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Clerk of the APCD
260 North San Antonio Road, Suite A
Santa Barbara. CA 93110
(805) 961-8853


The APCD Hearing Board meets on an as-needed basis, often the first Wednesday of the month at 9:30AM in the Board of Supervisor’s Hearing Room in either Santa Barbara or Santa Maria.  Meeting site is determined by the case(s) being heard, and meetings are only held when there are agenda items.  The next meeting date and agenda will be posted below when it is available.  Members of the public may address the Hearing Board on any matter listed on the agenda by completing and delivering to the Clerk a speaker slip before the item is considered.  Matters not listed on the agenda may be addressed during the public comment period following the Staff Reports.  Any disclosable public records related to an open session item on a regular meeting agenda and distributed by the Board Clerk to all or a majority of the members of the APCD Hearing Board less than 72 hours prior to that meeting are available for inspection in the APCD office or website.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations to participate in the meeting should contact the APCD at least three working days prior to the scheduled meeting.  APCD Hearing Board meetings are audio recorded; recordings will be made available upon request pursuant to the California Public Records Act. Additional information about the Hearing Board can be found here.

Past agendas can be viewed on this page.


Next APCD Hearing Board Meeting

August 1, 2018

9:30 A.M.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS HEARING ROOM
BETTERAVIA GOVERNMENT CENTER
511 EAST LAKESIDE PARKWAY
SANTA MARIA, CA

Agenda  |  Public Notice

I.            9:30 a.m. – Call to Order – Roll Call

II.          Approval of minutes of the June 6, 2018 meeting

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

IV.        Announcements/Staff Reports

V.          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.

VI.        Public Hearings – Administration of Oath to be conducted prior to each hearing.

1)          Case No. – 2018-09-A – HVI Cat Canyon, Inc. f/k/a Greka Oil & Gas, Inc. (Greka), 2617 Clark Avenue, Santa Maria, CA 93456
Petition  |  Exhibit 1  |  Exhibit 2

Hearing – To consider a petition by the Control Officer of the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District submitted on July 10, 2018, for issuance of an Order of Abatement pursuant to Health and Safety Code section 42450 due to continued storage of petroleum product in two emergency pits at the Los Flores Lease in violation of the conditions of Permit to Operate 07307-R10 and District Rule 344.

VII.       Administrative Agenda

Approved by vote on one motion.  These items read only on request of Hearing Board members.

A-1)      Case No. – 2018-03-E – United States Air Force, 1028 Iceland Ave., Vandenberg AFB, CA  93437-6010

On April 27, 2018 Hearing Board member Terence Dressler approved an Emergency Variance for the period of April 26, 2018 through May 10, 2018.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.1(b)(vi) of Permit to Operate 13968, and allows for continued operation of Petitioner’s facility with Turbine C as a backup in support of the May 5, 2018 launch.  Following the launch, Turbine C will be taken offline in order to correct the CEMS data transmission error.

A-2)      Case No. – 2018-04-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117

On May 4, 2018 Hearing Board member Robert Saperstein approved an Emergency Variance for the period of May 2, 2018 through May 16, 2018, or the date compliance is achieved, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.6(b)(v) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651 and allows for continued operation of the Equalization Tank with the venturi scrubber pump system shutdown in order to determine and repair the scrubber circulation pump failure.

A-3)      Case No. – 2018-07-E – HVI Cat Canyon, Inc. f/k/a Greka Oil & Gas, Inc. (Greka), P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA  93456

On July 3, 2018 Hearing Board member Terence Dressler approved an Emergency Variance for the period of June 27, 2018 through July 26, 2018, or the date compliance is achieved, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rules 325 E.1 and 206, Condition 10 of Permit to Operate 8096 and allows for continued operation of the Petitioner’s facility while the source of a casing leak at Well #4 is located and repaired.

A-4)      Case No. – 2018-08-E – HVI Cat Canyon, Inc. f/k/a Greka Oil & Gas, Inc. (Greka), P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA  93456

On July 3, 2018 Hearing Board member Terence Dressler approved an Emergency Variance for the period of June 27, 2018 through July 11, 2018, or the date compliance is achieved, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rules 325 D.1 and 206, Condition 2.D of Permit to Operate 8254 and allows for continued operation of the Petitioner’s facility while the leak emanating from the flange of the Vapor Recovery Unit is repaired.

VIII.      Adjourn

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District Hearing Board is September 5, 2018, 9:30 a.m.  Meeting is subject to cancellation if there are no items to be heard.