APCD Hearing Board Agenda – December 7, 2016

December 7, 2016

Agenda and Public Notice (pdf’s)

9:30 a.m. – Call to Order – Roll Call
Administration of Oath to Participants
Approval of minutes of the November 2, 2016 meeting
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports
Public Comment Period

Public Hearings

1)       Case No. – 2016-37-R – Venoco, LLC, 6267 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013
(see PetitionStaff Report and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by Venoco, LLC submitted on November 10, 2016 for a Regular Variance from District Rules 333.I and 206, Condition 9.C.20 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8234.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at Platform Holly, located offshore State Tidelands; Parcel 3242-1, South Ellwood Offshore Field.

2)       Case No. – 2016-38-R – Venoco, LLC, 6267 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013
(see PetitionStaff Report and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by Venoco, LLC submitted on November 10, 2016 for a Regular Variance from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.1(c)(v), 9.C.1(c)(vi), and 9.C.1(c)(viii) 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.

3)       Case No. – 2016-39-R – Venoco, LLC, 6267 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013
(see PetitionStaff Report and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by Venoco, LLC submitted on November 10, 2016 for a Regular Variance from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.1(c)(i) and 9.C.2(c)(i) 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.

4)       Case No. – 2015-35-M1 – Freeport McMoRan, 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 07, 2016 for a Modification of Variance and Modification of Final Compliance Date for Regular Variances 2015-35-R and 2016-12-R.  The Petitioner is requesting continued relief from District Rules 359 and 206, Conditions 9.B.2, 9.C.2(c)(iii), 9.C.3, 9.C.24(h), and 9.C.24(i) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9105.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at Platform Hidalgo, located on offshore lease tract OCS-P-0450, approximately seven miles offshore of Point Arguello, California.

5)       Case No. – 2015-36-M1 – Freeport McMoRan, 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 07, 2016 for a Modification of Variance and Modification of Final Compliance Date for Regular Variances 2015-36-R and 2016-08-R.  The Petitioner is requesting continued relief from District Rules 328, 359, and 206, Conditions 9.B.2, 9.C.2, 9.C.3, 9.C.12, 9.C.26(h), and 9.C.26(i) 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.

6)       Case No. – 2015-37-M1 – Freeport McMoRan, 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 07, 2016 for a Modification of Variance and Modification of Final Compliance Date for Regular Variances 2015-37-R and 2016-06-R.  The Petitioner is requesting continued relief from District Rules 328 and 206, Conditions 9.B.2, 9.C.1, 9.C.13, 9.C.15, 9.C.21, 9.C.26(n), and 9.D.4 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.

7)       Case No. – 2015-38-M1 – Freeport McMoRan, 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 07, 2016 for a Modification of Variance and Modification of Final Compliance Date for Regular Variances 2015-38-R and 2016-10-R.  The Petitioner is requesting continued relief from District Rules 359 and 206, Conditions 9.B.2, 9.C.2(c)(iii), 9.C.3, 9.C.24(h), and 9.C.24(i) 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

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. – 2016-36-E – Venoco, 6267 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013

On November 4, 2016 Hearing Board member Don Ward approved an Emergency Variance for the period of October 24, 2016 through November 7, 2016.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.4 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8232 and allows for operation of Petitioner’s facility without continuous monitoring data transmission to the District due to a temporary loss of data service from their provider.

Adjourn