APCD Hearing Board Meeting – October 4, 2023

Clerk of the APCD
260 North San Antonio Road, Suite A
Santa Barbara. CA 93110
(805) 979-8282

The APCD Hearing Board meets on an as-needed basis, often the first Wednesday of the month at 9:30AM.  Meeting site is determined by the case(s) being heard, and meetings are only held when there are agenda items.  The next meeting date and agenda will be posted below when it is available. APCD Hearing Board meetings are audio recorded; recordings will be made available upon request pursuant to the California Public Records Act. Additional information about the Hearing Board can be found here.

Past agendas can be viewed on this page.

Next APCD Hearing Board Meeting:
October 4, 2023, at 9:30 a.m.
Board of Supervisors Hearing Room
Betteravia Government Center
511 East Lakeside Parkway
Santa Maria, CA

Meeting Audio

Members of the public may address the Hearing Board on any matter listed on the agenda. Matters not listed on the agenda may be addressed during the public comment period section of the agenda. If you wish or anticipate a desire to speak during the APCD Hearing Board Meeting, the following methods are available:

  • In-Person Santa Maria Location. Betteravia Government Center, Board Hearing Room, 511 East Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria, CA.

Members of the public may address the Hearing Board on any matter listed on the agenda by completing and delivering a speaker slip to the Clerk before the item is considered.

  • By Zoom. Individuals wishing to view and provide public comment during the Hearing Board meeting through the Zoom may join by clicking this link at the appointed time: http://tinyurl.com/SBCAPCD-HB-Mtg-Oct2023

Password: 618677

Members of the public wishing to be called on for public comment should click on the “Raise Hand” button on Zoom when the item they wish to speak on has begun. When the Chair calls for public comment, the Clerk will announce you and will unmute your microphone. Comments from the public are limited to 3 minutes per speaker. The public will not be able to share their video or screen.

  • Telephone. Individuals wishing to give public comment via phone are asked to call the number below at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the meeting at 9:20 am.

Dial-In: +1 (408) 638-0968 or +1 (669) 900-6833
Webinar ID: 844 9980 8533
Passcode: 618677

Petitions listed are on file with the Clerk.  Additional information can be obtained on the District’s website at: www.ourair.org/apcd-hearing-board-meeting. Any disclosable public records related to an open session item on a regular meeting agenda and distributed by the Board Clerk to all or a majority of the members of the APCD Hearing Board less than 72 hours prior to that meeting are available for inspection on the District’s website.  APCD Hearing Board meetings are audio recorded; recordings will be made available upon request pursuant to the California Public Records Act.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations to participate in the meeting should contact the APCD at (805) 979-8050 at least three working days prior to the scheduled meeting.

A. Call to Order – Roll Call

B. Introductions

C. Approval of minutes

Approve minutes of the July 5, 2023 regular meeting.

D. Announcements/Staff Reports 

Receive announcements or reports from staff on matters of interest to the Hearing Board. There will be no Hearing Board discussion except to ask questions or refer matters to staff; and no action will be taken unless listed on a subsequent agenda.

E. Public Comment Period

Persons desiring to address the Hearing Board on any subject within the jurisdiction of the Hearing Board not included as part of the agenda may do so at this time.

F. Public Hearings

F-1)      Case No. 2021-12-M2 (Modification of Final Compliance Date, and Modifications of Increments of Progress)
Mustang Renewable Power Ventures, LLC. 17 Corporate Plaza Drive, Suite 200, Newport Beach, CA 92660

To consider a Petition for Modification of Regular Variance from District Rule 206, Authority to Construct 14500-05, Conditions, 9.C.2.b.iii, 9.C.4.a.i, 9.C.4.a.ii, 9.C.4.a.iii, 9.C.4.a.v, 9.C.4.a.vi, 9.C.4.a.viii, 9.C.4.a.x, 9.C.4.a.xi, 9.C.4.b.i, 9.C.4.b.ii, 9.C.4.b.iii, 9.C.4.c.i, 9.C.4.c.ii, 9.C.4.c.iii, 9.C.5.b.i, 9.C.5.b.ii, 9.C.5.b.iii, 9.C.5.b.v, 9.C.5.b.vi, 9.C.5.b.viii, 9.C.5.b.xi, 9.C.5.b.xii, 9.C.5.b.xv, 9.C.5.c.i, 9.C.5.c.ii, 9.C.5.c.iv, 9.C.5.c.v, 9.C.5.c.vi, 9.C.5.c.vii, 9.C.5.c.viii, 9.C.5.c.ix, 9.C.5.d.i, 9.C.5.d.ii, 9.C.5.d.v, 9.C.5.d.vi, 9.C.5.d.vii, 9.C.5.d.viii, 9.C.5.d.ix, 9.C.6.a.i, 9.C.6.a.ii, 9.C.6.a.iii, 9.C.6.a.iv, 9.C.6.b.i, 9.C.6.b.ii, 9.C.6.b.iii, 9.C.6.c.i, 9.C.6.c.ii, 9.C.6.c.iii, 9.C.18 (tipping area and materials sorting area biofilters only), 9.C.19.b.i, 9.c.19.b.ii, 9.c.19.b.iii, 9.c.19.b.iv, 9.c.19.b.v, 9.c.19.b.vi, 9.C.33.a, and 9.C.33.f, submitted on September 6, 2023, for continued operations of the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) without the following equipment that was damaged by the 2021 Alisal Fire: MRF baghouses, MRF scrubbers, and MRF biofilters.

| Petition | Staff Report | Attachment 1 | Attachment 2 | Attachment 3| Attachment 4 | Attachment 5 (Draft Variance)|

| Presentation |

F-2)      Case No. 2023-03-A (Abatement Order)
Central Coast Agriculture 85 W. Highway 246, #233, Buellton, CA 9342

To consider a Petition by the Air Pollution Control Officer of the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District submitted on September 5, 2023, for issuance of an Order of Abatement pursuant to Health and Safety Code §42450. Central Coast Agriculture, Inc., Central Coast Agriculture, LLC, Central Coast Ag Distribution, LLC, Central Coast Ag Farming, LLC, and Central Coast Ag Products, LLC (collectively “CCA”) operates cannabis product manufacturing, volatile extraction, storage and distribution facilities and is currently operating without the required best available control technology to control emissions, or the required District Permits, in violation of District Rule 201.  The CCA facilities subject to this Petition are located at 1201 W. Chestnut Avenue and 1200 West Laurel Avenue in Lompoc, CA.

On September 12, 2023, Respondent CCA requested a 60-day continuance of the hearing on Item F-2.

| Presentation |

G. Administrative Agenda 

G-1)      Case No. – 2023-01-I
Advenco, LLC, dba Lake Cachuma, 2275 Highway 154, Santa Barbara, CA

On June 28, 2023, Hearing Board member Terence Dressler approved an Interim Variance for Advenco, LLC, dba Lake Cachuma from June 2, 2023 through August 29, 2023, or the date a decision is made on a 90-Day Variance, whichever occurs first. Said Interim Variance provides relief from District Rules District Rules 316.C.2, C.3 and G and 206, Permit to Operate 12345, Conditions 2.b, 4, 6, and 8 and allows for continued use of the gasoline dispensing facility without properly operating vapor recovery equipment.

The 90-Day Variance petition was withdrawn by the Petitioner on August 2, 2023 because the gasoline dispensing facility vapor recovery equipment was re-tested on July 25, 2023 and determined to be properly operating.

H. Adjourn

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District Hearing Board is November 1, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. Meeting is subject to cancellation if there are no items to be heard.