Notice of Public Review and Comment Opportunity
Re: Installation of Emergency Standby Generator at Westmont College
Westmont College, located at 955 La Paz Road in Montecito, has applied to the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) for a permit to install and operate a diesel-fired emergency standby generator on the campus. Westmont College’s property boundary is within 1,000 feet of the property boundary of Cold Spring Elementary School, located at 2243 Sycamore Canyon Road in Montecito.
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 document (Authority to Construct/Permit to Operate 15393) is available for review at the following locations: the District office (260 North San Antonio Road, Suite A, Santa Barbara) and on the District website.
Please provide any comments to us within 30 days of the receipt of this notice at the address below (Attn: Charlotte Mountain, 961-8877 or [email protected]).