SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY UNIFIED AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT
RULE 6060 - ADMINISTRATION OF EMERGENCY PROGRAM
(Adopted May 21, 1992, Amended December 17, 1992)
1.0 Sampling Stations
The APCO with the concurrence of the ARB shall designate at least one permanently located atmospheric sampling station equipped to monitor the contaminants covered by the plan. Sampling locations shall be designated by the APCO with the concurrence of the ARB. These stations shall consist of monitoring equipment operated in a manner that will provide for measurements of contaminant concentration in the range of values specified in the episode criteria. Additional temporary, fixed or mobile sampling stations may be maintained and activated as deemed necessary in the applicable areas. Analytical procedures shall be in conformance with the ARB standards. The ARB shall provide calibration services as required.
2.0 Meteorological Services
When deemed necessary by the ARB, they shall provide for the acquisition of meteorological information in any area of the State. The District may provide such services in addition to the State services.
3.0 Notification of Episode
3.1 The APCO shall notify the following when an episode has been declared:
3.1.1 The ARB.
3.1.2 Local public health officials and hospitals.
3.1.3 School officials.
3.1.4 The news, radio, and television media.
3.1.5 District personnel.
3.1.6 Appropriate elected officials.
3.1.7 Local and State law enforcement agencies.
3.1.8 Sources specified in the shutdown plans.
3.1.9 Public safety personnel who have responsibilities for or interests in air pollution control.
3.1.10 The Emergency Action Committee (if one is appointed).
3.1.11 The Bay Area Air Quality Management District, the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, and other adjoining Districts for a Stage 2 or Stage 3 Episode.
3.2 The Notice of Declaration of an episode shall include the following:
3.2.1 The specific level achieved or predicted.
3.2.2 The estimated geographic area affected or to be affected.
3.2.3 The pollutant for which the declaration is made.
3.2.4 The geographic location where the air contaminants were measured.
3.2.5 The predicted duration.
4.0 Emergency Action Committee
The APCO may appoint an Emergency Action Committee consisting of the Health Officers, Sheriffs, District Counsel, Chairman of the Board, Emergency Services and other members and may include representatives of the ARB or the State Office of Emergency Service for liaison purposes. The committee shall act in an advisory capacity to the APCO.
5.0 Interdistrict Coordination
5.1 Upon the request of an APCO who has declared an air pollution episode, adjacent air pollution control districts shall provide air pollutant and meteorological information (within one hour of the request) so as to delineate source and receptor areas within the San Joaquin Valley.
5.2 Upon the request of an air pollution control district adjacent to the San Joaquin Valley Air Basin requesting action to abate an episode, the APCO will consult with the Air Pollution Control Board and the Emergency Action Committee (if one is appointed) to determine and to evaluate the source area and the nature and the extent of the control actions to be taken. Control actions shall be implemented within two (2) hours of the request.
5.3 Each air pollution control district adjoining the San Joaquin Valley Air Basin shall implement any action or combination of actions in Rule 6130 (Stationary Source Curtailment Plans and Traffic Abatement Plans) that will abate the episode.