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CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION’S OPENING BRIEF

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION’S OPENING BRIEF

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REAL PARTY-IN-INTEREST
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF
PARKS AND RECREATION’S
OPENING BRIEF

FRIENDS OF OCEANO DUNES, INC., a
California not-for-profit corporation,
Plaintiff and Petitioner,
v.
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY AIR
POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT, a
local air pollution control district, et al.,
Defendant and Respondent.
Case No. CV 120013

REAL PARTY-IN-INTEREST
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF
PARKS AND RECREATION’S
OPENING BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF
PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDATE
Date: January 24, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Dept: 9
Judge: Hon. Charles S. Crandall


CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF
PARKS AND RECREATION, a
department of the State of California, et al.,
Real Party-in-Interest.
REAL PARTY-IN-INTEREST
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF
PARKS AND RECREATION’S
OPENING BRIEF

FRIENDS OF OCEANO DUNES, INC., a
California not-for-profit corporation,
Plaintiff and Petitioner,
v.
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY AIR
POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT, a
local air pollution control district, et al.,
Defendant and Respondent.
Case No. CV 120013

REAL PARTY-IN-INTEREST
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF
PARKS AND RECREATION’S
OPENING BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF
PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDATE
Date: January 24, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Dept: 9
Judge: Hon. Charles S. Crandall


CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF
PARKS AND RECREATION, a
department of the State of California, et al.,
Real Party-in-Interest.

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Parks’ Opening Brief in Support of Petition (CV 120013)
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H
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 Attorney General of CaliforniaC
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 Supervising Deputy Attorney GeneralM
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 Deputy Attorney GeneralState Bar No. 193503300 South Spring Street, Suite 1702Los Angeles, CA 90013Telephone: (213) 897-6224Fax: (213) 897-2801E-mail: Mitchell.Rishe@doj.ca.gov
 Attorneys for Real Party-in-Interest,California Department of Parks and Recreation
SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIACOUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO
FRIENDS OF OCEANO DUNES, INC., aCalifornia not-for-profit corporation,
Plaintiff and Petitioner,
v.SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT, alocal air pollution control district,
et al.
,
Defendant and Respondent.Case No. CV 120013
REAL PARTY-IN-INTERESTCALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OFPARKS AND RECREATION’SOPENING BRIEF IN SUPPORT OFPETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDATE
Date: January 24, 2012Time: 9:00 a.m.Dept: 9Judge: Hon. Charles S. CrandallTrial Date: January 24, 2013Action Filed: January 4, 2012
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OFPARKS AND RECREATION, adepartment of the State of California,
et al.
,
Real Party-in-Interest. 
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
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iParks’ Opening Brief in Support of Petition (CV 120013)
Introduction ..................................................................................................................................... 1Statement of Facts and Standard of Review ................................................................................... 4Argument ........................................................................................................................................ 5I. The District has not identified a “problem that the proposed rule or regulation will alleviate” ......................................................................................... 5A. The Phase 2 study does not show a “problem” ........................................... 61. The Phase 2 study found no correlation between ridingactivity and PM10 concentrations ................................................... 72. The Phase 2 study lacked a reliable control site monitor ................ 83. The California Geological Survey refuted the Phase 2 study ......... 9B. The District cannot explain how off-highway vehicle ridingcontributes to PM10 exceedences ............................................................. 101. There is no evidence of a dune “Crust” ........................................ 112. Vegetation has increased at Oceano Dunes .................................. 12C. The District has not determined that the Rule will alleviate PM10 .......... 14II. The District lacks authority to require a permit for a coastal dune vehicular activity area ........................................................................................................... 14A. Oceano Dunes is not an “article, machine, equipment or other contrivance” .............................................................................................. 15B. A permit system interferes with the Legislature’s mandate thatParks operate State Vehicular Recreation Areas ....................................... 15III. Rule 1001 lacks clear standards ............................................................................ 16A. Rule 1001 unlawfully delegates the Board’s legislative authority tothe District’s Air Pollution Control Officer. ............................................. 17B. The Rule is susceptible to outcome-driven monitoring. ........................... 20IV. The District failed to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the Rule ......................... 21Conclusion .................................................................................................................................... 24
 
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TABLE OF AUTHORITIESPage
 
iiParks’ Opening Brief in Support of Petition (CV 120013)
C
ASES
 
 Agnew v. City of Culver City
(1956) 147 Cal.App.2d 144 ............................................................................................... 18, 19
 American Coatings Assn., Inc. v. South Coast Air Quality Dist.
(2012) 54 Cal.4th 446 ......................................................................................................... 9, 22
 Big Creek Lumber Co. v. County of Santa Cruz 
(2006) 38 Cal.4th 1139 ........................................................................................................... 16
 Kings County Farm Bureau v. City of Hanford 
(1990) 221 Cal.App.3d 692 ................................................................................................. 5, 13
Sequoia Park Associates v. County of Sonoma
(2009) 176 Cal.App.4th 1270 ................................................................................................. 16
Sonoma County Water Coalition v. Sonoma County Water Agency supra,
189 Cal.App.4th ........................................................................................................... 10
Western States Petroleum Assn. v. South Coast Air Quality Management Dist 
.(2006) 136 Cal.App.4th 1012 ........................................................................................... 10, 22
S
TATUTES
 
40 C.F.R. § 50.1(e) (1989). ............................................................................................................. 5Cal. Code Regs. Title 14§ 4609 ...................................................................................................................................... 16§ 4753 ...................................................................................................................................... 16Health & Safety Code§ 40001 .............................................................................................................................
 passim
 § 40703 .......................................................................................................................... 3, 21, 24§ 40727 .................................................................................................................................... 16§ 40910 .................................................................................................................................... 22§ 40922 .................................................................................................................... 3, 21, 22, 24§ 42300 ................................................................................................................................ 3, 15§ 42400 .......................................................................................................................... 3, 18, 21Pub. Resources Code, § 5090.02 ................................................................................................... 15
C
ONSTITUTIONAL
P
ROVISIONS
 
Cal. Const., Article XI, § 7............................................................................................................ 16

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