Notice of Public Review and Request for Comments
Draft Federal Part 70 Permits for the Dos Cuadras – South County Stationary Source
The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) has issued five draft federal Part 70 renewal permits for Dos Cuadras Offshore Resources (DCOR) South County Outer Continental Shelf facilities: Platforms A, B, C, Henry, and Hillhouse. DCOR and prior owners have operated these facilities located approximately six miles south-southeast of the city of Santa Barbara. All five platforms produce oil and natural gas which are transported via sub-sea pipelines to the Rincon onshore facility in Ventura County for final processing. All five platforms constitute one stationary source, considered a major source for emissions of volatile organic compounds, nitrogen oxides, and carbon monoxide.
DCOR currently has five federal Part 70 operating permits. This action is the renewal of these permits. No increases in facility production or emissions will occur as a result of this permit action. Once issued by the District and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the five permits will be valid for three years.
Public Comment Procedures
Copies of the permit application, the draft permits, and support materials are available for review from March 5 through April 4, 2018 at the District Office:
Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District
260 North San Antonio Road, Suite A
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Only the federally enforceable conditions in Sections 9.A through 9.C of these permits are subject to public review. Comments on these sections should be submitted in writing to the District (Attn: Phil Sheehan). All comments must be received by April 4th, 2018. Issues relevant to the Part 70 permit raised during the comment period will be addressed in writing by the District as part of the final permit issuance.
The District will consider scheduling a hearing for public comments on the draft permits, if requested in writing, within two weeks after publication of this notice. For more information, or to request a public hearing, please contact Phil Sheehan at (805) 961-8876, or write to the District at the above address.
to be published March 4, 2018