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June 2020
Create a “Clean Air Room” to Protect Against Wildfire Smoke
COVID-19 Information
Credit Card Payments Now Accepted Online
Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies: 2019 Results

Archive – Hard Copy Newsletters

Fall 2017 / Winter 2018
Thomas Fire Causes Weeks of Unhealthy Air
County’s Status for State Ozone Standard Changes
Mike Willis Retires
Air Heroes at Annual Camp Wheez
Get Cash for Your Fireplace
Blue Whales & Blue Skies Act
District Helps Develop Local GHG Mitigation Options
Don Ward Retires from Hearing Board
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Transit Transfer Program

Spring 2017
District Launches Voluntary Wood Smoke Reduction Program
District Celebrates Guadalupe EV Charging Station
Agencies Investigate H2S Odors
District Finalizes Hydrogen Readiness Plan
Catching Air Exhibit Opens
2016 Marine Shipping Program Cut Emissions, Protected Whales
Permitted Facilities Map — and Permits — Now Available Online
NSR Rules Approved by Board
Car Free 2017 Promotion

Fall 2016
Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies Project Receives EPA Award
A Summer of Science, Sensors, and Surprises
Santa Barbara County Celebrates First Hydrogen Fueling Station
Care for Our Earth Grants Program Returns for Fall 2016
Moyer Program Application Period Opening
Rule Revisions Adopted
Summer Wildfires and Air Quality
Talking About Our Air at Community Events

Winter 2016
Aeron Arlin Genet Announced as New District Director
New Federal Ozone Standard
Joe Petrini Retires
District Helps Replace Marine Engines
Dave Van Mullem Thanks Staff
School District Installs CNG Station
Meet an Inspector
Cleaner Fireplace Burning
District Staff Attend Career Fair

Spring – Summer 2015
Refugio Oil Spill
Natural Seeps
From Air to Water: Chris Hewes
Remembering Ron Tan
Earth Day
Clean Air Express
Retirement Roundup
District Board Adopts Greenhouse Gas Threshold
Santa Barbara Air Quality in 2014

Fall-2014-Combined Issue
Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies
Working to Reduce Marine Shipping Emissions Since 1994
Celebrating Teachers and the County Education Office
View New District Video
Hot Weather in October Impacts Air Quality
Encouraging Clean-Fueled Vehicles
Dry or Wet Weather this Winter?

Summer – Fall 2013
2013 Air Quality in Santa Barbara County
Learn Before You Burn
Open Streets
Santa Barbara Car Free, Earth Day, CycleMAYnia
Air Emissions Testing at Facilities
Eric Kett Receives Award
Jon Mundt Retires

Spring 2013
Particle Pollution and Heart Impacts
Ron Tan Retires
Learning about Air Pollution
Seeing Isn’t Always Breathing
District’s Compliance Division
Delay of NOx Standards for Ships

Fall 2012-Winter 2013
Teachers Help Students Care for our Earth
Reducing Emissions from Ships
Janice Kettler Retires
Janice Robinson Retires
Earth Day Festival
Green Business Certification for the District
Meet an Inspector: Matt Niro

Summer 2012
Reducing Pollution from Marine Shipping
Don Ward’s Life in Air
Teacher Grants Program Back for 2012
Cleaner School Buses at Lompoc Unified
Meet an Inspector: Mike McKay

Spring 2012
Teacher Riccardo Magni
Winds, Weather, Wildfire Season
Earth Day and CycleMAYnia
County Unveils Solar Array
Meet an Inspector: Glenn Gazdecki
Fees Change July 1
New NOx Emissions Limit for Water Heaters

Winter 2012
Maersk Meeting with District
High Winds and Air Quality
Linda Alexander, Jim Swihart Retire
Tips for Greener Living
Charging Up on the Central Coast!
Green Businesses Thrive
Meet an Inspector: Jon Mundt
Don Kendig Takes Position in Ventura

Fall 2011
Old Car Buy Back Program Returns
Federal Ozone Standard Update
Clean Vehicle Rebates
Carbon Monoxide Dangers Indoors
Safer, Cleaner Fireplace Burning
New Tractor Saves Money, Cuts Pollution
Coast Guard Study of Shipping Lanes
Transportation Plan – Sustainable Communities

Summer 2011
Van Mullem New District Director
Shipping Pollution: Speed Reduction
NASA Technology and Wildfire Hot Spots
New on the Web
Terravant Pioneers Pollution Controls

Spring 2011
Hot Weather in May and Air Quality
Terry Dressler Retires
Smog and Fire Season Tips
Earth Day and Bike Challenge
New CalEEMod Tool
Charging Santa Barbara County
Improving Mileage
Cuyama School Bus

Winter 2011
Care for our Earth Teacher Grants
New Faces at the District
Earth Day and Green Shorts
Green Businesses Reap Benefits
Electric Vehicles Workshop
CEQA Threshold for Greenhouse Gases
Off-Road Equipment Replacement

Fall 2010
Driving into the Future
Visiting Group from Hangzhou
Sister Janet Corcoran
Green Business Program
New Faces and Transitions
Safer, Cleaner Fireplace Burning
Planning for Clean Air
Rules Roundup

Summer 2010
40 Years Working for Clean Air
40-Year Timeline
Tom Murphy Retires
Teacher Grants
Favorable State Audit of Moyer Program
New Division Manager
New Face at the Front Desk
Fred White Retires

Spring 2010
Milestone in Cutting Shipping Emissions
National Clean Air Award-Santa Barbara Car Free
Transitions at the District
Earth Day Grand Prize Winner
Old Car Buy Back Now Pays $1,000 per Vehicle
Leaf Blowers
Driving and Car Care Tips

Winter 2010
Care for our Earth Teacher Grants
Bobbie Bratz Retires
Earth Day 2010
Cutting Pollution from School Buses
Mike Broughton Leaves for Colorado
Rules Update

Fall 2009
News on Air Pollution and Health
Learning about Air Pollution and Green Buildings
Safer, Cleaner Fireplace Burning
Green Business Program Update
Smog Emissions from County Vehicles Drop
The Truck Stops Here
Air Cleaner Update
CAPCOA Climate Change Forum

Summer 2009
Progress and Challenges in Cutting Ship Emissions
Ozone Standards Exceeded in August
New Faces at the District
Schools Save Energy, Cut Traffic and Pollution
Planning for Clean Air
Cash for Cleaner Engines
Cleaner School Buses
Fire Season

Spring 2009
Ash, Particle Pollution, and Our Health
Air Quality Advisories
Car Free Winner at Earth Day
Vijaya Jammalamadaka Retires
Leadership Santa Barbara County
Driving Cleaner
Old Car Buy Back Program
Climate Change Impacts on CA
Commuter Challenge
Revising Solvent Cleaning Rules

Winter 2009
Tips for Green Living
Teaching about our Air
Earth Day 2009
Greening Businesses
Changing Community Design

Newsletter Archives

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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.