TUOLUMNE COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 802 - ATTAINMENT POLLUTANT ZONES

  1. Class I Zones.
    1. All of the following areas within the District which were in existence on August 7, 1977, shall be Class I zones with respect to attainment pollutant increment consumption and shall not be redesignated:
      1. National wilderness areas which exceed 5,000 acres in size;
      2. National memorial parks which exceed 5,000 acres in size;
      3. National parks which exceed 6,000 acres in size.
    2. Pursuant to the provisions of Rule 803, the District Air Pollution Control Board may redesignate any other area within the District as a Class I zone. Such eligible lands include, but are not limited to, any local, state, or federal monument, primitive area, preserve, recreational area, wild and scenic river, wildlife refuge, lakeshore, park, wilderness area or other area of cultural or recreational value.
  2. Class II Zones.
    1. All area within the District not contained within Class I or Class III zones shall be Class II zones with respect to attainment pollutant consumption.
    2. Pursuant to the provisions of Rule 803, the District Air Pollution Control Board may redesignate any area not contained within a mandatory federal Class I zone as a Class II zone.
  3. Class III Zones.
    1. Pursuant to the provisions of Rule 803, the District Air Pollution Control Board may redesignate any area not contained within a mandatory federal Class I zone or restricted area as listed below as a Class III zone:
      1. An area which as of August 7, 1977, exceeded 10,000 acres in size and was a national monument, a national primitive area, a national preserve, a national recreational area, a national wild and scenic river, a national wildlife refuge, a national lakeshore or seashore; or
      2. A national park or national wilderness area established after August 7, 1977, which exceeds 10,000 acres in size.
    2. . In redesignating an area as a Class III zone, the District Air Pollution Control Board shall make the finding that the highest and best use of the land redesignated as a Class III zone is for industrial development.