Notice of Public Review and Request for Comments

Preliminary Decision to Approve Emission Reduction Credits for the California State Lands Commission

The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) has made a preliminary decision to approve emission reduction credits to the California State Lands Commission (CSLC). 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 the CSLC are:


Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)6.232 tpy
Reactive Organic Compounds (ROC)41.598 tpy
Carbon Monoxide (CO)2.666 tpy
Oxides of Sulfur (SOx)  0.144 tpy
Particulate Matter (PM10)    0.698 tpy
Particulate Matter (PM)0.698 tpy


The CSLC plans to create these emission reduction credits by permanently shutting Platform Holly and the Beachfront Lease (also known as Piers 421) located in state waters in the Santa Barbara Channel. 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. 112 and 114 for this project are available online at the District website.   

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 26, 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.


Preliminary DOI 112
Preliminary DOI 114

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           to be published January 27, 2019