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Proposed Air Quality Permits 6364-R1 and 6365-R1 – Washington Navy Yard

PUBLIC NOTICE

Proposed Air Quality Permits 6364-R1 and 6365-R1 – Washington Navy Yard, Two 30 kW diesel fired emergency generator sets at 1411 Parsons Avenue SE

 

 

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 permits (#6364-R1 and 6365-R1) to Washington Navy Yard to operate one (1) 30 kW (49 hp) diesel fired emergency generator at the Display Ship Barry (W933) facility and one (1) 30 kW (49 hp) diesel fired emergency generator at Building 241, Sewage Pumping Station (W241), both located at the Washington Navy Yard facility located at 1411 Parsons Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20374. The contact person for facility is John Ness at (202) 433-4191.  The applicant’s mailing address is 1411 Parsons Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20374.

Emissions:

Maximum emissions from each of the emergency generators, operating five hundred (500) hours per year each, are expected to be as follows:

                                                    

Maximum Annual Emissions

Pollutant

(tons/yr)

Particulate Matter (PM) (Total)

0.008

Sulfur Oxides (SOx)

0.072

Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)

0.152

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)

0.023

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

0.072

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

a.   Emissions from the each 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

7.5

5.5

0.60

b.   Visible emissions shall not be emitted into the outdoor atmosphere from these generators, 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 applications and supporting documentation, along with the draft 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 March 10, 2014 will be accepted.

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