Santa Barbara County APCD Announces Nearly $5 Million to Install Electric Vehicle Chargers

Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) and the Central Coast Clean Cities Coalition (C5) are excited to announce the upcoming regional launch of the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) on July 27. CALeVIP, administered by the nonprofit Center for Sustainable Energy, is an effort to accelerate the installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations throughout select regions in California.

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APCD Board Actions – June 17, 2021

Closed Session Conference with Real Property Negotiators (Gov. Code § 54956.8) Property: Assessor’s Parcel Number 111-270-050. Address:  1011 West McCoy Lane, Santa Maria, CA 93455. Agency Negotiator: Air Pollution Control Officer Aeron Arlin Genet and Susan Freebourn, Real Property Agent II, County of Santa Barbara. Negotiating Party: Gina Gluyas, Better

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Protect Against Wildfire Smoke by Creating a “Clean Air Room”

Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) and Santa Barbara County Public Health Department encourage Santa Barbara County residents to plan for poor air quality conditions caused by future wildfire smoke. Smoke and ash from wildfires contain very small particles known as particulate matter. These particles harm the lungs and heart, and can cause coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest pain, nausea, and in severe instances, premature mortality.

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Notice of Public Review and Request for Comments

Air Monitoring Network Plan for Santa Barbara County 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

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Results from 2020 Marine Shipping Program

The partners in an initiative to cut air pollution and protect endangered whales announced results from the 2020 program and recognized the shipping companies that successfully participated, reducing speeds to 10 knots or less in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Southern California region. The program’s new Southern California region extends from Point Arguello (in Santa Barbara County) to waters near Dana Point (by the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach). The voluntary incentive program, called “Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies,” ran May 15, 2020 through November 15, 2020.

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APCD Board Actions – May 20, 2021

Closed Session Conference with Real Property Negotiators (Gov. Code § 54956.8) Property: Assessor’s Parcel Number 111-270-050. Address:  1011 West McCoy Lane, Santa Maria, CA 93455. Agency Negotiator: Air Pollution Control Officer Aeron Arlin Genet and Susan Freebourn, Real Property Agent II, County of Santa Barbara. Negotiating Party: Gina Gluyas, Better

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