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Proposed Air Quality Permit 6139-R2 - Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents

Friday, April 17, 2015

PUBLIC NOTICE

Proposed Air Quality Permit 6139-R2, Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents, One existing 300 kWe diesel fired emergency generator set at the National Museum of American History at 12th Street and Constitution Avenue 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 District Department of the Environment (DDOE), located at 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington, DC, intends to issue air quality permit #6139-R2 to the Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents to operate an existing 300 kWe emergency generator set with a 465 hp diesel fired engine in Room CB067, East Basement, of the National Museum of American History, located at 12th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC. The contact person for the facility is Jason Sawyer, Associate Director, Systems Engineering Division, at 202 633-1560.

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

District Department of the Environment
1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20002

[email protected]

No written comments or hearing requests postmarked after May 18, 2015 will be accepted.

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