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Proposed Air Quality Permit 6954 - Events DC

Friday, May 8, 2015

PUBLIC NOTICE

Proposed Air Quality Permit 6954, Events DC, One 237 hp diesel fired emergency fire pump engine (Fire Pump Engine North) at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place 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 an air quality permit (#6954) to Events DC to operate a 177 kW/237 hp diesel fired emergency fire pump engine, identified as Fire Pump Engine North, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, located at 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001. The contact person for facility is John Collins, Vice President, Facility Operations, at 202 249-3305.  The applicant’s mailing address is 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001.

Emissions:

Maximum emissions from the 177 kWe emergency generator, operating five hundred (500) hours per year, is expected to be as follows:

                                                   

Maximum Annual Emissions

Pollutant

(tons/yr)

Total Particulate Matter (PM Total)

0.029

Oxides of Sulfur (SOx)

0.102

Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)

0.683

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)

0.026

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

0.106

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

a.   Visible emissions shall not be emitted into the outdoor atmosphere from this generator, 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 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 June 8, 2015 will be accepted.

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