APCD Hearing Board

The Air Pollution Control District (APCD) Hearing Board is an independent, quasi-judicial body established by state law to grant variances; uphold or overturn APCD decisions regarding permit denials and operating conditions on permits; settle certain disputes such as emissions banking, revoke permits to operate, issue orders of abatement, and allow citizen appeals.

The Hearing Board consists of five members appointed by the Air Pollution Control Board for three-year terms. The Board’s membership must be comprised of: one member who is admitted to the practice of law in the State of California; one member who is a registered professional engineer; one member who is a representative of the medical profession; and two public members.


Public Member:           Mike Stubblefield – Chair

Public Member:           Stephen C. Hurlock, Ph.D

Medical Profession:    Steven Bansbach M.D. – Vice Chair

Law:                              Daniel J. Murphy

Engineer:                     Robert M. Karman

Contact Information

Air Pollution Control District:

669 County Square Drive
Second Floor
Ventura, CA 93003

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Closed between 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

Daniel Searcy, Compliance Manager – Call (805) 645-1494, or email dans@vcapcd.org

Clerk of the Board:

800 S. Victoria Avenue, L#1920
Ventura, CA 93009-1920

Located in the Ventura County Government Center
Hall of Administration, Fourth Floor

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Phone: (805) 654-2251

E-mail: clerkoftheboard@ventura.org