YOLO-SOLANO AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

RULE 7.5 - EPISODE CONTROL ACTIONS

The following control actions will be taken in respect to the declaration of the appropriate episode stage.

  1. Stage 1 Episode (Health Advisory - Air Pollution Alert). The following actions shall be taken in the event of the declaration of a Stage 1 episode:
    1. All open burning in the District shall be prohibited.
    2. The use of incinerators for the disposal of solid wastes shall be prohibited in the entire District.
    3. Stationary sources emitting over 100 tons/year of carbon monoxide, or 100 tons/year of hydrocarbons, or 550 lb/day of reactive hydrocarbons shall be notified by the Air Pollution Control Officer of the declaration of a Stage 1 episode and shall implement curtailment plans required in 7.4.
    4. The Yolo and Solano County Officers of Emergency Services shall request radio and television stations to announce or display at least once each hour:
      1. that an air pollution episode condition exists and
      2. that individuals with special problems should follow precautions recommended by their physicians and
      3. that all unnecessary driving must be eliminated.
  2. Stage 2 Episode (Air Pollution Warning). In the event of the declaration of a Stage 2 episode, all of the provisions of 7.5.a. shall be in effect and in addition, if the declaration remains in effect at 0600 PST on any day following the declaration:
    1. All county, state and federal offices within the zone shown in Figure I shall close except those deemed by the Air Pollution Control Officer to be essential to abatement plans.
    2. All schools, colleges and universities within the zone shown in Figure I shall close.
    3. All vehicular traffic to retail and service establishments within the zone shown in Figure I shall be limited to traffic for the purposes of emergency situations only.
    4. Stationary sources emitting over 100 tons/year of carbon monoxide, or 100 tons/year of hydrocarbons, or 550 lb/day of reactive hydrocarbons shall be notified by the Air Pollution Control Officer of the declaration of a Stage 2 episode and shall implement curtailment plans required in 7.4.
    5. All recreation facilities shall be closed.
    6. All non-vehicular activities emitting reactive hydrocarbons shall be stopped. Such activities include but are not limited to:
      1. activities using or applying surface coatings which contain reactive hydrocarbons;
      2. cleaning operations using organic materials containing reactive hydrocarbons;
      3. processing of and application of asphaltic materials.
  3. Stage 3 Episode (Air Pollution Emergency). In the event of the declaration of a Stage 3 episode, all provisions of 7.5.a. and 7.5.b. shall be in effect and in addition:
    1. Stationary sources emitting over 100 tons/year of carbon monoxide, or 100 tons/year of hydrocarbons, or 550 lb/day of reactive hydrocarbons shall be notified by the Air Pollution Control Officer of the declaration of a Stage 3 episode and shall implement curtailment plans required in 7.4.
    2. The Air Pollution Control Officer, after consulting with the Chairman of the District Board, shall take whatever additional traffic control measures he deems necessary to reduce air contaminants. This may include, but is not limited to, closure of main highways within the District.