APCD Hearing Board Agenda – March 3, 2021

Next APCD Hearing Board Meeting:

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District Hearing Board is

March 3, 2021, at 9:30 a.m.

Public Notice (pdf)

*REMOTE VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION ONLY

Important Notice Regarding Public Participation:
Based on guidance from the California Department of Public Health and the California Governor’s Stay at Home Executive Order N-33-20 issued on March 19, 2020, to protect the health and well-being of all Californians, and to establish consistency across the state to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District Hearing Board will temporarily not be providing in-person participation, and will provide a virtual option for participation in hearings.


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A. Call to Order – Roll Call

B. Approval of Minutes
Approve minutes of the February 3, 2021 meeting.

C. Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items

D. Announcements/Staff Reports
Receive announcements or reports from staff on matters of interest to the Hearing Board. There will be no Hearing Board discussion except to ask questions or refer matters to staff; and no action will be taken unless listed on a subsequent agenda.

E. 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.

F. Public Hearings

Administration of Oath to be conducted prior to each hearing.

F-1)      Case No. – 2021-04-R     (Regular Variance)
Beacon West Energy Group, LLC, 1145 Eugenia Place #101, Carpinteria, CA 93013

To consider a Petition for a Regular Variance from District Rules 331, 325.E, 359.D.2.b. 206, Part 70 Permit to Operate 9109-R4, Conditions 9.C.1.b.v, 9.C.1.b.vi, 9.C.1.c.i, 9.C.2.a, 9.C.2.b, 9.C.2.c, 9.C.2.d, 9.C.6.b.ii, 9.C.6.b.iii, 9.C.6.b.iv, 9.C.9, 9.C.14, and 9.C.15, submitted on January 8, 2021, for emission controls, maintenance, monitoring, and source testing requirements. The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at Platform Houchin located on offshore lease tract OCS-0166, approximately 7 miles southeast from the City of Santa Barbara, California.

Petition | Staff Report | Attachment 1 – Rule 331 | Attachment 2 – Draft Variance 

F-2)      Case No. – 2021-05-R     (Regular Variance)
Beacon West Energy Group, LLC, 1145 Eugenia Place #101, Carpinteria, CA 93013

To consider a Petition for a Regular Variance from District Rules 331, 359.D.2.b, and 206, Part 70 Permit to Operate 9108-R4, Conditions 9.C.1.b.v, 9.C.1.b.vi, 9.C.1.c.i, 9.C.2.a, 9.C.2.b, 9.C.2.c, 9.C.2.d, 9.C.6.b.ii, 9.C.6.b.iii, 9.C.6.b.iv, 9.C.9, 9.C.14, and 9.C.15, submitted on January 8, 2021, for emission controls, maintenance, monitoring and source testing requirements. The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at Platform Hogan located on offshore lease tract OCS-P-0166, approximately 8 miles southeast from the City of Santa Barbara, California.

Petition | Staff Report | Attachment 1 – Rule 331 | Attachment 2 – Draft Variance 

G. Administrative Agenda
Approved by vote on one motion. Below are summaries of single-member variance cases heard since the last Hearing Board meeting. These items read only on request of Hearing Board members.

G-1)      Case No. – 2020-02-I (Interim Variance)
Beacon West Energy Group, LLC, 1145 Eugenia Place #101, Carpinteria, CA 93013

On February 17, 2021 Hearing Board member Terence Dressler approved an Interim Variance for the period of January 8, 2021 through April 7, 2021, or the date a decision is made on the Regular Variance, or the date compliance is achieved, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rules 331.D – I, 325.E, 359.D.2.b, and 206, and Part 70 Permit to Operate 9109-R4, Conditions 9.C.1.b.v, 9.C.1.b.vi, 9.C.1.c.i, 9.C.2.a, 9.C.2.b, 9.C.2.c, 9.C.2.d, 9.C.6.b.ii, 9.C.6.b.iii, 9.C.6.b.iv, 9.C.9, 9.C.14, and 9.C.15 and allows for relief from emission controls, monitoring, maintenance, and source testing requirements at Platform Houchin.

G-2)      Case No. – 2020-03-I (Interim Variance)
Beacon West Energy Group, LLC, 1145 Eugenia Place #101, Carpinteria, CA 93013

On February 17, 2021 Hearing Board member Terence Dressler approved an Interim Variance for the period of January 8, 2021 through April 7, 2021, or the date a decision is made on the Regular Variance, or the date compliance is achieved, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rules 331.D – I, 359.D.2.b, and 206, and Part 70 Permit to Operate 9108-R4, Conditions 9.C.1.b.v, 9.C.1.b.vi, 9.C.1.c.i, 9.C.2.a, 9.C.2.b, 9.C.2.c, 9.C.2.d, 9.C.6.b.ii, 9.C.6.b.iii, 9.C.6.b.iv, 9.C.9, 9.C.14 and 9.C.15 and allows for relief from emission controls, monitoring, maintenance, and source testing requirements at Platform Hogan.

H. Adjourn
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District Hearing Board is April 7, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. Meeting is subject to cancellation if there are no items to be heard.