Author: Lyz Bantilan

Information on Three Prescribed Burns Planned Through December

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 29, 2020 En Español Contacts: Lyz Hoffman, Public Information Officer, Santa Barbara County APCD, (805) 961-8819 Mike Eliason, Public Information Officer, Santa Barbara County Fire, (805) 896-5134 Information on Three Prescribed Burns Planned through December SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. — The Santa Barbara County Fire Department

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Sedgwick Reserve Research Burn Scheduled for This Week

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. — The Santa Barbara County Fire Department will be conducting a research burn on the Sedgwick Reserve in the Santa Ynez Valley, just east of and adjacent to Figueroa Creek. The goal of this burn is to study the effects of fire behavior on varying rangeland vegetation types and vegetative loads. Approximately three acres of grass of varying height will be burned.

Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) staff have reviewed the Smoke Management Plan and provided conditions to minimize smoke impacts in Santa Barbara County. The burn will be conducted when the meteorological conditions are highly favorable to direct smoke away from population centers.

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Air Quality Alert for Santa Barbara County

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. — The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District issued an Air Quality Alert for Santa Barbara County to be in effect until conditions improve. Wildfires throughout California are producing significant smoke. This is a dynamic situation, and local air quality conditions can deteriorate quickly. Stay alert to local conditions by visiting www.ourair.org/todays-air-quality or fire.airnow.gov.

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SCCBCC Agenda – August 26, 2020

SOUTH CENTRAL COAST BASINWIDE AIR POLLUTION CONTROL COUNCIL TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE Gary Willey, APCO San Luis Obispo County APCD Dr. Laki Tisopulos, P.E., APCO Ventura County APCD Aeron Arlin Genet, APCO Santa Barbara County APCD COUNCIL MEMBERS Lynn Compton District 4 Supervisor, San Luis Obispo Lynn Edmonds Councilmember, City of

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Notice of Public Review and Request for Comments

The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) has prepared an annual air monitoring network plan for the county. The plan includes a statement of the purpose for each air monitor, and evidence that the siting and operation of each monitor meets the requirements of the federal regulations.

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Range Improvement Burn in Los Olivos Scheduled for June

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. — The Santa Barbara County Fire Department has tentatively scheduled a range improvement burn at 4155 Figueroa Mountain Rd in Los Olivos with a burn window of June 10-11. The goal of this two-day burn is to provide live fire training for the certification of instructors to teach CA-219 Firing Operations class. This class is used to teach both firefighters and private land managers to use fire as a tool to both fight large-scale wildfires and manage prescribed fire being used as a land management tool. Prescribed, or planned, fires typically burn less intensely than wildfires. Prescribed burns can help prevent the spread of wildfires, and can reduce impacts to watersheds that can result in soil loss and sedimentation.

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APCD Board Actions – March 19, 2020

Agenda | Meeting Video | Minutes March 18, 2020 –Memorandum  Closed Session Conference with Labor Negotiators (Gov. Code § 54957.6) District-designated representative: Aeron Arlin Genet. Employee organizations: Engineers & Technicians Association,n Service Employees International Union Local 620, and Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District Employees Association. Unrepresented employees: Management and Confidential-Unrepresented employees. Conference with

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SCCBCC Agenda – March 18, 2020 – CANCELLED

SOUTH CENTRAL COAST BASINWIDE AIR POLLUTION CONTROL COUNCIL TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE Gary Willey, APCO San Luis Obispo County APCD Dr. Laki Tisopulos, P.E., APCO Ventura County APCD Aeron Arlin Genet, APCO Santa Barbara County APCD COUNCIL MEMBERS Lynn Compton District 4 Supervisor, San Luis Obispo Lynn Edmonds Councilmember, City of

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APCD To Launch Voluntary Electric Landscape Equipment Program March 4

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. — Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) is excited to announce a new program to encourage businesses, public agencies, and schools to use electric-powered landscaping equipment. Beginning on March 4, up to $100,000 is available for the Landscape Equipment Electrification Fund (LEEF) pilot program to provide vouchers covering up to 60 percent of the cost for eligible landscape equipment and up to 100 percent of the cost for additional batteries and chargers for equipment purchased through the program, up to a maximum of $10,000 per organization. Commercial landscaping businesses — as well as public agencies and public and private schools and universities that perform their own landscape maintenance — are eligible for the program. Individual homeowners are not eligible to apply.

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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.