APCD Board Actions, 1998

Following are the highlights of the 1998 APCD Board Meetings. For other years, see this page. Note: Meetings are not held every month.

December 17, 1998
November 12, 1998
October 15, 1998
September 17, 1998
August 20, 1998
July 16, 1998
June 18, 1998
May 21, 1998
April 16, 1998
March 19, 1998
February 19, 1998

January 15, 1998


December 17, 1998, Santa Barbara

  • Adopted Resolutions of Appreciation recognizing Jeanne Grafffy, Nancy Orchard, and Will Schuyler for their years of service on the Board of Directors.
  • Received and filed draft minutes of the November 11, 1998 meeting of the APCD Community Advisory Council.
  • Authorized Air Pollution Control Officer to renew insurance contracts for the period of January 1, 1998 through December 31, 1999.
  • Executed grant agreements with the following farms for repowers of agricultural booster pumps with low-emission engines:  Alpha Produce, Inc. ($5,000, one engine); Rancho Guadalupe LLC ($25,000, five engines).
  • Adopted a resolution to approve the 1998 Clean Air Plan and supplements, Final Mitigated Negative Declaration, CEQA Findings and Mitigation Monitoring Plans; directed staff to work with the Community Advisory Council to evaluate options to address the impacts of land use decisions on local air quality and return to the Board with recommendations; and directed staff to continue evaluating further study measures and explore more creative approaches to provide additional emissions reductions to achieve all state and federal ambient air quality standards.
  • Considered, received, and filed the1997  Annual Report on the Air Toxics “Hot Spots” Information and Assessment Act of 1987.
  • Approved appointment of Mr. Phillip Tamoush as the arbitrator for Civil Service Rule hearing and appeals for a period of two years; authorized the APCD Officer to send a letter to Mr. Tamoush outlining the terms of his appointment.
  • Authorized the APCD Officer to pursue an increase in state subvention funds through the Air Resources Board or the State Legislature.

 


November 12, 1998, Lompoc

  • Received and filed draft minutes of the October 14, 1998 meeting of the APCD Community Advisory Council.
  • Adopted 1999 Air Pollution Control District Board schedule of meeting dates and locations.
  • Adopted a resolution amending the Air Pollution Control District Section 125 Cafeteria Plan to comply with federal regulations.
  • Reappointed Dr. Deborah Drechsler-Parks to the APCD Hearing Board.
  • Adopted a resolution revising Air Pollution Control District Community Advisory Council Charter and By-Laws.
  • Received a briefing and provided direction on the Draft 1998 Clean Air Plan
  • Made recommendations regarding the Clean Air Express Program as follows:
    • Authorized the Air Pollution Control Officer to enter into a grant agreement to provide funds for the interim operation of the Clean Air Express Bus Service in the event that the current Grant Agreement is terminated by either party prior to the execution of a long-term grant to assume operation of the program.  The amount of the grant shall not exceed the cost of the current Grant Agreement; and
    • Authorized the Air Pollution Control Officer to exercise the termination provision in the existing Grant Agreement if, in his judgment, he deems it to be in the best interest of the Clean Air Express Program.

 


October 15, 1998, Santa Barbara

  • Received and filed draft minutes of the September 9, 1998 meeting of the APCD Community Advisory Council.
  • Executed grant agreements with the following farms for repowers of agricultural booster pumps with low-emission engines:  River Edge Farms ($5,000, one engine); and Green Valley Farms ($15,000, three engines).
  • Received notice that the Draft 1998 Clean Air Plan and associated Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration have been released for a 30-day public comment period.
  • Approved and executed the Consent of Assignment of APCD Contract AP969721 from AeroVironment Environmental Services, Inc., to ATC Associates, Inc.
  • Approved and executed the Temporary Use Permit between the APCD and the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation allowing the continued placement of the El Capitan State and Local Air Monitoring Station within the El Capitan State Park.
  • Approved and executed a grant agreement with Westland Floral Company to provide $29,920 for the purchase of three new low-emission boiler burners.
  • Scheduled a meeting for the APCD Hearing Board Nominating Committee to determine action to be taken in regard to the term expiration of a member of the Hearing Board.
  • Received a briefing on the expansion of the Board of Supervisors’ Remote Testimony System, and planned to reconsider the issue in eighteen months.
  • Adopted revisions to Rule 701, Transportation Conformity.
  • Changed the date of the next APCD Board meeting to November 12.
  • Adopted a resolution establishing a public records retention policy for the APCD pursuant to Government Code Section 60200 et seq.

 


September 17, 1998, Solvang

  • Received and filed draft minutes of the August 12, 1998 meeting of the APCD Community Advisory Council.
  • Received and filed announcement on Request for Proposals for operations of the Clean Air Express bus program.
  • Executed grant agreement with John Guggia and Sons for purchase of low-emission booster pump engine.
  • Declared September 21-27 Pollution Prevention Week, received announcement of 1998 Green Award winners.
  • Approved supporting Proposition 7 on the November ballot (the Air Quality Improvement Initiative).
  • Amended grant agreements with the City of Lompoc and the City of Santa Maria.
  • Authorized commuter survey to determine whether expansion of the Clean Air Express bus service is warranted.
  • Received a briefing on implementation of the Air Toxic Hot Spots Act.
  • Conducted hearing on investigation of incompatible outside employment, and accepted Grand Jury report.

 


 

August 20, 1998, Santa Barbara

  • Executed grant agreement with Tri-County Pistachio for purchase of low-emission booster pump engines.
  • Scheduled discussion of Grand Jury report for September Board meeting.
  • Conducted a public hearing to consider and adopt revisions to Rule 351, Surface Coating of Wood Products.

 


 

July 16, 1998, Santa Maria

  • Received and filed draft minutes of the June 10, 1998 meeting of the APCD Community Advisory Council.
  • Executed grant agreements with the following farms for repowers of agricultural booster pumps with low-emission engines: A & A Farming ($5,000, one engine); Ed Wineman Farms ($5,000, one engine); Sutter Home Winery ($5,000, one engine); Betteravia Farms ($35,000, seven engines).
  • Adopted Resolution of Appreciation recognizing Timothy J. Staffel for his years of service on the APCD Board.
  • Considered Memorandum to Cities and County regarding contribution of general funds to the APCD.
  • Adopted amendments to Memoranda of Agreement between Southern California Gas Company, County of Santa Barbara Department of General Services, and the APCD for the eventual removal of the CNG transfer station.

 


June 18, 1998, Santa Barbara

  • Executed grant agreement with Ken Schmidt to provide $9,000 for emission reductions associated with the repowering of his marine vessel.
  • Adopted the APCD Fiscal Year 1998/1999 Budget.
  • Adopted a personnel resolution reducing staffing levels by six positions.
  • Adopted a 1.2 % salary increase for all APCD employees.
  • Conceptually approved pursuing an emission reduction project, “Take a Vacation from your Car: An Outreach Program for Visitors to Santa Barbara,” using up to $30,000 in motor vehicle registration surcharge fees and/or Innovative Technology funds.

 


May 21, 1998, Lompoc

  • Received and filed draft minutes of the April 8, 1998 meeting of the APCD Community Advisory Council.
  • Received a report on the results of customer service surveys conducted on APCD permits and inspections.
  • Considered recommendations regarding the Agricultural Booster Pump Repower Program as follows:
    • Executed a grant agreement with LABCO to provide $ 5,000 for the purchase of one new low-emission booster pump engine.
  • Appointed Ms. Sydney Minnerly to the vacancy on the APCD Hearing Board.
  • Considered recommendations regarding an old car buyback program as follows:
    • Approved re-establishment of the program; and
    • Funded the program with $ 250,000 from the Innovative Technologies trust fund.
  • Considered recommendations regarding the Santa Barbara County APCD proposed budget for Fiscal Year 1998-99 as follows:
    • Received and filed report, and accepted comments on the APCD proposed budget for FY 98-99; and
    • Set a hearing for June 18, 1998, to consider adoption of the APCD FY 98-99 budget.
  • Approved funding to Mr. Ken Schmidt for up to $ 9,000 for emission reductions achieved from the 1995 purchase of a Cummins BTA 300 engine for his marine vessel Sonrisa.
  • Adopted Revisions to Civil Service Rule Eleven regarding Resignation, Voluntary Demotion, Non-Disciplinary Separation and Layoff.
  • Authorized the Air Pollution Control Officer to enter into a Side Letter Agreement to Modify the Memorandum of Understanding between the APCD and Service Employees International Union, Local 620, as related to Section 15 – Leave Donation.

 


April 16, 1998, Santa Barbara

  • Received and filed draft minutes of the February 11, 1998 meeting of the APCD Community Advisory Council.
  • Adopted a resolution proclaiming May 1998 as “Clean Air Month”, and May 19, 1998, as “Bike to Work Day”.
  • Considered recommendations regarding the Agricultural Booster Pump Repower Program as follows:
    • Executed a grant agreement with Charles Cossa and Sons, Inc. to provide $10,000 for the purchase of two new low emissions booster pump engines;
    • Executed a grant agreement with C and V Farms, Inc. to provide $10,000 for the purchase of two new low emissions booster pump engines; and
    • Executed a grant agreement with Bill Giorgi (Nojoqui Falls Ranch to provide $5,000 for the purchase of one new low emissions booster pump engine.
  • Consider modifying the 1998 APCD Board meeting schedule by changing the date June meeting, but made no change to the schedule.
  • Received a briefing regarding the Marine Vessel Engine Re-powering (MERC) program and considered options for re-powering marine vessels which are currently using MCA engines.
  • Delayed adoption of Revisions to Civil Service Rule Eleven regarding Resignation, Voluntary Demotion, Non-Disciplinary Separation and layoff.
  • Conceptually approved the re-establishment of an old car buyback program and directed staff to return to the APCD Board of Directors for formal approval of the program.

 


March 19, 1998, Solvang

  • Approved the anticipated Air Toxics “Hot Spots” Program Fiscal Year 1998/99 work program and costs, in the amount of $99,000, for implementation and administration of the program.
  • Discussed  revisions to Civil Service Rule Eleven (Resignation, Voluntary Demotion, Non-Disciplinary Separation, and Layoff) and approved  revisions to Civil Service Rule Thirteen (Appeal and Hearing Procedures for matters related to the Civil Service Rules).
  • Received a briefing regarding the Grefco Mineral federal operating permit process and dust nuisance issues raised by citizen living in the Lompoc Valley.
  • Received a briefing regarding the Marine Vessel Engine Re-powering (MERC) Program.

 


February 19, 1998, Santa Barbara

  • Received and filed minutes from the January 14,   1998 Community Advisory Council meeting.
  • Approved a contract with the Department of Toxic Substances Control for Reimbursement of Air Pollution Control District Costs for Oversight of the Installation Restoration Program at Vandenberg Air Force Base for the period of July 1, 1997 – June 30, 1998, with a maximum limit of $7,000.
  • Approved a revised Basinwide Coordination Agreement between the air districts of Santa Barbara County, San Luis Obispo County, and Ventura County.
  • Approved a resolution of appreciation for Harriet Miller.
  • Received a briefing regarding the Marine Vessel Engine Re-powering (MERC) Program.
  • Appointed APCD Board member Weinberg to the basin-wide air pollution control council.
  • Selected APCD Board members Weinberg, Staffel, Urbanske, Langer, and Marshall to serve on the APCD Hearing Board Nominating Committee.
  • Scheduled a meeting of the APCD Hearing Board Nominating Committee for March 19, 1998, to make a nomination to an expired Hearing Board position.
  • Received and filed a report on the APCD Telecommuting Demonstration Program.
  • Considered recommendations regarding the APCD Innovative Technologies Group as follows:
    • Received and filed a staff report on the framework, function, and future of the Innovative Technologies Group (ITG); and
    • Approved the evaluation criteria used by staff if selecting ITG programs to bring to the Board for consideration.

 


January 15, 1998, Santa Maria

  • Considered recommendation regarding Motor Vehicle Surcharge Fee Program as follows:
    • Executed grant agreement with the City of Lompoc to provide $179,333 for the purchase of a natural gas fueled roll-off truck and five compactors/roll-off bins.
  • Received and filed the Fiscal Year 1996-1997 Air Pollution Control District Financial Statements and Audit Report.
  • Considered joint Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG)/Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (SBCAPCD) workshop on Transportation and Air Quality Planning as follows:
    • Received a briefing on SBCAG and APCD staff coordination on planning requirements and the relationship between air quality, transportation, and land use planning; and
    • Considered issues, opportunities, and challenges related to the reduction of on-road mobile source emissions.
  • (This Item Continued to February) – Considered recommendations regarding the Air Pollution Control District Innovative Technologies Group (ITG) as follows:
    • Receive and file staff report regarding the framework, function, and future of the Innovative Technologies Group; and
    • Approve the criteria for selecting programs for ITG funding.
  • Adopted a Memorandum of Understanding between the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District and the United States Department of Energy to establish a Partnership for Clean Cities in Santa Barbara County.
  • Considered recommendations regarding the Electric Vehicle Buydown Incentive Program as follows:
    • Approved contract changes to the grant agreement with the California Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (CEC) to extend the time period for all requests for incentive reimbursement received by the Commission from February 28, 1998 to March 31, 1999; and
    • Extended the authority of the Control Officer to issue buy-down incentive certificates through January 31, 1999.

 

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