APCD Board Actions – August 20, 2020

Agenda | Meeting Video | Minutes Approval of Minutes of the June 18, 2020 meeting Notice of Violation Report -Receive and file the summary of notices of violation issued and penalty revenue received during the months of June and July 2020. District Grant and Incentives Program Activity – Receive and

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Air Quality Warning for Santa Barbara County

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, 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 from wildfires burning throughout the state, including in Monterey County, is affecting local air quality, and conditions may continue over the next several days. Due to elevated temperatures and stagnant air conditions, we are also experiencing increased ozone levels in regions of the county.

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Notice of Public Review and Comment Opportunity

Price Management, which operates Turnpike Shell and Fuel Depot located at 175 and 250 N Turnpike Road in Santa Barbara, has applied to the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) for permits to install and operate two (2) portable diesel-fired emergency standby generators at various fueling stations in Santa Barbara County during emergency events. Two of the proposed fueling stations, Turnpike Shell and the Fuel Depot, have property boundaries that are within 1,000 feet of the property boundary of San Marcos High School, located at 4750 Hollister Ave in Santa Barbara.

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Community Advisory Council Agenda – July 2020

July 22, 2020 Agenda (PDF) A.                4:00 p.m. – Convene B.                Roll Call C.                Public Comment Period – Persons desiring to address the CAC on any subject within the jurisdiction of the CAC not included as part of the agenda may do so at this time. D.                Approval of Minutes of the

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

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. — 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. People with heart or lung disease, seniors, kids, and pregnant women are especially sensitive to smoke.

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APCD Board Actions – June 18, 2020

Agenda | Meeting Video | Minutes Approval of Minutes of the May 21, 2020 Board Meeting Notice of Violation Report – Receive and file the summary of notices of violation issued and penalty revenue received during the month of May 2020. District Grant Program Activity -Receive and file the following

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APCD Hearing Board Agenda – June 3, 2020

June 3, 2020 Agenda | Public Notice |90-Day Public Notice | Meeting Audio REMOTE VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION ONLY A.          Call to Order – Roll Call B.          Election of Chair and Vice-Chair for 2020 – Elect the Chair and Vice-Chair to serve as APCD Officers for calendar year 2020. C.   

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Notice of Public Review and Request for Comments

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 meets the requirements of the federal regulations.

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Range Improvement Burn in Los Olivos Scheduled for June

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. — 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 June 10-11. 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. This class is used to teach both firefighters and private land managers to use fire as a tool to both fight large-scale wildfires and manage prescribed fire being used as a land management tool. Prescribed, or planned, fires typically burn less intensely than wildfires. Prescribed burns can help prevent the spread of wildfires, and can reduce impacts to watersheds that can result in soil loss and sedimentation.

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