APCD Hearing Board Agenda – January 5, 2022

January 5, 2022

Public Notice | Meeting Audio

*REMOTE VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION ONLY

A.           Call to Order – Roll Call

B.           Reconsider the Circumstances of the COVID-19 State Of Emergency

    1. Reconsider the circumstances of the COVID-19 state of emergency;
    2. Consider whether state or local officials continue to impose or recommend measures to promote social distancing;
    3. Find that the legislative body has reconsidered the circumstances of the state of emergency, and that State or local officials continue to impose or recommend measures to promote social distancing; and
    4. Direct staff to continue to notice and hold hearings as remote hearings consistent with Government Code 54953(e)(3).

C.           Election of Chair and Vice-Chair for 2022 – Elect the Chair and Vice-Chair to serve as APCD Hearing Board Officers for calendar year 2022.

D.           Approval of minutesApprove minutes of the December 1, 2021 regular meeting and December 20, 2021 special meeting.

E.           Announcements / Staff Reports

F.           Public Comment Period

G.           Public Hearings

G-1)      Case No. 2020-04-M1 (Modification of Final Compliance Date and Conditions)

Beacon West Energy Group, LLC, 1145 Eugenia Place #101, Carpinteria, CA 93013

To consider a Petition for Modification of Regular Variance from District Rules 325.E, 331.D – I, 359.D.2.b, and 206, Part 70 Permit to Operate 9109-R4 Conditions 9.C.1.b.v, 9.C.1.b.vi, 9.C.2.a, 9.C.2.b, 9.C.2.c, 9.C.2.d, 9.C.6.b.ii, 9.C.6.b.iii, 9.C.6.b.iv, and 9.C.9 submitted on December 6, 2021, for maintenance and monitoring requirements. The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at Platform Houchin, located on offshore lease tract OCS-P-166, approximately 7 miles southeast from the City of Santa Barbara.

Petition | Staff Report | Attachment 1 | Attachment 2 | Attachment 3 | Attachment 4

G-2)      Case No. Case No. 2020-05-M1 (Modification of Final Compliance Date and Conditions)

Beacon West Energy Group, LLC, 1145 Eugenia Place #101, Carpinteria, CA 93013

To consider a Petition for Modification of Regular Variance from District Rules 331.D – I, 359.D.2.b, and 206, Part 70 Permit to Operate 9108-R4 Conditions 9.C.1.b.v, 9.C.1.b.vi, 9.C.1.c.i, 9.C.2.a, 9.C.2.b, 9.C.2.c, 9.C.2.d, 9.C.6.b.ii, 9.C.6.b.iii and 9.C.6.b.iv submitted on December 6, 2021, for maintenance and monitoring requirements. The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at Platform Hogan, located on offshore lease tract OCS-P-166, approximately 8 miles southeast from the City of Santa Barbara.

Petition | Staff Report | Attachment 1 | Attachment 2 | Attachment 3 | Attachment 4

H.           Administrative Agenda

H-1)      Case No. – 2021-10-I

Mustang Renewable Power Venture, LLC, 17 Corporate Plaza Dr. Ste. 200, Newport Beach, CA 92660

On November 29, 2021 Hearing Board member Francis Peters, Jr. approved an Interim Variance for the period of September 10, 2021 through December 8, 2021, or the date compliance is achieved, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Authority to Construct 14500-02, Conditions 9.C.6.a – 9.C.6.c and allows for continued operation of the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) without the tipping area and materials sorting area scrubbers.

H-2)      Case No. – 2021-11-I

Mustang Renewable Power Venture, LLC, 17 Corporate Plaza Dr. Ste. 200, Newport Beach, CA 92660

On November 29, 2021 Hearing Board member Francis Peters, Jr. approved an Interim Variance for the period of October 15, 2021 through January 12, 2022, or the date compliance is achieved, or the date a decision is made on the Regular Variance, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Authority to Construct 14500-02, Conditions 9.C.1.b.vii, 9.C.1.c.iv, 9.C.1.d.iv, 9.C.2.b.iv, 9.C.4.a.i, 9.C.4.a.ii, 9.C.4.a.iii, 9.C.4.a.v, 9.C.4.a.vi, 9.C.4.a.viii, 9.C.4.a.x, 9.C.4.a.xi, 9.C.4.b.i, 9.C.4.b.ii, 9.C.4.b.iii, 9.C.4.c.i, 9.C.4.c.ii, 9.C.4.c.iii, 9.C.5.b.i, 9.C.5.b.ii, 9.C.5.b.iii, 9.C.5.b.v, 9.C.5.b.vi, 9.C.5.b.viii, 9.C.5.b.xi, 9.C.5.b.xii, 9.C.5.b.xvi, 9.C.5.c.i, 9.C.5.c.ii, 9.C.5.c.iv, 9.C.5.c.v, 9.C.5.c.vi, 9.C.5.c.viii, 9.C.5.c.ix, 9.C.5.c.x, 9.C.5.d.i, 9.C.5.d.ii, 9.C.5.d.v, 9.C.5.d.vi, 9.C.5.d.vii, 9.C.5.d.viii, 9.C.5.d.ix, 9.C.5.d.x, 9.C.6.a.i, 9.C.6.a.ii, 9.C.6.a.iii, 9.C.6.a.iv, 9.C.6.b.i, 9.C.6.b.ii, 9.C.6.b.iii, 9.C.6.c.i, 9.C.6.c.ii, 9.C.6.c.iii, 9.C.33.a, and 9.C.33.f, and allows for continued operation of the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) without the following equipment that was damaged by the Alisal Fire: MRF baghouses, MRF scrubbers, and MRF biofilters.

H-3)      Case No. – 2021-13-E

ExxonMobil Upstream Oil and Gas Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117

On November 29, 2021 Hearing Board member Francis Peters, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance for the period of November 1, 2021 through November 30, 2021, or the date compliance is achieved, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651-R6, Condition 9.C.39, and allows for continued operation without an ambient air monitor.

I.           Adjourn