Notice of Board 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 adoption of Proposed Amended Rule 352, Natural Gas-Fired Fan-Type Central Furnaces and Small Water Heaters.  The revision is being done as a result of a 2010 Clean Air Plan commitment to reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx) from small water heaters.

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Air Quality Watch Issued for Southern and Central Santa Barbara County 

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. ? The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District today issued an Air Quality Watch for Southern and Central Santa Barbara County to be in effect until Thursday morning.  Air quality may be poor in some areas due to smoke and ash from the Lookout Fire, which is currently burning in the Los Padres National Forest near Highway 154 and Painted Cave Road.      If you see or smell smoke in the air where you are, be cautious and use common sense to protect your family?s health. Everyone, especially people with heart or lung disease (including asthma), older adults, and children, should limit time spent outdoors, and avoid outdoor exercise when high concentrations of dust and particles are in the air. If you have symptoms of lung or heart disease that may be related to exposure to particles, including repeated coughing, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, wheezing, chest tightness or pain, palpitations, nausea or unusual fatigue or lightheadedness, contact your health care provider.   Levels of smoke and particles will depend on changes in winds, and the movement of the fire. This Air Quality Watch is in effect until Thursday morning and may be extended as conditions warrant.

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Air Quality Watch Issued for Northern Santa Barbara County 

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. ? The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District today issued an Air Quality Watch for Northern Santa Barbara County to be in effect as long as conditions warrant.  Air quality may be poor in some areas due to smoke from the Coon Creek Fire currently burning in San Luis Obispo County in the Montaña de Oro State Park.   Smoke from the fire affected Northern Santa Barbara County yesterday in the evening, and the air monitoring stations in Santa Maria and Lompoc recorded elevated levels of particles. Weather conditions may be similar today in the late afternoon and early evening, and winds could move smoke into Northern Santa Barbara County, potentially affecting the areas of Guadalupe, Lompoc, Orcutt, and Santa Maria in particular.   If you see or smell smoke in the air where you are, be cautious and use common sense to protect your family?s health. Everyone, especially people with heart or lung disease (including asthma), older adults, and children, should limit time spent outdoors, and avoid outdoor exercise when high concentrations of dust and particles are in the air. If you have symptoms of lung or heart disease that may be related to exposure to particles, including repeated coughing, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, wheezing, chest tightness or pain, palpitations, nausea or unusual fatigue or lightheadedness, contact your health care provider.   Levels of smoke and particles will depend on changes in winds, and the containment of the fire. This Air Quality Watch is in effect for as long as conditions warrant.

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APCD Board Actions – June 19, 2014

Agenda | Meeting Video | Received Minutes Approved minutes of the March 20, 2014 meeting. No quorum to approve minutes of the May 15, 2014 meeting, moved to next meeting. Received and filed the minutes from the March 12, 2014 meeting of the APCD Community Advisory Council. Received and filed the summary

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APCD Board Actions – May 15, 2014

Agenda | Meeting Video |  Approved Minutes Report from Closed Session – Counsel reported that in closed session a motion was made by Board member Richardson, seconded by Board member Wolf to authorize County Counsel to file a letter of support for the South Coast Air Quality Management District petition to the Court of Appeal

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Community Advisory Council Agenda – May 2014

May 14, 2014 I.              6:30 p.m. – Convene   (agenda pdf) II.            Roll Call III.          Public Comment Period IV.           Approval of Minutes of the March 12, 2014 meeting V.             Organization of Agenda and Declaration of Interests VI.           APCO Report VII.         New Business                 A.  Discuss and consider recommending that

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APCD Board Actions – March 20, 2014

Agenda | Meeting Video | Approved Minutes Approved minutes of the February 20, 2014 meeting. Received and filed the summary of the emission-reduction grant agreements approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer for the period of December 31, 2013 through March 6, 2014 in accordance with Board Resolution Number 02-16.   (See

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Community Advisory Council Agenda – March 2014

March 12, 2014 I.                 6:30 p.m. – Convene   (Agenda pdf) II.                Roll Call III.              Approval of Minutes of December 11, 2013 meeting IV.               Public Comment Period V.                Organization of Agenda and Declaration of Interests VI.               APCO Report VII.             New Business                     A.  Receive a presentation on new initiatives addressing marine shipping emissions.  

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APCD Board Actions – February 20, 2014

Agenda | Special Meeting Notice | Meeting Video | Approved Minutes Elected Holly Sierra Chair and Janet Wolf Vice-Chair for 2014 Report from Closed Session – There was no reportable action taken Approved amended minutes of the December 19, 2013 meeting (see minutes as originally submitted, and amended minutes) Received minutes of the January 16, 2014

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APCD Board Actions – January 16, 2014

Agenda  (Meeting was adjourned to February 20, 2014, no actions were taken) | Received Minutes Election of the Chair and Vice-chair for 2014. Closed Session – Public Employment Performance Evaluation (Gov. Code § 54957(b)(1).), Title:  Air Pollution Control Officer Approval of minutes of the December 19, 2013 meeting. Receive and

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