Clerk of the APCD
260 North San Antonio Road, Suite A
Santa Barbara. CA 93110
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June 20, 2019
Board of Supervisors’ Hearing Room
Betteravia Government Center
511 East Lakeside Parkway
Santa Maria, CA
A. CALL TO ORDER – ROLL CALL
B. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
C. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
D. ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS
Approved by vote on one motion. These items read only on request of Board members.
Receive and file the summary of notices of violation issued and penalty revenue received during the month of May 2019.
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 March 1, 2019 through March 31, 2019;
b) An update on the Woodsmoke Reduction Program for fireplace and stove replacement projects during the period of October 25, 2018 through May 31, 2019; and
c) Summary of the emission-reduction grant agreements approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer for the period of May 1, 2019 through June 6, 2019 in accordance with Board Resolution Number 09-14.
Receive and file an update on District outreach activities.
Consider the Fiscal Year 2019-20 Budget as follows:
a) Hold a public hearing to consider and adopt the budget for Fiscal Year
2019-20, as presented in the Fiscal Year 2019-20 Proposed Budget document; and
b) Adopt the following:
i. Budget Resolution approving the Fiscal Year 2019-20 District Budget;
ii. Salary Resolution amending the Classification and Salary Plan to adjust the salary for all staff based on the collective bargaining agreements and the Management Personnel Benefits Resolution that were approved by your Board on October 18, 2018;
iii. 401(h) Retiree Medical Account Fiscal Year 2019-20 Contribution Resolution setting forth the contributions for the fiscal year; and
iv. Amended class specifications for the Human Resources Technician I/II/III and the Executive Assistant/Board Clerk.
Consider recommendations as follows:
a) Adopt a Resolution authorizing the District’s continued participation in the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) AB 197 Emission Inventory District Grant Program; and
b) Approve, ratify and authorize the Air Pollution Control Officer to enter into a grant agreement with CARB in the amount of $12,583 for the AB 197 Emission Inventory District Grant Program from May 1, 2019 to May 1, 2020.
Consider recommendations as follows:
a) Adopt a Resolution authorizing the District’s continued participation in the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Community Air Protection Program; and
b) Approve, ratify and authorize the Air Pollution Control Officer to enter into the two following grant agreements with CARB for the Community Air Protection Program:
i. A grant in the amount of $178,610 to implement AB 617 for the term of February 1, 2019 to April 1, 2021; and
ii. A grant in the amount of $1,210,400 for an AB 617 Community Air Protection Incentives program for the term of May 23, 2019 to June 30, 2020.
E. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
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.
F. DIRECTOR’S REPORT
(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.
G. DISCUSSION ITEMS
G-1) Appointment of the District Hearing Board Nominating Committee
(EST. TIME: 5 Min.)
Select one member of the Board to fill a vacant seat on the District Hearing Board Nominating Committee during calendar year 2019.
G-2) Prescribed Burn Program Grants
(EST. Time: 15 Min.)
a) Receive a report on the District’s efforts related to prescribed burning, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Prescribed Burn Reporting and Monitoring Support Program, and the CARB Prescribed Burn Air Monitoring Equipment Cache Storage Program;
b) Adopt the Resolutions authorizing the District’s participation in these two programs;
c) Approve, ratify, and authorize the Air Pollution Control Officer to enter into the two following grant agreements with CARB;
i. A grant in the amount of $25,000 to implement the Prescribed Burn Reporting and Monitoring Support Program for a term from June 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021; and
ii. A grant in the amount of $30,000 to implement the Prescribed Burn Air Monitoring Equipment Cache Storage Program for a term from June 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021.
G-3) Proposed Amendments to Rule 361, Small Boilers, Steam Generators and Process Heaters, and Rule 342, Control of Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) from Boilers, Steam Generators and Process Heaters
(EST. Time: 20 Min.)
Hearing: Consider recommendations as follows:
a) Hold a public hearing to receive testimony on the proposed amendments to Rule 361, Small Boilers, Steam Generators and Process Heaters, and Rule 342, Control of Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) from Boilers, Steam Generators and Process Heaters;
b) Adopt a Resolution which will result in the following actions:
i. Adopt 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;
ii. Adopt the General 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; and
iii. Adopt the proposed amendments to Rules 361 and 342.
This meeting will be rebroadcast on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. on County of Santa Barbara TV Channel 20.
The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District Board is adjourned to 1:00 p.m. on August 15, 2019 in the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, Betteravia Government Center, 511 East Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria, CA.