WHEREAS, the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority has requested
an allocation from the 2003 Ceiling to be used in connection with a project
to finance the acquisition, construction, and installation of equipment for
solid waste disposal facilities, recycling facilities, resource recovery facilities
and/or industrial sewage and wastewater treatment facilities at Air Products
and Chemicals, Inc., located in the parish of Orleans, state of Louisiana, in
accordance with the provisions of Section 146 of the Internal Revenue Code of
1986, as amended;
NOW THEREFORE I, M.J. "MIKE" FOSTER, JR., Governor of the state of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and laws of the state of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:
SECTION 1: The bond issue, as described in this Section, shall be and is hereby granted an allocation from the 2003 Ceiling as follows:
AMOUNT OF ALLOCATION
NAME OF ISSUER
NAME OF PROJECT
Louisiana Public Facilities Authority
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
SECTION 2: The granted allocation shall be used only for the bond issue described in Section 1 and for the general purpose set forth in the "Application for Allocation of a Portion of the State of Louisiana Private Activity Bond Ceiling" submitted in connection with the bond issue described in Section 1.
SECTION 3: The granted allocation shall be valid and in full force and effect through the end of 2003, provided that such bonds are delivered to the initial purchasers thereof on or before December 30, 2003.
SECTION 4: All references in this Order to the singular shall include the plural, and all plural references shall include the singular.
SECTION 5: The undersigned certifies, under penalty of perjury,
that the granted allocation was not made in consideration of any bribe, gift,
or gratuity, or any direct or indirect contribution to any political campaign.
The undersigned also certifies that the granted allocation meets the requirements
of Section 146 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
SECTION 6: This Order is effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or terminated by operation of law.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 the state of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, on this 19th day of December, 2003.
M.J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.
Secretary of State