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The George Washington University, Proposed Air Quality Permits for 11 Existing Diesel Emergency Generators

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 (#5778-R1, #6693, #6713, #6694, #5986-R1, #6695, #6190-R1, #6237-R1, #6247-R1, #6257-R1, and #6212-R1) to the George Washington University to operate the 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

Equipment Size

Model Number

Permit No.

Academic Center

 

801 22nd Street NW Washington, DC

895 kW (1200 hp)

QSK23-G3

5778-R1

Dakota

 

2100 F Street NW Washington, DC

51 kW (68 hp)

4B3.9-G2

6693

Potomac House

2021 F Street NW

Washington, DC

345 kW (462 hp)

VP-044798

6713

Monroe  House

2115 G Street NW Washington, DC

355 kW (476 hp)

P4921431

6694

Thurston Hall

1900 F Street NW Washington, DC

271 kW (364 hp)

QSL9-G2NR3

5986-R1

Aston Hall

 

1129 New Hampshire Avenue  NW Washington, DC

229 kW (208 hp)

SD150-G366.8D18HPSYC

6695

South Hall

2135 F Street NW Washington, DC

835 kW (1119 hp)

750RXC6DT2

6190-R1

FS Key Hall

600 20th Street NW Washington, DC

122 kW (158 hp)

4045HF285H,I,J

6237-R1

Smith Center

600 22nd  Street NW Washington, DC

177 kW (237 hp)

6068HF285K,L

6247-R1

Support Building

2025 F Street NW Washington, DC

600 kW (900 hp)

C18

6257-R1

West Hall

2100 Foxhall Road NW

Washington, DC

287 kW (385 hp)

RE504245

6212-R1

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 (g/kW-hr)

 

Columns by Engine Size (kW)

Pollutant

51

122

177

229

271

287

345

355

600

835

895

NMHC+NOx

7.5

4.0

4.0

4.0

4.0

4.0

4.0

40

6.4

6.4

6.4

CO

5.0

5.0

3.5

3.5

3.5

3.5

3.5

3.5

3.5

3.5

3.5

PM

0.40

0.30

0.20

0.20

0.20

0.20

0.20

0.20

0.20

0.20

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:

Dakota:

Pollutant

Emission Rate (lb/hr)

Maximum Annual Emissions (tons/yr)

Total Particulate Matter, PM (Total)

0.155

0.0386

Sulfur Oxides (SOx)

0.000769

0.000192

Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)

2.20

0.550

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

0.180

0.0449

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

0.474

0.118

Academic Center:

Pollutant

Emission Rate (lb/hr)

Maximum Annual Emissions (tons/yr)

Total Particulate Matter, PM (Total)

0.777

0.194

Sulfur Oxides (SOx)

7.85

1.96

Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)

24.9

6.22

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

0.699

0.175

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

6.60

1.65

Potomac House:

Pollutant

Emission Rate (lb/hr)

Maximum Annual Emissions (tons/yr)

Total Particulate Matter, PM (Total)

0.927

0.232

Sulfur Oxides (SOx)

0.00461

0.00115

Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)

1.32

3.30

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

1.08

0.269

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

2.84

0.711

Monroe Hall:

Pollutant

Emission Rate (lb/hr)

Maximum Annual Emissions (tons/yr)

Total Particulate Matter, PM (Total)

0.764

0.191

Sulfur Oxides (SOx)

0.00380

0.000950

Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)

10.9

2.72

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

0.888

0.222

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

2.34

0.586

Thurston Hall:

Pollutant

Emission Rate (lb/hr)

Maximum Annual Emissions (tons/yr)

Total Particulate Matter, PM (Total)

0.704

0.176

Sulfur Oxides (SOx)

0.00350

0.000876

Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)

10.00

2.50

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

0.818

0.204

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

2.16

0.539

Aston:

Pollutant

Emission Rate (lb/hr)

Maximum Annual Emissions (tons/yr)

Total Particulate Matter, PM (Total)

0.465

0.116

Sulfur Oxides (SOx)

0.00231

0.000578

Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)

6.62

1.65

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

0.540

0.135

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

1.43

0.356

South Hall:

Pollutant

Emission Rate (lb/hr)

Maximum Annual Emissions (tons/yr)

Total Particulate Matter, PM (Total)

0.726

0.181

Sulfur Oxides (SOx)

7.33

1.83

Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)

23.2

5.81

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

0.653

0.163

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

6.17

1.54

FS Key Hall:

Pollutant

Emission Rate (lb/hr)

Maximum Annual Emissions (tons/yr)

Total Particulate Matter, PM (Total)

0.331

0.0827

Sulfur Oxides (SOx)

0.00164

0.000411

Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)

4.70

1.18

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

0.384

0.0960

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

1.10

0.253

Smith Center:

Pollutant

Emission Rate (lb/hr)

Maximum Annual Emissions (tons/yr)

Total Particulate Matter, PM (Total)

0.507

0.127

Sulfur Oxides (SOx)

0.00252

0.000630

Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)

7.21

1.80

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

0.588

0.147

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

1.55

0.388

Support Building:

Pollutant

Emission Rate (lb/hr)

Maximum Annual Emissions (tons/yr)

Total Particulate Matter, PM (Total)

0.591

0.148

Sulfur Oxides (SOx)

5.97

1.49

Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)

18.9

4.73

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

0.532

0.133

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

5.03

1.26

West Hall:

Pollutant

Emission Rate (lb/hr)

Maximum Annual Emissions (tons/yr)

Total Particulate Matter, PM (Total)

0.756

0.189

Sulfur Oxides (SOx)

0.00376

0.000940

Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)

10.8

2.69

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

0.878

0.219

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

2.32

0.579

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 permit 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 11, 2013 will be accepted.

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