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The George Washington University - Proposed Air Quality Permits for Three Diesel Emergency Generators at the Ross Hall

FISCAL YEAR 2013

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 40 C.F.R. Part 51.161, and D.C. Official Code §2-505, the Air Quality Division (AQD) of the District Department of the Environment (DDOE), located at 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington, DC, intends to issue permits (#6703, #6704, and #6705) to the George Washington University to install and operate the following listed diesel-fired emergency generator engines located in Washington, DC. The contact person for the facility is James Schrote, Executive Director, Facilities Services, at (202) 994-0543.

Emergency Generators to be Permitted

Equipment Location 

Address

Engine Size

Engine Model

Permit No.

Ross Hall

2300 Eye Street NW Washington, DC

1112 kW (1490 hp)

QST30-G5 NR2

6703

Ross Hall

2300 Eye Street NW Washington, DC

1112 kW (1490 hp)

QST30-G5 NR2

6704

Ross Hall

2300 Eye Street NW Washington, DC

1112 kW (1490 hp)

QST30-G5 NR2

6705

The proposed emission limits are as follows:

a.   Emissions shall not exceed those found in the following table [40 CFR 60.4205(b) 40 CFR 60.4202(a)(2) and 40 CFR 89.112(a)]

Emission Standards

Pollutant

g/kW-hr

NMHC+NOx

6.4

CO

3.5

PM

0.20

b.     Visible emissions shall not be emitted into the outdoor atmosphere from the generators, except that discharges not exceeding forty percent (40%) opacity (unaveraged) shall be permitted for two (2) minutes in any sixty (60) minute period and for an aggregate of twelve (12) minutes in any twenty-four hour (24 hr.) period during start-up, cleaning, adjustment of combustion controls, or malfunction of the equipment [20 DCMR 606.1]

 c.     An emission into the atmosphere of odorous or other air pollutants from any source in any quantity and of any characteristic, and duration which is, or is likely to be injurious to the public health or welfare, or which interferes with the reasonable enjoyment of life or property is prohibited. [20 DCMR 903.1]

The estimated emissions from each unit are as follows:

Pollutant

Emission Rate (lb/hr)

Maximum Annual Emissions (tons/yr)

Total Particulate Matter (PM - Total)

0.359

0.0898

Sulfur Oxides (SOx)

0.359

0.0898

Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)

12.9

3.22

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

1.04

0.261

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

2.15

0.539

The applications to operate the generators and the draft permits are all available for public inspection at AQD and copies may be made available between the hours of 8:15 A.M. and 4:45 P.M. Monday through Friday.  Interested parties wishing to view these documents should provide their names, addresses, telephone numbers and affiliation, if any, to Stephen S. Ours at (202) 535-1747.

Interested persons may submit written comments or may request a hearing on this subject within 30 days of publication of this notice.  The written comments must also include the person’s name, telephone number, affiliation, if any, mailing address and a statement outlining the air quality issues in dispute and any facts underscoring those air quality issues.  All relevant comments will be considered in issuing the final permit.

Comments on the proposed permits and any request for a public hearing should be addressed to:

Stephen S. Ours
Chief, Permitting Branch - Air Quality Division

District Department of the Environment
1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20002

Stephen.Ours@dc.gov

No written comments or hearing requests postmarked after March 4, 2013 will be accepted.

For more information, please contact Stephen S. Ours at (202) 535-1747.