Notice of Public Review and Request for Comments

Draft Federal Part 70 Permits for the ExxonMobil Santa Ynez Unit Stationary Source

The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) has issued five (5) draft federal Part 70 permit to the ExxonMobil Santa Ynez Unit Stationary Source.

Please Note:  The draft Part 70 renewal permits for the ExxonMobil Santa Ynez Unit (SYU) stationary source that are available for public review are unrelated to the proposed ExxonMobil Interim Trucking for SYU Phased Restart Project and do not authorize trucking operations from the ExxonMobil SYU source.  The proposed ExxonMobil Interim Trucking for SYU Phased Restart Project is currently under review and consideration by Santa Barbara County Department of Planning & Development.  More information is available here:http://countyofsb.org/plndev/projects/energy/ExxonMobil-InterimTrucking.sbc.

The Santa Ynez Unit produces crude oil and natural gas from Platforms Hondo, Harmony, and Heritage, which are located off the California coast in the Santa Barbara Channel. The oil and gas are transported through a subsea pipeline and treated the Las Flores Canyon Oil and Gas Plant and the Pacific Offshore Pipeline Company (POPCO) Gas Plant, both located in Las Flores Canyon, which is approximately 20 miles west of Santa Barbara, California.

PERMITTING ACTION
This permitting action is a renewal of the federal Part 70 permits for the facility. The Part 70 permit regulates the production and processing of oil and natural gas. Once issued by the District and the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), the Part 70 permit will be valid for three years. The permit will be enforceable by the District, USEPA, and the public.

PUBLIC COMMENT PROCEDURES
Copies of the permit application and the draft permits are available for review from April 27, 2021 to May 27, 2021 on the District website. For more information or a copy of the permit, please contact William Sarraf at (805) 961-8888 or at [email protected]

Only the federally enforceable conditions in Sections 9.A, 9.B, and 9.C of the permit are subject to public review. Comments on these sections should be submitted, in writing, to the District at the address below (attn.: William Sarraf) by May 27, 2021.

Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District
260 North San Antonio Road, Suite A
Santa Barbara, CA 93110

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 permit, if a request is made in writing within two weeks of publication of this notice. To request a public hearing, please send correspondence to William Sarraf at the above address.

Note that the District has transitioned to electronic notices (“e-notices”) for Part 70 permitting actions.  All notices will be posted prominently on the public notice section of the District’s public website for the duration of the public comment period. In addition, the District will maintain a mailing list of persons who request to be notified of the Part 70 permitting activity and shall distribute the notice to those persons. To subscribe to the District’s public notice e‑mail list, visit the Subscribe webpage or e-mail Lyz Bantilan at [email protected]

Application

Draft Permits:
Las Flores Canyon
POPCO
Platform Hondo
Platform Harmony
Platform Heritage