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Notice Requesting Public Comment on Draft Title V and Chapter 2 Air Quality Operating Permit for Omni Shoreham Hotel



Notice is hereby given that Omni Shoreham Hotel has applied for a Title V air quality permit pursuant to the requirements of Title 20 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations, Chapters 2 and 3 (20 DCMR Chapters 2 and 3) to operate two (2) 12.53 million BTU per hour (MMBTU/hr) Cleaver Brooks boilers,  model CB200300015, two (2) emergency generators; seven (7) hot water heaters, two (2) minor natural gas boilers and various kitchen appliances at its facility located at  2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC 20008.  The contact person for the facility is Steve Polli, Chief Engineer at (202) 756-5152.

With the potential to emit approximately 26.8 tons per year of oxides of nitrogen (NOx), the source has the potential to emit greater than the District’s major source threshold of 25 tons per year of NOx.  Therefore, the facility is classified as a major source of air pollution and is subject to 20 DCMR Chapter 3 and must obtain an operating permit under that regulation.

The District Department of the Environment (DDOE) has reviewed the permit application and related documents and has made a preliminary determination that the applicant meets all applicable air quality requirements promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the District.  Therefore, draft permit #018-R2 has been prepared.

The application, the draft permit, and all other materials submitted by the applicant [except those entitled to confidential treatment under 20 DCMR 301.1(c)] considered in making this preliminary determination are available for public review during normal business hours at the offices of the District Department of the Environment, 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington DC 20002. Copies of the draft permit and related fact sheet are available below.

A public hearing on this permitting action will not be held unless DDOE has received a request for such a hearing within 30 days of the publication of this notice.  Interested parties may also submit written comments on the permitting action.  Hearing requests or comments should be directed to Stephen S. Ours, DDOE Air Quality Division, 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington DC 20002.  Questions about this permitting action should be directed to Olivia Achuko at (202) 535-2997 or  Comments or hearing requests will not be accepted after September 2, 2013.