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To be published Sunday, February 11, 2018

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 1:00 p.m.
or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard

Board of Supervisors’ Hearing Room
Betteravia Government Center
511 East Lakeside Parkway

Santa Maria, California 93455

Proposed Rule 360 – Emissions of Oxides of Nitrogen from Large Water Heaters and Small Boilers

General Project Description: The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) Board of Directors will hold a public hearing at the time and location listed above to accept comments and consider adoption of the proposed amendments to District Rule 360 – Emissions of Oxides of Nitrogen from Large Water Heaters and Small Boilers.

The proposed amendments will require all newly installed and modified units that have a heat input capacity between 0.075 and 2 million Btu/hr to meet a lower oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emission standard. These standards are based on similar requirements adopted by the San Joaquin Valley Unified APCD (Rule 4308) and the South Coast AQMD (Rule 1146.2). If adopted, the rule will be submitted through the California Air Resources Board to the United States Environmental Protection Agency for incorporation as part of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP).

Who is Affected? Any person who:

  • Supplies, sells, offers for sale, installs, or modifies any boiler, water heater, steam generator, or process heater within the District; or
  • Purchases a boiler, water heater, steam generator, or process heater that will be used within the District.

 Environmental Review: Potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed rule revisions were analyzed in the 2010 Clean Air Plan Environmental Impact Report (2010 CAP EIR). Pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15164, District staff has prepared an addendum to the 2010 CAP EIR. This addendum documents that the changes to the project do not require preparation of a subsequent EIR. The District Board of Directors will consider the addendum, along with the certified final adopted 2010 CAP EIR, prior to making a decision on the project.

Document Availability: Copies of proposed Rule 360 and the associated Staff Report may be downloaded for review on this website on our Rules Under Development page. Hard copies will be made available upon request.

How to Comment: Please provide written comments to the project manager, Timothy Mitro, by email at [email protected], or by mail at Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District, 260 N. San Antonio Rd, Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. To ensure that comments are included in the Board Package, the District requests all written comments to be submitted prior to 5 p.m. on March 1, 2018. Comments may also be submitted at any time prior to or during the hearing.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations to participate in the meeting should contact the District at least three working days prior to the scheduled meeting.

For additional information, please contact staff at (805) 961-8883.