EXECUTIVE ORDER
BJ 08-32
Emergency Operations Plan


WHEREAS, the state of Louisiana must be prepared to respond in a coordinated, effective and efficient manner to all the emergencies and disasters to which it is subjected;

WHEREAS, it is the policy of the state of Louisiana for all homeland security and emergency preparedness functions to follow the principles outlined in the National Incident Management System, or its successor, and La. R.S. 29:722(C); 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. KBB 2006-34, issued on August 3, 2006, and by the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness updating its emergency operations plan;

NOW THEREFORE, I, BOBBY JINDAL, Governor of the state of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and the laws of the state of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:

SECTION 1:

A. The director of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, state of Louisiana, (hereafter “director”), shall direct the state of Louisiana’s emergency and/or disaster operations.

B. 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. This Executive Order shall constitute the Louisiana Emergency Operations Plan (“Plan”), which shall be binding on all departments, commissions, boards, agencies, organizations and employees of the state of Louisiana, and on all local governments or political subdivisions of the state authorized or directed to conduct homeland security and emergency management operations.

B. The director shall supplement the provisions of the Plan by prescribing rules, regulations, and procedures. Once adopted, the supplement shall also be binding on all departments, commissions, boards, agencies, organizations and employees of the state of Louisiana, and on all local governments or political subdivisions of the state authorized or directed to conduct homeland security and emergency management operations.

C. Any supplement or subsequent changes to the plan shall continue to follow the principles outlined in the National Incident Management System, or its successor, and also 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;

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 departments, offices, agencies, and organizations of the state of Louisiana government have primary and support responsibilities for the following Emergency Support Functions (ESF):

ESF ANNEX DEPARTMENT/AGENCY PRIMARY
/SUPPORT
ESF1 Transportation Department of Transportation and Development P
    Louisiana National Guard S
    Department of Agriculture and Forestry S
    Department of Corrections S
    Department of Education S
    Department of Health and Hospitals S
    Louisiana State Police S
    Department of Wildlife and Fisheries S
ESF 2 Communications Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness P
    Louisiana National Guard P
    Louisiana State Police P
    Department of Agriculture and Forestry S
    Department of Corrections S
    Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism S
    Department of Economic Development S
    Department of Education S
    Department of Environmental Quality S
    Governor – Division of Administration S
    Governor – Office of Elderly Affairs S
    Governor – Oil Spill Coordinators Office S
    Louisiana State University System S
    Department of Health and Hospitals S
    Department of Justice S
    Department of Labor S
    Louisiana Public Service Commission S
    Louisiana Board of Regents S
    Department of Revenue S
    Department of Social Services S
    Department of Transportation & Development S
    Department of Wildlife and Fisheries S
    Volunteer Organizations S
ESF 3 Public Works & Engineering Department of Transportation & Development P
    Louisiana National Guard S
    Governor – Division of Administration S
    Department of Health & Hospitals S
    Department of Natural Resources S
    Volunteer Organizations S
ESF 4 Firefighting Department of Agriculture and Forestry P
    Louisiana National Guard S
    Department of Environmental Quality S
    State Fire Marshal S
    Department of Transportation and Development S
    Department of Wildlife and Fisheries S
    Volunteer Organizations S
ESF 5 Emergency Management Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness P
    Louisiana National Guard S
    Department of Agriculture and Forestry S
    Department of Corrections S
    Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism S
    Department of Economic Development S
    Department of Education S
    Department of Environmental Quality S
    Governor – Division of Administration S
    Governor – Office of Disability Affairs S
   

Governor – Office of Elderly Affairs

S

    Governor – Office of Indian Affairs S
    Governor – Oil Spill Coordinators Office S
    Louisiana State University System S
    Department of Health and Hospitals S
    Department of Justice S
    Department of Labor S
    Department of Natural Resources S
    Louisiana Public Service Commission S
    Louisiana Board of Regents S
    Department of Revenue S
    Secretary of State S
    Department of Social Services S
    Louisiana State Police S
    Department of Transportation & Development S
    Department of the Treasury S
    Department of Wildlife and Fisheries S
    Volunteer Organizations S
ESF 6 Mass Care, Housing and Human Services Department of Social Services P
    Department of Corrections P
    Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness S
    Louisiana Family Recovery Corps S
    Louisiana Housing Finance Agency S
    Louisiana National Guard S
    Department of Agriculture and Forestry S
    Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism S
    Department of Education S
    State Fire Marshal S
    Governor – Office of Disability Affairs S
    Governor – Office of Elderly Affairs S
    Department of Health and Hospitals S
    Louisiana State University System S
    Department of Insurance S
    Department of Labor S
    Department of Natural Resources S
    Louisiana Board of Regents S
    Department of Veterans Affairs S
    Department of Revenue S
    Volunteer Organizations S
ESF 7 Resources Support Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness P
    Louisiana National Guard P
    Department of Agriculture & Forestry S
    Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism S
    Department of Economic Development S
    Department of Environmental Quality S
    Governor – Division of Administration S
    Louisiana State University System S
    Department of Health and Hospitals S
    Department of Labor S
    Department of Natural Resources S
    Louisiana Board of Regents S
    Department of Social Services S
    Louisiana State Police S
    Department of Transportation & Development S
    Department of the Treasury S
    Volunteer Organizations S
ESF 8 Public Health & Medical Services Department of Health & Hospitals P
    Louisiana National Guard S
    Department of Agriculture and Forestry S
    Department of Corrections S
   

Department of Environmental Quality

S

    Louisiana State University System S
    Louisiana Board of Regents S
    State Fire Marshal S
    Department of Transportation & Development S
    Department of Veterans Affairs S
    Volunteer Organizations S
ESF 9 Search & Rescue Department of Wildlife and Fisheries P
    Louisiana National Guard S
    Department of Agriculture and Forestry S
    Department of Corrections S
    Department of Culture, Recreation, & Tourism S
    State Fire Marshal S
    Louisiana State Police S
    Department of Transportation and Development S
    Louisiana State University Fire and Emergency Training Institute S
    Volunteer Organizations S
ESF 10 Oil Spill, Hazardous Materials and Radiological Governor – Oil Spill Coordinators Office P
    Louisiana State Police P
    Department of Environmental Quality P
    Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness S
    Louisiana National Guard S
    Department of Agriculture and Forestry S
    State Fire Marshal S
    Louisiana State University System S
    Department of Health and Hospitals S
    Department of Natural Resources S
    Department of Transportation and Development S
    Department of Wildlife and Fisheries S
    Volunteer Organizations S
ESF 11 Agriculture Department of Agriculture & Forestry P
    Louisiana National Guard S
    Department of Corrections S
    Department of Environmental Quality S
    Department of Health and Hospitals S
    Louisiana Board of Regents S
    Louisiana State University System S
    Department of Transportation and Development S
    Department of Wildlife and Fisheries S
    Volunteer Organizations S
ESF 12 Energy and Utilities Department of Natural Resources/Intrastate Natural Gas P
    Louisiana Public Service Commission/Power P
    Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals  
   
(Water/Wastewater Utilities)
S
    Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality  
   

(Wastewater Utilities)

S
    Volunteer Organizations S
    Louisiana National Guard S
ESF 13 Public Safety and Security Louisiana State Police P
    Department of Justice P
    Louisiana National Guard S
    Department of Agriculture and Forestry S
    Department of Corrections S
    Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism S
    Department of Revenue - Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control S
    Department of Transportation and Development S
    Department of Wildlife and Fisheries S
    Louisiana Youth Services S
ESF 14 Community Recovery, Mitigation and Economic Stabilization Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness P
   

Department of Economic Development

P

    Louisiana National Guard S
    Department of Agriculture and Forestry S
    Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism S
    Department of Education S
    Department of Environmental Quality S
    Governor – Division of Administration S
    Governor – Office of Financial Institutions S
    Louisiana State University System S
    Department of Health and Hospitals S
    Department of Insurance S
    Department of Justice S
    Department of Labor S
    Department of Natural Resources S
    Louisiana Public Service Commission S
    Louisiana Board of Regents S
    Department of Revenue S
    Department of Social Services S
    Secretary of State S
    Louisiana State Police S
    Department of Transportation and Development S
    Department of the Treasury S
    Volunteer Organizations S
ESF 15 Emergency Public Information Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness P
    Louisiana National Guard S
    Senate and House Legislative Liaisons S
    Department of Agriculture and Forestry S
    Department of Corrections S
    Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism S
    Department of Economic Development S
    Department of Education S
    Department of Environmental Quality S
    State Fire Marshal S
    Governor – Division of Administration S
    Governor – Office of Disability Affairs S
    Governor – Office of Elderly Affairs S
    Governor – Office of Financial Institutions S
    Governor – Office of Indian Affairs S
    Governor – Oil Spill Coordinators Office S
    Louisiana State University System S
    Department of Health and Hospitals S
    Department of Justice S
    Department of Insurance S
    Department of Labor S
    Department of Natural Resources S
    Louisiana Public Service Commission S
    Louisiana Board of Regents S
    Department of Revenue S
    Department of Social Services S
    Secretary of State S
    Louisiana State Police S
    Department of Transportation and Development S
    Department of the Treasury S
    Department of Wildlife and Fisheries S
    Volunteer Organizations S
ESF 16 Military Support to Civilian Affairs Louisiana National Guard P

SECTION 5: The head of each department, office, agency, and organization 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. The head shall also designate a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) coordinator who will prepare and maintain plans, procedures, arrangements, and agreements to ensure that the organization will continue to carry out its mission in an emergency or disaster.

SECTION 6: The head of each department assigned a primary ESF responsibility in Section 4 shall submit implementing procedures to the director that set forth the department’s procedures for carrying out its assigned emergency support 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 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 will:

A. Staff the State Emergency Operations 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, or in the department’s designated Emergency Operations Center, 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 needed modifications of their implementing procedures; and

F. Maintain logs, records, and reporting systems 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 this Order.

SECTION 10: This Order is effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or term inated by operation of law.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, on this 22nd day of August, 2008.

Bobby Jindal
Governor

ATTEST BY
THE GOVERNOR
Jay Dardenne
Secretary of State