WHEREAS: state and local governments are faced with the increasing expense and difficulty of disposing of solid waste;
WHEREAS: large amounts of nonhazardous waste are being placed in land fills;
WHEREAS: the cost of disposing of nonhazardous waste materials is a rising expense for Louisiana citizens, businesses and industries
WHEREAS: the State of Louisiana could benefit from using its nonhazardous waste materials as coastal restoration materials; and
WHEREAS: there is a need to research and analyze the potential of using nonhazardous waste materials and by-products for useful purposes;
NOW THEREFORE I, M.J. "MIKE" 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: An advisory task force, to be known as the Project Restore Task Force, is re-established within the Executive Department, Office of the Governor, to research and analyze the potential of using nonhazardous waste materials for coastal restoration projects. The project of the task force shall be known as Project Restore.
SECTION 2: The Project Restore Task Force shall:
SECTION 3: The members of the Project Restore Task Force shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Governor. The membership shall be composed of the following secretaries and representatives:
SECTION 4: Support staff for the Project Restore Task Force and facilities for their meetings shall be provided by the Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of Natural Resources.
SECTION 5: Project Restore Task Force members shall not receive compensation, or a per diem. Nor shall they be reimbursed for travel expenses for their attendance at meetings.
SECTION 6: This Order shall be effective upon signature of the Governor and shall continue in effect until amended, modified, or terminated, or rescinded by the Governor, or terminated by operation of law.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 17th day of October, 1996.
M.J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.
Secretary of State