Notice of Public Review and Request for Comments

Notice of Public Review and Request for Comments

Draft Federal Part 70 Permits for the South Ellwood Field Stationary Source

The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) has issued two (2) draft federal Part 70 permit to the South Ellwood Field Stationary Source.

Platform Holly is located off Coal Oil Point near Goleta. Oil and natural gas from Platform Holly are sent by pipeline to the Ellwood Onshore Facility. At the onshore facility, the oil, natural gas and water are separated. Oil is treated to remove hydrogen sulfide, stored on-site, then sent to the Plains Pipeline for transport to refinery. Water is injected into an on-site disposal well. Natural gas is dried, treated to remove hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide, compressed, then sold to the local utility company.

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 May 4, 2021 to June 4, 2021 on the District website at. 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 June 4, 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 https://www.ourair.org/subscribe/ or e-mail Lyz Bantilan at [email protected].

Draft Permit – Platform Holly
Draft Permit – Ellwood Onshore Facility

Application