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Louisiana Secretary of Natural Resources
General information
Office Type:  Non-partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012-2013 FY Budget:  $49,172,853
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   Serves at the governor's pleasure
Authority:  Louisiana Revised Statutes 36:351
Selection Method:  Appointed by the governor
Current Officeholder

Stephen Chustz.jpg
Name:  Stephen Chustz
Assumed office:  August 8, 2012
Compensation:  $129,210
Other Louisiana Executive Offices
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The Louisiana Secretary of Natural Resources is a state executive position in the Louisiana state government. Appointed by the governor, the department was created in 1976 and also includes the Office of Coastal Management, the Office of Conservation, and the Office of Mineral Resources.[1]

The Secretary heads the Department of Natural Resources, whose mission is "to preserve and enhance the nonrenewable natural resources of the state, consisting of land, water, oil, gas, and other minerals, through conservation, regulation, management and development to ensure that the state of Louisiana realizes appropriate economic benefit from its asset base."[1]

Current officeholder

Stephen Chustz is the interim Louisiana Secretary of Natural Resources. Chustz was appointed by Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) on August 8, 2012 following Scott Angelle's resignation.[2]

Previous incumbent Scott Angelle was appointed by Gov. Kathleen Blanco in 2004 and resigned on August 8, 2012, in order to run for the Louisiana Public Service Commission.[3]

Authority

The Department of Natural Resources was created in 1976 by R.S. 36:351.[4]

Qualifications

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Appointments

The Secretary of Natural Resources is appointed by the governor.

Vacancies

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Duties

The main duties of the office are set out in the mission statement:[5]

The mission of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is to preserve and enhance the nonrenewable natural resources of the state, consisting of land, water, oil, gas, and other minerals, through conservation, regulation, management and development to ensure that the state of Louisiana realizes appropriate economic benefit from its asset base. Also, DNR exercises complex regulatory and permitting functions through the Office of Coastal Management and the Office of Conservation.

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Divisions

There are three primary divisions in the Department of Natural Resources - the Office of Coastal Management, the Office of Conservation, and the Office of Mineral Resources. There is also an Office of Management and Finance.

Office of Mineral Resources

The Office of Mineral Resources manages the state's mineral assets and advises the State Mineral and Energy Board. It is headed by the Assistant Secretary, who also serves as the Secretary of the State Mineral and Energy Board.


Office of Conservation

The Office of Conservation has primary statutory responsibility for regulation and conservation of oil, gas, lignite, and other natural resources.


Office of Coastal Management

The Office of Coastal Management is responsible for the maintenance and protection of the state's coastal wetlands.


Office of Management and Finance

The Office of Management and Finance is responsible for the timely and cost effective administration of accounting and budget control, procurement and contract management, information technology, management and program analysis, personnel management, and grants management to ensure compliance with state and federal laws.


State budget

The Office of the Secretary of Natural Resources's budget for fiscal year 2012-2013 was $49,172,853. The entire budget for the Department of Natural Resources was $173,321,724.[6]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2012

In 2012, the secretary was paid an estimated $129,210. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

2010

In 2010, the Louisiana Secretary of Natural Resources was paid an estimated $129,210 according to the Council of State Governments.[7]

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

Office of the Secretary
Phone: 225.342.2710
Fax: 225.342.5861
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 94396
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9396

See also

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