Why have a Hearing Board?
An independent body of five members appointed by the Air Pollution Control Board (County Board of Supervisors), the Hearing Board hears requests from industry, the District, and the public to:
- Grant variances (temporary enforcement relief) from District Rules to individual facilities or products.
- Decide appeals of the issuance or denial of a District-issued permit or emission reduction credit, either by a permit applicant or participants in the permitting process.
- Issue an Abatement Order requiring a facility operating in violation of District rules to take specific actions or shut down.
- Revoke a District-issued permit.