STATE OF LOUISIANA

 

                                                         EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

 

                                                                    BATON ROUGE

 

                                               EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. MJF 2003 - 24

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                            REPLACEMENT OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. MJF 2001 - 11

                                             LOUISIANA EMERGENCY OPERATIONS

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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 preparation, including the development of an emergency operations plan which is coordinated between 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. MJF 2001-11, issued on February 23, 2001, and by the Military Department, Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, updating its emergencies operations plan;

 

NOW THEREFORE I, M.J. AMIKE@ FOSTER, JR., 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.

 

2.                  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 provisions of this Order, shall constitute the Louisiana emergency operations plan (hereafter "Plan").

 

2.                  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, and officers of the state of Louisiana, and on all local governments and/or political subdivisions of the state authorized and/or directed to conduct 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.

 

2.                  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 primary and support responsibilities for the emergency services within the state of Louisiana shall be as follows:

 

PRIMARY/

ANNEX          ASSIGNMENT                       DEPARTMENT/AGENCY                             SUPPORT

 

  A                   Communication &         Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and

Warning                                   Emergency Preparedness                                              P

Louisiana National Guard                                                          S

Department of Corrections                                                        S

Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism                       S

Office of the Governor - Division of Administration        S

Louisiana State Police                                                   S

Department of Transportation and Development                        S

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries                             S

Volunteer Organizations                                                            S

U.S. Coast Guard                                                                     S

 

PRIMARY/

ANNEX          ASSIGNMENT                       DEPARTMENT/AGENCY                             SUPPORT

 

  B                    Damage                        Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and

Assessment                                          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

Department of Education                                                          S

Department of Environmental Quality                            S

Office of the Governor - Office of Elderly Affairs                       S

Office of the Governor - Oil Spill Coordinator               S

Department of Health and Hospitals                                          S

Department of Labor                                                                S

Department of Natural Resources                                             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

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers                                      S

U.S. Department of Agriculture - NRCS                                   S

 

PRIMARY/

ANNEX          ASSIGNMENT                       DEPARTMENT/AGENCY                             SUPPORT

 

  C                   Donated Goods            Volunteer Organizations                                                            P

Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and

Emergency Preparedness                                              S

Louisiana National Guard                                                          S

Department of Agriculture and Forestry                         S

Department of Economic Development                         S

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center                     S

Department of Health and Hospitals                                          S

Department of Social Services                                      S

Department of Transportation and Development                        S

 

 

 

 

 


PRIMARY/

ANNEX          ASSIGNMENT                       DEPARTMENT/AGENCY                             SUPPORT

 

  D                   Emergency                   Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and

Direction and                            Emergency Preparedness                                              P

Control             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 - 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

Department of Social Services                                      S

Louisiana State Police                                                   S

Department of Transportation and Development                        S

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries                             S

Public Service Commission                                                       S

Volunteer Organizations                                                            S

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers                                      S

U.S. Coast Guard                                                                     S

U.S. Department of Agriculture - NRCS                                   S

 

PRIMARY/

ANNEX          ASSIGNMENT                       DEPARTMENT/AGENCY                             SUPPORT

 

  E                    Energy              Department of Natural Resources                                             P

Louisiana Public Service Commission                            P

Louisiana National Guard                                                          S

Department of Transportation and Development                        S

Volunteer Organizations                                                            S

 

PRIMARY/

ANNEX          ASSIGNMENT                       DEPARTMENT/AGENCY                             SUPPORT

 

  F                    Engineering and            Department of Transportation and Development                        P

Traffic              Louisiana National Guard                                                          S

Management                 Department of Health and Hospitals                                          S

Services                       U.S. Army Corps of Engineers                                      S

U.S. Department of Agriculture - NRCS                                   S

Volunteer Organizations                                                            S

 

PRIMARY/

ANNEX          ASSIGNMENT                       DEPARTMENT/AGENCY                             SUPPORT

 

  G                   Fire Fighting                 Department of Agriculture and Forestry                         P

Louisiana National Guard                                                          S

Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism                       S

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries                             S

Volunteer Organizations                                                            S

 

 

 


PRIMARY/

ANNEX          ASSIGNMENT                       DEPARTMENT/AGENCY                             SUPPORT

 

  H                   HAZMAT                    Louisiana State Police                                                   P

Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and

Emergency Preparedness                                              S

Louisiana National Guard                                                          S

Department of Agriculture and Forestry                         S

Department of Environmental Quality                            S

Louisiana State University Health Science 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

U.S. Coast Guard                                                                     S

 

PRIMARY/

ANNEX          ASSIGNMENT                       DEPARTMENT/AGENCY                             SUPPORT

 

  I                     Information                   Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and

Management                             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 - Oil Spill Coordinator               S

Louisiana State University Health Science Center                      S

Department of Health and Hospitals                                          S

Department of Justice                                                   S

Department of Labor                                                                S

Department of Natural Resources                                             S

Department of Social Services                                      S

Louisiana State Police                                                   S

Department of Transportation and Development                        S

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries                             S

Louisiana Public Service Commission                            S

Volunteer Organizations                                                            S

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers                                      S

U.S. Coast Guard                                                                     S

U.S. Department of Agriculture - NRCS                                   S

 

PRIMARY/

ANNEX          ASSIGNMENT                       DEPARTMENT/AGENCY                             SUPPORT

 

  J                     Law Enforcement         Louisiana State Police                                                   P

and Security                 Louisiana National Guard                                                          S

Department of Agriculture and Forestry                         S

Department of Corrections                                                        S

Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism                       S

Department of Transportation and Development                        S

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries                             S

U.S. Coast Guard                                                                     S

 

 

 


PRIMARY/

ANNEX          ASSIGNMENT                       DEPARTMENT/AGENCY                             SUPPORT

 

  K                   Legal Issues                  Department of Justice                                                   P

Louisiana National Guard                                                          S

Office of the Governor - Division of Administration        S

 

 

PRIMARY/

ANNEX          ASSIGNMENT                       DEPARTMENT/AGENCY                             SUPPORT

 

  L                    Mass Feeding               Department of Corrections                                                        P

Louisiana National Guard                                                          S

Department of Agriculture and Forestry                         S

Department of Economic Development                         S

Department of Environmental Quality                            S

Department of Health and Hospitals                                          S

Louisiana State University Health Science Center                      S

Department of Social Services                                      S

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries                             S

Volunteer Organizations                                                            S

 

PRIMARY/

ANNEX          ASSIGNMENT                       DEPARTMENT/AGENCY                             SUPPORT

 

  M                   Medical and                 Department of Health and Hospitals                                          P

Sanitation                     Louisiana State University Health Science Center                      P

Louisiana National Guard                                                          S

Department of Agriculture and Forestry                         S

Department of Environmental Quality                            S

Department of Transportation and Development                        S

Volunteer Organizations                                                            S

 

PRIMARY/

ANNEX          ASSIGNMENT                       DEPARTMENT/AGENCY                             SUPPORT

 

  N                   Oil Spill                        Office of the Governor-Oil Spill Coordinator                 P

Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and

Emergency Preparedness                                              S

Louisiana National Guard                                                          S

Department of Agriculture and Forestry                         S

Department of Environmental Quality                            S

Department of Natural Resources                                             S

Louisiana State Police                                                   S

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries                             S

Volunteer Organizations                                                            S

U.S. Coast Guard                                                                     S

 

PRIMARY/

ANNEX          ASSIGNMENT                       DEPARTMENT/AGENCY                             SUPPORT

 

  O                   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


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 Natural Resources                                     S

Department of Social Services                                      S

Louisiana State Police                                                   S

Department of Transportation and Development                        S

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries                             S

Louisiana Public Service Commission                            S

Volunteer Organizations                                                            S

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers                                      S

U.S. Coast Guard                                                                     S

U.S. Department of Agriculture - NRCS                                   S

 

PRIMARY/

ANNEX          ASSIGNMENT                       DEPARTMENT/AGENCY                             SUPPORT

 

  P                    Radiological                  Department of Environmental Quality/LRPD                  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

Louisiana State Police                                                   S

Department of Transportation and Development                        S

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries                             S

Louisiana Public Service Commission                            S

U.S. Coast Guard

 

PRIMARY/

ANNEX          ASSIGNMENT                       DEPARTMENT/AGENCY                             SUPPORT

 

  Q                   Search and 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

U.S. Coast Guard                                                                     S

Volunteer Organizations                                                            S

 

PRIMARY/

ANNEX          ASSIGNMENT                       DEPARTMENT/AGENCY                             SUPPORT

 

  R                    Shelter Operations        Department of Social Services                                      P

Control             Department of Corrections                                                        S

Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism                       S

Department of Economic Development                         S

Department of Education                                                          S

Office of the Governor - Office of Elderly Affairs                       S

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center                     S

Department of Health and Hospitals                                          S

Volunteer Organizations                                                            S


 

PRIMARY/

ANNEX          ASSIGNMENT                       DEPARTMENT/AGENCY                             SUPPORT

 

  S                    Traffic Control/ Louisiana State Police                                                   P

Evacuation                    Louisiana National Guard                                                          S

Department of Agriculture and Forestry                         S

Department of Corrections                                                        S

Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism                       S

Department of Transportation and Development                        S

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries                             S

Volunteer Organizations                                                            S

 

PRIMARY/

ANNEX          ASSIGNMENT                       DEPARTMENT/AGENCY                             SUPPORT

 

  T                    Transportation  Louisiana National Guard                                                          P

Department of Corrections                                                        S

Department of Economic Development                         S

Department of Education                                                          S

Office of the Governor - Office of Elderly Affairs                       S

Louisiana State Police                                                   S

Department of Transportation and Development                        S

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries                             S

U.S. Coast Guard                                                                     S

Volunteer Organizations                                                            S

 

PRIMARY/

ANNEX          ASSIGNMENT                       DEPARTMENT/AGENCY                             SUPPORT

 

  U                   Watershed                    Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and

Protection                                 Emergency Preparedness                                              P

Department of Natural Resources                                             S

Department of Transportation and Development                        S

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers                                      S

U.S. Coast Guard                                                                     S

U.S. Department of Agriculture - SCS                          S

 

SECTION 5:              The head of each department, agency, office, entity, and/or organization (hereafter "department") 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.

 

SECTION 6:              The head of each department assigned a primary 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 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 department=s implementing 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 for an emergency service shall:

 

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 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 their department=s implementing procedures and advise the director of any needed modifications of their 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. MJF 2001-11, issued on February 23, 2001, is hereby rescinded and terminated.

 

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 the state of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, on this 26th day of November, 2003.

 

 

 

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GOVERNOR OF LOUISIANA

ATTEST BY

THE GOVERNOR

 

 

 

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SECRETARY OF STATE