Firewall Fine

A settlement offer proposed by the Santa Barbara Air Pollution Control District (APCD) regarding the unsafe release of asbestos that occurred last August during building renovations on the campus of Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) was approved recently by SBCC’s board of directors; the specifics of the settlement and fine agreement were undisclosed, though sources believe them to be $2,500. According to APCD director Terry Dressler, the disturbance of asbestos was sufficiently remedied by SBCC, mitigating exposure to workers and students. Dressler added that as part of the settlement and penalty agreement SBCC was required to submit a remediation plan for approval by APCD, ensuring no similar asbestos violations would occur during future renovations.

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