Category: Public Notices

Notice of Public Review and Comment Opportunity

Price Management, which operates Turnpike Shell and Fuel Depot located at 175 and 250 N Turnpike Road in Santa Barbara, has applied to the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) for permits to install and operate two (2) portable diesel-fired emergency standby generators at various fueling stations in Santa Barbara County during emergency events. Two of the proposed fueling stations, Turnpike Shell and the Fuel Depot, have property boundaries that are within 1,000 feet of the property boundary of San Marcos High School, located at 4750 Hollister Ave in Santa Barbara.

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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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Notice of Public Review and Comment Opportunity

TRAK Environmental Group, Inc. and Ecotech Environmental Corp. have applied to the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) for a permit to operate a High Vacuum Dual Phase Extraction (HVDPE) system with carbon adsorption controls to remediate contaminated soil at a former printer processing facility located at 526 Laguna Street in Santa Barbara. The location of the project is within 1,000 feet of the property boundary of La Cuesta High School and Alta Vista Alternative High School, both located at 710 Santa Barbara Street in Santa Barbara.

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Budget Workshop and Public Hearings

The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) will hold a virtual public workshop and two public hearings on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2020-21. A copy of the proposed budget is available for review below.

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Notice of Public Review and Comment Opportunity

Chevron Environmental Management Company has applied to the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) for a permit to excavate and remove approximately 5,000 cubic yards of soil contaminated by remnant oilfield road materials located at 2033 South Blosser Road in Santa Maria.  Excavated material will be loaded on trucks for transportation offsite to a State‑approved disposal facility.  The project site is within 1,320 feet of the property boundary of Roberto and Dr. Francisco Jiménez Elementary School, located at 1970 Biscayne Street, and Liberty Elementary School, located at 1300 Sonya Lane in Santa Maria.

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Public Notice

State law (Health and Safety Code Section 40923) requires the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) to publish a list of regulatory measures scheduled for consideration each year. These regulatory measures, or rules and regulations, are adopted in order to reduce air pollution in Santa Barbara County. Air quality rules and regulations that may be adopted or amended during 2020 are listed below. Other measures may be proposed for adoption per the criteria specified in Section 40923 of the Health and Safety Code. Before the adoption or amendment or any regulatory measure, the District publishes a notice in a local newspaper and holds a public hearing to accept comments from affected businesses and other interested parties.

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Notice of Public Review and Comment Opportunity

ES Engineering Services, LLC. has applied to the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) for a permit to install and operate a soil vapor extraction system (SVE) system with thermal oxidizer controls to remediate contaminated soil at a former gasoline service station located at 901 North H Street in Lompoc.  The location of the project is within 1,000 feet of the property boundary of Olive Grove Charter School, located at 820 North H Street in Lompoc.

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Notice of Public Workshop

Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) will hold a public workshop at the time and location listed above to discuss a new draft rule, Rule 364. The draft rule requires all petroleum refineries within the District to install and maintain a fenceline monitoring network that can measure various criteria air pollutants and toxic air contaminants that are emitted from the refinery. The rule also requires the District to install and maintain a community air monitoring system to measure the refinery-related pollutants in the nearby community. The rule will satisfy the new requirements in California Health and Safety Code, consistent with Assembly Bill 1647 (2017-2018).

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Notice of Public Hearing

The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) Board of Directors will hold a public hearing at the time and location listed above to accept comments and consider adopting the Assembly Bill 617 Best Available Retrofit Control Technology Rule Development Schedule (Rule Development Schedule). The public hearing on the Rule Development Schedule will begin at 1:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard.

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