Board of Professional Geoscientists

Name Board of Professional Geoscientists
Contact Person Georgeann McNicholas - Executive Secretary
Mailing Address 9643 Brookline Ave.
Ste. 101
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone Number 225-505-3766
Fax Number 225-448-2964
Board Email apply@lbopg.org
Website www.lbopg.org
Legal Authority Act 974, 2010 Regular Session(R.S. 37:711 et seq.)
Year Created 2011
Organizational Placement Governor's Office
Purpose/Function To contribute in the protection of the health, safety, and general welfare of all those persons engaged in the practice of geoscience, and the affording of such persons of an effective and practical protection against the incompetent, inexperienced, unlawful, and fraudulent acts of geoscientists with whom they contract.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 9
Number Currently Serving: 9
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 19
Estimated number in current year: 24
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: $100      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $7300
  Current year budgeted: $22000
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $5000
  Current year budgeted: $22000
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
Unclassified: 1
Part-time: 1
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: Louisiana Board of Professional Geoscientists
Travel Reimbursements    State Agency: Louisiana Board of Professional Geoscientists
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 The board is in the process of approval of the rules and regulations which will be posted as soon as they are finalized. Five hundred, ninty-two (592)professional geoscientists have been licensed as of March 1, 2015.
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