Notice of Public Review and Request for Comments

Notice of Public Review and Request for Comments

Draft Federal Part 70 Permits for the Sierra Resources, Inc. – Barham Ranch Stationary Source

The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) has issued three draft federal Part 70 renewal permits for the Barham Ranch Stationary Source. The Barham Ranch Stationary Source is an oil and gas production operation located approximately three miles southeast of the town of Los Alamos. All three facilities constitute one stationary source, considered a major source for emissions of reactive organic compounds (ROC) and carbon monoxide (CO).

Sierra Resources, Inc currently has three federal Part 70 operating permits.  This action is the renewal of these permits.  No increases in facility production or emissions will occur as a result of this permit action.  Once issued by the District and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the three permits will be valid for three years.

Copies of the permit application and the draft permits are available for review from October 29, 2021 to November 28, 2021 on the District website. For more information or a copy of the permit, please contact William Sarraf at SarrafW[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 November 28, 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 or e-mail Lyz (Hoffman) Bantilan at [email protected]

Draft Permit PT-70 PTO 15000-R1
Draft Permit PT-70 PTO 15001-R1
Draft Permit PT-70 PTO 15074-R1