Notice of Public Review and Request for Comments

Draft Federal Part 70 Permits for the Pacific Coast Energy Company Orcutt Hill Stationary Source

The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) has issued sixteen (16) draft federal Part 70 permit to the Pacific Coast Energy Company – Orcutt Hill Stationary Source.

Pacific Coast Energy Company – Orcutt Hill Stationary Source is located approximately 2.5 miles south of the community of Orcutt in the Orcutt Oil Field in Santa Barbara County. The source consists of multiple oil and gas leases and the associated equipment necessary to process the oil and gas produced from the wells located at these leases.

PERMITTING ACTION
The Pacific Coast Energy Company – Orcutt Hill Stationary Source project currently has sixteen combined District and Part 70 permits that are enforceable by the public, the District, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). This action is the renewal of these permits. Once issued by the District, the renewed permits will be valid for three years. No changes to facility operations or emission increases will occur as a result of this action.

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:
Orcutt Hill IC Engines
Orcutt Hill Compressor Plant
Squires Lease
Cal Coast Lease
Newlove Lease
Pinal Lease
Fox Lease
Dome Lease
Folsom Lease
Hobbs Lease
Graciosa Lease
Hartnell Lease
Getty Hobbs Lease
Rice Ranch Lease
Orcutt Hill Steam Generators
Orcutt Hill Field MVFF