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Proposed Air Quality Permit 6812 – Georgetown University

PUBLIC NOTICE

Proposed Air Quality Permit 6812 – Georgetown University, One 450 kW diesel fired emergency generator set at the Research Resource Facility at 3700 O 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 an air quality permit (#6812) to Georgetown University to construct and operate one (1) 450 kW diesel fired emergency generator set at the Research Resource Facility at 3700 O Street NW, Washington, DC 20057. The contact person for facility is Gregory Simmons, AVP Facilities Operation, Design & Construction at (202) 594-6523.  The applicant’s mailing address is 3700 O Street NW, Washington, DC 20057.

Emissions:

Maximum emissions from the emergency generator, operating five hundred (500) hours per year, is expected to be as follows:

                                                   

Maximum Annual Emissions

Pollutant

 (tons/yr)

Particulate Matter (PM) (Total)

0.011

Sulfur Oxides (SOx)

0.002

Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)

1.82

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)

0.03

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

0.15

The proposed emission limits for the unit are as follows:

a.   Emissions from the unit shall not exceed those 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

4.0

3.5

0.20

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 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.