Figueroa Mountain and Administration Pile Burning Scheduled for February-March

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. — The Los Padres National Forest has tentatively scheduled a prescribed burn at Figueroa Mountain and various administration sites on forest lands, with a burn window of February 3 through March 31. The goal of the series of one-day burns is to reduce the risk of wildfire. Prescribed, or planned, fires typically burn less intensely than wildfires. Prescribed burns can help prevent the spread of wildfires, and can reduce impacts to watersheds that can result in soil loss and sedimentation.


Public Notice

State law (Health and Safety Code Section 40923) requires the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) to publish a list of regulatory measures scheduled for consideration each year. These regulatory measures, or rules and regulations, are adopted in order to reduce air pollution in Santa Barbara County. Air quality rules and regulations that may be adopted or amended during 2020 are listed below. Other measures may be proposed for adoption per the criteria specified in Section 40923 of the Health and Safety Code. Before the adoption or amendment or any regulatory measure, the District publishes a notice in a local newspaper and holds a public hearing to accept comments from affected businesses and other interested parties.


Community Advisory Council Agenda – January 2020

January 22, 2020 Agenda (PDF) A.               6:31 p.m. – Convene B.               Roll Call C.               Public Comment Period – Persons desiring to address the CAC on any subject within the jurisdiction of the CAC not included as part of the agenda may do so at this time. Due to time constraints, agenda


Notice of Public Review and Comment Opportunity

ES Engineering Services, LLC. has applied to the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) for a permit to install and operate a soil vapor extraction system (SVE) system with thermal oxidizer controls to remediate contaminated soil at a former gasoline service station located at 901 North H Street in Lompoc.  The location of the project is within 1,000 feet of the property boundary of Olive Grove Charter School, located at 820 North H Street in Lompoc.


APCD Board Actions – January 16, 2020

Agenda | Meeting Video | Minutes Closed Session Conference with Labor Negotiator (Gov. Code § 54957.6) Agency-designated representative:  District Counsel Rachel Van Mullem Unrepresented employee:  Control Officer Aeron Arlin Genet Public Employee Appointment (Gov. Code § 54957(b)(1).) Title: Air Pollution Control Officer. Approve minutes of the December 19, 2019 meeting.


Notice of Public Review and Request for Comments

The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) has made a preliminary decision to approve emission reduction credits for E&B Natural Resources Management Corporation (E&B). An emission reduction credit is earned by a company when it reduces air emissions beyond what is required by permits, rules, or when a facility shuts down. It is an asset that can be used by its owner or sold to companies that need emission offsets. Emission reduction credit amounts to be approved for E&B are:


APCD Board Actions – December 19, 2019

Agenda  |  Meeting Video  |  Minutes Closed Session Public Employee Performance Evaluation (Gov. Code § 54957(b)(1).).  Title:  Air Pollution Control Officer.  No reportable action taken Approved minutes of the October 17, 2019 meeting. Notice of Violation Report – Received and filed the summary of notices of violation issued and penalty


Santa Barbara County Attains State Ozone Standard

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. — Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) is proud to announce that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) today took action to designate Santa Barbara County as attainment with the state ozone standard – a first-time achievement for Santa Barbara County, which is now one of only approximately 14 counties in the state to reach this milestone.


SCCBCC Agenda – December 11, 2019

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 John Hamon, Chair Councilmember, City of Paso Robles Lynn Edmonds Councilmember, City of


APCD to Launch Voluntary Woodsmoke Reduction Program on December 12

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. — Today, Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) announced that the annual voluntary Woodsmoke Reduction Program that helps cover the costs of replacing residential wood-burning fireplaces or woodstoves with cleaner alternatives will launch on December 12. The District will reimburse participating retailers (listed below) up to $5,000 for replacement projects for customers who live in state-designated low-income communities, and up to $1,000 for projects for other customers.

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New Phone Numbers
The District has new direct lines for all staff, as well as for all of our phone lines, including our main phone number and Complaints line. You can find our new phone numbers on this webpage.

Nuevos números de teléfono
El Distrito tiene nuevos números de teléfono para comunicarse con el personal directamente, así como también para todas nuestras líneas telefónicas, incluyendo nuestro número principal y el de las Quejas. Puede encontrar nuestros nuevos números de teléfono en esta página web.