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      RS 38:3098.6     

  

§3098.6. Advisory committee

            A. The Department of Natural Resources is hereby authorized to appoint a committee to serve in an advisory capacity and to make recommendations for the regulation and control of water well drillers as defined in this Chapter. This advisory committee shall consist of the following members:

            (1) The commissioner of conservation or his designee.

            (2) The secretary of the Department of Natural Resources or his designee.

            (3) The president of the Louisiana Engineering Society or his designee.

            (4) The secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health or his designee.

            (5) One representative of the United States Geological Survey.

            (6) One domestic well driller selected by the governor from a list of three submitted by the Louisiana Ground Water Association.

            (7) One municipal and industrial driller selected by the governor from a list of three submitted by the Louisiana Ground Water Association.

            (8) One irrigation driller selected by the governor from a list of three submitted by the Louisiana Ground Water Association.

            (9) Two drillers at large selected by the commissioner of conservation from the industry as a whole.

            B. The first appointment of the domestic well driller and one at large driller shall be for one year; the first appointment of the irrigation well driller and one at large driller shall be for two years; the first appointment of the municipal and industrial driller shall be for three years; thereafter, all appointments shall be for four year terms.

            C. The chairman and vice chairman shall be selected by the members of the committee.

            D. The members who are public employees shall receive no pay or allowances for their attendance at meetings of the advisory committee. All other members of the advisory committee shall receive no salary or per diem but may be compensated for expenses actually incurred in official activities approved by the office out of funds derived from license fees collected under the provisions of this Chapter. Such compensation shall be based upon proof to the satisfaction of the office in accordance with policies adopted by the legislative auditor in such matters.

            Added by Acts 1980, No. 715, §1; Acts 2009, No. 437, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2010.



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