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File #: 09-1340    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 10/19/2009 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 1/26/2010 Final action: 1/26/2010
Title: Air Quality Management District (AQMD) recommending the Board reappoint the following members and alternates to serve on the AQMD Hearing Board: Jean Klotz, Bruce Nixon, Thomas Fashinell, David Sederquist, and Nadia Burleson (alternate); and appoint Mark Copple, Don Nicodemus, Jr. (alternate) and Robert Hollis (alternate). (Cont'd 12/10/09, Item 13)
Attachments: 1. (A) AQMD Hearing Board_Proposed Appointments 2009, 2. (B) AQMD Hearing Board_Applications 2009
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Air Quality Management District (AQMD) recommending the Board reappoint the following members and alternates to serve on the AQMD Hearing Board: Jean Klotz, Bruce Nixon, Thomas Fashinell, David Sederquist, and Nadia Burleson (alternate); and appoint Mark Copple, Don Nicodemus, Jr. (alternate) and Robert Hollis (alternate). (Cont'd 12/10/09, Item 13)
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BUDGET SUMMARY:
Total Estimated Cost $ 0

Funding
Budgeted $ 0
New Funding $
Savings $
Other $
Total Funding Available $ 0
Change To Net County Cost $ 0

Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost:
There is no fiscal impact.

Background:
The H&S Code (HSC) Section 40800 defines the continuous existence, in each air district, of one or more hearing boards, consisting of five (5) members each and appointed by the district boards. Specific qualifications of the five (5) members of the hearing board are defined in HSC Section 40801 and are as follows:

(a) One member admitted to the practice of law
(b) One member who is a professional engineer registered as such to the Professional Engineers Act
(c) One member from the medical profession whose specialized skills, training, or interests are in the field of environmental medicine
(d) Two public members

The AQMD Board may also appoint one alternate for each member. The alternate shall have the same qualifications as the member for whom such person is an alternate. The alternate may serve only in the absence of the member, and for the same term as the member. The AQMD hearing board meets very infrequently (last meeting was held in 2003), to hear and decide upon petitions for variances from EDCAQMD rules, regulations and permit requirements. Each member is compensated $50 per hearing.

The AQMD hearing board currently consists of five (5) members and three (3) alternates. All their terms expired on June 20, 2009. The HSC Section 40804 sets the term for the members to three ye...

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