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Proposed Air Quality Permit 6758 - Fort Myer Construction Corporation

PUBLIC NOTICE

Proposed Air Quality Permit 6758 – Fort Myer Construction Corporation, recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) screener with associated diesel fired 99.9 HP engine and associated conveying at Rhode Island Avenue NE, Lot 5, Square 3605

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 air quality permit #6758 to the Fort Myer Construction Company to operate one (1) screener powered by a 99.9 horsepower caterpillar engine with associated conveying at Rhode Island Avenue, NE, Lot 5, Square 3605, Washington, DC 20018. The contact person for the facility is Lewis Shrensky, Executive Vice President at (202) 636-9535.

The proposed emission limits are as follows:

a.   Emissions from the engine associated with the screener shall not exceed those found in the following table, as measured according to the procedures set forth in 40 CFR 89, Subpart E. [40 CFR 60.4205(b) 40 CFR 60.4202(a)(2) and 40 CFR 89.112(a)]

Pollutant Emission Limits (g/kW-hr)

NMHC+NOx

CO

PM

4.7

5.0

0.40

  1. Emissions of dust shall be minimized in accordance with the requirements of 20 DCMR 605 and the “Operational Limitations” of this permit.
  1. The emission of fugitive dust from any material handling, screening, crushing, grinding, conveying, mixing, or other industrial-type operation or process is prohibited. [20 DCMR 605.2]

d.   Emissions from the engine powering the screener shall not exceed those achieved by proper operation of the equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications.

e.   Visible emissions shall not be emitted into the outdoor atmosphere from stationary sources; provided, that the 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, soot blowing, adjustment of combustion controls, or malfunction of the equipment. [20 DCMR 606.1]

f.    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 screener engine, screener, and conveying are as follows:

Pollutant

Maximum Annual Emissions (tons/yr)

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

2.52

Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)

2.88

Total Particulate Matter, PM (Total)

14.86

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

1.10

Sulfur Dioxide (SOx)

0.89

The application to operate the screener, associated engine, and conveying 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 30, 2013 will be accepted.

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