Project Title:ExxonMobil Interim Trucking for SYU Phased Restart Project
Case Number: 17RVP-00000-00081
Project Location:Gaviota Area, Santa Barbara County
Assigned Staff and Division:

Jacquelynn YbarraEnergy, Minerals and Compliance Division

Status

June 2019 - Present:  The County Planning & Development is working with their consultant to finalize the Supplemental Environmental Impact Report for the project. The Final SEIR is anticipated to be released to the public by July 31, 2020. Hearings before the Planning Commission are anticipated for September 2nd and 9th, 2020.

Description

The Project would initiate the phased restart of the existing ExxonMobil Santa Ynez Unit (SYU) facilities by trucking limited crude oil production to receiver sites in Santa Maria and Maricopa, as a temporary solution to transport crude oil to a refinery destination until a pipeline alternative becomes available. Trucking would occur seven days per week, 24-hours per day, with no more than 70 trucks leaving the Las Flores Canyon (LFC) facility within a 24-hours period to one or both of the two receiver sites. The project would include minor modifications to the LFC facilities including the installation of four Lease Automatic Custody Transfer Units, associated piping, electrical and communication connections, pipe and equipment supports, truck loading racks, operator shelter, paving of selected areas, and minor containment and drainage grading.

Timeline

April 2019 - Present: The County Planning & Development Department is working with their consultant to respond to public comments received and finalize the Supplemental Environmental Impact Report. The final SEIR is anticipated to be released to the public by July 31, 2020. Hearings before the Planning Commission are anticipated for September 2nd and 9th, 2020.

April 12, 2019: The Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) was released for public review and comment from April 12, 2019 through Tuesday, June 4, 2019. A public meeting was held on Monday, May 6, 2019 6:00 PM at the Santa  Barbara  County Administration  Building,  Board  of  Supervisors  Hearing  Room,  Fourth  Floor,  105  E.  Anapamu  Street, Santa Barbara and at the Betteravia Government Center, Board of Supervisors' Hearing Room, 511 East Lakeside  Parkway,  Santa  Maria (via  teleconference).

June 2018 – April 2019: County Planning and Development is working with their consultant to complete a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report for public circulation and comment.

June 15, 2018: County Planning and Development submitted a Notice of Preparation to the State Clearing House which initiated a 30-day public comment period.  A public scoping meeting was held on July 11, 2018.

Feb 20, 2018: County Planning and Development determined that Exxon's application for a Development Plan Revision to be complete.

September 22, 2017: ExxonMobil submitted an application requesting the interim trucking of limited crude oil production of the Santa Ynez Unit from ExxonMobil's facility located in Las Flores Canyon (LFC) until a pipeline alternative becomes available. 

Documents

CEQA Materials

Permit Application Materials

Additional Information

If you have any comments or questions, please contact the project planner, Jacquelynn Ybarra via email.