Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board

Name Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board
Contact Person Mr. Chip Kline - Deputy Director
Mailing Address 1051 North Third Street, Suite 138
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone Number 225-342-4367
Fax Number 225-342-5214
Board Email chip.kline@la.gov
Website http://coastal.louisiana.gov/
Legal Authority R.S. 49:214.5.1 to R.S. 49:214.5.8
Year Created 2005
Organizational Placement Office of the Governor
Purpose/Function The CPRA Board serves as the single state entity with authority to articulate a clear statement of priorities and to focus development and implementation efforts to achieve comprehensive coastal protection for Louisiana. The CPRA Board is working closely with other entities on coastal issues, including the state legislature; the Governor's Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration and Conservation; the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA); and the LRA's Louisiana Speaks regional planning process.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 20
Number Currently Serving: 20
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 0
Estimated number in current year: 11
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $0      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
Unclassified: 1
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
    Employees:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

    Members:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
A state agency provides: (Check all that apply and identify the state agency)
Per Diem Payments          State Agency:
Travel Reimbursements    State Agency:
Other (explain)    State Agency:
Is this entity a budget unit or included within a budget unit of the State of Louisiana as defined by LSA-R.S. 39:2?
   Yes    No
  If yes, identify the budget unit and the budget schedule number below:
  Budget Unit Name:
  Budget Schedule Number:
Notes 1) The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority does not operate under a stand-alone budget. Pursuant to R.S. 49:214.6.1, the Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration administers the programs, projects, and activities approved by the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, as well as provides the necessary reports, staff, assistance, and support to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority out of its own budget (01-109).

2) Pursuant to R.S. 49:214.5.1, the membership of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority is composed of 13 public servants who operate as heads of various state agencies and commissions, who may participate in a state employee benefit program. Any member who does participate in state employee benefit program is eligible to do so, not on the basis of his membership with the Coastal Protection and Restoration, but on the basis of his or her primary public employment. Those 7 members appointed by the governor do not participate in such a benefit program on the basis of their membership of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.

3) Not all employees of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority participate in a state employee benefit program. Those that do participate in such a program are eligible to participate on the basis of their primary public employment.

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