Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District
GBUAPCD is a California regional government agency that works to protect the people and the environment of Alpine, Mono and Inyo Counties from the harmful effects of air pollution.
Inyo, Mono and Alpine Counties joined together in 1974 in a joint powers agreement to form the Great Basin Unified APCD, which covers the Great Basin valleys - Air Basin in California.
GBUAPCD's purpose is to enforce Federal, State and local air quality regulations and to ensure that the federal and state air quality standards are met in our district. These standards are set to protect the health of sensitive individuals by restricting how much pollution is allowed in the air.
To meet these standards we enforce those federal laws delegated to us, state laws on stationary sources of pollution, and pass and enforce our own regulations as they become necessary.
2/11/2014: LADWP AND GBUAPCD REACH SETTLEMENT ON FEE CASE
The Great Basin Air Pollution Control District and the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power jointly announce that they have settled a lawsuit brought by Great Basin against the City in Kern County Superior Court regarding payment of air pollution control fees. In the spirit of improved cooperation between the City and Great Basin, the parties agreed to settle the Kern lawsuit and resolve various appeals before the California Air Resources Board. There were no fines or penalties imposed. The City has agreed to provide $1.2 million to Great Basin to be used for various air pollution mitigation projects throughout Inyo, Mono and Alpine Counties, as well as $150,000 to provide solar power for six public service districts in the southern Owens Valley. In addition, Great Basin and the City are continuing their discussions of new and efficient ways to control air pollution from the dried Owens Lake bed.