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If you do not believe your gasoline station will be in compliance with April 1, 2009 deadline to install Phase II EVR equipment, then you may request that the District petition the APCD Hearing Board to grant a Stipulated Order of Abatement. Your station will still be in violation of Rule 316, but the Stipulated Order of Abatement will allow for continued operations of your station until the Phase II EVR equipment is installed. There will be two special Hearing Board meetings, one in Santa Maria on March 18th, and the other in Santa Barbara on March 25th. The Stipulated Order of Abatement will consist of this document (click here) and the two forms listed below.
APCD Hearing Board Briefing
On March 4, 2009 APCD staff provided a detailed briefing to the Hearing Board on the Phase II EVR Stipulated Order of Abatement process and the Phase II EVR equipment.
- General Overview Presentation. Click here. (this pdf file is 1.3 MB)
- Phase II EVR Equipment Presentation. Click here. (this pdf file is 2.3 MB)
APCD Special Hearing Staff Report
Staff Report for the March 18th Special Hearing. Click here. (pdf)
Staff Report for the March 25th Special Hearing. Click here. (pdf)
In order for the District to make this petition, the Responsible Official for the gasoline station must complete the following two forms. These two forms will be attached to the petition for the Stipulated Order of Abatement, so please write very legibly and have complete answers. We strongly recommend that your proposed dates are realistic and reflect a timely compliance date. Incomplete forms will not be accepted or processed.
Deadline to Submit the Forms
There are set deadlines to submit your request and the two required forms. You cannot show up at the Hearing and expect to be heard. The reason is that the District must prepare the necessary documents for the Hearing Board and have them docketed (i.e., submitted) two weeks in advance. Also, the District is required to issue a public notice about the meeting and we must list your station in the notice. You may request to have your case heard at either Santa Maria or Santa Barbara and we will assume, unless otherwise requested, that North County stations will have their cases heard in Santa Maria and South County stations will have their cases heard in Santa Barbara.
The deadline to submit your request to the District is noted below. If you miss the Santa Maria deadline, then your case will be heard in Santa Barbara. If you miss both deadlines, then your case will not be filed.
Hearing Board Location
Deadline to Submit Above Forms
Santa Maria March 18, 2009 March 2, 2009 Santa Barbara March 25, 2009 March 9, 2009 Mail the forms to: Paula Iorio Santa Barbara County APCD P.O. Box 6447 Santa Barbara, CA 93160-6447
Directions to the Hearing Board Locations
- Santa Maria: Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, 511 E. Parkway, Santa Maria.
- Santa Barbara: Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, 105 E. Anapamu, 4th Floor, Santa Barbara
For more information or assistance, call or email Paula Iorio at (805) 961-8867.
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