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      RS 47:820.6     


§820.6.  Roadside vegetation master plan

A.  The department, by rule, shall establish a master plan for roadside vegetation preparation and maintenance for the projects enumerated in R.S. 47:820.2.  The rule or rules shall be adopted in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act.  

B.  The master plan shall contain two parts:

(1)  Phase I shall be those requirements for preparing the roadside for the type and level of maintenance which insures the safety of the public, which is compatible with the adjacent property, and which provides for wildflower preservation and planting.  

(2)  Phase II shall include a complete annual schedule for roadside vegetation maintenance with a proper balance of mowing, litter control, herbicide operations, and planting and cultivation of native Louisiana wildflowers.  

C.(1)  Prior to the requests for bids for the project, the department shall publish a notice in the official state journal that the master plan has been completed.  

(2)  The master plan shall be made available to all interested parties who may submit comments in writing to the department.  

(3)  The department shall submit a copy of the master plan and the comments from interested parties to the Joint Legislative Committee on Transportation, Highways and Public Works for its review.  

D.(1)  The department shall follow phase II of the master plan in the maintenance of the roadside.  

(2)  The master plan shall be updated periodically as conditions change.  

Acts 1989, No. 682, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1990.  

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