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.
The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) will hold the following public hearings to receive public comments on the Fiscal Year 2025 Draft Atchafalaya Basin Program Annual Plan.
October 17, 2023 – 5:30 PM
Cecilia Civic Center Auditorium
2464 Cecilia High School Road
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
October 19, 2023 – 5:30 PM
Iberville Parish Courthouse (2nd Floor)
58050 Meriam Street
Plaquemine, LA 70764
The CPRA will receive email and/or written comments and recommendations on the Fiscal Year 2025 Draft Atchafalaya Basin Program Annual Plan until November 19, 2023. Emailed comments can be sent to AtchafalayaBasin@la.gov. Written comments should be mailed (to arrive no later than November 19, 2023) to the following address:
Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority
Public Comments –Atchafalaya Basin Program: FY25 Draft Annual Plan
150 Terrace Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70802