Permit applicants or public participants in the permit process may petition the Hearing Board for a hearing on any permit conditions and permit determinations.
What is a permit appeal and who can file one?
As provided in District Rule 25, permit appeals may be filed by either a permit applicant or an aggrieved person (see Rule 25(g)) who participated in the permitting process. “Permit” includes Authority to Construct, Permit to Operate, Temporary Authorization, renewal of a Permit to Operate with new or modified conditions, Certificate of Registration, and Emission Reduction Credit (ERC) Certificate.
For Title V permits, please refer to Rule 1425.
When is the deadline to file a permit appeal?
What should I include in a permit appeal petition?
- Petition for Hearing Board Action cover sheet.
- A written explanation of the grounds for the appeal. (See District Rule 25 for non-Title V permits or Rule 1425 for Title V permits.) Information provided in the petition should be clear, comprehensive, and concise. Please note that information you submit to the Hearing Board or present at the meeting becomes a public record subject to disclosure.
- Agent’s Authorization form, if a representative (such as a consultant) will appear on your behalf at the meeting. Whoever appears should be prepared to discuss whether the permit was properly issued or denied.
- Filing fee of $1544 to the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District at the time of filing.
Where do I file a permit appeal?
Submit the petition forms with fees as soon as possible to the Hearing Board Clerk, via email at APCDVariance@sdcounty.ca.gov or in person at 10124 Old Grove Road, San Diego, CA 92131.
Acceptable forms of payment are cash or a check made payable to the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District.
Compliance Division Contact
For general questions, please contact District Hearing Board Representative by phone at (858) 586-2650 or by email.
For procedural questions, please contact the Hearing Board Clerk via email at APCDVariance@sdcounty.ca.gov or, by phone at (858) 245-8249.
You may also contact the Compliance Division by phone at (858) 586-2650 Monday through Friday from 7:00 am through 5:00 pm or by email.
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