Notice of Public Hearing

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.

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Local Air Quality May be Affected by Smoke from California Wildfires

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District and Santa Barbara County Public Health Department encourage Santa Barbara County residents to be alert to air quality conditions over the weekend. Smoke from the Woolsey and Hill fires in Ventura County and the Camp Fire in Butte County has the potential to start affecting our area, depending on wind and weather conditions.

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Community Advisory Council Agenda – November 2018

November 7, 2018 Agenda (pdf) I.                 6:30 p.m. – Convene – Concurrent with Public Workshop II.                Roll Call III.              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.

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APCD Launches Voluntary Woodsmoke Reduction Program

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Today, the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) launched the voluntary Woodsmoke Reduction Program to help cover the costs of replacing residential wood-burning fireplaces or woodstoves with cleaner alternatives. 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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Notice of Public Workshop

The District invites you to attend a joint public workshop and Community Advisory Council meeting at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. The meeting will be held at:

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Care for Our Earth Grants for County Teachers

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The Santa Barbara County Education Office (SBCEO), Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (APCD), and Santa Barbara County Water Agency announced today that applications for the 2018-2019 Care for Our Earth teacher grants are due November 9, 2018.

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APCD Board Actions – October 18, 2018

Agenda  |  Meeting Video  |  Minutes Closed Session – No reportable action taken on the following item: Public Employee Performance Evaluation (Gov. Code § 54957(b)(1).) Title:  Air Pollution Control Officer. Approved minutes of the August 16, 2018 meeting. Notice of Violation Report – Received and filed the summary of notices of

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Righetti Range Improvement Burn Planned

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The Santa Barbara County Fire Department has tentatively approved a prescribed Range Improvement Burn to occur at Righetti Ranch south of Orcutt between Highways 101 and 135. The burn window will start on October 24 and last through the middle of November. The goal of this scheduled one-day burn is to improve rangeland and 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.

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Apply for Clean Air Grant Funding

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District announced today that the application period for 2018 clean air grant funding is now open, and the District will award projects on a first-come, first-served basis. People, businesses, and nonprofits looking to replace old diesel-powered equipment with newer, cleaner models are encouraged to apply.

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Public Notice

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.

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