Two government agencies have reach an agreement on their battle over dust from a popular Central Coast beach.
The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District, and the State Department of Parks and Recreation have been at odds over dust from the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area. The park attracts close to two million visitors a year.
It’s the only state beach where you can drive vehicles, but some say that contributes to dust which permeates nearby homes. A judge agreed that vehicles using the park are a part of the problem.
The deal between the agencies establishes a framework for regulating the dust issues. A state court still has to approve the settlement. However, the status of separate lawsuits filled by nearby homeowners, and off road vehicle users are still unsettled.