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 Board.

  1. The Office of Emergency Service and the Air Resources Board shall evaluate actions that have been taken and jointly advise the Governor of the conditions and shall recommend to the Governor whether or not further actions under the Emergency Service Act should be taken.

  2. If it is determined that further action is necessary, the Office of Emergency Service shall activate its predetermined procedures in accordance with the applicable portion of the State Peacetime Emergency Plan developed pursuant to the Emergency Services Act.

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.