By Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District
The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) has issued two (2) draft federal Part 70 permits for the Platform Hogan and Platform Houchin facilities that are part of the Carpinteria Field – South County Stationary Source.
The Carpinteria Field – South County stationary source is located offshore approximately eight miles southeast of the city of Santa Barbara within Santa Barbara County. The source includes two (2) offshore platforms: Platform Hogan and Platform Houchin.
The Carpinteria Field – South County stationary source project currently has two combined District and Part 70 permits that are enforceable by the public, the District, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). This action is the renewal of these permits. Once issued by the District, the renewed permits will be valid for three years. No changes to facility operations or emission increases will occur as a result of this action.
PUBLIC COMMENT PROCEDURES
Copies of the permit application and the draft permits are available for review from February 24, 2023 to March 27, 2023 on the District website (below). For more information or a copy of the permit, please contact William Sarraf at (805) 979-8312 or at SarrafW@sbcapcd.org.
Only the federally enforceable conditions in Sections 9.A, 9.B, and 9.C of the permit are subject to public review. Comments on these sections should be submitted, in writing, to the District at the address below (attn.: William Sarraf) by March 27, 2023.
Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District
260 North San Antonio Road, Suite A
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
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 permit, if a request is made in writing within two weeks of publication of this notice. To request a public hearing, please send correspondence to William Sarraf at the above address.
Note that the District has transitioned to electronic notices (“e-notices”) for Part 70 permitting actions. All notices will be posted prominently on the public notice section of the District’s public website for the duration of the public comment period. In addition, The District will maintain a mailing list of persons who request to be notified of the Part 70 permitting activity and shall distribute the notice to those persons. To subscribe to the District’s public notice e‑mail list, visit the Subscribe webpage or e-mail Lyz Bantilan at email@example.com.