Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District

to be published
October 11, 2009

Notice of Public Review and Request for Comments

Preliminary Decision to Approve Emission Reduction Credits for Wm. Bolthouse Farms, Inc.

The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) has made a preliminary decision to approve emission reduction credits for Wm. Bolthouse Farms, Inc. An emission reduction credit is earned by a company when it reduces air emissions beyond what is required by permits and rules. It is an asset that can be used by its owner or sold to companies that need emission offsets. Emission reduction credit amounts to be approved for Wm. Bolthouse Farms, Inc. are:

Oxides of Nitrogen                    20.939 tons per year
Particulate Matter (PM)                0.152 tons per year
PM-10                                             0.146 tons per year

Wm. Bolthouse Farms, Inc. plans to create these emission reduction credits by electrifying six diesel powered irrigation pump engines at their ranches in the Cuyama area of Santa Barbara County. The District finds that the proposed emission reductions credits meet the requirements for approval pursuant to our Rules 804 and 806.  

Files for this application are available for review at the District, 260 North San Antonio Road, Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA. The Districtís Preliminary Decision of Issuance No. 062 for this project is available on this page on this page.

The District invites written comments on the proposed decision to approve emission reduction credits. Written comments must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., November 20, 2009 to: Brian P. Shafritz, Santa Barbara County APCD, 260 North San Antonio Road, Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. For more information, call 805.961.8823

                                                                                                                         Published Sunday, October 18, 2009 


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