Mailed April 1, 2011

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Installation of Two Diesel-fired Emergency Generators for Solvang Lutheran Home, Inc.

Solvang Lutheran Home, Inc. has applied to the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) for a permit to install and operate a 398 bhp and a 480 bhp diesel-fired emergency generators at 636 Atterdag Road in Solvang.  These two generators will be used to provide backup power for the skilled nursing and healthcare facilities in the event of a power failure.  The location of the project is within 1,000 feet of the property boundary of Solvang Elementary School, located at 565 Atterdag Road in Solvang.  State law requires that we notify you since you are either the parent/guardian of a student attending the above named school, or are a resident or business located within 1000 feet of the site.

As part of the District’s evaluation of this project, we have assessed the potential health risk created by the project’s emissions.  Our modeling analysis shows that the expected emissions from this project will be below levels that could create a significant air toxic risk to public health and the environment.  Before our agency issues this permit, we are providing you an opportunity to review and comment on this proposed permitting action.  Further, prior to issuing the final permit, we will submit to the permit’s administrative file our written responses to any comments we receive during the comment period.

A copy of the draft permit document Authority to Construct/Permit to Operate (ATC/PTO) 13619 for this project is available for review at the following locations: District offices (260 North San Antonio Road, Suite A, Santa Barbara and 301 Cook Street, Suite L, Santa Maria); Santa Barbara Public Library: Solvang Branch (745 Mission Drive, Solvang); and on this website by clicking on the link below:

Draft-Permit-13619.pdf

Please provide any comments to us within 30 days of the receipt of this notice at the address below (Attn: Xueying He, 961-8815).

Sincerely,

Michael Goldman, Manager
Engineering & Compliance Division

Mailed Friday April 1, 2011


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