Water Resources Commission

Name Water Resources Commission
Contact Person Matthew Reonas, Ph.D. - Policy Planner, Environmental Division, Office of Conservation, DENR
Mailing Address Post Office Box 94275
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9275
Phone Number 225-342-1496
Fax Number --
Board Email matthew.reonas@la.gov
Website --
Legal Authority R.S. 38:3097.4
Year Created 2003
Organizational Placement Department of Natural Resources
Purpose/Function (1) Review and approve or reject any orders of the commissioner placing restrictions on wells upon petition by the owner of the affected well or proposed well or any owner of a well in the same aquifer.... (2) Review rules and regulations proposed by the commissioner pursuant to this chapter. (3) Continue the development, in cooperation with the commissioner, of a statewide ground water resource management program [etc.].... (4) Evaluate the state's surface water resources including current and projected demands, [etc.].... (5) Review the contingency plan developed by the commissioner to respond to a ground water emergency. (6) Direct the commissioner to promulgate rules and regulations for the appointment or designation of up to five regional bodies... (7) Provide written concurrence to the Sabine River Authority [out-of-state water sales]... (8) Attend hearings [etc.]...
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 28
Number Currently Serving: 22
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 2
Estimated number in current year: 2
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: $0      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
Unclassified: 0
Part-time: 0
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:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

       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:
Travel Reimbursements    State Agency:
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 No per diem, no travel expenditures issued.
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