KERAPCD RULE 611 EPISODE ACTION STAGE 3 (EMERGENCY)
LAST REVISED 05/00/89
RULE 611 Episode Action Stage 3 (Emergency) - Adopted
1974, Amended 6/29/81, 7/18/83, Renumbered 5/89
I. Upon the declaration of this stage, the Air Pollution Control Officer
shall take the following actions or any combination of actions in the source
and receptor areas:
A. The notifications required by Rule 606 III.
B. Kern County Communications shall be requested to broadcast the "Notice
of Declaration" over the School Alert System, Sigalert System and
Law Enforcement Communication System.
C. The Air Pollution Control Board, County Counsel and the Emergency
Action Committee (if one is appointed) shall be called into session to
study the pertinent information relating to the concentration of air contaminants
and to recommend to the Air Pollution Control Officer actions to be taken.
Those actions may include, but are not limited to Stationary Source Curtailment
and Episode Abatement Plans or any portion thereof.
D. Whenever the Air Pollution Control Officer determines it necessary,
the Air Pollution Control Board, County Counsel and the Emergency Action
Committee (if one is appointed) may take any action required by this Rule
with less than a quorum present. A majority of the members present is required
for such action.
E. Review abatement action and determine if curtailment plan should
include additional industrial sources and the closing of all but essential
business where continued operation would result in emissions that contribute
to the episode.
F. The Air Pollution Control Officer shall implement the actions recommended
by the Air Pollution Control Board, County Counsel and Emergency Action
Committee (if one is appointed).
G. If it appears that the steps taken by the Air Pollution Control Officer
will be inadequate to cope with the emergency, the Air Pollution Control
Board shall request action of the Executive Officer of the Air Resources
H. Persons operating any facility named in Rule 613 shall implement
the appropriate plans submitted in accordance with Rule 613.
I. The general public, schools, industrial, business, commercial, and governmental activities throughout Kern County shall operate as though the day were a major national holiday.