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Proposed Air Quality Permit 7027 - Gallaudet University

Friday, July 10, 2015

PUBLIC NOTICE

Proposed Air Quality Permit 7027, Gallaudet University, One 400 kWe diesel fired emergency generator set at the EMG Memorial Building of Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE

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 (#7027) to Gallaudet University to construct and operate a 400 kWe MTU Onsite Energy emergency generator set with a 600 bhp diesel fired engine at the EMG Memorial Building of Gallaudet University, located at 800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002. The contact person for facility is Amon Brown, Manager, Facilities Maintenance & Operations, at 202 651-5007.  The applicant’s mailing address is 800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002.

Emissions:

Maximum emissions from the 200 kWe emergency generator, operating five hundred (500) hours per year, are expected to be as follows:

                                                   

Maximum Annual Emissions

Pollutant

(tons/yr)

Total Particulate Matter (PM Total)

0.013

Oxides of Sulfur (SOx)

0.308

Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)

1.658

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)

0.377

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

0.172

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

a.   Emissions from the unit shall not exceed those in the following table, as measured according to the procedures set forth in 40 CFR 89, Subpart E. [40 CFR 60.4205(b), 40 CFR 60.4202(a)(2) and 40 CFR 89.112(a)]:

Pollutant Emission Limits (g/kW-hr)

NMHC+NOx

CO

PM

4.0

3.5

0.20

c.   In addition to Condition (b), exhaust opacity, measured and calculated as set forth in 40 CFR 86, Subpart I, shall not exceed [40 CFR 60.4205(b), 40 CFR 60.4202(a), and 40 CFR 89.113]:

1.   20 percent during the acceleration mode;

2.   15 percent during the lugging mode;

3.   40 percent during the peaks in either the acceleration or lugging modes. Note that this condition is streamlined with the requirements of 20 DCMR 606.1.

d.   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 August 10, 2015 will be accepted.

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