APCD Hearing Board Agenda – December 2, 2015

December 2, 2015     Agenda (pdf)

Administration of Oath to Participants
Approval of minutes of the November 4, 2015 meeting
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports
Public Comment Period

Public Hearings

1)     Case No. – 2015-32-R –  Venoco, Inc., 6267 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013     (See PetitionStaff Report, and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by Venoco, Inc. submitted on October 20, 2015 for a Regular Variance from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.17 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 7904.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at the Ellwood Onshore Facility (EOF) located approximately 14 miles west of the City of Santa Barbara, California and is currently operating under Interim Variance Order 2015-31-I.

2)     Case No. – 2015-35-R –  Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455     (See PetitionStaff Report, and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas submitted on November 2, 2015 for a Regular Variance from District Rules 359 and 206, Condition 9.C.3 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9105.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition on Platform Hidalgo located on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) lease tract OCS-P-0450 approximately 7 miles offshore Pt. Arguello, California.

3)     Case No. – 2015-36-R –  Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455     (See PetitionStaff Report, and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas submitted on November 2, 2015 for a Regular Variance from District Rules 328, 359, and Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.2 and 9.C.3 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9103.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition on Platform Harvest located on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) lease tract OCS-P-0315 approximately 10 miles offshore Pt. Arguello, California.

4)     Case No. – 2015-37-R –  Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455     (See PetitionStaff Report, and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas submitted on November 2, 2015 for a Regular Variance from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.1(b) and the approved CEMS Plan of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5704.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at the Gaviota Oil & Heating Facility (GOHF), located at 17100 Calle Mariposa Reina, Gaviota, CA.

5)     Case No. – 2015-38-R –  Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455     (See PetitionStaff Report, and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas submitted on November 2, 2015 for a Regular Variance from District Rules 359 and 206, Condition 9.C.3 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9104.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition on Platform Hermosa located on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) lease tract OCS-P-0316 approximately 10 miles offshore Pt. Arguello, California.

Administrative Agenda – Receive and File

Approved by vote on one motion.  These items read only on request of Hearing Board members.  The following Variance Orders have been approved by the Air Pollution Control District Hearing Board.  These orders are available for inspection and reproduction during normal business hours at the office of the Air Pollution Control District, 260 North San Antonio Rd., Suite A, Santa Barbara, California 93110.

A-1)      Case No.  – 2015-31-I – Venoco, Inc., 6267 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013
On October 23, 2015 Hearing Board member Donald Ward approved an Interim Variance for the period of October 22, 2015 through January 19, 2016, or the date of decision on Petitioner’s request for a Regular Variance, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.17 of Part70/Permit to Operate 7904 and allows for continued operation of the Petitioner’s EOF facility without meeting the air station monitoring requirements.

A-2)      Case No.  – 2015-33-I – Imerys, 2500 Miguello Road, Lompoc, CA  93436
On November 6, 2015 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Interim Variance for the period of November 2, 2015 through January 30, 2016, or the date of decision regarding the Petitioner’s request for a 90-Day Variance, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.1(a) of Permit to Operate 5840-R4 and allows for continued operation of the 370 Scrubber while the cause of excess emissions is found, and repairs and retesting are completed.

A-3)      Case No.  – 2015-34-N – Imerys, 2500 Miguello Road, Lompoc, CA  93436
On November 17, 2015 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved a 90-Day Variance for the period of November 2, 2015 through January 30, 2016, or the date compliance is achieved, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.1(a) of Permit to Operate 5840-R4 and allows for continued operation of the 370 Scrubber while the cause of excess emissions is found, and repairs and retesting are completed.

A-4)      Case No.  – 2015-39-E – Greka, P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA  93458
On November 12, 2015 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Emergency Variance for the period of November 3, 2015 through November 17, 2015.  Said variance provides relief from District Rules 325.D and E and Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.1(b)(1) and 9.C.3(b)(1) of Permit to Operate 8076 and allows for operation of Petitioner’s Blochman Lease Tank Battery without an operable Vapor Recovery Compressor while repairs are made on the compressor.

Adjourn

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