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The Cat Canyon facility produces, treats, stores, and ships oil and gas. These processes involve equipment (tanks, internal combustion engines, boilers, dehydrators) that emits toxic air contaminants. Additionally, fugitive hydrocarbons, which contain certain toxic air contaminants, are emitted from the piping, connections, and other plumbing on the site.
Risk "Driver" Pollutants
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and acrolein are the primary contributors to this facility’s significant risk status. Both PAHs and acrolein are combustion products from internal combustion engines and gas-fired boilers.
The links provided, if available, to the USEPA Unified Air Toxics Web Site Health Effects Notebook for Hazardous Air Pollutants.
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Other Toxic Pollutants Emitted by this Facility
The following pollutants are emitted during oil processing, storage, and transfer, but are not the primary contributors to the facility’s significant risk status.
The primary goal of notification under the Air Toxics "Hot Spots" Program is to inform potentially exposed individuals of significant health risks associated with toxic air emissions routinely released from facilities in Santa Barbara County. The first public notification letter for this facility was sent to the affected public on April 26, 1999.
Because this facility’s health risk assessment indicates a significant risk, the facility operator is required to conduct an airborne toxic risk reduction audit and develop a plan to implement airborne toxic risk reduction measures.
The Cat Canyon facility submitted a Risk Reduction Audit and Plan on July 13, 1999. This plan was reviewed and deemed incomplete by APCD staff. A revised plan was submitted on November 26, 2002. As part of the revised plan, Greka's Cat Canyon facility was required to submit an updated Air Toxics Emission Inventory Plan and Report.
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