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12.16.030 Air Pollution Condition EMERGENCY.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 138468, effective July 3, 1974.)  Upon notification by the authority as designated in Section 12.08.020 that an air pollution EMERGENCY is in effect, the Mayor shall take the procedure as follows:

A. The Mayor shall release a statement to the news media, which statement will contain the following basic information:

1. Basic information provided in the press release will be the carbon monoxide measurement level, that previous measures to curb the level of carbon monoxide have failed and that an air pollution condition EMERGENCY has been declared; that no traffic except authorized emergency vehicles as defined in 12.08.040 A herein will be permitted within the traffic control area; that barricades have been or will be erected and police will enforce the prohibition against vehicle entry into the traffic control area and violators will be subject to arrest.  That the control measures are necessary and required to prevent carbon monoxide from reaching a level that would constitute an imminent and substantial endangerment to the health of persons; that all controls will be continued until the carbon monoxide content returns to a safe level.

B. The Mayor will request DEQ and the news media to continue public information procedures.

C. The Mayor hereby is authorized and shall order the implementation of traffic control plans to prohibit entry of all vehicles, except authorized emergency vehicles as defined in 12.08.040 A herein, into the traffic control area.