Notice of Public Review and Comment Opportunity

Re: Operation of Emergency Standby Generator at 1607 Mission Drive

The T-Mobile Company, which operates a nationwide wireless telecommunications network, has applied to the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) for a permit to install and operate a stationary diesel-fired emergency standby generator at 1607 Mission Drive in Solvang to help power their wireless network during emergency events. The proposed location has property boundaries that are within 1,000 feet of the property boundary of Solvang Elementary School, located at 565 Atterdag Road in Solvang.

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 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 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 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 15800) is available for review on the District website:

Draft Permit

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]).