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Proposed Air Quality Permit 6846 – Providence Hospital

PUBLIC NOTICE

Proposed Air Quality Permit 6846 – Providence Hospital, One 25 kW natural gas fired emergency generator set at the Seton House at 1053 Buchanan Street NE

 

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 #6846 to Providence Hospital to operate a 25 kW (34 HP) natural gas fired emergency generator at Seton House, located at 1053 Buchanan Street NE Washington, DC 20017.  The contact person for the facility is Tony Johnson, Engineering Manager, at (202)269-7140.

Emissions:

Maximum annual potential emissions from the unit are expected to be as follows:

 

Maximum Annual Emissions

Pollutant

(tons/yr)

Particulate Matter (PM) (Total)

0.018

Sulfur Oxides (SOx)

0.018

Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)

0.259

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)

0.021

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

0.056

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

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

Pollutant Emission Limits (g/HP-hr)

NOx + HC

CO

10

387

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 all 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 public 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 10, 2014 will be accepted.

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