Notice of Public Review and Request for Comments

Preliminary Decision to Approve Emission Reduction Credits for the Point Arguello Pipeline Company

The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) has made a preliminary decision to approve emission reduction credits for the Point Arguello Pipeline Company (PAPCO). An emission reduction credit is earned by a company when it reduces air emissions beyond what is required by permits and rules or when a facility shuts down. It is an asset that can be used by its owner or sold to companies that need emission offsets. Emission reduction credit amounts to be approved for PAPCO are:

Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)104.647 tpy
Reactive Organic Compounds (ROC)     120.228 tpy
Carbon Monoxide (CO) 83.963 tpy
Oxides of Sulfur (SOx0.028 tpy
Particulate Matter (PM10)   5.400 tpy
Particulate Matter (PM)   5.400 tpy

                            
                             
                                
                       
PAPCO plans to create these emission reduction credits by permanently shutting Platforms Harvest, Hermosa and Hidalgo located on the Outer Continental Shelf in Federal Waters. The District finds that the proposed emission reduction credits meet the requirements for approval pursuant to Rules 804 and 806.

Files for this application are available for review at the District offices located at 260 North San Antonio Road, Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA. The District’s Preliminary Decisions of Issuance Nos. 108, 109 and 110 for this project are available at the District website (below).

The District invites written comments on the proposed decisions to issue emission reduction credits. Written comments must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., February 22, 2019 to: David Harris, [email protected], or Santa Barbara County APCD, 260 N. San Antonio Road, Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. For more information, call (805) 961-8824.

                                                                       to be published January 20, 2019

 

Preliminary DOI 108

Preliminary DOI 109

Preliminary DOI 110