NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Thursday, May 21, 2020, 1:00 p.m.
or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard

REMOTE VIRTUAL PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ONLY

Board of Supervisors’ Hearing Room
105 East Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, California 93101

Proposed Rule 364: Refinery Fenceline and Community Air Monitoring


General Project Description:  
Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) will hold a public hearing at the time and location listed above to accept comments and consider adoption of the proposed District Rule 364.

The proposed rule requires all petroleum refineries within the District to install and maintain a fenceline air monitoring network that can measure various air pollutants that are emitted from the refinery. The rule also requires the District to install and maintain a community air monitoring system to measure the refinery-related pollutants in the nearby community. The rule will satisfy the new requirements in California Health and Safety Code, consistent with Assembly Bill 1647 (2017-2018).

Who is Affected?  Any owner or operator of a petroleum refinery that is located within the District.

Document Availability:  Copies of the proposed rule are available for review from the District’s website, www.ourair.org/rules-under-development. District offices are closed due to COVID-19; please contact District staff if alternative review methods are needed.

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 May 7, 2020.

In accordance with Governor Newsom’s Executive Orders N-29-20 and N-33-20 as well as recommendations from the California Department of Public Health, the May 21, 2020 Board Hearing will allow remote virtual participation only. Details on remote viewing and public participation will be provided in the agenda for the hearing that will be posted at the District’s website, ourair.org, no later than 72 hours before the meeting. 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.

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