(Adopted May 6, 1977)(Amended April 4, 1980)(Amended July 9, 1982)

RULE 704. EPISODE DECLARATION

An attained episode shall exist whenever the Executive Officer determines that any of the episode criteria levels specified in Rule 703 have been attained.

A predicted episode shall exist whenever the Executive Officer determines that it is likely that any of the episode levels specified in Rule 703 will be reached during the following day.

The Executive Officer shall announce the predicted episode not later than 2:00 p.m. on the day the prediction is made. In the case of predicted ozone/sulfate episodes, the Executive Officer will announce the predicted ozone portion of the episode by 2:00 p.m. and the sulfate portion by 4:30 p.m.

Organizations required to implement a stationary source curtailment plan pursuant to Rule 708(c) based on an episode prediction, shall begin implementing the appropriate plan at midnight (12:01 a.m.) on the day for which the episode is forecast.

Organizations required to implement a Transportation Management Plan pursuant to Rule 708(b) based on an episode prediction, shall begin implementing the appropriate plan at a time sufficient to e&fect the required actions and reductions in vehicle miles driven on the day for which the episode is predicted. Such implementation shall, at a minimum, include notification of employees on the day the episode prediction announcement is received so that ridesharing arrangements can be made for the day of the episode.