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Proposed Air Quality Permit 6209-R2 - Smithsonian Institution

Friday, September 18, 2015

PUBLIC NOTICE

Proposed Air Quality Permit 6209-R2, Smithsonian Institution, One existing 230 kWe natural gas-fired emergency generator set at the Elephant House of the National Zoological Park, 3001 Connecticut Avenue 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 Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE), located at 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington, DC, intends to issue air quality permit #6209-R2 to the Smithsonian Institution to operate an existing 230 kWe emergency generator set with a 357 HP natural gas fired engine at the National Zoological Park, Elephant House, located at 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC. The contact person for the facility is Enos Scragg, Facilities Zone Manager, at (202) 633-1566. 

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 October 19, 2015 will be accepted.

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