Stakeholder Engagement and Public Comment on Executive Order JML-13

Welcome to the Public Comment Portal

Governor Landry invites interested parties and stakeholders to provide comments and insights into JML-13, an initiative to review and consider optimizing various offices, agencies, and authorities within the department. Your input is valuable as we strive to enhance coordination, reduce overlap, consolidate functions, and streamline processes related to Louisiana.


Executive Order Overview

Section 1: The Secretary of Louisiana Department of Energy and Natural Resources is tasked with reviewing and considering functional reorganization within the department.

Section 2: Focuses on the consolidation and reorganization of specific offices and agencies, including the Department of Energy and Natural Resources, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, the Louisiana Oil-Spill Coordinator’s Office, and the Office of State Lands.

Section 3: Expands the review to include state boards and commissions related to natural resources and energy matters.

Section 4: Mandates the Secretary to submit the first report of recommendations and reorganization, with the first report due no later than Friday, February 23, 2024.

Section 5: Highlights the need for addressing the goals outlined in the order and improving coordination within the department and across agencies during the consolidation and reorganization process.

Section 6: Directs all relevant state departments, commissions, boards, agencies, and officers to cooperate fully with the Secretary and designated staff in the implementation of the order.


Your Feedback Matters

We invite Louisiana residents, former, current, and future, to share their thoughts, concerns, and suggestions regarding the proposed optimization. Your insights will be crucial in shaping the recommendations that will be included.


Instructions:

  • Submit your comments for consideration under Executive Order JML-13 at gov.louisiana.gov or by e-mail to driveinitiative@la.gov
  • Provide specific details, suggestions, citations (if possible), context, history, and rationale for a change of or concerns to assist in the review process.
Stakeholder Information:
Make a Case for Change:

Identify the Issue

Legal Framework

Historical Analysis

Conclusion

Public Meetings Attendance

Public Record Notice: All comments and feedback will become part of the public record. Please refrain from submitting any information that you do not want to be publicly accessible. By submitting any information, you acknowledge that it becomes part of the public domain.

Submission: Please review your information and comments before submitting.

Thank you for taking the time to provide your valuable input. Comments will be processed on a rolling basis. Your participation is crucial to the transparency and success of the reorganization process.

Submissions received after February 21, 2024 will not be considered prior to the First Report