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APCD Hearing Board

The APCD Hearing Board is a five member quasi-judicial body whose purpose is to decide on matters of conflict between the Air District and industry and to act at the time of an air pollution emergency resulting from an upset or breakdown. The Hearing Board is an independent body, appointed at-large by the APCD Board and consists of an attorney practicing law in California, a registered professional engineer, a member of the medical profession, and two public members.

The Hearing Board issues variances from Air District rules and regulations from Health and Safety Code Section 41701; issues abatement orders requiring a source to cease and desist from a particular act unless specified conditions are met and; resolves permit disputes. A petition for hearing is required to be filed with the APCD Clerk in order to obtain a hearing.

You might want to think of the function of the Hearing Board in this way:

  • The APCD Board adopts rules and regulations (legislative function).
  • The Hearing Board applies rules and criteria to specific persons and situations (judicial function).
  • The Air Pollution Control Officer implements and enforces rules, regulations, permits and orders (executive function).

To find out more on the APCD Hearing Board procedures go to the Regulation VIII—Procedures Before the Hearing Board in the SLO County APCD's Rules & Regulations.

To find out more about small business compliance solutions and answers on variances check out our Small Business Solutions Brochure.

Current Hearing Board Vacancies

The APCD Board of Directors is recruiting for the following four positions on the APCD Hearing Board:

  1. Attorney Member Alternate - State law requires an attorney member or alternate be licensed to practice law in California.
     
  2. Medical/Health Member – State law requires that the Medical/Health Member or Alternate must be a member of the medical profession whose specialized skills, training, or interests are in the fields of environmental medicine, community medicine or occupational /toxicological medicine.
     
  3. Medical/Health Alternate – that the Medical/Health Member or Alternate must be a member of the medical profession whose specialized skills, training, or interests are in the fields of environmental medicine, community medicine or occupational /toxicological medicine.
     
  4. Public Member

Applications for these positions are being accepted beginning September 30 through October 25, 2019. Applications must be postmarked no later than October 25, 2019. Click below for the application or contact the Clerk of the Board (Alyssa Roslan) at 805-781-5912.

Application

Upcoming Hearing Board Actions

None scheduled at this time.

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Previous Hearing Board Actions

Click here to be directed to materials for previous Hearing Board Actions, including Petition 17-01.