Re: Operation of Emergency Standby Generator at 623 W. Junipero Street
The Mission Terrace Convalescent Hospital, which operates a rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility at 623 W. Junipero Street in Santa Barbara, has applied to the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) for a permit to increase the daily permitted hours of operation for maintenance and testing purposes on their currently permitted stationary diesel-fired emergency standby generator to support the rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility during emergency events. The proposed location has property boundaries that are within 1,000 feet of the property boundary of Santa Barbara Community Academy, located at 850 Portesuello Avenue in Santa Barbara and La Cumbre Junior High School, located at 2255 Modoc Road in Santa Barbara.
As part of the District’s evaluation of these proposed modifications, 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 the proposed permitting action 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 schools 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 these 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 15825) is available for review on the District website:
Please provide any comments to us within 30 days of the receipt of this notice at the address below (Attn: Chase Ogden, 805-979-8316 or [email protected]).