Notice of Public Review and Comment Opportunity

Notice of Public Review and Comment Opportunity

Re: Operation of Emergency Standby Generator at 3599 Pinewood Rd

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The Golden State Water Company, which operates as a water purveyor throughout California, has applied to the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) to increase the daily permitted hours of operation for maintenance and testing purposes on their currently permitted stationary diesel-fired emergency standby generator at 3599 Pinewood Rd in Santa Maria used to power their facility during emergency events. The location has property boundaries that are within 1,000 feet of the property boundary of Arellanes Elementary School and Arellanes Jr High School.

As part of the District’s evaluation of this proposed modification, 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 one of 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 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 16017) 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: Noah Dooley at [email protected]).

Draft Permit