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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.

Upcoming Hearing Board Actions 

APCD Hearing Board Meeting

June 17, 2022 at 9:00 am (virtually)  - Agenda

June 17, 2022 Hearing Board Meeting Notice

Zoom Webinar Teleconference Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81331654308

YouTube Livestream Link: https://youtu.be/rmWEMPG3Rgo

Hearing Continuance Notice - April 20, 2022

Hearing Board Meeting Notice  - Continued to June 17, 2022 (Rescheduled April 26, 2022 meeting)

Joint Status Report - State Parks and APCD

Exhibit 1 - APCD Analysis of Air Quality Response to Mitigations

Exhibit 2 - Scientific Basis for Possible Revision of the Stipulated Order of Abatement (SAG)

SAG SOA Presentation by Raleigh Martin

ir Quality Impacts Presentation by Karl Tupper

ceano Dunes Status Report Presentation by Ronnie Glick


Public Comments Related to June 17, 2022 Hearing

Stanley Gitler 4-18-22 Public Comment
ichard Wishner 4-18-22 Public Comment
ich Henderson Public Comment
artin Akel 4-18-22 Public Comment
ohn P. O'Connell Public Comment
o Gustely Public Comment
d Harris Public Comment
laire & Paul Granberry Public Comment
llen Doran Public Comment
om Ryan Public Comment
tanley Gitler 6-10-22 Public Comment
oss Chenot Public Comment
osemary Remacle Public Comment
onda McKible Public Comment
ichard Wishner 6-10-22 Public Comment
artin Akel 6-3-22 Public Comment
achelle Toti Public Comment
inda Reynolds Public Comment
ean Baker Public Comment
anis Spire Public Comment
ric Troff Public Comment
oncerned Citizens for Clean Air Public Comment
hris Sorensen Public Comment
rlene Versaw Public Comment
T Larson Public Comment 
David Bernstein Public Comment 
Jim Babcock Public Comment 
Joyce Southwood Public Comment 
Michael Normoyle Public Comment 
Peg Pinard Public Comment 
Yvonne Williams Public Comment 
Dorothy Hines Public Comment 
Friends of Oceano Dunes Public Comment 
Jared MacLeod Public Comment 
OHMVR Commission Public Comment



Previous Hearing Board Actions

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