MONTEREY BAY UNIFIED AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 705 - PLANS
(Amended 12/13/84)

  1. Following written notice by the Air Pollution Control Officer, the owner or operation of any governmental, industrial, business, or commercial establishment or activity listed below shall submit contingency plans, as detailed in part 2., to the Air Pollution Control Officer:
      1.1. Any facility of plant emitting 100 tons per year or more hydrocarbons or nitrogen oxides.
      1.2. Shopping centers with 1,000 or more parking places.
      1.3. Governmental agencies, industrial, recreational facilities, or commercial businesses, which employ at least 100 persons.
      1.4. Operators of fleet vehicles as specified by the Air Pollution Control Officer.
      1.5. Other governmental, industrial, business establishment or activity specified by the Air Pollution Control Offficer.
  2. Contingency plans shall be developed consistent with the episode actions of Rules 709, 710 and 711.  The plans shall contain the following information:
      2.1. Each plan for each location should include at least the following information:
      1. Name and location of the facility.
      2. Number of employees.
      3. The number of employee vehicles and the total daily commute mileage.
      4. The number of gasoline or diesel fleet vehicles and the total daily average of each type.
      5. Stationary source.
        1. The types of equiment that emit air pollutants and number of units of each type.
        2. Total emissions of each pollutant in pounds per operating day from each type of equipment, including any significant variations occurring seasonally or differences in emissions on weekends and holidays.  If available, this data may be supplied from Air Pollution Control District records.
      6. Procedures for briefing employees regarding the abatement plan requirements.
      7. Procedures for notifying employees and individuals responsible for emissions curtailment actions to be taken.
      8. Where applicable, a procedure for limiting strenuous activities by students.
      9. The names and telephone numbers of the episode action coordinator and alternate.
      10. The name of the official responsible for the implementation plan.
      2.2. Each plan should include at least the following information, where applicable, regarding emission abatement actions:
      2.2.1. Stationary sources.
      1. Identification of equipment for which emissions are to be curtailed at each episode stage and expected reduction of emissions of each pollutant in pounds per operating day.
      2. Time required to accomplish the emissions curtailment at each episode stage.
      3. Reductions in fuel oil, gas, and electrical consumption expected at each episode stage.
      2.2.2. Indirect sources.
      1. Measures to be implemented at each episode stage to discourage public travel to the facility.
      2. An estimate of the amount of reduction in public use of the facility at each episode stage.
      3. Procedure for encouraging voluntary car pools at episode Stage 1.
      4. Measures to be implemented at each episode stage to reduce employees' travel.
      5. An estimate of the reduction in employee travel at each episode stage.
      6. Measures to be implemented at episode Stages 2 and 3 to reduce fleet vehicle travel.
      7. An estimate of the reduction in fleet vehicle travel at episode Stages 2 and 3.
      2.3. Each plan should make provisions for a report, upon Air Pollution Control District request, of the plan's effectiveness when implemented in response to a Stage 2 or Stage 3 episode or Air Pollution Disaster.  Such reports should include the following information:
      1. An estimate of the reduction in travel and the basis for the estimate.
      2. An estimate of the stationary source emission reductions and the basis for the estimate.
      3. Identification of problems encountered in implementing the abatement plan.
      4. Comments on the effectiveness of the abatement plan actions to be implemented.
      5. Recommendations for improved effectiveness.
  3. The written notice specified in part 1. may be served in the manner prescribed by law for the service of summons or by registered or certified mail.  Each owner or operator of an industrial business or commercial establishment or activity so served shall, within 45 days after the receipt of such notice or within such additional time as the Air Pollution Control Officer may specify in writing, submit to the Air Pollution Control Officer the plans and information described in the notice.
  4. Any person following the notice specified in part 1, who fails to submit the form and manner specified in this rule is guilty of a misdemeanor.
  5. Every plan submitted in accordance with the provisions of part 1. shall demonstrate to the Air Pollution Control Officer that the plan will, in the event of a prediction or occurrence of a second- or third-stage episode, effectively reduce or eliminate emissions of air contaminants as delineated in the actions described in Rules 710 and 711.
  6. The Air Pollution Control Officer shall prepare appropriate plans to be made effective and action to be taken in respect to a first-, second-, or third-stage episode as delineated in Rules 709, 710 and 711.  It shall be the objective of such plans to result in bringing about a decrease of oxidants which occasioned the first-, second-, or third-stage episode and to prevent an increase of oxidant in order to protect the health of all persons within the areas affected.  To that end, it shall be the objective of such plans that they shall be effective to curtail motor vehicular traffic, industrial, business, commercial and other activities within the area.
    It is further intended that any such plan of action shall not jeopardize the welfare of the public or result in irreparable injury to any means of production or distribution.
  7. The plans submitted in accordance with the provisions of this rule will be reviewed by the Air Pollution Control Officer in a timely manner.  Any plan disapproved by the Air Pollution Control Officer must be modified to overcome the Air Pollution Control Officer's disapproval.  Any plan disapproved by the Air Pollution Control Officer will not be considered to have satisfied the requirements of any of the parts of this rule.  The Air Pollution Control Officer shall prepare source inspection plans for those sources subject to mandatory curtailment to assure compliance with the abatement actions required by Rules 709, 710, and 711.

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