Officials from three agencies involved in reducing dust pollution coming off Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area have named their appointees to two committees.
The crucial panel is a technical advisory committee whose job it will be to devise pilot dust-control programs. The three agencies involved — State Parks Department, Air Pollution Control District and the county — have agreed to have a pilot program up and running in the park by March 1, the beginning of the windy season.
The technical advisory committee consists of:
• Bruce Gibson, county supervisor;
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• Matt Janssen, county planning manager;
• Gary Willey, air district engineering division manager;
• Joel Craig, air monitoring specialist;
• Tom Read, dust pollution consultant for State Parks;
• Will Harris of the California Geological Survey for State Parks; and
• An independent air- quality consultant to be hired later.
A nine-person management oversight committee will oversee the activities of the technical committee. They are:
• Larry Allen, air pollution control officer;
• Aeron Arlin-Genet, air district outreach supervisor;
• Ray Biering, air district counsel;
• Phil Jenkins, state off-highway division chief;
• Andy Zilke, Oceano Dunes superintendent;
• Tim La Franchi, OHV division counsel;
• Penny Borenstein, county health officer;
• Vince Morici, county administrator; and
• Mike Winn, Nipomo Community Services District director.
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