EXECUTIVE ORDER
JBE 17-19

Emergency Operations Plan

WHEREAS,               the State of Louisiana must be prepared to respond and recover in a coordinated, effective and efficient manner to all the emergencies and disasters to which it is subjected;

WHEREAS,               the State of Louisiana must be organized in such a way as to effectively bring available State, Federal and private resources together to support the response and recovery efforts of our local communities;

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 replacement of Executive Order No. JBE 16-20, issued on June 1, 2016, and by the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness updating its emergency operations plan.

NOW THEREFORE, I, JOHN BEL EDWARDS, 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:     

A.        The director of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and  
Emergency Preparedness, State of Louisiana, (hereafter “director”), shall direct the State of Louisiana’s emergency and/or disaster operations.

B.        The director, or the director’s designee, shall also coordinate the activities of all non-state agencies, departments, and/or organizations involved in emergency management within the state of Louisiana.

SECTION 2:      

A.        This Executive Order shall constitute the Louisiana Emergency Operations Plan (“Plan”), which shall be binding on all departments, commissions, boards, agencies, organizations and employees of the State of Louisiana, and on all local governments or political subdivisions of the State authorized or directed to conduct homeland security and emergency management operations.

B.        The director shall supplement the provisions of the Plan by prescribing rules, regulations, and procedures. Once adopted, the supplement shall also be binding on all departments, commissions, boards, agencies, organizations and employees of the state of Louisiana, and on all local governments or political subdivisions of the state authorized or directed to conduct homeland security and emergency management operations.

C.        Any supplement or subsequent changes to the plan shall continue to follow the principles outlined in the National Incident Management System, or its successor, and also provide for the emergency operations that may be implemented should an emergency and/or disaster strike the state of Louisiana or an area within the state of Louisiana.

SECTION 3:         

A.        The director shall control the activation and/or implementation of the Plan and the conclusion and/or deactivation of the Plan.

B.        The director shall also control the activation and deactivation of the state Emergency Operations Center (hereafter “Center”).

C.        The activation of the Center shall constitute the implementation of the Plan.

SECTION 4:              The departments, offices, agencies, and organizations of the state of Louisiana have primary and support responsibilities for the following Emergency Support Functions (ESF) and Recovery Support Functions (RSF):

ESF/SUPPORT

ANNEX

DEPARTMENT/AGENCY

PRIMARY

ESF1

Transportation

Department of Transportation and Development

P

 

 

Louisiana National Guard

S

 

 

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

S

 

 

Department of Corrections

S

 

 

Department of Education

S

 

 

Louisiana Department of Health

S

 

 

Louisiana State Police

S

 

 

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

S

 

 

Department of Children and Family Services

S

 

 

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)

S

 

ESF 2

Communications

Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

P

 

 

Louisiana National Guard

P

 

 

Louisiana State Police

P

 

 

Governor – Division of Administration 

S

 

 

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

S

 

 

Department of Corrections

S

 

 

Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism

S

 

 

Department of Economic Development

S

 

 

Department of Education

S

 

 

Department of Environmental Quality

S

 

 

Governor – Office of Elderly Affairs

S

 

 

Office of the Lieutenant Governor

S

 

 

Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinators Office

S

 

 

Louisiana State University System

S

 

 

Louisiana Department of Health

S

 

 

Department of Justice

S

 

 

Louisiana Workforce Commission

S

 

 

Louisiana Public Service Commission

S

 

 

Louisiana Board of Regents

S

 

 

Department of Revenue

S

 

 

Department of Children and Family Services

S

 

 

Department of Transportation & Development

S

 

 

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

S

 

 

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)

S

 

ESF 3

Public Works & Engineering

Department of Transportation & Development

P

 

 

Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

P

 

 

Governor – Division of Administration

S

 

 

Louisiana Department of Health

S

 

 

Department of Natural Resources

S

 

 

Department of Environmental Quality

S

 

 

Louisiana National Guard

S

 

 

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)

S

 

ESF 4

Firefighting

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

P

 

 

State Fire Marshal

P

 

 

Louisiana National Guard

S

 

 

Department of Environmental Quality

S

 

 

Department of Transportation and Development

S

 

 

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

S

 

 

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)

S

 

ESF 5

Emergency Management

Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

P

 

 

Louisiana National Guard

S

 

 

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

S

 

 

Department of Corrections

S

 

 

Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism

S

 

 

Department of Economic Development

S

 

 

Department of Education

S

 

 

Department of Environmental Quality

S

 

 

Governor – Division of Administration

S

 

 

Governor – Office of Disability Affairs

S

 

 

Governor – Office of Elderly Affairs

S

 

 

Governor – Office of Indian Affairs

S

 

 

Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinators Office

S

 

 

Louisiana State University System

S

 

 

Louisiana Department of Health

S

 

 

Department of Justice

S

 

 

Louisiana Workforce Commission

S

 

 

Department of Natural Resources

S

 

 

Louisiana Public Service Commission

S

 

 

Louisiana Board of Regents

S

 

 

Office of the Lieutenant Governor

S

 

 

Department of Revenue

S

 

 

Secretary of State

S

 

 

Department of Children and Family Services

S

 

 

Louisiana State Police

S

 

 

Department of Transportation & Development

S

 

 

Department of the Treasury

S

 

 

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

S

 

 

Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

S

 

 

Department of Public Safety

S

 

 

State Fire Marshall

S

 

 

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)

S

 

ESF 6

Mass Care, Housing and Human Services

Department of Children and Family Services

P

 

 

Louisiana Workforce Commission

P

 

 

Department of Corrections

S

 

 

Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

S

 

 

Louisiana Housing Corporation

S

 

 

Louisiana National Guard

S

 

 

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

S

 

 

Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism

S

 

 

Department of Economic  Development

S

 

 

Department of Education

S

 

 

Department of Environmental Quality

S

 

 

State Fire Marshal

S

 

 

Governor – Office of Disability Affairs

S

 

 

Governor – Office of Elderly Affairs

S

 

 

Louisiana Department of Health

S

 

 

Louisiana State University System and Ag Center

S

 

 

Department of Insurance

S

 

 

Department of Labor

S

 

 

Department of Natural Resources

S

 

 

Louisiana Public Service Commission

S

 

 

Louisiana Board of Regents

S

 

 

Department of Veterans Affairs

S

 

 

Department of Revenue

S

 

 

Department of Transportation and Development

S

 

 

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

S

 

 

Louisiana State Police

S

 

 

Office of the Lieutenant Governor

S

 

 

State Treasurer

S

 

 

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)

S

 

ESF 7

Resources Support

Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

P

 

 

Louisiana National Guard

P

 

 

Department of Agriculture & Forestry

S

 

 

Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism

S

 

 

Department of Economic Development

S

 

 

Department of Environmental Quality

S

 

 

Governor – Division of Administration

S

 

 

Louisiana State University System

S

 

 

Louisiana Department of Health

S

 

 

Louisiana Workforce Commission 

S

 

 

Department of Natural Resources

S

 

 

Louisiana Board of Regents

S

 

 

Department of Children and Family Services

S

 

 

Louisiana State Police

S

 

 

Office of the Lieutenant Governor

S

 

 

Department of Transportation & Development

S

 

 

Department of the Treasury

S

 

 

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)

S

 

ESF 8

Public Health & Medical Services

 Louisiana Department of Health

P

 

 

Louisiana National Guard

S

 

 

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

S

 

 

Department of Corrections

S

 

 

Department of Children and Family Services

S

 

 

Department of Environmental Quality

S

 

 

Louisiana State University System

S

 

 

Louisiana Board of Regents

S

 

 

State Fire Marshal

S

 

 

Louisiana Workforce Commission

S

 

 

Department of Transportation & Development

S

 

 

Department of Veterans Affairs

S

 

 

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)

S

 

ESF 9

Search & Rescue

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

P

 

 

State Fire Marshal

P

 

 

Louisiana National Guard

S

 

 

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

S

 

 

Louisiana Department of Health

S

 

 

Department of Corrections

S

 

 

Department of Culture, Recreation, & Tourism

S

 

 

Louisiana State Police

S

 

 

Department of Transportation and Development

S

 

 

Louisiana State University Fire and Emergency Training Institute

S

 

 

 Department of Revenue - Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control

S

 

 

Office of the Lieutenant Governor

S

 

 

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)

S

 

ESF 10

Oil Spill, Hazardous Materials and Radiological

Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinators Office

P

 

 

Louisiana State Police

P

 

 

Department of Environmental Quality

P

 

 

Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

S

 

 

Louisiana  Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

S

 

 

Louisiana National Guard

S

 

 

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

S

 

 

State Fire Marshal

S

 

 

Louisiana State University System

S

 

 

Louisiana Department of Health

S

 

 

Department of Natural Resources

S

 

 

Department of Transportation and Development

S

 

 

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

S

 

 

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)

S

 

ESF 11

Agriculture

Department of Agriculture & Forestry

P

 

 

Louisiana National Guard

S

 

 

Department of Children and Family Services

S

 

 

Department of Corrections

S

 

 

Department of Environmental Quality

S

 

 

Louisiana Department of Health

S

 

 

Louisiana Board of Regents

S

 

 

Louisiana National Guard

S

 

 

Louisiana State Police

 

 

 

Louisiana State University System

S

 

 

Department of Transportation and Development

S

 

 

Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

S

 

 

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

S

 

 

Southern University and Ag Center

S

 

 

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)

S

 

ESF 12

Energy and Utilities

Department of Natural Resources/Intrastate Natural Gas

P

 

 

Louisiana Public Service Commission/Power

P

 

 

Louisiana Department of Health

P

 

 

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

S

 

 

(Wastewater Utilities)

S

 

 

Department of Agriculture & Forestry

S

 

 

Louisiana National Guard

S

 

 

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)

S

 

ESF 13

Public Safety and Security

Louisiana State Police

P

 

 

Department of Justice

P

 

 

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

S

 

 

Department of Corrections

S

 

 

Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism

S

 

 

Department of Revenue - Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control

S

 

 

Department of Transportation and Development

S

 

 

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

S

 

 

Louisiana National Guard

S

 

 

Office of Juvenile Justice

S

 

 

Office of the Lieutenant Governor

S

 

 

Office of the State Fire Marshal

S

 

ESF 14

In accordance with the National Disaster Recovery Framework, ESF 14 will be organized into Recovery Support Functions (RSF).

 

RSF 1

Community Planning and Capacity Building

Office of Community Development

P

 

 

Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP)

S

 

 

Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs

S

 

 

Governor’s Office of Elderly Affairs

S

 

 

Louisiana Economic Development

S

 

 

Louisiana Workforce Commission

S

 

 

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

S

 

 

Department of Insurance

S

 

 

Department of Revenue

S

 

 

University of Louisiana at Lafayette/NIMSAT

S

 

 

Louisiana State University/SDMI

S

 

 

Office of Financial Institutions

S

 

 

Office of the Lieutenant Governor

S

 

 

Department of Education

S

 

 

Louisiana VOAD

S

 

 

Department of Transportation and Development

S

 

RSF 2

Economic

Louisiana Economic Development

P

 

 

Louisiana Workforce Commission

S

 

 

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

S

 

 

Department of Insurance

S

 

 

Department of Revenue

S

 

 

University of Louisiana at Lafayette/NIMSAT

S

 

 

Louisiana State University/SDMI

S

 

 

Office of Financial Institutions

S

 

 

Office of the Lieutenant Governor

S

 

 

Department of Education

S

 

 

Department of Transportation and Development

S

 

 

LSU/Southern Agriculture Centers

S

 

 

Department of Environmental Quality

S

 

 

Louisiana Sea Grant@ LSU

S

 

 

Louisiana Housing Corporation

S

 

 

Louisiana Department of Health

S

 

 

Louisiana VOAD

S

 

 

Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs

S

 

 

Governor’s Office of Elderly Affairs

S

 

RSF 3

Health and Social Services

Louisiana Department of Health

P

 

 

Department of Children and Family Services

P

 

 

Department of Education

S

 

 

Louisiana State University Health Sciences

S

 

 

Louisiana Board of Regents

S

 

 

Office of Community Development

S

 

 

Louisiana VOAD

S

 

 

Office of the Lieutenant Governor

S

 

 

Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs

S

 

 

Governor’s Office of Elderly Affairs

S

 

RSF 4

Housing

Louisiana Housing Corporation

P

 

 

Department of Children and Family Services

S

 

 

Louisiana Economic Development

S

 

 

Louisiana VOAD

S

 

 

Office of the Lieutenant Governor

S

 

 

Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs

S

 

 

Governor’s Office of Elderly Affairs

S

 

RSF 5

Infrastructure Systems

Department of Transportation and Development

P

 

 

Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

P

 

 

Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP)

S

 

 

Office of Community Development

S

 

 

Office of Financial Institutions

S

 

 

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

S

 

 

Department of Insurance

S

 

 

Public Service Commission

S

 

 

Louisiana Economic Development

S

 

 

Department of Environmental Quality

S

 

 

Department of Natural Resources

S

 

 

Department of Corrections

S

 

 

Department of Public Safety

S

 

 

Louisiana Oil Spill Coordination Officer

S

 

 

Office of the State Fire Marshall

S

 

 

Louisiana Housing Corporation

S

 

 

Louisiana Department of Health

S

 

 

Louisiana Department of Education

S

 

 

Louisiana National Guard

S

 

 

Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs

S

 

 

Governor’s Office of Elderly Affairs

S

 

RSF 6

Natural and Cultural Resources

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

P

 

 

Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

P

 

 

Department of Natural Resources

S

 

 

Department of Environmental Quality

S

 

 

Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism

S

 

 

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

S

 

 

Office of the Lieutenant Governor

S

 

 

Office of Community Development

S

 

 

Secretary of State

S

 

 

Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs

S

 

 

Governor’s Office of Elderly Affairs

S

 

ESF 15

Emergency Public Information

Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

P

 

 

Louisiana National Guard

S

 

 

Senate and House Legislative Liaisons

S

 

 

Department of Agriculture and Forestry

S

 

 

Department of Corrections

S

 

 

Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism

S

 

 

Office of the Lieutenant Governor

S

 

 

Department of Economic Development

S

 

 

Department of Education

S

 

 

Department of Environmental Quality

S

 

 

State Fire Marshal

S

 

 

Governor – Division of Administration

S

 

 

Governor – Office of Disability Affairs

S

 

 

Governor – Office of Elderly Affairs

S

 

 

Governor – Office of Financial Institutions

S

 

 

Governor – Office of Indian Affairs

S

 

 

Office of the Lieutenant Governor

S

 

 

Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinators Office

S

 

 

Louisiana State University System

S

 

 

Louisiana Department of Health

S

 

 

Department of Justice

S

 

 

Department of Insurance

S

 

 

Louisiana Workforce Commission

S

 

 

Department of Natural Resources

S

 

 

Louisiana Public Service Commission

S

 

 

Louisiana Board of Regents

S

 

 

Department of Revenue

S

 

 

Department of Children and Family Services

S

 

 

Secretary of State

S

 

 

Louisiana State Police

S

 

 

Department of Transportation and Development

S

 

 

Department of the Treasury

S

 

 

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

S

 

 

Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

S

 

 

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)

S

 

ESF 16

Military Support to Civilian Affairs

Louisiana National Guard

P

SECTION 5:              The head of each department, office, agency, and organization identified in Section 4 of this Order shall designate both an emergency coordinator and an alternate coordinator to act on the department’s behalf during an emergency situation, and furnish the director with their names and all phone numbers. The head shall also designate a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) coordinator who will prepare and maintain plans, procedures, arrangements, and agreements to ensure that the organization will continue to carry out its mission in an emergency or disaster.

SECTION 6:              The head of each department assigned a primary ESF or RSF responsibility in Section 4 shall submit implementing procedures to the director that set forth the department’s procedures for carrying out its assigned emergency support functions. The head of each department shall submit annual updates of their implementing procedures to the director.

SECTION 7:              The head of each department assigned emergency support or recovery support responsibilities in Section 4 of this Order shall assist its primary department in the preparation of their procedures and/or any other documents necessary to support the Plan.

SECTION 8:              The head of each department assigned a primary and/or a support responsibility in Section 4 of this Order will:

 

1. Staff the State Emergency Operations Center and/or Joint Field Office with personnel during training exercises and emergencies as requested by the director;

2. Maintain and operate a 24-hour response capability in the department headquarters, or in the department’s designated Emergency Operations Center, when the Plan is implemented;

3. Participate in exercises of the Plan when scheduled by the director;

4. Participate in, and conduct, training essential to implementation of the department’s assigned emergency service;

5. Conduct an annual internal review to update the details of their department’s implementing procedures and advise the director of needed modifications of their implementing procedures; and

6. Maintain logs, records, and reporting systems required by all state and federal laws, rules, and regulations.

 SECTION 9:              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 10:            This Order is effective upon signature and shall continue 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 31st day of July, 2017.

 

John Bel Edwards
Governor

ATTEST BY
THE GOVERNOR
Tom Schedler
Secretary of State