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Proposed Air Quality Permit 6841 – Potomac Creek Associates

PUBLIC NOTICE

Proposed Air Quality Permit 6841 – Potomac Creek Associates, L.L.C., One existing 160 hp diesel fired fire pump at 490 L’Enfant Plaza East, 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 air quality permit #6841 to Potomac Creek Associates, L.L.C. to operate one (1) 160 hp diesel-fired emergency fire pump at 490 L’Enfant Plaza East, SW, Washington DC 20024.  The contact person for the facility is Tim Scanlin, Chief Engineer, at 202 485-3354.

The proposed emission limits are as follows:

a.   Visible emissions shall not be emitted into the outdoor atmosphere from this fire pump, 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]

b.   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 estimated emissions from the fire pump are as follows:

 

Maximum Annual Emissions

Pollutant

(tons/yr)

Particulate Matter (PM) (Total)

0.09

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)

0.08

Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)

1.24

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)

0.10

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

0.27

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 postmarked after March 24, 2014 will be accepted.

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