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Proposed Air Quality Permits 6282-R1, 6283-R1, and 6284-R1 – Architect of the Capitol

PUBLIC NOTICE

Proposed Air Quality Permits 6282-R1, 6283-R1, and 6284-R1 – Architect of the Capitol, Three existing 2000 kW diesel fired emergency generator sets at the Capitol Visitor Center, SW

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 #6282-R1, #6283-R1, and #6284-R1, to the Architect of the Capitol to operate three existing diesel-fired emergency generator engines located in Washington, DC. The contact person for the applicant is James Styers, Environmental Engineer, at (202) 226-6636.

Emergency Generators to be Permitted:

Equipment Location

Address

Engine Size

Fuel

Model Number

Serial Number

Square 634-Underground adjacent to the CVC truck tunnel

Capitol Visitor Center SW Washington DC 20515

2000 kW (2876 HP)

No. 2  Fuel Oil (Diesel)

Cat3516

BDITA

1HZ02749

Square 634-Underground adjacent to the CVC truck tunnel

Capitol Visitor Center SW Washington DC 20515

2000 kW (2876 HP)

No. 2  Fuel Oil (Diesel)

Cat3516

BDITA

1HZ02754

Square 634-Underground adjacent to the CVC truck tunnel

Capitol Visitor Center SW Washington DC 20515

2000 kW (2876 HP)

No. 2  Fuel Oil (Diesel)

Cat3516

BDITA

1HZ02756

The proposed emission limits for each unit are as follows:

a.   Emissions shall not exceed those found in the following table as measured in accordance with the procedures found in 40 CFR 89, Subpart E: [40 CFR 60.4205(a), 40 CFR 60.4202(a)(2), and 40 CFR 89.112(a)]

Emission Standards

Pollutant

g/kW-hr

NMHC+NOx

6.4

CO

3.5

PM

0.20

b.   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]

 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 application to operate the generators and the draft renewal 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 January 13, 2014 will be accepted.

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