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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County Fire Burn Boss Training to Occur May 26-27

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department has tentatively scheduled a range improvement burn at 4155 Figueroa Mountain Rd in Los Olivos with a burn window of May 26-27. The goal of this two-day burn is to provide live fire training for the certification of instructors to teach CA-219 Firing Operations class and to train new firefighters on wildland fire behavior.

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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.