Enjoy “Catching Air” at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum

SANTA MARIA, Calif. and SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District invite one and all to come celebrate the launch of the “Catching Air” exhibit at a special Science Saturday at the Museum on December 10, 2016 from 10 a.m. to noon. During the launch event, admission to the Museum will be free, sponsored by the District, which developed and funded the interactive exhibit.

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Tips for Cleaner Fireplace Burning and Safer Homes

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The Santa Barbara County Fire Department and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District announced today tips for cleaner fireplace burning and safer homes. As the weather cools, and the holiday season approaches, it is important to remember that fireplace fires can cause emergencies, and breathing wood smoke is bad for our lungs and our hearts. Follow these suggestions for a safer and healthier community.

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APCD Hearing Board Agenda – November 2, 2016

November 2, 2016 Agenda and Public Notice (PDF’s) 9:30 a.m. – Call to Order – Roll Call Administration of Oath to Participants Approval of minutes of the October 5, 2016 meeting Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items Announcements/Staff Reports Public Comment Period Public Hearings 1)            Case No. – 2016-30-R – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000

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APCD Board Actions – October 20, 2016

Agenda  |  Meeting Video  |  Minutes Report from Closed Session – There was no reportable action taken.  William M. Dillon, Senior Deputy County Counsel, noted for the record that item C-1 (Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation (Gov. Code § 54956.9(a)), Alberto Rodriguez; and IL Highway Recycling, Inc., a

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Care for Our Earth Grants for County Teachers

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The Santa Barbara County Education Office (SBCEO) and Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District announced today that applications for the 2016-2017 Care for Our Earth teacher grants are due on November 18, 2016.

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County Officials Determine Water Well As Source of H2S Odor

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) – Yesterday, the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District, Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, Santa Barbara County Fire Department, and Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management were involved with the investigation of a release of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) causing a “rotten egg” smell in the Ellwood area of Goleta on Sunday, October 9.

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Hydrogen Sulfide in Goleta Area

In February 2018, the District received and responded to numerous complaints of a “rotten egg” smell, or hydrogen sulfide (H2S), from an area in western Goleta. The District did not find a source of the odors.

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Agencies Investigating Release of Hydrogen Sulfide in Goleta Area

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Today, the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District, Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, Santa Barbara County Fire Department, and Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management are investigating a release of hydrogen sulfide (H2S), which began causing a “rotten egg” smell in the Ellwood area of Goleta on Sunday, October 9.

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APCD Hearing Board Agenda – October 5, 2016

October 5, 2016 Agenda and Public Notice 9:30 a.m. – Call to Order – Roll Call Administration of Oath to Participants Approval of minutes of the September 7, 2016 meeting Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items Announcements/Staff Reports Public Comment Period Public Hearings 1)            Case No. – 2016-27-R – Venoco, LLC.. 6267 Carpinteria Avenue,

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