October 4, 2017
9:30 a.m. – Call to Order – Roll Call
Approval of minutes of the September 6, 2017 meeting
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Public Comment Period – Persons desiring to address the Hearing Board on any subject within the jurisdiction of the Hearing Board not included as part of the agenda may do so at this time.
Hearing – To consider an application by Venoco, LLC. submitted on September 12, 2017 for a Modification of the Final Compliance Date of Regular Variance No. 2016-27-R. The Petitioner is requesting continued relief from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.17, 9.C.18, and 9.C.19 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 7904. Additionally, the District is recommending a Modification of Variance, should the owner or operator change over the course of the variance period. The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at the Ellwood Onshore Facility located approximately 14 miles west of the City of Santa Barbara, California.
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. – 2017-20-E – Sierra Resources, P.O. Box 2788, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93456
On September 14, 2017 Hearing Board member Lee-Volker Cox approved an Emergency Variance allowing for continued operation of Petitioner’s facility in violation of District Rules 325.D.1.a and 206, Conditions 1, 2.f, and 7 of Permit to Operate 8269 without a vapor recovery system due to three blown transformers after a lightning strike. Said variance provides relief for the period of September 11, 2017 through September 25, 2017, or until the facility returns to compliance, whichever occurs first, while the transformers are replaced.