Oyster Lease Damage Evaluation Board
OYSTER LEASE DAMAGE EVALUATION BOARD
When: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Where: Division of Administration Law
1020 Florida Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA
Free parking on the Convention Street side of the building in our parking lot. Our door faces the parking lot.
Zoom Instructions for the Oyster Lease Damage Evaluation Board’s Annual Meeting
When: February 23, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. Central Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting via the link below:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
- You will need a camera and microphone to participate in the meeting. If you do not have the necessary equipment, then you will have the option of calling in by telephone to the video hearing.
To have these links emailed to you so that you can access it directly without typing it into your phone or web browser, or if you have a question about joining the meeting through Zoom, please send an email detailing your request or question to:
- Choose a quiet room or location to participate in the meeting. No television or radio on in the background. Do not sit with a window behind you, as the glare can interfere with the video.
- Dress appropriately.
- It is important that you not speak over another who is talking.
- The meeting audio will be recorded.
The Oyster Lease Damage Evaluation Board (OLDEB) was created to address conflicts between mineral owners and oyster leaseholders "to effect an equitable solution ... which will result in fair and predictable treatment to the oil and gas industry while assuring the oyster fishermen actual compensation for damages to their oyster beds due to mineral activities" (LA. R.S. 56:700.10).
By law, the process may begin with a preliminary request for arbitration submitted by either the mineral owner or leaseholder. The process is to be completed ninety (90) days after the mineral project is completed and a final request for arbitration has been received by the Board. Submitting a case into arbitration does not forfeit either party's right to seek a judicial resolution; however, the existence and purpose of the Board is to expedite the claims process for the common benefit of both industries.
- Oyster Presentation/Marino and Pausina - LOGA Conference, Sept. 14, 2014
- Oyster History Presentation/Devitt - LOGA Conference, Sept. 14, 2014
Board Members and DNR Contacts
|Chairman of the Board|
Ralph V. Pausina
Matthew N. Slavich
Timothy J. Allen, PLS