Notice of Public Review and Request for Comments

Draft Federal Part 70 Permit for the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)

Stationary Source

The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) has issued a draft federal Part 70 permit for the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) facility that is part of the University of California, Santa Barbara Stationary Source.

The UCSB Stationary Source is located near Goleta, California on a 1,022-acre site. The facility uses natural gas-fired external combustion equipment for space heating and diesel-fired internal combustion engines for emergency back-up power. The UCSB Stationary Source is considered a major source for emissions of nitrous oxides and carbon monoxide.

PERMITTING ACTION
This action is the renewal of the federal Part 70 permit for the UCSB Stationary Source noted above. No changes to facility operations or emissions will occur as a result of this action. Once issued by the District and the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), the renewed permits will be valid for three years. All permits are enforceable by the USEPA, the District, and the public.

PUBLIC COMMENT PROCEDURES
Copies of the permit application and the draft permit are available for review from November 30, 2020 to December 30, 2020 on the District website at: http://www.ourair.org/news/. 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 December 30, 2020.

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 will soon be transitioning 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 at [email protected].

Draft Reeval-Part 70 13725 R2

UCSB Part 70 Permit Renewal Application