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)0.513 tpy
Reactive Organic Compounds (ROC)22.999 tpy
Carbon Monoxide (CO)5.679 tpy
Oxides of Sulfur (SOx)0.017 tpy

PAPCO plans to create these emission reduction credits by permanently shutting down the onshore Gaviota Oil & Heating Facility. 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 No. 113 for this project is 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., March 19, 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 February 17, 2019

Preliminary DOI 113