APCD Hearing Board Agenda – March 4, 2009

March 4, 2009
Agenda

Administration of Oath to Participants
Approval of minutes of the December 3, 2008 meeting.
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports

Public Hearings   

1)     Approve corrections to the “Quick Reference Attachments” of the Hearing Board Policies and Procedures adopted November 1, 2006, regarding Orders of Abatement.

2)     Receive a briefing regarding the Air Resources Board”s Phase II Enhanced Vapor Recovery (EVR) program and installation requirements for gasoline stations.

3)     Approve Special Meeting dates in March to hear Stipulated Orders of Abatement cases.

Administrative Agenda – Receive and File: 

The following Emergency, Interim, 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. 34-08-N – Raytheon, 6825 Cortona Drive, Goleta, CA 93117
On November 24, 2008 Hearing Board member Robert Saperstein approved a 90-Day Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206 and the State Air Toxics Control Measure (ATCM) for stationary diesel engines due to operation of a standby generator while repairing and upgrading electrical system at Building B-1 in Goleta as a result of the Gap Fire for the period of December 23, 2008 through January 5, 2009.

A-2)  Case No. 37-08-E – Plains Exploration and Production Company, 201 S. Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455  On December 12, 2008 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 302 of Permit to Operate 9106 for the operation of Petitioner’s #2 Drilling Emergency Generator while repairs are made to the unit on Platform Irene for the period of December 15, 2008 through December 29, 2008.

A-3)  Case No. 38-08-E – DCOR, LLC, 290 Maple Court, Suite 290, Ventura, CA 93003
On December 16, 2008 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.1(b)(ii) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9114 due to exceeding the permitted emission limits as a result of using the “South” Crane on Platform Hillhouse while the “North” Crane has been out of service for the period of December 17, 2008 through December 31, 2008.

A-4)  Case No. 39-08-E – Plains Exploration and Production Company, 201 S. Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455
On December 30, 2008 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.15 and 9.C.16 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9106 and Condition 9.C.31 of Part 70 Permit to Operate 6708 due to failure of the Daniel Chromatograph H2S Analyzer on Platform Irene for the period of December 30, 2008 through January 28, 2009, or until the H2S Analyzer is repaired, whichever occurs sooner.

A-5)  Case No. 01-09-N – Southern California Gas Company, 1171 More Ranch Road, Goleta, CA 93117
On January 23, 2009 Hearing Board member Robert Saperstein approved a 90-Day Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.1(a) and 9.C.1(iv) and Rule 333 D.1.a of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9584-R2 due to violation of permitted emission limits during break-in of La Goleta natural gas storage facility’s Main Unit #8 for the period of February 2, 2009 through May 4, 2009, or the date that the break-in period of the engine is complete, not to exceed 150 hours of engine runtime.

A-6)  Case No. 02-09-E – U.S. Air Force, Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA 93437-5319
On January 12, 2009 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Condition 14 of Permit to Operate 6117-R7 due to the breakdown of the telemeter real time continuous emissions monitoring (CEM) of data to the District’s Data Acquisition System (DAS) as part of the South Vandenberg Power Plant for the period of January 12, 2009 through February 11, 2009.

A-7)  Case No. 03-09-I/04-09-R – U.S. Air Force, Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA 93437-5319
Petitions were filed on January 21, 2009 and withdrawn on February 9, 2009.

A-8)  Case No. 05-09-E – Plains Exploration and Production Company, 201 S. Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455
On January 22, 2009 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 202.F.2 to allow the operation of a 172 bhp CARB registered portable engine on Platform Irene without first complying with the 14-day advanced notice for the period of January 22, 2009 through February 5, 2009.

A-9)  Case No. 06-09-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 2000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On January 22, 2009 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 342.D.1 of Part 70 Permit to Operate 9101 due to the central process heater on Platform Harmony violating the carbon monoxide emission standard for the period of January 23, 2009 through February 6, 2009.

A-10) Case No. 07-09-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On January 22, 2009 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 342.D.1 of Part 70 Permit to Operate 9102 due to the central process heater on Platform Heritage violating the carbon monoxide emission standard for the period of January 22, 2009 through February 5, 2009.

A-11)    Case No. 10-09-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On February 12, 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(a) of Part 70/Permit to Operation 9101 for the operation of the Central Process Heater located on Platform Harmony in violation of the carbon monoxide pound/hour and pound/day mass emission limits for the period of February 11, 2009 through February 20, 2009.

A-12) Case No. 11-09-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On February 12, 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(a) of Part 70/Permit to Operation 9102 for the operation of the Central Process Heater located on Platform Heritage in violation of the carbon monoxide pound/hour and pound/day mass emission limits for the period of February 11, 2009 through February 20, 2009.