From: Patrick Courreges
Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 2010 5:45 PM
To: Patrick Courreges
Subject: Coastit Notes from the Department of Natural Resources
November 3, 2010
Greetings from Department of Natural Resources Assistant Secretary Lou Buatt. Coastit Notes is a publication of the Office of Coastal Management to inform permit applicants, the public and others of events and items that may impact them or their interaction with our office. This e-document is intended to improve customer service and awareness of OCM works and functions and includes announcements from all OCM divisions as issues arise. If you wish to be removed from this list or have been forwarded this email and wish to be added to the list, please contact Christine Charrier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Coastal Management is pleased to announce that three new employees have been added to replace staff who have left the agency or have moved to other positions. Heather Evans is working in the Enforcement Section East position that was previously held by Jaimie Thibodeaux who left the agency, Craig LeBlanc is working in the Field Services position that was previously held by Chuck Spears who recently retired and Jessica Williamson was selected to fill the Permits Section position that was previously held by Harmon Brown who moved to the Oil Spill Liaison position. Dr. Van Thomas Van Biersel will be working in the DNR Secretary’s Office on the Surface Water Management Program in support of Act 955 of the 2010 Legislative session. Contact information for these individuals is below:
Heather Evans – 225-342- 4602 email@example.com
Craig LeBlanc – 225-342-7930 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Williamson – 225-219-9530 email@example.com
Dr. Thomas Van Biersel – 225-342-1813 thomas.Vanbiersel@la.gov
Our Offices will be closed Thursday November 11, 2010 for Veteran’s Day.
Louisiana Coastal Zone Management Program Section 309 Assessment and Strategy
Section 309 of the Coastal Zone Management Act establishes a voluntary coastal zone enhancement grants program to encourage states and territories to develop program changes in one or more of nine pre-identified enhancement areas. The enhancement areas are: public access, coastal hazards, ocean resources, wetlands, cumulative and secondary impacts, marine debris, special area management plans, government and facility siting, and aquaculture.
The Louisiana Coastal Zone Management Program is submitting its Section 309 Assessment and Strategy Grant five year strategy for 2011 – 2015 to the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM), part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). A copy of the 309 Assessment and Strategy report is available for review at the Coastal Management office, LaSalle Building, 10th floor and on the DNR Website. Correspondence or requests for additional information should be directed to Jon A. Truxillo, LDNR/OCM, P.O. Box 44487 Baton Rouge, LA 70804. Phone Numbers 225.342.3394 or 800.267.4019. Email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Coastal Programs to be reviewed
Periodic Review of Local Coastal Programs
The State Office of Coastal Management is conducting periodic reviews of the 10 approved parish Local Coastal Programs (LCPs): Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. James, St. Tammany, and Terrebonne, pursuant to La. R. S. 49:214.28(H)(3). Documentation relevant to the review will be available to the public at the Louisiana Office of Coastal Management offices on the 10th floor of the LaSalle Building at 617 N. 3rd St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802. The public is invited to submit comments by mail or email for consideration during the review. Correspondence and additional information regarding the reviews should be addressed to: Mr. Jon A. Truxillo, Coastal Scientist, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Office of Coastal Management, P.O. Box 44487, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-4487 email@example.com 1-800-247-4019.
Coastit Notes is a publication of the Office of Coastal Management to inform permit applicants, the public and others of events and items that may impact them or their interaction with our office. This e-document is intended to improve customer service and awareness of OCM works and functions and includes announcements from all OCM divisions as issues arise. If you wish to be removed from this list or have been forwarded this email and wish to be added to the list, please contact Christine Charrier at OCMinfo@la.gov.
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