IMPERIAL COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 605 - ADMINISTRATION OF EMERGENCY PROGRAM
(Last revised or adopted prior to October 15, 1979)

  1. Sampling Stations: There shall be at least one permanently located atmospheric sampling station equipped to monitor the contaminants covered by the plan. Sampling locations shall be designated by the Imperial County Air Pollution Control Officer with the concurrence of the Air Resources Board. These stations shall consist of monitoring equipment operated in a manner that will provide for measurements of contaminant concentration in the range of values specified in the episode criteria. Additional temporary, fixed or mobile sampling stations may be maintained and activated as deemed necessary in the applicable areas. Analytical procedures shall be in conformance with Air Resources Board standards. The Air Resources Board will provide calibration services as required.

  2. Meteorological Services: When deemed necessary by the Air Resources Board, they will provide for the acquisition of meteorological information in any area of the state. The Imperial County Air Pollution Control District may provide such services in addition to the State services.

  3. Notification of Episode: The Air Pollution Control Officer shall notify the following when an episode has been declared.

    All Episodes

    1. The Air Resources Board
    2. Local public health officials and hospitals
    3. School officials
    4. The news, radio and television medias
    5. Air Pollution Control District personnel

    Episode - Stage 2 and 3

    6. Appropriate elected officials
    7. Local and State law enforcement agencies
    8. Sources specified in the shutdown plans
    9. Public safety personnel, who have responsibilities
    for or interests in air pollution control
    10. Other Air Pollution Control Districts in the Southeast Desert Air Basin
    11. The Emergency Action Committee (if one is appointed)

    The "Notice of Declaration" of an episode shall include the following:

    1. The specific level achieved or predicted.
    2. The estimated geographic area affected or to be affected.
    3. The pollutant for which the declaration is made.

  4. Emergency Action Committee: The Air Pollution Control Officer may appoint an Emergency Action Committee consisting of the Health Officer, Sheriff, County Counsel, Chairman of the Board, Emergency Services, and other members, and may include representatives of the Air Resources Board or the State Office of Emergency Service for liaison purposes. The committee shall act in an advisory capacity to the Air Pollution Control Officer.