Act 570 of the 2018 Regular Session, enacting La. R.S. 49:214.8.1, et seq., transferred the responsibilities of the Atchafalaya Basin Research and Promotion Board and the Atchafalaya Basin Program from the Department of Natural Resources to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. The Atchafalaya Basin Program (R.S. 49:214.8.1 et seq.) is placed within the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, which shall perform and exercise the powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities of the Program as provided by law. The annual basin plan shall be included in the Annual Plan: Integrated Ecosystem Restoration and Hurricane Protection in Coastal Louisiana produced each year by the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.
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Public comments accepted on the Draft Annual Plan Fiscal Year 2020 January 16 through March 9.
Atchafalaya Basin Program Annual Plan Hearings:
(Feb. 05, 2019) Bayou Sorrel Branch Library – 33415 Hwy. 75, Plaquemine
(Feb. 06, 2019) Henderson Recreational Center – 1015 Park Drive, Henderson (Next to Henderson City Hall, 1007 Amy St.)