Notice of Public Review and Comment Opportunity

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Re: Golden State Water Company’s Installation of Emergency Standby Generator

Golden State Water Company has applied to the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) for a permit to install and operate a diesel emergency standby generator at 3599 Pinewood Road in Santa Maria.  The location of the project is within 1,000 feet of the property boundary of Arellanes (don Juan Bautista) Elementary and Junior High Schools, located at 1890 Sandalwood Drive in Santa Maria.

As part of the District’s evaluation of this proposed installation, we have assessed the potential health risk created by the project’s emissions.  Our analysis, which is conservatively health protective, shows that the expected emissions from this installation will be below any levels that would create a significant air toxic risk to public health and the environment.  Before our agency issues this permit, state law requires that we notify you, since you are either the parent/guardian of a student attending the school or are a resident or business located within 1,000 feet of the site.  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 15138) is available for review at the following locations: the District office (260 North San Antonio Road, Suite A, Santa Barbara) and on the District website.

Please provide any comments to us within 30 days of the receipt of this notice at the address below (Attn: David Harris, 961-8824).

Draft Permit