SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY UNIFIED AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 6050 - DIVISION OF RESPONSIBILITY
(Adopted May 21, 1992, Amended December 17, 1992)

1.0 Prediction of Episode Conditions

The ARB 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 District may supplement this information with data from their own facilities or from contract services.

2.0 Health Advisory

The APCO shall notify persons with special health problems to take precautions against exposures. Schools shall be notified by the APCO so they can curtail students' participation in strenuous activities.

3.0 Stage 1 (Alert)

The APCO shall implement both voluntary and mandatory abatement plans.

4.0 Stage 2 (Warning)

The APCO shall implement both voluntary and mandatory abatement plans.

5.0 Stage 3 (Emergency)

The APCO 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 ARB 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 ARB assisting in the control action.

6.0 Termination

The APCO 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.