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Great Basin announces the appointment of
Ann Piersall to the position of Deputy Air Pollution Control Officer

Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (District) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Ann Piersall to the position of Deputy Air Pollution Control Officer (Deputy APCO). The District is a joint agency of Alpine, Mono and Inyo Counties responsible for all federal and state air quality standards to protect the health and welfare of its residents and the environment.

Ms. Piersall has been employed by the District since 2015 as an Air Monitoring Technician. Originally from northwestern Montana, Ms. Piersall brings to the position a diverse background. She graduated from the University of Montana with a B.A. in Ecology before conducting research on glaciology, snow science, and water resources in Central Asia as a Fulbright Scholar. Prior to working at the District, Ms. Piersall was employed by the U.S. Forest Service in addition to working as a field researcher, ski patroller, and wilderness ranger. "I look forward to continuing the work of the District to improve air quality and protect the residents of Alpine, Mono and Inyo counties. The District has a talented and experienced staff that I am honored to work closely with," says Ms. Piersall.

"The District welcomes Ms. Piersall to her new position as Deputy APCO and looks forward to her continued commitment and future contributions to District staff and community," says Phill Kiddoo, Air Pollution Control Officer. Ms. Piersall's appointment to Deputy APCO was effective January 2, 2017. She succeeds Mr. Duane Ono, who retired at the end of 2016, after more than 25 years of service with the District.

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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.

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