Proposed Air Quality Permit 6574-R1, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, One existing Large Examining and Printing Equipment (LEPE) Currency Printing Press at 14th and C Streets SW
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 (#6574-R1) to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing to operate a Large Examining and Printing Equipment (LEPE) press, at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, located 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.
The proposed emission limits are as follows:
a. Emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from the ink used in the process shall not exceed 0.76 pounds per press hour. Except when tested on a one-time basis in accordance with Condition IV(f) or the permit, compliance with this condition may be determined on a monthly average basis. Monthly average emissions shall be calculated by determining the amount of ink used in the LEPE press in a given month, in pounds, multiplying that value by the percent of the ink used that is emitted as VOC emissions per the most current valid data available, and dividing the result by the number of hours of operation of the press that month. [20 DCMR 201]
b. VOC emissions from any cleaning solvents used shall not exceed 0.57 pounds per press hour. Except when tested on a one-time basis in accordance with Condition IV(f) of the permit, compliance with this condition may be determined on a monthly average basis. Monthly average emissions shall be calculated by determining the amount of each cleaning solvent used by the LEPE press in a given month, in pounds, multiplying that by the percent of the solvent used that is emitted, based on the most current data available, and dividing the result by the number of hours of operation of the press. [20 DCMR 201]
c. The total annual VOC emitted from the ink and cleaning solvent as a result of operation of the press shall not exceed 1.92 tons per year. [20 DCMR 201]
d. Visible emissions shall not be emitted into the outdoor atmosphere from the printing press. [20 DCMR 107 and 606]
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]
The estimated maximum annual emissions from the LEPE Press are as follows:
Maximum Annual Emissions (tons/yr)
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
The application to operate the LEPE press and the draft permit and supporting documents 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
No written comments or hearing requests postmarked after July 13, 2015 will be accepted.
For more information, please contact Stephen S. Ours at (202) 535-1747.