Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District

to be published
September 27, 2009

Notice of Public Workshop/Community Advisory Council Meeting

Proposed Rule 345 Control of Fugitive Dust from Construction and Demolition  
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 6:30 p.m.
Days Inn 114 East Highway 246, Buellton, CA

The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) will hold a Public Workshop/Community Advisory Council Meeting at the time and location listed above to accept comments on proposed Rule 345.

Sources Potentially Affected
This rule applies to any activity associated with construction or demolition of a structure or structures. 

About the Proposed Amended Rule
Rule 345 (Control of Fugitive Dust from Construction and Demolition) is being proposed as a result of Senate Bill 656, passed by the legislature in 2003 to reduce public exposure to inhalable particulate matter (PM) or dust.  After completing research required by Senate Bill 656, District staff were directed by the Board of Directors to create a rule to reduce PM, or dust, from construction and demolition activities.

Although dust mitigation measures are already recommended or required for construction and demolition projects through other programs (e.g., California Environmental Quality Act, California Storm Water Control Regulations, etc.) these measures are not enforceable by the District.  Implementation of Rule 345 will give the District staff the ability to enforce dust mitigation measures, and reduce PM or dust from construction and demolition sites.

Currently the District proposes to bring this rule to the Board of Directors in December, 2009/January, 2010.  

You are invited to review the rule and provide comments to the District.  You may attend and comment at the public workshop, or submit comments in writing to Rebecca Armstrong of the Rulemaking Staff.

A copy of the proposed rule will be available before the public workshop.  To check on the status or to obtain copies of the draft rule please see our workshops page.

You may also contact Liz Zavala at 805.961.8811 for copies of the draft rule. For more information on this rule action, contact Rebecca Armstrong at 805.961.8888 or, or write to her at the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District, 260 N. San Antonio Road, Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Published September 27, 2009

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