APCD Hearing Board Agenda – June 3, 2009

June 3, 2009
Agenda

Administration of Oath to Participants
Approval of minutes of the following special meetings:  March 18, 2009; and March 25, 2009.
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports

Public Hearings – continued from March 18, and March 25, 2009

Staff Status Report and Respondents’ reports regarding failure to install Phase II Enhanced Vapor Recovery (EVR) equipment by June 3, 2009 as required by the following Stipulated Orders of Abatement:

1)   Case No. 17-09-SA –   Respondent:  R. Craig Lincoln Fastrip Oil Company, 752 Guadalupe Street, Guadalupe

2)   Case No. 18-09-SA –   Respondent:  Saleem Patel,  Anishan Services, Inc., 1337 N. H Street, Lompoc

3)   Case No. 19-09-SA –   Respondent:  David F. Cosley, Guadalupe 76, 1080 Guadalupe Street, Guadalupe

4)   Case No. 20-09-SA -Respondent:  John Letters, Santa Maria Car Wash 2301 S. Broadway, Santa Maria

5)   Case No. 21-09-SA – Respondent:  Mort Zomorodi, Gasco Auto Care 740 E. Donovan Road, Santa Maria

6)    Case No. 23-09-SA – Respondent:  Jon K. McConnel, The Village Service Station, 1476 E. Valley Road, Santa Barbara

7)    Case No. 25-09-SA -Respondent:  Jon Winther, John’s Chevron 3595 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez

8)    Case No. 28-09-SA – Respondent: David Dabbour, American Fuel 2234 De la Vina Street, Santa Barbara

9)    Case No. 33-09-SA – Respondent:  Bruce Sayahan, Donovan Chevron. 739 E. Donovan Road, Santa Maria

10)  Case No. 40-09-SA -Respondent:  John Price, North Turnpike Partners LP,175 N. Turnpike Road, Santa Barbara

11)  Case No. 43-09-SA – Respondent: John Price, Seaside Shell General Partnership,101 W. Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara

12)  Case No. 51-09-SA – Respondent:  Elian Hanna, Summerland Food and Liquor,2285 Lillie Avenue, Summerland

13)  Case No. 52-09-SA – Respondent:  Robert Kofdarali, Serfa Service Station LP, 1935 State Street, Santa Barbara

Administrative Agenda – Receive and File:

The following Emergency and 90-Day Variance Orders have been approved by the Air Pollution Control District Hearing Board.  These orders are available for inspection and reproduction at the Office of the Air Pollution Control District:

A-1)      Case No. 08-09-N – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On February 20, 2009 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved a 90-Day Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rules 342.D.1 and 206, Condition 9.C.2(a) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9101 as a result of the central process heater on Platform Harmony failing a biennial source test due to exceeding carbon monoxide emission limits for the period of February 20, 2009 through May 20, 2009.

A-2)      Case No. 09-09-N – ExxonMobil Production Company             12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On February 20, 2009 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved a 90-Day Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rules 342.D.1 and 206, Condition 9.C.2(a) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9102 as a result of the central process heater on Platform Heritage failing a biennial source test due to exceeding carbon monoxide emission limits for the period of February 20, 2009 through May 20, 2009.

A-3)      Case No. 12-09-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On February 20, 2009 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.2(c)(i) and 9.C.2(c)(iv) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651 due to failure of the low pressure flare meter on the thermal oxidizer located at Las Flores Canyon oil and gas processing plant for the period of February 20, 2009 through March 6, 2009.

A-4)      Case No. 13-09-E – ExxonMobil Production Company , 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On February 26, 2009 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rules 359.D.1(a) and 206, Condition 9.C.2(b)(iv) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092 due to excess H2S concentration in the acid gas flare header as a result of failed pressure safety relief valves at the POPCO plant for the period of February 25, 2009 through March 11, 2009.

A-5)      Case No. 14-09-E – Plains Exploration and Production Company , 01 S. Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455
On March 3, 2009 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(c)(ii) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9105 due to violation of permitted CO and NOx emission limits for Turbine Generator G-94 and exceeding CO emission limits for Turbine Generators G-92 and G-93 on Platform Hidalgo for the period of March 5, 2009 through March 31 2009.

A-6)      Case No. 32-09-N – ExxonMobil Production Company , 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On March 20, 2009 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved a 90-Day Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Condition s 9.C.2(c)(i) and 9.C.2(c)(iv) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651 due to malfunction of the flare header flow meter on the Thermal Oxidizer at Las Flores Canyon oil and gas processing plant for the period of March 20, 2009 through June 4, 2009.

A-7)      Case No. 54-09-N – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On March 23, 2009 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved a 90-Day Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rules 359.D.1(a) and 206, Condition 9.c.2(b)(iv) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092 due to elevated H2S concentration gas that is leaking into the acid gas flare header on the Thermal Oxidizer at the POPCO gas processing plant for the period of March 23, 2009 through June 9, 2009.

A-8)      Case No. 55-09-E – BreitBurn Energy Company, 515 Orcutt, CA 93455
On March 17, 2009 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2.i of Permit to Operate 12084 due to exceeding SO2 emission limits of a gas-fired steam generator at the Newlove Lease on Orcutt Hill production field for the period of March 13, 2009 through April 11, 2009.

A-9)      Case No. 56-09-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On March 16, 2009 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.1(b)(v)(2), 9.C.1(b)(ix) and 9.C.1(b)(xi) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651 regarding usage limits and pollutant emissions during all Cogeneration Power Plant Startup/Shutdown Operations at the Las Flores Canyon oil and gas processing plant for the period of March 14, 2009 through March 28, 2009.

A-10)    Case No. 57-09-N – Plains Exploration and Production Company, 201 S. Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455
On March 31, 2009 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved a 90-Day Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(c)(ii) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9105 due to violation of hourly, daily and quarterly CO emission limits of Turbine Generator G-92 on Platform Hidalgo for the period of April 1, 2009 through June 29, 2009.

A-11)    Case No. 58-09-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On March 26, 2009 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.1(a) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092 due to excess NOx emissions after the start-up of two boilers at the POPCO gas processing plant for the period of March 20, 2009 through March 22, 2009.

A-12)    Case No. 59-09-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On March 23, 2009 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(b)(iii) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651 due to H2S leaking into the header of the Thermal Oxidizer at the Las Flores Canyon oil and gas processing plant for the period of March 23, 2009 through April 6, 2009.

A-13)    Case No. 60-09-E – ExxonMobil Production Company , 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On March 26, 2009 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 202.F.2 for the operation of two 65 kw CARB registered portable equipment generator sets on Platform Harmony in violation of the 14-day advanced notification requirements for the period of March 27, 2009 through April 10, 2009.

A-14)    Case No. 61-09-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On April 2, 2009 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 202.F.2 for the operation of a CARB registered portable equipment hydro-blaster powered by a 260 BHP engine on Platform Harmony in violation of the 14-day advanced notification requirements for the period of April 3, 2009 through April 17, 2009.

A-15)    Case No. 62-09-E – Plains Exploration and Production Company,  201 S. Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455
On April 16, 2009 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.6(ii)(d) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 6708 for the operation of tank T-280 for the storage of crude oil emulsion in volumes exceeding 75,000 barrels at the Lompoc Oil and Gas Plant for the period of April 17, 2009 through May 17, 2009.

A-16)    Case No. 63-09-E – Venoco, Inc.,  6267 Carpinteria Avenue, Suite 100, Carpinteria, CA 93013
On April 28, 2009 Hearing Board Chair Robert Saperstein approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(b)(v).b of Part 70/Permit to Operate 7904-R8 due to a failed source test of Thermal Oxidizer H-205 indicating the benzene destruction removal efficiency is below the permitted level at the Ellwood Oil and Gas Processing Facility for the period of April 28, 2009 through May 27, 2009.

A-17)    Case No. 64-09-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On May 11, 2009 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 331.E.1(c) for the operation of the CZZ-310 Injection Gas Compressor located on Platform Heritage in violation of the 5-day leak repair requirements for the period of May 10, 2009 through June 8, 2009.

A-18)    Case No. 65-09-E – MM Tajiguas Energy, LLC, 14470 Calle Real, Gaviota, CA 93117
On May 13, 2009 Hearing Board Chair Robert Saperstein approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(a) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9788-R2 for the continued operation of a Caterpillar model 3616 internal combustion engine operated on landfill gas at the Tajiguas Landfill for the period of May 13, 2009 through June 13, 2009.