Public Notice
Permit to Operate an Emergency Standby Generator at the Verizon Wireless Site, 1606 Meridian Blvd., Mammoth Lakes, CA

Rule ChangeThe Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District is considering approving a Permit to Operate for the installation of a John Deere 96 hp, 60 KW emergency standby diesel fired generator at 1601 Meridian Blvd. California Health and Safety Code Section 42301.6 (b) requires that prior to approving an application for a source which may emit toxic air contaminants within 1000 feet of the outer boundary of a school, the Air Pollution Control District must notify the general public and the parents of all students attending those schools. The diesel exhaust stack is located within 1000 feet of Mammoth High School, Mammoth Middle School, Mammoth Elementary School, Sierra High School, Mammoth Olympic Academy, Mammoth Community Day School, and Mono County Community and Adult School. Since diesel particulate matter has been identified by the California Air Resources Board as an air toxic contaminant, Verizon Wireless is required to submit a detailed application and follow a strict air pollution control plan. An air quality assessment indicates that ground level emissions will be below California Air Quality Standards. With appropriate mitigation measures, the project poses an insignificant risk to the public.

A copy of the proposed action and supporting documentation is available for public review at the office of Great Basin Unified APCD and on the Districtís website at http//www.gbuapcd.org/verizonwireless/. If you wish to make comments on this project, please contact Larry Cameron, Air Quality Specialist, Great Basin APCD, 157 Short Street, Bishop, CA 93514, Telephone (760) 872-8211. Written comments must be received by the District within 30 days of this notice.

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