APCD Board Actions – May 21, 2020

Agenda | Meeting Video | Minutes

  • Closed Session
    • Conference with Labor Negotiators (Gov. Code § 54957.6)
      • District-designated representative:  Aeron Arlin Genet
      • Employee organizations: Engineers & Technicians Association, Service Employees International Union Local 620, and Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District Employees Association.
      • Unrepresented employees: Management and Confidential-Unrepresented employees.
  • Approval of Minutes of the March 19, 2020 Board Meeting.
  • Notice of Violation Report Receive and file the summary of notices of violation issued and penalty revenue received during the months of March and April 2020.
  • District Grant Program Activity Receive and file the following grant program related activity:
    • An update on the Old Car Buy Back Program for vehicles retired during the period of January 1, 2020 through February 29, 2020.
    • An update on the Woodsmoke Reduction Program for fireplace and stove replacement projects during the period of December 12, 2019 through May 1, 2020.
    • An update on the Landscape Equipment Electrification Fund (LEEF) program for zero-emission landscape equipment vouchers during the period of March 4, 2020 through May 1, 2020.
    • Summary of the emission-reduction grant agreements approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer for the period of March 1, 2020 through April 30, 2020 in accordance with Board Resolution Number 09-14.
  • Update on Public Outreach Activities Receive and file an update on District outreach activities.
  • AB 197 Emissions Inventory District Grant Program Consider recommendations as follows:
    • Adopt a Resolution authorizing the District’s continued participation in the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) AB 197 Emissions Inventory District Grant Program;
    • Delegate authority to the Air Pollution Control Officer to sign AB 197 grant agreements with CARB, in future years, for an amount not to exceed $100,000 and subject to review and approval by Auditor Controller, District counsel, and Risk Management; and
    • Approve, ratify and authorize the Air Pollution Control Officer to enter into a grant agreement with CARB in the amount of $12,583 for the AB 197 Emission Inventory District Grant Program from May 1, 2020 to May 1, 2021.
  • Receive Directors Report | Presentation
  • Receive Public Comment
  • Memorandum of Agreement with Central Coast Clean Cities Coalition (C5) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with C5 in the amount of $73,000.

Letters Received in Support | Presentation

  • Proposed Rule 364, Refinery Fenceline and Community Air Monitoring  Hearing: Consider recommendations as follows:
    • Hold a public hearing to receive testimony on Proposed Rule 364, Refinery Fenceline and Community Air Monitoring;
    • Adopt the resolution included as Attachment 1 that contains the following action items:
      • a) Adopt the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Findings pursuant to the CEQA guidelines;
      • b) Adopt the General Rule Findings in support of the proposed rule amendments pursuant to Health and Safety Code §40727 regarding necessity, authority, clarity, consistency, nonduplication, and reference; and
      • c) Adopt proposed Rule 364.


  • Fiscal Year 2020-21 Proposed Budget Consider the Fiscal Year 2020-21 Proposed Budget as follows:
    • Receive the Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21;
    • Hold a public hearing to accept comments and provide direction to staff regarding changes desired by the Board; and
    • Schedule a budget adoption hearing for June 18, 2020.