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Proposed Air Quality Permit 6738 - Communications Workers of America

PUBLIC NOTICE

Proposed Air Quality Permit 6738 – Communications Workers of America, One existing 234.9 kW diesel fired emergency generator engine at 501 Third Street NW

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 Permit #6738 to the Communications Workers of America to operate one Detroit Diesel emergency diesel generator, located in Washington, DC. The contact person for the facility is Teri Pluta, Assistant to Secretary Treasurer, at (202) 434-1434.

Emergency Generator to be Permitted

Equipment Location 

Address

Equipment Size

Model Number

Permit No.

Rear of 501 Third Street NW, Washington, DC

501 Third Street NW Washington, DC 20001

234.9 kW (315hp)

6-71T

6738

The proposed emission limits are as follows:

a.   Visible emissions shall not be emitted into the outdoor atmosphere from the generator, 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 Emergency Generator are as follows:

Pollutant

Emission Rate (lb/hr)

Maximum Annual Emissions (tons/yr)

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

1.73

0.4325

Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)

7.56

1.8900

Total Particulate Matter , PM (Total)

0.2

0.0500

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

0.222

0.0555

Sulfur Dioxide (SOx)

0.00382

0.00095

The application to operate the emergency generator and the draft permit and supporting documents 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 December 9, 2013 will be accepted.

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