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Proposed Air Quality Permit 6892 - Smithsonian Institution

Friday, September 11, 2015

PUBLIC NOTICE

Proposed Air Quality Permit 6892, Smithsonian Institution, One existing 14 kWe natural gas fired emergency generator set at Greenhouse at the National Zoological Park, 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 40 C.F.R. Part 51.161, and D.C. Official Code §2-505, and 20 DCMR §210, the Air Quality Division (AQD) of the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE), located at 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington, DC, intends to issue Permit #6982 to the Smithsonian Institution to operate one Generac 14 kWe natural gas-fired emergency generator set with a 32 bhp natural gas-fired engine at the National Zoological Park, located at 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC. The contact person for the facility is John Michael Bixler, Deputy Director of Facilities Management, at (202) 633-2573. 

Emergency Generator to be Permitted

Equipment Location 

Address

Generator (Engine) Size

Generator Model No.

Permit No.

Greenhouse

3001 Connecticut Ave., NW

Washington, DC 20008

14 kWe (32 hp)

05503

6982

The proposed emission limits are as follows:

a.   Emissions from this unit shall not exceed those in the following table [40 CFR 60.4233(e) and Subpart JJJJ, Table 1]:

Pollutant Emission Limits (g/HP-hr)

NOx + HC

CO

VOC

10

387

N/A

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 estimated emissions from the generator engines are as follows:

Pollutant

Maximum Annual Emissions (tons/yr)

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

0.209

Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)

0.229

Total Particulate Matter (PM Total)

0.00109

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

0.00662

Sulfur Dioxide (SOx)

0.000033

The application to operate the generator engine 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

Department of Energy and Environment
1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20002

[email protected]

No written comments or hearing requests postmarked after October 12, 2015 will be accepted.

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