Phill Kiddoo appointed new Air Pollution Control Officer

– Press release

The Governing Board of the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (District) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Phillip L. Kiddoo as its Air Pollution Control Officer (APCO) effective April 8, 2015.

Left, Ted Schade, Retired Air Pollution Control Officer, Right, Phill Kiddoo, Air Pollution Control Officer. Image: Exchanging of the badge, courtesy GBUAPCD.

Left, Ted Schade, Retired Air Pollution Control Officer, Right, Phill Kiddoo, Air Pollution Control Officer.
Image: Exchanging of the badge, courtesy GBUAPCD.

The District is a joint agency of Alpine, Mono and Inyo Counties responsible for all federal and state air quality standards to protect the health and welfare of its residents and the environment.

The APCO is the chief executive for the District. Mr. Kiddoo succeeds Theodore Schade who retired as APCO at the end of 2014. Mr. Kiddoo began his career with the District over a decade ago as a Research Systems Analyst and spent the last five years as its Senior Research and Systems Analyst.

His work included sophisticated air monitoring and development of data analyses of dust pollution from the dried Owens Lake bed. Mr. Kiddoo previously worked for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the University of California White Mountain Research Station.

He was born in Bishop, raised in Mammoth Lakes and Bishop and is married to wife Brenda. Their sons, Reymond and Dezert Sky are students at Bishop Union High School.

“I am honored to be the Air Pollution Control Officer and grateful for the talents and resources of District staff,” said Mr. Kiddoo. “We have a long history of protecting our residents from the harmful effects of air pollution. I look forward to listening and working with our community who shares our goals to preserve our environment and the health of our families.”

 

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10 Responses to Phill Kiddoo appointed new Air Pollution Control Officer

  1. earl duran April 11, 2015 at 7:08 am #

    I am hoping we can get that guy who tore all the sage brush from his property, it has created a health hazard, and a traffic problems. Located on fall Rd. Neighbors are upset, and breathing lots of dust.

     
    • JOHN April 12, 2015 at 6:20 am #

      It’s his property, I believe he should remove the brush if he wants too. perhaps it was removed for defensible space against wild fire.

       
      • Steve April 14, 2015 at 6:16 am #

        I am told he is planing a pomegranate orchard. So he has cleared completely his 5 acres.

         
      • Eastside Bum April 14, 2015 at 6:14 pm #

        He may have been within his right to do so, but not necessarily the wisest choice. It’s the spring windy season, during a drought, and not thinking about the affect on neighbors.

         
  2. Joshua Nicholson April 11, 2015 at 7:55 pm #

    Congrats Phil. Well earned and deserved man.

     
  3. No Smog Certs April 13, 2015 at 7:54 pm #

    Just hope he doesnt push for vehicle smog certificates.

     
    • John April 14, 2015 at 11:12 am #

      Vehicle smog certification should be mandatory State wide.

       
  4. Ken Warner April 14, 2015 at 9:02 am #

    Yeah… Who needs smog certificates???

    http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02709/harbin2_2709592b.jpg

     
  5. Mr. NRA April 14, 2015 at 1:41 pm #

    Hey Ken,

    Your photo looks like a bad day at Owens Dry Lake.

     
  6. Eastside Bum April 14, 2015 at 6:17 pm #

    Congrats also, Phil K, to a man who know what it’s like to exert himself on steep mountain trails, and the quality of pure alpine & desert air!

     

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