Notice of Public Review and Request for Comments
Draft Federal Part 70 Permits for the Dos Cuadras – South County Stationary Source
The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) has issued five draft federal Part 70 renewal permits for Dos Cuadras Offshore Resources (DCOR) South County Outer Continental Shelf facilities: Platforms A, B, C, Henry, and Hillhouse. DCOR and prior owners have operated these facilities located approximately six miles south-southeast of the city of Santa Barbara. All five platforms produce oil and natural gas which are transported via sub-sea pipelines to the Rincon onshore facility in Ventura County for final processing. All five platforms constitute one stationary source, considered a major source for emissions of volatile organic compounds, nitrogen oxides, and carbon monoxide.
DCOR currently has five 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 five permits will be valid for three years.
PUBLIC COMMENT PROCEDURES
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 Chase Ogden 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.: Chase Ogden) 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 Chase Ogden 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 (Hoffman) Bantilan at [email protected]