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The following agendas of past Hearing Board meetings are provided as a historical record of what was discussed at the meetings. Attachments are in Adobe PDF format. For downloading instructions, see How to View and Download Documents.

Note: Meetings are not held every month.


2019
February 6, 2019


2018
September 5, 2018 – Continued to next meeting
August 16, 2018
June 6, 2018 – Wine Institute Permit Appeal Archive
May 2, 2018 – Continued to June 6, 2018
February 7, 2018


2017
December 6, 2017
November 1, 2017
October 4, 2017
September 6, 2017
July 5, 2017
June 7, 2017Continued to July 5, 2017
February 1, 2017
January 4, 2017


2016
December 7, 2016
November 2, 2016
October 5, 2016
September 7, 2016
August 3, 2016
June 1, 2016
April 6, 2016


2015
December 2, 2015
November 4, 2015
August 5, 2015
July 1, 2015
May 6, 2015
February 4, 2015


2014
September 3, 2014


2013
November 6, 2013


2012
August 1, 2012


2011
July 6, 2011


2010
December 1, 2010


2009
December 9, 2009
October 7, 2009
August 5, 2009
June 3, 2009
March 25, 2009
March 18, 2009
March 4, 2009


2008
December 3, 2008
October 1, 2008
July 2, 2008
March 5, 2008


2007
June 6, 2007


February 6, 2019

Agenda  |  Public NoticeMeeting Audio

A.          CALL TO ORDER – ROLL CALL
B.          ELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR FOR 2019 – Elect the Chair and Vice-Chair to serve as APCD Officers for calendar year 2019.
C.          APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Approve minutes of the August 1, 2018 meeting.
D.          REQUESTS FOR CONTINUANCE OR ADDITION OF EX-AGENDA ITEMS
E.          ANNOUNCEMENTS / STAFF REPORTS
F.          PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

G.          DISCUSSION ITEMS

G-1)    New Rule 3.5 of California’s Rules of professional Conduct for Lawyers

Consider recommendations as follows:

a)    Adopt a Resolution that will govern communications with members of the Hearing Board pursuant to new Rule 3.5 of California’s Rules of Professional Conduct for lawyers which became effective on November 1, 2018, that:

i.    The legal advisor to the Hearing Board, may continue to provide confidential attorney-client legal advice on the merits of adjudicative matters to members of the Hearing Board;
ii.    All lawyers may continue to communicate with members of the Hearing Board on the merits of adjudicative matters and those communications will be subject to ex parte disclosure by the member;
iii.    Any gifts from lawyers to members of the Hearing Board, shall be regulated by the Political Reform Act, Government Code § 81000 et seq; and

b)    Find that the proposed actions are not a “project” under California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines § 15378(b)(5) in that they are organizational or administrative activities of the government that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes to the environment.

H.          PUBLIC HEARINGS – Administration of Oath to be conducted prior to each hearing.

H-1)     Case No. – 2018-09-A     (Abatement Order – Withdrawn)
HVI Cat Canyon, Inc. f/k/a Greka Oil & Gas, Inc. (Greka), 2617 Clark Avenue, Santa Maria, CA 93456
Withdrawal Letter

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.

On August 1, 2018, this case was continued to September 5, 2018, and then subsequently withdrawn on August 8, 2018 and further continued pursuant to District Rule 514.

H-2)     Case No. – 2017-02-M1     (Modification of a Final Compliance Date and Variance Conditions)
ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
Petition  |  Staff Report  |  Draft Variance

To consider an application submitted on November 28, 2018 by ExxonMobil Production Company for a Modification of a Final Compliance Date and Variance Conditions of Regular Variance No. 2017-02-R.  The Petitioner is requesting continued relief from the requirements to perform many measurement and/or recordkeeping procedures of process parameters that do not exist during the extended shutdown, as specified in District Rules 325.D.1.(b), 325.E.1(b), 325.F.4(b), 325.F.4(d), 359.F.2, 359.G.1, 359.H.2, 359.H.3, and 206, Conditions 9.C.2(c)(i)[Modified 9.C.3(d)(i)], 9.C.2(c)(ii) [Modified 9.C.3(d)(ii)], 9.C.2(c)(iii) [Modified 9.C.3(d)(iii)], 9.C.2(c)(iv) [Modified 9.C.3(d)(iv)], 9.C.2(d)(i) [Modified 9.C.3(e)(i)], 9.C.2(d)(ii) [Modified 9.C.3(e)(ii)], 9.C.2(d)(iii) [Modified 9.C.3(e)(iii)], 9.C.2(d)(iv) [Modified 9.C.3(e)(iv)], 9.C.2(d)(v) [Modified 9.C.3(e)(v)], 9.C.3(b)(i) [Modified 9.C.4(b)(i)], 9.C.6(b)(i) [Modified 9.C.7(b)(i)], 9.C.6(c)(i) [Modified 9.C.7(c)(i)], 9.C.6(d) [Modified 9.C.7(d)], 9.C.6(d)(i) [Modified 9.C.7(d)(i)], 9.C.6(d)(ii) [Modified 9.C.7(d)(ii)], 9.C.9(b)(i) [Modified 9.C.10(b)(i)], 9.C.9(b)(iii) [Modified 9.C.10(b)(iii)], 9.C.9(b)(iv) [Modified 9.C.10(b)(iv)], 9.C.9(b)(v) [Modified 9.C.10(b)(v)], 9.C.9(b)(vi) [Modified 9.C.10(b)(vi)], 9.C.9(b)(vii) [Modified 9.C.10(b)(vii)], 9.C.9(e) [Modified 9.C.10(e)], 9.C.9(f)(i) [Modified 9.C.10(f)(i)], 9.C.9(h)(iv) [Modified 9.C.10(h)(iv)], 9.C.12 [Modified 9.C.13], 9.C.15 [Modified 9.C.16], and 9.C.18 [Modified 9.C.19] of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9100.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at Platform Hondo, located on offshore lease tract OCS-P-0188, approximately 25 miles west of the City of Santa Barbara, California.

H-3)     Case No. – 2017-03-M1     (Modification of a Final Compliance Date)
ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
Petition  |  Staff Report  |  Draft Variance

To consider an application submitted on November 28, 2018 by ExxonMobil Production Company for a Modification of a Final Compliance Date and Variance Conditions of Regular Variance No. 2017-03-R.  The Petitioner is requesting continued relief from the requirements to perform many measurement and/or recordkeeping procedures of process parameters that do not exist during the extended shutdown, as specified in District Rules 325.E.1(b), 325.F.4(b), 325.F.4(d), 342.I.1, 359.F.2, 359.G.1, 359.H.2, 359.H.3, and 206, Conditions 9.C.2(c)(i), 9.C.2(c)(i)(1), 9.C.2(c)(i)(2), 9.C.2(c)(ii), 9.C.2(c)(v), 9.C.2(c)(vii), 9.C.2(d)(i), 9.C.2(d)(ii), 9.C.2(d)(iv), 9.C.2(d)(v), 9.C.3(d)(i), 9.C.3(d)(ii), 9.C.3(d)(iii), 9.C.3(d)(v), 9.C.3(e)(ii), 9.C.3(e)(iii), 9.C.4(b)(i), 9.C.7(b)(i), 9.C.7(d), 9.C.10(b)(i), 9.C.10(b)(ii), 9.C.10(b)(iii), 9.C.10(c)(i), 9.C.10(c)(ii), 9.C.10(c)(iii), 9.C.10(c)(iv), 9.C.10(c)(v), 9.C.10(c)(vi), 9.C.10(f), 9.C.10(g)(i), 9.C.10(i)(iv), 9.C.13(a), 9.C.13(b), 9.C.16, 9.C.19, and 9.C.24 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9101.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at Platform Harmony, located on offshore lease tract OCS-P-0190, approximately 25 miles west of the City of Santa Barbara, California.

H-4)     Case No. – 2017-04-M1     (Modification of a Final Compliance Date)
ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
Petition  |  Staff Report  |  Draft Variance

To consider an application submitted on November 28, 2018 by ExxonMobil Production Company for a Modification of a Final Compliance Date and Variance Conditions of Regular Variance No. 2017-04-R.  The Petitioner is requesting continued relief from the requirement to perform source testing on multiple pieces of permitted equipment during this extended shutdown, as specified in District Rules 342.G.1, and 206, Conditions 9.C.2(c)(iii) and 9.C.12(a)(i) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9101.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at Platform Harmony, located on offshore lease tract OCS-P-0190, approximately 25 miles west of the City of Santa Barbara, California.

H-5)     Case No. – 2017-05-M1     (Modification of a Final Compliance Date)
ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
Petition  |  Staff Report  |  Draft Variance

To consider an application submitted on November 28, 2018 by ExxonMobil Production Company for a Modification of a Final Compliance Date and Variance Conditions of Regular Variance No. 2017-05-R.  The Petitioner is requesting continued relief from the requirements to perform many measurement and/or recordkeeping procedures of process parameters that do not exist during the extended shutdown, as specified in District Rules 325.E.1(b), 325.F.4(b), 325.F.4(d), 342.I.1, 359.F.2, 359.G.1, 359.H.2, 359.H.3, and 206, Conditions 9.C.2(c)(i), 9.C.2(c)(iv), 9.C.2(c)(v), 9.C.2(d)(i), 9.C.2(d)(ii), 9.C.2(d)(iv), 9.C.3(d)(i), 9.C.3(d)(ii), 9.C.3(d)(iii), 9.C.3(d)(iv), 9.C.3(e)(ii), 9.C.3(e)(iii), 9.C.4(b)(i), 9.C.7(b)(i), 9.C.7(d), 9.C.10(b)(i), 9.C.10(b)(ii), 9.C.10(b)(iii), 9.C.10(c)(i), 9.C.10(c)(ii), 9.C.10(c)(iii), 9.C.10(c)(iv), 9.C.10(c)(v), 9.C.10(c)(vi), 9.C.10(f), 9.C.10(g)(i), 9.C.10(i)(iv), 9.C.13(a), 9.C.13(b), 9.C.16, 9.C.19, and 9.C.24 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9102.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at Platform Heritage, located on offshore lease tract OCS-P-0182, approximately 25 miles west of the City of Santa Barbara, California.

H-6)     Case No. – 2017-06-M1     (Modification of a Final Compliance Date)
ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
Petition  |  Staff Report  |  Draft Variance

To consider an application submitted on November 28, 2018 by ExxonMobil Production Company for a Modification of a Final Compliance Date and Variance Conditions of Regular Variance No. 2017-06-R.  The Petitioner is requesting continued relief from the requirement to perform source testing on multiple pieces of permitted equipment during this extended shutdown, as specified in District Rules 342.G.1, and 206, Conditions 9.C.2(c)(ii), 9.C.12(b), 9.C.12(c), 9.C.12(d), and 9.C.12(e) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9102.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at Platform Heritage, located on offshore lease tract OCS-P-0182, approximately 25 miles west of the City of Santa Barbara, California.

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

I-1)      Case No. – 2018-10-N
Southern California Gas Co., 1171 More Ranch Road, Goleta, CA  93117

On October 17, 2018 Hearing Board member Terence Dressler approved a 90-Day Variance for the period of October 20, 2018 through January 17, 2019, or the date the break-in period of the engine is complete, whichever occurs first, and not to exceed 150 hours of engine runtime.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 333 E.1(a) and District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.1(a), 9.C.1(b)(iv), 9.C.1(b)(v) and 9.C.1(b)(viii)(A) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9584-R6 and allows for continued operation of the Petitioner’s Main Unit #4 under “no load” and “light load” conditions in order to check, adjust, tune-up and the break-in the engine/compressor following overhaul work.

I-2)      Case No. – 2018-11-E
United States Air Force, 1028 Iceland Ave., Vandenberg AFB, CA  93437-6010

On October 11, 2018 Hearing Board member Francis Peters approved an Emergency Variance for the period of October 9, 2018 through October 24, 2018.  Said variance provides relief from District Rules 328.2 and 206, Condition 9.C.22 and 9.C.26 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 13968-R1 and allows for continued operation of the Petitioner’s facility while repairs are made to a failed NOx analyzer in Turbine E. 

I-3)      Case No. – 2018-12-E
Santa Maria Energy, P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA  93456

On October 30, 2018 Hearing Board member Francis Peters approved an Emergency Variance for the period of October 19, 2018 through November 2, 2018.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 11 of Permit to Operate 13986 and allows for the operation of the Petitioner’s facility while repairs are made to a proprietary burner mesh, which had been ripped, causing the thermal oxidizer to shut down. 

J.          ADJOURN


August 16, 2018

Agenda  |  Public Notice  |  Meeting Audio

9:30 a.m. – Call to Order – Roll Call
Approval of minutes of the June 6, 2018 meeting
Requests for continuance or Addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports
Public Comment Period

Public Hearings

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.

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.

Adjourn


June 6, 2018

Agenda  |  Public Notice  |  Meeting Audio

Call to Order – Roll Call
Approval of minutes of the February 7, 2018 meeting
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports
Public Comment Period 

Public Hearings 

1)     Case No. 2018-05-R (Regular Variance) – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
Petition  |  Staff Report  |  Draft Variance

Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company submitted on May 03, 2018 for a Regular Variance from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.17, 9.C.18, 9.C.36, 9.C.40, and 9.C.41 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651. The Petitioner operates the equipment described in this Petition at the Las Flores Canyon oil and gas processing plant, approximately 25 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, CA.

2)     Case No. 2018-06-R (Regular Variance) – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
Petition  |  Staff Report  |  Draft Variance

Hearing – To consider an application by ExoonMobil Production Company submitted on May 03, 2018 for a Regular Variance from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.13, 9.C.14, 9.C.16, and 9.C.35 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092. The Petitioner operates the equipment described in this Petition at the POPCO gas processing plant, approximately 25 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, CA.

3)     Case No. – 2017-21-AP – Wine Institute, 425 Market Street, Suite 1000, San Francisco, CA 94105
Additional information regarding wineries can be found on this page.

Update on Settlement Negotiations and Request to Continue Hearing to a Future Date

09/14/2017 Petition | Exhibit A | Exhibit B | Exhibit C | Exhibit D | Exhibit E

10/23/2017 District Answer to Petition | Exhibit 1 | Exhibit 2 | Exhibit 3 | Exhibit 4 | Exhibit 5 | Exhibit 6 | Exhibit 7 | Exhibit 8 | Exhibit 9 | Exhibit 10

12/13/2017 Stipulation and Order 

01/09/2018 Petitioner Opening Brief | Exhibit 1 | Exhibit 2 | Exhibit 3 | Exhibit 4 | Exhibit 5 | Exhibit 6 | Exhibit 7 | Exhibit 8 | Exhibit 9 | Exhibit 10 | Exhibit 11 | Exhibit 12 |Exhibit 13 | Exhibit 14 | Exhibit 15 | Exhibit 16 | Exhibit 17 | Exhibit 18 | Exhibit 19 | Exhibit 20 | Exhibit 21 | Exhibit 22 | Exhibit 23 | Exhibit 24 | Exhibit 25 | Exhibit 26 | Exhibit 27 | Exhibit 28 | Exhibit 29 | Exhibit 30 | Exhibit 31 | Exhibit 32 | Exhibit 33 | Exhibit 34 | Exhibit 35 | Exhibit 36 | Exhibit 37 | Exhibit 38 | Exhibit 39Exhibit 40Exhibit 41 | Exhibit 42 | Exhibit 43 | Exhibit 44 | Exhibit 45 | Exhibit 46 | Exhibit 47 | Documentary Evidence in Support of Petitioner Petition for Review

02/26/18 District Response to Brief | Exhibit 1 | Exhibit 2 | Exhibit 3 | Exhibit 4 | Exhibit 5 | Exhibit 6 | Exhibit 7 | Exhibit 8 | Exhibit 9 | Exhibit 10 | Exhibit 11 | Exhibit 12 | Exhibit 13 | Exhibit 14 | Exhibit 15 | Exhibit 16 | Exhibit 17 | Exhibit 18 | Exhibit 19 | Exhibit 20 | Exhibit 21 | Exhibit 22 | Exhibit 23 | Exhibit 24 | Exhibit 25Exhibit 26 | Exhibit 27 | Exhibit 28 | Exhibit 29 | Exhibit 30 | Exhibit 31 | Exhibit 32 | Exhibit 33 | Exhibit 34 | Exhibit 35 | Exhibit 36 | Exhibit 37 | Exhibit 38Exhibit 39 | Exhibit 40Exhibit 41 | Exhibit 42 | Exhibit 43 | Exhibit 44 | Exhibit 45 | Exhibit 46

03/13/18 Petitioner Reply Brief 

03/13/18 Public Comment – California Air Resources Board | Technical Support Attachment | Exhibit 1 | Exhibit 2 | Exhibit 3 | Exhibit 4 | Exhibit 5 | Exhibit 6

03/15/18 Attorney Emails Regarding Public Comment from California Air Resources Board (Attorney for Petitioner, Attorney for District, Attorney for California Air Resources Board)

04/17/18 District Letter in Response to Public Comment from California Air Resources Board

04/18/18 Petitioner Letter in Response to Public Comment from California Air Resources Board

04/26/18 Order of Continuance

Hearing Continued from May 2, 2018 – To consider a petition submitted on September 15, 2017 by the Wine Institute requesting a public hearing pursuant to California Health and Safety Code section 42302.1 for review of Final Authority to Construct No. 15044 issued to Central Coast Wine Services for modifications to its winery located at 2717 Aviation Way, Santa Maria, California. Petitioner is requesting the District Hearing Board review and determine whether the permit was properly issued as it relates to whether requirements for emissions control requirements for reactive organic compound emissions from wine fermentation tanks have been “achieved in practice” and therefore qualify as Best Available Control Technology

4)     Case No. – 2017-24-AP – Wine Institute, 425 Market Street, Suite 1000, San Francisco, CA 94105
Additional information regarding wineries can be found on this page.

Update on Settlement Negotiations and Request to Continue Hearing to a Future Date

10/10/2017 Petition | Exhibit A | Exhibit B | Exhibit C | Exhibit D | Exhibit E | Exhibit F

All other items for Case No. – 2017-24-AP are the same as those for Case No. – 2017-21-AP and can be found under Agenda Item 1 above (District Answer to Petition, Stipulation and Proposed Order, Petitioner Opening Brief and Exhibits 1-46, District Response to Brief and Exhibits 1-46, Petitioner Reply Brief, Public Comment – California Air Resources Board, Attorney Emails Regarding Public Comment from California Air Resources Board, District Letter in Response to Public Comment from California Air Resources Board, and Petitioner Letter in Response to Public Comment from California Air Resources Board)

Hearing Continued from May 2, 2018 – To consider a petition submitted on October 11, 2017 by the Wine Institute requesting a public hearing pursuant to California Health and Safety Code section 42302.1 for review of Final Authority to Construct No. 15044-01 issued to Central Coast Wine Services for modifications to its winery located at 2717 Aviation Way, Santa Maria, California. Petitioner is requesting the District Hearing Board review and determine whether the permit was properly issued as it relates to whether requirements for emissions control requirements for reactive organic compound emissions from wine fermentation tanks have been “achieved in practice” and therefore qualify as Best Available Control Technology. Petitioner is also requesting this petition be consolidated into Hearing Board Case No. 2017-21-AP, as they are nearly identical.

VII. – Motion to reschedule the July 2018 regular meeting of the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District Hearing Board from July 4, 2018 to another date in July.

Adjourn


February 7, 2018

Agenda  |  Public Notice  |  Meeting Audio

Call to Order – Roll Call
Election of Chair and Vice-Chair for 2018
Approval of minutes of the December 6, 2017 meeting
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports
Public Comment Period

Public Hearings

1)             Case No. – 2017-30-R          Freeport McMoRan Oil and Gas, LLC, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
Petition Staff Report

Hearing – To consider an application by Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas submitted on December 28, 2017 for a Regular Variance from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.14 and 9.C.23 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 6708.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at the Lompoc Oil & Gas Plant (LOGP), located 2.7 miles northeast of the City of Lompoc at 3602 Harris Grade Road.

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. – 2017-28-E – NRG California South LP, Ellwood Generating Station, 393 North Harbor Blvd., Oxnard, CA  93035

On December 8, 2017 Hearing Board member Terence Dressler approved an Emergency Variance allowing for continued operation of Petitioner’s facility in violation of District Rule 206, Conditions 1, 2.a and 2.d of Permit to Operate 8180 in excess of the 400 hour/year permited limit for use of its two gas turbines to supplement lost electrical power as a result of the Thomas Fire.  Said variance provides relief for the period of December 08, 2017 through January 06, 2018, or the date the Ellwood Generating Station is no longer needed to supply emergency power generation associated with the Thomas Fire, whichever occurs first.

A-2)     Case No. – 2017-29-I – Freeport McMoRan Oil and Gas, LLC, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455

On December 29, 2017 Hearing Board member Frank Peters approved an Interim Variance allowing for continued operation of the Petitioner’s facility in violation of Rule 206, 9.C.14, and 9.C.23 of Permit to Operate 6708 without an odor monitoring station due to the structure being completely destroyed by the Rucker fire.  Said variance provides relief for the period of January 01, 2018 through February 28, 2018, or the date compliance is achieved, or the date of decision on the Petitioner’s request for a Regular Variance, whichever occurs first, while the monitoring station is rebuilt.

A-3)     Case No. – 2018-01-E – Freeport McMoRan Oil and Gas, LLC, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455

On January 12, 2018 Hearing Board member Dr. Francis Lagattuta approved an Emergency Variance allowing for continued operation of the Petitioner’s facility in violation of Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.12 and 9.C.26 of Permit to Operate 5704.  Said variance provides relief for the period of January 12, 2018 through January 26, 2018 or the date compliance is achieved, whichever occurs first, while repairs are made to the monitoring station.

A-4)     Case No. – 2018-02-E – Freeport McMoRan Oil and Gas, LLC, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455

On January 19, 2018 Hearing Board member Terence Dressler approved an Emergency Variance allowing for continued operation of the Petitioner’s facility in violation of Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.2(d)(vi), 9.C.2(e)(viii), 9.C.2(f), and 9.C.26 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9103.  Said variance provides relief for the period of January 18, 2018 through February 01, 2018, or the date compliance is achieved, whichever occurs first, while repairs are made to a failed main Ethernet connection.

Adjourn


December 6, 2017

Agenda  |  Public Notice  |  Meeting Audio

9:30 a.m. – Call to Order – Roll Call
Approval of minutes of the November 1, 2017 meeting
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports
Public Comment Period
Public Hearings1)          Case No. – 2016-37-M1 – Beacon West on behalf of State Lands Commission, 1072 Casitas Pass Rd. #221, Carpinteria, CA 93013
Petition  |  Staff Report (Attachment 1)Hearing – To consider an application submitted on November 14, 2017 by Beacon West on behalf of the California State Lands Commission, in anticipation of the Transfer of Owner or Operator application being deemed complete, for a Modification of Variance and Modification of Final Compliance Date for Regular Variance 2016-37-R.  The Petitioner is requesting continued relief from District Rules 333.I and 206, Condition 9.C.20 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8234.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at Platform Holly, located on offshore lease tract 3242-1, South Ellwood Offshore Field.2)          Case No. – 2016-38-M1 – Venoco, LLC, 6267 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013
Petition  |  Staff Report (Attachment 1)Hearing – To consider an application submitted on November 14, 2017 by Venoco, LLC for a Modification of Variance and Modification of Final Compliance Date for Regular Variance 2016-38-R.  The Petitioner is requesting continued relief from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.1(c)(v), 9.C.1(c)(vi), and 9.C.1(c)(viii) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 7904.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at the Ellwood Onshore Facility (EOF) located approximately 14 miles west of the City of Santa Barbara, California.3)          Case No. – 2016-39-M1 – Venoco, LLC, 6267 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013
Petition  |  Staff Report (Attachment 1)Hearing – To consider an application submitted on November 14, 2017 by Venoco, LLC for a Modification of Variance and Modification of Final Compliance Date for Regular Variance 2016-39-R.  The Petitioner is requesting continued relief from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.1(c)(i) and 9.C.2(c)(i) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 7904.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at the Ellwood Onshore Facility (EOF) located approximately 14 miles west of the City of Santa Barbara, California.4)          Case No. – 2015-35-M2 – Freeport McMoRan Oil and Gas, LLC, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
Petition  |  Staff Report (Attachment 1)Hearing – To consider an application submitted on November 14, 2017 by Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas for a Modification of Final Compliance Date for Regular Variance 2015-35-M1.  The Petitioner is requesting continued relief from District Rules 359 and 206, Conditions 9.B.2, 9.C.2(c)(iii), 9.C.3, 9.C.24(h), and 9.C.24(i) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9105.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at Platform Hidalgo, located on offshore lease tract OCS-P-0450, approximately seven miles offshore of Point Arguello, California.5)          Case No. – 2015-36-M2 – Freeport McMoRan Oil and Gas, LLC, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
Petition  |  Staff Report (Attachment 1)Hearing – To consider an application submitted on November 14, 2017 by Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas for a Modification of Final Compliance Date for Regular Variance 2015-36-M1.  The Petitioner is requesting continued relief from District Rules 328, 359, and 206, Conditions 9.B.2, 9.C.2, 9.C.3, 9.C.12, 9.C.26(h), and 9.C.26(i) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9103.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition on Platform Harvest located on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) lease tract OCS-P-0315 approximately 10 miles offshore Pt. Arguello, California.6)          Case No. – 2015-37-M2 – Freeport McMoRan Oil and Gas, LLC, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
Petition  |  Staff Report (Attachment 1)Hearing – To consider an application submitted on November 14, 2017 by Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas for a Modification of Final Compliance Date for Regular Variance 2015-37-M1.  The Petitioner is requesting continued relief from District Rules 328 and 206, Conditions 9.B.2, 9.C.1(b), 9.C.13, 9.C.15, 9.C.21, 9.C.26(n), and 9.D.4 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5704.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at the Gaviota Oil & Heating Facility (GOHF), located at 17100 Calle Mariposa Reina, Gaviota, CA.7)          Case No. – 2015-38-M2 – Freeport McMoRan Oil and Gas, LLC, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
Petition  |  Staff Report (Attachment 1)Hearing – To consider an application submitted on November 14, 2017 by Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas for a Modification of Final Compliance Date for Regular Variance 2015-38-M1.  The Petitioner is requesting continued relief from District Rules 359 and 206, Conditions 9.B.2, 9.C.2(c)(iii), 9.C.3, 9.C.24(h), and 9.C.24(i) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9104.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition on Platform Hermosa located on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) lease tract OCS-P-0316 approximately 10 miles offshore Pt. Arguello, California.VII.       Administrative AgendaApproved 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. – 2017-23-N – Freeport McMoRan Oil and Gas, LLC, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455On October 31, 2017 Hearing Board member Francis Peters approved a 90-Day Variance allowing for continued operation of Petitioner’s facility in violation of District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.14, and 9.C.23 of Permit to Operate 6708 without an odor monitoring station due to the structure being completely destroyed by the Rucker fire.  Said variance provides relief for the period of October 03, 2017 through December 31, 2017, or the date compliance is achieved, whichever occurs first, while the monitoring station is rebuilt.A-2)      Case No. – 2017-25-I – Imery’s Minerals California, Inc., 2500 Miguelito Road, Lompoc, CA  93436On October 19, 2017 Hearing Board member Terence Dressler approved an Interim Variance allowing for continued operation of the Petitioner’s facility in violation of Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.6(a)(i) and 9.C.6(c)(xiii) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5840-R5.  Said variance provides relief for the period of October 17, 2017 through January 15, 2018, or the date compliance is achieved, or the date of decision on the Petitioner’s request for a 90-Day Variance, whichever occurs first, while the cause of the daily NOx exceedance (0.05 lb/hr over the limit) from the 7 System combined furnace/kiln at the venturi scrubber/pack bed tower outlet is identified and corrected.

A-3)      Case No. – 2017-26-E – Freeport McMoRan Oil and Gas, LLC, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455

On October 19, 2017 Hearing Board member Terence Dressler approved an Emergency Variance allowing for continued operation of the Petitioner’s facility in violation of Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.2(b)(ix)(1) and 9.C.2(b)(x)(1) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9105-R4.  Said variance provides relief for the period of October 18, 2017 through November 1, 2017 or the date compliance is achieved, whichever occurs first, while repairs are made to the G-92 turbine.

A-4)      Case No. – 2017-27-N – Imery’s Minerals California, Inc., 2500 Miguelito Road, Lompoc, CA  93436

On November 9, 2017 Hearing Board member Terence Dressler approved a 90-Day Variance allowing for continued operation of the Petitioner’s facility in violation of Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.6(a)(i) and 9.C.6(c)(xiii) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5840-R5.  Said variance provides relief for the period of October 17, 2017 through January 15, 2018, or the date compliance is achieved, whichever occurs first, while the cause of the daily NOx exceedance (0.05 lb/hr over the limit) from the 7 System combined furnace/kiln at the venturi scrubber/pack bed tower outlet is identified and corrected.

Adjourn


November 1, 2017

Agenda  |  Public Notice  |  Meeting Audio

9:30 a.m. – Call to Order – Roll Call
Approval of minutes of the October 4, 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. – 2017-21-AP – Wine Institute, 425 Market Street, Suite 1000, San Francisco, CA  94105
Petition | Exhibit A | Exhibit B | Exhibit C | Exhibit D | Exhibit E

10/23/2017 District Answer to Petition | Exhibit 1 | Exhibit 2 | Exhibit 3 | Exhibit 4 | Exhibit 5 | Exhibit 6 | Exhibit 7 | Exhibit 8 | Exhibit 9 | Exhibit 10

11/1/2017 Stipulation and Proposed Order

Hearing – To consider a petition submitted on September 15, 2017 by the Wine Institute requesting a public hearing pursuant to California Health and Safety Code section 42302.1 for review of Final Authority to Construct No. 15044 issued to Central Coast Wine Services for modifications to its winery located at 2717 Aviation Way, Santa Maria, California.  Petitioner is requesting the District Hearing Board review and determine whether the permit was properly issued as it relates to whether requirements for emissions control requirements for reactive organic compound emissions from wine fermentation tanks have been “achieved in practice” and therefore qualify as Best Available Control Technology.

2)     Case No. – 2017-24-AP – Wine Institute, 425 Market Street, Suite 1000, San Francisco, CA  94105
Petition | Exhibit A | Exhibit B | Exhibit C | Exhibit D | Exhibit E | Exhibit F

10/23/2017 District Answer to Petition | Exhibit 1 | Exhibit 2 | Exhibit 3 | Exhibit 4 | Exhibit 5 | Exhibit 6 | Exhibit 7 | Exhibit 8 | Exhibit 9 | Exhibit 10

11/1/2017 Stipulation and Proposed Order

Hearing – To consider a petition submitted on October 11, 2017 by the Wine Institute requesting a public hearing pursuant to California Health and Safety Code section 42302.1 for review of Final Authority to Construct No. 15044-01 issued to Central Coast Wine Services for modifications to its winery located at 2717 Aviation Way, Santa Maria, California.  Petitioner is requesting the District Hearing Board review and determine whether the permit was properly issued as it relates to whether requirements for emissions control requirements for reactive organic compound emissions from wine fermentation tanks have been “achieved in practice” and therefore qualify as Best Available Control Technology.  Petitioner is also requesting this petition be consolidated into Hearing Board Case No. 2017-21-AP, as they are nearly identical.

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. – 2017-22-I – Freeport McMoRan Oil and Gas, LLC, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455

On October 06, 2017 Hearing Board member Francis Peters approved an Interim Variance allowing for continued operation of Petitioner’s facility in violation of District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.14, and 9.C.23 of Permit to Operate 6708 without an odor monitoring station due to the structure being completely destroyed by the Rucker fire.  Said variance provides relief for the period of October 03, 2017 through December 31, 2017, or the date of decision on the Petitioner’s request for a 90-Day Variance, or the date compliance is achieved, whichever occurs first, while the monitoring station is rebuilt.

Adjourn


 

October 4, 2017

Agenda and Public Notice

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
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. – 2016-27-M1 – Venoco, LLC., 6267 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, CA 93013
Petition  |  Staff Report (Attachment 1, Attachment 2)

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.

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. – 2017-20-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.

Adjourn


 

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 1, Attachment 2, Attachment 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 1, Attachment 2, Attachment 3, Attachment 4, Attachment 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 1, Attachment 2, Attachment 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


 

July 5, 2017

Agenda and Public Notice (PDF)

9:30 a.m. – Call to Order – Roll Call
Administration of Oath to Participants
Approval of minutes of the February 1, 2017 meeting
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports
Public Comment Period

VII.     Public Hearings

1)          Case No. – 2016-13-M1 – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
(See Petition and Staff Report)

Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company submitted on May 05, 2017 requesting a Modification of Final Compliance Date for Regular Variance
2016-13-R for continued relief from District Rules 328 and 206, Conditions 9.C.7(a)(i), 9.C.12, and 9.C.12(a) of Permit to Operate 8092. 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. – 2016-15-M1 – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
(See Petition and Staff Report)

Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company submitted on May 05, 2017 requesting a Modification of Final Compliance Date for Regular Variances
2016-15-R and 2016-33-R for continued relief from District Rules 328, 342, and 206, Conditions 9.C.1(c)(iii), 9.C.5(b)(v), 9.C.7(c)(ii), 9.C.12, 9.C.12(b), and 9.C.18(a) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092. Additionally, the Petitioner is requesting a Modification of Variance for Regular Variances 2016-15-R and 2016-33-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.

VIII.      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. – 2017-07-I – Freeport McMoRan, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455

On January 23, 2017 Hearing Board member Donald Ward approved an Interim Variance allowing for continued operation of Petitioner’s facility in violation of District Rules 359 and 206, Condition 9.C.3(c)(i) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9104 and the associated Compliance Monitoring Plan.  Said variance provides relief for the period of January 21, 2017 through April 20, 2017, or the date the Petitioner’s flare meter is returned to compliance, or the date of decision on the Petitioner’s request for a 90-Day Variance, whichever occurs first, while repairs are made to a faulty flare meter.

A-2)      Case No. – 2017-08-N – Freeport McMoRan, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455

On February 15, 2017 Hearing Board member Donald Ward approved a 90-Day Variance allowing for continued operation of Petitioner’s facility in violation of District Rules 359 and 206, Condition 9.C.3(c)(i) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9104 and the associated Compliance Monitoring Plan.  Said variance provides relief for the period of February 15, 2017 through April 20, 2017, or the date the Petitioner’s flare meter is returned to compliance, whichever occurs first, while repairs are made to a faulty flare meter.

A-3)      Case No. – 2017-09-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117

On January 23, 2017 Hearing Board member Donald Ward approved an Emergency Variance allowing for continued operation of Petitioner’s facility in violation of District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(b)(v) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651.  Said variance provides relief for the period of January 20, 2017 through February 18, 2017, while the Ammonia Storage Vessel MBE-2105 is purged of ammonia.

A-4)      Case No. – 2017-10-E – Greka Oil & Gas, Inc., P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA  93456

On January 31, 2017 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency allowing for continued operation of Petitioner’s Jim Hopkins wells #62-1 and #83-1 in violation of District Rule 331.E.1(f).  Said variance provides relief for the period of January 27, 2017 through February 25, 2017, while leaks in the wellheads are repaired.

A-5)      Case No. – 2017-11-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117

On February 17, 2017 Hearing Board member Donald Ward approved an Emergency Variance allowing for continued operation of Petitioner’s facility in violation of District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.2(c) and 9.C.2(c)(iv) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651.  Said variance provides relief for the period of February 14, 2017 through February 28, 2017, while repairs are made to the flare sampling system.

A-6)      Case No. – 2017-12-E – E&B Natural Resources, 3000 James Road, Bakersfield, CA  93308

On February 17, 2017 Hearing Board member Donald Ward approved an Emergency Variance allowing for continued operation of Petitioner’s facility in violation of District Rules 325 and 206, Conditions 9.C.2(b)(i), 9.C.3, 9.C.7 and 9.D.11 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 7250.  Said variance provides relief for the period of February 14, 2017 through February 28, 2017, while repairs are made to the vapor recovery system at the South Cuyama Unit.

A-7)      Case No. – 2017-13-E – Freeport McMoRan, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455

Petition was filed on February 23, 2017 and withdrawn on March 8, 2017.

A-8)      Case No. – 2017-14-I – Imerys Minerals California, Inc., 2500 Miguelito Road, Lompoc, CA  93436

On April 14, 2017 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Interim Variance allowing for continued operation of the Imerys baghouse 901 in violation of District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.7(c)(viii) and 9.C.12(a)(ii) of PTO 5840-R5.  Said variance provides relief for the period of April 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017, or the date a successful source test is performed, or the date of decision on the Petitioner’s request for a Regular Variance, whichever occurs first, while a broken blower can be ordered, installed and tested.

A-9)      Case No. – 2017-15-R – Imerys Minerals California, Inc., 2500 Miguelito Road, Lompoc, CA  93436

Petition was filed on March 29, 2017 and withdrawn on April 11, 2017.

Adjourn


 

February 1, 2017

Agenda and Public Notice

9:30 a.m. – Call to Order – Roll Call
Administration of Oath to Participants
Approval of minutes of the January 4, 2017 meeting
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports
Public Comment Period

Public Hearings

1.  Case No. – 2017-01-R – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117     (See Petition, Staff Report and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company submitted on January 10, 2017 for a Regular Variance from District Rules 325.D.1(b), 325.E.1(b), 325.F.4(b), and 206, Conditions 9.C.3(b)(i), 9.C.6(b), 9.C.6(b)(i), 9.C.6(c)(iii), 9.C.6(c)(iv), 9.C.6(c)(vii), 9.C.6(d)(vii), and 9.C.36(l) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651. The Petitioner operates the equipment described in this Petition at the Las Flores Canyon oil and gas processing plant, approximately 25 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, CA.

2.  Case No. – 2017-02-R – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117     (See Petition, Petition Addendum, Staff Report and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company submitted on January 10, 2017 for a Regular Variance from District Rules 325.D.1(b), 325.E.1(b), 325.F.4(b), 325.F.4(d), 359.F.2, 359.G.1, 359.H.2, 359.H.3, and 206, Conditions 9.C.2(c)(i), 9.C.2(c)(ii), 9.C.2(c)(iii), 9.C.2(c)(iv), 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.3(b)(i), 9.C.6(b)(i), 9.C.6(c)(i), 9.C.6(d), 9.C.6(d)(i), 9.C.6(d)(ii), 9.C.9(b)(i), 9.C.9(b)(iii), 9.C.9(b)(iv), 9.C.9(b)(v), 9.C.9(b)(vi), 9.C.9(b)(vii), 9.C.9(e), 9.C.9(f)(i), 9.C.9(h)(iv), 9.C.12, 9.C.15, and 9.C.18 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9100. The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at Platform Hondo, located on offshore lease tract OCS-P-0188, approximately 25 miles west of the City of Santa Barbara, California.

3.  Case No. – 2017-03-R – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117     (See Petition, Petition Addendum, Staff Report and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company submitted on January 10, 2017 for a Regular Variance from District Rules 325.E.1(b), 325.F.4(b), 325.F.4(d), 342.I.1, 359.F.2, 359.G.1, 359.H.2, 359.H.3, and 206, Conditions 9.C.2(c)(i), 9.C.2(c)(i)(1), 9.C.2(c)(i)(2), 9.C.2(c)(ii), 9.C.2(c)(v), 9.C.2(c)(vii), 9.C.2(d)(i), 9.C.2(d)(ii), 9.C.2(d)(iv), 9.C.2(d)(v), 9.C.3(d)(i), 9.C.3(d)(ii), 9.C.3(d)(iii), 9.C.3(d)(v), 9.C.3(e)(ii), 9.C.3(e)(iii), 9.C.4(b)(i), 9.C.7(b)(i), 9.C.7(d), 9.C.10(b)(i), 9.C.10(b)(ii), 9.C.10(b)(iii), 9.C.10(c)(i), 9.C.10(c)(ii), 9.C.10(c)(iii), 9.C.10(c)(iv), 9.C.10(c)(v), 9.C.10(c)(vi), 9.C.10(f), 9.C.10(g)(i), 9.C.10(i)(iv), 9.C.13(a), 9.C.13(b), 9.C.16, 9.C.19, and 9.C.24 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9101.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at Platform Harmony, located on offshore lease tract OCS-P-0190, approximately 25 miles west of the City of Santa Barbara, California.

4.  Case No. – 2017-04-R – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117     (See Petition, Petition Addendum, Staff Report and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company submitted on January 10, 2017 for a Regular Variance from District Rules, 342.G.1 and 206, Conditions 9.C.2(c)(iii), 9.C.12(a)(i), 9.C.12(b), 9.C.12(c), 9.C.12(d), and 9.C.12(e) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9101. The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at Platform Harmony, located on offshore lease tract OCS-P-0190, approximately 25 miles west of the City of Santa Barbara, California.

5.  Case No. – 2017-05-R – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117     (See Petition, Petition Addendum 1 & Addendum 2, Staff Report and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company submitted on January 10, 2017 for a Regular Variance from District Rules 325.E.1(b), 325.F.4(b), 325.F.4(d), 342.I.1, 359.F.2, 359.G.1, 359.H.2, 359.H.3, and 206, Conditions 9.C.2(c)(i), 9.C.2(c)(iv), 9.C.2(c)(v), 9.C.2(d)(i), 9.C.2(d)(ii), 9.C.2(d)(iv), 9.C.3(d)(i), 9.C.3(d)(ii), 9.C.3(d)(iii), 9.C.3(d)(iv), 9.C.3(e)(ii), 9.C.3(e)(iii), 9.C.4(b)(i), 9.C.7(b)(i), 9.C.7(d), 9.C.10(b)(i), 9.C.10(b)(ii), 9.C.10(b)(iii), 9.C.10(c)(i), 9.C.10(c)(ii), 9.C.10(c)(iii), 9.C.10(c)(iv), 9.C.10(c)(v), 9.C.10(c)(vi), 9.C.10(f), 9.C.10(g)(i), 9.C.10(i)(iv), 9.C.13(a), 9.C.13(b), 9.C.16, 9.C.19, and 9.C.24 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9102. The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at Platform Heritage, located on offshore lease tract OCS-P-0182, approximately 25 miles west of the City of Santa Barbara, California.

6.  Case No. – 2017-06-R – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117     (See Petition, Petition Addendum, Staff Report and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company submitted on January 10, 2017 for a Regular Variance from District Rules 342.G.1 and 206, Conditions 9.C.2(c)(ii), 9.C.12(b), 9.C.12(c), 9.C.12(d), and 9.C.12(e) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9102. The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at Platform Heritage, located on offshore lease tract OCS-P-0182, approximately 25 miles west of the City of Santa Barbara, California.

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.

There are no Administrative Items.

Adjourn


January 4, 2017

Agenda and Public Notice

9:30 a.m. – Call to Order – Roll Call
Election of Chair and Vice-Chair for 2017
Administration of Oath to Participants
Approval of minutes of the December 7, 2016 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. – 2016-43-R – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
(see Petition, Staff Report and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company submitted on December 12, 2016 for a Regular Variance from District Rules 325.D.1(b), 325.E.1(b), 325.F.4(b), 328.F.2, 328.G.3, 331.F, 342.I.1, 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)(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.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)(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)(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(a), 9.C.21, 9.C.25(a), 9.C.36(c), 9.C.36(i), 9.C.36(o), and 9.C.43(b) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in this Petition at the Las Flores Canyon oil and gas processing plant, approximately 25 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, CA.

2)          Case No. – 2016-45-N – Imerys Minerals California, Inc., 2500 Miguelito Road, Lompoc, CA 93436
(see Petition, Staff Report and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by Imerys Minerals California, Inc. submitted on December 13, 2016 for an Interim/90-Day Variance from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.7(c)(viii) and 9.C.12(a)(ii) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5840.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in this Petition at Imerys Minerals California, Inc., located at 2500 Miguelito Road, Lompoc, 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. – 2016-40-E – Greka Oil & Gas, Inc., P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA  93456

On November 28, 2016 Hearing Board member Robert Saperstein approved an Emergency Variance for the period of November 19, 2016 through December 18, 2016.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 325.E.1 and allows for continued operation of Petitioner’s Well #27 while attempts to locate and repair the source of a leak around the wellhead casing are made.

A-2)      Case No. – 2016-41-E – United States Air Force, 30 CES/CEIEC, 1028 Iceland Ave., Vandenberg AFB, CA  93437-6010

On November 28, 2016 Hearing Board member Robert Saperstein approved an Emergency Variance for the period of November 21, 2016 through December 5, 2016.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.24, 9.C.26, and 9.C.27 of Permit to Operate 13968 and allows for operation of Petitioner’s facility without continuous monitoring data transmission to the District due to a temporary loss of data service from their provider.

A-3)      Case No. – 2016-42-E – Mission Hills Community Services District, 1550 E. Burton Mesa Blvd., Lompoc, CA  93436

On December 1, 2016 Hearing Board member Lee-Volker Cox approved an Emergency Variance for the period of November 23, 2016 through December 22, 2016.  Said variance provides relief from District Rules 333 and 206, Conditions 1 and 2.a of Permit to Operate 11886 and allows for operation of Petitioner’s facility while repairs are made to the engine’s air/fuel ratio controller (AFR).

A-4)      Case No. – 2016-44-I – Imerys Minerals California, Inc., 2500 Miguelito Road, Lompoc, CA 93436

On December 21, 2016 Hearing Board member Lee-Volker Cox approved an Interim Variance for the period of January 1, 2017 through March 31, 2017, or the date a successful source test is performed, or the date of decision on the Petitioner’s request for a 90-Day Variance, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rules 206, Conditions 9.C.7(c)(viii) and 9.C.12(a)(ii) of Permit to Operate 5840-R5 and allows for continued operation of Petitioner’s baghouse 901 while repairs are made to a rotor.

A-5)      Case No. – 2016-46-E – Freeport McMoRan, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455

On December 21, 2016 Hearing Board member Lee-Volker Cox approved an Emergency Variance for the period of December 22, 2016 through January 20, 2017, or the date the Petitioner’s flare meter is returned to compliance, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rules 359 and 206, Condition 9.C.3(c)(i) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9104 and the associated Compliance Monitoring Plan, and allows for continued operation of Petitioner’s facility while repairs are made to a faulty flare meter.

Adjourn


 

December 7, 2016

Agenda and Public Notice (pdf’s)

9:30 a.m. – Call to Order – Roll Call
Administration of Oath to Participants
Approval of minutes of the November 2, 2016 meeting
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports
Public Comment Period

Public Hearings

1)       Case No. – 2016-37-R – Venoco, LLC, 6267 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013
(see Petition, Staff Report and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by Venoco, LLC submitted on November 10, 2016 for a Regular Variance from District Rules 333.I and 206, Condition 9.C.20 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8234.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at Platform Holly, located offshore State Tidelands; Parcel 3242-1, South Ellwood Offshore Field.

2)       Case No. – 2016-38-R – Venoco, LLC, 6267 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013
(see Petition, Staff Report and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by Venoco, LLC submitted on November 10, 2016 for a Regular Variance from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.1(c)(v), 9.C.1(c)(vi), and 9.C.1(c)(viii) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 7904.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at the Ellwood Onshore Facility (EOF) located approximately 14 miles west of the City of Santa Barbara, California.

3)       Case No. – 2016-39-R – Venoco, LLC, 6267 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013
(see Petition, Staff Report and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by Venoco, LLC submitted on November 10, 2016 for a Regular Variance from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.1(c)(i) and 9.C.2(c)(i) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 7904.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at the Ellwood Onshore Facility (EOF) located approximately 14 miles west of the City of Santa Barbara, California.

4)       Case No. – 2015-35-M1 – Freeport McMoRan, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
(see Petition, Staff Report and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas submitted on November 07, 2016 for a Modification of Variance and Modification of Final Compliance Date for Regular Variances 2015-35-R and 2016-12-R.  The Petitioner is requesting continued relief from District Rules 359 and 206, Conditions 9.B.2, 9.C.2(c)(iii), 9.C.3, 9.C.24(h), and 9.C.24(i) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9105.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at Platform Hidalgo, located on offshore lease tract OCS-P-0450, approximately seven miles offshore of Point Arguello, California.

5)       Case No. – 2015-36-M1 – Freeport McMoRan, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
(see Petition, Staff Report and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas submitted on November 07, 2016 for a Modification of Variance and Modification of Final Compliance Date for Regular Variances 2015-36-R and 2016-08-R.  The Petitioner is requesting continued relief from District Rules 328, 359, and 206, Conditions 9.B.2, 9.C.2, 9.C.3, 9.C.12, 9.C.26(h), and 9.C.26(i) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9103.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition on Platform Harvest located on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) lease tract OCS-P-0315 approximately 10 miles offshore Pt. Arguello, California.

6)       Case No. – 2015-37-M1 – Freeport McMoRan, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
(see Petition, Staff Report and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas submitted on November 07, 2016 for a Modification of Variance and Modification of Final Compliance Date for Regular Variances 2015-37-R and 2016-06-R.  The Petitioner is requesting continued relief from District Rules 328 and 206, Conditions 9.B.2, 9.C.1, 9.C.13, 9.C.15, 9.C.21, 9.C.26(n), and 9.D.4 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5704.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at the Gaviota Oil & Heating Facility (GOHF), located at 17100 Calle Mariposa Reina, Gaviota, CA.

7)       Case No. – 2015-38-M1 – Freeport McMoRan, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
(see Petition, Staff Report and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas submitted on November 07, 2016 for a Modification of Variance and Modification of Final Compliance Date for Regular Variances 2015-38-R and 2016-10-R.  The Petitioner is requesting continued relief from District Rules 359 and 206, Conditions 9.B.2, 9.C.2(c)(iii), 9.C.3, 9.C.24(h), and 9.C.24(i) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9104.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition on Platform Hermosa located on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) lease tract OCS-P-0316 approximately 10 miles offshore Pt. Arguello, California.

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. – 2016-36-E – Venoco, 6267 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013

On November 4, 2016 Hearing Board member Don Ward approved an Emergency Variance for the period of October 24, 2016 through November 7, 2016.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.4 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8232 and allows for operation of Petitioner’s facility without continuous monitoring data transmission to the District due to a temporary loss of data service from their provider.

Adjourn


 

November 2, 2016

Agenda and Public Notice (PDF’s)

9:30 a.m. – Call to Order – Roll Call
Administration of Oath to Participants
Approval of minutes of the October 5, 2016 meeting
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports
Public Comment Period

Public Hearings

1)            Case No. – 2016-30-R – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
(See Petition, Staff Report and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company submitted on October 11, 2016 for a Regular Variance from District Rules 328 and 206, Conditions 9.C.2(c)(iii), 9.C.2(d), 9.C.15, and 9.C.16 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in this Petition at the Las Flores Canyon oil and gas processing plant, approximately 25 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, CA.

2)            Case No. – 2016-31-R – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
(See Petition, Staff Report and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company submitted on October 11, 2016 for a Regular Variance from District Rules 325 and 206, Conditions 9.C.1(c), 9.C.6(c)(iv), 9.C.8(c), and 9.C.12(a) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in this Petition at the Las Flores Canyon oil and gas processing plant, approximately 25 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, CA.

3)            Case No. – 2016-32-R – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
(See Petition, Staff Report and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company submitted on October 11, 2016 for a Regular Variance 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)(i), 9.C.1(c)(ii), 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)(vii), 9.C.2(d)(viii), 9.C.2(d)(vi), 9.C.3(b)(i), 9.C.7(b)(ii), 9.C.7(b)(v), 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.14, 9.C.17, 9.C.19, 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), 9.D.3(c) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in this Petition at the POPCO gas processing plant, approximately 25 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, CA.

4)            Case No. – 2016-33-R – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
(See Petition, Staff Report and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company submitted on October 11, 2016 for a Regular Variance from District Rules 342 and 206, Conditions 9.C.1(c)(iii), 9.C.5(b)(v), 9.C.7(c)(ii), and 9.C.18(a) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in this Petition at the POPCO 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. – 2016-29-E – United States Air Force, 30 CES/CEIEC, 1028 Iceland Ave., Vandenberg AFB, CA  93437

On September 21, 2016 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance for the period of September 20, 2016 through October 19, 2016.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.1(a)(i), 9.C.19, 9.C.20, 9.C.21, 9.C.23, 9.C.24, 9.C.26, and 9.C.27 of Permit to Operate 13968 and allows for operation of Petitioner’s facility without an operable Continuous Emissions Monitoring System and Ambient Air Monitoring Station due to loss of power as a result of a wildfire.

A-2)      Case No. – 2016-34-I / 2016-35-N – Pacific Coast Energy Company, 1555 Orcutt Hill Road, Orcutt, CA 93455

Petitions were filed on October 10, 2016 and withdrawn on October 17, 2016.

Adjourn


 

October 5, 2016

Agenda and Public Notice

9:30 a.m. – Call to Order – Roll Call
Administration of Oath to Participants
Approval of minutes of the September 7, 2016 meeting
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports
Public Comment Period

Public Hearings

1)            Case No. – 2016-27-R – Venoco, LLC.. 6267 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013
(See Petition, Staff Report and Draft Variance)
(See Final Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by Venoco, LLC. submitted on September 7, 2016 for a Modification of the Final Compliance Date of Regular Variance No. 2015-32-R.  The Petitioner is requesting continued relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.17 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 7904.  In addition, the Petitioner is also seeking relief from Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.18 and 9.C.19.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at the Ellwood Onshore Facility (EOF) located approximately 14 miles west of the City of Santa Barbara, California.

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. – 2016-28-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117

On September 15, 2016 Hearing Board member Donald Ward approved an Emergency Variance for the period of September 15, 2016 through October 14, 2016.  Said variance provides relief from District Rules 359.D.1.a and 206, Condition 9.C.2(b)(iv) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092 and allows for operation of Petitioner’s Thermal Oxidizer (A-803) over the 239ppm H2S flaring limit so that the vessels can be brought to a preserved state.

Adjourn


 

September 7, 2016

Agenda and Public Notice

9:30 a.m. – Call to Order – Roll Call
Administration of Oath to Participants
Approval of minutes of the August 3, 2016 meeting
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports
Public Comment Period

Public Hearings

1)            Case No. – 2016-23-R – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
(See the Petition, Staff Report and Draft Variance)
Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company submitted on August 9, 2016 for a Modification of the Final Compliance Date of Regular Variance No. 2015-26-R.  The Petitioner is requesting continued relief from District Rules 311, 328, 331, 342, 359 and Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.1(c), 9.C.1(c)(iv), 9.C.1(c)(v), 9.C.3(c)(i), 9.C.7(a), 9.C.7(c), 9.C.7(c)(i), 9.C.12, 9.C.12(a), 9.C.12(f), 9.C.13, 9.C.20, and 9.C.21 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092 and Condition 9.C.4(c)(i) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9102.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in this Petition at its POPCO gas processing plant, approximately 25 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, CA, and its offshore Platform Heritage facility, approximately 25 miles west of Santa Barbara, CA.

2)            Case No. – 2016-24-R – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
(See the Petition, Staff Report and Draft Variance)
Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company submitted on August 9, 2016 for a Modification of the Final Compliance Date of Regular Variance No. 2015-28-R.  The Petitioner is requesting continued relief from District Rules 311, 325, 328, 331, 359 and Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.1(c), 9.C.3(c)(i), 9.C.3(c)(ii), 9.C.3(c)(iii), 9.C.6(c)(vii), 9.C.8(c), 9.C.15, 9.C.16, and 9.C.17 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651.  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-R – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
(See the Petition, Staff Report and Draft Variance)
Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company submitted on August 9, 2016 for a Modification of the Final Compliance Date of Regular Variance No. 2015-30-R.  The Petitioner is requesting continued relief from District Rule 328 and Rule 206, Condition 9.C.15 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651.  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.

4)            Case No. – 2016-26-N – Southern California Gas Company, 1171 More Ranch Road, Goleta, CA  93117
(See the Petition, Staff Report and Draft Variance)
Hearing – To consider an application by Southern California Gas Company submitted on August 9, 2016 for a 90-Day Variance from District Rule 333 and Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.1(a), 9.C.1(b)(v), 9.C.1(b)(vi), 9.C.1(b)(viii)A of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9584.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at the La Goleta Facility located at 1171 More Ranch Road, Goleta, CA.

Administrative Agenda

There are no Administrative Items

Adjourn


 

August 3, 2016

Agenda and Public Notice  (PDF’s)

9:30 a.m. – Call to Order – Roll Call
Election of Chair and Vice-Chair for remainder of 2016
Administration of Oath to Participants
Approval of minutes of the June 1, 2016 meeting
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports
Public Comment Period

Public Hearings

1)            Case No. – 2016-19-R  –  Dos Cuadras Offshore Resources, LLC, 290 Maple Court, Suite 290, Ventura, CA  93003
(See Petition, Staff Report and Draft Variance)
Hearing – To consider an application by Dos Cuadras Offshore Resources, LLC submitted on May 25, 2016 for a Regular Variance from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.A.10, 9.C.2(a), and 9.C.2(b) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9110.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition on Platform A located on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) lease tract OCS-P-0241 approximately six miles offshore and south-southeast from the City of Santa Barbara, California.

2)            Case No. – 2016-22-R  –  Dos Cuadras Offshore Resources, LLC, 290 Maple Court, Suite 290, Ventura, CA  93003
(See Petition, Staff Report and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by Dos Cuadras Offshore Resources, LLC submitted on June 29, 2016 for a Regular Variance from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.B.2(c), 9.B.2(d), and 9.C.1(c)(iii) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9114.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition on Platform Hillhouse located on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) lease tract OCS-P-0241 approximately six miles offshore and south-southeast from the City of Santa Barbara, California.

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. – 2016-18-I – Dos Cuadras Offshore Resources, LLC, 290 Maple Court, Suite 290, Ventura, CA  93003

On June 17, 2016 Hearing Board member Donald Ward approved an Interim Variance for the period of June 5, 2016 through September 2, 2016, or the date of decision on the Petitioner’s request for a Regular Variance, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.A.10, 9.C.2(a), and 9.C.2(b) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9110 and allows for continued operation of Petitioner’s offshore oil and gas Platform A with excess emissions created from unplanned flaring while repairs are made to the main gas compressor.

A-2)      Case No. – 2016-20-E – Santa Maria Energy, 7980 East San Antonio Road, Santa Maria, CA 93455

On June 14, 2016 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance for the period of June 15, 2016 through June 24, 2016.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 359 and Rule 206, Condition 6 of Permit to Operate 8896 and allows for continued operation of Petitioner’s Careaga Lease without an operable Thermal Oxidizer while repairs are made.

A-3)      Case No. – 2016-21-I – Dos Cuadras Offshore Resources, LLC, 290 Maple Court, Suite 290, Ventura, CA  93003

On July 11, 2016 Hearing Board member ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Robert Saperstein approved an Interim Variance for the period of July 1, 2016 through September 28, 2016, or the date of decision on the Petitioner’s request for a Regular Variance, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.B.2(c), 9.B.2(d) and 9.C.1(c)(iii) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9114 and allows for continued operation of Petitioner’s offshore oil and gas Platform Hilhouse while repairs are made to the North Crane.

Adjourn


 

June 1, 2016     Agenda (pdf)

9:30 a.m. – Call to Order – Roll Call
Administration of Oath to Participants
Approval of minutes of the April 6, 2016 meeting
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports
Public Comment Period

Public Hearings

1)         Case No. – 2016-15-R – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117     (See Petition, Staff Report and draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company submitted on April 12, 2016 for the Modification of a Final Compliance Date of Regular Variance 2015-20-R. The Petitioner is requesting continued relief from District Rule 328 and Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.12 and 9.C.12(b) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in this Petition at its gas processing plant, approximately 25 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, CA.

2)         Case No. – 2016-17-R – Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455     (See Petition, Staff Report and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by Freeport McMoRan (FMOG) submitted on April 6, 2016 for a Regular Variance from District Rule 328 and Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(c)(iv) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9106.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition on Platform Irene located on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) lease tract OCS-P-0441 approximately 4 miles offshore Pt. Pedernales, California and is currently operating under Interim Variance Order 2016-16-I.

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.  – 2016-14-E – Greka Oil & Gas,P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA  93456

On April 13, 2016 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Emergency Variance for the period of April 7, 2016 through May 6, 2016.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 325 and allows for continued operation of the Petitioner’s Well 82 while a leak in the wellhead casing is located and repaired.

A-2)      Case No.  – 2016-16-I – Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455

On April 13, 2016 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Interim Variance for the period of April 11, 2016 through July 9, 2016, or the date of decision on the Petitioner’s request for a Regular Variance, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rules 328 and 206, Condition 9.C.2(c)(iv) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9106 and allows for continued operation of Petitioner’s facility without an operable H2S analyzer while repairs are made.

Adjourn


 

April 6, 2016     Agenda (PDF)

9:30 a.m. – Call to Order – Roll Call
Election of Chair and Vice-Chair for 2016
Administration of Oath to Participants
Approval of minutes of the December 2, 2015 meeting
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports
Public Comment Period

Public Hearings

1)  Case No. – 2016-06-R – Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455     (See Petition, Staff Report and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by Freeport McMoRan (FMOG) submitted on March 10, 2016 for a Regular Variance from District Rules 328 and 206, Conditions 9.B.2, 9.C.1(b), 9.C.13, 9.C.15, 9.C.21, 9.C.26(n), and 9.D.4 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5704-R4. The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at the Gaviota Oil & Heating Facility (GOHF), located at 17100 Calle Mariposa Reina, Gaviota, CA and is currently operating under Interim Variance Order 2016-05-I.

2)  Case No. – 2016-08-R – Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455     (See Petition, Staff Report and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by Freeport McMoRan (FMOG) submitted on March 10, 2016 for a Regular Variance from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.B.2, 9.C.3, 9.C.26(h), and 9.C.26(i) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9103-R4. The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at Platform Harvest (Harvest), located on offshore lease tract OCS-P-0315, approximately ten miles offshore of Point Arguello, California and is currently operating under Interim Variance Order 2016-07-I.

3)  Case No. – 2016-10-R – Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455     (See Petition, Staff Report and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by Freeport McMoRan (FMOG) submitted on March 10, 2016 for a Regular Variance from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.B.2, 9.C.3, 9.C.24(h), and 9.C.24(i) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9104-R4. The Platform Hermosa (Hermosa), located on offshore lease tract OCS-P-0316, approximately ten miles offshore of Point Arguello, California and is currently operating under Interim Variance Order 2016-09-I.

4)  Case No. – 2016-12-R – Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455     (See Petition, Staff Report and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by Freeport McMoRan (FMOG) submitted on March 10, 2016 for a Regular Variance from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.B.2, 9.C.3, 9.C.24(h), and 9.C.24(i) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9105-R4. The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at Platform Hidalgo (Hidalgo), located on offshore lease tract OCS-P-0450, approximately seven miles offshore of Point Arguello, California and is currently operating under Interim Variance Order 2016-11-I.

5)  Case No. – 2016-13-R – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117     (See Petition, Staff Report and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company submitted on March 11, 2016 for the Modification of a Final Compliance Date of Regular Variance 2015-15-R. The Petitioner is requesting continued relief from District Rules 328, 206, and Conditions 9.C.7(a)(i), 9.C.12 and 9.C.12(a) of Permit to Operate 8092-R8. The Petitioner operates the equipment described in this Petition at its gas processing plant, approximately 25 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, CA.

VIII.      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. – 2015-40-E – Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455

On November 12, 2015 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Emergency Variance for the period of November 5, 2015 through December 4, 2015. Said variance provides relief from District Rule 331.E.1(f) and allows for continued operation of the Petitioner’s Well C-1 while repairs are made to a leak in a casing valve.

A-2)      Case No. – 2015-41-I – Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455

On December 2, 2015 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Interim Variance for the period of December 5, 2015 through March 3, 2016, or the date of decision regarding the Petitioner’s request for a 90-Day Variance, whichever occurs first. Said variance provides relief from District Rules 331.E.1(f) and 206, Condition 9.C.4 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9105 and allows for continued operation of the Petitioner’s Well C-1 while repairs are made to a leak in a casing valve.

A-3)      Case No. – 2015-42-N – Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455

On January 7, 2016 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved a 90-Day Variance for the period of December 5, 2015 through March 3, 2016, or the date compliance is achieved, whichever occurs first. Said variance provides relief from District Rules 331.E.1(f) and 206, Condition 9.C.4 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9105 and allows for continued operation of the Petitioner’s Well C-1 while repairs are made to a leak in a casing valve.

A-4)      Case No. – 2016-01-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455

On January 7, 2016 Hearing Board member Donald Ward approved an Emergency Variance for the period of January 7, 2016 through February 5, 2016. Said variance provides relief from District Rules 359.D.1.a and 206, Conditions 9.C.2(a) and 9.C.2(b)(iv) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092 and allows for operation of the Thermal Oxidizer (A-803) in order to bring the facility into a preserved state.

A-5)      Case No. – 2016-02-I – Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455

On January 19, 2016 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Interim Variance for the period of January 12, 2016 through April 10, 2016, or the date of decision on the Petitioner’s request for a 90-Day Variance, whichever occurs first. Said variance provides relief from District Rules 328 and 206, Condition 9.C.2(c)(iv) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9106 and allows for continued operation of Petitioner’s H2S analyzer while repairs are made.

A-6)      Case No. – 2016-03-N – Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455

On February 1, 2016 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved a 90-Day Variance for the period of January 12, 2016 through April 10, 2016, or the date compliance is achieved, whichever occurs first. Said variance provides relief from District Rules 328 and 206, Condition 9.C.2(c)(iv) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9106 and allows for continued operation of Petitioner’s H2S analyzer while repairs are made.

A-7)      Case No. – 2016-04-E – Santa Maria Energy, 2811 Airpark Drive, CA 93455

On March 11, 2016 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Emergency Variance for the period of March 16, 2016 through April 14, 2016. Said variance provides relief from District Rules 359 and 206, Condition 6 Permit to Operate 8896 and allows for operation of Petitioner’s Careaga Lease without an operable Thermal Oxidizer.

A-8)      Case No. – 2016-05-I – Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455

On March 17, 2016 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Interim Variance for the period of March 11, 2016 through June 8, 2016, or the date of decision on the Petitioner’s request for a Regular Variance, whichever occurs first. Said variance provides relief from District Rules 328 and 206, Conditions 9.B.2, 9.C.1(b), 9.C.13, 9.C.15, 9.C.21, 9.C.26(n), and 9.D.4 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5704 and allows for operation of the Gaviota Oil Heating Facility in a standby and suspended status.

A-9)      Case No. – 2016-07-I – Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455

On March 17, 2016 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Interim Variance for the period of March 11, 2016 through June 8, 2016, or the date of decision on the Petitioner’s request for a Regular Variance, whichever occurs first. Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.B.2, 9.C.3, 9.C.26(h), and 9.C.26(i) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9103 and allows for operation of Platform Harvest in a standby and suspended status.

A-10)    Case No. – 2016-09-I – Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455

On March 17, 2016 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Interim Variance for the period of March 11, 2016 through June 8, 2016, or the date of decision on the Petitioner’s request for a Regular Variance, whichever occurs first. Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.B.2, 9.C.3, 9.C.24(h), and 9.C.24(i) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9104 and allows for operation of the Platform Hermosa in a standby and suspended status.

A-11)    Case No. – 2016-11-I – Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455

On March 17, 2016 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Interim Variance for the period of March 11, 2016 through June 8, 2016, or the date of decision on the Petitioner’s request for a Regular Variance, whichever occurs first. Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.B.2, 9.C.3, 9.C.24(h), and 9.C.24(i) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9105 and allows for operation of Platform Hidalgo in a standby and suspended status.

Adjourn


 

December 2, 2015     Agenda (pdf)

Administration of Oath to Participants
Approval of minutes of the November 4, 2015 meeting
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports
Public Comment Period

Public Hearings

1)     Case No. – 2015-32-R –  Venoco, Inc., 6267 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013     (See Petition, Staff Report, and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by Venoco, Inc. submitted on October 20, 2015 for a Regular Variance from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.17 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 7904.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at the Ellwood Onshore Facility (EOF) located approximately 14 miles west of the City of Santa Barbara, California and is currently operating under Interim Variance Order 2015-31-I.

2)     Case No. – 2015-35-R –  Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455     (See Petition, Staff Report, and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas submitted on November 2, 2015 for a Regular Variance from District Rules 359 and 206, Condition 9.C.3 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9105.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition on Platform Hidalgo located on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) lease tract OCS-P-0450 approximately 7 miles offshore Pt. Arguello, California.

3)     Case No. – 2015-36-R –  Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455     (See Petition, Staff Report, and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas submitted on November 2, 2015 for a Regular Variance from District Rules 328, 359, and Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.2 and 9.C.3 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9103.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition on Platform Harvest located on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) lease tract OCS-P-0315 approximately 10 miles offshore Pt. Arguello, California.

4)     Case No. – 2015-37-R –  Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455     (See Petition, Staff Report, and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas submitted on November 2, 2015 for a Regular Variance from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.1(b) and the approved CEMS Plan of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5704.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition at the Gaviota Oil & Heating Facility (GOHF), located at 17100 Calle Mariposa Reina, Gaviota, CA.

5)     Case No. – 2015-38-R –  Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455     (See Petition, Staff Report, and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas submitted on November 2, 2015 for a Regular Variance from District Rules 359 and 206, Condition 9.C.3 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9104.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in the Petition on Platform Hermosa located on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) lease tract OCS-P-0316 approximately 10 miles offshore Pt. Arguello, California.

Administrative Agenda – Receive and File

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.  – 2015-31-I – Venoco, Inc., 6267 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013
On October 23, 2015 Hearing Board member Donald Ward approved an Interim Variance for the period of October 22, 2015 through January 19, 2016, or the date of decision on Petitioner’s request for a Regular Variance, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.17 of Part70/Permit to Operate 7904 and allows for continued operation of the Petitioner’s EOF facility without meeting the air station monitoring requirements.

A-2)      Case No.  – 2015-33-I – Imerys, 2500 Miguello Road, Lompoc, CA  93436
On November 6, 2015 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Interim Variance for the period of November 2, 2015 through January 30, 2016, or the date of decision regarding the Petitioner’s request for a 90-Day Variance, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.1(a) of Permit to Operate 5840-R4 and allows for continued operation of the 370 Scrubber while the cause of excess emissions is found, and repairs and retesting are completed.

A-3)      Case No.  – 2015-34-N – Imerys, 2500 Miguello Road, Lompoc, CA  93436
On November 17, 2015 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved a 90-Day Variance for the period of November 2, 2015 through January 30, 2016, or the date compliance is achieved, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.1(a) of Permit to Operate 5840-R4 and allows for continued operation of the 370 Scrubber while the cause of excess emissions is found, and repairs and retesting are completed.

A-4)      Case No.  – 2015-39-E – Greka, P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA  93458
On November 12, 2015 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Emergency Variance for the period of November 3, 2015 through November 17, 2015.  Said variance provides relief from District Rules 325.D and E and Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.1(b)(1) and 9.C.3(b)(1) of Permit to Operate 8076 and allows for operation of Petitioner’s Blochman Lease Tank Battery without an operable Vapor Recovery Compressor while repairs are made on the compressor.

Adjourn


 

November 4, 2015     Agenda PDF

Administration of Oath to Participants
Approval of minutes of the August 5, 2015 meeting
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports
Public Comment Period

Public Hearings

1)     Case No. – 2015-26-R – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117  (See Petition, Staff Report and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company for a Regular Variance from District Rules 311, 328, 342, 359, and Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.1(c), 9.C.1(c)(iv), 9.C.1(c)(v), 9.C.7(a), 9.C.7(c), 9.C.7(c)(i), 9.C.12, 9.C.12(a), 9.C.12(f), 9.C.13, 9.C.20, and 9.C.21, as well as 8.4.4 of the CEMS plan of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092.   The Petitioner operates the equipment described in this Petition at the POPCO gas processing plant, approximately 25 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, CA and is currently operating under Interim Variance Order 2015-25-I.

2)     Case No. – 2015-28-R – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117  (See Petition, Staff Report and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company for a Regular Variance from District Rules 311, 325, 328, 359, and Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.1(c), 9.C.6(c)(vii), 9.C.8(c), 9.C.15, 9.C.16, and 9.C.17, as well as 8.1.1, 8-2, 8-6, and 8-7 of the CEMS plan of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651.  The Petitioner operates the equipment described in this Petition at the Las Flores Canyon oil and gas processing plant, approximately 25 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, CA and is currently operating under Interim Variance Order 2015-27-I.

3)     Case No. – 2015-30-R – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117  (See Petition, Staff Report and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company for a Regular Variance from District Rules 328 and Rule 206, Condition 9.C.15 as well as 8.4 and 8-11 of the CEMS plan of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651.   The Petitioner operates the equipment described in this Petition at the Las Flores Canyon oil and gas processing plant, approximately 25 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, CA and is currently operating under Interim Variance Order 2015-29-I.

Administrative Agenda – Receive and File

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.  – 2015-21-E – Greka Oil & Gas, Inc., P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA  93456
On August 7, 2015 Hearing Board member Robert Saperstein approved an Emergency Variance for the period of August 6, 2015 through August 20, 2015.  Said variance provides relief from District Rules 325.D and E and Rule 206, Conditions 7 and 8 of Permit to Operate 8868 and allows for continued operation of the Petitioner’s Fullerton Lease Tank Battery while repairs are made to the Vapor Recovery Compressor.

A-2)      Case No.  – 2015-22-E – IMERYS, 2500 Miguello Road, Lompoc, CA  93436
On September 22, 2015 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Emergency Variance for the period of September 15, 2015 through September 29, 2015.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C(1) of Permit to Operate 12105 and allows for continued operation of 7 system while measures are taken to identify and correct a CO exceedance.

A-3)      Case No.  – 2015-23-I – Freeport McMoRan, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On October 1, 2015 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Interim Variance for the period of September 30, 2015 through December 28, 2015, or the date of decision of Petitioner’s request for a 90-Day Variance, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.c.4(a)(i) and 9.C.4(a)(ii) and allows petitioner to operate in violation of the vapor recovery efficiency requirements due to system shutdown.

A-4)      Case No.  – 2015-24-N – Freeport McMoRan, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On October 13, 2015 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved a 90-Day Variance for the period of September 30, 2015 through December 28, 2015.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.c.4(a)(i) and 9.C.4(a)(ii) and allows petitioner to operate in violation of the vapor recovery efficiency requirements due to system shutdown.

A-5)      Case No.  – 2015-25-I – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On October 13, 2015 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Interim Variance for the period of September 30, 2015 through December 28, 2015, or the date of decision of Petitioner’s request for a Regular Variance, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rules 311, 328, 342, 359 and 206, Conditions 9.C.1(c), 9.C.1(c)(iv), 9.C.1(c)(v), 9.C.7(a), 9.C.7(c), 9.C.7(c)(i), 9.C.12, 9.C.12(a), 9.C.12(f), 9.C.13, 9.C.20, and 9.C.21 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092 due to facility shut-in.

A-6)      Case No.  – 2015-27-I – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On October 13, 2015 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Interim Variance for the period of September 30, 2015 through December 28, 2015, or the date of decision of Petitioner’s request for a Regular Variance, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rules 311, 325, 328, 359 and Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.1(c), 9.C.6(c)(vii), 9.C.8(c), 9.C.15, 9.C.16, and 9.C.17 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651 due to facility shut-in.

A-7)      Case No.  – 2015-29-I – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On October 13, 2015 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Interim Variance for the period of September 30, 2015 through December 28, 2015, or the date of decision of Petitioner’s request for a Regular Variance, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rules 328 and Rule 206, Condition 9.C.15 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651 due to facility shut-in.

Adjourn


 

August 5, 2015     Agenda PDF

Administration of Oath to Participants
Approval of minutes of the July 1, 2015 meeting
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports
Public Comment Period

Public Hearings

1)        Case No. – 2015-20-R – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117     (See Petition, Staff Report and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company for a Regular Variance from District Rule 328 and Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.12 and 9.C.12.(b) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092.  The Petitioner operates equipment at their gas processing plant, approximately 25 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, CA.  The facility’s continuous emissions monitoring plan requires that annual Relative Accuracy Test Audits and quarterly audits and calibrations be performed.  Due to conditions beyond the reasonable control of the Petitioner, the facility is shutdown, therefore the required tests cannot be performed.  The Petitioner is currently operating under Interim Variance Order 2015-19-I.

Administrative Agenda – Receive and File

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.  – 2015-17-N – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On July 10, 2015 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved a 90-Day Variance for the period of June 7, 2015 through September 4, 2015, or the date compliance is achieved, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.1(a)(i) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651 and allows for continued operation of the Petitioner’s Gas Turbine Generator (GTG) Zan-2501 and Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) while a replacement for a faulty valve is obtained and installed.

A-2)      Case No.  – 2015-19-I – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On July 7, 2015 Hearing Board member Donald Ward approved an Interim Variance for the period of June 26, 2015 through September 23, 2015 or the date of decision on Petitioner’s request for a Regular Variance, whichever occurs first.  Due to conditions beyond the reasonable control of the Petitioner, this Variance provides relief from District Rule 328 and Rule 206, Condition 9.C.12 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092 and grants the Petitioner protection for non-performance of the required testing and calibration procedures.

Adjourn


 

July 1, 2015   Agenda PDF

Administration of Oath to Participants
Approval of minutes of the February 4, 2015 meeting
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports
Public Comment Period

Public Hearings

1)        Case No. – 2015-15-R – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117     (See Petition, Staff Report and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company for a Regular Variance from District Rules 328, 206, and Conditions 9.C.7.(a)(i), 9.C.12 and 9.C.12.(a) of Permit to Operate 8092-R8.  The Petitioner operates a Stretford Unit tail gas H2S analyzer (AE-405) to continuously measure H2S concentration at its gas processing plant, approximately 25 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, CA.  The analyzer is currently operating under interim variance relief (Interim Variance Order 2015-14-I) due to false readings above the permitted limits.

Administrative Agenda – Receive and File

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.  – 2015-02-I – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On January 30, 2015 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Interim Variance for the period of January 28, 2015 through April 27, 2015 or the date of decision on Petitioner’s request for a 90-Day Variance, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 333.F.3 and Rule 206, Conditions C.1(a)(1) and C.1(b)(1) of Permit to Operate 14010 and allows for continued operation of the Platform Heritage East Pedestal Crane engine while the cause of increased CO is identified and corrected.

A-2)      Case No.  – 2015-03-N – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On February 12, 2015 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved a 90-Day Variance for the period of January 28, 2015 through April 27, 2015 or the date compliance is achieved, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 333.F.3 and Rule 206, Conditions C.1(a)(1) and C.1(b)(1) of Permit to Operate 14010 and allows for continued operation of the Platform Heritage East Pedestal Crane engine while the cause of increased CO is identified and corrected.

A-3)      Case No.  – 2015-04-E – Sierra Resources, P.O. Box 2788, Mammoth Lakes, CA  93546-2788
On February 17, 2015 Hearing Board member Donald Ward approved an Emergency Variance for the period of February 17, 2015 through March 3, 2015.  Said variance provides relief from District Rules 325 and 206 of Permit to Operate 8269 and allows for continued operation of Petitioner’s H.P. Boyne Lease without an operable Vapor Recovery System while repairs are made on the flare line.

A-4)      Case No.  – 2015-05-E – Venoco, Inc., 6267 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA  93013
On February 26, 2015 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance for the period of February 23, 2015 through March 9, 2015.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.3(b)(ii) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8234 and allows for the continued operation of Petitioner’s Platform Holly while repairs are made to a malfunctioning pressure safety valve.

A-5)      Case No.  – 2015-06-E – Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On February 26, 2015 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Emergency Variance for the period of February 27, 2015 through March 13, 2015.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 331.E.1(f) and allows for the continued operation of Petitioner’s Well C-1, located on Platform Hidalgo, while repairs are made to a leak in a casing valve.

A-6)      Case No.  – 2015-07-E – Sierra Resources, P.O. Box 2788, Mammoth Lakes, CA  93546-2788
Withdrawn.

A-7)      Case No.  – 2015-08-I – Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On March 13, 2015 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Interim Variance for the period of March 14, 2015 through June 11, 2015 or the date of decision on Petitioner’s request for a 90-Day Variance, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 331.E.1(f) and allows for the continued operation of Petitioner’s Well C-1, located on Platform Hidalgo, while repairs are made to a leak in a casing valve.

A-8)      Case No.  – 2015-09-N – Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On March 25, 2015 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved a 90-Day Variance for the period of March 14, 2015 through June 11, 2015, or the date compliance is achieved, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 331.E.1(f) and allows for the continued operation of Petitioner’s Well C-1, located on Platform Hidalgo, while repairs are made to a leak in a casing valve.

A-9)      Case No.  – 2015-10-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On March 20, 2015 Hearing Board member Robert Saperstein approved an Emergency Variance for the period of March 19, 2015 through April 17, 2015, or the date compliance is achieved, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rules 333.F.3 and Rule 206, Conditions C.1(a)(1) and C.1(b)(1) of Permit to Operate 14009 and allows for the continued operation of Petitioners’ Platform Harmony East Pedestal Crane engine while repairs are made to the crane engine/catalyst.

A-10)    Case No.  – 2015-11-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On April 2, 2015 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance for the period of March 28, 2015 through April 11, 2015, or the date compliance is achieved, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(c)(iv) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651 and  allows for continued operation of Petitioners thermal oxidizer without the automatic high pressure flare sampling system while repairs are made.

A-11)    Case No.  – 2015-12-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On April 23, 2015 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Emergency Variance for the period of April 20, 2015 through May 4, 2015, or the date compliance is achieved, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 359 D.1(a) and Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(b)(iii) of Part 70/ Permit to Operate 5651 and allows for continued operation of Petitioner’s thermal oxidizer (EAW-1601) while the source of elevated H2S is located and repaired.

A-12)    Case No.  – 2015-13-E –MM Tajiguas Energy LLC, 14470 Calle Real, Gaviota, CA  93117
On May 5, 2015 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance for the period of May 5, 2015 through June 3, 2015, or the date compliance is achieved, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(a) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 09788 and allows for continued operation of the Petitioner’s 4231 bhp landfill gas fired internal combustion engine in order to diagnose excess PM emissions and retest for compliance.

A-13)    Case No.  – 2015-14-I – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On June 11, 2015 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Interim Variance for the period of June 6, 2015 through September 3, 2015, or the date of decision on Petitioner’s request for a Regular Variance, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 328 and Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.7(a)(i), 9.C.12 and 9.C.12(a) of Part 70 Permit to Operate 8092 and allows for continued operation of a Stretford Unit tail gas H2S analyzer (AE-405) reading falsely high, until the time necessary maintenance can be performed.

A-14)    Case No.  – 2015-16-I – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On June 11, 2015 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Interim Variance for the period of June 7, 2015 through September 4, 2015, or the date of decision on Petitioner’s request for a 90-Day Variance, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.1(a)(i) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651 and allows for continued operation of the Petitioner’s Gas Turbine Generator (GTG) Zan-2501 and Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) while a replacement for a faulty valve is obtained and installed.

A-15)    Case No.  – 2015-18-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On June 11, 2015 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Emergency Variance for the period of June 9, 2015 through June 23, 2015.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.2(a), 9.C.2(b)(iv) and 9.C.2(b)(xi) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092 and allows for continued operation of Thermal Oxidizer (A-803) while the source of elevated H2S is identified and remediated.

Adjourn


 

May 6, 2015

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the scheduled May 6, 2015 meeting of the Hearing Board of the Air Pollution Control District of the County of Santa Barbara has been cancelled, as the Petition to be heard, Case No. 20-14-RE, has been withdrawn.  (See Withdrawal of Petition for Revocation)


 

February 4, 2015 Agenda (pdf)

Elected Robert J. Saperstein Chair, and Larry Lavagnino Vice-Chair for 2015
Administration of Oath to Participants
Approval of minutes of the November 6, 2013 meeting
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports
Public Comment Period

Public Hearings

1)     Case No. – 2015-01-R – Southern California Gas Company, 1171 More Ranch Road, Goleta, CA  93111   (see Public NoticePetition, Staff Report and Draft Variance)

Hearing – To consider an application by Southern California Gas Company for a Regular Variance from District Rule 333.E.1.a, and Conditions 9.C.1.(a), 9.C.1(b)(iv), 9.C.1.(b)(v), and 9.C.1.(b)(vi)(A) of Permit to Operate 9584-R4.  A 650 BHP natural gas fueled engine and its associated compressor at the facility were recently overhauled and are ready to be placed back in service.  It is necessary to operate the engine under no-load and light-load conditions to adjust and properly break-in the equipment following the overhaul for up to 150 hours.  Equipment necessary to reduce emissions (a catalytic converter and the air/fuel controller) does not operate properly under these conditions and will be disabled until the engine is capable of operating at or near its normal load and temperatures.  Petitioner was previously granted 90-Day Variance Order 29-14-N, however due to activities outside of the control of the Petitioner, they will not be able to properly break-in the engine before it expires on February 9, 2015.

Administrative Agenda – Receive and File:

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.  – 22-13-E – Greka Oil & Gas, Inc., P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA  93456
On November 1, 2014 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Emergency Variance for the period of October 31, 2013 through November 30, 2013.  Said variance provides relief from specific requirements of District Rule 325.E.1 and allows for continued operation of Battles Lease Tank Battery while repairs can be made off-site to a gas leak in the Vapor Recovery System compressor.

A-2)      Case No.  – 01-14-I – Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On January 7, 2014 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Interim Variance for the period of January 6, 2014 through March 28, 2014 or the date of decision regarding Petitioner’s request for a 90-Day Variance, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2.(a) of Permit to Operate 9105 and allows for continued operation of Turbine Generator G-92 while the cause of excess CO emissions is evaluated and corrections made.

A-3)      Case No.  – 02-14-N – Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On January 29, 2014 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved a 90-Day Variance for the period of January 29, 2014 through March 28, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2.(a) of Permit to Operate 9105 and allows for continued operation of Turbine Generator G-92 while the cause of excess CO emissions is evaluated and corrections made.

A-4)      Case No.  – 03-14-E – Greka Oil & Gas, Inc., P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA  93456
On January 16, 2014 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Emergency Variance for the period of January 14, 2014 through January 28, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 331 and allows for the continued operation of Petitioner’s Bell Lease Tank Battery while repairs are made to a gas leak in the compressor crank shaft seal.

A-5)      Case No.  – 04-14-E – Greka Oil & Gas, Inc., P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA  93456
On January 23, 2014 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Emergency Variance for the period of January 22, 2014 through January 29, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 325.E.1 and allows for the continued operation of Petitioner’s Union Sugar Lease with the Field Gas Compressor operating as the only on-site Vapor Recovery Compressor (VRC) while repairs are made to the main VRC.

A-6)      Case No.  – 05-14-E – Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On January 23, 2014 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Emergency Variance for the period of January 23, 2014 through February 21, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(c)(i) and Condition 9.C.2(d)(iv) of Permit to Operate 5704 and allows for the continued operation of Petitioner’s Gaviota Oil & Heating Facility while repairs can be made to an inoperable Gas Chromatograph.

A-7)      Case No.  – 06-14-E – Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On January 29, 2014 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Emergency Variance for the period of January 29, 2014 through February 26, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.1(a) of Permit to Operate 9106 and Rule 333.E.4 and allows for the continued operation of Platform Irene North Crane Engine while the source of excess NOx emissions is evaluated and corrections made.

A-8)      Case No.  – 07-14-E – Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On February 10, 2014 Hearing Board member Robert Saperstein approved an Emergency Variance for the period of February 7, 2014 through March 8, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(c)(iv) of Permit to Operate 9106 and allows for the continued operation of Platform Irene while repairs are made to a failed H2S analyzer.

A-9)      Case No.  – 08-14-E – Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On February 13, 2014 Hearing Board member Donald Ward approved an Emergency Variance for the period of February 11, 2014 through February 26, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.21(b)(i) of Permit to Operate 9106 and allows for the continued operation of Platform Irene with continuous use of emergency standby diesel-fueled CI engine while the electric pump is being replaced.

A-10)    Case No.  – 09-14-E – Pacific Coast Energy Company, 1555 Orcutt Hill Road, Orcutt, CA  93455
On March 13, 2014 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Emergency Variance for the period of March 14, 2014 through March 16, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 325.D.1(a) and District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.7(b)(ii) of Permit to Operate 8240 and 2(b) of Permit to Operate 12084-R3 and allows for continued operation of the facility during a PG&E scheduled power outage.

A-11)    Case No.  – 10-14-E – Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On March 19, 2014 Hearing Board member Robert Saperstein approved an Emergency Variance for the period of March 24, 2014 through April 23, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(a) of Permit to Operate 9103 and allows for limited operation of Platform Harvest G-700B Turbine while maintenance is performed to reduce excess ROC emissions.

A-12)    Case No.  – 11-14-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On March 26, 2014 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Emergency Variance for the period of March 25, 2014 through April 9, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.2(a), 9.C.2(b)(iv) and 9.C.2(b)(xi) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092 for the continued operation of the Thermal Oxidizer (A-803) while the system is purged and any potential additional sources of elevated H2S are identified and remediated.

A-13)    Case No.  – 12-14-N – Southern California Gas Co., P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA  93456
On May 8, 2014 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved a 90-Day Variance for the period of September 1, 2014 through November 29, 2014, or the date that the break-in period of the engine is complete, whichever occurs first, and not to exceed 150 hours of engine run-time.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.1(a), 9.C.1(b)(iv), 9.C.1(b)(v) and 9.C.1(b)(vi)(A) of Part 70 Permit to Operate 9584-R4 and District Rule 333 E.1(a) and allows for continued operation of Petitioner’s Main Unit #2 during the post-overhaul “break-in” period of the engine and compressor.

A-14)    Case No.  – 13-14-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On April 18, 2014 Hearing Board member Robert Saperstein approved an Emergency Variance for the period of April 17, 2014 through May 16, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.6(b)(iv) and 9.C.6(b)(v) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651 and allows for continued operation of the equalization tank while maintenance on the system is performed, and the cause of the lack of flow is identified and remediated.

A-15)    Case No.  – 14-14-E – Imerys Minerals California, 2500 Miguelito Road, Lompoc, CA  93436
On May 2, 2014 Hearing Board member Robert Saperstein approved an Emergency Variance for the period of April 25, 2014 through May 24, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 302 and District Rule 206, Condition 9.B(2) of Part 70/Permits to Operate 5840 and 12105 and allows for the continued operation of 6 system and 7 system while repairs are made to the kiln heads.

A-16)    Case No.  – 15-14-E – Mission Hills Community Services District, 1550 E. Burton Mesa Blvd., Lompoc, CA  93436
On April 29, 2014 Hearing Board member Donald Ward approved an Emergency Variance for the period of April 29, 2014 through May 28, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 6(a) and Table 5 of Permit to Operate 11886 and allows for limited operation of Petitioner’s Water Pump in order to conduct source testing.

A-17)    Case No.  – 16-14-E – Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On May 9, 2014 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Emergency Variance for the period of May 10, 2014 through June 8, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 331.E.1(f) and allows for the continued operation of Petitioner’s Well C-11 while repairs are made to a hydrocarbon leak.

A-18)    Case No.  – 17-14-I – Imerys Minerals California, 2500 Miguelito Road, Lompoc, CA  93436
On May 29, 2014 Hearing Board member Robert Saperstein approved an Interim Variance for the period of May 25, 2014 through August 12, 2014, or the date of decision on Petitioner’s request for a 90-Day Variance, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 302 and District Rule 206, Condition 9.B(2) of Part 70/Permits to Operate 5840 and 12105 and allows for continued operation of 7 system while testing of the repaired kiln head is completed.

A-19)    Case No.  – 18-14-N – Imerys Minerals California, 2500 Miguelito Road, Lompoc, CA  93436
On June 10, 2014 Hearing Board member Robert Saperstein approved a 90-Day Variance for the period of May 25, 2014 through August 22, 2014, or until the date compliance is achieved, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 302 and District Rule 206, Condition 9.B(2) of Part 70/Permits to Operate 5840 and 12105 and allows for continued operation of 7 system while testing of the repaired kiln head is completed.

A-20)    Case No.  – 19-14-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On June 6, 2014 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance for the period of June 4, 2014 through July 3, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.12, 9.C.12(a) and 9.C.12(b) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092 and allows for continued operation of the Stretford Unit tail gas H2S analyzer until it can be repaired and any potential additional constituents in the tail gas stream are identified and remediated.

A-21)    Case No.  – 21-14-I – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On July 2, 2014 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Interim Variance for the period of July 4, 2014 through October 1, 2014, or until the date of decision on Petitioner’s request for a 90-Day Variance, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 328 and Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.12, 9.C.12(a) and 9.C.12(b) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092 and allows for continued operation of the Stretford Unit tail gas H2S analyzer until it can be repaired and any potential additional constituents in the tail gas stream are identified and remediated.

A-22)    Case No.  – 22-14-N – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On July 16, 2014 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved a 90-Day Variance for the period of July 4, 2014 through October 1, 2014, or the date compliance is achieved, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 328 and Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.12, 9.C.12(a) and 9.C.12(b) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092 and allows for continued operation of the Stretford Unit tail gas H2S analyzer until it can be repaired and any potential additional constituents in the tail gas stream are identified and remediated.

A-23)    Case No.  – 23-14-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On July 1, 2014 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Emergency Variance for the period of July 1, 2014 through July 30, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 333 and Rule 206, Condition 9.C.1(c)(ii) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9102 and allows for continued operation of the east pedestal crane while maintenance on the crane is performed.

A-24)    Case No. – 24-14-E – Pacific Coast Energy Company, 1555 Orcutt Hill Road, Orcutt, CA  93455
On July 25, 2014 Hearing Board member Robert Saperstein approved an Emergency Variance for the period of July 22, 2014 through August 5, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 325 D.1(a) and Rule 206 Conditions 9.C.7(a), 9.C.9 and 9.D.6 of Permit to Operate 08240 and allows for the continued operation of Petitioner’s facility while corrections are made to eliminate the tank venting.

A-25)    Case No. – 25-14-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On August 8, 2014 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Emergency Variance for the period of August 1, 2014 through August 30, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition C.5(a)(i) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092 and allows for continued operation of Petitioner’s gas processing plant while the cause of the ice plugging is resolved.

A-26)    Case No. – 26-14-E – Biosphere Industries, 1025 Cindy Lane, Carpinteria, CA  93013
On August 11, 2014 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance for the period of August 11, 2014 through September 9, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 3.e of Permit to Operate 13173 and allows for continued operation of the Thermal Oxidizer without a data logger, while a new data logger can be obtained and installed.

A-27)    Case No. – 27-14-E – Imerys Minerals California, 2500 Miguelito Road, Lompoc, CA  93436
On August 13, 2014 Hearing Board member Donald Ward approved an Emergency Variance for the period of August 11, 2014 through August 25, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.13(f) of Part 70 Permit to Operate 5840 and Permit to Operate 12105 and allows for continued operation of Petitioner’s Thermal Oxidizer while the cause of website downtime is found and remedied.

A-28)    Case No. – 28-14-E – Greka Oil & Gas, Inc., P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA  93456
On September 11, 2014 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance for the period of September 8, 2014 through September 22, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rules 325 and 206 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8869 and allows for continued operation of Petitioner’s Bell Lease Tank Battery without an operable Vapor Recovery System, while repairs are made to the compressor.

A-29)    Case No. – 29-14-N – Southern California Gas Co., P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA  93456
On November 12, 2014 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved a 90-Day Variance for the period of November 12, 2014 through February 9, 2015, or the date that the break-in period of the engine is complete, whichever occurs first, and not to exceed 150 hours of engine run-time.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.1(a), 9.C.1(b)(iv), 9.C.1(b)(v) and 9.C.1(b)(vi)(A) of Part 70 Permit to Operate 9584-R4 and District Rule 333 E.1(a) and allows for continued operation of Petitioner’s Main Unit #2 during the post-overhaul break-in period of the engine and compressor.

A-30)    Case No. – 30-14-E – Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On October 28, 2014 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Emergency Variance for the period of October 25, 2014 through October 27, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 325.D.1 and allows for limited operation of Petitioner’s Lompoc Oil & Gas Plant while the cause of intermittent power failure was found and rectified.

A-31)    Case No. – 31-14-E – Greka Oil & Gas, Inc., P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA  93456
On November 18, 2014 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance for the period of November 15, 2014 through November 29, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 325 and Condition 11 of Permit to Operate 8219 and allows for continued operation of Petitioner’s Battles Lease Tank Battery without an operable Vapor Recovery System, while repairs are made to the compressor.

Adjourn

 

September 3, 2014     (Agenda)    (Meeting Continued to May 6, 2015)

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

II.        Election of Chair and Vice-Chair for 2014

III.      Administration of Oath to Participants

IV.      Approval of minutes of the November 6, 2013 meeting

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

VI.      Announcements/Staff Reports

VII.     Public Comment Period

VIII.    Public Hearings

1)         Case No. – 20-14-RE –   Respondent:  Gordon Sand Company; a California Corporation 28310 Industrial Blvd., #F, Hayward, CA 94545

Hearing – To consider a petition by the Control Officer of the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District, for issuance of an Order of Revocation of Permit to Operate 8351-R8 pursuant to Health and Safety Code section 42307 and 42309(e).  Gordon Sand Company is the holder of Permit to Operate 8351-R8 and is the owner and operator of the air pollution emitting equipment located at the facility located on Main Street three miles west of the City of Guadalupe in the Guadalupe Dunes, Guadalupe, CA 93434, in violation of District Rule 210.V(A)(2)

IX.        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 at the Office of the Air Pollution Control District:

A-1)      Case No.  – 22-13-E – Greka Oil & Gas, Inc., P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA  93456
On November 1, 2014 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Emergency Variance for the period of October 31, 2013 through November 30, 2013.  Said variance provides relief from specific requirements of District Rule 325.E.1 and allows for continued operation of Battles Lease Tank Battery while repairs can be made off-site to a gas leak in the Vapor Recovery System compressor.

A-2)      Case No.  – 01-14-I – Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455, On January 7, 2014 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Interim Variance for the period of January 6, 2014 through March 28, 2014 or the date of decision regarding Petitioner’s request for a 90-Day Variance, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2.(a) of Permit to Operate 9105 and allows for continued operation of Turbine Generator G-92 while the cause of excess CO emissions is evaluated and corrections made.

A-3)      Case No.  – 02-14-N – Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On January 29, 2014 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved a 90-Day Variance for the period of January 29, 2014 through March 28, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2.(a) of Permit to Operate 9105 and allows for continued operation of Turbine Generator G-92 while the cause of excess CO emissions is evaluated and corrections made.

A-4)      Case No.  – 03-14-E – Greka Oil & Gas, Inc. P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA  93456
On January 16, 2014 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Emergency Variance for the period of January 14, 2014 through January 28, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 331 and allows for the continued operation of Petitioner’s Bell Lease Tank Battery while repairs are made to a gas leak in the compressor crank shaft seal.

A-5)      Case No.  – 04-14-E – Greka Oil & Gas, Inc., P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA  93456
On January 23, 2014 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Emergency Variance for the period of January 22, 2014 through January 29, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 325.E.1 and allows for the continued operation of Petitioner’s Union Sugar Lease with the Field Gas Compressor operating as the only on-site Vapor Recovery Compressor (VRC) while repairs are made to the main VRC.

A-6)      Case No.  – 05-14-E – Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On January 23, 2014 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Emergency Variance for the period of January 23, 2014 through February 21, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(c)(i) and Condition 9.C.2(d)(iv) of Permit to Operate 5704 and allows for the continued operation of Petitioner’s Gaviota Oil & Heating Facility while repairs can be made to an inoperable Gas Chromatograph.

A-7)      Case No.  – 06-14-E – Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On January 29, 2014 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Emergency Variance for the period of January 29, 2014 through February 26, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.1(a) of Permit to Operate 9106 and Rule 333.E.4 and allows for the continued operation of Platform Irene North Crane Engine while the source of excess NOx emissions is evaluated and corrections made.

A-8)      Case No.  – 07-14-E – Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On February 10, 2014 Hearing Board member Robert Saperstein approved an Emergency Variance for the period of February 7, 2014 through March 8, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(c)(iv) of Permit to Operate 9106 and allows for the continued operation of Platform Irene while repairs are made to a failed H2S analyzer.

A-9)      Case No.  – 08-14-E – Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On February 13, 2014 Hearing Board member Donald Ward approved an Emergency Variance for the period of February 11, 2014 through February 26, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.21(b)(i) of Permit to Operate 9106 and allows for the continued operation of Platform Irene with continuous use of emergency standby diesel-fueled CI engine while the electric pump is being replaced.

A-10)    Case No.  – 09-14-E – Pacific Coast Energy Company, 1555 Orcutt Hill Road, Orcutt, CA  93455
On March 13, 2014 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Emergency Variance for the period of March 14, 2014 through March 16, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 325.D.1(a) and District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.7(b)(ii) of Permit to Operate 8240 and 2(b) of Permit to Operate 12084-R3 and allows for continued operation of the facility during a PG&E scheduled power outage.

A-11)    Case No.  – 10-14-E – Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On March 19, 2014 Hearing Board member Robert Saperstein approved an Emergency Variance for the period of March 24, 2014 through April 23, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(a) of Permit to Operate 9103 and allows for limited operation of Platform Harvest G-700B Turbine while maintenance is performed to reduce excess ROC emissions.

A-12)    Case No.  – 11-14-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On March 26, 2014 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Emergency Variance for the period of March 25, 2014 through April 9, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.2(a), 9.C.2(b)(iv) and 9.C.2(b)(xi) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092 for the continued operation of the Thermal Oxidizer (A-803) while the system is purged and any potential additional sources of elevated H2S are identified and remediated.

A-13)    Case No.  – 12-14-N – Southern California Gas Co., P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA  93456
On May 8, 2014 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved a 90-Day Variance for the period of September 1, 2014 through November 29, 2014, or the date that the break-in period of the engine is complete, whichever occurs first, and not to exceed 150 hours of engine run-time.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.1(a), 9.C.1(b)(iv), 9.C.1(b)(v) and 9.C.1(b)(vi)(A) of Part 70 Permit to Operate 9584-R4 and District Rule 333 E.1(a) and allows for continued operation of Petitioner’s Main Unit #2 during the post-overhaul “break-in” period of the engine and compressor.

A-14)    Case No.  – 13-14-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On April 18, 2014 Hearing Board member Robert Saperstein approved an Emergency Variance for the period of April 17, 2014 through May 16, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.6(b)(iv) and 9.C.6(b)(v) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651 and allows for continued operation of the equalization tank while maintenance on the system is performed, and the cause of the lack of flow is identified and remediated.

A-15)    Case No.  – 14-14-E – Imerys Minerals California, 2500 Miguelito Road, Lompoc, CA  93436
On May 2, 2014 Hearing Board member Robert Saperstein approved an Emergency Variance for the period of April 25, 2014 through May 24, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 302 and District Rule 206, Condition 9.B(2) of Part 70/Permits to Operate 5840 and 12105 and allows for the continued operation of 6 system and 7 system while repairs are made to the kiln heads.

A-16)    Case No.  – 15-14-E – Mission Hills Community Services District, 1550 E. Burton Mesa Blvd., Lompoc, CA  93436
On April 29, 2014 Hearing Board member Donald Ward approved an Emergency Variance for the period of April 29, 2014 through May 28, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 6(a) and Table 5 of Permit to Operate 11886 and allows for limited operation of Petitioner’s Water Pump in order to conduct source testing.

A-17)    Case No.  – 16-14-E – Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On May 9, 2014 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Emergency Variance for the period of May 10, 2014 through June 8, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 331.E.1(f) and allows for the continued operation of Petitioner’s Well C-11 while repairs are made to a hydrocarbon leak.

A-18)    Case No.  – 17-14-I – Imerys Minerals California, 2500 Miguelito Road, Lompoc, CA  93436
On May 29, 2014 Hearing Board member Robert Saperstein approved an Interim Variance for the period of May 25, 2014 through August 12, 2014, or the date of decision on Petitioner’s request for a 90-Day Variance, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 302 and District Rule 206, Condition 9.B(2) of Part 70/Permits to Operate 5840 and 12105 and allows for continued operation of 7 system while testing of the repaired kiln head is completed.

A-19)    Case No.  – 18-14-N – Imerys Minerals California, 2500 Miguelito Road, Lompoc, CA  93436
On June 10, 2014 Hearing Board member Robert Saperstein approved a 90-Day Variance for the period of May 25, 2014 through August 22, 2014, or until the date compliance is achieved, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 302 and District Rule 206, Condition 9.B(2) of Part 70/Permits to Operate 5840 and 12105 and allows for continued operation of 7 system while testing of the repaired kiln head is completed.

A-20)    Case No.  – 19-14-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On June 6, 2014 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance for the period of June 4, 2014 through July 3, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.12, 9.C.12(a) and 9.C.12(b) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092 and allows for continued operation of the Stretford Unit tail gas H2S analyzer until it can be repaired and any potential additional constituents in the tail gas stream are identified and remediated.

A-21)    Case No.  – 21-14-I – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On July 2, 2014 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Interim Variance for the period of July 4, 2014 through October 1, 2014, or until the date of decision on Petitioner’s request for a 90-Day Variance, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 328 and Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.12, 9.C.12(a) and 9.C.12(b) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092 and allows for continued operation of the Stretford Unit tail gas H2S analyzer until it can be repaired and any potential additional constituents in the tail gas stream are identified and remediated.

A-22)    Case No.  – 22-14-N – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On July 16, 2014 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved a 90-Day Variance for the period of July 4, 2014 through October 1, 2014, or the date compliance is achieved, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 328 and Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.12, 9.C.12(a) and 9.C.12(b) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092 and allows for continued operation of the Stretford Unit tail gas H2S analyzer until it can be repaired and any potential additional constituents in the tail gas stream are identified and remediated.

A-23)    Case No.  – 23-14-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On July 1, 2014 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Emergency Variance for the period of July 1, 2014 through July 30, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 333 and Rule 206, Condition 9.C.1(c)(ii) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9102 and allows for continued operation of the east pedestal crane while maintenance on the crane is performed.

A-24)    Case No. – 24-14-E – Pacific Coast Energy Company, 1555 Orcutt Hill Road, Orcutt, CA  93455
On July 25, 2014 Hearing Board member Robert Saperstein approved an Emergency Variance for the period of July 22, 2014 through August 5, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 325 D.1(a) and Rule 206 Conditions 9.C.7(a), 9.C.9 and 9.D.6 of Permit to Operate 08240 and allows for the continued operation of Petitioner’s facility while corrections are made to eliminate the tank venting.

A-25)    Case No. – 25-14-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On August 8, 2014 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Emergency Variance for the period of August 1, 2014 through August 30, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition C.5(a)(i) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092 and allows for continued operation of Petitioner’s gas processing plant while the cause of the ice plugging is resolved.

A-26)    Case No. – 26-14-E – Biosphere Industries, 1025 Cindy Lane, Carpinteria, CA  93013
On August 11, 2014 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance for the period of August 11, 2014 through September 9, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 3.e of Permit to Operate 13173 and allows for continued operation of the Thermal Oxidizer without a data logger, while a new data logger can be obtained and installed.

A-27)    Case No. – 27-14-E – Imerys Minerals California, 2500 Miguelito Road, Lompoc, CA  93436
On August 13, 2014 Hearing Board member Donald Ward approved an Emergency Variance for the period of August 11, 2014 through August 25, 2014.  Said variance provides relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.13(f) of Part 70 Permit to Operate 5840 and Permit to Operate 12105 and allows for continued operation of Petitioner’s Thermal Oxidizer while the cause of website downtime is found and remedied.

Adjourn

 

November 6, 2013 Agenda (pdf)

Administration of Oath to Participants
Approval of minutes of the July 6, 2011 meeting
Approval of minutes of the August 1, 2012 meeting
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports
Public Comment Period

Public Hearings

1)     Case No.  21-13-R (Regular) – Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455     (See Petition, Staff Report and Draft Variance)

Hearing:       To consider an application by Freeport-McMoRan Oil and Gas for a Regular Variance from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(c)(iv) and the associated Flare Sulfur Monitoring Plan for OCS Platform Irene of District Permit to Operate 9106.  The Petitioner utilizes a Del Mar H2S analyzer during planned flaring activities conducted on the platform.  The H2S analyzer on Platform Irene failed and is in need of replacement. Petitioner has operated under 90-Day Variance 12-13-N and is seeking continued variance relief through December 31, 2013 to allow sufficient time to secure and install a new analyzer.

Administrative Agenda – Receive and File:

The following 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.  – 17-12-E – ERG Operating Company, LLC, 6085 Cat Canyon Road, Santa Maria, CA  93454
On August 24, 2012 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance for the period of August 24, 2012 through September 14, 2012.  Said variance provided relief from specific requirements of District Rule 325.E.1 and allowed for continued operation of Peshine Well #51 while repairs could be made to a gas leak in the casing line.

A-2)      Case No. – 18-12-I – Plains Exploration and Production Company, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On August 30, 2012 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Interim Variance for the period of August 29, 2012 through September 10, 2012, the date of hearing for Petitioner’s request for a 90-Day Variance (Case No. 19-12-N).  Said variance provided relief from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.3(a) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9105 and allowed for continued operation of Platform Hidalgo after equipment malfunctions caused an exceedance of SOx mass emission limit in the 3rd quarter 2012 related to unplanned flaring.  Petitioner is in process of installing an acid gas compressor to reduce the sulfur content in the platform gas, which is expected to resolve future compliance problems.

A-3)      Case No. – 19-12-N – Plains Exploration and Production Company, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On September 10, 2012 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved a 90-Day Variance for the period of September 10, 2012 through September 30, 2012.  Said variance provided relief from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.3(a) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9105 and allowed for continued operation of Platform Hidalgo after equipment malfunctions caused an exceedance of SOx mass emission limit in the 3rd quarter 2012 related to unplanned flaring.  Petitioner is in process of installing an acid gas compressor to reduce the sulfur content in the platform gas, which is expected to resolve future compliance problems.

A-4)      Case No. – 20-12-E – Greka Oil & Gas, Inc., P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA  93456
On August 30, 2012 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance for the period of August 29, 2012 through September 27, 2012.  Said variance provided relief from District Rule 325.E.1 and allowed for continued operation of Arellanes Well #82 while repairs could be made to a gas leak in the casing line.

A-5)      Case No. – 21-12-AP – DuPont Displays, Inc., 600 Ward Drive, Santa Barbara, CA  93111
Withdrawn on December 26, 2012.

A-6)      Case No. – 22-12-I – Greka Oil & Gas, Inc., P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA  93456
On October 1, 2012 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Interim Variance for the period of September 28, 2012 through October 15, 2012, the noticed date of hearing for Petitioner’s request for a 90-Day Variance (Case No. 23-12-N).  Said variance provided relief from District Rule 325.E.1 and allowed for continued operation of Arellanes Well #82 while repairs could be made to a gas leak in the casing line.

A-7)      Case No. – 23-12-N – Greka Oil & Gas, Inc., P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA  93456
On October 15, 2012 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved a 90-Day Variance for the period of October 15, 2012 through November 28, 2012.  Said variance provided relief from District Rule 325.E.1 and allowed for continued operation of Arellanes Well #82 while repairs could be made to a gas leak in the casing line.

A-8)      Case No. – 24-12-E – Plains Exploration & Production Company, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On October 1, 2012 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance for the period of September 30, 2012 through October 14, 2012.  Said variance provided relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.3 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9104 and allowed for continued operation of Platform Hermosa until the malfunctioning meter for the flare pilot gas could be replaced.

A-9)      Case No. – 25-12-E – Plains Exploration & Production Company, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On October 8, 2012 Hearing Board member Donald Ward approved an Emergency Variance for the period of October 8, 2012 through October 15, 2012.  Said variance provided relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.3 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9103, 9104, 9105 and Condition 9.C.4 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9106 allowing increased spot charter use at Platforms Hermosa, Hidalgo, Harvest and Irene due to an unexpected delay in the release of Petitioner’s sole supply vessel which was at dry dock in San Francisco Bay under mandated periodic USCG inspection.

A-10)    Case No. – 26-12-N – Greka Oil & Gas, Inc., P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA  93456
On November 27, 2012 Hearing Board member Robert Saperstein approved a 90-Day Variance for the period of November 27, 2012 through December 26, 2012.  Said variance provided relief from District Rule 325.E.1 and allowed for continued operation of Arellanes Well #82 while repairs could be made to a gas leak in the casing line.

A-11)    Case No. – 27-12-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On December 4, 2012 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance for the period of December 2, 2012 through December 16, 2012.  Said variance provided relief from District Rule 359 D.2.b.1) and 206, Condition 9.C.2(b)(v) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092 and allowed continued operation of the Thermal Oxidizer (A-803) until permanent power is restored and necessary corrective measures are taken to restart the facilities.

A-12)    Case No. – 28-12-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On December 19, 2012 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance for the period of December 19, 2012 through January 17, 2013.  Said variance provided relief from District Rule 359 D.2.b.1) and 206, Condition 9.C.2(b)(v) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092 and allowed continued operation of the Thermal Oxidizer (A-803) while an investigation occurs to determine the cause of failures and corrective actions can be taken.

A-13)    Case No. – 29-12-E – Greka Oil & Gas, Inc., P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA  93456
On December 26, 2012 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance for the period of December 20, 2012 through January 4, 2013.  Said variance provided relief from District Rules 325.E.1 and 206, Condition 11 of Permit to Operate 7053-R8 for continued operation of the 3,000 bbl. crude oil storage tank (Tank #217) while small holes on the top ring of the tank are repaired.

A-14)    Case No. – 01-13-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On January 22, 2013 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance for the period of January 21, 2013 through January 24, 2013.  Said variance provided relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.6(b)(iii) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651 for continued operation of Petitioner’s Crude Oil Storage Tanks ABJ-3401 A&B, allowing time for the failed compressor to be delivered and installed.

A-15)    Case No. – 02-13-E – Greka Oil & Gas, Inc., P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA  93456
On January 29, 2013 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance for the period of January 28, 2013 through January 29, 2013.  Said variance provided relief from District Rule 325 and 206, Condition 5 of Permit to Operate 13547 for continued operation of Petitioner’s Bell Lease Tank Battery while the failed Vapor Recovery Compressor could be replaced.

A-16)    Case No. – 03-13-I – Plains Exploration & Production Company, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On March 7, 2013 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Interim Variance for the period of March 7, 2013 through May 29, 2013, or the date of hearing for Petitioner’s request for a 90-Day Variance (Case No. 04-13-N), whichever occurs first.  Said variance provided relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.5(b)(i) of Part 70/Permits to Operate 9106 and 6708 for continued operation of Platform Irene and the Lompoc Oil and Gas Plant in excess of 1 pigging launch per day.

A-17)    Case No. – 04-13-N – Plains Exploration & Production Company, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On March 26, 2013 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved a 90-Day Variance for the period of March 26, 2013 through June 23, 2013.  Said variance provided relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.5(b)(i) of Part 70/Permits to Operate 9106 and 6708 for continued operation of Platform Irene and the Lompoc Oil and Gas Plant in excess of 1 pigging launch per day.

A-18)    Case No. – 05-13-E – Greka Oil & Gas, Inc., P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA  93456
On May 2, 2013 Hearing Board member Robert Saperstein approved an Emergency Variance for the period of April 29, 2013 through May 28, 2013.  Said variance provided relief from District Rule 325.E.1 for continued operation of Petitioner’s idle Bell Well #5 while repairs could be made to a gas leak in the casing line.

A-19)    Case No. – 06-13-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On June 3, 2013 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance for the period of May 29, 2013.  Said variance provided relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.6(b) and (b)(iii) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651 for continued operation of Petitioner’s Crude Oil Storage Tanks ABJ-3401 A&B without compressor operation.

A-20)    Case No. – 07-13-E – Purisima Hills LLC, P.O. Box 1812, Santa Maria, CA  93456
On June 3, 2013 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance for the period of May 31, 2013 through June 12, 2013.  Said variance provided relief from District Rule 331.E.1.f. for continued operation of Petitioner’s idle Blair Well #2, allowing for repairs to a leak in the threaded connection.

A-21)    Case No. – 08-13-E – Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On June 18, 2013 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance for the period of June 13, 2013 through June 16, 2013.  Said variance provided relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(b)(v) of Permit to Operate 9103 for continued operation of Petitioner’s Platform Harvest while repairs were made to the flare gas H2S analyzer.

A-22)    Case No. – 09-13-E – Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On June 26, 2013 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Emergency Variance for the period of June 26, 2013 through July 10, 2013.  Said variance provided relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(c) of Permit to Operate 6708 and allowed for continued operation of Petitioner’s Lompoc Oil and Gas Plant while repairs could be made to the Flare Gas Meter.

A-23)    Case No. – 10-13-E – Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
Withdrawn on July 14, 2013.

A-24)    Case No. – 11-13-I – Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On July 16, 2013 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Interim Variance for the period of July 9, 2013 through August 8, 2013, the noticed date of hearing for 90-Day Variance 12-13-N.  Said variance provided relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2 and the associated monitoring plans of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9106 and allowed for continued operation of Platforms Irene and Harvest while repairs could be made to the ESC EMR datalogger compliance emission database.

A-25)    Case No. – 12-13-N – Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On August 8, 2013 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved a 90-Day Variance for the period of August 8, 2013 through November 5, 2013.  Said variance provided relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2 and the associated monitoring plans of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9106 and allowed for continued operation of Platforms Irene and Harvest while repairs could be made to the backup computer for Platform Irene as well as the flare gas H2S analyzer for Platform Irene.

A-26)    Case No. – 13-13-E – Greka Oil & Gas, Inc., P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA  93456
On July 16, 2013 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Emergency Variance for the period of July 11, 2013 through July 25, 2013.  Said variance provided relief from District Rule 325.E.1 for continued operation of Petitioner’s idle Bell Well #5 while repairs could be made to a gas leak in the casing line.

A-27)    Case No. – 14-13-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On July 24, 2013 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance for the period of July 24, 2013 through July 25, 2013.  Said variance provided relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(a) of Permit to Operate 5651 for continued operation of Petitioner’s Las Flores Canyon oil and gas processing plant, allowing “uncontrolled” flaring from the Thermal Oxidizer until Compressor CZZ 1301B or A is operational.

A-28)    Case No. – 15-13-E – Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On August 5, 2013 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance for up to 12 hours on August 6, 2013.  Said variance provided relief from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.27 for continued operation of Petitioner’s Lompoc Oil and Gas Plant emergency generator to allow backup power for lighting and safety systems while maintenance is performed.

A-29)    Case No. – 16-13-E – Imerys Minerals California, 2500 Miguelito Road, Lompoc, CA  93436
On August 14, 2013 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance for the period of August 9, 2013 through September 7, 2013.  Said variance provided relief from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.2(a) and (b)(iii) of Permit to Operate 5840, Part 2, for continued operation of Petitioner’s 350 Scrubber while test data is reviewed to determine cause of emission exceedance.

A-30)    Case No. – 17-13-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On August 26, 2013 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance for the period of August 21, 2013 through September 4, 2013.  Said variance provided relief from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.2(b)(iv) and 9.C.2(b)(xi) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092 for continued operation of the Thermal Oxidizer (A-803) while the source of the elevated H2S is identified and remediated.

A-31)    Case No. – 18-13-I – Imerys Minerals California, 2500 Miguelito Road, Lompoc, CA  93436
On September 5, 2013 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Interim Variance for the period of September 8, 2013 through December 6, 2013, or the date Petitioner’s request for a 90-Day Variance (19-13-N) is considered, whichever occurs first.  Said variance provided relief from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.2(a) and (b)(iii) of Permit to Operate 5840, Part 2, for continued operation of Petitioner’s 350 Scrubber to allow for third party source testing after maintenance was performed under Variance 16-13-E.

A-32)    Case No. – 19-13-N – Imerys Minerals California, 2500 Miguelito Road, Lompoc, CA  93436
Withdrawn on September 17, 2013.

A-33)    Case No. – 20-13-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On September 5, 2013 Hearing Board member Larry Lavagnino approved an Emergency Variance for the period of September 3, 2013 through September 17, 2013.  Said variance provided relief from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.2(b)(iv) and 9.C.2(b)(xi) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092 for continued operation of the Thermal Oxidizer (A-803) while the source of the elevated H2S is identified and remediated.

Adjourn.

 

August 1, 2012

Election of Chair and Vice-Chair for 2012
Administration of Oath to Participants
Approval of minutes of the July 6, 2011 meeting   (Continued to next meeting)
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports
Public Comment Period

Public Hearings  

1)     Case No. 12-12-R – Plains Exploration & Production Company 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455
Hearing:  To consider an application by Plains Exploration & Production Company for a Regular Variance from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9104. The Petitioner is currently operating Turbine Generator G-93 on Platform Hermosa under interim variance relief (Interim Variance Order 11-12-I) to provide power for platform operations due to the unavailability of  turbine generator G-91 and when turbine generators G-92 and G-94 are out-of-service due to repair and/or maintenance activities.

Administrative Agenda – Receive and File:

The following 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. 08-11-E – Exxon/Mobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On June 15, 2011 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.2(b)(iv), 9.C.2(b)(xi) and 9.C.2(b)(xi)(1) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092 for the operation of the Thermal Oxidizer (A-803) at Petitioner’s gas processing plant, located approximately 25 miles northwest of the city of Santa Barbara, in violation of the 239 ppmv H2S limit for the period of June 13, 2011 through June 27, 2011.

A-2)      Case No. 09-11-E – Phoenix Exergy, LLC, 2400 Professional Parkway, Santa Maria, CA  93456
On June 27, 2011 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rules 325.D.1 and 325.E. of Permits to Operate 8896-R7 and 12940, currently exceeding emission limits, in order to find and remedy four leaks in the Monterey Tank Battery located at its Careaga Oil and Gas facility.  Variance was granted for the period of June 24, 2011 through July 23, 2011.

A-3)      Case No. 10-11-E – ERG Operating Company, 6068 Cat Canyon Road, Santa Maria, CA  93455
On August 16, 2011 Hearing Board member Louis D. Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rules 325.D.1(a) and 206, Condition 8 of Permit to Operate 7149 and Condition 6 of Permit to Operate 12876 in violation of exceeding ROC emission limits in order to repair the vapor recovery system of its four tanks located at its Tognazzini Tank Battery in Santa Maria.  Variance was granted for the period of August 15, 2011 through August 29, 2011.

A-4)      Case No. 11-11-E – Exxon/Mobil Production Company , 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On August 16, 2011 Hearing Board member Louis D. Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.2 (b)(iv), 9.C.2(b)(xi) and 9.C.2(b)(xi)(1) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092 for continued operation of the Thermal Oxidizer (A-803) in violation of the 239 ppmv H2S limit in order to find and remediate the source of the elevated H2S.  Said thermal oxidizer is located at Petitioners gas processing plant approximately 25 miles northwest of the City of Santa Barbara and was granted for the period of August 15, 2011 through August 29, 2011.

A-5)      Case No. 12-11-E – Plains Exploration and Production Company,  201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On August 29, 2011 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.3(b)(iii) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9104 and the Flare Gas Monitoring Plan for continued operation of Platform Hermosa, located on the Outer Continental Shelf approximately 10 miles offshore of Pt. Arguello, without the use of a Flare Gas H2S analyzer.  A new Flare Gas H2S analyzer will be installed during the variance period of August 26, 2011 through August 27, 2011.

A-6)      Case No. 13-11-E – Celite Corporation, 2500 Miguelito Road, Lompoc, CA  93436
On September 6, 2011 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2.(b) of Permit to Operate 5840 for continued operation of a 350 Scrubber located at its Celpure facility in Lompoc in violation of the PM10 emission limit of 0.0347 lb/hour to allow Petitioner to identify and correct the source/cause of the non-compliance.  Said variance was granted for the period of September 2, 2011 through October 1, 2011.

A-7)      Case No. 14-11-I – Celite Corporation, 2500 Miguelito Road, Lompoc, CA  93436
On September 27, 2011 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Interim Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2.(b) of Permit to Operate 5840 for continued operation of a 350 Scrubber located at its Celpure facility in Lompoc in violation of the PM10 emission limit of 0.0347 lb/hour to allow Petitioner to receive and install a new scrubber demister pad and a packed bed media.  Said variance was granted for the period of September 27, 2011 through October 11, 2011, or the date of decision of the Hearing Board on the application for 90-Day Variance 15-11-N, whichever occurs first.

A-8)      Case No. 15-11-N – Celite Corporation, 2500 Miguelito Road, Lompoc, CA  93436
On October 11, 2011 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved a 90-Day Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2.(b) of Permit to Operate 5840 for continued operation of a 350 Scrubber located at its Celpure facility in Lompoc in violation of the PM10 emission limit of 0.0347 lb/hour to allow Petitioner to source test its newly installed scrubber demister pad and packed bed media.  Said variance was granted for the period of October 11, 2011 through October 31, 2011.

A-9)      Case No. 16-11-E – Plains Exploration and Production Company, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On October 7, 2011 Hearing Board member Donald Ward approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(a) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9103 for continued operation of Platform Harvest located on the Outer Continental Shelf approximately 10 miles offshore of Pt. Arguello to allow maintenance and source testing of Turbine Generator G-700C, currently exceeding the 73.66/lbs per day of CO emissions.  Said variance was granted for the period of October 10, 2011 through October 31, 2011.

A-10)    Case No. 17-11-E – Exxon/Mobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On October 21, 2011 Hearing Board member Robert Saperstein approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 202.F.2 to operate up to two CARB-registered portable equipment electrical generators with 100 and 173 Bhp engines without first complying with the 14-day advance notice in order to locate, retrieve and disable a remotely operated vehicle that lost power.  The Petitioner operates the equipment on Platform Harmony, located in the Santa Ynez Unit of the Outer Continental Shelf approximately 18 miles west of the city of Santa Barbara.  Said variance was granted for the period of October 21, 2011 through November 14, 2011.

A-11)    Case No. 18-11-N – Plains Exploration and Production Company, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On November 14, 2011 Hearing Board member Donald Ward approved a 90-Day Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(a) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9103 for continued operation of Turbine G-700C located on Platform Harvest on the Outer Continental Shelf approximately 10 miles offshore of Pt. Arguello, currently exceeding the 73.66/lbs per day of CO emissions, in order to located and correct the cause of the excess emissions as well as conduct compliance testing.  Said variance was granted for the period of November 14, 2011 through February 11, 2012.

A-12)    Case No. 19-11-E – Plains Exploration and Production Company, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On November 9, 2011 Hearing Board member Robert Saperstein approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 325.D and Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.4.(a) and (b) and 9.C.1.(a), (b) and (c) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5704 for the continued operation of the Gaviota Oil Heating Facility located approximately 28 miles west of the city of Santa Barbara in violation of operating without a vapor recovery system or turbine selective catalytic reduction system due to a failure in the facility main power switchgear.  Said variance was granted for the period of November 9, 2011 through November 23, 2011.

A-13)    Case No. 20-11-N – DCOR, LLC, 290 Maple Court, Suite 290, Ventura, CA  93003
Rescinded on December 21, 2011.

A-14)    Case No. 21-11-N – Greka Oil & Gas, Inc., P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA  93456
On January 13, 2012 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved a 90-Day Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 325.D.1. for continued operation of the Casmalia Morganti Lease Tank Battery located in Santa Maria in violation of operating without a vapor recovery system in order to conduct planned repairs to the vapor recovery system main intake line.  Said variance was granted for the period of January 18, 2012 through January 21, 2012.

A-15)    Case No. 22-11-E – Celite Corporation, 2500 Miguelito Road, Lompoc, CA  93436
On January 3, 2012 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2.(b) of Permit to Operate 5840 for continued operation of the 370 Scrubber located in Lompoc, currently exceeding the PM10 emission limit of 0.35 lb/day, in order to identify and correct the source/cause of non-compliance for the period of December 29, 2011 through January 28, 2012.

A-16)    Case No. 01-12-E – Plains Exploration and Production Company , 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On January 24, 2012 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.2.(e)(i) and 9.C.2.(e)(iii) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9103 for continued operation of Sales Gas Compressors K-200A, B and C, located on Platform Harvest on the Outer Continental Shelf approximately 10 miles offshore of Pt. Arguello, without continuous monitoring of the Ammonia Control System while the cause of the monitoring failure is located and corrected.  Said variance was granted for the period of January 23, 2012 through February 21, 2012.

A-17)    Case No. 02-12-N – Southern California Gas Company, 1171 More Ranch Road, Goleta, CA  93111
On February 27, 2012 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved a 90-Day Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.1.(a), 9.C.1.(b)(iv), 9.C.1(b)(vi)C, and 9.C.1(b)(vi)A of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9584-R3 and APCD Rule 333.E.1.a in order to “break-in” a newly overhauled engine and compressor without the use of a catalytic converter element for the period of February 28, 2012 through May 27, 2012 or the date that the break-in period of the engine is complete, not to exceed 150 hours of engine runtime.

A-18)    Case No. 03-12-I – Greka Oil & Gas, Inc., P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA  93456
On February 9, 2012 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Interim Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 325.E.1 for the continued operation of Petitioner’s Morganti Well #2 located at the Casmalia Field, Santa Barbara County, in order to repair a leak below the wellhead flange for the period of February 3, 2012 through May 2, 2012 or the date of decision of the Hearing Board on the application for 90-Day Variance 04-12-N.

A-19)    Case No. 04-12-N – Greka Oil & Gas, Inc., P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA  93456
On April 3, 2012 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved a 90-Day Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 325.E.1 for the continued operation of Petition-s Morganti Well #2 located at the Casmalia Field, Santa Barbara County, in order to repair a leak below the wellhead flange for the period of April 3, 2012 through May 2, 2012.

A-20)    Case No. 05-12-E – Plains Exploration and Production Company, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
Withdrawn on February 13, 2012.

A-21)    Case No. 06-12-E – Plains Exploration and Production Company, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On March 5, 2012 Hearing Board member Donald Ward approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.3(a) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9105 for continued operation of Platform Hidalgo, located on the Outer Continental Shelf approximately 7 miles offshore Pt. Arguello, while in violation of exceeding the 4.4 tons/quarter Sox limit during unplanned flaring for the period of March 2, 2012 through March 31, 2012.

A-22)    Case No. 07-12-E – Plains Exploration and Production Company, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On May 14, 2012 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rules 325 and 206, Condition 9.C.2 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 7126 for continued operation of the Crude Oil Shipping Tank (T-110) located at the La Purisima Lease approximately 2.5 miles north of the City of Lompoc, in order to determine the cause and solution of pressure surges in the tank for the period of May 10, 2012 through June 8, 2012.

A-23)    Case No. 08-12-E – Plains Exploration and Production Company, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On May 30, 2012 Hearing Board member Robert Saperstein approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 359.D.2.b.(2) for continued operation of Platform Hermosa, located on the Outer Continental Shelf lease approximately 10 miles offshore of Pt. Arguello, in order to replace a failed thermocouple for the period of May 25, 2012 through June 23, 2012.

A-24)    Case No. 09-12-I – Exxon/Mobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On May 31, 2012 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Interim Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.15 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651 for continued operation of Petitioner’s Waste Gas Incinerator, located at its Las Flores Canyon oil and gas processing plant approximately 25 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, to allow for replacement and testing of new stack flow sensors for the period of May 26, 2012 through August 24, 2012 or the date of decision of Petitioner’s request for a 90-Day Variance, whichever occurs first.

A-25)    Case No. 10-12-N – Exxon/Mobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On June 11, 2012 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved a 90-Day Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.15 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651 for continued operation of Petitioner’s Waste Gas Incinerator, located at its Las Flores Canyon oil and gas processing plant approximately 25 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, to allow for replacement and testing of new stack flow sensors for the period of June 11, 2012 through September 8, 2012.

A-26)    Case No. 11-12-I – Plains Exploration and Production Company, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On June 7, 2012 Hearing Board member Donald Ward approved an Interim Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9104 for continued operation of Petitioner’s Turbine Generator G-93 on Platform Hermosa located on the Outer Continental Shelf lease approximately 10 miles offshore of Pt. Arguello, while efforts are made to fix and/or replace the primary turbine generators G-91 and G-94 for the period of June 8, 2012 through September 5, 2012 or the date of decision of Petitioner’s request for a Regular Variance, whichever occurs first.

A-27)    Case No. 13-12-E – Plains Exploration and Production Company, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On June 7, 2012 Hearing Board member Donald Ward approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.3(a) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9103 for continued operation of Platform Harvest, located on the Outer Continental Shelf lease approximately 10 miles offshore of Pt. Arguello, in violation of exceeding the 4.67 ton/quarter Sox limit for unplanned flaring for the period of June 5, 2012 through June 30, 2012.

A-28)    Case No. 14-12-E – Plains Exploration and Production Company, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On June 26, 2012 Hearing Board member Donald Ward approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.3(b)(vi) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9103 for continued operation of Platform Harvest, located on the Outer Continental Shelf lease approximately 10 miles offshore of Pt. Arguello, in violation of exceeding the 17,000 ppmv weighted quarterly average H2S concentration limit for the period of June 22, 2012 through June 30, 2012.

A-29)    Case No. 15-12-E – Exxon/Mobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On June 26, 2012 Hearing Board member Donald Ward approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.1(b)(vi) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651 for continued operation of Petitioner’s Gas Turbine Generator, located in the Petitioner’s Las Flores Canyon oil and gas processing plant approximately 25 miles northwest of the City of Santa Barbara, without the use of NOx steam injection until the temperature control valve for the steam injection and the controller for the pressure control valve can be replaced.  The Permit Condition requires use of NOx steam injection in the Gas Turbine Generator at a minimum steam to fuel ratio of 0.6.  Said variance was granted for the period of June 22, 2012 through June 24, 2012.

A-30)    Case No. 16-12-E – Exxon/Mobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On June 26, 2012 Hearing Board member Donald Ward approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.1(a), 9.C.1(a)(i), 9.C.1(b)(vi) and 9.C.1(b)(vii) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651 for the continued operation of Petitioner’s Heat Recovery Steam Generator HRSG, located in the Petitioner’s Las Flores Canyon oil and gas processing plant approximately 25 miles northwest of the City of Santa Barbara, in order to evaluate and, if possible, repair the leak(s) for the period of June 24, 2012 through June 25, 2012.

Adjourn.

 

July 6, 2011

Administration of Oath to Participants
Approval of minutes of the December 1, 2010 meeting
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports

Public Hearings

1)     Case No. 12-10-AP – Respondent:  Venoco Inc. 6267 Carpinteria Ave., Suite 100, Carpinteria, CA  93013
Hearing – On June 2, 2010, Venoco Inc. submitted a “Petition for Appeal of Permit to Operate”, as to whether the Control Officer properly issued Permit to Operate (PTO) No. 4441-R4 dated May 4, 2010 for operation of the Ellwood Seep Containment Project, located on State PRC Lease 3242.1 (South Ellwood Offshore Field, Santa Barbara County, California State Tidelands), and which Project is owned jointly by Venoco and ConocoPhillips and operated by Venoco.  Petitioner has since come to an agreement with District staff to modify the PTO. On June 1, 2011, Petitioner withdrew the Petition for Appeal.

Administrative Agenda – Receive and File:

The following Emergency 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. 21-10-N – Greka Oil & Gas, P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA  93456
Withdrawn on November 30, 2010 due to compliance being achieved under Interim Variance 20-10-I on November 3, 2010.

A-2)      Case No. 27-10-E – Exxon/Mobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On October 25, 2010 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. 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 continued operation of Thermal Oxidizer (A-803) at Petitioner’s gas processing plant, located approximately 25 miles northwest of the city of Santa Barbara, in violation of the H2S 239 ppmv limit while the cause of the elevated levels are investigated and repairs made for the period of October 23, 2010 through November 7, 2010.

A-3)      Case No. 30-10-E – Plains Exploration & Production Company, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On December 7, 2010 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9104 for continued operation of Turbine Generator G-93 on Platform Hermosa, located on the Outer Continental Shelf Lease OCS-P-0316, in violation of exceeding the 550 hour annual run time limit for the period of December 17, 2010 through December 31, 2010.

A-4)      Case No. 31-10-E – Exxon/Mobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117
On December 23, 2010 Hearing Board member Robert Saperstein 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)(xi) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092 for continued operation of Thermal Oxidizer (A-803) at Petitioner’s gas processing plant, located approximately 25 miles northwest of the city of Santa Barbara, while the cause of increased pressure on the Pressure Drain System is determined and repaired for the period of December 23, 2010 through January 22, 2011.

A-5)      Case No. 01-11-E – Celite Corporation, 2500 Miguelito Road, Lompoc, CA  93436
On January 5, 2011 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Condition 2.d of ATC Mod 12105-01 for continued operation of Petitioner’s Mill (District Device ID 109798) located in Lompoc, currently exceeding the 10% opacity limit for the period of January 4, 2011 through February 3, 2011.

A-6)      Case No. 02-11-E – Celite Corporation, 2500 Miguelito Road, Lompoc, CA  93436
On January 25, 2011 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rules 302 and 206, Condition 9.B.2 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5840 for continued operation of Petitioner’s 613 blower line in the #6 System located in Lompoc, currently exceeding the 20% opacity limit for the period of January 24, 2011 through February 7, 2011.

A-7)      Case No. 03-11-E – Plains Exploration & Production Company, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
On February 28, 2011 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 202.F.2 for operation of two (2) CARB registered portable engines numbered #126010 and #146727 on Platform Irene located in the Outer Continental Shelf approximately 4 miles west of Point Pedernales in violation of the 14-day advanced notification requirement for the period of March 1, 2011 through March 15, 2011.

A-8)      Case No. 04-11-E – ERG Operating Company, 6085 Cat Canyon Road, Santa Maria, CA  93455
On March 22, 2011 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 325.D.1(a) and Rule 206 Conditions 2.d and 6 of Permit to Operate 11314-R1 for operation of Petitioner’s tanks located at the Wickenden Lease in the Santa Maria Oil Field while a faulty vapor recovery unit is repaired for the period of March 19, 2011 through March 23, 2011.

A-9)      Case No. 05-11-E – Celite Corporation, 2500 Miguelito Road, Lompoc, CA  93436
Rescinded on April 22, 2011.

A-10)    Case No. 06-11-E – Celite Corporation, 2500 Miguelito Road, Lompoc, CA  93436
On April 28, 2011 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.2(a), 9.C.2(b)(iv) and 9.D.1(b)(ii) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5840 for simultaneous operation of two (2) Silicates Plant Boilers, Boiler #1 and Boiler #2 located in Lompoc for the period of April 29, 2011 through May 28, 2011.

A-11)    Case No. 07-11-E – Exxon/Mobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA  93117On May 4, 2011 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.2(b)(iv), 9.C.2(b)(xi) and 9.C.2(b)(xi)(1) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092 for the operation of the Thermal Oxidizer (A-803) in violation of the 239 ppmv H2S limit, located at the Petitioners POPCO gas processing plant approximately 25 miles northwest of the city of Santa Barbara for the period of May 4, 2011 through May 18, 2011.

Received a report from the Engineering and Compliance Division Manager regarding EPA re-designation for ozone, Greenhouse Gases and general departmental information.

Adjourn

 

December 1, 2010

Administration of Oath to Participants
Approval of minutes of the October 7, 2009 meeting
Receive and File actions taken by the Chair at the December 9, 2009 meeting.  (No quorum was present to conduct a full meeting.)
Receive and File actions taken by the Chair at the February 3, 2010 meeting.  (No quorum was present to conduct a full meeting.)
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports
Public Comment Period

Public Hearings

1)     Case No. 90-09-RE – Respondent:  Michael Ruggiero, Van Wyk’s Body Shop, 433 Chapala St., Santa Barbara, CA
Hearing – To consider Control Officer’s Request for Withdrawal of Petition for Revocation of Permit to Operate 10117-R4 due to payment of fees.

2)     Case No. 99-6(A) – Respondent:  Venoco Inc., 6267 Carpinteria Ave., Suite 100, Carpinteria, CA 93013
Hearing – To consider a request by Venoco, Inc. (Petitioner) and the Control Officer to rescind the stipulated Abatement Order due to compliance.

3)     Case No. 12-10-AP – Respondent:  Venoco Inc. 6267 Carpinteria Ave., Suite 100, Carpinteria, CA 93013
Hearing – To consider a request made by the Control Officer and Petitioner to continue this matter to the February 2, 2011 Hearing Board.

Administrative Agenda – Receive and File:

The following Emergency 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. 82-09-E – United Launch Alliance, LLC, P.O. Box 5219, Vandenberg AFB, CA 93437
On September 16, 2009 Hearing Board member Dr. Francis Lagattuta approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Conditions 1, 2, 3(a) and (b), 4(f) and 17 of Permit to Operate 10846 for operation of the M/V Delta Mariner and an assist tug used in the delivery of the ULA Delta IV/EELA systems for offloading and transport to Space Launch Complex (SLC-6) on Vandenberg Air Force Base for the period of September 18, 2009 through October 15, 2009.

A-2)      Case No. 84-09-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On September 24, 2009 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.1(b)(v)(2) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651 for operation of a gas turbine generator in violation of the quarterly operational limit of 6 hours/quarter at Las Flores Canyon oil and gas processing plant for the period of September 20, 2009 through October 4, 2009.

A-3)      Case No. 85-09-E – Plains Exploration & Production Company, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455
On October 14, 2009 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(c)(ii) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9105 for operation of Turbine Generator G-94 in violation of the one hour limit on Platform Hidalgo for the period of October 14, 2009 through October 15, 2009.

A-4)      Case No. 86-09-E – Greka Oil & Gas, Inc., P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA 93456
On October 15, 2009 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 325.D.1 for operation of the Bell Tank Battery at Cat Canyon Oil Field in violation of the vapor recovery requirements for one day (October 15, 2009).

A-5)      Case No. 87-09-E – Greka Oil & Gas, Inc., P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA 93456
On October 16, 2009 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 325.D.1 and E.1 for operation of the Bell Tank Battery at Cat Canyon Oil Field in violation of the vapor recovery requirements for the period of October 27, 2009 through November 10, 2009.

A-6)      Case No. 88-09-E – Pacific Operators Offshore, LLC, 1145 Eugenia Place, Suite 200, Carpinteria, CA 93013
On October 16, 2009 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 359.D.2.b(1) due to a non-operational production flare located on Platform Hogan for the period of October 16, 2009 through October 30, 2009.

A-7)      Case No. 91-09-E – BreitBurn Energy Company, 1555 Orcutt Hill Road, Orcutt, CA 93455
On November 9, 2009 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 325.D.1.a  and Rule 206, Condition 9.C.6 of Part 70 Permit to Operate 8240-R7 as a result of a non-operating vapor recovery system on four tanks due to a PG&E power shutdown at the Newlove Lease, Orcutt Hill for the period of November 10, 2009 through November 12, 2009.

A-8)      Case No. 92-09-E – Plains Exploration & Production Company, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455
On November 18, 2009 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.3(c)(i) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9105 due to an electronic failure of the flare meter V-23 on Platform Hidalgo for the period of November 18, 2009 through December 4, 2009.

A-9)      Case No. 93-09-E – Richards Oil Company, P.O. Box 1715, Santa Maria, CA 93456
On November 18, 2009 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 325 D.1.a and Rule 206, Condition 6 of Permit to Operate 8252 due to removal of the tank battery vapor recovery system for maintenance at the Peshine Tompkins Tank Battery located in the Casmalia Field for the period of November 17, 2009 through December 1, 2009.

A-10)    Case No. 94-09-N – Richards Oil Company, P.O. Box 1715, Santa Maria, CA 93456
Withdrawn on December 11, 2009 due to compliance.

A-11)    Case No. 95-09-E – Plains Exploration & Production Company, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455
On December 30, 2009 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2.(c)(ii)(b)(vii) and 9.C.2(d) of Part 70 Permits to Operate 9103 and 9105 due to failure of the data loggers for Turbine G-91 on Platform Hermosa and G-94 on Platform Hidalgo for the period of December 30, 2009 through January 12, 2010.

A-12)    Case No. 01-10-E – MM Tajiguas Energy, LLC, 14470 Calle Real, Gaviota, CA 93117
On January 7, 2010 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(d)(i) of Permit to Operate 9788-R2 due to failure of the data acquisition system (DAS) to record the Caterpillar Model 3616 internal combustion engine operating temperature at the Tajiguas Landfill for the period of January 7, 2010 to January 22, 2010.

A-13)    Case No. 02-10-E – BreitBurn Energy Company, 1555 Orcutt Hill Road, Orcutt, CA 93455
On February 16, 2010 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr.  approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 325.D.1.a and Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(a) and (b)(ii) and 9.C.3(a) and (b) of Permit to Operate 8502 due to a non-operating vapor recovery system (VRS) for the crude and wash tanks and wastewater tanks of the Pinal Tank Battery for the period of February 16, 2010 to February 26, 2010.

A-14)    Case No. 03-10-E – Venoco, Inc., 6267 Carpinteria Ave., Suite 100, Carpinteria, CA 93013
On February 19, 2010 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(b)(v).b of Part 70 Permit to Operate 7904-R8 due to a malfunctioning control valve resulting in non-compliance of the benzene destruction removal efficiency (DRE) from the H-205 incinerator unit at Ellwood Oil and Gas Processing Facility for the period of February 17, 2010 through March 18, 2010.

A-15)    Case No. 04-10-E – Greka Oil & Gas, Inc., P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA 93456
On April 19, 2010 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to Petitioner from District Rule 331.E due to a leak in three of its wellhead rams operating at Payne Well #32-7 located at the Bradley Lands/Bradley Consolidated Lease for the period of April 9, 2010 through April 23, 2010.

A-16)    Case No. 05-10-I – Plains Exploration & Production Company, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455
On May 14, 2010 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Interim Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2.(e)(i) of Part 70 Permit to Operate 9103 for the operation of Platform Harvest with an inoperative NOx CEMS for the period of May 12, 2010 through June 30, 2010, or the date of decision of the Hearing Board on the application for 90-Day Variance 06-10-N, whichever occurs first.

A-17)    Case No. 06-10-N – Plains Exploration & Production Company, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455
The Petitioner achieved compliance with PTO 9103 Condition 9.C.2.(e)(i) on May 13, 2010 under Interim Variance Order 05-10-I.  Therefore, on May 17, 2010 the Petitioner requested their Petition for continued relief under a 90-Day variance be withdrawn.

A-18)    Case No. 07-10-E – Greka Oil & Gas, Inc., P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA 93456
On May 28, 2010 Hearing Board Member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.1.(a)(i) of Part 70 Permit to Operate 8036 for operation of a Caterpillar G-342 engine/generator in violation of NOx emissions concentration limit at the Bell Lease Gas Compressor Plant for the period of May 26, 2010 through June 1, 2010.

A-19)    Case No. 08-10-E – Celite Corporation, 2500 Miguelito Road, Lompoc, CA 93436
On May 28, 2010 Hearing Board Member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.5.(a) of Permit to Operate 5840 and Condition 9.C.1.(a) of Permit to Operate 12398 due to excess PM10 emissions from Baghouses BH345 and BH125 for the period of May 26, 2010 through June 24, 2010.

A-20)    Case No. 09-10-I – Plains Exploration & Production Company, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455
On June 4, 2010 Hearing Board Member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Interim Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2.(a)(iii) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9103 for operation of sales gas compressor K-200C at Platform Harvest for the period of June 4, 2010 through September 1, 2010 or the date of decision on Petitioner’s request for 90-Day Variance 10-10-N, whichever occurs first.

A-21)    Case No. 10-10-N – Plains Exploration & Production Company, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA  93455
The Petitioner achieved compliance with PTO 9103 Condition 9.C.2.(a)(iii) on June 29, 2010 under Interim Variance Order 09-10-I.  Therefore, on July 2, 2010 the Petitioner requested their Petition for continued relief under a 90-Day variance be withdrawn.

A-22)    Case No. 11-10-E – United Launch Alliance, P.O. Box 5219, Vandenberg AFB, CA 93437
On June 8, 2010 Hearing Board Member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Conditions 2 and 14 of Permit to Operate 10846-R2 for operation of the M/V Delta Mariner support tug in South Vandenberg Harbor at VAFB and the California Coastal Waters adjacent to the South Central Coast Air Basin for the period of June 8, 2010 through July 7, 2010.

A-23)    Case No. 13-10-E – BreitBurn Energy Company, 1555 Orcutt Hill Road, Orcutt, CA  93455
On June 14, 2010 Hearing Board Member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 325.D.1.(a) and Rule 206 Conditions 9.C.6.(a) and (b)(ii) of Permit to Operate 8240 in order to shut down the vapor recovery system at the Diatomite Tank Battery in order to prepare for construction for the period of June 14, 2010 through June 16, 2010.

A-24)    Case No. 14-10-E – Celite, 2500 Miguelito Road, Lompoc, CA 93436
On June 16, 2010 Hearing Board Member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206 Condition 9.C.1.(b)(i) of Permit to Operate 5840 Part II for operation of baghouse CP32 in violation of exceeding opacity for the period of June 15, 2010 through July 14, 2010.

A-25)    Case No. 15-10-E – Greka Oil & Gas, P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA 93456
On August 9, 2010 Hearing Board Member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 325.E.1 of Permit to Operate 8096-R8 for the continued operation of Idle Well #34 located at the Morganti Lease while repairs are made to a leak found on the wellhead for the period of August 6, 2010 through September 4, 2010.

A-26)    Case No. 16-10-E – Greka Oil & Gas. P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA 93456
On August 18, 2010 Hearing Board Member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 325.E.1 of Permit to Operate 8869 for continued operation of the intake scrubber vessel at the Bell Lease Tank Battery while repairs are made to a pinhole leak for the period of August 17, 2010 through August 31, 2010.

A-27)    Case No. 17-10-E – Pacific Operators Offshore. 1145 Eugenia Place Suite 200, Carpinteria, CA 93013
On August 19, 2010 Hearing Board Member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 359 D.2.b.(1) and Rule 206 Condition 9.C.6.(b)(iii) of Permit to Operate 13371 for continued operation of a John Zink KMI 8-1 Production Flare onboard Platform Hogan while repairs are made to a leak in the platform settling tank for the period of August 19, 2010 through August 31, 2010.

A-28)    Case No. 18-10-E – Venoco. 6267 Carpinteria Ave., Suite 100, Carpinteria, CA 93013
On September 1, 2010 Hearing Board Member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206 Condition 9.C.2.(b)(iv) of Permit to Operate 8234-R7 for continued operation of Platform Holly while research is conducted to determine the reason behind an “unplanned flaring” for the period of September 1, 2010 through September 15, 2010.

A-29)    Case No. 19-10-E – Santa Maria Pacific, 2400 Professional Parkway, Santa Maria, CA 93456
On September 9, 2010 Hearing Board Member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206 Condition 8.(d) of Authority to Construct/Permit to Operate 13347 for continued operation of their steam generator located at the Careaga Lease while waiting for a repeat source test for the period of September 3, 2010 through October 2, 2010.

A-30)    Case No. 20-10-I – Greka Oil & Gas, P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA 93456
On September 8, 2010 Hearing Board Member David Van Mullem approved an Interim Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 325.E.1 of Permit to Operate 8096-R8 for continued operation of the Idle Well #34 located at the Morganti Lease while repairs are made to a leak found on the wellhead for the period of September 5, 2010 through November 30, 2010 or the date of decision of Petitioner’s request for 90-Day Variance 21-10-N, whichever occurs first.

A-31)    Case No. 22-10-N – Venoco, 6267 Carpinteria Ave., Suite 100, Carpinteria, CA 93013
On September 28, 2010 Hearing Board Member David Schmarje approved a 90-Day Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206 Condition 9.C.2.(b)(iv) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8234-R7 for continued operation of Platform Holly while research is conducted to determine the reason behind an “unplanned flaring” event for the period of September 28, 2010 through December 26, 2010.

A-32)    Case No. 23-10-E – Wm Bolthouse Farms, 7200 East Brundage Lane, Bakersfield, CA  93307
On September 29, 2010 Hearing Board Member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Condition 9.D.1.(a) of Permit to Operate 11387-01 for continued operation of engine ENG 23 exceeding its NOx lb/hr emission limit and ENG 89 exceeding its CO lb/hr emission limit, and Condition 9.C.1 of Permit to Operate 12732 for engine ENG 313 exceeding its NOx lb/hr emission limit, all engines located at the Cuyama Stationary Source, for the period of September 24, 2010 through October 23, 2010.

A-33)    Case No. 24-10-E – Wm Bolthouse Farms, 7200 East Brundage Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93307
On September 29, 2010 Hearing Board Member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Condition 9.D.1.(a) of Permit to Operate 11387-01 for continued operation of engine ENG 59 located at the Cuyama Stationary Source in violation of exceeding its CO lb/hr emission limit for the period of September 27, 2010 through October 26, 2010.

A-34)    Case No. 25-10-E – Greka Oil & Gas, P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA 93456
This Variance request was rescinded.

A-35)    Case No. 26-10-E – ExxonMobil, P.O. Box 4358, Houston, TX 77210-4358
On October 19, 2010 Hearing Board Member David Van Mullem, Jr. 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)(iii) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651 for operation of the Thermal Oxidizer located at the Las Flores Canyon oil and gas processing plant in violation of exceeding H2S limits for the period of October 17, 2010 through October 21, 2010.

A-36)    Case No. 28-10-E – Greka Oil & Gas, P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA 93456
On October 29, 2010 Hearing Board Member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 325.D.1 of Permit to Operate 10166 for continued operation of crude storage tank 2Z-5 located at Zaca Field at the Chamberlin Lease in order to repair a leak in the tank for the period of October 28, 2010 through November 4, 2010.

A-37)    Case No. 29-10-E – Greka Oil & Gas, P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA  93456
On November 9, 2010 Hearing Board Member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 325.D.1 of Permit to Operate 10166 for continued operation of crude storage tank 2Z-5 located at Zaca Field at the Chamberlin Lease without an operable vapor recovery system for the period of November 9, 2010 through November 19, 2010.

Adjourn

February 3, 2010
Agenda

Administration of Oath to Participants
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports
Public Comment Period

Public Hearings

1)  Case No. 89-09-RE – Respondent:  Gordon Sand Company; a California Corp. 28310 Industrial Blvd., #F Hayward, CA 94545
Hearing – To consider Control Officer’s Request for Withdrawal of Petition for Revocation.

2)  Case No. 90-09-RE – Respondent:  Michael Ruggiero, Van Wyk’s Body Shop 433 Chapala Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Hearing – To consider continuing the Petition for Revocation of Permit to Operate 10117-R4 by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control Officer pursuant to Health and Safety Code sections 42307 and 42309(e) for failure to pay properly assessed fees pursuant to state law and District rules, and operating air pollution emitting equipment in violation of District Rule 210.

Adjourn

December 9, 2009   Agenda

Administration of Oath to Participants
Approval of minutes of the October 7, 2009 meeting
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports
Public Comment Period

VII. Public Hearings

1) Case No. 89-09-RE –  Respondent:  Gordon Sand Company; a California Corporation, 28310 Industrial  Blvd., #F, Hayward, CA 94545
Hearing – To consider a Petition for Revocation of Permit to Operate 8351-R7 by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control Officer pursuant to Health and Safety Code sections 42307 and 42309(e) for failure to pay properly assessed fees pursuant to state law and District rules, and operating air pollution emitting equipment in violation of District Rule 210.

2) Case No. 90-09-RE – Respondent:  Michael Ruggiero, Van Wyk’s Body Shop,433 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Hearing – To consider a Petition for Revocation of Permit to Operate 10117-R4 by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control Officer pursuant to Health and Safety Code sections 42307 and 42309(e) for failure to pay properly assessed fees pursuant to state law and District rules, and operating air pollution emitting equipment in violation of District  Rule 210.

VIII. Administrative Agenda – Receive and File:

The following Emergency 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. 82-09-E – United Launch Alliance, LLC, P.O. Box 5219, Vandenberg AFB, CA 93437
On September 16, 2009 Hearing Board member Dr. Francis Lagattuta approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Conditions 1, 2, 3(a) and (b), 4(f) and 17 of Permit to Operate 10846 for operation of the M/V Delta Mariner and an assist tug used in the delivery of the ULA Delta IV/EELA systems for offloading and transport to Space Launch Complex (SLC-6) on Vandenberg Air Force Base for the period of September 18, 2009 through October 15, 2009.

A-2) Case No. 84-09-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On September 24, 2009 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.1(b)(v)(2) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651 for operation of a gas turbine generator in violation of the quarterly operational limit of 6 hours/quarter at Las Flores Canyon oil and gas processing plant for the period of September 20, 2009 through October 4, 2009.

A-3) Case No. 85-09-E – Plains Exploration & Production Company, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455
On October 14, 2009 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(c)(ii) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9105 for operation of Turbine Generator G-94 in violation of the one hour limit on Platform Hidalgo for the period of October 14, 2009 through October 15, 2009.

A-4) Case No. 86-09-E – Greka Oil & Gas, Inc.,P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA 93456
On October 15, 2009 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 325.D.1 for operation of the Bell Tank Battery at Cat Canyon Oil Field in violation of the vapor recovery requirements for one day (October 15, 2009).

A-5) Case No. 87-09-E – Greka Oil & Gas, Inc., P.O. Box 5489, Santa Maria, CA 93456
On October 16, 2009 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 325.D.1 and E.1 for operation of the Bell Tank Battery at Cat Canyon Oil Field in violation of the vapor recovery requirements for the period of October 27, 2009 through November 10, 2009.

A-6) Case No. 88-09-E – Pacific Operators Offshore, LLC,1145 Eugenia Place, Suite 200, Carpinteria, CA 93013
On October 16, 2009 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 359.D.2.b(1) due to a non-operational production flare located on Platform Hogan for the period of October 16, 2009 through October 30, 2009.

A-7) Case No. 91-09-E – BreitBurn Energy Company, 1555 Orcutt Hill Road, Orcutt, CA 93455
On November 9, 2009 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 325.D.1.a  and Rule 206, Condition 9.C.6 of Part 70 Permit to Operate 8240-R7 as a result of a non-operating vapor recovery system on four tanks due to a PG&E power shutdown at the Newlove Lease, Orcutt Hill for the period of November 10, 2009 through November 12, 2009.

A-8) Case No. 92-09-E – Plains Exploration & Production Company, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455
On November 18, 2009 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.3(c)(i) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9105 due to an electronic failure of the flare meter V-23 on Platform Hidalgo for the period of November 18, 2009 through December 4, 2009.

A-9) Case No. 93-09-E – Richards Oil Company, P.O. Box 1715, Santa Maria, CA 93456
On November 18, 2009 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 325 D.1.a and Rule 206, Condition 6 of Permit to Operate 8252 due to removal of the tank battery vapor recovery system for maintenance at the Peshine Tompkins Tank Battery located in the Casmalia Field for the period of November 17, 2009 through December 1, 2009.

Adjourn.

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

August 5, 2009

Administration of Oath to Participants
Approval of minutes of the June 3, 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, and June 3, 2009

Hearing – To consider rescinding Stipulated Orders of  Abatement for the gasoline stations listed below which have completed installation of Phase II Enhanced Vapor Recovery equipment and are in compliance with District Rule 316:

1)   Case No. 15-09-SA – Respondent: Golam Mostafa, Sweet Petroleum 89 E. Highway 246, Buellton

2)   Case No. 16-09-SA – Respondent:  Roy R. Tate, Lompoc Valley Gas & Diesel, 719 W. Laurel Avenue, Lompoc

3)   Case No. 17-09-SA – Respondent:  R. Craig Lincoln, Fastrip Oil Company 752 Guadalupe Street, Guadalupe

4)   Case No. 20-09-SA – Respondent:  John Letters, Santa Maria Car Wash 2301 S. Broadway, Santa Maria

5)   Case No. 21-09-SA – Respondent:  Mort Zomorodi, Gasco Auto Care 740 E. Donovan Road, Santa Maria

6)   Case No. 22-09-SA – Respondent:  Linda M. Schultze, Eagle Energy 1260 W. Main Street, Santa Maria

7)   Case No. 26-09-SA – Respondent:  Brian E. Mercer, Moller Investment Group  150 S. La Cumbre Road, Santa Barbara

8)   Case No. 29-09-SA – Respondent:  Consuelo N. Moralez, Moralez Property 1502 San Andres Street, Santa Barbara

9)   Case No. 30-09-SA – Respondent:  Aied Abdullatif, Stop & Shop Gas 2, 134 S. Milpas Street, Santa Barbara

10)  Case No. 36-09-SA – Respondent: Don Pommerville, The Pommerville Corp.1001 N. H Street, Lompoc

11)  Case No. 37-09-SA – Respondent:  Spencer Wasem, Educated Car Wash 3735 State Street, Santa Barbara

12)  Case No. 38-09-SA – Respondent: Tom Price, Fairview 76, 42 N. Fairview Avenue, Goleta

13)  Case No. 39-09-SA – Respondent:  Tom Price, Winchester 76 and Market ,20 Winchester Canyon Road, Goleta

14)  Case No. 41-09-SA – Respondent:  John Price, Jemesa LLC, 1929 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara

15)  Case No. 42-09-SA – Respondent:  John Price, Channel Auto Services LP, 3898 State Street, Santa Barbara

16)  Case No. 44-09-SA – Respondent:  John Price, Turnpike Fuel Partners LP, 250 N. Turnpike Road, Santa Barbara

17)  Case No. 45-09-SA – Respondent: John Hundley, World Oil Marketing Company,  1800 State Street, Santa Barbara

18)  Case No. 46-09-SA – Respondent:  John Hundley, World Oil Marketing Company, 5648 Hollister Avenue, Goleta

19)  Case No. 47-09-SA – Respondent:  John Hundley, World Oil Marketing Company 2837 De la Vina Street, Santa Barbara

20)  Case No. 48-09-SA – Respondent:  John Hundley, World Oil Marketing Company 5960 Calle Real, Goleta

21)  Case No. 50-09-SA – Respondent:  Griff Williamson, ConocoPhillips 303 W. Carrillo Street Santa Barbara

22)  Case No. 53-09-SA – Respondent: John Price, Olive Oil and Gas LP1298 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara

Hearing – Consider Staff Status Report and Respondents’ reports regarding installation of Phase II Enhanced Vapor Recovery (EVR) equipment by August 5, 2009 as directed by Stipulated Orders of Abatement amended on June 3, 2009, and take appropriate action to continue, amend, or rescind Stipulated Orders of Abatement for the following cases:

23)  Case No. 18-09-SA – Respondent:  Saleem Patel, Anishan Services, Inc. 1337 N. H Street, Lompoc

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

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

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

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

28)  Case No. 25-09-SA – Respondent:  Jorn Winther, John’s Chevron 3595 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez

29)  Case No. 28-09-SA – Respondent: David Dabbour, American Fuel 2234 De la Vina Street, Santa Barbara

Public Hearings

1)   Case No. 67-09-R –       ExxonMobil Production Company, P.O. Box 4358, Houston, TX 77210-4358
Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company for a Regular Variance from District Rule 342.D.1 and Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(a) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9101.  The Petitioner operates a Central Process Heater on Platform Harmony that is subject to the emission standards of Rule 342.D.1. Control of Oxides of Nitrogen (NOX) From Boilers, Steam Generators and Process Heaters.  The process heater is exceeding the carbon monoxide emission standard required and the CO mass emissions limit. The Petitioner has operated under variance protection since January 2009 and is seeking continued variance relief through December 31, 2009 to allow sufficient time to secure an Authority to Construct from the District and implement required modification to the Central Process Heater burner.

2) Case No. 69-09-R –       ExxonMobil Production Company, P.O. Box 4358, Houston, TX 77210-4358
Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company for a Regular Variance from District Rule 342.D.1 and Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(a) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9102.  The Petitioner operates a Central Process Heater on Platform Heritage that is subject to the emission standards of Rule 342.D.1. Control of Oxides of Nitrogen (NOX) From Boilers, Steam Generators and Process Heaters.  The process heater is exceeding the carbon monoxide emission standard required and the CO mass emissions limit. The Petitioner has operated under variance protection since January 2009 and is seeking continued variance relief through December 31, 2009 to allow sufficient time to secure an Authority to Construct from the District and implement required modification to the Central Process Heater burner.

3)  Case No. 72-09-R –       ExxonMobil Production Company, P.O. Box 4358, Houston, TX 77210-4358
Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company for a Regular Variance from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(c)(i) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651.  The Petitioner operates a Thermal Oxidizer at their Las Flores Canyon oil and gas processing plant located approximately 25 miles northwest of the City of Santa Barbara. The low pressure “low range” gas flow meter and acid gas “low range” meter are currently in need of replacement with a new model meter that allows calibration and replacement in the field.  The Petitioner is seeking variance relief through September 30, 2009 to allow time for receipt and installation of new flow meters from the manufacturer.

4)  Approve revisions to the “Quick Reference Attachments” of the Hearing Board  Policies and Procedures.

IX.        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. 66-09-I – ExxonMobil Production Company  12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On May 28, 2009 Hearing Board Vice-Chair Donald Ward approved an Interim Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 342.D.1 and Condition 9.C.2(a) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9101 for operation of the Central Process Heater located on Platform Harmony in violation of the 400 ppmv carbon monoxide emission limit for the period of May 21, 2009 through August 18, 2009, or the date of decision of the Hearing Board on the application for Regular Variance 67-09-R, whichever occurs first.

A-2)   Case No. 68-09-I – ExxonMobil Production Company 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On May 28, 2009 Hearing Board Vice-Chair Donald Ward approved an Interim Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 342.D.1 and Condition 9.C.2(a) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9102 for operation of the Central Process Heater located on Platform Heritage in violation of the 400 ppmv carbon monoxide emission limit for the period of May 21, 2009 through August 18, 2009, or the date of decision of the Hearing Board on the application for Regular Variance 69-09-R, whichever occurs first.

A-3)   Case No. 70-09-E – Santa Maria Refining Company  1660 Sinton Road, Santa Maria, CA 93458
On May 29, 2009 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 326 for continued operation of Tank 27001 at the Santa Maria Asphalt Refinery for the period of May 28, 2009 through June 11, 2009.

A-4)    Case No. 71-09-I – ExxonMobil Production Company 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On June 5, 2009 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Interim Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(c)(i) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651 due to malfunction of the flare meter on Thermal Oxidizer (EAW-1601) at the Las Flores Canyon oil and gas processing plant for the period of June 5, 2009 through August 5, 2009.

A-5)   Case No. 73-09-E – U.S. Air Force Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA 93437-5319
On June 8, 2009 Hearing Board member Dr. Francis Lagattuta approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Condition 1 of Permit to Operate 6117-R7 for operation of the South Vandenberg Power Plant in violation of CO emission limits for the period of June 6, 2009 through June 20, 2009.

A-6)   Case No. 74-09-E – ExxonMobil Production Company  12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On June 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 Thermal Oxidizer (A-803) in violation of the 239 ppmv H2S limit at the POPCO gas processing plant for the period of June 12, 2009 through June 26, 2009.

A-7)      Case No. 75-09-E – ExxonMobil Production Company 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On June 16, 2009 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 202.F.2 for the operation of two CARB registered portable engine driven pumps on Platform Harmony without first complying with the 14-day advanced notification requirements for the period of June 16, 2009 through June 30, 2009.

 

 June 3, 2009
Agenda

Administration of Oath to Participants
Approval of minutes of the following special meetings:  March 18, 2009; and March 25, 2009.
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports

Public Hearings – continued from March 18, and March 25, 2009

Staff Status Report and Respondents’ reports regarding failure to install Phase II Enhanced Vapor Recovery (EVR) equipment by June 3, 2009 as required by the following Stipulated Orders of Abatement:

1)   Case No. 17-09-SA –   Respondent:  R. Craig Lincoln Fastrip Oil Company, 752 Guadalupe Street, Guadalupe

2)   Case No. 18-09-SA –   Respondent:  Saleem Patel,  Anishan Services, Inc., 1337 N. H Street, Lompoc

3)   Case No. 19-09-SA –   Respondent:  David F. Cosley, Guadalupe 76, 1080 Guadalupe Street, Guadalupe

4)   Case No. 20-09-SA -Respondent:  John Letters, Santa Maria Car Wash 2301 S. Broadway, Santa Maria

5)   Case No. 21-09-SA – Respondent:  Mort Zomorodi, Gasco Auto Care 740 E. Donovan Road, Santa Maria

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

7)    Case No. 25-09-SA -Respondent:  Jon Winther, John’s Chevron 3595 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez

8)    Case No. 28-09-SA – Respondent: David Dabbour, American Fuel 2234 De la Vina Street, Santa Barbara

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

10)  Case No. 40-09-SA -Respondent:  John Price, North Turnpike Partners LP,175 N. Turnpike Road, Santa Barbara

11)  Case No. 43-09-SA – Respondent: John Price, Seaside Shell General Partnership,101 W. Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara

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

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

Administrative Agenda – Receive and File:

The following Emergency 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. 08-09-N – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On February 20, 2009 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved a 90-Day Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rules 342.D.1 and 206, Condition 9.C.2(a) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9101 as a result of the central process heater on Platform Harmony failing a biennial source test due to exceeding carbon monoxide emission limits for the period of February 20, 2009 through May 20, 2009.

A-2)      Case No. 09-09-N – ExxonMobil Production Company             12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On February 20, 2009 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved a 90-Day Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rules 342.D.1 and 206, Condition 9.C.2(a) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9102 as a result of the central process heater on Platform Heritage failing a biennial source test due to exceeding carbon monoxide emission limits for the period of February 20, 2009 through May 20, 2009.

A-3)      Case No. 12-09-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On February 20, 2009 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.2(c)(i) and 9.C.2(c)(iv) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651 due to failure of the low pressure flare meter on the thermal oxidizer located at Las Flores Canyon oil and gas processing plant for the period of February 20, 2009 through March 6, 2009.

A-4)      Case No. 13-09-E – ExxonMobil Production Company , 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On February 26, 2009 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rules 359.D.1(a) and 206, Condition 9.C.2(b)(iv) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092 due to excess H2S concentration in the acid gas flare header as a result of failed pressure safety relief valves at the POPCO plant for the period of February 25, 2009 through March 11, 2009.

A-5)      Case No. 14-09-E – Plains Exploration and Production Company , 01 S. Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455
On March 3, 2009 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(c)(ii) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9105 due to violation of permitted CO and NOx emission limits for Turbine Generator G-94 and exceeding CO emission limits for Turbine Generators G-92 and G-93 on Platform Hidalgo for the period of March 5, 2009 through March 31 2009.

A-6)      Case No. 32-09-N – ExxonMobil Production Company , 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On March 20, 2009 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved a 90-Day Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Condition s 9.C.2(c)(i) and 9.C.2(c)(iv) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651 due to malfunction of the flare header flow meter on the Thermal Oxidizer at Las Flores Canyon oil and gas processing plant for the period of March 20, 2009 through June 4, 2009.

A-7)      Case No. 54-09-N – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On March 23, 2009 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved a 90-Day Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rules 359.D.1(a) and 206, Condition 9.c.2(b)(iv) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092 due to elevated H2S concentration gas that is leaking into the acid gas flare header on the Thermal Oxidizer at the POPCO gas processing plant for the period of March 23, 2009 through June 9, 2009.

A-8)      Case No. 55-09-E – BreitBurn Energy Company, 515 Orcutt, CA 93455
On March 17, 2009 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2.i of Permit to Operate 12084 due to exceeding SO2 emission limits of a gas-fired steam generator at the Newlove Lease on Orcutt Hill production field for the period of March 13, 2009 through April 11, 2009.

A-9)      Case No. 56-09-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On March 16, 2009 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.1(b)(v)(2), 9.C.1(b)(ix) and 9.C.1(b)(xi) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651 regarding usage limits and pollutant emissions during all Cogeneration Power Plant Startup/Shutdown Operations at the Las Flores Canyon oil and gas processing plant for the period of March 14, 2009 through March 28, 2009.

A-10)    Case No. 57-09-N – Plains Exploration and Production Company, 201 S. Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455
On March 31, 2009 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved a 90-Day Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(c)(ii) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9105 due to violation of hourly, daily and quarterly CO emission limits of Turbine Generator G-92 on Platform Hidalgo for the period of April 1, 2009 through June 29, 2009.

A-11)    Case No. 58-09-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On March 26, 2009 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.1(a) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092 due to excess NOx emissions after the start-up of two boilers at the POPCO gas processing plant for the period of March 20, 2009 through March 22, 2009.

A-12)    Case No. 59-09-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On March 23, 2009 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(b)(iii) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651 due to H2S leaking into the header of the Thermal Oxidizer at the Las Flores Canyon oil and gas processing plant for the period of March 23, 2009 through April 6, 2009.

A-13)    Case No. 60-09-E – ExxonMobil Production Company , 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On March 26, 2009 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 202.F.2 for the operation of two 65 kw CARB registered portable equipment generator sets on Platform Harmony in violation of the 14-day advanced notification requirements for the period of March 27, 2009 through April 10, 2009.

A-14)    Case No. 61-09-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On April 2, 2009 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 202.F.2 for the operation of a CARB registered portable equipment hydro-blaster powered by a 260 BHP engine on Platform Harmony in violation of the 14-day advanced notification requirements for the period of April 3, 2009 through April 17, 2009.

A-15)    Case No. 62-09-E – Plains Exploration and Production Company,  201 S. Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455
On April 16, 2009 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.6(ii)(d) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 6708 for the operation of tank T-280 for the storage of crude oil emulsion in volumes exceeding 75,000 barrels at the Lompoc Oil and Gas Plant for the period of April 17, 2009 through May 17, 2009.

A-16)    Case No. 63-09-E – Venoco, Inc.,  6267 Carpinteria Avenue, Suite 100, Carpinteria, CA 93013
On April 28, 2009 Hearing Board Chair Robert Saperstein approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(b)(v).b of Part 70/Permit to Operate 7904-R8 due to a failed source test of Thermal Oxidizer H-205 indicating the benzene destruction removal efficiency is below the permitted level at the Ellwood Oil and Gas Processing Facility for the period of April 28, 2009 through May 27, 2009.

A-17)    Case No. 64-09-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On May 11, 2009 Hearing Board member David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 331.E.1(c) for the operation of the CZZ-310 Injection Gas Compressor located on Platform Heritage in violation of the 5-day leak repair requirements for the period of May 10, 2009 through June 8, 2009.

A-18)    Case No. 65-09-E – MM Tajiguas Energy, LLC, 14470 Calle Real, Gaviota, CA 93117
On May 13, 2009 Hearing Board Chair Robert Saperstein approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(a) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9788-R2 for the continued operation of a Caterpillar model 3616 internal combustion engine operated on landfill gas at the Tajiguas Landfill for the period of May 13, 2009 through June 13, 2009.

 

March 25, 2009
Agenda

Administration of Oath to Participants
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports

Public Hearings    

Hearing – To consider Petitions by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution District Control Officer for issuance of Stipulated Orders of Abatement for the gasoline stations listed below pursuant to Health and Safety Code section 42451(a) requiring that these facilities comply with District Rule 316.  Specifically, these gasoline stations are required to comply with the State of California’s Phase II Enhanced Vapor Recovery requirements on April 1, 2009.  The facilities have obtained the required District permit to construct, but will not be able to install the new equipment by the State’s deadline.  The owners of these gasoline stations and the District have agreed to the terms of a Stipulated Order of Abatement:

1)     Case No. 26-09-SA – Respondent:  Brian E. Mercer, Moller Investment Group, 150 S. La Cumbre Road, Santa Barbara

2)     Case No. 28-09-SA -Respondent: David Dabbour, American Fuel 2234 De la Vina Street, Santa Barbara

3)     Case No. 29-09-SA – Respondent: Consuelo N. Moralez, Moralez Property Enterprises, Inc. 1502 San Andres Street, Santa Barbara

4)     Case No. 30-09-SA – Respondent:  Aied Abdullatif, Stop & Shop Gas 2 134 S. Milpas Street, Santa Barbara

5)     Case No. 31-09-SA – Respondent:  Mohamed Elmoussaid, Carpinteria 76 5085 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria

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

7)     Case No. 34-09-SA -Respondent:  Greg Pensa, Chumash CA Gas Station #2 LLC 3545 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez

8)     Case No. 35-09-SA -Respondent: Greg Pensa, Chumash CA Gas Station #1 LLC 3101 Mission Drive, Solvang

9)     Case No. 36-09-SA – Respondent: Don Pommerville, The Pommerville Corporation 1001 N. H Street, Lompoc

10)  Case No. 37-09-SA -Respondent:  Spencer Wasem, Educated Car Wash 3735 State Street, Santa Barbara

11)  Case No. 38-09-SA -Respondent: Tom Price, Fairview 76 42 N. Fairview Avenue, Goleta

12)  Case No. 39-09-SA -Respondent:  Tom Price, Winchester 76 and Market 20 Winchester Canyon Road, Goleta

13)  Case No. 40-09-SA -Respondent:  John Price, North Turnpike Partners LP 175 N. Turnpike Road, Santa Barbara

14)  Case No. 41-09-SA -Respondent:  John Price, Jemesa LLC 1929 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara

15)  Case No. 42-09-SA -Respondent:  John Price, Channel Auto Services LP, 3898 State Street, Santa Barbara

16)  Case No. 43-09-SA – Respondent: John Price, Seaside Shell General Partnership 101 W. Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara

17)  Case No. 44-09-SA -Respondent:  John Price, Turnpike Fuel Partners LP 250 N. Turnpike Road, Santa Barbara

18)  Case No. 45-09-SA – Respondent: John Hundley, World Oil Marketing Company 1800 State Street, Santa Barbara

19)  Case No. 46-09-SA – Respondent:  John Hundley, World Oil Marketing Company 5648 Hollister Avenue, Goleta

20)  Case No. 47-09-SA -Respondent:  John Hundley, World Oil Marketing Company 2837 De la Vina Street, Santa Barbara

21)  Case No. 48-09-SA -Respondent:  John Hundley, World Oil Marketing Company 5960 Calle Real, Goleta

22)  Case No. 49-09-SA – Respondent:  Francisco Bernal, Shell Oil Products US 55 N. Fairview Avenue, Goleta

23)  Case No. 50-09-SA – Respondent:  Griff Williamson, ConocoPhillips 303 W. Carrillo Street Santa Barbara

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

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

26)  Case No. 53-09-SA -Respondent: John Price, Olive Oil and Gas LP,1298 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara

 

March 18, 2009
Agenda

Administration of Oath to Participants
Approval of minutes of the March 4, 2009 meeting  
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports – Update on Variance Case No. 36-08-R, MM Tajiguas Energy LLC/County of Santa Barbara – Public  Works

Public Hearings

Hearing – To consider Petitions by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution District Control Officer for issuance of Stipulated Orders of Abatement for the gasoline stations listed below pursuant to Health and Safety Code section 42451(a) requiring that these facilities comply with District Rule 316.  Specifically, these gasoline stations are required to comply with the State of California’s Phase II Enhanced Vapor Recovery requirements on April 1, 2009.  The facilities have obtained the required District permit to construct, but will not be able to install the new equipment by the State’s deadline.

The owners of these gasoline stations and the District have agreed to the terms of a Stipulated Order of Abatement:

1)     Case No. 15-09-SA – Respondent: Golam Mostafa, Sweet Petroleum 89 E. Highway 246, Buellton

2)     Case No. 16-09-SA – Respondent:  Roy R. Tate, Lompoc Valley Gas & Diesel 719 W. Laurel Avenue, Lompoc

3)     Case No. 17-09-SA – Respondent:  R. Craig Lincoln, Fastrip Oil Company 752 Guadalupe Street, Guadalupe

4)     Case No. 18-09-SA -Respondent:  Saleem Patel, Anishan Services, Inc. 1337 N. H Street, Lompoc

5)     Case No. 19-09-SA -Respondent:  David F. Cosley, Guadalupe 76 1080 Guadalupe Street, Guadalupe

6)     Case No. 20-09-SA – Respondent:  John Letters, Santa Maria Car Wash 2301 S. Broadway, Santa Maria

7)     Case No. 21-09-SA -Respondent:  Mort Zomorodi, Gasco Auto Care 740 E. Donovan Road, Santa Maria

8)     Case No. 22-09-SA -Respondent:  Linda M. Schultze, Eagle Energy 1260 W. Main Street, Santa Maria

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

10)  Case No. 24-09-SA -Respondent:  Louis. T. Bacca, Lou’s Chevron, 1100 E. Ocean Avenue, Lompoc

11)   Case No. 25-09-SA -Respondent:  Jon Winther, John’s Chevron 3595 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez

 

March 4, 2009
Agenda

Administration of Oath to Participants
Approval of minutes of the December 3, 2008 meeting.
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports

Public Hearings   

1)     Approve corrections to the “Quick Reference Attachments” of the Hearing Board Policies and Procedures adopted November 1, 2006, regarding Orders of Abatement.

2)     Receive a briefing regarding the Air Resources Board”s Phase II Enhanced Vapor Recovery (EVR) program and installation requirements for gasoline stations.

3)     Approve Special Meeting dates in March to hear Stipulated Orders of Abatement cases.

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. 34-08-N – Raytheon, 6825 Cortona Drive, Goleta, CA 93117
On November 24, 2008 Hearing Board member Robert Saperstein approved a 90-Day Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206 and the State Air Toxics Control Measure (ATCM) for stationary diesel engines due to operation of a standby generator while repairing and upgrading electrical system at Building B-1 in Goleta as a result of the Gap Fire for the period of December 23, 2008 through January 5, 2009.

A-2)  Case No. 37-08-E – Plains Exploration and Production Company, 201 S. Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455  On December 12, 2008 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 302 of Permit to Operate 9106 for the operation of Petitioner’s #2 Drilling Emergency Generator while repairs are made to the unit on Platform Irene for the period of December 15, 2008 through December 29, 2008.

A-3)  Case No. 38-08-E – DCOR, LLC, 290 Maple Court, Suite 290, Ventura, CA 93003
On December 16, 2008 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.1(b)(ii) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9114 due to exceeding the permitted emission limits as a result of using the “South” Crane on Platform Hillhouse while the “North” Crane has been out of service for the period of December 17, 2008 through December 31, 2008.

A-4)  Case No. 39-08-E – Plains Exploration and Production Company, 201 S. Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455
On December 30, 2008 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.15 and 9.C.16 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9106 and Condition 9.C.31 of Part 70 Permit to Operate 6708 due to failure of the Daniel Chromatograph H2S Analyzer on Platform Irene for the period of December 30, 2008 through January 28, 2009, or until the H2S Analyzer is repaired, whichever occurs sooner.

A-5)  Case No. 01-09-N – Southern California Gas Company, 1171 More Ranch Road, Goleta, CA 93117
On January 23, 2009 Hearing Board member Robert Saperstein approved a 90-Day Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.1(a) and 9.C.1(iv) and Rule 333 D.1.a of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9584-R2 due to violation of permitted emission limits during break-in of La Goleta natural gas storage facility’s Main Unit #8 for the period of February 2, 2009 through May 4, 2009, or the date that the break-in period of the engine is complete, not to exceed 150 hours of engine runtime.

A-6)  Case No. 02-09-E – U.S. Air Force, Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA 93437-5319
On January 12, 2009 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Condition 14 of Permit to Operate 6117-R7 due to the breakdown of the telemeter real time continuous emissions monitoring (CEM) of data to the District’s Data Acquisition System (DAS) as part of the South Vandenberg Power Plant for the period of January 12, 2009 through February 11, 2009.

A-7)  Case No. 03-09-I/04-09-R – U.S. Air Force, Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA 93437-5319
Petitions were filed on January 21, 2009 and withdrawn on February 9, 2009.

A-8)  Case No. 05-09-E – Plains Exploration and Production Company, 201 S. Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455
On January 22, 2009 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 202.F.2 to allow the operation of a 172 bhp CARB registered portable engine on Platform Irene without first complying with the 14-day advanced notice for the period of January 22, 2009 through February 5, 2009.

A-9)  Case No. 06-09-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 2000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On January 22, 2009 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 342.D.1 of Part 70 Permit to Operate 9101 due to the central process heater on Platform Harmony violating the carbon monoxide emission standard for the period of January 23, 2009 through February 6, 2009.

A-10) Case No. 07-09-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On January 22, 2009 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 342.D.1 of Part 70 Permit to Operate 9102 due to the central process heater on Platform Heritage violating the carbon monoxide emission standard for the period of January 22, 2009 through February 5, 2009.

A-11)    Case No. 10-09-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On February 12, 2009 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(a) of Part 70/Permit to Operation 9101 for the operation of the Central Process Heater located on Platform Harmony in violation of the carbon monoxide pound/hour and pound/day mass emission limits for the period of February 11, 2009 through February 20, 2009.

A-12) Case No. 11-09-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On February 12, 2009 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(a) of Part 70/Permit to Operation 9102 for the operation of the Central Process Heater located on Platform Heritage in violation of the carbon monoxide pound/hour and pound/day mass emission limits for the period of February 11, 2009 through February 20, 2009.

December 3, 2008
Agenda

Administration of Oath to Participants
Approval of minutes of the October 1, 2008 meeting  
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports
Public Comment Period

Public Hearings

1)             Case No. 36-08-R – MM Tajiguas Energy, LLC 14470 Calle Real, Gaviota, CA 93117
Hearing – To consider an application by MM Tajiguas for a Regular Variance from Permit Conditions 9.C.2(b)(iv), 9.C.3(b)(vi), and 9.C.3(b)(vii) of Permit to Operate 9788-R2.  MM Tajiguas operates a combustion system for collected landfill gas at the Tajiguas Landfill.  An increase in the heat content of the landfill gas has resulted in exceedences of heat input limits for an internal combustion (IC) engine and flare, and exceedences of the minimum residence time limit for the flare.  Petitioner wishes to obtain a variance to continue to combust the landfill gas in the IC engine and flare while permit modifications are made.  No excess emissions are anticipated during the variance period.

Administrative Agenda – Receive and File:    

The following Emergency Variance Order has been approved by the Air Pollution Control District Hearing Board.  This order is available for inspection and reproduction at the Office of the Air Pollution Control District:

A-1)      Case No. 33-08-E – Plains Exploration and Production Company, 201 South Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93455
On September 18, 2008 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 325.D, Conditions 9.C.2 and 9.C.3 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 7126 due to small holes in the top of the crude oil stock tank and produced water tank while tank tops are replaced at Lompoc Oil Field, La Purisima Lease for the period of September 22, 2008 through October 21, 2008.

October 1, 2008
Agenda

Administration of Oath to Participants
Approval of minutes of the July 2, 2008 meeting
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports
Public Comment Period
Public Hearings

1)          Case No. 26-08-R – ExxonMobil Production Company, P.O. Box 4358, Houston, TX 77210-4358
Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company (Petitioner) for a Regular Variance from District Rule 359.D.2.b.1.  The Petitioner operates a flare for the purpose of burning high pressure sour produced gas on Platform Heritage and is seeking variance relief to operate the flare system without the #2 pilot being lit.  Two of the three pilots are still operational, and the igniter system for the extinguished pilot can be used to re-light the flare flame while the pilot/igniter assembly is being repaired.  The granting of Petitioner’s variance request will not result in excess pollutant emissions in that the #2 pilot remains plugged and not capable of emitting any air contaminants.  On July 24, 2008 the Petitioner sought and was granted Interim Variance 25-08-I until October 19, 2008, or the date of decision of the Hearing Board on this application.

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. 18-08-E -City of Lompoc Wastewater Treatment Plant, 1801 W. Central Avenue, Lompoc, CA 93438
On June 19, 2008 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Condition 2.f of Permit to Operate 8691 due to a small volume of digester gas being emitted into the atmosphere during the replacement of a corroded digester pipe for a 1-hour period between June 23-34, 2008 at the Lompoc Wastewater Treatment Plant.

A-2)       Case No.19-08-I – WM Bolthouse Farms, Inc. , 7200 East Brundage Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93307-3016
On July 16, 2008 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Interim Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rules 333 and 206, Condition 9.C.1.(a)(i) and (ii) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 11387 due to two natural gas fired engines exceeding allowable NOx and CO emission limits on WM Bolthouse Farms, Cuyama, CA for the period of June 26, 2008 through August 12, 2008, the scheduled date for consideration of 90-Day Variance 20-08-N.

A-3)       Case No. 20-08-N – WM Bolthouse Farms, Inc.,7200 East Brundage Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93307-3016
On August 12, 2008 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved a 90-Day Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rules 333 and 206, Condition 9.C.1.(a)(i) and (ii) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 11387 due to two natural gas fired engines exceeding allowable NOx and CO emission limits on WM Bolthouse Farms, Cuyama, CA for the period of August 12, 2008 through November 9, 2008, or the date electrification of the engines is complete, whichever occurs first.

A-4)      Case No. 21-08-E – BreitBurn Energy Company, 1555 Orcutt Hill Road, Orcutt, CA 93455
On June 30, 2008 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 325.D.1.a and Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.2 and 9.C.3 and C.7 of Permits to Operate 8240 and 8502 and Condition 9.C.3 of Permits to Operate 11909 and 11982 due to the lack of an operative vapor recovery system while installing new electrical accounting meters at the Newlove and Pinal tank batteries for the period of July 1, 2008 through July 7, 2008.

(A-5)      Case No. 22-08-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, P.O. Box 4358, Houston, TX 77210-4358
On July 9, 2008 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 359.D.2.b.1 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9102 as a result of inability to relight #2 pilot light/igniter assembly on Platform Heritage for the period of July 7, 2008 through July 21, 2008.

A-6)      Case No. 23-08-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, P.O. Box 4358, Houston, TX 77210-4358
On July 9, 2008 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.1(a)(i), 9.C.1(b)(ii), 9.C.1(b)(vi), 9.C.2(a), 9.C.2(b)(iii) and (iv),  9.C.2(c)(i), (iv), (v), and 9.C.8(a)(i) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651, and Rule 359.D.2.b.a, 1, 2, and 3 due to excess emissions as a result of loss of power to the Cogeneration Power Plant at the Las Flores Canyon Oil and Gas Treating Facilities during the “Gap Fire” for the period of July 4, 2008 through July 18, 2008.

A-7)      Case No. 24-08-E – Santa Barbara City Fire Department, 925 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
On July 10, 2008 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District 313.B while conducting firefighting training on a “No Burn Day” by setting small fires inside a house scheduled for demolition at 514 Bath Street on July 11, 2008.

A-8)       Case No. 25-08-I – ExxonMobil Production Company, P.O. Box 4358, Houston, TX 77210-4358
On July 24, 2008 Hearing Board member Dr. Francis Lagattuta approved an Interim Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 359.D.2.b.1 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9102 due to a faulty #2 pilot light/igniter assembly which is one of three pilots of the flare system on Platform Heritage for the period of July 22, 2008 through October 19, 2008, or the date of decision of the Hearing Board on the application for Regular Variance 26-08-R, whichever occurs first.

A-9)      Case No. 27-08-E – Plains Exploration & Production Company, 201 S. Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455
On July 28, 2008 Hearing Board member Donald Ward approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.15 and 9.C.16 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9106 and Condition 9.C.31 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 6708 due to the failure of the Daniel Industries 500 Gas Chromatograph H2S analyzer on Platform Irene for the period of July 29, 2008 through August 28, 2008.

A-10)    Case No. 28-08-E – Greka Oil and Gas, Inc., 6527 Dominion Road, Santa Maria, CA 93454
On July 31, 2008 Hearing Board member Donald Ward approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 325 of Permit to Operate 8219 due to damaged piston and rings on the tank battery which serves the vapor recovery system at the Battles Lease for the period of July 30, 2008 through August 13, 2008.

A-11)    Case No. 29-08-E – WM Bolthouse Farms Inc., 7200 East Brundage Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93307-3016
A Petition was filed on July 31, 2008 and withdrawn on August 4, 2008.

A-12)    Case No. 30-08-E – BE Conway Energy, Inc., P.O. Box 2050, Orcutt, CA 93457
On August 15, 2008 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 325.D.1 of Permit to Operate 8212-R7 due to excess ROC emissions while the wastewater tank connected to the vapor recovery system is repaired at the Magenheimer Lease in the Cat Canyon Field for the period of August 19, 2008 through September 2, 2008.

A-13)    Case No. 31-08-N – University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), Santa Barbara, CA 93106
On September 11, 2008 Hearing Board Vice-Chair Robert Saperstein approved a 90-Day Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, and the State Air Toxics Control Measure (ATCM) for Stationary Diesel Engines due to the use of standby diesel generators as “prime” engines during an interruption of grid power for the installation of a power upgrade to the UCSB campus for the period of September 14, 2008 to September 16, 2008.

A-14)     Case No. 32-08-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, P.O. Box 4358, Houston, TX 77210-4358
On September 9, 2008 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.15 of Permit to Operate 5651 due to a hole in the sample line connected to the SO2 analyzer which in turn yielded erroneous SO2 readings from the Waste Gas Incinerator at the Santa Ynez Las Flores Canyon Oil and Gas Treating Facilities for the period of September 8, 2008 through October 7, 2008.

July 2, 2008
Agenda

Administration of Oath to Participants
Approval of minutes of the March 5, 2008 meeting  
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports
Public Comment Period

Public Hearings    

1)          Case No. 14-08-R – ExxonMobil Production Company , P.O. Box 4358, Houston, TX 77210-4358
Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company (Petitioner) for a Regular Variance from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(c)(iv) of Part 70 Permit to Operate 9100 and Rule 359.D.2.b.1.  The Petitioner operates a flare for the purpose of burning high pressure sour produced gas from Platform Hondo’s flare gathering system.  The platform is located approximately 15 miles west of the City of Santa Barbara.   The flare consists of three pilot/igniter assemblies surrounding a flare tip on the end of the flare boom.  The Petitioner is required to ensure the presence of a flame in the pilot of the flare be continuously monitored using a thermocouple or an equivalent device that detects the presence of a flame.  On May 5, 2008 the Petitioner sought and was granted Emergency Variance 12-08-E until May 19, 2008 due to the failure of the #2 pilot.  On May 20, 2008 the Petitioner sought additional variance protection through April 30, 2009 by filing a Petition for both an Interim Variance and Regular Variance (Case Nos. 13-08-I/14-08-R) due to a faulty thermocouple on the #2 pilot.  The faulty thermocouple cannot be replaced without a complete shutdown of Platforms Hondo, Harmony and Heritage and isolation of the flare system.  A field-wide shutdown is scheduled to occur in March 2009. The granting of Petitioner’s variance request will result in minimal excess pollutant emissions in that should the pilot extinguish, it would be relit quickly due to it close proximity to the continuous flare flame.

2)         Case No. 17-08-R – All Ways Drilling, Inc., 4110 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, CA 93011
Hearing – To consider an application by All Ways Drilling (Petitioner) for a Regular Variance from the Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) for diesel particulate matter from portable engines rated at 50 horsepower (hp) and greater and APCD Rule 333.  Petitioner wishes to operate two diesel-fueled deck engines (approximately 90 and 180 hp) on portable drilling rigs in violation of the ATCM until new engines that comply with the applicable regulatory requirements can be obtained.  Interim Variance 16-08-I was approved on June 19, 2008.  Anticipated duration of the Regular Variance is until December 31, 2009.

Administrative Agenda – Receive and File:  

The following Emergency and Interim 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. 09-08-E – Plains Exploration and Production Company, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455
On February 14, 2008 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 325.D Condition 9.C.2.(a)(i) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 7126 due to failure of the make-up gas to the vapor recovery unit and tank system at the Lompoc Oil Field for a one-day period.

A-2)       Case No.10-08-E – ExxonMobil Production Company, P.O. Box 4358, Houston, TX 77210-4358
On February 21, 2008 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from Conditions 9.C.2.(c)(i) and (iv) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8092 as a result of a malfunction of the flare flow system at the POPCO gas processing plant for the period of February 21, 2008 through March 21, 2008.

A-3)      Case No. 11-08-E – Plains Exploration and Production Company, 201 South Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455
On April 22, 2008 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.(a) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9103 due to failure of the annual CO test of Turbine Generator G-700E on Platform Harvest for the period of April 28, 2008 through May 24, 2008.

A-4)      Case No. 12-08-E – ExxonMobil Production Company,P.O. Box 4358, Houston, TX 77210-4358
On May 6, 2008 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 359.D.2.b.1 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9100 as a result of inability to relight #2 pilot light/igniter assembly due to a failed control circuit board on Platform Hondo for the period of May 5, 2008 through May 19, 2008.

(A-5)      Case No. 13-08-I – ExxonMobil Production Company, P.O. Box 4358, Houston, TX 77210-4358
On May 28, 2008 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Interim Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2.(c)(iv) and Rule 359.D.2.b.1 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9100 as a result of inability to relight #2 pilot light/igniter assembly due to a faulty control circuit board on Platform Hondo for the period of May 20, 2008 through August 17, 2008, or the date of decision of the Hearing Board on the application for Regular Variance 14-08-R, whichever occurs first.

(A-6)     Case No. 15-08-E – Fortistar Methane Group – MM Tajiguas Energy LLC, 14470 Calle Real, Gaviota, CA 93117
On June 2, 2008 Hearing Board member Robert Saperstein approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.3.(a) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9877-R2 regarding exceeding permitted NOx emissions of the flare in the high flow mode at the Tajiguas Landfill for the period of June 2, 2008 through July 2, 2008.

A-7)      Case No. 16-08-I – All Ways Drilling, Inc.,  4110 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, CA 93011
On June 19, 2008 Hearing Board member Robert Saperstein approved an Interim Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District 333 and the Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) for particulate matter from portable engines rated at 50 horsepower (hp) and greater for 90-hp and 180-hp drill rig diesel engines operated throughout Santa Barbara County for the period of June 19, 2008 to the date of the next Hearing Board meeting scheduled for July 2, 2008.

March 5, 2008
Agenda

Election of Chair and Vice-Chair for 2008
Administration of Oath to Participants
Approval of minutes of the June 6, 2007 meeting
Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items
Announcements/Staff Reports
Public Comment Period

Public Hearings

1) Case No. 03-08-R – ExxonMobil Production Company P.O. Box 4358, Houston, TX 77210-4358
Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company (Petitioner) for a Regular Variance from District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.1(a)(i) and (b)(vi) of Part 70 Permit to Operate 5651. The Petitioner operates a 39 megawatt gas-fired turbine generator at their Las Flores Canyon gas processing plant located approximately 25 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, CA which provides electrical power to operate the Santa Ynez Unit onshore and offshore facilities. During the months of October and November 2007, the Petitioner experienced five NOx emission excursions resulting in approximately 1.10 lbs. excess emissions of NOx for each incident. The Petitioner has been operating the gas turbine generator under an Emergency and 90-Day Variance since November 21, 2007 and is seeking additional variance protection until April 30, 2009 or the scheduled 2009 facility shutdown, whichever occurs first.

2) Case No. 07-08-R – ExxonMobil Production Company P.O. Box 4358, Houston, TX 77210-4358
Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company (Petitioner) for a Regular Variance from District Rule 359.D.2.b.1 and b.3. The Petitioner operates a flare for the purpose of burning high pressure sour produced gas from Platform Harmony which is located approximately 18 miles west of the City of Santa Barbara, CA. Due to malfunctioning of the pilot/igniter assemblies, Petitioner was granted an Emergency Variance on January 10, 2008. On February 8, 2008, the Petitioner sought additional variance protection through April 30, 2009 by filing a Petition for both an Interim (Case No. 06-08-I) and Regular (Case No. 07-08-R) Variance. As of the date of filing, one of the three pilots is still operational, as are all three automatic ignition systems. The Petitioner has committed to offsetting any excess emissions, subject to APCD approval, that may occur during the variance period by implementing temporary mitigating options if a flare flame outage occurred that resulted in the venting of raw gas to the atmosphere.

Administrative Agenda – Receive and File:

The following Emergency, Interim, and 90-Day Variance Orders and Modification of Increments of Progress 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. 15-07-E – Santa Maria Refining Company 6527 Dominion Road, Santa Maria, CA 93454
On May 18, 2007 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206 Condition 2.m.iii of Permit to Operate 8259 and Rule 326 due to non-compliance of storage Tank No. 40002 at the Santa Maria Asphalt Refinery on Sinton Road in Santa Maria for the period of May 16, 2007 through June 14, 2007.

A-2) Case No.16-07-I – E&B Natural Resources Management Company P.O. Box 179, New Cuyama, CA 93254
On May 24, 2007 Hearing Board member Dr. Frances Lagattuta approved an Interim Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 333.D.1.a and Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2.a.1 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8010-R5 as a result of a failed source test due to “wet gas” at the South Cuyama Unit on Perkins Road in New Cuyama for the period of May 23, 2007 through August 20, 2007, or the date of decision of the Hearing board on the application for a 90-Day variance (17-07-N), whichever occurs first.

A-3) Case No. 17-07-N – E&B Natural Resources Management Company P.O. Box 179, New Cuyama, CA 93254
On August 3, 2007 the 90-day variance was withdrawn due to compliance.

A-4) Case No. 18-07-N – U.S. Air Force Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA 93437-5319
On June 8, 2007 the Petitioner filed a 90-Day variance for the temporary shut-down of the Prevention of Significant Deterioration monitoring station associated with the South Vandenberg AFB Power Plant which was not needed and was withdrawn on June 18, 2007.

(A-5) Case No. 19-07-E – Santa Maria Refining Company 6527 Dominion Road, Santa Maria, CA 93454
On June 18, 2007 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 326 due to small ruptures in roof-side seam of Tank No. 10009 at the Santa Maria Asphalt Refinery on Sinton Road in Santa Maria for the period of June 8, 2007 through June 9, 2007.

(A-6) Case No. 20-07-I – Plains Exploration and Production Company 201 S. Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455
On June 21, 2007 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Interim Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.3.(b)(i) and 9.C.17 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 6798 regarding excess of permitted purge rates while vapor recovery system is taken out of service for required maintenance at the Lompoc Oil and Gas Plant for the period of June 25, 2007 through June 28, 2007.

A-7) Case No. 21-07-N – Plains Exploration and Production Company 201 S. Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455
Petition was withdrawn on June 28, 2007 due to operations coming into compliance.

(A-8) Case No. 22-07-E – Plains Exploration and Production Company 201 S. Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455
On June 21, 2007 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 331. E.1.f regarding the continued operation of the gas injection compressor on Platform Harvest with a leaking gas shut-down value for the period of June 22, 2007 through June 26, 2007.

(A-9) Case No. 23-07-E – DCOR 290 Maple Court, Suite 290, Ventura, CA 93003
On June 27, 2007 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 325, Condition C.7.(b)(i) of Permit to Operate 9107 regarding the continued operation of Platform Habitat with the vapor recovery unit out of service for needed repairs for the period of June 26, 2007 through July 25, 2007 or until repairs can be made and the unit is operational, whichever comes first.

A-10) Case No. 26-07-E – Greka Oil & Gas, Inc. 6527 Dominion Road, Santa Maria, CA 93454
On July 5, 2007 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rules 325 and 346 of Permit to Operate 8254-R6 for the continued operation of the Union Sugar lease’s 3,000 barrel wash tank, 1,000 barrel crude tank and truck loading rack in violation of the vapor recovery requirements for the period of July 5, 2007 through July 17, 2007.

(A-11) Case No. 27-07-E – Plains Exploration and Production Company 201 S. Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455
On August 6, 2007 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.14 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 6708 and the 1990 Air Quality Monitoring Protocol for the continued operation of the Lompoc Oil and Gas Plant due to the removal of the monitoring equipment as a result of an ordered evacuation of the Paradise Road Monitoring Station issued during the Zaca Fire for the period of August 6, 2007 through September 4, 2007.

(A-12) Case No. 28-07-E – Greka Oil & Gas, Inc. 6527 Dominion Road, Santa Maria, CA 93454
On September 5, 2007 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 325 of Permit to Operate 8219 for the continued operation of the Battles Lease without an operable vapor recovery compressor for the period of August 31, 2007 through September 14, 2007, or until vapor recovery as been restored to the tank battery, whichever occurs first.

(A-13) Case No. 29-07-E – Southern California Gas Company 1171 More Ranch Road, Goleta, CA 93117
On September 12, 2007 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.1, Table C.1-2 of Permit to Operate 9584-R2 due to nitrogen oxide exhaust gas exceeding the permitted concentration limit for the La Goleta Facility’s main gas compressor Unit #5 for the period of September 12, 2007 through September 26, 2007.

(A-14) Case No. 30-07-E – Celite Corporation 2500 Miguelito Road, Lompoc, CA 93436
On September 14, 2007 Hearing Board member Donald Ward approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rules 206 and 306, Conditions 9.B.5 and 9.C.4(a) of Permit to Operate 5840 due to failed source test of No. 5 system furnace and kiln as a result of particulate matter emissions in excess of the process weigh rate allowable limit at the Celite plant for the period of September 14, 2007 through October 14, 2007.

(A-15) Case No. 31-07-E – Pacific Operators Offshore, L.L.C. 1145 Eugenia Place, Suite 200, Carpinteria, CA 93013
On September 26, 2007 Hearing Board Vice-Chair Robert Saperstein approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rules 206, and 333 E.3, Condition 9.C.1.(c)(iii) of Permit to Operate 9108-R2 due to inability to perform required emissions testing on the North Crane on Platform Hogan for the rest of the month of September 2007.

(A-16) Case No. 32-07-E – Greka Oil & Gas, Inc. 6527 Dominion Road, Santa Maria, CA 93454
On September 26, 2007 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 325 of Permit to Operate 10166 for the continued operation of the crude oil storage tank 2Z1 located at the Chamberlin Lease while repairing the leak on September 20, 2007.

(A-17) Case No. 12-07-MSa – County of Santa Barbara Public Works, Neo Tajiguas LLC & MM Tajiguas Energy LLC, Tajiguas Landfill, 14470 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On September 26, 2007 Hearing Board Vice-Chair Robert Saperstein approved a Modification of Schedule of Increments of Progress for Regular Variance Case No. 02-07-R to amend monitoring requirements and submit the plan amendment to the APCD by October 8, 2007. The original variance period of March 7, 2007 to March 5, 2008 remains unchanged.

(A-18) Case No. 33-07-E – Plains Exploration and Production Company 201 Broadway, Orcutt, CA 93455
On September 26, 2007 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2.(a) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9104 due to failed source test of Turbine Generator G-94 to comply with the ROC emission limits on Platform Hermosa for the period of September 25, 2007 through October 24, 2007.

(A-19) Case No. 34-07-E – ExxonMobil Production Company 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On October 1, 2007 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.2(c)(i) and (iv) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651 due to faulty flare header flow meters on Thermal Oxidizer (EAW-1601) at the Santa Ynez Unit Las Flores Canyon oil and gas treating facility for the period of October 3, 2007 through November 1, 2007.

(A-20) Case No. 35-07-E – BreitBurn Energy Company 1515 Orcutt Hill Road, Orcutt, CA 93455
On October 15, 2007 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rules 206 and 333 sections D, E, F, and G, Condition 9.C.2.C of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8039 for the continued operation of Petitioner’s 175 horsepower M&M 800 natural gas fired engine due to the failure of the Newlove injection transfer pump normally operated by a 150 hp. electric motor at Orcutt Hill Field for the period of October 14, 2007 through November 12, 2007, or the date by which compliance is achieved, whichever occurs first.

(A-21) Case No. 36-07-E – Celite Corporation 2500 Miguelito Road, Lompoc, CA 93436
On October 25, 2007 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rules 206 and 306, Condition 9.B.5 of Permit to Operate 5840 for the continued operation of System #5 while the Line 6 Cleanable High Efficiency Air Filter furnace and kiln are repaired due to particulate matter emissions in excess of the process weight rate allowable limit for the period of October 24, 2007 through November 23, 2007.

(A-22) Case No. 37-07-E – ExxonMobil Production Company 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On November 19, 2007 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(c)(iii) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651 regarding excessive H2S flaring at the Las Flores Canyon Oil and Gas Treating Facilities for the period of November 19, 2007 through December 4, 2007.

(A-23) Case No. 38-07-E – ExxonMobil Production Company 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On November 21 2007 Hearing Board member Donald Ward approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.1(a)(i) and 9.C.1(b)(iv) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651 regarding excessive NOx emissions at the Heat Recovery Steam Generator outlet stack at Las Flores Canyon Oil and Gas Treating Facilities for the period of November 21, 2007 through December 6, 2007.

(A-24) Case No. 39-07-N – ExxonMobil Production Company 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On December 18, 2007 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved a 90-Day Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(c)(iii) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651 regarding excessive H2S flaring from the LP flare header at the Las Flores Canyon Oil and Gas Treating Facilities for the period of December 18, 2007 through March 2, 2008.

(A-25) Case No. 40-07-N – ExxonMobil Production Company 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On December 18, 2007 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved a 90-Day Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.1(a(i) and 9.C.1(b)(iv) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651 regarding excessive NOx emissions at the Heat Recovery Steam Generator outlet stack at Las Flores Canyon Oil and Gas Treating Facilities for the period of December 18, 2007 through March 16, 2008.

(A-26) Case No. 42-07-E – ExxonMobil Production Company 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On December 20, 2007 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Condition 9.C.2(c)(i) and 9.C.2(c)(iv) of Part 70/Permit to Operate 5651 regarding the acid gas meter indicating a false flare flow due to a bad heater in the flow sensor at the Las Flores Canyon Oil and Gas Treating Facilities for the period of December 19, 2007 through January 2, 2008.

(A-27) Case No. 43-07-E – ExxonMobil Production Company 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On December 26, 2007 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 331 E.1.f of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9100 regarding leaking valve SDV-305-4 on injection gas compressor CZZ-305 on Platform Hondo for the period of December 23, 2007 through January 6, 2008.

(A-28) Case No. 44-07-I – Venoco, Inc. 6267 Carpinteria Avenue, Suite 100, Carpinteria, CA 93013
On January 3, 2008 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Interim Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.2(c)(ix) and 9.C.11 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 7904-R7 regarding exceeding CO2 inlet concentration limits at the Ellwood Oil & Gas Processing Facility for the period of December 27, 2007 through February 6, 2008 or the date of the next regularly scheduled Hearing Board meeting, not to exceed 90 days.

(A-29) Case No. 45-07-N – Venoco, Inc. 6267 Carpinteria Avenue, Suite 100, Carpinteria, CA 93013
On February 6, 2008 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved a 90-Day Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.2(c)(ix) and 9.C.11 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 7904-R7 regarding exceeding CO2 inlet concentration limits at the Ellwood Oil & Gas Processing Facility for the period of

(A-30) Case No. 01-08-N – ExxonMobil Production Company 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
Extension of Case No. 42-07-E – Withdrawn on 1/16/08 due to compliance prior to the 1/18/08 scheduled hearing.

(A-31) Case No. 02-08-E – ExxonMobil Production Company 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On January 11, 2008 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 359.D.2.b.1 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9101 regarding failure of the required pilot light/igniter assembly on Platform Harmony for the period of January 10, 2008 through February 8, 2008.

(A-32) Case No. 04-08-N – Southern California Gas Company 1171 More Ranch Road, Goleta, CA 93117
On February 19, 2008 Hearing Board Vice-Chair Robert Saperstein approved a 90-Day Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rules 206 and 333 D.1.a, Conditions 9C.1(a) and 9C.1(B)4 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9584-R2 due to excess emissions during post-overhaul “break-in” period of the facility’s Main Unit #7 natural gas-fueled engine and integral compressor at the More Road facility in Goleta for the period of February 19, 2008 through May 19, 2008, or the date that the break-in period of the engine is complete, not to exceed 150 hours of runtime.

(A-33) Case No. 05-08-E – Greka Oil and Gas, Inc. 6527 Dominion Road, Santa Maria, CA 93454
On January 29, 2008 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 344 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8076 as a result of strong winds that blew the required flexible float cover off its anchors exposing the sump at the Blochman Lease resulting in excess ROC emissions to the atmosphere for the period of January 28, 2008 through February 11, 2008.

(A-34) Case No. 06-08-I – ExxonMobil Production Company 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On February 6, 2008 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Interim Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 359.D.2.b1 and b.3 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 9101 due to failure of the required pilot light/igniter assembly on Platform Harmony for the period of February 7, 2008 to March 5, 2008.

(A-35) Case No. 08-08-E – Greka Oil and Gas, Inc. 6527 Dominion Road, Santa Maria, CA 93454
On February 5, 2008 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 344 of Part 70/Permit to Operate 8869 as a result of petroleum fluids remaining in an emergency pit beyond permitted time allowed at the Bell Lease resulting in excess ROC emissions for the period of January 31, 2008 through February 14, 2008.

The following Emergency, Interim and 90-Day Variance Petitions were denied by the Air Pollution Control District Hearing Board. This order is available for inspection and reproduction at the Office of the Air Pollution Control District:

(A-36) Case Nos. 24-07-I/25-07-N – Greka Oil & Gas, Inc. 6527 Dominion Road, Santa Maria, CA 93454
On July 3, 2007 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. denied an Interim Variance to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 325 based upon testimony presented by both the Petitioner and District because the Petitioner was unable to demonstrate that the non-compliance with the vapor recovery requirements of District Rule 325 was “due to conditions beyond the reasonable control of the petitioner”.

(A-37) Case No. 41-07-E – Greka Oil & Gas, Inc. 6527 Dominion Road, Santa Maria, CA 93454
On December 18, 2007 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje denied an Emergency Variance to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 344.E.8 based upon testimony presented by both the Petitioner and District for lack of “good cause” in support of Petitioner’s request.

June 6, 2007
Agenda

Approval of minutes of the April 4, 2007 meeting Requests for continuance or addition of Ex-Agenda items Announcements/Staff Reports: Reschedule July 4, 2007 Hearing Public Comment Period

Public Hearings:

1) Case No. 14-07-N (90- Day) – ExxonMobil Production Company, P.O. Box 4358, Houston, TX 77210-4358

Hearing – To consider an application by ExxonMobil Production Company (Petitioner) for a 90- Day Variance from District Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.17 and 9.C.8.(b)(ii) of Part 70 Permit to Operate 5651. The Petitioner operates the equipment for which variance relief is being requested at their Las Flores Canyon gas processing plant located approximately 25 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, California. In conformance with their permit requirements, the Petitioner operates a sulfur dioxide analyzer to monitor emissions from their waste gas incinerator. Condition 9.C.17 requires this analyzer to pass a Relative Accuracy Test Audit (RATA) once each calendar year. On March 17, 2007 the annual RATA was conducted; however, following Petitioner’s review of the test results it was determined that the analyzer failed to meet required standards. The Petitioner immediately sought and was granted Emergency Variance Order 10-07-E, which remained in effect until April 20, 2006. During the emergency variance period the Petitioner determined the cause for the failed analyzer test was due to a failed heated sample line. This line is a custom made-to-order part and will take 4-6 weeks to acquire. The Petitioner applied for and was granted Interim Variance Order 13-07-I on April 20, 2007; providing relief from enforcement action for up to 90 days or until the Hearing Board could consider Petitioner’s request for a 90-Day variance, whichever occurred first. The granting of Petitioner’s 90-Day variance request will not result in the generation of excess pollutant emissions.

2) Case No. 12-07-MSa (Modification of Schedule) – County of Santa Barbara Public Works (County), NEO Tajiguas LLC (NEO), and MM Tajiguas Energy LLC (MM Tajiguas), Tajiguas Landfill, 14470 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117

Hearing – To consider an application by the County, NEO and MM Tajiguas (Petitioner) for a Modification to the Schedule of Increments of Progress contained in Variance Order 02-07-R which was heard and approved on March 7, 2007. Petitioner has stated the schedule is unreasonable, and they are unable to meet the compliance dates. This hearing will be for the modification of the compliance deadlines to select and install control equipment to reduce the concentration of sulfur compounds (specifically hydrogen sulfide, H2S) in landfill gas prior to combustion.

Administrative Agenda – Receive and File:

The following Emergency and Interim Variance Orders and Modification of Increments of Progress 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. 10-07-E – ExxonMobil Production Company 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On March 23, 2007 Hearing Board member David Van Mullem, Jr. approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206 Condition 9.C.8(b)(ii) and 9.C.17 of Permit to Operate 5651 due to failure of the SO2 analyzer to meet the relative accuracy or applicable standard criteria for [email protected]%O2 (+/- 10%) at the Las Flores Canyon Oil and Gas Treating Facilities for the period of March 22, 2007 through April 20, 2007.

A-2) Case No.11-07-E – BreitBurn Energy Company 1515 Orcutt Hill Road, Orcutt, CA 93455
On April 2, 2007 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje approved an Emergency Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from District Rule 325.D.1.a and Rule 206, Conditions 9.C.2 and 9.C.3 of Permit to Operate 8240 and 9.C.3 of Permit to Operate 11909 due to intermittent failures of the electric motor-driven vapor recovery compressor serving all of the crude, wash and wastewater tanks located at the Newlove lease for the period of April 3 through April 5, 2007.

A-3) Case No. 12-07-MS – County of Santa Barbara Public Works (County), NEO Tajiguas LLC (NEO), and MM Tajiguas Energy LLC (MM Tajiguas), Tajiguas Landfill, 14470 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On April 27, 2007 Hearing Board Chair David Schmarje heard a request to modify the schedule of increments of progress approved on March 7, 2007 as conditions of Regular Variance 02-07-R. As a result, the timeline of 02-07-R, Condition 1 was changed from April 30, 2007 to June 6, 2007 or the date of the next Hearing Board meeting. All other conditions remain in force until the date of the next Hearing Board meeting.

A-4) Case No. 13-07-I – ExxonMobil Production Company 12000 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
On April 20, 2007 Hearing Board member Donald Ward approved an Interim Variance providing variance protection to the Petitioner from the requirements of District Rule 206 Condition 9.C.8(b)(ii) and 9.C.17 of Permit to Operate 5651 regarding operation of the Waste Gas Incinerator SO2 analyzer while correcting the RATA deficiency at the Las Flores Canyon Oil and Gas Treating Facilities for the period of April 20, 2007 through July 18, 2007, or the date of decision of the Hearing Board on the application for a 90-Day Variance (14-07-N), whichever occurs first.