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Clerk of the APCD
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Santa Barbara. CA 93110
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The next meeting date is listed below; the agenda will be posted at least 72 hours prior to each meeting.  Attachments are provided as PDFs.  Agenda packages can also be viewed at the APCD office during regular business hours.  Members of the public may address the Board on any matter listed on the agenda by completing and delivering to the Clerk a speaker slip before the item is considered.  Matters not listed on the agenda may be addressed during the public comment period following the administrative agenda.  Persons may address the Board in person or by using the remote testimony system located at the County Administration Building, Board Hearing Room, Fourth Floor, 105 East Anapamu Street, in Santa Barbara or at the Betteravia Government Center, Board Hearing Room, 511 East Lakeside Parkway, in Santa Maria.  The times shown for the duration of agenda items are estimates.  Any disclosable public records related to an open session item on a regular meeting agenda and distributed by the Board Clerk to all or a majority of the members of the APCD Board less than 72 hours prior to that meeting are available for inspection in the APCD office or website.  Additional information can be found at District Board of Directors webpage.

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 August 15, 2019
1:00 p.m.

Board of Supervisors’ Hearing Room
Betteravia Government Center
511 East Lakeside Parkway
Santa Maria, 


Agenda (PDF)

A.         Call to Order – Roll Call

B.         Pledge of Allegiance


Following closed session, Counsel will report, orally, or in writing, any action taken in closed session and the vote or abstention thereon, as required by Government Code
§ 54957.1(a).  Documents that are finally approved or adopted in the closed session will be provided upon request as required by Government Code § 54957.1(b).

C-1)   Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation (Gov. Code § 54956.9(d)(1).)

In re HVI Cat Canyon, Inc. (also known as Greka Oil & Gas, Greka, and Greka California), United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, Case No. 19-12417-mew.


Approve minutes of the June 20, 2019 meeting.


Approved by vote on one motion.  These items read only on request of Board members.

E-1)    Notice of Violation Report

Receive and file the summary of notices of violation issued and penalty revenue received during the months of June and July 2019. 

E-2)    District Grant Program Activity

Receive and file the following grant program related activity:

a)    An update on the Old Car Buy Back Program for vehicles retired during the period of April 1, 2019 through May 31, 2019;
b)    An update on the Woodsmoke Reduction Program for fireplace and stove replacement projects during the period of October 25, 2018 through August 1, 2019; and
c)    Summary of the emission-reduction grant agreements approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer for the period of June 7, 2019 through July 30, 2019 in accordance with Board Resolution Number 09-14.

E-3)    Update on Public Outreach Activities

Receive and file an update on District outreach activities.

E-4)    Resolution for Delegating Authority to the Air Pollution Control Officer for Approving Employee Benefit Plan Renewals

Adopt 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, 2020 for the 2020 calendar year.

E-5)    Minutes of the April 2019 South Central Coast BCC Meeting

Receive and file the minutes from the April 23, 2019 meeting of the South Central Coast Basinwide Control Council (BCC).

E-6)    Year-End Transfers and Revisions of Appropriations

Approve budget revisions and transfers necessary to close the District’s accounting records for all District funds for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019 (Fiscal Year 2018-19).

E-7)    Ratification of Expense for Services Provided

Ratify an expense of $5,959.50 paid to Irene Hoffman Design & Advertising, a graphic design company, for services provided from September 26, 2018 to March 8, 2019.

E-8)    Approval of Amendment to Contract for Legal Services on Bankruptcy Matters

Approve and authorize the Chair to execute the First Amendment to the Agreement for Professional Legal Services with Snow Spence Green LLP to extend the term by one year to January 17, 2021 and to increase the “not to exceed” amount from $7,500 to $15,000.


Persons desiring to address the APCD Board on any subject within the jurisdiction of the Board that is not included as part of the agenda must complete and deliver to the Clerk the “Request to Speak” form which is available at the Hearing Room entrance prior to the commencement of this comment period.  Comments shall be limited to fifteen minutes, divided among those desiring to speak, but no person shall speak longer than three minutes.

(EST. TIME:  5 Min.)

Receive brief oral report by the Air Pollution Control Officer.  Report to include items such as:  Achievements of District staff, upcoming events of interest to the Board of Directors and the public, general status of District programs, state and federal activities and legislation, and updates from the California Air Pollution Control Officers Association (CAPCOA).  There will be no Board discussion except to ask questions or refer matters to staff; and no action will be taken unless listed on a subsequent agenda.


H-1)    2018 Annual Air Quality Report  |  Presentation
(EST. TIME:  15 Min.)

Receive presentation and the 2018 Annual Ambient Air Quality Report for Santa Barbara County.


This meeting will be rebroadcast on Sunday, August 18, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. on County of Santa Barbara TV Channel 20.

The District Hearing Board Nominating Committee will meet in the conference room immediately following the conclusion of this Board of Directors meeting.  Visit this page for details.

J.         ADJOURN

The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District Board is adjourned to 1:00 p.m. on October 17, 2019 in the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, Betteravia Government Center, 511 East Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria, CA.