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Offline Peter Vahry

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County board approves air quality fines on Nipomo Mesa
« on: November 17, 2011, 03:47:20 am »
State Parks would pay up to $1,000 for each day that the amount of dust blowing off Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area exceeds state limits
By David Sneed | dsneed@thetribunenews.com

By a four-vote margin, the county air pollution control board Wednesday approved a new regulation that holds State Parks liable for excessive amounts of dust blowing off Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area.

The rule requires that the state develop a plan to reduce the number of days air quality on the Nipomo Mesa exceeds state standards for particulates. A scientific study concluded that off-highway vehicle riding in the dunes increases the amount of dust coming from the park.

Read more: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2011/11/16/1838391/county-board-air-quality-nipomo.html#ixzz1dwyovFME
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Re: County board approves air quality fines on Nipomo Mesa
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2011, 09:48:52 pm »
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A scientific study concluded that off-highway vehicle riding in the dunes increases the amount of dust coming from the park.

While not trained in dust management, I would suspect that wind would also be a factor in the amount of dust coming from the park.
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