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To be published Sunday, September 16, 2018

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 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

Proposed Rule 1304 – Part 70 Operating Permits – Issuance, Renewal, Modification and Reopening

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 the proposed amendments to District Rule 1304 – Part 70 Operating Permits – Issuance, Renewal, Modification and Reopening. The public hearing on Rule 1304 will begin at 1:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard.

The proposed amendments allow the District to meet the Part 70 public notice provisions by issuing an electronic notice (“e-notice”) of the permit action instead of issuing a hardcopy newspaper notice. Also, the rule requires that the draft permit and supplementary material will be available online at the District’s website, which is termed electronic access (“e-access”). These revisions modernize, enhance and improve the consistency in the public noticing provisions that are codified in the District’s rulebook. If adopted, the rule will be submitted through the California Air Resources Board to the United States Environmental Protection Agency for incorporation into 40 CFR Part 70, Appendix A.

Who is Affected? 

  • Any person who would like to be notified about permit actions affecting Part 70 Operating Permits, and
  • Stationary sources that are major stationary sources of air pollution (e.g., those that emit or have the potential to emit 100 tons per year or more of criteria pollutants).

Environmental Review: District staff has reviewed the project and proposes that the Board find that the project has no potential for a significant environmental effect on the environment pursuant to §15061(b)(3) of the CEQA Guidelines. The District proposes to file a Notice of Exemption with the County Clerk following the adoption of Rule 1304 by the District Board.

Document Availability: Copies of proposed Rule 1304 and the associated Staff Report may be downloaded for review on this website on our Rules Under Development page. Hard copies are available for review at the District offices.

How to Comment: Please provide written comments to the project manager, Timothy Mitro, 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. To ensure that comments are included in the Board Package, the District requests all written comments to be submitted prior to 5 p.m. on October 4, 2018. Comments may also be submitted at any time prior to or during the hearing. For additional information, please contact staff at (805) 961-8883.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations to participate in the meeting should contact the District at least three working days prior to the scheduled meeting.