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Proposed Air Quality Permit 7013 - Mullen Management Company Inc

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

PUBLIC NOTICE

Proposed Air Quality Permit 7013, Mullen Management Company Inc., One existing 200 kWe diesel-fired emergency generator set at 901 15th Street 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 #7013 to Mullen Management Company, Inc. to operate one (1) 200 kWe emergency generator set with a 306 hp diesel fired engine at 901 15th Street NW, Washington DC 20005. The contact person for the facility is Kasara Williams, Associate Vice President, at (202) 289-0749.

The proposed emission limits are as follows:

  1. 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]. 
  1. 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 estimated emissions from the emergency generator set, assuming 500 hours of operation per year, are as follows:

Pollutant

Maximum Annual Emissions (tons/yr)

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

0.5110

Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)

2.3715

Total Particulate Matter (PM Total)

0.1683

Oxides of Sulfur (SOx)

0.1568

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

0.1923

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 August 24, 2015 will be accepted.

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