Mailed May 10, 2013

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Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Installation of Boilers, Water Heaters, and Diesel Generators

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital has applied to the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) for two permits to install and operate two 1474 bhp diesel fired electrical generators, seven 0.398 MMBtu/hr boilers, three 6.124 MMBtu/hr boilers, and two 1.200 MMBtu/hr water heaters at 351 S. Patterson Avenue in Santa Barbara.  The location of the project is within 1,000 feet of the property boundary of St. Raphael School, located at 160 St. Joseph Street in Santa Barbara.

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 documents (Authority to Construct 13963 and Authority to Construct 13964) are available for review at the following locations: the District office (260 North San Antonio Road, Suite A, Santa Barbara); the Santa Barbara Central Public Library: (40 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara); and on this website by clicking at the links below.

Draft Permit-13963.pdf

Draft Permit-13964.pdf

Please provide any comments to us within 30 days of the receipt of this notice at the address below (Attn: Kevin Brown, 961-8826).


Michael Goldman, Manager, Engineering & Compliance Division

Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District
260 N. San Antonio Road Suite A
Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Mailed Friday, May 10, 2013

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