board of Regents

S

Department of Revenue

S

Department of Social Services

S

Secretary of State

S

Louisiana State Police

S

Department of Transportation and Development

S

Department of the Treasury

S

Volunteer Organizations

S

ESF 15

Emergency Public Information

Louisiana 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

State Fire Marshall

S

Office of the Governor--Division of Administration

S

Office of the Governor--Office of Elderly Affairs

S

Office of the Governor--Office of Financial Institutions

S

Office of the Governor--Office of Indian Affairs

S

Office of the Governor--Oil Spill Coordinator

S

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

S

Department of Health and Hospitals

S

Department of Justice

S

Department of Labor

S

Department of Natural Resources

S

Louisiana Public Service Commission

S

Board of Regents

S

Department of Revenue

S

Department of Social 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

Volunteer Organizations

S

SECTION 5: The head of each department, office, agency, and organization (hereafter "department") identified in Section 4 of this Order shall designate both an emergency coordinator and an alternate emergency coordinator to act on the department's behalf during an emergency situation, and furnish the director with their names and all telephone numbers. The head of each department 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 responsibility in Section 4 of this Order shall submit implementing procedures to the director that set forth the department's procedures for carrying out its assigned emergency 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 a support ESF responsibility 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 ESF responsibility in Section 4 of this Order will:

A. Staff the 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 service;

E. Conduct an annual internal review to update the details of the department's implementing procedures and advise the director of any needed modifications to the department's implementing procedures; and

F. Maintain logs, records, and reporting system 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 the provisions of this Order.

SECTION 10 Executive Order No. KBB 2004-20, issued on August 12, 2004, is hereby terminated and rescinded.

SECTION 11: This Order 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 11th day of July, 2005.

Kathleen Babineaux Blanco
Governor

ATTEST BY
THE GOVERNOR
Fox McKeithen
Secretary of State