Below you will find a log of events here on the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District website.
04/20/2017: Request for Bids: Construction, Electrical & Fence Lee Vining, CA - Public Notice
Bid Information & Packet
04/11/2017: Request for Bids: Modular Building Public Notice
Bid Information & Packet
04/07/2017: Request for public comment:
District's Draft 2017 Air Quality Monitoring Network Plan
Draft 2017 Annual Air Quality Monitoring Network Plan
Site Reports & Photos
04/06/2017: Notice of Public Hearing:
Consideration of Adoption of the 2017-2018 District and SB 270 Budgets and Order
03/07/2017: The District requests public comment on the District's decision to allow construction and operation of a four acre solar project
03/02/2017: Governing Board Meeting: March 9, 2017
Agenda & Board Packet
Separately Bound Document
02/23/2017: Employment Opportunity: Administrative Assistant (Part-Time)
More Information: Click Here
02/21/2017: Cancellation of Hearing Board Meeting
02/16/2017: Hearing Board Meeting
February 27, 2017
DWP Short Term Breakdown
02/06/2017: Request for Bids: Modular Building
02/02/2017: Notice of Public Hearing
Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District Review of 2017-2018 District and SB270 Budgets and Order
02/01/2017: The District requests public comment on the District's decision to allow construction and operation of a concrete batch plant at 8055 Hwy 136. Lone Pine for 7/11 Materials, Inc.
01/17/2017: The District requests public comment on the District's decision to allow construction and operation of a generator, consisting of two diesel engines, at Bowman Asphalt's rock crushing and screening operation north of Trona.
01/10/2017: The District requests public comment on the district's decision to allow construction and operation of CG Roxane Bottling Plant and Warehouse facility on the former Cabin Bar Ranch, near Cartago.
01/09/2017: Public Notice: Cancellation of the Governing Board Meeting scheduled on Jan. 11, 2017 due to a lack of quorum
01/04/2017: Press Release: New Deputy Air Pollution Control Officer Appointed
01/04/2017: Burn Wise -- Safety and Health Effects of Wood Smoke
01/04/2017: Governing Board Meeting: January 11, 2017
Agenda & Board Packet
12/31/2016: The District solicits public comment on a proposed permit to be granted to the Mono County Public Works to operate a diesel engine powering a portable wood chipper at various Mono County Landfills.
12/13/2016: Notice of Special Meeting
The regular meeting of the Great Basin UAPCD Governing Board scheduled for January 12, 2017 at 10:00 am has been cancelled. A special meeting of the Governing Board will be held on January 11, 2016 at 10:00 am.
Public Auction of Surplus Equipment
11/22/2016: Employment Opportunity: Air Monitoring Technician I or II
More Information: Click Here
11/02/2016: Governing Board Meeting: November 10, 2016
Agenda & Board Packet
10/26/2016: Press Release: Forest & Air Workshop
Mammoth Lakes November 10, 2016, 10:00 am
09/30/2016: Request for comment on the District's decision to allow Granite Construction Company to modify its Lee Vining asphalt plant.
09/21/2016: Request for comment on the District's decision to allow operation of a wood-burning (biomass) boiler in Bridgeport.
09/07/2016: Request for comment on the District's decision to allow operation of a diesel emergency generator in Markleeville.
09/07/2016: Governing Board Meeting: September 14, 2016
Agenda & Board Packet
Separately Bound Document
09/01/2016: Request for comment on the District's decision to allow operation of a diesel engine powering a snowblower auger.
08/24/2016: Notice of Special Meeting
The regular meeting of the Great Basin UAPCD Governing Board scheduled for September 8, 2016 at 10:00 am has been cancelled. A special meeting of the Governing Board will be held on September 14, 2016 at 10:00 am.
08/18/2016: Request for comment on the District's decision to allow construction and operation of two above ground gasoline tanks at the Owens Valley Radio Observatory "Big Ears" facility near Big Pine.
07/07/2016: Governing Board Meeting: July 13, 2016
Agenda & Board Packet
07/06/2016: Request for public comment:
District's 2016 Air Quality Monitoring Network Plan
Revised Draft 2016 Annual Air Quality Monitoring Network Plan
06/09/2016: Request for public comment:
District's 2016 Air Quality Monitoring Network Plan
Draft 2016 Annual Air Quality Monitoring Network Plan
06/02/2016: Request for public comment on the District's decision to allow construction and operation of a geothermal monitoring well at Casa Diablo known geothermal resource area.
06/01/2016: Request for Bids:
New 4X4 SUV
Keeler Dunes Presentation
May 5, 2014
8/1/2011: Posted 2011 SCRD package, attachments and references.
7/21/2011: Posted July 20, 2011 Keeler Dune Meeting Announcement for August 24, 2011 meeting.
7/8/2011: Created CAPP subdirectory, the Clean Air Projoct Program, and related pdfs..
6/29/2011: Added "Consideration of Modification of the 2008 SIP to Public Notice page regarding July 18 Board Meeting.
6/13/2011: Added BACM revision, Public Notice etc to Public Notice page regarding July 18 Board Meeting.
6/7/2011: Welcome to Patty Gilpin, our new Fiscal Services Technician.
5/5/2011: Posted May 16, 2011 Board Packet
5/3/2011: Posted February 8, 2011 Coso Junction PM10 Exceedance Report and supporting documents.
4/29/2011: Posted Agenda for upcoming Governing Board Meeting on May 16, 2011.
4/29/2011: Issued Stage 2 Health Advisory for the communities of Bishop, Independence, Lone Pine, Keeler and Olancha.
4/18/2011: Added Fiscal Services Technician and Field Services Technician to Employment Page.
4/13/2011: Updated Owens Lake DustCam Location page with new DustCams and new map.
4/7/2011: Created the 2011 SCR page and posted all supporting documents for the April 7, 2011 Owens Lake Dust Control Preliminary 2011 Supplemental Control Requirements Determination.
4/6/2011: Increased capture frequency of DustCam Review from 1 hour to15 minutes.
3/28/2011: New: DustCam Hourly Screen Capture Animation.
3/24/2011: Microwave Camera 1 temporarily unavailable.
3/22/2011: Added updated Owens Lake Dust ID Network map.
3/14/2011: Added Phase 7a Abatement Order staff report and exhibits to the Phase 7a page.
3/14/2011: Made changes to the Owens Lake page for enhanced content fit.
3/7/2011: Removed anomalous div tag on the North Beach page.
2/22/2011: Added March 17, 2011 Public Hearing: Budgets.
2/22/2011: Updated Surplus page for Mar 7-8 Surplus Days.
2/16/2011: Issued Stage 1 Health Advisory for Lone Pine.
2/15/2011: Issued Stage 2 Health Advisory for Lone Pine and Independence.
2/14/2011: Issued Stage 1 Health Advisory for Keeler.
2/10/2011: Removed Administrative Clerk position from Employment page.
1/12/2011: Owens Lake Yesterday updates completed. Posting of data are now completed daily by 0945PST.
1/10/2011: Updated Governing Board members and employee directory on the Staff page.
12/22/2010: Updated North Beach last updated link under current conditions.
12/16/2010: Added link to Mount Whitney WebCam on our Links page and repaired broken links to various other webcams.
12/16/2010: Updated North Beach ambient air monitoring page to include recently added meteorological parameters.
11/30/2010: Added Revised Agenda for 12/6/2010 Meeting.
11/22/2010: Revised Mono Shore DustCam location map.
11/5/2010: Updated Public Notice page to include 12/6/2010 Phase 8 Dust Controls Public Hearing.
11/5/2010: Added Phase 7a Abatement section.
10/22/2010: Updated Keeler monitoring page to indicate data for charts are 'Past 50 Hours'.
Posted Board Packet for upcoming board meeting in Lee Vining on Monday September 20, 2010. Removed 11/23/2010.
9/1/2010: Added Mono Basin Reasonable Further Progress Reports to Mono Basin Planning Area PM-10 State Implementation Plan page.
8/31/2010: DustCam high definition image from Dolomite 2 in available on the HD Underground for testing.
8/16/2010: Added Hearing Board Final Decision to Information page.
7/28/2010: Issued Health Advisory due to smoke from Kern and Mono County wildland fires.
7/21/2010: Updated Excel file on the Owens Lake page to include CSC/Sensit site 9734 that was installed on May 20th.
7/8/2010: Posted Governing Board Packet for July 14 meeting in Markleeville.
7/6/2010: Posted link to Los Angeles Times news article on the scaling back of DWP's solar test.
7/1/2010: Updated the District wide Air Quality Monitoring Data Network map to reflect Coso Junction addition and also updated the Owens Lake Map to include North Beach.
5/27/2010: Issued Stage I Health Advisory for Lone Pine.
5/19/2010: Added FINAL 2010 Coso Junction PM10 Maintenance Plan, updated information on Air Quality Plan page and added all links plus executive summary along with all tables from the maintenance plan to the Coso SIP page.
5/11/2010: Updated the Owens Lake Daily Surface Disturbance Report database through March reporting.
5/10/2010: Issued Stage I Health Advisory for Keeler.
5/10/2010: Added Board Packet for May 17, 2010 meeting.
5/6/2010: Added 5/5/2010 Landsat imagery with Mitigation Status overlay to Owens Lake page.
5/3/2010: Added Monitoring Plan Site Report Appendix to Current Events.
5/3/2010: Added 3/27/2010 Owens Lake Dust Video.
4/27/2010: Issued Stage 1 Health Advisory for the communities of Keeler.
4/27/2010: Changed "Data" button to read "Air Quality Data".
4/26/2010: Announcement of May 12 - May 13, 2010 Surplus.
4/20/2010: Issued Stage 1 Health Advisory for the communities of Lone Pine and Independence.
4/16/2010: Updated Current Sites and Site Location/Installation Date Table on the Owens Lake page.
4/16/2010: Added Draft 2010 Ambient Air Monitoring Network Plan.
4/13/2010: Added public notice re Kirkwood.
4/13/2010: Updated Owens Lake Sensit coordinate xls file.
4/12/2010: Added new DustID map to the Owens Lake page.
4/2/2010: Added DustCam Video page.
3/31/2010: Created favicon of Owens Lake for website.
3/30/2010: Issued Stage 1 Health Advisory for the community of Lone Pine.
3/30/2010: Issued Stage 2 Health Advisory for the communities of Keeler and Olancha.
3/29/2010: Posted updated Daily Surface Disturbance Report database.
Now that Phase 7 construction is complete no new data has been received since March 3rd so this may be the last update posting.
3/29/2010: Made some layout changes to the Mono Basin Planning Area PM-10 State Implementation Plan page.
3/25/2010: Added DRAFT Coso Junction PM10 Maintenance Plan (replaced with final on May 18, 2010).
3/22/2010: Updated Owens Lake page: Landsat 5 imagery with Dust Control overlay.
3/16/2010: Rearranged DustCam page for better viewing.
3/15/2010: Posted link to news article in the Sacramento Bee: Mono Lake's unhealthy dust linked to L.A. water diversion.
3/9/2010: Issued Stage 2 Health Advisory for the communities of Keeler and Olancha.
3/9/2010: Issued Stage I Health Advisory for the community of Keeler.
2/26/2010: Issued Stage I Health Advisory for the community of Lone Pine.
2/26/2010: Updated Table 1 and Appendix A on the Coso Junction SIP page with Ridgecrest PM10 data received from CARB.
2/9/2010: Updated Table 1- 3 and Appendix A all the way through December 31, 2009 on the Coso Junction PM10 SIP page.
2/3/2010: Posted all 2009 validated data for sites in our Air Monitoring Network (link at bottom each air monitoring site page).
2/2/2010: Finished archiving all preliminary 2009 data from the air monitoring stations daily archives.
1/22/2010: Posted updated Daily Surface Disturbance Report database.
1/22/2010: DustCams at Owens Lake temporarily unavailable.
1/20/2010: Rain and snow: Owens Lake telemetry shut down to conserve solar-charged power. Hence, Owens Lake Yesterday reporting erroneous values.
1/13/2010: Made updates to the Agricultural Burning page.
1/06/2010: The period for accepting sealed bids for 2 vehicles has been extended until 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 11, 2010.
1/04/2010: Updated Employee Directory page. Welcome Chris Howard our new Research and Systems Analyst II.
12/22/2009: Issued Stage II Health Advisory for the community of Keeler.
12/22/2009: Issued Stage I Health Advisory for the communities of Keeler and Lone Pine.
12/22/2009: Posted vehicle bid packet for One (1) Qualifying 7-passenger Van, 5-door, 4-wheel drive/All-wheel drive.
12/22/2009: Posted vehicle bid packet for One (1) Qualifying Sport Utility Vehicle or Wagon, 4-door, 4-wheel drive/All-wheel drive.
12/18/2009: Added link to LA Times story DWP pitches solar farm, state park at Owens Lake.
12/15/2009: Interviews for the Research & Systems Analyst II position were completed Dec. 4, 2009.
An offer was extended and accepted by Chris Howard. He will be joining the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District the first of January.
12/11/2009: Air Monitoring Network system down since 12/9/2009 @ 1600PST. Power cable found unplugged upon morning arrival on 12/11/2009.
12/2/2009: Added link to LA Times story Owens Lake as solar power plant?.
11/17/2009: Updated Daily Surface Disturbance Report database that can be found on the Owens Lake Yesterday page.
10/30/2009: Reconfigured modem settings for sites on the Air Monitoring Network to accommodate new changes with phone service (11 digit phone numbers!). Monitors unreachable 10/27@2300PST - 10/30 /2009@0700PST include Lone Pine TEOM, Keeler TEOM, Olancha and Mammoth Lakes.
10/27/2009: Issued Stage 1 Health Advisory for the community of Olancha .
Added registered retailers to the Woodstove Replacement Program page. (removed 11/23/2010)
10/27/2009: Issued Stage 2 Health Advisory for the community of Keeler.
10/27/2009: Posted BOARD PACKET for November 6, 2009 Governing Board Regular Meeting. (removed 12/11/2009)
10/27/2009: Issued Stage 1 Health Advisory for the community of Keeler.
10/22/2009: Posted AGENDA for November 6, 2009 Governing Board Regular Meeting. (removed 12/11/2009)
10/21/2009: Posted current employment opportunity for a Research & Systems Analyst II.
Posted WOODSTOVE REPLACEMENT PROGRAM information to the web. The program will start on November 1, 2009 and run through April 30, 2010 or until available funds are depleted. (removed 11/23/2010)
9/10/2009: Posted Public Notice - Consideration of Granting a Long-Term Variance to the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for a Time Extension to Construct the Moat and Row Dust Control Measure on Owens Lake.
9/3/2009: Posted Board Packet (removed 9/25/2009) for upcoming Governing Board Meeting Monday, September 14, 2009, 10:30 a.m.in Alpine County.
9/2/2009: Finished updating and posting all the validated air monitoring station data for January - June 2009.
8/28/2009: Posted Bid Number 2009-CW1: Washing of District Vehicles in Bishop, California. (removed 9/25/2009)
8/28/2009: Posted Bid Number 2009-WM1: Construction of a Buried Electric Line in Bishop, California. (removed 9/25/2009)
8/28/2009: Posted Agenda (removed 9/25/2009) for upcoming Governing Board Meeting Monday, September 14, 2009, 10:30 a.m.in Alpine County.
8/7/2009: Updated filing fee for Authority to Construct / Permit to Operate Application.
7/22/2009: Updated DustID network map on the Owens Lake page.
7/17/2009: Updated DustCam operation hours at Owens Lake due to extensions of time-lapse video collection.
6/10/2009: Posted public notice for the Consideration of the Granting of a Short Term Variance to the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for operations at Owens Lake Case Nos. GB09-04, GB09-05
6/9/2009: Updated list of vapor recovery testers.
6/2/2009: Removed 20070207 new sites map from DustID archives due to a possible infection with a JS.Qsiframe bug.
5/27/2009: Posted Board Packet for upcoming the upcoming June 4th board meeting. (removed 6/9/2009).
5/20/2009: Posted updated DustID site list and map to the Owens Lake page.
5/7/2009: Posted vehicle bid packet for 1 New 2009 High-Clearance Extended Cab 4-Wheel Drive Pickup Truck and 1 New 2009 or 2010 Utility-type 4-Wheel
Drive All-Terrain Vehicle (removed 5/27/2009).
4/14/2009: Issued Stage 1 Health Advisory for the community of Keeler.
4/23/2009: Posted link to Los Angeles Times article Bird census at Owens Lake shows nature returning.
4/14/2009: Issued Stage 2 Health Advisory for the community of Keeler.
4/3/2009: Welcome Elise, Great Basin's newest staff addition who has filled our temporary administrative clerk position.
4/3/2009: Issued Stage 1 Health Advisory for the community of Independence shortly after 0900PST.
3/26/2009: Posted employment opportunity for an Administrative Clerk. (removed 4/3/2009)
3/26/2009: Issued Stage 2 Health Advisory for the community of Keeler shortly after 1000PST.
3/26/2009: Issued Stage 1 Health Advisory for the community of Keeler shortly after 0900PST.
3/26/2009: Issued Stage 1 Health Advisory for the community of Olancha shortly after 0800PST.
3/18/2009: Posted the Board Packet (removed 4/3/2009) for the upcoming Governing Board Meeting to be held in Bridgeport, California March 27, 2009 at 10:00am.
3/11/2009: Posted employment opportunity for an Air Monitoring Technician I/II (removed 4/16/2009).
3/4/2009: Created the Owens Lake Hydrology page and posted the recently finalized Owens Lake Shallow Hydrology Monitoring Data and Chemistry 1992-2004 Report.
Added four documents regarding Nonattainment Area Designation for 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Inyo County, California:
Replaced with updated content October 27, 2011.
3/4/2009: Due to site program changes to capture 5 minute meteorological data, invalid 24hr archive graphs from Dirty Socks, Keeler, Lizard Tail and Lone Pine for February 25th - March 3rd were removed.
3/3/2009: Updated the Public Notice page.
3/3/2009: Resolved issue with air monitoring sites not archiving due to power failure at the web server. Archives will resume 3/4. Also found Flat Rock archives being over written by the Shell Cut archives posting to the incorrect directory since 2/18.
2/27/2009: Posted the 2009Ambient Air Monitoring Network Plan.
2/5/2009: Deleted bogus Bill Stanley data archives since 1/31/2009 and reconfigured program to accommodate site data collection modifications that bombed the old archiving routine.
2/4/2009: Created the Burn page where general information regarding burning within the District can be found.
1/29/2009: Updated the Employee Directory page.
1/20/2009: Extended power outage at the Bishop office resulted in forced shutdown of the air monitoring network web postings and data archiving Sunday and Monday 1/18 and 1/19 until the system was reset Tuesday morning 1/20.
1/9/2009: Corrected mouse over errors on the Lizard Tail page. (Thanks S. Mobley)
1/8/2009: Resumed daily Sensit data transfer from Keeler to Bishop and was able to get Owens Lake Yesterday back up and running.
1/6/2009: Posted the Board Packet (removed 2/4/2009) for the upcoming Governing Board Meeting Friday, January 16, 2009, 10:00am.
12/17/2008: Reconfigured data rendering program to process Lone Pine FDMS TEOM data and post PM-10 graphs to web every hour.
12/17/2008: Updated DustID network site map and site installation spreadsheet on the Owens Lake page.
11/21/2008: Now STREAMING video from our Mono Lake DustCam in Lee Vining!
11/13/2008: Resolved "frozen image" issue at the Lee Vining Mono Lake DustCam. Image upload frequency has also changed to 10 seconds.
11/12/2008: Updated to Owens Lake DustCam page to reflect the change that DustCam images are now uploaded every 60 seconds.
11/12/2008: Posted the entire Board Packet (removed 12/17/2008) along with the 2008 Community PM10 Report (removed 12/17/2008) for the upcoming Governing Board Meeting Friday November 21, 2008.
11/12/2008: Posted GOVERNING BOARD REGULAR MEETING AGENDA (removed 12/17/2008) for Friday November 21, 2008 AT 2:00 P.M. in Mammoth Lakes, California.
11/6/2008: Posted validated data for all Air Monitoring Network sites for January 1 - June 30, 2008.
11/5/2008: Posted Public Notice - ADOPTION OF DISTRICT RULES 308 & 309.
10/28/2008: Updated DustID network site map and site installation spreadsheet on the Owens Lake page.
10/7/2008: Removed the Hammil Valley Monitoring Station page and updated links site wide.
10/1/2008: Want to learn about the purpose, structure, responsibilities, goals and objectives of the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District? Visit our new About Us page.
9/10/2008: Posted the GOVERNING BOARD MEETING INFORMATION board packet (removed 10/1/2008) for board meeting Friday, September 19, 2008 at 10:30am in Bridgeport. Also posted two additional attachments.
1. Draft District Rules, Policies and Procedures Manual (removed 10/1/2008)
2. Results of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s audit of Great Basin’s ambient air monitoring program. (removed all 10/1/2008)
9/10/2008: Posted updated Owens Lake DustID sensit configuration.
8/28/2008: Posted the Technical System Audit of the California Environmental Protection Agency Air Resources Board.
8/19/2008: Updated the Owens Lake DustCam page. Added 3 new views: Cartago view 1, Cartago view 2, and Microwave view 1.
8/13/2008: Updated filing fee charge for permit applications.
8/7/2008: Resolved FTP/SSH web hack.
8/6/2008: Reconfigured local and remote site interface to use Secure FTP.
7/30/2008: Removal of 42 scripting exploits. General website file management tasks.
7/23/2008: Posted GOVERNING BOARD MEETING INFORMATION board packet for board meeting Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 10:30am in Markleeville (removed 8/7/2008).
7/7/2008: Posted graph of Tecopa Daily PM-10 Average and Max Hourly Average Wind Speed to the Tecopa Air Quality Monitoring Station page (data is for the entire monitoring period of record in Tecopa).
6/25/2008: Issued an Air Quality Advisory due to smoke from the numerous fires throughout California.
6/23/2008: Posted a list of vapor recovery testers.
6/18/2008: Hammil Valley Air Monitoring Station (removed 10/7/2008) is undergoing telecommunication changes and is expected to be re-posting data as soon as possible.
5/30/2008: Views from Dolomite V1, Dolomite V2, and Keeler V1 are now available on the DustCam page.
5/16/2008: Posted List of Potential Violations and Associated Penalties.
5/15/2008: Updated Employee Directory page. Welcome Tori Jenkins our new Administrative Specialist / Permit Coordinator / Clerk of the Board.
5/14/2008: Owens Lake Yesterday sensit data now available at 0905 PST. (Thanks N. Barbieri).
Keeler V1 DustCam now posting images to the DustCam Page (Thanks B. Cox).
5/6/2008: Connection and data transfer at the Flat Rock ambient air monitor via the new Airlink Raven CDMA has been initiated.
5/6/2008: Posted GOVERNING BOARD MEETING INFORMATION board packet for board meeting Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 10:30am in Mammoth Lakes. (removed 5/20/2008)
4/23/2008: Removed Administrative Specialist/Permit Coordinator/Clerk of the Board employment opportunity announcement on the Employment page.
4/22/2008: Updated Data Monitoring Network mouseovers.
4/21/2008: Reconfigured LoggerNet to retrieve data from the monitoring stations at different times. Data transfer ceased approximately 1 week ago due to connectivity issues according to the log. Data transfer now appears to continuous.
4/9/2008: Connection and data transfer at the Shell Cut ambient air monitor via the new Airlink Raven CDMA has been initiated.
4/2/2008: Posted Administrative Specialist/Permit Coordinator/Clerk of the Board employment opportunity announcement on the Employment page.
4/1/2008: Revised Carl Moyer page. Updates include application links and application workshop information.
3/21/2008: New Mono Lake DustCam installed. Thanks Nik and Bill!
3/18/2008: Posted notice that Mammoth TEOM PM-10 data issues appear to resolved. Monitoring station technician contacted for verification.
3/14/2008: Posted GOVERNING BOARD MEETING INFORMATION board packet for board meeting Monday, March 17, 2008 at 10:00am in Bridgeport. (removed 3/21/2008)
3/14/2008: Posted 2008-2009 Fiscal Year SB 270 Budget and Assessment Draft – March 17, 2008 for upcoming board meeting. (removed 3/21/2008)
3/7/2008: Posted revised Section A-5 (Gas Tanks / Dispensing) application on the Permit Applications page.
3/4/2008: Posted notice that Mammoth TEOM PM-10 data issues appear unresolved.
2/29/2008: Removed Mono Lake DustCam from site for repairs due to water damage.
2/13/2008: Posted the Draft 2008 Ambient Air Monitoring Network Plan.
2/6/2008: Updated Mammoth Air Quality Monitoring Station page indicating PM-10 data issues appear to be resolved. Output channel 1 to logger was configured in such a way to spike output voltage when parameter readings were out of speck and since output channel was changed to 2 with no special flagging configuration on 2/5/2007 at 1745 the TEOM output values appear to be valid. All bogus PM-10 daily archive graphs were also deleted from the Mammoth Archive.
1/23/2008: Made updates to links page.
1/23/2008: Posted Volume III of the 2008 Owens Valley PM10 Planning Area Demonstration of Attainment State Implementation Plan Environmental Impact Report.
1/22/2008: Air Quality Data Monitoring station pages now refresh every 10 minutes automatically.
1/15/2008: Updated Mammoth near-real time data page to once again post hourly PM-10 TEOM values.
1/9/2008: Air Quality Data Monitoring Network down from 0300 - 0700 due to a "Windows Update" and computer restart this was supposedly disabled.
1/8/2008: Added Tribal Environmental Exchange Network Monitoring Operation links to our Great Basin Air Quality Monitoring page.
1/3/2008: Removed all "Web updated" time stamps from Air Quality Monitoring Sites due to redundancy of information. "Data updated" time stamp sufficient as a stand alone verification of system status.
1/3/2008: Reconfigured snapshot of Olancha 50 hour wind speed graph in order to post correct graph to web. Thanks G. Davis.
1/2/2008: Reconfigured Dirty Socks Monitoring Station to archive hourly temperature graphs on a daily basis. Temperature not archiving since site reprogramming back in April.
1/2/2008: Daily archive data parameter graphs for all Air Monitoring Stations archived by year in site specific archive directory.
1/2/2008: Posted Temporarily Unavailable PM-10 at the Mammoth Monitoring Station. Since early September, PM-10 data at Mammoth has been invalid for most of the period.
12/20/2007: Posted the PROPOSED FINAL 2008 Owens Valley PM10 Planning Area Demonstration of Attainment State Implementation Plan (removed 2/8/2008 and replaced with final).
12/19/2007: Mammoth PM-10 data now re-available post FDMS removal and standard TEOM installation.
12/7/2007: Fixed programming for precipitation archives at the Shell Cut Monitoring Station. Precipitation not archiving since November 14, 2007..
12/6/2007: Removed bad precipitation archives at the Bill Stanley Monitoring Station. Precipitation archives bad since August 29, 2007.
12/6/2007: Added temperature parameter to the Bill Stanley Monitoring Station.
12/4/2007: Working on new standardized graphs for Near-Real Time Data Monitoring Network.
11/27/2007: Updated email addresses on our Employee Directory page.
11/13/2007: Added some news articles from the Inyo Register. Links can be found on the Home page under News.
11/6/2007: Removed Technical Services Field Technician from Employment Openings page. Welcome Sondra Grimm , the new Field Technician.
10/31/2007: Updated data monitoring network station pages to fit new size data graphics being posted.
10/30/2007: Created Tecopa Air Quality Monitoring Station page (unable to get Tecopa station running at field site for data web posting as of 11/2).
10/5/2007: Added some news articles from the Inyo Register. Links can be found on the Home page under News.
9/18/2007: Created the 2008 SIP DRAFT (replaced with PROPOSED FINAL 12/20/2007) page. Here you'll find links to all individual chapters of the DRAFT 2008 Owens Valley PM10 Planning Area Demonstration of Attainment State Implementation Plan and links to all the sections of Volume I and Volume II of the Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report.
9/13/2007: Posted the DRAFT 2008 Owens Valley PM10 Planning Area Demonstration of Attainment State Implementation Plan ((replaced with PROPOSED FINAL 12/20/2007).
8/28/2007: Data Monitoring Network down since Saturday at 2300. Restarted AutoFTP program and data transferring again on 8/28 at 0700.
8/16/2007: Posted Inyo Register news article: Choking Haze- Where are the Whites? Front page image of current air conditions in Bishop caused by smoke from the Zaca fire near Santa Barbara.
8/8/2007: Posted vehicle bid packet for One (1) Qualifying Sport Utility Vehicle or Wagon, 4-door, 4-wheel drive/All-wheel drive.(removed 8/29)
8/2/2007: Updated Permit Application Section A-1. Also updated all four permit application categorical .zip files.
7/31/2007: Updated Employment Opportunities page. Welcome Jan Sudomier, Air Quality Specialist II and Scott Weaver, Air Monitoring Technician II.
7/6/2007: Removed old board meeting agendas, board meeting minuets and public notices and associated files that predated July 1, 2006.
6/26/2007: Data Monitoring Network offline since 6/25 @ 0500. Telemetry computer up and running data processing software. AutoFTP program not sending updated data parameter images. AutoFTP program restarted and data sent at 0700.
6/14/2007: Changes made to the Owens Lake page. The settlement agreement requires the District to notify the City of our modifications the existing sand/sensit network of the DustID program. Now available are the new sites as of June 14, 2007, a map of all current sites, and a spreadsheet of the new sites with geographic coordinates.
6/8/2007: Data Monitoring Network offline from 0200 - 0600. Telemetry computer was locked up at the login screen because of a supposed device driver failure. Why does Microsoft always say "your computer has recovered from a serious error" and blame it on a device driver?
5/29/2007: Posted the TESTING AND INTERVIEW UPDATE for the Air Quality Specialist II position (removed 7/31).
5/29/2007: Posted Inyo Register news article: LADWP's Water Export Amount to be Near Record Low (article addresses water use at Owens Lake for dust control).
5/29/2007: Data Monitoring Network data transfer ceased Friday 5/25 @ 2300. AutoFTP restarted and transferring again @ 0700.
5/22/2007: Removed the White Mountain Research Station - Owens Valley Lab from the Data Monitoring Network. The portable air quality monitor that has been collecting data at this location since April 6th, 2006 has been relocated to the community of Tecopa. Due to site remoteness, the Tecopa Monitoring Station data will be unavailable because of our inability to establish telecommunications with the site.
5/22/2007: Posted link on Home page to Los Angeles Times news article, Audit faults the DWP, contractor on Owens project: The utility is accused of lax oversight of the firm it hired, which is accused of grossly overcharging for dust cleanup (removed-6/1/2007).
5/17/2007: Bill Stanley Air Quality Monitoring Station posting near-real time data to the web again after parameter outputs have been standardized with new programming.
5/15/2007: Ftp transfer problems with the Owens Lake DustCam, image frozen for approximately 2 hours at end of day.
5/14/2007: Power outage at Mono DustCam resulted in lost video data 5/12 and 5/13.
5/11/2007: Posted Employment Openings for an Air Quality Specialist II (removed 7/31) position
5/9/2007: Posted Employment Openings for an Air Monitoring Technician II (removed 7/31) position and a Technical Services Field Technician (removed 7/31) position.
4/27/2007: Mono Lake DustCam is now updating LIVE IMAGES every 5 minutes instead of every 30 seconds due to ftp transfer issues.
4/20/2007: Updated Public Notices for upcoming Variances on April 23, 2007 and the Governing Board Meeting on Monday May 7, 2007.
4/17/2007: Posted Vehicle Bid Packet: BID NUMBER 2007-V1A: One (1) Qualifying Sport Utility Vehicle or Wagon, 4-door,
4-wheel drive/All-wheel drive. (removed 5/4/2007)
4/11/2007: Hammil Valley Monitoring Station (removed 10/7/2008) is temporarily offline due to technical difficulties. Our rapid response team (Odin and collaborator) are resolving the issues.
4/11/2007: Added new links to the California Department of Industrial Regulations website Registrants for asbestos related work and Asbestos consultant and site surveillance technician certification on our Asbestos page.
4/6/2007: Noticed Mono DustCam image froze on 4/4 (1 week from similar mishap, see 3/28 entry). Reset EvoCam program, ran Mac Mini software updates, then disabled software updates in system preferences. Images uploading every 30 seconds once again.
4/5/2007: Posted new links under Section A-6 (Stationary Diesel Engines) on our Permit Applications page.
1. California Air Resources Board Diesel Programs and Activities
2. Final Regulation Order: Airborne Toxic Control Measure for Stationary Compression Ignition Engines
Also posted link on our Home page to PFIRS (Prescribed Fire and Incident Reporting System) for control burn notices (aka- Burn Day Info).
3/29/2007: New look for the Olancha Monitoring Station. The first station to have outputs standardized within the Data Monitoring Network. Hourly maximum wind speed (gust) will be added to all the station programs and web meteorological graphs.
3/28/2007: Mono Lake DustCam reset and uploading images every 30 seconds. Thanks Aileen Z..
3/28/2007: Stage 2 Health Advisory issued for the community of Keeler. Keeler TEOM levels = 1135 µg/m³ @ 1400(PST).
3/27/2007: Data Monitoring Network data file transfers ceased Saturday 3/25 at ~0300, thanks Guy D.. FTP program was found still up and running and transfer log records indicated all files transferring properly. Reset program and now all data is "really" being transferred hourly. Will try to resolve program glitch, again (see 2/27 entry).
3/24/2007: Mono Lake DustCam image froze at 1206pst. Able to connect to camera directly on 3/27 @0700 for live view. Will resolve ASAP.
3/13/2007: Updated the Data Monitoring Network to notify users of Daylight Savings Time discrepancy from the Pacific Standard Time data collection format.
3/9/2007: Created Surplus page (removed- post distribution) and posted surplus equipment list that will be available for government agencies, schools and charitable non-profit organizations on March 21, 2007. Any equipment remaining after March 23, 2007 will be auctioned to the public or thrown away.
3/8/2007: Changes made to the Owens Lake page. The settlement agreement requires the District to notify the City of our modifications the existing sand/sensit network of the DustID program. Now available are the new sites as of March 8, 2007, a zoomed view of new sites as of March 8, 2007, a map of all current sites, and a spreadsheet of the new sites with geographic coordinates.
3/6/2007: Update Public Notice page for upcoming Governing Board Meeting on March 19th, 2007.
3/2/2007: Updated the Employee Directory with new SPAM resistant email addresses and added office phone numbers.
3/1/2007: Posted the 2008 OWENS VALLEY PM10 PLANNING AREA DEMONSTRATION OF ATTAINMENT STATE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN INITIAL STUDY on the Owens Lake page.
2/27/2007: Data Monitoring Network data file transfers ceased Friday 2/23 at 1900, thanks Dan J.. FTP program was found still up and running and transfer log records indicated all files transferring properly. Reset program and now all data is "really" being transferred hourly. Will try to resolve program glitch.
2/23/2007: After a power outage on Jan. 16 a backup power system was promised for the Data Monitoring Network to prevent down time. The first UPS installed (recycled from other district projects) was obnoxiously loud and therefore shelved. The new Direct UPS is almost silent as of this morning, has been installed and tested.
2/22/2007: Data archives back up and running at all Data Monitoring Network sites. Due to data transfer profile conflicts, daily data was being duplicated on every transfer, thus after a few days of duplicates of duplicates of duplicates (you get the picture), this issue needed prompt attention. As a result there are no daily archives February 1 - February 21. Sorry for the inconvenience.
NEW! Links to archived data now initially sort data by descending modified date. Try it out @ our WMRS-OVL monitoring station.
2/21/2007: Mono Lake DustCam reset and LIVE @ 1249PST.
2/20/2007: Mono Lake DustCam image froze at 0807 this morning. Unable to connect directly to camera.
2/16/2007: Posted 3 Public Notices.
2/14/2007: Mono Lake DustCam images LIVE once again.
2/13/2007: Mono Lake DustCam image frozen. Thanks Nik B.and John H. for notifying me about the problem. I will try to resolve the technical difficulties and images back online as soon as it stops snowing in Lee Vining.
2/13/2007: Data Monitoring Network not posting new data since 2/8/2007 at 11pm. Resolved issue by rebooting ftp program which transfers all monitoring station data to web server. - sorry for the inconvenience.
2/7/2007:Changes made to the Owens Lake page. The settlement agreement requires the District to notify the City of our modifications the existing sand/sensit network of the DustID program. Now available are the new sites as of February 7, 2007, a zoomed view of new sites as of February 7, 2007, a map of all current sites, and a spreadsheet of the new sites with geographic coordinates.
2/7/2007: Added Petition for Hearing Before: THE GREAT BASIN UNIFIED AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT HEARING BOARD to the Rules and Regulations page.
2/6/2007: Posted 3 documents for Vestech, LLC soil vapor extraction (removed 7/30/2008).
1. Application-PERMIT TO OPERATE A SOIL VAPOR EXTRACTION SYSTEM TO REMOVE PETROLEUM HYDROCARBONS FROM SOIL AND GROUNDWATER AT THE FORMER SHELL GASOLINE SERVICE STATION, BISHOP, CALIFORNIA.
2. Public Notice
3. Bishop Union High School Public Notice Distribution
1/31/2007: Added next Board Meeting date ( Monday March 19th, 2007) and location (Mammoth Lakes) to the Agenda page (removed).
1/25/2007: Changes made to the Owens Lake page. The settlement agreement requires the District to notify the City of our modifications the existing sand/sensit network of the DustID program. Now available are the new sites for January 2007, a map of all current sites, and a spreadsheet of the new sites with geographic coordinates.
1/19/2007: Data Monitoring Network makes feature item on the Home page. All bugs appear to be worked out with the DMN system. Backup power to computer processing monitoring station data to be installed early next week. Website demonstration to be given at the Governing Board meeting Monday morning. Lots of website cleanup activity today.
1/18/2007: Posted Agenda (removed- post meeting) and Board Packet (removed- post meeting) for the upcoming Great Basin Governing Board Meeting Monday January 22, 2007 in Bridgeport.
1/18/2007: Data Monitoring Network fixed and reinitiated. Web postings occurring every hour @ 1600 PST.
1/16/2007: Power outage at approximately 0815 PST caused a shutdown of the live web data monitoring network. Computer rebooted, data rendering software upgraded and web postings ceased due to data loss from software version incompatibility.
1/5/2007: Stage 1 Health Advisory issued for the community of Keeler. Keeler TEOM levels = 502.7 µg/m³ @ 0800(PST).
12/28/2006: Stage 2 Health Advisory issued for the community of Keeler. Keeler TEOM levels = 1682.8 µg/m³ @ 0800(PST).
12/26/2006: Stage 1 Health Advisory issued for the community of Keeler. Keeler TEOM levels = 401.62 µg/m³ @ 1600(PST).
12/26/2006: Power outage at 0006 PST caused a shutdown of the live web data monitoring network. Computer rebooted, data rendering software reinitiated, and web postings occurring every hour again @ 0810 PST.
12/22/2006: Health Advisory issued for Keeler via fax distribution list only. Dust from the Keeler Dunes due to strong north winds resulted in hourly PM-0 levels of 3051 µg/m³ @ 1300(PST).
12/21/2006: Posted- Press Release: “No-Burn Days” in Mammoth Now Means No Wood-Burning for Everyone
12/21/2006: Posted-Press Release: Help Keep Our Air Clean This Winter
12/20/2006: The Hammil Valley Monitoring Station (removed 10/7/2008) has not been archiving data correctly. I believe I found the problem and resolved the issue.
12/18/2006: Great Basin's Air Quality Data Monitoring Network continues to run smoothly for all 10 stations available. Within a few days the data network will be available from the Home page. Daily archives are being posted just prior to the midnight hour. The naming convention for monitoring sites and monitoring archives are http://www.gbuapcd.org/data/monitoringsitename and http://www.gbuapcd.org/data/monitoringsitename/archive respectively.
Example: Current conditions and the past data for 24 hours at Mammoth can be found at http://www.gbuapcd.org/data/mammoth. Archived data for mammoth can be found at http://www.gbuapcd.org/data/mammoth/archive.
12/12/2006: Appears there was a power outage here in the Bishop control center between 0200-0300. The real time data monitoring network was reset at 0800 this morning.
12/11/2006: Created the Mono Lake page where LIVE images from our Mono Lake DustCam will be available soon.
12/5/2006: Posted Inyo Register news article, A whale of a week for water in Owens Valley: History to be made tomorrow when water's restored to Lower Owens - two days after dry lake debate is settled-December 5, 2006.
11/28/2006: Posted the MDCE Selection Process Spreadsheet: Exhibit 6 of the Settlement Proposed Between Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District and the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power on Supplemental Dust Control Areas at Owens Lake.
11/16/2006: Posted link to Los Angeles Times article Deal reached on Owens Lake dust battle.
11/15/2006: Settlement Proposed Between Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District and the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power on Supplemental Dust Control Areas at Owens Lake. Posted the Proposed Settlement Agreement (pdf) along with the Great Basin Governing Board Report and Press Releases (pdf).
10/26/2006: Posted public notice REVISIONS TO DISTRICT RULES 401 & 431. Also posted with the NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING is the entire BOARD REPORT for the December 4, 2006 meeting (removed- Jan. 2007) under Current Events on the Home page.
10/25/2006: Posted Inyo Register news article published September 5, 2006. LADWP floats 'new' old idea for dry lake: Evaluation or study requested of possibility of pumping water from under lakebed to suppress dust.
10/25/2006: Stage 1 Health Advisory issued for the community of Keeler. Keeler TEOM levels = 560.69 µg/m³ @ 1130(PST)
10/13/2006: Watch the dust blow at Owens Lake LIVE via our automatically refreshing DustCam page.
10/12/2006: Posted the Final Authority to Construct document for the Verizon Wireless standby generator permit in Mammoth Lakes.
10/10/2006: Posted the presentation given by Ted Schade at the High Sierra Energy Foundation (HSEF) Public Working Group Session on October 4, 2006.
10/10/2006: Due to ISP changes at our Keeler office, some employee email addresses have changed. Updates have been made on our employee directory page.
9/20/2006: Stage 1 Health Advisory issued for Hammil Valley, Chalfant Valley, and Laws. WMRS TEOM levels = 416.55 µg/m³ @ 1200(PST).
9/15/2006: Stage 2 Health Advisory issued for Keeler and Stage I Health Advisory for Lone Pine . Keeler TEOM levels = 1049.3 µg/m³ @ 1400(PST), Lone Pine TEOM levels = 576.2 µg/m³ @ 1430(PST).
9/13/2006: Posted all legal proceeding documents pertaining to the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's litigation of Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District's 2005 Supplemental Control Requirement Determination on the Owens Lake SCR Litigation page.
Documents also available via direct links below:
DWP_First Amended & Supplemental Verified Petition_05-04-06.pdf
DWP_Non-opposition to Change of Venue_06-23-06.pdf
DWP_Notice of Appeal to ARB_01-20-06.pdf
DWP_Notice of Appeal to ARB_05-03-06.pdf
DWP_Notice of Filing of Request for Hearing on Merits _Case Number Correction_08-03-06.pdf
DWP_Notice of Stipulation Telephonic Hearing_06-30-06.pdf
DWP_Request for Hearing on Merits_Filed 07-26-06.pdf
DWP_Request To Prepare Administrative Record_05-04-06.pdf
DWP_Verified Petition for Writ_(Unserved)_03-17-06.pdf
GB_Answer to First Amended Complaint_Filed 08-31-06.pdf
GB_Certification of Admin Record_Filed 08-07-06.pdf
GB_Court_Amended Order Granting Venue Transfer_Filed 07-10-06.pdf
GB_Kern_Assignment of Judge_07-31-06.pdf
GB_Kern_Notice of Transfer In_07-31-06.pdf
GB_Letter to DWP_Notice of Responsible Agencies_05-30-06.pdf
GB_Notice of Certification of Admin Record_Filed 08-09-06.pdf
GB_Notice of Motion for Venue Transfer_Filed 06-14-06.pdf
GB_Notice of Settlement Meeting_Filed_06-06-06.pdf
8/29/2006: Posted Agenda for upcoming board meeting, September 11, 2006 (removed).
8/25/2006: Posted 3 Inyo Register news articles.
1. Smoke bad, fire good,Weekend, August 19 & 20, 2006, Letters to the Editor
2. Hazy Days, Good Smoke, Tuesday, August 15, 2006
3. What about the birds at Owens Dry Lake? Weekend, July 29 & 30, 2006
8/17/2006: Replaced the emission estimates page for permit 1280-00-06 in the draft authority to construct document for verizon wireless standby generator.
8/3/2006: Posted Request for Bids: One complete Telephone and Voice Mail System (removed 12/5/2006).
8/2/2006: Posted public notice for Permit to Operate an Emergency Standby Generator at the Verizon Wireless Site, 1606 Meridian Blvd., Mammoth Lakes, CA. Additional documents include: PERMIT APPLICATION REPORT FOR EMERGENCY STANDBY DIESEL FIRED GENERATOR AT VERIZON WIRELESS SITE .
6/26/2006: Posted Agenda for upcoming board meeting, July 10, 2006 (removed).
5/30/2006: Updated the Great Basin Employment page.
5/26/2006: Updated page and web links.
5/17/2006: Welcome Wendy Sugimura. As of yesterday 5/16/2006 Great Basin now has an Administrative Specialist / Permit Coordinator / Clerk of the Board.
5/15/2006: Updated all sequence of events for the Owens Lake Supplemental Control Requirement.
Great Basin Air Pollution Control District issues Supplemental Control Requirement Determination
City of Los Angeles Alternative Analysis to the Supplemental Control Requirement Determination
Great Basin Air Pollution Control District submits 5-volume (~1,500 page) response to the City's Alternative Analysis to the Supplemental Control Requirement Determination
5/10/2006: Posted Agenda (Removed 7/6/2007) for upcoming board meeting, May 22, 2006.
5/5/2006: Posted 2 Inyo Register news articles and added a link to an article from the LA Weekly by Jeffery Anderson:
1. Dry Lake's future still cloudy, Tuesday, May 2, 2006, Inyo Register
2. DWP commissioners to take Inyo County sojourn, Weekend, April 22 & 23, 2006, Inyo Register
3. Uprising in the Water Colonies, Wednesday, May 3, 2006, LA Weekly
4/26/2006: Posted Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District Board Briefing SPECIAL JOINT MEETING OF THE GREAT BASIN GORNING BOARD AND THE LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND POWER BOARD OF COMMISIONERS.
4/19/2006: Posted information for the upcoming Owens Lake Workshop Friday April 28, 2006, 10:00 a.m. at the Home Economics Building, Tri-County Fairgrounds, Bishop, California to the Home page. This is a joint meeting between the Governing Board of the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District and the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Board of Water and Power Commissioners. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
4/17/2006: Stage 2 Health Advisory issued for Keeler . Keeler TEOM levels = 936 µg/m³ @ 0830(PST).
4/17/2006: Stage 1 Health Advisory issued for Keeler . Keeler TEOM levels = 745 µg/m³ @ 0800(PST).
4/10/2006: Posted Inyo Register news article Dry Lake legal battle takes flight.
4/7/2006: Posted 2 Inyo Register news articles:
1. Could EPA protection of local air quality evaporate?
2. DWP not trying to shirk duty or cause trouble, says Nichols
4/6/2006: Created the Response to Alternative Analysis of 2004-2005 Owens lake Supplements Control Area Determination page. Hope to have the video for Attachment 13 available for you soon.
4/4/2006: Posted the entire Response to Alternative Analysis of 2004-2005 Owens lake Supplements Control Area Determination to our FTP 1700hrs - long after I went home.
3/30/2006: Due to an increasing trend of news articles since Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District issued the Dec. 21, 2005 Determination of Owens Lake Supplemental Control Requirement to LADWP, links to scanned local news articles (Inyo Register) were added to the Home page.
|March 28, 2006||Legal threats another cloud on the Dry Lake|
|March 4 & 5, 2006||LADWP appeals order for extra dry lake work|
|January 21 & 22, 2006||New L. A. water honcho eyes better relations with Inyo Co.|
|January 19, 2006||Great Basin to the City of L. A.: a deal's a deal|
|January 17, 2006||LADWP's Dry Lake answer may be blowing in the wind|
3/27/2006: High winds on Saturday (March 25, 2006) resulted in elevated PM-10 levels in all communities surrounding Owens Lake. Monitoring station TEOM levels were posted to Home page.
3/24/2006: Created the Employment Opportunities page. Added Great Basin's first employment position available online: Administrative Specialist/Permit Coordinator/Clerk of the Board - position filled and link removed 5/26/2006.
3/20/2006: Posted Agenda (Removed 7/6/2007) for upcoming board meeting.
3/15/2006: Posted photos from Nik Barbieri and Earl Wilson and the TEOM PM-10 values for yesterday's dust storm (3/14/2006) at Owens Lake on the Home page. The community of Lone Pine was hit with the most particulate pollution.
3/14/2006: Stage 2 Health Advisory issued for Lone Pine . Lone Pine TEOM levels = 1651 µg/m³ @ 1300(PST).
3/14/2006: Stage 1 Health Advisory issued for Lone Pine . Lone Pine TEOM levels = 382 µg/m³ @ 1130(PST).
3/10/2006: Created the PM-10 page. Currently information regarding the EPA's proposed changes to the NAAQS are available. Also available are three comment documents from the District. Comment Letter to the EPA, Comments Submitted to California Senate PM Hearing February 15, 2006 and Comments Submitted at EPA Hearing March 8, 2006.
3/9/2006: Added the Draft Authority to Construct to the Mammoth Hospital page. (removed 8/2/2006).
3/3/2006: Home page special edition (removed 7/30/2008). After a few consecutive days, PM10 levels have subsided and the winds have calmed.
3/1/2006: Posted public notice for Permit to Operate an Emergency Standby Generator at the Mammoth Lakes Hospital, 185 Sierra Park Road, Mammoth Lakes(Removed 7/6/2007). Additional documents include: PERMIT APPLICATION REPORT FOR ONE EMERGENCY IC ENGINE GENERATOR AT MAMMOTH HOSPITAL (Removed 7/6/2007) and MODEL RESULTS FROM THE AIR QUALITY IMPACT ANALYSIS FOR THE EMERGENCY ENGINE AT MAMMOTH HOSPITAL. (removed 8/2/2006).
3/1/2006: Home page special edition (removed 7/30/2008). Due to extreme particulate levels and high winds for 3 consecutive days, images taken by Guy Davis of the dust storm at Owens Lake are posted to give viewers a perspective of Owens Lake particulate matter pollution health hazards.
2/28/2006: Stage 2 Health Advisory issued for Keeler. Keeler TEOM levels = 1111 µg/m³ @ 1230(PST).
2/28/2006: Stage 1 Health Advisory issued for Keeler. Keeler TEOM levels = 447 µg/m³ @ 1030(PST).
2/27/2006: Posted notice of public hearing for REVISIONS TO DISTRICT RULES 300, 304, 305, 306 (Fees) and REVIEW OF 2006-2007 DISTRICT BUDGET to take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday March 22, 2006.
2/27/2006: Home page special edition(removed 7/30/2008). Due to extreme particulate levels throughout the Owens Valley hourly PM-10 values were continuously posted.
2/27/2006: Stage 2 Health Advisory issued for Lone Pine . Lone Pine TEOM levels = 1400 µg/m³ @ 1100(PST).
2/24/2006: Updated Current Events on the Home page.
2/17/2006: Stage 1 Health Advisory issued for Keeler. Keeler TEOM levels = 462.51 µg/m³ @ 1630(PST).
2/15/2006: Stage 2 Health Advisory issued for Keeler. Keeler TEOM levels = 2527.4 µg/m³ @ 0930(PST).
2/15/2006: Stage 1 Health Advisory issued for Keeler. Keeler TEOM levels = 415.72 µg/m³ @ 0700(PST).
2/1/2006: Added a Wood Burning Handbook for protecting the environment and saving money.
1/31/2006: Update the Rules and Regulation page . Posed revised Rule 201 adopted by the Great Basin Board on January 23, 2006. Updated the Rules and Regulation for the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District with the revised Rule 201.
1/31/2006: Stage 1 Health Advisory issued for Olancha. Olancha TEOM levels = 522.7 µg/m³ @ 0530(PST).
1/24/2006: This January the dust from Owens Lake has Great Basin employees reaching for their respirators. Thanks to Dan Johnson for the image.
1/23/2006: Stage 1 Health Advisory issued for Olancha . Olancha TEOM levels = 688.9 µg/m³ @ 1130(PST).
1/19/2006: Stage 1 Health Advisory issued for Keeler. Keeler TEOM levels = 593.89 µg/m³ @ 1130(PST).
1/18/2006: Stage 2 Health Advisory issued for Olancha and Stage 1 Health Advisory issued for Keeler. Olancha TEOM readings = 1721 µg/m³ @ 1530 (PST) and Keeler TEOM readings = 307.76 µg/m³ @ 1630 (PST).
1/17/2006: Added news article by Jon Klusmire from the Inyo Register January 17, 2006: LADWP's Dry Lake answer may be blowing in the wind.
1/10/2006: Posted the Agenda (Removed 7/6/2007) for the Regular Meeting of the Governing Board on Monday, January 23, 2006, 10:30 A.M.
1/6/2006: Configured the Great Basin Anonymous FTP to allow users file sharing via the internet.
1/4/2006: Updated the Staff page with new gbuapcd.org email account for pkiddoo.
12/21/2005: Created the 2002 -2004 Supplemental Control Requirement page. Posted contents include the SCR determination letter and links to all supporting documents available for download.
12/20/2005: Added Revision to District Rule 201 Supporting Documentation.
1. Airborne Toxic Control Measure for Stationary Compression Ignition Engines (Removed 7/6/2007)
2. Board Report January 23, 2006: Revision to Rule 201 (Exemptions) to Require Air Quality Permits for Diesel Engines Greater than 50bhp (Removed 7/6/2007)
3. Alternative Analysis of Proposed revision to District Rule 201 Pursuant to California Health & Safety Code Section 40727.2(g) (Removed 7/6/2007)
4. Notice of Exemption (Removed 7/6/2007)
5. Revised Rule 201 (Removed 7/6/2007)
12/19/2005: Posted NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: REVISON TO DISTRICT RULE 201 (Removed 7/6/2007). The proposed rule change is intended to comply with California’s Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) to control particulate matter from diesel internal combustion engines.
12/13/2005: Reconfigured the DustCam page for automated updates of images every 5 minute at Owens Lake. Created the DustCam Location page for anyone curious as to what they are looking at and where they are looking from.
12/1/2005: Issued Stage I Health Advisory at 1:05 P. M.. Keeler TEOM readings = 570 µg/m³ @ 1230 (PST).
12/1/2005: Created the Complaint page. Contact information and procedures for filing an air pollution complaint with the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District. Also a link for filing a smoking vehicle complaint with the California Air Resources Board.
11/29/2005: Updated meta tags for several gbuapcd.org web pages.
11/15/2005: Backyard burning of garbage ILLEGAL. Due to new state air quality regulations, residents will no longer be allowed to burn household garbage. Here you'll find Area Restrictions for the Burning of Vegetation, Paper and Residential Waste in Open Piles and Burn Barrels in Inyo, Mono and Alpine Counties.
11/10/2005: Find out how many days remain until the southern Owens Valley Planning Area is brought into attainment on the Owens Lake PM10 Countdown page.
11/10/2005: Created the Prospective Supplemental Control Area page with a 6 month calendar diagram and a "days remaining" countdown timer until supplemental dust control measures commence.
11/9/2005: Updated the Great Basin Employee Directory.
11/7/2005: Removed link to the DustCam because of overcapacity user traffic. An alternative is being sought out.
11/3/2005: Added the Old Engine Status (removed 4/1/08), Annual Report (removed 4/1/08) and Claim For Payment (removed 4/1/08) forms to the Carl Moyer page.
10/26/2005: Updated the feature image on the Home page per request from Keeler.
10/26/2005: Posted the Agenda (Removed 7/6/2007) for the Regular Meeting of the Governing Board on Monday, November 7, 2005, 10:30 A.M.
10/11/2005: Removed Hearing Board Members Needed page.
10/5/2005: Updated the Cary Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standard Attainment Program Information.
10/3/2005: Updated Links page.
9/30/2005: Created the Dust ID Meeting page and posted presentations given by GBUAPCD for attendees to download. Page available for 2 months at which time files uploaded to ftp.
9/14/2005: Posted Virtual Photo Tour of the Coso Junction area to accompany the PM-10 status presentation posted yesterday.
9/13/2005: Posted the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District Governing Board Agenda for the September 26, 2005 (Removed 7/6/2007) meeting.
9/12/2005: Updated staffing changes on Employee Directory page. 1. Senior Project Manager to Administrative Projects Manager. 2. Vegetation Project Manager to Environmental Compliance Manager.
9/3/2005: Posted new feature image to Public Notice page.
9/1/2005: Posted completely revised Rules and Regulations page. The entire Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District Rules and Regulations book (PDF) can be obtained in 1 click (2.6mb). The functionality of our Rules and Regulations page is significantly enhanced, featuring accessibility to every rule with individual links.
8/26/2005: Added the Street Sweeper Efficiency Study for the Town of Mammoth Lakes (PDF) to the Mammoth Lakes Air Quality Management Plan page.
8/24/2005: Created the Asbestos page. Here you'll find general information on asbestos demolition and renovation notification with instructions (also available in PDF) to properly complete the Asbestos Demolition and Renovation form ( downloadable in Word 2003 and PDF).
8/17/2005: Created the Owens Lake page. Here you'll find a brief introduction on the countries largest source of PM-10, a joint statement between GBUAPCD and LADWP, a GBUAPCD press release and the Memorandum of Agreement(MOA) between GBUAPCD and LADWP to bring the Owens Lake PM-10 nonattainment area into attainment.
8/16/2005: Created the Owens Lake Vicinity Map page for general Owens Lake area and PM-10 nonattainment reference.
8/16/2005: Created the District Boundaries page linked via the small thumbnail of the district boundaries on the homepage.
8/15/2005: Updated Links page.
8/12/2005: Homepage feature image of the Simis monitoring station North of Mono Lake.
8/5/2005: Homepage spotlight on the Laws portable air quality monitoring station.
8/2/2005: Due to revisions in progress, links to Regulations II and IV were temporarily disconnected .
7/28/2005: Updated the Public Notice page. Posted the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District Governing Board Minutes for the May 16, 2005 meeting (removed 7/6/2007). Standardized archiving system for past public notices, agendas and minutes. Added metadata to all agenda and minute PDF files.
7/27/2005: Revised Rules and Regulations page. The entire updated Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District Rules and Regulations book is also available in PDF ( with bookmarks!). Following is a list of recently revised rules: Rule 216, Rule 307, Rule 405 and Rule 502.
7/27/2005: Created Survey of Reported Health Effects of Owens Lake Particulate Matter page. This is an informative report that was done in January 2000 by Sara Kittle. Now it is available on our web. You can also get the report in PDF.
7/15/2005: Feedback page completed. Feedback database up and running on web server.
7/15/2005: Sent numerous requests for addition of the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District website to related/affiliated website webmasters.
7/13/2005: Added Webmaster contact to homepage.
7/12/2005: Created the Hearing Board Members Needed page. The Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District is seeking applications from members of the public interested in helping protect the Eastern Sierra‚Äôs air quality.
7/12/2005: DustCam date fixed. Video recorder date failed due to power outage in Keeler. Lots of traffic visible on Hwy 136 this morning from crew vehicles of runners racing the 135 mile Badwater Ultra.
7/11/2005: Made updates to the Agricultural Operations page.
7/11/2005: Added Public Announcement link to homepage events. Current announcement is the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program for owners of stationary agricultural irrigation pump engines located in Alpine, Inyo and Mono Counties.
7/8/2005: Put up Carl Moyer page and all Carl Moyer Program associated documents, images and information.
7/7/2005: Created Carl Moyer page. The Carl Moyer Program is an emission reduction incentive program for stationary agricultural irrigation pump engines.
6/30/2005: Posted the agenda (Removed 7/6/2007) for the July 7, 2005 board meeting in Markleeville. Restructured the Agenda and Public Notice portions of the web.
6/28/2005: Created new Owens Lake area reference map to link from health advisory page.
6/27/2005: Health Advisory page is now dynamic with current date and time using PHP scripts.
6/27/2005: High winds on Saturday June 25, 2005. Highest particulate matter concentrations at Keeler TEOM (657.46 µg/m³ @ 1800 (PST).
6/22/2005: Cleaned up browsers errors in health advisory pages. Added new feature image to home page. An attempt is being made to replace feature images regularly.
6/17/2005: Issued Stage II Health Advisory at 1:00 P. M.. Keeler TEOM readings = 1148.2 µg/m³ @ 1200 (PST), and Lone Pine TEOM readings = 935µg/m³ @ 1200 (PST).
6/17/2005: Every wonder what, when, why, where, who, and how? Find out at our new Background page.
6/17/2005: Check it out, www.gbuapcd.org has a new look.
6/16/2005: High winds this afternoon. Keeler TEOM readings = 408.47µg/m³ @ 1700 (PST). No Health Advisory issued.
6/14/2005: Started working on new logo graphic for the Great Basin Air Pollution Control District.
6/6/2005: Posted July 7, 2005 Public Notice (Removed 7/6/2007) at 0800.
6/3/2005: Compiled Background page information. Content includes: a summary of district history and the unification agreement between Inyo, Mono and Alpine counties for the formation of the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District.
5/16/2005: Issued Stage I Health Advisory at 7:30 A. M.. Keeler TEOM readings = 581.87 µg/m³ @ 0630 (PST).
5/12/2005: Put up Agricultural Operations page and all farm subdirectory pages.
5/12/2005: Created SB 700 page which contains the Text of Senate Bill 700.
5/12/2005: Created District Rule 502 page. Rule 502 - Conservation Management Practices.
5/12/2005: Created District Rule 307 page. Rule 307 - Conservation Management Practices Plan Fees.
5/11/2005: Created Agricultural Operations page. Compiled farm subdirectory with all related documents, reports and forms.
5/10/2005: Completed compilation of the Mono Basin PM-10 State Implementation Plan.
5/10/2005: Added Meta tags to web pages. Website enhancement for search engine programs ("robots" "spiders" and "crawlers").
5/9/2005: Issued Stage II Health Advisory at 3:20 P. M.. Keeler TEOM readings = 1543.5µg/m³ @ 1430 (PST).
5/2/2005: Created Agenda page. This is where agenda items for upcoming regular meetings of the governing board of the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District will be posted until 30 days after the meeting (removed).
4/22/2005: Issued Stage II Health Advisory at 4:15 P. M.. Keeler TEOM readings = 1521.7µg/m³ @ 1515 (PST).
4/19/2005: Created Assembly Bill (AB) 884 List and Criteria page for permit applications.
4/19/2005: Issued Stage II Health Advisory at 8:30 A. M.. Winds from the north. Keeler TEOM readings = 1208.6 µg/m³ @ 1100 (PST).
4/19/2005: Issued Stage I Health Advisory at 8:30 A. M.. Winds from the north. Olancha TEOM readings = 485.5 µg/m³ @ 0730 (PST).
4/13/2005: Created Public Notice page. This is where notice of public hearings will be posted until after meeting.
4/12/2005: DustCam images available (Dolomite2 camera). Login: User = dustcam Password = dustcam.
4/12/2005: Put up the DustCam Portal Page with map and camera control notes.
4/8/2005: Set up EDSR110 in the Keeler office for world wide web access.
4/4/2005: Put up the PM 10 information page.
4/1/2005: Finished DustCam location map and started dustcam.htm.
3/31/2001: Archived DustCam videos temporarily available through GBUAPCD Local Area Network.
3/30/2001: DustCam initialization completed. LAN issues worked out.
3/28/2005: Issued Stage II Health Advisory at 3:30 P. M.. Winds from the northwest. Olancha TEOM readings = 948 µg/m³ @ 1500 (PST).
3/28/2005: Issued Stage I Health Advisory at 12:30 P. M.. Winds from the northwest. Keeler TEOM readings = 401 µg/m³ @ 1230 (PST).
3/22/2005: Revised home page.
3/18/2005: Overhaul and creation of Air Quality Plans subdirectory.
3/17/2005: Compiled documents and developed the Coso Junction PM-10 State Implementation Plan.
3/17/2005: DustCam hardware brought by GBUAPCD office for initialization.
3/15/2005: Compiled documents and developed the Air Quality Management Plan for the Town of Mammoth Lakes.
3/14/2005: Issued Stage II Health Advisory at 7:30 A. M.. Winds from the north. Olancha TEOM readings = 1570µg/m³ @ 0700 and 1542 µg/m³ @ 0730 (PST).
3/11/2005: Worked on creating website databases which are still in developmental stages.
3/9/2005: Made website corrections per staff requests.
3/8/2005: Enhanced viewing aesthetics of homepage and added hit counter.
3/7/2005: Uploaded many precursors components of www.gbuapcd.org and sent off email to notify to all GBUAPCD staff of operational web.
3/2/2005: Compiled documents and developed the Rules and Regulations for the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District web page.
2/23/2005: Compiled documents and developed the Mono Basin PM-10 State Implementation Plan web page.
2/22/2005: Created webmaster email account for all web correspondence.
2/21/2005: Uploaded temporary homepage via ftp.
2/17/2005: Compiled documents and developed the Owens Lake PM-10 State Implementation Plan web page.
2/14/2005: Registered domain name www.gbuapcd.org and purchased web hosting service.
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