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Proposed Air Quality Permit 6338-R1 – U.S. Department of the Treasury

PUBLIC NOTICE

Proposed Air Quality Permit 6338-R1 – U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, One sheet fed, non-heatset, intaglio research printing press at 14th and C Streets 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 an air quality permit (No. 6338-R1) to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing to operate one (1) KBA Giori, Mini Orlof Intaglio II, sheet fed, non-heatset, intaglio research press, at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, in the 1st Floor, A-Wing, Main Building (PDC) at 14th and C Streets SW, Washington DC.  The contact person for the facility is David Kaczka, Environmental Compliance Manager, Office of Environment, Health & Safety at (202) 874-2107.  The applicant’s mailing address is 14th and C Streets SW, Washington, DC 20228.

Emissions:

Maximum volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from the ink and cleaning solvents as a result of operation of the press, are expected to be 0.29 tons per year:

The proposed emission limits are as follows:

a.   Emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from the ink used in the process shall not exceed 0.08 pounds per hour. 

b.   VOC emissions from any cleaning solvents used shall not exceed 0.21 pounds per hour. 

c.   The total annual VOC emitted from the ink and cleaning solvent as a result of operation of the press shall not exceed 0.29 tons per year.

d.   Visible emissions shall not exceed zero percent opacity from the press. [20 DCMR 606.1 and 20 DCMR 201]

 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]

The application to operate the presses and 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 May 5, 2014 will be accepted.

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