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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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Hydrogen Sulfide in Goleta Area

In February 2018, the District received and responded to numerous complaints of a “rotten egg” smell, or hydrogen sulfide (H2S), from an area in western Goleta. The District did not find a source of the odors.

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