Atchafalaya Basin Technical Advisory Group

Name Atchafalaya Basin Technical Advisory Group
Contact Person Brian Lezina - Administrator, Planning and Research
Mailing Address 150 Terrace Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone Number 225-342-1475
Fax Number --
Board Email brian.lezina@la.gov
Website http://coastal.la.gov
Legal Authority La. R.S. 49:214
Year Created 2008
Organizational Placement Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
Purpose/Function The Technical Advisory Group shall review, evaluate, and approve all water management and water quality projects proposed for inclusion in an annual plan. The group shall determine if the project meets the criteria for inclusion as adopted by the board and make recommendations to the board.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 15
Number Currently Serving: 12
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 2
Estimated number in current year: 4
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:
    Employees:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

    Members:
       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)  Support Staff  State Agency: Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority
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 As a result of legislation passed in 2018, Act 570, Regular Session,the Atchafalaya Basin Program has been transferred from DNR to the CPRA. That Act repealed statutes 30:2000.1-2000.12, see page 13, lines 17-18 of the Act.

The Atchafalaya Technical Advisory Group was re-established in the Act, see page 10, lines 11, et seq. However, the Atchafalaya Basin Research and Promotion Board was not similarly re-established. It will no longer exist as a board for this database's purposes.

As a result of the re-establishment of the Atchafalaya Technical Advisory Group, changes to membership, as well as changes of appointment in statute the CPRA Board is currently in process.
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