Notice of Public Review and Request for Comments

Draft Federal Part 70 Permits for the Team Operating – South Cat Canyon Stationary Source

The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) has issued four (4) draft federal Part 70 permits for the Team Operating, LLC. facilities that are part of the South Cat Canyon Stationary Source.

The Team Operating, LLC South Cat Canyon stationary source is located approximately six miles south of the city of Santa Maria within Santa Barbara County. The source includes three (3) oil and gas leases: Bell, Blockman, and Palmer-Stendl. In addition to permits for the three oil and gas leases, there is one permit for internal combustion engines used within the stationary source. The Team Operating, LLC. South Cat Canyon stationary source project is considered a major source for emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and carbon monoxide (CO).

Permitting Action

The Team Operating, LLC. South Cat Canyon stationary source currently has four (4) 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 and the USEPA, 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 permit are available for review from April 29, 2022 to May 29, 2022 on the District website.

Permit Application
Draft Part 70 Reeval 8036-R12
Draft Part 70 Reeval 8075-R12
Draft Part 70 Reeval 8076-R12
Draft Part 70 Reeval 8869-R12

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 29, 2022.

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 Subscribe or e-mail Lyz Bantilan at [email protected].

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New Phone Numbers
The District has new direct lines for all staff, as well as for all of our phone lines, including our main phone number and Complaints line. You can find our new phone numbers on this webpage.

Nuevos números de teléfono
El Distrito tiene nuevos números de teléfono para comunicarse con el personal directamente, así como también para todas nuestras líneas telefónicas, incluyendo nuestro número principal y el de las Quejas. Puede encontrar nuestros nuevos números de teléfono en esta página web.