NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Thursday, December 20, 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

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 adopting the Assembly Bill 617 Best Available Retrofit Control Technology Rule Development Schedule (Rule Development Schedule). The public hearing on the Rule Development Schedule will begin at 1:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard.

Assembly Bill 617 requires each air district to adopt an expedited Rule Development Schedule for the implementation of Best Available Retrofit Control Technology (BARCT) at each industrial source subject to the California Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Cap-and-Trade requirements. This legislation affects six industrial sources within Santa Barbara County. District staff evaluated these sources and determined that the majority of their operations already meet BARCT standards, but some equipment units may still need retrofits.

Environmental Review Findings:  District staff has reviewed the project and proposes that the Board find that the project is an administrative activity that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment pursuant to §15378(b)(5) of the CEQA Guidelines. The District proposes to file a Notice of Exemption with the County Clerk following the adoption of the Rule Development Schedule by the District Board.

Document Availability:  Copies of the Rule Development Schedule and the associated Staff Report can be found here: https://www.ourair.org/apcd/apcd-board-of-directors-agenda/. Hard copies of the documents 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. 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.