Unhealthy Air in Santa Barbara County — Air Quality Warning Continues

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. —Monitoring stations continue to record unhealthy air in Santa Barbara County, with levels of fine particles high and levels of larger particles, including ash particles, rising. Forecasts show that smoke and ash will continue to affect the southern part of Santa Barbara County for the next several days, and the Santa Ynez Valley and the northern parts of the County will see increasing impacts. The Air Quality Warning will remain in effect until conditions improve, which will depend on winds, and the control of the Thomas Fire. To view the smoke forecast and current conditions, see Today’s Air Quality. Updated forecasts will be posted there. Please assume the Santa Barbara air quality index applies to Carpinteria as well. Air quality conditions may be worse close to the fire.

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Air Quality Warning Remains in Effect Through the Weekend

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The air quality index continues to show unhealthy air quality in Santa Barbara County. Smoke and ash from the Thomas Fire may continue to affect local air quality for days. Levels of smoke and particles, and areas of the county affected, will vary and conditions could change quickly. Smoke plumes may be visible and may or may not have an additional effect on ground-level air quality. The Air Quality Warning will remain in effect until conditions improve.

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Unhealthy Air Quality Continues in Santa Barbara County

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The air quality index shows unhealthy air quality in Santa Barbara County and air quality  continues to worsen. Santa Barbara air monitoring station has recorded “hazardous” levels, the Goleta station has recorded “very unhealthy” levels and the Lompoc station has recorded  “unhealthy” levels.  With the Thomas Fire continuing to burn we anticipate continued concerns about air quality. N95 masks, when fitted properly, offer some limited protection from fine particles in smoke. Dust masks and surgical masks are not effective.

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Unhealthy Air Quality in Santa Barbara County

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. —The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District today noted that air monitoring stations in Goleta and Santa Barbara recorded levels that were unhealthy for all to breathe yesterday. Smoke and ash from the Thomas Fire burning in Ventura County may continue to affect local air quality for days. Levels of smoke and particles, and areas impacted, including potentially other areas of the county, will vary, and conditions could change quickly. The agencies emphasized that the Air Quality Warning for Santa Barbara County remains in effect until conditions improve.

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APCD Hearing Board Agenda – December 6, 2017

December 6, 2017 Agenda  |  Public Notice  |  Meeting Audio 9:30 a.m. – Call to Order – Roll Call Approval of minutes of the November 1, 2017 meeting Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items Announcements/Staff Reports Public Comment Period Public Hearings1)          Case No. – 2016-37-M1 – Beacon West on behalf of State

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Air Quality Warning for Santa Barbara County

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District issued an Air Quality Warning for Santa Barbara County. Smoke and ash from the Thomas Fire burning in Ventura County is affecting local air quality, and conditions may continue over the next several days.

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APCD Hearing Board Agenda – November 1, 2017

November 1, 2017 Agenda  |  Public Notice  |  Meeting Audio 9:30 a.m. – Call to Order – Roll Call Approval of minutes of the October 4, 2017 meeting Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items Announcements/Staff Reports Public Comment Period – Persons desiring to address the Hearing Board on any subject

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APCD Board Actions – October 19, 2017

Agenda  |  Meeting Video  |  Minutes Approval of Minutes – Approved minutes of the September 7, 2017 meeting. Notice of Violation Report – Received and filed the summary of notices of violation issued and penalty revenue received during the months of August and September 2017. District Grant Program Activity – Received

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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 2017-2018 Care for Our Earth teacher grants are due on November 3, 2017.

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Air Quality Watch for Santa Barbara County Through the Weekend

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District issued an Air Quality Watch for Santa Barbara County through the weekend. Smoke and ash from wildfires burning throughout the state are affecting local air quality, and may continue over the next several days. Even when wildfires occur outside of our county, air quality can be affected by wildfires miles away.

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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.