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Proposed Air Quality Permit 7135 - Washington Center REIT

Friday, February 10, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE

Proposed Air Quality Permit 7135, Washington Center REIT, LLC, Operation of one existing 600 kWe diesel-fired emergency generator set at 1001 G Street NW

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 40 C.F.R. Part 51.161, D.C. Official Code §2-505, and 20 DCMR §210, the Air Quality Division (AQD) of the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE), located at 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington, DC, intends to issue Permit No. 7135 to Washington Center REIT, LLC to operate one 600 kWe diesel-fired emergency generator set powered by a 825 hp engine at 1001 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001. The contact person for the facility is Dartanon Scott, Lead Engineer, at (202) 631-1688.   

Emissions:

Maximum emissions from the emergency generator set, assuming 500 hours per year of operation, are expected to be as follows:

                                                  

Maximum Annual Emissions

Pollutant

(tons/yr)

Total Particulate Matter (PM Total)

0.14

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)

                                   1.67

Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)

4.95

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)

0.15

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

1.13

The proposed emission limits for the equipment are as follows:

a.   Visible emissions shall not be emitted into the outdoor atmosphere from this generator set, 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 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 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

Department of Energy and Environment
1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20002

[email protected]

No comments or hearing requests submitted after March 13, 2017 will be accepted.

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