Security Fee/Thomas Lease Replacement Tank Heater Burner


SCH Number
Public Agency
Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District
Document Title
Security Fee/Thomas Lease Replacement Tank Heater Burner
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The replacement of an uncertified 0.75 MMBtu/Hr Flameco model S820-12 boiler burner with a 1.000 MMBtu/hr tank heater that will be certified upon start-up testing, replacement of the existing 6.20 MMBtu/hr burner Heater Treater #1 with a 2.500 MMBtu/hr ST Johnson low NOx Heater Treater burner, and the validation of an existing 2,000 bbl crude oil stock tank and freewater knockout vessel.

Contact Information

Carly Barham
Agency Name
Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District
Job Title
Planning Division Extra Help
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Maria
Santa Barbara
Southern California
Other Location Info
Security Fee/Thomas Lease, North Cat Canyon, Cat Canyon Oil Field

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15302
Reasons for Exemption
The project corrects violations of District rules and regulatory requirements that were found in July 2021, May 2022, and November 2022 during a routine inspection of equipment and operations at the Security Fee/Thomas Lease at the PCEA North Cat Canyon Stationary Source (SSID 11517). The project is located at an existing oil field and there is no new development or ground disturbance as part of the project. The project results in negligible or no expansion of existing or former use of the subject equipment and the oil and gas facility. The replacement equipment will be located on the same site and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the existing equipment. The District reviewed the exceptions to the categorical exemptions pursuant to Section 15300.2 of the State CEQA Guidelines and none of the exceptions apply to the project.
County Clerk
Santa Barbara


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