Building Trust with sound coastal
investment policies

APPENDIX A

The State Governance Board and the Advisory Commission

The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board:i

The CPRA Board represents the state’s position in policy relative to the protection, conservation, enhancement, and restoration of the coastal area of the state; oversees the Coastal Protection and Restoration Trust Fund; enforces compliance with Coastal Master Plan; and develops a master plan for integrated coastal protection and an annual plan for integrated coastal protection for protecting, conserving, enhancing, and restoring the coastal area through the construction and management of integrated coastal protection projects and programs.ii

The CPRA Board was created within the office of the governor and consists of the following members:

  1. Executive assistant to the governor for coastal activities

  2. Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources or his designee

  3. Secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries or his designee

  4. Secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality or his designee

  5. Secretary of the Department of Transportation and Development or his designee

  6. Secretary of the Department of Economic Development or his designee

  7. Commissioner of administration or his designee

  8. Commissioner of agriculture and forestry or his designee

  9. Seven members appointed by the governor, in consultation with the Police Jury Association of Louisiana and the Association of Levee Boards of Louisiana, from nominations submitted by levee districts located in whole or in part in the coastal area, from legislators who represent districts in whole or in part in the coastal area, and from parish governing authorities located in whole or in part in the coastal area. The appointees shall be residents of the coastal area and shall be appointed on a proportional basis, reflective of the population and land area of the parishes located in whole or in part in the coastal area. There should be at least two appointees who reside in the area of the coastal area located west of the Atchafalaya River and at least two appointees who reside in the coastal area east of the Atchafalaya River.

  10. The chair of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration, and Conservation or his designee

  11. The director of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness or his designee

  12. The speaker of the House of Representative, or his designee, who shall serve as an ex officio member

  13. The president of the Senate, or his designee, who shall serve as an ex officio member

  14. Any member of the board who represents a political subdivision shall recuse himself from deliberations

The Governor’s Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration and Conservationiii

The mission of the Advisory Commission is to assist the State of Louisiana in the development and implementation of a holistic plan to achieve a sustainable coastal ecosystem, encompassing the entirety of Louisiana’s fragile coast from the Pearl River to the Sabine River, all predicated upon uncompromising engineering, scientific and ecological principles.

The Commission advises the Governor and the Executive Assistant on integrated coastal activities relative to the overall status and direction of the state’s coastal protection program. It reviews programs, conditions, trends, and scientific and engineering findings, which affect integrated coastal protection, in order to make recommendations for improvements to the state’s integrated coastal protection, efforts.

The Commission develops advice with respect to the identification and resolution of conflicts among agencies and stakeholders related to integrated coastal protection efforts and to assist in the identification of any other activity which might conflict with the integrated coastal protection, efforts. The Executive Assistant’s staff, the Office of the Governor – Coastal Activities, provides staffing services for the Commission.

The Governor’s Advisory Commission was created within the office of the governor and consists of the following members:iv

  1. Two members appointed by the governor from the academic community

  2. Two members appointed by the governor from the business and industrial community

  3. Two members appointed by the governor from the nonprofit corporation community

  4. Two members appointed by the governor from the conservation community

  5. Two members appointed by the governor from the agricultural community

  6. Two members appointed by the governor from governing bodies of political subdivisions of the state

  7. Two members appointed by the governor from the energy production and distribution sector

  8. Two members appointed by the governor to represent the fishing community, one from commercial fishing and one from recreational fishing

  9. One member appointed by the governor from the oyster industry

  10. Two members appointed by the governor to represent coastal landowners

  11. Two members appointed by the governor to represent ports and related industries

  12. Six members appointed at large by the governor

  13. The president of the Senate or his designee

  14. The speaker of the House or his designee

  15. The chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources and Environment or his designee

  16. The chairman of the Senate Committee on natural Resources or his designee

  17. Two members appointed by the Association of Levee Boards of Louisiana from the members of the levee boards having districts located in whole or in part within the Louisiana coastal area.

  18. One member appointed by the governor representing the maritime industry

  19. The chairman of the House Committee on Transportation, Highways and Public Works or his designee

  20. The chairman of the Senate Committee on Transportation, Highways, and Public Works or his designee

iR.S. 49:214.5.1
iihttp://coastal.la.gov
iiiR.S. 49:214.4.1
ivR.S. 49:214.4.1