APCD Hearing Board Agenda – August 5, 2009

August 5, 2009

Administration of Oath to Participants
Approval of minutes of the June 3, 2009 meeting
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports
Public Comment Period

Public Hearings – continued from March 18, March 25, and June 3, 2009

Hearing – To consider rescinding Stipulated Orders of  Abatement for the gasoline stations listed below which have completed installation of Phase II Enhanced Vapor Recovery equipment and are in compliance with District Rule 316:

1)   Case No. 15-09-SA – Respondent: Golam Mostafa, Sweet Petroleum 89 E. Highway 246, Buellton

2)   Case No. 16-09-SA – Respondent:  Roy R. Tate, Lompoc Valley Gas & Diesel, 719 W. Laurel Avenue, Lompoc

3)   Case No. 17-09-SA – Respondent:  R. Craig Lincoln, Fastrip Oil Company 752 Guadalupe Street, Guadalupe

4)   Case No. 20-09-SA – Respondent:  John Letters, Santa Maria Car Wash 2301 S. Broadway, Santa Maria

5)   Case No. 21-09-SA – Respondent:  Mort Zomorodi, Gasco Auto Care 740 E. Donovan Road, Santa Maria

6)   Case No. 22-09-SA – Respondent:  Linda M. Schultze, Eagle Energy 1260 W. Main Street, Santa Maria

7)   Case No. 26-09-SA – Respondent:  Brian E. Mercer, Moller Investment Group  150 S. La Cumbre Road, Santa Barbara

8)   Case No. 29-09-SA – Respondent:  Consuelo N. Moralez, Moralez Property 1502 San Andres Street, Santa Barbara

9)   Case No. 30-09-SA – Respondent:  Aied Abdullatif, Stop & Shop Gas 2, 134 S. Milpas Street, Santa Barbara

10)  Case No. 36-09-SA – Respondent: Don Pommerville, The Pommerville Corp.1001 N. H Street, Lompoc

11)  Case No. 37-09-SA – Respondent:  Spencer Wasem, Educated Car Wash 3735 State Street, Santa Barbara

12)  Case No. 38-09-SA – Respondent: Tom Price, Fairview 76, 42 N. Fairview Avenue, Goleta

13)  Case No. 39-09-SA – Respondent:  Tom Price, Winchester 76 and Market ,20 Winchester Canyon Road, Goleta

14)  Case No. 41-09-SA – Respondent:  John Price, Jemesa LLC, 1929 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara

15)  Case No. 42-09-SA – Respondent:  John Price, Channel Auto Services LP, 3898 State Street, Santa Barbara

16)  Case No. 44-09-SA – Respondent:  John Price, Turnpike Fuel Partners LP, 250 N. Turnpike Road, Santa Barbara

17)  Case No. 45-09-SA – Respondent: John Hundley, World Oil Marketing Company,  1800 State Street, Santa Barbara

18)  Case No. 46-09-SA – Respondent:  John Hundley, World Oil Marketing Company, 5648 Hollister Avenue, Goleta

19)  Case No. 47-09-SA – Respondent:  John Hundley, World Oil Marketing Company 2837 De la Vina Street, Santa Barbara

20)  Case No. 48-09-SA – Respondent:  John Hundley, World Oil Marketing Company 5960 Calle Real, Goleta

21)  Case No. 50-09-SA – Respondent:  Griff Williamson, ConocoPhillips 303 W. Carrillo Street Santa Barbara

22)  Case No. 53-09-SA – Respondent: John Price, Olive Oil and Gas LP1298 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara

Hearing – Consider Staff Status Report and Respondents’ reports regarding installation of Phase II Enhanced Vapor Recovery (EVR) equipment by August 5, 2009 as directed by Stipulated Orders of Abatement amended on June 3, 2009, and take appropriate action to continue, amend, or rescind Stipulated Orders of Abatement for the following cases:

23)  Case No. 18-09-SA – Respondent:  Saleem Patel, Anishan Services, Inc. 1337 N. H Street, Lompoc

24)  Case No. 52-09-SA -Respondent:  Robert Kofdarali, Serfa Service Station LP 1935 State Street, Santa Barbara

25)  Case No. 23-09-SA -Respondent:  Jon K. McConnel, The Village Service Station 1476 E. Valley Road, Santa Barbara

26)  Case No. 33-09-SA – Respondent:  Bruce Sayahan, Donovan Chevron 739 E. Donovan Road, Santa Maria

27)  Case No. 51-09-SA -Respondent:  Elian Hanna, Summerland Food and Liquor  2285 Lillie Avenue, Summerland

28)  Case No. 25-09-SA – Respondent:  Jorn Winther, John’s Chevron 3595 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez

29)  Case No. 28-09-SA – Respondent: David Dabbour, American Fuel 2234 De la Vina Street, Santa Barbara

Public Hearings

1)   Case No. 67-09-R –       ExxonMobil Production Company, P.O. Box 4358, Houston, TX 77210-4358
Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company for a Regular Variance from District Rule 342.D.1 and Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(a) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9101.  The Petitioner operates a Central Process Heater on Platform Harmony that is subject to the emission standards of Rule 342.D.1. Control of Oxides of Nitrogen (NOX) From Boilers, Steam Generators and Process Heaters.  The process heater is exceeding the carbon monoxide emission standard required and the CO mass emissions limit. The Petitioner has operated under variance protection since January 2009 and is seeking continued variance relief through December 31, 2009 to allow sufficient time to secure an Authority to Construct from the District and implement required modification to the Central Process Heater burner.

2) Case No. 69-09-R –       ExxonMobil Production Company, P.O. Box 4358, Houston, TX 77210-4358
Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company for a Regular Variance from District Rule 342.D.1 and Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(a) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9102.  The Petitioner operates a Central Process Heater on Platform Heritage that is subject to the emission standards of Rule 342.D.1. Control of Oxides of Nitrogen (NOX) From Boilers, Steam Generators and Process Heaters.  The process heater is exceeding the carbon monoxide emission standard required and the CO mass emissions limit. The Petitioner has operated under variance protection since January 2009 and is seeking continued variance relief through December 31, 2009 to allow sufficient time to secure an Authority to Construct from the District and implement required modification to the Central Process Heater burner.

3)  Case No. 72-09-R –       ExxonMobil Production Company, P.O. Box 4358, Houston, TX 77210-4358
Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company for a Regular Variance from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(c)(i) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651.  The Petitioner operates a Thermal Oxidizer at their Las Flores Canyon oil and gas processing plant located approximately 25 miles northwest of the City of Santa Barbara. The low pressure “low range” gas flow meter and acid gas “low range” meter are currently in need of replacement with a new model meter that allows calibration and replacement in the field.  The Petitioner is seeking variance relief through September 30, 2009 to allow time for receipt and installation of new flow meters from the manufacturer.

4)  Approve revisions to the “Quick Reference Attachments” of the Hearing Board  Policies and Procedures.

IX.        Administrative Agenda – Receive and File:

The following Emergency, Interim, and 90-Day Variance Orders have been approved by the Air Pollution Control District Hearing Board.  These orders are available for inspection and reproduction at the Office of the Air Pollution Control District:

A-1)      Case No. 66-09-I – ExxonMobil Production Company  12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On May 28, 2009 Hearing Board Vice-Chair Donald Ward approved an Interim Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 342.D.1 and Condition 9.C.2(a) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9101 for operation of the Central Process Heater located on Platform Harmony in violation of the 400 ppmv carbon monoxide emission limit for the period of May 21, 2009 through August 18, 2009, or the date of decision of the Hearing Board on the application for Regular Variance 67-09-R, whichever occurs first.

A-2)   Case No. 68-09-I – ExxonMobil Production Company 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On May 28, 2009 Hearing Board Vice-Chair Donald Ward approved an Interim Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 342.D.1 and Condition 9.C.2(a) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9102 for operation of the Central Process Heater located on Platform Heritage in violation of the 400 ppmv carbon monoxide emission limit for the period of May 21, 2009 through August 18, 2009, or the date of decision of the Hearing Board on the application for Regular Variance 69-09-R, whichever occurs first.

A-3)   Case No. 70-09-E – Santa Maria Refining Company  1660 Sinton Road, Santa Maria, CA 93458
On May 29, 2009 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 326 for continued operation of Tank 27001 at the Santa Maria Asphalt Refinery for the period of May 28, 2009 through June 11, 2009.

A-4)    Case No. 71-09-I – ExxonMobil Production Company 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On June 5, 2009 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Interim Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(c)(i) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651 due to malfunction of the flare meter on Thermal Oxidizer (EAW-1601) at the Las Flores Canyon oil and gas processing plant for the period of June 5, 2009 through August 5, 2009.

A-5)   Case No. 73-09-E – U.S. Air Force Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA 93437-5319
On June 8, 2009 Hearing Board member Dr. Francis Lagattuta approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Condition 1 of Permit to Operate 6117-R7 for operation of the South Vandenberg Power Plant in violation of CO emission limits for the period of June 6, 2009 through June 20, 2009.

A-6)   Case No. 74-09-E – ExxonMobil Production Company  12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On June 15, 2009 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 359.D.1(a) and Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(b)(iv) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092 for operation of the Thermal Oxidizer (A-803) in violation of the 239 ppmv H2S limit at the POPCO gas processing plant for the period of June 12, 2009 through June 26, 2009.

A-7)      Case No. 75-09-E – ExxonMobil Production Company 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On June 16, 2009 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 202.F.2 for the operation of two CARB registered portable engine driven pumps on Platform Harmony without first complying with the 14-day advanced notification requirements for the period of June 16, 2009 through June 30, 2009.