APCD Hearing Board Agenda – September 6, 2017

September 6, 2017

Agenda  |  Public Notice

9:30 a.m. – Call to Order – Roll Call
Administration of Oath to Participants
Approval of minutes of the July 5, 2017 meeting
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports
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.

Public Hearings

1)          Case No. – 2016-23-M1 – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
Petition  |  Staff Report (Attachment 1Attachment 2Attachment 3)

Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company submitted on July 27, 2017 requesting a Modification of Final Compliance Date for Variances 2016-23-R and 2016-32-R for continued relief from District Rules 311, 325, 328, 331, 342, 359, and 206, Conditions 9.B.12, 9.C.1(b)(iii)(2)(a), 9.C.1(b)(iv)(1), 9.C.1(c), 9.C.1(c)(i), 9.C.1(c)(ii), 9.C.1(c)(iv), 9.C.1(c)(v), 9.C.1(c)(vi), 9.C.1(c)(vii), 9.C.1(c)(viii), 9.C.1(d), 9.C.1(d)(i), 9.C.1(d)(ii), 9.C.1(d)(iii), 9.C.1(d)(iv), 9.C.1(d)(v), 9.C.1(d)(vi), 9.C.1(d)(vii), 9.C.1(d)(viii), 9.C.2(c), 9.C.2(c)(ii), 9.C.2(c)(iii), 9.C.2(c)(iv), 9.C.2(c)(v), 9.C.2(c)(vi), 9.C.2(c)(vii), 9.C.2(c)(x), 9.C.2(d), 9.C.2(d)(i), 9.C.2(d)(ii), 9.C.2(d)(iii), 9.C.2(d)(iv), 9.C.2(d)(v),  9.C.2(d)(vi), 9.C.2(d)(vii), 9.C.2(d)(viii), 9.C.3(b)(i), 9.C.3(c)(i), 9.C.7(a), 9.C.7(b)(ii), 9.C.7(b)(v), 9.C.7(c), 9.C.7(c)(i), 9.C.7(d), 9.C.7(d)(i), 9.C.8(f), 9.C.10(a), 9.C.10(b), 9.C.10(d), 9.C.10(g), 9.C.10(j), 9.C.10(k)(5), 9.C.10(k)(6), 9.C.10(k)(7),  9.C.10(k)(8), 9.C.12, 9.C.12(a), 9.C.12(f), 9.C.13, 9.C.14, 9.C.17, 9.C.19, 9.C.20, 9.C.21, 9.C.25(b), 9.C.25(c)(i), 9.C.25(c)(ii), 9.C.27(a), 9.C.27(b), 9.C.28, 9.C.36(b), and 9.D.3(c) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092 and Condition 9.C.4(c)(i) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9102.. Additionally, the Petitioner is requesting a Modification of Variance for Regular Variances 2016-23-R and 2016-32-R, in order to incorporate them into a single variance.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in this Petition at the POPCO gas processing plant, approximately 25 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, CA.

2)          Case No. – 2016-24-M1 – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
Petition  |  Staff Report (Attachment 1Attachment 2Attachment 3Attachment 4Attachment 5)

Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company submitted on July 27, 2017 requesting a Modification of Final Compliance Date for Variances 2016-24-R, 2016-30-R, 2016-43-R and 2017-01-R for continued relief from District Rules 311, 325, 325.D.1(b), 325.E.1(b), 325.F.4(b), 328, 328.F.2, 328.G.3, 331, 331.F, 342.I.1, 359, 359.F.2, 359.G.1, 359.H.2, 359.H.3, and 206, Conditions 9.B.12, 9.C.1(b)(xi), 9.C.1(c), 9.C.1(c)(i), 9.C.1(c)(ii), 9.C.1(d), 9.C.2(c)(iii), 9.C.2(c)(iv), 9.C.2(c)(v), 9.C.2(d), 9.C.2(d)(i), 9.C.2(d)(ii), 9.C.2(d)(iii), 9.C.3(b)(i), 9.C.3(c)(i), 9.C.3(c)(ii), 9.C.3(c)(iii), 9.C.5(b)(iv), 9.C.5(b)(v), 9.C.5(c), 9.C.6(b), 9.C.6(b)(i), 9.C.6(c)(iii), 9.C.6(c)(iv), 9.C.6(c)(vi), 9.C.6(c)(vii), 9.C.6(c)(viii), 9.C.6(d)(vi), 9.C.6(d)(vii), 9.C.6(d)(viii), 9.C.8(a)(i), 9.C.8(c), 9.C.8(c)(i), 9.C.8(c)(ii), 9.C.8(c)(iii), 9.C.8(d), 9.C.8(d)(i), 9.C.8(d)(ii), 9.C.8(d)(iii), 9.C.8(d)(iv), 9.C.8(d)(v), 9.C.10(a), 9.C.10(b), 9.C.10(d), 9.C.10(e), 9.C.10(h), 9.C.10(j), 9.C.10(k), 9.C.10(m)(iii), 9.C.10(m)(v), 9.C.10(m)(vi), 9.C.10(m)(xi), 9.C.10(m)(xii), 9.C.13(a), 9.C.13(b), 9.C.13(c), 9.C.13(c)(i), 9.C.13(c)(ii), 9.C.14, 9.C.15, 9.C.15(a), 9.C.16, 9.C.17, 9.C.21, 9.C.25(a), 9.C.36(c), 9.C.36(i), 9.C.36(l), 9.C.36(o), and 9.C.43(b) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651. Additionally, the Petitioner is requesting a Modification of Variance for Regular Variances 2016-24-R, 2016-30-R, 2016-43-R, and 2017-01-R, in order to incorporate them into a single variance. The Petitioner operates the equipment described in this Petition at its Las Flores Canyon oil and gas processing plant, approximately 25 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, CA.

3)          Case No. – 2016-25-M1 – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
Petition  |  Staff Report (Attachment 1Attachment 2Attachment 3)

Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company submitted on July 27, 2017 requesting a Modification of Final Compliance Date for Variances 2016-25-R and 2016-31-R for continued relief from District Rules 325, 328, and 206, Conditions 9.C.1(c), 9.C.6(c)(iv), 9.C.8(c), 9.C.12(a), and 9.C.15 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651. Additionally, the Petitioner is requesting a Modification of Variance for Regular Variances 2016-25-R and 2016-31-R, in order to incorporate them into a single variance. The Petitioner operates the equipment described in this Petition at its Las Flores Canyon oil and gas processing plant, approximately 25 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, CA.

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. – 2017-16-E – Greka Oil & Gas, Inc., P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA  93456

On June 23, 2017 Hearing Board member Terence Dressler approved an Emergency Variance allowing for continued operation of Petitioner’s Greka Refinery Asphalt Heater #4 in violation of District Rule 331.E.1(f).  Said variance provides relief for the period of June 15, 2017 through July 14, 2017, or the date the Petitioner’s electric actuator safety valve is in compliance, whichever occurs first, while a faulty electric actuator safety valve is replaced.

A-2)      Case No. – 2017-17-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117

On August 17, 2017 Hearing Board member Robert Saperstein approved an Emergency Variance allowing for continued operation of Platform Heritage in violation of District Rules 333.D.2 and 206, Condition 9.C.1(b)(v) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9102.  Said variance provides relief for the period of August 15, 2017 through August 29, 2017, or the date the facility returns to compliance, whichever occurs first, while a new tachometer cable is installed.

A-3)      Case No. – 2017-18-E – J&A Santa Maria Marian Medical, 1400 East Church Street, Santa Maria, CA  93454

On August 17, 2017 Hearing Board member Robert Saperstein approved an Emergency Variance allowing for continued operation of J&A Santa Maria, LLC in violation of District Rule 206, Conditions 7 and 7.b of Permit to Operate 13865.  Said variance provides relief for the period of August 11, 2017 through September 09, 2017, or the date the facility returns to compliance, whichever occurs first, while waiting for the power to be restored due to an outage created from a fire at the Petitioners facility.

A-4)      Case No. – 2017-19-E – Venoco, LLC, 6267 Carpinteria Avenue, Suite 100, Carpinteria, CA  93013

On August 17, 2017 Hearing Board member Robert Saperstein approved an Emergency Variance allowing for continued operation of Ellwood Onshore Facility in violation of District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(c)(v) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 7904.  Said variance provides relief for the period of August 18, 2017 through September 01, 2017, or the date the facility returns to compliance, whichever occurs first, while repairs are made to the flare monitoring device.

Adjourn