Amendment to Executive Order No. BJ 08-32
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 amendment of Executive Order No. BJ 08-32, issued on August 22, 2008, and by the Governor ’ s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness updating its emergency operations plan to expand the support agencies assigned to ESF-6 Function;
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: The ESF 6 function is amended as follows:
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 Department of Economic Development S Department of Environmental Quality S Department of Justice (Attorney General) S Department of Treasury (State Treasurer) S Department of Wildlife and Fisheries S Public Service Commission S Department of State (Secretary of State) S Department of Civil Service S Department of Transportation and Development S
SECTION 2: 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 3: This Order is effective upon signature and shall remain 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 Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, on this 9th day of September, 2008.
Secretary of State