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Proposed Air Quality Permit 6840 – Celtic Demolition Inc.

PUBLIC NOTICE

Proposed Air Quality Permit 6840 – Celtic Demolition Inc., temporary portable crushing plant at the McMillan Sand Filtration Site at 1st and Channing Streets 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 an air quality permit (#6840) to Celtic Demolition, Inc. to construct and operate a portable crushing plant at the McMillan Sand Filtration Plant located at 1st and Channing Streets NW, Washington, DC. The contact person for the applicant is Ross Tumulty, President, at (703) 739-9103.  The applicant’s mailing address is 2121 Eisenhower Avenue, Suite 200 Alexandria, VA 22314.

The proposed overall emission limits for the equipment are as follows:

  1. Emissions of dust shall be minimized in accordance with the requirements of 20 DCMR 605 and the “Operational Limitations” of the 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]

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

d.   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]

e.   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]

Emissions from the unit are not expected to exceed the following:

Pollutant

Maximum Annual Emissions (tons/yr)

Particulate Matter (PM)

0.071

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

0.011

Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)

0.373

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)

0.085

Oxides of Sulfur (SOx)

0.063

The permit application and supporting documentation, along with the draft permit 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 March 3, 2014 will be accepted.

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