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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.


Monday, November 18, 2019 - 9:00 AM - Agenda  Watch (Recorded Video)
South County Regional Center
800 West Branch Street
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Official Notice of Hearing of the SLO County APCD Hearing Board
Petition of the Hearing Board Filed 11/1/2019
Proposed Order of Abatement Filed 11/1/2019


Amendment to Order of Abatement #17-01

All Written Public Comments Recieved Prior to November 15, 2019

Dr. Richard Wishner Public Comment
Brett Trumper Public Comment
Arlene Versay Public Comment
Claire Granbery Public Comment
Claudia Horton Public Comment
Concerned Citizens for Clean Air Public Comment
Dorothy Modafferi Public Comment
Rachelle Toti Public Comment
Scott DiSalvo Public Comment
Dorothy Hines Public Comment
Kathy Boyd Public Comment
William Kennedy Public Comment
David Bernstein Public Comment
Ed Harris Public Comment
Michael Normoyle Public Comment
on Amador Public Comment
Linda Reynolds Public Comment
Michael Elliott Public Comment
Michael Young Public Comment
Rosemary Nelson Public Comment



Previous Hearing Board Actions

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