Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District

to be published
October 6, 2008

Notice of Public Review and Request for Comments

Draft Federal Part 70 Permits for the Dos Cuadras - South County Stationary Source

The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) has issued five draft federal Part 70 renewal permits for Dos Cuadras Offshore Resources (DCOR) South County Outer Continental Shelf facilities: Platforms A, B, C, Henry, and Hillhouse. DCOR and prior owners have operated these facilities approximately six miles south-southeast of the city of Santa Barbara. All five platforms produce oil and natural gas which are transported via sub-sea pipelines to the Rincon onshore facility in Ventura County for final processing. All five platforms constitute one stationary source, considered a major source for emissions of volatile organic compounds, nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide.

Permitting Action

DCOR currently has five federal Part 70 operating permits. This action is the renewal of these permits. No increases in facility production or emissions will occur as a result of this permit action. Once issued by the District and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the five permits will be valid for three years.

Public Comment Procedures

Copies of the permit application, the draft permits and support materials are available for review from October 6th through November 5th, 2008 at the District Office:

Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District
260 North San Antonio Road, Suite A
Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Copies of the draft permits are also available for review on this website on this page

Only the federally enforceable conditions in Sections 9.A through 9.C of these permits are subject to public review. Comments on these sections should be submitted in writing to the District (Attn: Kaitlin McNally). All comments must be received by November 5th, 2008. Issues relevant to the Part 70 permit raised during the comment period will be addressed in writing by the District as part of the final permit issuance.

The District will consider scheduling a hearing for public comments on the draft permits, if requested in writing, within two weeks after publication of this notice. For more information, or to request a public hearing, please contact Kaitlin McNally at (805) 961-8855, or write to the District at the above address.

                                                                                                                                                            Published October 6, 2008

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