Air District seeks candidates for hearing board

The Ventura County Air Pollution Control District is seeking individuals interested in serving on the APCD’s Hearing Board in the attorney member position and Medical professional position. The attorney position must be an active member of the State Bar of California. The medical professional position must be a medical professional with specialized skills, training or interests in environmental, community or occupational/toxicological medicine.  Candidates for these positions must be a resident of Ventura County. 

The Hearing Board is a quasi-judicial body that acts upon petitions submitted by operators of air pollution emission sources, APCD staff and the public. It conducts public hearings and makes various decisions regarding air pollution sources in Ventura County. Typical decisions made by the Hearing Board include whether temporary relief from APCD Rules should be issued; whether the APCD’s denial, suspension or conditional granting of a Permit was warranted, and; determining whether a Permit to Operate should be revoked.

The Hearing Board meets Monday evenings, as needed, at 5:30 PM.  Meetings last from one to two hours and typically occur several times throughout the year. Hearing Board members are paid $75 per meeting.  The Air Pollution Control District’s Governing Board makes appointments to the Hearing Board. New members should be willing to attend a two-day training class conducted by the California Air Resources Board.

Interested individuals should contact APCD’s Keith Macias by phone at805/645-1494 or by email at keith@vcapcd.org.

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