KERAPCD RULE 605 DIVISION OF RESPONSIBILITY
LAST REVISED 08/19/91

RULE 605 Division of Responsibility - Adopted 1974, Renumbered 5/89, Amended 8/19/91

I. Prediction of Episode Conditions - The Air Resources Board shall provide advisory notices of probable episodes. These notices will include air quality predictions based upon analysis of meteorological and ambient air quality data. The Kern County Air Pollution Control District may supplement this information with data from their own facilities or from contract services.

II. Health Advisory - The Air Pollution Control Officer shall notify persons with special health problems to take precautions against exposures expected to last one hour or more. Schools shall be notified by the Air Pollution Control Officer so they can curtail students participation in strenuous activities. Abatement action for this stage will be voluntary.

III. Stage 1 (Alert) - The Air Pollution Control Officer shall notify persons with special health problems to take precautions against exposures. Schools shall be notified by the Air Pollution Control Officer so they can curtail students participation in strenuous activities. Abatement action for this stage will be voluntary.

IV. Stage 2 (Warning) - The Air Pollution Control Officer shall implement both voluntary and mandatory abatement plans.

V. Stage 3 (Emergency) - The Air Pollution Control Officer shall take all actions within its authority to abate the emergency. If further abatement action is necessary, the Air Pollution Control Board may request the Governor to take action or the Governor may take action in accordance with the Emergency Services Act. The Air Resources Board should be consulted prior to submitting this request. If the Governor invokes the provisions of the Act, the Office of Emergency Services (OES) will implement the appropriate portion of the State Peacetime Emergency Plan, with the local district and the Air Resources Board assisting in the control action.

VI. Termination - The Air Pollution Control Officer shall terminate Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3 using the episode termination criteria. If the emergency stage is declared by the Governor it can only be terminated by the Governor or his authorized representative.