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The GW University, Various Locations, Proposed Emergency Generator Permits 5713-R1, 6685, 6686, 6687, 6691, and 6692

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 (#6685, #6686, #6687, #5713-R1, # 6691 and #6692) 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

Engine Size

Engine Serial Number

Permit No.

Munson Hall

2212 I Street, NW

183 kW (219 hp)

U802887J

6685

Tompkins Hall

725 23rd Street, NW

158 kW (212 hp)

H36014

6686

Ivory Tower

616 23rd Street, NW

474 kW (635 hp)

06R0743067

6687

Duques Hall

2201 G Street, NW

474 kW (635 hp)

2008517

5713-R1

City Hall

950 24th Street, NW

160 kW (120 hp)

4020924

6691

Stockton Hall

720 20th Street, NW

183 kW (219 hp)

YD51133

6692

The proposed emission limits are as follows:

a.     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]

 b.     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 the units are as follows:

Munson Hall Generator:

Pollutant

Emission Rate (lb/hr)

Maximum Annual Emissions (tons/yr)

Total Particulate Matter, PM (Total)

0.498

0.125

Sulfur Oxides (SOx)

0.00248

0.000619

Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)

7.09

1.77

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

0.578

0.145

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

1.53

0.382

Tompkins Hall Generator:

Pollutant

Emission Rate (lb/hr)

Maximum Annual Emissions (tons/yr)

Total Particulate Matter, PM (Total)

0.425

0.106

Sulfur Oxides (SOx)

0.00211

0.000529

Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)

6.05

1.51

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

0.494

0.123

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

1.30

0.3265

Ivory Tower Generator:

Pollutant

Emission Rate (lb/hr)

Maximum Annual Emissions (tons/yr)

Total Particulate Matter, PM (Total)

1.30

0. 325

Sulfur Oxides (SOx)

0.00647

0.00162

Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)

18.5

4.63

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

1.51

0.3785

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

3.99

0.997

Duques Hall Generator:

Pollutant

Emission Rate (lb/hr)

Maximum Annual Emissions (tons/yr)

Total Particulate Matter, PM (Total)

1.30

0. 325

Sulfur Oxides (SOx)

0.00647

0.00162

Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)

18.5

4.63

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

1.51

0.3785

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

3.99

0.997

City Hall Generator:

Pollutant

Emission Rate (lb/hr)

Maximum Annual Emissions (tons/yr)

Total Particulate Matter, PM (Total)

0.464

0.116

Sulfur Oxides (SOx)

0.00231

0.000577

Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)

6.60

1.65

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

0.539

0.135

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

1.42

0.355

Stockton Hall Generator:

Pollutant

Emission Rate (lb/hr)

Maximum Annual Emissions (tons/yr)

Total Particulate Matter, PM (Total)

0.498

0.125

Sulfur Oxides (SOx)

0.00248

0.000619

Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)

7.09

1.77

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

1.53

0.1455

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

2.03

0.382

The applications to operate the generators and the draft permits are 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 April 8, 2013 will be accepted.

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