Board of Directors | Calendar | Agenda | Actions

Clerk of the APCD
260 North San Antonio Road, Suite A
Santa Barbara. CA 93110
(805) 961-8853

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.  Additional information can be found at District Board of Directors webpage.

Most Board meetings are televised live on County of Santa Barbara TV Channel 20 and online at Santa Barbara’s Live Stream.  Archive meeting videos can be found at Channel 20 Video Archives.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations to participate in the meeting should contact the APCD at least three working days prior to the scheduled meeting.

Past Board actions with recent staff documents can be viewed at APCD Board Actions.

Next Meeting:

 August 25, 2016
1:00 p.m.

Board of Supervisors’ Hearing Room
County Administration Building
105 East Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, 

Agenda (PDF)

I.          1:00 p.m. – Call to Order – Roll Call

II.         Pledge of Allegiance

III.        Approval of minutes of the June 16, 2016 meeting


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

A-1)      Receive and file the minutes from the March 9, 2016 meeting of the APCD Community Advisory Council.     (see Board Letter)

A-2)      Receive and file the summary of notices of violation issued and penalty revenue received during the months of June and July 2016.     (see Board Letter)

A-3)      Receive and file the following grant program related activity:     (see Board Letter)

a)    Summary of the emission-reduction grant agreements approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer for the period of June 2, 2016 through August 10, 2016 in accordance with Board Resolution Number 09-14, including:

i)  City of Guadalupe – Electric Vehicle Charging Station; and

b)    An update on the Old Car Buy Back Program for vehicles retired during the period of May 1, 2016 through August 1, 2016.

A-4)      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, 2017 for the 2017 calendar year.     (see Board Letter)

A-5)      Approve 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 2014.     (see Board Letter and Conflict of Interest Code in track-changes)

A-6)      Approve and authorize 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 Board Letter)


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.



1)            Hearing:  Consider recommendations as follows:     (EST. TIME:  25 Min.)   (see Board Letter, Staff Report and Presentation)

a)    Hold a public hearing to receive testimony on the below listed rules and on the Environmental Impact Report for the proposed rule revisions:

i.      Rule 102.  Definitions;
ii.     Rule 105.  Applicability;
iii.    Rule 202.  Exemptions to Rule 201;
iv.    Rule 204.  Applications;
v.     Rule 801.  New Source Review – Definitions and General Requirements;
vi.    Rule 802.  New Source Review;
vii.   Rule 803.  Prevention of Significant Deterioration;
viii.  Rule 804.  Offsets;
ix.    Rule 805.  Air Quality Impact Analysis, Modeling, Monitoring, and Air Quality Increment Consumption;
x.     Rule 806.  Emission Reduction Credits;
xi.    Proposed New Rule 809.  Federal Minor Source New Source Review;
xii.   Rule 1301.  Part 70 Operating Permits – General Information;

b)    Adopt a Resolution which will result in the following actions:

i.      Certify that the Final Environmental Impact Report prepared for the Amendment of Regulation VIII – New Source Review, and Other Associated Rules has been prepared in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), was reviewed and considered by the Board prior to approving the proposed rule revisions, and the Final Environmental Impact Report reflects the Board’s independent judgment and analysis;
ii.     Adopt the CEQA Findings;
iii.    Adopt the associated Rule Findings in support of the proposed rules pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 40727 regarding necessity, authority, clarity, consistency, nonduplication, and reference; and
iv.    Adopt all proposed rules.

2)            Receive a presentation on the status of the Innovative Technology Group’s Grant Programs.     (See Presentation)     (EST. TIME:  15 Min.)

3)            Receive U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Clean Air Excellence Award and recognize the public / private partnership for the award-winning Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies project, and acknowledge the work of District staff over the years in addressing emissions from marine shipping.     (EST. TIME:  10 Min.)  (See Board Letter, Excerpts from Ceremony, Press Releases and Presentation)


The APCD Hearing Board Nominating Committee will meet immediately following the conclusion of this Board of Directors meeting.  (see agenda here)

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District Board will be held at 1:00 p.m. on October 20, 2016 in the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, County Administrative Building, 105 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA.

IX.        ADJOURN