APCD Hearing Board


May 12, 2022: 10-Day Notice of Hearing

May 12, 2022: Agenda

May 26, 2022: 10-Day Notice of Hearing


Date Received Petitioner Document

The San Diego County Air Pollution Control District is now accepting applications for members to join the Air Pollution Control District Hearing Board (in accordance with the California Health and Safety Code Section 40800). The available seats are for candidates meeting one of the following requirements:

  • Professional Engineering Alternate Member - the Professional Engineer must be registered as such pursuant to the Professional Engineers Act (Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 6700) of Division 3 of the California Business and Professions Code)
  • Public Alternate Member

The duties of the Hearing Board include consideration of variance requests from permitted entities, permit appeals from permittees or members of the public, and requests for abatement orders. The Hearing Board is made up of five members, which include one member admitted to practice law in California, one registered professional engineer, one member from the medical profession, and two public members.

Hearing Board members will be appointed by the APCD Governing Board during a public meeting and will serve a term of three years.

To apply, please provide the following:

  • Resume

Submit all documents to: APCDPublicComment@sdapcd.org



The Air Pollution Control District Hearing Board is composed of five members appointed by the Air Pollution Control District Governing Board (APCDGB). This Board is administered by the Clerk of the Air Pollution Control District Governing Board. The members of the Board have professional experience in the fields of medicine, engineering, law, and include two members of the public. The Board is an impartial entity established to hear and decide appeals from permit denials, application for variances from Air Pollution Control District Rules and Regulations, hear abatement order requests. Persons or companies requiring a Variance from the Air Pollution Control District Hearing Board may file a Request for Variance via email to APCDVariance@sdapcd.org, USPS mail, or in person at the office of the Air Pollution Control District c/o Governing Board Clerk, 10124 Old Grove Road, San Diego, CA 92131. For questions regarding this process, you may call (858) 245-8249 or email APCDVariance@sdapcd.org. An appropriate fee is collected at the time the Variance is requested.

Filing Information
Information on how to file a petition or appeal - also includes fee information

Permit Appeals
Information on how to file a permit appeal

Hearing Forms and Fee Schedule
Forms for filing a petition for variance, permit appeal, and more


Hearing Board 2022 Calendar
The Air Pollution Control District Hearing Board's meeting calendar and filing deadlines for the calendar year

Hearing Board Statements of Proceedings (Minutes)
APCD Hearing Board minutes from past hearings

Hearing Board Rules & Regulations
Current APCD Hearing Board rules of procedure

Hearing Board Roster
Current member composition of the Hearing Board

Hearing Board Fact Sheet
APCD Hearing Board Details regarding composition and compensation

Due to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) public health emergency, the County of San Diego has made several changes to Air Pollution Control District Hearing Board meetings to protect the public's health..

California Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-29-20 on March 17, 2020, relating to the convening of public meetings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pursuant to the Executive Order, and to maintain the orderly conduct of the meeting, the Air Pollution Control District Hearing Board will only be conducting hearings via video conferencing or teleconference and will participate in the meeting to the same extent as if they were present. The public can participate in the meetings via teleconference, instead of attending in person. 

Here's How You Can Stay Engaged!

Members of the public wishing to participate via telephone should contact the Clerk at (858) 245-8249 to obtain the call-in number and correlating access code.


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