APCD Hearing Board Agenda – February 3, 2021

February 3, 2021

Public Notice | Meeting Audio

REMOTE VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION ONLY

A.          Call to Order – Roll Call
B.          Election of Chair and Vice-Chair for 2021 – Elect the Chair & Vice-Chair to serve as APCD Hearing Board Officers for calendar year 2021.
C.          Approval of minutesApprove minutes of the June 3, 2020 meeting.
D.         Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
E.          Announcements / Staff Reports
F.          Public Comment Period
G.         Public HearingsAdministration of Oath to be conducted prior to each hearing.

G-1)      Case No. – 2020-20-R     (Regular Variance) – Withdrawn (as of 2/2/21)
County of Santa Barbara, Public Works, Resource Recovery and Waste Management
14470 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93117

To consider a Petition for a Regular Variance from District Rule 206, Part 70 Permit to Operate 15136, Conditions 9.C.2.b.iv and 9.C.2.b., submitted on November 19, 2020, for the enclosed ground flare. The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at the Tajiguas Landfill located approximately 26 miles west of the City of Santa Barbara.

Petition | Staff Report | Draft Variance

G-2)      Case No. – 2021-01-RE (Permit Revocation)
California Asphalt Production, Inc. a California Corporation
1660 Sinton Road, Santa Maria, CA  93458

To consider a petition by the Air Pollution Control Officer of the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District submitted on January 12, 2021, for issuance of an Order of Revocation for Permit to Operate 8259-R11, Permit to Operate 11651-R4, Permit to Operate 15241, Permit to Operate 15361, and Authority to Construct 15342 pursuant to Health and Safety Code sections 42307 and 42309(e)(4).

California Asphalt Production, Inc. is the holder of said permits to operate and authority to construct of the air pollution emitting equipment located at 1660 Sinton Road, Santa Maria, CA  93458. Respondent has failed to pay properly assessed fees and penalties pursuant to state law and District Rule 210.V(A)(1) and (2).

Proposed Order | Exhibits | Affidavits| Withdrawal Letter (as of 2/1/21)

G-3)      Case No. – 2021-04-R     (Regular Variance)
Beacon West Energy Group, LLC1145 Eugenia Place #101, Carpinteria, CA 93013

Postponed per Petitioner’s request.

G-4)      Case No. – 2021-05-R     (Regular Variance)
Beacon West Energy Group, LLC 1145 Eugenia Place #101, Carpinteria, CA 93013

Postponed per Petitioner’s request.

H.          Administrative Agenda
Approved by vote on one motion. Below are summaries of single-member variance cases heard since the last Hearing Board meeting. These items read only on request of Hearing Board members.

H-1)      Case No. – 2020-15-E
HVI Cat Canyon Inc., 2601 Skyway Dr. Ste. A-1, Santa Maria, CA  93455

On August 10, 2020 Hearing Board member Robert J. Saperstein approved an Emergency Variance for the period of July 31, 2020 through August 14, 2020, or the date compliance is achieved, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 325.E.1, 206, Permit to Operate 08096-R11, Condition 11, and allows for continued operation of the Morganti Lease while a leak at Production Well Morganti #71 is identified and repaired.

H-2)      Case No. – 2020-16-E
Terracore Operating Company, 6085 Cat Canyon Rd., Santa Maria, CA 93454

On August 21, 2020 Hearing Board member Lee-Volker Cox approved an Emergency Variance for the period of August 16, 2020 through August 30, 2020, or the date compliance is achieved, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rules 325.D.1, 206 and Condition 9 of Permit to Operate 9554-R7, and allows for continued operation of the the Williams Holding Long Canyon Lease without a vapor recovery system while power to the facility and the vapor recovery system is restored.

H-3)      Case No. – 2020-17-N
California Asphalt Production, 201 S. Broadway, Orcutt, CA  9345

On October 7, 2020 Hearing Board member Robert J. Saperstein approved a 90-Day Variance for the period of September 11, 2020 through October 15, 2020, or the date compliance is achieved, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rules 364.D.1 and 364.H.1.a. and allows for continued operation of the Santa Maria Asphalt Refinery without submittal of a Fenceline Air Monitoring Plan and fee.

H-4)      Case No. – 2020-18-E
Maria Joaquin Basin LLC, Team Maria Joaquin, LLC, and Team Operating, LLC,
2601 Skyway Dr. Ste. A-1, Santa Maria, CA  93455

On November 24, 2020 Hearing Board member Terence Dressler approved an Emergency Variance for the period of November 6, 2020 through November 21, 2020, or the date compliance is achieved, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rules 325.D.1 and 206, and Permit to Operate 7053-R11, Condition 2.f. and allows for operation of the Bradley Lands/Consolidated Lease without a vapor recovery system.

H-5)      Case No. – 2020-19-I
County of Santa Barbara, Public Works, Resource Recovery and Waste Management
14470 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93117

On December 10, 2020 Hearing Board member Terence Dressler approved an Interim Variance for the period of November 19, 2020 through February 16, 2021, or the date a decision is made on the Regular Variance, or the date the equipment ceases operation, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, and Part 70 Permit to Operate 15136, Condition 9.C.2.b.iv and 9.C.2.b.v and allows for operation of the Petitioner’s enclosed ground flare at the Tajiguas Landfill beyond the allowable downtime.

H-6)      Case No. – 2020-21-E
Beacon West Energy Group, LLC 1145 Eugenia Place #101, Carpinteria, CA 93013

On December 23, 2020 Hearing Board member Francis Peters Jr. approved an Emergency Variance for the period of December 17, 2020 through December 31, 2020, or the date compliance is achieved, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rules 325 D.1, 359.D.2.b, 206 and Conditions 9.C.6.b.ii, 9.C.6.b.iii, 9.C.6.b.iv, and 9.C.9 of Permit to Operate 9109-R4, and allows for continued operation of Platform Houchin with no operational flare to control the emissions from a pinhole hydrocarbon leak, while the leak is being repaired.

I.           Adjourn