Board of Directors | Calendar | Agenda | Actions

Actions taken by the APCD Board are summarized below. Final minutes will be added after Board approval.

Note: Meetings are not held every month.


2018

October 18, 2018
August 16, 2018
June 21, 2018
May 17, 2018
March 15, 2018
January 18, 2018


2017

October 19, 2017
September 7, 2017
August 17, 2017
June 15, 2017
May 18, 2017
March 16, 2017
January 19, 2017


2016

October 20, 2016
August 25, 2016
June 16, 2016
May 19, 2016
March 17, 2016
January 21, 2016


2015

December 17, 2015
October 15, 2015
September 18, 2015
August 20, 2015
June 18, 2015
May 21, 2015
April 30, 2015
April 16, 2015
March 19, 2015
January 15, 2015


2014

November 20, 2014
October 16, 2014
August 21, 2014
June 19, 2014
May 15, 2014
March 20, 2014
February 20, 2014
January 16, 2014


2013

December 19, 2013
October 17, 2013
August 15, 2013
June 20, 2013
May 16, 2013
March 21, 2013
January 17, 2013


2012

December 20, 2012
October 18, 2012
August 16, 2012
June 21, 2012
May 17, 2012
March 15, 2012
January 19, 2012


2011

December, 2011 – No Meeting
October 20 2011
August 18, 2011
June 20, 2011
May 19, 2011
March 17, 2011
January 20, 2011


For earlier years, see: 2009-2010 | 2007-2008 | 2005-2006  | 2002-2004 | 1999-2001 | 1998 | 1997


October 18, 2018

Agenda  |  Meeting Video  |  Minutes (To be posted after Board approval)

  • Closed Session – No reportable action taken on the following item:
    • Public Employee Performance Evaluation (Gov. Code § 54957(b)(1).)
      • Title:  Air Pollution Control Officer.
  • Approved minutes of the August 16, 2018 meeting.
  • Notice of Violation Report – Received and filed the summary of notices of violation issued and penalty revenue received during the months of August and September 2018.  In addition, receive and file the addendum summary of penalty revenue received during the month of July 2018.
  • District Grant Program Activity – Received and filed the following grant program related activity:
    • Summary of the emission-reduction grant agreements approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer for the period of August 2, 2018 through October 3, 2018 in accordance with Board Resolution Number 09-14, including:
      • County of Santa Barbara – General Services — EV Charging Station Infrastructure Program;
      • County of Santa Barbara – General Services — EV Charging Station Infrastructure Program;
    • An update on the Old Car Buy Back Program for vehicles retired during the period of June 1, 2018 through July 31, 2018.
  • APCD Board Meeting Schedule for 2019 – Approved the APCD Board of Directors regular meeting schedule for 2019.
  • Minutes of the May 2018 South Central Coast BCC Meeting – Received and filed the minutes from the May 24, 2018 meeting of the South Central Coast Basinwide Control Council (BCC).
  • Memorandum of Understanding with the Service Employees International Union, Local 620 – Authorized the Air Pollution Control Officer to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding between the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District and the Service Employees International Union, Local 620 with an effective date of September 10, 2018 through June 30, 2021.
  • Memorandum of Understanding with the Engineers and Technicians Association – Authorized the Air Pollution Control Officer to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding between the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District and the Engineers and Technicians Association with an effective date of September 10, 2018 through June 30, 2021.
  • Memorandum of Understanding with the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District Employees Association – Authorized the Air Pollution Control Officer to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding between the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District Employees Association with an effective date of September 10, 2018 through June 30, 2021.
  • Resolution Amending the Management Personnel Benefits Policy for Management and Confidential-Unrepresented Employees – Rescinded Resolution No. 13-13, as amended, and adopted a new resolution establishing the Management Personnel Benefits Policy for Management and Confidential-Unrepresented Employees.
  • Received Director’s Report.
  • Revised Grant Amount for Assembly Bill 617 Implementation  |  Presentation – Delegated authority to the Air Pollution Control Officer to execute a revised grant agreement with the California Air Resources Board, with an additional funding amount of approximately $50,000, for Assembly Bill (AB) 617 implementation activities.
  • Proposed Amendments to Rule 1304, Part 70 Operating Permits – Issuance, Renewal, Modification and Reopening  |  Presentation  – Hearing:  Approved recommendations as follows:
    • Held a public hearing to receive testimony on the proposed amendments to Rule 1304, Part 70 Operating Permits – Issuance, Renewal, Modification and Reopening;
    • Approved a Resolution resulting in the following actions:
      • Adopted the CEQA Findings pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the CEQA guidelines;
      • Adopted the General Rule Findings in support of the proposed rule pursuant to Health and Safety Code section 40727 regarding necessity, authority, clarity, consistency, nonduplication, and reference; and
      • Adopted the proposed amendments to Rule 1304.

August 16, 2018

Agenda  |  Meeting Video  |  Minutes 

  • Closed Session – No reportable action taken on the following item:
    • 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.
  • Approved minutes of the June 21, 2018 meeting.
  • Notice of Violation Report – Received and filed the summary of notices of violation issued and penalty revenue received during the months of June and July 2018.
  • District Grant Program Activity – Received and filed the following grant program related activity:
    • Summary of the emission-reduction grant agreements approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer for the period of June 7, 2018 through August 1, 2018 in accordance with Board Resolution Number 09-14, including:
      • Santa Barbara City College — EV Charging Station Infrastructure Program; and
    • An update on the Old Car Buy Back Program for vehicles retired during the period of April 1, 2018 through May 31, 2018.
  • Resolution for Delegating Authority to the Air Pollution Control Officer for Approving Employee Benefit Plan Renewals – Adopted a Resolution delegating authority to the Air Pollution Control Officer to amend, enter into, and renew contracts for multiple employee benefit insurance plans to become effective January 1, 2019 for the 2019 calendar year.
  • Authorization of reimbursement of necessary expenses incurred by Board members – Adopted a Resolution authorizing reimbursement of necessary expenses incurred by Board members.
  • Minutes of the February 2018 South Central Coast BCC Meeting – Received and filed the minutes from the February 22, 2018 meeting of the South Central Coast Basinwide Control Council (BCC).
  • Conflict of Interest Code Update – Adopted a resolution adopting amendments to the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District Conflict of Interest Code that reflect revised job classifications approved by the Board since the last code amendment in 2016.
  • Revised Grant Amount for Voluntary NOx Remediation Measure Funding – Adopted a resolution, resulting in a revised funding amount of $95,896 for the District’s participation in the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Voluntary NOx Remediation Measure Funding Program.
  • Received Public Comment.
  • Received Director’s Report.
  • Resolution of Appreciation for Mary Byrd – Adopted a Resolution of Appreciation for Mary Byrd upon the occasion of her retirement.
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Station Infrastructure Program     Presentation – Established the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Electric Vehicle Charging Station Infrastructure Program spending limit at an amount not exceed $135,000 that includes:
    • Grants for public entity projects; and
    • Grants for private and nonprofit entity projects located at multi-unit dwellings with 20 or more units.
  • Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) Program     Presentation – Adopt a resolution resulting in the following actions:
    • Authorized the District’s participation in the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) Program; and
    • Delegated authority to the Control Officer to enter into a grant agreement with CARB for the FARMER Program.

June 21, 2018

Agenda  |  Meeting Video  |  Minutes 

  • Approval of Minutes – Approved minutes of the May 17, 2018 meeting
  • Notice of Violation Report – Received and filed the summary of notices of violation issued and penalty revenue received during the month of May 2018.
  • District Grant Program Activity – Received and filed the following grant program related activity:
    • Summary of the emission-reduction grant agreements approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer for the period of May 1, 2018 through June 6, 2018 in accordance with Board Resolution Number 09-14, including:
      • Acquistapace Farms — Off-Road Equipment Replacement Program; and
    • An update on the Old Car Buy Back Program for vehicles retired during the period of March 1, 2018 through March 31, 2018.
  • Adoption of the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget – Approved the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget as follows:
    • Held a public hearing to consider and adopt the budget for Fiscal Year 2018-19, as presented in the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Proposed Budget document; and
    • Adopted the following:
      • Budget Resolution approving the Fiscal Year 2018-19 District Budget;
      • Salary Resolution amending the Classification and Salary Plan to adjust the salaries for the class specifications identified in the third party salary survey;
      • 401(h) Retiree Medical Account Fiscal Year 2018-19 Contribution Resolution setting forth the contributions for the fiscal year; and
      • Amended class specifications for the Air Quality Specialist, Division Manager, Division Supervisor, Public Information Officer, and Principal Monitoring Specialist.
  • APCD Hearing Board Reappointment – Approved recommendation of the APCD Hearing Board Nominating Committee to reappoint Dr. Francis Lagattuta to the medical representative position on the APCD Hearing Board for a three-year term.
  • District Participation in the California Air Resources Board’s Quality Assurance Review of Point Source Emissions Data Grant Program – Approved a resolution resulting in the following actions:
    • Authorized the District’s participation in the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Quality Assurance Review of Point Source Emissions Data Grant Program; and
    • Delegated authority to the Air Pollution Control Officer to enter into a grant agreement with CARB for the Quality Assurance Review of Point Source Emissions Data.
  • State-funded Woodsmoke Reduction Program – Adopted a resolution resulting in the following actions:
    • Rescinded District Board Resolution 17-04 that established the District’s existing Woodsmoke Reduction Program, with an effective rescind date of June 30, 2018;
    • Established a state-funded Woodsmoke Reduction Program and approveed acceptance of funds to implement the program;
    • Authorized the Control Officer to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the California Air Pollution Control Officers Association (CAPCOA), included as Attachment 1 to the resolution; and
    • Authorized the Control Officer to sign installer agreements that are approved by Counsel, Auditor and Risk Management and which shall meet the program requirements established by the agreement between the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and CAPCOA.
  • Voluntary NOx Remediation Measure Funding – Approved a resolution resulting in the following actions:
    • Authorized the District’s participation in the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Voluntary NOx Remediation Measure Funding Program; and
    • Delegated authority to the Air Pollution Control Officer to enter into a grant agreement with CARB for the Voluntary NOx Remediation Measure Funding, included as Attachment 1 to the resolution.
  • Director’s Report – Received
  • 2018 Vessel Speed Reduction Incentive Program and Memorandum of Agreement with the California Marine Sanctuary Foundation  |  Presentation  |  Handout – Authorized the Chair to execute a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the California Marine Sanctuary Foundation for the District to contribute $35,000 to the 2018 Vessel Speed Reduction (VSR) Incentive Program, planned for July 1- November 15, 2018.
  • District Grants for Community Air Protection  |  Presentation
    Final CARB Grant G17-CAPP-28
    Approved District grants for Community Air Protection as follows:

    • Received a report on California Assembly Bill (AB) 617, the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Community Air Protection Program, and the District’s efforts to implement the provisions of the bill that apply to our region; and
    • Approved a resolution resulting in the following actions:
      • Authorized the District’s participation in CARB’s Community Air Protection Program; and
      • Delegated authority to the Air Pollution Control Officer to enter into the following agreements with CARB:
        • Grant Agreement for the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program – Community Air Protection Funds; and
        • Grant Agreement for the Community Air Protection Program.

May 17, 2018

Agenda  |  Meeting Video  |  Minutes

  • Approval of Minutes – Approved minutes of the March 15, 2018 meeting.
  • Notice of Violation Report – Received and filed the summary of notices of violation issues and penalty revenue received during the months of March and April 2018. In addition, received and filed the addendum summary of notices of penalty revenue received during the month of January 2018.
  • District Grant Program Activity – Received and filed the following grant program related activity:
    • Summary of the emission-reduction grant agreements approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer for the period of  March 1, 2018 through April 30, 2018 in accordance with Board Resolution Number 09-14, including:
      • Lompoc Unified School District – Lower Emission School Bus Program (Carl Moyer Program Year 19 State Reserve) [Six grant agreements];
      • Durant Harvesting – Off-Road Equipment Replacement Program;
      • Rancho Laguna Farms – Off-Road Equipment Replacement Program;
      • Coastal Vineyard Care Associates – Off-Road Equipment Replacement Program;
      • Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District – Electric Vehicle Charging Station Infrastructure Program;
      • Goleta Water District – Electric Vehicle Charging Station Infrastructure Program; and
    • An update on the Old Car Buy Back Program for vehicles retired during the period of January 1, 2018 through February 28, 2018.
  • Director’s Report – Received
  • Overview of Voluntary Clean Air Grant and Incentive Programs | Presentation – Received a presentation on the status of the District’s clean air grants and incentive programs and discussed potential program changes to be proposed as part of the June 21, 2018 Board hearing.
  • Fiscal Year 2018-19 Proposed Budget | Presentation – Considered the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Proposed Budget as follows:
    • Received the Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-19;
    • Held a public hearing to accept comments and provide direction to staff regarding changes desired by the Board; and
    • Scheduled a budget adoption hearing for June 21, 2018.

 


March 15, 2018

Agenda  |  Meeting Video  |  Minutes

  • Approval of Minutes – Approved minutes of the January 18, 2018 meeting.
  • Notice of Violation Report – Received and filed the summary of notices of  violation issued and penalty revenue received during the months of January and February 2018. In addition, received and filed the addendum summary of notices of penalty revenue received during the month of December 2017.
  • District Grant Program Activity – Received and filed the following grant program related activity:
    • Summary of the emission-reduction grant agreements approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer for the period of January 4, 2018 through February 28, 2018 in accordance with Board Resolution Number 09-14, including:
      • Boavista Farms – Off-Road Equipment Replacement Program;
      • Swift Ranch – Off-Road Equipment Replacement Program;
      • Cliff Kent – Marine Diesel Engine Repower Program;
      • Innovative Produce – Off-Road Equipment Replacement Program; and
    • An update on the Old Car Buy Back Program for vehicles retired during the period of November 1, 2017 through January 1, 2018.
  • APCD Community Advisory Council Meeting Minutes – Received and filed the minutes from the February 8, 2017 meeting of the APCD Community Advisory Council.
  • South Central Coast Basinwide Control Council Meeting Minutes – Received and filed the minutes from the September 7, 2017 meeting of the South Central Coast Basinwide Control Council (BCC).
  • Revise By-Laws of the APCD Community Advisory Council – Adopted a resolution and proposed revisions to the By-Laws of the APCD Community Advisory Council (CAC) resulting in the following actions:
    • Changed the regularly scheduled meeting day from the second Wednesday to the fourth Wednesday of the month; and
    • Changed the meeting frequency from at least once each calendar quarter to an as-needed basis.
  • Contract with Robert Van Beveren for IT Services – Considered the following actions:
    • Approved and authorized the Chair to execute an agreement for Information Technology (IT) Services for up to $200,000 for 16 months, through June 30, 2019, with Robert Van Beveren; and
    • Delegated authority to the Air Pollution Control Officer to extend the contract up to two times for one-year for each term, on same terms and conditions for an amount not to exceed $150,000 for each year.
  • Director’s Report – Received
  • Santa Barbara County Education Office Education Celebration Event | Presentation – Received and filed information about the Santa Barbara County Education Office (SBCEO) Education Celebration event on May 24, 2018 to recognize teachers selected for various environmental education grants, including Care for Our Earth grants.
  • Results from 2017 Vessel Speed Reduction Incentive Program | Presentation – Received and filed an update on the 2017 Vessel Speed Reduction incentive program.
  • Proposed Amendments to Rule 360, Emissions of Oxides of Nitrogen from Large Water Heaters and Small Boilers | Presentation – Hearing: Considered recommendations as follows:
    • Held a public hearing to receive testimony on the proposed amendments to Rule 260, Emissions of Oxides of Nitrogen from Large Water Heaters and Small Boilers and the Addendum to the Final Environmental Impact Report for the 2010 Clean Air Plan;
    • Approved a Resolution which will result in the following actions:
      • Adopted the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Findings that include a determination that an Addendum has been prepared pursuant to CEQA and the Addendum together with the Final Environmental Impact Report for the 2010 Clean Air Plan has been reviewed and considered by the Board prior to approval of this project;
      • Adopted the General Rule Findings in support of the proposed rule pursuant to Health and Safety Code section 40727 regarding necessity, authority, clarity, consistency, nonduplication, and reference; and
      • Adopted the proposed amendments to Rule 360.

 


January 18, 2018

Agenda  |  Meeting Video  |  Minutes

  • Election of Chair and Vice-Chair for 2018 – Elected Steve Lavagnino as Chair and John Lizalde as Vice-Chair to serve as APCD Officers for calendar year 2018.
  • Approval of Minutes – Approved minutes of the October 19, 2017 meeting.
  • Notice of Violation Report – Received and filed the summary of notices of violation issued and penalty revenue received during the months of October, November and December 2017.
  • District Grant Program Activity – Received and filed the following grant program related activity:
    • Summary of the emission-reduction grant agreements approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer for the period of October 5, 2017 through January 3, 2018 in accordance with Board Resolution Number 09-14, including:
      • Orcutt Union School District – Lower Emission School Bus Program; and
    • An update on the Old Car Buy Back Program for vehicles retired during the period of August 2, 2017 through November 1, 2017.
  • Employee Insurance Plans and Programs – Received summary and rates of the employee insurance plans and programs for 2018.
  • APCD Fiscal Year 2016-17 Financial Audit – Received and filed the Fiscal Year 2016-17 Financial Audit which includes the following:
    • Fiscal Year 2016-17 APCD Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), also containing the Independent Auditor’s Report;
    • The Independent Auditors’ Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting and on Compliance and Other Matters Based on an Audit of Financial Statements Performed in Accordance with Government Auditing Standards; and
    • The Independent Auditors’ Report to the Board of Directors and Management.
  • Special District Risk Management Authority Health Benefits Plan Update – Approved the following actions:
    • Rescinded Resolution No. 10-29 and adopted a new resolution authorizing the District’s continued participation in the Special District Risk Management Authority’s (SDRMA) health benefit program; and
    • Approved and authorized the Chair to execute the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) relating to the Special District Risk Management Authority’s health benefits program.
  • Increase Carl Moyer Program Cost Effectiveness Limit – Rescinded Resolution No. 15-23 and adopted a new resolution that contains the following actions for grant agreements through the Carl Moyer Programs:
    • Established the cost-effectiveness limit for conventional technology projects at no greater than $30,000 per weighted ton of emissions reduced;
    • Established the cost-effectiveness limit for advanced technology projects at no greater than $100,000 per weighted ton of emissions reduced; and
    • Established the cost-effectiveness limit for school bus projects at no greater than $276,230 per weighted ton of emissions reduced.
  • Director’s Report – Received
  • Resolution of Appreciation for Departing Board Member – Adopted a Resolution of Appreciation to Helene Schneider for her service on the Air Pollution Control District Board of Directors.
  • APCD Executive Committee – Selected Board member Mosby, Vice-Chair Lizalde, and Chair Lavagnino to serve on the APCD Executive Committee during calendar year 2018.
  • Appointment of APCD Board Member to Basinwide Control Council – Appointed Board member Clark to serve as the representative to the South Central Coast Basinwide Control Council during the calendar year 2018.
  • APCD Hearing Board Nominating Committee – Select Board members Williams, Bennett, Richardson, Adam and Patino to serve on the APCD Hearing Board Nominating Committee during calendar year 2018.
  • Thomas Fire Response  |  Presentation – Received a report on the Thomas Fire, its impacts to air quality, and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District’s response during the fire.
  • Educational Projects with Portable Air Quality Sensors  |  Presentation – Received and filed information about educational projects with portable air quality sensors.
  • Statewide Residential Wood Smoke Reduction Program  |  Presentation – Received an update on the statewide Wood Smoke Reduction Pilot Program and potential changes to the District’s local program to allow participation in the statewide program.

 


October 19, 2017

Agenda  |  Meeting Video  |  Minutes


September 7, 2017

Agenda  |  Meeting Video  |  Minutes

  • Closed Session
    • Conference with Labor Negotiator (Gov. Code § 54957.6)
      • Agency-designated representative:  Senior Deputy County Counsel William M. Dillon
      • Unrepresented employee:  Control Officer Arlin Genet
    • Public Employee Appointment (Gov. Code § 54957(b)(1).)
      • Title:  Air Pollution Control Officer.
  • Report from Closed Session
    • William M. Dillon, Senior Deputy County Counsel, reported that the Board unanimously recommended the following changes for consideration to Control Officer Arlin Genet’s contract:
      • Section 5 – Salary at $175,000 annually, or $14,583.33 monthly.  The Board also agrees to salary discussions with the Executive Officer in conjunction with the annual employee performance review.
      • Section 8.E. – Anytime the Board authorizes a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) or onetime payment for District staff, the Board shall apply the COLA or onetime payment to the Control Officer.
      • Section 9.A. – Automobile allowance at $583.33 monthly.
  • Approval of Minutes – Approved minutes of the August 17, 2017 meeting.
  • APCD Board 2017 Meeting Schedule AmendmentItem removed from agenda by Chair
    Amend Board of Directors’ Regular Meeting Schedule for 2017 to hold a regular meeting on September 11, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room at 105 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA, with remote testimony and participation at the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room at 511 East Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria, CA.
  • Contract for Executive Officer Services – Approved with modifications recommended by the Board in the Closed Session:
    • Approved contract with Aeron Arlin Genet for Executive Officer services effective September 7, 2017 and ending at the close of business on January 21, 2021 at the APCD Salary Range No. 8130, or approximately $14,583.33 monthly; and
    • Reappointed Ms. Arlin Genet as Control Officer through and including January 21, 2021.

August 17, 2017

Agenda  |  Meeting Video  |  Minutes

  • Closed Session – No reportable action taken on the following items:
    • Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation (Gov. Code § 54956.9(a)).
      • In Re Venoco, LLC. U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, Case No. 17-10828 (KC).
    • Conference with Labor Negotiators (Gov. Code § 54957.6)
      • District-designated representatives:  Aeron Arlin Genet, Kristina Aguilar.
      • 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.
    • Public Employee Performance Evaluation (Gov. Code § 54957(b)(1).)
      • Title:  Air Pollution Control Officer.
    • Public Employee Appointment (Gov. Code § 54957(b)(1).)
      • Title:  Air Pollution Control Officer.
  • Approval of Minutes – Approved minutes of the June 15, 2017 meeting.
  • Notice of Violation Report – Received and filed the summary of notices of violation issued and penalty revenue received during the months of June and July 2017.
  • Grant Program Activity – Received and filed the following grant program related activity:
    • Summary of the emission-reduction grant agreements approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer for the period of June 1, 2017 through August 2, 2017 in accordance with Board Resolution Number 09-14, including:
      • BMW of Santa Maria – EV Charging Station Infrastructure Program; and
    • An update on the Old Car Buy Back Program for vehicles retired during the period of May 2, 2017 through July 1, 2017.
  • Employee Benefit Plan Renewals – Adopted a Resolution delegating authority to the Air Pollution Control Officer to amend, enter into, and renew contracts for multiple employee benefit insurance plans to become effective January 1, 2018 for the 2018 calendar year.
  • Software License Agreement with Ventura County APCD – Approved and authorized the Chair to execute a “License Agreement for Database System Software”.
  • California Energy Commission Zero Emission Vehicle Grant – Authorized the Chair to sign an agreement with San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District to collaborate on Central Coast Go-Zero: Zero Emission Vehicle Readiness Implementation in the Tri-Counties.
  • Membership in Liebert, Cassidy & Whitmore Consortium – Approved the following actions:
    • Approved and authorized the Chair to execute an agreement for $3,875 for Special Services with the law firm of Liebert, Cassidy & Whitmore for a 12-month term beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018; and
    • Delegated authority to the Air Pollution Control Officer to extend the term of this agreement by a one year period up to three times for a total of up to three additional years on the same terms and conditions.
  • Wood Smoke Reduction Program Extension – Increased spending limit for the Wood Smoke Reduction Program to $42,000.
  • APCD Board 2017 Meeting Schedule Amendment – Amended Board of Directors’ Regular Meeting Schedule for 2017 to hold a regular meeting on September 7, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room at 105 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA, with remote testimony and participation at the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room at 511 East Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria, CA.
  • Approval of Contract for Legal Services – Approved and authorized Chair to execute contract with SNOW SPENCE GREEN LLP for an amount not to exceed $15,000.
  • Received Directors Report
  • 2016 Annual Ambient Air Quality Report for Santa Barbara County  |  Presentation – Received presentation and the 2016 Annual Ambient Air Quality Report for Santa Barbara County.
  • Nonattainment-Transitional Designation: Changes to the 2016 Ozone Plan Control Measure Implementation Schedule  |  Presentation – Approved a resolution which contains the following actions:
    • Revise the 2016 Ozone Plan control measure implementation schedule as follows:
      • Amend the implementation schedule from 2017 to 2018 for 3 NOx control measures for boilers, water heaters, and process heaters (Rules 342, 360, and 361); and
      • Move to contingency 3 ROC control measures regarding solvent cleaning, surface coating of wood products, and graphic arts products (Rule 321, Rule 351, and 354);
    • Adopt the California Environmental Quality Act Findings that include a determination that an Addendum has been prepared pursuant to CEQA and the Addendum together with the Final Environmental Impact Report for the 2010 Clean Air Plan has been reviewed and considered by the Board prior to approval of this project; and
    • Authorize the Control Officer to transmit the revised 2016 Ozone Plan control measure implementation schedule to the California Air Resources Board.

June 15, 2017

Agenda  |  Meeting Video  |  Minutes

  • Approval of Minutes – Approved minutes of the May 18, 2017 meeting.
  • Notice of Violation Reports – Received and filed the summary of notices of violation issued and penalty revenue received during the month of May 2017.  In addition, received and filed an addendum summary of notices of violation issued during the month of April 2017.
  • Grant Program Activity – Received and filed a Summary of the emission-reduction grant agreements approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer for the period of May 4, 2017 through May 31, 2017 in accordance with Board Resolution Number 09-14, including:
    • Rancho Laguna Farms – Off-Road Equipment Replacement Program (Amendment);
    • Devin Grace – Marine Diesel Engine Repower Program; and
    • Castagnola Tug Service – Marine Diesel Engine Repower Program;
  • Lower Emission School Bus Program – Increased the spending limit for the lifetime of the Lower Emission School Bus Program by $1,000,000, from $2,759,228 to $3,759,228.
  • Staff Retirement – Adopted a Resolution of Appreciation to Mike Willis upon the occasion of his retirement.
  • Fiscal Year 2017-18 Budget – Approved the Fiscal Year 2017-18 Budget as follows:
    • Held a public hearing to consider and adopt the budget for Fiscal Year 2017-18, as presented in the Fiscal Year 2017-18 Proposed Budget document; and
    • Adopted the following:
      • Budget Resolution approving the Fiscal Year 2017-18 District Budget;
      • Salary Resolution amending the Classification and Salary Plan to adjust the salary for the Accounting Supervisor position; and
      • 401(h) Retiree Medical Account Fiscal Year 2017-18 Contribution Resolution setting forth the contributions for the fiscal year.
  • APCD Hearing Board Appointments – Approved recommendations of the APCD Hearing Board Nominating Committee as follows:
    • Appointed Mr. Terence Dressler as a public member on the APCD Hearing Board for a 3-year term; and
    • Appointed Mr. Francis Peters, Jr. as a public member on the APCD Hearing Board for a 3-year term.
  • Received Directors Report
  • Resolutions of Appreciation for Departing Hearing Board Members – Adopted and presented Resolutions of Appreciation to Donald Ward and David Schmarje for their service on the Air Pollution Control District Hearing Board.
  • Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Opportunities in Santa Barbara County  |  Presentation – Received an update on potential greenhouse gas mitigation options to address California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements for proposed projects throughout the county.
  • Overview of Voluntary Clean Air Funding Programs  |  Presentation – Received a presentation on the status of the District’s clean air funding programs.

May 18, 2017

Agenda  |  Meeting Video  |  Minutes

  • Approval of Minutes – Approved minutes of the March 16, 2017 meeting.
  • Notice of Violation Reports – Received and filed the summary of notices of violation issued and penalty revenue received during the months of March and April 2017.
  • Grant Programs – Received and filed the following grant program related activity:
    • Plantel Nurseries – Off-Road Equipment Replacement Program;
    • Babe Farms – Off-Road Equipment Replacement Program;
    • Destiny Farms – Off-Road Equipment Replacement Program;
    • Thompson Vineyard – Off-Road Equipment Replacement Program;
    • Rancho Laguna Farms – Off-Road Equipment Replacement Program;
    • Acquistapace Farms – Off-Road Equipment Replacement Program; and
    • Summary of the emission-reduction grant agreements approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer for the period of March 2, 2017 through May 3, 2017 in accordance with Board Resolution Number 09-14, including:
    • An update on the Old Car Buy Back Program for vehicles retired during the period of March 2, 2017 through May 1, 2017.
  • South Central Coast BCC Meeting Minutes – Received and filed the minutes from the November 9, 2016 meeting of the South Central Coast Basinwide Control Council (BCC).
  • 2017 APCD Board Meeting Schedule Amendment – Amended the APCD Board of Directors 2017 meeting schedule moving the June 15, 2017 meeting to Santa Maria.
  • Carl Moyer Program Funding – Adopted a resolution to amend Resolution No. 15-22, changing the maximum amount the District can accept from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for the Carl Moyer Program to $1,500,000 per year.
  • Memorandum of Agreement with the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation – Authorized the Chair to execute a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation for the District to contribute funds to the 2017 Vessel Speed Reduction (VSR) Program, to make it possible for the collaborative incentive Program to start in June or July.
  • Received Directors Report
  • Film on the Vessel Speed Reduction Collaborative Initiative | Video – Viewed Protecting Blue Whales & Blue Skies, a seven-minute film by Earth Media Lab for the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.
  • Tri-Counties Hydrogen Readiness Plan | Presentation – Received a presentation on the Tri-Counties Hydrogen Readiness Plan and statewide hydrogen vehicle programs.
  • Fiscal Year 2017-18 Proposed Budget | Presentation – Considered the Fiscal Year 2017-18 Proposed Budget as follows:
    • Received the Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-18;
    • Held a public hearing to accept comments and provide direction to staff regarding changes desired by the Board; and
    • Scheduled a budget adoption hearing for June 15, 2017.

March 16, 2017

Agenda  |  Meeting Video  |  Minutes

  • Notice of Violation Reports – Received and filed the summary of notices of violation issued and penalty revenue received during the months of January and February 2017.
  • Grant Programs – Received and filed an update on the Old Car Buy Back Program for vehicles retired during the period of January 2, 2017 through March 1, 2017.
  • APCD Community Advisory Council Meeting Minutes – Received and filed the minutes from the August 10, 2016 meeting of the APCD Community Advisory Council.
  • District Office Space – Approved the following actions:
    • Execute a Lease Agreement between the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District and Acquistapace Ranches, LLC for the purposes of extending the existing tenancy of 301 East Cook Street, Santa Maria; and
    • Authorize the Air Pollution Control Officer to negotiate the lease termination for the Aegis building with the County of Santa Barbara, located at 260 North San Antonio Road, Santa Barbara.
  • Air Pollution Control Officer Travel Reimbursements – Authorized the Administrative Manager to process and approve or deny all Air Pollution Control Officer (APCO) travel reimbursements according to the District’s standard travel reimbursement process and procedure.
  • Received Director’s Report
  • Extra Help Position – Approved the following actions:
    • In accordance with California Government Code Section 7522.56(f)(1), certify that the appointment of retired Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) employee, Michael Willis, is necessary to fill a critical need in the Administrative Division of the District before 180 days have passed from his date of retirement; and
    • Approve and authorize the Air Pollution Control Officer to appoint retired employee Michael Willis as an Extra Help employee on a part time basis limited to 400 hours of service in order to provide assistance with database and application programming for the Information Technology (IT) section.
  • Santa Barbara County Education Office Education Celebration Event  |  Presentation – Received and filed information about the Santa Barbara County Education Office Education Celebration event on May 25, 2017 to recognize teachers selected for Care for Our Earth grants.
  • Wood Smoke Reduction Program  |  Presentation – Adopted a resolution that authorizes the creation of the Wood Smoke Reduction Program to be administered by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District through the following actions:
    • Approve the use of $30,000 from the Air Pollution Control District’s Community Programs Fund to fund the Wood Smoke Reduction Program; and
    • Delegate authority to the Air Pollution Control Officer to implement the Wood Smoke Reduction Program within the parameters established by the Board.
  • Nonattainment-Transitional Ozone Plan Review  |  Presentation  |  Written Public Comments – Received a report on Santa Barbara County’s attainment status for State ozone standards and potential revisions to the District’s 2016 Ozone Plan rule adoption schedule.

January 19, 2017

Agenda  |  Meeting Video  |  Minutes

 


October 20, 2016

Agenda  |  Meeting Video  |  Minutes


August 25, 2016

Agenda  |  Meeting Video  |  Minutes


June 16, 2016

Agenda  |  Meeting Video  |  Minutes


May 19, 2016

Agenda  |  Meeting Video  |  Minutes


March 17, 2016

Agenda  |  Meeting Video  |  Minutes


January 21, 2016

Agenda  |  Meeting Video  |  Minutes


December 17, 2015

Agenda  |  Meeting Video  |  Minutes

  • Report from Closed Session – There were no reportable actions taken
  • Approved minutes of the October 15, 2015 meeting
  • Received and filed the summary of notices of violation issued and penalty revenue received during the months of October and November 2015.     (see Board letter)
  • Received and filed the minutes from the March 25, 2015 meeting of the APCD Community Advisory Council.     (see Board letter)
  • Received and filed the minutes from the July 22, 2015 meeting of the South Central Coast Basinwide Control Council.     (see Board letter)
  • Adopted a Resolution of Appreciation to Joe Petrini upon the occasion of his retirement.     (see Board letter)
  • Considered updates to the Electric Vehicle Charging Station Infrastructure Program (EV program) as follows:     (See Board letter and Presentation)
    • Adopted a resolution which contains the following action items for the EV program:
      • Modify the EV program authorized by Board Resolution 11-05, May 19, 2011, as modified by Board Resolution 12-03 on March 15, 2012, to delegate authority to the Control Officer to approve grant agreements for the purchase and/or installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, as follows:
        • Grants for Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations to public entities or tax-exempt nonprofit organizations: up to $10,000 per charging station (where a single charging station may have one or more charging ports);
        • Grants for Level 3 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (DC fast charger) to public entities or tax-exempt nonprofit organizations: up to $20,000 per charging station (where a single charging station may have one or more charging ports);
        • Grants for Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations to private entities: up to $7,500 per charging station (where a single charging station may have one or more charging ports); and
        • Grants for Level 3 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (DC fast charger) to private entities: up to $15,000 per charging station (where a single charging station may have one or more charging ports).
      • Modify the EV program to delegate authority to the Control Officer to enter into grant agreements to provide funding to public entities, tax-exempt nonprofit organizations, and private entities for the Electric Vehicle Charging Station Infrastructure Program;
      • Modify the EV program to require that EV charging stations adhere to the Board-approved siting requirements, including the requirement that the stations remain operational and publicly accessible 24 hours per day, every day, with the exception of unforeseen closures due to safety, security, or maintenance concerns;
      • Modify the EV program to require that grantees shall publicize the location of EV charging stations that are funded by the program; and
      • Modify the EV program to have a Standard Grant Agreement for public entities and a separate Standard Grant Agreement for private entities or tax-exempt nonprofit organizations.
    • Modified the EV program to increase the overall budget for the program from the original $100,000 approved in 2011 (Board Resolution 11-5, May 19, 2011) to $300,000.  The total dollar amount of all EV Program grants approved by the Board over the lifetime of the program shall be within the budget authorized by the Board; and
    • Modified the EV program to have the following spending authority limits, within the $300,000 overall program budget:
      • The sum of all private entity grants shall not exceed $50,000;
      • The sum of all private entity and tax-exempt nonprofit organization grants shall not exceed $100,000 combined; and
      • The sum of all public entity grants shall not exceed $300,000.
  • Regarding the position of Air Pollution Control Officer, considered the following actions:     (See Board letter)

October 15, 2015

Agenda  |  Meeting Video  |  Minutes


September 18, 2015

Agenda  |  Special Meeting Notice  |  Minutes

  • Report from Closed Session – There were no reportable actions taken.

August 20, 2015

Agenda  |  Meeting Video  |  Minutes


June 18, 2015

Agenda  |  Agenda Addendum  |  Meeting Video  |  Minutes


May 21, 2015

Agenda  |  Meeting Video  |  Minutes


April 30, 2015

Corrected Special Meeting Notice  |  Agenda  |  Meeting Video  |  Minutes


April 16, 2015

Special Meeting Notice  |  Agenda  |  Meeting Video  |  Minutes


March 19, 2015

Special Meeting Notice   |  Agenda  |  Meeting Video  |  Minutes


January 15, 2015

Agenda  |  Meeting Video  |  Minutes 


November 20, 2014

Special Meeting Notice | Addendum |Agenda | Minutes

  • Report from Closed Session – There were no reportable actions taken.

October 16, 2014

Agenda | Meeting Video | Minutes

  • Report from Closed Session – Bill Dillon, Senior Deputy County Counsel, reported that in Closed Session a motion was made for item C-1 by Board member Wolf, seconded by Board member Carbajal to authorize County Counsel to file an amicus brief on behalf of Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District in support of San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District in California State Court of Appeal, Second Appellate, Division Six, Civil Case No. CV120013.  There were no reportable action taken for items C-2 or C-3.
  • Approved minutes of the August 21, 2014 meeting.
  • Received and filed the summary of notices of violation issued and penalty revenue received during the months of August and September 2014.     (see Board letter)
  • Considered the following actions regarding modification to the District’s health insurance contribution with its employees:     (see Board letter)

a)     Authorized the Air Pollution Control Officer (APCO) to enter into a side letter agreement between the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) and the Service Employees International Union, Local 620 (SEIU) to modify the District’s health insurance contribution with an effective date of January 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015;

b)    Authorized the APCO to enter into a side letter agreement between the District and the Engineers and Technicians Association (ETA) to modify the District’s health insurance contribution with an effective date of January 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015;

c)     Authorized the APCO to enter into a side letter agreement between the District and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District Employees Association (SBCAPCDEA) to modify the District’s health insurance contribution with an effective date of January 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015; and

d)    Adopted a Resolution amending the Management Personnel Benefits Policy for Management and Confidential-Unrepresented Employees to modify the District’s health insurance contribution with an effective date of January 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015.


August 21, 2014

Agenda | Meeting Video | Approved Minutes

a)  Authorized the Chair to sign an agreement with the University of California Regents/University of California at Santa Barbara Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for students to work part-time at the District; and
b)  Authorized the Air Pollution Control Officer to sign one 3-year renewal of the agreement on the same terms and conditions.

  • Received an update on the Vessel Speed Reduction incentive trial program in the Santa Barbara Channel and future community forums on marine shipping.      (see Board letter, press release, community forum flyer and presentation)
  • Received a presentation from Dr. Catherine Gautier-Downes on Global Warming and Climate Change.      (see Board letter)
  • Report from Closed Session – Chair Sierra reported that in Closed Session, Counsel advised the Board members present that item C-1)-a, Rebecca Armstrong Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board Case No. ADJ8900917, had been settled by the District’s insurance carrier.  There were no other reportable actions.

June 19, 2014

Agenda | Meeting Video | Received Minutes

a)     Held a public hearing to consider and adopt the budget for Fiscal Year 2014-15, as presented in the Fiscal Year 2014-15 Proposed Budget document; and
b)     Adopted the following:

i.      Budget Resolution approving the Fiscal Year 2014-15 APCD Budget;
ii.     Salary Resolution moving one (1) Air Quality Engineer I/II from unfunded status to funded status; and
iii.    401(h) Retiree Medical Account Fiscal Year 2014-15 Contribution Resolution setting forth the contributions for the fiscal year.

a)     Held a public hearing to receive testimony on proposed Rule 323.1; and
b)     Adopted a resolution resulting in the following actions:

i.      Adopted the CEQA findings pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the CEQA guidelines;
ii.     Adopted the associated Rule Findings in support of the proposed rule pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 40727.  The Rule Findings also acknowledge public comments on the proposed rule and adopt the responses to public comments as findings of the Board; and
iii.    Adopted proposed Rule 323.1.

  • Considered the following actions regarding marine shipping Vessel Speed Reduction:      (see presentation)

a)     Received an update on a proposed marine shipping Vessel Speed Reduction (VSR) incentive trial program in the Santa Barbara Channel; and
b)     Authorized the Chair to execute a Memorandum of Agreement with the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation for the District to contribute funds to the VSR program.(see Letter to Shipping Industry and VSR trial Letter of Understanding)


May 15, 2014

Agenda | Meeting Video |  Approved Minutes

  • Report from Closed Session – Counsel reported that in closed session a motion was made by Board member Richardson, seconded by Board member Wolf to authorize County Counsel to file a letter of support for the South Coast Air Quality Management District petition to the Court of Appeal for immediate relief from a trial court order requiring the disclosure of the identity of confidential complainants.
  • No quorum to approve minutes of the March 20, 2014 meeting, moved to next meeting.
  • Received and filed the minutes from the December 11, 2013 meeting of the APCD Community Advisory Council.
  • Received and filed the summary of the emission-reduction grant agreements approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer for the period of March 7, 2014 through May 1, 2014 in accordance with Board Resolution Number 02-16.
  • Received and filed the summary of notices of violation issued and penalty revenue received during the months of March and April 2014.
  • Approved recommendation of the APCD Hearing Board Nominating Committee to reappoint David Schmarje to the Professional Engineer position on the APCD Hearing Board for a three-year term.
  • Received and filed the Fiscal Year 2012-13 Financial Audit which includes:     (see Single Audit Reports)

a)     Fiscal Year 2012-13 APCD Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), also containing the Financial Audit Report;
b)     The Independent Auditors- Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting and on Compliance and Other Matters;
c)     The Independent Auditors- Report on Compliance with Requirements Applicable to Major Program and on Internal Control over Compliance in Accordance with OMB Circular A-133; and
d)     The Independent Auditors- Report on Supplementary Information – Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards.

a)     Received the Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2014-15;
b)     Held a public hearing to accept comments and provide direction to staff regarding changes desired by the Board; and
c)     Scheduled a budget adoption hearing for June 19, 2014.


March 20, 2014

Agenda | Meeting Video | Approved Minutes

a)     Received staff’s analysis on the Offsets Workgroup options; and
b)     Directed the Control Officer to proceed with public workshops and Community Advisory Council meetings on all options provided during the presentation, with the exception that option 3 be rolled into option 2 and that the 2013 Clean Air Plan be worked on concurrently and brought back to the Board.


February 20, 2014

Agenda | Special Meeting Notice | Meeting Video | Approved Minutes

a)     Adopted the job class specification entitled Planning and Grants Program Supervisor; and
b)     Approved and adopted a Resolution amending the APCD’s Classification and Salary Plan to:

i.      Delete one (1) Planning and Technology Supervisor position;
ii.     Add one (1) Planning and Grants Program Supervisor position;
iii.    Delete one (1) Air Quality Engineer III position;
iv.    Add one (1) Air Quality Specialist I/II position; and
v.     Establish a salary range for the classification of Planning and Grants Program Supervisor.

  • Authorized acceptance of terms and a check in the amount of $10,666.04 for the settlement of United States of America, and the States of California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, Virginia, District of Columbia and State and City of New York ex rel. Ann-Marie Shaw v. CA, Inc., Civil Action No. 06-3552, Federal District Court for the Eastern District of New York.       (Board Letter)
  • Adopted a Resolution of Appreciation to Roger Aceves for his service on the Air Pollution Control District Board of Directors.     (Board Letter)
  • Selected Board member Richardson, Vice-Chair Wolf, and Chair Sierra to serve on the APCD Executive Committee during calendar year 2014.      (Board Letter)
  • Appointed Vice-Chair Wolf to serve as the representative to the South Central Coast Basinwide Control Council during calendar year 2014.      (Board Letter)
  • Selected Board members Carbajal, Bennett, Richardson, Adam and Patino to serve on the APCD Hearing Board Nominating Committee during calendar year 2014.    (Board Letter)
  • Considered the following actions regarding Offsets:        (Board Letter; and Staff Presentation pdf)

a)     Received staff’s analysis on the Offsets Workgroup options; and
b)     Continued the direction of proceeding with public workshops and Community Advisory Council meetings in order to develop rule revisions to address the offsets issue to the March 20, 2014 APCD Board meeting in order to allow for further discussion.


January 16, 2014

Agenda  (Meeting was adjourned to February 20, 2014, no actions were taken) | Received Minutes

a)    Adopt the job class specification entitled Planning and Grants Program Supervisor; and
b)    Approve and adopt a Resolution amending the APCD’s Classification and Salary Plan to:

i.      Delete one (1) Planning and Technology Supervisor;
ii.     Add one (1) Planning and Grants Program Supervisor;
iii.    Delete one (1) Air Quality Engineer III position;
iv.    Add one (1) Air Quality Specialist I/II position; and
v.     Establish a salary range for the classification of Planning and Grants Program Supervisor.

  • Authorize acceptance of terms and a check in the amount of $10,666.04 for the settlement of United States of America, and the States of California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, Virginia, District of Columbia and State and City of New York ex rel. Ann-Marie Shaw v. CA, Inc., Civil Action No. 06-3552, Federal District Court for the Eastern District of New York.     (see memo)
  • Select three members of the Board to serve on the APCD Executive Committee during calendar year 2014.
  • Appoint one Board member to serve as the representative to the South Central Coast Basinwide Control Council during calendar year 2014.
  • Select five members of the Board to serve on the APCD Hearing Board Nominating Committee during calendar year 2014.
  • Receive a presentation from Southern California Edison regarding Peaking Power Plants.   (see memo)
  • Consider the following actions:   (see memo and presentation pdf)

a)    Receive staff’s analysis on the Offsets Workgroup options; and
b)    Direct the Control Officer to proceed with public workshops and Community Advisory Council meetings in order to develop rule revisions to address the offsets issue.


December 19, 2013

Agenda


October 17, 2013

Agenda


August 15, 2013

Agenda

  • Report from Closed Session – Chair Richardson reported that in Closed Session the Board members present unanimously voted to create an Ad Hoc committee of Board members Lavagnino, Farr and Richardson to develop an EPR evaluation for the Control Officer.
  • Approved minutes of the June 20, 2013 meeting.
  • Received and filed the summary of notices of violation issued and penalty revenue received during the months of June and July 2013.
  • Received and filed the summary of the emission-reduction grant agreements approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer for the period of June 7, 2013 through August 1, 2013 in accordance with Board Resolution Number 02-16.
  • Adopted a Resolution delegating authority to the Air Pollution Control Officer to amend, enter into, and renew contracts for multiple employee benefit insurance plans to become effective January 1, 2014 for the 2014 calendar year.     (see memo)
  • Considered recommendations regarding Management and Confidential-Unrepresented Employees as follows:

a)    Adopted a Resolution amending the Management Personnel Benefits Policy for Management and Confidential-Unrepresented Employees; and
b)    Adopted a Resolution amending the APCD’s Classification and Salary Plan to implement a 2% COLA increase to Management and Confidential-Unrepresented employees (Units 32 and 43) effective September 1, 2013 and a 1% COLA increase to Management and Confidential-Unrepresented employees (Units 32 and 43) effective January 1, 2015.

  • Considered recommendations regarding the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Service Employees International Union, Local 620 (SEIU) as follows:

a)    Authorized the Air Pollution Control Officer to enter into an MOU between the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District and SEIU for the term of June 24, 2013 through June 30, 2016; and
b)    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 the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District Employees Association (SBCAPCDEA) as follows:

a)    Authorized the Air Pollution Control Officer to enter into an MOU between the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District and SBCAPCDEA for the term of June 24, 2013 through June 30, 2016; and
b)    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 the Engineers and Technicians Association (ETA) as follows:

a)    Authorized the Air Pollution Control Officer to enter into an MOU between the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District and ETA for the term June 24, 2013 through June 30, 2016; and
b)    Adopted a Resolution amending the APCD’s Classification and Salary Plan to implement the provisions of this MOU.


June 20, 2013

a)     Held a public hearing to consider and adopt the budget for fiscal year 2013-14, as presented in the Fiscal Year 2013-14 Proposed Budget: June Revised document; and
b)     Adopted the following:

i)    Budget Resolution approving the Fiscal Year 2013-14 APCD Budget;
ii)    Salary Resolution deleting one Principle Inspection Specialist, one EDP System & Program Analyst I/II, and unfunding one Accounting Technician I/II; and
iii)   401(h) Retiree Medical Account Fiscal Year 2013-14 Contribution Resolution setting forth the contributions for the fiscal year.

a)     Held a Public Hearing to receive testimony on the proposed amended Rule 810; and
b)     Adopted a Resolution to implement amendments to Rule 810.


May 16, 2013

a)     Fiscal Year 2011-12 APCD Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), also containing the Financial Audit Report;
b)     The Independent Certified Public Accountants Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting and on Compliance and Other Matters; and
c)     The Independent Auditors’ Report to the Board of Directors and Management.

a)     Received report regarding the District Offsets Workgroup;
b)     Directed staff to further analyze two Workgroup recommended options; Community Bank and Clean Technology Fund; and
c)     Directed staff to return with final recommendations for next steps, including potential rulemaking.

a)      Received the Proposed Budget for fiscal year 2013-14;
b)      Held a public hearing to accept comments and provide direction to staff regarding changes desired by the Board; and
c)      Scheduled a budget adoption hearing for June 20, 2013.


March 21, 2013


January 17, 2013

a)     Adopted two (2) revised class specifications entitled Division Manager and Administrative Manager; and
b)     Approved and adopted APCD Resolution No. 13-03 amending the APCD’s Classification and Salary Plan to add one (1) Division Manager.


December 20, 2012


October 18, 2012

  • Report from Closed Session – Bill Dillon, Senior Deputy County Counsel, reported that in Closed Session the Board authorized County Counsel on behalf of Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District to join South Coast Air Quality Management District in a motion to intervene as parties in the case of the State of Alaska v. Hillary Rodham Clinton, in her capacity as United States Secretary of State, et. al. United States District Court for the District of Alaska, Case No. 3:12-cv-00142-SLG.
  • Approved minutes of the August 16, 2012 meeting.
  • Received and filed the brief summary of the emission-reduction grant agreements approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer for the period of June 8, 2012 through October 4, 2012 in accordance with Board Resolution Number 02-16.   (see memo)
  • Received and filed the summary of notices of violation issued and penalty revenue received during the months of August and September 2012.   (see memo)
  • Received and filed the minutes from the June 20, 2012 meeting of the South Central Coast Basinwide Control Council.   (see memo)
  • Executed District Grant Agreement EVCS 002 for the City of Buellton in the Not-to-Exceed amount of $19,726.05.   (see memo)
  • Adopted the schedule of dates, locations, and time for the year 2013 APCD Board meetings.
  • Received report regarding Emission Reduction Credits.    (see presentation pdf)

August 16, 2012


June 21, 2012

  • Approved minutes of the May 17, 2012 meeting
  • Received and filed the brief summary of the emission-reduction grant agreements approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer for the period of May 3, 2012 through June 7, 2012 in accordance with Board Resolution Number 02-16.   (see memo)
  • Received and filed the summary of notices of violation issued and penalty revenue received during the month of May 2012.   (see memo)
  • Reappointed Dr. Francis Lagattuta, the medical representative, to the APCD Hearing Board for a three-year term.
  • Approved and authorized the Chair to execute a test rental and use agreement with Cooperative Personnel Services for the purpose of reviewing potential candidate selection devices for upcoming recruitments for an amount not to exceed $10,000.     (see memo)
  • Hearing:  Considered recommendations regarding proposed amended Rule 102 (Definitions), Rule 202 (Exemptions to Rule 201), Rule 321 (Solvent Cleaning Machines and Solvent Cleaning), Rule 330 (Surface Coating of Metal Parts and Products), Rule 337 (Surface Coating of Aerospace Vehicles and Components), Rule 349 (Polyester Resin Operations), and Rule 353 (Adhesives and Sealants) as follows:   (see Board Package, staff report and Final EIR for 2010 CAP)

a)     Held a public hearing to receive testimony on proposed amended Rules 102, 202, 321, 330, 337, 349, and 353; and
b)     Adopted Resolution No. 12-07 which resulted in the following actions:

i.     Adopted the CEQA findings pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the CEQA guidelines;
ii.    Adopted the associated Rule Findings in support of the proposed rule amendments pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 40727 regarding necessity, authority, clarity, consistency, nonduplication, and reference.  The Rule Findings also acknowledge public comments received on the proposed rule amendments and adopt the responses to public comments as findings of the Board; and
iii.    Adopted proposed amended rules.

  •  Hearing:  Considered the Fiscal Year 2012-13 Budget as follows:  (see memo)  (Presentation pdf )

a)       Held a public hearing to consider and adopt the budget for fiscal year 2012-13, as presented in the Fiscal Year 2012-13 Proposed Budget: June Revised document; and
b)      Adopted the following:

i.     Budget Resolution approving the Fiscal Year 2012-13 APCD Budget;
ii.    Salary Resolution reclassifying one Office Technician-Confidential to a Human Resources Technician I/II and reclassifying one Data Process Supervisor to an Information Technologies and Air Monitoring Supervisor;
iii.   Revised Job Class Specifications entitled Human Resources Technician I/II and Information Technologies and Air Monitoring Supervisor; and
iv.   401(h) Retiree Medical Account Fiscal Year 2012-13 Contribution Resolution setting forth the contributions for the fiscal year.


May 17, 2012

a)     Adopted Resolution No. 12-06 making minor revisions to the Board Agenda Policies and Conduct of Meetings Resolution and changed starting time of the regular meetings from 1:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.; and
b)     Adopted revision to the schedule of dates, locations, and time for the remainder of the year 2012 APCD Board meetings in order to change starting time of the regular meetings from 1:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

a)     Fiscal Year 2010-11 APCD Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, also containing the Financial Audit Report;
b)     The Independent Certified Public Accountants Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting and on Compliance and Other Matters; and
c)     The Independent Auditors’ Report to the Board of Directors and Management.

  • Executed Grant Agreement AP111210 with Gold Coast Farms, Inc. of Santa Maria in an amount not to exceed $156,000 toward the replacement of a 1995 Case agricultural tractor with a 2012 John Deere agricultural tractor under the District’s Carl Moyer Program.     (see memo)
  • Adopted Resolution of Appreciation No. 12-04 for Jim Swihart upon the occasion of his retirement.
  • Adopted Resolution of Recognition No. 12-05 for Riccardo Magni on his selection for a Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators from the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Hearing:  Considered the Fiscal Year 2012-13 Proposed Budget as follows:     (see memo)

a)      Received the Proposed Budget for fiscal year 2012-13;
b)      Held a public hearing to accept comments and provide direction to staff regarding changes desired by the Board; and
c)      Scheduled a budget adoption hearing for June 21, 2012.


March 15, 2012


January 19, 2012

  • Elected Steve Lavagnino Chair and Jim Richardson Vice-chair for 2012.
  • Approved minutes of the October 20, 2011 meeting.
  • Received and filed the brief summary of the emission-reduction grant agreements approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer for the period of October 6, 2011 through January 4, 2012 in accordance with Board Resolution Number 02-16.   (see memo)
  • Received and filed the summary of notices of violation issued and penalty revenue received during the months of October, November and December 2011.   (see memo)
  • Received and filed the minutes from the June 22, 2011 meeting of the South Central Coast Basinwide Control Council.   (see memo)
  • Appointed Mr. John Deacon to the vacant public position on the APCD Hearing Board for a 3-year term.
  • Executed a Lease Agreement between the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District and Acquistapace Ranches, LLC for the purposes of extending the existing tenancy of 301 East Cook Street, Santa Maria.   (see memo)
  • Approved the Innovative Technology Group (ITG) Program as follows:

a)    Adopted Resolution No. 12-01 to amend the Innovative Technologies Group’s existing Standard Grant Agreement by adding new Conditions 32, 33 and 34; and
b)    Delegated to the Control Officer the authority and discretion to modify new Condition 33, Equipment Operating Area, as provided in the attachment to the proposed resolution.


October 20, 2011

a)    Held a public hearing to receive testimony on proposed amended Rule 352.
b)    Adopted a resolution which will result in the following actions:

i.     Adopted the CEQA findings (Attachment 1) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the CEQA guidelines;
ii.    Adopted the associated rule findings (Attachment 2) in support of the proposed amended Rule 352 pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 40727 regarding necessity, authority, clarity, consistency, nonduplication, and reference.  The rule findings also acknowledge public comments received on the proposed amended rule and adopt the Response to Comments (Attachment 3) as findings of the Board.
iii.   Adopted proposed amended Rule 352 (Attachment 4).

  •  Approved three Old Car Buy Back Program contracts as follows:  (see memo)

a)    Approved a five year professional services contract with Steelhead Recyclers (Goleta), for a not to exceed amount of $1,250,000, for the purpose of scrapping approximately 1,000 vehicles for the Old Car Buy Back Program.
b)    Approved a five year professional services contract with Perry’s Auto Wrecking & Salvage (Lompoc), for a not to exceed amount of $750,000, for the purpose of scrapping approximately 600 vehicles for the Old Car Buy Back Program.
c)    Approved a five year professional services contract with Black Road Auto & Tow (Santa Maria), for a not to exceed amount of $750,000, for the purpose of scrapping approximately 600 vehicles for the Old Car Buy Back Program.


August 18, 2011

  • Approved minutes of the June 20, 2011 meeting
  • Received and filed the summary of notices of violation issued and penalty revenue received during the months of June and July 2011.   (see memo)
  • Approved $500,000 in additional funding allocation for the Off-Road Equipment Replacement Program.
  • Received and filed minutes from the October 20, 2010 and March 16, 2011 meetings of the South Central Coast Basinwide Control Council.   (see memo)
  • Approved recommendation of the APCD Hearing Board Nominating Committee to reappoint Robert J. Saperstein, the legal representative, to the APCD Hearing Board for a three-year term.   (see memo)
  • Continued until October the consideration of lease of County-owned property located at 620 Foster Road in Santa Maria as office space for the District’s North County operations for a term beginning on November 1, 2011 and ending on October 31, 2016, with a provision for one three-year extension, and a rent of $1,400/month.   (see memo)
  • Authorized Chair to sign letters regarding the Fiscal Year 2010-2011 Civil Grand Jury Report entitled “Local Government Post Employment Benefits in Santa Barbara County – Complicated and Costly” as follows:   (see memo) a)     Authorized Chair to sign the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District Board of Director’s responses to the Fiscal Year 2010-2011 Civil Grand Jury Report entitled “Local Government Post Employment Benefits in Santa Barbara County – Complicated and Costly”; and   b)    Authorized Chair to sign the cover letter to the informational copy to the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors.
  • 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 August 18, 2011 through June 24, 2012.   (see memo)
  • 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 August 18, 2011 through June 24, 2012.     (see memo)
  • Appointed Louis David Van Mullem to the position of Air Pollution Control Officer and approved employment contract with Mr. Van Mullem for same.     (see memo)

June 20, 2011

  • Approved minutes of the May 19, 2011 meeting
  • Received and filed minutes of the February 9, 2011 meeting of the Community Advisory Council.
  • Received and filed the brief summary of the emission-reduction grant agreements approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer for the period of March 3, 2011 through June 1, 2011 in accordance with Board Resolution Number 02-16.   (see memo)
  • Received and filed the summary of notices of violation issued and penalty revenue received during the month of May 2011.   (see memo)
  • Approved $200,000 in additional funding allocation for the Marine Diesel Engine Repower Program.
  • Approved $700,000 in additional funding allocation for the Lower Emission School Bus Program for school bus replacement and retrofit grants.
  • Received and filed a letter written by the Local Government Advisory Committee to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding Draft Guidance for implementing the Exceptional Events Rule.   (see memo)
  • Executed a Grant Agreement AP101109 with Acquistapace Farms, Inc. of Santa Maria in an amount not to exceed $200,000 toward the replacement of a 1981 John Deere agricultural tractor with a 2011 John Deere agricultural tractor under the District’s Carl Moyer Program.   (see memo)
  • 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 June 27, 2011 through June 24, 2012.   (see memo and side letter)
  • Adopted a resolution amending the Management Personnel Benefits Policy for Management and Confidential-Unrepresented Employees.     (see memo)
  • Hearing:  Considered the Fiscal Year 2011-12 Budget as follows: (see memo)

a)      Held a public hearing to consider and adopt the budget for Fiscal Year 2011-12, as presented in the Fiscal Year 2011-12 Comprehensive Program Summary and Proposed Budget: June Revise document (Attachment A);
b)      Adopted the following Resolutions:

i.      Budget Resolution (Attachment B) approving the Fiscal Year 2011-12 APCD Budget;
ii.     Salary Resolution (Attachment C) deleting one Air Quality Engineer I/II and adding one Air Quality Engineer III;
iii.    401(h) Retiree Medical Account Fiscal Year 2010-11 and 2011-12 Contribution Resolution (Attachment D) setting forth the contributions for the fiscal year; and
iv.     Designation Mapping and Transfer Resolution (Attachment E) implementing the County’s new fund balance accounts in accordance with Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statement No. 54, Fund Balance Reporting and Governmental Fund Type Definitions.

  • Considered an interim Air Pollution Control Officer as follows:   (see memo-amended 6/16/11)

a)     Considered candidates for an interim Control Officer;
b)     Appointed Terry Dressler as interim Control Officer, subject to the execution of an employment contract;
c)     Authorized Chair, Vice Chair or Board Designee to sign and execute an employment contract with Terry Dressler for a not to exceed bi-weekly amount of $9,373.60 and which shall not be executed until on or after June 27, 2011; and
d)     If a contract with Terry Dressler is not successful, authorized the Chair to appoint an alternative candidate as interim Control Officer.

  • Adopted a Resolution of Appreciation for Terry Dressler upon the occasion of his retirement.
  • Report from Closed Session – Bill Dillon, APCD County Counsel, announced the Board voted to appoint David Van Mullem as Air Pollution Control Officer subject to a one (1) year appointment and subject to a contract being signed and approved by the Board at the next regularly scheduled meeting of August 18, 2011.

May 19, 2011

  • Approved minutes of the March 17, 2011 meeting
  • Received and filed the summary of notices of violation issued and penalty revenue received during the months of March and April 2011.   (see memo)
  • Received and filed the Fiscal Year 2009-10 Financial Audit which includes: (see memo)

a)    Fiscal Year 2009-10 APCD Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), also containing the Financial Audit Report;
b)    The Independent Certified Public Accountants Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting and on Compliance and Other Matters; and
c)     The Independent Auditors’  Report to the Board of Directors and Management.

  • Adopted a resolution implementing an Electric Vehicle Charging Station Infrastructure Program as follows: (see memo and resolution)

a)    Approved the implementation of the Electric Vehicle Charging Station Infrastructure Program;
b)    Delegated authority to the Control Officer to execute Electric Vehicle Charging Station Infrastructure Program grant agreements; and
c)     Established the initial budget for this Electric Vehicle Charging Station Infrastructure Program at $100,000.

  • Hearing:  Considered the Fiscal year 2011-12 Comprehensive Program Summary and Proposed Budget as follows: (see memo)

a)     Received the Comprehensive Program Summary and Proposed Budget for fiscal year 2011-12;
b)     Held a public hearing to accept comments and provide direction to staff regarding changes desired by the Board; and
c)     Scheduled a budget adoption hearing for June 20, 2011.

  • Report from Closed Session – There was no reportable action taken

March 17, 2011

  • Approved minutes of the January 20, 2011 meeting
  • Report from Closed Session – Bill Dillon, Senior Deputy County Counsel, reported that in Closed Session the Board members present unanimously authorized County Counsel to sign onto an amicus curiae brief to be filed in support of the South Coast Air Quality Management District regarding Southern California Gas Co. vs. South Coast Air Quality Management District, Second Appellate District, Division 5, Case No. B226105.
  • Received and filed minutes of the December 8, 2010 meeting of the Community Advisory Council.
  • Received and filed the brief summary of the emission-reduction grant agreements approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer for the period of December 2, 2010 through March 2, 2011 in accordance with Board Resolution Number 02-16.   (see memo and grant agreement)
  • Received and filed the summary of notices of violation issued and penalty revenue received during the months of January and February 2011.   (see memo)
  • (Note: The following item was withdrawn from the agenda since 4/5 of the Board were not in attendance and the item required a super-majority vote)
    Request to adopt a resolution amending the FY 2010-2011 District budget as follows:   (see
    board letter and Resolution)

a)     Approve an Amendment to the FY 2010-2011 District budget by authorizing a $100,000 release of ITG-Moyer designations along with a corresponding $70,000 increase in Services and Supplies and $30,000 increase in Salaries and Benefits to allow for the implementation of the District’s Offroad Equipment Replacement Program; and
b)    Approve an Amendment to the FY 2010-2011 District budget by authorizing a $150,000 release of DMV $2 designations along with a corresponding $150,000 increase in Services and Supplies to allow for the continued implementation of the District’s Old Car Buy Back Program.

  • Discharged the uncollectible invoices from Fiscal Year 1992-93 through Fiscal Year 2006-07 as listed on the attached schedule of uncollectible accounts.   (see memo)
  • Amended the Old Car Buy Back Program as follows:   (see memo)

a)     Ratified amendment to March 16, 2006 Grant Agreement with Environmental Engineering Studies, Inc. by increasing the not-to-exceed limit from $250,000 to $2,031,750 covering all expenses incurred to date and close-out costs authorized under this Agreement for implementing the Old Car Buyback Program; and
b)    Terminated for convenience the March 16, 2006 Grant Agreement with Environmental Engineering Studies, Inc., and authorized the Control Officer to prepare and sign the termination notice.

  • Adopted new class specification and related revisions to the Classification and Salary Resolution as follows:   (see board letter and Resolution)

a)     Adopted the new class specification entitled Network Technician I/II; and
b)     Approved and adopted the attached Resolution amending the APCD’s Classification and Salary Plan to:

i.     Deleted one and three quarter (1.75) Departmental Data Processing Specialist Senior and replaced it with two (2.0) Network Technician I/II positions.

a)     Held a public hearing to receive testimony on proposed amended Rules 202 and 102; and
b)     Adopted a resolution which will result in the following actions:

i.     Adopted the CEQA findings (Attachment 1) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the CEQA guidelines;
ii.    Adopted the associated Rule Findings (Attachment 2) in support of the proposed amended Rules 202 and 102 pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 40727 regarding necessity, authority, clarity, consistency, nonduplication, and reference.  The Rule Findings also acknowledge public comments received on the proposed amended rules (Attachment 3) and adopt the Response to Comments (Attachment 4) as findings of the Board; and
iii.   Adopted proposed amended Rules 202 and 102 (Attachment 5).


January 20, 2011

  • Elected Kathleen Reddington Chair, and Steve Lavagnino Vice-Chair for 2011.
  • Approved minutes of the December 16, 2010 meeting.
  • Report from Closed Session – There was no reportable action taken
  • Received and filed minutes of the November 10, 2010 meeting of the Community Advisory Council.
  • Received and filed the summary of notices of violation issued and penalty revenue received during the month of December 2010.   (see board letter)
  • (Note: The following item was withdrawn from the agenda since 4/5 of the Board were not in attendance and the item required a super-majority vote)
    Request to adopt a resolution amending the FY 2010-11 District budget as follows:   (see board letter)           

a)     Approve an Amendment to the FY 2010-2011 District budget by authorizing a $230,000 transfer of designations into the operating budget and a $230,000 increase in expenditures to allow for the implementation of the District’s Offroad Equipment Replacement Program; and
b)     Approve an Amendment to the FY 2010-2011 District budget by authorizing a $400,000 transfer of designations into the operating budget and a $400,000 increase in expenditures to allow for the continued implementation of the District’s Old Car Buy Back Program.

a)     Held a public hearing to receive testimony on proposed new Rule 810 and proposed amended Rules 102, 202, 370 and 1301; and
b)     Adopted a resolution which will result in the following actions:

i)     Adopted the CEQA findings (Attachment 1) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the CEQA guidelines;
ii)    Adopted the associated Rule Findings (Attachment 2) in support of the proposed new rule and amended rules pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 40727 regarding necessity, authority, clarity, consistency, nonduplication, and reference.  The Rule Findings also acknowledge public comments on the proposed new rule and amended rules and adopt the responses to public comments as findings of the Board (Attachment 3); and
iii)   Adopted proposed new and amended rules (Attachment 4).

  • Hearing –  Considered recommendations regarding the Draft 2010 Clean Air Plan and Associated Environmental Impact Report (EIR) as follows: (see board letter)

a)     Held a public hearing to receive testimony;
b)     Adopted a resolution which includes the following action items:

i)     Certified that the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) prepared for the 2010 Clean Air Plan has been prepared in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act, and was reviewed and considered by the Board prior to approving the Clean Air Plan, and that the EIR reflects the Board’s independent judgment and analysis;
ii)    Found that the Board has reviewed and considered the EIR prepared by the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments for the Regional Transportation Plan as it relates to the proposed transportation control measures to be included in the Clean Air Plan;  (see SBCAPCD-SBCAG MOU,   SBCAG EIR,   SBCAG EIR Appendices,   SBCAG Final EIR Comments and Responses, and SBCAG EIR Resolution)
iii)   Found that the transportation control measures approved by the Association of Governments as part of the RTP meet the emission reduction objectives established by the District for the attainment and maintenance of the state ozone standard;
iv)   Adopted the California Environmental Quality Act Findings;
v)    Adopted the 2010 Clean Air Plan as submitted to your Board on December 16, 2010 and modified as set forth in Attachment 4; and
vi)   Authorized the Chair to sign the attached letter transmitting the 2010 Clean Air Plan to the California Air Resources Board.


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