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
December 2, 2014
Final 2014 Supplemental Control Requirements Determination
November 6, 2014
2013 SCRD California Air Resources Board (CARB) Appeal
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.
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
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
December 4, 2006
District Governing Board Consideration of Settlement Agreement
December 4, 2006
Proposed Settlement Agreement
February 22, 2006
2005 Preliminary SCRD LADWP Alternative Analysis
December 21, 2005
Preliminary 2005 Supplemental Control Requirements Determination
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