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APCD Hearing Board

Notice of Vacancy

The APCD Hearing Board has two expiring terms open for recruitment: an Engineer Member and Engineer Alternate. State law stipulates that the Engineer Member or Alternate must be a professional engineer registered as such pursuant to the Professional Engineers Act and also requires appointment of Hearing Board members be made by the APCD Board of Directors.

Applications for these positions are being accepted August 7 through August 28, 2020. Applications can be submitted via email or U.S. Mail at the addresses below. Applications must be postmarked no later than August 26, 2020. Click below for the application or contact Alyssa Roslan, APCD Clerk of the Board at 805-781-5912.


Press Release

Applications are to be submitted in writing to:
SLO Air Pollution Control District
Attn: Clerk of the Board
3433 Roberto Court
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401


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.



Previous Hearing Board Actions

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