(Adopted May 6, 1977)(Amended July 11, 1980)

RULE 711. THIRD-STAGE EPISODE ACTIONS

Following the announcement of either a predicted or attained third-stage episode, the actions described in Rule 710(a) shall be taken in the affected source or receptor areas.

Following the Governor declaring an air pollution disaster and implementing a state of emergency, the following additional actions shall be taken:

(a) For predicted episodes, require the general public, schools, commercial, industrial and governmental activities throughout the District to operate as though the day were a major national holiday and for episodes:

Caused by ozone:

(A) Request the public to stop all unnecessary driving.

(B) Request the public to operate all privately-owned vehicles on a pool basis.

(C) Prohibit the burning of combustible refuse.

(D) Prohibit activities such as asphalt roofing, asphalt paving, and surface coating where the use of large quantities of volatile material is involved.

(E) Persons required to submit plans under Rules 708.1 and/or 708.3 shall implement the appropriate approved plans as specified in Rule 708(b) and (c).

Caused by carbon monoxide:

(A) Request the public in the area of the episode to avoid non-emergency use of automobiles.

(B) Request the general public to avoid the area of the episode.

(C) Prohibit the burning of combustible refuse.

(D) Persons required to submit plans under Rules 708.3 shall implement the appropriate approved plans as specified in Rule 708(b).

Caused by sulfur dioxide:

(A) Request the public to reduce electrical energy consumption by 40 percent.

(B) Persons required to submit plans under Rule 708.1 shall implement the appropriate approved plans as specified in Rule 708(c).

Caused by ozone/sulfur dioxide:

(A) Request the public to stop all unnecessary driving.

(B) Request the public to operate all privately-owned vehicles on a pool basis.

(C) Prohibit the burning of combustible refuse.

(D) Prohibit activities such as asphalt roofing, asphalt paving and surface coating where the use of large quantities of volatile material is involved.

(E) Request the public to reduce electric energy consumption by 40 percent.

(F) Persons required to submit plans under Rules 708.1 and/or 708.3 shall implement the appropriate approved plans as specified in Rule 708(b) and (c).

(b) For episodes attained without being predicted:

1.Caused by ozone:

(A) Request the public to stop all unnecessary driving.

(B) Request the public to operate all privately-owned vehicles on a pool basis.

(C) Prohibit the burning of combustible refuse.

(D) Prohibit activities such as asphalt roofing, asphalt paving and surface coating where the use of large quantities of volatile material is involved.

2.Caused by carbon monoxide:

(A) Request the general public outside of the area of the episode to avoid the area of the episode.

(B) Prohibit the burning of combustible refuse.

3.Caused by sulfur dioxide:

(A) Request the public to reduce electric energy consumption by 40 percent.

(B) Persons required to submit plans under Rules 708.1 shall implement the appropriate approved plans as specified in Rule 708(c).

4.Caused by ozone/sulfur dioxide:

(A) Request the public to stop all unnecessary driving.

(B) Request the public to operate all privately-owned vehicles on a pool basis.

(C) Prohibit the burning of combustible refuse.

(D) Prohibit activities such as asphalt roofing, asphalt paving and surface coating where the use of large quantities of volatile material is involved.

(E) Request the public to reduce electric energy consumption by 40 percent.

(F) Persons required to submit plans under Rule 708.1 shall implement the appropriate approved plans as specified in Rule 708(c).