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Proposed Air Quality Permit 7017 - MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital

Friday, September 18, 2015


Proposed Air Quality Permit 7017, MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, One 115 hp diesel-fired emergency water pump at 102 Irving 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 Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE), located at 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington, DC, intends to issue Permit #7017 to MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital to operate one Godwin emergency water pump with a 115 hp John Deere diesel-fired engine, located at 102 Irving Street NW, Washington, DC. The contact person for the facility is Leo Garner, Director of Facilities/Safety Officer, at (202)877-1050.

Emergency Water Pump to be Permitted:

Equipment Location Address Engine Size Engine Model Number Fuel Type
MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital 102 Irving Street NW
Washington, DC
115 hp 4045TF150A Diesel

The proposed emission limits are as follows:

a.   Visible emissions shall not be emitted into the outdoor atmosphere from this emergency water pump engine, 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].

b.   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 water pump engine are as follows:


Maximum Annual Emissions (tons/yr)

Carbon Monoxide (CO) 0.19
Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) 0.89
Total Particulate Matter (PM Total) 0.0633
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) 0.0723
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) 0.0589

The application to operate the emergency water pump 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

[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.