Notice of Public Review and Request for Comments

The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) has prepared an annual air monitoring network plan for the county. The plan includes a statement of the purpose for each air monitor, and evidence that the siting and operation of each monitor meets the requirements of the federal regulations.

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APCD Board Actions – May 17, 2018

Agenda  |  Meeting Video  |  Minutes Approval of Minutes – Approved minutes of the March 15, 2018 meeting. Notice of Violation Report – Received and filed the summary of notices of violation issues and penalty revenue received during the months of March and April 2018. In addition, received and filed the addendum

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APCD Board Actions – March 15, 2018

Agenda  |  Meeting Video  |  Minutes Approval of Minutes – Approved minutes of the January 18, 2018 meeting. Notice of Violation Report – Received and filed the summary of notices of  violation issued and penalty revenue received during the months of January and February 2018. In addition, received and filed the addendum

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South Ellwood Field

Platform Holly is located off Coal Oil Point near Goleta. Oil and natural gas from Platform Holly are sent by pipeline to the Ellwood Onshore Facility. At the onshore facility, the oil, natural gas and water are separated. Oil is treated to remove hydrogen sulfide, stored on-site, then sent to the Plains Pipeline for transport to refinery. Water is injected into an on-site disposal well. Natural gas is dried, treated to remove hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide, compressed, then sold to the local utility company. Two wells at the nearby Beachfront Lease are associated with the stationary source.

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Eleven Global Shipping Companies Slowed Transits in 2017 Program to Protect Blue Whales and Blue Skies

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The partners in an initiative to cut air pollution and protect whales today announced results from the 2017 program and publicly recognized the 11 shipping companies who participated, reducing speeds to 12 knots or less in two regions. For the first time the program included speed reduction zones in the San Francisco Bay Area in addition to the Santa Barbara Channel region. The voluntary incentive program started July 1 and ended November 15, 2017. The recognition ceremony, hosted by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, is taking place today at the Bannings Landing Community Center near the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach.

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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 360 – Emissions of Oxides of Nitrogen from Large Water Heaters and Small Boilers.

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APCD Hearing Board Agenda – February 7, 2018

February 7, 2018 Agenda  |  Public Notice  |  Meeting Audio Call to Order – Roll Call Election of Chair and Vice-Chair for 2018 Approval of minutes of the December 6, 2017 meeting Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items Announcements/Staff Reports Public Comment Period Public Hearings 1)             Case No. – 2017-30-R   

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Health Effects of Ash and Dust

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. —  The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District today reflect on continuing health effects of the ash that fell during the Thomas Fire and the health effects of dust from the drying mud of the Montecito mudslides.

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