Owens Lake Supplemental Control Requirements

As required by law, the Owens Valley PM10 Planning Area Demonstration of Attainment State Implementation Plan (SIP) requires the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District's Air Pollution Control Officer (APCO), to make a written determination, following specific protocols, as to whether any additional dust control areas at Owens Lake are necessary to bring the Owens Valley Planning Area into attainment with the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for PM10.

On December 30, 2014, in a historic decision regarding the diversion of the Owens River to the City of Los Angeles, Sacramento Superior Court Judge Shelleyanne Chang approved a stipulated judgment against the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power requiring completion of the nation's largest particulate air pollution control project on the dried Owens Lake bed. The judgment entered for the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District should, for the first time, bring LADWP's water diversions into compliance with the clean air laws that protect the environment and human health. The judgment follows prior rulings against LADWP in favor of Great Basin, the California Air Resources Board, and the State Lands Commission, which were sued by LADWP.

Below is a compilation of supplemental control requirement determination (SCRD) events in descending chronological order culminating at this historic stipulated judgment and Superior Court of California decision.

December 30, 2014
STIPULATED JUDGMENT FOR RESPONDENT AND DEFENDANT GREAT BASIN UNIFIED AIR POLLUION CONTROL DISTRICT (Endorsed)

December 19, 2014
Joint Notice of Lodging of Stipulated Judgment

December 16, 2014
FINAL DECISION - Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento
Approval of Stipulated Judgment

2014 SCRD

December 2, 2014
Final 2014 Supplemental Control Requirements Determination

October 3, 2014
2014 Preliminary SCRD City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Alternative Analysis

August 6, 2014
Preliminary 2014 Supplemental Control Requirements Determination

2013 SCRD

November 6, 2014
2013 SCRD California Air Resources Board (CARB) Appeal

April 4, 2014
Final 2013 Supplemental Control Requirements Determination

October 11, 2013
2013 Preliminary SCRD LADWP Alternative Analysis

August 16, 2013
Preliminary 2013 Supplemental Control Requirements Determination

May 2, 2013

Federal Case in Fresno
Ruling: Case dismissed in its entirety without prejudice.

2012 SCRD

December 12, 2012
2012 SCRD CARB Appeal

November 16, 2012
Final 2012 Supplemental Control Requirements Determination

September 19, 2012
2012 Preliminary SCRD LADWP Alternative Analysis

June 18, 2012
Preliminary 2012 Supplemental Control Requirements Determination

2011 SCRD

December 2, 2011
2011 SCRD CARB Appeal

November 18, 2011
Final 2011 Supplemental Control Requirements Determination

June 3, 2011
2011 Preliminary SCRD LADWP Alternative Analysis

April 7, 2011
Preliminary 2011 Supplemental Control Requirements Determination

2005 SCRD

December 4, 2006
Revised Supplemental Control Requirements Determination Incorporating the Terms of the Approved 2006 Owens Lake Settlement Agreement

December 4, 2006
District Governing Board Consideration of Settlement Agreement

December 4, 2006
Proposed Settlement Agreement

May 4, 2006
The City of Los Angeles Litigates the 2002 - 2004 Owens Lake Supplemental Dust Control Area Determination

April 6, 2006
Final 2005 Supplemental Control Requirements Determination

February 22, 2006
2005 Preliminary SCRD LADWP Alternative Analysis

December 21, 2005
Preliminary 2005 Supplemental Control Requirements Determination

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