APCD Board Actions – May 21, 2020

Agenda | Meeting Video | Minutes Closed Session Conference with Labor Negotiators (Gov. Code § 54957.6) District-designated representative:  Aeron Arlin Genet Employee organizations: Engineers & Technicians Association, Service Employees International Union Local 620, and Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District Employees Association. Unrepresented employees: Management and Confidential-Unrepresented employees. Approval of Minutes

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2019 Marine Shipping Program Results

SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL REGION and SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, Calif. — The partners in an initiative to cut air pollution and protect endangered whales announced results from the 2019 program and recognized the 15 shipping companies that participated, reducing speeds to 10 knots or less in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Santa Barbara Channel region. The voluntary incentive program ran May 15, 2019 through November 15, 2019. Partners hope to further recognize the companies at a ceremony at the Port of Hueneme later this year, depending on public health guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Notice of Public Hearing

General Project Description:  Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) will hold a public hearing at the time and location listed above to accept comments and consider adoption of the proposed District Rule 364.

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Notice of Public Review and Comment Opportunity

TRAK Environmental Group, Inc. and Ecotech Environmental Corp. have applied to the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) for a permit to operate a High Vacuum Dual Phase Extraction (HVDPE) system with carbon adsorption controls to remediate contaminated soil at a former printer processing facility located at 526 Laguna Street in Santa Barbara. The location of the project is within 1,000 feet of the property boundary of La Cuesta High School and Alta Vista Alternative High School, both located at 710 Santa Barbara Street in Santa Barbara.

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Budget Workshop and Public Hearings

The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) will hold a virtual public workshop and two public hearings on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2020-21. A copy of the proposed budget is available for review below.

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APCD Board Actions – March 19, 2020

Agenda | Meeting Video | Minutes March 18, 2020 –Memorandum  Closed Session Conference with Labor Negotiators (Gov. Code § 54957.6) District-designated representative: Aeron Arlin Genet. Employee organizations: Engineers & Technicians Association,n Service Employees International Union Local 620, and Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District Employees Association. Unrepresented employees: Management and Confidential-Unrepresented employees. Conference with

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SCCBCC Agenda – March 18, 2020 – CANCELLED

SOUTH CENTRAL COAST BASINWIDE AIR POLLUTION CONTROL COUNCIL TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE Gary Willey, APCO San Luis Obispo County APCD Dr. Laki Tisopulos, P.E., APCO Ventura County APCD Aeron Arlin Genet, APCO Santa Barbara County APCD COUNCIL MEMBERS Lynn Compton District 4 Supervisor, San Luis Obispo Lynn Edmonds Councilmember, City of

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Offices Closed to Walk-In Visitors

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) is not accepting any walk-in visitors at its Santa Barbara and Santa Maria offices. APCD staff continue to work to serve the public’s needs and carry out our mission to protect the public from air pollution, but are taking extra steps to limit person-to-person interaction and ensure social distancing.

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APCD To Launch Voluntary Electric Landscape Equipment Program March 4

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. — Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) is excited to announce a new program to encourage businesses, public agencies, and schools to use electric-powered landscaping equipment. Beginning on March 4, up to $100,000 is available for the Landscape Equipment Electrification Fund (LEEF) pilot program to provide vouchers covering up to 60 percent of the cost for eligible landscape equipment and up to 100 percent of the cost for additional batteries and chargers for equipment purchased through the program, up to a maximum of $10,000 per organization. Commercial landscaping businesses — as well as public agencies and public and private schools and universities that perform their own landscape maintenance — are eligible for the program. Individual homeowners are not eligible to apply.

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