Naquin reapointed to state emergency response panel
St. Mary Parish President Paul Naquin has been reappointed to the Louisiana Emergency Response Commission by Gov. Bobby Jindal.
The Louisiana Emergency Response Commission establishes emergency planning districts, appoints local emergency planning committees, supervises and coordinates the activities of local emergency planning committees, provides the Environmental Protection Agency with information conceming notification received on certain releases of hazardous materials and substances, designates facilities subject to hazardous material reporting procedures, recommends a standardized inventory form for gathering required information and develop reporting procedures, recommends additional substances which should be defined as hazardous materials, acts as the central advisory body for coordinating state and federal Right-to-Know activities with regard to hazardous substances, establishes procedures for recalling and processing public requests for information and reviews local planning committee emergency response plans.
The commission is composed of 20 gubernatorial appointments including the following or their designees: the deputy secretary of the Department of Public Safety, the secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality, the secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Forestry, the two directors of the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, Military Department, Office of the Governor, a representative of the Right-To-Know Unit, Department of Public Safety, and Office of State Police. According to executive order, the board is also comprised of the following: a representative of the Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association, a member of the Louisiana State University Fire and Emergency Training Program, a representative of environmental interests, a representative of the chemical industry nominated by the Louisiana Chemical Association and 10 at-large members.
Naquin of Baldwin serves as an at-large member.