Published : Friday, August 16, 2019 | 1:10 PM
In what she said was an effort to “ensure the highest level of safety on the Devil’s Gate Reservoir Restoration Project,” Supervisor Kathryn Barger directed the Department of Public Works to confer with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on implementation of tailpipe emission monitoring of sediment hauling trucks.
Friday, an agreement was reached between the County and CARB.
“In launching Phase II of our air quality strategy, I ordered this additional high level of truck emissions monitoring as an extra level of prevention to ensure trucks hauling sediment from the construction site are in full compliance with the project’s stringent standards,” Barger said.
“Vital emissions data will be collected and necessary corrective actions will be taken. I want to ensure that community concerns are fully addressed and that every possible safeguard is in place to protect public safety and the environment.”