APCD Hearing Board Agenda – October 7, 2009

October 7, 2009

Administration of Oath to Participants
Approval of minutes of the August 5, 2009 meeting 
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports
Public Comment Period

Public Hearings – continued from March 18, March 25, June 3, and August 5, 2009

Hearing – Consider Staff status reports regarding installation of Phase II Enhanced Vapor Recovery (EVR) equipment by October 7, 2009 as directed by Stipulated Orders of Abatement amended on August 5, 2009, and take appropriate action to continue, amend, or rescind Stipulated Orders of Abatement for the following cases:

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

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

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

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

VIII.      Public Hearings

1)   Case No. 83-09-SA – Respondent:  Rick Ketola, MK Gas & Service Center,  5007 Highway 166, New Cuyama

To consider a Petition by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution District Control Officer for issuance of a Stipulated Order of Abatement for this gasoline station pursuant to Health and Safety Code section 42451(a) requiring that this facility comply with District Rule 316.  Specifically, this gasoline station was required to comply with the State of California’s Phase II Enhanced Vapor Recovery requirements as of April 1, 2009, but was not operating at that time.  The facility owner wishes to dispense gasoline without the additional required equipment while making preparations to complete the installation.

2)  Case No. 79-09-R – Plains Exploration & Production Company, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455

To consider an application by Plains Exploration & Production Company for a Regular Variance from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(a) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9102.  The Petitioner operates Turbine Generators G-91, G-92, G-93 and G-94 on Platform Hidalgo to provide power for platform operations.  Turbine Generator G-92 is currently operating under interim variance relief (Interim Variance Order 78-09-I) due to its inability to demonstrate compliance with the hourly and daily carbon monoxide (CO) emission limits required by permit condition 9.C.2(a).

IIX. 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. 76-09-N – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On July 13, 2009 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved a 90-Day Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 359.D.1 (a) and Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(b)(iv) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092 for operation of the hydrocarbon flare header of Thermal Oxidizer (A-803) at the POPCO gas processing plant in violation of the 239 ppmv H2S limit for the period of July 13, 2009 through September 24, 2009.

A-2)  Case No. 77-09-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On July 15, 2009 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 359.D.1(a) and Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(b)(iv) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092 for operation of the acid gas flare header of Thermal Oxidizer (A-803) at the POPCO gas processing plant in violation of the 239 ppmv H2S limit for the period of July 15, 2009 through July 29, 2009.

A-3)  Case No. 78-09-I – Plains Exploration & Production Company, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455
On July 16, 2009 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Interim Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206 , Condition 9.C.2(a) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9105 for continued operation of Turbine Generator G-92 in violation of the hourly, daily and quarterly CO emission limits on Platform Hidalgo for the period of July 17, 2009 through October 7, 2009, or the date of decision of the Hearing Board on the application for Regular Variance 79-09-R, whichever occurs first.

A-4)  Case No. 80-09-E – Venoco, Inc., 6267 Carpinteria Avenue, Suite 100, Carpinteria, CA 93013
On July 24, 2009 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner for continued operation of the 170 bhp CARB registered portable engine #142230 in violation of the 14-day advanced notification requirements of District Rule 202.F.2 for the period of July 27, 2009 through July 29, 2009.

A-5) Case No. 81-09-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On September 9, 2009 Hearing Board member Donald Ward approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 359.D.1(a) and Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(b)(iv) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092 for operation of the Thermal Oxidizer (A-803) in violation of the 239 ppmv H2S limit due to the leaking PSV-162 at the POPCO gas processing plant for the period of September 3, 2009 through September 17, 2009.

Adjourn

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