Notice of Public Hearing 

To be published May 20, 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. or
as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard
Board of Supervisors Hearing Room
105 East Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, California 93101

Public Hearing on the Adoption of Amended:

  • Rule 102 (Definitions),

  • Rule 202 (Exemptions to Rule 201),

  • Rule 321 (Solvent Cleaning Machines and Solvent Cleaning),

  • Rule 330 (Surface Coating of Metal Parts and Products),

  • Rule 337 (Surface Coating of Aerospace Vehicles and Components),

  • Rule 349 (Polyester Resin Operations), and

  • Rule 353 (Adhesives and Sealants).

General Project Description

The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) Board of Directors will hold a Public Hearing at the time and location listed above to accept comments and consider adoption of several amended rules. Adoption of the amended rules noted above will fulfill commitments in the District’s Clean Air Plan.   Rules 330, 337, 349, and 353 include new or amended solvent cleaning provisions. These provisions include use of low emission materials, methods, and operating procedures in order to reduce emissions of reactive organic compounds. Other changes (e.g., exemptions, definitions, recordkeeping, annual reports) are also proposed for rule implementation purposes and to address comments from stakeholders. In conjunction with the rule changes noted above, minor changes to Rules 102, 202, and 321 are also proposed. These amendments will also be considered for adoption.

Sources and Activities Potentially Affected

Companies and agencies involved in the following operations:

  1. Coating metal parts and products (Rule 330),
  2. Coating aerospace vehicles and components (Rule 337),
  3. Polyester resin operations (Rule 349),
  4. Application of adhesives or sealants (Rule 353, includes construction contractors).

Environmental Review

Potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed rule revisions were analyzed in the 2010 Clean Air Plan Environmental Impact Report (2010 CAP EIR). Pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15164, District staff has prepared an addendum to the 2010 CAP EIR. This addendum documents that the changes to the project do not require preparation of a subsequent EIR. The District Board of Directors will consider the addendum, along with the certified final adopted 2010 CAP EIR, prior to making a decision on the project.

Document Availability

The District has prepared individual proposed amended rules and a Background Paper. The Background Paper’s Appendices A – G include the proposed amended rules. These documents may be downloaded from this page. Hard copies will be made available upon request.

Public Comments / How to Comment

Comments are requested to be submitted by June 5, 2012 to provide time to prepare a response before the Public Hearing. Please submit written comments to Doug Grapple 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, Attn: Doug Grapple. If you have a question or comment on this project, please contact Mr. Grapple at 805.961.8883 or at the above email address.   In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations to participate in the meeting should contact the District before June 18, 2012.

to be published Sunday, May 20, 2012

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