APCD Board Actions, 2002-2004

Following are the highlights of the 2002-2004 APCD Board Meetings. For other years, see this page. Note: Meetings are not held every month.

 


December 16, 2004


 

October 21, 2004


 

June 17, 2004

  • Received and filed draft minutes from the May 12, 2004 meeting of the Community Advisory Council.
  • Received and filed draft minutes from the March 10, 2004 meeting of the South Central Coast Basinwide Control Council.
  • Received and filed summaries of the emission-reduction grant agreements approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer for the period from May 6, 2004 to June 2, 2004.
  • Adopted a resolution with the following provisions to approve participation in the fiscal year 2003/2004 Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program:
    • Certified that the District will provide up to $125,000 in matching funds to qualify for a $250,000 grant from the California Air Resources Board; and
    • Authorized the Air Pollution Control Officer to execute the program application and grant award form and all other incidental documents required for participation in the fiscal year 2003/2004 Carl Moyer Program.
  • Considered recommendations regarding the Santa Barbara County APCD proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2004/2005 as follows: (download Budget Board Letter here; download Draft Budget here)
    • Received and filed report, conducted a public hearing (second hearing) and accepted comments on the proposed APCD budget for FY 2004/2005;
    • Adopted a Resolution (Attachment A including Tables A-1 through A-4) to adopt FY 2004/2005 budget; and
    • Adopted a Classification Salary Plan Resolution (Attachment B:  download Job Table, and Salary Resolution) to delete 4 full-time positions; add 2 full-time positions, and implemented a cost-of-living salary adjustment of 2.3%.

 

May 20, 2004


March 18, 2004

  • Received and filed draft minutes from the January 14, 2004 meeting of the Community Advisory Council.
  • Receive an update on the elimination of the March 31, 2004 deadline for allocating Lower Emission School Bus Retrofit Program funds.
  • Receive and file the General Purpose Financial Report for Fiscal Years 2002/2003 and 2001/2002 including the independent audit. (Board letter is here; to receive the report, contact the Board Clerk, above.)
  • Consider recommendations regarding a supplemental grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as follows:
    • Accepted $346,636 in supplemental grant revenue from the US EPA;
    • Approved attached Budget Revision Request appropriating $260,000 to Budget Unit 871 for expenditures associated with the US EPA supplemental grant (requires 4/5th vote of Board); an
    • Authorized a waiver of competition for the purchase of two particulate matter monitors required by the terms of the supplemental grant.
  • Adopted and presented a Resolution of Appreciation to John Nicholas for his years of service at the Air Pollution Control District.
  • Adopted and presented a Resolution of Appreciation to Doug Allard upon the occasion of his retirement.
  • Adopted a resolution proclaiming April 18, 2004 as Earth Day 2004, May 2004 as Clean Air Month, and May 15-23, 2004 as Bike Week 2004, affirming the APCD’s commitment to support community-related activities that result in cleaner air.
  • Received and filed the 2003 Air Toxics “Hot Spots” Annual Report, which summarizes program progress during 2003.
  • Appointed Terry Dressler as new Air Pollution Control Officer effective upon current APCO’s retirement.

January 15, 2004

  • Received and filed the summaries of all emission-reduction grant agreements approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer for the period of December 3, 2003 through December 31, 2003.
  • Approved amendment to the Air Pollution Control Officer contract with Douglas W. Allard by replacing Section 8 with the attached version thereby correcting a word processing error.
  • Approved and presented a Resolution of Appreciation to Victoria Pointer for her service on the Air Pollution Control District Board.
  • Selected Cynthia Brock as Chair and David Smyser as Vice-Chair for the APCD Board in 2004.
  • Appointed Cynthia Brock as the APCD Board member representative to the South Central Coast Basinwide Control Council.
  • Selected Board members Daniel Secord, David Smyser, Richard Weinberg, Marty Mariscal, and DeWayne Holmdahl to serve on the APCD Hearing Board Nominating Committee during calendar year 2004.
  • Selected Board members Cynthia Brock, David Smyser, Marty Mariscal, Daniel Secord, and Bill Traylor to serve on the APCD Executive Committee during calendar year 2004.
  • Adopted a resolution delegating authority to the Control Officer to file actions in Small Claims Court at the Control Officer’s discretion to collect outstanding fees and penalties due to the District.
  • Received and filed a report on the state of the County’s air quality and related issues.

December 18, 2003

  • Received and filed draft minutes from the November 12, 2003 meeting of the Community Advisory Council including responses to comments received at the September 10, 2003 CAC workshop.
  • Received and filed the summary of the emission-reduction grant agreement approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer for the period of October 2, 2003 through December 3, 2003.
  • Considered recommendations to execute an amended contract with Douglas W. Allard, APCO, as follows:
    • Authorized a 5% increase in base salary effective December 8, 2003; and
    • authorized a one-time authorization to convert up to 60 hours of additional unused vacation time to salary.
  • Considered recommendations regarding the Air Pollution Control Officer job class as follows:
    • Adopted a revised class specification entitled “Air Pollution Control Officer”; and
    • adopted a Classification and Salary Resolution implementing a new salary range for this position.
  • Authorized the Air Pollution Control Officer to renew and enter into multiple employee benefit insurance contracts to become effective January 1, 2004 as follows:
    • Entered into one year contract with Blue Shield of California Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) and Point-of-Service (POS) medical insurance;
    • Entered into one year contract with Met Life Dental;
    • Entered into one year contract with Vision Service Plan/ABD municipality pool to provide vision insurance;
    • Renewed Standard Long Term Disability insurance contract;
    • Renewed Standard Voluntary Term Life contract;
    • Renewed AIG Voluntary Personal Accident contract;
    • Entered into three year contract with Standard Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (Management life);
    • Renewed AFLAC Supplemental Catastrophic Insurance programs (cancer and intensive care insurance);
    • Renewed Managed Health Network Employee Assistance Insurance program;
    • Renewed and amended the FlexPro Section 125 plan; and
    • Entered into a Section 135 transportation plan benefit.
  • Adopted and presented a Resolution of Appreciation to Gregg Hart for his service on the Air Pollution Control District Board.
  • Received and filed a briefing on the implementation of Senate Bill 700, which subjects agricultural sources to certain air pollution control requirements.
  • Received and filed an announcement of the opening of a recruitment for a new Air Pollution Control Officer.
  • Considered recommendations regarding the Casa Nueva Promissory Note and payment of construction costs as follows:
    • Executed the Promissory Note allowing the APCD to accept a loan from the County of Santa Barbara in the amount of $154,000 and committing the APCD to monthly payments of $1,905.94 for a term of eight years to finance APCD’s obligation to pay for costs in excess of funds borrowed by the County for the construction of the Casa Nueva building; and
    • Approved the attached appropriation transfer in the amount of $75,000 to allow for Promissory Note payments during the current fiscal year and for a one-time lump sum payment of approximately $51,000 in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding with the County approved by your Board.
  • Approved the attached lease of County-owned space for the storage of archived documents at a fixed monthly rate of $1,140.65 for a term commencing January 1, 2004 and ending December 31, 2019.
  • Recognized the achievements of the winners of the “Kids Care for Clean Air” 2004 Calendar Contest.

October 16, 2003

  • Received and filed draft minutes from the June 11, 2003 meeting of the South Central Coast Basinwide Control Council.
  • Received and filed the summaries of all emission-reduction grant agreements approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer for the period of August 7, 2003 through October 1, 2003.
  • Considered recommendations regarding the APCD Board Meeting Schedule and resolution establishing agenda policies and conduct of meetings as follows:
    • Approved the schedule of dates and locations for the year 2004 APCD Board meetings; and
    • Adopted a resolution revising Resolution 02-02 to reflect meeting schedule changes, and address changes and clerical corrections.
  • Adopted a Resolution of Appreciation for Kathy Patton upon the occasion of her retirement from the APCD.
  • Received a report on the public workshop addressing the topic: “Working with the APCD Successfully Resolving Disagreement – The Avenue of Appeal” held at the September 10, 2003 meeting of the Community Advisory Council, and file the attached draft minutes.
  • Considered the Marine Shipping Retrofit Program as follows:
    • Received a briefing on the Air Pollution Control District’s activities to pursue ways to reduce emissions from the marine shipping sector; and
    • Approved the District’s participation in a Marine Shipping Retrofit Program (MSRP) using up to $100,000 in Innovative Technologies Group funds.
  • Approved modification to the Board’s January 18, 2001 authorization of the Lower Emission School Bus Retrofit Program by directing that the cost-effectiveness criterion shall be considered met if an applicant demonstrates use of an Air Resources Board verified emissions control device that achieves at least a 25 percent reduction in particulate matter emissions.

August 21, 2003

  • Received and filed draft minutes from the June 11, 2003 Community Advisory Council meeting.
  • Received and filed the summaries of all emission-reduction grant agreements approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer for the period of June 6, 2003 through August 6, 2003.
  • Considered recommendations regarding the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Service Employees International Union, Local 620 (SEIU) as follows:
    • Authorized the Air Pollution Control Officer to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) and the Service Employees International Union, Local 620 (SEIU) for the term July 7, 2003 through June 30, 2006.
    • Adopted a resolution amending the APCD’s Classification and Salary Plan to implement the provisions of this MOU.
  • Considered recommendations regarding the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Engineers and Technicians Association (ETA) as follows:
    • Authorized the Air Pollution Control Officer to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) and the Engineers and Technicians Association (ETA) for the term July 7, 2003 through July 3, 2005.
    • Adopted a resolution amending the APCD’s Classification and Salary Plan to implement the provisions of this MOU.
  • Considered recommendations regarding the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District Employees Association (sbcapcdea) as follows:
    • Authorized the Air Pollution Control Officer to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District Employees Association (sbcapcdea) for the term July 7, 2003 through July 3, 2005.
    • Adopted a resolution amending the APCD’s Classification and Salary Plan to implement the provisions of this MOU.
  • Adopted a resolution amending the Classification and Salary Plan affecting the Division Manager classification.
  • Adopted a resolution proclaiming September 15 – 21, 2003 National Pollution Prevention Week affirming the APCD’s continued commitment to pollution prevention.
  • Adopted a resolution deleting section 1.B (Vacation Policy) of the Management Personnel Benefits Policy.
  • Authorized the Air Pollution Control Officer to enter into an agreement effective October 1, 2003 with a Santa Maria Leaseholder to lease office space for an expanded North County office.

June 19, 2003

  • Received and filed the summaries of all emission-reduction grant agreements approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer for the period of May 1, 2003 through June 5, 2003.
  • Adopted a resolution confirming that the APCD Board will provide up to $120,905 in matching funds to qualify for a revised grant amount of up to $241,809 from the Air Resources Board for participation in the 2002/2003 fiscal year Carl Moyer Program.
  • Adopted the following resolutions regarding management and confidential-unrepresented employees:
    • Approved amendments to the Classification and Salary Resolution; and
    • Approved amendments to the Management Personnel Benefits Policy Resolution.
  • Authorized the Air Pollution Control Officer to identify a suitable North County office location, negotiate with property owners, and provide a lease for Board approval and execution.
  • Adopted and presented a Resolution of Appreciation to Ray McCaffrey for his service as an Air Quality Engineer III.
  • Received and filed a report on the approval of the 2001 Clean Air Plan and redesignation; and adopted a resolution recognizing the contributions of the many stakeholders who worked to improve air quality in Santa Barbara County leading to this important milestone.
  • Amended Rule 102, Definitions, and Rule 1301, Part 70 Operating Permits – General Information to reduce the geographic area for emissions liability for using marine vessels and cargo carriers from the California Coastal Waters adjacent to the South Central Coast Air Basin, to the California Coastal Waters adjacent to the APCD.
  • Approved up to $200,000 in Carl Moyer Program Funds and other Innovative Technologies Group funds for an Off-Road Diesel Repower Program, and execute a grant agreement with Celite Corporation for $101,825 for repowering two off-road Caterpillar tractor engines with low-emission diesel engines.
  • Hearing – Considered recommendations regarding the Santa Barbara County APCD proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2003/2004 as follows:
    • Received and filed report, conducted a public hearing (second hearing) and accepted comments on the proposed APCD budget for FY 2003/2004; and
    • Adopted a resolution (Attachment A including tables A-1 through A-4) to adopt FY 2003/2004 APCD budget; and
    • Adopted a Classification Salary Plan resolution (Attachment B) to implement a cost-of-living salary adjustment of 3.0%.
  • Received and filed a briefing on the status of Senate Bill 700 regarding its effect on the statewide agricultural source permit exemption.
  • Approved the recommendation of the APCD Hearing Board Nominating Committee as follows: reappoint Dr. Francis Lagattuta, or solicit applications to fill a three-year “medical professional” term on the APCD Hearing Board.

 

May 15, 2003

  • Received and filed draft minutes from the March 12, 2003 Community Advisory Council.
  • Received and filed draft minutes of the March 12, 2003 South Central Coast Basinwide Control Council.
  • Received and filed the summary of all emission-reduction grant agreements approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer for the period of March 6, 2003 through April 30, 2003.
  • Executed an agreement between Vandenberg Air Force Base and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District enabling the District to operate one ambient air monitoring station on behalf of VAFB.
  • Adopted a resolution regarding the Restatement of the APCD’s Cafeteria Plan and Summary Plan Description effective January 1, 2003.
  • Adopted and presented a Resolution of Appreciation to Larry Lavagnino for his service on the Air Pollution Control District Board.
  • Adopted and presented a Resolution of Appreciation to Sam Arca for his service on the Air Pollution Control District Board.
  • Authorized the Chair to sign letters to congressional representatives urging that the funding level for the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program (CMAQ) be maintained as Santa Barbara County air quality status is re-designated to an ozone maintenance area for the federal one-hour ozone standard.
  • Authorized the Chair to sign a letter to State Assembly Members Simitian, Laird, and Nakano in support of AB 471 – Reduction of Air Emissions from Cruise Ships.
  • Conducted hearing to consider recommendations regarding the Santa Barbara County APCD proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2003/2004 as follows:
    • Receive and file Program Summary and Draft Budget for FY 2003/2004, hold a public hearing to accept comments, and provide direction to staff on any needed changes; and
    • Set a second hearing for June 19, 2003 to consider adoption of the APCD FY 2003/2004 budget.
  • During Public Comment, the Director made the following announcements:
    • Green Award nominations are open until June 27 (News Release was published April 1, 2003 – releases prior to 2011 available upon request)
    • Bike to School Day (May 20) and Bike to Work Day (May 21) are coming up (see www.sbbike.org)
    • The Boeing appeal of an APCD permit has been settled (News Release was published May 15, 2003 – release prior to 2011 available upon request)
    • Clarification of APCD’s former role with the Clean Air Express bus service, which is now run through the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments.
  • During Public Comment, there was testimony requesting reductions in Air Quality Attainment Plan fees as outlined in the 2003/2004 budget. The Board will make determinations about these requests at the June meeting.

 

March 20, 2003

  • Received and filed the summary of all emission-reduction grant agreements approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer for the period of January 3, 2003 through March 5, 2003.
  • Adopt a resolution accepting $201,809 from state Carl Moyer funds with up $100,905 in APCD matching funds.
  • Received and filed the 2002 Air Toxics “Hot Spots” Annual Report, which summarizes program progress during 2002.
  • Received an update on the status of the Boeing appeal of a permit issued in December.
  • Adopted a resolution proclaiming April 26 and 27, 2003 as Earth Day 2003, May 2003 as Clean Air Month, and May 17-25, 2003 as Bike Week 2003, affirming the APCD’s commitment to support community-related activities that result in cleaner air.
  • Appointed a member of the Board from the fifth supervisorial district to serve on the APCD Hearing Board Nominating Committee during calendar year 2003.
  • Established an Executive Committee of DeWayne Holmdahl, Sam Arca, Cynthia Brock, Marty Mariscal and Gregg Hart to advise APCD staff between Board meetings.
  • Adopted a resolution repealing APCD Rule 338, Control of Asbestos Containing Serpentine Rock in Surfacing Operations.
  • Received and filed a briefing on issues related to the finding of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that California’s statewide permit exception for agricultural sources is inconsistent with federal operating permit and new source review regulations.

 

January 16, 2003

  • Call to Order of the 2003 Air Pollution Control District Board of Directors and elected DeWayne Holmdahl Chair, and Cynthia Brock Vice Chair for 2003.
  • Approved minutes of the December 19, 2002 meeting.
  • Received and filed the summary of all emission-reduction grant agreements approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer for the period of December 4, 2002 through January 2, 2003.
  • Approved recommendation of the APCD Hearing Board Nominating Committee to reappoint Donald Ward to the APCD Hearing Board.
  • Approved and presented Resolution of Appreciation to Ed Andrisek and to Russ Hicks for their service on the Air Pollution Control District Board.
  • Appointed Cynthia Brock to serve as the representative to the South Central Coast Basinwide Control Council.
  • Selected Dick Weinberg, Gregg Hart, Gail Marshall, DeWayne Holmdahl, and Larry Lavagnino to serve on the APCD Hearing Board Nominating Committee during calendar year 2003.
  • Authorized the Board Chair to sign letters to the Chair and Members of the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee urging ratification of annex VI, Regulations for the Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships, into the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships.
  • Received and filed a report on the state of the County’s air quality and related issues.

December 19, 2002

  • Recognized the winners of the “Kids Care for Clean Air” 2003 Calendar Contest with a presentation of Certificates of Achievement.
  • Approved and presented a Resolution of Appreciation to Tom Urbanske for his service on the Air Pollution Control District Board.
  • Consider recommendations regarding the revisions to the 2001 Clean Air Plan and the Addendum to the Supplemental Environmental Impact Report as follows:
    • Held a public hearing to receive public testimony on the revisions;
    • Adopted a resolution which includes the following action items:
      • Consider the final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report for the 2001 Clean Air Plan and Addendum and find them to comply with Section 15164 of the California Environmental Quality Act;
      • Adopt the California Environmental Quality Act findings;
      • Incorporate the revisions into the 2001 Clean Air Plan; and
      • Authorize the Chair to sign the transmittal letter to the California Air Resources Board.

November 21, 2002

  • Considered recommendations regarding the Outboard Engine Repower Program as follows:
    • Executed a Grant Agreement with Truth Aquatics Inc. in an amount not to exceed $6,637 toward repowering three existing outboard engines on three inflatable 16- chase boats associated with their dive/charter/island excursion boats “Truth,” “Conception,” and “Vision” with three lower-emissions outboard engines;
    • Executed a Grant Agreement with Clean Seas LLC in an amount not to exceed $17,407 toward repowering two outboard engines on their 32- oil spill response boat “Comet” with two lower-emissions outboard engines;
    • Executed a Grant Agreement with Mr. Stace Cheverez in an amount not to exceed $2,142 toward repowering one outboard engine on the skiff “Riddler” associated with his commercial fishing boat ‘Top Flite” with one lower-emissions outboard engine;
    • Executed a Grant Agreement with Mr. Ralegh Sharp in an amount not to exceed $2,521 toward repowering one outboard engine on the skiff associated with his commercial fishing boat “Ramona” with one lower-emissions outboard engine; and
    • Executed a Grant Agreement with Mr. Robert Kater in an amount not to exceed $2,142 toward repowering one outboard engine on his commercial fishing boat “Hideout” with one lower-emissions outboard engine.
  • Considered recommendations regarding the Agricultural Water Pump Repower Program as follows:
    • Executed a grant agreement with Nick Tompkins Farms to provide up to $5,000 for the purchase of one new low-emissions portable diesel water pump engine; and
    • Executed a grant agreement with B&D Farms to provide up to $17,649 for the purchase of two new low-emissions diesel water pump engines: one stationary and one portable.
  • Executed a grant agreement with Via Real Flowers, Inc. to provide $19,056 for the purchase of a low-emissions burner for one boiler as part of the Agricultural Boiler Initiative.
  • Approved a $75.00 cash award to Jim Fredrickson, Air Quality Specialist III, pursuant to the agency’s Employee Suggestion Program, in recognition of his cost-saving suggestion to offer our APCD Newsletter, “On the Air,” to interested parties electronically.
  • Adopted a resolution for delegating authority to the APCO for certain Innovative Technology Group (ITG) grants.
  • Execute a Lease Agreement between the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) and the County of Santa Barbara (County) for the purpose of leasing a portion of Casa Nueva to the District.

October 17, 2002

  • Considered recommendations regarding the Agricultural Water Pump Repower Program as follows:
    • Executed grant agreements with Sunrise Growers and Boavista Farms to provide up to $5,000 each for the purchase of new low-emissions portable diesel water pump engines; and
    • Executed a grant agreement with Rancho Guadalupe to provide up to $12,044 for purchase of one new low-emissions stationary diesel water pump engine.
  • Considered recommendations regarding amendments to Santa Barbara County APCD Rule 360, Emissions of Oxides of Nitrogen from Large Water Heaters and Small Boilers, as follows:
    • Adopted a resolution amending APCD Rule 360 which includes adoption of:
      • The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings pursuant to CEQA and the CEQA guidelines;
      • The associated findings in support of the proposed Rule 360 pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 40727 regarding necessity, authority, clarity, consistency, non-duplication and reference;
      • Rule findings acknowledge public comment received on the proposed rule; and
      • The Response to Comments as findings of the Board; and
    • Adopted proposed amended Rule 360.
  • Authorized the Air Pollution Control Officer to execute a Memorandum of Understanding for the Highway 101 Corridor Implementation Plan.
  • Received an update on the joint APCD-Santa Barbara County Association of Governments “Building Stronger Communities” conference November 7.
  • Considered recommendations regarding the 2003 Board Meeting Schedule as follows:

a) Approved the attached Board Meeting Schedule for 2003; and b) Provided direction on proposals to reduce meeting frequency and make other meeting changes.


September 19, 2002

  • Received and file draft minutes from the August 14, 2002 meeting of the Community Advisory Council.
  • Considered recommendations regarding the Outboard Engine Repower Program as follows:
    • Executed a grant agreement with the Santa Barbara Community College District in an amount not to exceed $7,908 toward repowering one outboard engine; and
    • Executed a grant agreement with Daniel Gaither in an amount not to exceed $2,263 toward repowering one outboard engine; and
    • Executed a grant agreement with John Vucci in an amount not to exceed $5,448 for repowering one outboard engine.
    • Executed a grant agreement with Chris Voss to provide $20,000 toward the purchase of a low-emissions main engine for his fishing vessel.
  • Extended the current lease of the APCD office space at 26 Castilian Drive, Goleta until June 30, 2003.
  • Adopted a Resolution proclaiming September 16-22, 2002 National Pollution Prevention Week.
  • Approved a $75 cash award to both Linda Beard and Lillian Coony pursuant to the agency’s Employee Suggestion Program, in recognition of their cost-saving suggestion to use postcards for APCD public notifications.
  • Considered recommendations regarding the Agricultural Water Pump Repower Program as follows:
    • Executed a grant agreement with Liberty Strawberry Sales to provide up to $13,951 for the purchase of a new stationary low emissions diesel-powered water pump engine; and
    • Increased the total funds authorized by your Board for this program by $200,000.
  • Received an update on planning for a November 7 countywide conference on growth, economic development, and jobs/housing balance entitled “Building Stronger Communities.”
  • Received an update on actions by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board on Santa Barbara County’s 2001 Clean Air Plan.

July 18, 2002

  • Received and filed draft minutes from the June 12, 2002 meeting of the Community Advisory Council.
  • Executed a Grant Agreement with Cachuma Boat Rentals, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $83,356 for repowering 70 outboard engines on rental boats at Cachuma Lake with lower-emissions outboard engines.
  • Adopted a Resolution of Commendation for Robert W. Carr upon the occasion of his retirement as Air Pollution Control Officer for San Luis Obispo County.
  • Adopted a Resolution of Commendation for Richard H. Baldwin upon the occasion of his retirement as Air Pollution Control Officer for Ventura County.
  • Adopted a Resolution recognizing September 6, 2002 as “Fuel Cell Vehicles Day.”
  • Received and filed a report on recent federal and state actions on new particulate matter standards and regulation of agricultural sources of air pollution.
  • Received an update on staff efforts to work with the community to organize a countywide conference on growth, economic development, and jobs/housing balance.

June 20, 2002

  • Approved additional funding of $215,000 for the Diesel Marine Vessel Repower Program, bringing the total Program budget to $675,000, and executed a grant agreement with Truth Aquatics to provide $48,800 toward the purchase of three new generator sets powered by new low-emissions engines.
  • Executed a grant agreement with David Bacon to provide $27,248 for repowering two outboard engines with low-emissions outboard engines as part of the Outboard Engine Repower Program.
  • Adopted Resolutions of Appreciation to Bette Easton for her service to APCD as an Air Quality Engineer, and to Jerry Schiebe for his service to APCD as an Air Quality Engineer and Supervisor.
  • Appointed Louis (Dave) Van Mullem to the APCD Hearing Board.
  • Appointed Board MemberGregg Hart to serve on the APCD Hearing Board Nominating Committee during calendar year 2002 to replace Board member Susan Rose, who has resigned.
  • Approved APCD’s participation in the California Energy Commission (CEC) Efficient Vehicle Incentive Program, authorized a maximum level of funding from the APCD of up to $50,000 in DMV surcharge fee funds, matched by $50,000 in CEC funds, to provide incentives for the purchase or lease of efficient gasoline and alternative-fueled vehicles registered in Santa Barbara County; and executed a standard program agreement with the CEC, not to exceed $50,000, authorizing the APCD Director to sign all other necessary documents for implementing this program.
  • Adopted the APCD Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2002-2003.
  • Received a briefing on recent developments in the Marine Shipping Retrofit Program; and authorized the Chair to sign a letter to EPA commenting on proposed EPA rulemaking regarding reduced emissions from large ship marine engines.

May 16, 2002

  • Considered recommendations regarding amendments to Santa Barbara County APCD Rule 401 – Agricultural and Prescribed Burning as follows:
    • Adopted a resolution amending APCD Rule 401 – Agricultural and Prescribed Burning, which includes adoption of:
      • The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings pursuant to CEQA and the CEQA guidelines;
      • The associated findings in support of the proposed Rule 401 pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 40727 regarding necessity, authority, clarity, consistency, non-duplication and reference;
      • Rule findings acknowledge public comment received on the proposed rule Attachment; andThe Response to Comments as findings of the Board; and
      • Adopted proposed amended Rule 401.
  • Received an update on recent developments concerning the Outboard Engine Repower Program.
  • Considered recommendations regarding the Santa Barbara County APCD proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2002-2003 as follows:
    • Received and filed report, conducted a public hearing and accepted comment on the proposed APCD budget for FY 2002-2003;
    • Provided direction to staff on any needed changes; and
    • Set a second hearing for June 20, 2002 to consider adoption of the APCD FY 2002-2003 budget.

April 18, 2002

  • Received and filed minutes of the March 13, 2002 meeting of the APCD Community Advisory Council.
  • Adopted a resolution proclaiming April 21, 2002 as Earth Day 2002, May 2002 as Clean Air Month, and May 18-26 as Bike Week. Requested additional information on bicycling and air quality.
  • Received and filed a report on the “Take a Vacation from Your Car” project, also known as “Santa Barbara Car Free.”
  • Received a briefing on the agency’s activities to pursue ways to reduce emissions from the Marine Shipping sector.

 

March 21, 2002

  • Executed a Grant Agreement with Vino Farms, Inc. to provide up to $91,047 toward the purchase of six (6) new low emissions natural gas engines with catalytic converters, and two (2) additional catalytic converters to be installed on two (2) existing natural gas engines as part of the Agricultural Water Pump Repower Program.
  • Approved an extension of the current lease of the APCD office space at 26 Castilian Drive, Goleta until November 15, 2002.
  • Executed an Amendment to a Grant Agreement with Stanley Davis to provide $29,577 toward the purchase of a new low-emissions engine for his boat the “Katherine” as part of the Marine Repower Program.
  • Authorized the APCO to amend the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Santa Barbara County regarding the Casa Nueva property.
  • Adopted the Restatement of the APCD’s Section 125 Cafeteria Plan and Summary Plan Description effective January 1, 2002.
  • Authorized up to $200,000 toward an Outboard Engine Repower Program.
  • Authorized inclusion of a letter from the APCO to be included in the Business Focus section of the next On the Air newsletter to inform permittees of the feedback the agency has received from our customer service surveys.
  • Received an update on staff efforts to work with the community to organize a countywide conference on growth, economic development, and jobs/housing balance.
  • Considered recommendations regarding the Hearing Board Nominating Committee as follows:
    • Received notification of a Hearing Board Nominating Committee meeting to fill a vacant public representative position; and
    • Rescinded existing Hearing Board Selection Policy and Procedure and authorize staff to use the policy as a general guideline for filling vacancies on the Hearing Board.

February 21, 2002

  • Executed a grant agreement with Campbell Ranches to provide up to $5,000 for the purchase of a new low-emissions portable diesel booster pump engine.
  • Considered the following recommendations regarding the addition of City of Goleta to APCD Board:
    • Received and filed a revised Agreement of County of Santa Barbara and Cities of Buellton, Carpinteria, Goleta, Guadalupe, Lompoc, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and Solvang; and
    • Adopted a resolution regarding revised agenda policies and conduct of meetings of the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District Board of Directors.
  • Received a report on the results of customer service feedback questionnaires on APCD permit and inspection activities. Results showed almost universally favorable responses on APCD staff helpfulness, knowledge, and permit processing times.
  • Considered recommendations regarding the adoption of a Negative Declaration in Lieu of Emission Control Rules as follows:
    • Held a public hearing to receive testimony;
    • Adopted a resolution which includes adoption of the California Environmental Quality Act findings, a Notice of Exemption, and Response to Public Comments.
  • Considered recommendations regarding the Onroad Heavy-Duty Vehicle Repower Program as follows:
    • Approved an increase in funds available for the Onroad Heavy-Duty Vehicle Repower Program from $200,000 to $400,000; and
    • Executed a grant agreement with MarBorg Industries for $128,315 for repowering five residential area refuse trucks with low-NOx diesel engines.
  • Considered recommendation to approve a request from the Community Energy Alliance for $15,000 to be used as “bridge” funding to pursue additional grants in support of a comprehensive regional plan for better energy self-reliance.
  • Conducted a public hearing to receive and file the 2001 Air Toxics “Hot Spots” Annual Report summarizing the program progress during 2001.
  • Received and file a report on staff efforts to reduce emissions from marine vessels.

January 17, 2002

  • Elected DeWayne Holmdahl Board Chair, and Naomi Schwartz Vice-Chair for 2002.
  • Executed a Grant Agreement with Channel Islands National Park to provide $152,410 toward the purchase of five new low-emissions engines (three main engines and two auxiliary engines) for Park service boat “Ocean Ranger” as part of the Diesel Marine Vessel Repower Program.
  • Authorized the Air Pollution Control Officer to renew insurance contracts effective January 1, 2002 as follows:
    • Renew the Health Net HMO contract and the Health Net POS medical insurance contract with rate adjustments;
    • Renew the Fortis Dental Plan with rate adjustments;
    • Renew the Standard Long Term Disability insurance contract with rate adjustments;
    • Renew the Standard Voluntary Term Life contract;
    • Renew the AIG Voluntary Personal Accident contract;
    • Renew the United States Life Management Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment contract with no rate adjustments;
    • Renew the AFLAC Supplemental Catastrophic Insurance Programs;
    • Renew the Managed Health Network Employee Assistance Insurance Program with a rate adjustment.
  • Adopted a resolution amending the APCD’s Classification and Salary Plan as follows:
    • Re-allocate the number of Data Processing Specialist Sr. positions from 2.0 to 1.75; and
    • Re-allocate the number of Data Processing Specialist positions from .50 to .75.
  • Presented Certificates of Achievement to the winners of the Kids Care for Clean Air 2002 calendar contest.
  • Appointed five (5) members of the APCD Board of Directors to serve as the APCD Hearing Board Nominating Committee for 2002: Dick Weinberg of Carpinteria, Susan Rose — 2nd District Supervisor, Gail Marshall — 3rd District Supervisor, DeWayne Holmdahl of Lompoc, and Tom Urbanske — 5th District Supervisor.
  • Reappointed Dick Weinberg and Larry Lavagnino to the South Central Coast Basin Control Council.
  • Executed a Grant Agreement with Orcutt Union School District for $39,618 toward the purchase of two new low-emissions school buses (propane-powered) as part of the Lower-Emissions School Bus Program.
  • Received and filed a report on the state of the County’s air quality and related issues.

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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.