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Air Pollution Control District seeking public comment on application

Posted at 5:16 PM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-30 11:41:24-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is making residents aware of an application for a combustion engine within 1,000 feet of Bakersfield High School.

According to the District, the Bakersfield Police Department is applying to install a 364 hp diesel-fired emergency internal combustion engine to power an electrical generator.

California Health & Safety Code §42301.6 requires the District to notify residents and give them an opportunity to comment on the project before permits are issued.

The Air District has determined that, as proposed, the installation will comply with all Air District regulations. The Air District’s analysis of the proposal has determined that the emissions from the operation of this equipment will not pose a significant health risk to the school children or to the surrounding public.

Anyone with questions or comments about this project can submit them in writing within 30 days. Comments should be made out to:

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District

Attn: Silvana Procopio

34946 Flyover Court Bakersfield, CA 93308

You may also contact Silvana Procopio at (661) 347-6226 or via email at