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Santa Barbara. CA 93110
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 March 15, 2018
1:00 p.m.

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


Agenda (PDF)

I.          Call to Order – Roll Call

II.         Pledge of Allegiance


C-1)     Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation (Gov. Code § 54956.9(d)(2).)

One potential case.

IV.        Report from Closed Session


Approve minutes of the January 18, 2018 meeting.


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

A-1)      Notice of Violation Report

Receive and file the summary of notices of violation issued and penalty revenue received during the months of January and February 2018.  In addition, receive and file the addendum summary of notices of penalty revenue received during the month of December 2017.

A-2)      District Grant Program Activity

Receive and file the following grant program related activity:

a)    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:

i.    Boavista Farms – Off-Road Equipment Replacement Program;
ii.    Swift Ranch – Off-Road Equipment Replacement Program;
iii.    Cliff Kent – Marine Diesel Engine Repower Program;
iv.    Innovative Produce – Off-Road Equipment Replacement Program; and

b)    An update on the Old Car Buy Back Program for vehicles retired during the period of November 1, 2017 through January 1, 2018.

A-3)      APCD Community Advisory Council Meeting Minutes

Receive and file the minutes from the February 8, 2017 meeting of the APCD Community Advisory Council.

A-4)      South Central Coast Basinwide Control Council Meeting Minutes

Receive and file the minutes from the September 7, 2017 meeting of the South Central Coast Basinwide Control Council (BCC).

A-5)      Revise By-Laws of the APCD Community Advisory Council

Adopt a resolution and proposed revisions to the By-Laws of the APCD Community Advisory Council (CAC) resulting in the following actions:

a)    Change the regularly scheduled meeting day from the second Wednesday to the fourth Wednesday of the month; and
b)    Change the meeting frequency from at least once each calendar quarter to an as-needed basis.

A-6)      Contract with Robert Van Beveren for IT Services

Consider the following actions:

a)    Approve and authorize 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
b)    Delegate 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.


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 on any community events and/or matters of interest to the Board.  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.


1)            Santa Barbara County Education Office Education Celebration Event
(EST. TIME:  5 Min.) (Presentation

Receive and file 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. 

2)            Results from 2017 Vessel Speed Reduction Incentive Program
(EST. TIME:  15 Min.) (Presentation

Receive and file an update on the 2017 Vessel Speed Reduction incentive program. (Presentation) 

3)            Proposed Amendments to Rule 360, Emissions of Oxides of Nitrogen from Large Water Heaters and Small Boilers
(EST. TIME:  25 Min.) (Presentation

Hearing:  Consider recommendations as follows:

a)    Hold a public hearing to receive testimony on the proposed amendments to Rule 360, 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;
b)    Approve 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 pursuant to Health and Safety Code section 40727 regarding necessity, authority, clarity, consistency, nonduplication, and reference; and
iii.    Adopt the proposed amendments to Rule 360.


This meeting of March 15, 2018 will be rebroadcast on Sunday, March 18, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. on County of Santa Barbara TV Channel 20.

XI.        ADJOURN

The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District Board is adjourned to 1:00 p.m. on May 17, 2018 in the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, Betteravia Government Center, 511 East Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria, CA.