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2023 Press Releases

9-29-23: Thousand HIlls Prescribed Burn Tentatively Scheduled for October 2 and 3, 2023. 

9-26-23: Notice of Vacancies - Hearing Board of SLO County APCD 

Beginning October 2 through October 27, 2023, the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) Hearing Board is recruiting for four positions: a Public Member Alternate, an Attorney Member Alternate, an Engineer Member Alternate and a Medical Member Alternate. State law requires the Attorney Member and Alternate to be admitted to the practice of law in California, the Engineer Member and Alternate be registered professional engineers, the Medical Member and Alternate be members of the medical profession and appointment of Hearing Board members be made by the APCD Board of Directors. 

The APCD Hearing Board is a quasi-judicial body whose purpose is to hear requests from regulated industry for a variance from rules, hear requests for orders of abatement concerning air quality public nuisance issues, and other areas of jurisdiction set by the State Health and Safety Code. Membership requirements for the Hearing Board are stipulated in state law and specify members and alternates consist of an attorney admitted to the practice of law in California, a registered professional engineer, a member of the medical profession, and two public members.

Applications for these positions are being accepted October 2 to October 27, 2023. Applications can be submitted via email or U.S. Mail at the addresses listed below. Applications must be postmarked no later than October 27, 2023. Applications are available online at https://www.slocleanair.org/who/board/hearing-board.php or by contacting Alyssa Roslan, APCD Clerk of the Board. Applications are to be submitted to:

SLO Air Pollution Control District
Attn: Clerk of the Board
3433 Roberto Ct.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Consideration of this matter by the APCD Board of Directors is planned for the November 29, 2023 meeting; applicants are encouraged to attend the meeting and address the Board. Additional information regarding the vacancies and applicants will be provided in the November Board agenda packet for this item.

9-26-23: Notice of Hearing & Public Workshop - Air Pollution Control District Hearing Board

 The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) Hearing Board is providing notice to the public that it will conduct a hearing and workshop on Friday, October 13, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors Chambers located at 1055 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo.

The Hearing Board will receive an informational update on activities in Stipulated Order of Abatement 17-01 issued to California Department of Parks and Recreation Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Division.

A public workshop addressing the California Department of Parks and Recreation’s Annual Report and Work Plan (ARWP) will also be held at this time. The workshop will include a presentation of the draft ARWP by State Parks, and a presentation on the adequacy of the ARWP and effectiveness of mitigation by the Scientific Advisory Group and the APCD. After considering comments received at the workshop, the APCO will make a final decision on the ARWP. Approval of the ARWP may include conditions imposed by the APCO.

The hearing and workshop will provide an opportunity for the public to make in-person general comments on any item considered. The public is invited to provide written public comments in advance of the workshop. Comments can be emailed to boardclerk@slocleanair.org.

Friday, October 13, 2023 9:00 a.m.

To view all related documents, or to find out more about the efforts to mitigate dust emissions from the Oceano Dunes, visit https://www.slocleanair.org/air-quality/oceano-dunes-efforts.php.


Other 2023 Press Releases

9-25-23: La Panza Range Improvement Association Prescribed Burn 

9-15-23: Camp SLO Fire Hazard Reduction Burn - Proposed September 18, 2023

6-12-23: CAL FIRE Thousand Hills Prescribed Burn on June 15

5-30-23: Camp Roberts Fire Hazard Reduction and Training Burn - 9,000 Acres on June 1, 2023

4-28-23: Camp Roberts Fire Hazard Reduction and Training Burns - Burn Window May 17 through June 16 with Majority being June 1

4-20-23: Prescribed Burns at Hearst San Simeon, Morro Bay, and Montana de Oro State Parks

4-17-23: CAL FIRE Launches New Online Burn Permit Application

4-7-23: Notice of Vacancies - Hearing Board of the SLO County APCD

3-31-23: Prescribed Burns at Hearst San Simeon, Morro Bay, and Montana de Oro State Parks

3-6-23: Prescribed Burns at Hearst San Simeon, Morro Bay, and Montana de Oro State Parks

1-30-23: Prescribed Burning at Morro Bay State Park

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