Notice of Public Review and Request for Comments 

Draft Federal Part 70 Permits for the Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas, LLC. Point Arguello Project Stationary Source

The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) has issued draft permits to Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas, LLC for the Point Arguello stationary source.  The Point Arguello stationary source is comprised of Platforms Harvest, Hermosa and Hidalgo, and the Gaviota Oil Heating Facility.  Platforms Harvest, Hermosa and Hidalgo are located approximately 10 miles from Point Arguello on the Outer Continental Shelf.  The Gaviota Oil Heating Facility is located in Gaviota, California. 

Permitting Action

This permitting action is a renewal of the federal Part 70 permits for the stationary source. The Part 70 permits regulate 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.

Platform Harvest Draft Permit
Platform Hermosa Draft Permit
Platform Hidalgo Draft Permit
Gaviota Oil Heating Facility Draft Permit

Public Comment Procedures

Copies of the permit application, the draft permits and supporting materials are available for review from
July 30, 2018 to August 29, 2018, on the District website and at the following location:

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, 9.B, and 9.C of the permits are subject to public review.  Comments on these sections should be submitted, in writing, to the District at the above address (Attn: Jim Menno) by August 29, 2018.  Issues relevant to the Part 70 permits raised during the comment period will be addressed in writing by the District as part of the final permit issuance.  For more information or a copy of the permits, please contact Jim Menno at (805) 614-6787 or [email protected].

The District will consider scheduling a hearing for public comments on the draft permits, if a request is made in writing within two weeks after publication of this notice.  To request a public hearing, please send correspondence to Jim Menno at the above address.


to be published Sunday, July 29, 2018