Notice of Public Review and Request for Comments

Preliminary Decision to Approve Emission Reduction Credits for the E&B Natural Resources Management Corporation

The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) has made a preliminary decision to approve emission reduction credits for E&B Natural Resources Management Corporation (E&B). An emission reduction credit is earned by a company when it reduces air emissions beyond what is required by permits, rules, or when a facility shuts down. It is an asset that can be used by its owner or sold to companies that need emission offsets. Emission reduction credit amounts to be approved for E&B are:

Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) 4.694 tpy
Reactive Organic Compounds (ROC) 2.874 tpy
Carbon Monoxide (CO) 35.679 tpy

E&B plans to create these emission reduction by replacing fourteen (14) field gas-fired internal combustion engines with electric motors. The District finds that the proposed emission reduction credits meet the requirements for approval pursuant to Rules 804 and 806.

Files for this application are available for review at the District offices located at 260 North San Antonio Road, Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA. The District’s Preliminary Decision of Issuance No. 116 for this project is available online on this website.

The District invites written comments on the proposed decision to issue emission reduction credits. Written comments must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., January 21, 2020 to: David Harris, [email protected], or Santa Barbara County APCD, 260 N. San Antonio Road, Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. For more information, call (805) 961-8824.

Preliminary Decision of Issuance

to be published December 22, 2019, SBNP