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Proposed Air Quality Permit 6998 - 13th & U Lessee

Friday, May 22, 2015

PUBLIC NOTICE

Proposed Air Quality Permit 6998, 13th & U Lessee, LLC (a JBG company), One 200 kWe natural gas fired emergency generator set at 13th and U Streets 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 #6998 to 13th & U Lessee, LLC (a JBG company) to construct and operate a 200 kWe emergency generator set with a 304 HP natural gas fired engine at 13th & U Streets NW, Washington DC. The contact person for the facility is Peggy Farrell at 240-333-3686

Emissions:

Maximum annual potential emissions from the unit are expected to be as follows:

 

Maximum Annual Emissions

Pollutant

(tons/yr)

Total Particulate Matter (PM Total)

0.013

Sulfur Oxides (SOx)

0.0004

Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)

0.022

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)

0.089

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

2.089

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

a.   Emissions from each unit shall not exceed those in the following table, as measured according to the procedures set forth in [40 CFR 60.4233(d), and 40 CFR 60 Subpart JJJJ, Table 1]:

Pollutant Emission Limits (g/HP-hr)

NOx

CO

VOC

2.0

4.0

1.0

b.   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].

c.   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

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 22, 2015 will be accepted.

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