Oyster Lease Damage Evaluation Board

Name Oyster Lease Damage Evaluation Board
Contact Person Mr. James J. Devitt - Deputy General Counsel, Dept. Natural Resources
Mailing Address Post Office Box 94396
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9396
Phone Number 225-342-2614
Fax Number 225-342-2707
Board Email james.devitt@la.gov
Website http://dnr.louisiana.gov/index.cfm?md=pagebuilder&tmp=home&pid=72
Legal Authority RS 56:700.13
Year Created 1995
Organizational Placement Office of the Secretary-Department of Natural Resources
Purpose/Function To promulgate rules and regulations to determine the method of establishing a uniform system of compensation for actual damages caused to the oyster beds of leaseholders based on biological test data. The board was created to address conflicts between mineral owners and oyster leaseholders "to effect an equitable solution...which will result in fair and predictable treatement to the oil and gas industry while assuring the oyster fishermen actual compensation for damages to their oyster beds due
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 5
Number Currently Serving: 5
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 1
Estimated number in current year: 1
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)  Administrative & Clerical support as needed  State Agency: Dept. Natural Resources & Div Admin. Law
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:
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