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H.BOP Well Control Drills. Weekly well control drills with each drilling crew are to be conducted during a period of activity that minimizes the risk to drilling operations. The drills must cover a range of drilling operations, including drilling with a diverter (if applicable), on-bottom drilling, and tripping. Each drill must be recorded in the driller’s report and is to include the time required to close the BOP system, as well as, the total time to complete the entire drill.

I.Well Control Safety Training. Operators are required to ensure that all drilling personnel understand and can properly perform their duties prior to drilling wells which are subject to the jurisdiction of the Office of Conservation. Well control training plans shall include class room instruction, computer-based learning, films, or their equivalents. This training shall be reinforced by appropriate demonstrations and "hands-on" training. The operator shall be responsible for ensuring that contract drilling companies provide and/or implement the following:

1.periodic training for drilling contractor employees which ensures that employees maintain an understanding of, and competency in, well control practices;
2.procedures to verify adequate retention of the knowledge and skills that the contract drilling employees need to perform their assigned well control duties.

AUTHORITY NOTE:Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 30:4 et seq.

HISTORICAL NOTE:Adopted by the Department of Conservation (August 1943), amended by the Department of Natural Resources, Office of Conservation, LR 34:

James H. Welsh




Department of Social Services

Office of Family Support

2008 Food, Conservation and Energy Act Requirements (LAC 67:III.403, 1235, 1947, 1949, 1957, and 1983)

The Department of Social Services, Office of Family Support, has exercised the emergency provision of the Administrative Procedure Act, R.S. 49:953(B) to amend Louisiana Administrative Code 67, Subpart 1 General Administrative Procedures, Subpart 2 Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program, and Subpart 3 Food Stamp Program effective October 1, 2008.

In order to comply with the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-246), the agency will amend Subpart 1, §403 in the Electronic Benefits Issuance System to change the period of time that must elapse before unused Food Stamp and cash benefits can be placed in dormant status or be expunged. The agency is amending §1235 in the Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program to exempt the value of all retirement accounts and educational savings accounts from countable resources to provide consistency in these assistance programs. Additionally, the agency will amend §1947, §1949, §1957, and §1983 in the Food Stamp Program to exempt the value of all retirement accounts and educational savings accounts from countable resources, change the minimum allotment for a household

of one or two persons, and remove the limitation on the dependent care deduction in accordance with the provisions of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-246).

Emergency action in this matter is necessary in order to meet the requirements of the federal law which mandates these changes to be made effective October 1, 2008, and will remain in effect for 120 days or until a final rule has been promulgated.

Title 67


Part III.  Family Support

Subpart 1.  General Administrative Procedures

Chapter 4.Electronics Benefits Issuance System

§403.Cash Benefits


B.Benefits are delivered in this manner for households certified on an on-going basis. Benefits can accumulate but are accounted for according to the month of availability and will be withdrawn on a first-in-first-out basis. Each month’s benefits with no activity by the client for a period of 180 days from the date of availability will be moved to dormant status. These benefits can be returned to active status at the local Office of Family Support offices upon request of the head of household or upon reapplication for assistance if the case is in inactive status. Benefits that remain in dormant status for a period of 185 days will be expunged and will not be available to the household after expungement. FITAP benefits which have been expunged may be reauthorized for availability if the recipient has good cause for not having accessed them during the original availability period.

AUTHORITY NOTE:Promulgated in accordance with 7 CFR 272.3(c)(1)(ii) and P.L. 104-193, P.L. 110-246.

HISTORICAL NOTE:Promulgated by the Department of Social Services, Office of Family Support, LR 24:1322 (July 1998), amended LR 33:1878 (September 2007), repromulgated LR 33:2203 (October 2007), LR 34:

Subpart 2.  Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program

Chapter 12.Application, Eligibility, and Furnishing Assistance

Subchapter B.Conditions of Eligibility


A. - A.23....

24.retirement accounts.
25.educational savings accounts.


AUTHORITY NOTE:Promulgated in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 601 et seq., R.S. 36:474, R.S. 46:231.1.B., R.S. 46:231.2, P.L. 106-387, Act 13, 2002 Reg. Session, P.L. 110-246..

HISTORICAL NOTE:Promulgated by the Department of Social Services, Office of Family Support, LR 25:2451 (December 1999), amended LR 27:736 (May 2001), LR 27:866 (June 2001), LR 28:1031 (May 2002), LR 29:45 (January 2003), LR 32:645 (April 2006), LR 34:

Subpart 3.  Food Stamp Program

Chapter 19.Certification of Eligible Households

Subchapter H.Resource Eligibility Standards


A.The following resources shall be countable resources:

1.cash on hand;
2.money in checking or savings accounts;
3.certificates of deposit;

Louisiana Register   Vol. 34, No. 10   October 20, 2008

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