EXECUTIVE ORDER MJF 99-8

EXECUTIVE ORDER MJF 99-8

Mississippi River Corridor Task Force


WHEREAS, Executive Order No. MJF 98-1, signed on January 7, 1998, established the Mississippi River Corridor Task Force (hereafter "Task Force");

WHEREAS, Executive Order No. MJF 98-3, signed on January 22, 1998, amended Section 4 of Executive Order No. MJF 98-1 relative to the composition of the membership of the Task Force and Executive Order No. MJF 98-67, signed on December 18, 1998, amended Sections 3 and 10 of Executive Order No. MJF 98-1 to extend the term of the Task Force and its deadline for submitting a final report to the governor; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary to amend Executive Order No. MJF 98-1, as amended by Executive Order Nos. MJF 98-3 and MJF 98-67, to add two (2) additional members to the Task Force;

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: Section 4 of Executive Order No. MJF 98-1, as amended by Executive Order Nos. MJF 98-3 and MJF 98-67, is amended to provide as follows:

The Task Force shall be composed of a maximum of sixteen (16) members appointed by, and serving at the pleasure of, the governor. The membership of the Task Force shall be selected as follows:

A. The governor, or the governor's designee;

B. The secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality, or the secretary's designee:

C. The secretary of the Department of Economic Development, or the secretary's designee;

D. The commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Forestry, or the commissioner's designee;

E. The secretary of the Department of Labor, or the secretary's designee;

F. The secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals, or the secretary's designee;

G. The chair and one (1) member of the Task Force on Environmental Protection and Preservation;

H. The president of the statewide chapter of the NAACP;

I. A president of a local branch of the NAACP;

J. A member of a local branch of the NAACP who resides in the corridor;

K. A representative of a permitted facility in the corridor who has community outreach experience; and

L. Four (4) residents of the corridor.

SECTION 2: All other sections and subsections of Executive Order No. MJF 98-1, as amended by Executive Order Nos. MJF 98-3 and MJF 98-67, shall remain in full force and effect.

SECTION 3: The provisions of this Order are effective upon signature and shall continue until its expiration on September 30, 1999, unless 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 24th day of February, 1999.

M.J. "Mike" Foster
Governor

ATTEST BY
THE GOVERNOR
Fox McKeithen
Secretary of State