Author: Lyz Bantilan

Air Quality Warning for Santa Barbara County

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Today, the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District changed the Air Quality Watch in effect for the county to an Air Quality Warning for Santa Barbara County, urging residents to use extra caution to protect their health.

Read More...

Electric Car Show for National Drive Electric Week

SANTA BARBARA, CA – The Community Environmental Council (CEC) and Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (SBCAPCD) present the Goodland Drive Electric Car Show, a free public event showcasing the latest electric vehicles on Sunday, September 18 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. next to the Farmer’s Market at Camino Real Marketplace in Goleta.

Read More...

APCD Board Actions – August 25, 2016

Agenda  |  Meeting Video  |  Minutes Approved minutes of the June 16, 2016 meeting Received and filed the minutes from the March 9, 2016 meeting of the APCD Community Advisory Council.     (see Board Letter) Received and filed the summary of notices of violation issued and penalty revenue received during the months

Read More...

Air Quality Statement: Wildfires and Heat

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Today, the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District issued a statement noting that local air quality conditions may be impacted by wildfires and higher temperatures throughout the summer. Depending on wind and weather conditions, smoke and ash from the Soberanes Fire currently burning in Monterey County, as well as other wildfires across California, could affect the county’s air. In addition, high temperatures may help generate elevated levels of ground-level ozone, commonly referred to as smog.

Read More...

Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies Project to Receive National Clean Air Excellence Award

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency next week will honor the partners behind the Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies project — which reduced ship speeds in the Santa Barbara Channel to cut air pollution and protect endangered whale species — with a national Clean Air Excellence Award. The Clean Air Excellence Awards recognize outstanding efforts to achieve cleaner air. The agencies and organizations who collaborated on this project are one of only a select number of honorees this year.

Read More...

APCD Board Actions – June 16, 2016

Agenda  |  Meeting Video  |  Minutes Approved minutes of the May 19, 2016 meeting Received and filed the summary of notices of violation issued and penalty revenue received during the month of May 2016. Received and filed a summary of the emission-reduction grant agreements approved by the Air Pollution Control

Read More...

Teachers Awarded Care for Our Earth Grants

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Hundreds of local business and community leaders and educators helped celebrate the teachers who earned this year’s Care for Our Earth Grants, as part of the annual Santa Barbara County Education Office (SBCEO) Teachers Network annual Education Celebration held at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott on Thursday, May 26. Thirty-eight teachers — spanning 26 Santa Barbara County schools — won the 2015-2016 grants, awarded by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District, Santa Barbara County Education Office, Santa Barbara County Water Agency, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, and Southern California Gas Company.

Read More...
air pollution control district logo

New Phone Numbers
The District has new direct lines for all staff, as well as for all of our phone lines, including our main phone number and Complaints line. You can find our new phone numbers on this webpage.

Nuevos números de teléfono
El Distrito tiene nuevos números de teléfono para comunicarse con el personal directamente, así como también para todas nuestras líneas telefónicas, incluyendo nuestro número principal y el de las Quejas. Puede encontrar nuestros nuevos números de teléfono en esta página web.