EXECUTIVE ORDER MJF 01-11

EXECUTIVE ORDER MJF 01-11

Louisiana Emergency Operations Order


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 96-27, issued on August 28, 1996, and by the Military Department, Office of Emergency Preparedness, updating its emergencies operations plan;

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:

A. The director of the Office of Emergency Preparedness, Military Department, state of Louisiana, (hereafter "director") shall direct the state of Louisiana's emergency and/or disaster operations. 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").

B. 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.

B. 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:

Annex Assignment Department/Agency Primary/
Support
A Communication &
Warning
Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness
Louisiana National Guard
Department of Corrections
Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
Office of the Governor - Division of Administration
Louisiana State Police
0 Department of Transportation and Development
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Volunteer Organizations
U.S. Coast Guard
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S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
Annex Assignment Department/Agency Primary/
Support
B Damage
Assessment
Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness
Louisiana National Guard
Department of Agriculture and Forestry
Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
Department of Economic Development
Department of Education
Department of Environmental Quality
Office of the Governor - Office of Elderly Affairs
Office of the Governor - Oil Spill Coordinator
Department of Health and Hospitals
Department of Labor
Department of Natural Resources
Department of Social Services
Louisiana State Police
Department of Transportation and Development
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Volunteer Organizations
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Department of Agriculture - NRCS
P
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S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
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Annex Assignment Department/Agency Primary/
Support
C Donated Goods Volunteer Organizations
Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness
Louisiana National Guard
Department of Agriculture and Forestry
Department of Economic Development
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Department of Health and Hospitals
Department of Social Services
Department of Transportation and Development
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S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
Annex Assignment Department/Agency Primary/
Support
D Emergency
Direction and
Control
Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness
Louisiana National Guard
Department of Agriculture and Forestry
Department of Corrections
Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
Department of Economic Development
Department of Education
Department of Environmental Quality
Office of the Governor - Division of Administration
Office of the Governor - Office of Elderly Affairs
Office of the Governor - Oil Spill Coordinator
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Department of Health and Hospitals
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of Natural Resources
Department of Social Services
Louisiana State Police
Department of Transportation and Development
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Public Service Commission
Volunteer Organizations
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Department of Agriculture - NRCS
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Annex Assignment Department/Agency Primary/
Suport
E Energy Department of Natural Resources
Louisiana National Guard
Department of Transportation and Development
Louisiana Public Service Commission
Volunteer Organizations
P
S
S
S
S
Annex Assignment Department/Agency Primary/
Support
F Engineering and
Traffic
Management
Services
Department of Transporation and Development
Louisiana National Guard
Department of Health and Hospitals
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Department of Agriculture - NRCS
Volunteer Organizations
P
S
S
S
S
S
Annex Assignment Department/Agency Primary/
Support
G Fire Fighting Department of Agriculture and Forestry
Louisiana National Guard
Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Volunteer Organizations
P
S
S
S
S
Annex Assignment Department/Agency Primary/
Support
H HAZMAT Louisiana State Police
Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness
Louisiana National Guard
Department of Agriculture and Forestry
Department of Environmental Quality
Louisiana State University Health Science Center
Department of Health and Hospitals
Department of Natural Resources
Department of Transportation and Development
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
U.S. Coast Guard
P
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
Annex Assignment Department/Agency Primary/
Support
I Information
Management
Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness
Louisiana National Guard
Department of Agriculture and Forestry
Department of Corrections
Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
Department of Economic Development
Department of Education
Department of Environmental Quality
Office of the Governor - Division of Administration
Office of the Governor - Office of Elderly Affairs
Office of the Governor - Oil Spill Coordinator
Louisiana State University Health Science Center
Department of Health and Hospitals
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of Natural Resources
Department of Social Services
Louisiana State Police
Department of Transportation and Development
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Louisiana Public Service Commission
Volunteer Organizations
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Department of Agriculture - NRCS
PS
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S
Annex Assignment Department/Agency Primary/
Support
J Law Enforcement
and Security
Law Enforcement Louisiana State Police
Louisiana National Guard
Department of Agriculture and Forestry
Department of Corrections
Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
Department of Transportation and Development
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
U.S. Coast Guard
P
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S
S
S
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S
Annex Assignment Department/Agency Primary/
Support
K Legal Issues Department of Justice
Louisiana National Guard
Office of the Governor - Division of Administration
P
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S
Annex Assignment Department/Agency Primary/
Support
L
Mass Feeding Department of Corrections
Louisiana National Guard
Department of Agriculture and Forestry
Department of Economic Development
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Health and Hospitals
Louisiana State University Health Science Center
Department of Social Services
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Volunteer Organizations
P
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S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
Annex Assignment Department/Agency Primary/
Support
M Medical and
Sanitation
Department of Health and Hospitals
Louisiana State University Health Science Center
Louisiana National Guard
Department of Agriculture and Forestry
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Transportation and Development
Volunteer Organizations
P
S
S
S
S
S
S
Annex Assignment Department/Agency Primary/
Support
N Oil Spill Office of the Governor-Oil Spill Coordinator
Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness
Louisiana National Guard
Department of Agriculture and Forestry
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Natural Resources
Louisiana State Police
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Volunteer Organizations
U.S. Coast Guard
P
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
Annex Assignment Department/Agency Primary/
Support
O Pulic Information Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness
Louisiana National Guard
Department of Agriculture and Forestry
Department of Corrections
Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
Department of Economic Development
Department of Education
Department of Environmental Quality
Office of the Governor - Division of Administration
Office of the Governor - Office of Elderly Affairs
Office of the Governor - Oil Spill Coordinator
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Department of Health and Hospitals
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department Natural Resources
Department of Social Services
Louisiana State Police
Department of Transportation and Development
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Louisiana Public Service Commission
Volunteer Organizations
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Department of Agriculture - NRCS
P
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Annex Assignment Department/Agency Primary/
Support
P Radiological Department of Environmental Quality/LRPD
Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness
Louisiana National Guard
Department of Agriculture and Forestry
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Department of Health and Hospitals
Department of Natural Resources
Louisiana State Police
Department of Transportation and Development
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Louisiana Public Service Commission
U.S. Coast Guard
P
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S
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S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
Annex Assignment Department/Agency Primary/
Support
Q Search and Rescue Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Louisiana National Guard
Department of Agriculture and Forestry
Department of Corrections
Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
Louisiana State Police
Department of Transportation and Development
U.S. Coast Guard
Volunteer Organizations
P
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
Annex Assignment Department/Agency Primary/
Support
R Shelter Operations
Control
Department of Social Services
Department of Corrections
Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
Department of Economic Development
Department of Education
Office of the Governor - Office of Elderly Affairs
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Department of Health and Hospitals
Volunteer Organizations
P
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
Annex Assignment Department/Agency Primary/
Support
S Traffic
Control/Evacuation
Louisiana State Police
Louisiana National Guard
Department of Agriculture and Forestry
Department of Corrections
Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
Department of Transportation and Development
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Volunteer Organizations
P
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
Annex Assignment Department/Agency Primary/
Support
T Transportation Louisiana National Guard
Department of Corrections
Department of Economic Development
Department of Education
Governor - Office of Elderly Affairs
Louisiana State Police
Department of Transportation and Development
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
U.S. Coast Guard
Volunteer Organizations
P
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
Annex Assignment Department/Agency Primary/
Support
U Watershed
Protection
Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness
Department of Natural Resources
Department of Transportation and Development
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Department of Agriculture - SCS
P
S
S
S
S
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 96-27, issued on August 28, 1996, 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 23rd day of February, 2001.

M.J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.
Governor

ATTEST BY
THE GOVERNOR
Fox McKeithen
Secretary of State