Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District

to be published
March 12, 2006

Notice of Public Review and Request for Comments

Draft Federal Part 70 Renewal Permits for
Exxon - Santa Ynez Unit Stationary Source

The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) has issued five draft federal Part 70 renewal permits for the ExxonMobil Production Company facilities that are part of the Santa Ynez Unit (SYU) Stationary Source. The Exxon - SYU Project is located approximately 20 miles west of the city of Santa Barbara. The source includes outer continental shelf Platforms Hondo, Harmony and Heritage, the POPCO Gas Processing Plant, as well as the onshore oil and gas processing plant in Las Flores Canyon. The Exxon - SYU Project is considered a major source for emissions of nitrogen oxides, reactive organic compounds, sulfur oxides, and carbon monoxide.

Permitting Action

This action is for the second renewal of the existing federal Part 70 permits for the Exxon SYU stationary source and may include revisions to monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting requirements. No changes to facility operations will occur. Once issued by the APCD and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), the Part 70 permit will be valid for three years. The permit will be enforceable by the USEPA and the public.

Public Comment Procedures

Copies of the permit applications, the draft permit and support materials, are available for review from March 12, 2006 to April 11, 2006 on the APCD website on this page,  and at the following location:

Santa Barbara County APCD
260 N. San Antonio Rd, Ste. A
Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Only the federally enforceable conditions in Sections 9.A through 9.C of these permits are subject to public comment. Comments on these sections should be submitted, in writing, to the APCD by April 11, 2006. Issues relevant to the Part 70 permits raised during the comment period will be addressed in writing by the APCD as part of the final permit issuance. For more information or copies of the permit, please contact Lisa Kiehl, APCD at (805) 961-8898 or at kiehll@sbcapcd.org. The APCD will consider scheduling a hearing for public comments on the draft permit, if requested in writing, within two weeks after publication of this notice. To request a public hearing, please send correspondence to Lisa Kiehl, APCD at the above address.

                                                                                                                           Published Sunday, March 12, 2006


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