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Proposed Air Quality Permit 6789 – The George Washington University

PUBLIC NOTICE

Proposed Air Quality Permit 6789 – The George Washington University, One 355 kW natural gas fired generator set at the Museum at 701 21st 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 #6789 to the George Washington University to construct and operate one natural gas fired emergency generator set, located in Washington, DC. The contact person for the facility is James Schrote, Executive Director, Facilities Services, at (202) 994-0543.

Emergency Generator to be Permitted

Equipment Location 

Address

Equipment Size

Manufacturer and Model

Permit No.

Museum

 

701 21st Street NW

Washington DC

355 kW generator 530 HP engine

Doosan D183TIC Engine/

Kohler Power Systems 350REZXB Generator

6789

The proposed emission limits are as follows:

a.   Emissions from this unit shall not exceed those in the following table [40 CFR 60.4233(e) and Subpart JJJJ, Table 1]:

Pollutant Emission Limits (g/HP-hr)

NOx

CO

VOC

2.0

4.0

1.0

b.   Visible emissions shall not be emitted into the outdoor atmosphere from this 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].

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 maximum emissions from the emergency generator are as follows:

Pollutant

Maximum Annual Emissions (tons/yr)

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

0.184

Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)

0.0263

Total Particulate Matter , PM (Total)

0.0101

Sulfur Dioxide (SOx)

0.000597

The application to construct and 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 30, 2013 will be accepted.

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