MOJAVE DESERT AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
RULE 709 - THIRD-STAGE-EPISODE ACTIONS
(Amended: September 26, 1977)
A third-stage episode shall be declared when the third-stage-episode concentration specified in Rule 704 is predicted or is attained. The following actions shall be taken in the source or receptor areas upon the APCO's declaration of a third-stage episode:
a. The actions required by Rule 708.
b. For predicted episodes, require the general public, schools, commercial, industrial and governmental activities in the effected areas to operate as though the day were a major national holiday.
If it appears that the steps taken by the APCO will be inadequate to cope with the emergency, the Air Pollution Control Board shall request the Governor to declare a state of emergency as set forth in the California Emergency Services Act.