Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:3302

  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture and Forestry. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Waters of the state: means both the surface and the underground waters within the state of Louisiana including all rivers, streams, lakes, ground waters, and all other water courses and waters within the confines of the state, and all bordering waters and the Gulf of Mexico. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:3302

           As used in this Part, the following words shall have the following meanings ascribed to them:

           (1) “Affected waters” means any waters of the state in which the levels of pesticides pose a threat or a reasonable expectation of a threat to human health or to the environment.

           (2) “Appropriate governmental agency” means any federal, state, or local agency which has jurisdiction over or expertise in the subject matter affected by this Part, and includes but is not limited to, the United States Department of Agriculture, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the United States Geological Survey, the Department of Environmental Quality, the Louisiana Department of Health, the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and the Department of Transportation and Development.

           (3) “Commissioner” shall have the same meaning as provided in R.S. 3:3202.

           (4) “Person” shall have the same meaning as provided in R.S. 3:3202.

           (5) “Pesticide” shall have the same meaning as provided in R.S. 3:3202.

           (6) “Waters of the state” means both the surface and the underground waters within the state of Louisiana including all rivers, streams, lakes, ground waters, and all other water courses and waters within the confines of the state, and all bordering waters and the Gulf of Mexico.

           Added by Acts 1988, No. 349, §1.