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Public Notice: Final Approval; Santa Barbara Air Pollution Control District; Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations; Consistency Update for California

Publish Date: 07/16/2019


EPA is finalizing the approval of a local rule and the update of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Air Regulations proposed in the Federal Register on June 21, 2018. Requirements applying to OCS sources located within 25 miles of states' seaward boundaries must be updated periodically to remain consistent with the requirements of the corresponding onshore area (COA), as mandated by section 328(a)(1) of the Clean Air Act (“the Act”). The portion of the OCS air regulations that is being updated pertains to the requirements for OCS sources for which the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (“Santa Barbara County APCD” or “the District”) is the designated COA. The intended effect of approving the local rule and updating the OCS requirements for the Santa Barbara County APCD is to regulate emissions from OCS sources in accordance with the requirements onshore. The change to the existing requirements discussed in this document will be incorporated by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations and listed in the appendix to the OCS air regulations.


Final Rule


This rule is effective on August 15, 2019. The incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of August 15, 2019.


EPA has established docket number EPA-R09-OAR-2018-0366 for this action. All documents in the docket are listed on the website. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available through, or please contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section for additional availability information.

For Further Information Contact

Christine Vineyard (
Air Division (Air-4)
U.S. EPA Region 9
75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 947-4125

Applicant or Respondent

State of California

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