Variance Fundamentals for Petitioners
This page last reviewed May 23, 2011
|This page contains information for anyone planning to request a variance from a local air pollution control district hearing board. The first step in requesting a variance is to contact your local Air Pollution Control District. There are six findings that the hearing board must make prior to the granting of anyvariance as specified in Health & Safety Code HSC ß42352 . The burden of proof rests on the person requesting the variance. Proof may include presenting witnesses that have first-hand knowledge of the situation. Proper preparation prior to the hearing is critical.|
Hearing Board Workshops
The ARB recommends that variance district staff attend our Hearing Board Workshops. These workshops provide useful information for anyone involved in the variance process.
For information regarding California's Variance Oversight Program or Hearing Board Workshops, please email Vickie McGrath or telephone