APCD Hearing Board Agenda – June 1, 2016

June 1, 2016     Agenda (pdf)

9:30 a.m. – Call to Order – Roll Call
Administration of Oath to Participants
Approval of minutes of the April 6, 2016 meeting
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports
Public Comment Period

Public Hearings

1)         Case No. – 2016-15-R – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117     (See PetitionStaff Report and draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company submitted on April 12, 2016 for the Modification of a Final Compliance Date of Regular Variance 2015-20-R. The Petitioner is requesting continued relief from District Rule 328 and Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.12 and 9.C.12(b) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in this Petition at its gas processing plant, approximately 25 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, CA.

2)         Case No. – 2016-17-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 (FMOG) submitted on April 6, 2016 for a Regular Variance from District Rule 328 and Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(c)(iv) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9106.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition on Platform Irene located on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) lease tract OCS-P-0441 approximately 4 miles offshore Pt. Pedernales, California and is currently operating under Interim Variance Order 2016-16-I.

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.  – 2016-14-E – Greka Oil & Gas,P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA  93456

On April 13, 2016 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Emergency Variance for the period of April 7, 2016 through May 6, 2016.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 325 and allows for continued operation of the Petitioner’s Well 82 while a leak in the wellhead casing is located and repaired.

A-2)      Case No.  – 2016-16-I – Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455

On April 13, 2016 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Interim Variance for the period of April 11, 2016 through July 9, 2016, or the date of decision on the Petitioner’s request for a Regular Variance, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rules 328 and 206, Condition 9.C.2(c)(iv) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9106 and allows for continued operation of Petitioner’s facility without an operable H2S analyzer while repairs are made.

Adjourn